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Macron fails to woo Trump's support on Paris agreement

While the French ambassador, Gérard Araud , did not reveal what he told the Macron, Capehart and another guest jokingly told him that he should discuss Trump's handshake with Macron. "Who knows what you don't catch?". "If relationships were defined by handshakes, then Trump & Macron's is gonna be fierce", wrote Washington Post's pool reporter Philip Rucker who was in the room when the exchange took place. Read More »

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, dies at 89

She said "My father passed away peacefully tonight". From 1977 to 1981, Brzezinski was national security adviser to Carter at a time when the Cold War with the former Soviet Union was in full swing. Mr Carter had been impressed with the views of the foreign policy expert well before he won the presidency in 1980. Mr Brzezinski had not wanted to be secretary of state because he felt he could be more effective working at Mr Carter's side in the White House . Read More »

World leaders lobby Trump on climate change at G7


At the Vatican earlier in the week, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin made his own pro-Paris pitch to Trump and his advisers. Trump will spend Saturday at the second day of the G-7 summit in Sicily, bringing to an end a nine-day trip that started in Saudi Arabia and Israel before moving on to Europe. Read More »

Library, Park District Plan Summer Kick Off Event


Boulder Public Library's Summer Reading Program and events are generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation and several community businesses, including Coldstone Creamery, Colorado Rapids, Lakeside Amusement Park, Bloomin' Seed Paper, Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. Read More »

Trump's son-in-law under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny for probable contacts with Russian Federation


Russia's ambassador to the U.S. told his bosses that he and Jared Kushner talked about setting up a secret channel for communication between Donald Trump's transition team and Moscow , according to a report . "Trump has no choice but to immediately fire Kushner, whose failure to report this episode on his security clearance is reason enough for a criminal investigation", DNC deputy communications director Adrienne Watson said in a statement. Read More »

Trump's Budget Director: Health Care Bill Would Curtail Health Care Costs

In a purely financial sense, the AHCA would decrease the deficit by approximately 350 Billion dollars over 10 years while at the same time reducing taxes by nearly a trillion dollars for the wealthiest Americans over the same period. " Wisconsin families struggling with health care costs will see average premiums rise next year, older Wisconsinites will pay an age tax and those with pre-existing conditions will no longer be guaranteed protections". Read More »

Led coalition airstrikes in eastern Syrian town kill 35


Two days of aerial bombardment in al-Mayadin have now killed a total of 50 people, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. The U.N. human rights office also voiced concern at credible reports that Islamic State is preventing civilians from leaving areas under their control, noting that this violated worldwide law. Read More »

Trade, Climate Change on Agenda for G-7 Summit in Sicily

But other leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron , had hoped to sway the president at his first major global summit since entering the White House four months ago. without the United States it's sort of missing a big gap when you take the biggest economy out". "Trump engaged in a dialogue, asked questions, received arguments and stays in the game", a senior French diplomat said. Read More »

G7 communique acknowledges split with US on climate


US President Donald Trump , attending his first such summit, held off from endorsing the 2015 deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But while Trump did battle on an array of summit fronts, he also found himself dogged by new allegations as investigations proceed in Washington into whether Russian meddling helped his election victory a year ago. Read More »

CBO report rips GOP health bill


The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office , or CBO , says 23 million Americans would lose health insurance over the next decade under the Republican health care bill. But it forecast up to one-sixth of the population could be affected by instability in individual insurance markets if some states aggressively go after waiving certain Obamacare consumer protections. Read More »

PM Trudeau and US President Trump talk trade, security at G7 summit


French President Emmanuel Macron , who is one of the four new leaders attending the G7 meeting for the first time, said more needed to be done to support countries like Niger. "But it would enable him to go back to the U.S. and say: "I got a better deal than Obama did", said Prof Kirton, from the University of Toronto. "We commit to adopting appropriate policies so that all firms and citizens can make the most of opportunities offered by the global economy", it says. Read More »

