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Trump's Communications Director Departs After Just Three Months

The news comes amid a series of negative headlines about the president's Russia connections, including reports that his son-in-law and senior adviser, Mr Jared Kushner , considered creating a secret back channel to communicate with the Russian government before Mr Trump was sworn in. [Full Article...]

May appeals to voters to let her 'fulfil the promise' of Brexit

May appeals to voters to let her 'fulfil the promise' of Brexit She then turned to Mr Corbyn and said: "That's the conversations we've had, isn't it?" The Republican candidate managed to secure the presidency despite being a massive 11/2 to win the election just twenty-five days before the United States went to the polls and now it seems Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is following a similar path to Trump. [Full Article...]

Philippine Casino Locked Down Amid Reports of Gunfire

Philippine Casino Locked Down Amid Reports of Gunfire Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said most of the victims died "due to suffocation at the second floor gaming area, which had been set on fire by the perpetrator". Gunshots and explosions rang out early Friday at a mall, casino and hotel complex near Manila's global airport in the Philippine capital, sparking a security alarm amid an ongoing Muslim militant siege in the country's south. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu's Office 'Disappointed' At Trump Embassy Waiver, 'Will Strengthen Palestinian Fantasy'

President Trump says never mind about moving a USA embassy to Jerusalem, at least he won't do it now, according to the White House. The Office of the White House Press Secretary said that the president has always been consistent about his intention to move the embassy to Jerusalem, and it was only a question of timing to go ahead with it. [Full Article...]

Philippines incident was robbery, not terrorism

Philippines incident was robbery, not terrorism Asked how gunmen were able to enter the building he said: "That is not known at this time. He was burned beyond recognition". "This is not an act of terror. He did not hurt the guard but went straight to the gambling area, dela Rosa said. Authorities said earlier they believed robbery was the motive for the attack at the Resorts World Manila , which sent people fleeing into the streets du... [Full Article...]

Everyone But Donald Trump Is Standing By the Paris Climate Agreement

America's leader noted that other countries would have an "economic edge" over the U.S. if it held on to its commitments. McKenna met with her European and Chinese counterparts last week in Berlin to discuss the matter and the three will co-host a ministerial-level meeting in Canada in September to chart a path forward on climate change policy for major economies. [Full Article...]

Andrew Weaver welcomes Clark's 'willingness to work across party lines'

Andrew Weaver welcomes Clark's 'willingness to work across party lines' Proportional representation would be put to a referendum in fall, 2018 (both leaders promise to campaign vigorously for it). The two parties will move to ban corporate and union donations, and limit individual contributions. During the campaign, all four Richmond NDP candidates said they would prefer a twinned tunnel. "I think British Columbians are frankly sick and exhausted of hearing that t... [Full Article...]

Japan's military begins major exercise with U.S. carriers

Japan's military begins major exercise with U.S. carriers The USS Reagan strike group includes cruiser USS Shiloh and destroyers USS Barry and USS McCampbell . "It's the first time we have exercised with two carriers". It was understood that he meant the Vinson and its strike group, as the U.S. Pacific Command leader also said publicly that the carrier was leaving Singapore and heading toward Korea. [Full Article...]

Top CEOs tell CEO president: You're wrong on Paris

Top CEOs tell CEO president: You're wrong on Paris The president used declining coal industry jobs as an example of his concern that the climate pledge was hurting US workers. "We have just begun", reeling off as string of economic achievements and growth metrics since he took office as he made a case against the Paris Accord. [Full Article...]

Trump endorses report defending Jared

The talks would have taken place before Mr Trump assumed the presidency, when Mr Kushner was a private citizen. "Multiple reports now say that he discussed opening a secret line of communications that could be monitored by Russian intelligence but not American intelligence, which would be disqualifying", he said . [Full Article...]

Europe reacts to Trump's Paris Agreement withdrawal with collective dismay

Europe reacts to Trump's Paris Agreement withdrawal with collective dismay Both get financial backing from those who profit from the continued burning of fossil fuels. Trump's decision is likely to play well with the Republican base, so the more immediate damage may be on the diplomatic front. Following that remark, Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto responded on Twitter , saying the city will continue to follow the guidelines of the climate agreement. [Full Article...]

Japan says US withdrawal from global climate pact 'regrettable'

In Trump's announcement at the White House on Thursday, the president said the U.S. would possibly renegotiate the terms of the agreement at a later time. "I don't believe fighting reality is a good strategy-not for America , not for anybody". In December 2015-one year before speaking to Trump about climate change-DiCaprio spoke at the global climate-change summit in Paris . [Full Article...]

Hastings' Amber Rudd to stand in for PM at BBC election debate

Hastings' Amber Rudd to stand in for PM at BBC election debate The Labour leader stepped in as he asked what had happened to Mrs May and why she was not debating on the show. Green party co-leader Caroline Lucas said the "first rule of leadership is to show up". " Theresa May may not be here, but I hope to make a good fist of setting out Tory policy ". "It's as though he thinks it's some sort of game - a game of Monopoly perhaps where you ask the banker... [Full Article...]

36 die from smoke in Philippine casino after gunman set fire

36 die from smoke in Philippine casino after gunman set fire However the incident was most likely a robbery gone wrong rather than a terrorist attack, Dela Rosa and Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde told reporters. He did not hurt the guard but went straight to the gambling area, dela Rosa said. "He parked at the second floor and barged into the casino, shooting large TV screens and poured gasoline on a table setting it on fire", he said. [Full Article...]

Chaffetz will resign before the end of his term

Chaffetz says he will resign from Congress . He said he hoped to preside over one final hearing on a botched Obama administration "gun-walking" program, in which federal authorities let gun-runners purchase firearms in hopes of disrupting gun smuggling rings. [Full Article...]

Trump summons Muslim nations to confront 'Islamic terror of all kinds'

The meeting on the second day of Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia , part of his first foreign tour since taking office, came hours before the USA president is scheduled to address an Arab Islamic American Summit. "I don't know that there's anything to apologize for", he told reporters aboard Air Force One en route from Saudi Arabia to Israel , NBC News reported . [Full Article...]

China and Philippines meet on South China Sea disputes

China and Philippines meet on South China Sea disputes Under the BCM, officials from the respective foreign ministries and maritime affairs agencies will meet alternately in China and the Philippines once every six months. "Against the backdrop of economic globalization, China and ASEAN countries should continue making our regional rules to guide our own actions and protect our common interests", Liu said. [Full Article...]

Spicer refers Russian Federation investigation questions to Trump's outside attorney

In a response to the media reports , Jamie Gorelick told the New York Times his client submitted the questionnaire prematurely on January 18 - and that the next day Kushner's office told the Federal Bureau of Investigation he would provide supplemental information. [Full Article...]

All Blacks boss Steve Hansen questions Lions' tour schedule

Not in the Tests, obviously. The crucial thing, however, is drawing the correct lessons from a defeat. "I know there's talk at the moment of shortening a Lions tour, but that's from people who've never done it", McGeechan told 5 live's rugby podcast . [Full Article...]

German envoy to USA downplays Trump-Merkel tensions

And while German politicians sided with Merkel, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel signalled it was time for cooler heads to prevail. In Washington, Trump swiftly reacted to Merkel's comments. "This takes nothing away from the importance of our trans-Atlantic ties and our alliance with the USA, but the importance we put on these ties can not mean that we abandon fundamental principles such as o... [Full Article...]


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