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World Media Lady Brexit meets Monsieur Europe: May, Macron to have talks
Author: 0 Lady Brexit meets Monsieur Europe: May, Macron to have talks

We take the decision as a matter of respect. "I confirmed to President Macron that the timetable for negotiations remains on course and will begin next week", she said. The private character of the visit will also reportedly bridge the two leaders' points of view concerning a range of issues, notably all aspects of bilateral ties as well as the joint development projects launched by Morocco and France in Africa.

Author: 0 Grenfell Tower Fire: At least 12 dead in London high-rise blaze

Kensington's new Labour MP Emma Dent Coad, who is a local councillor and a member of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, said she had raised concerns with the authority about fire safety at tower blocks in the area. Rydon, the company that undertook a refurbishment of Grenfell Tower, says its work met "all required building control, fire regulation and health and safety standards".

World Media Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Washington Post reports
Author: 0 Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Washington Post reports

Five sources told the Post that interviews are being conducted with senior intelligence officials, including Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, National Security Agency Director Adm. Mueller's office would not discuss the report. Among the aides most alarmed by the idea of firing Mueller , according to people familiar with the situation, was Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, whom Democrats mocked earlier this week for publicly saying he feels "blessed" to ...

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions Testifies in Senate Intelligence Hearing

This matters because Sessions, who was under oath, could later be grilled on this waffling by investigators running the Russian Federation inquiry. His Democratic counterpart and the vice chairman is Senator Mark Warner of Virginia; you can see him starting at about the 2:45 mark in the above clip.

Author: 0 Macron's party leads in French parliamentary elections

The conservative The Republicans party and its allies trail with about 20 percent, ahead of the far-right National Front on about 17 percent. LREM party president Catherine Barbaroux thanked voters because "their choice has a clear meaning: they want the action taken by Emmanuel Macron , since his election to the Presidency of the Republic, to be continued".

Author: 0 Hostages held, 9 killed in attack at Somalia restaurant

Mohamud Abdi survived the attack with slight injuries and said: "Many young men did not survive". Police say at least four people have been killed and several wounded. This is the first major attack by al-Shabaab in the capital since the start of Ramadan. The group has lost large amounts of territory to the government-backed African Union peacekeepers in recent years.

Author: 0 Hirono, Schatz react to travel ban ruling

The San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday [Tesday NZ Time] refused to reinstate Trump's executive order banning travellers from six mostly Muslim countries. They also cited White House press secretary Sean Spicer's confirmation that Trump's tweets are "considered official statements by the President of the United States".

Author: 0 What Witnesses Saw When Gunfire Struck A Congressional Baseball Practice

He has since been taken to a hospital. Texas Rep. Roger Williams, who coaches the GOP team, said that one of his aides, Zack Barth, was shot , but "is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery". Later, people nearby yell to "shoot him" in the head amid return fire. "Rep. Scalise is a proud LSU alumnus and great supporter of the university, and we are proud to help out even in this small way".

Author: 0 Defiant May vows to stay on despite United Kingdom election blow

The Telegraph newspaper said senior Conservatives including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , home secretary Amber Rudd and Brexit minister David Davis were taking soundings over whether to replace May. On Thursday night, the Conservative Party lost their majority in a stunning upset that is being attributed to political activism spurred by the Brexit horror, and a voter turnout that increased by 5% since the previous election, according to the Independent.

World Media Fire safety for high rise building residents
Author: 0 Fire safety for high rise building residents

Eyewitnesses said they saw lights - thought to be mobile phones or torches - flashing at the top of the block of flats, and trapped residents coming to their windows - some holding children. "This matter is of particular concern as there is only one entry and exit to Grenfell Tower during the improvement works", it said. The Grenfell Action Group, a community organization formed to oppose a nearby redevelopment project, has been warning about the risk of fire at Grenfell Tower since 2013.

Author: 0 US Attorney General calls Russian Federation collusion accusation "detestable lie"

The Intelligence Committee is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 USA election and allegations of collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Russians. He also said he doesn't recall any conversations with the ambassador during a reception held ahead of Trump's speech . Everything they did, the Russians had done, according to him was correct, and I remember pushing back on it, and it was a bit testy on that subject.

Author: 0 Sessions to face sharp questions on Russian Federation contacts

Senators are also expected to ask Sessions why, after recusing himself from the Russian Federation inquiry, he signed a letter last month recommending that President Trump fire Comey. The appearance was Sessions's first sworn public testimony since being confirmed as attorney general in February, and comes as political intrigue pulses through the USA capital following explosive testimony by ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last week.

