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79 people presumed dead or missing in London's Grenfell Tower blaze

Trade Minister Greg Hands said the government is carrying out an "urgent inspection" of the roughly 2,500 similar tower blocks across Britain to assess their safety, while an opposition lawmaker urged the government to quickly secure documents in the Grenfell renovation for the criminal probe. Read More »

After fire, May's government says will act to protect Britons

There were about 600 people living in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower when fire swept through most of the building in the early hours of 14 June. "It's hard to describe the devastation the fire has caused", Candy said. Chancellor Philip Hammond told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show that the cladding blamed for spreading the fire was banned in the UK. A minute's silence is to be held later in memory of the victims. Read More »

Imam hailed as hero for protecting London van attacker

One person has been arrested but police have not said if the crash was deliberate or accidental. London's Metropolitan Police said officers were called just after midnight Sunday to an incident on Seven Sisters Road. Police said a man who was driving the vehicle has been arrested and taken to a. May said she would chair an emergency security Cabinet session Monday. Read More »

Israel denies ISIL link to Jerusalem attacks


On Friday, three assailants, armed with knives and a homemade automatic weapon, carried out two attacks at two locations simultaneously. Israel identified a lot of them as attackers. The attacker was shot dead . Israeli emergency personnel carry the body of one of three Palestinians who carried out shooting and stabbing attacks on 16 June. Read More »

British PM May condemns Mosque attack in London as "sickening"


A 48-year-old man in a white van drove into a crowd of worshippers outside a mosque north of the city centre. The man's name was not released. May praised the resolve of the people of London in responding to the incident and said extra police resources have already been deployed to assure the public in a time of tension. Read More »

Tower block fire protesters storm town hall

He says "my heart goes out to those affected". Any move away from the shelter in place tactic would put lives at risk, said Simon Lay, a fire safety expert and fellow at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The tragedy cast a pall on the Trooping the Color festivities that mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II . Met police commander Stuart Cundy told a media briefing Friday that 30 people were known to have died, including one person who died in hospital after ... Read More »

Polygamist sect leader arrested near South Dakota-Nebraska border

The sect, known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has a compound in Pringle, South Dakota. Jeffs was released from jail last June while he awaited trial; but, The Post reported at the time, he "was confined to his Salt Lake County home with few exceptions, told he couldn't contact various people affiliated with the sect, and made to wear a Global Positioning System monitoring device". Read More »

[BREAKING] Vehicle hits people near London mosque, causing casualties

A man arrested over the Finsbury Park terror attack has been further arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder, Scotland Yard has said. Monday's attack is the third in London since March involving a vehicle as a weapon against pedestrians. "During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship", he said. Read More »

Brexit negotiations begin in Brussels


She said: "During the election I was very clear on the idea of a hard Brexit where we lost out on access to the single market and protection for the rights of Europeans here and our residents". "That's a statement of legal fact", he told BBC television. Andrea Leadsom, leader of the Britain's lower legislative house, said that Brexit would require a lot of legislation, including a law to enshrine current European Union rules into British law, known as the "Great Repeal Bill". Read More »

Russian Federation belittles American president's U-turn on Cuba

Trump is reportedly considering restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and on transactions by US companies with entities connected to the Cuban military, which controls more than half of the country's economy. Trump will not sever diplomatic ties with Cuba nor shutter the USA embassy that reopened there in 2015. Its statement takes a swipe at the United States under Trump by noting issues that negatively affect Americans, including racial discrimination and gun violence, and ... Read More »

First footage emerges from inside London tower blaze


The images of the 24-storey building being ravaged by fire "should be forever seared into our nation's collective memory", he said. The cause of Wednesday's blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports that exterior paneling used in an extensive renovation completed past year may have been banned by United Kingdom rules. Read More »

France's Macron to reshuffle government after huge parliament win


Macron's centrist party, La République en Marche, and its fellow centrist ally, Modem, secured a comfortable majority in the National Assembly , the lower house of the French Parliament, by winning 350 of the 577 seats. The assembly is set to be transformed with a new generation of lawmakers - younger, more ethnically diverse and with far more women than the outgoing parliament. Read More »

Southern Baptist Convention denounces 'alt-right' views

McKissic, an African American who a year ago successfully persuaded the convention to pass a resolution condemning public display of the Confederate flag, argued from the convention floor that by their support of slavery and segregation Southern Baptists in past generations "gave the theological license to the alt-right to do what they're doing right now". Read More »

Donald Trump tweets anger over Russia probe 'witch-hunt'

US President Donald Trump has issued a stream of tweets defending his record and lashing out at the investigation into Russian interference in last year's US presidential election. The department said last month that under professional responsibility rules, Mueller may participate in matters involving his former firm's clients as long as he wasn't involved in representing them and has no confidential information about them. Read More »

Two Brits treated after Portugal fires


Portuguese radio station TSF says the Interior Ministry has confirmed that 25 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal . At their height, 156 forest fires drew almost 1,700 firefighters to try to contain them. "The flames passed within two or three kilometres of my house", said local resident Isabel Ferreira, 62. A man is attended by a Red Cross worker outside a relief center for people affected by a forest fire in Figueiro dos Vinhos, Portugal on June 19, 2017. Read More »

9/11 detainees can't sue top US officials

Six is the minimum number of Justices it takes to make a final decision by the court. The 4-2 decision marked a victory for ex-attorney general John Ashcroft and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller , who have claimed along with other Bush era officials that they have immunity from prosecution. Read More »

US relations with Panama 'very strong'


PRESIDENT VARELA: I would like to thank President Trump for - I would like to thank President Trump and his wife for receiving us today at the White House. But things are going well in Panama. Trump told Varela, who responded, "very good job". "The relationship has been very strong", he added. The Panama Canal , which opened in August 1914, is a waterway over the Panama Isthmus that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Read More »

Grenfell Tower: 79 presumed dead in London fire

Flames engulfed the building in less than an hour early on June 14, trapping many residents before firefighters could reach them. Briefing reporters at police headquarters, Cundy became visibly upset as he described conditions in the charred tower, where a search and recovery operation is expected to last weeks. Read More »

London tower block fire death toll reaches 79


The deadly blaze at London's Grenfell Tower apartment block on June 14 was Britain's worst fire disaster in decades. "Government is making money available, we're ensuring that we're going to get to the bottom of what's happened, we will ensure that people are rehoused". Read More »

Trump comments deepen conflict with Department of Justice


President Donald Trump again decried the Russian Federation probe as a "witch hunt" in a Thursday morning tweet. The Department of Justice's Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller, an American lawyer and former FBI director, as special counsel to the Russian Federation investigation in May. Read More »

Gunmen kill 2 navy men, wound 3 in Pakistan


DawnNews however, said that according to the Navy only three personnel were injured in the encounter and they were all transported to Karachi hospital. "We will not bow down before the terrorists", Zehri said in his condemnation statement. Condemning the incident, China had said it was working to verify the information. Read More »