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Would-be gunman Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting

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In this April 17, 2012, photo, James Hodgkinson of Belleville protests outside of the United States Post Office in Downtown Belleville, Ill . "I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign", said a statement from the former Democratic presidential hopeful. Read More »

At Least 65 People Missing in London Fire

One woman wept saying it was because the Prime Minister declined to speak to anyone outside the meeting which lasted less than hour. Scuffles broke out in the crowd as Mrs May's vehicle drove away from the scene of the disaster. The government has ordered inspections of similar buildings, and May said it was doing "everything in our power" to ensure people living in an estimated 4,000 other tower blocks across Britain were safe. Read More »

President Macron's party wins parliamentary poll majority

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The head of France's Socialist party has quit after his party suffered a horrendous defeat in the country's parliamentary election. Four seats were won outright in last Sunday's first round. The National Front party was expected to place up to eight MPs in the lower chamber, compared with two in the outgoing Assembly. It is also entirely unexpected: Macron was unknown three years ago and initially given little chance of emerging as president, but he and his 16-month-old REM have tapped into ... Read More »

Four foreign inmates escape Bali jail using tunnel

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They have issued a nation-wide alert, calling on locals who may have seen people with "dirty clothes" as they attempt to hunt the group down. The prison's governor confirmed he fled the Indonesian prison on Monday morning, according to 9 News . Read More »

No Verdict Yet as Jurors Head Home for Day at Yanez Trial

The officer shot five times, seconds after Castile told him he was carrying a gun. After Castile disclosed that he had a firearm, Yanez can be heard saying, "OK don't reach for it then". Yanez exited his auto and told Castile his brake light was broken. Yanez, who is Latino, is charged with second-degree manslaughter, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and with two lesser counts of endangering the safety of Reynolds and her daughter for firing his gun into the auto near them. Read More »

Top EU lawmaker says UK's aims a mystery

In this context, both the United Kingdom and the European Union, following a period of disputes and mutual threats in regards to the terms of withdrawal, now seem to have a much softer and more consistent position on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. Read More »

Afghan President issues ultimatum to Taliban

But after last week's deadly attacks and a Taliban announcement that any peace deal with the current government would be tantamount to surrendering to the "enemy", hopes have been dashed. As of late past year, the Taliban contested or controlled about 40 per cent of the country, according to USA government estimates, leading some observers to doubt the group would be willing to negotiate any time soon. Read More »

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson undermines bipartisan Russian Federation sanctions

He told lawmakers the US government would like to retain the ability to talk to Russian Federation with an arsenal of incentives and punishments at its disposal. "They have changed their policy", Tillerson said, referring to the Palestinians, Reuters reported. Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tillerson showed little enthusiasm for the package. Read More »

Mohammad Amir declared fit for Champions Trophy final

India , who launched their title-defence with a 124-run thrashing of Pakistan , were unchanged from the side that hammered Bangladesh by nine wickets in Thursday's semi-final at Birmingham's Edgbaston. The wicketkeeper-batsman made a statement even before he took questions from the press and appealed that this victory should open the gate for worldwide teams to tour Pakistan in the future. Read More »

Fans cheer ahead of India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy final

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S. Dhoni's residence soon after the match. With the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final between India and Pakistan now underway at the Kennington Oval in London , the Pakistan cricket team have posted a mammoth total of 338 in their allotted 50 overs with the Indian bowlers being smashed all around the park. Read More »

Theresa May takes cover from crowds on Grenfell Tower visit

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Theresa May spoke to Dany Cotton, the commissioner of the London Fire Brigade at Grenfell Tower . At least 70 people, including children and entire families, have been reported missing following the fire. Mayor Khan wrote to May on Friday, saying residents felt increasingly enraged and frustrated by the slow response from the authorities. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn comforts a woman at St Clement's Church. Read More »

Grenfell Tower cladding banned in UK, Chancellor reveals

At least 30 people were killed in Wednesday's (NZT) fire and the death toll is expected to rise. After a turbulent three months which has seen Britain hit by three deadly Islamist militant attacks and now the tower blaze, Queen Elizabeth said the mood was deeply somber but that the British people were resolute in the face of adversity. Read More »

Several people hurt after car strikes pedestrians in London, UK

London's Counter Terrorism Command is leading the investigation into the attack. "I will chair an emergency meeting later this morning". The Muslim Welfare House released a statement calling for calm. "I've seen about six or seven people on the floor". "He punched me in the head". And he just came into all of us. The mosque is near Seven Sisters Road and was once a notorious hub for radical Islamists but has entirely changed under new management. Read More »

'Number of casualties' in London after vehicle hits pedestrians

Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim organization, said that based on eyewitness reports it seems to be a "deliberate attack against innocent Muslims". British police described the incident as a major incident. The leader of the opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn also tweeted about the crash. Police have said the crash caused several casualties and that one person has been arrested. Read More »

1 arrested after vehicle strikes pedestrians in London

Images from the scene show a white van wedged against a traffic barrier at the end of a dead end street. Following the attack, 12 people were arrested from the Barking area of East London . The London Ambulance service is responding to the incident. "I'm totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight", Corbyn posted on Twitter . Read More »

Formal Brexit negotiations get under way in Brussels

The negotiations come against the backdrop of an increasingly fractious political climate in the United Kingdom following the general election , and the fallout from the Grenfell Tower fire disaster. But the disastrous outcome of the June 8 snap election, which left her without a majority in the House of Commons , has raised doubts over whether she will even be able to see the two-year process through. Read More »

Deputy AG Rosenstein May Recuse Himself from Russia Investigation

On Friday morning, President Trump sent a tweet that seemed to confirm that he was under scrutiny , writing, "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Trump has hinted that he may have taped conversations with Comey - in which the ex-FBI chief says the president pressured him for his loyalty and on the Russian Federation investigation while also urging him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Read More »

Special Counsel Investigating Jared Kushner's Business Dealings

Also unclear was whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month. "His concern was, because we're looking at the potential - again, that's the subject of the investigation - coordination between the campaign and Russian Federation, because it was President Trump - President-elect Trump's campaign, this person's view was, ... Read More »

Portugal frustrated by late Mexican equaliser at Confederations Cup

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio was satisfied with his team's performance and particularly the way they kept Portugal's star man Ronaldo quiet - even if he did somewhat strangely still win man of the match for his only two pieces of positive intervention: hitting the crossbar and providing the assist for Ricardo Quaresma's opening goal. Read More »

PresidentTrump's lawyer stresses he is 'not under investigation' by FBI

So which is it? Today we are apparently having a discussion about whether the President is in fact under investigation . Earlier on Friday, Mr Trump said he was being investigated for firing Mr Comey. But a new worry about Mueller is taking shape. "As he helped introduce Trump here Friday on a podium bearing the presidential seal, Rubio spoke in a volume and cadence reminiscent of the speeches he delivered as a candidate for president", the Post reported . Read More »

May orders probe into Grenfell fire

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William visited an aid distribution site Friday for the tower's residents and met with volunteers. Their sense of smell is often more accurate than specifically designed technology and they can even help to determine whether a fire has been started deliberately. Read More »

London fire tolls rises to 58 assumed dead

All the rest are homeless. The death toll is expected to rise further as rescue workers continue to search for victims - an operation that Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy described as "extremely challenging". The queen's official birthday is marked in June when the weather is often nicer than in April, the actual month of her birth. Police do not expect to find any survivors inside the 24-storey concrete tower, which contained 120 apartments. Read More »