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The Housing Executive has said it would be wrong to speculate on the cause of the tragic inferno that has claimed so many lives - but it will take on board anything that can be learned. The inspections could involve hundreds of buildings, as London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced that checks would made be on tower blocks undergoing refurbishment.
  • Merkel: EU is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

    Merkel: EU is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

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    The EU has set a clear negotiating plan for Brexit talks with a possible free trade deal with Britain only coming after the bloc is satisfied with the outcome of a divorce bill for the UK. The election led to a hung parliament after the Tories won 318 seats, down from 330 they got in 2015. We want to do this quickly, respecting the calendar.
  • Sessions Denies Improper Contacts With Russians

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    Testifying last week before the same panel, Mr Comey recalled that Mr Trump had asked him to "let go" of a probe into one-time national security adviser Michael Flynn - exposing the President to accusations of obstruction of justice , a potentially impeachable offence.
  • No plan to sack Russian Federation probe head Mueller

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    Mueller is a former FBI Director who unlike Trump understands how Washington , D.C works. In what became known as the Saturday Night Massacre , President Richard Nixon ordered then-Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire Cox. Ruddy, who is a friend of the president's, said on PBS Monday, "I think [Trump is] considering perhaps terminating the special counsel..." He thinks Trump is "weighing that option".
  • Ireland's First Openly Gay Prime Minister Formally Takes Office

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    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated H. E. Mr. Leo Varadkar on assuming office as Taoiseach of Ireland . 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.
  • U.S. Defense Secretary mentions Taiwan at Asia Security Summit

    U.S. Defense Secretary mentions Taiwan at Asia Security Summit

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    The comments by Mattis, during the annual Shangri-La Dialogue, show how U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is looking to balance working with China to restrain North Korea's advancing missile and nuclear programs while dealing with Beijing's activities in the South China Sea .
  • Play Ball! Congressional Baseball Game Goes On in Defiance of Shooting

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    Almost every year for more than 100 years, members of Congress from both parties face off in a friendly, but competitive, baseball game. The 2017 Congressional Baseball Game will be played Thursday evening. Hodgkinson , from IL, died in hospital of gunshot wounds sustained in a gun battle with Capitol Hill police. The Illinois congressman grew emotional as he described seeing his colleague, Rep.
  • Grief turns to anger in neighborhood near tower fire

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    The chairman of Xerxes and its largest shareholder is the corporate grandee Tony Rice, who is a former chief executive of the telecoms multinational Cable & Wireless and is also a trustee of the housing charity Shelter. Rising among the stylish town houses that define west London prosperity, the charred remains of Grenfell Tower on the edges of Notting Hill now serve as an ominous reminder of the British capital's vast disparities.
  • Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch

    Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch

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    He was shot by Capitol Police and died of his injuries. Special Agent Bailey, a 2007 graduate of NCCU, was assigned to the security detail protecting Scalise. He wore a purple boot and gear from LSU. Republicans and Democrats were fighting for bragging rights as one unit - Team Scalise. "We will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence, or assaults on our Democracy, " President Donald Trump said in a videotaped message at the game.