The unidentified suspect pulled the hammer from his backpack and injured a police officer on duty outside the cathedral, police union spokesman Yves Lefebvre told French news outlet BFM TV. Preliminary information indicated he had acted alone. Notre Dame, which is situated on the banks of the Seine river in the heart of Paris , draws 13 million visitors a year.
Cundy said an extensive area was sealed off around the decimated building, which was engulfed in flames in most parts from the second floor up to the roof. "There were people screaming "Help me". The trigger for the fire has been attributed to a faulty fridge on one of the lower floors - the third or fourth floor - however some eyewitnesses also reported seeing blue flames which could indicate a gas explosion.
I told him they were republicans . The gunfire injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others. None of South Florida's congressional delegation is on the baseball team this year and apparently none were present at the shooting.
Court records show that his legal trouble started in the 1990s. Hodgkinson had arrests in his background for a series of minor offenses and at least one more serious matter. Congressional leaders typically attend the event and former President Barack Obama - famous for shunning opportunities to rub shoulders with lawmakers - even went two years ago, watching from the Democratic dugout.
The resident, who said he was initially told to stay in place, said he fled the building once he realized how thick the smoke was. "The flames, I have never seen anything like it. A July 2014 newsletter for residents said the tower building was designed "according to rigorous fire safety standards " and recommended that residents stay inside their apartments in the case of a fire.
Christopher Ruddy, a Mar-a-Lago golfing buddy of the president who is frequently used by Trump to share the great man's thoughts, told CNN and others that Trump considers " Mueller is illegitimate as special counsel ". "I was sacked, in some way, to change - or the endeavor was to change the way the Russian Federation investigation was being conducted". The billionaire's delusion of grandeur, however, has the #Republican party partly to blame for feeding Trump's huge ego, ...
Her daughter has taken her by surprise by winning a grand slam so early in her career, but she recalled how it was a triumph 10 years in the making. "'And she said, 'Maybe one time I can become a champion here"'. "Of course I would like to win probably all of the grand slams ". Even in moments when she appeared dead to rights, like after the first set, she kept plugging along, eating back into the lead Halep built.
The White House also highlighted the fact Mr Comey stopped short of accusing Mr Trump of obstructing justice - a potentially impeachable offence. The House intelligence committee sent a letter to the White House demanding it inform the panel whether any tapes exist and turn them over by June 23.
Unusual security update for Windows XP MORE , National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers and former NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett have agreed to be interviewed as part of Mueller's probe, according to The Post . "While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so", deputy White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Tuesday when asked if Trump meant to fire Mueller.
One woman said her friend inside for three hours and was told by police to wait and put towels down to block the doors. Joe Walsh, 58, said he saw someone throw two children out of a window from the fifth or sixth floor. Mr Britzman said that while it was too early to say if it was a contributing factor, cladding would be "taken into account" when looking at the risk of external fire spread.
So far the London Ambulance service has confirmed 30 people have been taken to hospitals across the capital, but there are still "a significant number of people" unaccounted for. "A woman was gesturing that she was about to throw her baby and if somebody could catch her baby", Lamrani said. Andre Barrosso, a 33-year-old your local resident was quoted by The Independent where he said, "Muslims played a big part in getting a lot of people out".
The horrific scene that unfolded at Grenfell Tower in West London from early on Wednesday morning has raised questions about how such a fire could take hold of a building so quickly in 21st century Britain. Tamara, one witness, told the BBC , "There's people, like, throwing their kids out: 'Just save my children, just save my children!'" Some residents were seen using bedsheets to make their escape from the tower block.
Hodgkinson reportedly died of injuries resulting from a shootout with Capitol Police. Lawmakers who were at the practice said the shooting could have been much worse if the security detail was not there. She said he was using a long gun and exchanging fire with law enforcement officers, one of whom yelled for her to get down. And having no self-defense, the field was basically a killing field.
Alexandria police say other officers arrived three minutes after the first 911 call and two of them joined the gunfight, according to USA Today. Witnesses at the scene described the chaos, saying there were dozens of shots fired. The bravery and quick response of U.S. Capitol Police prevented Wednesday's shooting at a Northern Virginia baseball field from becoming a " massacre ", congressmen at the center of the terrifying ordeal said.
James T. Hodgkinson , 66, was fatally shot by police during the attack. The suspect was taken into custody at the Del Ray-area baseball field after exchanging gunfire with U.S. "Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nevada, said in a tweet , "@HouseDemocrats praying for our @HouseGOP @SenateGOP baseball colleagues after hearing about the horrific shooting".
