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Macron's Party Set To Win Parliamentary Vote In France

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With 94 percent of votes counted, the Interior Ministry said Macron's Republic on the Move! party won 28 percent of votes. The far-right National Front (FN) was seen third with 13.1-14 per cent. Many of those who voted for him in the presidential election, particularly left-wing voters, said they were doing so only to keep Marine Le Pen out. She also slammed the electoral system as unfavorable to smaller parties like hers. Read More »

Six killed, dozens injured in massive London high-rise blaze

A resident said the fire started on the fourth floor. The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known. Despite them, Grenfell Tower residents "received no proper fire safety instructions", the group wrote in November 2016. Reuters reports that some residents said they had been advised they should stay in their flats in the event of a fire, while the block's residents association had previously warned it was anxious about the risk of a serious fire. Read More »

Major tower fire in London rages on, rescue efforts underway

A fire and rescue service earlier said the building had 27 floors. She told LBC, "One woman actually threw her son out of the window". She said "people were starting to appear at the windows, frantically banging and screaming". "Luckily for me, my little brothers and sister were safe in their beds, but people their age (were) dying", she said. "All the fires here lasted for six or seven hours but occupants managed to evacuate successfully and all fires were extinguished with no loss of ... Read More »

Unknown Number Dead in London High-Rise Fire

Even then, a billowing cloud of smoke could be seen for miles. "A fire of this scale has not been seen for many years in the UK". Some 50 people were injured, and authorities say people have died but it is unclear how many. She left with all six of them. The Metropolitan Police said two people were being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and cordons were in place. Read More »

Injured staffer worked for Texas Republicans

Statements from Texas lawmakers on Wednesday expressed prayers for those who were shot and praise for Capitol Hill police for their response. Neugebauer said he texted with Barth Wednesday morning and that Barth had said he was, "going to be OK". Read More »

Sanders Condemns Scalise Gunman Who Volunteered For His Campaign

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Hodgkinson was charged in April 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle, according to online records in St. Clair County, Illinois. Hodgkinson participated in a 2012 Belleville protest against income inequality, where he said he was part of the "99%", according to the Belleville News-Democrat. Read More »

London fire could delay deal between May's Conservatives and DUP

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has tweeted that discussions with British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party are "going well" and that she hopes for a conclusion soon. "The DUP may never have the political arithmetic so favorable again so like the Conservatives , the DUP will want to avoid another election and will want to keep drinking in the political free bar that is available to it", Tonge said. Read More »

China detains activist who probed Ivanka Trump shoe factory

A spokesman for the company told AFP in October that it had made about 100,000 pairs of Ivanka Trump-branded shoes over the years. The three activists were investigating labor conditions at Huajian shoe factories for China Labor Watch , a New York-based nonprofit organization that aims to defend workers' rights. Read More »

Massive fire breaks out in London high-rise

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London fire brigade say they now have no indication of what caused the fire . The BBC's Wyre Davis, at the scene, reports that the fire has taken hold again "with a vengeance right in the middle of the tower block". People have been saying the whole building could collapse at any stage. Many people at St. The Metropolitan Police sent hundreds of officers to cordon off the area. Read More »

Highlanders snatch narrow win over Britsih and Irish Lions

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The party will now turn their attention to Saturday's clash with the New Zealand Maori in Rotorua and with less than a fortnight to go until the first Test, Gatland admits his side simply must improve the basics. Sam Warburton gives the Lions some room with a try by the posts. "There is no doubt they got some ascendancy in the second scrum penalty , and they have got on top of us". Read More »

London Firefighters Battle High-Rise Inferno, At Least 6 Fatalities Reported

Fire and rescue crews are fighting a blaze and searching for people who may have been trapped in a 24-story apartment building in London that was engulfed in fire overnight. The local council has since encouraged any more people affected by the fire to go to the Westway Sports Centre in Crowthorne Road, as many others are "reaching capacity". Read More »

Trump saddened by shooting at congressional game

Scalise was standing in the in the infield and fell where he stood. Brooks then recounted the courageous action of the Capitol Hill Police, who were there as a security detail and returned fire on the gunman. "He shot at Steve Scalise , our second baseman". We are all pulling for Congressman Scalise, the staff, and the Capitol Police officers who were injured this morning. Read More »

Extensive Fire at Grenfell Tower in West London Claims Lives

London's Metropolitan Police later gave a preliminary death toll of six, but given the magnitude of the disaster, that figure was likely to rise. London fire brigade say they now have no indication of what caused the fire . And to stand helpless watching the fire and counting the floors, and thinking, 'Who lives on that floor? It was fire up, up, up. "They couldn't stop the fire ". Read More »

London tower block fire injures 50

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The Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate, built in the 1970s and renovated several times, contains 120 homes. He said: "It's horrendous". At least 74 people are being treated in hospital with 20 of them requiring critical care, London Ambulance Service said. Firefighters were on the scene within six minutes. Read More »

Firefighters battling massive fire in London high-rise

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Chief Fire officer Chris Strickland said: "Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathies are with everyone who has been affected by this devastating incident, especially with the families and friends of those that have lost their lives or are waiting to hear news about their loved ones". Read More »

Steve Merczynski: US Attorney General denies meeting with Russian ambassador

That frustrated many Democrats, including Blumenthal, who said the Senate Judiciary Committee would do a better job at making Sessions talk. That was not so, he said . "I recused myself from any investigation into the campaigns for president, but I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false accusations ", Sessions insisted. Read More »

At least six dead in London tower block fire

London mayor Sadiq Khan said: "There will be a great many questions over the coming days as to the cause of this tragedy and I want to reassure Londoners that we will get all the answers". It was fire up, up, up. "They couldn't stop the fire". One woman said her friend inside for three hours and was told by police to wait and put towels down to block the doors. Read More »

School Board Approves Tax Increase

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After expressing concern over the lack of an evaluation and interview process, the board settled on each member reviewing all applications in an effort to pare the list down to the top five or so candidates to be discussed at the tentative July 11 special meeting. Read More »

Prez poll: Opposition meet, no names discussed, says Azad

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The 10-member sub-group of the opposition is scheduled to meet at the office of the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha in Parliament in the afternoon. "All parties are totally united", he said. Misra of the BSP said Naidu had called him, too, and asked for a meeting with party leader Mayawati. Sources said the opposition committee is likely to meet next week again to decide on a suitable presidential nominee. Read More »