London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… The BBC understands those missing could number about 70, with the 30 likely to be among that number. Three of those who died have been identified. Image copyright PA Image caption A vigil has been set up near to the site of the disaster Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police surrounded a car outside the church and community centre Fragile government facing huge challenge Families appeal for missing relatives Sense of community shines through Requisition houses, urges Corbyn …

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London Fire: How one Grenfell Tower resident escaped – BBC News

June 16, 2017

Image copyright Reuters I rang the fire service and they told me to get out. They said “Wrap a wet towel around yourself and get out of the block.” But I opened the door and the smoke was so thick I couldn’t. I tried to leave the flat three times and each time the smoke was too thick. Image caption 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters tackled the blaze I could feel myself tripping over in the dark. I was tripping over bodies. On one of the floors I tripped badly and …

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Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement to Reuters late Thursday, saying no decisions have been made regarding …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… accept that it’s better to do them and run the risk that they go badly than look like you are running scared. Furthermore, if you want to brag that your candidate is a bloody difficult woman, then she has to show some empathy to remind people she is human after all.” Image copyright Reuters Sporting history is littered with underdogs triumphing because they wanted to win more than their opponents, or put in more effort. The same sometimes goes for politics. In this election Mrs …

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Hundreds Of Young Russians Arrested En Masse At Nationwide Protests

June 13, 2017

… appeared in force during a March protest movement to step out once again. Protests were held in more than 100 cities, including in St. Petersburg, where up to 900 people were reportedly detained. Maxim Shemetov / Reuters As media outlets and several photo agencies in Russia noted, those calls appeared to have been heard. The Guardian described crowds of mainly young protesters chanting anti-Putin slogans. The New York Times chronicled the enthusiastic resolve of mostly young …

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Japan Passes Law Allowing Emperor Akihito To Abdicate

June 10, 2017

Akihito, 83, who has had heart surgery and treatment for prostate cancer, said in rare public remarks last year he feared age might make it hard for him to continue to fulfill his duties. POOL New / Reuters The soft-spoken Akihito, the first Japanese emperor who was never considered divine, has worked for decades at home and abroad to soothe the wounds of World War Two, fought in his father Hirohitos name. He will be succeeded by Naruhito, 57. Abdication will take place for the first time …

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The ‘Boy In The Ambulance’ Emerges In Interviews With Pro-Assad Media

June 7, 2017

… guarantee a normal life. Omrans family is under government control now and this is a government that we know arrests and tortures anyone that speaks out against it, Valeria Szybala, executive director of the nonprofit research organization Syria Institute, told Reuters. To me the situation seems to suggest this is probably coerced. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBleuPage Pro White-Label Starter Get the White Label license of the most powerful social media marketing …

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9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

… the contrary, legal experts said the U.S. could have negotiated a lower emissions target while remaining in the voluntary agreement. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters 3. China can do whatever they want for 13 years. Not us. The implication here is that China plans to continue increasing its emissions. But a last year found that Chinese emission have peaked and were forecast to fall by 1 percent in 2017. The accuracy of official Chinese data is often called into question, with good reason. But a …

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Why the UK election isn’t exciting Americans – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May at a campaign event in Wales It’s not even accurate to call it a forgettable election. Most Americans, I feel confident in saying, aren’t aware it’s even taking place. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn arrives for a campaign speech Many of the American revolutionaries, foremost amongst them the voguish Alexander Hamilton, were arch-monarchists. Their gripe with King George was that he …

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Report: Trump Tells ‘Confidants’ U.S. Will leave Paris Climate Deal

On Saturday, Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support theParis climate deal next week. A source who has been in contact with people involved in the decision told Reuters a couple of meetings were planned with chief executives of energy companies and big corporations and others about the climate agreement ahead of Trumps expected announcement later in the week. It was unclear whether those meetings would still take place. The summit of G7 wealthy nations …

May 28, 2017
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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

Trumps advisers are planning to establish a war room to combat mounting questions about communication between Russia and his presidential campaign before and after Novembers presidential election, while bringing new aides into the White House, administration officials and persons close to Trump told Reuters. Upon Trumps return, the administration will add experienced political professionals, including Trumps former campaign manager, and possibly more lawyers to handle the Russia probe, which …

May 27, 2017
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New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

… Reuters President Donald Trump, on the other hand, has vowed to be harder on crime and end what he calls theanti-police atmosphere in the U.S. Trump has said protests against widely-publicized police violence has provoked the murder of police officersand that calls for reform are anti-law enforcement.He also believes that calls for police accountability have caused a war on cops. AMay 10 memo from current Attorney General Jeff Sessions could pose an issue since many jurisdictions have …

May 27, 2017
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