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Kushner sought Russian Federation back channel, report claims


A spokesman for the committee declined comment on whether Page would testify. President Donald Trump's White House is preparing to establish a "war room" to combat mounting questions about ties between Russian Federation and his presidential campaign, administration officials and persons close to Trump said, addressing a scandal that has threatened to consume his young presidency. Read More »

Trump Visited By The Ghost Of Nixon In Latest 'Simpsons' Spoof


Timed to Trump's 125th day in office, the clip concludes with a disclosure: "Paid for by the Committee to Turn the Clock Ahead to 2020 - Or Back to Whenever. "You hand all over your notes, and I'll erase the tapes - I mean, there are no tapes!" Trump still contends there are no tapes, even as his hair stands up, revealing it to be half-dog and half-cassette player. Read More »

German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice


Earlier this month, advice pushed by anti-vaccine groups not to vaccinate children spread through a Somali community in Minnesota leading to the state's largest measles outbreak in years. The institute noted that besides children, all adults born since 1970 should get vaccinated against measles if they have not had the measles shot or had it only once. Read More »

Turkey summons USA envoy over 'security lapses' in Erdogan visit

Senator John McCain tweeted following the incident: "Turkish security guards' attack on peaceful protesters this wk was a despicable display of thuggery & repression - absolutely unacceptable". Last week's brawl wasn't the first time Turkish security officials resorted to violence in Washington - they did so a year ago when an Erdoğan appearance at the Brookings Institution drew protesters. Read More »

France President, Macron swerves past Trump to embrace Merkel


The first encounter took place on Thursday morning ahead of the two leaders' working lunch. President Macron and President Trump also discussed the Syrian crisis, counter-terrorism and defence spending over lunch at the U.S. " You were my guy ", Trump allegedly said. It looks like Macron is walking toward the American president, who is standing on the left side of the group. Read More »

Trump Slams NATO Allies Standing Feet Away for Not 'Paying…

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that "of course" the United States supports Article 5 , though Trump still wants other nations to meet their obligation to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense. The president opened his day with a meeting with leaders of the European Union, another alliance he criticized during the campaign. President Trump has ordered the Justice Department to investigate the source of those leaks. Read More »

The Late: Trump urged to say 'yes' to Paris climate pact


Together, the three big German automakers employ tens of thousands of people at USA factories and dealerships, and operate large vehicle assembly factories in several states that voted for Trump in the 2016 election, including South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. Read More »

McMaster says 'not concerned' after Kushner back-channel reports

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that so-called "back-channeling" was normal. Kislyak said Kushner suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States for the communications. The FBI and White House did not comment, while the Russian embassy said it was policy not to comment on individual diplomatic contacts. He tells CNN that they ran with the story after hearing the same details from USA officials. Read More »

German police : Manchester bomber passed through airport

But the friend said Salman and his brother Hashem had changed after another youth - an 18-year-old Manchester resident also of Libyan descent - was killed in the northern British city a year ago. "Three men have been arrested after police executed warrants in South Manchester in connection with the ongoing investigation into Monday night's horrific attack at the Manchester Arena", a Greater Manchester Police statement said. Read More »

Worry about another 9/11 rather than Iran, Zarif tells US


He called on those leaders to do more to drive out terrorist groups. Klein, however, expressed disappointment that Trump did not call on Muslim leaders to condemn the terror groups by name, and that Trump also did not insist Muslim leaders end the use of textbooks promoting Islamic extremism. Read More »

Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await


But first Trump has one more day in Sicily , which will include discussions of global economy and climate , a meeting with small African nations - Trump will be seated between the leaders of Niger and Tunisia - and migration issues. By Saturday morning, Trump was already tweeting that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners had given him a big win on this issue and that the money was beginning to roll in. Read More »

Climate, trade, security, migration to figure in tough G7 summit

US officials said he had enjoyed "robust" conversations with his allies in Sicily and had also learnt a lot - especially in the debate on climate change, which he has previously dismissed as a hoax. A statement, separate from the not-yet-complete final communique, said that while the G7 is already committed to the fight against terrorism, Monday's deadly attack in Manchester has driven home the need to step up efforts-and quickly. Read More »

United Kingdom considers halting U.S. intelligence sharing after Manchester attack photo leak

The British government has expressed its anger at the release in USA media of details from the investigation into Monday's concert attack , including photographs of parts of the bomb which left 22 people dead , including children. He said that the arrests are "significant" and that a number of raids have revealed items "important" in what is still a "fast-moving" investigation. Read More »

Donald Trump Appears to Shove Prime Minister Dusko Markovic at NATO Meeting

Trump also did not explicitly affirm that an attack on any member of the 28-nation alliance is an attack on all. I prefer to have 5,000 troops from the United States in Poland. There was also friction with British Prime Minister Theresa May after United Kingdom intelligence furiously blamed the USA for leaking evidence photos from the Manchester bombing to the New York Times . Read More »

Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican City

The meeting between the leader of the free world and the head of the Catholic Church emphasised areas of agreement between the new administration and the Vatican . Pope Francis went so far as saying, "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they might be, and not building bridges, is not Christian ". Read More »

Trump's son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy


One likely area of interest for investigators would be Mr Kushner's own meetings with Russians, given that such encounters with a variety of Trump associates are at the root of the sprawling probe, now overseen by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller. Read More »

