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US, Japan search for 7 Navy sailors after ship collision

According to the Japanese Coast Guard, while the USA ship was experiencing some flooding and was not in any danger of sinking, the merchant vessel was able to sail on its own power. Footage from the Japanese TV network NHK showed heavy damage to the mid-right side of the Navy ship and a person in a stretcher being lifted to a helicopter. Read More »

London tower block fire protesters storm town hall

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday promised that the government would make £5 million available for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Guardian reported. Mohammed came to this country for safety and the United Kingdom failed to protect him". "The Government has been absolutely clear on this: we need to do whatever is required and that will happen". Read More »

Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations

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USA farmers can continue selling their crops to the Cuban government. Anti-President Donald Trump protester chants anti-Trump slogans during the president's visit to the Manuel Artime Theater, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Miami . Cuban-Americans can still send money to relatives and travel to the island without restriction. Remittances from people in the U.S. to Cubans will not be cut off. Read More »

Theresa May pledges £5M for Grenfell Tower victims

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy refused to comment on speculation that the eventual death toll would reach triple figures, telling reporters, "I really hope it isn't". Residents in other blocks with the same exterior cladding as Grenfell Tower were concerned, he wrote . The leading body for town and city councils in England and Wales announced Friday it is to conduct an urgent review of fire safety in high-rise buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze . Read More »

List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

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Clair Sheriff's Office. The former mayor of Alexandria, Bill Euille, said he talked with the suspect at the local YMCA most mornings for more than a month, and even tried to help find Hodgkinson a job after seeing he was living out of a gym bag, the Washington Post said. Read More »

Alabama's Mo Brooks One of Three Conservatives on Shooter's Hit List

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The law enforcement source tells CNN that it is not clear that it is an assassination list. Investigators have not determined the goal of the list and they are still trying to determine its meaning. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., had left the field early and actually crossed paths with the shooter in the parking lot. Two Capitol Police officers sustained relatively minor injuries. Read More »

Kashmir: Civilian injured in firing by security forces on stone-pelting mob

Train services between Baramulla and Bannihal towns were suspended. The authorities have closed all educational institutions in Anantnag and Pulwama districts as a precautionary measure. The two armies have traded heavy fire along the de facto border nearly daily in recent weeks, killing civilians and soldiers on both sides while accusing each other of breaching a 2003 ceasefire agreement. Read More »

Scalise Still in Critical Condition But Vitals are Stabilized

The senior Republican is at the Medstar Washington Hospital Centre with a rifle wound in his left hip that shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues", his office revealed in a previous statement. Mr Trump visited the Louisiana congressman at the hospital on Wednesday night, and Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit on Thursday morning. Read More »

Wan Ho to enter Indonesia Open final

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It was a hard fought win for the Indian shuttler. Srikanth won three of his first seven points via crosscourt or body smashes and led 11-6 at the changeover as Son made a lot of uncharacteristic errors. From then on the lead kept shuttling between the two till the Japanese edged out the mammoth game 28-26. Sakai will now meet India's Kidambi Srikanth in the final. Read More »

Opening of Parliament delayed amid deal talks

Talks are continuing between the DUP and Conservatives on the details of a deal, which could see the Northern Irish party supporting the Tories on the Queen's Speech and the Budget, but deciding on other issues on a vote-by-vote basis. Read More »

People Confirmed Dead in Grenfell Tower Fire With 70 Still Unaccounted For

The Guardian newspaper reported Friday that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of panelling on the building in the renovation that was completed in May 2016. The group previous year completed a 10 million pound ($12.8 million) renovation that included new outside insulating panels, double-glazed windows and a communal heating system. Read More »

Israel is 'not ready' for peace: Palestinian official

He said that an end to the occupation and reaching a two-state agreement in direct negotiations "on the basis of relevant United Nations resolutions, agreements and global law" could end the 50 year old situation and described it as "the only way to lay the foundations for enduring peace" that would answer the desires of the two parties. Read More »

London fire death toll hits 30 as dozens remain missing

Relatives and friends of the missing made increasingly desperate appeals for information, as it became increasingly clear that few are likely to have survived. Fire crews and staff have been visiting members of the public to reassure and remind them of fire safety procedure. Kensington and Chelsea Council has backtracked over its earlier claim that survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire could be rehoused outside the area. Read More »

Tory deal may breach Good Friday pact

May is negotiating with the DUP, in an effort to ensure the Northern Ireland party backs her Conservatives in the House of Commons, where she does not have a majority, having failed to win an overall majority following the snap election she called, June 8. Read More »

Britain says no European Union exit deal unless future relationship taken into account

British Finance Minister Philip Hammond on Friday said London Britain must prioritise prosperity in Brexit talks with the European Union that begin next week in Brussels. In a letter to the European Union last March, Prime Minister Theresa May stated: "The United Kingdom does not seek membership of the single market: we understand and respect your position that the four freedoms of the single market are indivisible and there can be no "cherry picking". Read More »

