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Bodies of missing sailors found inside damaged destroyer USS Fitzgerald

Televised media reports showed that the 154 meter-long USA guided-missile destroyer had suffered considerable damage to its right side, although the destroyer, part of the US 7th Fleet, returned to the Yokosuka Naval Base in Kanagawa Prefecture, about 50 km southwest of Tokyo , unassisted. [Full Article...]

Queen Sees `Somber Mood' After Fire as Doubts Mount About May

Residents said May was far too slow to visit the stricken community, that the building had been unsafe and that officials have failed to give enough information and support to those who have lost relatives and their homes. She later called for a full public inquiry into the catastrophe . Government and ministers will cooperate fully. Theresa May leaving the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in ... [Full Article...]

Trump weighing firing special counsel in Russian probe, close friend says

Trump weighing firing special counsel in Russian probe, close friend says Sessions became attorney general in February but did not recuse himself from that probe until March. At the same time , after Trump's firing of FBI Director James B. Trump's wife, Melania, has adopted a more temperate tone, telling her husband that she believed the appointment of Mueller would speed resolution of the Russian Federation scandal and expressing her view that he would be exonerat... [Full Article...]

Tillerson Says Every Foreign Counterpart Asked to Address US-Russia Relations

Tillerson said he'd replied by saying that's one thing, but that payments "as recognition of violence or murder" is unacceptable to Americans. Earlier, Tillerson had said that the United States would maintain anti-Russian sanctions until the Minsk Accords are fully implemented, including during his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on May 10. [Full Article...]

Qatar crisis: Germany seeks to bridge rift with Arab states

Qatar crisis: Germany seeks to bridge rift with Arab states During the call, the White House said that Trump "emphasized the importance of all counties in the region working together to prevent the financing of terrorist organizations and stop the promotion of extremist ideology". Turkey will send warplanes and warships to Qatar after an initial deployment of troops, the mass-circulation Hurriyet newspaper said on its website. [Full Article...]

London apartment fire: Rage as death toll climbs to at least 58

Dozens of people gathered outside of the church, waiting to ambush May as she exited a side door. The cladding - installed on the tower in a recent renovation - has come under scrutiny, with experts saying a more fire resistant type could have been used. [Full Article...]

Foster calls on Sinn Féin 'to tango' with DUP in talks

But the British election has also changed the political balance within the province. The DUP and Sinn Fein are taking part in Thursday's talks at Downing Street, along with smaller parties. Ms Foster said the talks deadline remained "realistic". "There is an irony to being lectured about our role in terms of the national government of the United Kingdom when Sinn Féin wants to be in governme... [Full Article...]

London police say 58 people assumed dead in tower block blaze

Many residents of the building remain unaccounted for, and police said numerous remains may never be identified. Cundy said 16 bodies had so far been recovered from the tower and taken to a mortuary. Detectives have asked for early guidance from the special crime division of the Crown Prosecution Service, which is understood to involve any charges that might be considered and the evidence requ... [Full Article...]

Mamata condemns GJM violence

So many bombs and arms can not be gathered in a day. A state government official later said: "The problem has become acute as the area has some global borders from where arms were reportedly being smuggled into the hills for the past few months". [Full Article...]

European Union sources: United Kingdom to agree Brexit divorce bill before trade talks

He is expected to deliver it in the coming days. Almost a year to the day since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union , the process of Brexit finally begins on Monday. But such FTAs take years to negotiate, complete and materialize. The 27 European Union member states have presented a solid, unified voice over Brexit. [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May To Meet Fire Survivors In Downing Street Residence

Asked repeatedly whether she had misread the public mood , May did not answer directly but said the focus was on providing support to the victims. And after taking heavy criticism, she came back Friday and was faced with angry crowds shouting at her. [Full Article...]

London fire: Tempers flare as 58 presumed dead after Grenfell Tower disaster

But fury has grown in the local community at what people say is the slow response from authorities to the fire and a failure to inform families and friends about the fate of loved ones. Residents' voices must be heard in the public inquiry and funds will be made available for their legal representation. Housing Minister Alok Sharma said the government "stands ready to provide every assistance - ... [Full Article...]

GOP VA Governor's Primary Comes Down to the Wire, Gillespie Edging Stewart

GOP VA Governor's Primary Comes Down to the Wire, Gillespie Edging Stewart In statewide results from Tuesday's Republican primary for governor, the extremism that has consumed the GOP threw a scare into the party of the elephant as self-declared "Trump mini-me" Corey Stewart took his campaign of hate to within a percentage point of victory over Ed Gillespie in his campaign to destroy what little sanity is left in the political landscape. [Full Article...]

Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings

Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings Mueller's investigation now encompasses the president's firing of Comey, the Russian government's role during the election, whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials and alleged financial crimes committed by Trump associates. [Full Article...]

Lordy: Secret Service says it doesn't have any White House tapes

The agency's response comes as Trump has been coy about whether any tapes exist of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. The response comes after the Wall Street Journal reported on a May 15th Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request they submitted to the Secret Service. [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Case Declared a Mistrial After Jury Deadlocks

Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Case Declared a Mistrial After Jury Deadlocks He has used Mr. Cosby's name, credibility, his good name, to catapult his ambitions - maybe to attorney general. Cosby isn't vindicated in any way here, despite his publicist claiming his "power is back". "I have been nothing but extraordinarily impressed by you all", O'Neill told the jury, adding that declaring a mistrial meant neither a victory nor a loss. [Full Article...]

Portugal, Mexico meet early in Confederations Cup

Portugal, Mexico meet early in Confederations Cup As an independent nation, Russian Federation has never played New Zealand before and their first match will take place as the opener to the Confederations Cup . Touching on Zenit ex-forward Hulk's remark that he encountered racism nearly in every game he played in Russia, Aleksandr said, "Everyone loves Hulk in our country, we've never had such a star player here". [Full Article...]

Global Geo-political Series: US Senate overwhelmingly supports new sanctions on Russian Federation

The Republican-led Senate voted decisively to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election by approving a wide-ranging sanctions package that targets key sectors of Russia's economy and individuals who carried out cyber attacks. [Full Article...]

People 'Are Missing,' Presumed Dead After London Tower Blaze

Meanwhile, Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy responded to speculation that the number of dead could exceed 100, saying: "From a personal perspective, I really hope it isn't". British health authorities say that 19 fire survivors are still being treated at London hospitals, and 10 of them remain in critical condition. Dozens are thought to be unaccounted for since the blaze, which poli... [Full Article...]

'Further expenses' will be covered for Grenfell Tower victims, Government vows

Speaking to media outside the West London building site, Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said, "The fire was truly horrific". At least 30 people were killed in Wednesday's (NZT) fire and the death toll is expected to rise. [Full Article...]


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