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Queen Elizabeth II leads minute of silence for fire victims

Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a public inquiry into the cause of the fire after meeting emergency services at the wreckage of the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London . "There is still a number of people who are receiving treatment in hospital". "It becomes hard to shelter-in-place when you have no engineered fire protection systems within a building". Read More »

Trump may `terminate´ Russia probe´s Mueller says president´s pal

The Comey dismissal could become part of a widening investigation into whether the President tried to interfere with the ongoing Russian Federation probe. The new talk about dismissing Mueller appeared to be coming from Trump allies - including some close to White House strategist Steve Bannon - who are increasingly frustrated with the prospect of a long and winding probe. Read More »

Stocks Little Changed Amid Amazon-Whole Foods Shock


And that's exactly why he thought the Whole Foods purchase would benefit Amazon. But that outcome wasn't always inevitable. The main obstacle has been in Amazon's distribution network. "I think that this takes all of the pressure off Whole Foods and gives Whole Foods the opportunity to revitalise that business and, of course, it stems the criticism from all of these activist investors", said Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail in NY. Read More »

Trump disapproval hits 64 percent in AP poll

This equates to a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11, according to Rasmussen Reports . President Trump is traveling to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While that sentiment appeared most common among Democrats and independents - 9 in 10 and 6 in 10, respectively - a third of Republican voters said Trump had little or no respect for democratic institutions in America. Read More »

Australian police kill hostage-taker, possible terror link probed

The Seven Network television said it had received a phone call from a man who said: "This is for IS". "We asked for more information and that's when he hung up", Pristel added. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offered his condolences to the victim's family. Khayre posed as a client and planned to meet the woman, who is said to be in her 20s/30s, at the apartment, Victoria Police Commissioner Graham Ashton revealed on Tuesday morning. Read More »

Britain should stress jobs, prosperity in Brexit talks: Hammond

There was no immediate response from Davis's Department for Exiting the European Union on whether this meant the United Kingdom has given up on its hopes for parallel talks to take place simultaneously on withdrawal and trade. "She is fine, she is getting on the with the job", Davis said when asked how May was. But EU leaders insist these must be negotiated in detail for them to have any legal value as reassurance for those people affected. Read More »

VA Secretary Shulkin: 'The President Doesn't Script the Cabinet'

Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services: "What an incredible honour it is to lead the Department of Health and Human Services at this pivotal time under your leadership". "Thank you Mr. President". Vice President Mike Pence started it off. Monday's meeting, which was the first time Trump met with his cabinet in entirety, became a source for humor among news outlets, comedians and politicians alike, for the fact that each member seemed to lavish Trump with praise. Read More »

Trump cries 'witch hunt' amid Russia probe

It was not clear whether the president was basing his tweet on direct knowledge, or on reports this week that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether he obstructed justice by firing Mr Comey last month amid the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

North Korea freed, sentenced to prison, American student


Warmbier, 22, a University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati, was on his way back to the United States , Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement . The 22-year-old was then taken by ambulance to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. There are now three US citizens being held in the country. Read More »

Trump says he's 'under investigation' over Comey firing

In the backlash following Comey's dismissal, Rosenstein hired Robert Mueller to oversee the Russian Federation probe as special counsel . "Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!", Trump tweeted . Although the president is unlikely to be indicted if the Mueller's investigation finds any criminal wrongdoing, Mueller's findings could lead to calls for impeachment in Congress, where a few Democrats already are pushing for impeachment. Read More »

American student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio


Warmbier was released by North Korea , where he was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts. But amid the relief, there are also new questions about what happened to him: How did a healthy 22-year-old man fall into such a deep coma? And how does the Trump administration respond? In rare high-level contacts, Yun met senior North Korean officials in Oslo in May, where it was agreed Swedish officials in Pyongyang, who handle USA consular affairs there, would ... Read More »

Trump lashes out over probe into 'obstruction of justice'

Former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey told Congress last week he believes he was sacked by Mr Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. Mr Trump's legal team quickly denounced the report on Wednesday, Reuters reported . Trump's tweets have recently looked an terrible lot like what a reporter said were GOP talking points meant to combat the Post's report. Read More »

