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Author: 0 As rescue effort continues, death toll rises from London high-rise fire

At the latest count, 17 people are confirmed dead and authorities believe dozens more victims are expected . "Just spotted @ Adele and Simon Konecki visiting the Grenfell Tower , she was dressed in an abaya". "We like to think of ourselves as "roughty, toughty" and heroes - they are heroes - but they have feelings". "Tragically now we are not expecting to find anyone else alive", Cotton told Sky News.

World Police Announce New Arrest Linked To London Bridge Attack
Author: 0 Police Announce New Arrest Linked To London Bridge Attack

About 50 others were wounded. Nearly 50 were injured. The French national was walking with his girlfriend over the bridge when the attack began. Police are continuing to search the properties. As the investigation expanded to look at how the men knew one another and whether they were part of a larger conspiracy, Pakistani intelligence authorities swooped Tuesday into the town of Jhelum, where Khurum Butt lived until the time he was 7, when he moved to Britain.

World Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate
Author: 0 Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

Under questioning from Sen. Asked if he would fire Mueller on the president's orders, he said: "I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate orders". His comments came just days after explosive comments by ousted FBI director James Comey to the same committee, suggesting that Trump sought to interfere with the investigation.

Author: 0 US oil output hampering market rebalancing

Oil is extending its slump below $50 a barrel amid speculation rising USA supplies will counter production curbs by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies including Russian Federation. Oil held losses below $45 a barrel after sliding to the lowest in seven months as USA gasoline supplies unexpectedly rose for a second week. "We need to see a sign that the OPEC cuts are having an impact on world oil supplies and it's clearly not, at least not yet", said Tamar ...

World Ask SAM: When did Flag Day start?
Author: 0 Ask SAM: When did Flag Day start?

Hundreds of other businesses and homes show their patriotism by hoisting the American symbol high in the sky. This officially replaced the British symbols of the Grand Union flag with a new design featuring 13 white stars in a circle on a field of blue and 13 red and white stripes - one for each state.

Author: 0 Entire families still missing after London tower block fire

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said they "would like to reassure local residents that we have established processes in place for ensuring the safety of both residential blocks and commercial premises". He said that he and a parliamentary group that he chairs have been pushing for better safety regulations since the 2009 fire. Questions pointed to non-existent or malfunctioning sprinklers, flammable plastic building components, and insufficient fire escapes.

World Fadnavis says BJP ready for mid-term poll in Maharashtra
Author: 0 Fadnavis says BJP ready for mid-term poll in Maharashtra

He alleged the issue of the mid-term poll seems to have been raked up in a bid to postpone distribution of the loan waiver money. Hitting back at Fadnavis, Thackeray today said the talk of mid-term poll indicates that BJP has a lot of money lying with them.

World Court rules that Brazilian president can keep his job
Author: 0 Court rules that Brazilian president can keep his job

That spared recession-ravaged Brazil being plunged into its second leadership crisis in 14 months, following the impeachment of leftist president Dilma Rousseff past year and her replacement by her then-vice president Temer. Last month, he was caught red-handed on tape giving his blessings to hush money paid to Eduardo Cunha, former speaker of Brazil's lower house of representatives.

Author: 0 Pakistani PM hopes for swift solution to crisis over Qatar

Saudi Arabia , UAE , Egypt and Bahrain last week cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over alleged accusations that Doha was supporting worldwide Islamist extremists who are threats to the region's peace and security. Qatar imports mainly from the U.S. and Germany but also from Saudi Arabia. Erdogan has also strongly denied accusations that Qatar supports terrorism, arguing the country had been a staunch opponent of the Islamic State group.

Author: 0 Trump Being Investigated for Possible Obstruction of Justice

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller , hinted broadly that the special counsel investigation could be looking at Trump during a House committee hearing on Tuesday. Trump caused an uproar when he fired Comey on 9 May. The inquiry into possible obstruction of justice , which is a criminal offense in the United States , started days after Trump fired former FBI director James Comey , the Post said , citing anonymous officials, and marks a major turning point in ...

World Gunman shoots congressman, police at Virginia baseball practice
Author: 0 Gunman shoots congressman, police at Virginia baseball practice

He dragged himself away from the infield, leaving a trail of blood before colleagues could rush to his assistance. House Republicans met privately earlier to discuss the shootings , pray and sign oversized cards for the wounded. He had high praise for the police in Alexandria , Virginia, as well as the U.S. Capitol Police who provide security to members of Congress. The Republican and Democratic teams each seek to take the upper hand in their record of 39 wins each, with one tie.

Author: 0 Ryan on House floor after congressman shooting: 'We are one family.'

