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Ovation for Jeremy Corbyn as he returns to House of Commons

But one MP present at the meeting said there was no discussion of a leadership contest, adding "she's won, she's got to be prime minister". May has shown little public contrition for her electoral gamble that backfired spectactularly, but was forced to accept the resignations of her two top aides - reportedly a requirement by cabinet colleagues for allowing her to stay in office. Read More

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Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller: White House

The Post's sources said Coats, Rogers and Ledgett intend to appear voluntarily, but it is not clear how much information they would share or whether they would invoke executive privilege. Gingrich and others are arguing Mueller can not be fair, because he is friends with former FBI Director James Comey , whom Trump fired last month. White House staffers made a concerted effort to talk Trump down from ordering that Mueller be fired, the paper said. Read More

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Sessions denies 'scurrilous' Russian Federation claims

Sessions testified Tuesday that he recused himself from the current Russian Federation investigation only because of a regulation that required it because of his involvement in the Trump campaign. He said he felt okay leaving Comey alone with the president in the Oval Office. In a February meeting, Comey said, Trump told Sessions and other administration officials to leave the room before asking him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts ... Read More

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Sessions to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Sessions to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee

The letter did not say whether Mr. Sessions planned to give public testimony or to appear before the panel behind closed doors. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, said he was troubled that Sessions wouldn't appear before the appropriations panel and that the apparent reason was "he does not want to discuss the scope of his recusal from the investigation regarding the 2016 presidential campaign as well as his significant interactions with Russian officials". Read More

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Children tossed from windows in London high-rise blaze

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Twitter that a major incident had been declared. Horrific eye witness accounts from the scene, and video footage captured people still trapped in the building at the windows pleading to be rescued, with some resorting to throwing young family members out of the window in an attempt to rescue them. Read More

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Shooting at San Francisco UPS center, police say

Shooting at San Francisco UPS center, police say

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.,) said the incident reminded her of when a gunman burst into a law office in downtown San Francisco in 1993, killing eight people and himself. " Our thoughts and prayers are with all those touched by this incident ", United Parcel Service said in a statement . A San Francisco hospital has received multiple victims from a shooting at a sprawling UPS warehouse and customer service center. Read More

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Witness captures Alexandria shooting on cell phone

The FBI on Wednesday confirmed the gunman's identity as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. He had been living out of his van in the Alexandria area in recent months, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said . The practice session was nearly over when the shooting occurred, said Rep. Hodgkinson's apparent Facebook page included strong criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. Read More

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Salman talks about war-mongering, sympathises with Army families

Salman talks about war-mongering, sympathises with Army families

While promoting the Kabir Khan-directorial project, Salman and brother Sohail Khan (who plays an army officer in the film) were asked how the makers have dealt with the depiction of the China-India war. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan , whose upcoming movie " Tubelight " is set on the backdrop of Indo-China war, said those who order wars should be sent on the war fronts with guns. Read More

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Ian Murray overlooked for shadow Scottish secretary role

Efford, who leads the 75-plus Tribune group of Labour MPs, which was relaunched a year ago, was among several senior figures - also including Harriet Harman - who have heralded Corbyn's performance in the campaign. 'I look forward to working with the strengthened shadow cabinet as we prepare a government in waiting to carry out our manifesto for the many not the few. Read More

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London Firefighters Battle High-Rise Inferno; At Least 6 Fatalities Reported

Flames tore up the Tower, leaving people trapped on upper floors, some holding babies from windows and others jumping from their flats. One resident said the fire alarm did not go off. "They couldn't see it spreading", he said. The London Fire Brigade said 45 fire engines and 200 firefighters were called to the scene. British Prime Minister Theresa May said she was "deeply saddened" by the loss of life in the fire. Read More

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Trump says is willing to testify under oath about Comey claims

When asked if he really did have tapes of his conversations with Comey as he'd alluded to in a tweet published last month, President Trump declined to confirm or deny their existence. If they do, they asked that copies of the materials be provided to the panel by June 23. The leaders of the House Russia investigation , Reps. "I didn't say under oath - I hardly know the man", the president said about Comey . Read More

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London tower fire: What do we know?

