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Protests erupt over London fire response

Protests erupt over London fire response

Emergency responders were dispatched to the 24-story building to battle the blaze. The Grenfell Tower housed about 600 people in 120 apartments. There are also questions over why no sprinklers were fitted during the 2015/16 refurbishment of the building, which would have cost £200,000, according to the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association. Read More

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London tower block inferno: What we know

Anger has focused over the cladding used to cover its surface. May made a private visit to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital which is treating eight survivors on Friday afternoon, after being heavily criticized for attending the site but not meeting the Tower block's residents. Read More

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French President Emmanuel Macron's party on course for huge parliamentary majority

French President Emmanuel Macron's party on course for huge parliamentary majority

PARIS-French voters resoundingly embraced the still-untested party of the newly elected president , Emmanuel Macron , in Sunday's first round of parliamentary elections, dealing another humiliating blow to France's traditional parties. Marine's Le Pen's far-right National Front fell flat with 13 percent of the vote. But while Macron's LRM party is pushing traditional parties into irrelevance, it is not getting a strong mandate from French voters. Read More

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No sign of healing in G-7 climate change rift

No sign of healing in G-7 climate change rift

Mr Pruitt's early exit from the discussions may further obstruct plans by environment ministers at the two-day meeting. Scott Pruitt , the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief, was called back to Washington from the G7 to attend President Donald Trump's first full cabinet meeting on Monday. Read More

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Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced

People started vomiting and some fainted after eating an iftar meal, breaking the Muslim Ramadan fast, said lawmaker Zahed Khatoun, a member of the Iraqi parliament's committee for displaced people. The Kurdish news agency Rudaw , citing Erbil's mayor, said the owner of the restaurant that made the food had been arrested. Dr Sabur Ahmed, head of Irbil children's hospital, said 22 children remained in hospital while the rest had been discharged. Read More

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Infosys US head Dadlani quits

Infosys US head Dadlani quits

While Vaswani joined in July 2010 as VP and Head, Client Services - Retail, CPG and Logistics, Nitesh Banga joined Infosys as Group Engagemnent Manager in April 2011. Karmesh Vaswani has been appointed as the global head of retail, CPG & logistics and Nitesh Banga has been brought in as global head of manufacturing. Read More

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'New US sanctions are clear violation of nuclear deal' - senior Iran official

'New US sanctions are clear violation of nuclear deal' - senior Iran official

To become law, the Senate bill would have to pass the House of Representatives and be signed by President Donald Trump. "The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that if Iran were to deliver a nuclear device, the delivery vehicle for that nuclear device would be a missile - a long-range ballistic missile or intercontinental ballistic missile", Dubowitz said , explaining the significance of targeting Iran's ballistic missile program. Read More

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2 officers killed on prison bus, 2 inmates on run — Georgia manhunt

The pair are violent repeat offenders and are armed with the dead guards'.9 mm handguns. Authorities say Rowe and inmate Ricky Dubose escaped after killing two prison guards during a bus transport in Georgia. "This is a rock quarry-type place". The FBI and U.S. Marshals have joined the investigation, Sills said. Sills said the Honda has not been recovered, and he can not say whether Rowe and the heavily tattooed Dubose have split up in separate vehicles or are traveling together in ... Read More

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Hawaii Rebels Against Trump On Paris Climate Accord

Protesters accused Trump of becoming a "global threat" and "harming the planet" in signs they held Friday morning at the entrance of the embassy in central Madrid. Canada's recent foreign policy vision makes clear its policies are more aligned with Europe's than Trump's, but McKenna says she has more on her agenda for a discussion with Pruitt than just climate change. Read More

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US Attorney General says he'll address Senate on Comey's allegations against Trump

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will stand in for Sessions at the planned appropriations subcommittee hearings on Tuesday. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate committees but it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation. Read More

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Congressional Baseball Game raising money for Capitol Police fund

Congressman Steve Scalise remains in critical condition following surgery to fix injuries sustained after he was shot at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, hospital officials announced in a statement on Thursday evening. Lawmakers who were there described a chaotic scene, with many members of the congressional GOP baseball team huddled in a dugout while Capitol police who were part of Scalise's security detail and local Alexandria police engaged in a shoot-out with ... Read More

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Bernie Sanders condemns supporter's act

