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Britain's May demands major investigation after deadly fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:22am

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.

Scottish leader to speak on 2nd independence referendum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:10am

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is set to outline her position on holding a second independence referendum at the Scottish Parliament later Tuesday.

Correction: Britain-London Fire story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:03am

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 Latest: May calls for major investigation of cladding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:53am

The Latest on the deadly tower block fire in London (all times local):

UK leader: 'major national investigation' into use of high-rise cladding should take place after London high-rise fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:53am

UK leader: 'major national investigation' into use of high-rise cladding should take place after London high-rise fire.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:44am

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.".

Dutch government partially liable in 300 Srebrenica deaths

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:34am

A Dutch appeals court ruled Tuesday that the government was partially liable in the deaths of more than 300 Muslim men killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

2 leopard cubs make public debut in Germany, names sought

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:34am

Two Amur leopard cubs have made their public debut at the zoo in the German city of Leipzig. Now the search is on for their names.

Senior Ukrainian intelligence officer killed in car bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:30am

A senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer was killed in a car bombing in the country's capital Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Serbia's openly gay premier to head pro-Russian government

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:30am

Serbia's future prime minister on Tuesday proposed a staunchly pro-Russia official as the defense minister, damping hopes in the West that her nomination signaled a shift away from Moscow's influence.

With no election winner, Mongolia sets runoff for July 9

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:24am

Mongolia will hold its first runoff election for president next month after none of the candidates attained the necessary majority in Monday's voting.

Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugs

Katy Daigle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:13am

President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India's prime minister, an unabashed hugger.

IS counterattacks in retaken parts of Mosul stall Iraq push

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:00am

Counterattacks by Islamic State militants on the western edge of Mosul have stalled Iraqi forces' push in the Old City, the last IS stronghold in the battle, an Iraqi officer said Tuesday.

The Latest: Kremlin slams US warning of Syria attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:00am

The Latest on the White House saying it has "potential" evidence that Syria's government is preparing another chemical weapons attack (all times local):

Kremlin dismisses US warning of chemical attack in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:51am

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.

US Navy holds memorial service for 7 sailors killed in crash

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:41am

The U.S. Navy paid tribute on Tuesday to seven sailors who were killed when their destroyer collided with a merchant ship off Japan.

France's new lawmakers open first parliament session

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:33am

France's newly elected lawmakers, most of them from President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party, are gathering their first parliament session.

Syrian activists say airstrike on Islamic State-run jail kills at least 42 prisoners in eastern Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:33am

Syrian activists say airstrike on Islamic State-run jail kills at least 42 prisoners in eastern Syria.

Questions raised about Liu Xiaobo's prison medical treatment

Didi Tang and Mark Schiefelbein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:24am

As recently as February, Liu Xiaobo's brother dismissed reports that the imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace laureate might be ill. Then came the bombshell on Monday that Liu has been diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer and transferred to a hospital on medical parole.