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Protests erupt over London fire response

Cundy said that because the fire was so powerful there was "a risk that sadly we may not be able to identify everybody". Protesters have entered Kensington Town Hall here, demanding answers from the local council over the Grenfell Tower residential building fire, media reported on Friday. Read More »

Seven GIs among eight wounded in Afghanistan shooting

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On June 10, an Afghan army commando killed three USA soldiers and wounded another. Zabihullah Mujahed, a spokesman for the group, claimed to have killed "scores of security personnel" in this attack. US troops and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation personnel have been forced to contend with so-called "Green-on-Blue" insider attacks throughout their occupation of Afghanistan , as Taliban supporters and Afghan patriots within the security forces have turned their guns on their ... Read More »

North Korea fires volley of cruise missiles, fifth test in a month

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Moon said he was delaying the further rollout of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile defense system until an environmental assessment is completed. He added the United States military was undertaking a more detailed analysis. The latest missile test by North Korea was of "a new-type ground-to-sea cruise rocket", the nuclear-armed country's state media said Friday. Read More »

Britain's May Meets with Victims of Deadly High-rise Blaze

Mr Cundy vowed police "will get to the answer of what has happened and why", adding: "If criminal offences have been committed it is us who will investigate that". Meanwhile, dozens of people erupted into Kensington and Chelsea town hall to protest the lack of response following the fire. Pressed again on whether she had failed to understand the anger felt by the public, she said: "This was a awful tragedy that took place". Read More »

Japan thanks United States for strong policy against North Korea

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Describing North Korea as a " clear and present danger ", he said the "pace and scope" of its nuclearisation efforts signal a "clear intent" to acquire nuclear armed ballistic missiles. "We can not and will not accept unilateral, coercive changes to the status quo". In a question-and-answer session with his audience of national security experts from across the globe, Mattis was asked whether the USA might attack the North pre-emptively and without warning South Korea in advance. Read More »

Russia claims it killed two more IS commanders in Syria - Ifax

Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the US-led coalition's operation against ISIS in Syria and Iraq , said the coalition "cannot confirm these reports at this time". But according to Hisham al-Hashimi, an Iraqi expert on IS who advises the Iraqi government, he is not likely to succeed al-Baghdadi as " caliph ", since that title is reserved for members of the Prophet Muhammed's Quraish tribe, according to some Muslim scholars. Read More »

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein testifies in budget hearings

Member of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff , a California Democrat, made it clear the House would not stand down if the president fired Mueller. Since being appointed special counsel in May, Mueller has built a team of formidable legal minds who've worked on everything from Watergate to Enron. Read More »

Senate approves new Russia sanctions

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to tighten sanctions on Russian Federation and prevent President Donald Trump from being able to unilaterally ease sanctions absent congressional approval. The vote was 97 to 2 for the legislation, filed as an amendment to an Iran sanctions bill. This new bill would also give sanctions imposed by then president Barack Obama via an executive order the full force of law. Read More »

Islamabad says two Pakistani diplomats have gone missing in Afghanistan

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Pakistan on Sunday said that two of its diplomatic officials from its consulate in Afghanistan had gone missing since Friday. "We had not received any information from the Afghan officials until late Saturday", a Pakistani source said. Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province, is a busy trading hub about 70 kilometres (43 miles) from the main border crossing with Pakistan, from which landlocked Afghanistan imports much of its goods. Read More »

58 people presumed dead after Grenfell Tower disaster

British Prime Minister Theresa May, facing criticism for the government's handling of the disaster, met Saturday with 15 fire survivors invited to her official residence at 10 Downing Street. Earlier on Friday, May met victims privately at a central London hospital. They state that the material needs a fire rating of at least one to two hours - a window that would theoretically allow most people ample time to escape a blaze. Read More »

Theresa May offers support package for London fire victims

Cundy said there may have been other people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the final death toll. Victims, volunteers and community leaders from the Grenfell Tower fire travelled to Downing Street to meet the prime minister Theresa May on Saturday afternoon. Read More »

Top aides talked Trump out of firing Mueller

But people close to Mr. Trump say he is so volatile they can not be sure that he will not change his mind about Mr. Mueller if he finds out anything to lead him to believe the investigation has been compromised. Coulter suggested that because Comey had testified that Trump hadn't been personally under investigation while he was FBI director, the goal of Mueller's commission "is now over". Read More »

EU says divorce bill, citizens' rights focus of Brexit talks

We want to end the anxiety facing four million citizens. We now know that at precisely 11:00 BST on Monday morning, nearly exactly a year after the Brexit referendum, the all important exit negotiations will begin. "We will build the broadest possible consensus for our Brexit plans and that means giving Parliament the maximum amount of time to scrutinise these bills by holding a two-year session of Parliament", she said. Read More »

