London fire: Queen and Prince William visit Grenfell Tower centre

London fire: Queen and Prince William visit Grenfell Tower centre

The Queen and Prince William are visiting a relief centre helping victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. Their visit to the Westway Sports Centre comes after police say some of those killed in the fire at the west London flats may never be identified. The BBC understands that at present there could be as many as 76 people missing as a result of the blaze. Seventeen people are known to have died but that figure…

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A Visit to Kennebunkport, Maine’s World Class Hidden Pond Resort in the Ferrari 488 GTB

A Visit to Kennebunkport, Maine’s World Class Hidden Pond Resort in the Ferrari 488 GTB

Photo Credit: Jared Paul Stern Kennebunkport, Maine has all the finest features of a classic New England seaside town in the state’s most beautiful region, with none of the overbuilding and overcrowding that plague so many otherwise alluring destinations. While such a picturesque place of course has several excellent places to stay, the most unique and delightful is without doubt Hidden Pond, an aptly named luxury retreat on 60 acres of pristine birch forest near Goose…

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Boris Johnson calls off Moscow visit over Syria

Boris Johnson calls off Moscow visit over Syria

The UK foreign secretary has called off a visit to Moscow in the wake of the Syrian chemical weapons attack. Boris Johnson, who had been due to travel on Monday, said the situation had changed “fundamentally” and his priority was to build international support for a ceasefire. He said the UK called on Russia to do everything possible to bring about a “political settlement in Syria”. “We deplore Russia’s continued defence of the Assad regime,”…

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MPs to debate Donald Trump state visit petition

MPs to debate Donald Trump state visit petition

MPs will debate whether US President Trump should be granted a UK state visit, as a petition against the idea nears 1.7 million signatures. The debate, on 20 February, will also take in a second petition calling for the visit to go ahead, signed by more than 100,000 people. Mr Trump has imposed a temporary US travel ban on people from seven mainly Muslim countries. This prompted demonstrations across the UK on Monday. And, on…

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Trump executive order: Million sign petition to stop UK visit

Trump executive order: Million sign petition to stop UK visit

More than 1.3 million people have signed a petition urging the government to call off President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK, amid a row over his recent immigration measures. Downing Street, however, said Theresa May was looking forward to the visit. Boris Johnson is addressing MPs amid confusion over whether UK dual nationals of seven banned Muslim-majority countries are affected. Mr Trump’s executive order on immigration has caused anger worldwide. US airports have…

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Theresa May visit: UK and US 'committed' to Nato

Theresa May visit: UK and US 'committed' to Nato

US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May have reaffirmed their commitment to the Nato alliance after White House talks. Mrs May confirmed Mr Trump was “100% behind Nato” despite the president’s recent comments calling the transatlantic alliance obsolete. Both leaders said they would work to establish trade negotiation agreements. Mrs May also said Mr Trump had accepted an invitation from the Queen for a state visit later this year. The prime minister…

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Assad in surprise visit to Moscow

Assad in surprise visit to Moscow

Assad Moscow visit: Syria leader in surprise visit 21 October 2015 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Assad met Mr Putin in the Kremlin on Tuesday evening Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on an unannounced visit to Moscow. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Mr Assad “came on a working visit to Moscow” on Tuesday evening and held talks with Mr Putin. Russia began…

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Chinese president in UK for state visit

Chinese president in UK for state visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in UK 19 October 2015 From the section UK Image copyright Reuters Image caption This week’s is the first state visit by a Chinese president since 2005 Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in the UK at the start of a four-day state visit which UK PM David Cameron has said hails a “golden era” in ties between the two countries. Mr Cameron’s spokesman has said “nothing is off the…

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