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Trump's Claim Of Ignorance On Son's Russian Meeting 'Strains Credibility — Dem Senator

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But this is all getting rather confusing. Trump Jr . had previously called the June 2016 meeting a "short introductory meeting" that focussed on the issue of child adoption. "He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer". " That's what Putin doesn't like about me", the president added. What other meetings with Russians, whether formal or incidental encounters, do you recall during the course of the campaign? He said Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping both look out for their ... Read More »

A surprising amount of hidden GOP consensus on health care

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Cruz earlier told media that he did not know whether the bill would include his amendment , and if it is not, he would vote against the motion to proceed on the bill. The revised bill grew out of the controversy over the Senate's first attempt to repeal the ACA, also known as Obamacare. "What a shame", he wrote for the far-right website Breitbart . Read More »

Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather continue war of words in Toronto

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Since this week's initial epic media press conference, Conor has flooded his IG with memorable moments. "Hell no. You f-king weasel and you f-king b-ch". McGregor, who was on welfare in Ireland less than five years ago, seemed a bit in awe of the grandness of the stage. "The man doesn't even f**king read!" said McGregor. Read More »

I confronted Putin over Russian meddling — President Trump

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The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to ask Paul Manafort , President Trump's former campaign chairman, to testify about about Donald Trump Jr .'s meeting a Russian attorney that was arranged last June on the pretext of exposing damaging information about Hillary Clinton . Read More »

Looking For Details On Syria Ceasefire? Don't Ask US Military

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Quneitra is important to Israel because it presses against the Israeli-held portion of the Golan Heights, a strategic area Israel captured from Syria in their war in 1967. Elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces, as well as Iranian militias and fighters from Hizbollah, have played a central role in the latest fighting in Manshiyyeh, according to rebel intelligence assessments. Read More »

Pak PM's daughter forged papers: Probe

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The court ordered that its copies should be provided to the parties in the case, including Sharif family. The report alleges the Sharifs' businesses alone are not enough to explain the family's wealth, which includes flats in an upscale London borough. Read More »

Chinese dissident, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies at 61

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Asked whether the Chinese government had contributed to Liu's death by preventing him from receiving treatment for late-stage liver cancer overseas, Ai said: "China showed how brutal its society can be". Liu, who is reportedly being held under guard, has asked to be flown out of China for treatment in either Germany or the US. US oncologist Joseph Herman from the University of Texas' MD Anderson Cancer Center and German doctor Markus Buchler of Heidelberg University said last week that ... Read More »

Trump Meeting With French President Macron In Paris

Macron, elected in May, has called for giving the euro zone a single finance minister and a common budget - a proposal that has been met with caution by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and suspicion in Berlin that German taxpayers might be left having to shoulder common debts. Read More »

House Democrats press Sessions about Russian lawyer's role

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The Russian lawyer who penetrated Donald Trump's inner circle was initially cleared into the United States by the Justice Department under "extraordinary circumstances" before she embarked on a lobbying campaign last year that ensnared the president's eldest son, members of Congress, journalists and State Department officials, according to court and Justice Department documents and interviews . Read More »

Roger Federer points way for battle-scarred Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic

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Federer won the Australian Open seeded 17th, beating four top 10 players on his way to his 18th major. Dimitrov, the 15th seed made the semi-finals of the Australian Open earlier this year and lasted nearly five hours against Rafael Nadal , so for Federer to serve at a high percentage, win a majority of net points and blast Dimitrov off the court is impressive to say the least. Read More »

NASA releases new images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

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NASA's official Tumblr shows off previously submitted images from the public and explains how people can personalize the newly shared images . It has shrunk considerably over the past century and by 2040 is predicted to move from an oval to a circular storm - still a massive feature of the planet . Read More »

Canada lifted rates, and its dollar went nuts

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In effect, the variable rate should be around 2.20 % to 2.50 %, with the rise, while the fixed rate is expected to range from 2.49 % and 2,99%. The Euro (EUR) to Canadian Dollar ( CAD ) exchange rate has fluctuated today as the Euro was strengthened by domestic stimuli whilst the Canadian Dollar was buffeted by an increasingly volatile oil market. Read More »

Trump Jr.'s Russia emails could trigger probe under election law

Look at the Trumpkin with his ready-made talking point. Brett Bruen studied Russian influence operations for Obama's National Security Council following the invasion of Ukraine. We have a Supreme Court judge already confirmed. I don't know, but you don't care. But Trump is no Humphrey or Kennedy. Often, he says, the rope is a friendly, innocuous-seeming middleman, encouraged to pull a target into conversation. Read More »

Trump Lands in Paris Hoping For Common Ground With His Counterpart Macron

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But Jean-Pierre Maulny, co-director of the French Institute for International Relations, says the two presidents will find common ground on Syria. A report on the social media pushback from Vox.com said Macron's use of the term "civilizational" was likely sufficient to get him into trouble, as it sounds "like a casually racist assessment that Europe's "civilization" is different from, and perhaps better than, Africa's". Read More »

Trump insists son is innocent, slams 'witch hunt'

