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Did Trump say Germans are "very bad"? White House adviser clarifies

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The German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung said many European Union officials were appalled by how little the Americans appeared to know about trade policy. Germany is far from alone in being lopsided with America with regards to autos. Last month, Mercedes-Benz sold 27,000 cars in the U.S. Imports of cars from Germany exceeded exports by $15.4 billion. Read More »

Patrick's Choir DAZZLE in BGT semi-final

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Then a backing track with the choir's voices began playing in the background. "The children didn't notice there was anything in particular wrong, they just knew the little introduction hadn't been played". After their performance, Dec explained: 'Sound issue there, they couldn't hear the track so we let them start again'. A very kind Amanda Holden said that the eight to 12-year-olds were a "breath of fresh air". Read More »

Portland mayor calls for cancellation of free-speech rally

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A similar conservative " Trump Free Speech Rally " is planned for largely liberal Portland on Sunday, though the city's mayor have asked organizers to cancel the gathering. This story has been corrected to show the court appearance is Tuesday, not Monday. He was taking a light-rail train from Portland State University where he is a student to his job at a pizza shop at the time of the attack Friday, the paper reported . Read More »

John Kelly, Homeland Security Sec, defends back-channel with Russia

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Kushner's meetings with Russians have come under increasing scrutiny. The current and former US officials now say it may have been part an effort by Kushner to establish a direct line to Putin outside of established diplomatic channels. Flynn attended the meeting at Trump Tower with Kislyak. The Post based its story on intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by USA officials and leaked to the press. Read More »

Race, gender, fame all issues as Cosby jury selection starts

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Cosby, who is not expected to testify in the trial, has said that he believes race may have played a role in the accusations of drugging and/or sexual misconduct made against him by many women. Juror No. 8, a white middle-age man, said he could be a fair juror even though a family member had once suffered a sexual assault. The first 100 prospective jurors were questioned in the criminal trial of comedian Bill Cosby. Read More »

McCain: Kushner story 'more and more bizarre'

CBS News has confirmed that when Kushner met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December, the two discussed setting up a backchannel for communications between the Trump administration and Russian officials. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday that he was not troubled by Jared Kushner's reported attempts to establish a back-channel with Russian Federation. Read More »

Led strikes kill 35 civilians in east Syria: monitor

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In March, the USA was condemned for killing about 300 civilians after two incidents and one attack which targeted a mosque in Aleppo, Syria; a fight over Isis-controlled areas of Mosul, an Iraqi city. The U.S. military gives sharply lower estimates, saying such airstrikes have killed only 352 civilians, as reported by the New York Times . The commanders included Mustafa Gunes, a Turkish national, and Abu Asim al-Jazaeri, a French-Algerian fighter. Read More »

Hussain Nawaz to make third appearance before JIT today

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The court also asked how bearer shares translated into the four upscale flats in London, who was the real and beneficial owner of Nielsen Enterprises Limited and Nescoll Limited, how did Hill Metal Establishment come into existence, where did the money for Flagship Investment Limited and other companies set up or taken over by Hassan Nawaz and where did the working capital for such companies come from and where do the huge sums running into millions gifted by Hussain Nawaz to the prime ... Read More »

Trump's communications director set to leave White House - Trump adviser

According to Dubke, he alerted POTUS to his resignation on May 18, but offered to stay until the end of the Trumpster's trip overseas. Mr Dubke wrote in a statement that it had been an honour to serve Mr Trump and "my distinct pleasure to work side by side, day by day with the staff of the communications and press departments". Read More »

6 key moments from President Trump's first trip overseas

In a statement with Trump Monday night, Netanyahu hailed the same visit, while speaking of a "united Jerusalem " as Israel's capital.The status of Jerusalem is the subject of a longstanding US policy debate - and it showed during Trump's trip.The parts of the speech offering a robust defence of Israel drew loud applause, which seemed to energise Trump on the second leg of his first foreign trip since taking office.Abbas' newfound willingness to cooperate can be seen as a response to ... Read More »

Turkey calls for ouster of top United States envoy leading anti-IS coalition

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Attacking the small group of protesters with their fists and feet, men in dark suits and others were recorded repeatedly kicking one woman as she lay curled on a sidewalk. Necmi is a supporter of Erdogan whereas Kheirabadi is a supporter of Kurdish causes. The White House defended Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as "wholly appropriate", as Trump tried to beat back criticism from fellow Republicans and calm global allies increasingly wary about ... Read More »

