Davidson's Scottish Conservatives however gained 12 more lawmakers, giving her some clout on the direction of policy in the Westminster government. However, there are divisions on Brexit within Scottish Tory ranks. However, Davidson is not expected to call on every member of her Scottish group to vote as a bloc on other United Kingdom wide or worldwide matters, such as social or moral issues, or the trade, immigration or treaty parts of the Brexit deal.
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.
James Comey conducted an investigation into the Trump administration's alleged "ties to Russia" - a charge both the White House and the Kremlin have repeatedly denied. There's nothing among them that describes the sort of conversation that Trump had with Comey about Flynn and loyalty. "One hundred per cent", Mr Trump said.
He testified that Trump invited him to a private dinner at the White House on January 27, where the president said, "I need loyalty". Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "Political punters are starting to think it's genuinely a case of when and not if Trump has to wave goodbye to the White House, and they're willing to stake money that could be tied up for almost four years".
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a slew of criticism after a failed election campaign left her short of a parliamentary majority and fighting for survival as the clock ticks down to the start of Brexit talks. "I don't think we should talk about some prolongation of the deadline", he said in Prague. On Thursday night, the Conservative Party lost their majority in a stunning upset that is being attributed to political activism spurred by the Brexit horror, and a voter ...
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords took to Twitter to share her thoughts in the wake of a gunman opening fire on Republican members of Congress practicing for an upcoming charity baseball game against Democrats. "We are just regular people" outside of Capitol Hill, Paul said. This is an active scene, with lots of witnesses to interview - Alexandria Sheriff's Department, Capitol Police, FBI are involved in the investigation.
As discussion continued, a leading business organization said the political uncertainty is leading to a "dramatic drop" in confidence. Secretary of State James Brokenshire and DUP leader Arlene Foster are both in London for talks on the confidence and supply deal that would enable Theresa May's minority government to function.
Donald Trump has finally broken his silence on sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's testimony to the US Senate Intelligence Committee. "I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance". He further denied ever asking Comey for his "loyalty", contradicting Comey's detailed sworn testimony about a private dinner the two men had in the White House.
Everything from Putin and Obama to Merriam Webster and Urban Dictionary was tapped for these jokes. "The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant", Spicer told reporters during a press briefing when asked about the tweet.
It was not immediately known what caused the fire. "As I was going down the stairs, there were firefighters, truly unbelievable firefighters that were actually going upstairs, to the fire, trying to get as many people out of the building as possible", he told the BBC .
Rachel Sheard, who was casting her vote near the site of Saturday's attack in London , said the election had not gone as expected - and that it certainly wasn't about Brexit . The surprising shift in the British political landscape leaves the country with no clear majority party. "People have said they have had quite enough of austerity politics", he said, repeating his campaign promises to push for better funding for health and education.
Sessions heads to Capitol Hill in a perilous position with his boss, with USA media reporting Trump has grown displeased with his attorney general, notably for his recusal on the Russian Federation probe. Addressing allegations that he had unreported meetings with Russian officials while he advised the Trump campaign, Sessions said he had already acknowledged two meetings previous year with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak .
Sessions said no. "What would you have done?" Throughout the questioning, Sessions defended himself and refused to discuss any details of conversations he has had with President Trump. In general, as with most of the Russia-related hearings conducted by Congress, it was a tale of two parties. "I did not have any private meetings, nor do I recall any conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel".
Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe is going to use his summer break to discuss his future with his family. Madrid are believed to be the club closest to sealing his signature, where he would work under compatriot Zinedine Zidane, though he was more coy when asked specifically about those links.
Mattis was not the first senior official of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to publicly warn of a dire prospect for the security situation in Afghanistan . House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Vice Admiral James Syring, the head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said that "the advancements in the last six months have caused great concern to me and others, in the advancement of and demonstration of technology of ballistic missiles from North Korea".
The "supply and confidence" deal would see the DUP back the Conservatives in votes on the Budget and confidence motions. Theresa May has told Tory MPs "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who will get us out of it", two sources present at the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee meeting have confirmed.
The US ambassador to Qatar said Tuesday that she is resigning her post in Doha amid the worst diplomatic crisis involving Washington's Persian Gulf allies in years. He said the list would likely include Qatari sanctions on bank accounts of individuals that Qatar's neighbors have already sanctioned - and possibly on the banks themselves.
