Saudi news agencies said the talks were concerned with "bilateral relations and counter terrorism efforts", but Russia's state-run Tass news agency said Putin and King Salman discussed tensions around Qatar . Moody's Investors Service, for example, said it sees the potential to push up Qatar's borrowing costs. However, after Qatar was ostracised by the Gulf nations, the things have changed.
As the two spoke over one another in a tense exchange, Sessions told Harris, "I'm not able to be rushed this fast". The attorney general readily acknowledged his previously undisclosed meetings with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak , which led to his recusal from cases involving Russia and the Trump campaign early into his job .
Sessions' legal rationale for his silence was muddled, at best, and deliberate interference at worst, something Democrats accused him of. "You are not answering questions. And the attorney general's refusal to answer any individual question is not an invocation of the privilege; it is a pause to enable the president to determine whether to waive the privilege.
At least six people were killed and dozens more were injured when a huge residential building in London went up in flames on Wednesday. Some witness reports say children and a baby were seen being thrown out of windows amid the blaze. Helicopters hovered overhead and smoke hung over the scene. "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 agency.
Eyewitnesses said the fire trapped many residents in the building and a number of people dropped their children from the building or jumped themselves. "I watched another woman holding her baby out the window", Jody Martin told the BBC . "If the same concerns were had in a wealthy part of Kensington and Chelsea they would have got resolved, but here they didn't get resolved", said Collins.
Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee , scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. (1830 GMT), has the potential for high drama as the Russian Federation probe continues to dominate USA politics, sidelining President Donald Trump's domestic agenda.
Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) said . Despite Sessions' statement about the reasons for his recusal, the attorney general did not actually step aside from the Russia probe until March 2, the day after The Washington Post reported on his two previously undisclosed meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak .
In discussions with FIFA President Gianni Infantino this week, the South Korean President suggested a "regional bloc" including both Koreas, China and Japan could join forces to host the 2030 football World Cup . North Korea called the system a provocation aimed at bolstering USA military hegemony in the region. Speaking at the Federation Internationale de Football Association meeting yesterday, Moon said sport could play a role in easing tensions in the region.
A local action group have claimed the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower could have been prevented had their concerns about safety been listened to. Cotton described the fire as "unprecedented". 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.
Foster tweeted afterward that "discussions are going well with the government and we hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion". Foster will nearly certainly ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as part of the deal, as well as guarantees on support for pension plans and for winter fuel allowances for older people.
Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has tweeted that discussions with British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party are "going well" and that she hopes for a conclusion soon. Speaking in an interview with various European publications, Michel Barnier warned that time is "passing quicker than anyone believes - because the subjects we need to deal with are extraordinarily complex from a technical, judicial and financial point of view".
Thank you to our U.S. Capitol Police officers who work around the clock to protect and serve our country. The FBI is "exploring all angles" in the case, Special Agent in Charge Tim Slater said , responding to a question about whether the attack was an act of terrorism.
Trump said Scalise "was badly wounded and is now in stable condition". He said he grabbed Scalise's phone to call his wife. Capitol Police were also at the scene. "The incident lasted for approximately 10 minutes". "At that point, people were dropping. I'm sad that he was shot but he actually saved everybody's life by being there"'.
UPDATE: Scalise is out of surgery, listed as stable. She says she knows U.S. House leader Steve Scalise very well and plays basketball with him in the Congressional basketball game. "This morning, at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game, Whip Scalise was shot in the hip". The gunman reportedly fired approximately 50 shots that left at least five people injured.
The committee appears to have given her a pass , for now, but there are still plenty of discontented figures within the party and, as the late British PM Harold Wilson once quipped, "a week is a long time in politics". In March, before calling the election, May triggered the two-year timetable for Britain to leave the EU. Prime Minister Theresa May has made a joke at her own expense as Britain's House of Commons got underway - a reflection of her new humility following a disastrous snap ...
Erdogan dubbed the Saudi-led actions as tantamount to a "death penalty" imposed on Qatar, which he said was the target of a defamation campaign. Turkey had planned to increase military numbers in Qatar before the spat but MPs fast-tracked the measures last week.
This week Mr Comey is due to appear before the senate intelligence committee , which is looking into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election, and is expected to be asked about reported memos in which he described Mr Trump's requesting he curtail the investigation.
A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to return to an Australian airport after a mentally-ill passenger threatened to detonate a bomb and attempted to enter the cockpit, police said on Thursday. Ashton said the process took about 90 minutes and armed police then boarded the plane and arrested the suspect. "There appears to be no imminent threat to passengers, staff or public and the investigation is ongoing", police said.
