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People Cladding to be removed from three Newham towerblocks after Grenfell fire
Author: 0 Cladding to be removed from three Newham towerblocks after Grenfell fire

As more details emerge about the Grenfell Tower fire it is becoming apparent there were significant failings regarding the safety of the cladding used on the building. "At this stage, we must presume that no one in those flats survived that includes anyone who lived there or was visiting them", said McCormack. "There are new buildings flying up all over the place, and yet we're all still stuck inside this block".

People European Union urges Italy against sudden migrant boat shutout
Author: 0 European Union urges Italy against sudden migrant boat shutout

Between Sunday and Wednesday this week, rescuers in the Mediterranean picked up 10,850 migrants from 74 packed dinghies and flimsy wooden boats before heading for Italian ports to drop them off. Italy, the sources said, will continue to save human lives at sea as it has always done over recent years, but it is no longer sustainable that the whole burden of migrant reception should weigh on Italy.

People Ivanka Trump shoe factory: 'I'll beat you right here'
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump shoe factory: 'I'll beat you right here'

In comments to the Associated Press , the Huajian Group declined to respond to specific questions, but broadly denied all allegations, calling them "completely not true to the facts, taken out of context, exaggerated". The men were accused of trying to steal industry secrets and kept at a detention center in southeastern China but were released on bail on Wednesday pending a trial.

People Israel cancels family visits for Hamas prisoners
Author: 0 Israel cancels family visits for Hamas prisoners

It will be a closed military zone and will help monitor the border and prevent infiltration and smuggling. Hamas has announced construction of a buffer zone along its border with Egypt. Last week, members of Hamas met Mohammed Dahlan, Abbas' longtime adversary who is supported by the UAE and Egypt. He has since fallen out with Abbas and lives in exile in the UAE, where he is considered a potential successor to the 82-year-old Palestinian president.

People China woman accidentally breaks $44000 jade bracelet, faints in shock
Author: 0 China woman accidentally breaks $44000 jade bracelet, faints in shock

One bystander can be seen applying pressure to her upper lip, a traditional Chinese method of waking somebody up back to consciousness, according to Shanghaiist . The woman, whose identity was undisclosed, fainted after she was told that the bracelet worth 300,000 yuan (RM189, 367)! According to a report in NDTV , the woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she recovered.

People Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai saves Godolphin village hall in Cornwall
Author: 0 Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai saves Godolphin village hall in Cornwall

Richard McKie, chairman of the Godolphin Cross Community Association, didn't reveal the specifics of the deal, and really only admitted that Sheikh Mohammed was the "mystery worldwide donor". The sheikh, who has been invited to visit the village, was unavailable for comment. The Godolphin Cross Community Association wrote to the ruler in November as they were struggling to raise the £100,000 (Dhs470,000) needed to purchase the property.

People Trump's revised travel ban could begin this week
Author: 0 Trump's revised travel ban could begin this week

The refugees must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already in the U.S. Advocacy groups such as Amnesty International plan to send researchers to USA airports, such as the Washington Dulles International Airport and New York's John F.

People Wollongong Bishop Peter Ingham responds to charges against Cardinal George Pell
Author: 0 Wollongong Bishop Peter Ingham responds to charges against Cardinal George Pell

Australia has no extradition treaty with the Vatican , but Cardinal Pell is expected to fly there as soon as he receives advice and approval from doctors. "It is vital that he appear in person to face these charges and we would hope the Pope will strongly encourage him to return to Australia". In a statement Thursday morning, the Archdiocese of Sydney confirmed that the cardinal had been informed of the charges and that "he has again strenuously denied all allegations".

People Brazil's Temer charged with corruption
Author: 0 Brazil's Temer charged with corruption

Earlier this week, Temer became the first president in history to be formally charged with a crime by the attorney general . Temer is accused of taking a bribe from entrepreneur Joesley Batista [WSJ report]. He is caught up in a three-year anti-graft push by investigators that has revealed stunning levels of corruption in Latin America's largest country. PSDB deputy Caio Narcio said political stability and turning around the economy were more important than removing Temer, and that he ...

People Court to rule if Northern Ireland abortion laws violate human rights
Author: 0 Court to rule if Northern Ireland abortion laws violate human rights

The judges had a chance to put right centuries of human rights abuse but with a flick of the pen they've just let down another generation of women and girls in Northern Ireland. "That prize remains achievable", Brokenshire told reporters, without taking any questions. Sinn Féin's vote surged in the subsequent assembly election but parties failed to share power within the six-week timeframe.

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Author: 0 Has "one country, two systems" been a success for Hong Kong?

