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London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

About 600 tower blocks identified as being clad in plastic materials are being tested and those found to have flammable cladding or insulation may have to be evacuated and the material removed. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Three adult males and one adult female who were victims of the Grenfell Tower fire have been formally identified in agreement with the coroner, Dr Fiona Wilcox". [Full Article...]

Defense Secretary Mattis condemns North Korea following Otto Warmbier's death

North Korea topped the agenda at the newly established Diplomatic and Security Dialogue , which paired Tillerson and Mattis with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui , chief of joint staff of the People's Liberation Army . [Full Article...]

Department of Justice announces support for Texas in SB4 battle

Department of Justice announces support for Texas in SB4 battle And numerous legal challenges to the law state that it violates the Fourth Amendment and is unconstitutional because SB 4 creates immigration law, a power reserved exclusively for the federal government. District Judge Orlando Garcia will consider whether to block the law from taking effect on September 1 while the legal challenges move forward. The DOJ argued that the law is not at odds with th... [Full Article...]

AIADMK announces support for Kovind

AIADMK announces support for Kovind It is expected that the elite force will guard him till he takes over the office of the first citizen of India, who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces. Congress senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said the party will only support that candidate who doesn't follow the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ideology, however, added that Kovind did not owe his allegiance to saffron par... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain Defend Blockade On Qatar

The crisis has put Turkey in a delicate position as Ankara regards Qatar as its chief ally in the Gulf but is also keen to maintain its improving relations with the key regional power Saudi Arabia . "We are starting to see unsafe spillovers already both in the broader region but also in Africa and in Asia, there are worrying signals", she said in Luxembourg. [Full Article...]

Iran begins food aid flights into Qatar

Iran begins food aid flights into Qatar Qatar has been in talks with Iran and Turkey to secure food and water supplies after Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain cut ties, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. He said Qatar, like Turkey, had been a staunch opponent of Islamic State terrorists, adding, "Let's stop fooling ourselves". Erdogan called on Saudi Arabia's king as the leader of the region to r... [Full Article...]

EU, Britain agree on timetable for Brexit talks

EU, Britain agree on timetable for Brexit talks May and other senior officials, including Brexit Secretary David Davis , stressed last week that the British government's priorities and timetable for negotiations had not changed as a result of the election . "The United Kingdom has made a decision to leave the European Union, it is not the other way around". Meanwhile, the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond pressed for a s... [Full Article...]

Vehicle rams police van on Paris' Champs Elysees

The man, who died in the attack, was carrying in his auto an assault rifle, two pistols, ammunition and two large gas canisters, two police sources and the judicial official said. The Paris prosecutor's office has opened an anti-terror investigation into the incident, an Interior Ministry spokesman said. Mr Brandet said bomb squads were still securing the scene. [Full Article...]

North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

Funeral services for Mr. Warmbier will be held on Thursday in his home state of Ohio. He will be buried at a nonsectarian cemetery. Blue and white ribbons, the colors of Wyoming High School, were tied to the fence there. I know being there had something to do with it. "I'm going over there out of the kindness of my heart just to try to help", Rodman said . In a statement announcing his deat... [Full Article...]

DUP and Conservatives 'making progress' on deal

DUP and Conservatives 'making progress' on deal Nor was there a mention of President Donald Trump's a state visit. Theresa May will be forced to unveil a slimmed down and "humble" Queen's Speech on Wednesday after failing to secure the support of the Democratic Unionist Party for her government. [Full Article...]

Times of Israel: Iran Missile Strike Missed Target

Times of Israel: Iran Missile Strike Missed Target The Iranians have been basing Shahed-129 drones at the airfield, according to the officials. The development comes as tensions rise in Syria with Russian Federation and Iran sending us warnings . " Iran has the full will to display its military might and deliver pinpoint blows to any location of terrorists". Just days after the missile strike, Iranian drones targeted USA forces in Syria... [Full Article...]

Peace Activists Release Lanterns Near Power-Stricken Gaza Strip

Peace Activists Release Lanterns Near Power-Stricken Gaza Strip Jewish settlements in the West Bank are regarded as illegal under global law and are considered one of the main obstacles to a two-state solution, taking land claimed by Palestinians for a future state. Nickolay Mladenov stressed that the United Nations considers settlement activities illegal under worldwide law. Through U.S. mediators, Israel and Saudi Arabia have discussed a variety of potenti... [Full Article...]

2017's Gamescom will be opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Gamescom will be taking place in Cologne from August 22 this year, and we now know that Chancellor Angela Merkel will open the event for the first time this year, as announced by organiser Koelnmesse and the German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software. [Full Article...]

Presidential Polls: Meira Kumar is the Opposition's candidate, announces Sonia Gandhi

Presidential Polls: Meira Kumar is the Opposition's candidate, announces Sonia Gandhi Tyagi, however, insisted that the JD (U)'s decision to support the BJP's presidential nominee was an "isolated" case, adding that it was all for the opposition's efforts to forge unity against the saffron party in the future. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar , former Union Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, BR Ambedkar's grandson Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar, and Mahatma Gandhi's grandson and former bureau... [Full Article...]

List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations Kuwait has handed Qatar a list of demands by the UAE, Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and Egypt , the Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera reported earlier Friday . The move has left Qatar, whose only land border is shared with Saudi Arabia, under a de facto blockade by its neighbors. Qatar will reject the demands as a "non-starter", he said, and its neighbors had already escalated as far as they we... [Full Article...]

The Government Still Uses Floppy Disks - Trump Wants To Change That

This was the first meeting of the White House's American Technology Council , which will see the Trump administration work alongside tech companies to bring federal bureaucracy up to date with the latest technology. government made at least 7,000 separate IT investments and some agencies were using systems that had components at least 50 years old. "At the end of the day, I'm not a person w... [Full Article...]

Iran to respond more decisively to terrorist attacks on its soil: Rouhani

Also, past conduct suggests that Iran's missile strike, even as it shocked most of the world, is predictable behavior and may even have been understated. " Iran's missile attacks on IS was a great measure preventing the USA from opposition", said Syrian Information Minister Mohammad Ramez Tourjman. [Full Article...]

Democrats Play Blame Game With Pelosi After Georgia Election - To GOP's Glee

In 14 years under Pelosi's leadership Democrats have become an ever-shrinking minority that's almost extinct outside of the East and West coasts, big cities and college towns. "If we don't, then I think it's incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be". The California Democrat has always been a boogeywoman Republicans have used to motivate their base and to woo in... [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out at Democrats after Georgia win

Trump lashes out at Democrats after Georgia win Rice attended the closed-door House Democratic caucus meeting on Wednesday morning but said she did not raise the issue in the session, and no other members brought up the idea of a leadership change. Rice said. "No. That's not fair". The challenge of Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio , 43, for the leadership post after the election fell far short. Ryan lost that internal election, receiving only 63 votes ... [Full Article...]

Balochistan: 5 killed in blast near IGP office in Quetta

The rescue work is underway while the affected have been moved to the nearby hospitals, however police have not shared any details about the nature of the blast. Parachinar was the location of the first major militant attack in Pakistan in 2017, a bomb in a market which killed 24 people in January and was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban . [Full Article...]


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