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Record number of women and LGBT lawmakers elected in British vote


Speaking after visiting Buckingham Palace Mrs May said only her party had the "legitimacy" to govern, despite falling eight seats short of a majority. Defending her party's stance on gay marriage in a recent interview , leader Arlene Foster insisted those who characterised the DUP as anti-gay were wide of the mark. Read More »

Firefighters thank Londoners for 'overwhelming' support after Grenfell Tower blaze

The London Fire Brigade said it received the first reports of the blaze at 12:54 a.m. and the first engines arrived within six minutes. Meanwhile, experts have said sprinklers could have been fitted in the tower for £200,000, but Nick Paget-Brown, the Tory leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, said there was not a "collective view" among residents in favour of installing them. Read More »

London fire: Prime minister Theresa May orders full public inquiry

British Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the fire while police have subsequently launched a criminal investigation. She was pictured talking to fire officers and staring up at the blackened remains of the Grenfell Tower, but was criticised for leaving without talking to residents. Read More »

Russia's military says may have killed IS leader Baghdadi: agencies

The Russian Defense Ministry has said they might have killed the ISIS leader along with 30 mid-level leaders and about 300 terrorists in a strike they carried out at the end of May. During the time of US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, he was reportedly a cleric in a mosque in Samarra. His only public appearance was at the declaration of his "Islamic State" at the Nour mosque in Mosul in July 2014, shortly after his militants took the city. Read More »

Catholic community offers prayer, supplies for London fire victims

London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton said firefighters were not able to access all the apartments in the tower because of structural safety concerns . As of Thursday afternoon, more than 30 people were still being treated in hospital. Three are in critical condition. He later issued a statement saying: "I feel very angry that it was possible for the fire to spread in the way it did". Read More »

Brexit talks will begin on Monday despite Britain's political chaos

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) leader Arlene Foster today to negotiate a deal to form a Conservatives-led minority government . That's why we're ready to start very quickly. But a newly appointed junior Brexit minister, Steve Baker, told Reuters: "I don't foresee any change..." "We can not support and we will oppose any deal which undermines the Good Friday agreement", Adams said. Read More »

Search for London tower victims as fears death toll may rise

Harley Facades, which fitted the panels, told the BBC: "At this time, we are not aware of any link between the fire and the exterior cladding to the tower". Despite fire safety concerns , "green" concerns could have been prioritised, The Telegraph reports. Fire safety engineers were stunned at how rapidly the fire spread, engulfing the building in less than an hour in the middle of the night and preventing firefighters from reaching many people inside. Read More »

Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'

The shooter later died from his injuries. Scalise and four others were shot Wednesday morning during a Republican practice for the annual congressional baseball game. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and heavy criticism of President Trump and Republicans. Authorities are investigating the incident but have not identified a motive. Read More »

Police launch criminal probe into Grenfell Tower fire

Authorities said the cause of the blaze remained unclear and is under investigation. Firefighters are still searching for victims in the 24-story Grenfell Tower that went up in flames early Wednesday. Fears grew for others, such as Bassem Choukeir, his wife Nadia, her mother Sariyya and the couple's three daughters Mirna, Fatmeh and Zaynab. They lived on the 22nd floor. Read More »

London fire: First victim named as Mohammed Alhajali

He is believed to have died in the blaze. Omar, 25, managed to escape and is recovering at a hospital, but al-Haj Ali was overwhelmed by smoke in the staircase so he ran back into his 14-floor apartment. "She says: 'I've been waiting for four years to see least I could see his grave, see his body before they bury". Firefighters searching the smoldering ruin in west London have recovered six bodies from the tower, while 11 others have been located but can not yet be removed ... Read More »

As Brexit looms, May nears unionist deal

Mrs May, the Prime Minister, is attempting to agree a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ), which won ten seats in Northern Ireland in last week's general election . They have struggled for years with Irish nationalists, who want the British province to join a united Ireland. Former Prime Minister John Major said he was concerned a deal with the DUP could thrust the province back towards violence almost two decades since a US -brokered peace deal brought peace to Northern ... Read More »

Theresa May responds to criticism of her Grenfell Tower visit

He said that number was expected to rise and firefighters , who rescued 65, have said they did not expect to find any more survivors. The search of the charred building could take weeks, and will be assisted by sniffer dogs. "The idea that that has led to this horrendous tragedy is just unthinkable", she added. The scenes of a skyscraper engulfed in flames on a picture-perfect, blue-sky day evoked memories of NY in September 2001. Read More »

British PM leaves top ministers unchanged after election


On Thursday night, the Conservative Party lost their majority in a stunning upset that is being attributed to political activism spurred by the Brexit horror, and a voter turnout that increased by 5% since the previous election, according to the Independent. Read More »

United States congressman Steve Scalise still critical after Washington shooting

He, along with several other members of Congress, suggested the most critical change may be to boost security for large lawmaker gatherings, even informal ones like the baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. He has reported them to Capitol police. Jeff Flake said Mika was the most seriously injured. "I know that he would want the game to be played", said Richmond. Read More »

Russian Federation to grant Comey asylum if U.S. persecutes him: Putin

While taking a question from an American via video about U.S. -Russia relations, Putin responded saying the U.S.' "political infighting" is blocking better relations with Russian Federation. He said while he sees opposition street protests as a healthy part of democracy, they should not be used as a provocation. Last year, there were over 2.3 million questions. Read More »

Mueller Meets With Lawmakers to Avoid Conflicts in Russia Probes


That was not so, he said. Despite being controlled by Republicans, both houses of Congress continue to press on the Russian Federation front. Sessions told Wyden he "basically recused" himself from the Russian Federation investigation during his first day as attorney general because he "never accessed files, never learned the names of investigators, never met with them, never asked for any documentation". Read More »

Man dies in Niagara Falls after surviving 2003 plunge


Authorities say Jones took the 180-foot plunge back on April 19 but his body wasn't discovered by the US Coast Guard until June 2. Parks Police detective Sgt. The ball was recovered by the American side of the falls. He had no protection and was only wearing his jeans, sneakers and two winter coats. Three others have survived unprotected plunges over the falls since Jones did it. Read More »

Trump lashes out at 'bad' Russian Federation investigators

Burr said they discussed questions that Coats told lawmakers he couldn't answer in public last week at a hearing, as well as the budget for intelligence for the next fiscal year. Register a pause here: right about now, Sessions realizes that McCain isn't doing him any favors, and asks him to repeat the question. In Sessions' testimony Tuesday, the AG did dispute some of the particulars of Comey's story about his interactions with President Trump . Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Eng vs Pak - Star of the Match - Hasan Ali

But captain Sarfraz Ahmed , who had already distinguished himself with two fine catches behind the stumps, steadied the innings, steering them home to 237-7 in the 45th over with a match-winning innings of 61 from 79 balls. Sri lanka could not stem the flow of runs and Sarfraz managed to get to a well-worked half-century. Pakistan did that well and played better. Taking a dig at the attitude of Pakistan captain, the 50-year-old former Chief Selector of Pakistan Cricket Board went on ... Read More »

China kindergarten blast suspected crime; 8 dead


Xu had dropped out of an unnamed school due to his neurological condition and rented an apartment near the kindergarten, China Central Television said . Locals said hundreds of students attend the school and that the victims were thought to be people waiting to pick up the children. A witness cited by state media said a gas cylinder at a roadside food stall had caused the blast. Read More »

Trump lashes out at 'bad' Russia investigators

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, June 13, 2017. Read More »