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Putin on Trump's withdrawal from Paris Accord: 'Don't worry, be happy'

Facing questions from NBC's Megyn Kelly , who moderated Friday's panel discussion at St. Petersburg's economic forum, Putin said the claims of Russian interference in the USA election contained "nothing concrete, only assumptions". The Democrats accused Russian hackers of breaking into DNC databases, however, no evidence was provided. "Was it so important who leaked it?" he said. Read More »

What was James Comey thinking when he met with Trump?

Unless a last-minute claim of executive privilege from the White House halts Thursday's hearing, Comey will have an opportunity - under oath - to affirm his version of events. 'He was off by hundreds of thousands in his count, his sworn testimony count, of the number of emails that Huma Abedin allegedly sent to her husband Anthony Weiner, ' she said, bringing up the Weiner scandal just days after he plead guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor. Read More »

Ex-FBI chief James Comey to testify next week in Russian Federation probe


The hearings could add to problems facing the president over probes into alleged Russian meddling in last year's US election and potential collusion by his campaign. Mr. Trump has made it much harder to assert executive privilege by repeatedly and publicly referring to his conversations with Mr. Comey, Mr. Rozell said. Read More »

Trump Tweets U.S. Has A Massive Trade Deficit With Germany


Merkel did not mention Trump specifically, but she made it clear that her realization had come "in the last few days". Speaking at a joint news conference with PM Modi, Ms Merkel reiterated her view that "we need to take our fate in Europe into our own hands". Read More »

Trump's administration is trying to keep the full CIA 'torture' report secret


Bush's presidency are finding their way back to the Republican-run Senate Intelligence Committee. Democrats are concerned it will never see the light of day if the copies are destroyed. Feinstein called Burr's move "divisive" and claimed Democrats on the committee had not been notified or consulted. "No senator - chairman or not - has the authority to erase history", read the statement in part. Read More »

Poorer nations robust in the face of Trump pullout from climate deal


But, I am also hopeful. "In order to protect our environment and our communities from the threat posed by the Trump administration's climate policies, local and state jurisdictions must step forward to make up the difference when crafting environmental policy", Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega said in a press statement . Read More »

Trump withdraws from climate pact, world leaders push back


Germany's powerful auto industry said Europe would need to reassess its environmental standards to remain competitive after the United States said it would withdraw from the Paris climate pact. Other cities worldwide joined in solidarity with the accord, including Mexico City, Montreal, and even USA cities such as Boston and New York, whose mayor Bill de Blasio wrote on Twitter , "City Hall shines green tonight because New York City will honor the goals of the #ParisAgreement ". Read More »

Dems Query Kushner Co Over Jared's Role in Visa Scheme


Spicer's statement caused members of the media to laugh, and the White House press secretary quickly moved on. To confirm the news, Counselor Kellyanne Conway told Fox: "What I will say is that he has expressed his desire to leave the White House and made very clear that he would see through the President's worldwide trip". Read More »

Putin: Russia doesn't hack, but "patriotic" individuals might

Putin said Russian Federation had been encouraged by Trump's campaign statements in which he lamented Russia-U.S. ties being at a historical low and promised to improve them. And in January, days before Trump took office, the United States intelligence community concluded that Putin had ordered an "influence campaign" aimed at hurting Trump's rival, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton. Read More »

EU's Juncker opens China summit vowing to uphold Paris deal


On Tuesday, she congratulated Modi for India's "intensive" commitment to the climate pact during his visit, which was seen as a sign of Berlin shifting its focus toward Asia in response to Trump's stance. Without mentioning the United States specifically, Mr Li said that "China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment", and pointed out that it was one of the first countries to ratify the 2015 Paris Agreement. Read More »

Sterling drops on poll showing risk of hung UK parliament


If this happened, the Tories would be left 16 seats short of the 326 they'd need for an overall majority in the Commons. "Once the Conservative lead falls below 7 points we are potentially in the world of a hung parliament ", said John Curtice, a leading election expert who is president of the British Polling Council. Read More »

Trump's Climate Decision Puts US on a Lonely Path

Twenty-five major US tech companies, including Facebook (FB), Apple ( AAPL ) and Alphabet ( GOOGL ) subsidiary Google are putting their names on a full page ad in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, which says the Paris Agreement is good for business. Read More »

Macron Urges Putin To Aid Gay Men In Chechnya


Despite this clearly awkward exchange, the choice of location-Versailles-indicated that Macron wanted to welcome a friendly relationship with Russian Federation, as he led him around an exhibition that is celebrating the 300th anniversary of Peter the Great's visit to France and the rich history of these two nations. Read More »

World leaders condemn America's exit from Paris climate deal


Trump's decision comes after months of speculation among Chinese environmental and policy groups that the U.S. would pull out of the Paris deal. "In cumulative terms, the United States has been the largest emitter of greenhouse gases which are resulting in human induced climate change", he said . Read More »

Trump's Shaky Claims On Climate Accord

Merkel said the world will continue dealing with climate change without Trump. European Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete told reporters in Brussels he deeply regretted the USA pullout from the pact to fight the dangers of global warming, which was signed by more than 190 countries, and said it could not be renegotiated as Trump has suggested [B5N1G8011]. Read More »

French president flexes diplomatic muscles


But the big takeaway from yesterday's meeting wasn't just that Macron appeared to own Putin , and it wasn't just that a man who campaigned as an unapologetic Europhile essentially read the riot act to the patron of Europe's xenophobes. Read More »

