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Comey to reveal Trump pressure on probe

The development was first reported by CNN. The associate did say that Robert Mueller , whom the Justice Department appointed earlier this month to lead the government's inquiry, is allowing Comey to make certain statements. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will provide documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Read More »

President Trump still undecided on Paris climate accord


The president tweeted Wednesday that he would make his decision soon. "There are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not". Juncker went on to say that the Group of Seven leaders "tried to explain this in clear simple sentences to Mr. Trump " at a recent summit in Italy. Read More »

Cleveland Police Fire Officer Who Shot Tamir Rice


Tamir Rice was playing in a park with a pellet gun in November 2014, when officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback drove up in a patrol auto, responding to an emergency call. The officers' union said it was challenging the discipline, while Tamir's mother said both officers should have been fired . Garmback's 10-day suspension begins Wednesday. Read More »

Trump marks Memorial Day with Arlington visit


We at the Center for Pluralism will pay homage to our veterans on the memorial day by visiting the Arlington National Cemetery. "To every gold star family , God is with you and your loved ones are with him". Trump also paid tribute to World War II veteran and former Sen. Instead of endless war-memorial platitudes, Mr. Trump, who attended a military secondary school, personalized his part of the ceremony. Read More »

Tearful Weiner Must Register as a Sex Offender

In a statement to CNN at the time of the first reports, Weiner neither confirmed or denied sending the texts. Weiner also agreed to not appeal any prison sentence between 21 and 27 months. Anthony claimed that the relationship with the North Carolina teenager "who said she was a high school student" began after she got in touch with him online. Read More »

Merkel says expects Britain to remain a partner post-Brexit


Merkel last week had said that reliable ties forged since the end of World War II "are to some extent over". Highlighting Canada 's strong political and trade ties to Europe, Trudeau said: "We will always work together and highlight the shared values that are equally important on both sides of the Atlantic, including in the United States ". Read More »

Kansas lawmakers reject restrictions on schools' lobbying


Sam Brownback to help fund schools and fix the state budget. The proposal would increase spending by around $230 million over two years, after the state Supreme Court ruled in March that Kansas schools are inadequately funded. That is $50 million less than the House plan that the Kansas State Department of Education now says would add $284 million in new money over two years and then increase funding according to the rate of inflation. Read More »

Comedian sacked by CNN after Trump severed head photo

Following the release of the photo, part of a collaboration with artist Tyler Shields, Griffin returned to Twitter - but this time to offer an apology. Griffin has co-hosted CNN's " New Years Eve Live " with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper from New York's Times Square for the past 10 consecutive years. Squatty Potty, a Utah-based company whose products include toilet stools and other bathroom accessories, said it was suspending an ad campaign that featured Griffin. Read More »

Why Corbyn's surge could be good news for sterling


During the 1992 general election campaign they all pointed to a hung parliament; yet on the day the Conservatives under John Major won, albeit only with a small majority. While May enjoyed a lead of more than 20 percentage points when she announced the snap election, polls published since the resumption of campaigning after the Manchester terror attack last week have shown Conservative leads varying from 4 points up to 14 points. Read More »

White House communications director Dubke resigns

Trump returned to the White House after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday to face more questions about alleged communications between his son-in-law Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington . Read More »

German-Asian ties no snub to US: Angela Merkel


Trump had tweeted earlier on Tuesday that Germany's trade and military policies are very bad for his country and warned that something will be done about it. Or perhaps what she wanted Trump to say was, "Don't worry about bolstering your own defense capabilities because we are happy to devote American lives and treasure to protect you from the Russians". Read More »

Trump's Saudi speech puts commerce secretary to sleep


The Commerce secretary, who accompanied Trump to the oil-rich kingdom over the weekend, said he found it " fascinating " that he did not see "a single hint of a protester anywhere there during the whole time we were there". Melania Trump is now accompanying husband Donald Trump on his first global visit as President of the United States. India is among countries that have been victims of terrorism, Trump says. Read More »

President Trump communications team headed for overhaul

Fresh off Trump's first official trip overseas, his administration is looking for ways to respond more aggressively to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow. Read More »

Obamas buy their DC rental home


However, the former first couple may have overpaid. After renting a Kalorama home for their post-White House stint, the couple have bought the eight-bedroom, nine-and-a-half-bath home for $US8.1 million ($10.9 million), according to property records. Read More »

Germany postpones deportation flight of Afghan asylum seekers after Kabul bomb

India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj , whose embassy was among the closest to the blast, said all its staff were accounted for. The attack is one of the deadliest seen inside Afghanistan . A towering plume of smoke rose over the Afghan capital as emergency vehicles sped toward it. Soldiers in fatigues stood with guns drawn - the sounds of screams, blaring sirens and traffic piercing the morning sky. Read More »

New Trump attack on Germany widens transatlantic rift


U.S. President Donald Trump responded by criticising Germany via Twitter earlier on Tuesday. Trump's tweet came after Merkel told a meeting last Sunday that "the times in which (Germany) could fully rely on others are partly over", a reference to the USA and UK. Read More »

At least 11 US citizens injured in Kabul blast

Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for city police, said the explosives were hidden in a sewage truck. The German Embassy, the Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Palace are all in the area, as are the British and the Canadian embassies. Shortly after the explosion , all roads in Wazir Akbar Khan were blocked off by Afghan security forces and helicopters were deployed over the neighborhood. Read More »

