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London police: 58 people assumed dead in Grenfell Tower fire

Jonathan Lum, an advertising executive who lives on the 57th floor of a glittering Manhattan tower designed by Frank Gehry, said if a fire breaks out there, he will heed the wisdom of the fire department and stay in his apartment, but partly because he lives in a building constructed in the past decade. [Full Article...]

Democrats and Republicans unite in a touching dedication to Steve Scalise

Democrats and Republicans unite in a touching dedication to Steve Scalise The congressional baseball game went on as scheduled, despite Wednesday's tragic shooting. Thursday, as a measure of resilience and tribute. The gunman, identified by officials as James Hodgkinson , died after the shootout. The bullet reportedly pierced his hip during baseball practice may have done a lot of damage and the hospital said he's had to have a number of transfusions. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump has 'no intention' to fire Mueller

Chris Ruddy, a Trump friend and the CEO of the conservative website Newsmax, raised the possibility of the president considering terminating Mueller , a potentially explosive option. It is, of course, very possible that the removal of Mueller would constitute a breaking point for congressional Republicans . UPDATE: I see that Byron York has written a piece called "Is Robert Mueller... [Full Article...]

France's election marathon enters final stretch as overseas territories vote

In the first round , the abstention rate hit a almost 60-year high of 51.3 percent and is forecast to rise to 53-54 percent in the run-off, much higher than the 44.6 percent in the last election five years ago. French President Emmanuel Macron (C) rides a bicycle in the streets of Le Touquet, northern France, June 17, 2017. According to the he Harris interactive-Indeed poll published Thursday,... [Full Article...]

London police: 58 still missing, presumed dead from Grenfell Tower fire

A huge fire started at the 24-floor Grenfell tower high-rise block in North Kensington on Wednesday, engulfing the entire building and trapping nearly 120 families inside. "Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity". "The figure of 30 that I gave yesterday is the number that I know, sadly, have, at least, died". [Full Article...]

Theresa May sidesteps questions about response to Grenfell Tower disaster

Cundy said the police investigation would look into the building's 2016 refurbishment and promised to prosecute "if there is evidence". Stuart Cundy , who said the toll was still expected to rise, came as Queen Elizabeth II said the country was trapped in a "sombre national mood". [Full Article...]

Leo Varadkar Becomes Ireland's Youngest, 1st Openly Gay PM

Meanwhile the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his congratulations to Mr Varadkar, whose father is a native of India . Last month, Varadkar succeeded Enda Kenny as leader of the Fine Gael party, virtually assuring he'd be elected prime minister . [Full Article...]

Talks between Theresa May and DUP 'going well'

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet the leaders of Northern Ireland's main political parties on Thursday in a bid to help secure agreement between pro-British unionists and Irish nationalists to form a regional government, her office said. [Full Article...]

DMK condemns attack on CPI-M's Coimbatore office

DMK condemns attack on CPI-M's Coimbatore office A auto which was parked in front of the office was partially damaged.On Saturday around 6.30 am, some miscreants came in a motorcycle and hurled the petrol bomb at the office. Ramakrishnan also recalled the recent attacks at the party's local offices in Kanyakumari district. The CPI (M ) blamed "Hindutva" activists for the attack and claimed it was a "continuation" of the recent attempt to atta... [Full Article...]

Afghanistan: At Least Five killed as Taliban Storm Police Compound

Tabassoom added that there were no civilian casualties as the attack took place in the early morning. At least one Afghan was also killed in the incident, while another was injured. But It is not clear whether the Afghan killed was also the attacker. The latest insider attack comes at a time of intensified violence and when the United States is actively considering sending more troops to ... [Full Article...]

Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in Russia probe

CNN , however, referenced an unnamed "person familiar with Trump's tweet " who said the president was referring to news reports claiming he is under investigation for obstructing justice. If Rosenstein recuses himself , supervision of the Mueller probe would be left to Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand , a Harvard law graduate who clerked for Justice Anthony M. [Full Article...]

U.S. secretary of state cancels Mexico trip to focus on Qatar crisis

U.S. secretary of state cancels Mexico trip to focus on Qatar crisis He expressed support for the isolation of Qatar and accused Doha of trying to fragment Iraq on sectarian lines. Two days before she left her job Ms Smith retweeted a post by Meshal Hamad al-Thaniā€, Qatar's ambassador to the U.S., which said the deal would create 60,000 new jobs in 42 states. [Full Article...]

Britain says no EU exit deal unless future relationship taken into account

Speaking in London on Wednesday, a senior Conservative official said talks with the DUP are progressing well and there is broad agreement on the principles of the June 21 Queen's Speech, in which the monarch sets out the government's headline plans. [Full Article...]

Afghan soldier kills two U.S. service members

In the meantime, a U.S military spokesman in Afghanistan told CNN "we are aware of an incident in eastern Afghanistan ". "On my way here, I was informed that US service members were killed and wounded at an attack in Afghanistan", Pence said Saturday at a speech in Milwaukee. [Full Article...]

Israel and PA Rebuff US Claim That Palestinians Will Stop Terror Payments

The Obama administration previously presented the U.S.as an advocate for Ukraine's sovereignty and demanded that Russian Federation cease its occupation of Crimea as well as its support for armed rebels in eastern Ukraine. "Testifying before two Senate committees, Tillerson faced tough questions about the administration's proposal to cut funding for the State Department and U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump appears to become own 'leaker' with tweet about Russia probe

Naturally, he condemns it as a " witch hunt ". Rosenstein told the Senate on May 17 that he knew Comey would be fired before he wrote the memo. Trump later asserted that he had already made the decision himself to fire Comey before Rosenstein's memo. Second, the person to whom Trump seems at first glance to be referring in his tweet is Robert Mueller , who is the man doing the inves... [Full Article...]

Montana senators co-sponsor bill to honor Capitol cops after shooting

Montana senators co-sponsor bill to honor Capitol cops after shooting House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) speaks as House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) looks on during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 15, 2017 in Washington , DC. So, he's doing great. Some observers have noted the irony of Griner's heroic actions that helped rescue Scalise, who has expressed through various legislation his disapproval of same-sex marriage. [Full Article...]

Trump vows to 'change' how much Germany gives to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Trump vows to 'change' how much Germany gives to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation In Rome , Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said he agreed with Ms Merkel that Europe needed to forge its own path. As the dispute threatened to spin out of control, Merkel and other senior German politicians stressed the importance of Germany's Atlantic ties, with Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel suggesting the spat was just a rough patch. [Full Article...]

Senate backs sanctions on Russia over US election hacking

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted 97-2 in favor of an amendment to pending Iran sanctions legislation that will not only codify sanctions on Russian Federation that were imposed by President Obama before he left office, but also imposes new sanctions. [Full Article...]

Cowell planning charity song for fire victims

Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne will appear alongside stars such as Rita Ora and Robbie Williams in the single, a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's " Bridge over troubled water ". "If they can't come to the studio then we can record them from anywhere in the world". "Secondly, what I hope will happen is that it will send a message to those involved that there's an terrible lot of people who ca... [Full Article...]


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