Proposed laptop ban on flights may expand

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In March, the Trump administration banned laptops in the cabin on US -bound flights originating from 10 airports in countries including Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Jordan. officials say , to thwart terrorist plots to bring down planes with smaller bombs. Kelly had told Fox News Sunday over the weekend that he "might" ban laptops from airplane cabins on all worldwide flights both into and out of the United States. Read More »

UN chief urges action on climate change as Trump debates

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But the White House said Friday that Trump's view on the topic is "evolving" after hearing other views during the summit. President Donald Trump is "wide open" on the Paris climate accord as "he takes in the pros and cons", U.S. For the power sector, withdrawal from the Paris accord could signal reduced pressure to cut carbon over the next few decades. "Guterres pressed the case for the United States to stick with the Paris deal, but also left no doubt that China can and will replace ... Read More »

WashPost: Senate Intel Committee Requests All Trump Campaign Communications

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The early months of Trump's presidency have been clouded by Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional probes into Russian meddling and possible collusion by Trump's campaign. Manafort. "It is unclear, however, whether Russian officials actually tried to directly influence" Flynn or Manafort, the newspaper wrote. Schiff made the committee's subpoena plans known after the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday ordered Flynn to hand over documents from two of his businesses due to ... Read More »

ISIS claims responsibility for auto bombing in Baghdad

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The attacks came just days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during daylight hours. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the second bombing, though it also bore the hallmarks of Daesh. On Tuesday, an Iraqi army officer said security forces were proceeding slowly in Al Shifaa in a bid to protect infrastructure. In Syria , Assad's forces and their allies have also been on the offensive, moving toward the Iraqi and Jordanian border, but are still far from reaching it. Read More »

US military to test anti-ICBM system in landmark trial

Jeff Davis . While it appeared to be a specific test of whether the U.S. military can counter a North Korea missile launch, the Pentagon said the exercise had been planned for years to determine America's capability to knock down any threatening missiles, including from Iran. Read More »

United Kingdom stops sharing Manchester attack intelligence with US

Several media outlets, citing British officials, have stated that the bomb used at the concert was much more sophisticated than those generally employed in lone-wolf attacks. Azhar Mahmoud, who prays at the mosque in south Manchester , said it was "horrible" that the bomber was associated with it. "We greatly value the important relationships we have with our trusted intelligence, law enforcement and security partners around the world", the National Counter Terrorism Policing office said in ... Read More »

Tiger Woods: Medicine not alcohol led to DUI arrest

In an update Friday on his website, Woods said last month's surgery to fuse disks in his lower back provided instant relief and he hasn't "felt this good in years". Alcohol wasn't present in his system, and was presumably affected by the prescription drugs he was taking. Police cited Woods with driving under the influence and improper parking after discovering the pro golfer after 2 a.m. Read More »

Letters: Trump's Middle East trip a triumph

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Striking a markedly different tone from Haaretz , Israel Hayom celebrates the nationalist holiday with the headline "United in blue and white", and notes Netanyahu's assertion that the Western Wall and the Temple Mount will remain under Israeli control "forever". Read More »

Passers-by scramble into Dallas creek bed to aid officer

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Investigators say people in the pickup truck left the scene. Sources told WFAA's Rebecca Lopez that a vehicle hit the officer's squad auto and left the scene. "We want to thank our citizens for what they did out there", Martinez said. He used to work in law enforcement, he said, and his instincts immediately kicked in. Read More »

Macron blasts Russian 'fake news' campaign to Putin's face

The two leaders discussed the relationship between their nations, the situation in Syria, LGBT rights in Chechnya among other issues for three hours in the Palace of Versailles , reports the DW. During the fraught election campaign, Macron's camp banned two Russian news outlets - state-funded Sputnik news agency and RT TV channel - from having media access to his campaign headquarters, saying they were spreading propaganda rather than reporting real news. Read More »

Now, another Indian arrested in Pakistan, sent to jail on judicial remand

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He added that Pakistan's Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali will now be representing Pakistan in the Kulbushan Jadhav case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). A military court awarded death sentence to Jadhav on April 10 on spying and terrorism charges. "The decision to send Khawar Qureshi was a unanimous one". Read More »

Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will be stronger

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The president said in a tweet that he will make a decision this week. Censuring the deal, however, US Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of CT wrote in an article published last Saturday by Huffington Post that "It appears the Trump administration is counting on the country with the worst human rights record in the region to enforce peace and security in the Middle East", describing the arms sale as "a terrible idea". Read More »

White House Dodges Questions About Kushner's Meetings With Russians

McMaster said that generally speaking, "we have back-channel communication with a number of countries..." According to the report, Trump's words are in contrast to his actions in the West Wing, where he has increasingly chided his son-in-law and included him in diatribes against his broader staff. Read More »

Trump's communications director set to leave White House: Trump adviser

Dubke's resignation was first reported by Mike Allen of Axios in his Tuesday morning newsletter. "It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration", Dubke wrote to his colleagues. A White House official responded "no" when asked if more resignations or firings were expected in the coming weeks. The President's inner circle has been preparing a series of shifts meant to deal with growing inquiries into any contact between Mr Trump and Russian Federation ... Read More »

No surprises: Iran re-elected the President

With almost 40 million votes in Friday's hard-fought poll counted so far on Saturday, Rouhani was leading the race with 56.88 percent, the report said quoting the interior ministry. "I will remain loyal to my promises to you", he wrote . We won. We did not yield to pressure. She says a good deal of Rouhani's support was motivated by fear of what might happen if the hard liners regained control of the executive branch. Read More »

Trump Vows to Crackdown on 'Deeply Troubling' Intelligence Leaks by US Agencies

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Trump and May met Thursday at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, where the American president denounced the leaks as "deeply troubling" and a "grave threat to our national security", calling for an investigation into the matter. with sensitive material. Trump's speech to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation came hours after the European Union council president said a discussion with him produced sharply different views on Russian Federation. Read More »

Ariana Grande Promises 'Incredibly Brave City Of Manchester' A Benefit Concert

The note suggested a severe rupture in trust between Britain and the United States , who have traditionally shared intelligence at the highest levels. Those include Abedi's brother Ismail, his father Ramadan Abedi told The Associated Press. The son of Libyan parents who immigrated to Britain in the early 1990s, Abedi has been identified by British authorities as the bomber who attacked the Ariana Grande concert Monday night. Read More »

French leader blasts Russia in Putin visit

Security Council. Then during the French election campaign the Macron camp alleged Russian hacking and disinformation efforts, at one point refusing accreditation to the Russian state-funded Sputnik and RT news outlets which it said were spreading Russian propaganda and fake news. Read More »

Netanyahu: Trump Visit To Western Wall 'Destroyed UNESCO's Lies'

Trent Franks, R-Glendale, joins House members calling on President Donald Trump to honor a campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem."Once again we reassert to you our positions: accepting the two-state solution along the borders of 1967, a state of Palestine with a capital in East Jerusalem alongside Israel... Read More »

Trump boasted of firing 'nut job' Comey to Russians

The President also dismissed reports that he demanded loyalty pledge from former FBI Director James Comey at a private dinner.Trump responded saying, "No, I didn't but I think loyalty to the country, loyalty to the U.S.is important". The new headlines were a fresh indication that Trump would not be able to change the subject from what appears to be an intensifying investigation reaching toward the president and his inner circle. Read More »

Trump lashes out at media after ducking press questions on trip

The disclosures dogged Trump during his first trip overseas since taking office and threaten to overwhelm and stall his administration's agenda. While the White House has publicly declared the nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe a resounding success, Trump is holding urgent meetings with his top aides back in Washington to fix what is looking like a dire situation. Read More »

In a first, Swiss court fines man for 'liking' posts on Facebook

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According to a report in Fortune late on Tuesday, the comments suggested that Erwin Kessler , who runs an animal rights group, holds racist and anti-Semitic views. The 45-year-old Zurich man was handed a suspended fine in the case. Though it's clear that things you post on Facebook can absolutely construe defamation, this is the first time that chucking a like onto a post has been seen as endorsing and therefore repeating a defamatory statement. Read More »

Doctor, 50, dies while trying to climb Mount Everest

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Two other climbers also died climbing the mountain over the weekend. Slovak mountaineer Vladimir Strba and American doctor Roland Yearwood also died near the summit, and search operations are underway for a missing Indian climber. The death zone is notorious for its hard terrain and thin air , where low levels of oxygen heighten the risk of altitude sickness. His Nepali guide was found unconscious at Camp 4, just below 8,000m, with severe frostbite. Read More »