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Sessions defiant in Senate panel testimony

Sessions defiant in Senate panel testimony He said there is no problem with a president speaking to an Federal Bureau of Investigation director. That's the take-away from a local political science professor after watching testimony Tuesday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee . [Full Article...]

UK's May faces calls to soften Brexit as political limbo drags on

UK's May faces calls to soften Brexit as political limbo drags on Mrs Foster said the issues under discussion included the stability of the United Kingdom government, Brexit and the Northern Ireland economy. " We continue to work with all the parties in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in ensuring that we can continue to put in place those measures necessary to fulfil those agreements , " she said. [Full Article...]

Grenfell Tower fire: Appeals to find missing residents

This handout image received by local resident Natalie Oxford shows the fire still raging at dawn. Residents said the blaze appeared to start in an apartment on a lower floor and spread upward quickly. In a November 20 blog, the group predicted that only "a catastrophic event" leading to "serious loss of life" would bring the outside scrutiny needed to make conditions safe for residents. [Full Article...]

London fire could delay Theresa May-DUP deal

She held talks with DUP leader Arlene Foster , whose eurosceptic Northern Irish party has 10 parliamentary seats and could shore up May's minority Conservative government. The performance of the British economy could also influence perceptions: Data on Wednesday showed average weekly pay in the three months to April was down 0.4 percent, year-on-year, in inflation-adjusted terms - the biggest fal... [Full Article...]

6 killed, 74 injured in massive London high-rise blaze

Another resident, called Zara, said she saw a woman throw her son, who was about five years old, from a fifth or sixth floor window to escape the blaze. "People were starting to appear at the windows, frantically banging and screaming", Lamrani told Britain's Press Association news agency. "Somebody did, a gentleman ran forward and managed to grab the baby". [Full Article...]

Children tossed from windows in London high-rise blaze

We could do nothing and we could see the stuff on the side was falling off, collapsing. Another witness, Saimar Lleshi, saw people tying together sheets in an attempt to escape. As the fire got higher, then they chose to use the ladders. Questions will need to be answered over the safety of tower blocks, he told BBC Radio. [Full Article...]

Kate meets London Bridge attack victims and hospital staff

Police killed the three attackers. Kate Middleton even showed some personality and met with the hospital staff, most of whom treated the patients. Spanish banker Ignacio Echeverria, 39, who went to defend a woman under attack using the skateboard he had been riding earlier, died from a stab wound to the back. [Full Article...]

Angela Rayner re-appointed Labour's shadow education secretary

Smith, who was an adviser to Northern Ireland secretary Paul Murphy in the last Labour government, was a fierce critic of Corbyn when he stood against him in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. Dawn Butler will be shadow minister for diverse communities , while Ian Lavery becomes party chairman. "They helped to rebuild our party, and we now have seven Scottish Labour MPs who will do a remarkable ... [Full Article...]


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