Tornadoes cause damage in Wisconsin, Oklahoma

The tornadoes turned deadly as they swept through areas including Elk City, Oklahoma , and Chetek, Wisconsin . At least one person was killed and around 25 were injured Tuesday by a tornado in Wisconsin , while another tornado in Oklahoma caused significant damage to a subdivision near Elk City. Read More »

It's The Texas Legislature's Last Weekend - For This Session


While Patrick is holding onto a significant bargaining chip, only Gov. Greg Abbott can call a special session. While many lawmakers said there had been enough intra-conference discussions to at least launch Senate leaders and the heads of relevant committees on writing a blueprint, they also made clear there would still be plenty of wrangling among the rank-and-file before anything final emerges. Read More »

2 men killed in Sheboygan County plane crash identified


He says one of the airport's runways ends just east of US 131, and a Cessna plane came to rest in a ditch near the highway following the crash Friday afternoon. The FAA will be sending a team to investigate. Investigators do not believe the plane was from Sheboygan County. The NTSB will be the lead agency for the accident investigation. Read More »

Poulter sets sights on US Open with Wentworth win

Past Champions in the field: Chris Wood (2016), Byeong Hun An ('15), Matteo Manassero ('13), Luke Donald ('11, "12) and David Howell ('06"). The Rolex Series is the premium tournament category on the European Tour schedule and is made up of eight tournaments staged in a variety of locations around the world, each offering a minimum prize fund of $7million. Read More »

Top Palestinian Authority Official Denies Reports of Trump-Led Regional Peace Initiative


Trump and Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas discussed the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians during a press conference in Bethlehem on Tuesday. added another $75 million to the aid package", Netanyahu said on Wednesday, without giving a timeframe for the money's arrival. However, he added, history shows the Saudi government has always been involved in war and terrorism, but has sought to fuel conflicts among Arab Muslims only. Read More »

President Trump's views on Paris climate agreement 'evolving,' adviser Gary Cohn says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that he would try to convince Trump that if the us signed the Paris agreement to lower emissions it would lead to many new jobs in clean energy industries. Cohn told reporters that Trump was struck by "how important it is for the United States to show leadership" and how even in massive global agreements, there's "a big gap when you take the biggest economy out". Read More »

Trump to Make Call on Climate Accord Next Week


The Republican president arrived in Italy fresh off delivering an unprecedented, personal rebuke to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, traveling to its gleaming new Brussels headquarters to lecture its leaders to their faces on the need for them to spend more on defense. Read More »

President Trump to attend G7 meetings in Italy


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met one-on-one with Donald Trump Saturday on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Sicily , where the US president has been clashing with other leaders over climate change and free trade. The other six powers in the Group of Seven have agreed to stick with their previous commitment to implement that Paris deal to rein in greenhouse gases to fight climate change. Read More »

Alabama moves to protect Confederate monuments


Alabama - one of the Southern states steeped in controversy over the public display of Confederate monuments - now has a law protecting these and other old landmarks. Rhonda Brownstein , legal director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, called the monuments "racist" and an affront to American values (again, many feel that the Confederacy was a traitorous attempt to secede from the Union). Read More »

Paris Climate Commitment 'Crippling' To US Growth: White House


In a bilateral meeting with Trump on Thursday in Brussels, French President Emmanuel Macron said fighting terrorism and respecting the Paris Climate Agreement were at the top of the agenda. One year ago Friday, when speaking on a campaign stop in North Dakota, Donald Trump declared he'd "cancel" the Paris climate agreement within 100 days of his presidency, framing it as a " bad deal " that undermines domestic interests. Read More »

May raises Manchester leaks with Trump at NATO summit


A USA law enforcement official later authenticated the photos and said they had been provided by British authorities to American investigators, CNBC reported . "Salman doesn't belong to any organization", he told the news agency. File image of the scene outside Manchester Arena on the night of 23 May. The arrests come after police carried out a controlled explosion during a raid at an address in the Cheetham Hill area of the city. Read More »

