Some have suggested the cladding recently fitted to Grenfell Tower exacerbated the building's vulnerability to fire. Footage on social media showed the flames on most floors, with witnesses reporting seeing people trapped in their units, while others were forced to jump from the apartment block, some from as high as 15 floors.
Members of the House on both sides of the aisle stood and cheered at the words as they reeled from the attack that injured Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La., Capitol Police officers Krystal Griner and David Bailey, Zack Barth, a staffer for Texas Rep.
Framework Convention on Climate Change , based on which the Paris accord was concluded. The final version stated that the USA will continue to engage with "key worldwide partners" in a way consistent with its domestic priorities - a "strong" economy and a "healthy environment ".
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) pressed Sessions to explain how he could decline to answer questions about his talks with the president without the White House asserting executive privilege . So Democrats sputtered on, some accusing Sessions of "obstruction" and "stonewalling", though many of them are lawyers. He said he couldn't "recall" 18 times.
President Donald Trump announced in early June the USA would withdraw from the Paris agreement , which the Obama administration joined in 2016. Ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) countries on Monday agreed to language on an array of environmental topics, while said that the U.S.
Sessions was a Trump campaign surrogate during last year's race. Sessions has said that those meetings were in his capacity as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He instead testified Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sessions repeatedly refused to discuss private conversations with Trump on a wide variety of topics.
Cundy says many others are receiving medical care. Close to Notting Hill, the tower block is around a five minute walk from the Latimer Road Underground station and near the Westfield shopping center in the west London suburbs. "I watched one person falling out, I watched another woman holding her baby out in the window. hearing screams". "Somebody did, a gentleman ran forward and managed to grab the baby", Lamrani continued.
Trump said Scalise was "shot and badly wounded, and is now in stable condition at the hospital, along with two very courageous Capitol Police officers". According to the Associated Press, Scalise was shot in the hip and is undergoing surgery; he is in stable condition. After medical personnel arrived, he said he retrieved Scalise's phone and made the first call to Scalise's wife to notify her of the shooting.
Jurors quit for the night around 9 p.m. Tuesday . Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial were scheduled for more deliberations on Wednesday after failing to reach a verdict after two days of discussions that stretched into the night.
Capitol Police Officers, and staff members who were injured in today's shooting". U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, issued a statement also thanking the Capitol police at the scene who responded. Three staffers were also hit in the gunfire before Capitol police intervened and exchanged gunfire with the attacker. Williams did not say what condition the staffer was in.
President Donald Trump says that Rep. Steve Scalise was "badly injured" in a shooting at a congressional baseball game but says he will "fully recover". He repeatedly praised the Capitol Police officers and first responders who quickly mobilised to the softball field where the Republican baseball team was practising ahead of Thursday night's charity game against a Democratic team.
Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee . Mark Warner, D-Virginia. Richard Burr's (R-N.C.) own two cents, who was quick to let both Harris and McCain know who ran the show. "I can tell you that for absolute certainty". There are none, Sen. Some members of the Intelligence Committee, frustrated by the tight-lipped performance of other administration officials last week, said they were not going to allow Sessions to follow suit.
US intelligence agencies have concluded the Russian government sought to influence the USA election in Trump's favor, a charge Russia has denied. As the Washington Post noted, James Comey's testimony would not be able to reveal details of the Russian Federation investigation but could shed light on allegations that Donald Trump impeded on the progress.
Both the Conservatives and the Scottish National Party (SNP) campaigned in last week's election to withdraw from the EU's fishing policy. She wants more emphasis on the economy over immigration in the talks, according to people in her party.
According to Mr Apter, pockets of fire were still blazing at Grenfell Tower this evening, but firefighters have managed to search most of the building. "The fire, which was unprecedented in its scale and speed, will be subject to a full fire investigation", said Steve Apter from the London Fire Brigade .
In a message directed to Rep . Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican wounded in the attack, Trump said: "America is praying for you, and America is praying for all of the victims of this bad shooting ". Rep Steve Scalise, R-La., was among those injured by the gunfire. The last time a lawmaker was wounded was when Democratic Rep . "I'm sure they saved - who knows how many lives".
After announcing the updated death toll of 12 in the afternoon, Cmdr. Terry O'Neil, former head of fire engineering at London Fire Brigade, told CNN that the fire in the building appears to have "spread rapidly from the outside of the building", which was "very unusual".
The man who sprayed bullets Wednesday at GOP congressmen practicing baseball in Virginia first asked "whether it was Republicans or Democrats that were out there", one lawmaker said. He also said it may be time to look at increasing security details for more than just top members of Congress. A U.S. Capitol Police officers was injured by gunfire and another suffered "secondary injuries" at the scene, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.
At a Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Sessions testified that he found Comey's conduct 'stunning, ' despite his past statements of respect for Comey - and even as he angered Democrats on the committee for refusing to discuss whether he spoke about the Russian Federation investigation to President Trump .
More than 1,000 people have been arrested across Russian Federation. Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny attends hearing at the Lyublinsky district court in Moscow , Russia , 30 May 2017. Denber, who was in Moscow during the March protests, described the response from Russian authorities during both events as "concerning" and pointed to a recent HRW report that warned that students and children were being targeted in a massive campaign to ...
