• Britain, EU in suspense as May tries to clinch power deal
Britain, EU in suspense as May tries to clinch power deal

The Prime Minister has signalled she is "confident" of getting the Queen's Speech through the Commons, whether or not a deal is reached with the DUP by the time of the State Opening of Parliament next week. "I can't negotiate with myself", he told the Financial Times newspaper. Yet many of her lawmakers and party members favour a sharp break wi...

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  • Darjeeling on edge, GJM takes out rally with body of activist
Darjeeling on edge, GJM takes out rally with body of activist

After Bimal Gurung's office and other premises of GJM were raided in this latest round of agitation, the party leadership made a decision to revive the force to counter the alleged police atrocities. "But we have to prepare ourselves", he said. As the GJM shutdown entered its sixth day, the party called for a 12-hour strike in Dooars on Sunday....

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  • Macron party set for big win in French parliamentary polls
Macron party set for big win in French parliamentary polls

In the 28 days since his inauguration, Macron has made his mark on the global stage: playing President Donald Trump at his own handshake game and winning; criticizing Russia's Vladimir Putin while standing beside him; and jumping in with new proposals after the US announced a U-turn on climate change.

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  • A stunning victory for Emmanuel Macron in the French Parliament election
A stunning victory for Emmanuel Macron in the French Parliament election

PARIS France's far-right National Front is projected to win no more than five seats in the lower house of parliament, polls showed after the first round of voting on Sunday, failing to capitalise again on widespread frustration at mainstream parties.

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  • Anger erupts in London as Grenfell protesters take to the streets
Anger erupts in London as Grenfell protesters take to the streets

Condoling the incident earlier, Londor Mayor Sadiq Khan said, "The bad news, I'm afraid, is lots of people died in the fire". More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) has been raised for the victims, and the British government has announced a 5 million-pound ($6.3 million) emergency fund.

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  • Turkey's Erdogan decries isolation of Qatar as 'inhumane', like a 'death penalty'
Turkey's Erdogan decries isolation of Qatar as 'inhumane', like a 'death penalty'

Erdogan called on Saudi Arabia's king as the leader of the region to resolve the impasse. In his speech Erdogan said: "Qatar has shown the most decisive stance against the terrorist organisation Islamic State alongside Turkey". But the isolation that started on June 5 has forced Qatar to look at new friends to import food and other materials . Q...

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  • Preston man arrested over murder of teenager
Preston man arrested over murder of teenager

Detective Superintendent Howard Millington from GMP's major incident team said: "First of all my thoughts continue to be with Ellen's family at this devastating time". "We would encourage the public to continue getting in touch, as said before, this investigation is still in it's early stages". After a thorough search, British police found her bo...

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  • U.S. congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital
U.S. congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital

Since then he has had more than one surgery and doctors expect he will continue to have more in the near future. The surgeon said there were hundreds of bullet fragments in Mr Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point".

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  • Trump not under investigation, says lawyer
Trump not under investigation, says lawyer

When asked why Trump would verify false reports , Sekulow defended his client, adding, "There should be no confusion, no confusion". Speaking on NBC's " Meet the Press " Sunday, attorney Jay Sekulow said the "president is not under investigation by the special counsel".

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  • Panama City locals remember the 49 Pulse nightclub victims
Panama City locals remember the 49 Pulse nightclub victims

Multiple memorial services were also held in Orlando to mark the anniversary. She says "we still have work to do". Spokeswomen for the police and city didn't return an email or phone call, and it was unknown if the man was taken into custody or charged.

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  • United Kingdom royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts
United Kingdom royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

At least 58 people are dead or presumed dead after the blaze. Although police did not speculate on the eventual number of fatalities, local community sources say at least 70 from Grenfell Tower are still missing, including entire families.

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  • Trump Attacks Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Probe
Trump Attacks Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Probe

But it was released shortly after The Washington Post reported - citing unnamed U.S. officials familiar with the matter - that the business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller , who has been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 ele...

