• More UK buildings fail fire tests as politicians trade blame
More UK buildings fail fire tests as politicians trade blame

Theresa May has revealed that a total of 120 tower blocks have failed fire safety tests on cladding in the wake of the Grenfell fire. The infant, Leena Belkadi, and her 8-year-old sister, Malak Belkadi, both died from smoke inhalation, Sword said.

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  • US to say China among worst on human trafficking
US to say China among worst on human trafficking

It pointed to ethnic Uighurs, a Muslim minority in China's west, being coerced into forced labour and to Beijing's wholesale repatriation of North Koreans without checking to see if they were trafficking victims. "It threatens public safety and national security. It goes to the government of Korea, which confiscates most of that obviously", Tille...

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  • Asian Publics Lose Confidence in the United States in the Trump Era
Asian Publics Lose Confidence in the United States in the Trump Era

The worldwide community had greater trust in his predecessor - 64 percent expressed confidence in former President Barack Obama's global diplomacy capabilities. Only 22 percent of those surveyed have confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to global affairs. The survey finds that most people say Trump is arrogant, intolerant, un...

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  • Timeline: Making and execution of Lee Kuan Yew's will
Timeline: Making and execution of Lee Kuan Yew's will

But for the past six months or so the controversy somewhat cooled off, at least from a public standpoint, and most people would have thought the siblings had patched up their quarrel. Laws such as the Preservation of Monuments Act also allows the government to identify sites worthy of heritage protection. "We do not trust Hsien Loong as a brother a...

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  • Qatar Reviewing 'Difficult to Meet' List of Demands from Neighbors, US Says
Qatar Reviewing 'Difficult to Meet' List of Demands from Neighbors, US Says

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert recently questioned whether Qatar's alleged support for terrorist groups is the real reason for the embargoes. The Qatari Foreign Ministry rejected the accusations of Doha's interference in other countries' domestic affairs and expressed regret over the decision of the Gulf States to cut off diplomatic ...

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  • End anti-India terror: Don to Pak
End anti-India terror: Don to Pak

He expressed his pleasure at a "recent order of 100 new American planes" by Air India and highlighted ongoing negotiations for a deal with India for the sale of USA natural gas. Prime Minister Narendra Modi , however, chose to avoid any mention of the H-1B visa issue during his two-day U.S. visit even as the United States stuck to its demand that I...

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  • Malloy: Senate health proposal would increase costs for CT
Malloy: Senate health proposal would increase costs for CT

Republican senators went to the White House later in the afternoon to talk with President Trump about the status of the bill . And if we don't get it done, it's just going to be something that we're not going to like. McConnell had hoped to rush the bill through the chamber this week - a hard task given the Senate's narrow Republican majority...

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  • Kushner meeting with Netanyahu called productive
Kushner meeting with Netanyahu called productive

The visit came just after Israel started building its first new settlement in the West Bank in 25 years in defiance of the global law and the latest UN Security Council resolution against the illegal move. Trump has described a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians as " the ultimate deal " and made it a priority since ta...

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  • Turkey rejects demand to close military base in Qatar
Turkey rejects demand to close military base in Qatar

After initially taking the side of Saudi Arabia in the Gulf dispute, the Trump administration earlier this month agreed to a $12-billion sale of F-15 war planes to Qatar in a bid to reassure its ally of its commitment. Anwar Gargash, the UAE's foreign minister, said on Saturday that Qatar "cannot be a Trojan horse" with regard to regional sec...

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  • Arab nations demand Qatar should shutter Al-Jazeera, cut ties with Iran
Arab nations demand Qatar should shutter Al-Jazeera, cut ties with Iran

Egypt and the boycotting countries gave Qatar 10 days to comply . The Saudi regime and its allies also require Qatar to cut all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups, including al-Qaeda and Daesh. or Saudi Arabia in Libya and Syria. End interference in sovereign countries' internal affairs . Qatar gas wealth enabled it to d...

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  • PM Modi leaves for Netherlands after concluding U.S. trip
PM Modi leaves for Netherlands after concluding U.S. trip

Modi swooped in for two big bear hugs with the USA president during their joint statements in the Rose Garden, wrapping his arms around Trump's midsection and ending their first embrace with a lingering handshake that stretched the president's arm between their two lecterns.

