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UK fire safety crisis expands; Hundreds evacuated in London

UK fire safety crisis expands; Hundreds evacuated in London

A SENIOR Camden firefighter has said that the Grenfell Tower tragedy and emergency evacuation of thousands of people from tower blocks in Swiss Cottage expose the "devastating impacts of cuts to the brigade". The number of high-rise residential blocks which have failed fire safety tests because of cladding has risen to 34. The estates evacuated were found to have cladding similar to Grenfell Tower, which Scotland Yard confirmed as a factor for the fire spreading rapidly through the ...


Tens of thousands expected for Puerto Rican Day parade

Tens of thousands expected for Puerto Rican Day parade

The 2017 Plebiscite for the Immediate Decolonization of Puerto Rico was held on June 11. Among those eager for the USA territory to become the 51st state is Pedro Pierluisi, the island's former congressional representative . The archipelago is now an "unincorporated territory" of the US, which means it doesn't have a vote in the US Congress but the Congress has full jurisdiction over the territory.


Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

The lawmakers, from the Republican and Democratic parties, said in a letter to Trump that high-level engagement with India had failed to eliminate major trade and investment barriers and had not deterred India from imposing new ones. The Indian embassy and the U.S. State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. India has signed $15bn worth of defence contracts with the USA since 2008, a White House official told reporters on Friday, on condition that their name was ...



President Trump to bring back harsher restrictions on travel to Cuba

While far from a major reversal of Obama's d├ętente with Cuba, the revised policy has borrowed from suggestions from more hardline Cuban-Americans who believed Obama had struck an uneven bargain with the Castro regime. Each week, 'Can He Do That?' examines the powers and limitations of the American presidency, focusing on one area where Trump is seemingly breaking precedent.


PBA pays tribute to fallen heroes of Marawi City

PBA pays tribute to fallen heroes of Marawi City

The Philippine military suffered its worst day yet in its fight to reclaim Marawi from ISIS-linked militants, losing 13 marines during heavy door-to-door fighting on Friday. AFP Chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Ano earlier said the clash could be ended before the 60-day martial law period. Indonesia is looking to set up joint patrols with the Philippines and Malaysia to prevent ISIL militants who have laid siege to a city in the southern Philippines from entering its territorial waters.