Only an hour before, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had issued a very different message, calling on the Arab nations to immediately ease their blockade on Qatar. It wasn't immediately clear how Trump's sharp condemnation might affect U.S.co-operation with Qatar, which hosts some 10,000 US troops and a major USA air base that serves as a staging ground for operations in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Democratic process. Last week , Comey told the Senate committee that Trump had fired him to undermine the FBI's investigation of the Russian Federation matter. On Tuesday Sessions responded " I don't recall " to many questions that were thrown at him, at one point telling Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said did not "pass the smell test".
The mother and daughter had contended that the United Kingdom health secretary has the power to make provisions for Northern Ireland residents to access free NHS abortions in England . The Supreme Court in London. Angela Jackman, the solicitor who represented the mother and daughter, said the case highlighted the importance of the ECHR since the judges were so split on the issue of whether there had been a breach of human rights or not.
The Commission said in a statement that despite "repeated calls for action, these three countries remain in breach of their legal obligations and have shown disregard for their commitments to Greece , Italy and other member states". Despite these efforts, Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec told that any decision to punish the country over the quotas would lead to a loss of trust in the EU.
Police said that the gunman was shot and wounded and taken into custody. Scalise was fielding balls on second base when he was shot, Flake said . Brooks said that Scalise, 51, was down on the ground with what Brooks described as "a hip wound".
Mr. Ghani said the attack near the German embassy had not been aimed at a specific target but the whole of the diplomatic area in that part of the city. "We want to talk with the Taliban, but it is not an open-ended opportunity", Ghani said. He said that up to 11,000 foreign militants had allegedly arrived in Afghanistan in the last two years to fight for Daesh.
President Trump responded to the attack, saying that he and Vice President Pence are "deeply saddened by this tragedy". Pat Meehan of the state's 7th District were on the field in Arlington, Virginia, when a rifle-wielding man opened fire , shooting five people .
Hodgkinson was 66 years old, according to multiple sources online. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis of IL credited U.S. Capitol Police officers on the scene, saying had they not been there, it "would have been a massacre". Asked whether he thought it was a random shooting, Brooks told CNN: "It sure as heck wasn´t an accident". He told CNN that he tried to help Scalise, saying, "We used my belt to help put a tourniquet around his leg".
Rep. Ross was not at the GOP baseball practice because he had a scheduled physical in the DC area. At least five people were wounded, including Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana. "The security detail saved a lot of lives because they attacked the shooter". In a Tweet he said the congressman will recover. The shooter, James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, apparently volunteered on Sander's 2016 presidential campaign.
They recalled their diplomats earlier in the week, accusing Qatar of destabilizing the region through its relationship with Iran and its support of the Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi Arabia has also revoked Al Jazeera's operating license. Noting that Turkey and Qatar had enjoyed a degree of strategic cooperation - and had constantly upgraded their bilateral relations - since 2014, Al Shafi said: "Food and dairy products are being brought into Qatar on a daily basis, thanks largely to an ...
May vowed to stay on despite the poor results, and on Sunday unveiled a largely unchanged new cabinet, which met for the first time on Monday. The Prime Minister has been criticised for the campaign she ran during the snap election, which ended with the Tories losing their majority in the Commons and having to strike a deal with the DUP .
Ambulance officials say 74 people were being treated in hospitals across London for a range of injuries and smoke inhalation. "It's the most terrifying thing I've ever seen". Many rushed into the building wearing breathing tanks, searching floor by floor for survivors even amid concerns that the structure could collapse. The £8.7 million (9.9 million euro, $11 million) refurbishment of the block was completed previous year and included new windows and heating system.
Lordy, I hope there are tapes. "I don't think it's appropriate to deal with those kind of hypotheticals", Sessions said when asked by Senator Susan Collins of Maine about whether he felt comfortable with Trump's comments to NBC News that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind when he fired Comey.
After the game, the VICE crew and the players were rushed across Pyongyang unexpectedly for a dinner with Kim and other members of North Korea's government. And Yun was dispatched to North Korea and visited Warmbier with two doctors on Monday, and demanded his release. Authorities said he was caught on camera trying to steal a propaganda banner from a hotel.
Mr Sessions, who was appointed as Donald Trump's top justice official, said he did not recall meeting the Russian ambassador to the United States at an April event in the Mayflower Hotel in Washington attended by the USA president, contrary to recent media reports.
We should be rightly proud of them'. High-rise buildings are created to resist fire , stop the spread of smoke and provide a safe means of escape. "This is particularly important for the more vulnerable members of our communities, such as the over-60s, under-fives and people with mobility issues".
