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SHOWDOWN: Sessions battles top Democratic senator over Comey's testimony

Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced questioning from his former Senate colleagues Tuesday afternoon as he testified before the same committee that last week hosted James Comey , the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "I am protecting the right of the president to assert it if he chooses", he replied, making a convoluted argument that he wouldn't want to retroactively deny the president's option to invoke executive privilege for Sessions's past statements in the future. Read More

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House majority whip, others shot at baseball practice; suspect dead

House majority whip, others shot at baseball practice; suspect dead

Rep. Steve Scalise , a congressional staffer and members of the Capitol police force were shot Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, during Republicans' early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game. Mr Trump described Mr Scalise, the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, as a "very good friend" and "patriot", telling him: "America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this awful shooting". Read More

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Hanging in There - Theresa May Stays UK PM, For Now

Hanging in There - Theresa May Stays UK PM, For Now

She later announced that her top ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond , foreign minister Boris Johnson and Brexit minister David Davis, would remain in their positions. Conservatives did have an overall majority as constituency seats were called out throughout the evening and early hours of Friday, but not enough to win a majority . Read More

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US blames North Korea for series of cyberattacks

US blames North Korea for series of cyberattacks

The United States government issues a rare alert squarely blaming North Korea for a series of cyber attacks stretching back to 2009, and warns more are likely on the way. The alert also includes YARA rules and network signatures created via a "comprehensive vetting process". When reviewing network perimeter logs for the IP addresses, organizations may find numerous instances of these IP addresses attempting to connect to their systems. Read More

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Lawmakers talk more security, packing a gun after shooting

Moments after the attack, Trump said; "We may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country". The news of the shooting reverberated on Capitol Hill , where security was increased and regular proceedings were canceled or postponed. The game between Democrats and Republicans began in 1909. Read More

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Merkel assumes United Kingdom will stick to original Brexit plans

The result is being billed as one of the biggest political upsets in the country's history, with the Labour Party of far-left Jeremy Corbyn defying expectations and projected to win 261 seats in Parliament. "I don't think we should talk about some prolongation of the deadline", he said in Prague. But despite jubilation among Mr Corbyn's supporters at bloodying Mrs May' s nose, Labour MP Chris Leslie said the party should not pretend it achieved a "famous victory". Read More

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Paris Notre Dame attacker shouted 'this is for Syria' before being shot

The counterterrorism office of the Paris prosecutor's office announced it had opened a probe into the incident. Collomb said that police found kitchen knives and a hammer on the suspect. One of the officers fired two shots, wounding the suspect in the chest. In September, three women were arrested after police found a auto loaded with gas cylinders abandoned near Notre Dame - with France's interior ministry saying it was likely to have been an imminent attack. Read More

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United States refuse to sign G7 pledge on 'irreversible' Paris climate accord

United States refuse to sign G7 pledge on 'irreversible' Paris climate accord

Pruitt attended the first few hours of the G7 summit in Bologna. "We support an interactive evidence-based dialogue drawing on the best available science, including reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the sharing of experience and best practice as well as expertise from United Nations institutions and intergovernmental organizations", the communique states. Read More

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Trump's Paris decision is a boon for Plains states

Trump's Paris decision is a boon for Plains states

Global emissions stalled in 2016 for the third year in a row, but they didn't do so because of the Paris climate agreement (signed in December 2015). Trump's support. Leader of a state judged to be the sixth largest economy in the world , Brown has become a figurehead in in the " Under2 Coalition ", an worldwide pact among cities, states and countries committed to honouring the Paris Accord . Read More

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At least 12 dead in London tower block fire

Magenta Living, which does the same in Birkenhead, Merseyside, said its high-rise blocks "undergo an annual, independently carried out, fire safety risk assessment". Mr Webb said battling such fires is very hard for firefighters tackling the blaze inside the building as their breathing apparatus generally only lasts for 20 to 25 minutes. Read More

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Unclear if Trump will block Comey's testimony

During testimony given by then-Director Comey during the March 20 House Intelligence Committee hearing and his subsequent appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3, Comey's most juicy offering was that that the FBI Intelligence Committee had clearly ascertained that the Russians and their leader Vladimir Putin hated Hillary Clinton and were actively attempting to assist in the election of Donald Trump . Read More

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Osborne: Ruth Davidson stopped Corbyn winning election

Osborne: Ruth Davidson stopped Corbyn winning election

The election has given Davidson, the party's Scottish leader, newly found leverage with 12 new Scottish seats, up from one in 2015. But speaking ahead of her meeting with Ms Davidson, a spokesman for the prime minister said it had been made clear that the United Kingdom can not control its borders while remaining as a single market member. Read More

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Firefighters In London Battle Massive High-Rise Fire

Firefighters In London Battle Massive High-Rise Fire

Massive flames licked up the sides of the block as 200 firefighters battled the blaze along with 40 fire engines. Once the sun rose, smoke could be seen from miles away. Residents said it appeared to start in an apartment on a lower floor and spread upward quickly. Another caller, Linda, told the station how she watched huge chunks of polystyrene type material falling from the building. Read More

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SC Lawmakers React to Alexandria, VA Shooting

Marco Rubio quickly tweeted out his support to the Capitol Police and DeSantis , whose condition hasn't been released yet. Police say the suspect is among those shot and is now in custody, according to NBC 4 . "And the only reason they were there was because we had a member of leadership on our team". He also told CNN, "it would have been a massacre". "I told Jeff, hey, we got to get on the road so we beat traffic, so we left about ten after seven". Read More

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Capitol police hailed as heroes in Virginia shooting

Capitol police hailed as heroes in Virginia shooting

A SC congressman was at a congressional softball practice early where multiple people were shot early Wednesday. "We could tell by the countenance on his face and just the fact that they came in the gym - they normally never come inside and interrupts his workout - we could tell that something was happening", the lawmaker from Hot Springs said . Read More

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Modi-Putin meet: Officials working overtime to iron out nuclear pact details

Modi-Putin meet: Officials working overtime to iron out nuclear pact details

The Minister of External Affairs Gopal Bagley averred that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second leg of the four-nation tour at Spain was a successful affair as the two nations agreed to strengthen ties on various issues. A revival of two-way trade, which slumped to below $8 billion in 2015 despite an ambitious bilateral target of achieving $30bn by 2030, will be a key priority during Modi's visit. Read More

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Death toll rises to 12 in London apartment building inferno

The Grenfell Tower is a 24-story building, and it's assumed that several hundred people would have been inside it when the fire broke out just after midnight, a lot of them sleeping, according to the BBC . Marco Antoniades, who owns MGA Autos on Latimer Road, says "like in most places in England, people get together and help each other in times like this". Read More

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London fire: Blaze engulfs apartment block in West London

London fire: Blaze engulfs apartment block in West London

Police have confirmed that a number of people have died in the fire . At least one infant was caught by a person on the ground and survived, according to a witness who spoke to the Huffington Post. A witness at the scene told HuffPost UK that she saw a woman desperately wrap a baby in a sheet and throw her from a window. "She got out with her son, the fire brigade got her out, but her husband is missing". Read More

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