World Media 24-story tower engulfed in London; officials fear collapse
Author: 0 24-story tower engulfed in London; officials fear collapse

Planning documents detailing the refurbishment of a residential tower block in West London where at least 12 people died in a fire on Wednesday did not refer to a type of fire barrier that building safety experts said should be used when high rise blocks are being re-clad.

Author: 0 Witness captures Alexandria shooting on cell phone

He was in critical condition following surgery, the hospital said . But the man, identified as James Hodgkinson , of Belleville, Illinois, began shooting. The Republican team was taking batting practice at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park at about 7 a.m. Wednesday. Sen. Brooks also noticed Scalise was in trouble: "He had crawled into the outfield, was leaving a trail of blood".

Author: 0 Ryan on House floor after congressman shooting: 'We are one family.'

And he urged members of both parties to unite. "It is that humanity which will win the day, and it always will". "These were our brothers and sisters in the line of fire". "But I - we speak for each other in saying that we send our thoughts and prayers to our colleague, Steve Scalise ". The House has felt anything but "bipartisan" since the president's inauguration, with Democrats shouting at Republicans on the House floor as they passed the American Health Care Act last month.

Author: 0 Prime Minister Theresa May vows to stay after Conservatives lose majority

Bernie Sanders congratulated Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party he leads for what's being called one of the most stunning upsets in United Kingdom political history. It's unclear what Theresa May's next move will be, but pundits are suggesting she will likely strike a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, who now hold 10 seats.

Author: 0 Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

Representative John Conyers , a Michigan Democrat , said it was the largest number of plaintiffs in any congressional lawsuit against the president in the nation's history. "It's not hard to conclude that partisan politics may be one of the motivations behind the suit". The lawsuit says that Trump is in breach of the Foreign Emoluments Clause , which says that the president may not accept payments from foreign governments without the consent of Congress .

World Media Notre Dame assailant cried 'It's for Syria'
Author: 0 Notre Dame assailant cried 'It's for Syria'

Police found a video in which he pledged allegiance to the IS after they raided his studio in Cergy, in the suburbs of Paris . Among the several hundred people ordered to remain inside the cathedral was former US ambassador to the United Nations, Nancy Soderberg.

World Media Italian Minister: US, G-7 Far Apart on Paris Climate Deal
Author: 0 Italian Minister: US, G-7 Far Apart on Paris Climate Deal

Italy holds the G7 presidency for 2017. States, cities, businesses, philanthropies, and universities have vowed to fill the void that the USA federal government makes if it departs from the accord or ignores its voluntary targets: a 26 to 28-percent reduction in the country's carbon emissions by 2025, relative to 2005 levels, and further cuts thereafter.

World Media G-7 Reiterates, without US Support, Commitment to Paris Agreement
Author: 0 G-7 Reiterates, without US Support, Commitment to Paris Agreement

Gian Luca Galletti, Italy's environment minister, told reporters that there is a huge gap between the six countries and the USA on their stance toward the agreement, and the situation is unlikely to change anytime soon. The top USA official at the meeting, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt , left the meeting after only few hours of one-on-one talks held with his counterparts from Germany, Japan , and Britain.

World Media 5 things we learned at Jeff Sessions' hearing
Author: 0 5 things we learned at Jeff Sessions' hearing

But if questions coming into Tuesday's hearing were, "How would Sessions respond to fired FBI Director James Comey's intimation that there was something else - something classified - about Sessions to be concerned about?" or "What more do we know about President Trump's role in firing Comey or putting pressure on officials to drop the Russian Federation investigation?" there wasn't much light shed on them.

World Media 6 killed, dozens injured in massive London high-rise blaze
Author: 0 6 killed, dozens injured in massive London high-rise blaze

Emergency services in London did not provide any details about the incident, which is still ongoing, but eyewitnesses claim they saw people still trapped within their flats. Fears the Asian man would be killed in the blaze turned into massive relief after a photo of firefighters carrying him out of the building at about 10.30am was taken.

World Media Iowa lawmakers react with alarm to shooting
Author: 0 Iowa lawmakers react with alarm to shooting

Roger Williams (R-Texas) was hit. The aide has been identified as Zack Barth. "The gun was a semiautomatic", Brooks said. Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tyson Foods, is one of several injured by an IL gunman. CBS News reports Rep. Steve Scalise (R) of Louisiana was shot in the hip while he was standing on second base. In remarks on Senate floor, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell says senators are concerned for the injured and "will keep them in our prayers" and send ...

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