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea in what would be his first trip to the country since President Donald Trump took office. Shortly after this segment aired, news emerged that North Korea was releasing the American, Otto Warmbier . Sen. Rob Portman of OH said in a statement that Tillerson had confirmed to him Warmbier's release.
Ruddy tried to explain to Real Clear Politics about how he decides to share some things and not others from his conversations with Trump , saying, "I make a decision as to what I think he would like or not like, if I share something he said".
And while he had recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, Sessions insisted, "I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations". "So I need to be correct as best I can", Sessions said. Sessions said he walled himself off and never got briefed on any investigative details starting on February 10, the day after he was sworn in.
Not only did she push him to discuss his role in the firing James Comey despite having recused himself from the Russian Federation investigations - "this Russian Federation thing" being the reason Comey was sacked - Senator Dianne Feinstein also made it clear that Mr Sessions' choice to avoid answering some questions when he could just say no says a lot.
I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance. "Who would do that?" King said either his House Intelligence Committee or the House Judiciary Committee will look into whether Comey broke the law when he admittedly leaked his Trump meeting memos to a friend, who then released them to the New York Times.
Since then, more than 64 people have been taken to hospitals, and 20 are in critical care units, the London Ambulance Service says. He said it did not look like fire crews were able to get past the fourth floor - and spraying the building with water had not had much effect.
Monday's Moscow demonstration had been authorized at a different location, but late Sunday night Navalny told his followers to move it to the city's central Tverskaya street, where they did not have permission, arguing authorities had tried to sabotage the event.
Turkey views the Kurdish YPG militia within the Syrian Democratic Forces as a terrorist group aligned with militants who have fought an insurgency in southeast Turkey since 1984. The statement will say that a major attack on the city of Raqqa, Syria is planned by a US-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters. On April 4, a USA military source says an airstrip has been prepared in Kurdish-controlled zones for use by C-17 cargo planes.
Mo Brooks, R-Ala., in an interview on CNN. As news broke Wednesday morning of multiple people being shot at a congressional baseball team practice, members of Nebraska's congressional delegation expressed their concern. On Twitter, he described Mr Scalise as "a true friend and patriot" who was "badly injured but will fully recover". "By him being there, he probably saved everybody else's life", he added.
The cause of the fire was not known at this stage, London Fire Brigade said. Muna Ali, 45, said: "The flames, I have never seen anything like it, it just reminded me of 9/11". He said he was alerted to the fire not by fire alarms but by people on the street below, shouting "don't jump, don't jump". The charred structure still had pockets of flame rising from several storeys as desperate efforts to bring the blaze under control continued.
A witness to the London tower inferno grabbed an axe and entered the building's second storey through a window in a bid to save residents. Samira Lamrani said: "The windows were slightly ajar, a woman was gesturing that she was about to throw her baby and if somebody could catch her baby".
Good sources of information on displaying the flag include the Elks Lodge, which created the idea of Flag Day, the American Legion, and any Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop. National Flag Day is an important time in our country's history that is not observed as closely as other holidays, but it's just as important. As we each have a birthday, our nation's flag, "The Stars and Stripes", also has a birthday.
Russian Federation has denied repeatedly that it interfered in the US election, and Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign with Moscow. Kamala Harris was cut off by her Republican colleagues while posing questions at a Senate intelligence committee hearing.
I mean, she said vote for me, and I'll be a strong and stable leader in the Brexit negotiations. May's office said Saturday that the Democratic Unionist Party , which has 10 seats in Parliament, had agreed to a "confidence and supply" arrangement with the government.
Del Potro is 3-6 against Murray all time, but has taken two of the last three matches from the top-seeded Murray. Murray leads 6-3 in head-to-head over Del Potro, and he has also won the two most important meetings between the players. "He is one of the smartest guys on the circuit". In remaining third-round men's play, seventh-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia swatted aside Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-3, 6-3.
People don't want to see what's going on. Of Trump and even his closest lieutenants, Stone said "they don't speak with one voice". "We are going to stop these other countries from coming in and killing our companies-American steel will get more and bigger".
The prime minister may not be present as the talks continue because she is heading to Paris for a meeting with newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron. Labour's unexpectedly strong second-place showing has thrown national politics into disarray. It comes as the Northern Ireland assembly remains gridlocked over talks to restore power-sharing between Sinn Féin and the DUP.