The Greenock-born MP has been a Fife councillor since 2012 and worked as a human resources boss and executive coach. Owen Smith is set to be appointed shadow Northern Ireland secretary by Jeremy Corbyn , according to reports. "Our party is now on a permanent campaign footing in anticipation of the failure of Theresa May's attempt to establish a stable administration with the support of the DUP ".
Two days later, the suicide bombings and shootings in Tehran killed 17 people. Khamenei has made several statements denouncing the United States since the start of the holy month of Ramadan, while U.S. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced them as " repugnant ", saying Iranians were countering "terror backed by USA clients". With relations between two nations on the rocks, the 2015 nuclear deal, which was considered a breakthrough at the time it was struck, also came in play.
Authorities fear the death toll will rise, predicting " a complex recovery operation" in the coming days. The most important factor is ensuring the safety of those who were trapped, ensuring they are receiving the best medical treatment and also putting measures in place to ensure people have somewhere to stay at this incredibly hard time.
He said Trump fired him because of the FBI's investigation into alleged Russian collusion with his election campaign, and also accused the president of directing him to drop an investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , who was subsequently fired, as well.
The series of testimonies from that of the fired FBI Director James Comey , to that of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the Attorney General Jeff Sessions , are the latest in the unending drama that has been the 5-month-old Trump administration.
Trump's comment tracks with Republican talking points about the hearing, where the Republican National Committee and White House urged surrogates to emphasize the fact that Comey clearly said the President was never an explicit subject of the Russian Federation probe during his time at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Mr Comey had detailed this interaction in a memo, writing that the President told him: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". Meanwhile, the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee, which is also probing Russian election meddling, wrote Comey requesting his notes memorializing his conversations with Trump.
A shooting Wednesday morning at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., left the third-highest-ranking member of the House of Representatives lying at the edge of the outfield with a gun wound to his hip. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) told the Associated Press that the gunman had "a rifle of some sort. a lot of ammo". " Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers", he said.
Police said both men are USA citizens. The Trump administration has been forced to proceed carefully in handling the incident involving Turkey , a key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally. TheDC previously reported that he is the man in the video who kicks Lucy Usoyan, a protester, while she lies motionless on the ground. One video shows a man lean into a auto where Erdogan was sitting outside the residence, then signal to another man who then heads toward the protesters.
Nicky Paramasivan, who was in his seventh floor flat with his partner and child, said the advice issued to residents in the event of a fire was to stay in their flats. Some residents said that they did not hear smoke alarms go off, and it's not clear if the building had a working sprinkler system. Many residents banged on doors of sleeping neighbours and guided them to safety as the fire started to take hold of Grenfell tower , filling corridors with thick smoke, eyewitness said.
The final, second-round vote takes place next Sunday. Macron's Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, confidently declared Sunday night that the second round vote would give the assembly a "new face". The vote was marked by record low turnout of 49 per cent, reflecting the fatalism among Macron's opponents in the face of his seemingly unstoppable advance, experts said.
He said there were also faults in the heating and lighting systems, and 90 percent of residents had signed a petition in 2015 that was ignored. Advice given to the residents in Grenfell Tower appears to have been that they should stay in their homes and wait to be rescued because the building's structure should ensure the fire is compartmentalised.
Scuttled ships block the entrance to the Suez canal at Port Said during the Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt. During the Monday event, the Israeli demonstrators carried Palestinian flags as well as banners and signs reading, "There is another way", apparently referring to the possibility of the so-called two-state solution.
The state of Hawaii , which has challenged the ban, has suggested a shorter briefing schedule. "President Trump knows that the country he has been elected to lead is threatened daily by terrorists who believe in a radical ideology, and that there are active plots to infiltrate the U.S.
But across Russian Federation more than 100 protests inspired by him went ahead. Tens of thousands of people still took to the streets, and more than 1,500 were arrested . He said interference had prevented contractors from building a stage at the agreed venue. It's a tall order but there's no question Navalny has touched a nerve.
When senators on Tuesday asked Mr. Sessions if he had discussed the Russian Federation investigation or Mr. Comey's firing with Mr. Trump , Mr. Sessions refused to say. In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions contradicted a contention made by Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week.
Capitol Police officers. Alexandria police said a suspect in the shooting was in custody and "not a threat". "I went outside at 6:01 and I texted the folks I usually go with and they said they had to leave a little early, they leave by 6, so I went down in the basement to see if another member was driving out", Costello said.
DUP leader Arlene Foster is due to see May tomorrow for crunch talks, which could force the delay of the government's presentation of its legislative programme to parliament by Queen Elizabeth II, due on June 19. Sinn Fein MP Michelle Gildernew: "This new arrangement is very unsettling and people are concerned and anxious about what it may mean". "That is why we're ready to start very quickly".
