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May 'distraught as we all are' about Grenfell fire

Grief and disbelief at seeing a tower that had been home to up to 600 people reduced to a burned-out shell turned to outrage and anger. A YOUNG BOY, asking Mr Sadiq Khan, as the London Mayor walked through the neighbourhood yesterday and tried to stop tensions rising further. Read More »

Donald Trump: 'I am being investigated'

SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: Good to be with you, Steve. "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof". officials familiar with the matter - that the business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller , who has been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the Trump administration's potential ... Read More »

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

US airlines and cruise ships would still be allowed to service the island. Havana decried the "hostile rhetoric that recalls the time of open confrontation", and "return to the coercive methods of the past". As a result, the changes - though far-reaching - appear to be less sweeping than many U.S.pro-engagement advocates had feared. Trump's announcement "reverses the advances made in the past two years since December 17, 2014, when presidents Raul Castro and Obama revealed their decision ... Read More »

One Love Manchester Benefit Concert Raises Millions

According to ratings analysis site overnights.tv, 22.6 million viewers tuned in to watch at least three minutes of the concert, held to support the victims of the terrorist attack at U.S. Sunday's concert, to honour and raise funds for the victims and families affected by the Manchester attack, aired to over 50 countries, including Brazil, the US, Germany, China, the Caribbean Islands and Australia. Read More »

British PM Theresa May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze

The royal visitors were greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London , Ken Olisa, with the shell of the tower block visible in the distance behind them. Exterior cladding that was added during a recent refurbishment might have played a part, local residents have said. Bart Kavanagh, associate director at Probyn Miers, a forensic architecture firm that examines design defects, said the focus of the investigation may turn to how the cladding was installed. Read More »

Senate passes sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia

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The top diplomat is uncommittal to the Russian Federation sanctions package but the Associated Press said Tillerson offered tepid support in light of its passage in the Senate. The votes comes after a swath of lawmakers - including Schumer, McConnell, Crapo, McCain, top members on the Senate Banking and Foreign Relations committees and Sens. Read More »

Kate Middleton makes surprise visit to survivors of London terror attack

Kate Middleton , the Duchess of Cambridge , has paid a surprise hospital visit to the survivors of last week's London Bridge terror attack , and the NHS workers who helped save their lives. "I suppose at the time you didn't know how big or what the extent of the incident was ", she told hospital staffers (via People ). Emergency consultant Malcolm Tunnicliff, who rushed to the hospital on hearing of the atrocity, said staff used a week's worth of kit in just an hour and a half. Read More »

USS Fitzgerald Commander, Another Sailor Hurt in Collision Off Japan Shore

The Philippines is closely monitoring reports of the collision involving a US Navy destroyer and a Philippine-flagged container ship that happened off the coast of Japan early Saturday, June 17. About 400 to 500 ships pass through the area each day, the service said. The waterways approaching Tokyo Bay are busy with commercial vessels sailing to and from Japan's two biggest container ports in Tokyo and Yokohama. Read More »

Seven US sailors missing after destroyer collides with merchant ship off Japan

The damage of Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal is seen off Izu Oshima, Japan , after it collided with the USS Fitzgerald , Saturday, June 17, 2017. This item clarifies that Richardson is the head of Navy. Her grandson Jackson Schrimsher is a 23-year-old sailor aboard the USS Fitzgerald . Seven crew members are unaccounted for after the USA destroyer collided with a Philippine-flagged merchant ship early Saturday morning. Read More »

Lesbian Police Officer Hailed a Hero After Virginia Shooting

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The House majority whip was critically wounded Wednesday morning after a man with a rifle opened fire on Republican politicians as they practised for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Va. Hospital staff told CBN News he will likely undergo more surgeries. Trump said he also met with one of two Capitol Police officers, whom he identified as Crystal Griner , at the hospital after she was wounded in the shootout with Hodgkinson. Read More »

7 reported missing after US Navy ship collision off Japan

NHK reports said the US guided-missile destroyer had suffered considerable damage to its right side, with helicopter footage revealing an orange hose on the deck of the destroyer. The collision had resulted in some flooding and damage to the ship's starboard side, the Navy said in an earlier statement, though it was still under its own power. Read More »

Firing Mueller would be a stupid, reckless act even for Trump

Sean Spicer denied Ruddy spoke to the president about the topic, however former House Speker Newt Gingrich tweeted Monday Republicans might be "delusional" if they think special counsel would be fair. William G. Otis, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, is a former federal prosecutor and former special counsel for President George H.W. Read More »

Pa. governor 'disturbed' by AG targeting state's medical marijuana law

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) had one word for the testimony: "confusing". It is, of course the U.S. Congress who dictate the appropriate use of federal funds, and it is the U.S. Congress adopted the amendment in 2014. Reviving federal prosecution of medical marijuana providers is precisely the wrong thing to do to fight the opioid epidemic . Read More »

Dems Win Congressional Baseball Game, Give Trophy to Republican Steve Scalise

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Congress announced Thursday that the annual Congressional Baseball Game is still on after Wednesday's attack during the GOP practice. Once recovered, Scalise will be able to walk and hopefully run, the doctor said . Hodkinson, died after a shootout with police, according to President Trump. We are especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from Louisiana and across the country, as well as from President Trump, Vice President ... Read More »

European Union sources: United Kingdom to agree Brexit divorce bill before trade talks

Labour and its leader Jeremy Corbyn, meanwhile, were emboldened by Thursday's election . The Conservatives have reached a " broad agreement " with the DUP, a source told AFP on Thursday. John McFarlane, who chairs lobby group TheCityUK as well as Barclays, favoured the same concessions as the CBI and said Britain should offer to have joint regulatory oversight of EU-related financial activity in Britain. Read More »

DUP Arrives Westminster For Talks With British PM

Ms May is now engaged in talks with the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland over a so-called "confidence and supply" arrangement that will give the Conservatives a majority in the House of Commons and the ability to form a government. Read More »

Could the London fire happen in Brisbane?

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Kensington and Chelsea Council admitted it had received complaints over the works, after a residents' action group said its warnings about safety had fallen on "deaf ears". The prime minister set aside her efforts to form a new government Thursday to visit the scene of the disaster, gazing up at the charred hulk of Grenfell Tower as she was briefed by fire officials. Read More »

Theresa May called a 'coward' after meeting Grenfell fire victims

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Police bundled the British premier into a waiting auto amid angry shouts of "coward" from protestors. As the royals were leaving the center, they were met with cheers but also anguished cries for help from a crowd of about 40 people. Police have said the recovery process could take weeks, and warned some of the bodies may be too burned to be identified. "We realise that a lot of people are still incredibly concerned about their loved ones who are still unaccounted for and our priority is to ... Read More »