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Theresa May orders full public inquiry into London fire

William responded that he had to leave, but shouted: "I'll come back, I'll come back". Dozens of residents are missing and authorities say the death toll could rise further after an inferno engulfed the building with terrifying speed as residents slept in the early hours of Wednesday. Read More »

DUP leader calls for 'sensible Brexit'

Instead, the shock outcome has left May weakened among her Conservative Party and thrown open her Brexit strategy to criticism from peers, some of whom want to ditch the current plan to leave the European Union single market and customs union. Read More »

Rolls-Royce sees demand for mid-market jet


The group's shares have added more than 49 percent to their value over the past year, and are up by some 35 percent in the year-to-date. The engine-maker said translating earnings from overseas subsidiaries into sterling could improve revenues by around £400 million and pre-tax profits by around £50 million this year. Read More »

Iran condemns deadly terrorist attack in Kabul


Ghasemi attributed the recent wave of attacks to the latest heavy defeats of "extremist terrorists, especially ISIL" in Iraq and Syria which have pushed them to put creating blind and scattering insecurity across the region on the top of their agenda. Read More »

Cuba back in deep freeze as Trump abandons Obama's deal

Cuba says "the last two years have shown that the two countries can cooperate and coexist in a civilized way". The change in the USA posture toward Cuba under Trump marks the latest policy about-face by the president. "They are rejected officially today - rejected". A presidential memorandum gives the government 90 days before it even starts to rewrite Cuba travel regulations, meaning it could be many months before it's clear what the change means for American travelers. Read More »

British PM nears deal to prop up minority government


They are adamant the UK Government can no longer cast itself as a neutral facilitator in the process, given Theresa May's intent to form a minority government with the help of a confidence-and-supply deal with the unionist party. Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and the party's leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O'Neill will be in London on Thursday to express concerns that a Tory agreement with the DUP will upend attempts to restore the power-sharing agreement, the Independent reported . Read More »

India terms Trump's statements on Paris Climate deal as shocking


Haley, 45, has defended Trump's decision saying he knows climate is changing. He criticized "climate exaggerators", but said that he does believe human activity contributes to global warming, although "measuring with precision, from my perspective, the degree of human contribution is very challenging". Read More »

Ireland's new prime minister formally takes power

The New York Times uses the Reuters copy and with the headline: " Leo Varadkar Elected as Ireland's First Gay Prime Minister". "The government that I lead will not be one of left or right because those old divisions don't comprehend the political challenges of today". Read More »

Steve Scalise Has 'Improved in Last 24 Hours,' Remains in Critical Condition

Jack Sava , the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Centre, told reporters on Friday. Two officers were shot, as were congressional aide Zach Barth and lobbyist Matt Mika . The shooting has raised questions about lawmakers' security, renewed the nation's contentious debate over guns, and drawn new attention to the harsh rhetoric that reflects America's political polarisation. Read More »

Bat Signal to light up Los Angeles in tribute to Adam West


DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns said: "Like many others, Adam West as Batman was part of my childhood". West was in Family Guy from 2000 until this year, voicing Quahog's mayor - a satirised version of the actor, in the series created by Seth MacFarlane. Read More »

'Trump's climate claims on China, India false'


They signed an open letter as part of the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda to "adopt, honor and uphold Paris Climate Agreement goals". Trump "knows that it's changing and that the USA has to be responsible for it and that's what we're going to do", she continued, adding that withdrawing from the Paris agreement won't change the country's commitment to curbing climate change. Read More »

Police launch criminal probe into Grenfell Tower fire

No response given. No one is authority informed us family were in hospital. All around the gutted tower, posters of the missing were hanging from shop windows, telephone boxes and road signs. Mrs Leadsom said: "I understand people are desperately traumatised and understand people are angry, and that's totally understandable". City council chiefs have also written to residents in Aberdeen's 59 tower blocks offering "assurances" that the cladding on their buildings do not appear to be the ... Read More »

Erdogan assures support to Qatar amid diplomatic row


He said the USA supports the emir of Kuwait in his efforts to resolve the conflict and closed by calling upon the Gulf Cooperation Council - a regional political alliance between Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE - to reaffirm the spirit of the summit attended by President Trump three weeks ago, during which all of the countries committed to fight against terrorism. Read More »

