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De Blasio to Trump: London Mayor Criticism 'Makes No Sense' De Blasio to Trump: London Mayor Criticism 'Makes No Sense'
- June 07, 2017

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks to the media as he joined London Ambulance workers in observing a minute's silence at the London Ambulance Service headquarters at Waterloo, central London, in honour of the London Bridge terror at. "I don't see that the president is picking a fight with the mayor of London at all", deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at Monday's press briefing, regarding the president's tweet. (more...)
Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship
- June 07, 2017

But the Knight Institute argues that Trump's personal account - where he is prone to express his own, spur-of-the-moment thoughts, is also a public account, even though Trump established the handle when he was a private citizen and then when he was a candidate. (more...)
Apple's Tim Cook says the company helped United Kingdom government following terror attacks
- June 07, 2017

A string of attacks in the United Kingdom have led to Prime Minister Theresa May calling on technology companies to prevent their products and services being used by extremists, suggesting that numerous companies that provide web-based services are enabling terrorists a "safe space" in which their ideology captures the attention of the masses. (more...)
Sen. Mark Warner: More state election systems were targeted by Russians
- June 07, 2017

Victor was arrested two days before the publication of The Intercept report, although the news outlet said it had contacted the NSA and the Director of National Intelligence before the story went out. "I know my daughter". It said she printed and removed the document on or about May 9 and passed it on to a news outlet. "She served with distinction in one of the highest classified jobs in the Air Force". (more...)
Backed Fighters Begin Offensive To Push ISIS From Its 'Capital'
- June 07, 2017

Gen. Steve Townsend, the coalition's commanding general, said in a statement . "ISIS threatens all of our nations, not just Iraq and Syria , but in our own homelands as well". The U.K. -based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the SDF moved into al-Mashlab neighborhood of Raqqa in the evening and took control of some buildings as IS fighters began to withdraw. (more...)
White House communications director resigns amid tensions
- June 06, 2017

The White House's troubles make "what was already really hard even harder", said Stier from the Partnership for Public Service. Members of the press then asked Spicer what Trump meant by the tweet, in particular wondering what " covfefe " means. (more...)
Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela 'hunger bonds' Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela 'hunger bonds'
- June 06, 2017

Goldman confirmed the purchase Tuesday morning after the Wall Street Journal first reported it. In his letter, Borges said Goldman Sachs's deal violates the bank's own code of conduct and its statement on human rights. "By giving $900 million to a dictatorship, they are funding a systematic human rights violator, they are funding immorality and for Maduro to stay in power while he keeps killing people", said Eduardo Lugo, 23, a Venezuelan attending college in NY and a leader of the ... (more...)
Regional tensions flare over fate of Canada pipeline project
- June 04, 2017

Kinder Morgan Canada is one of the largest IPOs in Canadian history, and the biggest since Hydro One Ltd. raised C$1.83 billion in October 2015. This would increase Kinder Morgan's funds from operations per share by $0.20 to $2.03 on an annual basis, which is relatively in line with what would happen if the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets build: $400 million in additional FFO for Kinder Morgan, Inc. (more...)
Army convoy attacked,2 army personnel killed, four injured Army convoy attacked,2 army personnel killed, four injured
- June 04, 2017

Those injured have been evacuated to a hospital and a hunt is underway to nab the militants. The Jammu-Srinagar national highway also came to a standstill following the firing and it took police a while to clear traffic. As per the agency that attack was carried out by terrorists in Anantnag's Qazigund . Six soldiers travelling in the vehicle were injured. In another incident, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire since Friday night along the Poonch LoC. (more...)
Theresa May to confront Donald Trump over intel leaks on Manchester bombing Theresa May to confront Donald Trump over intel leaks on Manchester bombing
- June 03, 2017

Their father, 51-year-old Ramadan Abedi, was also arrested in Libya on Wednesday. Jamona Abedi, sister of Salman Abedi , has said that her brother "launched his suicide attack out of a love of Islam and in twisted revenge for United States airstrikes on Syria ". (more...)
Senate to hear from Comey; Dems raise new Sessions questions
- June 03, 2017

The memorandums - the contents of which have been leaked to the media and have not been denied by Comey - reportedly document the president's efforts to get the FBI to ease the investigation's focus on Flynn. Trump asked for his resignation less than a month after the administration took office amid a scandal prompted by Flynn's misleading of senior officials, including Vice President Mike Pence , about his contacts with Russia's USA envoy. (more...)
Strong, swift UN reaction to Trump on climate
- June 03, 2017

Many in conservative circles outside the White House are still in wait-and-see mode. The speech was a "calculated gamble", Richard Gowan, research director at NYU's Center on International Cooperation, said, adding that Trump may "react badly" to even a limited challenge from the United Nations, which he views with suspicion. (more...)
PM Modi affirms India's commitment to protecting climate
- June 03, 2017

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. "What else is the ambassador supposed to do?" The Russian leader did get heated when discussing the Russian collusion, asking moderator Megyn Kelly if there was "a pill" that could stop this "hysteria". (more...)
Teen serial killer Karla Homolka volunteered at Montreal elementary school Teen serial killer Karla Homolka volunteered at Montreal elementary school
- June 03, 2017

