• Fatalities feared in London high-rise fire, 30 hospitalised
Fatalities feared in London high-rise fire, 30 hospitalised

Residents said repairs, including the addition of some sort of cladding, had been made to the exterior of the block recently. "The more I looked up, floor upon floor". Many told me that they had not heard any fire alarm. "Some people were knocking on doors but the people inside didn't open the door". Fumes of black and grey smoke were billo...

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  • Trump vs Comey looks set to run
Trump vs Comey looks set to run

At the Friday news conference, Trump said he planned to talk in "the very near future" about whether audiotapes exist from his February 14 conversation with Comey - a discussion at which the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief says Trump told him he hoped Justice Department investigators would "let go" former national security advise...

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  • US Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes
US Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

When a reporter asked " Are there tapes , sir?" Trump has been coy about whether any recordings exist of his private conversations with Comey, who was dismissed by the president in May. The House requested Comey and the White House provide the records, including tapes if they exist, by June 23. "And there'd be nothing wrong if I did say it".

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  • President Trump Asserts Comey Testimony Totally Vindicated Him
President Trump Asserts Comey Testimony Totally Vindicated Him

Marc Kasowitz said on Thursday that the president never sought to impede the investigation into possible Russian interference in the United States election and that Mr Comey's leaks should be investigated. "Think of that. I hardly know the man". Trump also repeated remarks he'd made earlier on Twitter, calling Comey a " leaker ". "And there w...

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  • London tower block fire injures 50
London tower block fire injures 50

She said she woke up early to go to the bathroom when she heard something odd outside. London's Ambulance Service (LAS) said over 50 patients had been taken to five different hospitals across London following the blaze. The fire was on the outside, not the inside. "We've complained to council", said Edward Daffarn, 55, who said nothing had ...

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  • London fire could delay Theresa May-DUP deal
London fire could delay Theresa May-DUP deal

She met DUP leader Arlene Foster , whose Eurosceptic Northern Irish party has 10 parliamentary seats, for more than one hour of talks in Downing Street. Party leader Arlene Foster seemed buoyant as she arrived at May's Downing Street office and her happy mood continued even after May left for the House of Commons without comment.

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  • Amid Gulf crisis, certain regional states to increase arms purchase: Iranian FM
Amid Gulf crisis, certain regional states to increase arms purchase: Iranian FM

Egypt has halted flights to and from Doha following its decision last week to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the Gulf country of having links to terrorism and of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries in the region.

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  • Sessions says has no knowledge Trump-Russia collusion
Sessions says has no knowledge Trump-Russia collusion

During the hearing, Sessions lent his support to the special counsel, Robert Mueller , who is now in charge of the Trump campaign-Russia investigation. "So I need to be correct as best I can", Sessions said. After this was revealed, Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigations on March 2.

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  • AG Jeff Sessions curious use of executive privilege -- for Trump
AG Jeff Sessions curious use of executive privilege -- for Trump

Ron Wyden of OR had a heated exchange during Sessions' Tuesday hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee after Wyden said Sessions was "stonewalling" in his answers. Another likely line of inquiry will be on any discussions Sessions had with the president before the president made a decision to dismiss Comey. That was not so, he sai...

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  • Jury Deliberating On Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Charges
Jury Deliberating On Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Charges

Constand sat in the front row of the gallery next to her mother, Gianna Constand , showing little expression. Cosby declined to testify in his own defense, and his attorneys only called one witness, a police detective who also testified for the prosecution.

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  • Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson urges soft Brexit
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson urges soft Brexit

Davidson is reported to have pressed her case in a private meeting with Theresa May and a meeting of the "political cabinet" which she attended shortly afterwards. Asked whether the Government would be changing course, Ms May's spokesman said on Monday: "We are going to deliver the wishes of the British people and that was to retake control of ...

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  • Kansas lawmakers react after successful veto override
Kansas lawmakers react after successful veto override

Yet, seems Gov. Sam Brownback is in hiding, emerging from his administrative dungeon not to check or weigh in on the state's affairs, but to use his veto pen to slap down sensible public policy. The tax bill also extends the sales tax revenue bond program, known as STAR bonds, by moving the sunset date to July 2020. Tuesday's veto was Brownback...

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  • Adams: Sinn Fein backs powersharing as strategic way to united Ireland
Adams: Sinn Fein backs powersharing as strategic way to united Ireland

Formal negotiations between Barnier and British Brexit minister David Davis had been due to start next week but that timetable has been thrown into doubt by Mrs May's catastrophic loss of a parliamentary majority in last Thursday's election.

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  • Firefighters battling massive fire in London
Firefighters battling massive fire in London

Plumes of black smoke billowed into the air. Fire raced through the 24-floor Grenfell Tower in North Kensington around 1 a.m. "Chunks of the building are falling off in flames", said CNN producer Salma Abdelaziz, who is outside the apartment block.

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  • Sessions appears at high-stakes US Senate hearing on Russia, Comey
Sessions appears at high-stakes US Senate hearing on Russia, Comey

The public testimony Tuesday before the Senate intelligence committee should yield Sessions' most extensive comments to date on questions that have dogged his entire tenure as attorney general and that led him three months ago to step aside from the Russian Federation probe.

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  • Four revelations from today's Sessions hearing
Four revelations from today's Sessions hearing

Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign. Testifying at a Senate hearing, Sessions, who was a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, said it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest that he participated in or was aware of any collusion between Russian Federation a...

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  • Several killed as huge blaze engulfs London tower block
Several killed as huge blaze engulfs London tower block

There are 120 flats in the residential block. People inside the building were seen flashing torches or mobile phones to attract help and a witness described seeing at least one person falling from an upper floor. "And it was just spreading like wildfire". On Twitter, London Mayor Sadiq Khan called it a major incident. "Crews wearing breathi...

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  • Republicans Break Precedent, Limit Press Access to Senators
Republicans Break Precedent, Limit Press Access to Senators

While hallways in the basement of the Capitol building are deemed public spaces, accessible by tourists and media alike, new limitations could require reporters to obtain specific consent from senators and the Rules Committee itself before interviewing them, stifling the ability of media to speak to members.

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  • South Korea's Moon names former navy chief as defence minister
South Korea's Moon names former navy chief as defence minister

The US last week tested a defence system that can intercept and destroy intercontinental ballistic missiles. "While testing could start this year, it is unlikely that North Korea would have an operationally viable ICBM before 2021, and this assumes the regime is willing to accept a weapon that works only most of the time, not with less than 9...

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  • Vigil to remember Orlando nightclub shooting to be held in Downtown Knoxville
Vigil to remember Orlando nightclub shooting to be held in Downtown Knoxville

The shooting a year ago is still impacted Jackie Carter, Pastor at Table of Hope Metropolitan Community Church. "We have talked about love so much in the past 365 days; how Orlando is love, how love is stronger than hate, we will not be defeated", said Barbara Poma , owner of Pulse.

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