Investigation launched after fire 'destroys' first floor of Chingford home

The Fire Brigade confirmed half of the flat was set alight, but said rescuers had managed to reach the floor and bring the blaze under control. Emergency services were first called at around 12.30pm on Friday, and crews from Bethnal Green, Shadwell... More..

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Notorious thief flees French jail by helicopter: Prison authority
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Notorious thief flees French jail by helicopter: Prison authority

Redoine Faïd was being held in solitary confinement in Réau prison when the three men burst in on Sunday morning and extracted him, later dumping the helicopter and setting it alight before escaping in a auto, ...More..

by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Comedian successfully prank calls Trump, security concerns raised

The radio personality said he got through by leaving his cellphone number with the White House switchboard and fooling aides - including the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner . The recording of the call ...More..

O'Reilly, Beck Praise Ocasio-Cortez, Not Her Politics
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

O'Reilly, Beck Praise Ocasio-Cortez, Not Her Politics

Colbert asked her more about her platform and democratic socialism. "I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny", she told the Washington Post this week, reiterating similar sentime...More..

Newspaper Suffers Deadly Attack, Publishes the Next Day
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Newspaper Suffers Deadly Attack, Publishes the Next Day

But until Thursday, the attacks had been only words. "Mr. Ramos then entered into the front door and worked his way through the office, shooting victims as he walked through the office", Adams said . He sai...More..

United States says Trump not planning to exit WTO
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

United States says Trump not planning to exit WTO

President Donald Trump has denied that he is planning to withdraw the U.S. from the World Trade Organisation, but accused the global trade body of treating America "very badly". Earlier Friday, White House ...More..

What We Know About The Alleged Gunman At A Maryland Newspaper
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

What We Know About The Alleged Gunman At A Maryland Newspaper

Police had difficulty identifying the suspect using fingerprints, said Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare, so they turned to the state's facial recognition software, and were able to determine ...More..

‘Families Belong Together’ rally held in downtown Denver
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

‘Families Belong Together’ rally held in downtown Denver

Advocates have been overwhelmed by support for the immigrants, and say the issue is gaining traction among people not usually connected to immigration, according to Jess Morales Rocketto, political director at ...More..

Judge orders release of detained Brazilian boy
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Judge orders release of detained Brazilian boy

Her lawyers say they are going forward despite a federal judge's order Tuesday forcing the government to reunite immigrant families separated under a zero-tolerance policy within 30 days. Democrats have pus...More..

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Millennial beats veteran Democrat
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Millennial beats veteran Democrat

Observers last night were quick to point out a tweet she posted about Israel during her campaign. It was the Democrats' Eric Cantor moment. Crowley was even considered as a worthy contender to run against Na...More..

Japan alliance 'cornerstone' of regional stability: Mattis
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Japan alliance 'cornerstone' of regional stability: Mattis

Nevertheless, the Japanese minister acknowledged that the decision to suspend the drills was "important in that it supports diplomatic efforts" to denuclearise the Korean peninsula. That surprise concession cam...More..

Police officer filmed tasing 'unarmed' black man in America
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Police officer filmed tasing 'unarmed' black man in America

The AP reported that Lancaster police had received a call about a man confronting people with a bat. "Legs straight out or you're getting tased", Bernot is heard telling Williams. An officer can be seen ...More..

Shooting suspect had bitter history with Maryland newspaper
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Shooting suspect had bitter history with Maryland newspaper

Ramos is accused of opening fire on Thursday over a longstanding grudge against the paper. Phil Davis , a reporter who covers courts and crime for the paper, tweeted that the gunman shot out the glass do...More..

Wave of protests in USA over separation of migrant children
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Wave of protests in USA over separation of migrant children

At the Los Angeles rally, Representative Maxine Waters called for Trump's impeachment, while Senator Kamala Harris said migrant children taken from their parents will suffer lifelong trauma. Passmore grew up ...More..

European Leaders Agree to End Mandatory Refugee Quota Scheme
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

European Leaders Agree to End Mandatory Refugee Quota Scheme

Earlier in the evening, Italy's had refused to sign the joint conclusions - which also touched on defense, trade and technology - amid concerns that the bloc wasn't doing enough to relieve the burden of migra...More..

Thousands Hit Downtown LA Streets For Immigration Protest
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Thousands Hit Downtown LA Streets For Immigration Protest

Trump signed an executive order June 20 ending his administration's policy of separating children from their families who entered the USA illegally. Families, young people, children and the elderly - both rec...More..

New York City: Tens of Thousands Protest President Trump's Immigration Policies
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

New York City: Tens of Thousands Protest President Trump's Immigration Policies

In recent weeks, a small number of Democrats have even called for ICE to be abolished altogether . He added: "get rid of ICE you're going to have a country that you're going to be afraid to walk out of your ...More..