The House was briefly called to session for a show of support. Rep. Mo Brooks , an Alabama Republican, said his colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". In the coming days, we will hear their stories, and we will have the chance to hold up their heroism. Brad Wenstrup , R-Ohio, who is a doctor and veteran of the war in Iraq, and Rep.

Author: 0 Ovation for Jeremy Corbyn as he returns to House of Commons

He retains the co-national campaign coordinator role alongside Mr Lavery. It means the Prime Minister is nearly as unpopular as Mr Corbyn was in November a year ago, when he scored -35. "I am therefore appointing Ian Lavery to the additional role of Labour Party chair to strengthen our campaigning and party organisation". Jeremy Corbyn has seen his approval ratings soar since the General Election to their highest ever, while the Prime Minister's have plunged.

Author: 0 Trump gives Mattis authority to set Afghan troop levels

The fight in Afghanistan remains important, the secretary said, noting that Afghanistan was the staging ground for the al-Qaida terrorists who attacked America on September 11, 2001. To date, over 2,300 Americans have been killed. Mattis explained that while President Trump had delegated to him "the details of forces that will be allocated to support what he approves finally as a strategy" for Afghanistan, "I assure you this is not a carte blanche for me to come up with numbers that are ...

Author: 0 Lynch action on Clinton inquiry 'totally illegal'

Second, the Register reported that Comey believed that Trump was trying to change the way the Russian investigation was conducted. God bless President Trump in his efforts to drain the swamp of corrupt and immoral individuals like Hillary Clinton and James Comey .

World Eyewitness captures video of shootout at GOP baseball practice
Author: 0 Eyewitness captures video of shootout at GOP baseball practice

Five people were injured in the attack, including House majority whip Steve Scalise, who was loaded into a helicopter on a stretcher. As the video ended, you can see several people rushing to the aid of one of the victims who was wounded in the baseball infield.

Author: 0 Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

The lawsuit asks that Congress first obtain "consent" before "accepting any benefits from foreign states". The trademark applications were approved and processed more quickly because of Trump's status as president, the suit says. (D-Mich.), who filed the 37-page complaint in federal court on Wednesday. The focus on Trump International Hotel stems in part from businesses in Washington and Maryland, some partly owned by the local governments, complaining that its link to the president ...

Author: 0 Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

Special counsel Robert Mueller , who is overseeing the Department of Justice Russia investigation, is looking into whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials tell the Washington Post . Moscow has denied US intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in last year's USA presidential election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favor.

Author: 0 Canada denies it wants G20 to drop mention of Paris climate pact

On June 1st, 2017, President Donald Trump declared that the United States was withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord. Environment ministers and officials met in a luxury hotel, sitting around a table covered in lush grass, to discuss issues ranging from climate change to sustainable development and litter at sea.

Author: 0 Gunman who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrests

Hodgkinson, who had been quite vocal about his opposition against US President Donald Trump on many anti-Republican groups on Facebook , including "The Road to Hell Is Paved With Republicans", " Terminate The Republican Party ", and " Donald Trump is not my President".

World Congressional baseball practice shooting: What we know about the victims
Author: 0 Congressional baseball practice shooting: What we know about the victims

Although the weather in Washington looks headed toward a near-flawless summer night, an obvious and immovable shadow is being cast over Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game - a tradition that began more than a century ago . Scalise , the third ranking member of House Republican leadership as the majority whip, is in critical condition after he suffered a single shot to the left hip.

World Turkish opposition party begins protest march from capital
Author: 0 Turkish opposition party begins protest march from capital

Holding a sign reading " Adalet ", meaning justice in Turkish, he vowed to march the 400 kilometers (250 miles) from Ankara to the Istanbul prison where Berberoglu is being held. Following Cumhuriyet's report, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged the trucks belonged to the National Intelligence Organisation (MIT), and said they were carrying aid to Turkmens battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.

World NC decides to oppose GST amendment in legislature
Author: 0 NC decides to oppose GST amendment in legislature

It said that Mr Drabu, "who today is the strongest votary of GST implementation in Jammu and Kashmir, is on record having said "come GST and neither the state legislature nor the state Cabinet will have a say on J&K Taxation". The PDP-BJP government, which failed to build a consensus during the all-party meeting, is under pressure to defer the assembly session after the formal inauguration on June 17.

World Rep. Williams says staffer injured in Virginia shooting
Author: 0 Rep. Williams says staffer injured in Virginia shooting

Williams, who played baseball at TCU and professionally in the Atlanta Braves organization, has helped coach the Republican team in the annual charity game with Democrats since 2013. Despite sustaining an injury at Wednesday morning's shooting at a GOP congressional baseball team practice in northern Virginia, Rep. The representative explained how he was oblivious to the danger, even after gunman James Hodgkinson , 66, fired his first shot at the Republican lawmakers.