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by | June 15, 2017 | 06:21

On Wednesday, a fire engulfed the 24-story Grenfell Tower . Following the Lakanal House fire in south London in 2009, where six people were killed after a fire in a 12-storey building, the coroner recommended the guidance relating to fire safety within the Building Regulations was simplified and the government said this work was "ongoing".

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:26

She lost her majority and now needs to broker a deal with the DUP. Following London talks with the DUP, May will head to Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron who has just won an impressive victory in parliamentary elections .

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:19

Davis said that the government had looked at contingency plans for walking away without a deal and it was an important option in order to get the best deal for Britain. "Brexit means Brexit", Theresa May used to be fond of saying. But within the Conservative Party , the election recriminations are continuing. History suggests that such trade deals can take a long time to cobble together and are often patchy — Canada's recently concluded one with the European Union took seven years and ...

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:14

More than 12 hours after the fire broke out, the building was still smouldering, though the building was not in danger of collapse. The brigade says "it is safe for our crews to be in there". "As soon as I arrived, someone pointed and said 'someone is jumping, someone is jumping.' About 16th or 17th floor, we saw a body coming down". Chellat said his brother-in-law was advised not to evacuate initially.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:14

John Major said he had serious doubts about a proposed tie-up the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ), which is traditionally associated with the Protestant side of the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland. In a surprise move, Michael Gove was appointed environment and agriculture minister less than a year after the prime minister sacked him as justice minister.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:16

The Washington Post story prompted a furious reaction from Mr Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, who issued a statement saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation was behind the story. But Comey was unwilling to state that publicly, citing the fact that the investigation was ongoing and the circumstances could change. Susan Collins, R-Maine, asked Rosenstein during an open Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing what he would do if Trump asked him to fire Mueller .

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:13

Certain parts of the catacombs are open to the public, but the majority of the galleries have been off-limits since 1955. It's unclear who tipped off the police that the boys were lost in the tunnels, but we're sure they're grateful for whoever blew the whistle.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:15

Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), a former Air Force fighter pilot, said she has received death threats this year in her Tucson-area district that once was held by Rep. "Dorothy and I are shocked and deeply saddened by this terrible act of violence against members of congress, law enforcement and other innocent people who were simply enjoying an early morning baseball practice.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:14

The Conservatives held 330 seats in the last Parliament, compared with 229 for Labour, 54 for the Scottish National Party and nine for the Liberal Democrats. May said that her new minority government remains determined to "guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks", which are scheduled to begin in 10 days.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:12

Jeremy Corbyn , leader of the opposition Labour Party, which saw its number of parliamentary seats and share of the vote increase, said there could be another election this year or early in 2018 after last Thursday's vote produced no clear victor.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:13

May's botched election gamble has left her so weakened that her Brexit strategy is the subject of public debate inside her party, with two former prime ministers calling on her to soften her European Union exit approach. During his time in office, Major helped to start the process that eventually led to the end of violence and a finely balanced local assembly in Belfast - where power is shared between the mainly Protestant unionist community, which celebrates its British heritage, ...

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:08

Emergency services are continuing a "long and complex operation" in the building, and the "incredibly challenging" task of confirming how many people are missing. Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, cabinet member for housing for Waltham Forest, reassured residents that fire safety procedures are always reviewed: "What happened in Grenfell Tower is a bad tragedy and our deepest condolences go out to all those affected".

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:12

The report said that workers on World Cup stadium construction sites in six cities had wages unpaid or delayed for months and worked in temperatures as low as -25 degrees Celsius without sufficient breaks to warm up. Human Rights Watch also said that workers were hesitant to speak about abuses, fearing reprisals from their employers. Human Rights Watch called on the Russian government to enact tougher and more frequent investigations of suspect employers and bring prosecutions against ...

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:10

We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. House Speaker Paul Ryan's office said Scalise's wounds were not believed to be life-threatening and that a member of the security detail was also shot.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:09

Law enforcement officials identified the shooter as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. Democratic Congressman expressed his thoughts on Twitter , also. Mo Brooks said on CNN . 'The Members of Congress , the staff and the volunteers who were out at practice this morning care deeply about the causes they play to benefit, ' organizers said in a statement.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:06

He watched as the gunman - identified as James T. Hodgkinson from Belleville, Illinois - moved "methodically" from near the third-base dugout toward the backstop behind home plate. The teenager's mother entered the fray, hitting her daughter, pulling her hair to get her out of the auto and threatening to put her back into foster care, the report said.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:05

He had been living out of his van in the Alexandria area in recent months, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. "Whip Scalise was shot in the hip". I could see , from what I understand now, the congressman in the outfield. "We had nothing but baseball bats to fight back against a rifle with", Brooks said.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:04

Though the Justice Department maintains that it has fully disclosed the extent of Sessions' foreign contacts previous year, lawmakers have continued to press him for answers about an April 2016 event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington , where both Sessions and Kislyak attended a foreign policy speech by Trump.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:03

Labour has said it would try to form a minority government , and Corbyn has refused to discuss forming a coalition. That's what we will deliver. Anna Soubry, a Conservative MP, said May would have to consider her position. "We put forward our policies - strong and hopeful policies - and they've gained an unbelievable response and traction", he said. Today, Corbyn said that he had "changed the face of British politics" and that politics "isn't going back into the box where it was before".