House Russia investigators subpoena Flynn, Cohen

The subpoenas come a day after Cohen said he would not cooperate with congressional investigators and amid turmoil inside the House investigation itself, as lawmakers wrangle with the role of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes , R-California, in the probe. Read More »

Notre Dame Grads Stage Walkout During Vice President Mike Pence's Commencement Speech


The students cited the Vice President's history of anti-LGBTQ actions including the passage of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 2015, which some say legalized discrimination against LGBTQ people and families. As Pence spoke, however, dozens of Notre Dame graduates moved to exercise the very right he was referencing by turning their backs and walking out on the vice president. Read More »

Nunes: Dems Want Russia Investigation Because They Can't Get Over Hillary's Loss

The White House on Wednesday referred questions about Russian Federation to Trump's outside counsel, Marc Kasowitz. He could not immediately be reached. "If you look at Facebook, the vast majority of the "news items" posted were fake", she said. In December, though, Facebook said it would introduce tools to prevent fake news stories from spreading. Read More »

Israel Marks 50 Years of Reunited Capital on Jerusalem Day

Tens of thousands of Israelis marched Wednesday through East Jerusalem's predominantly Palestinian Old City to mark 50 years of Israel's annexation of it. Nevertheless, Trump managed to do plenty of things during his visit. Abbas underlined that the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis was not based on religion. Read More »

White House defends Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

Shortly before leaving office, former President Barack Obama imposed additional sanctions on Russian Federation after receiving information from the intelligence community suggesting the country tried to sabotage Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign. Read More »

UK election goes from dull to dramatic as contest tightens


Britain's left-wing Labour party - under Jeremy Corbyn - appear to have erased the gap on the ruling right-wing Conservatives in the run-up to the election on June 8, with the latest opinion polls forcing investors to entertain the possibility of a third political shock in as many years. Read More »

Trump plans to pull US from Paris deal


He gave no indication of how he would proceed, other than his action would "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" Despite the two-pronged attempt at intervention from energy industry leaders, the USA seems set to pull out of the agreement . Exiting the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has been championed by conservatives who want to make sure a future president can't simply rejoin the Paris agreement, which 147 countries signed onto in 2016. Read More »

PM Modi Has A New Acronym For North East


Listing out the achievements of the Modi government , Gadkari said the kind of work the BJP has done in the last three years in the northeast was "not done" even in last 10 years. Addressing a public meeting at Dhola on the occasion, the Prime Minister said Dhola-Sadiya bridge opens the door for economic development in the North East on a big scale. Read More »

[David Ignatius] 'Back channels' are protocol for a president


A White House in crisis scrambled to allay public concern over reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law sought a secret communications link to Russian Federation - a bombshell allegation the USA president swatted down as "fabricated". The establishment of a back-channel is "a sanctioned, appropriate kind of behavior done by the government in order to avoid notice". The next day, The Times reported that Flynn had informed the Trump transition team that he was under FBI investigation on ... Read More »

Militants throw grenade at police officers in India, injuring four

A grenade was hurled at a police party outside the Sopore police station, Greater Kashmir quoted a source as saying. The reports added that the incident took place at 10:30 pm outside the Khanpura shrine. No terror outfit so far has claimed responsibility for the attack. They were quickly shifted to the hospital where their condition is stable, he said. Read More »

Afghanistan: Kabul attack death toll reaches 90


According to reports , the Chinese , Turkish, French, Iranian and Japanese embassies suffered damages. The explosion took place at the peak of Kabul's rush hour, when roads are packed with commuters. America's top diplomat to Kabul , Special Chargé d'Affaires Hugo Llorens said Wednesday's "horrific and shameful attack demonstrates these terrorists' complete disregard for human life and their nihilistic opposition to the dream of a peaceful future for Afghanistan". Read More »

At least 90 killed in Kabul explosion near embassies


France, India, Turkey, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Bulgaria similarly reported damage to their embassies, including shattered windows, as the blast drew an avalanche of worldwide condemnation. "The vigilance and courage of Afghan security forces prevented the VBIED from gaining entry to the Green Zone, but the explosion caused civilian casualties", the alliance's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan said in a statement . Read More »

Thousands of Rohingya exposed after Cyclone Mora destroys homes

Omar Farukh, a community leader in Kutapalong refugee camp, said conditions were dire: "Now we're in the open air". "They have been evacuated to at least 400 cyclone shelters, schools and government offices in the coastal areas", said Golam Mostofa, the senior official coordinating the evacuation. Read More »

Sterling dips after poll suggests hung parliament

USA futures pointed to a rise of 0.1 percent on Wall Street. The latest YouGov model predicts that the Conservative Party under the leadership of Theresa May would lose 20 seats while the opposition Labour Party would win 30 additional seats resulting in a hung parliament with no majority. Read More »

Theresa May struggles during TV interview

However, it is down from 2015, when 18 per cent of British Jews said they would vote for Labour under Ed Miliband. When asked if the Lib Dems would be doing better in the polls if Nick Clegg was still leader, Mr Farron said: "I have no idea whatsoever". Read More »