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Imam protected Finsbury Park terror attack suspect as angry crowd restrained him

The Muslim Council of Britain said the latest terrorist attack in London was the most violent manifestation of Islamophobia in Britain in recent months, and called for extra security at places of worship. Toufik Kacimi, chief executive of the Muslim Welfare House, also praised the actions of Imam Mohammed, calling him a "hero". "All the victims were Muslim and there are now no- other sus... [Full Article...]

London tower fire: 58 people missing presumed dead, say police

London tower fire: 58 people missing presumed dead, say police Britain held a moment of silence for the victims on Monday, with emergency service workers at the site of the fire bowing their heads in respect. The previous figure was 58. Theresa May has sought to quell anger over the Grenfell Tower disaster by inviting survivors to Downing Street - after the embattled PM was forced to flee crowds of furious residents on Friday. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump 'yells at TVs in the White House' about Russian Federation investigation

Significantly, Preet Bharara, the India-born former top U.S. federal prosecutor, earlier this week had said that there was enough evidence to begin an obstruction of justice case against Trump over his alleged interference in the Russian Federation probe. [Full Article...]

Government Announces Two-Year Parliament To Deal With Brexit Legislation

The British parliament will sit uninterrupted for two years, the United Kingdom government said , giving MPs more time to handle the legislative hardships of Brexit . For example, the government's indicated plans to introduce a Great Repeal Bill, which will convert European Union law into United Kingdom law, will require up to nine acts of Parliament. [Full Article...]

So it begins: Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

Mr Davis had previously said not settling both elements simultaneously would be "the row of the summer ". "One, of course, is the political sensitivities which everybody understands and the other is the determination to maintain as near as possible invisible border so we do not undermine the peace process and do not provide any cause for concern in Northern Ireland ", Davis said at a press confe... [Full Article...]

Boeing unveils plans for new version of 737 Max

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed the deal, bringing the total number of Airbus planes ordered by GECAS to nearly 600 aircraft. The agreement for 40 aircraft, valued at $4.7 billion at current list prices, includes an order for 20 new 737 MAX 10 planes and conversion of 20 of SpiceJet's 737 MAX 8 aircraft from an existing order, the two companies said in a statement on Mond... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump calls for tolerance after latest London attack

Ivanka Trump calls for tolerance after latest London attack After chairing a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergencies committee earlier, Mrs May said the attack was "every bit as insidious and destructive to our values and our way of life" as the recent string of terror attacks apparently motivated by Islamist extremism. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court rules California courts lack jurisidction in pharmaceutical mass action case

Almost 700 plaintiffs, only 86 of whom are California residents, filed eight separate complaints in California Superior Court [official website] asserting that the drug had damaged their health. BMS and the USA government said California's Supreme Court erred when it agreed that the out-of-state plaintiffs had standing in the case. In 19 business-related cases that the U.S. [Full Article...]

Stay put? Deadly London fire puts scrutiny on high-rise rule

Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday promised a public inquiry into a fire that gutted a 24-floor apartment block, as the government faced questions about how such a devastating blaze could have occurred. Anger among residents has been mounting in recent days as information about the missing has been scanty and efforts to find temporary housing have faltered. [Full Article...]

London mosque attack requires 'urgent' action

When the driver of the van jumped out of the vehicle and tried to run "I tackled him on the floor until the police came", Aidroos told the BBC . Police said another man died at the scene, although he was receiving first aid at the time and it wasn't clear if he died as a result of the attack or of something else. [Full Article...]

Trump attorney: President not 'under investigation for obstruction'

Trump attorney: President not 'under investigation for obstruction' During an interview on CNN's " State of the Union " Sekulow explained to Jake Tapper that Trump wasn't able to clarify that he was referring to the Washington Post reports in his tweets because of the "limitation" Twitter has on characters used in a tweet. [Full Article...]

USA congressman Scalise still in critical condition: hospital

USA congressman Scalise still in critical condition: hospital Scalise had surgery on Thursday that a MedStar Washington Hospital Center statement said was related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. The FBI recovered the list, which was reportedly handwritten by suspect James Hodgkinson , who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others before he was killed by Capitol Police. [Full Article...]

What's Next for the New Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols?

What's Next for the New Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols? THE Philippines on Monday forged a trilateral maritime patrol with Indonesia and Malaysia in the Sulu Sea to bolster the region's war against terrorism and transnational crimes. A new Maritime Command Centre (MCC) was also inaugurated at Tarakan, at a ceremony witnessed by officials from all three countries. On the ongoing operation against militants in Marawi city, the general congratulated the... [Full Article...]

To North Korea and Back: Otto Warmbier's Strange, Sad Trip

North Korea released Warmbier early last week after detaining him for 18 months. Hours after Warmbier's sentencing the White House announced new sanctions against North Korea including sanctions on shipping, mining, energy and financial service sectors, the New York Times reported . [Full Article...]

United Nations chief express sadness over death of 62 people in Portugal

United Nations chief express sadness over death of 62 people in Portugal Spain dispatched four water-bombing aircraft Sunday morning, and three firefighting planes arrived from France in the afternoon. He said at least 30 people died inside their cars as they tried to flee between the towns of Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera. [Full Article...]

Number of people assumed dead in London tower block blaze to rise

The interior of the 24-storey tower block was gutted beyond recognition, with police commander Stuart Cundy referring to the conditions as "indescribable". "It is hard to escape a very somber national mood", she said in a message marking the event . "We'll get to the bottom of this", she said. The queen was born in April but celebrates in June . [Full Article...]

Egypt condemns London mosque attack

Egypt condemns London mosque attack The use of a vehicle to mow down pedestrians drew horrifying parallels with this month's London Bridge attack , when three men drove a van into pedestrians before embarking on a stabbing spree, and with another auto and knife rampage near parliament in March. [Full Article...]

Trump's tweets say he's under investigation-but his team disagrees

Mueller, the special counsel named by the Justice Department to probe the Russia matter, is investigating whether anyone associated with Trump or his campaign had any illegal dealings with Russian officials or others with ties to the Kremlin. [Full Article...]

London tower toll rises to 79

More than 200 firefighters and 40 fire trucks were involved in operations to douse the blaze, which last for several hours. Police had announced the death toll as 58 on Saturday, and confirmed that a 23-year-old Syrian refugee was the first victim of the huge fire. [Full Article...]

Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year

Most of the world's refugees come from Syria, with 5. 5 million forced to flee the country in 2016. Half of all refugees were children. There were another 2.8 million asylum seekers , the report said. The number marks a jump of 300,000 from the end of 2015, according to a new report released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday. [Full Article...]


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