Captain injured, 7 crew missing after USA destroyer and merchant ship collide

Family members were frantically seeking news, appealing via social media for calls from sailors aboard the ship as it slowly made its way to its home base at Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. It was questioning crew members of the ACX Crystal, which is operated by the Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen K.K., and was treating the incident as a case of possible professional negligence, said Masayuki Obara, a regional coast guard official. Read More »

Trump calls House health bill he backed 'mean'

One source said Trump called the House bill " mean, mean, mean " and said, "We need to be more generous, more kind". Thune also said President Trump did not give any deadlines to the senators on passing their bill. Skimping on subsidies that help people buy insurance and loosening certain coverage regulations could hike deductibles and price poorer and older people out of the market. Read More »

Bank raises lending rates after Fed hike

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In its statement following a two-day meeting, the Fed's policy-setting committee indicated the economy had been expanding moderately, the labour market continued to strengthen and a recent softening in inflation was seen as transitory. This made the central bank reiterate its March forecast of three quarter-percentage-point hikes for 2018. The exchange rates at MB Bank dropped from VND22,750 to a dollar on Wednesday to VND22,720 this morning. Read More »

London fire: Tower victims 'may never be identified'

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The blaze early Wednesday in the 24-story building in west London's North Kensington district also injured 74 others, 18 of them critically, and left an unknown number missing. Nothing suggests the fire was started deliberately . The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council - the authority that owns the tower block - told BBC Two's Newsnight it would not use the type of cladding fitted to Grenfell Tower in other buildings in the borough. Read More »

London police: Grenfell tower fire death toll reaches 30

In the story section of the page, Hardy said it is "impossible to be unaffected by the harrowing, unnecessary loss of life", something he deemed "shameful" and "unacceptable in this day and age". Meanwhile, dozens of people erupted into Kensington and Chelsea town hall to protest the lack of response following the fire. London police said an investigation, led by a detective from its homicide and major crime unit, would examine whether criminal offences had been committed although ... Read More »

Number of victims in London tower fire rises to 30

May, already under pressure over her botched snap election, promised help with what she described as a "comprehensive package of support". She has also launching a public inquiry into the fire, demanding that Londoners " deserve answers ". Read More »

Trump appears to confirm obstruction probe, attacks Rosenstein in Twitter rant

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Rosenstein reportedly told Brand that she could take over the investigation , meaning she would be given authority over its budget if it proceeds to prosecute anyone, and even over appointed special counsel Robert Mueller . Since then, Mueller, who served as FBI director before Comey, took over the investigation. Trump hadn't publicly admitted he was personally under investigation until now. Read More »

Protesters snarl Minnesota freeway after officer acquittal

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Yanez testified that Castile, a school cafeteria worker, was reaching for his gun despite his commands not to pull it out. The evidence included squad auto video, but its wide view didn't capture exactly what happened inside the vehicle - leaving jurors to essentially decide whether they believed Yanez when he said Castile had his hand on the gun. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise 'took a bullet for all of us'

At a press conference, President Trump says that wounded Scalise's condition is more hard than people first realized. "We've had a very, very divided country for many years", Trump said. CNN's Manu Raju reported Thursday that Scalise remained in critical condition after coming out of his latest surgery. Jeff Flake said Mika was the most seriously injured. Read More »

Panicked Trump cronies desperately smear respected special counsel Robert Mueller

Should Rosenstein refuse, Trump could ask him to resign or fire him and direct his successor to fire Mueller. "I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe that those are lawful and appropriate orders", Rosenstein said. The former Alabama senator also defended himself against accusations that he misrepresented himself during his confirmation hearing when he said he hadn't met with Russian officials during the campaign. Read More »

Navy crew missing, skipper hurt after collision off Japan

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The first, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, was taken to the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka and was in stable condition, the U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement . "All of our thoughts and prayers are with the Fitzgerald crew and their families", Adm. John Richardson said in a statement. Situated at the approach to Tokyo bay, Yokosuka and the waters to its south are a busy commercial waterway plied by commercial vessels sailing to and from Japan's two biggest container ports in Tokyo and Yokohama. Read More »

Firefighters Respond to Fire Engulfing London Apartment

At least 70 people, including children and entire families, have been reported missing following the Grenfell Tower fire in London . Hundreds of people, including singer and human rights campaigner Lily Allen, were protesting outside the town hall of Kensington and Chelsea, holding up cardboard signs reading " Justice for Grenfell ". Read More »

Trump expresses more frustration over Russian Federation investigation

According to the Independent, the President' tweets could be in reference to reports from the FBI's investigation into Clinton's private email sever. In fact, Trump referenced "Crooked H" in a tweet, of course, just yesterday. "Why is that Hillary Clinton's family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are", Trump asked in the tweet, the Hill reported . Read More »

Montana's Gianforte avoids jail time for reporter assault

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Gianforte looked Jacobs in the eyes during the hearing and apologized , after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor offense. The latter statement appeared to be a rebuttal of claims made earlier by Gianforte's campaign that the Guardian reporter had sparked the incident. Read More »