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London tower block fire protesters storm town hall

Around a hundred people entered the town hall, and were held back by police and council officials. "We want justice!", "Shame on you!", and "Killers!", the protesters shouted, as they scuffled with security guards in the lobby of the building, AFP reporters said . Read More »

Ryan on Mueller: Let special counsel 'do his job'

About an hour in to Tuesday's hearing, Rosenstein had not declared unequivocally that he would not remove special counsel Robert Mueller, nor has he said that he would resign if asked. But Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and a friend of the President who attended meetings Monday at the White House, was the one who revealed that the issue was being discussed. Read More »

Tom Hardy Creates Fund For Victims Of London's Grenfell Tower Blaze

Barwell had told lawmakers that the government meant to review fire safety standards following a deadly blaze at the Lakanal House high-rise building in south London in 2009, in which three women and three children died. The 1974 building recently had external aluminum cladding installed, which is highly flammable. Some residents said no alarm had sounded. "When I spoke to the emergency services, they told me that the way this fire progressed, how it took hold of this building was rapid, ... Read More »

What are the key issues in the Brexit negotiations?

Both parties are committed to a strengthening British unity, delivering Brexit, combating terrorism, and delivering prosperity, the source said, adding however that "at the moment there isn't a deal". It is thought Mrs Foster, despite being a Brexit supporter, could seek assurances from Mrs May that she will pursue a softer exit from the European Union , given Northern Ireland's 56% Remain vote and the DUP's desire not to see a return to a hard border with Ireland. Read More »

Tory-DUP deal put on hold due to London fire

Her comments came after former Conservative Prime Minister Sir John Major warned a deal with the DUP in Westminster risked undermining the impartiality of the UK Government amid attempts to restore the powers-sharing administration in Stormont. Read More »

Dolce & Gabbana Trolls Those Who Boycotted the Company Over Melania Trump

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Co-founder Stefano Gabbano likes to show off Melania's D&G outfits on his social media accounts. "But now, the designers are playfully profiting from the fuss by selling "#Boycott Dolce & Gabbana" T-shirts. The brand also released videos of fake protests, that are lookalike with the ones in Pepsi's Kendall Jenner ad, stimulating a possible boycott. "All the lovers and all the #HATERS Reliving #boycottdolcegabbana", the designer wrote on his personal Instagram account. Read More »

Afghan soldier kills to U.S. soldiers

At least two United States soldiers were killed and two others were critically wounded by an Afghan Army commando in Achin district of Nangarhar Afghanistan on Saturday. In Milwaukee, Pence commented on the shooting: "When heroes fall, Americans grieve". In a separate incident, two Afghan border police officers were killed in a USA airstrike in southern Helmand province Friday night. Read More »

European Union impatient for Brexit talks amid United Kingdom post-election chaos

Hammond's comments Friday come a day after he cancelled a keynote address to London financiers in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, in which the death toll is expected to rise from 17. The Conservative source said talks with the small Northern Irish party were progressing well ahead of meetings later Thursday in Downing Street with all of the British province's main political leaders. Read More »

Russian Federation verifying whether it killed IS leader in airstrike

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U.S. defense officials said they were unable to confirm the reports. "These groups, both IS and al-Qaeda both outlawed in Russian Federation and their numerous reincarnations are still active", TASS quoted the minister as saying. The IS leaders had gathered at the command centre, in a southern suburb of Raqqa, to discuss possible routes for the militants' retreat from the city, the statement said. Read More »

Trump warned of a 'constitutional crisis' if president faced an investigation

The move to investigate the US President comes after Mr Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on May 9, according to the The Post . "If this is true that five individuals inside of the United States government, whether it was the FBI or the Special Counsel's office - wherever it came from - leaked information about the president of the United States to the Washington Post , information about a supposed investigation, that is a crime", Sekulow told Fox ... Read More »

Chuck Schumer mocks Donald Trump's praise-filled Cabinet meeting

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She is then interrupted by another staffer-"you know before we go any further, I just wanna say, thank you for the opportunity and blessing to serve your agenda". Not all of Trump's officials were as glowing - Defense Secretary James Mattis, for example, used his speaking slot to praise US troops - but the message from the Trump Cabinet was clear: The agenda is moving forward. Read More »

Doctors: Scalise remains critical, but 'excellent recovery' possible

Scalise , along with another victim, remains in critical condition. On Thursday, the hospital reiterated that Scalise will need more operations and will be in the hospital "for some time". Matthew Mika is a washington lobbyist for Tyson Foods. Republicans and Democrats have shown they can engage in a spirited rivalry without rancor - at least on the ballfield. Read More »

Will US Crude Oil Inventories Fall for the Ninth Week?

