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United Kingdom finance minister Hammond seeks "pragmatic" Brexit

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Mr Hammond will say: "Investors need certainty in order to continue to support the United Kingdom economy and create jobs as we leave the EU". "It's our dominating theme today and will remain so over the weekend as bodies are recovered and we start to get a sense of the scale of the tragedy". Read More »

London blaze likely killed at least 58, police say

It is feared many are trapped inside the blazing building as the fire broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday. The death toll had previously stood at 30 and officials added that it would likely take weeks for all the bodies to be recovered and some may never be identified. Read More »

Britain's May Meets with Victims of Deadly High-rise Blaze

Queen Elizabeth II and her grandson Prince William visited a community centre where some of the survivors are being housed. The head of state said a saddened country was showing resolve in the face of adversity and a determination to rebuild wrecked lives. Read More »

Darjeeling sees more violence as GJM agitation enters sixth day

Their advantage is it ( Darjeeling ) is a hill area and there are borders with other states and worldwide borders. "They are entering our houses and harassing us". The rallies are supposed to start from different points of Darjeeling and converge at the GJM office at Patlaybas that the police raided on Thursday. Read More »

Grenfell Tower: results of fire investigation may not be published for years

The fire has been a major test for Prime Minister Theresa May , whose Conservative Party is clinging to power after losing majority control of Parliament to a Labour surge in a snap election this month. "If more funding is required, it will be provided", May said, while more than 1,000 protesters rallied outside her residence Saturday. Tower blocks owned by housing associations or councils will conduct a fire safety review. Read More »

Northam, Gillespie win gubernatorial nominations in Virginia primaries

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Gillespie, a former governor and U.S. Senate candidate, was recognized as the victor by the Associated Press just before 10:30 p.m.in a race that stayed tight as precincts continued to count ballots. State legislators Glenn Davis, Bryce Reeves and Jill Vogel are vying for the GOP lieutenant governor nomination, while Democrats Susan Platt, Glenn Rossi and Justin Fairfax are seeking the Democratic nod. Read More »

Press Secretary Spicer Pressed About White House Taping System

The former chief of police in the United States said on oath that the president had asked him to drop a section of the investigation into possible Russian interference with General Michael Flynn, his former security adviser national. 'Sure, I'll try to look under the couches, ' she answered when asked to clear the question up. Members of Congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the election have shown interest in whether Mr Trump did tape his White House conversations ... Read More »

Seven sailors missing after US destroyer collides with container ship

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The Japanese coast guard said it received an emergency call from the container ship, the ACX Crystal, reporting the collision at around 6.20pm BST on Friday. The USS Fitzgerald is under her own power, although her propulsion is limited. Bryce Benson, were injured and transported by helicopter to a naval hospital in Yokosuka. Read More »

Cosby case ends in mistrial

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Constand won a national title with the University of Arizona and played in a pro league in Europe before landing a job with Temple University women's basketball team. Cosby was arraigned in December 2015. "He thought he could bury us", accuser Linda Kirkpatrick said of Cosby outside the courtroom in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Read More »

Senate Makes It Harder for Trump to Lift Russian Sanctions

The Senate said the new measures were meant to punish Moscow for Russia's violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity, cyberattacks and interference in the 2016 US elections. Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee first approved the sanctions Monday night, with the former breaking away from the president and his former campaign facing investigations into alleged links to Russian Federation before and after the election. Read More »

Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious' condition

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Steve Scalise was in "imminent risk of death" when he arrived at MedStar Washington Hospital on Tuesday and endured several operations to steam a potentially fatal wound to his midsection that threatened numerous vital organs. Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock. "On behalf of Steve and our children, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible amount of prayers and ... Read More »

58 presumed dead in London tower blaze, police say

The cross-Government group is coordinating the immediate and long-term response to the west London blaze, with police saying that 58 people are missing and presumed dead. Mrs May has pledged a £5 million support package for the victims, which included a promise to rehouse them within three weeks. The first secretary of State in her Cabinet, the equivalent of deputy PM, Damien Green came to her defence. Read More »

Brexit talks start on Monday 19 June

European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday urged that Brussels and London should press ahead with the Brexit talks, in a congratulatory letter on May's re-election. "I think it is very much doable to have a deal by the end of this month", she added. Barnier dismissed the suggestion of postponing the negotiations and said such a delay would only prompt further instability. Read More »

At least 58 presumed dead in London Grenfell fire

According to the Guardian , local residents became frustrated after May swiftly departed after her visit St Clement's church on Friday, leading to cries of "shame on you" and "coward" from a large crowd that had assembled to hear her speak. Read More »

President Mukherjee rejects 2 more mercy petitions; total 30

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Predecessor Pratibha Patil approved as many as 34 pleas, one of the highest in India; she rejected three, including those of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins. Shockingly, 22 of those related to brutal multiple murders and gruesome crimes on children. Article 72 of the constitution mentions that President has powers to grant pardons and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases. Read More »

Bill Cosby trial: Judge declares mistrial after jury fails to reach verdict

Cosby previously admitted to police that he gave women Benadryl, as Constand claims he did to her, and quaaludes, before attempting to have sex with them. Constand said the trial had "given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced". "It has been restored", Wyatt said. The sitcom star, 79, was charged in 2015 with three counts of aggravated indecent assault in connection with Constand's accusation. Read More »

Democrats Win Congressional Baseball Game After Steve Scalise Shooting

Scalise is still in critical condition at Medstar Washington Hospital Center , but an update Thursday indicated that his condition had improved after a second surgery. He has been sedated, but has been brought out of sedation periodically and been able to recognize and communicate with his family, Sava said . "When he arrived, he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death". Read More »

Majority Of Americans Think Trump Meddled In Russia Probe

The Washington Post also claims that right after Comey gave this document to Mueller, Mr. Mueller then opened an investigation of President Trump on whether of not he obstructed justice in firing James Comey . Mueller has the authority to investigate whether Trump tried to obstruct justice which is a potentially impeachable offense. Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters. Read More »

Trump admits he is under investigation

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President Donald Trump unleashed his most direct attack yet on Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who is nominally overseeing Russia-related issues. Meanwhile, The New York Times reported on June 16 that the general counsel's office of Trump's transition team has ordered staff to preserve all materials relating to Russian Federation or Ukraine, including any possible travel documents. Read More »

Fact-checking Trump's tweets about Russia, Hillary Clinton and the 'witch hunt'

If Rosenstein were out of the picture, responsibility for overseeing Mueller's investigation - and deciding his fate - would fall to Rachel Brand, the department's associate attorney general. Trump had previously boasted that he was not personally under investigation , and Comey said the president had repeatedly pressured him to publicly clear him. Read More »