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  • APN Statement Marking 50 Years of Israel Occupation
APN Statement Marking 50 Years of Israel Occupation

On the 50th anniversary milestone, more than ever are beginning to question whether the struggle to control occupied Palestinian territory is worth it. Israel returned the Sinai to Egypt after signing a peace treaty in 1979, formally annexed the Golan Heights in 1981 and withdrew its troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005.

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  • Lawyer: Trump Tweet Was A Reaction, Not Admission To Being Investigated
Lawyer: Trump Tweet Was A Reaction, Not Admission To Being Investigated

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer says Mr Trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential race, adding that the president has not received any notification that he is being investigated.

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  • Taliban storm Afghan police compound, kill 5 police
Taliban storm Afghan police compound, kill 5 police

It comes a week after an Afghan army commando shot dead three United States special forces soldiers in eastern Afghanistan. US troops and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation personnel have been forced to contend with so-called "Green-on-Blue" insider attacks throughout their occupation of Afghanistan, as Taliban supporters and Afghan patri...

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  • Anti-corruption rallies by the opposition end in many arrests in Russian Federation
Anti-corruption rallies by the opposition end in many arrests in Russian Federation

Monday's protest coincided with Russia Day, an annual holiday that is meant to celebrate Russia's "independence" after the breakup of the former Soviet Union. "The rally is absolutely peaceful, it isn't a protest, just a gathering of people who want to express their views", said Anastasia Lukanina, 30. The protests are the second mass action sinc...

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  • Pakistan stun holders India to lift Champions Trophy
Pakistan stun holders India to lift Champions Trophy

India had a disappointing day with both the bat and the ball, as Pakistan completely dominated the match. "They had to earn their win, credit to them they outplayed us today in all departments". In-form Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli , Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have also helped their side look capable enough of chasing...

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  • Grenfell Tower relief effort has been effective, insists council leader
Grenfell Tower relief effort has been effective, insists council leader

On Saturday, May spent over two hours meeting residents from the northern Kensington area at her Downing Street residence and chaired a meeting on the government's response to the fire. "We're all desperately sad", said Green, who was appointed May's deputy in the wake of the general election. Meanwhile, the Home Office said it was making arrange...

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  • Donald Trump confirms he is under investigation for obstruction of justice
Donald Trump confirms he is under investigation for obstruction of justice

Earlier this week, The Washington Post reported Mueller was investigating the possibility the President obstructed justice by suggesting then-FBI Director James Comey drop an FBI investigation into Michael Flynn . It appears Trump is referring to Rod Rosenstein , who set the stage for Comey's dismissal in a letter to Trump. Trump had ex...

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  • Londoners Can't Hide Anger in Aftermath of 'Avoidable' Tower Fire
Londoners Can't Hide Anger in Aftermath of 'Avoidable' Tower Fire

The move came after strong criticism from London's mayor, Sadiq Khan . Protesters march from Kensington Town Hall, back to Grenfell Tower on June 16, 2017 , as they demand justice for those affected by the fire that gutted Grenfell Tower, a residential tower block in west London on June 14.

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  • Trump Administration Keeps DACA, But Rescinds Another Obama Immigration Plan
Trump Administration Keeps DACA, But Rescinds Another Obama Immigration Plan

President Trump's Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will continue the Obama-era immigration program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on the five-year anniversary since it was enacted. Lisa Rivas , a Danbury immigration attorney, said she wasn't surprised about the DAPA announcement because of the Supreme C...

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  • Brexit minister Davis:
Brexit minister Davis: "No doubt" over Britain leaving EU

European Union leaders have given chief Brussels negotiator Michel Barnier no authority to so much as talk about future trade with Britain until he clinches outline deals on Brussels' priority issues, including London's exit bill. Indeed, a soft Brexit is advisable because it is widely argued that a complete exit from the European Union woul...

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  • @SenatorWicker Votes to Strengthen Sanctions Against Iran, Russia
@SenatorWicker Votes to Strengthen Sanctions Against Iran, Russia

It would require the administration to explain any moves to ease or lift sanctions, and create a new mechanism for Congress to review and block any such effort. "For too long, the message to Vladimir Putin has been that Russia can invade its neighbors, threaten United States allies, intensify its cyberattacks, and interfere with foreign elections...

