Police consider manslaughter charges over deadly London tower block blaze

The buildings have been found to be covered with the same type of cladding as used at Grenfell, five miles to the south west, where at least 79 people died in June 14's tragedy. "The NZ situation for building fire safety was different to the United Kingdom which relies heavily on passive-fire [measures] such as solid construction to limit rapid spread of fire and smoke". [Full Article...]

Steve Bannon Fat-Shames Sean Spicer

Trump reportedly did not approve of Spicer's appearance during his first press briefing , and his look was sharpened after the president's critiques . As you can imagine, numerous journalists who cover the White House press briefings aren't happy about being banned from recording them. "We are going to work with you". [Full Article...]

Ram Nath Kovind to go on nation-wide tour from June 25

The sources suggested that fielding a Congress candidate is something that will come in the way of bringing the JD (U) back to the Opposition flock notwithstanding her being from Bihar. Already Kerala unit of JD (U), who have lone MLA, has announced that they will not support Nitish Kumar's view. He said its support to Kovind was an "isolated" decision and should not be linked to party politics. [Full Article...]

Sears to close another 20 stores

Sears to close another 20 stores Lampert, chairman and CEO of Sears Holdings, said in a news release. Sears Holdings has already shed $1 billion in costs this year, mostly through stores closures, and raised cash by selling its Craftsman brand to Stanley Black & Decker. USA TODAY could not immediately confirm those locations. In April, Seritage, a developer that controls about 250 Sears Holdings properties across the USA, sai... [Full Article...]

DUP head arrives for talks with UK leader May

According to one of the MPs present at the Monday meeting, May told her party members that she would serve as "long as you want me to do". The DUP leader said: "There's been a lot of commentary around the issues that we are talking about and it won't surprise anyone that we are talking about matters that pertain, of course, to the nation generally". [Full Article...]

Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

OBAMACARE - Imposed new taxes to help pay for coverage expansion. PEARSON: The protections around preexisting conditions are still in place in the Senate bill , but the waiver authority gives states options that could include limiting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions . [Full Article...]

Former US cop who fatally shot black man acquitted

The intense moments during August 13, 2016, were captured on police radio just before Smith was shot and killed. The complaint states that the deadly encounter started when Heaggan-Brown and the other officer saw a man leaning in through the passenger window of a vehicle with out-of-state license plates, talking to another man. [Full Article...]

Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed

She said the talks Thursday would focus on the way British citizens living in the European Union and EU citizens living in Britain will be affected by Britain's exit . Brexit negotiations began on Monday. In a two-day summit whose agenda is formally dominated by immigration, security and the economy, Mrs May will also brief her counterparts on the UK's commitment to a new £75 million plan... [Full Article...]

BIFF takes civilian hostages after Pigcawayan attack

BIFF takes civilian hostages after Pigcawayan attack Lutera, in a radio interview Thursday over the Catholic-run DXND, said they are still searching for bombs the BIFF may have planted in their attempt to prevent troopers from pursuing them in their escape. He said the local police, as of 9 a.m., had yet to receive reports on the number of casualties. Mama confirmed to the Inquirer that the group was behind the attack. [Full Article...]

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines to join forces vs militants

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines to join forces vs militants The US involvement, made public for the first time Saturday, shows Manila's continued reliance on Washington's military prowess, despite an onslaught of anti-American sentiment from Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte since he rose to power a year ago. [Full Article...]

Sen. Portman: Student held by North Korea was 'amazing young man'

The school's parking lot was also packed, and nearby streets were blocked to provide parking for attendees and the media. Portman plans to attend Warmbier's funeral Thursday. He was arrested for allegedly stealing a political sign from a restricted area and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. [Full Article...]

Defense Secretary Mattis condemns North Korea following Otto Warmbier's death

We both call for complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. WYOMING, Ohio Thousands of friends and family members gathered in suburban Cincinnati on Thursday to say goodbye to an American student who died days after returning to the United States in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea . [Full Article...]

Ram Nath Kovind resigns as Governor, gets Z-plus security

Congress finally revealed its opinion on Bharatiya Janata Party's presidential nominee and said it will oppose Ram Nath Kovind as president because of his strong RSS-BJP ideology. When asked if Sena will back opposition parties if they announce the name of either Bhagwat or Swaminathan, Thackeray said, "I had announced names of Mohan Bhagwat and Swaminathan a week back". [Full Article...]

The Donald Trump-shaped hole in Queen Elizabeth II's speech

The Donald Trump-shaped hole in Queen Elizabeth II's speech British Prime Minister, Theresa May, promised on Wednesday promised to listen more to businesses' concerns about Brexit as Queen Elizabeth formally opened parliament by announcing the government's programme for the next two years. "The election result was not the one I hoped for, but this government will respond with humility and resolve to the message the electorate sent", May said. [Full Article...]

Dutch journalists remain in captivity in Colombia

Dutch journalists remain in captivity in Colombia The area where the journalists were taken is also home to many armed groups, but the authorities suspect the Marxist rebel group National Liberation Army (ELN) to be responsible for the kidnapping. A humanitarian commission was traveling Tuesday to the town of almost 11,000 near the border with Venezuela where the journalists were last seen. Last year, ELN rebels in Norte de Santander abducted S... [Full Article...]

Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech

Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech Coral's John Hill said: "After seeing the Queen wear a blue hat for her speech in parliament, many punters expected her to remain in her clothing for Royal Ascot, however, they were left disappointed when she was seen in her procession in a yellow hat, the second favourite in our betting". [Full Article...]

Trump congratulates Handel on Twitter

And as for the Democrats, they, clearly, are doing something wrong. The Georgia race ends as the most expensive House campaign in US history, with a tab that may exceed $50 million. "But Democrats can not let this defeat tamper our enthusiasm". But for Republicans from the president on down, it was time to celebrate. When presented with the choice of whether they wanted a representative wh... [Full Article...]

Trump lawyers make final Supreme Court pitch on travel ban

Trump lawyers make final Supreme Court pitch on travel ban The federal judge who temporarily barred implementation of President Donald Trump's travel ban revised his order on Monday in response to a decision by the Ninth Circuit. A decision by the justices on whether to take up the case and grant the emergency request could come as soon as this week. But it may have the opposite effect substantively. [Full Article...]

Ex-Homeland chief feared cyberattack on election

Ex-Homeland chief feared cyberattack on election Notably, former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (under President Obama ) is scheduled to appear Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee . "Didn't the public have a compelling need to know?" The Obama administration's public statement about Russian hacking occurred alongside news of old video of Mr. [Full Article...]

Tech CEOs to visit White House

The administration is of the view that there is an "economic opportunity" to save around $ 1 trillion over the next ten years. " Today we've assembled a very impressive group of leaders from the private sector and are putting them to work here today to work on some of the country's biggest challenges that will make a very meaningful difference to a lot of its citizens", said White House sen... [Full Article...]

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