Grenfell Tower victims and community leaders meeting PM at Downing Street

Locals yelled questions at Mayor Sadiq Khan as he walked through the west London neighbourhood. But investigators were still studying why the flames races so quickly through the 24-story building in west London. His campaign has raised more than £12,000 by Friday afternoon (16Jun17). Nearby, protesters congregated in Westminster and marched toward Downing Street, the site of the prime minister's official residences. Read More »

UK PM rushed away from fire protesters

Many residents were trapped, forcing some on higher floors to jump to their deaths rather than face the flames or throw their children to bystanders below. She and Prince William visited fire survivors Friday. The death toll, which is still expected to rise, is now at 17 and London's Fire Commissioner, Dany Cotton, says they will be there for "days to come". Read More »

Grenfell Tower: search for the dead delayed amid fear of floors collapsing

Earlier today, Scotland Yard expressed fears that all the victims of the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey tower in west London may never be identified. Locals yelled questions at London Mayor Sadiq Khan when he walked through the neighbourhood yesterday. "How many children died?" Photographer Khadija Saye, 24, who recently had her work shown at the Venice Biennale, has also been named as among the dead. Read More »

More than 900 migrants rescued off Libya


The Italian coastguard said it rescued 2,500 migrants , while the Libyan coastguard rescued more than 900 African and Asian migrants attempting to reach Europe, a Libyan navy spokesman said Saturday. However, some sink or become stranded when smugglers remove the engines for reuse, and some get turned back by the Libyan coast guard. The captives' exact location was not known, but the International Organisation for Migration said the relevant authorities had been informed. Read More »

Britain should stress jobs, prosperity in Brexit talks - Hammond

Labour is seeking regular meetings with the most senior civil servant at the Department for Exiting the European Union , saying it needs to be ready to take over negotiations at any stage if Mrs May's government falls. Talks to restore confidence took a back seat in recent days as the political focus largely shifted to London and the DUP's deal to prop up the Conservatives at Westminster. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Rs 2000 crore bet on Pakistan-India final clash


Six years later, and with a Champions Trophy on the line, that number can only be expected to grow. These are just some of the matches played by Pakistan and India. But the defeat did not hurt them in their quest for a semi-final berth which was eventually secured because of the fortuitous win over England. For Mahmood, India-Pakistan rivalry is bigger than the Ashes, which is played between Australia and England. Read More »

Cladding on Grenfell Tower not fire-resistant

I don't think people are going to stand for this much longer", she added. 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. Read More »

Doctors call Scalise's condition improved

Both teams will be sporting LSU Tigers gear in honor of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), who remains in critical condition following Wednesday's shooting. Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his back yard with his family". The FBI says the shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson , was killed by police. Read More »

Still in Critical Condition After London Fire

British Prime Minister Theresa May promised victims of a London fire that left at least 30 dead that a five-million-pound ($6.5 million) support package would be created, the media reported . "They have been left with nothing - no bank cards, no money, no means of caring for their children or relatives". Theresa May is facing mounting criticism for her response to the tragedy, after she visited the Grenfell Tower site without meeting those directly affected. Read More »

Man arrested outside UK Parliament, police say

Officers later put the man in the back of a police van, a Reuters reporter said. Joe Murphy said a man was tasered following shouts of "knife, knife". According to one witness, 19-year-old Bradley Allen of Barking, a man was standing outside the Parliament buildings with fists clenched and looking angry shortly before it happened and the man was soon arrested. Read More »

Sen. Blumenthal: Trump Must Disclose More About Foreign Business Dealings


Congressional Democrats argue they have standing because the Constitution's foreign emoluments clause bars the president from taking compensation from foreign governments without Congress' consent. The trademark applications were approved and processed more quickly because of Trump's status as president, the suit says. The focus is on the Trump Hotel in Washington , which has pitched foreign governments and their supporters to hold their big events here. Read More »

London fire: United Kingdom police launch criminal probe into Grenfell Tower inferno

So far, at least 30 people have been reported dead and about 70 people were missing. In addition to those killed, ambulance crews took 74 people to hospitals after the fire. The boy added: "What are you going to do about it?" The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, part of the National Research Council, updated its regulations as recently as 2015. Read More »

Almost $4 million raised for London fire victims

He said police had started a criminal investigation but there was nothing to suggest "that the fire had been started deliberately". Scuffles broke out near the Kensington and Chelsea town hall offices Friday as demonstrators chanting " We want justice! " surged toward the doors. Read More »