London highrise fire: 58 missing, presumed dead, police say

Emergency workers walk on the roof of the fire-gutted Grenfell Tower in London , Friday, June 16, 2017, after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning. Although the flames have now been extinguished, Cundy said rescuers don't expect to find any survivors inside the building at this point. According to police, 58 people are missing and presumed dead in the fire, though they say this number could change. Read More »

58 people missing in London tower blaze presumed dead

Many residents are still unaccounted for, and police said some remains may never be identified. Despite that outcome, fire experts say "stay put" is still the best advice - as long as the building has proper fire-suppression protections, such as multiple stairwells, sprinkler systems, fireproof doors and flame-resistant construction materials, some of which were lacking in the London blaze. Read More »

Tributes as Germany's Helmut Kohl dies, aged 87

Kohl died Friday at 87. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was on a diplomatic visit to Rome when the death of Kohl, a Roman Catholic, was made public. Kohl towards Russian Federation", she noted. This required great political strength and courage - both of which qualities Helmut had in abundance. Kohl's legacy includes the common euro currency - now used by 19 nations - that bound Europe more closely together than ever before. Read More »

Russian Federation inquiry: I'm under investigation

The president complained the probe is unfair and wondered why his defeated Democratic opponent wasn't getting the same scrutiny. On Friday, the President made extraordinary claims against Clinton and her family for their own alleged dealings with Russian Federation, claiming smashed a phone with a hammer and "bleached" emails to cover their tracks. Read More »

Queen praises a country 'resolute in the face of adversity'

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A fire broke out at the 27-storey Grenfell Tower earlier this week, killing at least 17. In a letter to May, he listed a litany of residents' concerns, including a lack of information about missing relatives, the chaotic response of the local council and worries over safety in other tower blocks. Read More »

Brexit talks: Hammond says jobs and economy the priority

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May said late on Wednesday that the talks were continuing, but that a fire that devastated a 24-story tower block in London, killing at least 12 people, had taken priority. Brexit minister David Davis has insisted the approach to the European Union divorce has not changed, but May has recognised that a broader consensus needs to be built for Brexit and has made clear she would listen to all wings of the party on the issue. Read More »

Brexit talks with European Commission to begin on Monday

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He wouldn't be drawn on whether he supported Britain's continued membership in the single market and said May's minority government will negotiate in a "pragmatic" manner, striving for a solution that works for both sides. "I'm not going to give a blow by blow account of how we propose to take that discussion forward", he said. "The withdrawal and future are intimately linked". Read More »

58 missing, presumed dead in London high-rise fire

Police Commander Stuart Cundy said the number of 58 is based on reports from the public and may rise. All the rest are homeless. She will meet victims, volunteers and community leaders afterwards, No 10 said. "We are not stupid, we're aware people are dead". The Hammersmith and City line, which runs along the same track and stops in that part of west London , was also partially suspended. Read More »

Shot congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

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U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise underwent an additional surgery on Saturday and his condition was upgraded to "serious", three days after he was shot in the hip when a gunman opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball practice , hospital officials said. Read More »

UK Government 'absolutely steadfast' in commitment to peace process - Theresa May

The leader of Northern Ireland's DUP has said that it is "complete and utter nonsense" to describe her party as homophobic. Downing Street insisted tomorrow's talks will focus on restoring the Stormont Assembly. London's neutrality is key to the delicate balance of power in Northern Ireland, which was once plagued by violence over Britain's control of the province. Read More »

Trump lashes out over probe into 'obstruction of justice'

He's also hired Andrew Weissmann, who led the Enron investigation. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, ... Read More »

Mastermind behind Iran attacks killed, 50 arrested

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Iran arrested another seven linked to the recent deadly terrorist attacks in the capital Tehran , local media reported on Saturday. The ceremonies began on June 9 at the parliament building, one of the targets of the June 7 attacks claimed by the extremist group Islamic State (IS). Read More »

Sarah Sanders: Donald Trump Has 'No Intention' of Firing Robert Mueller

The latest appointments from Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation could be a more ominous indication of trouble on the horizon for the Trump administration. Donald Trump has called the ongoing investigation a "witch hunt", a "hoax" and an excuse by Democrats for why they lost the presidential race. "I think it would be odd [Mueller] would have a confidential conversation and then, a few days later, become the prosecutor of the person he may be investigating", Ruddy said. Read More »

Britain, EU in suspense

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has tweeted that discussions with British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party are "going well" and that she hopes for a conclusion soon. Even the idea of an alliance is complicated, however. They have struggled for years with Irish Catholic nationalists, who want the British province to join a united Ireland. Read More »

Man who barricaded self is suspect in triple slaying

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Sheriff Maier said the police think that the three women killed in North Royalton , Ohio , were murdered before the Johns were killed in Lake Township. Police were alerted to the scene after Kylie's boyfriend, Dale Kostar, arrived at the home to visit. Police in North Royalton wouldn't say what kind of relationship, if any, the suspect had with the slain mother and daughters. Read More »