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France's Macron Wins Strong Parliamentary Majority: Estimates

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Meanwhile, the two parties that had dominated French politics for the past half century, the Socialists and the Republicans, along with their coalition partners, were reduced to shadows of the mighty political machines they once represented, with the Republicans holding on to 126 seats and the Socialists to a mere 46. Read More »

Trump acknowledges that he's being investigated

Americans are mixed on whether Mueller can lead a fair and impartial investigation. But a source close to the President told CNN's Jim Acosta that Trump has been advised to avoid such a dramatic move. Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor , in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team. Read More »

Vote Labour to stop independence referendum - Gordon Brown

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Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke, the Conservative candidate for South West Hertfordshire, said: "This admission from Nicola Sturgeon underlines the very real risk that Jeremy Corbyn could be prime minister next Friday - propped up by the SNP and in charge both of Brexit and our economic security". Read More »

Uncertainty over Islamic State leader's fate after airstrike

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Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the US-led coalition's operation against IS in Syria and Iraq , said the coalition "cannot confirm these reports at this time". A number of senior IS figures have been killed in air strikes or special forces raids since the United States launched its campaign against the group in 2014, including Baghdadi's deputy Abu Ali al-Anbari, the group's "minister of war" Abu Omar al-Shishani, and its media director Abu Muhammad al-Furqan. Read More »

CWS: LSU scores twice in the eighth to beat Florida State

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And a beach ball was quite possibly the inspiration on a night chick-full of weirdness. LSU advanced to the winners' bracket game against Oregon State after the Tigers defeated Florida State , 5-4, on Saturday night. Poche, who has 36 career wins as a starter, doesn't mind that his 38th overall win that tied the school career record came out of the bullpen. "We like to think we're just as good as anybody up there, but when you're playing that caliber of competition you've got to play ... Read More »

US Senate passes Russian sanctions amendment

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that new United States sanctions on Russia will damage ties between the two countries. The measure is widely seen as a rebuke to Trump , as it hits Russian Federation with new sanctions to punish Moscow for its interference in United States elections, as well as over Moscow's aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire survivors given just £10 to live on, volunteer says

Like many other residents she has spent the days following the fire living in temporary shelters with minimal sleep, printing and distributing posters wherever she can. "We live in the modern world, why is it carried out like this?" "Mohammed undertook a risky journey to flee war and death in Syria, only to meet it here in the United Kingdom, in his own home", the Syrian Solidarity Campaign said in a statement . Read More »

Putin to attend Confed Cup opening match

In Group A Russian Federation will play OFC (Oceania Football Confederation) Nations Cup victors New Zealand in St. Petersburg on June 17, Euro 2016 champions Portugal in Moscow on June 21 and 2015 Concacaf Gold Cup winners Mexico in Kazan on June 24. Read More »

Pakistan crush India by 180 runs to lift Champions Trophy

They were eventually dismissed for 158, with 19.3 overs to spare. The omens weren't good at the toss as India made Pakistan bat first. But the rest of the much acclaimed Indian batting line-up staged a spectacular collapse and were reduced to 72/6 in the 17th over . Read More »

Fears of resident in tower block refurbished by Grenfell cladding contractor

Prime Minister Theresa May has said the support given to survivors and the families of those who died was "not good enough" and there were "huge frustrations" on the ground as people struggled to find information. "People need to know that we can't. How did they allow this tragedy to happen when it could have easily been avoided?" The blaze, which consumed the entire 24-storey block of flats, is being looked into by investigators to determine what exactly caused it, and whether or not ... Read More »

Trump not under investigation in Russia probe, his lawyer says

A representative from President Donald Trump's legal team said Trump is not under investigation, despite the President tweeting "I am being investigated " this week. Trump advisers describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy. Read More »

Pakistan smash 338 vs India in Champions Trophy final

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Pandya raced to his half-century in 32 balls, with the third of three successive sixes in one over from Shadab Khan - but after pressing on to a new career-best, with four fours and six maximums, he was run out in a hapless mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja which encapsulated India's miserable day. Read More »

Scalise undergoes surgery Saturday, shows 'signs of improvement'

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He underwent another surgery today, but continues to show signs of improvement. Although Scalise was able to talk while lying injured on the ball field, he had gone into shock by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital and arrived "in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava said. Read More »