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  • Trump 'being investigated for obstruction of justice'
Trump 'being investigated for obstruction of justice'

And it was Rosenstein who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Trump's digital volley appeared to be trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who recommended the firing last month of James Comey - an nearly unprecede...

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  • Shrinking US stockpiles are cold comfort for oil investors
Shrinking US stockpiles are cold comfort for oil investors

Oil prices have now dropped by more than 20% since the start of the year and, with eight days left to go until the first half of 2017 ends, the Telegraph reports that oil is on track for its worth first-half performance since 1997 . So far, the production-cut agreement has had little impact on global inventory levels due to rising supply from pr...

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  • Charges against me are 'minimally concerned' seas Brazil's President
Charges against me are 'minimally concerned' seas Brazil's President

Temer has repeatedly said he is innocent. Temer will be suspended from office for up to 180 days if two thirds of the 513 members of the Chamber of Deputies vote against him and the Supreme Court agrees. Carlos Melo, a political scientist with Insper, a Sao Paulo business school, said Janot knew he would lose the first corruption charge ag...

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  • Fighting resumes in Philippines after Ramadan ceasefire
Fighting resumes in Philippines after Ramadan ceasefire

Small skirmishes took place early in the day in parts of Marawi City, where fighters loyal to Islamic State were clinging on for a fifth week, as rebel snipers fired on positions held by troops who declared a unilateral, eight-hour halt on offensives until early in the afternoon.

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  • Philippine leader tells troops not to fear civilian deaths
Philippine leader tells troops not to fear civilian deaths

At least 299 militants and 71 soldiers and police have also died in the fighting that began when militant laid siege to Marawi on 23 May. He said the bodies of two militants believed to be from the Middle East due to their physical features were found at the scene of an earlier airstrike, another sign that foreign fighters had joined the battle...

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  • WPP says several of its agencies hit by cyber attack
WPP says several of its agencies hit by cyber attack

Petwrap, dubbed as an advanced version of ransomware Petya , has targeted users across India and Europe and shipping, aviation and oil and gas companies have been hit in the UK, Russia, France, Spain and elsewhere. Microsoft has released patches for these exploits since March, so it is not known if these were insufficient to block the infectio...

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  • Massive Ransomware Attack Spreads Across Europe, Ukraine, Britain, Russia And The US
Massive Ransomware Attack Spreads Across Europe, Ukraine, Britain, Russia And The US

The site of the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant was also hit, forcing scientists to monitor radiation levels manually. Russian oil producer Rosneft and Danish shipping company Maersk also say they face disruption, including its offices in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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  • USA says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack
USA says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack

The White House statement gave Assad a stark warning that if the regime launched another chemical weapons attack, "he and his military will pay a heavy price ". He said President Donald Trump has showed "how seriously we took them". On June 18th UK-based Airwars, which monitors US-coalition strikes, put the death toll at 3,962 in Syri...

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  • Trial date set for California suit against Cosby
Trial date set for California suit against Cosby

Huth alleges that, when she was 15 in the 1970s, Cosby took her to magazine empire mogul Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion and sexually abused her. Judy Huth appears at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred , not shown, outside the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division station Friday Dec.

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  • Trump Accuses Amazon of Not Paying
Trump Accuses Amazon of Not Paying "Internet Taxes", Which Don't Even Exist

On Wednesday morning, Trump sat down with various White House administrators and elected officials to figure out if Bezos' ownership of the Washington Post and his position as chief executive of Amazon constituted a conflict of interest, as well as whether Amazon should be subject of greater regulatory scrutiny as its dominance continues to grow ...

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  • Saudi doubles down on Qatar rift
Saudi doubles down on Qatar rift

Qatar has previously also said the demands were aimed at curbing its sovereignty. He added that if the Qataris wish to return to the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council, "they know what they have to do". state departent. The list includes cutting back ties with Iran and closure of the Qatar-funded broadcaster al-Jazeera, the most widely...

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  • South Korean president Moon Jae-in calls for North Korean Olympic participation
South Korean president Moon Jae-in calls for North Korean Olympic participation

There is considerable opposition to the USA deployments of the Terminal High Altitude Are Defense ( THAAD ) anti-missile system in South Korea . "I believe in the power of sports that has been creating peace", Moon said in his address.