European leaders make sales pitch to Trump on Climate

From left, President of the European Council Donald Tusk gesticulates as he talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel , French newly elected President Emmanuel Macron, partially hidden, British PM Theresa May . "The United States is evaluating its policy with regard to the climate, so the six other G7 countries will reaffirm their commitment (to the global Paris accord ) while taking note" of the USA position, a French official said at the G7 summit in Sicily. Read More »

Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert for Manchester bomb victims


So that is what it will continue to do for us", she said . A spokesman for the 23-year-old announced the decision on Wednesday evening following widespread speculation that dates would be affected. If confirmed, the halt to the sharing investigative details with Britain's most important defence and security ally would underscore the level of anger in Britain at leaks to the US media of details about the police investigation. Read More »

Trump Faces G7 Squeeze On Climate Change, Trade At Sicily Summit

White House advisor Gary Cohn told reporters that the president professed to the other six leaders that the environment was very important to him, and claimed the president's views of the Paris climate deal were "evolving". They will also discuss security cooperation following Monday's suicide bombing at a concert in northern England that killed 22 people and was allegedly carried out by a young Islamist militant of Libyan descent who grew up in Britain. Read More »

G-7 leaders reach impasse on climate change

Whether he sides with the American voter who elected him or his leftist advisers remains to be seen. Trade will also be a big topic, with Cohn saying the United States' guiding principle will be "we will treat you the way you treat us", suggesting that retaliatory tariffs could be imposed. Read More »

Senate Republicans could preserve one of Trumpcare's deadliest provisions


Meanwhile, some Democrats are hoping that flaws in the House healthcare bill will make it ineligible for the reconciliation process, giving them a shot at a filibuster, Politico reported . Democratic lawmakers have attacked the changes, maintaining they are created to victimize people with serious health problems that require expensive medical care. Read More »

Bear trying to get doughnuts tears off Colorado car bumper


There were no doughnuts at the time in the Ford Focus , but there were some sweet-smelling aprons. Todd Robertson said there were no doughnuts in the vehicle, which was parked in their driveway in the 3300 block of Columbine Drive, at the time of the bear encounter. Read More »

PA slams Netanyahu remarks on Jerusalem division

He will close his ambitious first foreign trip at a pair of summits in Brussels and Sicily, where his reception from European leaders may be less effusive than his welcome in Israel and Saudi Arabia , his opening stop on the trip . "I can live with either one". And their demands are humane and just. U.S. President Donald Trump strove to warm ties with the Middle East during his first overseas trip since taking office , but the lack of detail in his plans for peace have left some ... Read More »

Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation debut does little to assure allies

I prefer to have 5,000 troops from the United States in Poland. Markovic told a journalist in Brussels that it was only "natural" that Trump should be in the front row, as the U.S. Moreover, the White House had sent recent signals that the United States would stay in NATO's mutual defense pact, known as Article 5, which had been invoked just once before: after the terror attack of September 11, 2001. Read More »

Top Republican Confirms Senate Is Working On Writing Its Obamacare Repeal Bill

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, or CBO , says 23 million Americans would lose health insurance over the next decade under the Republican health care bill. A second type of waiver would allow insurers to set premiums on the basis of an individual's health status if the person had not demonstrated continuous coverage; that is, the waiver would eliminate the requirement for so-called community rating for premiums charged to such people. Read More »

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


The remarks went down badly with European leaders, who had hoped Trump would use the opportunity to confirm his commitment to Article 5, the core North Atlantic Treaty Organisation principle that an attack on one member is viewed as an attack on all. Read More »

Nebraska's Stanley Morgan Jr arrested on drug charge


Documents show that Morgan Jr. was arrested on May 6 for possession of cannabis in excess of 20 grams, and possession of paraphernalia. Cornhuskers defensive back Antonio Reed was also in the vehicle that was driven by his teammate and was charged with misdemeanor pot possession as well. Read More »