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London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead

People desperately sought news of their missing family and friends. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Cambridge visited the area Friday and met with residents and community representatives, CNN reported . British health authorities say that 19 patients are still being treated at four London hospitals. Some residents had warned months ago that the tower represented a risky fire risk. Read More »

Israeli policewoman killed in Jerusalem attack


A member of the Israeli security forces outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City on June 16, 2017 following an attack. Another Israeli police officer was lightly wounded in the attack, and two Palestinian bystanders were wounded in the shootout that followed the initial assault. Read More »

Everything you need to know about the Grenfell Tower fire protest

Police barred their way and scuffles broke out, a reporter said. Twenty four people are being treated in hospital, including 12 who are in critical care, he added. "She was a good girl, always waved at me", a teary-eyed Habeeba told me. But May - who only narrowly managed to stay on as prime minister following a bruising election last week - was roundly booed. Read More »

"Create goodwill", business leaders urge May in Brexit talks


The move comes after Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond on Thursday canceled a speech in which he was set to make the case for protecting jobs and economic growth rather than controlling immigration. "We believe that the withdrawal process can not be concluded without the future relationship also being taken into account", the spokesman said. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a Bloomberg Television interview this week that as soon as "the principles" of Brexit are ... Read More »

General election: Northern Ireland parties to meet May


Irish political party Sinn Fein said on Thursday it would oppose any deal between British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland that undermines the 1997 peace deal known as the Good Friday Agreement. Read More »

Trump now under investigation for obstruction of justice

Mueller is expected to interview top intelligence officials to examine whether Trump tried to influence or push for a shut down of the Russian Federation investigation altogether - i.e., obstruct justice. A New York Times op-ed published Friday likened President Donald Trump's behavior described in former FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony to sexual harassment. Read More »

Seeing Erendira Wallenda's stunt in person: what you need to know


Nik was in the helicopter encouraging his wife, as she also hung by her toes from a hoop. United States media said her stunt set a Guinness World Record for height, breaking a record established by her husband Nik when hanging from his teeth 250 feet (76 meters) above Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Read More »

Trump transition, campaign told to keep Russia-related documents

Trump on Friday said the person conducting that probe was the individual who had told him to dismiss James Comey, who had been at the head of the bureau from 2013 until he was sacked early last month. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight given his role in Trump's decision to fire Comey. If Rosenstein were to recuse himself, the task of overseeing the special counsel would fall to the Justice Department's third-highest-ranking official, Rachel Lee Brand. Read More »

Irish PM Varadkar to meet DUP and Sinn Féin

Meanwhile, shadow secretary of state Owen Smith has said he believes a deal to restore power-sharing at Stormont can be reached. "It continues and when the deal is done, it will be done", a senior source in the Conservative Party said yesterday. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting Puts Spotlight On Political Divide


Hodgkinson is accused of shooting at several members of the Republican baseball team that was practicing this week for the annual congressional baseball game played for charity. At the YMCA, Hodgkinson was nondescript: he always wore black trousers and golf shirts, sometimes beige, sometimes gray, sometimes black. He worked on his laptop and sipped coffee, rarely joining in the political discussions often set off by the TV. Read More »

New US Senate Anti-Russia Sanctions 'Dead-End' - Lawmaker


The "wonderfully bipartisan" vote is an example of how senators can work together to get things done despite divisions on overarching political and philosophical issues such as health care and tax reform, Ernst said . Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released a statement after the vote. "We've been interacting with the state department and, again, we'll see what happens", he told reporters. Read More »

Donald Trump allies question Robert Mueller probe

Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee attempted to knock down any suggestion of Trump firing Mueller. High-profile supporters of Donald Trump have begun attacking the independent investigator looking into the Russian Federation affair, raising the question of whether the president could indeed attempt to fire him. Read More »

Does Trump now believe in climate change? Aides won't say


Trump announced the withdrawal on Thursday, tapping into his "America First" campaign theme. "It will be harder for us", Gebru Jember Endalew of Ethiopia, who heads the 48-nation group of the least developed nations at the U.N. "Was Paris good or bad for the country?" A vast majority of the world's scientific community stands behind the fact that the Earth's climate is warming due to human influence . Read More »

Friend Of Trump Says POTUS Considering Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

If there were good cause, I would consider it. "If there were not good cause it wouldn't matter what anyone said". "I think Congress should now intervene and they should abolish the independent counsel", the former House speaker said. Ruddy, who had been at the White House Monday, told PBS' Judy Woodruff that "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel". Such a move would create a firestorm coming weeks after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Read More »

What Would Happen If Trump Fired Robert Mueller?

