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Some UK ministers want Hammond as caretaker PM - Sunday Times

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LONDON Some leading members of Britain's ruling Conservative Party want Chancellor Philip Hammond to become prime minister, replacing Theresa May and steering the country through the Brexit process, the Sunday Times reported.

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London tower blocks evacuated as 34 buildings fail fire tests 24 Jun 2017

LONDON Britain said 34 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes.

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Labour's Corbyn puts politics centre stage at Glastonbury Festival 24 Jun 2017

GLASTONBURY, England Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined.

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Firefighters battle blaze at low-rise building in east London 24 Jun 2017

LONDON Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters were battling a blaze in east London on Saturday after flames engulfed a third-floor apartment in a low-rise block of buildings, injuring one man who was taken to hospital.

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British lawmakers hit by 'sustained' cyber attack 24 Jun 2017

LONDON Britain's parliament was hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country's health service.

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Arconic knowingly supplied flammable panels for use in tower - emails 24 Jun 2017

LONDON Six emails sent by and to an Arconic Inc sales manager raise questions about why the company supplied combustible cladding to a distributor for use at Grenfell Tower, despite publicly warning such panels were a fire risk for tall buildings.

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Police brace for trouble as far-right and anti-racist groups protest 24 Jun 2017

LONDON Hundreds of police officers lined the streets of London and Birmingham on Saturday to prevent far-right demonstrators from clashing with rival anti-fascism groups on a day of protest following deadly attacks in Britain.

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Show some patriotism, Leadsom tells broadcasters over Brexit 24 Jun 2017

LONDON A prominent Brexit campaigner and leading member of Britain's government has scolded a BBC presenter for showing a lack of patriotism when asked why the country was in such political turmoil.

Government says 27 apartment blocks fail fire safety tests 24 Jun 2017

LONDON Twenty seven high-rise apartment blocks have failed fire cladding safety tests that were launched in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze which killed 79 people, the British government said on Saturday.

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May defends Brexit rights offer in face of EU doubts 23 Jun 2017

BRUSSELS Prime Minister Theresa May defended her offer to let millions of EU citizens stay in Britain after Brexit as fellow EU leaders responded coolly on Friday to her opening move in negotiations on Britain's withdrawal. | Video

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