• Over 50 Possibly Killed in London Tower Fire, PM May Admits Failings
Over 50 Possibly Killed in London Tower Fire, PM May Admits Failings

Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy responded to speculation that the number of dead could exceed 100, saying: "For those of us that have been down there, it's pretty emotional, so I hope it is not triple figures, but I can't be drawn on the numbers".

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  • Afghan soldier attacks foreign soldiers, wounding 4
Afghan soldier attacks foreign soldiers, wounding 4

McMaster and senior leaders at the Pentagon", NPR's Tom Bowman told All Things Considered . Afghan government forces are also affected by such attacks within their own ranks. Yesterday, the Pentagon announced it would send 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan to support existing forces, and in hopes of "breaking a stalemate in a w...

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  • Britain's Philip Hammond says growth and jobs Brexit priority
Britain's Philip Hammond says growth and jobs Brexit priority

Though on the surface, Thursday's meetings with Northern Irish parties were aimed at breaking the logjam in forming a new cross-party regional government in the province, May needs broader acceptance in the province of a Conservative-DUP deal.

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  • North Korea Warns ICBM Test 'Not Too Far Away' Now
North Korea Warns ICBM Test 'Not Too Far Away' Now

North Korea test-fired the Hwasong-12 medium- to long-range ballistic missile May 14, followed by the Pukguksong-2 on May 21. They flew for about 200 kilometers and splashed down in the Sea of Japan , outside Japan's exclusive economic zone.

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  • 58 feared dead from fire in London tower block
58 feared dead from fire in London tower block

Theresa May branded the support for Grenfell Tower families in the immediate aftermath of the fire as "not good enough", with police revealing that 58 people are missing and presumed dead. And sorrow is quickly turning to anger over whether the building met fire and safety regulations. The tragedy has provoked a big response from nearby commun...

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  • Fears of resident in tower block refurbished by Grenfell cladding contractor
Fears of resident in tower block refurbished by Grenfell cladding contractor

Mr Cundy said: "Sadly, at this time there are 58 people who we have been told were in the Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing, and therefore sadly, I have to assume that they are dead". "They have been left with nothing - no bank cards, no money, no means of caring for their children or relatives", the prime minister said in a sta...

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  • France parliamentary election turnout low so far
France parliamentary election turnout low so far

The 39-year-old president was once a rank outsider for the presidency and was unknown to the French public until 2014 but looks set to achieve the previously unthinkable by securing a position of overwhelming power. Polls predict, however, that the party will secure no more than 90-95 seats, down from the 199 it now holds. La REM is barely more t...

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  • Defense chief: North Korea a 'clear and present danger'
Defense chief: North Korea a 'clear and present danger'

The United States pushed tough new sanctions against Pyongyang Friday at the U.N. Security Council but they were ultimately blocked by China. "The Security Council is sending a clear message to North Korea today: Stop firing ballistic missiles or face the consequences", U.S.

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  • UK to double length of next Parliament to deal with Brexit
UK to double length of next Parliament to deal with Brexit

The concession sets the tone for negotiations over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union that are set to begin in Brussels on Monday. "Our view is that withdrawal agreement and terms of the future relationship must be agreed alongside each other", said the spokesman.

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  • Diamond merchants to protest against proposed GST rates — Surat
Diamond merchants to protest against proposed GST rates — Surat

Giving some relief, Council has also chose to give relaxation of 2 months for filing of GST returns. Companies will have to file sale invoice for August with the GST Network by 20 September instead of 10 September earlier. The Council is scheduled to meet on June 18 to finalise e-way rules and anti-profiteering norms. It also poses a huge challenge...

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  • Climate change fight endures
Climate change fight endures

Hawaii has just become the first American state to ensure their accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement. Former New York Mayor and U.N. Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg pledged $15 million to make up for the USA contribution to the climate agreement.

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  • Italian Minister: US, G-7 Far Apart on Paris Climate Deal
Italian Minister: US, G-7 Far Apart on Paris Climate Deal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he did not ask German Chancellor Angela Merkel to consider keeping all mentions of the Paris climate change accord out of the upcoming G20 leaders meeting statement to placate U.S. If we fail to globally curb carbon emissions, the world will continue to grow warmer, sea levels will rise and we'll face more int...

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  • Landslide Kills 6 in Meghalaya
Landslide Kills 6 in Meghalaya

The death toll in the devastating landslides triggered by heavy rains in Meghalaya has risen to seven, an official said on Sunday. Rescue team of Meghalaya State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Home Guards and police with the help of local villagers are engaged to rescue the missing persons.

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  • Irish PM holds separate talks with leaders of Northern Ireland parties
Irish PM holds separate talks with leaders of Northern Ireland parties

Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said: "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the DUP can not be allowed to undermine the Good Friday and subsequent agreements". "It's going to be hard". "I think there will be pressure for a softer Brexit", Mr Cameron added, saying that Parliament now "deserves a say" o...

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  • Brexit talks set to begin next week
Brexit talks set to begin next week

Conservatives signalled that talks with the unionists could even continue beyond the start of Brexit talks and the Queen's Speech , as Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams warned that any deal struck could breach the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland .

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  • Special Counsel Investigates Trump, Son-in-Law
Special Counsel Investigates Trump, Son-in-Law

Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, and when that did not work, firing Comey with a false pretextual explanation. Trump said on Twitter. The memo to former transition team members on Thursday also seeks specific information on five people , the Times reported, They include Paul Manafort , Trump's former campaign manager; Rick G...

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  • American soldiers wounded, not killed in incident at Afghan base
American soldiers wounded, not killed in incident at Afghan base

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to media. On June 10, three USA soldiers were killed and another was wounded in the Achin district of Nangahar province when an Afghan commando opened fire on them.

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  • Top US diplomat asks for
Top US diplomat asks for "flexibility" as Congress passes new Russian Federation sanctions

The legislation sets up a review process that would require Trump to get Congress' approval before taking any action to ease, suspend or lift any sanctions on Russian Federation. The House has yet to take up the measure, which is an amendment to a bill that tightens sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile tests. The bill was opposed by Tr...

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"Create goodwill", business leaders urge May in Brexit talks

Fighting for her political survival, May has been trying to strike a deal with a small Northern Irish Protestant party to avoid a second election that could delay Brexit talks and damage the $2.5 trillion economy. Significant progress in talks on the budget and citizens'rights issue, as well as on issues around the new EU-UK land border in Ireland,...

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  • PM May faces mounting criticism over London fire
PM May faces mounting criticism over London fire

Grief over a high-rise tower blaze that killed dozens of p. They met volunteers, local residents and community representatives while visiting Westway Sports Centre in west London , near the burnt down 24-storey Grenfell Tower . Following the meeting, Mrs May released a strongly-worded statement in which she said on-the-ground support for famili...

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