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Donations hit more than £3m for Grenfell Tower victims

The government has promised a full public inquiry. One of the organisers has read out a statement outside the town hall, while other protesters were chanting slogans, TV images from Sky News showed. Meanwhile, Brexit negotiations are due to begin with the European Union on Monday. Corbyn met with members of the public and was pictured hugging tearful relatives of victims near the charred building. Read More »

Congressional Democrats sue Donald Trump over foreign payments

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The lawsuit asks that Congress first obtain "consent" before "accepting any benefits from foreign states". "The interest protected by the Emoluments Clause is the interest all Americans have in avoiding potential corruption", he said . But they answered claims from private activists in a similar lawsuit earlier this year by saying that "neither the text nor the history of the clauses shows that they were meant to reach benefits arising from a President's private business pursuits having ... Read More »

Outrage grows as dozens feared dead in London blaze

This has led to questions over whether a major refurbishment of the building a year ago could have encouraged the fire to spread. The growing number of questions being raised is seeing grief and disbelief turn to anger. Khan said one of the things the public inquiry will look into is the refurbishment of the tower blocks and whether the tower block was refurbished in a safe way. Read More »

British PM calls for public inquiry as fire death toll reaches 17

After visiting the site of the devastating fire in a 24-storey tower building in London , May said on Thursday that she wanted to make sure the bad tragedy is properly investigated. The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council - the authority that owns the tower block - told BBC Two's Newsnight it would not use the type of cladding fitted to Grenfell Tower in other buildings in the borough. Read More »

Why Was Rep. Steve Scalise Shot?

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Members of Congress were practicing for a game that was scheduled for Thursday night at Nationals Park. U.S. politicians are playing in a charity baseball game a day after a shooting - as they practised - wounded a top Republican and three others. Read More »

G-7 Talks Leave Pruitt and USA as Climate Change 'Footnote'

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Following President Trump's announcement of US' withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change made on 1 June 2017, a number of USA federal states and cities passed legislation or pledged action to uphold the commitments and goals of the Paris Agreement . Read More »

Theresa May 'distraught' about Grenfell Tower block fire

But already it is clear "the tower's charred concrete frame ' stands as "a reproach to the many agencies and officials who could have done more" to keep residents safe". When asked whether he feared the death toll could reach triple figures, Mr Cundy said: "From a personal perspective, I really hope it isn't". "We want it to be able to have interim reports as well", he added. Read More »

3rd suspect identified in London attack

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A 27-year-old was arrested on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts and a 33-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs, police said . Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the attack and said on Sunday he was "heartbroken" that a Canadian was among those killed. All three London Bridge terrorists have been identified as security services prepare to launch a review into the atrocity amid mounting questions for police and MI5. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game Ticket Sales Soar Following Shooting

The cable news network was immediately inundated with Twitter users enraged that the "news" network whitewashed history by removing the fact that the image depicted both the Democrat and the Republican teams kneeling in prayer. Texas Rep. Roger Williams said that one of his aides, Zack Barth, was shot but was doing well and expected to fully recover. Colleagues who visited Scalise at a Washington hospital sounded generally upbeat - but spoke more in terms of hopes than the confident ... Read More »

Furious Trump blasts Comey sacking probe 'witch hunt'

Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team. Read More »

Q and amp;A: Can Donald Trump fire Robert Mueller?

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was asked about news reports suggesting Trump was mulling letting Mueller go, but said he has not seen evidence he has cause to fire Mueller . But Stephen Gillers, a New York University professor who specializes in legal and judicial ethics, said the Mueller interview with Trump presented "no conflict whatsoever". Read More »

A DUP deal is no threat to peace in Northern Ireland

The first round of Brexit talks will begin two days before a meeting of European Union leaders in Brussels on 22 and 23 June. However, the speech was cancelled following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in West London . Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, which saw its number seats and share of the vote increase, said there could be another election this year or early in 2018 after last Thursday's vote produced no clear victor. Read More »

US Navy ship collides with merchant ship off Japan

Navy via AP). Aerial television footage showed one person lying on a stretcher and a rescuer being pulled up to a helicopter that was hovering above the Fitzgerald . Earlier, the ship's commander, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, were evacuated from the damaged vessel and are being treated at the U.S. naval hospital at Yokosuka, the home of the U.S. Read More »

London fire: The Queen and Prince William visit victims

Ms Johnson is one of thousands of volunteers helping at centres set up to offer support and help to those affected by the Grenfell fire, as the west London community continues to rally around survivors while providing assistance families and friends searching for loves ones. Read More »

Trump considering 'terminating' Russia probe leader

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The Department of Justice appointed Robert Mueller to take over the Russian Federation investigation in May after the firing of FBI Director James Comey . "All I've heard so much are rumors, but I think in the best case for the president is to be vindicated by allowing this investigation to go on thoroughly and independently". Read More »

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out - but heat's on

The possibility that Trump might at some point want to fire Mueller has to be viewed quite seriously. "I personally think it would be a significant mistake". The discussion on Mueller's investigation came after some of Trump's closest allies - including one of his sons - began questioning whether the wide-ranging probe is becoming too political. Read More »

Congressman in critical condition after being shot during baseball practice

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Scalise, who has had two surgeries, will need additional operations and will be in the hospital for "a considerable period of time , presumably weeks", Sava said. Following a day that saw most congressional business cancelled, the House approved legislation offering health insurance tax credits to some veterans while committees pondered federal land management, cybersecurity and more. Read More »

Putin to attend Confed Cup opener in St. Petersburg

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Manager Joachim Low is hoping to get a closer look at players such as Emre Can, Julian Brandt and Amin Younes, which means the likes of Mannschaft stalwarts Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller will get the summer off. The USSR beat New Zealand 3-0 at the 1982 World Cup in Spain. The Confederations Cup starts on Saturday when hosts Russian Federation take on New Zealand . Read More »

London inferno: 15 tots from SAME nursery missing in tower block blaze

Grenfell Tower , the 24-story building that was engulfed in flames early Wednesday, had been the subject of resident complaints over fire safety for years . Ms May says she "spoke with people who ran from the fire in only the clothes they were wearing". Right now people want answers and that's why I am today ordering a full public inquiry into this disaster . Read More »

Brexit talks to focus on UK's 'divorce bill', expats and NI border

Following London talks with the DUP, May will head to Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron whose party has just won an impressive victory in the first round of parliamentary elections. "All the options are balanced and come with obligations", an European Union official working on Brexit said, noting that May had seemed to be looking for a sweeping free trade deal like that agreed previous year with Canada but that some of those calling for "soft" Brexit cited arrangements such ... Read More »

Deputy AG might recuse himself from Russia probe

Trump made the remark on Twitter on June 15, a day after The Washington Post reported that special counsel Robert Mueller - who has been investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and whether there was any collusion by Trump's campaign - is now also examining whether Trump tried to obstruct justice. Read More »