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Fridge-freezer maker offers condolences in tower fire

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McCormack confirmed that a fridge-freezer started the fire at Grenfell Tower , and that it was not deliberate. UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn said each of the London tower block deaths "could and should have been avoided" due to the revelation that the cladding used had been combustible. Read More »

Explosion rocks Brussels train station; suspect 'neutralized'

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He declined to say whether police were aware of him for any other kind of offense. "As part of the investigation into the terrorist attack of 20 June 2017 at the Brussels Central Station, the preliminary results of the search carried out in the residence of the suspect O.Z.in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, showed that he probably made the bomb there", the prosecutor's office said in a statement Wednesday. Read More »

Police reveal cause of deadly London tower fire

Whirlpool, which owns Hotpoint, said, "We offer our most profound condolences to the victims, those who have lost loved ones, homes, and possessions, and to their friends and families". To make sure everyone comes forward, London Mayor Sadiq Khan pledged to seek an amnesty for people who may have been living in the public housing block illegally. Read More »

Saudi FM Assures Tillerson No Qatar Blockade Exists, Says Food Shipments Allowed

Erdogan has also strongly denied accusations that Qatar supports terrorism, arguing the country had been a staunch opponent of the Islamic State group. Hamas arch-terrorist Saleh al-Arouri and other terrorists from the Gaza-ruling group, who had found a safe haven in Qatar, were reportedly expelled from Doha due to unspecified "pressure" last week. Read More »

US Senate backs legislation to slap new sanctions on Russia

The two Senators that voted "no" were Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY). "After Putin directly and maliciously interfered in America's presidential election, the notion that we would make concessions to them - like handing over access to this mansion on a silver platter - is offensive, weak and counterproductive", Schumer told Newsday. Read More »

Mueller is "Good Friends" with Comey, and that's "Bothersome"

The Secret Service had said it had no audio copies or transcripts of any tapes recorded within Trump's White House, according to a freedom of information request submitted by The Wall Street Journal. "He was - he did admit that what I said was right". "Oh, you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer", Trump said. Lawmakers investigating allegations of Russian interference in the United States election had asked the White House for any such recordings. Read More »

Survey shows surge in younger voters in UK election

The Labour leader, who is set to introduce Run The Jewels at Glastonbury Festival , pipped the Prime Minister in a new poll commisioned by YouGov. Prime Minister May seems to have taken a major hit with her snap general election gamble backfiring earlier this month and losing her a majority in Parliament, the survey claims. Read More »

Judiciary committee asks Lynch to disclose Clinton email conversations

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There are also looking for documents and information about whether the FBI investigated the communication. The Judiciary Committee's decision to investigate Lynch's conduct comes weeks after ousted FBI Director James Comey publicly testified that she tried to influence the way he discussed the email probe by telling him to call it a "matter" instead of an investigation. Read More »

Donald Trump: I have no recordings of chats with fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director

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Trump did leave the option open in his Thursday tweet that someone else recorded his conversation with Comey, saying, "I have no idea whether there are "tapes" or recordings". Trump biographer Tim O'Brien told CNN the president admitted he recorded his conversations with Comey, but later said in a deposition that he used the threat of tapes to "intimidate" the former Federal Bureau of Investigation head. Read More »

Police Drag Disabled Demonstrators From Capitol Hill During Healthcare Bill Protest

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ADAPT , a nonprofit group that advocates for people with disabilities, organized the "die-in" protest, bringing dozens to the Russell Senate Office. "The American Health Care Act caps and significantly cuts Medicaid which will greatly reduce access to medical care and home and community based services for elderly and disabled Americans who will either die or be forced into institutions", Bruce Darling, an ADAPT organizer taking part in the protest, said in a statement . Read More »

Oussama Zariouh a-t-il voulu entrer dans un train?

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Sous le choc, ils essayent de comprendre pourquoi il a été abattu: " Pourquoi ne donnent-ils pas de preuves de l'implication de mon frère? "C'était un homme sensible", dit sa soeur. J'ai lu qu'Oussama ne s'entendait pas avec sa famille. Selon son père, Oussama n'était pas radicalisé. "Il n'avait pas de sympathie pour l'Etat islamique et n'était sûrement pas membre du groupe terroriste". Read More »

Who Is Jay Sekulow?

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Sekulow is responding on "Fox and Friends" to a statement that Trump's tweets can make it harder for others to do their job. Comey said under oath during his much-anticipated Senate hearing earlier this month that he believes he was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Local lawmakers weigh in on Senate GOP healthcare bill

They also repeal federal funding for Planned Parenthood and divert hundreds of billions of dollars out of Medicaid and into tax breaks for wealthy Americans . They didn't say why it was not included in the Thursday draft , but it could be because they suspect it will breach Senate rules. That's because they're keyed to the cost of a bare-bones plan, and because additional help now provided for deductibles and copayments would be discontinued. Read More »

Senate GOP health care bill released

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It would also end the tax penalties under Mr Obama's law on people who do not buy insurance - the so-called individual mandate - and on larger firms that do not offer coverage to their employees. "Let us right now, Democrats and Republicans , sit down and try to come up with a bipartisan bill", Schumer said. Two Milwaukee health care leaders questioned why the bill had to be voted on next week. Read More »

François Bayrou assure être "la cible" de l'enquête sur les emplois

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Le matin, François Bayrou avait annoncé son départ de l'exécutif, mis sous pression depuis le départ de Sylvie Goulard . Cinq députés ou anciens députés européens, dont Marielle de Sarnez et Sylvie Goulard auraient accepté , à la demande de la direction du Modem , de mettre à la disposition du parti un de leurs assista nts parlementaires européens. Read More »

India's opposition pitch Dalit for president

Mayawati said at a press conference this evening, "I had initially said Kovind was connected to RSS and BJP ideologies". Talking to reporters, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said: "There could not have been a better candidate than Meira Kumar for the post of President". Read More »

Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege

He recently appeared in a video showing militant leaders planning the Marawi siege in a hideout, a sign of his key role in the uprising amid reports that he is the designated successor to Isnilon Hapilon, who was proclaimed by the IS previous year as its "emir" in South-east Asia. Read More »

Pelosi confident of her caucus' support

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Kay Kirkpatrick, a Republican state senator who represents the area, said that while Republicans were divided on Trump , they had mostly united behind Handel. A special election run-off for a suburban Atlanta seat in Congress looked set for a tight finish on Tuesday, with polls showing a very narrow lead for the Democratic candidate seeking to take a district held by Republicans since the 1970s. Read More »

Donald Trump earned hundreds of millions in past year, financial forms show

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The form only requires assets held at the end of the reporting period to be disclosed and doesn't require documentation of any transactions, so we have no way of telling how much income Trump generated by divesting. An Office of Government Ethics spokesman declined to comment on the contents of the report, other than to say that it was certified by the office, which is an ethics watchdog for federal government employees. Read More »

Pour Merkel, l'avenir de l'UE à 27 "prioritaire" sur les négociations — Brexit

De fait, l'atmosphère a bien changé depuis le choc provoqué par le vote, il y a un an, en faveur du départ du Royaume-Uni de l'UE. " Il doit être clair que le sommet européen n'est pas un forum pour les négociations du Brexit", a insisté le président du Conseil Donald Tusk lors d'un court point presse, avant même que Theresa May ne prenne la parole au dîner. Read More »

USA military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

Most of the missiles missed their mark, and only one landed on its intended target despite claims by Iran's military that it struck an Islamic State command center and suicide auto bomb operation. Australia has suspended its airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria as a precaution after a USA fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane earlier this week. Read More »