General Motors: Trump auto tariffs threaten USA jobs
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

General Motors: Trump auto tariffs threaten USA jobs

The final retaliatory tariff list spells out more than 100 steel products that are being hit with a 25 per cent surtax including bars, rods, and flat-rolled products; 19 aluminum products including doors, n...More..

11 members of family found hanging blindfolded in north Delhi home
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

11 members of family found hanging blindfolded in north Delhi home

Police officer Vineet Kumar said all of them belonged to a family and most had lived in one home in Burari village in the northern part of the capital. "We are investigating from all possible angles, we are not...More..

Maryland shooting: USA police had been warned about shooter
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Maryland shooting: USA police had been warned about shooter

Police have confirmed that the shooting suspect is in custody and the building is clear. "Some people have said the threats were veiled, but it was pretty clear to us working there at the time", Marquard...More..

Social media played big role during, after attack on paper
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Social media played big role during, after attack on paper

A law enforcement official said the suspect has been identified as Jarrod W Ramos. USA media identified the suspected shooter as Jarrod Ramos , whom the Sun said had a long-running dispute with the newspaper...More..

Australia's $26 Billion Warship Deal Goes to Britain's BAE
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Australia's $26 Billion Warship Deal Goes to Britain's BAE

With rivals in Italy and Spain competing to secure the Australian contract, worth 35 billion AUD (~€22.2bn), BAE Systems were successful in the bid. This does not affect the Offshore Patrol Vessels, Air Warfa...More..

Trump slammed for calling to deport migrants without due process
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Trump slammed for calling to deport migrants without due process

At least 228 children were left behind when their parents were removed after they crossed illegally together into the U.S.in April, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse of Syracuse Univer...More..

Families Belong Together Sister Rally Takes Place in Charlottesville
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Families Belong Together Sister Rally Takes Place in Charlottesville

People turned out not just in immigrant-friendly cities like NY and Los Angeles, but in conservative communities in Appalachia and Wyoming. In Friday's filing the Justice Department said it was getting caug...More..

Identity thief drains bank account of 112-year-old Texas man
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Identity thief drains bank account of 112-year-old Texas man

Volma said a friend of Overton's filed a police report Friday. The oldest living World War II veteran, Richard Overton , is 112-years old. The fundraiser provided around-the-clock, in-home care for Overt...More..

'We care': Tens of thousands protest immigration laws
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

'We care': Tens of thousands protest immigration laws

The policy has led to thousands of children being separated from their families at the U.S. -Mexico border and inspired bipartisan criticism. "While there are no plans to reunite the children who have already...More..

by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Capitol Police Arrest About 575 Protesters at Senate Office Building

Thousands of demonstrators braved the sweltering heat to make their way downtown Saturday to protest the Trump administration's immigration policies. "Separating a child from a parent - as a parent - is the m...More..

Putin-Trump Summit Set For Helsinki On July 16
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Putin-Trump Summit Set For Helsinki On July 16

The summit will offer Putin a chance to try to persuade Washington to lift some of the sanctions imposed on Russian Federation over its 2014 annexation of Crimea, its support for separatists fighting the go...More..

Trump Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick July 9
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Trump Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick July 9

Heitkamp, who said she didn't listen to the speech by Trump at Scheels Arena on Wednesday night before a raucous crowd of about 6,000 people, said she told Trump what she thought about a Supreme Court nominee...More..

9 arrests as federal police clear entrance to Portland ICE building
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

9 arrests as federal police clear entrance to Portland ICE building

The building has been closed since then, and Thursday's actions were to allow for it to reopen. At least one person appeared to be arrested as protesters lined up against the officers and yelled at them. Some p...More..

Trump Hits Heitkamp as High Court, 'Maxine' Become Midterm Issues
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Trump Hits Heitkamp as High Court, 'Maxine' Become Midterm Issues

After recruiting Rep. Kevin Cramer to run against incumbent Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp this fall, Donald Trump appeared to be more interested in promoting Heitkamp than Cramer. Who's the new lead...More..

North Korea understands USA on 'complete denuclearisation' - Pompeo
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

North Korea understands USA on 'complete denuclearisation' - Pompeo

Steve Danes, Pompeo affirmed that Trump is willing to walk away from talks with Pyongyang if they go sour and continue the so-called "peaceful pressure" sanctions campaign. He is expected to visit North Korea n...More..

Jeff Flake says he won't hold up Trump's next Supreme Court justice
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jeff Flake says he won't hold up Trump's next Supreme Court justice

The president says he is considering two women among a group of at least five potential candidates for the nation's high court. "I've got it narrowed to about five", he said, adding that included two women. K...More..

by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Trump says Maryland newsroom rampage 'filled our hearts with grief'

Police said the suspect was a white man in his late 30s whose shotgun rampage at The Capital Gazette followed social media threats directed at the newspaper. Members of Anne Arundel County law enforcement sub...More..