London tower fire: What do we know?

Authorities say the cause of the fire is not yet known and declined to speculate about how it started and spread so quickly. "In my 29 years of career as a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything of this scale". "About 12 floors up I saw three children waving from a window and then there was just an explosion and they disappeared". A residents' action group said its warnings about safety had fallen on "deaf ears". Read More

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Kamala Harris, California Senator and Woman of Color, Makes Jeff Sessions 'Nervous'

Democratic senators pressed him on the legal rationale for his refusal to discuss those private conversations, as Sessions acknowledged that Trump had not asserted executive privilege around the hearing. Comey's decision to announce past year that Clinton would not be prosecuted over her emails was a "usurpation" of the Justice Department's authority, Sessions said. Read More

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Flip the script: Brad Keselowski interviews Ryan Blaney in Victory Lane

Flip the script: Brad Keselowski interviews Ryan Blaney in Victory Lane

He won races at every active. Blaney , who had a win in the 2013 truck race at Pocono, agreed with Harvick, noting that another newcomer, Erik Jones , finished third and rookie Daniel Suarez was 15th. He was comfortably out front when, on lap 142, the caution came out when Kasey Kahne struck the wall in turn 1. Truex came on strong Sunday, passing eventual race victor Ryan Blaney for second before the race's final caution flew with 19 laps to go and changed the complexion of the race. Read More

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Donald Trump breaks silence on Comey testimony

Trump's feelings echo the sentiments of his personal lawyer , Marc Kasowitz, who was brought on to help defend the president amid the Russian Federation probe. Meanwhile, the intelligence committee asked White House Counsel Don McGahn in a letter whether any tape recordings or memos of the conversations exist now, or had existed in the past. Read More

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Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

Also Wednesday, Saudi Arabia blocked access to Qatar's state TV website in the latest move by the kingdom to isolate the tiny Gulf country. Bahrain is home to the U.S. The US president has been denounced by Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker for taking the Gulf nations' side in the Qatar diplomatic crisis. "It's not our goal to undermine the GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] but at the same time we don't want a member of the GCC undermining us", he said. Read More

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DC police say 2 arrests made in Turkish embassy melee case

DC police say 2 arrests made in Turkish embassy melee case

Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said they chanted anti-Erdogan slogans, and that the Turkish president's team moved in to disperse them because "police did not heed to Turkish demands to intervene". Yildrim, is reported to be in the video, wearing a light-colored shirt, and kicking a female protester, along with Narin, while she was on the ground. Read More

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Hamilton wins third straight Canadian GP; Canada's Stroll gets first points

Lewis Hamilton was at the pole at Montreal on Sunday and planning to give him a tough fight was Sebastian Vettel in second place followed by Bottas in third. "Obviously the beginning of the race didn't go our way, but I was fairly confident I could get a podium - one lap short", Vettel told reporters. Not only did Vettel suffer the broken wing on the opening lap but brake issues for Kimi Raikkonen late in the race meant he wasn't able to make inroads on the Force India pairing. Read More

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Senate OKs sanctions bill to punish Russia

Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rand Paul, (R-KY) were the no votes. Columbia's Daniel Richman: "A friend of James Comey says he has turned over copies of the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's explosive memos - describing murky encounters with President Donald Trump - to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, sidestepping a request by congressional committees to deliver the materials to Capitol Hill". Read More

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Massachusetts Democratic Party fails to pass resolution calling settlements 'obstacles to peace'

And few things are as valuable to Israel today as the opportunity to shift the blame for its continued denial of Palestinian rights. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for ending of Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories since 1967 and urged the worldwide community for negotiating a two-state solution to resolve the conflict between the two Middle Eastern neighbours. Read More

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Dennis Rodman says 'trying to open door' in North Korea

Dennis Rodman says 'trying to open door' in North Korea

Tillerson told U.S. senators at the start of a budget hearing that the State Department had no comment on Mr Warmbier's condition, "out of respect for him and his family". "We reviewed the project and, with the benefit of hindsight, recognized that we got this one wrong", Paddy Power said at the time. A senior administration official said the Trump administration did not authorize this trip. Read More

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