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Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

The fire brigade said 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the blaze at Grenfell Tower, which has 120 flats. One witness, Reo, told Sky News: "I was in my kitchen and heard smoke alarms". London's Metropolitan Police say a number of people are being treated for a range of injuries in a massive highrise fire, but did not provide more specifics. Read More

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Britain's May to Face Her Party amid Post-Election Tumult

Britain's May to Face Her Party amid Post-Election Tumult

During a closed door meeting with her party members in the House of Commons, May urged MPs to give her time to sort out the mess she created with the snap general election . With the Brexit process uncertain, the pound suffered further falls in the foreign exchange markets, trading another 0.7 percent lower at $1.2653. "Being seen to be the prime minister " could help "shore up her authority at home", according to Colin Talbot, professor of government at the University of Manchester. Read More

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7 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate

7 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate

Kamala Harris - which earned a rebuke from Sen. I know you paid close attention to what was said today by the attorney general. There are none. I can tell you that for absolute certainty. "This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don't appreciate it", he added. Sessions, a former Republican U.S. senator and an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign, appeared before the committee just five days after Comey told the panel Trump ousted him to ... Read More

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Take Scottish independence vote off table, Ruth Davidson tells Nicola Sturgeon

The 37% of the vote that the party won on Thursday might be enough to win a majority of Scottish seats, but it is not anything like enough to win a referendum. Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said her new MPs will be firm opponents of a second independence referendum . This election performance cements the Conservatives even further as the second party in Scotland. Read More

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"'Oslo" Takes Tony Award For Best New Play

Kevin Kline picked up his third Tony Award for his portrayal of a preening actor in a revival of Noel Coward's Present Laughter . Leading the way was Stephen Colbert , the host of "The Late Show " who usually takes Sundays off. theater . Anna Kendrick wears a black dress with white floral detailing and red bow. Spacey, who plays the sociopathic President Frank Underwood on the District-set Netflix series " House of Cards ", is typically an intense actor on stage and ... Read More

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House 'covfefe' bill would save presidential tweets

House 'covfefe' bill would save presidential tweets

Quigley's bill, the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement or COVFEFE act , would amend the Presidential Records Act to include the term social media. Archives, which in 2014 declared that presidential social media posts should be handled as official documents, said it had been reassured by the White House that it's saving all of Trump's tweets . Read More

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Trump says he'd testify that Comey lied about loyalty demand

Would you be willing to speak under oath and give your version of those events? "I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time", the president said ". "I would be glad to tell [Robert Mueller] exactly what I told you", the president told reporters Friday during a joint press conference in the White House Rose Garden with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. Read More

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British PM Theresa May apologises to own MPs for 'election mess'

Arlene Foster , leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party , will also have an important voice as the government will have to rely on her party's 10 MPs to effectively govern. The government Cabinet met for the. May's failure to get a majority has undercut her tough Brexit strategy, which had raised fears that Britain was heading for a so-called " hard Brexit ", which could potentially see tariffs slapped on British exports to the bloc. Read More

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North Korea expecting visit from former NBAer Dennis Rodman

Analysts said they doubted Rodman was acting as a back channel conduit to Kim for U.S. President Donald Trump . "I don't give a rat's ass what the hell you think", Rodman yelled in response to the CNN question. "Otto has left North Korea". Warmbier was arrested in January 2016 for stealing a political propaganda sign from a hotel and was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. Read More

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Suspected N.Korea drone photographed US missile defense site

Suspected N.Korea drone photographed US missile defense site

The center-left president favors engagement with the North to bring it to the negotiating table, rather than the hardline stance taken by the conservative government of his ousted predecessor Park Geun-Hye. "My guess is that it has 300 to 400 drones", Mr. Han said, adding that the drones are stored underground to avoid detection by US and other reconnaissance satellites. Read More

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What Exactly Is A Hung Parliament?