President Trump Set To Meet With Russia's Putin
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

President Trump Set To Meet With Russia's Putin

The summit is expected to take place in July. Bolton, previously known for his hawkish reputation and tough stance on Moscow, said it was important to keep talking and complimented Putin on his handling of th...More..

Rep. Pramila Jayapal arrested after protest against Trump's family separation policies
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

Rep. Pramila Jayapal arrested after protest against Trump's family separation policies

After repeated calls from the police demanding that they leave the premises or face arrest, officers were forced to move in, detaining at least 575 activists for " unlawful demonstration ", AP reported . Rep. ...More..

House Should Pass Goodlatte Immigration Bill, Trump Says
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

House Should Pass Goodlatte Immigration Bill, Trump Says

After an outcry from the public and lawmakers, Trump last week signed an executive order to end the separations but said Congress needs to change the law. "Children brought back to their country." the p...More..

Multiple people shot at newspaper in Maryland
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

Multiple people shot at newspaper in Maryland

He was held without bail. About 170 people were evacuated from the building, which has been secure, police said. Chip Reid speaks with the attorney who represented the woman Ramos harassed. "Gunman shot through...More..

U.S. envoy Nikki Haley goes on inter-faith journey in India
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

U.S. envoy Nikki Haley goes on inter-faith journey in India

Haley said she understood India "can't change its relationship with Iran in a day" but said she used a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi to encourage a reassessment. "This makes China's e...More..

Sudan overturns death sentence for teen who killed rapist husband
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

Sudan overturns death sentence for teen who killed rapist husband

As well as the five-year jail term, she was fined 375 Sudanese pounds (about R280), the lawyer, Al-Fateh Hussein, told Reuters . "The appeals court has cancelled her execution and sentenced her to five years...More..

Nine dead, 54 vehicles burnt in Nigeria bridge explosion
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

Nine dead, 54 vehicles burnt in Nigeria bridge explosion

Another commuter, Micheal Simon, whose auto was razed, said: "I am happy I didn't die while trying to escape from the scene". A petroleum tanker reportedly exploded on a bridge in Nigeria, leading to 54 vehic...More..

Indonesia shuts down Bali airport as Agung volcano erupts again
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

Indonesia shuts down Bali airport as Agung volcano erupts again

The cancelled flights included those between Kuala Lumpur and Bali, between Bangkok and Bali, between Singapore and Bali, between Perth and Bali, between Jakarta and Bali, between Bandung and Bali, between Yogy...More..

Myanmar fires general in charge of Rohingya crackdown
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

Myanmar fires general in charge of Rohingya crackdown

Six other senior Myanmar military officials were sanctioned along with Maung Maung Soe by the EU Monday for "the atrocities and serious human rights violations" against the Rohingya population. It says those ...More..

by | Friday, June 29, 2018

Putin summit set for Helsinki, Finland on July 16

Trump listed Syria and Ukraine among the many subjects he said they would discuss. "The two leaders will discuss relations between the United States and Russian Federation and a range of national secu...More..

Dead As Gunman Opens Fire At Newspaper Office In US' Maryland
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

Dead As Gunman Opens Fire At Newspaper Office In US' Maryland

Authorities arrived within 60 - 90 seconds and "engaged" the shooter, law enforcement said . A reporter at the newspaper tweeted about the shooting , saying that a gunman " shot through the glass door to ...More..

17 states sue Trump — Travel ban
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

17 states sue Trump — Travel ban

Judge Sabraw issued the order in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union. President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week that he said would help stop the separation of undocumented f...More..

Trump´s travel ban upheld by USA supreme court
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

Trump´s travel ban upheld by USA supreme court

The criteria shifted the emphasis away from identification as Muslim-majority countries, which was seen as a violation of USA immigration law and constitutional protections against religious discrimination. Sot...More..

Remember, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also wrote her own winning ad
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Remember, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also wrote her own winning ad

Ocasio-Cortez seemed to find readier audiences with outlets such as Elite Daily, Mic or Refinery29 - websites most often associated with millennial and female audiences - than with traditional publications"...More..

Graham offers, withdraws amendment urging Trump address election meddling with Putin
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Graham offers, withdraws amendment urging Trump address election meddling with Putin

Ushakov suggested that Putin and Trump could make a joint statement outlining "the two countries' further steps both in terms of improving bilateral relations, in terms of joint steps in the worldwide arena a...More..

Mattis vows ‘ironclad’ commitment to South Korean security
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Mattis vows ‘ironclad’ commitment to South Korean security

Xi Jinping warned Mattis on Wednesday that China won't even give up "one inch" of its territory in the South China Sea . In a statement after his meeting with Mattis, Xi stressed that China would not back d...More..