Forty-nine people were killed and dozens more were injured inside the nightclub after gunman Omar Mateen opened fire. Holding hostages during his standoff with police, Mateen claimed allegiance to a leader of the Islamic State militant group before he was killed in an exchange of gunfire with authorities.
And asked about Trump's own contention that he 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". " She was interrupted for asking tough questions", Harris' fellow committee member, Senator Ron Wyden tweeted . Mr Sessions , who was appointed as Donald Trump's top justice official, said he did not recall meeting the Russian ambassador to the ...
There were also reports last week that during the closed Senate hearing with Comey, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director hinted that a third undisclosed meeting had occurred between Sessions and Russian officials. "I believe it was the next day that [Comey] said something, expressed concern, about being left alone with the president", Sessions said. Saying he only knows what he reads in newspapers.
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.
Police earlier said they had been evacuating people from the building, and that a number of people were being treated for a wide range of injuries. According to the latest release by the London ambulance services, 50 people till now have been hospitalised following the massive fire at the Grenfell tower in London .
Comey later said he didn't recall ever having a conversation with Trump that suggested the president was taking the Russian Federation threat seriously. "Confirmation of such a meeting could prove devastating for Sessions, whose relationship with Trump has already showed signs of strain", says the New York Times .
There are none, Senator Wyden. But he says he does not recall any private meetings or conversations with Russian officials at that event. He later amended the record by revealing he had met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak , twice over the course of the 2016 campaign.
He was the first foreign-born manager to achieve the double. Lauren, right-back in Wenger's 2003-04 "Invincibles" team, thinks it would be a positive move, but he called on the Frenchman to bolster his squad during the close season. However, he retains some credit with a number of Arsenal fans and Myrvang says it would be brilliant to again win the Premier League under the Frenchman's stewardship.
On this point Mr Trump's fate seems to rest in the hands of Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to probe the US-Russia links. This was after a February meeting in which Comey said Trump told Sessions and others to leave the room before asking him to drop a probe into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation.
Two rain delays - totalling nearly four hours - disrupted the day's play and meant Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's French Open quarter-finals were postponed until Wednesday . But the 30th-seeded Swiss won the next three games to lead by a break, 4-3. Ostapenko wasted no time in wrapping up the set when play resumed after a long wait due to the weather and Wozniacki saved a break point to take a 2-1 lead in the decider before the heavens opened again.
To this day, Bharara says he has no idea why he was sacked . That's according to a new report from ProPublica , in which multiple sources claim that Marc Kasowitz "has boasted to friends and colleagues that he played a central role in the firing of Preet Bharara , the United States Attorney for the Southern District of NY".
Flames and smoke billow as firefighters deal with a serious fire in a tower block at Latimer Road in West London , Britain June 14, 2017 . "Literally within five minutes of seeing that, that side of the building became engulfed in flames".
A young girl just proved how avid reading can actually save lives by pulling off a first-aid trick from a book. "I knew it from a book I read". Many of their other friends were screaming in horror at the blood but Megan kept her cool, creating a tourniquet from a pair of her friend's shorts to slow the blood loss.
Scalise is the Republican majority whip in the House of Representatives - the congressman responsible for counting votes and maintaining party discipline. The Republican Congressional Baseball Team was practicing there at the time of the shooting. The game is set to take place on Thursday at Nationals Park.
There is no word on how many people are still inside but officials have confirmed there are "a number of fatalities ". A "significant number of people" remain unaccounted for. He said the tower could be seen burning "from miles away", adding that the building had been "burning out of control", from the tenth floor onwards.
Talks between the DUP and the British prime minister today are expected to yield a confidence-and-supply deal under which Arlene Foster's party would support Ms May to form a government. That is something many in Britain oppose fiercely.One possibility for softening Brexit could be for Britain to remain, to some extent, within the EU's customs area.
John Oliver is not taking climate change lightly, and he's not letting President Donald Trump get away with withdrawing the USA from the Paris Agreement . may enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign power. without the consent of Congress". With the USA government no longer a leader in stopping global warming or defending free trade, Trump has left an enormous power vacuum.
He said the president had pressured him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , whom Mr Trump fired for misleading the White House over contacts with Moscow's ambassador. I mean, I will tell you, I didn't say that . The US president said he would go under oath to give his version of what happened between him and the FBI Director he fired .
Qatar, which imported 80 percent of its food from bigger Gulf Arab neighbours before the diplomatic shutdown, has been talking to Iran and Turkey to secure food and water. Turkey approved plans last week to deploy more troops to a military base it has established in Qatar under a 2014 agreement with the Gulf Arab state.
