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German's unification architect, Helmut Kohl dies at 87

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French President Emmanuel Macron called Kohl an architect of French-German friendship. "On behalf of the people of Ireland I wish to convey my deepest sympathies to his family and to the people of Germany ". Yeltsin and Kohl had become friends, she said. "He was deeply convinced that Europe was our destiny", Steinmeier said. Kohl was recognizable because of his abnormally large frame. Read More »

Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens

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The testing is being done as officials around Britain scramble to assess the safety of apartment buildings following the June 14 inferno that engulfed Grenfell Tower in west London, killing an estimated 79 people. A resident who was forcibly evacuated from a Camden tower block following concerns about fire safety has complained she cannot be rehomed due to her pet. Read More »

Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

Tatum is a dynamic scorer that averaged 16.8 #Points Per Game. Both of these players are also two of the better defenders in the National Basketball Association and will no doubt form a potent partnership. If Anunoby is healthy, the Raptors took a solidified gamble. Here are the top players who didn't get drafted last night. Fultz was one of 16 freshmen drafted in the first round, breaking last year's record of 13. Read More »

From Public Protests to Internal Opposition: Will GOP Health Bill Survive?

Cassidy, who spent much of his medical career working for Louisiana's charity hospital system, has said he has problems with the bill that won House passage. Sen. Ted Cruz is one of four Republican senators who aren't on board with that chamber's version of the American Health Care Act . "The protections around pre-existing conditions are still in place in the Senate bill , but the waiver authority gives states options that could include limiting coverage for people with ... Read More »

Fire safety concern to force hundreds from London homes

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Sajid Javid, the Communities and Local Government minister, told Sky News that along with the cladding problem, the local fire safety authority had found "multiple fire safety failures" including the insulation of gas pipes and missing fire doors. Read More »

Schumer vows to fight Senate GOP health care bill

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It's no secret that the Affordable Care Act has flaws, but Sen. One group of senators says the plan doesn't go far enough in being fiscally conservative. The four holdouts, among the Senate's most conservative members, said the plan failed to rein in the federal government's role, highlighting Republicans' struggle to craft legislation to revamp a sector that accounts for one-sixth of the world's largest economy. Read More »

Minute of silence for London blaze victims

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Detectives investigating the fire at Grenfell Tower in London say new footage of the gutted building's burned-out interior shows just how hard the task of finding and identifying bodies is proving to be. Nick Paget-Brown, the Tory leader of Kensington and Chelsea council, said there were officials on the ground "very soon" after the fire broke out to help residents, but he sidestepped questions over whether he feels guilty about what happened. Read More »

Qatar says demands by blockade states not 'reasonable'

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It comes almost three weeks after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt imposed a tight blockade on Qatar, their neighbour in the Gulf . The demands state that Qatar should stop all forms of Qatari funding of any terrorist or extremist individuals, entities or organizations and extradite all terrorist individuals wanted by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. Read More »

U.S. emphasizes shared concerns with China

While there is little doubt Xi Jinping's leadership will be extended by the party hierarchy in September, he is reluctant to get involved in foreign distractions, China expert Steven Lee Myers wrote in the New York Times Wednesday . The route to inflicting significant economic pain on Kim's government remains through China. Tillerson and Mattis' press briefing following the event seemed light on detail, though the Secretary of State said the US had made clear it considered North Korea its ... Read More »

Trump has a 'venting session' about Russian Federation every morning

Now that President Trump has hired his own attorneys to deal with the expanding Russian Federation probe, early Trump supporter, White House counsel, and noted asshole Don McGahn can actually do the things a White House lawyer is supposed to do, like scout for federal judges and offer legal advice on proposed legislation. Read More »

Tour of the 'hidden' 5th floor of North Korea's Yanggakdo Hotel

Pyongyang then went on, saying North Korea is the " biggest victim " in Warmbier's death. Warmbier was sent back to the U.S.in a state of unresponsive wakefulness, according to doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. KCNA said Pyongyang dealt with Warmbier according to domestic law and global standards in spite serving a sentence of hard labour. The North Korean spokesman quoted by Reuters suggested the student had returned to the USA "in his normal state of health". Read More »

