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Trump in tweets, Calls Ex FBI Chief Comey a 'Leaker' After Testimony

President Donald Trump on Friday will officially take questions from reporters for the first time in three weeks, standing next to Romanian President Klaus Iohannis . He then headed to the Faith and Freedom Coalition's annual conference, where he delivered a speech in front of a friendly crowd. "You watch", he said. [Full Article...]

Several killed as huge blaze engulfs London tower block

At least 50 were injured, according to authorities. Ms Lamrany was speaking from the scene, shortly after London police confirmed a "number of fatalities" from the fire that started shortly after 1am local time and engulfed the residential tower. [Full Article...]

British Labor Party Members Celebrate Progress Achieved in Elections

British Labor Party Members Celebrate Progress Achieved in Elections The clock on the two-year negotiations did not stop because May called snap elections; the official negotiation start date was not pushed back because she decided she wanted a stronger mandate. By Friday morning, pressure was mounting on May, who called the snap election in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union . [Full Article...]

Residents being evacuated from burning building

Residents being evacuated from burning building Local residents said they had warned repeatedly over fire safety in the block. London mayor Sadiq Khan said a "major incident" had been declared. "It was horrendous. People up at their windows, screaming and the thing went up, it felt like seconds, it was just going up and up and up", a resident who identified himself as Mikey, told the British Broadcasting Corporation. [Full Article...]

N'Golo Kante: 'Kylian Mbappe is a very good player'

N'Golo Kante: 'Kylian Mbappe is a very good player' Fans all throughout the Stade de France joined in on singing England's national anthem before their friendly. The France global had a fine season for Monaco this campaign, guiding them to the Ligue 1 title ahead of Paris St-Germain. [Full Article...]

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

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...]

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...]


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