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Moment of silence for London fire victims

In a report, BBC said the number could be around 70 people in total. The leading body for town and city councils in England and Wales announced Friday it is to conduct an urgent review of fire safety in high-rise buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze. Read More »

In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

Comey had testified that as of the time he was sacked by Trump on May 9, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was not investigating Trump, but the Post story said that changed days later with Comey's firing. The reasons behind Trump's annoyance with the special counsel investigation are entirely political: He's hypersensitive to questions surrounding his legitimacy, he chafes at the idea that his authority could be questioned, and he mocks the entire Russian Federation investigation ... Read More »

Queen's Speech axed to make way for complex Brexit talks

Different DUP sources say different things about the approach to Brexit. No. 10 said the Government would deliver Brexit while also addressing deep-rooted inequalities in society. "Discussions are going well with the government and we hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion", Foster wrote on Twitter after the meeting. Read More »

Brexit negotiations kick off almost a year after referendum


Those issues are Britain's exit bill, estimated by Brussels at around 100 billion euros ($112 billion), the rights of three million European Union nationals living in Britain and one million Britons on the continent, and the status of the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. Read More »

Four foreigners tunnel out of Kerokoban Prison


It is believed the four made a dash for it through a tunnel found behind the jail's medical clinic. It travels underneath the prison wall and emerges at a road running along Kerobokan. "It was built for 300 people, there is 1200 there", he said, Nine News reported. It's pretty hard for some of the locals in there, if they don't have any money, you don't eat. Read More »

Four Inmates Including An Australian Escape From Bali Prison


Bali immigration authorities told Fairfax Media the passport had been reported missing by its real owner in 2013. It travels underneath the prison wall and emerges at a road running along Kerobokan. Head of the Kerobokan prison names Tee Kok King as of the escapees. Prabawa said the four men were believed to have escaped through a 50cm by 70cm (20 inch by 28 inch) hole found in a wall that connects to a 15 metre-long (49 ft) water tunnel heading towards a main street. Read More »

Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP restart


It follows warnings - including from former prime minister Sir John Major - that the Government will compromise its stated impartiality in the province if it enters a confidence and supply deal with the DUP at Westminster. "Look at what the Tories (Conservatives) have managed to do to the United Kingdom in the space of just one year, firstly calling a divisive and reckless European Union referendum. Read More »

Finally, Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

Senior members are believed to want May to ditch her pre-election negotiating stance. Comments from German Foreign Minister Gabriel have indicated that there is a "soft Brexit " route for the United Kingdom , yet with free movement of labour required to enable access to the single market, it is clear that many would be left wondering whether this this is even a Brexit at all. Read More »

Centre ropes in Big B to promote GST


After the GSTN authority, which will work on the tax filings, informed the council it was not ready with the current deadline, the council agreed to push back the dates for the filings but stuck to the July start-date. A standing committee of nine members, consisting of state, central and GST Council officials, will examine complaints that will be passed on to the Director General Safeguards for investigation. Read More »

Germany: no punishment for UK, but EU exit good for no one

The proper - only - response to this attack is for the rest of us to show more decency, restraint and solidarity with each other, not less. Davis is to meet Michel Barnier , the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, to kick off hugely complex withdrawal negotiations that are expected to conclude within two years. Read More »

President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner to visit Middle East

Jared Kushner is traveling to the Middle East this week to work toward a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians . Mr Kushner, who has been one of the President's main go-to-guys for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, has faced recent controversy after it was revealed that he had discussed setting up a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team . Read More »

Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings

Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters. Mueller is also looking at a second line of inquiry: whether, if any potential offenses were committed, Trump or others attempted to cover them up or obstruct the investigation into them, the source said. Read More »

Police identify mother, 2 daughters found dead at North Royalton home

The 45-year-old suspect was taken into custody early Tuesday after a standoff in Brunswick, south of Cleveland. The women were found dead in a bedroom of their North Royalton home Sunday evening, police said. Police in North Royalton wouldn't say what kind of relationship, if any, the suspect had with the slain mother and daughters. Taylor was a senior studying fashion design at Kent State University and played softball. Read More »

India calls for greater cooperation among BRICS nations


The Games themselves were suggested previous year by Chinese President Xi Jinping as he attended the 2016 BRICS summit in Goa, India . " China opposes terror in all forms". "I hope we can strengthen the cooperation among the five nations through the BRICS Games, at the same time make the athletes enhance understandings and deepen friendship", Kosilov said. Read More »

Germany team to wear black armbands in Helmut Kohl tribute


On behalf of the Chinese government and people and in his own name, Xi voiced deep condolences over Kohl's death and honest sympathy for the former chancellor's family. Helmut Kohl died June 16, 2017. The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin had sent condolences to Germany's president and to Merkel and cited him as saying Kohl "will be remembered in Russia as a resolute supporter of friendly relations between our countries". Read More »

