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Deadly tower blaze highlights London's rich-poor divide

Some desperate residents pleaded to speak to the queen and her grandson about their plight and the fate of missing children as they left the site, with William promising he would return. "We are shocked to hear of the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower and our immediate thoughts are with those that have been affected by the incident", a Rydon spokesman said in an e-mailed statement. Read More »

Trump 'considering firing special counsel'

Rosenstein said that because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation matter, Mueller could only be fired by Rosenstein himself. "I have confidence in Bob Mueller". Sessions himself was originally slated to appear before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday morning - a meeting ostensibly on the Justice Department budget - but at the last minute sent Rosenstein in his stead so the attorney general could testify before the Senate Intelligence ... Read More »

Sajid Javid: 'Any parent now in a high-rise tower would be worried'

The mayor replied: "People are justifiably angry and I share their anger and I share their demand for answers". The Communities Secretary also told the programme he was working with the local authority to ensure people who lived in Grenfell Tower were "rehoused properly, immediately in the local area". Read More »

Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers

Mueller brought in James Quarles and Jeannie Rhee from his previous firm WilmerHale, and Andrew Weissmann, the leader of the Enron fraud investigation. According to CNN's sources, Mueller's team is gathering facts that may suggest Trump's interference in the FBI investigation . At a hearing last week, both Coats and Rogers said they were not pressured by the Trump administration. Read More »

Divorce bill focus of Brexit talks on Monday

The start of Brexit negotiations next week will focus on European Union citizens' rights, the UK's divorce bill and Northern Ireland's border. Germany expects Britain and the European Union to start negotiations over Britain's departure from the EU on Monday as planned, a government spokesman said on Friday. Read More »

US Soldiers Killed, 2 Wounded In Afghanistan

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Afghanistan has suffered a string of violent attacks in recent weeks after the Taliban launched their spring offensive, including attacks in the capital city of Kabul that killed and wounded hundreds. "Two police officers were killed and four others wounded". Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of US Forces Afghanistan, has said the terror group has lost about half of its fighters and been ejected from two-thirds of its territory. Read More »

Russia claims it has killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi

Some already are expressing doubt that Baghdadi would have put himself in such a vulnerable situation, surrounded by Russian, Syrian, and US forces. There were also reports in May and June of this year that he had been badly wounded or killed. Read More »

Britain says no European Union exit deal unless future relationship taken into account

Under the proposed deal, the DUP would likely support May's Conservatives on big issues such as the budget, Brexit and defence legislation on a vote-by-vote-basis. Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds speak to the media at Stormont Castle ahead of talks aimed at restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland, in in Belfast, Monday, June 12, 2017. Read More »

Praise galore: Trump's surreal cabinet meeting

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In a video he posted on Twitter Monday afternoon, Schumer is sitting around a table with his staffers, who are taking turns complimenting their boss. "The president doesn't script the Cabinet and we're given the ability to say what's on our mind". "I can not even begin to express the honor and pride I feel just being near you and all the great work you do". Read More »

Oil Halts Advance on Signs of Surging US Gasoline Stockpiles

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The declines in the global crude oil market also trickled down to the energy sector of the US stock market as the S&P 500 energy sector lost 1.8% in the trading session. But August Brent prices ended the session 48 cents or 0.96 per cent lower at US$49.47 a barrel. The decision of a number of Arab countries to sever diplomatic relations with gas-rich Qatar would impose a strict regional isolation on Doha, and raised concerns about a global deal reached last month to reduce oil ... Read More »

Trump Confirms Being Investigated for Firing Ex-FBI Director Comey

Trump later said he had planned to fire Comey regardless of what recommendation he received from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. For months, President Trump has been obsessed - publicly and privately - with clearing his name in relation to the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and potential collusion with members of his campaign. Read More »

'Witch Hunt': Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

A few hours later, Trump again tweeted , this time attempting to divert attention toward his former rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , first saying: "Why is that Hillary Clinton's family and Democrats dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" " President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he was being investigated for firing former FBI Director Comey/28089" target=_blank James Comey , and seemingly trained his guns on ... Read More »

What you need to know — FIFA Confederations Cup

Which teams are in this year's competition? The 2017 edition of the tournament features Russia , Mexico , Portugal and New Zealand in one group and Germany , Chile , Cameroon and Australia in the other. But for Australia , the Confederations Cup is both a means to an end and a worthy competition in its own right. Chile reached the Confederations Cup after their historic win against Argentina on penalties in 2015 Copa America. Read More »

Confirmed death toll in London fire rises to 30

Ali, in his early 30s, said he fled his apartment early on Wednesday morning when fire broke out. A bill had been proposed by Labour leadership last January that would have increased safety regulations on rented properties, however the bill was rejected by conservatives, many of whom themselves are landlords deriving a profit from property ownership. Read More »

US to send almost 4000 more troops to Afghanistan

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More than 2,300 US troops have been killed and more than 17,000 have been wounded since the war in Afghanistan started in 2001. There have definitely, however, been talks about "changes in strategy" with regards to Afghanistan in USA political discourse. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game set for fundraising record, following shooting

He says, "They ran right into the fire" and saved a lot of lives. Republican Rep. Gregg Harper of MS gaveled in the session on Thursday, and Rep. Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania opened the morning speeches. The other organizations benefitting from the charity are the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington , the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and the Washington Literacy Center. Read More »

Castile jury ends 4th day without verdict

Anthony announced Yanez would no longer be employed as a police officer there. Castile's mother, Valerie Castile, emerged as a calm voice for change after her son's death. He might be the robber. "Justice was done", Gray told Reuters by telephone. Officer Yanez took the stand in his defense. July 8: Ramsey County Attorney John Choi says he'll decide later whether he or a grand jury will decide on any charges against Yanez. Read More »

ISIS leader may have died in airstrike near Raqqa — Russian military

On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that its May 28 strike on ISIS-held Raqqa may have killed al-Baghdadi, Sputnik , Russia's government-run news agency, first reported Friday. He has occasionally spoken out in audio and video messages. There was no mention al-Baghdadi. Even senior Russian officials said Baghdadi's death had not been fully confirmed. Read More »

Scalise Shooter Had List of at Least 6 GOP Lawmakers' Names

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The list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, TheDC has confirmed . It is not known how many other names may have been on Hodgkinson's list. Hodgkinson maintained a social media presence that was pro-Bernie Sanders and anti-Republican. Hodgkinson also had arrests in his background for a series of minor offenses and at least one more serious matter. Read More »

London fire: Theresa May pledges $6.4 million for survivors

The death toll is expected to rise with dozens still missing. Police have said it could take months to search the building and some victims might never be identified. Grenfell Tower is managed by the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation on behalf of the local council . Police plan to spend the Friday searching for bodies in the remains of the west London apartment building. Read More »

List of Congress members found in pocket of suspected congressional shooter

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His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations. Authorities believe the 66-year-old had been living out of a van in northern Virginia since March after leaving his southern IL home. Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said his colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". "I do regret certainly what I said", Collins said Thursday on MSNBC. Read More »

Trump questions Hillary Clinton's link with Russian Federation in series of tweets

On Thursday, Trump renewed his attacks against his former Democratic opponent, tweeting , "Why is that Hillary Clinton's family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" Before its epic Trump troll, the account hadn't posted a tweet since November 7, the day before Trump's upset in the presidential election . Read More »