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Large majority for Macron in French parliament

Melenchon won a seat in the southern city of Marseille on a pledge to lead resistance to Macron's radical labor market reforms. The turnout hit a new record low of just 43%, offering Le Pen the opportunity to question the legitimacy of the new parliament and the strength of the support Macron has received. Read More »

Russia sends warning after US military shoots down Syrian jet

Clashes between Syrian troops and SDF would escalate tensions in the country and open a new front line in the many complex battlefields of the civil war , now in its seventh year. The flights support Syrian Arab and Kurdish fighters aligned against Islamic State militants. Assad's forces were nearly toppled at that time but Russian intervention allowed the government continued to persist. Read More »

Russian diplomat condemns US for downing Syrian fighter jet

Government forces have also been attacking IS in northern, central and southern Syria, seizing 25,000 square kilometers (9,600 square miles) and reaching the Iraqi border for the first time in years. In recent weeks, the coalition has fired on pro-regime ground forces approaching the garrison and shot down a pro-regime armed drone. Coalition aircraft in a show of force stopped the initial advance. Read More »

Minute's silence as police confirm 79 died in Grenfell fire

The PM has said the support for families was " not good enough " in the hours after the disaster. In his Times column, Parris said every move May makes will be scrutinised "for further confirmation of the flaws we think we've spotted". Vanezis said the best chance to identify victims may be if officials find any remaining bits of teeth or bone, medical devices like a pacemaker or any artificial implants. Read More »

United Kingdom makes big concession on day one of Brexit talks

Barnier has said talks on a trade deal can not even start until sufficient progress has been made on the other issues. It translates as: "What is important is not to be optimistic, nor pessimistic, but to be determined". Theresa May's own political survival is in doubt after she lost majority in the June 8 snap polls. "We agreed on dates, organisation, and we agreed on priorities for the negotiations", Barnier said at a joint press conference with Davis. Read More »

UK Police Investigating Terror Links as London Mosque Incident Kills One

However, J.K.is now speaking up in the midst of the horrifying terror attack on Finsbury Park mosque in London early this morning, which injured 10 people and killed a man. During the 2016 US presidential campaign - amid the furor of candidate Donald Trump's proposed Muslim ban - Corbyn invited Trump to visit the mosque to show him how "multicultural, multifaith" Britain works. Read More »

Russian Federation will target coalition jets in parts of Syria, defence ministry says

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On Sunday, the U.S. said a U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet shot down the Syrian fighter after the fighter bombed members of the U.S. -backed Syrian Democratic Forces, who are attempting to recapture Raqqa, the self-declared IS capital. Coalition aircraft will continue flying throughout Syria, although some assets will be repositioned, said Col. Ryan Dillon, a coalition spokesman. The U.S. Read More »

Oil Slightly Higher But Continued Oversupply Keeps Pressure on Prices

Adherence to the stated cut is under scrutiny as Opec output rose by 336,000 bpd in May to 32.14m bpd. Saudi Arabia and non-Opec Russia - the two largest two producers involved in the agreed production cuts - hinted that the new agreement would be more flexible and able to react to market forces. Read More »

Michelle Obama hosts weekend bootcamp for 'close girlfriends'

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She continued: "It didn't matter that we were all at varying fitness levels". Michelle Obama is spending her post-White House days working on her upcoming book - and she's also working it . The lunch program has been a subject of great debate, sparking criticism after students posted photos of the unappetizing meals on social media, expressing anger at Michelle Obama for the changes. Read More »

British Pm Condemns Mosque Attack In London As "Sickening"

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The imam of a Muslim center in London has been praised for his "bravery and courage" in stopping an angry crowd turning on the driver involved in a van attack . Britain, especially London , has been on edge over several recent incidents, including last month's terror bombing in Manchester and the recent auto attack and stabbing near London Bridge. Read More »

Trump Tweets: "I'm Under Investigation"

Late on Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein-who is overseeing the Russian Federation investigation-issued a statement saying the Justice Department does not confirm or deny the kind of allegations in news reports about the probe, and encouraging the public to be skeptical of them. Read More »

Police identify Finsbury Park mosque suspect as 47yo Darren Osborne

He has been taken to hospital as a precaution, and will be taken into custody once discharged, the Met said. Another witness, Khalid Amin, told the BBC that as members of the public seized the driver, "he was shouting, 'all Muslims, I want to kill all Muslims.' Literally, he said that". Read More »

Prince William Breaks Protocol By Hugging London Fire Victim

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On Friday, June 16, Prince William broke tradition by taking one of the victims of the awful fire that ravaged the Grenfell Tower in London . The inferno engulfed Grenfell Tower on June 14, resulting in 30 confirmed deaths, 74 non-fatal injuries and at least 28 missing people who have been presumed dead. Read More »

House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel

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The letter from Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House oversight committee, and Engel, the ranking Democrat on the House foreign affairs committee, is the latest to call attention to potential problems with what Flynn reported to the USA government about his foreign travel, contacts and business after he left the Defense Intelligence Agency in August 2014. Read More »

Hundreds of thousands for Brazil gay parade, world's biggest

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It is the southeastern region's 21st pride parade, with this year's theme advocating secularism and curbing the religious threat to Brazil's LGBTQ+ community. Revelers march during the annual Gay Pride Parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Numerous parade goers share the sentiment that religious fundamentalists and anti-LGBT groups pose a significant threat to their rights. Read More »

EU demands divorce deal first as Brexit talks begin

One European diplomat in London said the political upheaval was such that it was hard to know what to write back to his capital, pouring scorn on May's campaign slogan of "strong and stable leadership". Even May's own immediate political survival is in doubt, 10 days after she lost her majority in an election. With May still hammering out the details of a post-election deal to stay in power with the support of a small Northern Irish party, there are fears of a disorderly exit that would ... Read More »

Trump lawyer defends his use of social media

Attorney Jay Sekulow is defending President Donald Trump's use of social media, even though Sekulow himself has denied d, even though Trump's recent tweets . The President again called the Russian Federation probe a "witch hunt" over the weekend while a legal adviser tried to walk back Trump's admission Friday that he is under investigation. Read More »

United Kingdom is ready to talk Brexit negotiations with EU

Oxfordshire MPs have also set out their positions on Brexit , with the newly elected MP for Oxford West and Abingdon has vowed to "fight for her constituents" and oppose a hard Brexit in European Union negotiations which start today. Business group London First added this morning: "If a comprehensive deal isn't reached by March 2019, we need transitional arrangements that ensure British jobs, growth or living standards aren't threatened while negotiations continue". Read More »

British PM May condemns Mosque attack in London as "sickening"

Sky News reported that the mosque's imam prevented the crowd from beating the attacker until police arrived. Chief Superintendent Owen Weatherill said: "Hertfordshire Constabulary is continuing to conduct reassurance patrols across the county as part of our on-going response to the recent terror attacks , including the latest incident in London overnight". Read More »

Minute's silence to remember Grenfell Tower victims

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Some said they had never seen a building fire advance so quickly. Footage from inside the gutted 24-storey building has been released, showing the extent of the damage caused by the blaze. A one minute's silence will be held across the country at 11am to honour those who lost their lives in last week's tragedy in London . The government staff will be embedded into the council office after widespread criticism of Kensington's handling of the incident. Read More »

London mosque attack 'clearly' aimed at Muslims

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One person was killed and multiple people were injured when a van was driven into a crowd of people leaving the Finsbury Park mosque after prayers. This is the full statement published by Sadiq Khan , mayor of London , after a van drove into worshippers outside a mosque in London . Police said eight of the injured were hospitalized; the other two had minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Read More »