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Death toll rises to 30 after massive London apartment fire

Prime Minister Theresa May , already under pressure following the poor Tory showing in the general election, has been tongue-lashed by the public over her response to Grenfell. "One woman told me she had escaped in only her top and underwear". "The Prime Minister would have been shouted at by the residents, but she should have been willing to take that". Read More »

Pres. Trump acknowledges he's being investigated

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Trump confirmed in a tweet Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at Rosenstein, calling the investigation a " witch hunt ". Trump is under increasing pressure on the Russian Federation probe. Earlier in the week, we learned that Trump has discussed firing Mueller with his friends and aides. "Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives", Gingrich wrote on Twitter , adding "very risky". Read More »

Trump rolls back parts of what he calls 'terrible' Obama Cuba policy

The Treasury Department said individuals who bought an airline ticket or rented a room or vehicle before Trump's announcement could make additional travel-related purchases for that travel under the Obama policy, even if their trip to Cuba takes place after the new, stricter Trump regulations go into effect. Read More »

Sinn Fein bears Queen no ill will, says Gerry Adams

Theresa May said she believed a deal could be reached to restore a devolved coalition administration in Belfast if "there is good will on all sides". "It's imperative that both governments recommit to the word, spirit and implementation of the Good Friday Agreement if there is to be any prospect of re-establishing the Executive". Read More »

Grenfell Tower Death Toll Continues To Rise

Firefighters and other rescue teams were forced out of the building on Thursday afternoon as the fire restarted. The death toll is unclear - and rising. The devastating fire at London's Grenfell Tower has now claimed 30 lives, according to police. Others gathered seeking news of the missing. Gilmartin said fire design has evolved over the years but it's not feasible to make all older buildings comply with the latest legislation. Read More »

Trump Slams 'Phony Story' on Obstruction: 'Witch Hunt'

The office of Director of National Intelligence and Ledgett declined to comment. Mr Trump and the White House disputed Mr Comey's description of the events. Things changed shortly after Comey's firing, according to Post's sources. Comey also said he took Trump's request that he drop the Flynn probe as "direction" and an "order". Read More »

Tillerson: North Korea releases US college student

Warmbier arrived in OH after be. University of Virginia student Warmbier had been in a coma for more than a year, since shortly after his last public appearance: during his trial in Pyongyang in March , 2016. Tillerson announced that the Department of State had secured Warmbier's release at the direction of the Republican president. Before his trial, Warmbier had said he tried to steal a propaganda banner as a trophy for an acquaintance who wanted to hang it in her church. Read More »

Angry residents attack Tory politican after PM snubs Grenfell Tower fire victims

Loubna Aghzafi, 42, a local resident, told William that many people she had spoken to were not yet able to share their experiences. There was a large police presence which had to hold back an angry crowd outside the church. "They are simply not recognizable because of the fire", Fiona McCormack, from the Metropolitan Police's identification team, said of the victims found inside Grenfell Tower . Read More »

Deputy attorney general says he's seen no good cause to fire Mueller

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If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says. "Special counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause", Rosenstein said. "I am thrilled to have a chance to help you to live up to your campaign promises", said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. "Whoever leaked [news of the obstruction investigation] was obviously reading that he was thinking about giving Mueller the boot", an official told the Daily Beast. Read More »

USA congressman Scalise still in critical condition - hospital

Steve Scalise on Wednesday before he was killed by police who had been guarding Scalise on the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field. Ever since the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, Dine said, "Police departments across the country have changed the way they deal with active shooter situations". Read More »

Palestinians to stop paying attacker families: Tillerson

Instead, he said that there was an "active discussion" between Washington and Ramallah on the matter. "The president raised it", Tillerson continued. "They have changed their policy", Tillerson said, referring to the Palestinians. Since Trump took office, this issue has been a forefront focus as he's attempted to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Read More »

