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Global Terror attack under way at resort popular with westerners in Mali
Author: 0 Terror attack under way at resort popular with westerners in Mali

A spokesman said that a French-Gabonese citizen was one of the two people killed. One of the extremists was wounded but managed to escape, according to the statement. "The US Embassy informs US citizens of a possible increased threat of attacks against Western diplomatic missions, places of worship, and other locations in Bamako where Westerners frequent".

Global Grenfell Tower cladding is banned in United Kingdom, government says
Author: 0 Grenfell Tower cladding is banned in United Kingdom, government says

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Theresa May has been criticized for her slowness in visiting the victims of the fire - her visits took place more than 48 hours after the fire broke out - and refusal to answer questions about government oversights that might have increased the deadly nature of the blaze.

Author: 0 Irish, British PMs to meet to talk Brexit, Northen Ireland crisis

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, in Downing Street for talks with Mrs May on restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland , refused to be drawn on how the negotiations were progressing. Foster yesterday dismissed suggestions her deal with Theresa May has undermined the Peace Process in the North. The DUP have a deadline of June 29 to get a deal done with Sinn Fein in order to restore order in Stormont.

Author: 0 Queen Elizabeth II Responds to London Fire, Death Toll Rises

Stuart Cundy, who said the toll was still expected to rise, came as Queen Elizabeth II said the country was trapped in a "sombre national mood". At least 70 people, including children and entire families, have been reported missing following the Grenfell Tower fire in London .

Global USA climate withdrawal leaves door open for China in Pacific
Author: 0 USA climate withdrawal leaves door open for China in Pacific

Trump's decision to exit the landmark Paris climate agreement - a pact signed by more than 190 countries - drew criticism last week from us allies, major companies and mayors of numerous USA cities, all of whom underscored their commitment to what they called the necessary task of combating climate change .

Global Russian Federation says 180 IS fighters killed in Syria strikes
Author: 0 Russian Federation says 180 IS fighters killed in Syria strikes

On Friday, #Russia's Ministry of Defense said it was cross-examining information to confirm if an airstrike by Russian forces may have killed # ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-#Baghdadi near Raqqa in Syria late May. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, commenting on the reports, said Russian Federation doesn't have 100 per cent proof of Baghdadi's elimination. The relocation could extend the group's ability to wreak havoc in the region and beyond for months to come.

Author: 0 Taoiseach to meet DUP, Sinn Féin delegations separately in Dublin

It is thought that an announcement on an agreement will be delayed as a result of the Grenfell Tower tragedy - and may not come until next week. Abolishing Air Passenger Duty (APD) is one of the DUP's key demands as it pits the North unfavourably against the Republic of Ireland , where the duty has been abolished.

Author: 0 USA student Otto Warmbier freed by North Korea has 'severe brain injury'

Though Warmbier supposedly had been in a coma for more than a year, the US didn't learn the full extent of his condition until Yun and the doctors saw him in a Pyongyang hospital. Richardson, a Democrat who has made several trips to North Korea , said a forceful response from the United States government would be required "if it's determined that there was a cover-up and Otto's condition was not disclosed and he didn't get proper treatment".

Author: 0 Bodies Of 7 Missing Sailors Found Inside Wrecked Navy Ship

Relatives of crew members of a U.S. Navy ship that collided with a merchant ship off Japan are awaiting news of their loved ones. The damaged ship can be salvaged but would likely take months to fix, Adm Aucoin said. The admiral said the ship had been in danger of sinking but was saved by the "heroic efforts" of the crew. A U.S. P-8 Poseidon aircraft is working in concert with two JMSDF Helicopters and a JMSDF P-3 Orion aircraft also helped to search the area.

Global After closed-door meeting, Senate GOP says healthcare bill coming soon
Author: 0 After closed-door meeting, Senate GOP says healthcare bill coming soon

Senator John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican who is part of a working group helping draft a measure, said there is discussion about creating a federal reinsurance pool for people with chronic illnesses. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., said the Senate is "making progress", and dismissed the notion that the body has a deadline to get a new health bill done.

Author: 0 Lawyer claims Trump not included in Russian Federation probe

Law enforcement sources tell CNN that the special counsel is gathering information and considering whether there is evidence to launch a full-scale obstruction investigation . As for the "witch hunt" claims, Friday wasn't the first time Trump used that term to referr to news reports surrounding the investigations. According to Trump's tweet, it was not clear what exactly Trump meant by using the phrase "the man who told me to fire the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Author: 0 2nd LD: Protesters storm local town hall over London fire

Demonstrators from the Grenfell Tower area had gathered to protest the council's failure to act on warnings over fire safety in the building. Protesters demanding justice for the victims of the Grenfell Tower inferno have stormed Kensington Town Hall.

