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58 missing, presumed dead in London fire : London police

Currently, 30 people have been confirmed dead, and there are 70 people unaccounted for. All the rest are homeless. "They haven't got easy fire escapes, they've got no sprinklers, it's totally, totally unacceptable in Britain that this is allowed to happen and people lose their lives in this way". [Full Article...]

More than 20 dead from forest fires in central Portugal

More than 20 dead from forest fires in central Portugal Latest from the SFGATE homepage: Click below for the top news from around the Bay Area and beyond. Another 59 people have been injured and taken to hospitals, including five in serious condition. The other three deaths were from smoke inhalation, the official said, adding that 21 people were being treated for injuries. " The number of fatalities could still rise ", he said at the Civil Protect... [Full Article...]

Korea fires multiple anti-ship missiles: S. Korean military

Korea fires multiple anti-ship missiles: S. Korean military There has been mounting speculation that Pyongyang will conduct a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, suggested by a New Year's Day address in which the North Korean leader claimed that the country was in the "final stages" of developing such a weapon. [Full Article...]

Theresa May offers support package for London fire victims

Police say the harrowing search for remains had paused Friday because of safety concerns at the blackened tower but has resumed. Mohammed Alhajali, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee whose brother said he had died in the fire, was formally identified as the first victim by Mr Cundy. [Full Article...]

Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost

It culminated in a tweet Friday from President Donald Trump . Comey testified before the Senate intelligence committee he felt pressured by the White House to drop the investigation . Trump's tweet deepens the potential conflict by asserting that Comey's firing was Rosenstein's idea, Feldman says. Also reports have emerged that the senior Justice Department official has privatel... [Full Article...]

Korea denounces new United Nations sanctions imposed over missile launch

Korea denounces new United Nations sanctions imposed over missile launch The US today praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emphasis on having freedom of navigation and adhering to the global norms for peace and economic growth, amidst China flexing its muscles in the disputed South China Sea . The council unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution that put North Korea's suspected spy chief, 13 other officials and four entities on the United Nations sanctions ... [Full Article...]

North Korea slams Trump for pulling out of Paris Climate Agreement

Trump's declaration last week prompted a series of corresponding announcements of new climate alliances and efforts nationally by state leaders and others determined to keep up US efforts overall against climate change. "If we can get enough local actors to do good work, we can still head toward that agreement and head toward those goals", she said. Over 1,000 of the world's top companies support... [Full Article...]

USA official can't confirm al-Baghdadi killin

USA official can't confirm al-Baghdadi killin Russian Federation said Friday that it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State extremist group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of the group's leaders just outside its de facto capital in Syria . Al-Hashimi predicted that al-Baghdadi's death could splinter the organization into three groups: One will return to the mother al-Qaida group and form its arm in Iraq; ... [Full Article...]

Trump administration abstains from global climate change pledge

She said the G7 ministers also discussed the importance of us states, cities and businesses in tackling climate change . The unexpected concession to the climate-doubting president would run counter to recent public statements made by Trudeau's Liberal government as it portrayed itself as a champion of the 2015 global agreement that was signed in Paris to limit the pollution that contri... [Full Article...]

Protesters storm town hall after London fire

London police say 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and assumed to be dead. Cundy added that the figure could change. "We always knew that the death toll would rise", Cundy said , adding that there was nothing to suggest that the fire at Grenfell Tower was started deliberately. [Full Article...]

Brexit minister Davis says United Kingdom could still walk away with no deal

Brexit minister Davis says United Kingdom could still walk away with no deal In the joint statement issued Thursday, officials said: " Michel Barnier , the European Commission's Chief Negotiator and David Davis , Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union , agreed today to launch Article 50 negotiations on Monday June 19". [Full Article...]

Senate votes to strengthen sanctions on both Russian Federation and Iran

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to pass sanctions against the regimes in Iran and Russian Federation, targeting the former for its ballistic missile program and the latter for its aggressive cyber war against the United States. [Full Article...]

Pakistani Consulate General officials missing in Afghanistan's Jalalabad province

Pakistani Consulate General officials missing in Afghanistan's Jalalabad province The four killed included a top commander from the TTP's Saifullah group. The paramilitary Frontier Corps confirmed the two cross-border attacks in a statement without sharing details with the media. Pakistan has requested the Afghan Government to ensure early recovery of the officials. Pakistan also blame Afghanistan for doing little to crack down Pakistani Taliban militants who cross the bord... [Full Article...]

Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller

Another distraction for Trump came from the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia, who filed a lawsuit against him. Trump can not directly dismiss Mueller. At the time , Sessions said he was recusing himself only because he was involved in the 2016 campaign as an adviser to the Trump campaign. They say Trump did not collude with Russian Federation and see the in... [Full Article...]

Trump says he is being investigated over Comey firing

Trump's tweet Friday reflected the first official confirmation that he is being investigated by the special counsel for the reasons he fired Comey last month. Still, the snowballing investigation has deeply angered Trump , who denies he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation. The President was likely responding to the June 15 story in The Washington Post that special counsel Robert ... [Full Article...]

58 people confirmed or presumed dead from London tower fire

He said the number, based on reports from the public, could rise. He said the number may vary should further information come to light, and tried to field questions from restive locals. May on Saturday chaired a meeting on the government's response to the fire. After a tumultuous week that pitched Britain into its deepest political crisis since the Brexit referendum a year ago, May's future wa... [Full Article...]

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies at 87

Bild reported in its online edition that Kohl died in the morning in his home in Ludwigshafen, in western Germany. Former U.S. President George H.W. Kohl's trip with then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan to a war cemetery in Bitburg where SS troops were buried alongside ordinary German soldiers generated global indignation. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump confirms he's under investigation

Trump's tweet comes less than a day after a odd statement from a senior official in his administration. He added: "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations . The president has said he already made his decision to fire Comey before Rosenstein wrote a memo criticizing the director's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. [Full Article...]

Brexit talks facing slight delay, David Davis reveals

Brexit talks facing slight delay, David Davis reveals His team is "determined to get started", and believes that political volatility following the Conservative Party's failure to secure a majority in last week's British general election will not affect the process. Before the election, May proposed a clean break from the European Union , involving withdrawal from the European Union single market, limits on immigration and a bespoke customs deal w... [Full Article...]

EU says divorce bill, citizens' rights focus of Brexit talks

EU says divorce bill, citizens' rights focus of Brexit talks In her Lancaster House speech , Mrs May had said that the United Kingdom would not remain a member of the single market. The EU's Brexit chief met British officials on Monday, June 12 to try to hammer out a date for the start of formal talks, as concerns grew that negotiations could be delayed by the fallout from Britain's chaotic election , AFP reports . [Full Article...]


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