• Grenfell Tower survivors to be rehoused in luxury complex
Grenfell Tower survivors to be rehoused in luxury complex

Ms Constance said: "While we're confident that in Scotland we have stringent building and fire safety regulations which contribute to keeping people safe, following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower it is imperative that we undertake a thorough and critical review of our regulations".

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  • Trump Says He Did Not Tape His Conversations With Comey
Trump Says He Did Not Tape His Conversations With Comey

He said he wasn't willing to take Trump at his tweet . His instinct is: "'I'll out-bluff you, '" Gingrich said. "I think in many ways it was maybe an attempt to try to intimidate Jim Comey , which obviously he didn't". Trump flirted with presidential runs in 1988 and 2000 before abandoning them. And his embrace of birtherism, which questioned...

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  • Syrian military says seizes ground towards Iraqi border
Syrian military says seizes ground towards Iraqi border

Politicians and think tanks on both sides of the aisle pushed the Obama administration for years to adopt such policy shifts. "It's a principle of global law", the diplomat added, noting that the Russian military expedition in the country is present "at the request of the legitimate authorities".

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  • US shoots down 'Iranian-made' drone in Syria
US shoots down 'Iranian-made' drone in Syria

The U.S. -led coalition said the location was close to where another "pro-regime" drone, which intelligence sources had also identified as Iranian , was shot down on June 8 after dropping bombs near coalition forces. "In an email to NPR, Australia's Department of Defense says it will make a decision on rejoining the U.S-led air campaign in due c...

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  • BJP's youth wing leader arrested for printing fake notes
BJP's youth wing leader arrested for printing fake notes

A BJP Yuva Morcha leader in Kerala has been busted for printing counterfeit notes in his house. Rakesh is a member of Yuva Morcha, SN Puram panchayat committee, while Rajeev is secretary of OBC Morcha's Kaypamangalam constituency. "The fake currencies looked genuine and it is hard to identify them if transactions were done in a bunch, " said a se...

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  • Theresa May to unveil Brexit plans to European Union leaders
Theresa May to unveil Brexit plans to European Union leaders

Tusk indicated that after weeks of negotiations, a decision on the procedure was close at hand but the final decision on the cities isn't expected until later this year. Merkel said in Brussels on Thursday that the Brexit talks will be conducted quickly and "we will do everything to continue succeeding, as we have so far, in keeping the 27 memb...

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  • Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at EU summit
Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at EU summit

The EU and Britain on June 19 launched the long-awaited Brexit negotiations at European Commission's headquarters in Brussels , almost one year after Britain voted to leave the bloc by a narrow margin on June 23, 2016. But Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel , who argues for a need to protect European Union integration from British ambivalenc...

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  • Islamist militants storm school in southern Philippines, take students hostages
Islamist militants storm school in southern Philippines, take students hostages

The attack could be a diversionary tactic to ease pressure on the militants in Marawi , local police commander Chief Inspector Realan Mamon said on radio. but don't touch them because they are the dogs of hell ", he said. Last month, about 500 militants seized Marawi , a mosque-dotted centre of the Islamic faith in the south of the predomina...

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  • Will Hold Wide Consultations on Brexit, Says UK PM May
Will Hold Wide Consultations on Brexit, Says UK PM May

The talks mark the start of what will be one of the most politically sensitive global negotiations of modern times. The fate of an estimated three million Europeans now living in Britain and around one million Britons living elsewhere in the EU was thrown into doubt by Britain's vote to leave the bloc past year.

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  • Merkel: EU's future has priority over Brexit
Merkel: EU's future has priority over Brexit

THE EUROPEAN UNION'S PREFERRED order for Brexit talks has prevailed as Tory minister David Davis abandoned the pretence that he would challenge EU officials on how the discussions would take place. "For me, shaping the future of the 27 (remaining) member states has priority over the question of the negotiations with Britain on its exit", Merkel...

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  • GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic
GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act must be stopped because the cuts it will make to Medicaid will amplify the heroin epidemic - since so many rely on the program for addiction treatment. "Those drugs like methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, including long-acting Vivitrol, need to be categori...

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  • Saudi closes in on emerging market status as royals reshuffle
Saudi closes in on emerging market status as royals reshuffle

Riyadh welcomed Trump's more aggressive attitude towards its rival Iran, which Saudi Arabia accuses of interference throughout the region. As defense minister, he runs the Saudi campaign in Yemen . Washington should avoid the appearance of taking sides in the rivalry between the Saudi crown prince and his younger cousin, the deputy crown princ...

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  • The AP Takes a Sober Look at the Democrats
The AP Takes a Sober Look at the Democrats

CNBC reports that the election between Ossoff and Handel was the most expensive House race ever, with both opponents spending a combination of $36 million as of May 31. The two Republican victories last night come as the latest set of close but no cigar losses for Democrats in special elections this year. Quist lost by a little more than 5...

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  • United States jets shoot down 'Iranian drone' in Syria - coalition
United States jets shoot down 'Iranian drone' in Syria - coalition

RC-135 spy plane in global airspace over the Baltic Sea a day earlier, accusing the Russian pilot of flying too fast and having "poor control" over his SU-27 fighter jet. Iran's Revolutionary Guard described the strike as revenge for Islamic State attacks on Tehran earlier this month that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50.

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  • Queen's Speech: Brexit Takes Centre Stage As Controversial Policies Dropped
Queen's Speech: Brexit Takes Centre Stage As Controversial Policies Dropped

Prime Minister Theresa May will tomorrow push ahead with her post-election plans, despite failing to reach a deal guaranteeing her ability to govern. After May lost her majority in parliament with a botched gamble on a snap June 8 election, she is trying to secure the backing of the DUP's 10 lawmakers, though talks have dragged on for almost tw...

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  • Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony
Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony

But Johnson tells the House Intelligence committee that he doesn't know whether the hacking of the Democratic National Committee's emails and other Moscow-directed interference "did in fact alter public opinion, and thereby alter the outcome of the presidential election".

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  • Sena announces support to Kovind
Sena announces support to Kovind

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said that if someone is trying to make a Dalit a President with the objective of gaining a vote bank then we are not with them. Had they wanted my support, they would have declared one of the names till now. When contacted, MGP president Dipak Dhavlikar said nobody has approached them so far seeking ...

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  • Nevada Sen. Heller has serious concerns about GOP bill
Nevada Sen. Heller has serious concerns about GOP bill

If legislation is to prevail in the Senate, McConnell can lose the support of only two of his 52 Republicans, assuming all 48 Democrats and independents oppose the bill, as expected. Nevada's Dean Heller also said he has "serious concerns" and wants to be confer with his state's governor. Like McCain, many other GOP Senators had little to say abo...

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  • London fire: 600 buildings have similar cladding
London fire: 600 buildings have similar cladding

Tower blocks across the United Kingdom are being urgently examined after the London blaze and three samples have been shown to be "combustible" and more results will be made public in the next 48 hours, the Downing Street said. But, as a precaution, the Government has arranged to test cladding in all relevant tower blocks. "We've also taken st...

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  • One number puts the Democrat loss in Georgia in stunning perspective
One number puts the Democrat loss in Georgia in stunning perspective

The Georgia contest was the most expensive House race in history, and the GOP dusted off the same playbook it has used effectively since the Republican wave of 2010: Hammering Democratic candidates with a relentlessly anti-Pelosi message that drives out the conservative base.

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