• Singer Adele visits London Grenfell Tower firefighters
Singer Adele visits London Grenfell Tower firefighters

In response to the tragedy the mayor has held a safety summit with representatives of the fire service, local authorities and landlords. Four government ministers had been warned that fire regulations were not keeping residents safe, according to the BBC .

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  • Man Accused of Murder of Muslim Girl Not Charged for Hate Crime
Man Accused of Murder of Muslim Girl Not Charged for Hate Crime

The apartment was in a sprawling complex with predominantly Spanish-speaking tenants. The victim's mother tells the Washington Post that her daughter, who typically wears Western garb, was wearing a borrowed abaya, a traditional Muslim dress, which she tripped over because she wasn't used to running in it.

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  • Russian Federation expects explanation from U.S. on downed Syrian jet
Russian Federation expects explanation from U.S. on downed Syrian jet

That incident angered Russian Federation, which intervened in the Syrian civil war on Syria's behalf in 2015 and has a hotline with the U.S.to deconflict airspace and make sure their air forces don't collide mid-air. Is this where we are headed? Smoke billows from buildings in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah on June 18, 2017, during an offen...

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  • Amnesty urges donors to give more to South Sudan refugees
Amnesty urges donors to give more to South Sudan refugees

A recent report even showed that NGO anti-smuggling efforts actually worsened the situation for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean. It said war, violence and persecution worldwide were causing more people to be forcibly displaced now than ever before.

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  • Queen Elizabeth II mum about Trump visit
Queen Elizabeth II mum about Trump visit

LONDON , June 21 Sterling dipped below $1.26 for the first time in more than two months on Wednesday, deepening this week's losses on signs that Prime Minister Theresa May is still struggling to find the support she needs for her government in parliament.

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  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Steps Down Under Pressure
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Steps Down Under Pressure

According to the New York Times , a number of investors wrote a letter demanding he step down. After months of being plagued by scandal and criticism , Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from the company on Tuesday under pressure from investors.

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  • President Donald Trump's legal plan built in his image: Fight, fight, fight
President Donald Trump's legal plan built in his image: Fight, fight, fight

Republicans say they are turning down offers to work for a chief executive whose volatile temperament makes them nervous, and are asking headhunters if their reputations could suffer permanent damage from serving Trump. I want to be very clear about this, the president is not and has not been under investigation . The Washington Post reported...

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  • Philippines launches offensive in Marawi, with aim to end battle by weekend
Philippines launches offensive in Marawi, with aim to end battle by weekend

Duterte on Tuesday visited an evacuation center for Marawi residents in nearby Iligan City . "Your government, the president of Philippines , Rodrigo Duterte did not declare war against the good people of Marawi ", he told the crowd of invited guests and IDPs.

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  • President Trump: Warmbier 'should have been brought home a long time ago'
President Trump: Warmbier 'should have been brought home a long time ago'

The dialogue will be co-chaired by Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi , US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis. "It may be time for a preemptive strike", said Bolling, who also claimed that "we don't want to start any, you know, nuclear war".

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  • USA coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea
USA coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

Otto Warmbier's death after returning from North Korean imprisonment is stoking outrage in Washington and threatening to overshadow high-level U.S. "Everything depended on the USA government's attitude", Korean-American Bae told South Korean broadcaster YTN in an interview broadcast live.

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  • Australia Suspends Syria Airstrikes Amid US-Russia Tensions
Australia Suspends Syria Airstrikes Amid US-Russia Tensions

A U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle shot down the Shaheed-129 UAV at approximately 12:30 a.m. A U.S. official said Tuesday that the Russian aircraft came within five feet of a wing tip for a U.S. Iranian-made A1B Ababil-1 unmanned aerial vehicle (drone). It is the first time in the Syrian conflict that the US-led coalition has shot down a Syrian ...

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  • Bodies Of US Sailors Found In Flooded Compartments Of Damaged Ship
Bodies Of US Sailors Found In Flooded Compartments Of Damaged Ship

The Fitzgerald collided with a merchant ship 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka , Japan . The container ship that crashed into a US Navy destroyer, killing as many as seven American sailors , could be liable for "professional negligence", Japanese authorities say.

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  • Celebrities React To Bill Cosby Mistrial
Celebrities React To Bill Cosby Mistrial

I'm Michel Martin. We're going to start the program today with news of two criminal trials in the national spotlight. Constand is on board for the retrial. America's once-favorite TV father is spending Father's Day without wondering what a jury will decide for him. BLOCK: OK. Goldie Taylor, I am afraid we have to stop there.

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  • Russian Federation expects explanation from United States on downed Syrian jet
Russian Federation expects explanation from United States on downed Syrian jet

Russian Federation accused the USA -led coalition of "complicity with terrorism" on Tuesday after an American warplane downed a drone operated by pro-regime forces in southern Syria. These Iran hawks, they said, are pushing for a Syria strategy that calls for concentrating first on defeating Islamic State , then turning on Iran and its allies, inc...

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  • Congressional Baseball Game raises $1.5 million, breaks records
Congressional Baseball Game raises $1.5 million, breaks records

Following the authorities' confirmation that Hodgkinson was the only shooter in the attack, officials began scrutinizing the 66-year-old's social media accounts and it wasn't very hard to figure out the motives behind the attack: James Hodgkinson appears to have been a staunch supporter of socialist politics and had deep-rooted hatred for Republica...

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  • Newt Gingrich admits Trump is very pugnacious
Newt Gingrich admits Trump is very pugnacious

Gingrich , a Trump ally and confidant, said he met with Trump in January 2015 and they talked about how much a presidential race would cost - with competitive estimates running to as much as $80 million. Gingrich didn't directly respond. Referring to an ABC News report that Rosenstein has said he may need to recuse himself from having auth...

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  • Congress workers, protesting farmers perform 'shavasana' in MP
Congress workers, protesting farmers perform 'shavasana' in MP

Farmers too performed "Shavaasana" at Kisan Ghat in New Delhi to protest against the policies of the government. Dharmendra Malik, Spokesperson of BKU, told The Statesman that similar Yoga sessions were witnessed at a number of prominent places in Hapur, Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur districts.

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  • Large majority for Macron in French parliament
Large majority for Macron in French parliament

Many of them are young and new to politics, although they are allied in parliament to another long-established centrist party, MoDem, or Democratic Movement. It has been a bad night for the Socialists, which shed more than 250 seats, winning just 29. The conservative opposition, the Republicans, won a total of 130 seats with their allies.

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  • Chelsea Clinton calls out Steve Bannon for 'fat shaming' Sean Spicer
Chelsea Clinton calls out Steve Bannon for 'fat shaming' Sean Spicer

It came after his colleague, White House advisor Stephen Bannon, told a reporter the reason Spicer had stopped on-camera briefings was that "Sean has gotten fatter". Spicer didn't even acknowledge Acosta. Trump has teased an announcement soon - but the White House continues to stonewall reporters on the question.

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  • Flash flooding a concern from Tropical Storm Cindy
Flash flooding a concern from Tropical Storm Cindy

One large live oak branch was downed on the grounds of Beauvoir, the historic home that once belonged to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Bill and Leslie O'Brien of Vancleave, Miss., fill sandbags on Monday , June 19, 2017, at the Harrison County Road Department in Gulfport, Miss., for a friend in preparation for expected heavy rains later...

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