The suspect, James Thomas Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, died in a Washington hospital after a shootout with police. "Hodgkinson has a varied arrest record in St. It is being speculated that Wednesday's attack on a GOP congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia was connected to left-wing rhetoric against U.S.
Sessions is expected to face sharp questions from his former Senate colleagues about his role in FBI Director James Comey's firing, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to step aside from the investigation involving Moscow and the Trump campaign.
Since the deadly attack on the Quebec City mosque in January, dozens of hate incidents targeting Muslim communities have been reported across Canada, including vandalism of homes and mosques, and anti-Muslim rallies held in major cities. In contrast, in Ontario, which historically records close to half the total number of hate crimes in Canada (46%), the number of police-reported hate crimes declined by 5% from 2014.
Two women who live nearby watched the blaze break out described the horror of seeing people leap from the tower to save themselves. Residents were told to stay in their apartments in the event of fire, the Independent reported. "I'm 100 meters away and I'm absolutely covered in ash", eyewitness George Clarke told the BBC. Despite that incident, no attention was paid to fire precaution and safety, they said.
He added: "You've got to assume he knew what he was doing here". At the same time, Brooks said, he heard Scalise scream from second base that he had been shot. Members described Scalise dragging himself roughly 15 yards away from second base, where he had been playing, and lying there until the shooter was neutralized, at which point some of them ran to assist him and apply pressure to the wound until he could be evacuated.
On Thursday, Iran's Intelligence Ministry claimed that all five attackers had fought for the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria and described them as being "long affiliated with the Wahhabi", a form of Sunni Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia.
Congressional aide Zachary Barth, who was among those shot during a GOP baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, took to Facebook to say he was "okay" and recovering from the injury. Roger Williams' congressional district stretches from Austin to Fort Worth and includes Burnet County. The suspect was shooting at members and staff on the field.
Less than one month into Trump's presidency, Pelosi said that said while she has not seen a completed case for his impeachment, a "very scientific, methodical way" was being created to help the Democrats achieve this aim. "It is that humanity that will win the day, and it always will. God bless". He ended his address: "Resolve to come together, to lift each other up and to show the country, to show the world that we are one house, the people's house, united in our humanity".
Officials estimated that 10 people died after a three-storey building collapsed after a landslide in the Lunglei district of Mizoram, and two others were killed by electrocution in Guwahati . The Khawthlang Tuipui river inundated 350 houses within the sub-division, including 121 houses in Tlabung town. The whole of south Mizoram - Serchhip, Lunglei, Lawngtlai and Siaha districts and eastern Champhai district bordering Myanmar remained cut off from the rest of the country for the third day ...
In calling a general election three years early, May had hoped to boost her slim majority ahead of Brexit talks starting later this month. That is because she is also trying to schedule the formal debate of her new government programme for next week and had on Monday yet to agree a final deal with the small Northern Irish Protestant party on whose support she will rely in parliament.The top civil servant in Davis's Brexit ministry, Oliver Robbins, and Britain's EU envoy met chief EU Brexit ...
Paul International Airport have drawn criticism from passengers on board an American Airlines flight for their handling of an unconscious passenger. Meanwhile, other passengers refuted the claim that she was exposed or that the EMT crew did anything wrong. "From our standpoint everything was handled according to the textbook", he said.
Scalise was shot in the hip and flown to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he underwent surgery. My thoughts and prayers go out to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and the others injured during this heinous act. "He was a sitting duck". Scalise, the House majority whip, is the No. 3 ranking Republican in Congress, which merits the security detail. Democratic Rep.
He also alleged to have never conversed with Comey about his job performance prior to his firing. "I am not stonewalling , I am following the historic policies of the Department of Justice ", Sessions said . 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.
The group of right-wingers held a similar ceremony past year during Trump's presidential election campaign, where they prayed for the success of their favored candidate. The photo exhibition - purportedly aimed at celebrating the US president's whole life - will include images of Trump dating as far back as his childhood.
That remark came after revelations that Sessions had met with Russia's ambassador to the USA last year, despite testifying under oath during a confirmation hearing that he "did not have communications with the Russians". Mr Sessions did not verbally respond to his request, Mr Comey said. But they hope the hearing offers a chance to at least get Sessions on the record as either answering or dodging answers about pivotal events related to Comey and the FBI's investigation.
Another witness, Saimar Lleshi, saw people tying together sheets in an attempt to escape. "I saw people jumping out of their windows, the building was literally on fire, the ambulances, the police". Ayyub Asif told CNN his family lived on the 18th floor and as soon as he saw the flames from his own house, miles away, he ran toward the blaze. She said the first fire trucks were on the scene within six minutes.