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Fire-risk cladding was used on student halls in Edinburgh

Fire-risk cladding was used on student halls in Edinburgh Grenfell Tower is due to be refurbished at the cost of $11 million by construction company Rydon, a project that will be sure to meet "all required building regulations". The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service inspected the building on Tuesday and confirmed it is safe to continue to use the building as normal. Plymouth Community Homes said it would not follow Camden Council's decision to evacuat... [Full Article...]

USA imposes new sanctions on Russian Federation over action in Ukraine

USA imposes new sanctions on Russian Federation over action in Ukraine The EU and the US have linked the economic sanctions to the February 2015 Minsk cease-fire accord, which aimed to end fighting between Ukraine's forces and Russia-backed separatists. Lavrov said Moscow was still waiting for a USA response to earlier proposals to improve ties, and Washington's latest actions in Syria violated the sovereignty of the Arab country. [Full Article...]

Shooting suspect in custody after police pursuit on Hwy. 400 in Barrie

Shooting suspect in custody after police pursuit on Hwy. 400 in Barrie He fired several shots at the officers pursuing him, police said, but none of those officers were hurt. Several police cars gave chase and could be seen speeding down noth on Highway 400. "At that point the OPP helicopter was in the air and did spot the individual as he crossed the northbound lanes of Highway 11 into the southbound lanes". [Full Article...]

London police raise Grenfell fire toll to 80

London police raise Grenfell fire toll to 80 Yet while the police are right to be cautious on giving an exact figure, their uncertainty is likely to further rile those clamouring for answers. Police have said they will consider manslaughter charges as part of a range of possible criminal offences committed by those responsible for Grenfell Tower and refurbishment work, completed in 2016, which added the cladding. [Full Article...]

Terror funding: Three Hurriyat (G) leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir

Terror funding: Three Hurriyat (G) leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir The police told IANS that these were precautionary arrests to maintain law and order. The Jammu and Kashmir Police on 28 June detained three Hurriyat (G) leaders including Altaf Ahmed Shah, son-in-law of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani , on the direction of the National Investigative Agency ( NIA ). [Full Article...]

Health bill setback for McConnell sets stage for final push

Health bill setback for McConnell sets stage for final push And it has Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell frantically telling his fellow Republicans, including President Trump , that if the bill fails to pass the Senate this week, he and his colleagues will be forced to negotiate with Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer. [Full Article...]

Avengers: Infinity War will be the final chapter for several characters

Speaking with The Huffington Post , Holland says he recently asked Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige about that scene, and Feige reportedly confirmed that the kid is, in fact, Peter Parker. Tom Holland revealed this piece of news in an interview with HuffPost . On Sunday, I spoke to Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts who explains how something like this happens. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court will hear travel ban case

Supreme Court will hear travel ban case So he was predictably quick to sound off in triumph after the Supreme Court announced on Monday morning that in October it would consider the legality of his revised travel ban and will allow the ban to take partial effect in the meantime. [Full Article...]

Tech CEOs to Visit White House; Kushner Speaks

Tech CEOs to Visit White House; Kushner Speaks The meeting marks the second time Trump will have met with some of the country's most influential technology CEOs. "So far I've found exactly the opposite", said Kushner . And Tim Cook said that the United States should make coding a requirement in schools. Also missing at the meeting was Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, who recently quit Trump's economic advisory council after Trump made ... [Full Article...]

World Ireland Elects 38-Year Old Gay Man As Prime Minister

World Ireland Elects 38-Year Old Gay Man As Prime Minister A triumphant Mr Varadkar described the day as a "demonstration of democracy in action". Something we sometimes take for granted. "To those who did not, I hope I can gain your trust and confidence in the years ahead". Ireland's new Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is congratulated by lawmakers after being elected Ireland's 14th Taoiseach (Prime Minister) at Leinster House, Dublin , Ireland, Wedn... [Full Article...]