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The Energy Information Administration ( EIA ) increased its U.S. output estimates with an increase in production to 9.3 million bpd expected for 2017 while the EIA also projected that 2017 output could reach 10 million bpd. Last month, the cartel agreed a deal with non-OPEC to continue its 1.8 bpd production cuts until March 2018 at the earliest . US crude imports rose last week by 1.1 million bbl/d. Read More »

Protest against Sharia Law held in Richardson

But the Southern Poverty Law Center has called Act for America an anti-Muslim hate group. There were incidents of brawls between both sides, and police arrested seven people for violence. Jacqueline Jackson, Muslim Community Organizer in Waterbury said "Our goal here today is to be peaceful and to learn something and walk away with some sort of an action that they can do in their own personal lives to ensure peace and equality for all people". Read More »

Queen Elizabeth visits survivors of London tower fire

Mr Corbyn's plan was criticised by Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen, who told the Daily Mail: "It is unsurprising, following their self-delusion that they won the election that Mr Corbyn and his allies are lurching even further to the left". Read More »

About 4000 more United States troops to go to Afghanistan — APNewsBreak

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To be sure, every president needs to strike a balance. The current number stands at approximately 8,400. "We can not allow Afghanistan to once again become a launching point for attacks on our homeland or on our allies", he said , alluding to the former Taliban government's granting haven to Al-Qaeda before the September 11, 2011 terror attacks in the US. Read More »

London tower block fire: The missing

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Nura Jamal and her two sons, aged six and 11, are still missing. Artist Khadija Saye was reported missing by British Labour politician David Lammy . There are 37 people receiving treatment, of which 17 are still in critical care. Samira Lamrani said she saw a woman drop a baby from a window on the ninth or 10th floor to people on the sidewalk. Read More »

Mary Dejevesky: Trump Foes' Anti-Russia Bias Harms Presidency

Trump himself took aim Friday at the senior Justice Department official responsible for appointing Mueller, accusing him on Twitter of leading a " Witch Hunt ". Comey was later sacked, with Trump acknowledging that the Russian investigation was on his mind when he chose to dismiss him. Trump vehemently denies any collusion between himself or any of his associates and Russian Federation. Read More »

'Witch Hunt': Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

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Trump's tweets are the latest - and most direct - attacks on the leader of an investigation that he insists is unnecessary and distracting. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller , who's leading the Justice Department's probe into Russia's meddling in last year's election, will have the "full independence he needs to conduct that investigation". Read More »

Grenfell Tower Fire Protesters Storm Kensington Town Hall in London

Fellow London MP Harriet Harman urged politicians to pursue the inquiry without delay, warning Fire Minister Nick Hurd if they didn't act "you and all of us are culpable". The fire overseas has prompted fresh scrutiny in Melbourne where more than 20 high-rise residential buildings and the Royal Women's Hospital are still covered in potentially flammable cladding more than 12 months after a safety audit. Read More »

'Significant progress' made in talks between Foster & May

Gerry Adams said Sinn Féin had told Mrs May "very directly" she was in breach of the Good Friday Agreement. Britain now gets a multi-billion-euro rebate on its budget payments to the European Union , and has opt-outs on a range of issues from joining the single currency to the Schengen passport-free area. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron's party wins big in France, projections suggest

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By late afternoon, just 41 percent of registered voters on the French mainland had cast ballots. The measures follow the scandal that destroyed the presidential bid of Republicans candidate Francois Fillon, who has been charged over payments to his wife and two of his children for suspected fake jobs as parliamentary assistants. Read More »