• Brexit critic Emmanuel Macron poised for landslide in French MP elections
Brexit critic Emmanuel Macron poised for landslide in French MP elections

The results, if confirmed, are another blow to the country's mainstream Socialist and conservative parties already reeling from Macron's election in May , which blew apart the left-right divide that has shaped French politics for the past century.

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  • Fed Raises Key Interest Rate For 4th Time Since 2015
Fed Raises Key Interest Rate For 4th Time Since 2015

The Fed has in recent weeks wrestled with contradictory signals from unemployment and inflation . Near term risks to the economic outlook appear roughly balanced, but the Committee is monitoring inflation developments closely. The most interesting thing about this meeting is that it comes at a time when the Dollars has endured a less than stella...

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  • Alexandria Shooting: President Trump Confirms Gunman Has Died
Alexandria Shooting: President Trump Confirms Gunman Has Died

Alexandria Police Chief Michael L. Brown said units responded to a 911 call at 7:09 a.m. and were at the field, near a local YMCA, within three minutes. His demeanor was "calm", witness Falisa Peoples said. Republican Mike Bishop said Scalise was standing on second base when he was shot . "And I look around and behind third base, in the thi...

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  • Grenfell Tower inferno: Kind-hearted people of Romford rally to donate goods
Grenfell Tower inferno: Kind-hearted people of Romford rally to donate goods

London Fire Brigade said the fire engulfed all floors from the second to the top of the 24-storey block. At the time of this article, six people are confirmed dead, with more expected to be found; and saddened onlookers all over the world are wondering how to help the victims of the London tower fire .

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  • Ken Owens Captains Side As Lions Team Named For Blues Clash
Ken Owens Captains Side As Lions Team Named For Blues Clash

Lions coach Gatland said after the game that several members of his side were still dealing with jet lag, having arrived in the country only on Wednesday, and lacked cohesion due to a disrupted buildup before they left Britain . The Blues have tentatively named Sonny Bill Williams in their starting XV, but the cross-code All Black star has ...

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  • Israel advances plans for 1500 West Bank settler homes: Peace Now
Israel advances plans for 1500 West Bank settler homes: Peace Now

The Israeli government refuses to recognize Palestine as an independent political and diplomatic entity and continues to build settlements in the occupied areas, despite objections from the United Nations . With Israel's astonishing victory came an immediate effort by Israel to make peace with the Arab world, and return captured territories in...

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  • At least six dead in London apartment fire
At least six dead in London apartment fire

At least 12 people died on Wednesday when Grenfell Tower became engulfed in flames in a fire described by London's Fire Commissioner as "completely unprecedented ". "This is mass murder and these people need to be put into court", he said. In 2013 they warned that safety equipment had not been tested; past year they protested that the landlord...

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  • London Fire: Baby Dropped, Caught as High-Rise Burns
London Fire: Baby Dropped, Caught as High-Rise Burns

The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Nick Paget-Brown said "several hundred" people would have been in the block when the fire broke out. "And I hope I never do again", he said. "Somebody did, a gentleman ran forward and managed to grab the baby". Police commander Stuart Cundy gave the death toll of six but added the figure was likely t...

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  • Alexi Navalny, Vladimir Putin foe, in jail again with protesters
Alexi Navalny, Vladimir Putin foe, in jail again with protesters

Photos and videos from rallies in smaller cities appeared to show crowds ranging from a few dozen to hundreds. Another unauthorized protest rally was held in St. Navalny has accused Usmanov of illegal acquisition of assets. Police detained hundreds at anti-Kremlin protests across Russian Federation, including opposition leader Alexey Nava...

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  • France, Britain to jointly combat online terrorist threat, says Emmanuel Macron
France, Britain to jointly combat online terrorist threat, says Emmanuel Macron

Priorities include looking into encrypted communication platforms used by extremists to evade security forces and new laws to impose penalties on online companies which fail to remove offensive content. But May and Macron want to deepen counterterrorism cooperation after a string of attacks hit both of their countries, and they want tech companies ...

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  • McSally Announces To Standing Ovation That Baseball Game Will Go On
McSally Announces To Standing Ovation That Baseball Game Will Go On

Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was too early to determine a motive in the shooting or whether the attack was an attempted political assassination. Giffords, who authorities said was the main target of the shooting, survived the attack but six others were killed and an additional 12 were injured.

