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Russian FM can't confirm IS leader's death

The U.S. -led coalition's military campaign is now focused on ousting ISIS from its strongholds in Raqqa and in the Iraqi city of Mosul . The Ministry on Friday said that it is verifying reports whether the Baghdadi was killed by its forces on the southern outskirts of Syria's Raqqa. Read More »

Only three in 10 Israelis consider control of West Bank an 'occupation'

In the 1967 war, Israel occupied the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and subsequently annexed east Jerusalem , in a move never recognised by the worldwide community. Guterres said. Dozens of Hamas activists once imprisoned by Israel did not receive their support payments this month from the group's political rival, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a Gaza-based official said today. Read More »

Protesters chanting 'we want justice' storm town hall in London

Mr Cundy said the victims included one person who had died in hospital. The paper also said that the last full assessment of fire risks for the building was in December 2015, before the refurbishment was completed past year. A second protest took place later in central London . "I spoke with people who ran from the fire in only the clothes they were wearing", she said in a statement . Read More »

Trump Cuba policy reversal means few immediate changes

Refusing to negotiate domestic reforms in exchange for USA concessions is perhaps the most fundamental plank of Cuba's policy toward the U.S. Visitors will now likely have to stay at state-run hotels. Trump said throughout the 2016 campaign that he was willing to rollback diplomatic relations with the communist regime in Cuba. The maker of heavy equipment has been working to reenter the Cuban market since the Obama administration announced that it would reestablish diplomatic relations in ... Read More »

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said "a tribute to the memory of chancellor Kohl". "Future historians will say Europe's 21st century began on his watch", former US President Bill Clinton said in 1999 when awarding Kohl the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Read More »

Qatar pulls troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

Today, on June 14, Zeybekci along with the delegation headed by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will go to Qatar, where the ways of solving the crisis in the country will be discussed. Qatar's move comes amid a diplomatic dispute between it and other Arab nations over allegations that it funds extremist groups. The list of demands also includes ending support for "terrorist organizations" and ceasing "interference" in Egyptian affairs. Read More »

ISIS leader may have been killed by Russian airstrike in Syria

Also, CNN reports that the terrorists' leaders were discussing their exit from Raqqa through a southern corridor before the operation which was carried out following a drone footage confirmation of the meeting's location. Ryan Dillon said. Two years after the start of Syria's civil war in 2011, Raqqa was the first provincial capital to fall to groups, including the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaida's then-affiliate in the country. Read More »

Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation Over Comey Firing

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The Washington Post , citing anonymous sources, had reported some hours earlier that Mueller , who is probing Russia's election interference and the possible links between Moscow and Trump's campaign, had added a key element to that probe, namely that the President would now be under investigation for obstruction of justice. Read More »

Jeff Sessions' explanation for firing Comey just doesn't make sense

During his testimony, the former Alabama senator was often defiant, telling the committee allegations that he'd colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election was an "appalling and detestable lie" and that he'd never recused himself "from defending my honor against scurrilous and false accusations". Read More »

London fire: UK police launch criminal probe into Grenfell Tower inferno

The official cause may not be known for months. With many dozens of people still unaccounted for, people have been told to brace themselves for the death toll to rise. He tweeted: "All profits from my Pub Landlord's Summer Saloon shows this Friday and Saturday at the Underbelly Southbank will be donated to the people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire ". Read More »

Trump attacks reports of obstruction of justice probe

White House officials said the president is not considering such a step. Susan Collins of ME told reporters. Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought 13 lawyers on board to handle the Russian Federation investigation, with plans to hire more, according to his spokesman Peter Carr. Read More »

Trump appears to confirm obstruction probe, attacks Rosenstein in Twitter rant

Sanders confirmed that the President did interview Robert Mueller as a candidate for FBI director the day before he was named special counsel of the federal investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian Federation ties. Comey's failure to follow protocol became a topic of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's testimony before the Senate intelligence committee on June 13, regarding Comey's account of a meeting between he and Trump on February 14. Read More »

Queues at Borehamwood shul in aid of Grenfell Tower fire relief effort

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This particular building material is also widespread in Australia, used in "thousands" of high-rise apartments and other buildings, Stephen Kip, an adjunct professor at Victoria University told The Guardian . "We need to do whatever it takes to make people that live in those properties safe: that's either make the properties safe or find some other accommodation, it has to be done", Mr Javid told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. Read More »

May's UK election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

I wanted to achieve a larger majority. "As we do, we will continue to work with our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist party in particular". She's then got to present a programme to Parliament. May's Conservative Party won the most seats overall in the House of Commons, but fell well short of a majority. Read More »

The Sessions hearing shows who's really colluding with Russian Federation

The tables have seemingly turned however, with Trump himself reportedly under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, sparked in part by his firing of FBI Director James Comey last month. Maybe most prominent is the Democrats' insistence that those testifying share conversations they've had with President Trump. Comey testified last week that as of February 14, he still believed Sessions had not recused himself - but that he nearly certainly would. Read More »

Mueller's investigators to speak to intel officials

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The newspaper noted Mueller had requested interviews with CIA Director Dan Coats, National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director. Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought 13 lawyers on board to handle the Russian Federation investigation, with plans to hire more, according to his spokesman Peter Carr. Read More »

U.S. attorney general dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats

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Ken Starr, former independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton's scandals in the 1990s told CNN Thursday how hard it would be prove Trump or his team attempted to impede the Russian Federation probe. He told reporters in a steamy Rose Garden that Comey had lied under oath , saying: "Frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said, and some of the things that he said just weren't true". Read More »

At least 30 dead in Grenfell Tower fire, say police

Queen Elizabeth said her thoughts and prayers were with those families who had lost loved ones and those still critically ill in hospital. "He said: 'Why (have) you left me.?' He said: "I'm dying". Gottardi told his father in separate calls that suffocating smoke in the stairs kept them inside their apartment and awaiting rescue. The cause of the fire is still being investigated. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise is a Roommate of Southern Illinois Congressman

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At the end of the game when Democratic manager Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle was presented the winning trophy, he called Republican manager Texas Rep. Joe Barton to join him. Thirty-three Republicans and 26 Democrats put their political differences aside for a night of baseball. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi both talked about the need for unity after the shooting. Read More »

London fire: Police boss hopes fatalities 'don't reach triple figures'

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The Grammy-winning musician was at the place of the disaster around midnight, according to an eyewitness. The death toll from the blaze that consumed a London tower block earlier this week has risen to 30, police said on Friday. London fire commissioner Dany Cotton said crews "were in fear of their own lives" as they went into the building which was "alight from top to bottom". Read More »

Myanmar adds ships, aircraft to search for missing plane

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A search and rescue operation was launched and sent to the last known location of the aircraft, which was close to Dawei, a coastal town close to the Andaman Sea. "This is the wet season and thunderstorms and showers do develop but nothing significant was noted at the time the plane went missing", Sater said. Read More »

Brexit talks to start Monday, EU and UK officials confirm

May has dismissed calls to resign following the dismal election result after calling a vote three years early in the hope of bolstering her slim majority ahead of the Brexit talks. Meanwhile, a joint statement issued in London and Brussels said: "The first round of talks that will see Britain leave the European Union will start on Monday June 19". Read More »