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Basketball diplomacy in North Korea as U.S. student is released

Basketball diplomacy in North Korea as U.S. student is released Warmbier was not seen in public after his March 2016 sentencing. The New York Times quoted a senior United States official as saying Washington recently received intelligence reports that Warmbier had been repeatedly beaten in custody. [Full Article...]

UK royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

UK royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts London, Jun 16 Dozens of people attending an angry protest for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy stormed the local town hall today, reporters at the scene saw. She appeared to acknowledge him, then left. May met with hospitalized survivors Friday after coming under criticism for failing to meet with angry residents of the building earlier in the week. [Full Article...]

Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea: A timeline

Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea: A timeline University President Teresa Sullivan said in a statement that the school is relieved to hear Warmbier was released, but is concerned about his condition. Two of them, Kim Sang Duk and Kim Hak-song, are academics who worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology . Kim Dong-chul was arrested on accusations of espionage shortly after Warmbier's sentencing and has been held ever ... [Full Article...]

"We want justice": London inferno survivors protest council

Clements Church, where survivors and the loved ones of victims from this week's fire at Grenfell Tower have congregated. But the authority's latest statement said: "While we will try do our upmost (sic) to ensure those affected remain in or near the borough, given the number of households involved, it is possible the council will have to explore housing options that may become available in... [Full Article...]

Britain's Hammond says 'growth and jobs' Brexit priority

And as leaders welcomed the new tone in London and talk of a "softer Brexit " that may be less disruptive than May's clean break with the single market and customs union, officials from at least some governments saw compromise on the British bill. [Full Article...]

Fears, frustrations grow as death toll in London building fire rises

Fears, frustrations grow as death toll in London building fire rises Crowds - infiltrated by far-left militants - shouted "Murderers" and "Blood on your hands" as demos took place in Kensington and Whitehall - hours after the confirmed death toll rose to 30 . Those things go through your mind while you're in there. "The bad news, I'm afraid, is lots of people died in the fire". Barwell had told lawmakers that the government meant to review fire safety st... [Full Article...]

Congress plays baseball for charity one day after shooting

David Bailey , a Capitol Hill police officer who was part of Scalise's security detail and helped bring down the shooter, also was injured in the Wednesday incident but had recovered enough to throw the game's ceremonial first pitch. It is not clear how much damage the bullet did, but doctors say such wounds can be serious if they impact vital organs. Hospital officials said it is hard to predic... [Full Article...]

London fire protesters storm city hall

Grenfell Tower residents had complained for years to the management organization - and to the borough council - that they feared that their building was unsafe. Maitlis asked: "Prime minister, you've come here today to the BBC instead of doing the interview at the site where you just were, why is that?" It was the latest expression of anger in the community following the fire that raged throug... [Full Article...]

Theresa May orders public inquiry into tower fire

On a day when angry residents stormed Kensington Town Hall and protesters shouted at the Prime Minister, Mr Saint warned that protests could turn soon violent. Opponents of May's government demanded to know whether more could have been done to prevent the disaster, if building precautions such as fire doors had been properly implemented and if spending cuts to local authorities had played a part... [Full Article...]

Democratic US lawmakers sue Trump over foreign state payments to businesses

Democratic US lawmakers sue Trump over foreign state payments to businesses Trump's ownership in hundreds of businesses not only financially hurts Maryland and DC but also violates "emoluments" clauses in the Constitution that bar the president from accepting gifts from foreign governments without congressional approval as well as from domestic governments under any circumstances, according to the attorneys' general complaint. [Full Article...]

Japan, other nations face difficulties changing US Paris accord decision

Japan, other nations face difficulties changing US Paris accord decision All G7 countries excluding the United States have pledged their commitment to the Paris climate pact during a two-day summit in Bologna, Italy , local media reported on Monday. His plans to renegotiate a more favorable deal for the US have been rebuffed by the leaders of Germany, France and Italy. "The global community is awaiting for our message", Galletti said, calling it one of susta... [Full Article...]

Trump calls reports of obstruction probe a 'witch hunt'

It was not clear who Trump was referring to in the tweet, but former FBI director Robert Mueller is leading the Russian Federation investigation after being appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in May. It was unclear whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obs... [Full Article...]

At least 65 people missing or feared dead in London fire

The group a year ago completed a 10 million pound ($12.8 million) renovation that included new outside insulation panels, double-paned windows and a communal heating system. Told there was a need for the public to hear her say something had gone badly wrong and the Government accepted responsibility, Mrs May said: "Something bad has happened". [Full Article...]

Afghan soldier attacks foreign soldiers, wounding 4

Last week three USA soldiers were killed by an Afghan soldier in eastern Nangarhar province. At least 200 soldiers and officers were killed and dozens others were wounded. At least one Afghan soldier was killed and another wounded, the official said. "The incident is now under investigation", the statement said, adding that "More information will be provided as it becomes available". [Full Article...]

London attacks death toll rises to 8 after body recovered from river

London attacks death toll rises to 8 after body recovered from river Three people have been arrested in connection with London's weekend terrorist attack which left eight people dead. London police said earlier they had recovered a body from the Thames in their search for Xavier Thomas, a 45-year-old missing since Saturday's attack. [Full Article...]

Reeling from shooting, Washington tunes in for Congressional Baseball Game

With the chief deputy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department by her side, she said she felt "horrible" about the actions of her husband of almost 30 years. "We've had a very, very divided country for many years, and I have a feeling that Steve has made a great sacrifice, but there could be some unity being brought to our country". [Full Article...]

Trump confirms probe over Comey firing

Bush. Later in the Holt interview , after appearing to call Rosenstein (not by name) "highly respected" and a "very good guy, a very smart guy", Trump said: "He had made a recommendation". Or did Trump fire Comey as a way to stop the Russian Federation investigation from going forward? USA employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs, though the gains were enough... [Full Article...]

UK's May To Meet Northern Ireland Leaders To Smooth DUP Deal

It had been suggested the start of negotiations could be delayed by the failure of any party to win a House of Commons majority at last week's General Election. "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who will get us out of it", she said. "One of the big implications could be for the type of Brexit deal the Government negotiates". [Full Article...]

British PM calls for public inquiry as fire death toll reaches 17

Firefighters are still searching for victims in the 24-story Grenfell Tower that went up in flames early Wednesday. "They are simply not recognisable because of the fire", Fiona McCormack, from the Metropolitan Police's identification team, said of the victims found inside Grenfell Tower. [Full Article...]

Deputy AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller

Deputy AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller In response to the statement, former US Attorney Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired in March, tweeted early Friday morning that "Americans should also exercise caution before accepting as true lies about firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director & defamation of a war hero special counsel ", references to criticisms Trump has levied against Mueller and James Comey . [Full Article...]


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