Gingrich later clarified that the "bad people" he was referring to are the "people who are going to be after" the president. Anxiety about the probe - and fresh concerns about the political leanings of some of the attorneys involved - is percolating in the West Wing of the White House. Read More »

Grenfell Tower tragedy: solidarity rally in Derry tonight

As the fire continued to burn more than 36 hours after the blaze started, police commander Stuart Cundy said he did not expect to find any survivors. The crowds chanted "May must go" as they converged outside the security gates at the entrance of Downing Street. Theresa May is as "distraught as anyone" about the Grenfell Tower fire, according to the First Secretary of State, Damian Green. Read More »

George, Amal Clooney welcome twins, Ella and Alexander

It comes after George , 56, hinted last week that Amal , 39, was due to give birth very soon when he pulled out of attending the ceremony for the Aurora Prize in Armenia. While George Clooney has come a long way since marrying Amal , but fans don't expect the family to be too open after the birth of their twins. Amal's boss, Geoffrey Robertson QC of Doughty Street Chambers, is also elated for the couple, "All I can say is that it's a great co-production", according to PTI. Read More »

Witch Hunt! : Trump tweets he is under FBI investigation

Trump's tweets prompted Sen. On Thursday, Kushner's lawyer said any such scrutiny of Kushner's business would be "standard practice". TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: The tweets started just before 8 in the morning, but the one that set off a storm came at 9:07. Read More »

Rosenstein privately mulls recusal from Russian Federation probe

He lashed out at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry, reflecting his mounting frustration with the unrelenting controversy that has consumed his early presidency. When President Barack Obama entered office, Rosenstein was asked to stay on and served for all eight years of the president's term. "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations", Rosenstein said. Read More »

Trump cancels Obama's 'one-sided deal' with Cuba

After stressing that Cuba has not renounced to any of those principles nor will it renounce, the Government reiterates its willingness to pursue a respectful dialogue and cooperation on issues of common interest, as well as maintaining negotiation on pending bilateral matters with the U.S. Read More »

Afghanistan Air Freight Corridor to Operationalize Soon

The cargo service will aim to improve landlocked Afghanistan's connectivity to key markets overseas and boost the growth prospects of its dry fruits and carpet industries. Earlier in May, India and Afghanistan signed a memorandum of understanding for operationalization of the air corridor. He added the flights will fly over the Pakistan airspace as it is a civil plane. Read More »

58 missing, presumed dead in London inferno


The former housing minister promised a review of building regulations covering fire safety, but was never published . However, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who was London mayor until a year ago, took to Facebook to attack opposition Labour politicians for "political game playing". Read More »

Trump's Washington hotel saw almost $20 million in revenue

That includes $19.8 million from his club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he has spent some weekends as president. But the new report shows that his holdings generated almost $600 million in gross revenue between January 2016 and mid-April of this year, with substantial sums coming from properties outside the United States and hotels that he has spotlighted as president. Read More »

No gay rights change in GB, says veteran DUP MP

Major said on the BBC's The World at One, that he's "concerned about the deal" with the DUP "for the peace process reason and other reasons as well", citing the risk of a return of violence in Northern Ireland . Over recent days there has been enormous focus in the national media on the DUP's past opposition to homosexuality, when it led the "Save Ulster from Sodomy" campaign, and its more recent rejection of gay marriage in Northern Ireland. Read More »

Grief over Grenfell Tower disaster turns into angry protests

A memorial wall has been created for people to write messages to the missing. May met with hospitalized survivors Friday after coming under criticism for failing to meet with angry residents of the building earlier in the week. Mr Javid was pressed on what would happen to other buildings with the same cladding as Grenfell Tower. May said the government would spend £5 million for clothes, food and emergency supplies to the victims. Read More »