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'It spread so quickly': London fire witness accounts

London Ambulance Service said more than 50 people had been taken to hospital. Residents of the Grenfell Tower block in West London had repeatedly warned about a risk of fire in the building, having initially raised concerns as far back as 2012. [Full Article...]

Woman dropped baby from burning tower block - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze which has engulfed a block of flats in west London . A residents action group said their warnings about safety had fallen on "deaf ears". London Ambulance Service said paramedics had taken more than 50 patients to five hospitals. Footage on social media showed the building engulfed in fire, with flames stretching over a number of floors. [Full Article...]

May's two closest aides quit after election debacle

May's two closest aides quit after election debacle Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, both May's co-chiefs of staff, announced they were resigning after the Tories failed to win a majority. Mrs May, who is seeking to form a government with the support of the DUP, has said she will look at "personnel issues" amid anger in Tory circles about the role of her two closest advisers in the drafting of the manifesto and the communications strategy. [Full Article...]

CONSIDER THIS: Fly the American Flag

CONSIDER THIS: Fly the American Flag Wednesday at the post on Jackson Street. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 in honor of the adoption of the official American flag by the Continental Congress in the First Flag Act on June 14, 1777. It was the same 15-star, 15-stripe flag that was immortalized by Francis Scott Key when he wrote "Star Spangled Banner" during the bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814. [Full Article...]

Sessions: Comey's Oval Office Meeting With Trump 'Not Problematic'

In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions also contradicted a contention made by former FBI Director James Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week. The details of a February 14 Oval Office meeting, where Sessions and other top aides left the room and Trump talked to Comey alone. "You raised your right hand here today and said you would solemnly swear to tell the tr... [Full Article...]

Murray sees off Del Potro

The conditions today were very slow and heavy, so coming from behind in those conditions can be difficult, because it feels like you have to work very hard for every point. 'First time it was like two years ago, and, yeah, we had like some practice games. "The crowd support is like a bonus, an extra energy". Simona Halep pulled through against young pretender Daria Kasatkina, winning 6-0, 7-5 af... [Full Article...]

US ambassador to Qatar to step down

US ambassador to Qatar to step down Based on Acet's account, Cauvusoglu at that panel discussion said "we know that a country gave $3bn in support of the attempted coup in Turkey to topple the government illegally". A rift between Qatar and other Arab states is not affecting U.S. military operations, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Qatar on Wednesday amid regional tens... [Full Article...]

Trump says "the Democrats are really in our way" on health care

Trump says Trump spoke about Obamacare's failures at Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport with families who have had problems with his predecessor's health care law. Behind the president during his remarks was a barge of West Virginia coal. However, he did not reference the bridge during the June 7 speech. That's the word from Republican Rep. [Full Article...]

Warriors prepared to make political statement against Trump

Hours after #The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers , 129-120, in Game 5 to capture their 2nd National Basketball Association title in the last three years, reports surfaced that they voted to decline the expected White House invitation. [Full Article...]

Who loves him more? Trump's cabinet members gush at meeting

Roosevelt. One by one, starting with Vice President Mike Pence , Cabinet members around the table weighed in, with most offering effusive praise of the president or gratitude for the opportunity. "We've been about as active as you can possibly be and at a just about record pace", Mr Trump said. Another interrupted by saying, "Thank you for the opportunity and blessing to serve your ... [Full Article...]

More Women Than Ever Before Elected to Parliament in UK Snap Polls

But in practice, a working majority is likely to require just 323 MPs, as the Speaker does not vote and Sinn Fein has so far declined to take up its seats. The Ulster Unionist Party - which held two seats until today - may also help prop up Mrs May. That could allow Labour to argue that Mrs May should quit before a certain date if there is clearly an "anti-Tory" majority in the Commons that woul... [Full Article...]

Tower block blaze: What we know

London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton has confirmed there have been "a number of fatalities ". "I have lived here nearly 21 years and I have never seen anything like this, at first I thought it was terrorism, we were just panicking". [Full Article...]

Comey testimony confirms Trump is still his own worst enemy

Mr Trump said Arab leaders he met with in Saudi Arabia last month had urged him to confront Qatar over its behaviour. The president said he would be willing to tell that to the newly appointed special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation, Robert Mueller . [Full Article...]

DUP and Conservatives hold talks

In a meeting lasting around 90 minutes, the Prime Minister updated her top team on the on-going discussions with the Unionists to secure an agreement propping up the Tory minority government . Former prime minister John Major said he was concerned a deal with the DUP could thrust the province back towards violence almost two decades after a peace deal. [Full Article...]

James Mattis to Congress: 'We are not winning' in Afghanistan

James Mattis to Congress: 'We are not winning' in Afghanistan McCain said their deaths should spur a sense of urgency within the Trump administration. The issue of troop levels became especially sensitive in the Obama administration because precise so-called "force management levels" were set for USA deployments to Iraq and Syria . [Full Article...]

Pay growth slowdown tightens household squeeze

Focusing on the immediate impact for workers' finances, TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady noted that with real wages falling for the second month in a row, "this soon be in the middle of another cost of living crisis". Hiring was driven by the private sector - total public sector employment fell to 5.4m in March, a drop of 7,000 on the quarter and of 20,000 on the year. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump breaks Twitter silence after Comey testimony, declares 'total vindication'

Mr Comey alleges that Mr Trump then privately asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. "I hardly know the man", Trump said on Friday. At the same time, the head of the panel said its investigation is just getting started, and a second committee may summon Comey to testify. [Full Article...]

Wages hit by higher inflation

Wages hit by higher inflation That marked the biggest real-terms drop since the three months to September 2014. Frances O'Grady , general secretary of the TUC , warned that Britain was heading for a fresh crisis in living standards. The Office for National Statistics said the unemployment rate in the period between February and April held steady at a more than four-decade low of 4.6 percent, in line with the median forecas... [Full Article...]

Sessions confirms part of Comey's story about private talk with Donald Trump

The president declined repeatedly to say whether, as he suggested last month in a Twitter post, he had recordings of his conversations with Comey. " Lordy, I hope there are tapes ", Comey had said on Thursday. The New York Times received copies and published an article based on one May 16, in which it was revealed that Trump had asked Comey to drop the Flynn matter. [Full Article...]

US envoy to Qatar to step down in midst of crisis

Saudi-led blockade of Qatar is another step toward the final goal of Saudi leadership of an Arab coalition in the region against states like Iran , Syria, Iraq and even Turkey, who has also been absent in the Riyadh Summit. "Let's stop fooling ourselves". In Moscow, the Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's King Salman discussed the crisis in a phone call on Tuesday. [Full Article...]


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