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Building materials in London fire under scrutiny

He said police would consider criminal prosecutions if there is evidence of wrongdoing and that the police investigation would include scrutiny of the renovation project at the tower, which experts believe may have left the building more vulnerable to a catastrophic blaze. Read More »

19 die in Portugal forest fire: Government

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Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa described the fire as the greatest tragedy that the country has seen in recent years in terms of forest fires. "We express our condolences to those that have lost loved ones", said Christos Stylianides of the European Commission. Spain has sent a couple of water-bombing planes on Sunday morning to help the Portuguese fire service on the ground. Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May admits failings after Grenfell Tower blaze

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Previously, the Metropolitan Police had confirmed 30 people had been killed in the inferno; the announcement Saturday almost doubles that number. On the figure of 58, he said: "I really hope it won't, but it may increase", while adding that "it might be that some of those are safe and well", and for some reason, had not yet made themselves known to the police. Read More »

Britain left 'sombre' by London tower inferno, says Queen

Mrs May spent nearly an hour speaking to patients and staff at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Friday, a day after visiting the scene of the blaze in west London to talk to firefighters, police and other emergency workers. People have lost their lives and others have lost everything, all their possessions, their home and everything. British Prime Minister Theresa May , criticized shortly after the blaze for failing to meet with victims, says the public inquiry looking into ... Read More »

Hector Moreno grabs late equaliser for Mexico vs. Portugal

Mexico netted an injury time equaliser to deny Portugal victory in a Confederations Cup Group A game that ended 2-2 at the Kazan Arena on Sunday. With a team well balanced by coach Fernando Santos, Portugal outscored opponents 28-4 during that streak, with five clean sheets. But Mexico responded with Hernandez testing Portugal keeper Rui Patricio, before putting his side level. Read More »

USA says it downed Syrian warplane that attacked US-backed fighters

The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon and the pilot is missing, the statement added. The NGO added that the airstrikes and military operations of the Syrian Democratic Forces - a Kurdish-led alliance backed by the U.S. This email address has already registered for this newsletter. The U.S. move proves that Washington has redlines for the Syrian army to stay away from, as such areas including near the Iraqi borders and Raqqa are the share of the U.S. Read More »

North Korea accuses US authorities of 'mugging' its diplomats at NY airport

North Korea's state news agency KCNA said the incident proved the U.S. was a "lawless gangster state". "Diplomats of a sovereign state are being robbed of a diplomatic package in the middle of NY where the headquarters of the United Nations is located and that serves as the venue for global meetings including the United Nations General Assembly", the state-run KCNA news agency quoted a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying on Sunday. Read More »

Trump lawyer says President isn't under investigation, despite tweets

Rosenstein made the appointment after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation for failing to disclose during his confirmation hearings that he met with Russian officials before Trump took office. The New York Times previously reported that investigators in the FBI's probe were scrutinizing a series of meetings Kushner had with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, and then with Sergey Gorkov, the head of a state-owned Russian development bank. Read More »

58 people presumed dead in London tower fire

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Transport for London said the move had been made "at the request of the London Fire Brigade". British Prime Minister Theresa May was rushed away under heavy police guard on Friday (June 16) as protesters shouted "Shame on you" after she met residents who live near a tower block in London where at least 30 people died in a fire. Read More »

Third London attacker had been detained en route for Syria, reports say

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In preparation for Thursday's general election, London police said they had put in place a "specialist and highly flexible operation" ready for deployment at a moment's notice. He was not on police radar. The body recovered from the River Thames on Wednesday is believed to be that of missing Frenchman Xavier Thomas, 45. But an announcement - made before the Manchester and London Bridge attacks - that they planned to make some of the elderly pay more for their care saw that lead start ... Read More »

Ryan: "Let Robert Mueller do his job"

He added later: "As long as I'm in this position, he's not going to be fired without good cause", which he said he would have to put in writing. Until now, Mueller had drawn widespread praise from Republicans and Democrats alike. The person demanded anonymity to discuss strategy on the sensitive matter. "For Mr. Trump , the line between whim and will is always thin". In a series of statements on Twitter Thursday, Trump called special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into ... Read More »