Emails Create Short-Term Uproar, Long-Term Problem - "For months, the hope in President Donald Trump's world-sometimes realistic, sometimes strained-was that the story of Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election would quickly shrivel up and blow away". Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon to meet EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier

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Michel Barnier pointedly said "I'm not hearing any whistling, just the clock ticking" as he warned the March 2019 deadline for leaving the bloc is looming. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has suggested that the bill, which covers outstanding liabilities for programmes which the United Kingdom signed up to as an EU member, as well as ongoing costs including staff pensions, could be around £50 billion, while unconfirmed reports have claimed it could reach nearly twice that ... Read More »

Bryce Harper: Let top vote-getters pick teams for All-Star Game

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The fans would love to see Harper hit a homer off Max Scherzer or see Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge batting in the same lineup. " Mets fans are kind of rude", Harper told Miller . Now that the MLB All-Star Game is no longer used to determine home field advantage in the World Series, Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper - Mr. Read More »

Tour de France 2017, Stage 11: Marcel Kittel Wins

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George Bennett rides through the wet streets of Dusseldorf during the opening stage time trial at the Tour de France . Froome crossed the line safely in the pack, keeping the three-time Tour victor 18 seconds clear of Italian national champion Fabio Aru in the general classification. Read More »

North Korea First Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

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The Soviets, even at their most hard-line, never lobbed nuclear missiles toward America, and never declared the nuclear annihilation of the United States as a stated goal (indeed, the Soviets forced Castro to stand down when he wanted to empty his silos at the United States during the Crisis). Read More »

US Women's Open at Trump National may be unpredictable

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But, as Trump's political fortunes rose, so did the call for the USGA to move the event away from Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster . "This is one of the biggest tournaments in US, and I strongly say this is best tournament in USA, and everybody wants to win this tournament and, well, he's President of U.S.as well, so I think no matter his coming or not, the fact is not going to be changed", Ryu said. Read More »

Etats-Unis : le fils de Trump savait que Moscou soutenait son père

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Ses affirmations étaient vagues, ambigües, et n'avaient pas de sens. Des mails dont des extraits ont été révélés le même jour, par le New-York Times et qui confirment que les Russes ont offert aux équipes de Trump leur soutien. Mais M. Trump a aussi indiqué dimanche sur Twitter avoir évoqué avec Vladimir Poutine la création d'une "unité de cybersécurité impénétrable", apparemment conjointe aux Etats-Unis et à la Russie . Read More »

Kim Jong Un at concert feting missile test

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The proposal, and the strategic alignment between the two one-time rivals, raised some eyebrows amongst regional watchers. On Thursday, Russia objected to a council condemnation of North Korea's missile launch because the US -drafted statement labelled it an ICBM, a designation Moscow disagrees with. Read More »

Senate Will Work Through First 2 Weeks of August Recess

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Perdue said not taking the traditional August recess is "much bigger" than repealing and replacing Obamacare . Speaking to CNN affiliate KVEO last week, Cruz said the demonstrators were an illustration of democracy at work. Internal Republican differences have left the measure's fate in question. So, we wait. No one seems to be entirely sure what this newest bill entails. Read More »

Trump Defends Ivanka Holding Seat at G-20 Meetings

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Both the Russians and the Americans took pains to describe the meeting as "constructive", cordial and wide-ranging, covering key topics including cyber security and North Korea. "This was about responding to an outrageous attack against a White House senior advisor". More surprisingly, he also cited the backing of another world leader as proof. Read More »

Good Samaritans Form Human Chain To Save Family From Rip Current

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The government agency advises that if caught in a rip current , swimmers should not fight the current's pull but instead try to swim parallel to the shore and then back to land at an angle. "I practically lived in a pool". 'It was like, "Oh God, this is how I'm going"'. Eight people may owe their lives to dozens of complete strangers who lent them a hand, quite literally, this past weekend. Read More »

We now know seven Overwatch League owners

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Now they're directly in the esports competition. It's a pretty insane game to watch. Immortals has been a part of the league's development since the beginning, even before it was announced. Their involvement "absolutely lends credibility", said Tim O'Shea, an analyst at Jefferies. Earning and maintaining a local fan base will be critical in each team's success. Read More »

Sale, Scherzer to be All-Star starters

While the contest will no longer be used to determine home field advantage for the World Series , it should still be an entertaining matchup with the most talented players in the world in the spotlight. And while there was plenty of late drama, the Midsummer Classic also had its fair share of light-hearted moments. For the team representing the National League , fans vote for eight position players. Read More »

Amarnath Yatra continues unabated post terror strike

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It appears the bus in question was not registered with the authorities running the pilgrimage, and was not a part of the pilgrims' convoy for which tight security was provided. Later, the ministers met the Chief Miinister and expressed deep anguish over the yesterday's attack in which seven Amarnath Yatris were killed and conveyed sympathies with the bereaved families. Read More »

Wenger fears competition in race to land Kylian Mbappe

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A Marine Corps spokesperson said that the aircraft "experienced a mishap", believed to be structural failure at 20,000 feet. Wenger told reporters that outlets in Chile were wrong in their claims that Sanchez told Wenger he wants to leave. Read More »