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London Fire : 79 people presumed dead in tower block

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A total of £202,000 of government money has been handed out to 180 families who were directly affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. GRT said in a statement: "Work is taking place to assess the housing needs of all Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk families to identify suitable accommodation in Kensington and Chelsea and neighbouring boroughs". Read More »

TSA worker caught stealing cash from bag at Orlando airport

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As she received the patdown, she notified Michelle Metz, the officer giving the patdown, that she couldn't see her bags. While she was going through her screening, Duddleston told Metz she couldn't see her luggage to which Metz responded by moving the woman closer. Read More »

France, UK mull fining social media companies over terrorist content

While there are likely to be questions about what a hung parliament will mean for Brexit negotiations, No. 10 is emphasising the meeting's objective for talks about greater internet regulation. Macron was then welcomed by the Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Otmani, the Councilors of the King, the Minister of the Interior, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Ambassador of Morocco to France. Read More »

Thousands Attend Otto Warmbier's Funeral

She recalled the community "holding our breaths, praying for a quick release, rallying around the Warmbiers as much as possible" amid a dearth of information about the former student's fate. He said North Korea's treatment of Warmbier demonstrated "a basic disregard for human rights, for human dignity". Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in remarks to reporters before the funeral, said he and his wife had spent Warmbier's 22nd birthday in December with the detained young man's parents. Read More »

Macron's En Marche captures landslide victory in France

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Less than half of registered voters cast ballots on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said in its final count the morning after. "It is neither healthy nor desirable for a president who gathered only 24 percent of the vote in the first round of the presidentials and who was elected in the second round only by the rejection of the extreme right should benefit from a monopoly of national representation", said Socialist Party leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis as results flowed in. Read More »

Dennis Rodman: North Koreans Are 'So Happy'

His family and others have blamed North Korea for his condition. When North Korea returned Warmbier to the United States on June 13, he was found to have severe neurological injuries. He was released back to the United States earlier this month, in a coma, passing away just days later. The University of DE is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea "got exactly what he deserved". Read More »

Supreme Court takes up major gerrymandering case

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Although non-partisan commissions control the drafting of these districts in a handful of states, partisan state legislatures in most states control the process. I am thrilled the Supreme Court has granted our request to review the redistricting decision and that Wisconsin will have an opportunity to defend its redistricting process. Read More »

Hillary Clinton colluded with Democratic Party to beat Sanders: Donald Trump

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To collude is to "come to a secret understanding for a harmful objective; conspire", which is not what Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party did in the primary. they have zero "tapes" of T ( Trump ) people colluding". In case anyone cares, President Trump also tweeted he was going to be Fox & Friends this morning and to "enjoy" it. Read More »

British offer on European Union citizens' rights 'below expectations'

The fate of around three million European citizens living in Britain after Brexit is one of the most contentious issues in the negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the 28-member bloc, which began on Monday. "We don't know how exactly it's going to work", he said, "and it does only form one part of a negotiation process that involves many other issues". Read More »

Schwarzenegger Buddies Up To Macron, Trolls Trump At Climate Meeting

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Following the controversial decision by the administration of US President Donald Trump to pull out of the Paris climate accords, newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and The Terminator himself Arnold Schwarzenegger have teamed up to mitigate the US president's wildly unpopular move by "making the planet great again". Read More »

Taekwondo brings South and North Korea together for the first time

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He also proposed forming a joint women's hockey team. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said earlier this month that the country is open to co-hosting the World Cup in 2030 with North Korea and other Asian countries. The South Korean Head of State is also planning to hold his first meeting with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump , in Washington next week to 'discuss everything related to North Korea'. Read More »

Qatar Seen Rejecting List of Severe Demands to End Gulf Crisis

Qatar must expel all members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard and cease all military cooperation with the Islamic Republic. Jordan downgraded its diplomatic ties as well. The list of demands was first reported by the Associated Press . Four states have given Doha a ten-day deadline to meet their demands. The UAE foreign minister described the deployment of Turkish troops to Qatar after the blockade as a "dangerous development", saying that Ankara is trying to take advantage of the crisis ... Read More »

Nine killed, 31 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

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Police commander Jorge Nieto said that authorities were still in the process of identifying the victims. The state government of Antioquia posted on its Twitter account , saying seven people were discharged after being treated at the local hospital while 24 among them were still under careful watch. Read More »

Pirates steal oil from Thai tanker

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After a break at Nu islet, the captain and crew planned to deliver the remaining oil to a company in Songkhla's Singha Nakhon district. Pornchai said the Thai Navy had contacted the Malaysian Navy in a bid to locate the pirates. He said on Monday he had dispatched naval officers, customs officials, and officials from the Labour Welfare and Protection Department to visit the crew. Read More »

Moon hopes for unified Korean Olympic team

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Kang said the EU's policy of critical engagement is similar to Seoul's own North Korea policy, and expressed hope they could share their experience in contributing to the Iran nuclear deal. A spokesman for the regime called the belief that North Korea tortured him "groundless", said that Pyongyang itself was the target of a "smear campaign", and that it had acted in a "humanitarian" fashion and so was the real "victim". Read More »

70 dead in twin blasts in Pakistan

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Hours after the attack, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban , claimed responsibility. While no group claimed responsibility for the twin attacks in Parachinar, two outfits said they had carried out the suicide vehicle bomb blast in Quetta - Jamaatul Ahrar, a splinter group of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, and, according to the SITI intelligence group, the Islamic State group. Read More »

Rajnath conveys peace message to Kashmir on Eid

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The Jammu and Kashmir government had asked security forces to exercise restraint on Eid to avoid clashes . Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, chief iustice SK Sinha, several ministers, advisers to the prime minister, members of parliament, judges, leaders of different political parties, the chiefs of three services, the inspector general of police (IGP), representatives of the business community, religious personalities, senior journalists, artistes, high civil and military officials ... Read More »

Helmut Kohl dies at 87

Kohl served as chancellor for 16 years - from 1982 to 1998 - and was Germany's longest-serving leader since 1945. This was seen most notably in 1989, during a period of months that the country found tumultuous and resulted in the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read More »

Queen's Speech 'delayed' as Tories work on DUP deal

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While the UUP is a relatively harmless centre-right party that has had a long-running relationship with the Tories, the DUP is far more conservative , particularly when it comes to social issues. It says the aim of the talks was to force Mrs May to make concessions on immigration, the European customs union and the single market. In a blow to the Tories' hopes of agreeing a "supply and confidence" deal, Major warned any agreement could endanger the Northern Irish peace process, adding that ... Read More »

Politically, Trump and Modi have much in common, but sticking points loom

During both his interactions in Washington DC on Sunday, June 25 - one with the top 20 CEOs of United States companies and another with the Indian diaspora in the country - Modi painted a rosy picture of the country. At some point, for real progress to be made, the two sides will have to tackle their differences, including on H1-B visas, trade irritants and India's approach to intellectual property. Read More »

Egypt strongly condemns 'vile' attempt to attack Grand Mosque in Mecca

It said a terrorist attack had been planned against Mecca's Grand Mosque, where Muslims from around the world have converged for the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Iran yesterday condemned the suicide bombing and offered Saudi Arabia its assistance in tackling terrorism despite their severed ties. Most of the targets in Saudi Arabia have been the Shiite minority and security forces, killing dozens of people. Read More »