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A stunning victory for Emmanuel Macron in the French Parliament election

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The result would give Macron one of the largest parliamentary majorities since the end of the Second World War. His fledgling Republic on the Move! - contesting its first-ever election and fielding many candidates with no political experience at all - was on course to deliver him a legislative majority so crushing that Macron's rivals fretted that the 39-year-old president will be able to govern France nearly unopposed for his full five-year term. Lire la suite »

Jeff Sessions: I Did Not Recuse Myself From Defending My Honor

Sessions has landed center stage in the ongoing controversy and criminal investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation because of a question Minnesota Senator Al Franken asked five months ago. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico repeatedly said Mr Sessions' answers amounted to "obstructing" the congressional probe and his refusal to answer was without justification. Lire la suite »

Sessions faces tough questions from Senate panel

With more on this and other news around the world we turn to Ro Aram. Franken didn't join the calls for Sessions to resign, but he did say no less than three times that Sessions testify before the committee that he sits on. Sessions also claimed that he had informally recused himself since he was confirmed to lead the Justice Department. "I am following the historic policies of the Department of Justice". Lire la suite »

Fire engulfs 24-storey residential building in London, occupants trapped

Images have emerged of people looking out of windows in the tower. "That's when I noticed the fire from outside when I looked out the window". "I grabbed my little girl and ran down the stairs", he said . But several residents reported one man had said it started in his faulty fridge. "The building needed to be brought up to date with new kitchens and new heating systems", he said, adding that safety certificates had been issued and the council had been "told it had all been brought up to ... Lire la suite »

Sessions denies secret Russian Federation meetings

Sessions previously admitted to meeting Kislyak on two other occasions after initially saying during his confirmation hearing that he'd never met with Russian officials. 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". Lire la suite »

Student released by North Korea now at hospital

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Yun's visit came amid heightened tensions over North Korea's defiant pursuit of advanced military technologies, but US media reports said , his mission, directly ordered by Trump, was centered on the 22-year-old student's immediate release on humanitarian grounds. Lire la suite »

Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'

Sessions said he "racked my brain" and had no meeting with any Russian in his capacity as a Trump campaign adviser. Sessions said he did not recuse himself because he felt he was a subject of the investigation himself but rather because he felt he was required to by Justice Department rules. Lire la suite »

London Firefighters Battling Massive High-Rise Blaze

The whole building is engulfed in flames". 'The cause of the fire in London is yet to be confirmed and will likely involve a lengthy investigation. He told CNN it was not yet clear how many people were evacuated or how many people are receiving support. Mickey Paramasivan, who was in his seventh floor flat with his partner and child, said: "If we'd listened to them and stayed in the flat we'd have perished". Lire la suite »

Un élu blessé — Fusillade à Washington

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Steve Scalise , le parlementaire touché, est le majority whip à la Chambre des représentants, celui chargé de veiller à ce que les élus de son parti soient présents et votent en fonction des consignes. Sur Twitter, le porte-parole de la Maison Blanche, Sean Spicer, a indiqué sur Twitter que le président Donald Trump et le vice-président, Mike Pence, sont tenus de l'évolution de la situation en temps réel. Lire la suite »

Mercedes-AMG G63 Edition 463 launched at Rs 2.17 crore

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German carmaker Mercedes has launched the Mercedes-AMG G63 "Edition 463" and the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 in India . "One man, one engine" is more than a guiding philosophy for Mercedes-AMG, it's a pedigree of performance. The highlight stitching is colour coordinated across the cabin and it gets the AMG carbon fibre trims as well. The G63 Edition 463 can also be customised from the plethora of options offered by Mercedes' design platform. Lire la suite »

Comey was unabashed, but pay attention to what he didn't say

Comey also made a point that Trump had asked him multiple times to express "loyalty" to him. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director testified that he kept notes on his meetings with the president because he was concerned Trump might lie about the nature of their conversations. Lire la suite »

Qatar denounces 'illegal siege' by Gulf neighbours as crisis drags on

Qatar, which imported 80 percent of its food from bigger Gulf Arab neighbours before the diplomatic shutdown, has been talking to Iran and Turkey to secure food and water. Nauert refused to say whether Washington regards Qatar as a sponsor of terror or whether the closure of the border and ban on Qatari flights in Saudi airspace amount to a "blockade". Lire la suite »

Lynch action on Clinton inquiry 'totally illegal'

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During his remarks, the former FBI director explained that his decision to publicly announce his findings in the Clinton probe in July 2016 was partly prompted by Lynch asking him to describe the investigation as a "matter". Now, Trump is raising stakes on the issue, claiming that what Lynch did was "totally illegal". The White House did not immediately return an inquiry about whether the president wants Lynch to be charged with a crime. Lire la suite »

Did Trump's Personal Lawyer Get Preet Bharara Fired?

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Once the president landed in New Jersey for a visit to a Trump golf club in Bedminister, the White House largely went silent. "You know, it doesn't bother me". "It was a little bit uncomfortable, but he was not the president, he was only the president-elect ". "The main point that people should be focusing on, from what I can see, is that you have uncontroverted from someone who was under oath that on at least one occasion, the President of the United States cleared a room of his vice ... Lire la suite »

Sessions confirms part of Comey's story about private talk with Donald Trump

Trump's pledge to offer sworn testimony to Mueller came in a press conference the day after Comey's testimony before the Senate intelligence committee. "We will leave it to the appropriate authorities to determine whether these leaks should be investigated", he said. That's a pretty easy choice. "Those are his exact words, correct", Comey responded. Lire la suite »

Massive fire engulfs apartment tower in London

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The building is the Grenfell Tower in the North Kensington area. The fire commissioner, Dany Cotton said , "This is an unprecedented incident". "The whole building is just crumbling". Smoke rises from the fire at the Grenfell Tower apartment block in North Kensington, London . Three hours after the fire started, police said people were continuing to be evacuated from the tower. Lire la suite »

'Anxiety and fear' over Tory-DUP deal: Sinn Fein

Downing Street said Cabinet ministers had discussed the Government's legislative programme when they met earlier but refused to be drawn on discussions about plans to deal with the DUP . May is due to begin Brexit negotiations with Brussels on June 19 in a weaker position than before the June election. May wants to negotiate the divorce and the future trading relationship with the European Union before Britain leaves in March 2019, followed by what she calls a phased implementation ... Lire la suite »

Manhunt for 2 Inmates Who Allegedly Murdered Officers

One of the inmates disarmed and fatally shot both correctional officers before the two prisoners made off with.40-caliber Glock pistols from the slain guards , commandeered a passenger vehicle that was stopped nearby and fled the scene, according to police and corrections officials. Lire la suite »