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  • London Mayor Admits Fire Caused by 'Mistakes and Neglect'
London Mayor Admits Fire Caused by 'Mistakes and Neglect'

British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior paneling on the 24-story tower in a renovation that was completed just past year. "This is an absolutely very bad fire that took place". Police said they are using the INTERPOL Disaster Victim Identification Standards to identify the deceas...

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  • President Trump is not under investigation by special counsel, attorney says
President Trump is not under investigation by special counsel, attorney says

Officials familiar with the matter describe friction on the Justice Department's fourth and fifth floors, home to the suite of offices belonging to the deputy attorney general and the attorney general, respectively, in part because of Rosenstein's handling of the Russian Federation matter.

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  • BRICS meeting highlights climate change, trade, terrorism
BRICS meeting highlights climate change, trade, terrorism

The BRICS joint working group on counter-terrorism concluded its meeting in May 2017. "In the (New) Delhi meeting past year, they had reached a significant understanding on enhancing cooperation in security and counter-terrorism", Singh said.

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  • Five key moments that propelled Pakistan to Champions Trophy glory
Five key moments that propelled Pakistan to Champions Trophy glory

By the time the defending champions were skittled for 158 in 30.3 overs, Hardik Pandya top-scoring with a brutal 76 off 43 balls, Pakistan looked anything but the eighth and bottom-ranked team in the competition. Any thought of the unlikeliest of victories was snuffed out when Pandya was run out by the length of the pitch after a mix-up with Jade...

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  • Julie Bishop Confirms Two Australians Killed In London Terror Attack
Julie Bishop Confirms Two Australians Killed In London Terror Attack

Brittany news outlet Le Telegramme reported an account from Boro Bistro manager Vincent Le Berre, who told how his colleague, Pigeard, was attacked by a terrorist in the bar near Borough Market on Saturday night. People across Britain have paused for a moment of silence to remember those killed and injured in the London Bridge attack . "Sara...

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  • Democrats Win Congressional Baseball Game After Steve Scalise Shooting
Democrats Win Congressional Baseball Game After Steve Scalise Shooting

Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period of healing and rehabilitation". She said "that camaraderie, I think, will be very positive as we go forward". The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson , who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media. "Our family ask...

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  • 58 missing and presumed dead in London apartment fire
58 missing and presumed dead in London apartment fire

The identification of the victims is proving very hard - which experts attribute to the extreme heat of the fire. "During recent visits in Manchester and London , I have been profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need", the queen said in a statement ....

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  • Congressman, others wounded in shooting in Va.
Congressman, others wounded in shooting in Va.

Scott Applewhite, File). The congressional game, which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, is a rare example of bipartisanship in an increasingly polarized Washington . Sava said Scalise "clearly knows" his family is there and "appreciates" their presence. "I'm prayerful he will pull through, and I hope he does", he said...

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  • 58 presumed dead in London tower blaze
58 presumed dead in London tower blaze

Police said on Sunday the number of people feared to have died would rise from the current total of 58, which includes 30 confirmed fatalities, as they carry out a full forensic and systematic search of the building. "My heart goes out to those affected", Cundy said. When asked why they couldn't get access to it, she said: "Because no one's tell...

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  • GOP shooting: Scalise improving from brink of death
GOP shooting: Scalise improving from brink of death

Despite guarded optimism from Sava, another of Scalise's doctors told the Advocate that he expects his patient to walk - and even run - once he's had time to fully recover. The man who opened fire on Republicans practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game Wednesday morning had a list of names on him at the time, a source confirmed to WTOP .

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  • Building materials in London fire under scrutiny
Building materials in London fire under scrutiny

He said there was a feeling among people they have been treated badly and not understood by the council because some of them are "poor, some may come from deprived backgrounds, some may be asylum seekers and refugees". A group of Grenfell Tower residents, who met the Prime Minister in Downing Street, have criticised the building's estate managers...

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  • As Russia probe expands, Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation
As Russia probe expands, Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

Robert Mueller , the special counsel named by the department to investigate the Russian Federation matter, is now examining whether Trump or others sought to obstruct the probe, a person familiar with the inquiry said on Thursday. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the investigators were looking into possible obstruction of justice . ABC...

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