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  • UK Treasury chief: keep British economy 'anchored' in Europe
UK Treasury chief: keep British economy 'anchored' in Europe

May proposes that those with at least five years residency before a cut-off date will be eligible for " settled status ", granting them indefinite leave to remain with unrestricted access to healthcare, education, welfare and pensions. The SNP's Stewart MacDonald called it a "clear diminution of European Union citizens' rights". As many as 1.2 ...

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  • Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo out on medical leave
Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo out on medical leave

Liu Xiaobo is a scholar and democracy activist who was imprisoned primarily for his role in drafting Charter 08 , a political manifesto that called for greater rule of law, respect for human rights and an end to one-party rule in China .

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  • Team New Zealand beats Oracle Team USA to win 35th America's Cup
Team New Zealand beats Oracle Team USA to win 35th America's Cup

AT last, they can celebrate - Team New Zealand have lifted the America's Cup from Oracle Team USA with a thrilling win off Bermuda this morning (NZ time). After beating Oracle Team USA in worldwide sport's oldest trophy, the New Zealand outfit added that plans for the next edition will "play out in the next couple of weeks".

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  • Putin: early to speak about retaliation against new USA sanctions - agency
Putin: early to speak about retaliation against new USA sanctions - agency

On Saturday, journalist Yashar Ali obtained an unedited video of Kelly's interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the left-wing HuffPost and promptly eviscerated the "nervous" Kelly for asking Putin "softball" questions. Yashar Ali writes that "Kelly repeatedly fails to interrupt the Russian president while he rambles in his r...

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  • Iran says US travel ban is 'racist' and 'unfair'
Iran says US travel ban is 'racist' and 'unfair'

On Monday, the court agreed to hear the appeal regarding the legality of the travel ban and allowed parts of the administration's emergency request to enforce executive order immediately while the legal battle continues. The spokesperson added that the U.S. was targeting the "wrong countries" with its travel ban, Reuters said. Students, facul...

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  • White House accuses Assad of planning 'another chemical weapons attack'
White House accuses Assad of planning 'another chemical weapons attack'

Syrian and Russian officials have both denied that preparations for a chemical attack are being carried out at the air base. The White House warned late Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad and his military would pay a "heavy price" for another chemical weapons attack.

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  • Food crisis in Darjeeling hills: WB food minister
Food crisis in Darjeeling hills: WB food minister

The picturesque Darjeeling district in northern West Bengal is on the boil for more than two weeks now over the demand for a separate Gorkhaland . The protestors had also blocked the National Highway-10 the only way to the neighbouring state Sikkim due to which the tourists to the popular holiday destination were left stranded at the bus depot...

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  • Majority of global poll respondents find Trump 'arrogant, dangerous'
Majority of global poll respondents find Trump 'arrogant, dangerous'

The decline in approval of the U.S. President was sharpest in Europe, Asia, Mexico and Canada. According to the survey , the confidence is influenced by the president's policies as well as his character. That's according to a study undertaken by the Pew Research Centre that has spanned more than 40,000 people in 37 different countries between Febr...

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  • Leo Varadkar formally elected as 1st gay Irish Prime Minister
Leo Varadkar formally elected as 1st gay Irish Prime Minister

He'll also be the country's youngest ever leader at just 38 years old - making history left, right and centre. Describing how a young Leo was always interested in politics, his uncle, Avinash Varadkar, told ANI that once when he visited Leo's family in Ireland back in 1998, even then as a child, Leo talked about politics.

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  • EU Hits Google with Record Fine
EU Hits Google with Record Fine

With companies like Google looking to embed themselves in all aspects of our lives, it will make the job of regulators hard as Google, Amazon and Apple use their in-home products alongside their online services to push customers towards their products and services.

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  • Trump travel ban ruling creates questions for refugees
Trump travel ban ruling creates questions for refugees

The GBTA recently forecast a $1.3 billion loss in overall travel-related expenditures in the USA this year due to the ban, as well as other policies like the proposed expanded laptop ban and other political factors like Brexit . The ban applies to foreign nationals from Iran , Syria , Libya , Sudan , Somalia and Yemen . The ruling was blo...

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  • Myanmar journalists charged over visit with ethnic rebels
Myanmar journalists charged over visit with ethnic rebels

The legislation was widely used against journalists and activists by the former military junta, which stepped down in 2011, paving the way for the party of pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi to assume power previous year. The army nearly always rejects accusations of rights abuses although it has in recent years acknowledged occasional violati...

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