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95 Towers Fail Fire Tests After Deadly London Blaze Cladding from 95 high-rise buildings around the U.K. have failed fire safety tests conducted after the Grenfell Tower blaze on June 14. Widespread Cyberattack Hits Major European Companies Russia's top oil producer Rosneft said a large-scale cyberattack hit its servers on Tuesday and computer systems at some banks and the main airport in neighboring Ukraine were also disrupted. White House Warns Syria Against Chemical Attack 'Preparations' The White House said the U.S. has detected activities "similar to preparations the [Syrian] regime made before its April 4, 2017, chemical weapons attack." Tillerson, Ivanka Trump Honor Heroes in Fight Against Human Trafficking Secretary of State Rex Tillerson presented the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report at a State Department ceremony with Ivanka Trump. Both reiterated the administration's commitment to ending modern slavery and honored several individuals who have contributed to that effort. Google Hit With Record-Setting Fine for Favoring Own Products European Commission fined Google $2.7 billion for abusing its market dominance as a search engine by favoring its own comparison shopping service.
Global Survey Finds Little Confidence in Trump on Foreign Affairs Among the 37 countries Pew surveyed, Trump scored higher marks than his predecessor, President Barack Obama, in two: Russia and Israel. U.S. Sailors Killed in Ship Collision Honored in Navy Memorial The U.S. Navy paid tribute on Tuesday to seven sailors who were killed when their destroyer collided with a merchant ship off Japan. Rodrigo Duterte Makes First Public Appearance in Week Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte reappeared in public on Tuesday after an absence of a week, his longest disappearance from the spotlight as president. Judge Orders Salvador Dali's Exhumation Over Paternity Suit A Spanish judge ordered the exhumation after a woman claimed that only DNA testing will prove she is the artist's daughter. Trump May Be Mulling 'Significant Operation in Syria' Jeremy Bash says the White House's announcement that Syria would pay a "heavy price" for another chemical attack indicates that it is considering a "significant military presence in Syria."
Google Hit With Record $2.72 Billion Fine by EU European regulators have slapped a record $2.72 billion fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. How Paul Manafort Earned a Fortune Working for Corrupt Pro-Russian Party Trump's former campaign chief worked for an anti-NATO party and a politician who fled the country amid charges of corruption and collusion with Russia. Hail to the Queen: Britain's Largest Warship Sets Sail Britain's largest warship, aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, set out on its maiden voyage in Scotland. Mystery of Missing Chinese Scholar Shakes Up Illinois University Just weeks after arriving at the University of Illinois, Yingying Zhang stepped off a bus and got into a black hatchback. She hasn't been seen since. Change at Changing of the Guard: Female Infantry Officer Commands Troops in Royal First Megan Couto became the first female infantry officer to take command of troops guarding Queen Elizabeth's Buckingham Palace.
Obamas River Raft in Bali on Family Vacation Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family are vacationing in Indonesia, where he lived for several years as a child. Faulty Airbag Maker Takata Files for Bankruptcy In a joint statement, the Michigan-based company buying Takata's assets said no layoffs or plant closings were planned. Sergey Kislyak, Key Figure in Russia Probe, to Leave U.S. Moscow's top diplomat in the U.S. — the central figure in suspicions about Donald Trump connections with Russia — is returning home. Salvador Dali's Remains to Be Exhumed After Paternity Claim A Madrid judge has ordered the remains of surrealist Spanish artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed in order to take DNA samples following a paternity claim. Why Refugee Pilot Is Flying Around the World in 90 Days Shaesta Waiz is one of many women working to inspire women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
U.K.'s Theresa May Finally Strikes Deal to Form Government British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed a deal Monday with a small Northern Irish party to prop-up her minority government. More Blood but No Victory as Philippine Drug War Marks a Year President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths, yet the street price of crystal methamphetamine in Manila has fallen. 'Not Afraid': Turkish Activists Defy Gay Pride Ban, Tear Gas Activists gathered for a gay Pride march in Istanbul Sunday in defiance of a ban imposed by the city, promising: "We are not afraid." 6 Dead After Boat Carrying 160 Sinks in Colombia At least 31 more people were still missing after a boat carrying about 160 people sank in Colombia on Sunday, authorities said. 153 Killed After Pakistani Oil Tanker Explodes The Pakistan oil tanker explosion killed at least 153 people, mostly onlookers or motorists who stopped and attempted to gather leaking fuel.