Some lawmakers want beefed up security at town halls. The event raised questions about the security of members of Congress. Shortly after the shooting, Rep. Capitol Police were also on hand because Scalise was present, NPR's Scott Horsley reports , and exchanged gunfire with the suspect. "I think the security detail saved a lot of lives because they attacked the shooter".
A witness, Samira Lamrani, told the British Press Association a baby was thrown from a 9th or 10th floor window and caught by a bystander. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Daffarn said residents had complained for years to Kensington and Chelsea Council about the building's safety, to no avail. "I was yelling at everyone to get down and they were saying: 'We can't leave our apartments, the smoke is too bad'".
June marks 50 years since Israel conquered and occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the June 1967 war. In a matter of six days, Israel doubled its territory, acquired strategic depth and, for the religious-minded, fulfilled Biblical prophecies.
The CEO of the conservative Newsmax Media has leveraged his longtime friendship with Donald Trump to make himself into the media's go-to "ally", "friend", and "confidant" of the new president . The pushback also represented growing willingness among staffers to try to keep Trump from making damaging mistakes - an important internal change in a White House dominated by a president who often demands obeisance.
An organisation of farmers yesterday said they will continue the agitation till their demands, including loan waiver and better price of their produce, are met. "Any purchase of farm produce below the MSP declared by the Centre would be considered a criminal act in MP", Mr. Chouhan told a gathering at BHEL's Dussehra Maidan here, the venue of his fast.
Highlighting the huge potential that remains untapped in the economic partnership between India and Germany, he said, "There are 600 Indo-German joint ventures operating in India, employing 200,000 people". This is where pundits expect them to achieve breakthroughs on ticklish issues like finessing the framework agreement on two new reactors for units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam nuclear plant, strengthening their initiatives on counter-terrorism, the situation in Afghanistan, energy and defence ...
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 with Russian Federation. Sessions on Saturday said he would appear before the intelligence committee, which has been doing its own investigation into Russian contacts with the Trump campaign .
According to Mr Comey, the President during a private Oval Office meeting seemingly directed him to drop a criminal investigation into former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn. Comey also explained why he recorded his private talks with the U.S. president, saying that he was afraid Trump might " lie " about them. "Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction", Mr Trump said.
Emmanuel Macron said that France wanted the talks to get underway as "quickly as possible". Macron and May's talks focused on security issues "both bilaterally and on an European basis", said an Elysee official. "I think there's a unity of objective among people in the UK". The trip to Paris is May's first foreign visit since she failed to win a majority in last week's general election.
Flames shot from windows all the way up the 24-story Grenfell Tower in North Kensington as more than 200 firefighters battled the blaze. Flumes of black and grey smoke were billowing high into the air over London hours after the blaze was sparked.
Reports coming out about the shooting at a Republican congressional baseball game practice Wednesday morning paint a harrowing scene in Alexandria, Va. "It was just a little odd". "The encounter I had in the parking lot was very, very odd", Bloomberg quoted DeSantis telling Fox News , although it is unclear whether the person was the assailant.
Asked about Trump's own contention that the president fired Comey with the Russian Federation probe in mind, and regardless of any recommendation from anyone else, Sessions said: "I guess I'll just have to let his words speak for themselves".
By 11 a.m. ET, the fire had been contained but the building continued to smolder. Policing and Fire Minister Nick Hurd said the Government wanted to reassure people living in other buildings. He added that many people were still searching for friends and relatives who lived inside the tower. Some were reported to have attempted to use bin bags as makeshift parachutes.
Desperate efforts were made to evacuate as many people as possible from the 27-storey Grenfell Tower, in North Kensington, as flames engulfed the building. It was like pyrotechnics. "It was just unbelievable how quick it was burning". Daniel Glover, 31, said he had knew of people who had lost relatives and friends in the disaster and had seen people inside the building using torches to attract the attention of emergency services.
The pair is also expected to meet with Mueller as soon as this week, Schiff said on Tuesday. Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers last week that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.
Many players before her lost in multiple finals before they finally won and Simona will just have to dig deep and keep working hard. "It was my dream always and now it came true". "It's hard to compare me to Serena because she won so many grand slam titles and I won only one", she said, "so I hope there are more to come". But it was not until the closing moments of her win over third seed Halep, the 2014 runner-up, that the Latvian contemplated winning the title.
Metropolitan Police in London say they're continuing to evacuate people from a massive apartment fire in west London . A baby thrown from the window of a blazing high-rise apartment building in London early Wednesday fell at least nine floors before being caught by a bystander, according to a witness.
From the time Corbyn , a long-time hard-left anti-militarism back-bencher and protege of the late Tony Benn, was elevated to the leadership position of the Labour Party back in September 2015, he has (like Bernie Sanders in the United States last year) had to combat a concerted effort to unseat him by the Labour Party establishment.
Though the Justice Department maintains that it has fully disclosed the extent of Sessions' foreign contacts a year ago, 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.
It was a stunning accusation, suggesting that the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director had lied to Congress, while under oath. US President Donald Trump goes on the offensive against James Comey , calling him a leaker. And over dinner at the White House in an earlier interaction, Comey wrote in his opening testimony, Trump had demanded loyalty, possibly in return for letting him continue in the job.