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  • 'No Idea' How Many Still Missing In Massive London Fire, Say Authorities
'No Idea' How Many Still Missing In Massive London Fire, Say Authorities

Authorities in London say they "have absolutely no idea" how many people are still missing after a fire engulfed a high-rise apartment Wednesday, according to NBC News . At least 74 people were injured, of whom 20 are in critical condition. Adi Estu, 32, who was in her pajamas and a coat, said: "I saw people flashing their lights for help, fam...

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  • Attorney General Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'
Attorney General Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'

With more on this and other news around the world we turn to Ro Aram. Sessions said during questioning by senators that allegations of Trump-Russia collusion outlined in a private intelligence dossier produced by a former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele were false.

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  • Selena Gomez Takes On Many Characters In Official
Selena Gomez Takes On Many Characters In Official "Bad Liar" Music Video

But then things take a turn when Selena emerges once again as a blonde bombshell-and yet again in male drag, complete with an un-tailored beige suit and mustache. Sel stars in " Bad Liar " as an outcasted principal's daughter with a crush on her gym teacher, who - PLOT TWIST! - is having a major flirtationship with the principal.

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  • Trump's attorney general Sessions to face Russian Federation questions
Trump's attorney general Sessions to face Russian Federation questions

While the Justice Department has said Sessions recused himself in March because of his involvement in Trump's campaign, Comey testified that the Federal Bureau of Investigation knew of information that would have made it "problematic" for Sessions to be involved.

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  • Turkey to send troops to Qatar as diplomatic row continues
Turkey to send troops to Qatar as diplomatic row continues

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the move was rooted in longstanding differences and urged the parties to resolve them. The crisis has put Turkey in a delicate position as Ankara regards Qatar as its chief ally in the Gulf but is also keen to maintain its improving relations with the key regional power Saudi Arabia.

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  • US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies about his contacts with Russians
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies about his contacts with Russians

In his testimony on Tuesday, Sessions addressed media reports that he may have had a third previously undisclosed meeting with Kislyak at Washington's Mayflower Hotel previous year. Sessions replied that he had tried, but that the entire Trump campaign was an "extraordinary" experience. In separate testimony on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Deputy...

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  • Grenfell Tower - the London tower block that went up in flames
Grenfell Tower - the London tower block that went up in flames

Expressing his heartfelt sympathy to those who have been affected by the tragedy in London, UUP MLA Andy Allen said: "With a number of tower blocks in Belfast recently refurbished or now undergoing refurbishment, I have contacted the Northern Ireland Housing Executive so people can be assured that any materials used for the cladding, insulation and...

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  • Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller: White House
Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller: White House

Days after that, Sessions also corrected his confirmation hearing testimony to inform the committee about his two meetings with Kislyak. Sessions says he was there for a speech by then-candidate Donald Trump and members of Sessions' staff were also in attendance.

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  • 3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday
3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

It represents only the fourth upwards move in the federal funds rate since before the financial crisis, as the world's most important central bank takes a cautious approach to the "normalisation" of monetary policy. Similarly, if you're a retiree living in part off of bond interest income, the quarter-point rate hike won't solve your money problems...

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  • London fire could delay Brexit talks
London fire could delay Brexit talks

A failure to gain support from the Northern Irish party would risk the Queen's Speech being voted down, with Labour promising to put forward an amendment setting out a programme for an alternative government. Even the idea of an alliance is complicated, however. While the DUP are deeply euroskeptic, they have balked at some of the practical impli...

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  • Jeff Sessions brands accusations of Russian Federation collusion an 'appalling lie'
Jeff Sessions brands accusations of Russian Federation collusion an 'appalling lie'

She also said that because of the revelation that Sessions misled the Senate during his testimony, she called on him to resign. But the nation's top law enforcement official - who recommended Comey's dismissal last month - has himself become a focal point in the crisis roiling the White House.

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  • AG Jeff Sessions says Russian Federation collusion rumors 'appalling and detestable lie'
AG Jeff Sessions says Russian Federation collusion rumors 'appalling and detestable lie'

The former Republican U.S. senator from Alabama, one of Trump's most avid supporters on the campaign trail, will likely have to explain why he told lawmakers in January he had no dealings with Kremlin officials previous year. Sessions argued that, in the context of that hearing, "my answer was a fair and correct response to the charge as I...

