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House GOP spending plan clears budget panel

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Kentucky, has emphatically stated he is against changing senate rules to initiate a nuclear option for the legislative filibuster. Mr. Trump's reference to "tax cuts" stands in contrast to his own budget, released last week. Republicans promised swift action this year to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, slash tax rates, launch a trillion-d... [Full Article...]

CNN cuts Kathy Griffin loose after she posts gory Trump photo

The news comes amid an onslaught of backlash after Griffin posed in and defended a photo shoot with a fake severed head resembling Donald Trump , prompting response from the President himself. He said it was "clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate". "I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus", she said. [Full Article...]

Pound slips after poll suggests hung parliament

Alongside Labour leader Mr Corbyn and Ms Rudd on the stage in Cambridge were Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, Ukip's Paul Nuttall, Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru and Scottish National Party depute leader Angus Robertson. [Full Article...]

White House communications director Mike Dubke quits after 3 months

Nonetheless, Lewandowski has the trust of the president - an advantage that many of Trump's aides lack. At the same time , he often undermines his staffers, contradicting their public statements and derailing their efforts to stay on topic with inflammatory tweets. [Full Article...]

Protestors march in Manila against martial law declaration

Duterte admitted he was anxious about the spread of terror to the Visayas due to its proximity to Mindanao, which is now under a 60-day martial law to quell a raging rebellion by the Islamic State inspired militants. This followed their filing of Senate Resolution 388 "expressing the sense of the Senate supporting Proclamation No, 216 dated May 23, 2017 entitled ' declaring a state of martial la... [Full Article...]

Home National India's longest river bridge opens, improves connectivity between Assam

The bridge also opens new road for the high quality ginger grown by farmers of the region and will improve their economic condition. The objective is to bring the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer to each other. He was accompanied by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal. It has protested India's decision to allow Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai L... [Full Article...]

Wenger signs new two-year deal with Arsenal

Although Arsenal reached the Champions League final the following season, losing to Barcelona after taking an early lead in Paris, a fourth-place finish in the league - the first time Wenger had finished outside the top two in a full season - was a sign of things to come. [Full Article...]

German Businesses Fear Fallout From Trump-Merkel Discord

German Businesses Fear Fallout From Trump-Merkel Discord Chancellor Angela Merkel said at an election rally on Sunday that Germany and the European Union can no longer rely on the United States . Of all the endless commentary on President Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation speech, let's at least put to rest the claim that his thundering at delinquent members to pay their share is somehow a threat to the alliance. [Full Article...]

Global reaction pours in as Trump nears climate deal decision

The President's decision comes after months of internal debate and speculation about what Trump, who campaigned on leaving the deal, would do once he took office. The Trump administration could withdraw from the entire United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change , an global treaty ratified by the US Senate and signed by President George H.W. [Full Article...]

June 8 Poll: Theresa May Defends UK Political Debate Boycott

Green Party leader Caroline Lucas proved popular with audience, often taking the lead in attacks on the government's record, while Farron and Robertson both tapped into a vein of support by casting themselves as the defenders of immigrants and European Union citizens in the United Kingdom against Rudd and Nuttall, both of whom struggled to win much warm applause. [Full Article...]

Angry reaction to rumours Trump will pull out of Paris climate agreement

Angry reaction to rumours Trump will pull out of Paris climate agreement China is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, responsible for nearly 30 per cent of global emissions in 2016, and recently recommitted to its Paris targets. Canada's commitments under the agreement are to reduce annual emissions to 30 per cent less than they were in 2005 by 2030. "Canada is going to show leadership with China and the European Union and we certainly hope the USA will ... [Full Article...]

From landslide to upset defeat - scenarios for May's UK election

Jeremy Corbyn has apologised for repeatedly failing to provide the cost of Labour's key childcare policy during an interview to promote it and condemned a backlash from supporters against the line of questioning. "Indeed, tonight Amber Rudd must explain why she believes that the people of Scotland should entrust their future to people like Boris Johnson, when she herself said during last year's re... [Full Article...]

Bomb kills 10, hurts 22 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility

At least 13 others were killed when another vehicle bomb went off late Monday near a popular ice cream shop in the bustling Karada. "It was a very, very ugly scene", said journalist Hareth Al-Harethi, who was 20 meters away when the bomb exploded. [Full Article...]

Buhari in competent hands in London - FG

Buhari in competent hands in London - FG Olayinka noted that Nigerians, irrespective of their age and position had inalienable rights to criticise public office holders, including the president, adding that, "Civilian dictators like Senator Ojudu are theones carrying public office on their heads and playing god in the lives of Nigerians". [Full Article...]

Manchester Bombing Suspect Identified; Father, Brother Arrested By Libyan Officials

Manchester Bombing Suspect Identified; Father, Brother Arrested By Libyan Officials British ministers and security chiefs have been dismayed by leaks in the US media which police fear could hinder a hunt for a possible bomb-maker still at large. "His father wanted his son to stay in Libya but Salman insisted on going to Manchester". It has also emerged two people who had known Abedi at college made separate calls to a hotline to warn the police about his extremist views. [Full Article...]

Report of Armed Man at Orlando International Airport

Michael Wayne Pettigrew, 26, was in "mental distress" when police surrounded him at the rental vehicle area of the airport, authorities said. The gun was later determined to be a simulated firearm that could not have been fired. An arrest affidavit released Wednesday also says 26-year-old Michael Wayne Pettigrew was forcibly committed for short-term mental health observation under what is common... [Full Article...]

Talk of Trump pullout alarms backers of Paris climate accord

The administration also is reportedly considering pulling the United States out of the underlying U.N. framework calling on nations to address climate change globally. Once in power, Trump and Pruitt have moved to delay or roll back federal regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions while pledging to revive long-struggling US coal mines. [Full Article...]

White House communications director resigns, tensions rise

Moscow has denied U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusion that it meddled in the campaign to try to tilt the election in Mr Trump's favour. White House Communications Director Mike Dubke confirmed reports he had resigned , saying in a statement, "It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration". [Full Article...]

Philippines vows to save hostages as fight corners militants

Philippines vows to save hostages as fight corners militants General Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press in an interview on Tuesday the military has made advances in containing the week-long siege of Marawi city. Eighty-nine militants have been killed in the fighting, and the gunmen have murdered 19 civilians, the military said on Wednesday. He also said that he was determined to keep the Islamic State group out of Philippines. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande vows to return to Manchester to perform benefit concert

Ariana Grande vows to return to Manchester to perform benefit concert The row came as police pressed a fast-paced investigation into Monday's bombing, which killed 22 people at a music venue packed with children and raised fears a further attack could be imminent. In the note, Grande also praised her fans for their response to the incident, which left 22 people dead and more than 60 injured, including several children and teens. [Full Article...]


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