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79 people presumed dead in London tower block fire

Armed with signs stamped with "JUSTICE FOR GRENFELL" and "NEVER AGAIN", protesters took to the streets of London on Friday afternoon to call for justice for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire . Following the meeting, May issued in a statement in which she acknowledged that "support on the ground for families that needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough". Read More »

Fundamentalist Mormon leader Lyle Jeffs arrested

Jeffs and the other defendants were arrested in February 2016 as part of a federal raid on FLDS offices and two businesses suspected of converting benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program into cash. Lyle Jeffs was supposed to be in court on charges that he defrauded the government out of millions of dollars, but he managed to get rid of his ankle monitor and hadn't been seen since . Read More »

Forest fire kills at least 25 in central Portugal

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Hundreds of firefighters are continuing to tackle the blaze on several fronts. Costa called it "the biggest tragedy" that Portugal has experienced in decades and declared three days of national mourning . "My heart goes out to those people who have lost loved ones in the most awful and unjust fashion". Scorching weather, with temperatures above 40C (104F), as well as strong winds and dry woodland after weeks with little rain are fuelling the blazes. Read More »

7 dead, heavy damage to US Navy ship in collision

Their bodies were found a day later when the ship returned to port and divers scoured damaged areas of the 154-metre (500-foot) Fitzgerald , which was commissioned in 1995 and deployed in the Iraq war in 2003. Aucoin said he would not speculate on how long they would take to get to the bottom of what happened. "Because it was in an emergency, the crewmembers may not have been able to place a call", she said. Read More »

Man 'shot by police after attacking them with hammer' at Notre Dame

A police union official, Cedric Michel, said a man armed with a hammer went after the police officer who was patrolling on the esplanade in front of Notre Dame Cathedral. His rivals portrayed him as weak on security during the presidential campaign. There has been strong police presence on the streets of the capital since then. Read More »

Sessions to appear before US Senate intelligence committee

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Comey's testimony raised questions about Sessions' engagements with Russian Federation and his involvement in Comey's firing despite Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation, which Comey was leading. Comey said he couldn't discuss it publicly. Sessions said he would send Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, to testify about the department's budget. Read More »

U.S. confirms high-level visit to N. Korea behind student's release

She tells reporters, "we are grateful and thankful" for Warmbier's release , but says it is "too soon" to talk about dialogue between the USA and North Korea . It's unclear if Warmbier's release during Rodman's visit was purely coincidental. The North Koreans "were informed that the airplane would land, American and medical officials would get out". Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Hector Moreno strikes late as Mexico hold Portugal

Both teams will be looking for the three points after Russian Federation came away with a win against New Zealand in the first game of the competition. In Renato Sanches they have one of the brightest young talents in the world game and the young Bayern Munich star came off the bench on Saturday to provide a crucial assist to wrap things up as Portugal beat Serbia 2-0. Read More »

Kushner And Greenblatt Head To Israel In New Peace Push

Greenblatt, who works as the administration's Israeli-Palestinian negotiator, will travel to the region on Monday. Kushner's trip to the Middle East is perhaps the clearest sign yet that the expanding Russian Federation investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller has not resulted in a downsizing of his far-reaching policy portfolio, nor has it given Trump pause about deploying him as his representative overseas. Read More »

Grenfell Tower Deaths Rise to 79, London Police Say

She has told Councils to complete urgent safety checks on similar tower blocks. "It's because that tower was such an eyesore for these people in very expensive houses just opposite", she said. The UK's opposition Labour party launched a stinging attack of the Conservative government in the wake of the fire, underscoring the role austere economic policies may have had in the disaster. Read More »

Trump confirms probe, calls it a 'witch hunt'

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is interviewing three senior intelligence officials to determine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice . His comments follow a report that former FBI Director Robert Mueller is examining whether Trump obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey . Read More »

How Stephen Colbert Roasted Trump at the Tony Awards

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Midler's co-star Gavin Creel won the Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, as well. "A couple of problems: main character is totally unbelievable and the hair and make-up - yeesh, no", the host of The Late Show said. Host Kevin Spacey managed to portray two USA leaders in one telecast - former president Bill Clinton and Frank Underwood, the fictional president he plays on Netflix's political thriller " House of Cards ". Read More »

Scalise Remains in Critical Condition Will Require Additional Surgeries

Scalise was among three people shot by 66-year-old James Hodgkinson on Wednesday. The House Majority Whip underwent several surgeries after the shooting. Scalise was taken in for surgery and remains hospitalized. He remained in critical condition on Thursday, CBS News reported . Trump added that Scalise is "having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought" following the shooting Wednesday. Read More »

Gillespie edges out Trump-aligned candidate in Virginia gov. primary

Mr. Perriello became the latest Bern victim, notching another loss for the senator from Vermont who electrified Democratic voters a year ago but who has struggled to turn his movement into a winning electoral campaign. "There is one word you will never hear from me, and that's 'unity", Stewart told supporters gathered at a restaurant in Woodbridge. Primary night in Virginia was supposed to show a competitive race amongst Democratic - and a blowout amongst Republican - gubernatorial ... Read More »

Leicestershire Police condemn Finsbury Park terrorist attack

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A "major incident" was declared by the Metropolitan Police after a white van ploughed into pedestrians on Seven Sisters road outside the Muslim Welfare Centre, around midnight . "There were loads of people coming out and the van took a left and went straight into them", a worshipper tells the Evening Standard . "He tried to kill a lot of people so obviously it's a terrorist attack. Read More »

Mali attack: Gunfire reported at Le Campement resort

Two people have been killed in an attack on a resort outside Mali's capital, a security ministry spokesman said on Sunday. "At first we thought they were armed bandits but we know how armed bandits operate, they don't hold territory, so now we think it is a terrorist attack", Mali's Security Minister Salif Traore told journalists outside the entrance to the resort late Sunday, part of which was on fire. Read More »

Brexit : Britain eyes deal 'like no other in history'

Some of her ministers want to refashion her strategy toward protecting trade with Britain's biggest market rather than continue to aim for her original goal of winning control of immigration and law-making. Mr Hammond said the United Kingdom would definitely be leaving both the EU single market and the customs union, but said that a transitional deal to enable a smooth exit from both was highly desierable. Read More »

Muslims going to mosque urged to be vigilant

The investigation is still ongoing and no further suspects have been identified. -The Finsbury Park Mosque "condemns in the strongest terms" a "heinous terrorist attack" early Monday, according to a statement released by the mosque Monday. Read More »

Four people missing after flooding in remote Greenland village

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Police urged the citizens of Illorsuit, which also saw the large waves, to return to their homes, but warned of sirens that would signal people to seek higher ground in case of aftershocks. As a result of an quake measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale, a tsunami-like wave and flooding struck a remote hamlet about 30 km from the village of Nuugaatsiaq in Greenland two days ago. Read More »