Charities reassure their facilities pass fire safety tests after Grenfell

Charities reassure their facilities pass fire safety tests after Grenfell Residents and survivors have said they believe the final number of fatalities will be far higher than the current estimates. McCormack said a list of the tower's occupants from its management company had been inaccurate, and police were using "every imaginable source" - from government agencies to fast food delivery companies - to find out who was in the apartments. [Full Article...]

Modi invites Trump, his family to India

Modi invites Trump, his family to India Earlier, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer declined to say whether Modi had requested that the leaders not take questions or if it was Trump's decision. President Trump's first-ever meeting with PM Modi breaks through the malaise and establishes the bonhomie between the leaders and sets the stage for the paradigm shift towards a greater India-US relation. [Full Article...]

Typically Trump-Friendly 'Fox and Friends' Questions President's Twitter Habits

Typically Trump-Friendly 'Fox and Friends' Questions President's Twitter Habits These investigations are focused upon the alleged links with Russians that some people in Trump's campaign team maintained before the elections. Trump tweeted on Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Rep. [Full Article...]

Mattis says Syria's government taking US threat seriously

Mattis says Syria's government taking US threat seriously However, Jim Mattis , the United States defence secretary, has previously said that there is "no doubt" that Syria has in fact retained some chemical weapons . A Defense Department source told the Times said that an aircraft shelter at Shayrat that was previously struck by the USA was being used in the preparations . [Full Article...]

USA says its warning appears to have averted Syrian chemical attack

USA says its warning appears to have averted Syrian chemical attack Kinzinger told "The Big John and Ramblin' Ray Show" that Trump is right to warn Assad not to use chemical weapons . 220170220177220177U.S. warns Syria not to prepare another chemical attackThe Trump administration delivered a new stark warning about the use of chemical weapons to the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, saying the USA had detected "potential preparations " t... [Full Article...]

US says Russia not behaving in threatening way in Syria

US says Russia not behaving in threatening way in Syria In response, the U.S. Central Command issued its own statement , saying the Syrian aircraft was shot down "in collective self-defense of coalition-partnered forces". Dillon said that as Syrian government forces move toward Abu Kamal, "if they want to fight ISIS in Abu Kamal and they have the capacity to do so, then that would be welcomed". [Full Article...]

Boyfriend dead after book doesn't stop bullet in YouTube stunt, docs say

Boyfriend dead after book doesn't stop bullet in YouTube stunt, docs say The pair had told relatives they'd previously tested the stunt and were hoping the video would get them lots of views on YouTube . She says she fired from about a foot (0.3 meters) away. "I said, don't do it, don't do it", Claudia Ruiz said. "Everyone was crying. I just couldn't take it anymore so I had to go back home", said a neighbor, Wayne Cameron. [Full Article...]

Venezuela minister says chopper fired 15 shots

Venezuela minister says chopper fired 15 shots The attack took place while the president was speaking live on state television. The officer, who called himself Oscar Perez , appeared on Instagram , flanked by armed and masked men in uniform. He said he was part of a coalition of renegade members of the country's security forces. The government said 15 rounds were fired from helicopter as well. [Full Article...]

Florida woman arrested after giving birth to 11-year-old's child

Florida woman arrested after giving birth to 11-year-old's child However, Marissa was 22 years of age when Mowry got pregnant by a boy of only 11 in 2014. Investigators said Mowry engaged in sex with the boy multiple times when he was between 11 and 14 years old. The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office's Child Protective Division is also involved in the probe. She faces a charge of sexual battery on a child younger than 12 by someone older than 18. [Full Article...]

White House Responds to Committee on 'Tapes' By Referring to Trump's Tweets

White House Responds to Committee on 'Tapes' By Referring to Trump's Tweets On May 17, Trump set off a flurry of speculation by sending a tweet that seemingly indicated he might have taped conversations of his conversations with the FBI director, who he later fired, citing the Russian Federation investigation . Trump had denied asking Comey for a loyalty pledge or to go easy on Flynn. However, Schiff said Thursday that Trump's tweet alone would not be enough, and tha... [Full Article...]


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