She confirmed this to German leader Angela Merkel in a phone call on Saturday. "I wanted to achieve a larger majority, and that was not the result we achieved", she said. But the Brexit timetable has been thrown into jeopardy as the opposition Labor Party saw its vote share soar. "Now, of course, if she's [May] got to be constantly making deals throughout this parliament, or indeed if she falls and there's a lot of negotiations or a lot of discussion as to whether she'll be leading this ... Read More

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Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh coast

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh coast

The Met Office has advised hoisting great Danger Signal No 10 at coastal areas including Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Khulna, Satkhira and the two coastal ports in Mongla and Payra. Bangladesh has evacuated almost 300,000 people as Cyclone Mora barrelled towards its southeastern coast at speeds of more than 85 kilometres (53 miles) per hour, officials said Monday. Read More

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Pakistan officials: Suspected US drone strike kills 2 militants

However, later, the local people found a dead body and recovered one injured. The drone strike "completely destroyed" the suspected militant's house, the Dawn reported quoting security sources. The suspected drone strike came after a May 31 truck bombing in Kabul killed more than 150 people in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since the ouster of the Taliban following the USA -led invasion in 2001. Read More

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Professor eats his pro-Brexit book after election stunner

The scenes took place in the same select committee corridor in the House of Commons where he has previously been booed and heckled by colleagues concerned that Labour would be wiped out by May. He said he had lost the confidence of the party's MPs in parliament, and told the BBC: "I've reluctantly reached a conclusion that his position is untenable". Read More

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Jeff Sessions Testifies, Defends His Silence on 'Private' Conversations With Trump

Sessions insisted he stepped aside from the Russian Federation investigation because he was a principal adviser to the Trump campaign, not because he did something wrong or was a subject of the probe. Sessions is the most high-profile figure from the Trump administration to appear for a hearing into the matter. The only questions he refused to answer were ones pertaining to private conversations he had with the President. Read More

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British Labor Party Members Celebrate Progress Achieved in Elections

Instead, her election gamble has failed and she and her Conservative party have been weakened, with many today questioning May's future as prime minister. "It is clear that only the Conservative and Unionist Party has the legitimacy and ability to provide that". The skewed media coverage had suggested that the Brexit vote had left the Labour Party in disarray as Corbyn fought of numerous challenges within his party to remove him as their leader. Read More

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Mattis promises new Afghanistan strategy by mid-July

Mattis promises new Afghanistan strategy by mid-July

When asked about the state of the war in Afghanistan, Dunford said , "I don't assess we're in better shape than we were previous year". "We're now six months into this administration. Army General John Nicholson , who leads US and worldwide forces in Afghanistan, has said he needs "a few thousand" more troops, up from 8,400 today. Read More

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No change in Theresa May's Brexit plan

Westminster was rife with speculation that the State Opening of Parliament may be delayed, after the Prime Minister's official spokesman declined to confirm it would go ahead on the scheduled date of June 19. "People knew that we were abstentionist MPs, they have elected us to represent them but not to take our seats". And he claimed Britain would still be prepared to walk away from negotiations without a deal if necessary. Read More

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Panel probing Panama scam asks PM Nawaz Sharif to appear before it

Panel probing Panama scam asks PM Nawaz Sharif to appear before it

Justice Ahsan also asked the AAG to consider how come state functionaries, summoned by the JIT, were able to release their statements to the media immediately after appearing before investigators. The court a year ago took up the case and issued a split decision over allegations of money laundering when Sharif was prime minister in 1990s. Subsequently, the apex court rejected Hussain's plea, seeking exclusion of the two JIT members. Read More

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Rodman's N. Korea trip off to uncharacteristic low-key start

Americans have been sentenced to years in North Korean prisons for seemingly minor offenses and likely could not expect leniency if the country's drug laws were violated. The three other Americans detained by North Korea remain there. A White House official said Trump had instructed Tillerson to take all appropriate measures to secure the release of Americans held in North Korea. Read More

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Spain and India PMs meet to boost economic, security ties

Spain and India PMs meet to boost economic, security ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (May 31) urged Spanish firms to invest in India, saying the fast-growing country offered "many opportunities" in areas ranging from tourism to energy . India and Spain today pledged that there should be "zero tolerance" to terrorism and that fight against terror should have no justification and the menace ought to be fought by a "robust" global cooperation. Read More

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Trump's revised travel ban dealt another blow, blocked by federal court

It also did not provide any link between their nationality and their propensity to commit terrorism. But the appeals court narrowed the injunction issued by Watson in a significant way. Attorneys general have also directly filed suit against Trump's first and second immigration bans, according to a news release. The latest ruling follows another ruling in May by a different court, the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, that upheld a Maryland judge's ruling that ... Read More

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