Police 'are considering manslaughter charges' over the London tower blaze

In a statement Gould said firefighters and council officials had inspected the estate on Friday. She added that the really, really hard decision had been made to evacuate the blocks while urgent fire safety work is completed. Yesterday the authorities confirmed that a Hotpoint fridge freezer was the cause of the Grenfell tower fire. Combustible cladding has been blamed for fast-moving fires at high-rise buildings in places including Dubai and Melbourne, Australia. Read More »

Big Orange wins Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

I attended a Serpentine gallery exhibition by artist Mark Wallinger back in 1994 when one of his installations was a series of video monitors on top of wheeled flight cases, each isolating the royal carriage's leisurely progress down the track on the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (respectively, as it was then) of Royal Ascot . Read More »

Clinton: GOP will become the 'death party' if Senate bill passes

The strategy follows Trump's seat-of-the-pants approach on health care in the House that nearly unraveled and exposed painful rifts among Republicans. Others, like Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, Shelly Moore Capito of West Virginia and Rob Portman of OH, have pointed to concerns about the proposal's cuts to Medicaid . Read More »

Noose tightens: Russian Federation fires missiles at Daesh from Mediterranean

After the United States launched a cruise missile attack on a regime air base in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons strike on civilians, Moscow made a similar threat in April. "It is in use to make sure that. our air crews and ground forces are safe", he said. Iran's strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham ( ISIS ) targets in Syria's Deir ez-Zor governorate on June 18 marked the Islamic Republic's first missile strikes in a foreign country since Tehran attacked ... Read More »

It's so hot in Phoenix, they can't fly planes

Temperatures in Phoenix are expected to rise to 120F Tuesday and continue into high triple digit temperatures for the next few days. With temperatures expected to reach 49 C Tuesday afternoon, the airline grounded regional flights by American Eagle, between the hours of 3 p.m. Read More »

U.S. 'not winning' in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis tells Congress

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the decision publicly before an official announcement, said the move gives Mattis the ability to adjust troop levels more quickly. Dunford echoed Mattis' comments, saying that "without sustained, sufficient, and predictable funding, I assess that within five years we will lose our ability to project power; the basis of how we defend the homeland, advance USA interests, and meet our alliance ... Read More »

British govt says 27 apartment blocks fail fire safety tests

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The evacuation was prompted by the fact that the external cladding of the five towers in the estate, were similar to the one that triggered the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, presumed to have killed 79 people. where can I go". I saw it on the TV, so I packed an overnight bag. "Have asked Sajid Javid to keep me regularly updated & ensure we are offering every support we can to residents & those working onsite". Read More »

US military says crisis communications link with Russia 'in use'

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The Syrian situation could escalate quickly into a hot war if Russian Federation shoots down a United States military plane. Canberra temporarily halted flights on Tuesday after a spike in tensions between the USA and Russian Federation, which warned it would track coalition aircraft in Syria as potential "targets". Read More »

North Korea tests another rocket engine

Along similar lines, Moon also declared, "What I wish to say is that the new administration's announcement of the obviously necessary environmental impact assessment procedures was a clear decision given public opinion in South Korea". SEJONG - The head of South Korea's antitrust watchdog said Friday that local big-name business groups need to voluntary reform and change their cobweb-like family-run governance structure and meet market expectations. Read More »

Gay Irish Prime Minister Takes Office

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Leo Varadkar promised a "republic of opportunity" Wednesday after he became Ireland's youngest prime minister and the first who is openly gay. Varadkar also appointed his chief rival for the leadership , former housing minister Simon Coveney, as foreign minister. Read More »

Mithali Raj breaks all-time record of consecutive half-centuries

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Her parents, Indian Air Force officer Dorai Raj and Leela Raj , hailing from Tamil Tadu, nurtured her dreams at a very young age; she joined the league at the age of 17. When will the India vs England Women's World Cup match be played? It was a blessing in disguise though, as the extra games have meant that India go into a global tournament having tasted success in the Qualifiers. Read More »