Pyongyang fired multiple short-range missiles from the town of Wonsan on Thursday, which flew at a maximum height of 2 km and travelled about 200 km before falling into the Sea of Japan . Just days after a flotilla of USA and Japanese warships left the sea between Japan and the Korean Peninsula, where they had been deployed in a show of force toward Pyongyang, North Korea tested missiles created to hit such ships.
KFA president Chung Mong-Gyu told reporters that the North - which does not have formal diplomatic ties with Japan or South Korea - would likely be keen to host if the other countries all agreed to participate. Chinese officials have said they want to host the World Cup at the earliest opportunity, which appears to be 2030. In April, the United States sent its Carl Vinson aircraft carrier towards the Korean Peninsula, saying it was taking prudent measures against the North.
Basically, whenever there is a war, soldiers of both sides die. The families are without their sons or their fathers. Salman Khan , who is busy promoting Tubelight , had a slightly peculiar Tuesday (especially in terms of commuting). Salman Khan has acted alongside Chinese actor Zhu Zhu in the film, which also stars his brother Sohail Khan . "You can ask anybody but they will not say that war is good".
Fire swept through a high-rise apartment building in west London early Wednesday, killing an unknown number of people and sending more than 50 people to area hospitals. Latest picture shows fire almost out. Actor and writer Tim Downie, who lives around 600 metres from the scene in Latimer Road, told the Press Association he feared the block could collapse.
Senate and governors races. USA intelligence agencies concluded in a report released in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to interfere in the election to help Trump in part by hacking and releasing damaging emails about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton .
Speaking on the Victoria Derbyshire show, Mr Egal told his story as a fire destroyed Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate in North Kensington. Samira Lamrani said she saw a woman try to save a baby by dropping it from a window "on the ninth or 10th floor" to waiting members of the public below.
Earlier this week Mr Comey gave evidence before a US Senate hearing about Mr Trump and his alleged links with Russian Federation. By Trump's account, the ex-FBI director told "so many false statements and lies " during his testimony. In an angry early-morning tweet from his New Jersey golf club, the embattled president questioned Comey's character and whether he had broken the law in revealing their conversations.
But there were signs that not all was going to plan. May's political opponents said that the possible rescheduling signaled that May's minority government is having more problems than it's letting on. "The needs of business and discussion of the economy were largely absent from the campaign, but this crash in confidence shows how urgently that must change in the new government".
But he also stressed that he respected the sovereign decision of the British people to leave the European Union in their referendum a year ago, adding that the start of talks was an important milestone. Technology companies such as Google and Facebook must do more to curb the "poisonous propaganda" that fuels terror attacks such as the atrocities in London and Manchester, the prime minister has said, launching a UK-French pact to explore new ways to curb the spread of online hate.
Sessions came out swinging, calling any rumors or reports that he "participated in anything to hurt this country" an "appalling and detestable lie". Former FBI Director James Comey raised additional questions at a hearing on Thursday, saying that the FBI expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he actually did.
Seeking to set the tone, David Davis, the cabinet member in charge of European Union exit negotiations, says speculation about her removal is "unbelievably self-indulgent". Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said May's government lacked the credibility necessary for Brexit talks and should delay the negotiations. "Going overseas and being seen to be the prime minister and talking to the president of France...
At one point, Sen. What should scare the US Congress, the American public and White House officials, is that Trump shows no signs of remorse - of having committed an error by behaving in a way that was tolerable in the private sector but not the public sector.
Although President Donald Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the Paris climate change agreement has "heavy consequences", Goulard said that there was "no reason to have doubts" over its regional leadership role. "The U.S. steps up its military buildup including modernization of nuclear weapons just in order to obtain exclusive and permanent possession of the most sophisticated weapon system in the world".
After the United States successfully conducted its ICBM interceptor system's trial in the wake of the North Korean Missile Programme, North Korea dubbed the tests as a serious military provocation. They also emphasised the need for all major players in the region to resume dialogue and manage tensions on the ground. However, Mattis said seeking China's cooperation on North Korea did not mean Washington would not challenge Beijing's activities in the South China Sea.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has said North Korea's nuclear weapons program poses a "clear and present danger" to worldwide peace and security. The C4ADS report said a small number of interconnected Chinese firms accounted for the vast proportion of trade with North Korea , leaving the impoverished country's procurement network vulnerable to targeted, enforced sanctions.
Trump was addressing reporters for the first time since Thursday's explosive testimony in which Comey branded the president a liar, and said he was sacked over his handling of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russian election meddling.