The Caw: Justin Tucker Watches Local National Spelling Bee Kid

But in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN , kids were dunking on every one of us, rattling off words many adults never knew existed. "I just focused on my word and tried to spell it right", she said. Ananya had Rohan Rajeev as her competitor. Ananya correctly spelled the word " marocain " to win the annual event. Huberty, an eighth grade student at Richard Bernotas Middle School in Crystal lake , made it all the way to the third round in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Read More »

World pledges to save "Mother Earth" despite Trump's snub to climate pact


But he said the USA would "begin negotiations to reenter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States". Brazil expressed "profound concern and disappointment" with Trump's decision to exit the climate agreement. Trump said he doesn't want to sign a deal with countries that have cost the USA trillions in tough trade practices. Read More »

Vladimir Putin Likens Accusations of Election Meddling to Anti-Semitism

The U.S. last month struck a Syrian air base with cruise missiles after accusing Assad's military of killing scores of civilians with a nerve agent launched from the base. Most recently, Jared Kushner's ties to prominent Russian banker Sergey Gorkov, a close associate of Putin have fallen under intense focus amid the ongoing and ever-widening Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. Read More »

Pippa Middleton wedding: Meghan Markle - why didn't she go to the ceremony?


James Middleton, brother of the bride, walks with his mother Carole Middleton as they attend the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield May 20, 2017. Prince Harry's other half was nowhere to be seen at St Mark's Church in Berkshire, however, it is now known that the actress turned up to the reception. Read More »

Trump Shake up begins, Communications Director quits

Dubke joined the White House communications team in February after campaign aide Jason Miller, Trump's original choice for communications director, withdrew. President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the US commander in chief's communications. Read More »

Larson will sit in opposition if NDP-Green deal succeeds

Knuckles to Horgan's Mr. Chuckles on Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's support of Trans Mountain. "They need stronger economic growth and the reality is in interior B.C. NDP Premier Horgan. But it could all be put on hold with the new political developments in B.C. What that means for Alberta, only time will tell. "The idea that somehow a pipeline for a market - which doesn't exist - is going to create jobs in British Columbia is nothing more than a myth", Green Party leader Andrew Weaver ... Read More »

Trump's right to tell NATO's delinquents to pay up


German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday stressed the importance of Berlin's transatlantic alliance with the USA, but said that her country must engage with other nations. Speaking at a CDU election rally in Munich, Merkel said that Europe " must take its fate into its own hands " or as the AFP put it, " Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners ". Read More »

BJP chief Amit Shah arrives in Kerala on three-day visit


Claiming that BJP was gaining ground in Kerala, Raja had said "a few popular people" who had so far not been in politics are set to join it during Shah's three-day visit. He alleged that 13 BJP-RSS workers were brutally murdered after the CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government came to power in Kerala. Shah will meet leaders of Christian dioceses including Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar and Latin Catholic churches. Read More »

Donald Trump insists on travel ban on 6 Muslim nations

Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Justice Neil Gorsuch, once again has a conservative majority". Those 4-4 ties, which were commonplace following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, could tilt in Trump's favor with Gorsuch on the bench. Read More »

Senate to hear from Comey; Dems raise new Session questions

The committee had issued subpoenas for documents from two businesses Flynn operated - Flynn Intel LLC and Flynn Intel, Inc. - with a list of documents they wanted after Flynn stonewalled the panel. Trump attorney Michael Cohen had refused to voluntarily comply with an earlier informal request, but had said he'd comply with and formal subpoenas. Read More »

'Climate Change' a Third-Rail Phrase for Trump

The US president, who had pledged to quit the deal during last year's election campaign, said he will be seeking a better deal for US workers. An analysis by the Climate Action Tracker, a consortium of researchers, suggests that climate-change policies instituted by Obama would have cut USA greenhouse-gas emissions by 10% below 2005 levels in 2025. Read More »

Warriors roll to 113-91 win vs. Cavs in Game 1

Kevin Durant finished with 38 points and almost had a triple-double. Simply due to one man, LeBron James ."It started with myself having some turnovers, especially in the first half". - The first came off a great cut to beat James. In shooting 34.9 percent as a team with 20 turnovers, there clearly wasn't in Game 1 . It's not just that the Dubs own home-court advantage for the best-of-seven series. Read More »

Trump condemns attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

Germany's ambassador to Egypt, Julius Georg Luy, condemned on Saturday the deadly attack on a group of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Minya on Friday which killed 29 people, saying his country supports Egypt in combating terrorism. The Egyptian Cabinet said in a news release that 13 victims of Friday's attack remain hospitalized in Cairo and the southern city of Minya where the attack took place. Read More »

Instagram launches fun stickers to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month


Ivanka has also billed herself as strong White House supporter of women's empowerment and of LGBTQ rights, though she has shown little for her advocacy, a point that Twitter users didn't want to let her forget. The mother-of-three praised the LGBTQ community in her second tweet for their "immense contributions to our society and economy", but that tweet also prompted a slew of negative responses, including from stars Tituss Burgess and Christina Applegate . Read More »

Juve must be 'fiendish' to beat Real, says Allegri


The Champions League final is about to get very real for Los Blancos as they arrive in the city they'll aim for a 12th European Cup. Gab Marcotti says the Champions League final will give Gonzalo Higuain a flawless platform to silence his critics. Read More »