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Death toll rises to 12 in London apartment building inferno

The north Kensington tower resembled a giant blazing chimney with smoke billowing against the skyline at dawn, spreading ash, smoke and debris around. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said several other people also were hit, including two law enforcement officers. More than 200 firefighters worked through the night and were still finding pockets of fire inside later in the day. Lire la suite »

Kids tossed from windows to escape London high-rise blaze

London Fire Brigade Assistant Commissioner Dan Daly said in a statement that "firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire". Our hearts go out to the victims and survivors of this frightful incident. "I am sad to confirm that we now know there have been fatalities and more than 50 people have been taken to hospitals", Khan said in a statement. Lire la suite »

At least 12 dead in Grenfell Tower inferno

Some bodies have been removed from the smouldering remains of the building, which contains 120 flats thought to be home to between 400 and 600 people. Rydon, the firm that carried it out, said its work "met all required building control, fire regulation, and health and safety standards". Prime Minister Theresa May is "deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life", said Downing Street. Lire la suite »

London Block of Flats Fire Death Toll Increases to 12

A tenants' group had complained for years about the risk of a fire. A huge plume of smoke wafted across the London skyline and left a burned-out hulk in the working class, multi-ethnic neighborhood. "I would like to assure everybody that Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service carries out regular inspections of high-rise buildings in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes, and that our crews regularly carry out training at them". Lire la suite »

Qatar Airways says service 'unaffected' by Gulf ban

There have been conflicting signals from the US over the dispute. The measures have disrupted imports in Qatar, which buys most of its food from the neighbours that have ostracised it. "Doha has become a financial, media and ideological hub for extremism". While the dispute hasn't escalated to a military confrontation, Qatar's military is dwarfed by neighboring Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates , two of its biggest opponents in the crisis. Lire la suite »

US Senate backs legislation to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation


Top leaders in the US Senate reached agreement late Monday night on legislation that would impose new sanctions on Russian Federation. Despite mixed signals from the President and his administration this year over sanctions, a senior source on Capitol Hill said the White House is not fighting congressional efforts to push through the measure. Lire la suite »

Saudi along with allies issues list of 'terrorists' linked to Qatar


Erdogan said he had never witnessed Doha supporting terrorism, adding Turkey "will continue to give all kinds of support to Qatar". "We lead the region in attacking the roots of terrorism — by giving young people hope through jobs, replacing weapons with pens by educating hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and funding local community programs globally to challenge extremist agendas", it said. Lire la suite »

Tory-DUP deal announcement 'to be delayed due to tower block tragedy'


A spokesman for May's Downing Street office refused to discuss the talks. But speaking during a visit to Paris to meet French president Emmanuel Macron, Mrs May told reporters: "We as Government remain absolutely steadfast in our commitment to the Belfast Agreement and the subsequent agreements and we continue to work with all the parties in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in ensuring that we can continue to put in place those measures necessary to fulfil those agreements". Lire la suite »

EU launches legal action against 3 countries over refugees

Under the EU law, the European Commission , acting as guardian of EU Treaties, has the power to take legal action against a member state which is not respecting its obligations. "Those that do not take part have to assume that they will be faced with infringement procedures", he was quoted as saying. On Monday, Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec told the Czech Press Agency (CTK ) that any decision to punish the country over the quotas would lead to a loss of trust in the EU. Lire la suite »

US congressman Steve Scalise shot at Virginia baseball practice


At the Kansas capitol building, Capitol Police officers, part of the Kansas Highway Patrol, have "increased visibility" of the Statehouse, Lt. Terry Golightley said. But Ryan said members of Congress are hoping the game is still on. Sen. Rand Paul , R-Ky., who was at the baseball practice, said he heard "at least 50 or 60 shots" during the shooting . Lire la suite »

Shooting at San Francisco UPS center, police say


He said the four victims were taken to a hospital. Other officers spotted a man wearing a UPS uniform armed with an assault pistol in another part of the building. The incident took place while the workers were gathered for their daily morning meeting before going out on their routes, he added. "Cook said he heard another series of five shots before the area fell silent and he escaped from the building with others". Lire la suite »

