Hisham al-Hashimi, a Baghdad-based expert who advises several Middle East governments on Islamic State affairs, said he was skeptical about Russia's claim on Saturday. US Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said: "We have no information to corroborate those reports". "We can not confirm these reports at this time", said US Army Colonel Ryan S.
Among the questions being asked are whether the owner of the building took any shortcuts in its use of construction materials, including the installation of external cladding, part of a renovation completed a year ago, that may have accelerated the fire's spread: It took only 15 minutes to take hold across the tower block.
North Korea, a one-party state that maintains prison camps and has a dire record on human rights, has for decades pursued a nuclear weapons programme, despite global condemnation and successive rounds of United Nations sanctions. "This clearly shows that the U.S.is a felonious and lawless gangster state", he added. KCNA also called into question the suitability of NY as the home of the UN.
This came after Syrian regime SU-22 dropped bombs near Syrian Democratic Force fighters. The shootdown was near Tabqa, a Syrian town in an area that has been a weekslong focus of fighting against IS militants by the SDF as they surround the city of Raqqa and attempt to retake it from IS.
Brian Schatz about the scope of Sessions' recusal, Rosenstein said Sessions "actually does not know what we're investigating, and I'm not going to be talking about it publicly". From what I know of his reputation, he's an honest, no-nonsense, effective prosecutor. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "Chris speaks for himself".
Macron's party, The Republic on the Move, is headed to an outright majority in the 577-seat Parliament after a strong showing last week in the first round of elections . While French voters have handed past presidents large majorities in parliament, what's different this time is that Macron's party is splitting - and therefore weakening - the opposition.
A Reuters witness saw at least one person being loaded into an ambulance. Police said they had been called to reports of the collision just after midnight on Monday morning. Transportation officials said roads were being closed in the area. She said the road was "backed up" with police cars, ambulance and fire engines.
South Korea's military has reportedly found a suspected North Korean spy drone within its borders. The missiles are part of the fourth new missile system North Korea claims they have introduced and tested this year. These tests have become a difficulty for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has shown interest in reaching out to North Korea. The type of anti-ship cruise missile that North Korea tested on June 9 is created to fly at a low altitude, making it a potent weapon against ...
That's why we're ready to start very quickly. 'Discussions are going well with the government, ' Foster said on Twitter . May had called the vote early in hopes of strengthening her majority going into talks on exiting the European Union , but instead found herself in negotiations with a small party in Northern Ireland in order to stay in power.
Scott Applewhite, File). Mr Scalise was shot as he fielded at second base during practice for an annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game . MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Steve Scalise remains in critical condition but has improved.
But a deadly fire at a tower block in London could delay the announcement of any deal, BBC political reporter Norman Smith said. With her tally of Conservative MPs slashed to 317 in last week's poll, Mrs May needs the backing of the DUP's 10 members to reach the 320 required for a working majority in the Commons .
Many on the Republican side were fresh from the horror of the ballfield shooting rampage a day earlier. The Republicans got smoked 11-2, but there were no winners or losers last night. Steve is our friend, he's a patriot, and he is a true fighter. Two of Hodgkinson's victims were severely wounded. Sue Hodgkinson told reporters outside her IL home Thursday that she was busy with her job and didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson , did between January and ...
The numbers favoured Team New Zealand throughout the afternoon and they were reflected in the final results, with the Kiwis finished 30 seconds ahead of Oracle in the first race and one minute 28 seconds in the second. Team New Zealand managed to hold on following a failed protest from Oracle. Four years ago, New Zealand were eventually overhauled by an Oracle team that featured Britain's Ben Ainslie as tactician in what is regarded as one of sport's great comebacks.
May is under pressure after the Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's election . May, jolted by the electoral setback, however, remained defiant to calls for her resignation and vowed to form a minority government with the informal backing of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ).
More than $50 million of Trump's liability comes from the president's purchase of the Old Post Office , a landmark historic property in downtown Washington , which he recently redeveloped into a hotel. President Donald Trump's real estate empire is making millions. Officials must disclose values on the form in ranges that top out at $US50 million.
Jurors asked for testimony about a detective's interview with Cosby in early 2005. Constand testified that the pills left her disoriented and unable to resist. They also wanted to hear Cosby's wording when he referred to the three pills as "friends", as well as Constand's initial statements to authorities in Canada.
The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve sanctions against Russian Federation for its alleged interference in the 2016 election. Instead of giving any warning to the Trump administration, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-K.Y., cast blame on Obama and praised the bill's bipartisan nature.
Another production that was celebrated last night was the revival of Hello Dolly! which starred the phenomenal actress, Bette Midler . The Dear Evan Hansen star took home the coveted award for best actor in a musical on Sunday at the Tony Awards - and his family couldn't have been more excited.
NBC and Netflix ditched projects involving him while TV Land removed reruns of "The Cosby Show" from its programming schedule. Outside the courthouse, the family's PR rep read her prepared statement: "How do I describe the district attorney?" They repeatedly asked a judge for a mistrial on Friday.
A man with a knife has been arrested by armed police outside the Palace of Westminster . The Metropolitan Police then discharged a Taser after the man allegedly reached for a knife. "The guy was on the ground on his front on the pavement alongside Parliament Square", the witness said. "There was lots of shouting, a bit of confusion, Carriage Gates were quickly closed and now there are armed police surrounding the chap who was on the floor".