Pakistan beat India by 180 runs, win ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Fakhar Zaman did not play when Pakistan were beaten by India in the tournament opener. "The belief just showed on the field the way they played together as a team and regardless of who you play in the finals, it's always going to be challenging because once you start thinking that it's a big game, then your mindset changes". Read More »

London Fire: UK government rushes staff for rehabilitation of victims

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Dozens of people attending an angry protest for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy stormed the town hall in London's richest borough on Friday, accusing the authorities of ignoring their plight. She has also launching a public inquiry into the fire , demanding that Londoners " deserve answers ". May was criticised for not meeting with the victims and those displaced by the fire, with the offical line from her office claiming it was due to " safety concerns ". Read More »

France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win

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Macron was seeking a majority of the 577 seats for his centrist party, Republic on the Move, in the first round of voting. Former presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's right-wing Front National party garnered 13.2 per cent of the vote, but looked to win only a smattering of seats. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Mexico score in injury time to hold Portugal

Mexico fully deserved a share of the spoils against Portugal as a reward for taking the game to the European champions, according to El Tri head coach Juan Carlos Osorio. The result leaves both sides tied for second place in Group A, behind hosts Russian Federation who top the group after beating New Zealand 2-0 on Saturday in St. Read More »

Italian Minister: US, G-7 Far Apart on Paris Climate Deal

Cameron Ahmad, a spokesperson in Trudeau's office, called the report "incorrect" and referred to a summary of the phone call with Merkel that the PMO released last week. Climate Alliance and remain committed to achieving existing Carbon dioxide emission reduction goals (Green States). During Secretary of Defense James Mattis' confirmation process, he stated that "climate change is impacting stability in areas of the world where our troops are operating today" and that it "is a challenge ... Read More »

Al Jazeera claims suspension of its Arabic channel Twitter account

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The statement, quoting an unnamed official, said Saudi Arabia "does not need such a thing", adding that its armed forces and military capabilities were "at the best standards". What is the reaction of the United States? On June 14, the US signed a $12 billion deal to supply dozens of F-15 jets to Qatar, despite recent high-profile claims by US President Donald Trump alleging Qatar's "high-level funding" of terrorism. Read More »

The UK Election Means Voters Want Moderation, Not Socialism

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But any deal between the DUP and the Tories could worsen tension in Northern Ireland and open the door to a referendum on unity with Ireland. "The danger is that however much any government tries they will not be seen to be impartial if they are locked into a parliamentary deal at Westminster with one of the Northern Ireland parties, and you never know in what unpredictable way events will turn out, and we can not know if that impartiality is going to be crucial at some stage in the future". Read More »

London Mayor Admits Fire Caused by 'Mistakes and Neglect'

Some observers asked whether hazards in the Grenfell complex, which had 120 apartments that housed as many as 600 people, were ignored because its residents are mainly poor. "People are terrified that the same thing could happen to them", Khan wrote in the letter. The queen is meeting with volunteers Friday. Vowing to be the "champion of the people", he said lessons must be learned from the tragedy, which is feared to have claimed the lives of at least 58 people. Read More »

Hannity: Shut Down Mueller's Special Counsel Probe

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Since being appointed special counsel in May, Mueller has built a team of formidable legal minds who've worked on everything from Watergate to Enron. Ledgett wrote a memo, according to the source, documenting a conversation in which President Donald Trump allegedly urged Rogers to help get the FBI to lift the cloud of the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

UK MP warns of cover-up in London fire

A protest sparked by the Grenfell Tower protests makes its way through London . There have been demands for answers as to how the blaze was able to engulf the 24-storey building, trapping many on the upper floors, along with complaints that not enough was being done to provide assistance for people left homeless or information about those still missing. Read More »

Grenfell Tower families to receive minimum of £5500 from No 10

A catastrophic blaze at a London apartment tower has brought new scrutiny to a long-accepted, counterintuitive rule for people in tall buildings: If the blaze breaks out elsewhere in the structure, don't automatically run for the stairs. He said: "You've got to build in resilience and safety through regulation, people have got to constantly practice for disasters". Meanwhile, the Home Office said it was making arrangements for the family of one of those who died in the fire to travel from ... Read More »

More than 60 killed by raging forest fires in Portugal

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France and the European Union have also offered aircraft. Police said a lightning strike on a tree probably caused the blaze on Saturday in a region hit by an intense heat wave and dry, gusty winds, which has fanned the flames. "So what we must do now is to calmly provide all the resources to fight the fires". But various local residents said they had been left to their own devices and had seen no firefighters for hours while their homes burned. Read More »