Merkel says G7 debate on climate was "very unsatisfying"


Trump tweeted he would decide on Paris next week. TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) - President Donald Trump says he'll make a final decision on whether the USA will stay in the Paris climate agreement next week. Cohn stressed Friday that the president was simply being critical of the US trade imbalance with Germany . His Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, says the United States reserves the right to be protectionist if trade arrangements are unfair to USA companies and workers. Read More »

Montenegro's Markovic Shrugs Off Trump Shoving Incident At NATO Summit


Fellow NATO leaders occasionally exchanged awkward looks with each other during the president's lecture, which occurred at an event commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Handshakes and smiles were exchanged, but serious differences now exist between leaders of the U.S and EU. "And I am not 100 percent sure that we can say today - "we" means Mr. Read More »

Trump's speech to Israeli parliament scrapped

A USA -born Israeli says he was both delighted and disappointed by President Donald Trump's visit to Israel . He expressed willingness to grapple with this long-standing challenge. Since it is located in East Jerusalem , which is occupied by Israel but regarded as Palestinians as the future capital of their state, successive USA presidents avoided visiting the wall. Read More »

Saskatchewan man charged over online threats against prime minister

A 34-year-old man was arrested without incident during a traffic stop near Borden, Sask. on Wednesday evening. Freeland says one thing the leaders can agree on is that they must work together to counter the threat of violent extremism, which is expected to play a bigger role in the talks in the wake of Monday's deadly terrorist attack on a concert arena in Manchester, England that killed 22 people . Read More »

Nets Whine Trump Lectured to NATO 'Instead of Making Nice'


But Trump had come to praise other ideals, other lands, and other leaders. Stoltenberg said the fact that Trump inaugurated a monument to 9/11 on Thursday and was willing to spend more on U.S. He suggested that states who had so far failed to reach the 2 percent of GDP funding threshold should make additional reparations in the coming years. Read More »

Manchester United Win Europa League, Dedicate Victory to Bombing Victims


However, after concluding his maiden campaign with three trophies and securing Champions League football for next season, the former Real Madrid boss was happy to take aim at his detractors. During the last few weeks of the season, the Red Devils have suffered injuries to many squad members, meaning that the depleted squad rather limped over the Premier League finish line. Read More »

Kushner 'proposed secret communication channel with Russia'

The president's son-in-law and senior adviser inquired about using Russian diplomatic facilities for the communications, apparently to shield the talks, US officials briefed on intelligence reports told The Washington Post . "He has no recollection of the calls as described", she said. Their report quotes unidentified current and former United States officials, who said two of these contacts were phone calls. Read More »

Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert for Manchester terror attack victims


Authorities believe Abedi had help in building the bomb, which photographs published by the New York Times showed was sophisticated and powerful, and that his accomplices could be ready to strike again. "Abedi was one of a larger pool of former SOIs whose risk remained subject to review by MI5 and its partners". Meanwhile, a woman, whose identify was not immediately known, became the sixth person to be arrested by police in connection with the Monday night's attack at a pop concert, ... Read More »

Champagne and cigars for Conte if Chelsea triumph

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (C) stands on the touchline in the English Premier League . The FA Cup final is upon Arsenal and a lot can be said about the political situation and the threat of terrorism have been topics surrounding this weekend's game. Read More »

G7 to acknowledge climate deadlock with US

The G7 members include the United States , Canada, Britain, France , Germany , Italy and Japan . Cohn said United States compliance with its Paris commitments would be "crippling" to economic growth, but added the president was "leaning to understand the European position". Read More »

Juan Mata praises ruthless Jose Mourinho as finals streak continues


This season, Rooney has made 39 appearances for United , but had scored just eight goals - the lowest ever of his Manchester United career and the same amount as in his breakthrough campaign at Everton back in 2002/3. "Hopefully, they can be happy for at least some hours". Manchester United should hold a victory parade for their Europa League success in the wake of this week's bomb attack in Manchester , according to the club's former defender Phil Neville. Read More »

'Challenging' talks expected as Trump, other G7 leaders meet


A senior Canadian government official with intimate knowledge of the negotiations says the Paris Agreement on the fight against climate change, which Trump might back out of, and global trade, remain major sticking points that will likely keep talks going through the night. Read More »

President Trump's Peace Efforts Require A Regional Approach


Since 1967, the global community-including the US -has refused to officially recognize eastern Jerusalem and its Jewish holy sites as part of Israel. We all know that. Two months earlier, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) passed a resolution that airbrushed away the entire Jewish connection to Jerusalem , in obeisance to Arab claims that no Jewish Temple ever existed in the city. Read More »

This hilarious photo sums up Trump's visit to Vatican

When greeting the first lady, Pope Francis asked, "What are you feeding him, potica? ". Trump has expressed skepticism about global warming and possible causes, and he has promised changes to spur more coal and oil production in the U.S. Read More »

Jewish hardliners ejected from Jerusalem mosque compound

U.S. President Donald Trump , choosing the Middle East as the venue for his first foreign visit since taking office , has hammered out a policy of expanding U.S. I hope that when they hear the words of the president , they will be moved to see a brighter future for their children. President Donald Trump placed a note in the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday, becoming the first sitting US president to visit one of Judaism's holiest sites . Read More »