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At least 12 dead, 74 injured in London high-rise fire

The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Nick Paget-Brown said "several hundred" people would have been in the block when the fire broke out. Survivors said they felt lucky to be alive. Our hearts go out to the victims and survivors of this awful incident. "Even when the lights went off, people were waving with white shirts to be seen", Lleshi said.The ambulances service said 69 people had been taken to hospital and 18 were in critical care.Police Commander Stuart Cundy cautioned the ... Read More »

London's Grenfell Tower blaze death toll now stands at 12, says police

The smoke stretched for miles (kilometers) across the sky after dawn, revealing the blackened, flame-licked wreckage of the building, which was still burning over 12 hours later. "People were starting to appear at the windows, frantically banging and screaming", Lamrani told Britain's Press Association news agency. Joe Walsh, 58, said he saw someone toss two children out a window on the fifth or sixth floor. Read More »

Dead, 74 Hospitalized In London Residential Tower Blaze

Police say they expect the toll to rise and an investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze. "Fire is from second to top floor of 27 storey building", the fire service said on Twitter. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said a "major incident" had been declared. Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street office said she was "deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life" in the fire. Read More »

Recep Tayyip Erdogan assures support to Qatar amid diplomatic row

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Anxious residents have responded to the crisis by emptying grocery stores in the capital of Doha, and Saudi Arabia has blocked trucks carrying food from entering the country across its only land border. On Monday , a group of nations led by Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar, accusing it of sponsoring terrorism, being too close to Iran and interfering with domestic policies of other nations. Read More »

Deal for soft Brexit moves closer amid cross-party support

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The Labour leader's campaigning will continue, with plans to visit scores of Tory-held seats in a sign that the Opposition believes Mrs May's government will fall and another election could happen within months. The Tories and the DUP are considering a "confidence and supply" arrangement which would see the Northern Irish party back the Government to get its Budget through and on confidence motions. Read More »

Anti-Putin Protest Photos: Hundreds arrested in Moscow

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According to a November report by Credit Suisse , Russia is the most unequal major economic power. "So the court illegally coordinated law violation protocols before the trial had begun", he said . Small protests are being reported in cities in the Russian Far East. At one point, the Moscow demonstration featured an unlikely scene of about 5,000 protesters rallying next to an enclosure with geese, a medieval catapult and bearded men in homemade tunics and carrying wooden shields. Read More »

Poland reacts to EU legal action over refugees

If the European Commission concludes that the member state is failing to fulfill its obligations under EU law, it may then send a formal request to comply with EU law, calling on the state to inform the Commission of the measures taken to comply within a specified period. Read More »

Brexit talks to start next week

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But he stressed that the British people had taken the sovereign decision to leave the 28-member bloc in their referendum a year ago, adding that the beginning of talks would be a milestone. However there was no comfort for May on the pitch, with France winning the match 3 to 2. The leaders of France and Britain on Tuesday announced an anti-terror action plan to crack down on radicalisation through social media. Read More »

Time to cancel Trump's state visit says London Mayor

She told The Sun that the President's comments about Mr Khan were "wrong" and said politics should be put aside during terror attacks. Khan's spokesperson initially said that the mayor would not respond, as he has " more important things to do ". Read More »

Death toll rises in London tower fire

A tenants' group had complained for years about the risk of a fire. A huge plume of smoke wafted across the London skyline and left a burned-out hulk in the working class, multi-ethnic neighborhood. "They couldn't stop the fire". Resident Hamid Wahbi said that as he fled, he asked about a neighbor's father but was told he was still inside. "But we will need to look much more closely at how much of that corresponds to the cause of today's fire". Read More »

GOP baseball shooter is dead

Pres. Trump said in a press conference that he has died after being shot by Capitol police. A rifle-wielding gunman, identified as IL man James. "Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone", his office said. Zach Barth is a legislative correspondent for U.S. Read More »

Massive fire engulfs apartment building in West London

Cabinet minister David Gauke said: "I think it is far too early to jump to any conclusions". "I am very sad to confirm that there have been a number of fatalities, I can not confirm the number at this time due to the size and complexity of this building". Read More »

US blames North Korea for series of cyberattacks

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The cyber firm Symantec Corp said last month it was "highly likely" that a hacking group affiliated with North Korea called Lazarus Group was behind the WannaCry cyber attack that infected the NHS and more than 300,000 computers worldwide. System owners are also advised to run the YARA tool on any system they suspect to have been targeted by HIDDEN COBRA actors. The report also details additional mitigation strategies, logging practices, and methods for detection and response. Read More »

At least 4 dead in auto bombing outside Somalia restaurant

The attack Wednesday night began with a suicide auto bombing at the. "Sporadic gunfire can still be heard", a local journalist present at the spot tweeted. Posh Treats, a relatively new restaurant in an affluent part of the capital, is particularly popular with young and diaspora Somalis. Hussein had no immediate information about any casualties. Read More »

Jeff Sessions brands accusations of Russian Federation collusion an 'appalling lie'

It was the safest way for Sessions to protect himself from any potential perjury charges when Special Prosecutor Mueller compares his testimony with the investigation's findings. SESSIONS: You tell - this is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don't appreciate it. Sessions was adamant he never had a third meeting with the Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Read More »

Germany says no indication of changes to Brexit timetable

May and DUP leader Arlene Foster held more than an hour of talks on Tuesday, after which Foster said an agreement, which is expected to be more informal than a coalition, could be done "sooner rather than later". "This new arrangement is very unsettling and people are concerned and anxious about what it may mean, or what promises may be given. There's a lot of anxiety", Sinn Fein MP Michelle Glidernew told. Read More »

Cotton: Russia Collusion Claims Like Something Out of a Spy Novel

Five days after questions were raised by former FBI Director James Comey , the Attorney General defended his decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, denied that he had been involved in any wrongdoing, and pushed back against his former Democratic colleagues in the Senate. Read More »

Selena Gomez Plays One Hell Of A Bad Liar

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While the video was surprising enough with that twist at the end , there's another nugget in the video that's a callback to one of Selena's most iconic moments. The video closes with a brief teaser for Gomez's next project, called " Fetish ", coming soon. In the most recent music video, Gomez is seen with her shoulder-length brown strands fans have become accustomed to, the new, fun blonde look and a short, pixie cut. Read More »

White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

But Ruddy opened a new line of questions about Mueller's impartiality - the fact that Trump had considered Mueller for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's job before he was named special counsel. US President Donald Trump is being personally investigated by the man charged with overseeing a probe of Russia's attempts to meddle in the election, the Washington Post reports. Read More »

AG Sessions: Accusations of Collusion 'False,' 'Appalling and Detestable'

Sen. Tom Cotton speculated Wednesday that former FBI Director James B. Comey may have set a precedent by requesting a private meeting with President Trump prior to his inauguration. The White House has moved to put a lid on speculation that President Donald Trump might fire the special counsel investigating the Russian Federation affair, while leaving just enough of a crack to keep the idea bubbling. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: Grenfell Tower Fire A Consequence Of Local Funding Cuts

The massive fire, which swept through the building in west London early Wednesday, also sent more than 50 people to area hospitals. Stuart Cundy said about the fire at Grenfell Tower in north Kensington. Joe Barton, still in his baseball uniform, told reporters that a shooter came out to the practice and opened fire, shooting at Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Miss., who plays third base. Read More »