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Portugal prepares for Confederations Cup

Portugal prepares for Confederations Cup

There was no immediate comment by Russian officials. "The match observers are coordinated and trained by the Fare network , an organisation with a long track record of monitoring and fighting discrimination in football". Its ability to more comprehensively document labor conditions was hindered, the report said, by an atmosphere of "intimidation, suspicion and secrecy".



Death toll rises to 12 in London blaze

London's mayor, Sadiq Khan , remarked on the speed with which the fire spread and the warnings about safety from residents over recent months. It was soon engulfed with flames, and could be seen from miles around. The London police say there may still be people in the building who are unaccounted for. "There's people at their windows: 'Help me, help me, help me!' You can see the fire go into the house and into the last room that they're in, and just engulfing their whole apartment".


Steve Scalise, Republican congressman, shot at Virginia ballpark

Steve Scalise, Republican congressman, shot at Virginia ballpark

Capitol Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa said. In a message directed to Rep. Steve Scalise , the Louisiana Republican wounded in the attack, Trump said: "America is praying for you, and America is praying for all of the victims of this awful shooting".



Don't waste time, EU Brexit chief tells Britain

May's botched election gamble cost her Conservative Party its majority in the 650-seat parliament last week, weakening her hand just days before talks with the European Union on a divorce that has to be agreed before an exit due in March 2019.


James Hodgkinson, suspect in Virginia congressman shooting, dies of injuries

James Hodgkinson, suspect in Virginia congressman shooting, dies of injuries

Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted early Wednesday that she had spoken to Capitol Police and that the officers "will be ok". Davis was interviewed on CNN , still in his baseball T-shirt, with blood on his elbow and hand. Hodgkinson was from rural Belleville, outside of St. Louis. No matter how much we oppose Donald Trump's agenda, we will never support or promote rhetoric that inflames the hatred of those who are on the brink of violent action.



Midler, millennial angst scoop Tony Awards

Miss Midler, during a long acceptance speech in which the orchestra tried to play her off, thanked "all the Tony voters, many of whom I've actually dated", as she collected her award for best actress in a musical . She concluded: " Bette Midler for president". The other big victor on the musical side was the blockbuster revival of Hello Dolly , which won four awards, including best revival of a musical , best featured actor ( Gavin Creel ) and best costumes.