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Leo Varadkar elected Irish prime minister

Leo Varadkar was first elected as a councillor at the age of 24 and was elected to the Irish Parliament in 2007. In his acceptance speech Wednesday, Varadkar said politics of the past no longer work. Mr Adams warned that Mr Varadkar had in the past mistakenly engaged in abuse and invective during Dail exchanges. I hope and expect this to be a very early priority for the new Taoiseach .


Kenya official: Roadside bomb kills 4 in vehicle

Kenya official: Roadside bomb kills 4 in vehicle

The IED is suspected to have been planted by suspected Al Shabab militants from Somalia. It is at this volatile stretch that Mandera Governor, Ali Roba's convoy was attacked in the same fashion leading to the death of five police officers attached to his security detail.



Grief turns to anger in neighborhood near tower fire

Many residents blame the fire's rapid spread on cladding fitted to the outside of the tower in a recent refurbishment. Seventeen people have been confirmed dead and the number is expected to rise, with Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton telling Sky News there were still "unknown numbers" of people inside.



Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller - White House

The Times reported Trump had been bothered by conservative news reports that Mueller was close to James Comey , the Federal Bureau of Investigation director whom Trump fired in May. Both Rogers and Coats said they weren't pressured by the Trump's administration. I met Mueller only once, when he was assistant attorney general for the criminal division.



Royals visit survivors of high-rise fire as death toll increases

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Cambridge visited the area Friday and met with residents and community representatives, CNN reported. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has sent an open letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May , demanding that she explain how she will support the community surrounding the site of an apartment building fire that killed at least 30 people .


Brazil electoral court dismisses case that could have ousted president

Brazil electoral court dismisses case that could have ousted president

The other six judges on the panel were to vote later today after making briefer presentations. If Temer is ousted, power is handed to Congress, which will have up to 30 days to choose a caretaker president until new elections. Temer was taking comfort from the apparent direction the court is taking. "He is very serene, calm, confident that he has the best legal arguments and will be victorious", a presidential palace source told AFP, asking not to be named.