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Firefighters In London Battle Massive High-Rise Fire

The London Fire Brigade said it had sent 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters to battle the inferno, which was reported at 1:16 a.m. Wednesday local time (8:16 p.m. They said an evacuation of the block was "underway" and at least two people were being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. A building is on fire in London , Wednesday, June 14, 2017 . [Full Article...]

Pentagon under fire for delays in new Afghanistan war plan

With the new authority, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis could authorize deployment of additional troops to Afghanistan , something commanders on the ground there have been requesting for months. "We know what the strategy was for the past eight years: Don't lose". Some lawmakers are criticizing the proposed cuts to social services and education to pay for the increase, while others have said... [Full Article...]

Qatar withdraws peacekeepers from Djibouti-Eritrea border

Qatar withdraws peacekeepers from Djibouti-Eritrea border It is unusual for their unity to fall apart. The helium plants operated by RasGas, a subsidiary of state-owned Qatar Petroleum, were shut because Saudi Arabia closed its border with Qatar, blocking overland exports of the gas, a Qatar Petroleum official told Reuters . [Full Article...]

UK PM May said wants broader consensus on Brexit plan

Days after May lost her parliamentary majority in a failed electoral gamble, the premier welcomed the leader of the DUP to Downing Street in a bid to gain the support of its 10 MPs. May's failure to get a majority has undercut her tough Brexit strategy, which had raised fears that Britain was heading for a so-called "hard Brexit", which could potentially see tariffs slapped on British export... [Full Article...]

Theresa May to Remain PM Despite Calls to Go

Other EU leaders have expressed concerns the failure to win a majority may make negotiations even more hard. May's snap election call was the second time that a Conservative gamble on the issue of Britain's relations with Europe backfired. [Full Article...]

No reason to fire special counsel: US Justice Dept

No reason to fire special counsel: US Justice Dept Firing Mr Mueller would be politically explosive and would raise new questions about Mr Trump , whose dismissal of Mr James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief led to charges of obstruction of justice - and to Mr Mueller's appointment . [Full Article...]

Britain could only stay in EU on worse terms, Guy Verhofstadt says

British and European officials held informal meetings yesterday to lay the groundwork but senior sources said that there was no date for the official talks to begin. Mr Barnier added: "Time is passing". "My preoccupation is that time is passing, it is passing quicker than anyone believes because the subjects we have to deal with are extraordinarily complex". [Full Article...]

Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea

Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea Before arriving this time, Rodman told reporters that Trump would be happy with the trip, since he was "trying to accomplish something that we both need", sparking speculation that he may be operating as an unofficial envoy. Former NBA superstar and Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is once again flying to North Korea to meet with Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un , thanks to the support of its spons... [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Is '100%' Willing To Testify Under Oath About Comey

Trump, when asked if he would be willing to give his own version of events under oath, responded "100 percent". And I wonder if perhaps that made the president think that whenever there's some sensitive conversation to be had with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, that it should be one-on-one, because he had two subsequent one-on-one meetings, as well as other phone calls, with the Fed... [Full Article...]

Sessions: Nothing Improper About 2016 Meetings With Russian Ambassador

Sessions, who was one of Trumps earliest supporters, said he couldn't remember having a meeting with the Russian ambassador in March and refused to detail his conversations with the USA president. Sessions refused to say whether he had ever discussed the Russian Federation investigation with Trump, arguing that he could not disclose private communications with the president. [Full Article...]

Russia: Hundreds Detained in Opposition-led Protest

Demonstrations were being held or planned in more than 200 cities and towns to protest what Navalny says is a system of corruption and cronyism that President Vladimir Putin presides over. "Because I have grandkids, and I'm afraid they don't have a future", said Galina Vorivoda, 62, holding a balloon in one hand and her granddaughter's hand in the other. [Full Article...]

No change in Theresa May's Brexit plan

In Thursday's election the Conservatives won 318 of the 650 House of Commons seats, 12 fewer than the party had before the snap election , and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. The two-year negotiation process between EU Brexit chief Michel Barnier and Britain's Brexit minister David Davis had been due to formally start on June 19. [Full Article...]

Night of horror in London as blaze traps tower dwellers

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Close to Notting Hill, the tower block is around a five minute walk from the Latimer Road Underground station and near the Westfield shopping center in the west London suburbs. Witnesses described people leaping from the building and of trapped children banging on windows as the fire broke out at around 1 a.m. local time as people slept. [Full Article...]

Attorney General Sessions Testifying in Russia Probe Hearing

Attorney General Sessions Testifying in Russia Probe Hearing Sessions said that he was not sure what was "explicitly" in Trump's mind when he made a decision to fire Comey. The FBI is part of the Justice Department that Sessions heads. "So, I need to be correct as best I can", Sessions said. Harris was also prevented from finishing her questions to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during the June 7 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act hearingdu... [Full Article...]

American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home

Tillerson said the Department of State was continuing "to have discussions" with North Korea about the release of other three American citizens imprisoned there. "We're working on it". Kim had moved to the northeastern Chinese city of Yanji in 2001 and had been working in the Rajin-Sonbong special economic zone, just over the border in North Korea, as head of a trade and hotel services company. [Full Article...]

Ask SAM: When did Flag Day start?

Ask SAM: When did Flag Day start? Pride in our flag is something most Americans share. The week of June 14 (June 11-17) is designated as National Flag week. The earliest known suggestion of a "Flag Day" commemorating that day was in 1861 in Hartford, Conn., but it was a one-time event. [Full Article...]

Trump touts 'new era' with $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Before his speech, the president met with Raya Whalen of Troy, Ohio and Dan Withrow of Louisville, Kentucky - two business owners whom Trump said saw their health-care costs skyrocket because of the Affordable Care Act. And his veering from his staff's carefully laid out "infrastructure week" plans would only continue. In excerpts of his remarks released by the White House, Trump is expected to ... [Full Article...]

Andy Murray wary of Karen Khachanov test

Djokovic, with coach Andre Agassi sat impassively in the stands, looked to have turned things around when he claimed the second set but Schwartzman was not finished. "I'm starting to feel better". But I also know where I have come from, even just 10 days or so ago I was not playing well. Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro embrace after the men's singles third round match during day seven ... [Full Article...]

Warriors release statement on possible White House visit

Kerr told Sports Illustrated Trump is ill-suited to be president because he is a "blowhard ". Responding to Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's comments that month that Trump is an "asset" to the United States, Curry said, "I agree with that description if you remove the 'et'". [Full Article...]

UK's May cracks joke about election disaster

UK's May cracks joke about election disaster Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn countered with a bit of previously unforeseen swagger, wearing a huge red rose - his party's symbol - in his lapel as he sparred with May. "She said: "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who is going to get us out of it", said one Conservative lawmaker who attended Monday's meeting. [Full Article...]


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