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Former White House press officer Boris Epshteyn questioned in Russia probe

Former White House press officer Boris Epshteyn questioned in Russia probe Kushner spoke to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about opening a line of communication to explore options as the new administration developed a Syria policy, according to a person familiar with the discussions. As an example of "over-connecting the dots", the 33-year CIA veteran cited the agency's inaccurate determination the Saddam Hussein possessed WMDs. [Full Article...]

At least 90 killed after bomb rips through central Kabul

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. The US Embassy said "a large vehicle borne improvised explosive device" detonated near the southern edge of the diplomatic area. [Full Article...]

Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 90, wounds scores

Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 90, wounds scores While it has generally granted safe haven to people from war-torn Syria, Germany is increasingly sending back Afghans, arguing that much of their country, where the German army has helped stabilisation efforts for years, is safe. The Trump administration is now conducting a review of the US strategy for Afghanistan. Afghan lawmaker and analyst Nasrullah Sadeqizada bemoaned the abysmal securi... [Full Article...]

Trump On Verge Of Making Big Changes To Communications Team

Dubke, 47, submitted the resignation on May 18, according to Axios , who first reported he was quitting after just three months of serving in the Trump administration. He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programmes that will save our country billions of dollars. According to USA media, the secret line was never established. [Full Article...]

With Eyes On North Korea, US Successfully Destroys Mock ICBM Over Pacific

With Eyes On North Korea, US Successfully Destroys Mock ICBM Over Pacific While Tuesday's test wasn't designed with the expectation of an imminent North Korean missile threat, the military wants progress toward the stated goal of being able to shoot down a small number of ICBMs targeting the United States . The test was believed to be an important milestone for the country's defense program, which could be what stands between an incoming North Korean strike and the US,... [Full Article...]

Trump likely to keep US Embassy in Tel Aviv for now

Trump likely to keep US Embassy in Tel Aviv for now Israel's far-right government has been pushing hard for Trump to move the embassy, seeing it as the ticket to worldwide recognition of their annexations across the Green Line in Jerusalem. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. White House Press Secretary and Communications Director Sean Spicer stated on Wednesday that the Trump administration continued to wei... [Full Article...]

Trump expected to leave climate deal, but with caveats

Trump expected to leave climate deal, but with caveats The White House Rose Garden". That Convention, seeking voluntary actions to rein in greenhouse gas emissions and a landmark in cooperation between rich and poor nations, has had bipartisan USA support. Once in power, Trump and Pruitt have moved to delay or roll back federal regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions while pledging to revive long-struggling US coal mines. [Full Article...]

Trump says will announce decision on Paris climate deal soon

Trump says will announce decision on Paris climate deal soon But the official says there may be "caveats in the language" that Trump uses to announce the withdrawal - and that could leave open the possibility that the decision isn't final. Apple CEO Tim Cook also reportedly called the White House to urge the president to keep the United States in the agreement. That option would be much quicker, taking only a year, but would be a more drastic move from th... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka's flood survivors at risk of dengue, disease - aid workers

Sri Lanka's flood survivors at risk of dengue, disease - aid workers The hill in Sri Lanka's Ratnapura district, known for gems and precious stones, is 120 kilometers (75 miles) southeast of the capital, Colombo . Naval ships are also standing by for possible requirements of more relief operations, as Cyclone Mora that wreaked havoc in Sri Lanka is set to hit Chittagong in Bangladesh on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Merkel reiterates call for Europe to 'take fate into our own hands'

Merkel reiterates call for Europe to 'take fate into our own hands' The CDU politician believes the transatlantic relationship is important with or without President Trump, saying "As Europeans we shouldn't allow the Donald Trump logic to affect us". "Trump is right - in 2016 the US trade gap with Germany was $67.8 billion, the second largest in the world". Germany's Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel strongly criticized President Trump on Monday ac... [Full Article...]

MA officials urge Trump to stay in climate deal

MA officials urge Trump to stay in climate deal That's what Trump says in a tweet , and he adds: "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" But Trump's plan to follow through on a campaign pledge to withdraw from the Paris accord, agreed on by almost 200 countries in 2015, is now dominating, diplomats said. [Full Article...]

Trump Slams Germany's Trade Surplus As 'Very Bad' For The US

When Mr Trump spoke of "America First", the world may have tended to dismiss it as election rhetoric. Mr Trump is said to be considering withdrawing the USA from the landmark climate deal, which his predecessor Barack Obama hammered out after protracted talks over years. [Full Article...]

Germany postpones deportation flight of Afghan asylum seekers after Kabul bomb

It was not immediately clear what was the target. "The sad reality is that more foreign troops would not necessarily ensure these attacks happen less", Kugelman said. "Embassy personnel were unharmed in the attack", it said. "As a precaution, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul is cancelling all appointments for routine American Citizen Services on the afternoon of May 31, 2017". [Full Article...]

New poll shows possible defeat for Theresa May

Michael Deacon in the Telegraph said Mr Corbyn's performance had shades of his shadow home secretary Diane Abbott when she could not recall how much it would cost to recruit 10,000 police officers. "If they do, I am confident that we can fulfil the promise of Brexit together and build a Britain that is stronger, fairer and even more prosperous than it is today", she will say. [Full Article...]

Top Justice official enlisted in Trump probe

The testimony is expected next week, NBC News reported after the CNN piece dropped. Panetta's comments come on the same day it was reported that Comey is prepared to testify publicly , possibly as early as next week, that indeed he was told to back off the Flynn investigation. [Full Article...]

President Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement

President Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement The head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt has overtly advocated quitting a deal he judges "bad" for America. "Don't know which way [the] Paris [pact decision] will go, but I've done all I can to advise directly to POTUS, through others in WH & via councils, that we remain", Musk said on Twitter today . [Full Article...]

A historic Memorial Day at Omaha's new National Cemetery

A historic Memorial Day at Omaha's new National Cemetery I particularly remember stopping at 4 national cemeteries, and there was one near Nashville on I-40 for the veterans, which was off the road, and I drove through a creek to get there and paid my homage to the men and women who died for my country's freedom. [Full Article...]

Curfew-Like Restrictions In Parts Of Kashmir Valley

Curfew-Like Restrictions In Parts Of Kashmir Valley Witnesses said strict restrictions were imposed around Tral to prevent people from attending the funeral. Still, thousands of people assembled in the southern Tral area to take part in the funeral of the rebel leader, Sabzar Ahmed Bhat, chanting slogans calling for Kashmir's freedom from Indian rule. [Full Article...]

Huma Abedin Files for Divorce from Anthony Weiner

Weiner was released on bail and will be sentenced on September 8. Abedin, a top aide to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton , was not present at Friday's hearing. Anthony Weiner , former U.S. Democrat Representative from NY, speaks to the media before the start of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 26, 2016. [Full Article...]

Jury Deliberations Begin In Betty Shelby Manslaughter Trial

Jury Deliberations Begin In Betty Shelby Manslaughter Trial Crutcher's family, who maintain that the shooting was unjustified , accused the police of using the drug possession to deflect attention from the fact that Crutcher was unarmed when police shot him, The Associated Press reported . Crutcher caused his own death, in Shelby's opinion, and it could've been avoided had he complied with her commands to "Stop!" and to get down on his knees, she tes... [Full Article...]


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