• London fire: Prime minister Theresa May orders full public inquiry
London fire: Prime minister Theresa May orders full public inquiry

Another emergency fund was created - the West London Tower Fire Victims - on behalf of the local Muslim community to help all the families affected . "We have to get to the bottom of this". The Tories sent persuaded one of their backbench MPs to attack Corbyn, with Andrew Bridgen dispatched to criticise the Labour leader.

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  • Someone needs to explain 'obstruction of justice' to Donald Trump
Someone needs to explain 'obstruction of justice' to Donald Trump

After the Washington Post reported that U.S. Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice , the U.S. "I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning, but that's a conclusion I'm sure the special counsel will work towards, to try and understand what the intention...

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  • British PM Theresa May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze
British PM Theresa May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze

Also on Friday, the Queen and the Duke of Cambridge met volunteers, local residents and community representatives while visiting Westway Sports Centre, near the charred remains of the tower block in north Kensington. While it's unknown what sparked the fire, experts say that the cladding, or exterior insulation, created a chimney effect through whi...

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  • Donald Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russia story
Donald Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russia story

Trump is not the first president to be subjected to a special counsel investigation, nor the first president to protest it. United States president Donald Trump has said he is the victim of a "witch-hunt" following reports that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating him for possible obstruction of justice .

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  • Trump cries 'witch hunt' amid Russian Federation probe
Trump cries 'witch hunt' amid Russian Federation probe

Senators came ready to tear into him for untruthful confirmation hearing testimony about Russian conflicts; his post-recusal decision to wade back into the Russia investigation and 2016 campaign issues in the context of the firing of former FBI director James B.

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  • May orders public inquiry as 100 feared dead in Grenfell Tower fire
May orders public inquiry as 100 feared dead in Grenfell Tower fire

May didn't speak with journalists during the visit. The investigation into the cause of the fire that has now been extinguished will take weeks, he added. "The severity and the heat of the fire will mean that it will be an absolute miracle for anyone to be left alive". "We like to think of ourselves as rufty-tufty and heroes - they are heroes...

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  • Trump's attorney general Sessions to face Russian Federation questions
Trump's attorney general Sessions to face Russian Federation questions

The eyes of Washington turn again to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, where embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces questions over his Russian Federation contacts and role in the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey .

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  • US official can't confirm al-Baghdadi killing
US official can't confirm al-Baghdadi killing

In a statement, the Russian Defense Ministry said it was "checking this through various channels" to determine whether ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an airstrike on May 28 aimed at a meeting of top ISIS commanders in the group's de facto Syrian capital of Raqqa.

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  • Trump confirms he is under investigation in Russian Federation inquiry
Trump confirms he is under investigation in Russian Federation inquiry

The Washington Post also reported on Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller , who is charged with leading the Justice Department investigation into the matter, was looking into the business dealings and finances of Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and one of his closest advisers.

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  • Senate panel to question Sessions on Russia, Comey
Senate panel to question Sessions on Russia, Comey

Feinstein: Mr. Rosenstein, in a statement to the House of Representatives, essentially told them he learned on May 8th President Trump meant to remove Director Comey. When asked about a letter he wrote recommending firing Comey, Rosenstein said that Mueller could be looking into the decision-making process for the firing - and he was therefore "...

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  • London fire: UK police launch criminal probe into Grenfell Tower inferno
London fire: UK police launch criminal probe into Grenfell Tower inferno

The questions over the tragedy have led to anger from residents. At least 12 people have been reported killed so far and 78 more were injured in the towering inferno. London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn both met with residents. "It was so preventable, and that's why we're so angry", said Alia Al-Ghabban, a veterinar...

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  • Russia Claims It Has Killed Leader Of Islamic State Group
Russia Claims It Has Killed Leader Of Islamic State Group

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the US -led anti-Islamic State coalition said he could not confirm reports that al-Baghdadi had been killed. There had been previous reports of al-Baghdadi being killed but they did not turn out to be true. In March, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared that Baghdadi's death is imminent since "nearly all" of...

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  • Police open criminal investigation into Grenfell Tower fire
Police open criminal investigation into Grenfell Tower fire

Some of those who had heeded official advice from the tower block's management to "stay put" and await rescue perished in the fire . As detailed on the planning application, fire barriers were due to be inserted between the cladding on each floor to limit the spread to small melt out areas.

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  • Northern Ireland's DUP wants
Northern Ireland's DUP wants "sensible Brexit", talks with May to continue

Nigel Farage, UKIP, and the Brexit referendum may one day be counted among the saviours of the European Union . Her failure to win a majority has put May under pressure over her Brexit plans from inside and outside her party and has prompted complaints about her choice of partner due to the DUP's stance on social issues such as gay marriag...

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  • Trump under probe for obstruction of justice, financial crimes?
Trump under probe for obstruction of justice, financial crimes?

Among them, the Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats , head of the National Security Agency (N.S.A.), Adm. Michael S. Rogers , and former N.S.A. The committee, which is investigating Russia's meddling in the presidential election and whether any of Trump's associates had ties with the country at the time , expects Kushner to provide ...

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  • Trump begged NSA director to deny collusion with Russia
Trump begged NSA director to deny collusion with Russia

Sessions , a close campaign adviser to Trump and the first senator to endorse him, stepped aside from the investigation in early March after acknowledging he had spoken twice in the months before the election with the Russian ambassador. "Like the silence of Rep. Coats and Admiral Rogers, I think your silence speaks volumes", Heinrich said. Andre...

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  • Government will do 'whatever is required' following Grenfell Tower blaze
Government will do 'whatever is required' following Grenfell Tower blaze

The blaze has led to outrage after repeated alleged oversights in fire safety with residents saying they had warned authorities for years that the flats would be potential death traps if a blaze broke out. He told relatives trying to make him leave the building: "I'm staying here with the dogs". Rising among the stylish town houses that define ...

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  • Picking up the pieces after United Kingdom election
Picking up the pieces after United Kingdom election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on May to resign but she said the country needed stability and her party would ensure it was maintained.Labour looks set to make 33 gains with the Tories losing 15 seats - and the SNP down by 22 seats in a bad night for Nicola Sturgeon, with her party losing seats to the Tories.

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  • Mueller Examining Whether Trump Sought to Slow Flynn Probe
Mueller Examining Whether Trump Sought to Slow Flynn Probe

The investigation into obstruction of justice "began days after Comey was sacked on May 9", the Washington Post story notes. Kori Schake , a research fellow at the Hoover Institution , and David Sklansky , a professor of law and faculty co-director at Stanford Law School's Criminal Justice Center, gave their thoughts on Tuesday's hearing.

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  • Mueller's investigators to speak to intel officials
Mueller's investigators to speak to intel officials

The special counsel's investigators have sought information from Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats as well as National Security Agency Director Adm. Any finding that could arise against the President would have another hurdle - a longstanding Justice Department stance against indicting a sitting president.

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