Forty fire trucks and more than 20 ambulances responded to the fire, while witnesses described hearing screams for help as it continued to burn for hours, starting at the second floor and spreading to the top of the building. Numerous roads around the burning tower have been blocked off. People living in other buildings nearby are also being evacuated for safety. Authorities say the cause of the fire is not yet known and declined to speculate about how it started and spread so quickly.
Now the famous British capacity for muddling through faces a real test as the most important negotiations facing the nation in a generation get fully under way. May called for the election last April, saying she hoped to expand her parliamentary majority. "She's then got to present a programme to parliament", he said.
Baker has been instrumental in organizing backbench support for May's Brexit strategy, and, before the referendum famously described government efforts to sell David Cameron's European Union renegotiation to Tory backbenchers as "polishing a poo".
The voting was held Thursday. Having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the general election it is clear that only the Conservative and Unionist party has the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the House of Commons .
They are adamant the UK Government can no longer cast itself as a neutral facilitator in the process, given Theresa May's intent to form a minority government with the help of a confidence-and-supply deal with the unionist party. "The Prime Minister thanked Mr Kenny for helping to make UK-Ireland relations stronger than ever, wished him well for the future and said she looked forward to continuing a close relationship with his successor".
Witnesses described people leaping from the building and of trapped children banging on windows as the blaze took hold at around 1 a.m. local time. Other eyewitnesses said there have been fears the residential building could collapse. "I sat there watching my house burn down and watching people cry for help who couldn't come down", she said. "As I was going down the stairs, there were firefighters, truly fantastic firefighters that were actually going upstairs, to the fire, trying to get ...
Smith's exit comes days after Trump called on Qatar to stop financially supporting terrorism, claiming credit for and endorsing the decision of Gulf nations to exclude their neighbor, even as US Cabinet officials said their barrier is hurting the campaign against ISIS.
The air embargo imposed on Qatar only applies to airlines from Qatar or registered there, the United Arab Emirates Civil Aviation Authority said Tuesday. As many as 18 individuals were named, including members of the royal family and a former government minister. The closure of the border, which Qatar shares with Saudi, is seen as particularly significant, threatening the import of materials needed by Qatar to complete its $200 billion worth of infrastructure projects in readiness for ...
Based on returns from 97 percent of France's 577 districts, it appeared likely that candidates for Macron's party, La République en Marche , would receive 28 percent of the votes for the National Assembly, the powerful lower house of Parliament, meaning that it appears on track to win a majority of seats, according to the Interior Ministry web site.
Now May has been forced to seek the support of DUP MPs to make sure her government will be in a strong enough position to try and get legislation through parliament. However, despite the shock result and speculation there could soon be a leadership election, May's position appeared safe for at least the immediate days ahead.
The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known. Members of the emergency services work at the scene of a huge blaze which engulfed Grenfell Tower, a residential tower block on June 14, 2017 in west London . "They were trapped. They couldn't come downstairs, especially from the top floor. people have been burned", a witness identified as Daniel told BBC radio.
This staggering investment suggests that Israel intends to stay put in the West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements , illegal under worldwide law, where about 600,000 colonists live among 2.9 million Palestinians and stir violence, protected by successive governments and deliberately not seen by the world for the irritant extremists that they are.
Though she has received the backing of key Cabinet members such as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis , she's faced outspoken criticism from others within her party. Even if it reaches an agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party , the government formed would be a weak and unstable one. But what at first looked to be an easy victory turned into an electoral debacle for the Tories, prompting George Osborne, former chancellor of the Exchequer who now edits ...
Rival EE said its local shops could also be used by victims to charge phones as they await news from relatives and friends caught up in the tragedy. Tales of heroism were already beginning to emerge Wednesday morning. "The more I looked up, floor upon floor". "They literally just jumped ..." She added: "I could see people from all angles, banging and screaming for help".
Witnesses say they watched the fire engulf the lower floors of the 27-floor Grenfell Tower first before swiftly climbing its sides, as some trapped residents gazed helplessly out their windows at frozen onlookers below. More than 200 firefighters were deployed to put out the fire, which was still burning more than 11 hours after the alarm was raised. "The potential for a fire to break out in the communal area on the walkway does not bear thinking about as residents would be trapped in ...
Hodgkinson was shot at the scene and later died from his injuries. Mr. Sanders, in his remarks, pleaded for Americans to calm the heated debate. Across one Facebook page was a large smiling banner of Bernie Sanders . The FBI has not ruled out terrorism as a possible motive for Wednesday's shooting , but Rep. Mark Walker (R-North Carolina) told NBC that he thinks the "gunman was there to kill as many Republican members as possible".
Another witness recounted watching someone jumping from it. He told CNN it was not yet clear how many people were evacuated or how many people are receiving support. Witnesses said a baby was caught by a member of the public after being dropped from "the ninth or 10th floor" of the building. "Police said for anyone at the windows to wave a rag or something so the firemen could rescue them, but we thought, 'How are they gonna do that?'" "A gentleman ran forward and managed to grab the baby".
Hodgkinson was 66 years old, according to multiple sources online. CBS News is reporting that four people were shot. He and the Capitol police officers are receiving medical attention. When Scalise was shot he went down on the infield between first and second base, then dragged himself into the grassy outfield as the incident unfolded, leaving a trail of blood, Brooks said.
