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Labour's Owen Smith appointed as shadow Northern Ireland secretary

Labour's Owen Smith appointed as shadow Northern Ireland secretary Mr Murray, who was Labour's only Scottish MP until last Thursday, resigned as Scottish Secretary previous year in protest at Mr Corbyn's leadership,
later accusing him of "killing the Labour Party " over his neutral stance on a second Scottish independence referendum. [Full Article...]

Kate meets London Bridge attack victims and hospital staff

She elaborated further and said the aim of the terrorists is to create a split in society and pitch communities against each other. Security barriers have always been in place near Big Ben and Parliament on Westminster Bridge but the new barriers at three bridges in London serve to protect pedestrians from further copycat attacks. [Full Article...]

Britain's Liberal Democrats leader announces resignation

Britain's Liberal Democrats leader announces resignation Farron had reportedly penned a resignation speech for after the general election last week but after the Lib Dems gained some seats in the aftermath, he chose to hold off on the announcement. In a shock announcement less than a week after the general election, he said he was "torn between living as a faithful Christian and serving as a political leader". [Full Article...]

Budget negotiators approve new revenue estimates

Budget negotiators approve new revenue estimates The governor has since lowered both the proposed income tax cuts and sales tax increase. The state faces a credit obligation of about $1 billion between existing demand and the demand forecast for next year. The estimate tells lawmakers how much money the Governor's Office anticipates the state will bring in during the next fiscal year, or, essentially, how much money they have to spend. [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn Says New UK Election May Be Held by Early 2018

Jeremy Corbyn Says New UK Election May Be Held by Early 2018 May shrugged off suggestions her days in Downing St. were numbered. But there can be no question that this Labour leader is a transformed man, although observers have been dismissive of him due to the politics that he espouses. "It's important to have a Government that can take the Brexit negotiations through". However, any delay to talks with the European Union regarding Brexit could hurt t... [Full Article...]

May right to sit down with DUP says Paterson

May right to sit down with DUP says Paterson The DUP was the only political party who did not consent to the Good Friday agreement at the time it was signed a decade or so ago. "It's important we have that Northern Ireland voice in those Brexit negotiations". He added: "The government has actually acted in good faith and I think again this is just being, trying, looking for something with which to attack the government and what they should d... [Full Article...]

Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and N.Ireland's DUP restart

Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and N.Ireland's DUP restart Fierce haggling has been going on over funds for tax cuts and infrastructure projects, as DUP leader Arlene Foster seeks to capitalise on her position as kingmaker after the election stripped the Conservatives of their overall majority. [Full Article...]

Queen's speech 'DELAYED by Theresa May amid election disaster fallout'

Queen's speech 'DELAYED by Theresa May amid election disaster fallout' Mrs May's authority has been severely diminished after a disastrous general election which saw her lose her Commons majority and a deal with the DUP looks vital for the continuation of Tory rule. "There's a lot of anxiety", Sinn Fein MP Michelle Gildernew told Agence France-Presse. Ultimately, May lost 13 seats, costing her the majority, while Corbyn gained 30. [Full Article...]

May stands over calling election as Corbyn is heckled on nuclear stance

May stands over calling election as Corbyn is heckled on nuclear stance This is a remarkable change in fortunes for Labour , which was 24 points behind the ruling party when the snap general election was called in April by Prime Minister May. Duncan Smith said: 'By the end of this campaign people will see Theresa May as I've seen her, strong and tough'. Mrs May faced anger from two audience members who had been rejected for benefits under the controversial Work C... [Full Article...]

Fire engulfs tower block in west London

Local residents had warned a year ago about a potential fire risk caused by rubbish being allowed to accumulate during improvement works. The amount of time each person can spend fighting the fire is limited by the amount of air available - so any minutes spent climbing up into a building with equipment is precious fire-fighting time wasted. [Full Article...]

Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP restart

Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP restart May hopes with the backing of the DUP her Conservatives will again command the majority they lost in last week's election. Sky sources say a deal was unlikely to be unveiled today, given the fatal fire at Grenfell Tower in west London . [Full Article...]

United Nations warns Gulf states to respect rights in Qatar row

Qatar said on Wednesday it had withdrawn troops from the border between the east African states of Djibouti and Eritrea where the Gulf state has been acting as mediator in a border dispute. "If I want to be honest, I think the reason action hasn't been taken against Qatar is because of the air base", Otaiba said. Mr Sharif, who is walking a diplomatic tightrope in the Saudi-Qatar row because of ... [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron Set for 'Unhealthy Monopoly' in French Elections

The Republicans said the significantly low turnout rate of 49 percent shows the deep divisions in French society and the Socialist Party warned voters not to give the LREM an absolute majority as it would result in a National Assembly with no democratic debate. [Full Article...]

Former UK PM Major "wary" about planned deal with N.Irish party

Former UK PM Major But after gambling away a majority in parliament in an election she did not need to call, Mrs May needs to unite a disillusioned party around her to not only support her in the Brexit talks but also to strike a deal with a small Northern Irish party that will enable her to stay in power. [Full Article...]

The fire at the tower of London became known fresh details

The fire at the tower of London became known fresh details Around 30 people were taken to hospital, said London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton. "In my 29 years of being a firefighter I have never ever seen anything of this scale", she said. "This matter is of particular concern as there is only one entry and exit to Grenfell Tower during the improvement works", read a blog post by the Grenfell Action Group . [Full Article...]

Qatar asks UN agency to resolve Gulf airspace row

In a show of support for Qatar, the Turkish parliament and the president rapidly passed legislation for increased military cooperation last week, which foresees troop deployment and military training. Those same anonymous sources claimed, "there was pressure put on the Somali government by Saudi Arabia to reverse Somalia's decision to stay neutral in the siege imposed by some Arab governments on... [Full Article...]

Children tossed out of windows in London high-rise blaze

The blog post continued: "It is our conviction that a serious fire in a tower block or similar high density residential property is the most likely reason that those who wield power at the KCTMO will be found out and brought to justice!" Speaking within sight of the burning high-rise - originally white and gray, but most of which had turned a charred black - Cotton said she would not speculate... [Full Article...]

Abbas halts monthly stipends for Hamas ex-inmates

Abbas halts monthly stipends for Hamas ex-inmates Since 1967, Israeli authorities have expropriated thousands of square kilometres of Palestinian land for settlements and their supporting infrastructure, the group said. After the takeover, Abbas stopped paying the salaries of Hamas lawmakers in Gaza, but kept paying their West Bank colleagues. For Palestinians, this means the continuation of the half-century old occupation and life under an a... [Full Article...]

Hospitalized After London Blaze Engulfs High-Rise Building

As he walked to his kitchen to investigate, he saw "sparks coming up" from the window. "It's the most terrifying thing I've ever seen". "We've complained to council", said Edward Daffarn, 55, who said nothing had been done to improve safety. [Full Article...]

London tower fire: What do we know?

London's Metropolitan Police say six people have died in the devastating fire that engulfed a west London apartment block. London Fire Brigade said 200 firefighters responded to the fire in the Grenfell Tower complex soon before 1 a.m. [Full Article...]


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