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Meanwhile, British media reported that the number of dead could surpass 100

Using drones and sniffer dogs, firefighters continued Friday to search the burned-out hulk that looms over Notting Dale, a low-income community next to the super-affluent Notting Hill neighborhood in west London . Sadiq Khan, mayor of London , also visited Grenfell Tower and met local people. On the night of the fire, Donald rushed to the local church in her pyjamas and spent hours helping evacuees as best she could, making tea, providing toys to entertain the children and cleaning the ... Read More »

Donald Trump: It's a witch hunt against me

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Of the six in 10 Americans who think Trump tried to obstruct or impede the investigation, most are Democrats and independents. Coats and Rogers told a Senate panel a week ago they did not feel pressured by Trump to intervene in the case, but declined to say what Trump asked them to do. Read More »

Voice of anger amongst those who live around Grenfell Tower

The west London borough of Kensington and Chelsea ranks among the wealthiest areas in the United Kingdom, but also includes pockets that are among the most deprived, including the area around Grenfell Tower . When asked on Thursday about why she did not meet residents or visit a local community center, May said she wanted to visit the scene of the incident to be briefed by the emergency services. Read More »

Jeff Sessions Dodges Trump Questions, Angering Democrats

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He also declared it a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that sent Mr Trump to the White House. Mueller", he said. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden told Sessions: "I believe the American people have had it with stonewalling. And after being accusing of stonewalling for not answering, so I would push back on that". Read More »

Russian MoD publishes image of airstrike that may have killed ISIS leader

The ISIS leader is one of America's most wanted terrorists, with the State Department offering a $25 million reward for any information leading to his location, arrest, or conviction. In recent years, previous reports of al-Baghdadi's death have proved inaccurate. So-called Islamic State figurehead Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been killed in a Russian airstrike. Read More »

Trump tweets acknowledgement of Comey firing investigation

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Comey told the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee that the Trump administration had lied and defamed him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the President dismissed him on May 9. He, however, said that whatever Trump did was "a very disturbing thing, very concerning". The president has long vehemently denied any collusion with Moscow. Read More »

Police open criminal investigation into Grenfell Tower fire

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As others shouted for legislation requiring that Britain's aging public high-rises be retrofitted with sprinkler systems and multiple stairwells - which were lacking at Grenfell Tower - Khan said he shared their frustration and called for a government inquiry into the blaze to publish its initial findings by the end of the summer. Read More »

Russia claims to have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The Russian military has said it may have killed the leader of Islamic State , Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, during an airstrike inside Syria in late May. Baghdadi has been rumoured wounded or killed a number of times in the past. He was freed in 2009, and within a year was the leader of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate, heading up a renewed campaign of bombings and assassinations. Read More »

Firefighters 'overwhelmed' by public's support

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Meanwhile, criticism of the management of Grenfell Tower has been growing. Images have emerged purporting to show the charred insides of a tower block ravaged by a devastating fire . Construction and fire experts increasingly fear that the cladding system applied to Grenfell Tower may have been instrumental in spreading the fire . Read More »

Brexit negotiations to start on Monday, June 19th - EU, UK confirm

Last evening, May faced the tough 1922 Committee of her party's backbench MPs amid a brewing rebellion within the ranks after her gamble to call a snap general election backfired, leaving the Tories eight seats short of a majority. The First Minister said she is concerned by the "disregard" shown for the Northern Irish peace process and called for full details of any deal to be made public. Read More »

US President investigated for potential obstruction of justice

Yet, recent reports indicate there might have been an exchange between the president with Mr. Coats, in an attempt to persuade former FBI director James Comey to halt investigations into, former National Security officer, Mr. No one but Mueller and his team know how the Russian Federation investigations will move forward, but one thing's for sure - it's going to take time , probably years. Read More »

London fire death toll rises as calls for accountability grow louder

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. "Because of people saving money, people are dying", one man told Leadsom. He said hundreds of thousands of people living in similar tower blocks throughout Britain will be "frightened, traumatized and very, very worried" until more is known about how the blaze proved so deadly. Read More »

Defiant May vows to stay on despite election blow

Now, Theresa May is seeking to form a government with the DUP - the only party who won enough seats to keep the Tories in power who haven't already rejected the idea of creating a coalition government with them. Just after noon (UK time), she was driven to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government - a formality under the British system. Read More »

World Turns On 'Anti-Trump Special Counsel' Robert Mueller

U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in a report released in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to interfere in the election to help Trump in part by hacking and releasing damaging emails about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton . Read More »

Theresa May to return to meet Grenfell Tower victims following backlash

London Police said a criminal investigation had been launched, and Prime Minister Theresa May announced a public inquiry, a type of probe that's used to investigate issues of major public concern. Grenfell tenants had complained for years about risky conditions in the building, including faulty wiring. The cause of the fire is under investigation, and authorities have refused to speculate on what could have started the blaze . Read More »

Trump 'probed for obstruction of justice'

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The Senate intelligence committee has also interviewed Johnson in connection with its investigation of Russian activities during last year's election campaign. "There is no case for obstruction of justice". The investigation began looking into Trump's conduct after he fired then FBI director, James Comey , who had been leading the inquiry. Read More »

London fire: Tower victims 'may never be identified'

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The Grammy-winning musician was at the place of the disaster around midnight, according to an eyewitness. A woman touches a missing poster for 12-year-old Jessica Urbano on a tribute wall after laying flowers on the side of Latymer Community Church next to the fire-gutted Grenfell Tower in London , Friday, June 16, 2017, after a fire. Read More »

Official talks on Brexit to start Monday

And the source told the BBC that it was understood the talks would broadly follow the EU's preferred sequence, dealing with issues of citizens' rights and a framework for calculating outstanding financial liabilities before moving on, possibly later in the year, to deal with the UK's future relationship with the EU. Read More »

Philippines Arrested Senior Member of ISIS Backed Maute Group

According to the government, at least 26 civilians, 58 police or soldiers and 206 militants have been killed since the fighting began . "There are some US personnel who are operating equipment to provide information on situation awareness to our troops", Brigadier General Restituto Padilla told a news conference. Read More »

Record number of women and LGBT lawmakers elected in British vote

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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 »