Joe Grossmann, the business' owner told HuffPost UK: "Watching the news this morning, it's just devastating". A long-time neighbour to the block, who saw the destruction unfold, said she at first feared terrorists were responsible. "I live in the area and just felt compelled to help, in whatever way we could". Witnesses said they saw a woman hold her baby out a window as fire and smoke surrounded her.
Six people were confirmed dead and the number is expected to rise, police said. A July 2014 newsletter for residents said the tower building was designed "according to rigorous fire safety standards" and recommended that in case of a fire residents should stay inside their apartments.
Two months later, however, Sessions played a role in the May 9 firing of Comey, following a White House meeting he attended with Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. "My understanding is that you took an oath", said New Mexico Democrat Martin Heinrich in some of the sharpest questioning of the day. FRANKEN: Yeah.
In a speech on Tuesday warning of growing "protectionist tendencies" worldwide, she said: 'It's important to us that we make progress on the German-Indian, or rather EU-Indian free trade agreement'. Following a grand celebration on completion of Modi government's 3 years at the centre, the PM will tour France, Spain and Russian Federation this week.
It's not clear if Sessions meant to pay penance to Trump after their relationship strained over the President's concerns that Sessions burned him by stepping aside from the Russian Federation probe - but he did a good job defending the White House anyway.
A device carried by the man as he shouted threats was not unsafe, they said. Heavily-armed police wearing helmets and body armour and carrying rifles boarded the plane and put the man under arrest. The man, who was carrying an unidentified black object at the time of the incident, was heard threatening to "blow up" the plane before he was pinned down and restrained with belts by fellow passengers on the plane.
Hodgkinson was taken into custody and has died, officials said. She was one of 13 who were wounded. "In the field, I see Representative Scalise is shot but moving and he's trying to drag himself through the dirt out into the outfield". Giffords said the shooting is an attack on all who serve and participate in democracy. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said at a Wednesday news conference that both officers were in "good condition" and hadn't suffered life threatening injuries.
Speaking from the White House, Trump said Qatar "has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level", reported Financial Times . "While current operations from Al Udeid Air Base have not been hindered or curtailed, the evolving situation is hindering our ability to plan for longer-term military operations", said Capt.
Senate were told Tuesday that they could no longer film interviews with senators in the hallways outside their offices, an abrupt break with precedent that has set off alarm bells for journalists and media watchdogs. Were Shelby to go forward with the new press restrictions, Klobuchar said she would oppose it, calling it an "assault on the First Amendment". Kevin Cirilli, chief Washington correspondent for Bloomberg TV, tweeted that he was informed that he could not stand outside ...
Criticism has also come from within May's own party, as a senior Conservative source was reported over the weekend as saying: " More and more colleagues are becoming distinctly uneasy about the idea of a formal pact with the DUP". Theresa May desperately needs the Democratic Unionist Party's 10 seats to pass legislation. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom which does not yet allow same-sex marriage, because the DUP has employed peace process powers known as ...
Raphael Varane was sent off before a penalty was sacked home by Kane , with Les Bleus rallying as Ousmane Dembele capped a fine display by wrapping up a 3-2 victory that left Southgate frustrated. The move mirrors a similar effort in London in November 2015, when England fans sang France's " La Marseillaise " before a game just four days after 130 people were killed in the Paris attacks.
Witnesses said they saw a woman hold her baby out a window as fire and smoke surrounded her. He says there was heavy smoke in the hallway and he couldn't find the stairs. The tower block is on the Lancaster West Estate, between Latimer Road Underground station and Westfield's White City shopping centre. "People were starting to appear at the windows, frantically banging and screaming" and one woman indicated she was going to drop the baby, Lamrani told Britain's Press Association news ...
An global peace conference began in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday with a minute-long silence in remembrance of terror victims as the death toll in last week's truck bombing rose sharply to 150. Afghanistan's president has again invited the Taliban to peace talks, calling it their "last chance" to give up their 16-year insurgency and join the political process.
In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything of this scale". Samira Lamrani, a witness, said a woman dropped a baby from a window on the ninth or 10th floor to people on the sidewalk. hearing screams". This means that (unless there is a fire in your flat or in the hallway outside your flat) you should stay inside your flat. "I just hope they have got everyone out", he said.
The blaze was mostly contained around 5 a.m. BST , though smoke reportedly poured from the building for hours after. "These questions are really important questions that need to be answered", Khan was quoted as saying. She said firefighters had only managed to get to the 19th and 20th storeys of the building. "Over 100 of our medics are working hard to respond to this incident, including ambulance crews, advanced paramedics, advanced trauma teams from London's Air Ambulance and those ...
Tory MSP Murdo Fraser, however, said Scots MPs would "work behind the scenes" to champion Scotland's interests on issues like immigration. Although the Nationalists remain by far the largest Scottish party in Westminster, they lost 21 MPs and nearly 500,000 votes compared to their performance in 2015.
K. Stalin , Congress leader K.R. Ramasamy (right) along with their party MLAs sit on a dharna on Kamarajar Salai in front of the State Assembly on June 14, 2017. High drama erupted in Tamil Nadu assembly on Wednesday with opposition DMK holding "mock auction" of MLAs and demanding to raise the issue of alleged horse-trading of legislators by the ruling AIADMK ahead of the February 18 trust vote .