Author: 0 UK: Banned building materials suspected in London fire

The 1974 concrete building had recently been fitted with new insulation cladding. "My understanding is that the cladding that was reported wasn't in accordance with United Kingdom building regulations", Mr Hands told Sky News . But if you know of individuals or families who you feel aren't getting help, then please let us know so we can get help to them as quickly as possible.

Global Government announces 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras
Author: 0 Government announces 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras

Earlier Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urges Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to open 7 post Office Passport Sewa Kendra in Odisha. She said that in the third phase more POPSK would be opened. "We planned to set a target and decided that no individual should have to travel more than 50 km for a passport".

Global French far-right leader Marine Le Pen wins first parliamentary seat
Author: 0 French far-right leader Marine Le Pen wins first parliamentary seat

That is far more than the 289 seats needed for an absolute majority to carry out his programme . The vote hands the centrist a mandate to reshape French politics and overhaul the country's restrictive labour laws. Jean-Luc Melenchon, the fiery 65-year-old leader of the radical left France Unbowed will also join the opposition benches. The far-right National Front (FN) improved its performance after snatching 6 seats compared to two now, while the outgoing ruling the Socialist Party, lost ...

Global N.Korea Lobs Missiles into East Sea
Author: 0 N.Korea Lobs Missiles into East Sea

The missiles tested Thursday are seen as more of a defensive weapon, and South Korean military spokesman Roh Jae-cheon said Pyongyang "likely wanted to show off its ability to precisely target a large warship", following recent military exercises in the area conducted by the USA military in conjunction with South Korea and Japan.

Global Senate approves new Russia sanctions
Author: 0 Senate approves new Russia sanctions

The agreement has also established a process for the Congress to review any attempt by Presidnent Donald Trump to relax, suspend or terminate the sanctions. "The additional Iran and Russian Federation sanctions that passed today give the administration the necessary tools to deter threats from these regimes", said Sen.

Global Seven sailors killed in USS Fitzgerald collision ID'd
Author: 0 Seven sailors killed in USS Fitzgerald collision ID'd

Joseph Aucoin, commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet. In a statement, acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley said, "We are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our fellow shipmates. Aucoin was asked if damage on the starboard side indicated the USA ship could have been at fault, but he declined to speculate on the cause of the collision.

Author: 0 India will learn from final loss, says Kohli

Defending a huge total of 338, Pakistan bowlers bowled superbly to restrict India to 158 all out in 30.2 overs . June 14, Cardiff: Beat England by 8 wkts - Hasan, in the absence of the injured Amir (back spasm) produces a superb skilled display in taking three wickets as previously unbeaten tournament hosts England are dismissed for 211.

Author: 0 No sign of healing in G-7 climate change rift

Trump was represented in Bologna by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt , who flew home at the end of the first day after insisting that the United States was continuing to seek "positive engagement" with its partners in the club of wealthy democracies.

Author: 0 Pakistan thrash holders India to win Champions Trophy

Mohammed Amir dismantled the top order, dismissing Rohit Sharma , Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan with pace and swing. When teenage leg-spinner Shadab then struck in his first over via DRS, hitting Yuvraj Singh pad before bat, and MS Dhoni pulled Hasan Ali (three for 19) for a tumbling catch in the deep, India were washed up at 54 for five - and there was no realistic way back.

Global Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announces leave of absence
Author: 0 Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announces leave of absence

Kalanick has announced in a separate letter to employees he would be taking a leave of absence from the company. "For Uber 2.0 to succeed there is nothing more important than dedicating my time to building out the leadership team".

Author: 0 Trump slams Russian Federation 'witch hunt,' touts himself, agenda on Twitter

Vice Chairman Mark WarnerMark WarnerSenate Intel panel won't investigate Trump obstruction question Senate votes to continue arming Saudis As Yemenis suffer the consequences Senate Intel heads meet with Mueller MORE (D-Va.) told CNN that while the intelligence panel will not focus its efforts on Trump's potential obstruction of justice, it will turn over any evidence it finds related to the matter to the special counsel.