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  • London firefighters fight massive apartment building fire
London firefighters fight massive apartment building fire

The London Fire Brigade confirmed there were "a number of fatalities" but could not confirm the total figure. Ambulances and fire trucks filled the streets around the building, which is located in a diverse, working class area of London .

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  • Corbyn reshuffle: Owen Smith joins shadow cabinet
Corbyn reshuffle: Owen Smith joins shadow cabinet

Otherwise, he has stuck with the group of MPs who were loyal to him following last summer's attempted coup, when nearly the entire shadow cabinet resigned in an attempt to force Corbyn to quit. In addition to his job as party chairman Ian Lavery will be joint election campaign coordinator, serving with Andrew Gwynne. Corbyn said of Laird's appo...

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  • Fire In Grenfell Tower London: Six dead, 74 injured
Fire In Grenfell Tower London: Six dead, 74 injured

The cause of Wednesday's blaze at the Grenfell tower , north Kensington, is not known, but a blog post from the Grenfell Action Group from November 2016 said "only a catastrophic event" would expose the issues. Plumes of black smoke billowed high into the air over the British capital for hours after the blaze broke out. Bystanders and resident...

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  • London fire tears through residential tower, leaving 12 dead
London fire tears through residential tower, leaving 12 dead

At least 12 people are now confirmed to have died in the horrific Grenfell Tower blaze, police have said . Prime Minister May said her thoughts were with all those affected by the fire . The first to offer her assistance was singer Lily Allen, who lives close to the tower. Nassima Boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she was awake...

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  • DC police say 2 men arrested in Turkish embassy melee case
DC police say 2 men arrested in Turkish embassy melee case

Reid said both men are U.S. citizens. Police are expected to release photos of the other 8 possible suspects and appeal to the public for information on their identities, the official said. The Turkish embassy in Washington defended Erdogan's security guards after the incident. Lawmakers responded with outrage at the time, saying that political v...

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  • Huge fire engulfs 27-story London tower block, people injured
Huge fire engulfs 27-story London tower block, people injured

She says there were a number of fatalities, but that she could not confirm the numbers because of the "complexity of the building". "However, what we do know is that fires of this type are rare". Mahad Egal told BBC what he saw. Michael said he had escaped in his boxer shorts through smoky corridors carrying his daughter wrapped in a dressi...

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  • Cosby trial: Defence rests after one witness
Cosby trial: Defence rests after one witness

They began deliberating at 5:25 p.m. on Monday and continued for about four hours into the night, and they continued deliberating at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Legal experts and courtroom observers generally dismissed that suggestion as a bluff, perhaps created to throw prosecutors - who ended with a lot of momentum - off balance.

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  • Sessions dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats
Sessions dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats

Trump abruptly fired Comey, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling. Trevor Noah, like Colbert, also made a lot of hay about Sessions' refusal to answer basic questions on Tuesday. "We are talking about an attack on our democratic inst...

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  • Turkish delegation arrives in Qatar for military cooperation
Turkish delegation arrives in Qatar for military cooperation

On Monday, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress that funding of any kind of terrorist group "is inimical to all of our interest", also stating that Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani has inherited a hard, very tough situation, and "he's trying to turn the society in the right direction".

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  • May ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit
May ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit

May appeared contrite, sought to apologize for her failed election gamble and gave an explanation of what went wrong, according to the report. Meanwhile, MPs will return to Westminster on Tuesday, the first time since the election. May's office later announced that Joyce Anelay, a member of the House of Lords who voted to stay in the European...

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  • Death Toll In London Fire Rises To 12
Death Toll In London Fire Rises To 12

KCTMO had told tower residents to "stay put" in their apartments in the event of a fire , unless the fire was in their home or in the hallway outside. Of those patients, 20 are in critical care. London Fire Brigade Assistant Commissioner Steve Apter said "almost all" of the building had been searched but there were "still pockets of fire yet t...

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  • US Consumer Prices Down 0.1% in May
US Consumer Prices Down 0.1% in May

While his counterparts at the Federal Reserve are preparing to raise interest rates for the second time this year, and the European Central Bank is tweaking guidance as it gently shifts its accommodative stance, Carney is having to set aside any inflation concerns to steady the economy.

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