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Charles meets Grenfell Tower survivors and hails 'fantastic' volunteers

Charles meets Grenfell Tower survivors and hails 'fantastic' volunteers

The Grenfell tower went up in flames on June 14, after a refrigerator fire shot up the 24-story building. Cabinet has been told 95 samples of cladding from tower blocks in 32 English local authority areas have failed fire safety tests. But following the top-to-bottom inspection and audit of Enfield's high rise homes -which were completed on June 16 - further checks on rainscreen cladding on five of the council's blocks are being carried out with the London Fire Brigade.


Mueller, Rosenstein May Have to Recuse Themselves in Trump Investigation, Prof Says

Mueller, Rosenstein May Have to Recuse Themselves in Trump Investigation, Prof Says

But ThePost reported that Coats had told associates Trump had asked him to intervene with Comey when he was still FBI Director, to take the heat off former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and that Trump had asked Coats and Rogers to publicly deny any evidence of collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.


Trump Re-Draws Red Line in Syria

Trump Re-Draws Red Line in Syria

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a written statement on Monday that the U.S. government saw "potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack" in Syria by the authorities in Damascus. Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that " such threats to Syria's legitimate leaders are unacceptable ". Mattis acknowledged, however, that the battle space was getting more crowded, with US -backed Syrian forces closing in on ISIS's stronghold ...


Australia to resume Syria airstrikes after Russian threat

Australia to resume Syria airstrikes after Russian threat

In the latest sign of increasingly frequent confrontation with Damascus and its allies, Tuesday's incident closely followed Sunday's USA downing of a piloted Syrian army jet in the southern Raqqa countryside after it dropped bombs near US-backed forces.


U.S. partially reinstating travel ban 'regrettable': Iran FM

U.S. partially reinstating travel ban 'regrettable': Iran FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on Tuesday, IRNA reported. The countries have also called on Qatar to shut down its broadcast medium, Al Jazeera TV. Saudi Arabia , Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates accused Qatar of supporting terrorist groups leading them to cut diplomatic relations with the Gulf state at the beginning of June and suspend air transport links.


Mattis says Syria's government taking US threat seriously

Mattis says Syria's government taking US threat seriously

The U.S.is fighting the Islamic State in Syria and it has a limited military presence there, but it's unclear whether it would send additional resources to respond to chemical attacks by the Assad regime . Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime appears to have heeded a U.S. warning against staging any new chemical weapons attack as no such action has been launched, U.S.