Bernie Sanders condemns supporter's act

ET at least five people, including Rep. Steve Scalise , R-La., were injured when a shooter opened fire at a baseball field in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood. Charles Orear, 50, said he became friendly with the 66-year-old Hodgkinson while working together in Iowa on the Sanders' campaign. He praised The Rachel Maddow Show , Robert Reich's Aftershock and President Barack Obama. Read More

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Putin sick of Russians living in 'huts'

Putin sick of Russians living in 'huts'

Putin spoke after Comey said he had arranged for notes on his one-on-one meetings with Donald Trump to be leaked to a reporter. Putin then asked if there was any distinction between Comey and the American whistleblower Edward Snowden, who was granted asylum in Russian Federation in 2013 after leaking classified information from the National Security Agency. Read More

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Scalise doctor hopes for 'excellent recovery' despite risk

Jack Sava , director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , said in a briefing on the congressman's condition. In the course of Thursday night's charity game, which drew a record attendance to Nationals Park, MedStar hospital issued a new update on Scalise's condition, saying that the lawmaker "remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours". Read More

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Schiff: The White House Is 'Afraid' of Mueller

Schiff: The White House Is 'Afraid' of Mueller

The Daily Beast reported a second senior administration official pointed to Trump's role in propagating the rumor he might fire Mueller, suggesting the leak to the Post on Wednesday might have been an unintended effect of that move. Conservative Analyst Ann Coulter said that Attorney General Sessions "never should've recused himself" from the Russian Federation investigation. On "Fox & Friends" Monday, Conway noted Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch , as President Barack Obama 's ... Read More

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Donald Trump 'investigated for obstruction of justice' in Russian Federation probe

Mueller, himself a widely respected former head of the FBI , has now taken up the angle of possible efforts by Trump to obstruct justice in the investigation, the Post said. A few days later, Mr Trump individually asked Mr Coats and Mr Rogers to issue public statements to the effect that there was no evidence of co-ordination between his campaign and Russian Federation. Read More

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Scalise undergoes more surgery and will require 'additional operations'

The Capitol Police Memorial Fund was added as one of the charities that will benefit from the event after two Capitol Police officers were among those wounded during Wednesday's attack. Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock. "After he leaves the hospital, he will require a period of healing and of rehabilitation". Read More

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Donald Trump signs Qatar arms deal

Donald Trump signs Qatar arms deal

Given the recent diplomatic tensions in the region, the move will likely be a cause of concern for the U.S.'s other allies in the region, most notably Saudi Arabia, which led the push to cut Qatar off from other countries in the region. "Presumably the US could have delayed the deal if they'd wanted to, although I don't think there's a great connect between sales and foreign policy". Read More

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Queen's Birthday Honours: Glasgow's unsung heroes delighted to be included

Queen's Birthday Honours: Glasgow's unsung heroes delighted to be included

Davis, who has won 95 caps for Northern Ireland, scored twice against Greece in Belfast last October in the game which clinched his country's qualification for the Euros. Gay's work within the prison service started in the mid-1970s where she sat on the Parkhurst Prison Board of Visitors. "On behalf of everyone at Plymouth Hospitals, I would just like to say a huge congratulations to Vera and thank you for all you do". Read More

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First round of Brexit talks to begin on Monday June 19

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has expressed his concern at the influence of the DUP on the British Government following a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street yesterday afternoon. He warned that a deal between the Conservatives and DUP would be in breach. "We are starting", Barnier said on Twitter . On Brexit, Ms Foster said her party wanted to see "a sensible Brexit and one that works for everybody". Read More

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President Trump pleased with Sessions testimony

In May, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Mueller as special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. During the Watergate investigation President Richard Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox , who was investigating a campaign of political spying and sabotage launched by a Nixon re-election committee. Read More

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Student Released By North Korea Arrives In Ohio

North Korean state-run media said early a year ago that Warmbier was arrested for what they described as "a hostile act" against the regime. They also said they are grateful he "will finally be with people who love him". But he noted that the State Department is continuing "to have discussions" with North Korea about the release of other three American citizens who are jailed there. Read More

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Another View: Mistreatment of USA student should not go unpunished

The charge against Otto, according to North Korean news agency, was "perpetrating a hostile act against" the Democratic People's Republic of Korea - the official name for the reclusive Communist nation. Gratton told the newspaper that Warmbier didn't seem sick - suggesting it might've been a ruse by the North Koreans. Otto Warmbier was returned to the United states and his home state of OH on Tuesday. Read More

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