Longtime Trump attorney hires lawyer in Russia probe

This story is developing and will continue to be updated . Caputo has also hired his own attorney - former NY state Attorney General Dennis Vacco. President Trump and his campaign associates are facing several investigations on alleged Russian contacts, including one being led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Read More »

London blaze death toll reaches 30 as queen visits survivors

Local authorities across the United Kingdom have ordered urgent safety reviews into their high-rise residential buildings in the wake of the Grenfell disaster, as anxious residents ask whether their homes are safe. Earlier in the day Mrs May visited survivors in hospital, as allies defended her against claims that she was failing to engage with those affected by the tragedy. Read More »

Trump confirms he is under investigation

Rosenstein authored a memo that criticized former FBI Director James Comey over his handling of Hillary Clinton's emails. Trump could be referring to the fact that it was Rosenstein who made the decision to appoint former FBI director Robert Mueller III as special counsel to oversee the Russian Federation investigation, and that Rosenstein has the power to fire Mueller for "good cause". Read More »

Va. Shooter's Wife Expresses Horror, Asks Media To Go Away

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Yesterday morning, police say, Hodgkinson fired dozens of bullets at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., wounding five, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La. But what have you been able to find out about his history? "We had policemen and even the Federal Bureau of Investigation in here asking questions, but we just don't know him". Read More »

Experts say Michelle Carter case revolved around 'words that can kill'

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The verdict was a shock to some who assumed the judge's decision would fall in line with MA law, which does not have a specific statute for assisted suicide as it pertains to manslaughter. "This conviction exceeds the limits of our criminal laws and violates free speech protections guaranteed by the MA and U.S. Constitutions". The northeastern state of MA, unlike other U.S. Read More »

Putin offers Asylum to Leaker Comey

In fact, Vladimir Vladimirovich showed that Comey in this situation is a human rights defender, not the leader of the security services. The sanctions have only made Russian Federation stronger, Putin said in his nationwide call-in which came on the same day the US Senate voted overwhelmingly to punish Russian Federation for alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

The German newspaper Bild reported that Kohl died Friday at his home in Ludwigshafen. Kohl led Germany through reunification in 1990 and was chancellor of first West Germany and then the unified nation from 1982 to 1998. Kohl was helped in securing German unity by his friendships with French President Francois Mitterrand and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who approved North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership for a united Germany and agreed to pull Soviet troops out of East Germany. Read More »

Trump interviewed Mueller for Federal Bureau of Investigation job day before he was tapped f

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If there were good cause, I would consider it. Collins' question was prompted by recent media reports that Mueller's role leading the DOJ's Russian Federation investigation could be in jeopardy. In May, Rosenstein had announced the appointment of Mueller, a former FBI director, to serve as special counsel overseeing the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with members of the Trump campaign. Read More »

US Vice President Hires Lawyer For Russia Probes

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Pence hired outside counsel to represent him before congressional inquiries and federal investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller . Pence's office confirms he has hired Richard Cullen , who served as US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia during the term of George H.W. Read More »

Trump attacks Hillary Clinton again on Twitter for 'bleaching' emails

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Trump asked on March 20. Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash - which goes exhaustively through the various foreign efforts to influence the Clintons - wrote in March for Fox News about roubles flowing from Russian Federation. Citing unnamed sources, the Washington Post reported that the special counsel was investigating if Trump tried to obstruct justice when he fired the then Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Read More »

May visits fire victims in hospital

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Organizers handed out fliers that read, "Your anger must be heard". A judge-led public inquiry has been announced by Prime Minister Theresa May . Prime Minister Theresa May has come under criticism for not meeting residents when she visited the site on Thursday to talk with emergency workers. Read More »

Saudi Arabia says no blockade of Qatar

Meanwhile, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency has said two Iranian navy vessels will stop off in Oman soon. Turkey's president has criticized the effort by several Arab countries to isolate Qatar over allegations of sponsoring militant groups, comparing the move to a "death penalty" for the small Gulf country. Read More »