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Dems Aren't Happy Clinton Is Blaming Them For Her Loss


The "irony of her bashing our data: *our* models never had" Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania "looking even close to safe ... her team thought they knew better", he said. Clinton also derided the media's coverage of the private email server she used during her tenure at the State Department. Clinton didn't let President Trump's tweet go without a rebuttal. Read More »

Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord

Without mentioning the US specifically, Li said that "China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment" and pointed out that his was one of the first countries to ratify the 2015 Paris Agreement . America was expected to be the most significant contributor to the United Nations' $100-billion-a year Green Climate Fund , in which Canada is also a participant. Read More »

Trump signs waiver keeping U.S. embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv

The statement said that despite disappointment that that the embassy will not be moved, "Israel appreciates the friendly words of President Trump and his commitment to move the embassy to Jerusalem at a later date". With this move Trump has avoided a step that would have complicated his efforts to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. As a result, the United States maintains its embassy in Tel Aviv. Read More »

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.2 quake strikes near Salton Sea


The quake happened about 8:19 a.m. about 16 miles west-southwest of the Imperial County city of Westmorland. No damage or injuries have been reported with the earthquakes. Sheriff Jack Laurie said in a news release that 64-year-old Michael Bodenhausen died in the accident Monday on a farm north of Muscotah in northeast Kansas. Read More »

Pakistan fully supports Saudi Arabia's territorial integrity: Sartaj


In response to a Calling Attention Notice, he said that the 34-member countries alliance was announced in December 2015 but later it was redefined as the Islamic Military Coalition as clarified by the Saudi minister for foreign affairs. He added the focus of the alliance was terrorism. "At that time we were also told that a meeting of defence ministers will formulate programmes and mechanisms for this coalition". Read More »

What you need to know about Venezuela's 'hunger bonds'


Over the weekend, Goldman Sachs got pulled into the fray after it emerged that it had bought $2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan government bonds at a steep discount of 31 cents on the dollar. In characteristic form, Goldman insisted it didn't do anything untoward because it bought the bonds from an intermediary on the secondary market, and didn't deal with Maduro's government directly. Read More »

Mayor rejects Trump's Pittsburgh claim justifying Paris withdrawal

In announcing that he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord, he turned the nation's clock back, striking a blow for head-in-the-sand ignorance and severing ties to the one agreement that gave hope to millions that nations would finally be able to work together to combat climate change. Read More »

White House aide Michael Dubke says his last day is TBD


Dubke's last day has not yet been determined, and a successor has not been chosen. Trump, fresh off his foreign trip, returned to Washington this weekend facing not only congressional probes but the investigation of special prosecutor Robert Mueller into possible collusion between Trump's associates and Russian Federation as the Kremlin allegedly tried to tip the election Trump's way. Read More »

Three lawmakers question Kushner Cos on concerns over White House tie


Communications Director Mike Dubke resigned his position earlier this month, as speculation has swirled about a shake up within the White House following the firing of FBI Director James Comey. SPICER: Our job. we are focused on the president's agenda. Totally appropriate to draw a distinction between when the president is merely in the White House running the country and when he's really busy orb-grabbing with the Saudi royal family. Read More »

Philippines army air strike accidentally kills 11 soldiers

The Commission on Human Rights is also "enjoined" to "zealously exercise" its mandate of ensuring the protection of constitutional and human rights of all citizens while martial law is still in force. The Catholic bishops of Mindanao, where Marawi City is located, have said that Duterte's martial law declaration for the southern Philippines must be temporary. Read More »

Labour's Corbyn pulling in the younger crowd

Sterling is having a tough time as polling day in the United Kingdom draws closer. Mr Corbyn was more cautious about spelling out Labour's plans in the case of an inconclusive election , but also insisted there would be no coalition deal. Read More »

Ten government soldiers killed in Philippines military air strike: minister

Among them were Mahmud Ahmad, a Malaysian university lecturer who is poised to take over the leadership of Islamic State in the southern Philippines if Hapilon is killed, he said. Amid the concerns about the rising threat of ISIS, Lorenzana said militants from Saudi Arabia, Chechnya, Yemen, Malaysia and Indonesia were among the dead. Read More »

Former TSA boss among candidates for FBI director

Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of NY. He later joined and ran the Enron Task Force. It should not be a crime for a public official, whether the president or anyone else, to exercise his or her statutory and constitutional authority to hire or fire another public official. Read More »

Iranian Foreign Minister Denies Trump Accusations from Saudi Kingdom


In his speech, Trump said the United States seeks "a coalition of nations" to stamp out extremism in the Middle East and urged Muslim countries to ensure "terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil". Klein said his organization was pleased that Trump strongly condemned Iran, that he condemned "ISIS, Hezbollah and Hamas and Iran in the same sentence - for they are all part of the same scourge of Islamist terror". Read More »

No peace with Israel without army withdrawal: Spokesman


Numerous leaders, including Palestinian officials , told Trump that establishing the embassy in Jerusalem would harm the U.S.'s ability to help broker the "ultimate deal" in peace talks. Embassy to Jerusalem, saying it strengthens the chances of peace. When Israel was established a year later, the US and other countries based their embassies in the Tel Aviv area instead of Jerusalem, out of respect for the United Nations plan. Read More »