Author: 0 Bodies of 7 missing sailors found aboard damaged ship

A Halethorpe man is among the seven sailors who died when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan on Saturday , the U.S. Navy said Sunday. Bryce Benson , and two other crew members were injured but conscious, the Navy said. The Navy's statement did not say how numerous seven missing sailors had been found, whether any had been found alive, or whether a search was continuing for some of the missing in the Pacific around the area where the accident took place, some ...

Global Seven GIs among eight wounded in Afghanistan shooting
Author: 0 Seven GIs among eight wounded in Afghanistan shooting

In a statement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said an Afghan commando loyal to the militant group had opened fire on foreign "invaders", killing four and wounding four others. The extremist group often exaggerates casualty numbers in attacks against government targets and security forces. Sunday's attack was the second terror incident in Gardez within weeks.

Author: 0 Ronaldo's Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup

Mexico , who drew 1-1 at home to the United States in World Cup qualifying last weekend, will look to Real Sociedad's Carlos Vela and Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez for inspiration. In the second match of group A met the main favourites to reach the semi-finals - the reigning Champions, the Portuguese led by Cristiano Ronaldo met with a strong team of Mexico , which many are predicting the finals.

Author: 0 March against Islamic law, counter-protest draws a crowd in Lansing

Both of the groups were going back and forth expressing their beliefs, hoping to bring understanding to the group on the opposite side. San Bernardino Police spokeswoman Eileen Hards said they apprehended three people for the vandalism but did not release names.

Author: 0 Mumbai Blast Case: Abu Salem and 5 others found guilty

Dossa was convicted on charges of conspiracy and murder under various sections of the IPC besides offences under the TADA Act, the Arms Act and the Explosives Act, while Salem was found guilty of transporting weapons from Gujarat to Mumbai ahead of the blasts.

Author: 0 Palestinian attackers killed after killing Israeli officer

The attack was carried out by "two Palestinians from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and a third from Hamas ", he said . Israeli authorities said on Saturday they had found no evidence of Islamic State involvement in attacks by three Palestinians that killed an Israeli policewoman, despite the group's claim of responsibility.

Author: 0 U.S. president not under investigation for obstruction: His attorney

Over on NBC's Meet the Press , Todd asked Sekulow why the president should be "afraid" of an investigation into Russian election-tampering if, in fact, the president is innocent of any collusion. "That the president was not and is not a target of investigation", Sekulow answered. In a two-part tweet posted before 7 a.m., Trump wrote: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt".

Author: 0 Donald Trump: 'I am being investigated'

It wasn't clear whether the president was basing his tweet on direct knowledge that he is under investigation, or on reports this week that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month amid the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.

Global United Nations chief wishes speedy recovery for wildfire victims of Portugal
Author: 0 United Nations chief wishes speedy recovery for wildfire victims of Portugal

Games said the fatalities occurred in the Pedrogao Grande area, about 150km northeast of Lisbon, where about firefighters have been trying to put out the fires since Saturday, Gomes said. That's in addition to another 30 people that the fire had already killed in the area, making it one of the deadliest tragedies Portugal has seen in recent years.

Author: 0 Senate jabs Trump in unanimous vote on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

They also agreed, by 97-2, to set up a process by which Congress can block any attempt by President Trump to scale back those sanctions. The bipartisan support for the year's most significant GOP-backed limitation on Trump comes as the White House remains silent on the plan to sanction Moscow , even as President Putin pushes back at US intelligence officials' conclusion that Russian actors conducted cyberattacks to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.

Author: 0 Mexico snatch draw with Portugal in Confederations Cup

Russian Federation will play against Portugal in Moscow on June 21 and against Mexico - in Kazan on June 24. Before the Champions League final two weeks ago, when Madrid won its second consecutive title with two goals by Ronaldo , the star forward said that he was never jeered while playing for Manchester United , and that he missed his time in England even though he loved living in Madrid and playing for Real Madrid .

Author: 0 UK government scrambles to limit fallout from London fire

Mounted police are reportedly at the scene . "We are in the richest borough in the United Kingdom and in this very borough we have a building where some of the poorest live and the safety measures are totally inadequate", said Mustafa Al Mansur, one of the organisers of the demonstration.

Global Russia says 180 IS fighters killed in Syria strikes
Author: 0 Russia says 180 IS fighters killed in Syria strikes

The Defense Ministry said Friday that an airstrike it carried out in northern Syria on May 28 might have killed IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The US government, which is leading a separate bombing campaign, said it could not corroborate Baghdadi's death and Western and Iraqi officials were sceptical.

