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Fire engulfs London's 27-storey apartment block


This handout image received by local resident Natalie Oxford shows the fire still raging at dawn. "People were looking down at all of the emergency crew and they were probably thinking, "That's OK, I'm going to be saved, the fire brigade are here", he said . Read More »

UK's May isolated ahead of Brexit talks as key aides quit


May had been misled by polls indicating that the Conservative Party would be able to decimate the Labour Party , which appeared to be in disarray under the leadership of socialist Jeremy Corbyn . But the uncertainty of a hung parliament has raised concerns about Britain's ability to negotiate divorce terms by then, that would ensure that people and businesses are not stuck in legal limbo. Read More »

USA environment chief leaves G-7 climate talks early


In it, the administration formally rejected both the Paris climate deal itself and the concept of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), global bodies through which developed countries funnel money to poorer nations to help them cut their pollution. Read More »

Netanyahu: No interest in escalation over Gaza power spat

Earlier in the week the Palestinian Authority requested that Israel allow it to cut the amount of electricity it supplies to the coastal enclave by 40%, angry that the ruling Hamas movement continues to shirk from paying the bill. Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said Monday that Abbas recently chose to "significantly reduce" payments. Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip from Abbas' Fatah movement in 2007, and several attempts at reconciliation since then have failed. Read More »

UK's May holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief


An initial round of talks between May and DUP leader Arlene Foster ended with no agreement on Tuesday, although both sides said they were hopeful, with talks to resume Wednesday. Brussels has warned that time is running out to start the talks on divorce terms and a future trade deal, with Britain set to leave the European Union come what may in March 2019. Read More »

Britain, France Announce Joint Campaign Against Online Radicalisation

The two leaders then attended a France-England football friendly in the Stade de France, which was preceded by a tribute to the victims of recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester. Macron said that once negotiations commence it will be hard to turn back. France and Britain have experienced several Islamic extremist attacks in the past few years. Read More »

UK PM May agrees 'outline' power deal with DUP


Former Treasury chief George Osborne - who was sacked by May past year - called her a "dead woman walking", and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was ready to contest another election at any time. Even though Mrs May has managed to hang on to her job after the severe battering at the polls, the question is: for how long more? May's office says that the DUP had agreed to in outline to a "confidence and supply" arrangement. Read More »

'Anxiety and fear' in Northern Ireland over Conservative-DUP talks - Sinn Fein


She needs DUP support to cling to power after her election fiasco, leaving the European Union's Brexit negotiator wondering when divorce talks will begin. During the election campaign, May had used the "coalition of chaos" phrase to describe what a victory for Labour would look like. May will meet DUP leader Arlene Foster in London on Tuesday but will face demands from the DUP for more money for Northern Ireland. Read More »

Brexit talks left hanging as May tries to form alliance


Foster tweeted afterward that "discussions are going well with the government and we hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion". Corbyn would back a call for a referendum on Northern Ireland leaving the United Kingdom and joining Ireland. "I think there will be pressure for a softer Brexit", Mr Cameron added, saying that Parliament now "deserves a say" on the issue. Read More »

Police attend incident at Manchester service station

He says "the fact that the person that did this is related to us by blood is something that's going to stay with me for the rest of my life". An area to the south of Manchester was evacuated on Friday after police found a auto they suspected was linked to a terror attack that killed 22 persons in the city last week. Read More »

OPS seeks clarification from MLA Saravanan — AIADMK sting


Dhinakaran's olive branch to O Panneerselvam is significant given the fact that he is credited with identifying Panneerselvam and promoting him in the AIADMK . The opposition party had also questioned the confinement of legislators from the AIADMK (Amma) faction, in a private resort on the outskirts of Chennai for almost two weeks, presumably to avoid horse-trading and brought to the assembly on the day of trust vote. Read More »

No plan to sack Russia probe head Mueller: US justice official

In that role, Rosenstein has the authority to fire Mueller under some circumstances. Asked in a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing if there was any cause to fire Mueller, Rosenstein flatly replied: "No". The special counsel's law firm WilmerHale represented Trump's former campaign manager and some Trump family members. A day earlier, high-profile supporters of Trump were turning on Mueller , the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the " election and ... Read More »

Cosby defense rests without calling the comedian to testify

Jurors heard Cosby's recollection of the incident with Constand through previous statements to police and civil trial testimony, in which he admitted to giving her pills before engaging in a sexual act together. "Just tell the truth - what are we doing here?" he continued, one of many exclamations he made in a fiery and at times histrionic closing that lasted almost two hours. Read More »

Maryland, DC sue Trump over business dealings

Constitution. A key case in the dispute is a hotel that Trump opened past year by leasing a large, stately building that used to be a central post office, just down the road from the White House. The Trump Organization has come out to counteract the stated clause claiming that it doesn't relate to the "fair value exchange" whereby people pay for a service fee just like what is charged for a hotel room. Read More »

North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier returns to the USA


In a video posted on Potcoin's website, Rodman - wearing a Potcoin T-shirt - said he wants to "open a door with North Korea", and his trip is "all about peace". The official referred to them as "hostages". At that time , North Korea agreed that Swedish diplomats in Pyongyang, who handle US affairs there, would be allowed for the first time to visit four Americans imprisoned by the North, including Warmbier. Read More »

Former UK PM Major "wary" about planned deal with N.Irish party

She warned that a outcome of failing to re-establish a powersharing executive would be the return of direct rule, with decisions on devolved issues being taken by the London government . He said that while he did not expect the peace process to "collapse" suddenly, he cautioned: " I think we have to take care with it and take care that everything we do does not exaggerate the underlying differences that still are there in the Northern Ireland community". Read More »

Pentagon Under Fire For Delays in Drafting New Afghanistan War Strategy

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford (L) and Defense Secretary James Mattis prepare to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. "But that in no way does that relieve me of the need to deliver that strategy to you", he added. The White House is expected to announce the decision on Wednesday, a USA official tells The Wall Street Journal . Read More »

British author whose poll prediction went wrong eats his own 'Brexit' book

Unfortunately for Mr Goodwin, Labour won 40.3 percent of the vote. "I'm saying this out loud". Appearing on Sky News yesterday, he was asked if he is a man of his word, to which he replied: "Well indeed I am". "I am a man of my word, so what I'm gonna do is sit here, and eat my book, while you guys carry on", he told the host before proceeding to rip out a few pages of his book on last year's Brexit vote . Read More »

Potcoin sponsoring Rodman's North Korea trip


He was met by North Korean Vice Minister of Sports Son Kwang Ho. "In no uncertain terms North Korea must explain the causes of his coma", Richardson said. The official, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because no formal statement had been released, said he could not provide further details. Read More »

North Korea releases USA citizen Otto Warmbier


In Tokyo, a visiting senior U.S. official said Rodman was making the trip as a private citizen. The North first informed the U.S. Monday last week that Warmbier is in a coma, and President Donald Trump was immediately informed of the fact and ordered his medical evacuation, according to the Washington Post . Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he was never briefed on Russia probe


Sessions is the most senior member of Trump's administration caught up in the controversy over whether associates of the president colluded with Russian Federation to help Trump win the election. A week after being cut off by Republicans while questioning Trump administration officials, Democratic Sen. Sessions was under scrutiny Tuesday over a vague report that he had a secret meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in April 2016 at the Mayflower Hotel. Read More »