London fire death toll rises to 17, number expected to increase

Queen Elizabeth II praised the firefighters' bravery, and their commissioner noted the trauma they had seen. Smoke was still wafting out of the shell of the Grenfell Tower on Thursday morning, 30 hours after fire engulfed the building in the early hours of Wednesday and turned it into a huge flaming torch in a matter of minutes. [Full Article...]

Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May, and that firing is now reportedly part of an investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice as president. Trump tweeted out Friday morning that his alleged campaign collusion with Russian Federation had been investigated for months but no conclusive evidence had been found. [Full Article...]

Corbyn: It's a shame PM has not joined in head-to-head debate

Corbyn: It's a shame PM has not joined in head-to-head debate The premier has come under pressure as Labour , led by Jeremy Corbyn , narrowed the gap in the polls, turning an apparently unassailable Tory lead six weeks ago into a single-digit margin a week before the vote. She said: "It would have been the easiest thing in the world for me having become the Prime MInister after the referendum when David Cameron resigned to say the next election is not unti... [Full Article...]

Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation

A day later, Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel . Last week, former FBI Director James Comey told Congress he believed he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation investigation . The Washington Post first reported that Robert Mueller wanted to question Dan Coats , the director of national intelligence; Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the head of the ... [Full Article...]

May seeks to allay peace process fears over DUP alliance

Same-sex marriage campaigners in Northern Ireland have urged thousands of people to take to the streets in protest against the DUP's refusal to approve a law change. Sinn Fein, SDLP and the cross-community Alliance have all also already made clear that Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not chair the ongoing process to restore power-sharing at Stormont due to a perceived conflict of ... [Full Article...]

Trump blames reported obstruction of justice investigation on 'phony story'

The expansion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation would represent the clearest legal threat to date for Trump , who has long maintained that he is not personally under investigation - and who reportedly pressured former FBI Director James Comey to say so publicly. [Full Article...]

EU, UK fix date to begin Brexit negotiations

David Davis , who leads the Department for Exiting the European Union , said in a joint statement on Thursday the decision comes after discussion in Brussels. "I will be speaking to her about a renewed commitment by the two governments to work together to ensure that the ( Northern Ireland ) executive is established before June 29", Leo Varadkar told national broadcaster RTE on Friday, in r... [Full Article...]

The Senate Considers Keeping Obamacare Taxes

The Senate Considers Keeping Obamacare Taxes House Republicans have pushed through a bill that seeks to ensure people in the country illegally can not get tax credits to pay their health insurance premiums. I think most of the taxes are going to go away for sure - the taxes that affect consumers, your tax on prescriptions, tax on medical devices, tax on insurance plans. [Full Article...]

This Is One of the Most Damning Messages From Michelle Carter's Trial

This Is One of the Most Damning Messages From Michelle Carter's Trial A 200-year-old case in MA is back in the news after it was referred to by the juvenile court judge who found a woman guilty of encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide through text messages . Joseph Cataldo noted that Roy had previously attempted to kill himself. Carter was tried in juvenile court because she sent the texts as a 17-year-old. [Full Article...]

Blast outside Chinese kindergarten was bomb attack, police say

Blast outside Chinese kindergarten was bomb attack, police say He had dropped out of school but was employed. Investigators said they found bomb-making materials at Xu's nearby residence, and the Chinese characters for death , disaster and other related dark themes were emblazoned on the walls. A video posted by the People's Daily showed emergency workers arriving at the scene with gurneys. His daughter attended the school and was later taken home safely... [Full Article...]

Putin Critic Navalny Detained After Defying Police With Protest Call

Putin Critic Navalny Detained After Defying Police With Protest Call Tens of thousands of Russians joined the protests and almost one thousand were arrested . For that reason, he said he was switching the venue to Tverskaya Street, Moscow's main avenue near the Kremlin. While the Kremlin has sought to characterize the opposition as a Westernized, urban and out-of-touch elite, protests occuring in far-flung parts of Siberia - where photos suggested a turnout ... [Full Article...]

London tower death toll reaches 30

Firefighters and sniffer dogs inspect debris at the foot of Grenfell Tower, where at least 17 people were killed in a fire. The appeal said: " Mohammed Alhajali undertook a risky journey to flee war in Syria, only to meet death here in the United Kingdom, in his own home". [Full Article...]

Wife of James Hodgkinson: 'I Was Shocked'

The FBI has swarmed the IL home of James Hodgkinson , combing through evidence trying to understand what could've led the 66-year-old man to the shooting rampage at a Republican congressional baseball practice . following the rise of President Trump. Two other bystanders were hit. Mr Sanders condemned Hodgkinson's actions on Wednesday. He always drank alone, and always drank cans of Budw... [Full Article...]

Queen's Speech to go ahead with or without DUP deal

Theresa May's Conservatives have reached broad agreement with Democratic Unionists on a program for governing the United Kingdom, buying the prime minister crucial time as she seeks to finalize a longer-term agreement with the Northern Ireland party. [Full Article...]

Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate Special counsels , which were created through a 1999 act of Congress , don't answer directly to the president. The interview was first mentioned by Trump friend and Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy in an interview on PBS' " NewsHour " Monday evening. [Full Article...]

President Trump Attacked Hillary Clinton Over Her Emails. Again

President Donald Trump groused Thursday that no one is investigating Democrats' "dealings with Russia" while there are multiple investigations into what he phrased as his "non-dealings" with Moscow. The president's aides are reportedly concerned with his "obsession" over the Russian Federation investigation , and it has potentially caused a shift in focus in the White House away from governi... [Full Article...]

Congressman's condition 'more difficult' than first thought

Rep. Scalise was shot during baseball practice with the GOP team early Wednesday morning after a man approached the field and opened fire . Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock. [Full Article...]

Daesh holds 100000 civilians in Iraq

Daesh holds 100000 civilians in Iraq An offensive to retake the northern Iraqi city started in October 2016, with a US-led coalition providing ground and air support for Iraq's army and militia groups. Geddo said those who attempted to leave the city were being shot by snipers deliberately aiming at people trying to flee. Some 200,000 people were estimated to be trapped behind IS lines in May, but the number has since declined as g... [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors' NBA Finals Win Takes Social Media by Storm

On the way to his first NBA Championship, Warriors forward Kevin Durant scored 39 points on 14-of-20 shooting, including a five-of-eight showing from three-point range, to go along with seven rebounds, five assists and one steal. Earlier, Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob insisted the champions will fight tooth and nail to keep Curry and Durant . But during this finals series I've found... [Full Article...]

Divorce bill focus of Brexit talks on Monday

If May now sends a team to Brussels - ideally on schedule on Monday - that shows willing on the EU's priority "Phase One" issues, then trade talks could get under way by the turn of the year - a step-by-step timetable Barnier says must be followed to limit the risk of a disruptive "no deal". [Full Article...]

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