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London tower block fire claims lives

London tower block fire claims lives She described the fire as the largest she had seen in her 29 years of service. The BBC's Andy Moore said the whole 24-storey block had been alight and there were fears the building might collapse. A blog post from the Grenfell Action Group in November 2016 said "only a catastrophic event" would expose the concerns residents had. Helicopters hovered overhead and smoke hung over the scen... [Full Article...]

Former Tory PM John Major intervenes over 'fragile' DUP deal

May will meet Michelle O'Neill in London on Thursday, the statement said. In the case of Northern Ireland's history, it is worth remembering that the Nationalist/Republican/Catholic community there has had to deal with, at best, naked sectarianism and discrimination and, at worst, various forms of violence directed towards it since 1922. [Full Article...]

Activists investigating Ivanka brands in China arrested, missing

The men were investigating Huajian Group factories in the southern Chinese cities of Ganzhou and Dongguan. The group has previously accused factories making Ivanka Trump-brand shoes of paying workers as little as $1 per hour and forcing them to work minimum 12 1/2-hour days. [Full Article...]

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice

After 49 people were killed and 53 others wounded, on June 12, 2016 in a shooting spree at a popular LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the deadliest terror attack in the history since the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, Republican-controlled Congress still failed to pass gun control measures. [Full Article...]

London fire: a "number of fatalities" confirmed in horrific Grenfell Tower inferno

Fire chiefs said it was too early to speculate on the cause of the blaze. Around 20 people are in critical care. The cause of the fire is not known, the Fire Brigade said. The disaster occurred 10 days after a terror attack at London's Borough Market. "It's the most terrifying thing I've ever seen. The smoke alarms weren't going off but the way it spread so quickly from the fourth floor... [Full Article...]

Six people killed in Grenfell Tower fire in London

At least 30 people were sent to hospitals. "Based on the level of resources that were needed at this fire we declared it a major incident in the early hours of this morning", Cotton said in a statement . Another witness, Tamara, told the BBC she also saw people trying to throw their children to safety. Eyewitnesses described people trapped in the burning Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington,... [Full Article...]

Comey giving FBI Trump memos: friend says

He later amended the record by revealing he had met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, twice over the course of the 2016 campaign. "And that's troubling to me, I've got to tell you". There are none, Sen. "So, I need to be correct as best I can", Sessions said. Comey referred frequently to the attorney general and included the tantalizing tidbit that there were "facts that... [Full Article...]

Indian, German Leaders Renew Push for Deeper EU-India Trade Ties

Indian, German Leaders Renew Push for Deeper EU-India Trade Ties A joint statement issued following a meeting here between visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy said both leaders "recognised that terrorism poses the gravest threat to worldwide peace and stability and expressed their strong commitment to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations". [Full Article...]

Kate Middleton Visits the Victims of London Bridge Attack

Kate Middleton Visits the Victims of London Bridge Attack The attack resulted in 8 tragic deaths, and 48 people were also injured on June the 3rd. "I suppose at the time you didn't know how big or what the extent of the incident was ", Kate told hospital staffers, according to a People report. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions to Face Long-awaited Senate Grilling on Russia Ties, Comey Firing

Sessions, testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, also said that direct discussions between Comey and Trump would only be problematic if they had discussed ongoing investigations. "You are impeding this investigation...." Days after he fired Comey, Trump indicated in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt that he chose to fire Comey in part because of the FBI's investigat... [Full Article...]

Man Charged For Allegedly Threatening To Blow Up Malaysia Airlines Flight

Passengers on the flight said they feared for their lives when he rushed towards the cockpit shouting that he wanted to " blow the plane up ". "They have not been well organised at all", Mr Leoncelli said. News.com.au reports the flight left Melbourne at 11:11 p.m. local time only to return 30 minutes later, landing at the same airport at 11:41 p.m. [Full Article...]

U.S. urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar -Tillerson

Tillerson addressed criticism that the other Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia are also complicit when it comes to backing or fueling extremism. Tillerson told reporters at the State Department that the crisis, which has cut transportation links and trade, had begun to hurt ordinary people in Qatar, impaired business dealings and harmed the U.S. [Full Article...]

Gabrielle Giffords Responds To Congressional Softball Shooting

Chris Murphy has frequently crossed paths with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise - even engaging in some friendly trash talking. Five people were injured overall, and both Krystal Griner and David Bailey were shot by the gunman. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Sc., and Rep. Ron Desantis, R-Fl., were getting into Duncan's vehicle when the man asked them about the political affiliation. " Democrats , Repu... [Full Article...]

'Secrecy veil': Reporters told no more Senate hallway interviews

There are no hearings scheduled for the proposal. Some Republicans also pushed back against the possibility that press access may be limited. In last week's Washington Post report on the "heaving, jostling Capitol media mob", one journalist predicted that "we are one tripped senator away from losing our access". [Full Article...]

England lose to ten-man France in Paris

France went into the lead through a pair of defenders , though, with Samuel Umtiti and Djibril Sidibe scoring in the 22nd and 43rd minutes, before Kane's penalty in the 48th. Today we kept the ball better than France at times but, physically, the demands their players impose on you meant we had problems and that led to tiredness, which is one of the reasons for the mistake for the third ... [Full Article...]

Ghani Officially Opens Kabul Process Meeting

The latest peace conference aimed at reinvigorating negotiations between Afghanistan's government and the Taliban will begin in Kabul today. The one-day conference, labelled the " Kabul Process ", will include representatives of around two dozen countries, including the United States, India, China, and Pakistan. [Full Article...]

Huge fire engulfs tower block in west London

London fire: The building is at least 24 storeys high. "There were people who were jumping out ... there was a man who threw two of his children", Mr Egal said before holding his head in his hands. "It was like a horror movie, smoke was coming from everywhere", said building resident Adeeb, who hobbled down nine flights of stairs on crutches with his wife and three daughters. [Full Article...]

London fire: baby dropped from 10th floor caught by man on ground

London fire: baby dropped from 10th floor caught by man on ground Mr Cundy added: "Whilst we may have accessed every floor that is not the same as a full search of the whole building, and as I said while we now sadly have 12 fatalities, I do believe that figure will rise and sadly I don't anticipate that there will be further survivors". [Full Article...]

London fire could delay Theresa May-DUP deal

London fire could delay Theresa May-DUP deal Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) leader Arlene Foster (L), and DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds prepare to address the media outside Stormont Castle, on the Stormont Estate in Belfast, Northern Ireland , on June 12, 2017. "I got us into this mess, and I'm going to get us out", May told Conservatives MPs during the meeting in Westminster. While some MPs are convinced she has to go, it is evid... [Full Article...]

Structural engineer monitoring stability of London tower block hit by fire

The BBC reported that a political deal between the government of Prime Minister Theresa May and a small Northern Irish party could be delayed because of the aftermath of the fire. "We do know there's people (still inside)". Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. [Full Article...]


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