Sony Comments on Why They're Blocking Cross-Play

The upshot is Sony's not keen on cross-play, and it doesn't look like it will change its mind any time soon. In fact, many titles will get a free upgrade in order for you to enjoy the full capacity of the console . There is no doubt that it's more powerful than PS4Pro. For more of the latest in PC gaming, check out our homepage for the latest E3 2017 announcements. Lire la suite »

France, Britain to jointly combat online terrorist threat


They had met at the President's Elysee Palace a little earlier to discuss business ahead of the start of Brexit negotiations next week. The tactic appears to have worked, with his Republic On The Move (REM) party set for a landslide in parliamentary elections this weekend, but managing the different factions will be one of his challenges. Lire la suite »

It looks like we won't be getting Monster Hunter XX


In news that is a little more surprising (and potentially upsetting), Capcom has also confirmed that the recently announced Nintendo Switch port of Monster Hunter XX will not be receiving a release in the US. But [in Monster Hunter: World] for the first time, we've got drop-in multiplayer. The video below shows more details and in-game footages featured in the announcement of the " Monster Hunter World ", which is coming early in 2018. Lire la suite »

Man who accused Seattle mayor of sex abuse drops suit


In the motion , Beauregard writes that Heckard does not believe he can get a fair trial because Murray "garners litigation benefits by defending this lawsuit while simultaneously sitting as the mayor" and because "Murray, his former campaign team, and his legal team, have successfully tainted the jury pool with false information about the accusers, including Mr. Lire la suite »

Real Madrid has 'full confidence' in Cristiano Ronaldo over tax issue


Ronaldo , just like Lionel Messi was accused by Spanish tax authorities of tax fraud (€14 million) and will likely appear in court soon. The paper reports that the Portuguese sport star took advantage of a "business structure" created in 2010 to hide from fiscal authorities income generated in Spain from image rights. Lire la suite »

Man shot by deputy after making threats with sharp object

The homeowner grabbed a handgun and went outside to find out what was going on. The homeowner ran back into his house and slammed the door just as the man was about to enter. The suspect was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. The city of Burien contracts with the King County Sheriffs Office for police services. Lire la suite »

Democratic congressional baseball team sheltered for an hour after learning of shooting

Witnesses at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia say a gunman opened fire on members of Congress and their staffers, hitting several people including at least one congressman. Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC said he had just left the practice and encountered the apparent gunman in the parking lot before the shooting . "If this had happened in Georgia, he wouldn't have gotten too far", Loudermilk told reporters Wednesday at the Capitol. Lire la suite »

Death toll rises to 12 in London blaze

More than 200 firefighters had tackled the blaze and a minimal crew remained inside the building on Wednesday afternoon, assisted by drones . "I heard shouting, 'It's getting bigger, it's getting bigger!'", he told CNN Wednesday. The breaking dawn revealed the blackened wreckage of the building, which was still burning more than 12 hours later. "She is now breaking her heart", Michael Paramasivan, a block resident, told BBC radio. Lire la suite »

La Russie s'est ingérée dans les élections américaines — James Comey

Le président des Etats-Unis Donald Trump n'a pas répondu directement jeudi aux accusations explosives de l'ancien patron du FBI James Comey qu'il a limogé mais a tenté de rassembler ses partisans autour d'un message de défiance. Les mots sont soigneusement choisis, pesés. J'ai vu le tweet sur les enregistrements. Désormais, James Comey voudrait que le président publie les enregistrements des discussions qu'ils ont eu en tête-à-tête. Lire la suite »

4 takeaways from Sessions' feisty testimony to Congress about Russian Federation


Pressed on this by senators on the Intelligence committee, Sessions pointed out that his recommendation to Trump on Comey was based in turn on a recommendation from Rosenstein. Democratic senators repeatedly criticized Sessions for dispatching Rosenstein to testify Tuesday in his place about the Justice Department's budget to an Appropriations subcommittee. Lire la suite »