The DUP , which is Northern Ireland's largest unionist party, won 10 seats in last week's election, enough to give the Conservatives a slim majority in the House of Commons. Before the election, May proposed a clean break from the European Union , involving withdrawal from Europe's single market, limits on immigration and a bespoke customs deal with the EU.
But what we don't know-and what there is high speculation brewing around-is if the Warriors will actually make the traditional visit to the White House . And forward David West made it clear Trump went against his belief system . The Warriors would be the first National Basketball Association champions to travel to Washington since President Donald Trump took office.
The meeting with the rank-and-file, some of whom have called for May to step aside sooner rather than later, was brought forward a day. The Conservatives have to rely on the support of 10 DUP MPs after they fell eight seats short of winning an overall majority in the June 8 snap general election .
Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee , which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, said Comey's motivation "may have been a good one". "Now, is it possible under some odd scenario that since Jim Comey has left an investigation has started?" "I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance".
Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, noted the former Marine general strongly supported such spending when he was in uniform as a complement to military force. The US and Russian Federation, which backs the government in Damascus, are communicating with each other exclusively to ensure the safety of their planes in the air, because the National Defense Authorization Act restricts any kind of military cooperation, Dunford said - adding that Mattis could waive that restriction for ...
Joanna O'Connor, a local resident, told Sky News: "At about 2am woken up by screaming, sirens and helicopters". "I watched flames burst out of our window and our flat was engulfed in flames", he said. A number of unofficial online crowd funds have sprung up, many of which have already raised thousands to help the survivors of the fire. You could hear people screaming.
Mr Trump cryptically refused to say whether those private exchanges were taped - a matter at the heart of the conflicting accounts of what passed between them at a time when Mr Comey was leading an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign.
With stronger evidence, Trump could face the same sort of criminal allegations that forced president Richard Nixon to resign in 1973, and saw Bill Clinton impeached by the House of Representatives but survive a Senate trial in 1998-99. "Something about the way I was conducting it, the president felt, created pressure on him that he wanted to relieve". In his testimony, Comey detailed three one-on-one meetings with Trump in January and February, one of them a dinner.
Qatar on Monday asked the United Nations' aviation agency to intervene after three Gulf states closed their airspace to Qatari planes as part of their attempt to isolate Qatar. "Let's stop fooling ourselves". That was the pointed question Saudi King Salman raised during a meeting with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif today. The deal in U.S.
Democrats voiced frustration with Sessions' refusal to answer questions about his conversations with President Trump about the decision to fire Comey . "I'm not going to say 'I want you to pledge allegiance, '" he said. Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Ron Wyden of OR gave cable news interviews in which they called for Sessions to be fired OR have him tender his resignation.
The Conservatives , led by Theresa May , are now in talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) to forge an informal alliance. However, George Osborne , a former finance minister who is now editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper and a vocal critic of May, said she appeared a " dead woman walking ".
But voters soured last year on the governor's policies, ousting two dozen of his allies from the Legislature and giving more power to Democrats and moderate Republicans who then backed this year's tax increase. The Kansas Legislature overrode Brownback's veto Tuesday night, with a 27 to 13 vote in the Senate and 88 to 31 vote in the House. The Senate earlier voted for an override, with exactly a two-thirds majority.
SEOUL-South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Sunday nominated a former navy chief as his defense minister, the president's office said , as the government faces challenges tackling North Korea's rapidly developing weapons program. Last month, a top American military commander in Seoul said the deployment of THAAD in South Korea is seen as a critical part of efforts to lessen North Korea's leverage from asymmetric weapons.
That was a welcome correction to Heinrich, although he did note that he wondered why it wasn't offered to begin with, and lambasted Sessions for refusing to answer questions about his conversations with Trump despite the president not having invoked executive privilege .
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. "If merely being a supporter of the President's during the campaign warranted recusal from involvement in any matter involving him, then most typical presidential appointees would be unable to conduct their duties", he said at the time.
Comey also said he told Sessions that he did not want to be left alone with Trump , because he didn't think it was appropriate for the president and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to have private meetings. "I am not stonewalling ", Sessions replied. "I did not have any private meetings, nor do I recall any conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel", said Sessions .