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All three men have denied they were told the encounter in the shower was sexual in nature. Sandusky is now appealing his 30-to-60 year sentence after being convicted for his long-term spree of child molestation. "That is inexcusable", she said. The judge also had words for McQueary, who he pointed out was an adult himself at the time of the incident. The university has paid tens of million... [Full Article...]

Trump's Climate Decision Puts US on a Lonely Path

Some of his aides have been searching for a middle ground in an effort to thread the needle between his base of supporters who oppose the deal for fear it will hamper USA economic growth and those warning that a US exit would deal a blow to the fight against global warming as well as to worldwide US leadership. [Full Article...]

Trump vows probe into leaks after United Kingdom police suspend intelligence sharing

Greater Manchester Police said the man was taken into custody after a property search at an address in the Moss Side area of Manchester. Authorities chased possible links between Abedi and militants in Manchester, elsewhere in Europe, and in North Africa and the Middle East. [Full Article...]

Putin says Snowden was wrong to leak secrets, but is no traitor

Putin on Friday also echoed a popular talking point of Trump's, that investigations into ties with Russian Federation is a fake story put forth by Democrats bitter they lost the election. Putin made the comments in a panel discussion moderated by Kelly at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. He underlined the importance of the Paris climate accord, but noted that it's a framework agr... [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel Slams Donald Trump's Decision to Quit Paris Accord

Angela Merkel Slams Donald Trump's Decision to Quit Paris Accord Calling Trump's decision "irresponsible and short- sighted", Greenpeace India said it was a loss for the U.S. in many ways and an opportunity for India to provide global leadership on the climate issue. mayors and governors. The paper had a headline that said "Israeli Greens slam Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris agreement". The leaders of France, Italy and Germany indicated in a joi... [Full Article...]

Putin 'convinced' Damascus not behind April chemical attack

Putin 'convinced' Damascus not behind April chemical attack So I appeal to you as well as to the representatives of French media - you should fight for the lifting of all restrictions in the global economy", said President Putin. Since the start of the war in Ukraine in 2014, Russian Federation has flexed its muscles with a series of war games involving tens of thousands of troops in areas bordering NATO Baltic states. [Full Article...]

Business leaders express concern about promises in BC NDP Green agreement

Counted together, the NDP (41 seats) and the Green Party (three) would outnumber the Liberal team. "It should happen in public ... it should happen in the people's house with 87 members elected by British Columbians to our legislature making that decision", Clark said. [Full Article...]

300000 evacuated as cyclone nears Bangladesh

About 20,000 houses in refugee camps for Rohingya were damaged, community leader Abdus Salam told AFP news agency. The authorities are trying to evacuate over half a million people from the areas affected by the cyclone. Cox's Bazar has for years been home to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a stateless minority. "In the next 12 hours the intensity of the cyclone may weaken", said Ahmed. [Full Article...]

Modi backs Merkels EU leadership as Trump scolds Germany

Modi backs Merkels EU leadership as Trump scolds Germany President posted on Twitter , adding, "This will change". Diplomatically, it will confirm that Trump has relinquished the USA role as the leader of the free world and the architect of world trade and environmental agreements. They wonder why the leader of Germany's most influential global ally seems more willing to criticize their country than nations with questionable human rights records. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron meets Vladimir Putin, warns over Syrian chemical weapons

Emmanuel Macron meets Vladimir Putin, warns over Syrian chemical weapons Macron said this of his "frank" exchange with Putin: "We have disagreements, but at least we talked about them". Macron told a news conference that France and Russian Federation must cooperate to "eradicate terrorist groups" in Syria and did not directly criticise Moscow's role there. [Full Article...]

Protests, new climate pledges after Trump's Paris pullout

That figure was agreed before the US withdrawal announcement. "Climate protection can be pushed forward in an effective and competition-friendly way only by all states", said DIHK President Eric Schweitzer. David MacLennan, chief executive of Minnesota-based Cargill, the world's leading agricultural commodities trader, told the FT: "Signing the accord means being a champion for USA econom... [Full Article...]

Democrats Plot 'Revolution' to Circumvent Trump's Paris Decision

But that shouldn't come as news. "Regardless of President Trump's decision, the great cities of the world, in particular the twelve American C40 cities, remain resolutely committed to doing what needs to be done to implement the Paris Agreement ", she said . [Full Article...]

Waymo takes on self-driving trucks, stepping up competition with Uber

Waymo takes on self-driving trucks, stepping up competition with Uber He has been in the middle of a high-stakes legal battle over autonomous auto technology between Waymo , Alphabet's self-driving unit, and Uber , which like Waymo is working to develop a self-driving taxi service. Last August, Uber bought Otto for $680m in equity, a phenomenal sum for a start-up with no product and no outside investors. What Levandowski did when he quit Google to start ... [Full Article...]

Military rejects IS claim of Manila attack

Military rejects IS claim of Manila attack The SITE Intel Group, which monitors jihadi activity worldwide, revealed that an ISIS operative in the Philippines had said that the group was responsible for the attack. He said the man then fired again at a stock room containing gambling chips and filled a backpack with chips worth 113 million pesos (US$2.28 million). [Full Article...]

Christian Zionists Urge Trump to Keep Promise to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

Christian Zionists Urge Trump to Keep Promise to Move Embassy to Jerusalem Daniel Shapiro, a former US ambassador to Israel , said that while Trump might have appeared warm in public, in private he probably made some hard asks of both sides. With a black skullcap on his head, Donald Trump today prayed at the Western Wall in the Old City of East Jerusalem , becoming the first sitting United States president to visit one of the most sacred sites in Judaism. [Full Article...]

Ananya Vinay Becomes 13th Consecutive Indian-American Spelling Bee Champ

Ananya Vinay Becomes 13th Consecutive Indian-American Spelling Bee Champ New rules this year are aimed at preventing tie endings like last year's, when two joint winners both got $40,000 cash prizes. This year's bee breaks the trend of ties for the top spot. She said Grant was disappointed that he did not recognize the root word of his word, oblivescence. "It's like a dream come true". "She definitely has a procedure, a method she uses, she even used it at the dist... [Full Article...]

More Kathy Griffin shows cancelled as backlash over Trump photo grows

More Kathy Griffin shows cancelled as backlash over Trump photo grows They were met with swift and widespread condemnation. Kathy Griffin will speak about the fallout from the photo in which she posed with a fake, severed President Trump head in a news conference at noon ET/9 a.m. "I will continue to make fun of him". "I just wanted to say, you know, if you don't stand up you get run over, and what's happening to me has never happened ever in the history... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

Sri Lanka's National Building Research Organization has also issued warnings of further landslides in a number of districts, including Kegalle and Ratnapura, where IOM provided shelter assistance to flood and landslide-affected communities previous year. [Full Article...]

Trump withdraws from climate pact, world leaders push back

A withdrawal would put the United States in the same camp as Nicaragua and Syria: a tiny group of countries refusing to participate in the nearly universally supported Paris climate change agreement. Meanwhile, the European Union and China will reaffirm their commitment to the Paris accord this week regardless of whether Trump pulls out of the pact, a senior EU official said Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Flynn and Trump lawyer subpoenaed over Russia investigation

Flynn and Trump lawyer subpoenaed over Russia investigation The committee is mounting one of several probes into alleged meddling by Moscow in last year's presidential election , and any collusion with the Trump campaign. But later in the day, the White House showed it was beginning to offload the Russian Federation crisis to Trump's longtime personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz. [Full Article...]


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