Rosenstein would be the one to fire Comey, which he repeatedly assured senators Tuesday he would not consider without "good cause". "If there were not good cause, it would not matter to me what anybody said ", he said. "And I'm not going to speculate on what he will or will not do", Sekulow said. At the time , Sessions said he was recusing himself only because he was involved in the 2016 campaign as an adviser to the Trump campaign .
I've never received any detail briefing on how a hacking occurred or how information was alleged to have influenced the campaign. "The suggestion that I participated in any collusion.is an appalling and detestable lie ", Sessions said. Lawmakers grilled Sessions about his role in Comey's firing, his own involvement in the Trump campaign and his meetings with Sergey Kislyak , the Russian ambassador to the US.
They said an evacuation of the block was "underway" and at least two people were being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. "There were people banging on windows screaming, crying out for help". "Any lessons learnt from this will be borne out not just across London , across the United Kingdom - and lessons learnt globally". Emergency services were on the scene within six minutes of the alarm being raised and 200 firefighters were called in to tackle the blaze.
When asked about the issue by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sessions deferred to the President's account. "He was preparing for the stop here today", said Sanders. Comey said he began making memos of conversations with Trump because of his "lies, plain and simple". An apparent fracture on the committee even emerged when, after Chairman Richard Burr said they were intensely focused on Russian interference in the election, Sen.
Later, under question, he said, "I recused myself from any investigation into campaign for president but I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations". That means the presidency and the public will be subjected to even more of what we've seen so far - and it might just get worse. Part of that is that Sessions , obviously, was not in the room in Comey's one-on-one meetings with the president, where Comey said Trump directed him to back off the ...
A three-person Turkish military delegation arrived in Qatar yesterday to explore and prepare for the establishment of a military base to deploy Turkish military troops in Qatar, the Turkish General Staff announced in an official statement yesterday.
More than 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fought for hours to try to control the blaze , London's deadliest in a generation. NHS England said 74 people are being treated in six hospitals across the capital, of whom 20 are in critical care.
The same day as Trump's announcement , the states of New York , California, and Washington announced the formation of the United States Climate Alliance . Differences between the United States and other leading economies over climate change remain wide and are not likely to narrow, environment ministers from G7 countries said on Sunday.
Richard Shelby , R-Ala., Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate committees but it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation.
The WhatsApp message sent by Pradhan read, " Pappu could have joined hands with Adani, Ambani and Mallya but he did not do that". Pappu could have been a minister or even the Prime Minister, but he did not go down that road. He has been removed as President of the Meerut district and other party posts, according to newspapers. Meanwhile, Pradhan maintains that he has not send the message that refers Rahul Gandhi as " Pappu ".
However, as Trump didn't follow up the the comments or push the matter further, "it looks like what I called a pretty light touch", said Lankford. Comey said that after his firing he actually tried to spur the special counsel's appointment by giving a damning memo he had written about a meeting with Trump to a friend to release to the media.
Trump expressed best wishes to Scalise's family and praised Capitol Police, who defended the members of Congress from the attacker and took down the shooter. Capitol Police, first responders , and colleagues". And he also got a bit emotional while talking about one of the victims, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise .
In accordance with the agreement, Tokyo past year disbursed 1 billion yen (about $9 million) to a South Korean fund providing support for the affected women and their families. city? Prior to that, a teenage North Korean soldier defected in June 2015 . One of the two North Korean defectors in 2012 had to kill his platoon commanders before fleeing.
On Monday, the Orioles selected high school left-handed pitcher DL Hall out of Valdosta High School (Ga.) with the 21st overall pick. "We project seeing him in our starting rotation in the near future". He was named a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game First Team Senior Preseason All-American and to the Southeast - All Region First Team. Baumann, a 6-foot-4 junior, made 14 starts this year and had a 3.09 ERA with 97 strikeouts against 35 walks in 87 1/3 innings.
But a deal with the DUP also risks destabilizing Northern Ireland by increasing the influence of pro-British unionists. Ms Davidson said: "We do have to make sure that we invite other people in now". Michael Gove , former Brexit leave campaigner and now Environment Secretary , later confirmed to BBC television that he had discussed Brexit with Labour politicians.
French polling agencies are projecting that President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party crushed traditional rivals in the first round of parliamentary elections likely to drastically reshape French politics. Speaking to Xinhua, Madani Cheurfa, secretary general of the Center of Political Research of Sciences Po, said Macron's almost ideal performance since taking office significantly backed his camp's strong performance in the first round of the legislative election.
Both Saudi and Qatari officials appear to be seeking support from Ethiopia. "Whatever is related to the collective security of the Gulf countries, Qatar is ready to negotiate. Earlier Doha's 1 million population and their dairy needs were facilitated by Saudi Arabia but after the split, the transport routes were cut off by UAE and their two other allies.