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London fire: Protesters swarm Downing Street, demand May's resignation

Pressed again on whether she had failed to understand the anger felt by the public, she said: "This was a bad tragedy that took place". The 120-apartment tower was quickly engulfed with flames after the blaze broke out shortly before 1:00am Wednesday, and witnesses reported seeing the fire racing up the exterior walls. [Full Article...]

President Trump Is Being Investigated for Obstruction of Justice

Trump did not directly address the allegations that he is being probed for possibly obstructing justice - a potentially impeachable offense. Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller in May to lead the probe. An aide to Vice President Mike Pence revealed on June 15 that he was hiring Richard Cullen - a veteran of the Iran-Contra investigation, Watergate and the 2000 vote recount i... [Full Article...]

Dennis Rodman wraps up visit to PYONGYANG

Such visits took place as US officials have worked to secure the release of various Americans detained in the country on specious charges; they contributed to the desire by some USA lawmakers to ban tourism in North Korea . Sporting a baseball cap, sunglasses, green nail polish and a black t-shirt emblazoned with the logo of sponsor PotCoin - a cryptocurrency for the legal cannabis industry - Rod... [Full Article...]

UK, EU in suspense as May tries to strike power deal

Both London and Dublin must "recommit to the word, spirit and implementation of the Good Friday Agreement " if power sharing at Stormont is to be re-established, she said. "It's going to be hard". As European leaders tried to fathom exactly how Britain would begin the negotiations, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Germany wanted a Brexit deal that would limit negative conse... [Full Article...]

Ohio man identified as suspect in killings of 5 in 2 cities

Ohio man identified as suspect in killings of 5 in 2 cities A suspect identified by Cleveland 19 News as George Brinkman was taken into custody early Tuesday after an all-night standoff . Police in OH are investigating the mysterious deaths of a mother and her two young adult daughters, whose bodies were all found Sunday evening. [Full Article...]

Trump considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller — CEO of Newsmax

PBS' Judy Woodruff reported Monday that Trump friend Chris Ruddy told her after visiting the White House that Trump is "considering perhaps terminating" Mueller - a decision that would set off a massive political backlash. A source close to the President said Trump is being counseled to steer clear of such a dramatic move like firing the special counsel. Multiple House Republicans said that th... [Full Article...]

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-Thani‏, 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...]


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