• Council confirms it received complaints over Grenfell Tower refurbishment
Council confirms it received complaints over Grenfell Tower refurbishment

A plume of smoke stretched for miles (kilometers) over the capital. Cotton told reporters she'd never seen anything like the fire in her almost 30 years as a firefighter. I heard somebody (wanting to rescue) their kids... a Muslim man gave him the key (to the building) to help get the kids", she told Arab News. "There have been fatalities of so...

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  • If regulations were followed, the Grenfell Tower inferno should have been impossible
If regulations were followed, the Grenfell Tower inferno should have been impossible

He was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition. On the company's website, Mr Bailey says he entered the curtain walling business straight from university, and has a 'keen eye for the technical side of the business, as well as over 25 years practical experience of operating on site as a specialist contra...

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  • European Union growing 'impatient' with Britain, says Brexit negotiator Verhofstadt
European Union growing 'impatient' with Britain, says Brexit negotiator Verhofstadt

Schaeuble, speaking in a Bloomberg Television interview in Berlin, said that "it's up the British government to take their own decisions" on Brexit . The kind of Brexit Britain gets may be as much in European Union hands as those of the UKgovernment. Since then, the Tories have had to put Brexit talks on the backburner while it tries to form a m...

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  • London high-rise apartment fire: what you need to know
London high-rise apartment fire: what you need to know

Shocked, terrified for all the people living here, not surprised", he said. A plume of smoke stretched for miles (kilometres) across the sky after dawn, revealing the blackened, flame-licked wreckage of the building, which was still burning over 12 hours later.

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  • May says Brexit talks to start as scheduled despite losing parliamentary majority
May says Brexit talks to start as scheduled despite losing parliamentary majority

Clarke also backed May remaining in Number 10 despite her failure to retain the Conservative Party's parliamentary majority at Thursday's general election . DUP sources told the BBC the blaze had made an immediate announcement "inappropriate". Latest counting showed that May's Conservative Party has lost its slim majority and with only 318...

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  • RUSSIA PROBE WIDENS: Special Counsel Reportedly Investigating Trump For Obstruction Of Justice
RUSSIA PROBE WIDENS: Special Counsel Reportedly Investigating Trump For Obstruction Of Justice

The Wall Street Journal later confirmed that Mueller was investigating to determine if Trump's firing of Comey was part of an effort to influence the Russian Federation investigation. An unnamed official told the Post that the interviews suggest Mueller considers the attempted obstruction of justice question as more than just a "he sai...

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  • Baseball Field Shooting Brings Out Some of Congress's Hidden Badasses
Baseball Field Shooting Brings Out Some of Congress's Hidden Badasses

The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party". We have freedoms that many on this globe wish they would have, and you took those freedoms and tried to take lives. This ye...

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  • Election results 2017: Labour hails 'positive politics'
Election results 2017: Labour hails 'positive politics'

With all but one constituency declared, the conservatives won 318 seats - down from 331 at the 2015 election - while Labour was on 261, up from 229. May had been expected to win comfortably. The U.K. Independence Party, which won 12.6 percent in the last election, saw its vote share collapse: It earned just 2 percent of the vote and lost its only...

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  • Economy Boost, Airport Deal: What Northern Ireland Unionists Get From London
Economy Boost, Airport Deal: What Northern Ireland Unionists Get From London

The deal has also caused consternation in Dublin, with Irish premier Enda Kenny warning such an alliance could upset Northern Ireland's fragile peace. On Twitter, the European Parliament's lead negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, said: "We are impatiently waiting for the negotiating position of the United Kingdom gov".

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  • Death toll rises in London tower fire
Death toll rises in London tower fire

A survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire in West London broke down in tears during a live television interview while recalling how a father threw his two children from the building. The fire brigade says a structural engineer and expert crews believe the building is not in danger of collapsing. Survivors told of frantic attempts to escape ...

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  • At least 6 dead in massive London high rise fire
At least 6 dead in massive London high rise fire

Prime Minister Theresa May's office says the leader is "deeply saddened" by the devastating fire that engulfed a high-rise apartment block in west London . Tamara Eastmond said a lot of people appeared to be unaccounted for. Up to 600 people may have been inside the building's 120 apartments at the time the blaze broke out.

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  • London mayor says tower fire 'horrific'
London mayor says tower fire 'horrific'

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton has confirmed that there have been fatalities in the major fire accident at a 24-storey tower in west London on Wednesday morning. "All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time", the group said in a blog after the fire broke out.

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  • Top Republican Steve Scalise wounded in multiple shooting
Top Republican Steve Scalise wounded in multiple shooting

Officials said several other people were also wounded. The news of the shooting reverberated on Capitol Hill, where security was increased and regular proceedings were canceled or postponed. He is now in a stable condition in hospital. "Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone. Our thoughts and pr...

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  • Rep. Davis: 'This could be the first political rhetorical terrorist attack'
Rep. Davis: 'This could be the first political rhetorical terrorist attack'

For more details on the incident, see Page B1. The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party ".

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  • Congressman, others recovering after being shot at suburban DC ball practice
Congressman, others recovering after being shot at suburban DC ball practice

The shooting took place at a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team. "He shot at Steve Scalise , our second baseman". Rep. Brad Wenstrup, of OH, rushed to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's side Wednesday morning, as a stream of blood trailed behind the Louisiana congressman.

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  • Video captures sounds of gunfire at congressional baseball practice
Video captures sounds of gunfire at congressional baseball practice

Also wounded were a former congressional staff member who works as a lobbyist and a staffer for Rep. The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party".

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  • US attorney general Jeff Sessions dodges questions on Trump, angering Democrats
US attorney general Jeff Sessions dodges questions on Trump, angering Democrats

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify at a public hearing of the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday afternoon, the committee said in a statement. Sessions said it would be "absurd" to suggest that a recusal from a single investigation would render him unable to manage the leadership of the FBI.

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  • Theresa May's top advisers quit after United Kingdom election shock
Theresa May's top advisers quit after United Kingdom election shock

The pair formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform. Meanwhile, Fiona Hill said in a statement: "It's been a pleasure to serve in government , and a pleasure to work with such an excellent Prime Minister".

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  • How will this minority government actually work?
How will this minority government actually work?

She later announced that her top ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond, foreign minister Boris Johnson and Brexit minister David Davis, would remain in their positions. "Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years", she said. According to Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper, senior members of May's o...

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  • Loudermilk was at GOP baseball shooting; is 'OK'
Loudermilk was at GOP baseball shooting; is 'OK'

DeSantis who represents the area around Daytona Beach plays third base for the congressional team and left practice early to head back to the Capitol with fellow Republican Jeff Duncan . But an odd thing occurred just as DeSantis was leaving the practice in a auto with fellow Rep. Jeff Duncan . Duncan is a member of the team and was at the prac...

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