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Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal -Axios

Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal -Axios Trump held no news conferences during the nine-day trip, which allowed him to avoid questions about the Russian Federation investigations. In Saudi Arabia, the president's first stop overseas, Trump secured a massive arms sale, worth about $110 billion. [Full Article...]

National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

He was an expert on Communism, which attracted much attention from U.S. lawmakers. The German-born Kissinger and Polish-born Brzezinski were considered foreign-policy realists with innate distrust of the Soviet Union. Brzezinski, during the early months of 1980, became convinced that negotiations to free the kidnapped Americans were going nowhere. After President Carter lost to Ronald Regan in... [Full Article...]

Gregg Allman Dies At 69

Gregg Allman Dies At 69 Allman fronted The Allman Brothers Band for 45 years, first with Duane , and then solo, after Duane was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1971. Gregg Allman appears at Peaches Records in Atlanta in 1975. That's just the way I see it, and it's just my opinion, but it's rock rock, you know? Ironically, Allman lost to Tedeschi Trucks Band , the outfit that includes Derek Trucks , ... [Full Article...]

Israelis rally for Palestinian state, end of occupation

Israelis rally for Palestinian state, end of occupation As for follow-up, "The one thing that it probably will be is quiet and discreet", the official said . But Oren, who authored a highly regarded history of the 1967 war, said the notion that troubles between Israel and the Palestinians began 50 years ago is mistaken. [Full Article...]

Trump calls foreign trip a 'home run' in remarks to U.S. troops

Trump calls foreign trip a 'home run' in remarks to U.S. troops During a working lunch in Brussels ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, President Trump made it clear to Macron he would not announce a decision on the Paris climate agreement prior to the G7, this official told CNN . [Full Article...]

President Trump to attend G7 meetings in Italy

President Trump to attend G7 meetings in Italy Trump then hopped in a golf cart for a short ride through the narrow streets of the hilltop town en route to a set of meetings, saying "Hello, everybody" to onlookers as he drove past. "He did not say that the Germans were behaving badly", Juncker said in Sicily before the start of the G-7 summit. U.S. officials acknowledged they were expecting a hard discussion on trade after reports that Tru... [Full Article...]

U.S. grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu

U.S. grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu Trump also mentioned his talk with Abbas, telling the audience, "They [Palestinians] are ready to reach for peace". He is vice president of government affairs for J Street , which describes itself as a "pro-Israel, pro-peace" organization in Washington . [Full Article...]

Landslide Buries Part of California's Famed Highway 1

Landslide Buries Part of California's Famed Highway 1 In southern Big Sur, Highway 1 will be closed for a very long time. "We haven't been able to go up there and assess. It's still moving", Cruz said. Landslides along California's coastline have become more frequent as climate change has accelerated the rise in sea levels and increase in high tides. [Full Article...]

Krauthammer: Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

Trump also acknowledged that Muslims are the primary victims of terrorism - a point made by Obama, too, but one that Trump and his supporters had previously taken great pains to avoid. The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries and for their children. Trump's key concern in the Middle East is extremism, said Igor Istomi... [Full Article...]

Celebs and Musicians Mourn the Death of Rock Legend Gregg Allman

Traveling - like life - is so much better when you've got friends to share the experience with. "I learned an enormous amount about singing and songwriting from him-most of it before we ever met". "I think it just creates a diversion from the pain itself". Together they formed the nucleus of the Allman Brothers Band . His vocals recalled the roots of blues and soul. [Full Article...]

Under US Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage: Watchdog

Under US Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage: Watchdog Senate Republicans are weighing a two-step process to replace Obamacare that would postpone a repeal until 2020, as they seek to draft a more modest version than a House plan that nonpartisan analysts said would undermine some insurance markets. [Full Article...]

Rock legend Gregg Allman dies at 69

Music legend Gregg Allman , whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday , a publicist said. "They're similar songs but we try to play the songs different every time". A 22-minute version of " Whipping Post " was a highlight of the group's popular 1971 live album " At Fillmore Eas... [Full Article...]

Obama shares condolences for former national security adviser to Carter

In his own statement, Carter paid tribute to someone who "was an important part of our lives for more than four decades and was a superb public servant". Vice President Hubert Humphrey made him a principal adviser to his unsuccessful presidential campaign in 1968. Brzezinski was the commission's first director. [Full Article...]

Reaction to the death of music legend Gregg Allman

Allman's longtime manager and close friend Michael Lehman added, "I have lost a dear friend and the world has lost a brilliant pioneer in music". "'Little Milton' Campbell had the strongest set of pipes I ever heard on a human being", Allman wrote in his autobiography, " My Cross to Bear ", written with Alan Light (2012). [Full Article...]

Confederate Statues In New Orleans Are Gone... Now What?

Confederate Statues In New Orleans Are Gone... Now What? The statue of Lee, who commanded Confederate armies fighting the United States in the Civil War, will be taken down from atop a 60-foot (18 metres )-high pedestal where it was been since 1884. The statues were erected decades after the Civil War to celebrate the "lost cause of the Confederacy", a movement recognized across the South as promoting white supremacy, according to a news release from ... [Full Article...]

A look at the G-7 leaders meeting with Trump in Sicily

A look at the G-7 leaders meeting with Trump in Sicily He was also spotted chatting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel before the session began. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, file). Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will use the summit to underscore the danger posed by the unpredictable regime in North Korea following its recent series of missile tests. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande says will hold benefit concert in Manchester for bombing victims

Ariana Grande says will hold benefit concert in Manchester for bombing victims Flowers and messages of condolence are left for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack. Singer Ariana Grande has announced she will return to Manchester city to hold a benefit concert for the victims of a terror attack that took place at her concert earlier this week. [Full Article...]

GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes

GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes House seat on Thursday, a day after being cited for assaulting a reporter, for which he apologized . Ben Jacobs , a reporter for The Guardian , said that Gianforte bodyslammed him after he attempted to asked the candidate a question about the House Republican health care bill. [Full Article...]

Stabbing death of black US Army officer probed as possible hate crime

Stabbing death of black US Army officer probed as possible hate crime She called Collins' death heartbreaking. "He was just nice, just a good, young man all around", said Brian Douglas , who recently became close to Collins after they took a class together. Crime is regularly listed as a concern among college rating services reviewing the University of Maryland. Alsobrooks' comments came after a court hearing where a judge denied a defense attorneys request to ... [Full Article...]

G-7 source: United States gets more time for climate pact answer

The G-7 leaders also cut a compromise deal to acknowledge Trump's stance on trade. The president's new apparent openness to staying in the landmark Paris climate pact came amid a determined pressure campaign by European leaders. He reiterated the USA commitment to the North Atlantic alliance. "The whole discussion on climate change has been very hard, even very unsatisfying", she said, add... [Full Article...]


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