• Brexit critic Emmanuel Macron poised for landslide in French MP elections
Brexit critic Emmanuel Macron poised for landslide in French MP elections

This is a significant achievement for Mr. Macron's LREM, considering how the party did not even exist a year ago , and how many of its candidates have little or no political experience. "Today, one in every two French people voted, a record abstention rate not seen since 1958", said Franois Baroin, a senior Republican official. "My heartfelt c...

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  • Jeff Sessions Begins His Campaign To Kill Legal Marijuana
Jeff Sessions Begins His Campaign To Kill Legal Marijuana

The protections Sessions is talking about, in place since 2014, are known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, and they were recently extended in an appropriations act, as Consumerist noted , meaning the Department of Justice cannot allocate funds to the prosecution of medical marijuana possession, cultivation, or sale until at least September 30....

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  • Massive fire engulfs tower block in west London
Massive fire engulfs tower block in west London

Former chancellor and now editor of the Evening Standard George Osborne tweeted: "Just seen this bad tower block fire near my home in W London ". More than 200 firefighters have been called in, the London Fire Brigade says. The ambulance service said 50 people had been hospitalised. "A neighbor's smoke alarm went off and another neighbor pho...

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  • Palestinian lawmakers from Hamas say Abbas halted salaries
Palestinian lawmakers from Hamas say Abbas halted salaries

Settlers planted in Gaza were evacuated in 2005 while more than 20,000 Israelis have settled in the Syrian Golan. June 5 marks the beginning of the Six- Day War . The global body's chief said the occupation has shaped the lives of Palestinians and Israelis alike, fueling "recurring cycles of violence and retribution".

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  • Rita Ora: I used to play in Grenfell Tower block
Rita Ora: I used to play in Grenfell Tower block

Firefighters arriving at the scene of a high-rise fire would normally set up a base about two floors below the actual fire, says Bob Parkin, an ex-firefighter turned safety consultant. Fire safety experts have already pointed to cladding on the building as a likely reason the blaze spread so quickly - making it impossible for the fire to be conta...

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  • Latest on the west London tower block Fire
Latest on the west London tower block Fire

Some British media were reporting that residents had been seen shouting for help from windows on upper floors as the fire spread. At least six people have died from the fire, which was an uncontrolled inferno for hours. "I could not find the stairs". Police have turned a church near the scene of a massive west London high-rise fire into a mak...

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  • Staff member of US Rep. Roger Williams injured in Virginia shooting
Staff member of US Rep. Roger Williams injured in Virginia shooting

Williams, who has been the coach of the GOP team since 2013, was not shot himself, the congressman's office said. A suspect has been detained in the incident but details are still limited. "The security officers risked their lives, as did several Alexandra policemen who quickly arrived on the scene". "We are all Americans, and we must stand tog...

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  • Deceased Suspect In Shooting Of GOP Congressman ID'd, Was Sanders Campaign Volunteer
Deceased Suspect In Shooting Of GOP Congressman ID'd, Was Sanders Campaign Volunteer

President Donald Trump addressed the attack, saying the assailant has died because of injuries suffered during the shooting . "Anything else runs counter to our most deeply held American values", Sanders said. Capitol Police, first responders and colleagues". One member of Congress, the third-ranking House Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise , is ...

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  • Activist probing Ivanka Trump supplier in China detained: NGO
Activist probing Ivanka Trump supplier in China detained: NGO

The group were probing Ganzhou Huajian International Shoe City Co.'s in China's Jiangxi province, which is owned by parent company Huajian Group. The factory, run by Huajian Group, is one of 15 factories that make products for Ivanka Trump's brand, according to Bloomberg .

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  • London high-rise fire: Unknown number dead, people trapped on upper floors
London high-rise fire: Unknown number dead, people trapped on upper floors

The blaze started around 1 a.m. London time, and smoke was still pouring from the building hours later. Those are the chilling words of an eyewitness who watched in horror as a woman tossed her baby out the window of the Grenfell Tower inferno on Wednesday morning .

