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June 24, 2017 3:40 AM Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar

A Qatari government spokesman said Doha was reviewing the list of demands and that a formal response would be made by the foreign ministry. DUBAI/DOHA – Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching 5

June 24, 2017 3:09 AM London Evacuates More Than 800 Households Due to Safety Concerns

The evacuations follow a deadly fire at the Grenfell Tower, where flammable cladding likely contributed to the deaths of at least 79 residents. Upon receiving the evacuation announcement, some Camden residents were upset about being forced to leave their homes on such short notice. “I just think it’s a complete overreaction,” Edward Strange, an evacuated 2

June 23, 2017 4:52 PM Arsenal, Chelsea clash to raise funds for London tower fire victims

Proceeds from a clash between London soccer giants Arsenal and Chelsea will go to support people caught up in the Grenfell Tower fire, the Football Association said on Friday. Officials said they were hoping to raise "in the region of 1.25 million pounds" when FA Cup winners Arsenal take on Premier League champions Chelsea for the 2017 Community Shield 3

June 23, 2017 7:45 AM AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed

Jill Colvin and Josh Boak, Associated Press Trump's speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements. He claimed beneficial effects to the economy from actions he has not yet taken. He declared that the "time has come" for a welfare moratorium for immigrants that has been in place for two decades. He juiced up the tax burden on Americans 4

June 22, 2017 9:31 PM Fact Check: Trump on Solar, Taxes and Welfare

President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive. Trump's speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements. He claimed beneficial effects to the economy from actions 1

June 22, 2017 5:58 PM AP FACT CHECK: Trump on solar, taxes, welfare

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive. Trump’s speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements. He claimed beneficial effects to the economy 3

June 22, 2017 4:59 PM Angola’s Luanda pips Hong Kong as costliest city

Paris, France | AFP | Angola’s capital Luanda has overtaken Hong Kong to become the costliest city in the world for expats, Mercer’s annual survey said Wednesday. Dethroned last year by the Chinese city, Luanda regained the dubious honour despite the depreciation of the local kwanza currency against the dollar, according to the survey by the Mercer 2

June 21, 2017 4:37 AM Why CS Nkaissery can just go ahead and 'arrest' Raila

NASA flag-bearer Raila Odinga brushed off threats from Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery by saying that he is not scared of being sentenced to prison after statements he made during a rally in Kajiado. CS Nkaissery had asked the Director of Public Prosecutions to open a case against the former Prime Minister over what he termed as incitement 5

June 17, 2017 5:43 AM London fire: Queen reflects on 'sombre national mood'

The Queen has said it is "difficult to escape a very sombre national mood" following tragedies in London and Manchester. The monarch said the UK had "witnessed a succession of terrible tragedies" in recent weeks. Her official birthday message followed protests over the Grenfell Tower fire which killed at least 30 people. The Queen's message added: "Put to the test, the United 29

June 15, 2017 5:50 PM Explosion at China Kindergarten Kills at Least 7 and Wounds Dozens

NANJING, China — An explosion outside a kindergarten in eastern China killed at least seven people and injured nearly 70 on Thursday, leaving a bloodied and chaotic scene as dozens, some clutching children, were thrown to the ground. Images of dazed and injured people outside the Chuangxin kindergarten on the outskirts of Xuzhou, a large city in the province 1