Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 27th - 6:32am
The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus have to step up, take responsibility and make the most of a peace summit that's the "best chance" for a breakthrough deal reunifying the east Mediterranean island, a United Nations envoy said Tuesday.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says a nuclear deal with Iran has helped lower the risk of a major conflict in the Mideast and that Germany will do whatever is possible to hold all parties to it.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday there must be a "major national investigation" into the use of potentially flammable cladding fitted to high-rise towers across the country, as police formally identified a 5-year-old boy as one of youngest victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.
In a story June 26 about a company that makes paneling for buildings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company, Arconic, supplied the fire resistant paneling model Reynobond FR for use on Grenfell Tower. It supplied the model Reynobond PE.
The Kremlin is dismissing the White House's warning that the Syrian government is preparing a new chemical attack and that President Bashar Assad and his military "will pay a heavy price" if it goes ahead. Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov says that "such threats to Syria's legitimate leaders are unacceptable.".
The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed the White House's warning that the Syrian government is preparing a new chemical attack and that President Bashar Assad and his military "will pay a heavy price" if it goes ahead.