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Grenfell Tower protest spills over into the streets


There are questions about why the block was not fitted with sprinklers or a central smoke alarm, and whether a recent refurbishment, including new external cladding, helped fuel the flames. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II and her grandson Prince William visited a local sports center where Grenfell residents who lost their homes are being temporarily accommodated. Read More »

Search on for 7 Navy crew after ship damaged in collision

The navy said Commander Bryce Benson was taken to the US Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, the home base of the 7th Fleet. A statement from the USA 7th Fleet said Cmdr. An injured crew member of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald , damaged after colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, is carried on a stretcher after arriving at the U. Read More »

Time Running Out To Reach Northern Power Sharing Agreement


The party said it would oppose any deal between Theresa May and the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland that undermines the 1997 peace deal. Conservative former Prime Minister Sir John, who was crucial in bringing peace to Northern Ireland, raised concerns about the impact of a Tory deal with the DUP. Read More »

Still in Critical Condition After London Fire

More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims, and the British government has announced a 5 million-pound ($6.3 million) emergency fund. "We know that at least 30 people have died as a result of this fire..." Demonstrators from the Grenfell Tower area had gathered to protest the council's failure to act on warnings over fire safety in the building. Read More »

North Korea launches multiple missiles: Seoul

This puts the USA state of Alaska within range, and Washington is concerned by what it considers the clear and realistic threat posed by North Korea. North Korea fired four anti-ship cruise missiles, according to a Pentagon official who spoke to CNN . As South Korea's new President has begun encouraging North Korea's bad behavior, Pyongyang have wasted no time in Taunting Trump and the world with there missile tests. Read More »

NBC Analysis: 5 Ramifications of an Investigation Into Trump

CBS News has learned that Daniel Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, has agreed to be interviewed by the Special Counsel's office about conversations he may have had with the president about the Russian Federation investigation. "Nice", the president tweeted. A spokesperson for NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers said the "NSA will fully cooperate with the special counsel". A spokesman for the office of the special counsel declined to comment, and so did a representative for the ... Read More »

How gunman planned to kill USA lawmakers


The police officers who shot Belleville resident James Hodgkinson on Wednesday clearly had no choice but to open fire on him, according to Terrance Gainer, an IL native who formerly headed the U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that " Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover". Read More »

Vanuatu's President Baldwin Lonsdale dies - media reports


Dan McGarry, media director at the Vanuatu Daily Post , said hundreds of people had stood in a vigil held after Mr Lonsdale's death to pay their respects to the highly regarded head of state. After 14 government MPs were convicted of corruption, the speaker of parliament Marcellino Pipite, as acting president, pardoned them all. He went on to pardon himself and the other 13 MPs while Mr Lonsdale was out of the country, a pardon the president then rescinded on his return. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte return to duty eases health concerns

Fifty-eight soldiers and police officers have died in the clashes in Marawi City, while at least 26 civilians have also been confirmed killed. "They have corrupted the name of God in the form of religion to kill many innocent people, for nothing". Read More »

Fleischmann: Important for baseball game to go on after shooting

The game, which was broadcast live on cable news, showed Democrats and Republicans coming together on the diamond of the Washington Nationals. The Republican politician's condition remains critical though hospital staff said the 51-year-old is improving after a second round of surgery. Read More »

Four US soldiers killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

The spokesman for the corps, Abdul Qahar Aram, said the four soldiers, who were trainers, are wounded in the incident and have been taken to hospital. "We are investigating and have no reports yet of any foreign troops killed in the attack". It was the second insider "blue on blue" attack in a week, after an Afghan soldier turned his weapon on USA soldiers and killed three of them last Saturday. Read More »

Donald Trump brands the Comey memo leaks as 'cowardly'

Republican National Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel called the congressional investigations into alleged collusion between Trump associates and the Russians "fishing expeditions" and issued a formal call for them to end. The request is a sign of escalating fallout from riveting testimony from Comey last week of undue pressure from Trump . And he repeated the charge at the Rose Garden news conference, telling reporters, "He's a leaker". Read More »

Trump Appears to Confirm That He's Being Personally Investigated

His comments follow a report that former FBI Director Robert Mueller is examining whether Trump obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey . He testified that he leaked information about the notes through a friend to the Times to increase pressure for the appointment of a special prosecutor after he concluded Trump's administration "defamed" him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after his May 9 firing. Read More »

Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation on Twitter

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote the memo that led to FBI Director James Comey's firing. Though typically, the attorney general would have the authority to hire or dismiss a special counsel, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March from any decision-making authority over the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

RT Ruptly Producer Attacked in London During Protest Over Grenfell Tower Fire

Al Manar, a mosque in North Kensington where Grenfell Tower is located, has cancelled i'tikaaf (retreat in a mosque during Ramzan) so that victims can stay there. The cladding has caused fires to spread quickly in the past. Responding to fears the total number of dead could eventually be more than 100, Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy said: "I really hope it isn't". Read More »

US Congressman Steve Scalise in critical condition after third surgery

He is suffering from a rifle shot to the left hip and severe blood loss , according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, which said Wednesday night that he required "immediate surgery" and multiple units of blood for a transfusion. And Ralph Norman, a South Carolina Republican running for Congress, said he has a concealed carry permit and thinks members of Congress should be able to protect themselves. Read More »

Queen, Prince Visit Volunteers Helping with London Fire Aftermath

The demands were handed over at a protest outside Kensington Town Hall on Friday, including calls for rehousing, funding and an investigation. As the protesters sought to gain entry to an upper floor, police tried to bar their way. And once it's safe, they are going to go into the building, he said, in an attempt to calm the crowds. Like many other residents she has spent the days following the fire living in temporary shelters with minimal sleep, printing and distributing posters ... Read More »

Almost $4 million raised for London fire victims

He added: "We would like the chief executive of the council to make public commitments on what the council is going to do for the victims of this borough, and for all the other buildings in the borough that could stand the same fate at Grenfell Towers". Read More »

UK Government Defends DUP Deal Amid Accusations Of Bias


The source said: "We are making a lot of progress, it's all being done in the spirit of cooperation, with a real focus on strengthening the union and providing stability at this time". May's program will most probably have to be watered down, dropping some of her preferred reforms to help get legislation through parliament and possibly having to give way to other ministers who have strong views over the direction of Brexit. Read More »

All eyes on Russia — FIFA Confederation Cup


All eyes are on Germany , Portugal , and first timer in the cup, Chile . German team manager Oliver Bierhoff said that "were more interested in seeing their young squad play freely". The country will be hoping to avoid crowd trouble after numerous altercations were reported between football fans at the 2016 European Championships in France. Read More »

Steve Scalise's condition updated by DC hospital officials

Scott Applewhite, File). Pushing that message of unity were the House leaders Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who told CNN's Jake Tapper on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" that despite party affiliation they were both on "Team Scalise". Read More »