• Huge fire engulfs 27-storey London tower block, multiple injured
Huge fire engulfs 27-storey London tower block, multiple injured

Its £8.7 million (9.9 million euro, $11 million) refurbishment was completed previous year and included new cladding covering the whole of the exterior, which residents blamed for spreading the fire. The blaze is likely to be deadlier than a 2009 fire in the city's south , which killed six people, including three children. Numerous witnesses als...

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  • UK Elections: Will Theresa May Coalition Hold Up?
UK Elections: Will Theresa May Coalition Hold Up?

The petition calls on the prime minister to condemn the anti-Christian bigotry on display in the attacks on pro-life and socially conservative MPs, and recognise that holding these values is not "extremist". The two sides are looking to form a "confidence and supply" arrangement. It comes as the party has accused the DUP of betraying the inte...

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  • United States blames North Korea for series of cyberattacks
United States blames North Korea for series of cyberattacks

North Korea has, of course, denied any involvement in such activities, which are believed to have targeted the media, aerospace and financial industries in the USA and around the world. DeltaCharlie malware and its accompanying botnet have been observed in 25 countries, including France, Brazil, Russia, Malaysia, UK, USA, UAE, Taiwan, Rwanda and P...

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  • Watch Jeff Sessions' public testimony live right here
Watch Jeff Sessions' public testimony live right here

Members of the Senate committee grilled Sessions about what former FBI Director James Comey insinuated during his testimony last week. With more on this and other news around the world we turn to Ro Aram. It was the safest way for Sessions to protect himself from any potential perjury charges when Special Prosecutor Mueller compares his t...

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  • David Cameron says United Kingdom election ups pressure for softer Brexit
David Cameron says United Kingdom election ups pressure for softer Brexit

The BBC reported DUP sources who said the talks were going well but it was thought "inappropriate" to make an announcement while events were unfolding at the Grenfell Tower in west London , where at least six have died. With the two-year clock on Brexit ticking since March, when a letter from May formally started proceedings, Barnier dismissed the...

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  • Jeff Sessions brands Russian Federation collusion claims a 'detestable lie'
Jeff Sessions brands Russian Federation collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

Under oath, Sessions called any allegations of collusion between the Russian government and associates of Donald Trump an "abhorrent and detestable lie". During his testimony, the Attorney General was asked if he had been given some of the details about the "active measures" used by Russian Federation to interfere in the US elections - his an...

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  • Selena Gomez Snuck Taylor Swift Into Her 'Bad Liar' Video
Selena Gomez Snuck Taylor Swift Into Her 'Bad Liar' Video

This isn't the first time Selena has done something pretty monumental to show her support for the LGBTQ+ community. Selena plays four roles! Fawcett Gomez-the gym teacher, we will soon come to find out-is spotted flirting with a mustachio-ed man, also played by Gomez.

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  • London residents demands answers in deadly high-rise blaze
London residents demands answers in deadly high-rise blaze

Terrified residents of the Grenfell Tower said there was little warning of the inferno that engulfed their high-rise apartment building and left 12 people dead - a toll that officials said would nearly certainly rise. "I watched one person falling out, I watched another woman holding her baby out the window... hearing screams", said another eyewitn...

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  • Does the Public Theater's Trump-like 'Julius Caesar' go too far?
Does the Public Theater's Trump-like 'Julius Caesar' go too far?

But the theater, which is staging the open-air production at what has become an annual summer tradition in the U.S. cultural capital, stood by the production and said it "in no way advocates violence toward anyone". "I wonder how much of this "art" is funded by taxpayers?" It may not change any minds, but it's refreshing to see Eustis telling the...

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  • Jeff Sessions Testifies, Defends His Silence on 'Private' Conversations With Trump
Jeff Sessions Testifies, Defends His Silence on 'Private' Conversations With Trump

The suggestion he was "aware of any collusion with the Russian government to hurt this country which I have served for 35 years, or to undermine the integrity of our democratic process, is an appalling and detestable lie". Cotton also asked about Comey's other statements on Sessions, as well as asking "why Mr. Comey mistrusted President Trump from ...

