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Global News Death toll in London apartment fire hits double digits
Author: 0 Death toll in London apartment fire hits double digits

The cause of the fire has not yet been announced. London Fire Brigade said: "Our crews are still working to bring the #GrenfellTower fire under control and are carrying out systematic searches". "Externally, rain screen cladding, curtain wall facade and replacement windows were fitted, improving thermal insulation and modernising the exterior of the building", it said.

Global News Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border
Author: 0 Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

Qatar acknowledges its links to these groups, but denies that it supports terrorism. Qatar is strategically significant for the United States as it houses the Al Udeid Air Base. "There will be an escalation of economic pressure" unless Qatar changes course, Otaiba said. Al-Baker said on Tuesday Qatar Airways would redeploy aircraft it used to fly to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to fast track its expansion plans.

Global News Heathrow baggage system failure resolved
Author: 0 Heathrow baggage system failure resolved

An updated statement was issued at 9.07am to report that bag drop desks had reopened. "All of the delayed bags from the baggage system outage have now been sorted into destination order and the vast majority are planned to be flown from Heathrow on alternative flights throughout Thursday", reads the advisory .

Global News New Lesotho Prime Minister's wife shot dead
Author: 0 New Lesotho Prime Minister's wife shot dead

In another tweet she said: "Mrs Thabane's fatal shooting comes hours before her husband Thomas Thabane's inauguration as the next Prime Minister of Lesotho". South Africa led mediation efforts after Thabane's ouster and its Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected in Lesotho for the inauguration ceremony.

Global News Pence visits hospital where Steve Scalise is recovering
Author: 0 Pence visits hospital where Steve Scalise is recovering

White House Press Secretary told the pool reporter that Trump sat at Scalise's bedside and also spoke with the congressman's wife and doctors. "How dare they say such a thing", Pelosi said . Griner was hospitalized Wednesday after she was shot in the ankle while Bailey "was treated and released having sustained a minor injury", Capitol Police said in a statement .

Global News The congressman-doctor who treated Scalise on the ball field
Author: 0 The congressman-doctor who treated Scalise on the ball field

Rep. Roger Marshall, (R-01), who was not at this morning's practice but says he will play in Thursday's game. President Donald Trump is making an evening visit to the hospital where the U.S. The practice field is an open and community-friendly spot, and it's not uncommon for visitors to stop by. Chaos ensued. Lawmakers dove for cover.

Global News Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller: White House
Author: 0 Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller: White House

That decision would fall to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who testified Tuesday in a Senate budget hearing that he would only fire Mueller for good cause and has seen no evidence of that. CNN has reported at the time that the White House was given only a brief heads up that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was naming Mueller to oversee Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential collusion from Trump's campaign associates.

Global News Death toll of 12 expected to rise in London tower block fire
Author: 0 Death toll of 12 expected to rise in London tower block fire

The blaze in west London's North Kensington district also injured 74 others, 18 of them critically, and left an unknown number missing. Speaking in Downing Street, May said: "When it's possible to identify the cause of this fire, then of course there will be proper investigation and if there are any lessons to be learnt they will be and action will be taken".

Author: 0 DUP leader slams 'hyperbole' over gay rights policy

The party said it would oppose any deal between Theresa May and the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland that undermines the 1997 peace deal. The three parties claim the United Kingdom government's role as a facilitator in negotiations to re-establish the crisis-hit institutions has been fatally undermined by the mooted parliamentary deal with the DUP .

Author: 0 Israel threatens to expel United Nations humanitarian coordinator

More so, the latest round of power cuts announced by Israel on June 11 restricting the electricity supply to between two and three hours a day, will have a disastrous impact on Hamas ruling party. While this seems like a feasible solution on paper, no one can provide guarantees that Hamas - a terrorist organization - will not use the Israeli electricity or PA funds for continued terror efforts, such as digging attack tunnels and producing massive rockets that will be fired at Israeli cities ...

Author: 0 Mueller meets with Senate Russia investigators

Two current and two former officials told the Washington Post that in March Trump asked Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

Global News Shooting Spurs Calls For New Lawmaker Security Measures
Author: 0 Shooting Spurs Calls For New Lawmaker Security Measures

He underwent immediate surgery and an additional procedure to stop bleeding, the statement said , and had received "multiple units of blood transfusion". The congressional baseball game Scalise and his fellow Republicans were training for is scheduled to go ahead Thursday night at Washington's Nationals Park.

Author: 0 Theresa May: Brexit negotiations will begin next week

Ms May quashed reports that the beginning of Brexit negotiations, scheduled for next Monday, June 19th, might be postponed following her June 8th election debacle. British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron , present at the stadium after a working dinner, also did. That match was played despite France being in a state of shock in the wake of the terror attacks that struck Paris just four days earlier.