But in recent years, there's been increasing interference from Beijing . "I'll try to reach the middle ground and explain that 20 years after the handover, despite some recent news reports , there should be no worries about Hong Kong ". Those are middle class Chinese who are looking for goods and services to bring back home. But China's growing influence has been met with unease and concerns that the mainland could undermine Hong Kong's more politically liberal traditions.

People North Korea Needs to Be 'Dealt With Rapidly'
Author: 0 North Korea Needs to Be 'Dealt With Rapidly'

Moon wants to start talking to Pyongyang to stabilize the situation on the Korean Peninsula sooner than Trump, whose administration won't negotiate until North Korea agrees to certain terms. The oil is not given to either enterprises or gas stations, he added. Has North Korea run out of credit with China, or has Beijing finally run out of patience with Pyongyang? Despite pressure from the worldwide community, Pyongyang has made no secret of its nuclear ambitions.

People Saudi Arabia Insists Qatar Demands Are 'Non-Negotiable'
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia Insists Qatar Demands Are 'Non-Negotiable'

Shortly after that, the Saudi-led bloc of states issued a list of demands for Qatar to meet in return for a normalization of ties. It's been three weeks since Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain cut off diplomatic and economic ties to Qatar for political reasons.

People Donald Trump takes aim at media after retracted Russian Federation story
Author: 0 Donald Trump takes aim at media after retracted Russian Federation story

Thomas Frank , the author of the article, editor Eric Lichtblau and Lex Haris , who headed the newly-created investigative unit that produced the story have all quit. "Do you believe the media should go back and look at anonymously sourced stories on Russian Federation and Trump and maybe start a review process and retract where necessary?" the reporter asked.

People Republicans delay to gather support for healthcare bill
Author: 0 Republicans delay to gather support for healthcare bill

Now Trump seems likely to push into the discussion more directly, and he immediately invited Senate Republicans to the White House. He has also given them at least a week of breathing room. Another 19% say they trust President Trump most . But others - Susan Collins of Maine, Rob Portman of Ohio, Dean Heller of Nevada - have listened to those who are outraged that they'd even consider such a harmful measure.

People Trump Brands Pakistani Militant 'Terrorist' As Greets Indian Leader Modi
Author: 0 Trump Brands Pakistani Militant 'Terrorist' As Greets Indian Leader Modi

The State Department later announced that it was slapping sanctions on a senior figure in the Kashmiri separatist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. India's foreign ministry hailed the move. With PM Modi, Indian side was represented by India's Foreign Secretary, S. Jaishankar, National Security Adviser (NSA), Ajit Doval and the Indian ambassador to the US, Navtej Sarna.

People North Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team
Author: 0 North Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

In his address, Moon spoke of his hopes for sportive and political reconciliation between his country and North Korea . Chang also ruled out the possibility of using venues in the North to co-host the February 9-25 Winter Games and dismissed the notion that a unified team would help improve ties by saying: "The Olympics should not be used for a political aim".

People More people trust Putin than Trump
Author: 0 More people trust Putin than Trump

Israelis' confidence in Trump was measured at 56 percent, compared to 49 percent for Obama at the end of his second four-year term. Confidence in US President has declined under Donald Trump compared with Barack Obama . The countries with the lowest confidence in Trump were Mexico, at 5 percent and Spain at 7 percent. Just 22% of respondents said they had confidence in Trump, compared to 42% for Merkel and 28% for Xi.

People UK's fragile government survives first vote
Author: 0 UK's fragile government survives first vote

Corbyn has demanded that nurses, teachers and emergency services workers should receive better pay and more funding for the services they provide. She said that the case for a cross-party commission had become even stronger after the Conservatives lost their majority at the election.

Author: 0 Russian Federation cancels talks with USA over tightening of sanctions

The move by the Trump administration came days after US Senate passed new sanctions on Russia , a strong congressional response to alleged Russian meddling of the 2016 US presidential election. "Any new attempts to make Russia "bow down" will be just as futile", the Russian official stated. But Ryabkov, in the same statement on Wednesday, accused the United States of failing to propose anything tangible to improve relations.

People North Korea vows to execute former South Korean president
Author: 0 North Korea vows to execute former South Korean president

It said the plan was automatically scrapped when lawmakers impeached Park last December over a corruption scandal. Moon, a liberal who took office in May, has expressed a desire to reach out to North Korea , but its continuing missile tests pose a hard challenge for him.

People Trump to Visit France on Bastille Day
Author: 0 Trump to Visit France on Bastille Day

Trump will attend the traditional July 14 military parade where American troops will march alongside French soldiers to commemorate the centenary of the USA entry into World War I, the offices of both leaders said. Schwarzenegger has publicly sparred with U.S. President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican and "Apprentice" host who is withdrawing the U.S. from a global climate accord reached in Paris and taken jabs at Schwarzenegger's TV ratings.

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