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  • White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows
White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

This is true for reasons similar to those that prompted Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the same investigation. But people close to Mr. Ruddy also said the president would be within his right to dismiss the special counsel because of the two's history. That's quite a statement considering "anybody" would include Donald Tr...

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  • London High-Rise Residents Shout for Help as Building Burns
London High-Rise Residents Shout for Help as Building Burns

The smoke stretched for miles (kilometers) across the sky after dawn, revealing the blackened, flame-licked wreckage of the building, which was still burning over 12 hours later. "I sat there watching my house burn down and watching people cry for help who couldn't come down", she said. However, his brother is not his only family living in the buil...

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  • Populist party splits in two to save Finnish coalition
Populist party splits in two to save Finnish coalition

Prime Minister Juha Sipila said he would now include the New Alternative group in the coalition. As reported by Yle , Henriksson has since voiced her surprise about the actions of former Finns Party chair Timo Soini: "We've seen the former leader Timo Soini give up his own party, something he said was impossible only ten days ago".

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  • Attorney General Sessions Denies Secret Meeting With Russia Envoy
Attorney General Sessions Denies Secret Meeting With Russia Envoy

Besides Wyden, several other Democratic senators pressed Sessions over his refusal to discuss his conversations with President Trump over Comey's firing. Sessions was adamant he never had a third meeting with the Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. "Testify under oath (I honestly don't believe that he would tell the truth, considering all the lies that ...

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  • The Sessions Inquisition Comes Up Empty: Trump Unscathed After Attorney General's Testimony
The Sessions Inquisition Comes Up Empty: Trump Unscathed After Attorney General's Testimony

Coats and Admiral Rogers, I think your silence speaks volumes", Heinrich said. "This whole thing to me is just another example of a person that should not be the attorney general". U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) accused Sessions of obstructing their congressional investigation. Sessions shot back: "I am not stonewalling".

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  • Unknown Number Dead in London High-Rise Fire
Unknown Number Dead in London High-Rise Fire

Speaking to BuzzFeed News on Wednesday afternoon, Daffarn told how he was overcome by smoke as he tried to escape his 16th-floor flat and was rescued by a firefighter. He was still trapped there when Mnemimeh spoke to CNN, and he's not sure what happened to him. The appeal, on the JustGiving website, was set up by an account in the name of Haley ...

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  • London fire: baby caught after being dropped from 10th floor
London fire: baby caught after being dropped from 10th floor

London Fire Brigade Assistant Commissioner, Steve Apter, said there were "still pockets of fire yet to be extinguished in places particularly hard to reach" but "almost all" of the building had been searched. "My brother has friends and they live in there", he said. "All of our council high rise blocks are routinely inspected for fire hazards ...

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  • Triumphant Corbyn declares Labour 'a government in waiting'
Triumphant Corbyn declares Labour 'a government in waiting'

Asked if she is now just a caretaker leader, May noted that "I said during the election campaign that if elected I would intend to serve a full term". Scotland voted against Brexit. "They warmed to him the more they saw him". The Labour Party favours a "softer" Brexit than the government proposed in February, but it remains unclear whether th...

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  • Iraq Asks Saudi Arabia for Proof of Qatar's Links with Terrorism
Iraq Asks Saudi Arabia for Proof of Qatar's Links with Terrorism

According to DW, underpinning Turkey's stance on Qatar are strong investment ties, cooperation in Syria's civil war and the sharing of similar views on political Islam, most notably on Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood , which the Gulf monarchies and Egypt oppose.

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  • Sessions's Testimony Clears Sessions (But Not Trump)
Sessions's Testimony Clears Sessions (But Not Trump)

Sessions hedged nearly all of his answers about whether/when he met with Russians, or why he was involved in firing Comey, or how he feels about the president's decisions, with: "I don't recall" or "I believe so" or "maybe". "This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don't appreciate it". Sessions revealed that he and Ros...

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