DUP's Arlene Foster meets with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over Stormont talks

The negotiations are scheduled to last approximately 18 months, from June to November 2018, a short period of time given the number of subjects that will need to be covered as the United Kingdom breaks free of the EU. The opening was set to take place on Monday, but was delayed amid negotiations. She added that Brexit, counter-terrorism and "doing what's right for Northern Ireland in respect of economic matters" were among the issues being discussed. Read More »

United States official's 'quiet diplomacy' led to Warmbier's release


On Thursday, North Korea said that it had released him "on humanitarian grounds". FRED WARMBIER: I know you have many questions about what transpired. Warmbier is in stable condition at UC Medical Center, where he was taken Tuesday night after his arrival in Ohio. Again, we have very limited information about what happened to Otto prior to his departure from North Korea. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan condemns Qatar blockade 'death sentence'

ANKARA, June 13 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday denounced the isolation of Qatar as "inhumane and against Islamic values", and said the methods used against the Gulf state were unacceptable, and analogous to a "death penalty". "Qatar is a partner of the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism but they urgently need to do more to address support for extremist groups, building on the steps they have already taken to tackle funding to those groups", he said. Read More »

Strong natural disaster shakes eastern Aegean islands


A strong natural disaster shook the eastern Aegean on Monday, with preliminary readings of its magnitude between 6.1 and 6.4. The U.S. Geological Survey said it took place at a depth of 5 km and hit about 31 km south-west of Mytilini on the Greek island of Lesbos . Read More »

Britain's May fights for survival

Financial markets dislike uncertainty but were handed a hugely clouded outlook Friday after the Conservative party of Prime Minister Theresa May lost its parliamentary majority in Britain's snap general election . "We can still do this", he continued. Any such arrangement would be fraught with political risk for May, fuelling uncertainty among businesses over what the final terms of Britain's departure from the European Union would look like, and how it will affect future trade with the ... Read More »

United Kingdom said to accede to European Union demand Brexit talks focus on split


On Brexit , Ms Foster said her party wanted to see "a sensible Brexit and one that works for everybody". David Davis has signalled that discussions on the UK's exit from the European Union (EU) may not start on June 19 as anticipated. Prior to the election, Ms May had said that the United Kingdom would be leaving the single market and the customs union and she repeatedly insisted that " no deal is better than a bad deal ". Read More »

London fire: UK Prime Minister Theresa May rushed away from protesters

Police announced on Thursday that they had opened a criminal investigation into the blaze, which engulfed the 24-story apartment block on Wednesday, leaving at least 30 people dead and several more injured. "We need to know what happened", May added. On arrival, they were met with applause from volunteers and local residents who were standing outside to greet them. Read More »

Britain shifts focus to growth as it girds for Brexit talks


We have been out of the office now since January, we then had the March elections. Meanwhile, talks are also continuing between the Conservatives and the DUP on the potential Westminster deal. Britain's finance minister said Friday that jobs and growth should be the priority when Brexit negotiations begin next week, indicating that the weakened government in London might be softening its tone with Brussels . Read More »

First round of Brexit talks to begin on Monday


His hard-line comments come amidst a diplomatic offensive involving German, French, and EU officials to force Theresa May to rethink her intentions to leave the Single Market and the bloc's Customs Union. Speaking in Dublin after a meeting with the new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, the Democratic Unionist Party leader said it was down to Sinn Fein whether an agreement is done. Read More »

United Kingdom election: Theresa May keeps top jobs unchanged

May's party won 318 seats, 12 fewer than it had before the snap election, and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has denied plotting to topple Prime Minister Theresa May , who has been weakened by the Conservative Party's disastrous election result . Read More »

DUP leaders arrive at Downing Street for talks with Theresa May

After meeting May in Downing Street, Arlene Foster said discussions were "going well" and she hoped for a "successful conclusion", the BBC reported. Talks to restore confidence took a back seat in recent days as the political focus largely shifted to London and the DUP's deal to prop up the Conservatives at Westminster. Read More »