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Trump finds tumult on first work day back at the White House

Of communications director Mike Dubke's departure and the near-constant waterfall of stories regarding Trump's unhappiness with his team - with Spicer often coming in for the most direct criticism - the press secretary offered this hard-to-swallow pushback: "The president is very pleased with his team". Read More »

North Korea allies also under threat says US Pacific commander


Han Min-koo, speaking to his nation's parliament, said that North Korea's test of the Hwasong-12 rocket was "successful", and explained that the missile "is considered an intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) of enhanced caliber". He stated that said Japan and the United States, and possibly China and maybe Russian Federation, can work together to see what should be the next step to apply pressure on North Korea. Read More »

Iraqi officials raise death toll from Baghdad bombing to 15

To get there, they would have to pass through territory held by USA -backed Syrian Kurdish forces that the US military has been training to fight IS. The U.S. regardless of national origin", said a French Ministry of Defense spokeswoman who declined to comment more specifically on the operation. "Coalition forces are prepared to defend themselves if pro-regime forces refuse to vacate the deconfliction zone", said a CENTCOM spokesperson. Read More »

U.S. increases military aid to Israel in the wake of Trump's visit


On Tuesday, President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, arrived in Rome as part of his first worldwide trip as president of the United States, and once again, it looked like the first lady was rejecting his physical advances. And Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised the same. At face value, Mr. Trump's enthusiasm for reaching a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians is commendable; the Obama administration was so pessimistic about the chances for peace that it wasn't even made ... Read More »

Putin 'convinced' Damascus not behind April chemical attack

Macron said he wanted Paris and Moscow to bolster intelligence-sharing on Syria and to work together on finding a political solution to the conflict, but gave no details on what a political deal might look like. In the Le Figaro interview, Putin said the accusations of meddling leveled at Russian Federation have destabilized global affairs. He regretted that none of the G-7 states are party to Syria peace talks under way in the Kazakh capital Astana initiated by Russia, Iran and Turkey. Read More »

UK opposition leader Corbyn says he would ensure Brexit deal

Jeremy Corbyn was unable to spell out how much Labour's new childcare policy will cost in an excruciating interview on Radio 4's Woman's Hour . The Labour leader was challenged seven times on how much money would be needed to extend the provision of 30 hours of free childcare a week to all two to four-year-olds. Read More »

USA gives Israel another $75 million in defense aid

Israel claims it but the Palestinians insist that they want the wall to be included in any final peace talks. "He was fantastic!" said Liat Hirsch, a housewife in Jerusalem. "He uses religion because he knows that in the USA that's the right language to use when talking to the right-wing Americans. I think Trump's actions will widen the gap", Morcos said. Read More »

Warriors coach Steve Kerr 'surprised' Cavs are considered underdogs

Then, with the game on the line, they miss. If you need a sentimental reason to pick a favorite, it could be the Warriors because their roster includes the only player from the SEC, Damian Jones out of Vanderbilt. "I can't lie", Durant said of his latest trip to the finals compared to his first. Thompson, a 2x All-NBA player, averaged 11 points in Western Conference Finals versus the Spurs. Read More »

Krauthammer: Middle East pivots in the right direction

Trump has always fashioned himself as a deal maker and has expressed his determination to broker a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, the "ultimate deal". On the margins of the summit, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Trump to discuss bilateral cooperation. The global community has never recognized the move. Read More »

Memorial Day Ceremony held at Bonaventure Cemetery

Mike Stevens as the main speaker. But neither the rain, nor the lack of a jacket stopped Karina Barrett from bringing her six-year-old daughter Isabelle to the small ceremony. "This day is a day of reminding us to be vigilant and to honor the memory of people who gave so much", said Jamie Cronin, from Maryville. Wreaths were placed in honor of each branch. Read More »

Showdown at the Capitol over bathroom bill

An aide to Straus said there were three attempts to extend the Medical Board and other agencies. Hollywood and music stars have threatened boycotts if Texas passes a law, and the National Football League and NBA have hinted that future events could be pulled out of the state - even though Houston hosted the last Super Bowl in February. Read More »

Donald Trump's first foreign tour: his most awkward moments


And unlike President Barack Obama's early speech to the Muslim world in 2009, Trump backed up his words with action. He said not a word about lack of democracy and human rights among US allies in the area. The Palestinians sharply condemned Israel on Sunday for holding a government meeting near a sensitive Jerusalem holy site at the core of their conflict. Read More »

Trump 'Wide Open' to Views on US Participation in Paris Climate Deal


The Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group, estimates that unchecked climate change could cost the USA economy nearly $2 trillion per year in current dollars by 2100. "We believe that it will be important for the USA not to leave the Paris agreement", said Guterres. "What you're asking me to do is tell you what's inside the president's mind, and I'm not qualified to do that", a seemingly frustrated Cohn told reporters . Read More »

GOP plans to cut health benefits

On Wednesday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released an updated report outlining potential effects of the updated GOP health care bill - the American Health Care Act . There would be a slight adjustment for people in states that request waivers from two of Obamacare's biggest protections. "We want to focus on premiums, which is what I hear about every weekend", said Sen. Read More »

