The building in north Kensington is at least 24 stories high. He said: "It looks very bad - very, very bad". It is unclear how many people are still in the building, but witnesses who escaped reported terrifying accounts of people trapped in the tower as they fled.
Thirty people were transfered to five hospitals across London after a 27-floor high-rise apartment building burst into flames early Wednesday, London authorities said in a statement . Others searched for information at makeshift evacuation centres set up at churches and recreation centres. Michael Paramaseevan, who lives on the seventh floor with his partner and young daughter, told the British broadcaster that he ignored official advice to stay in his apartment.
Hodgkinson left his job as a "Home Inspector, Mold/Air Quality Tester", according to the Facebook page . His inspection license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed, the Post reported. A Facebook page belonging to someone with the same name, which includes a banner featuring U.S. Sen. Police said his motive is not known at this time but they believe it was a "targeted attack".
The man - thought to be partially blind and in his 70s - was seen at the window of his 11th floor flat during the blaze at Grenfell Tower which engulfed the building overnight. The London Fire Brigade received the first reports of the fire at 12:54 a.m. and the first engines arrived within six minutes, she said. Police Commander Stuart Cundy said a "recovery operation" could take some time and there could be people in the building who are unaccounted for, though he would not be drawn on a ...
The chief minister had already announced compensation of Rs one crore to the kin of deceased in the incident and had observed fast for peace in the state. "The commission headquarters will be at Indore and it will submit its report in three months", a state public relations department official said. Five days ago, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi was also arrested on his way to Mandsaur .
If confirmed the result will be a disaster for May, who called a snap election in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union . "And our leader needs to take stock as well". Earlier, May looked tense as she delivered remarks after being re-elected to her Maidenhead constituency, 30 miles west of London .
While Democrats complained about a lack of answers, Republicans countered that the Sessions hearing showed a lack of evidence that tied the Trump Campaign to anything nefarious involving Russian Federation. "There are none!" Sessions said when asked what those reasons were. In a series of tweets during the hearing, U.S. Sen. In the picture, Sessions could be seen speaking with two men who were standing with their backs to the camera.
Also don't be afraid to let us know whether you'll be picking up any of these games, and what you thought of Sony's E3 Conference this year. Even though all of Sony's big news is happening this week during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the company is already planning ahead for its own expo, which will take place later this year.
James Comey has a hard-earned reputation for honesty; written records of the interactions in question; and colleagues in the Federal Bureau of Investigation who heard him describe those interactions shortly after they transpired. Comey has stood by his account of what happened, adding that it was more than a casual request. "Despite so many false statements and lies , total and complete vindication ...
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.
Although Wales' winless run goes on without suspended star man Gareth Bale , they will surely ruefully reflect on the opportunities passed up in four consecutive draws prior to visiting Belgrade - rather than a hard-fought point here - if they fail to close the gap to Serbia .
Georgia's top prisons official compared the slaying of two prison guards to losing family members. One of the inmates used guns he took from the two officers and fired several times, officials said. The prisoners breached a protective gate on the bus to reach the officers, before disarming and killing them both, the sheriff's office said. Authorities aren't saying which of the escaped inmates did the killing.
Since the assault began, roughly a week ago, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have managed to take back key ground from the terrorists. Since then, they have seized one neighbourhood in western Raqa and another in the east, where they are now battling to secure control of the Al-Senaa district that leads to the Old City.
British Prime Minister Theresa May took the blame for the Conservatives' disastrous performance in last week's election when she faced her party's angry MPs on Monday, seeking to ward off any challenge to her leadership. "There's a lot of anxiety", Sinn Fein MP Michelle Glidernew told AFP. While the DUP are deeply eurosceptic, they have balked at some of the practical implications of a so-call hard Brexit - including a potential loss of a "frictionless border" with the Republic of ...
After failing to convince Comey to let Flynn off the hook, to say publicly that Trump wasn't under investigation and to expedite his investigation, the president fired him. "I hardly know the man". "I'll tell you about [it] over a fairly short period of time", he said. Neil Cavuto pointed out that Trump's request for a private dinner with Comey raised some people's eyebrows, but Bondi said it makes sense that the new president would want to meet with the director of the Federal Bureau of ...
There are allegations that the attorney general was among a small group of Trump's inner circle to meet with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak after Trump delivered a foreign policy speech in April of a year ago. Rosenstein said he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russian Federation investigation. Comey further stated that he believed the reason he was sacked was to shut down the broader investigation into links between members of the ...
Sessions' June 13 testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee was the latest in a series of dramatic congressional hearings that have gripped Washington for weeks now and helped hobble President Donald Trump's administration. The Attorney-General, for his part, emphatically denied he had conspired with the Kremlin in its campaign to tip the election toward Mr. Trump by leaking embarrassing Democratic party e-mails.
Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson has reacted to the party's poor nationwide election performance with a call for Tories to re-think plans for Brexit , raising the prospect of a rebellion north of the border. As it turned out, the Tories lost their majority, being able to hang on to office thanks only to gains by Davidson's branch of the party in Scotland.
Another is contacts between Sessions and Russian ambassador to Washington Sergei Kislyak, whom Sessions has variously claimed he did not meet with during the campaign, then twice, and now, perhaps, three times . Sessions appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee just five days after James Comey , whom Trump fired as FBI director on May 9, told the panel Trump ousted him to undermine the agency's investigation of the Russian Federation matter.
Note that he's also asked about possible recordings of him and Comey and says he'll be telling the public about that in a very short period of time. Instead, Trump let his lawyer do the talking for him. KARL: Always fair. Mr. President, I want to get back to James Comey's testimony. Comey said to Jeff Sessions that "it's very important you be between me and the White House".
Mr Trump told journalists last week he would testify , and when asked about the "tapes" of his private conversation with Mr Comey, he said he would provide the answer "within a fairly short period of time". "I would be glad to tell him exactly what I told you", Trump said. U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that former FBI Director James Comey's testimony under oath before Congress on Thursday contained statements that weren't true.
Just after noon on Friday, Ms May was driven the short distance from Downing Street to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government - a formality under the British system. The unhappy result of these conditions is that it will be hard to create a strong negotiating position on Brexit, and British negotiators will be left groping for solid political ground on which to take a stand.
Paul (R-Kentucky) recalled the moments a gunman opened fire at a baseball field where Republican lawmakers had been gathering to practice for an upcoming annual game against Democratic lawmakers. Sen. Jeff Flake, of Arizona, told TV news reporters that the suspect, who has not been identified, shot from the third-base dugout. Four people were shot and one congressman was shot in the hip.
The president said he would be willing to tell that to the newly appointed special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation, Robert Mueller . Graham's comments came hours after Trump on Twitter said it was "cowardly" for former FBI Director James Comey to leak written memos of their conversations.
But this time, users the world over have been left scratching their heads over "covfefe": a weird word apparently created by the President. Yep, that fragment was it. Trump later poked fun at the presumed typo , tweeting "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ". They were quick to smell a Russian connection in " covfefe .' "It means 'I resign" in Russian", one twitizen posted.
Sessions, a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, said in his opening statement that it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or participated in any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
The brigade says "it is safe for our crews to be in there". Officials were working to clear the Grenfell Tower overnight, which is said to be an apartment complex. It is likely to take some time before we are in a position to confirm the cause of the fire. "We can only praise the fire services for their efforts.
The prime minister was asked if the public could be certain her new Government could last five years with her as leader. Finding support in parliament inconsistent, she made a decision to do a little surprise election of her own. "That's why at this critical time for our country, it's important to form a Government in the national interest". "I'm afraid we ran a pretty terrible campaign", Ms Soubry said.
Sessions was sworn in February 9 but did not actually step away from the investigation until March 2, the day after The Washington Post reported on his two previously undisclosed Kislyak meetings. Mr Sessions sought to pre-empt questions from the panel about conversations with President Donald Trump regarding the Russian Federation investigation and the May 9 firing of Mr Comey , saying he "cannot and will not violate my duty to protect the confidential communications I had with ...
He vowed to defend his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations". MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hi, Audie. MCCAIN: Knowing you on the committee, I can't imagine that. Does he simply want to get his side of the story out following Comey's testimony? Sessions also cited Justice Department "longstanding policy" in explaining why he would not answer questions.
Sessions, a close campaign adviser to Donald Trump and the first senator to endorse him, stepped aside from the investigation in early March after acknowledging he had spoken twice in the months before the election with the Russian ambassador to the United States.
When Sen. Kamala Harris , D-Calif., asked about Sessions' recollection of meetings with Russian officials or businessmen, he complained, "I'm not to be able to be rushed this fast". Sessions said he agreed with a letter drafted by his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, that Comey should be replaced. The White House's official line said Trump terminated Comey because of a critical memo that Rosenstein wrote about the way Comey handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email ...
The 26-year-old played alongside Mbappe for France in their 3-2 win over England last night, and has tipped him for a big future in the game after training alongside him since the end of the club season. Real are said to be leading the race to sign Mbappe and their chances were boosted when he admitted earlier that winning the Champions League is his ultimate dream .
Forty fire engines with 200 officers responded to the blaze before 1am to tackle the flames, which were tearing through the tower block from the second floor upwards. He said more than 20 ambulance crews as well as a hazardous area response team are at the scene. London mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: "Major incident declared at Grenfell Tower".
Dunford and Mattis said that this will allow the Afghan air force and other capabilities to continue to develop under the cover of USA support. "We are putting it together now and there are actions being taken to make certain we don't pay a price for the delay".