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:03

Remarking about the man's appearance, DeSantis said he was "the type of guy if you were walking down the street you wouldn't pick him out or think anything of him". Capitol Police officers, a staffer, and a lobbyist. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) say they were approached by a man with a question.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:05

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made his second appearance before a Congressional body on Tuesday when he answered questions from the House Appropriations Committee. Still, Gingrich said any special counsel with an agenda can "all of the sudden find something procedural and technical to latch onto". Rosenstein would be the one to fire Mueller, which he repeatedly assured senators Tuesday he would not consider without "good cause".

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:04

The president tweeted Wednesday, " Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover". Once the gunman was down, Mr Flake ran to Mr Scalise and tended to him. Police scanner audio details the gripping moments as police responded to a gunman's attack of Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a Wednesday morning baseball practice.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:59

The NSA said in statement that it will "fully cooperate with the special counsel ", and declined to comment further. But he could order the Justice Department to do so. Coats later told lawmakers that he never felt pressured to intervene. Sessions frustrated some committee members by refusing to answer questions about the president: Had Trump complained about his recusing himself, as reported in the press? The president has accused Comey of lying about those encounters.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:58

He recalls seeing "one family after another" perish in the inferno. Fire swept through a high-rise apartment building in west London early Wednesday, killing an unknown number of people with around 50 people being taken to hospital. Or speak to any police officer to guide her. The NSPCC says children affected by the fire can call for support on 0800 1111. "Somebody gave her a phone and she rang her mum at 1.29am and at 1.39am".

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:57

Mr Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign . Former FBI Director James Comey , who testified under oath before Congress last week, indicated that on multiple occasions he told Trump that he personally not under investigation during the Russian Federation probe.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:56

Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) said . "You are not answering questions. You're impeding this investigation". Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe after his two meetings with the ambassador were revealed - though he was involved in former FBI Director James Comey's firing, which President Trump admitted was all about Russian Federation.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:55

Executive privilege allows the president to resist certain subpoenas and other interventions. "You are impeding this investigation". Speaking under oath in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mr Sessions insisted the former FBI director's investigation into ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign played no part in his dismissal.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:58

Such a share would give Macron one of the biggest parliamentary majorities for 60 years. "France is back", Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told French TV. German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated the French President on Monday. "This testifies to persistent fractures in French society". The party of France's 39-year-old president coasted to victory in Sunday's first round on the back of his strong debut.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:55

Most of the victims were young men who were entering the Pizza House at the time, Hussein said. Security official Abukar Mohamed said there were "six people killed and several wounded" adding that the operation to clear the building was ongoing late Wednesday night with security forces having cordoned off the area.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:51

The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the Trump administration more time to file legal papers in its bid to reinstate a ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries. Trump's revised ban involves a 90-day suspension on nationals from six Muslim-majority countries and a 120-day suspension of the refugee program.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:50

He has since been taken to a hospital. "These are very high-profile jobs and controversial times, but I think it's a statement that in the country, we can no longer have disagreements with each other without them becoming violent, and that is troubling and concerning", Boldyga said.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:52

One senior backbencher told the BBC that she had appeared "contrite and genuine but not on her knees". May apologised to Conservative MPs on Monday, accepting personal responsibility for failing to win an outright victory and sacrificing the parliamentary majority she inherited from her predecessor David Cameron when she came to power past year following the UK's vote to exit the European Union (EU).

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:49

Final results gave May's Conservatives 318 seats to 262 for the Labour Party , led by Jeremy Corbyn . Niblett said: "Having made Brexit the rationale for the election, she nevertheless made no effort during the campaign to explain how she would manage the negotiation or what a successful deal would look like".

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:50

Firefighters rescued large numbers of people - some of them in their pyjamas - from the 43-year-old block, a low rent housing estate which overlooks up-scale parts of the Kensington area. Survivor Edward Daffarn said the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organization, or KCTMO, which manages the Grenfell Tower as well as other buildings in the area, is responsible because it ignored numerous warnings.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:46

Mr. Sessions' answer, however, was more categorical than that. A major test on that front will be whether the FBI is willing to release memos from former FBI Director James Comey of his conversations with President Donald Trump , now that they have been provided to Mueller.