New developments in Manchester attack probe


In the nearby town of Wigan, where a man was arrested on Wednesday, police said they had discovered potentially suspicious items, prompting them to bring in the bomb squad and evacuate properties in the area. Thousands of people observed a one-minute silence at 11 am (1000 GMT) in Manchester , London and other British cities on Thursday to remember the victims of the attack. Read More »

Kushner in hot seat over Russia contacts as Trump blasts media

There is little that separates the Democrats from Trump when it comes to savage cuts in social programs and new windfalls for the rich. The committee also has asked Trump's campaign to produce all documents, emails and telephone records going back to the beginning of his run for the White House in June 2015, the Washington Post also reported Friday, citing two unnamed people who were briefed on the request. Read More »

France's Macron holds talks with Syrian opposition after meeting Putin


Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed on Tuesday any suggestion that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces were behind a chemical attack that killed scores of people in Idlib province in April. According to Macron , Putin said during their meeting on Monday that the Russian government has begun "initiatives" responding to the reports out of Chechnya. Read More »

Take a look at this Monster Hunter themed Switch


But factors like component availability might be beyond its control. The company says it fears a 'customer tantrum' deluge when the holiday shopping season arrives if it is unable to meet demand by then. Some of these components are also used by smartphone vendors. According to Nintendo's statement for the ARMS Global Testpunch try out, the fans will need a Nintendo Switch , a stable Internet connection, a Nintendo Account, and ARMS Global Testpunch software that they can download ... Read More »

Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for charity show


The arrests take the total number of men in custody to eight after a series of raids across Manchester , Wigan and Nuneaton, Warwickshire. "I want to reassure people that the arrests that we have made are significant, and initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are very important to the investigation", Manchester's police chief Ian Hopkins said . Read More »

Trump considering a White House staff overhaul

Mr. Trump struck back in his usual fashion - on Twitter - early Sunday. Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner , one of the president's closest advisors, is a new focus of the investigation. Officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed United States sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call. Read More »

UK police arrest 9th man in Manchester bombing probe


Britain remains on a " critical " security level, indicating that officials believe another attack may be imminent. Troops have been deployed to free up police officers for patrols and investigations. Trump has yet to fully respond to the news regarding British intelligence. Hashem was reported to have left Britain on April 16. It said the database was built around a longstanding U.S. Read More »

Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal--Axios

President Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support the Paris climate deal next week. Leaders from the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, Japan, and the European Union met at the G7 summit to discuss what they described as their citizens' greatest concerns, which ranged from trade to the global economy to gender equality to climate change . Read More »

Donald Trump and Angela Merkel in war of words


After a frosty meeting with Merkel in Washington in March - which he initially described as "GREAT" - he launched a diatribe the following day, accusing Germany of owing "vast sums of money" to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the United States . Read More »

Trump keeps up criticism of Germany


European leaders were especially dismayed by Trump's refusal to reaffirm United States support for last year's Paris climate change accord and his failure to publicly endorse NATO's mutual defense pledge. Merkel told an audience on Sunday, "The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days". Read More »

Ariana Grande to host concert to benefit victims in Manchester

In Manchester's St. Ann's Square, where a sea of floral tributes grew by the hour, a crowd sang the hometown band Oasis' song "Don't Look Back in Anger". Minister Gerard Collomb said yesterday on BFM television that British and French intelligence have information that Abedi had been to Syria. The militia, which is aligned with the Libyan government, said that the younger Abedi was allegedly planning a terror attack in Libya when arrested. Read More »

US shoots down mock warhead over Pacific


It flew about 450 kilometres before landing in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) between the Korean peninsula and Japan, the US Pacific Command said . Tensions have heightened between Washington and Pyongyang in recent months amid growing concerns about North Korea's rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs. Read More »

WH communications director Michael Dubke resigns

White House aide Kellyanne Conway told Fox News on Tuesday morning that Dubke "has expressed his desire to leave the White House" and suggested the decision may have been due to his demanding schedule. "In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person", Trump said . Mudd was referring to last week's Washington Post report that Kushner met in December with the Russian ambassador to the discuss establishing a secret communication channel to the ... Read More »

Ronaldo Has A Feeling Real Madrid Will Win UCL


Many now believe that Bale, who is once agains healthy, is likely to start the UCL showpiece on the bench as Zinedine Zidane opts to line up with Isco , Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo in his attack. Asked about his future, Zidane said: "I have one more year on my contract but that doesn't mean anything". "I want to be at this club but it depends on what you do on the field. Read More »

President Trump Takes The Lead And Stuns At NATO Summit

In short, unlike his predecessors, Mr Trump appears to be sticking to his political theme that catapulted him into power - America First. In a press conference in Sicily, Saturday, advisers H.R. Words still have meaning and if Trump is confused about what a "leak" is, I'm sure someone on his staff can explain it to him (and then run to reporters to share the anecdote). Read More »

May and Corbyn set out opposing EU stances


Labour say they would would also push nurseries to employ a graduate-led workforce, increase staff wages and improve training opportunities, and look to extend maternity pay to 12 months at a later date. "The European Commission has shown the importance of the choice faced by the British public next week", Mrs May will say. That is the decision that has been taken. Read More »