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Author: 0 USA lawmaker, others in hospital after shooting at baseball practice

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.

Global Media House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, 3 others shot in Virginia
Author: 0 House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, 3 others shot in Virginia

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".

Global Media Keep faith with your shadow cabinet, Tribune chief tells Corbyn
Author: 0 Keep faith with your shadow cabinet, Tribune chief tells Corbyn

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 ".

Global Media Saudi king to meet Iraqi PM as regional tensions at high
Author: 0 Saudi king to meet Iraqi PM as regional tensions at high

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.

Author: 0 Malaysian family opens doors to London fire victims

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.

Author: 0 Sessions Tells Senate Little, is Accused of Impeding Probe

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.

Global Media Sessions defiant in Senate panel testimony
Author: 0 Sessions defiant in Senate panel testimony

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.

Author: 0 Trump claims 'total, complete vindication' after Comey testimony

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.

Author: 0 Russian official mocks James Comey testimony

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.

Author: 0 What Is The Congressional Baseball Game?

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.

Global Media DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents
Author: 0 DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents

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.

Author: 0 Six dead after blaze tears through west London residential tower

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.

Global Media French President Emmanuel Macron headed for overwhelming parliamentary majority
Author: 0 French President Emmanuel Macron headed for overwhelming parliamentary majority

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.

Author: 0 Fire in London apartment building leaves six dead, dozens hospitalized

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.

Author: 0 Benjamin Netanyahu Promises to Continue Settlement Activity in West Bank

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.

Global Media Trump admin amends travel ban date to keep legal battle alive
Author: 0 Trump admin amends travel ban date to keep legal battle alive

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.

Author: 0 Anti-govt rallies: Russian opposition leader sentenced, hundreds arrested

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.

Global Media DUP leader returns to Northern Ireland, talks continue
Author: 0 DUP leader returns to Northern Ireland, talks continue

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".

Author: 0 Who can fire special counsel Robert Mueller?

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 .

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions Testified Before the Senate Intelligence Committee

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.

Author: 0 Multiple Deaths In London High-Rise Blaze; Residents Had Warned This Would Happen

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.

Author: 0 Sessions calls allegations of collusion with Russia appalling

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.

Author: 0 Leahy miffed at Sessions for ducking committee appearance

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 ...

Author: 0 United Nations rights chief 'alarmed' by impact of Gulf crisis

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.

Author: 0 Children lost, baby thrown to safety in London blaze

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.

Author: 0 G7 Environmental Summit kicks off on Sunday but USA leaves early

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.

Global Media Congress leader dismissed for referring to Rahul Gandhi as 'Pappu'
Author: 0 Congress leader dismissed for referring to Rahul Gandhi as 'Pappu'

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 ".

Author: 0 Comey boosted case for obstruction charges against Trump: legal experts

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.

Global Media Udall On Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice
Author: 0 Udall On Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice

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 .

Author: 0 US Missile Defense Site Photographed by North Korean Drone

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.

Global Media Londoner Taken In 2nd Round In MLB Draft
Author: 0 Londoner Taken In 2nd Round In MLB Draft

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.

Author: 0 May keeps mum after DUP talks

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.

Global Media Low turnout but big majority ahead for Macron
Author: 0 Low turnout but big majority ahead for Macron

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.

Author: 0 Qatar opens channels with Oman ports

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.

Author: 0 Sessions Contradicts Comey on Key February Exchange

In a heated hearing of the Senate intelligence committee, Sessions refused to answer questions about his discussions with Donald Trump , on the grounds that the President could claim executive privilege over those discussions at a later date.

Author: 0 Plan to airlift 4000 cows to isolated Qatar to maintain milk supplies

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.

Author: 0 Four takeaways from Sessions' feisty testimony to Congress about Russia

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 .

Global Media 4 takeaways from Sessions' feisty testimony to Congress about Russia
Author: 0 4 takeaways from Sessions' feisty testimony to Congress about Russia

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.

Global Media London fire: Baby caught after being 'dropped to safety from tower'
Author: 0 London fire: Baby caught after being 'dropped to safety from tower'

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.

Global Media Local campaigners voice anger over London tower blaze
Author: 0 Local campaigners voice anger over London tower blaze

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.

Author: 0 Leahy angry Sessions canceled on appropriations hearing

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.

Author: 0 5 key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

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 .

Global Media South Korea names new minister to handle North Korea ties
Author: 0 South Korea names new minister to handle North Korea ties

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.

Author: 0 London fire: Six questions for the investigation

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.

Author: 0 May's key ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit

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.

Author: 0 I'm here as long as you want me, May says

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".

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