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Jared Kushner's Family Apologizes for Using His Name in Investment Pitch

Meyer was in China this weekend raising funds to support a real estate project in Jersey City known as the " One Journal Square " which is slated to commence construction in 2018. The senators wrote that the businessorganizations "may have recently agreed to a secretive backroom "deal" that undercuts the many good faith efforts we have made during the past two years". [Full Article...]

Labour faces 'historic' task to win power, Corbyn admits

Referring to her Brexit challenges, she added: "The reality is that today, despite the evident will of the British people, we have bureaucrats in Europe who are questioning our resolve to get the right deal". The Scottish National Party, who are seeking another referendum on independence on the back of Brexit, won 431 seats, up 31. And in Scotland the Rubbish Party - focused on anti-littering - ... [Full Article...]

Health care debate shifting over to Senate

Health care debate shifting over to Senate Priebus also downplayed concerned about the House bill's implications for individuals with preexisting conditions. "We have worked hard to improve the legislation, but we have a long way to go". "Problem with that is then it's passed on to everyone else", she says. "There'd be a House bill". The Senate is now conducting a working review of the bill. [Full Article...]

Ryan Dismisses Criticism Of Health Plan As 'Bogus Attack From Left'

The decision was made by a tight 217 to 213 vote , with 20 Republicans and all House Democrats opposing the bill created to put an end to former President Barack Obama's legislative legacy. As the Senate reshapes the health care reform law, it should emphasize giving customers and states greater flexibility. Senators have questioned aspects of the House bill, which would slash funding for... [Full Article...]

French election rallies on May Day bring insults, unrest

That show of force, coupled with a political closing of ranks, helped centre-right Jacques Chirac inflict a crushing defeat on Le Pen senior. But the war remains a hard area for Ms Le Pen. "He wants to dynamize the economy, but he is among those who dynamited it", the elder Le Pen said, referring to France's stagnant economy and jobless rate of around 10 percent. [Full Article...]

Boko Haram leaders released in exchange for 82 Nigerian schoolgirls

Boko Haram leaders released in exchange for 82 Nigerian schoolgirls Speaking at a forum in the southwestern city of Ibadan, the minister said more of the girls held hostage by the insurgents would be set free as government was adopting the same method used in brokering the earlier releases. This brings to 103 the girls already freed by the Boko Haram militants. Neither the Nigerian president nor Boko Haram, which has links to the Islamic State group, gave detail... [Full Article...]

Jakarta's Christian Governor Sentenced To 2 Years For Blasphemy

Jakarta's Christian Governor Sentenced To 2 Years For Blasphemy Announcing the verdict, judge Dwiarso Budi Santiarto said Mr Purnama was "convincingly guilty of committing blasphemy". Jakarta's Governor Ahok is an ally of Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, and the verdict is likely to reignite fears about the secular norms in the country are at risk. [Full Article...]

Conservatives pledge to repay voters' faith after Norfolk County Council election success

Too many fantastic councillors, who work tirelessly for their communities, lost their seats. Labour must come out fighting after its "terrible" local election results, one of Jeremy Corbyn's closes allies insisted today. At this stage, an opposition party with any realistic ambition to govern should be, in the words of the BBC's political editor, "gobbling up seats" in council elections. [Full Article...]

Trump tells Canada, Mexico, he won't terminate NAFTA treaty: White House

But after their chat, the leaders agreed to improve the trade agreement to benefit the U.S., Canada and Mexico. "I think a lot of other people are exhausted of watching other people ripping off the United States", Trump said to Larry King back in 1987. [Full Article...]

Tensions Escalate In Wake Of North Korea's Most Recent Missile Launch

Tensions Escalate In Wake Of North Korea's Most Recent Missile Launch The test, a failure, was the second failed test in as many weeks. President Donald Trump said Saturday he "will not be happy" if North Korea conducts another nuclear test, and he declined to rule out a USA military response to such a provocation. [Full Article...]

ACLU Warns Texas Travelers About 'Sanctuary City' Law

Paxton released a statement adding that he hopes the court will uphold the constitutionality of the law. The League of United Latin American Citizens, Maverick County and the city of El Cenizo sued the state of Texas on Monday, claiming that SB 4 has failed to properly define a "sanctuary city", and that the city and county - both on the border with Mexico - have kept their residents safe by c... [Full Article...]

Pakistan registers protest on Iranian army's warning

Pakistan registers protest on Iranian army's warning On Monday , the Iranian general had said that the Iranian forces would hit "militant bases" inside Pakistan if the government does not confront whats he alleged the 'militants who carry out cross-border attacks'. "Unfortunately, the regions adjacent to Iran's Eastern borders have turned into a shelter and place for training, preparing and equipping the terrorists who are mercenaries of Saudi Arabi... [Full Article...]

A 'war of regime choices': S. Koreans vote for new president

A 'war of regime choices': S. Koreans vote for new president Public sentiment in South Korea has already begun to sour towards Washington after President Trump said last month that Seoul should be paying for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, contradicting the original mutual agreement in which Seoul would provide land and infrastructure. [Full Article...]

Trump delaying decision on Paris climate deal

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said that Trump is continuing to hear from advisers on the pros and cons of the United States remaining in the global accord, but that he will make a decision when he returns from the G7 summit in Italy, not prior to that as originally planned. [Full Article...]

Prince Philip Is Retiring From Public Engagements

Prince Philip Is Retiring From Public Engagements James's Palace this morning, alongside Queen Elizabeth II . But Buckingham Palace stressed he may decide to attend certain events from time to time. But it appears he believes the time has come to take a step back from royal duties that can often involve extensive travel. Prime Minister Theresa May thanked him "on behalf of the whole country" for his decades of service to the Crown. [Full Article...]

Trump committed to defeat ISIS and Taliban: White House

The report quoted "current and former USA officials". Trump fired Flynn earlier this year for misleading the Vice President Mike Pence about Flynn's communications with Russian Federation. Sally Yates declined to answer whether she's seen evidence of collusion. Yates filled in new details of the events of January 26, describing contacting McGahn in the morning and telling him she had somet... [Full Article...]

Trump to make decision on Paris climate pact after G7 summit

Trump to make decision on Paris climate pact after G7 summit US President Donald Trump is still deciding whether to withdraw from the accord - an election campaign promise. "The president wants to make sure he has an opportunity to continue to meet with his team to create the best strategy for this country going forward", said Spicer. [Full Article...]

5 things we learned from Sally Yates's testimony

Indeed they did, and it should trouble all Americans that they continue to play partisan games in defense of a White House trying its best to distract and disrupt the investigation. Then there is the apparent contradiction between how Yates described her efforts to raise the alarm about Flynn and the White House's description of the encounters. [Full Article...]

Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump

He was forced to resign after information surfaced he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the nature and content of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak. "They can't even. find the leakers within the Federal Bureau of Investigation itself". But the first of four tweets Trump published about the hearing made a claim that was undermined earlier in the... [Full Article...]

In historic first, Australian senator breastfeeds during Parliament vote

In historic first, Australian senator breastfeeds during Parliament vote Before that, children were banned from the chamber. "And we need more family-friendly and flexible workplaces, and affordable childcare, for everyone", said the co-deputy leader of Australia's Green party on Facebook . The milestone is especially sweet since Waters, a Queensland senator and co-deputy leader of the Australian Greens party, helped past year to extend Parliament's breastfeeding rule... [Full Article...]


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