BSEB Bihar board 10th result to be declared on June 20


However, there is no confirmation on the official channels as yet, It is expected that the confirmation for the results would be made available before 5 pm today evening. The official website for Bihar Board and official results repository have no information as yet. Results for BSEB Class 12th Intermediate examinations were also declared late last. Read More »

President 'considering' firing Mueller


Ruddy said "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel". They will also ask about his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump . The president previously said that fired FBI Director James Comey assured him in private conversation that he was not under investigation. She asked whether he has seen "any evidence of good cause" to fire Mueller. Read More »

Tech CEOS visit White House to talk modernizing government

Chris Liddell , a White House official who directs the American Technology Council and is a former Microsoft and General Motors Co ( GM.N ) chief financial officer, said on Friday the Trump administration aimed to improve government services to at least the level of the private sector. Read More »

U.S. student, said to be in coma, released by North Korea

Medical personnel carried a male, believed to be Warmbier and wearing a blue shirt and dark blue trousers, off the plane without the use of a stretcher. Mr Tillerson told the Senate foreign relations committee yesterday that it was time for the United States to work with other nations to deny the North access to supplies such as oil, amid fears that the regime is making progress toward a ballistic missile that could hit America. Read More »

'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'

The doctors said that while Scalise remains in critical condition, they "are encouraged by improvement in his condition". His social media contained anti-Trump and anti-Republican posts . There was a loud ovation when Special Agent David Bailey , one of the Capitol Police officers injured in the attack, threw out the first pitch. Read More »

Queen praises a country 'resolute in the face of adversity'

The queen, sporting a royal blue ensemble, met with volunteers, local residents and community representatives throughout their visit, as William reportedly called the tragedy "one of the most awful things I have seen". This tradition has continued for hundreds of years. Queen Elizabeth also noted that they "would like to pay tribute to the bravery of firefighters and other emergency services officers who put their own lives at risk to save others". Read More »

Donald Trump had the absolute worst week in Washington


Trump's thinly veiled attack on Rosenstein could be a precursor either to Trump demanding that Rosenstein fire Mueller-which he would likely refuse-or Trump's firing Rosenstein himself. President Donald Trump put fresh pressure on the second-highest-ranking official at the Justice Department on Friday, raising concerns among the president's critics that Rod Rosenstein could be in danger of being fired, while others argued that if he stays he should recuse himself from his role overseeing ... Read More »

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 _ Team Scalise


Mr. Scalise was shot in the hip during baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia when James Hodgkinson opened fire on the GOP team Wednesday morning. "At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates". U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise speaks to the media after a meeting at Trump Tower on December 12, 2016, in New York City. Read More »

'Rent-a-black' beneficiary makes u-turn on Madam Zille suspension


The tweets sparked a backlash of criticism for Zille and the party. Fikeni says the party should hold internal discussions to avoid public spats. "For those claiming the legacy of colonialism was only negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport, infrastructure, piped water etc", Zille wrote on social media site Twitter two months ago. Read More »

Russian Federation inquiry: I'm under investigation


The president also sent a tweet on Friday that explicitly stated he was aware that he is under investigation. Rosenstein in a memo to Trump raised concerns over FBI Director James Comey . Although Rosenstein appointed a special counsel to lead the federal probe, he still makes the final decisions about resources, personnel and - if necessary - any prosecutions. Read More »

Taliban infiltrate Afghan army to target foreign troops


Seven US soldiers were wounded Saturday by an Afghan soldier on a northern Afghanistan base during the second "inside attack" in a week against US forces awaiting the impending announcement of reinforcements by Pentagon . Zabihullah Mujahed, a spokesman for the group, claimed to have killed "scores of security personnel" in this attack. Defence Secretary James Mattis is set to decide in coming weeks on whether to grant the request of army Gen John Nicholson, the USA commander in Afghanistan, ... Read More »

Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation

The Father's Day tweets were clearly addressed at redress, an attempt to counter perceptions of his presidency by reaching out directly to the American people. President Trump cited right-leaning Rasmussen Reports in a tweet on Sunday while discussing his approval rating. The poll provides daily approval ratings dating back to Harry Trump, and Trump is the only President to hit a 60% disapproval rating within the first four-and-a-half months of his presidency. Read More »

Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee after chase

Donnie Rowe , left, and Ricky Dubose are pictured in photos initially released by the Department of Corrections after their escape . At about 5:30 p.m. Fitzhugh talked with Putnam County ( Georgia ) Sheriff Howard Sills , who was very appreciative. Dubose was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for armed robbery , aggravated assault and theft in 2014. Read More »