36 bodies found in Manila casino after attack

Meanwhile, as The Two-Way reported , the Philippine military has been battling ISIS-linked militants that seized parts of the southern city of Marawi last month. Resorts World Manila Chief Operating Officer Stephen Reilly confirmed that shots were fired and said "at this time, there are no reported injuries". Read More »

Gunman storms Philippine casino, police suspect robbery


Dones said employees told him they saw two suspects wearing black and carrying long firearms, however police later said there was just one suspect. A masked gunman stormed a hotel-casino complex in the Philippine capital early Friday. Outside the complex, relatives of people caught inside waited to hear news of their loved ones. Dela Rosa said 18 of 54 injured people were in hospital. Read More »

Reggae star Damian Marley, others buy control of High Times

It is the first change in ownership for the magazine since it launched in 1974. With wide scale marijuana legalization looming, Oreva tells me it saw High Times as ill-equipped to roll up the massive opportunities for expansion. The company will operate as High Times Holding Company (HTHC). "Any publication that can pull that off can create a lasting business". The new ownership group also includes cannabis-related organizations stretching across the U.S. Read More »

Former US Diplomat Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies at 89

She called him "the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl could ever have". He remained a strong voice in regard to foreign policy upon leaving office, and he wrote a 1983 memoir about his Carter years, Power and Principle . Read More »

France's Macron says USA interests to be harmed by climate deal withdrawal

Withdrawal opponents - said to include Trump's daughter Ivanka - had warned that the USA global leadership role was at stake, along with the environment. The Democratic governors' new pact commits to that same goal, which requires a 26 to 28 percent reduction in emissions from 2005 levels. What's implied here is that China will increase emissions in absolute terms during that time. Read More »

White House official quits amid tensions


Of the two, only Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken advantage of the offer so far, the officials said. But the push has gained momentum as more revelations emerge about Kushner's questionable activities. The Monday Fox News report , which Trump retweeted on Tuesday, laid blame on the Russians rather than Jared Kushner , Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, for discussing the possibility of a communications back channel between the Trump administration and Moscow. Read More »

Trump rejects moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Israel captured east Jerusalem - claimed by Palestinians for the capital of a future independent state - from Jordan in 1967 and annexed it, in a move not internationally recognized. USA officials say the process of moving the embassy would take at least six months and involve major adjustments in security, office and housing space and staffing at both the existing facility in Tel Aviv and the consulate general in Jerusalem. Read More »

NBC's Megyn Kelly lands Putin interview for newsmagazine

Kelly confirmed the booking Thursday during a report she filed for " Today " from St. Petersburg, Russia where she is moderating a panel with Putin at the International Economic Forum on Friday. "Hey guys, it's great to be with you, Matt and Savannah ", she said. Expectedly, the Internet went insane after this goof-up happened, and hopefully, Kelly would have learned her lesson. Read More »

World leaders say climate change deal can't be renegotiated

The Democratic governors of New York , California and Washington states indeed formed a quick alliance, vowing to respect the standards agreed on under the Paris deal. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov added that its implementation will not be as effective "without the key signatories". The automaker highlighted its development of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle with 238 miles of range on a single charge and a net price of less than $30,000. Read More »

Trump pulls U.S. out of climate accord

His predecessor, Barack Obama, expressed regret over the pullout from a deal he was instrumental in brokering. Trump called the Paris Climate Accord a job killer and a bad deal for Americans. “The rest of the world applauded when we signed the Paris agreement, ” Trump said. For anxious allies, Trump's rejection of the Paris pact is particularly jarring in the wake of his first global trip last week. Read More »

Change in BC gov't could impact Alberta


Meanwhile, Premier Christy Clark told reporters Tuesday she wants to test the confidence of the legislature, which will come as early as this month. The B.C. could put future large-scale construction projects in the province at risk and lead to an overall state of uncertainty that would not be good for companies with exposure to the region", said Bastien. Read More »

Trump Confirms Plan To Pull US Out Of Paris Climate Deal

Norway's largest pension fund with 53 billion euro (US$59.5 billion) in assets under its management said it would also continue to invest in renewable energy despite the American president's decision, saying in a statement that " Donald Trump is jumping off a train that has already left the station". Read More »

Trump withdraws United States from Paris Agreement amid opposition at home

EDT; 1900 GMT). Trump offered no details about how, or when, a formal withdrawal would happen, and at one point suggested a renegotiation could take place. For example, under the agreement, China will be able to increase these emissions by a staggering number of years- 13. We will buy and create more demand for electric cars and trucks. Read More »

NSW government unveils new FHB package


The government also announced measures to help first home buyers gain an advantage over investors, who now account for around 48 per cent of buyers in the Sydney market. Current stamp duty exemptions for first home buyers apply only to new homes up to $550,000 and vacant land valued up to $350,000. "If foreign purchasers are slowing down anyway, we may not want to push them down further", he said. Read More »

Trump, German Chancellor Merkel 'get along very well': White House

In Rome, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said he agreed with Ms Merkel that Europe needed to forge its own path. "The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out". Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also blasted the United States , saying the Trump administration's "short-sighted policies. stand against the interest of the European Union ". Read More »