Global Cladding used in London's Grenfell Tower is 'banned in Britain'
Author: 0 Cladding used in London's Grenfell Tower is 'banned in Britain'

More than 20 police officers rushed into the town hall to restore order and mounted police were on stand-by. After meeting residents, victims and community leaders affected by the fire , she pledged 5 million pounds ($6.39 million) of support, housing guarantees and help with access to bank accounts and cash.

Global Hannity: Shut Down Mueller's Special Counsel Probe
Author: 0 Hannity: Shut Down Mueller's Special Counsel Probe

For however much Trump has survived his improprieties on the campaign trail and as president, he's still a phenomenally unpopular president. A friend of the president suggested a day earlier that Trump was considering such an ouster. All this idea appears to come from Trump close allies, including strategist Steve Bannon, who is anxious and frustrated with the prospect of a long probe.

Global How Macron worked the system for a giant parliamentary majority
Author: 0 How Macron worked the system for a giant parliamentary majority

Projections show Macron is on course to win a much larger majority. A victory of this size would give the new French president a strong mandate for introducing a range of policies, including tax changes and labour reform. First secretary of the Socialist party, Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, resigned today, saying En Marche's triumph was undeniable. Jean-Luc Mélenchon's far-left France Insoumise (France Unbowed) movement, together with the communist party, won some 30 seats.

Global Far-right Marine Le Pen wins seat in French vote
Author: 0 Far-right Marine Le Pen wins seat in French vote

Reacting to the results Macron's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said: "By a large majority the French people have chosen hope over anger, optimism over pessimism, confidence over decline". Her National Front party is predicted to secure six seats, up from its current two but leading Front figure Florian Philippot lost in the 6th district of the Moselle department to Christophe Arend of Macron's LREM.

Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon signals SNP would support Labour government

The ex-Labour leader has reunited with chancellor Alistair Darling, with both men penning letters to nearly 100,000 Scots in seats where the party believes it has a chance of ousting the SNP on June 8. "Any Tory MPs elected in Scotland will simply rubberstamp whatever the Tory government does to young people, and Labour can't win this election in Scotland - meaning that voting Labour risks letting Tory MPs in by the back door".

Author: 0 Chelsea lining up a move for ex-Barcelona boss

Saturday's edition of L'Equipe jumps on the disgruntlement bandwagon, by saying Conte wants more in the transfer market and there's been issues over the past few days. Chelsea managers who have made similar demands in recent years have not lasted long in the job, with Tuchel's strong links to Chelsea adding to the suspicion that a change was imminent at Chelsea .

Author: 0 London tower blaze victims to get payments of £5500

The local Grenfell Action Group had claimed, before and during a major 10-million-pound refurbishment of Grenfell Tower a year ago, that the block constituted a fire risk and residents had warned that access to the site for emergency vehicles was "severely restricted".

Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association sells 65% of tickets for Confederations Cup matches

Russian Federation made a rapid start, with Aleksandr Golovin having a drive unconvincingly dealt with by New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic, before the hosts were twice denied by goal-line clearances. Federation Internationale de Football Association has also implemented a three-step procedure at the Confederations Cup that allows referees to stop matches in the event of racist or discriminatory incidents.

Author: 0 US Federal States, Cities Commit to Upholding Paris Agreement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declined to endorse an worldwide statement backing the Paris Agreement on climate change in order to "appease" U.S. The United States is the world's second biggest carbon emitter behind China . German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said all seven countries had agreed on the need to take action but disappointment had been expressed at the US decision to leave the Paris Accord.

Global Trump Lawyer Says Trump Himself Is Not Under Investigation for Obstruction
Author: 0 Trump Lawyer Says Trump Himself Is Not Under Investigation for Obstruction

He lashed out at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry, reflecting his mounting frustration with the unrelenting controversy that has consumed his early presidency. Yet Trump's angry tweets on Friday underscored the near-impossible challenge his advisers and legal team have in trying to get him to avoid weighing in on an active investigation.

Author: 0 Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

Metropolitan Police reported "a number of casualties being worked at the scene" late Sunday after a vehicle collision with pedestrians. Nearby streets have been closed to traffic as emergency services respond. The mosque is nearly three quarters of a mile away from Seven Sisters Road. The London Ambulance Service said it has sent a number of vehicles to Finsbury Park.

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