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Focusing on the immediate impact for workers' finances, TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady noted that with real wages falling for the second month in a row, "this soon be in the middle of another cost of living crisis". Hiring was driven by the private sector - total public sector employment fell to 5.4m in March, a drop of 7,000 on the quarter and of 20,000 on the year.
  • Steve Merczynski: US Attorney General denies meeting with Russian ambassador

    Steve Merczynski: US Attorney General denies meeting with Russian ambassador

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    Sessions continued to insist that he could both recuse himself from the FBI's Russian Federation investigation and support the dismissal of Comey as the FBI director. His refusals to comment, including about conversations with Trump on Comey's firing, repeatedly irked committee Democrats. The attorney general on March 2 recused himself from the FBI investigation into Russia's role in the election, saying he felt he was required to do so because he had been a prominent figure in Trump's ...
  • North Korea 'Not Far' From Testing Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

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    Leader Kim Jong-un said in his New Year's address that the regime is "in the final stage of" preparing to test-fire an ICBM . SEOUL-South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Sunday nominated a former navy chief as his defense minister, the president's office said, as the government faces challenges tackling North Korea's rapidly developing weapons program.
  • Sessions: Comey was wrong to leak Flynn memo

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    He also declined to say if Trump opposed Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe in March, and whether Justice Department officials discussed possible presidential pardons of individuals being looked at in the probe.
  • Sessions denies secret Russian Federation meetings

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    NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins us in studio. "No", said Sessions, followed by a giggle and laughter in the audience. When asked by Cotton whether the collusion of a sitting United States senator and a foreign ambassador would ever appear in one of these "fantastical situations", like a clandestine meeting at the Mayflower Hotel, Sessions used another literary reference to demonstrate what he sees as the ridiculousness of such a theory.
  • Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'

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    Asked about media reports that he had met with Kislyak on a third occasion at a Washington hotel a year ago, Sessions testified that did not remember meeting or having a conversation with the ambassador at the event. "It is absurd, frankly, to suggest that a recusal from a single specific investigation would render the Attorney General unable to manage the leadership of the various Department of Justice law enforcement components that conduct thousands of investigations", he said.
  • London fire: What we know so far

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    Some called friends and family to assure them they had survived. At least 30 people have been taken to hospitals. "But we were just looking up". The statement said the fire reached from the second storey of the building to the top and the cause of the fire was not known.
  • Senate Questions Jeff Sessions About Contacts With Russian Officials

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    The attorney general, a prominent supporter of Donald Trump on the campaign trail, has recused himself from the DOJ Russia investigation. Several media outlets have reported that Comey told the Intelligence Committee last week that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was examining whether Sessions met with Kislyak at a Washington hotel a year ago.
  • DUP and Conservatives hold talks

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    However, she is facing criticism on two fronts: first, that the DUP has policies which are at odds with May's Conservative party and second, that such an alliance would imperil the Northern Ireland devolved government, which has been unable to form since January.