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  • Gulf diplomatic crisis: Closure of airspace not applicable to non-Qatari airlines
Gulf diplomatic crisis: Closure of airspace not applicable to non-Qatari airlines

On June 5, Saudi Arabia , followed by the UAE , Bahrain , and Egypt suddenly cut ties with Qatar , accusing Doha of supporting and financing terrorism in the Middle East. Ethiopia did not take sides and called for dialogue to settle the differences. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed several Arab countries for economi...

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  • British and Irish Lions suffer second tour defeat to Highlanders in Dunedin
British and Irish Lions suffer second tour defeat to Highlanders in Dunedin

Another epic game. Another heart-breaking defeat . Instead of taking control of the game, the Lions were immediately on the back foot and the Highlanders took full advantage. The Lions finally got their attack clicking as they scored three tries through Jonathan Joseph , Tommy Seymour and Sam Warburton , the captain impressing on his r...

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  • USA politician Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice
USA politician Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice

U.S. Rep. Bob Brady says Capitol Police told him that the gunman who wounded Rep. Steve Scalise in a shooting a baseball field where lawmakers and others were practicing was targeting Republicans. Images and footage from the scene show bullet holes in windows of buildings around the scene of the shooting. Sen. Rand Paul said he heard th...

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  • Queens Park Rangers open Loftus Road to survivors of Grenfell Tower blaze
Queens Park Rangers open Loftus Road to survivors of Grenfell Tower blaze

According to witnesses, the fire appeared to take hold of the building in one corner before engulfing the tower block. "This is an unprecedented incident". I just ran down the stairs... Organisers at the nearby Harrow Club, which is processing reports of missing people in the area and providing shelter to those affected, said they have been ...

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  • At least six killed in London high-rise fire
At least six killed in London high-rise fire

Police commander Stuart Cundy gave the death toll of six but added the figure was likely to rise "during what will be a complex recovery operation over a number of days". When no one came to help, she made a decision to escape on her own, the woman said. "As I was going down the stairs, there were firefighters, truly wonderful firefighters that ...

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  • Massive fire engulfs London high-rise, leaving 'a number of fatalities'
Massive fire engulfs London high-rise, leaving 'a number of fatalities'

As of Wednesday morning - with the building still burning - city officials said that "a number" of residents had died, while at least 50 had been hospitalized. "All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable", the group said after the fire broke out. The fire involved almost every floor of the 24...

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  • Jeff Sessions grilled by Senate Intelligence Committee
Jeff Sessions grilled by Senate Intelligence Committee

Russian Federation has denied any such interference, and Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign with Moscow. Sessions also said he did not know if the president has tapes of his meetings, including those with Mr. And he did stand by his department's memo to Trump advising Comey be dumped and a new Federal Bureau of Investigation direc...

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  • Multiple fatalities in overnight London high rise fire
Multiple fatalities in overnight London high rise fire

Endless numbers of people. "All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time", said the Grenfell Action Group on its blog site. It's not known how many tower blocks in the country are having, or have had, similar works. At least 30 injured people were taken to hospital, ...

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  • Children lost, baby thrown to safety in London blaze
Children lost, baby thrown to safety in London blaze

Paul Woodrow, head of operations for the London Ambulance Service, said 20 of the injured were in critical condition. Others searched for information at makeshift evacuation centers set up at churches and recreation centers. They also urged people to dial 111 instead of 999 for the NHS except in the case of an emergency. One resident said the fir...

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  • 'Detestable Lie': Sessions Says He Didn't Collude With Russians
'Detestable Lie': Sessions Says He Didn't Collude With Russians

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington , Tuesday, June 13, 2017 , before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Justice Department's fiscal 2018 budget. For one thing, the attorney general testified in a separate congressional hearing: "I have confidence in Mr. Mueller". I'm happy to shar...

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