Labour claims Brexit 'disarray' on eve of talks in Brussels

David Davis , the UK's Brexit secretary, and Michel Barnier , the EU's chief negotiator, will dominate headlines - here's a guide to all the people who will play a part in the discussions . She is seeking an arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland. That's raised speculation that she will seek a softer Brexit by trying to win continued access to Britain's biggest market. Read More »

London Bridge attack: What we know about the 3 suspects

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Italian media said Zaghba was born in the Moroccan city of Fez in 1995 but had broken off relations with his Moroccan father. "They were in Morocco for many years and the young man can only have returned while travelling between Morocco, where he lived, and London ", the mayor said. Read More »

Trump lawyer: We haven't been notified of any investigation

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FILE - In this June 13, 2017 file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. There were several unconfirmed press reports Friday, citing unnamed sources in the Justice Department, that Rosenstein was preparing to recuse himself. Read More »

Gingrich Doubts Mueller's Integrity After Looking at His Staff

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in separate testimony Tuesday that there was no "secret plan" to fire Mueller, nor was there cause. Sekulow's questioning of coziness between Comey and Mueller prompted Stephanopoulos to ask if the president and his legal team 'don't have confidence in Robert Mueller to conduct a fair investigation?' Suddenly, many of Trump's allies began discussing booting Mueller to the curb . Read More »

Southern Baptists Vote to Condemn Alt-Right Racism

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Then, as significant pressure began to build online and at the convention, the resolutions committee drafted another version which passed late Wednesday. God loves us all and God has created us all in His image". In the evening session, a similar motion from the floor fell short again, gathering only 58 percent in a vote taken by marked ballot. Read More »

London Bridge Attack: Police Officer Describes Chaos After Rampage

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The married father-of-three said the incident was the worst he has seen in 18 years as a policeman. They were able to kill eight people and injure approximately 48 others before being shot dead by police . London police released pictures of phony explosives worn by attackers and designed to create "maximum fear" in last week's attacks on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market. Read More »

Trump 'considering firing special counsel'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein affirmed his support for Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday, despite recent suggestions that President Trump was weighing Mueller's dismissal . And it's possible that Rosenstein could refuse, meaning he would either have to resign or Trump would have to fire him, creating a situation eerily reminiscent to Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre . Read More »

At least 24 killed as fierce wildfire rages in Portugal

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Some were hospitalized in serious condition Sunday, CNN affiliate TVI reported. The country's prime minister has called it " the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years ". "All will be done to assist the authorities and people of Portugal at this time of need". Mariano Rajoy has tweeted that he is "overwhelmed by the tragedy at Pedrogao Grande. Read More »

57 killed in Portugal forest fires

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Firefighting crews were having difficulties in approaching Pedrogao Grande because the fires were "very intense", said Prime Minister Antonio Costa , calling the disaster the worst catastrophic incident that has occurred in Portugal in recent years. Read More »

More than 100 IS fighters attack Iraqi forces in Mosul

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The UNHCR said that the camp is servicing displaced people from the western Mosul where the US -supported Iraqi forces have been rooting out Islamic State militants since February. Saman Barzenji, head of the health ministry in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, also denied there were any fatalities, saying a child who fainted had been "declared dead by mistake". Read More »

Taliban Storm Afghan Police Compound, Kill Five Police

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An Afghan Army spokesman on June 17 said the rogue soldier was killed in an ensuing shoot-out, the second so-called insider attack on USA forces in the past week. Three U.S. soldiers were killed in another "green-on-blue" attack a week ago during a U.S. "At this time we can confirm there are no USA or NATO Resolute Support fatalities". Read More »

Grenfell Tower relief effort has been effective, insists council leader

The public is also demanding answers about how the blaze spread so quickly amid reports that the recently-renovated building's exterior paneling fueled the flames. Speaking on Peston on Sunday , Parti said volunteers have been unable to get access to the money, and said: "Kensington and Chelsea [Council] are giving ten pounds to the survivors when they go to the hotels...a tenner". Read More »