Global News Police Union Has Doubts About Gun Amnesty
Author: 0 Police Union Has Doubts About Gun Amnesty

The government believes there are as many as 260,00 illicit weapons on the streets, and with the threat of extremist attacks and a spate of gangland shootings, it wants to minimise the danger. "Sadly, as recent events have shown us, just one gun in the wrong hands can be deadly", he said. "The fact [is] we've got a deteriorating national security environment", Mr Keenan told ABC radio .

Author: 0 Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 _ Team Scalise

He then urged people to pray. When the congressmen saw Barth's injury, Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., removed his belt and Sen. "They are going after President Donald J. Authorities said Hodgkinson had been living out of his van in the Alexandria area for the past few months and they are seeking more information about his recent whereabouts and contacts.

Author: 0 British leader holds alliance talks with Northern Ireland party chief

Theresa May and James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland , will meet the five main Northern Ireland political parties in Downing Street "to build on the political discussions that restarted on Monday in Belfast". A failure to gain support from the Northern Irish party would risk the Queen's Speech being voted down next week, and Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour will be pushing hard for that outcome.

Global News Queues at Borehamwood shul in aid of Grenfell Tower fire relief effort
Author: 0 Queues at Borehamwood shul in aid of Grenfell Tower fire relief effort

South Australian senator Nick Xenophon said he was concerned similar materials could have been imported to Australia, citing the Lacrosse tower fire in Melbourne's Docklands in 2014 which engulfed the building in less than 11 minutes. The tower, built in 1974 in North Kensington, an area of west London , contained 120 flats and was thought to have been home to about 600 people. David Collins, former chairman of the Grenfell Tower Residents' Association, said the building's management had ...

Global News Congressional baseball game goes on in wake of shooting
Author: 0 Congressional baseball game goes on in wake of shooting

In recent months, Hodgkinson called Congressman Mike Bost's office at least 10 times with complaints about the Republican's stance on health care and his voting record, Bost said in a statement . "Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg", MedStar said in a statement Thursday.

Author: 0 Germany: number of Britons granted citizenship quadruples

Only 3.9% of Britons who have lived in Germany for 10 years or longer have taken on local citizenship, according to the data, suggesting that further increases may lie ahead as the United Kingdom exits the EU. In total, 110,400 individuals were naturalized as German citizens in 2016, a year on year increase of 2.9 percent. On average, only 1.6 per cent of all applications for German citizenship that are granted come from European Union countries.

Global News Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 17
Author: 0 Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 17

In a TV interview following her visit, May was told that some residents wished she had spoken to them as well as firefighters and had gone to see the community centres where local people are offering support to those affected. Firefighters rescued large numbers of people - some of them in their pyjamas - from the 43-year-old block, a low rent housing estate which overlooks upscale parts of the Kensington area.

Global News South Korean Missionaries Blamed for Chinese Couple's Slay in Pakistan
Author: 0 South Korean Missionaries Blamed for Chinese Couple's Slay in Pakistan

Pakistan on Thursday said it was in contact with Chinese authorities regarding the abduction and murder of Chinese nationals. The ministry's response came after China's official media on Tuesday accused South Korean Christian groups and intelligence agencies of recruiting young Chinese and sending them for proselytising in Muslim countries.

Author: 0 Sean Spicer: White House 'Confident' that Supreme Court Will Uphold Travel Ban

The agency made the disclosure in response to a freedom of information request by The Wall Street Journal . That does not rule out another entity having them, the newspaper reported. The Secret Service "handled recording systems within the White House for past presidents", according to the Journal . On Friday, Trump wouldn't quash rumors about the tapes when he told reporters "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future", adding, "Oh, you're going to be very ...

Author: 0 London fire death toll rises to 17, number expected to increase

British Prime Minister Theresa May meeets firefighters as she visits the remains of Grenfell Tower. Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said authorities genuinely don't know how many people died and that firefighters have been traumatized by the inability to save more people.

Global News May 'sorry' for election result which cost Tory MPs their seats
Author: 0 May 'sorry' for election result which cost Tory MPs their seats

While Britain's voters sent a clear signal of dissatisfaction to the ruling Conservatives, they were not prepared to put the opposition Labour Party into power. "I was kind of hoping it would just go the way that the polls suggested it would and we could have a quiet life in Westminster but now it's going to be a bit of a mess".

Global News Stefanik blasts Trump for backing out of Paris climate accord
Author: 0 Stefanik blasts Trump for backing out of Paris climate accord

While world's leading nations are focusing on rolling out environmental policies to combat climate change , United States President Donald Trump has chose to withdraw from the Paris Agreement . In its response, the foreign ministry tweeted , "We've seen the @ White- House video about the #ParisAccord". In fact, Mayor Bill Peduto on Friday joined the mayors of some 175 other USA cities and the governors of several states in announcing that his city would follow the terms of the Paris ...

Author: 0 Northern Ireland's DUP says talks with Conservatives to continue in London

After House Speaker John Bercow was re-elected without challenge, a chastened May quipped: "At least someone got a landslide". The border between Britain's Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is also a major issue in the talks over Britain's departure from the European Union .

Global News President Trump 'investigated over possible obstruction of justice'
Author: 0 President Trump 'investigated over possible obstruction of justice'

The attorney general is expected to be closely questioned about his contacts with Kislyak and his role in last month's firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . It's a shift in the FBI investigation, which previously focused on Russian hacking during the election, possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, and possible financial crimes by Trump associates.

Author: 0 No deal yet between UK Conservatives and DUP to back PM May

Divisions over Europe helped sink the premierships of Margaret Thatcher, Major and Cameron, and many of her lawmakers and party membership support a sharp break with the EU. The government meanwhile said the state opening of the parliament - when May s government presents its legislation programme - will take place on June 21, two days later than planned.

Author: 0 Australian TV journalist hit by bullet in Philippines city

Zia Alonto Adiong , a Philippine politician who spoke to civilians fleeing the city of Marawi, says that the witnesses reported seeing scores of dead bodies, at least 100, scattered around the roads in the area where the fighting is ongoing, raising concerns that the death toll in Marawi is likely much larger than officially reported.

Author: 0 Trump calls for unity after GOP baseball shooting

James Hodgkinson is shown in a photo posted to his Facebook page on November 13, 2010. But Hodgkinson's strong anti-Republican stances and background as a former volunteer on Bernie Sanders campaign only added to suggestions that the shooting was politically motivated.

Author: 0 Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaign

Trump and others in both parties called for unity - or at least a drastic cooling of rhetorical attacks. They point to a virulent backlash against President Donald Trump that they say has gone beyond the bounds of moderate political dissent and-subtly or not-advocates violence.

Author: 0 MAS: "MH128 had not at any point been hijacked"

Marks "tried to enter the cockpit", say police, but he was tackled by passengers and crew members. "But it was not a bomb but a powerbank ". The flight which left Melbourne Airport at 11.11pm was to arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 5.28am today.

Global News What is the ongoing anti-government protests in Russian Federation all about
Author: 0 What is the ongoing anti-government protests in Russian Federation all about

Thousands of Russians, many very young, chanted "Russia without Putin! " in the streets of dozens of cities during Monday's protests. Authorities in Moscow had authorized a venue for the protest away from the city center. The demonstrators appeared to skew predominantly younger - those who were born or grew up during Putin's 17 years in power. The Kremlin has long sought to cast the opposition as a phenomenon of a privileged, Westernised urban elite out of touch with people in ...

Global News Congressional women's team hits practice field
Author: 0 Congressional women's team hits practice field

Spicer said Trump would not attend Thursday's congressional baseball game, which Scalise and others had been practicing for when he was shot, out of security and logistical concerns. The charity game between Republicans and Democrats on Thursday night is scheduled to go on. "It's my breaking point, we have to stop this", said Davis, a Republican from Taylorville.

Author: 0 Cosby jury ends first day of deliberations without a verdict

It was read to them by the judge. Cosby also faces up to $25,000 in fines if convicted, and would have to register as a sex offender. The defense [sic] attorney Brian McMonagle told the jury that Cosby and Constand were lovers who had enjoyed secret "romantic interludes" and that the 2004 encounter was consensual.

Global News Korea willing to enter talks if North stops nuclear, missile tests: Moon
Author: 0 Korea willing to enter talks if North stops nuclear, missile tests: Moon

Since 2010, only five to 10 North Koreans have defected using the DMZ route, according to the Yonhap News Agency, with September 2016 being the last time a North Korean soldier used the route to defect. The agreement was not a peace treaty and, technically, war could resume between the U.S. and North Korea. The President said the South would now take the initiative in resolving inter-Korean tensions, arguing that that Kim Dae-jung had shown Seoul could "sit in the driver's seat" but also ...

Author: 0 Britain's May in tough talks on forging governing alliance

Northern Ireland's largest nationalist party Sinn Fein said it would oppose any deal that undermines a peace deal known as the Good Friday Agreement, with President Gerry Adams telling Britain: "We want to govern ourselves". The government will in all likelihood be able to get its now to-be-delayed Queen's Speech (the details of the laws it hopes to pass, which will be announced by the government) through the House of Commons , with the backing of the DUP, with which it is in the midst of ...

Global News London high-rise fire death toll rises to 17
Author: 0 London high-rise fire death toll rises to 17

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said: "This will be a detailed fingertip search ". Now that the smoke has cleared, the public could only gape at the huge burned-out hulk in the working class, multi-ethnic neighborhood. Flames could still be seen inside the building more than a day after the disaster . Mr Clarke, who lives locally and appears on Channel 4's Amazing Spaces, said: "I saw those cladding panels, the cladding on the outside and the insulation was just peeling ...