Karla Homolka served a dozen years in prison in the rape and murder of teens Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy in Ontario, and authorities say she and her husband also drugged, raped and murdered Karla's 15-year-old sister Tammy. On Wednesday morning, she parked her black Honda SUV in front of the photographers, and rushed her three children inside the school. Karla Homolka reportedly volunteered at a primary school in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, according to a report by Breakfast Television ... (more...)
Comey OK'd to testify; House committee issues subpoenas Comey OK'd to testify; House committee issues subpoenas
- June 02, 2017

By issuing these subpoenas, the House investigators want to find out if that's true or not. Theoretically, as chairman of the committee, Nunes still has the ability to issued subpoenas, despite having recused himself on the Russian Federation investigation. (more...)
China's Li: fighting climate change is 'global consensus'
- June 02, 2017

But he indicated that was hardly a priority. "If we can, great". The US would end the implementation of its voluntary commitments under the Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26% to 28% by 2025 compared with 2005 levels, and its contribution to climate finance, he said . (more...)
May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with UK vote 1 week away
- June 02, 2017

Her appearance comes after she was widely mocked by opposition parties for her refusal to take part in Wednesday's televised BBC debate, sending Home Secretary Amber Rudd instead. Betting markets give a more than 80-percent probability of May winning an overall majority, though betting markets were wrong ahead of the unexpected Brexit result in the June 23 referendum past year. (more...)
Putin: Russian state has never been involved in hacking
- June 02, 2017

The statement, combined with Putin saying that Russian Federation does not share a "tight" relationship with Pakistan, are expected to be a great diplomatic boost for India . ANSSI experts investigated the hack, which resulted in about 9GB of data being dumped on the internet less than 48 hours before the second round run-off between Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. (more...)
Trump urges world leaders to call his cellphone, raising security concerns Trump urges world leaders to call his cellphone, raising security concerns
- June 02, 2017

And the president does seem to be aware of the security risks of open phone lines after it was revealed last week that senior aide and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner sought to open a secure line to Moscow from within a Russian diplomatic building during the transition. (more...)
European Union leader urges Trump not to ditch Paris climate deal European Union leader urges Trump not to ditch Paris climate deal
- June 02, 2017

Initial reports have indicated that Trump will remove the United States from the Paris Accord, but that no firm decision has been made. What is not yet clear is whether Trump plans to initiate a formal withdrawal from the Paris accord , which under the terms of the agreement could take three years, or exit the underlying United Nations climate change treaty on which the accord was based. (more...)
Russian warships in Mediterranean hit IS positions in Syria Russian warships in Mediterranean hit IS positions in Syria
- June 01, 2017

The strike is believed to have rained down four cruise missiles on an ISIS target in the region where the vile terror fighters have held intermittent control. Syria government-controlled media and a war monitor say Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State group militants and rebel fighters in a wide offensive in the country's southern desert. (more...)
Leaders unite to condemn Theresa May's absence — BBC debate
- June 01, 2017

Corbyn added that the future of the NHS is at stake with patients suffering longer waiting times and hospitals at risk of closure. The PM said she wanted to speak directly to voters and answer their questions rather than "squabbling" with other party leaders. (more...)
Coal, solar stocks fall as United States set to ditch Paris climate deal Coal, solar stocks fall as United States set to ditch Paris climate deal
- June 01, 2017

Trump aides including Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, lawyer Don McGahn and Peter Navarro, along with EPA chief Pruitt, argued hard for leaving the accord. The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. (more...)
Peacock is India's national bird because it's 'celibate', says Rajasthan HC judge Peacock is India's national bird because it's 'celibate', says Rajasthan HC judge
- June 01, 2017

However, the High Court has asked to create an understanding between the central and the state governments before announcing cow as the national animal. Earlier in the day, during the hearing over the Hingonia Gaushala matter, Justice Sharma matter recommended the Centre that cow be made the national animal, adding that the punishment for cow slaughter should be escalated to life imprisonment. (more...)
White House Communications Director Out
- June 01, 2017

Dubke, 47, had been a behind-the-scenes player who helped manage the White House communications strategy, including the aftermath of President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. The White House has not announced a successor for Dubke, and it's unclear when exactly his last day will be. It's a complete 180 from a year ago when Trump and many other Republicans made Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server the centerpiece of the 2016 presidential campaign. (more...)
Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate
- May 31, 2017

The G7 was also unlikely to reprise its oft-used terminology against protectionism, after Trump reportedly described the Germans as "bad, very bad" in their trade practices while visiting Brussels this past week. The two leaders also found common ground on terrorism , following the attack on a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people. "We had a very good discussion about the importance of this issue of climate change and about how we address this issue of climate change", May said. (more...)
National Spelling Bee becoming easier to predict National Spelling Bee becoming easier to predict
- May 31, 2017

Jessie is no. 267 out of 291 competitors in the spelling bee. Her daily routine includes an hour of bee preparation in addition to her regular homework. The last 10 National Spelling Bee winners were Indian-Americans who participated in the foundation's spelling bee. As the three-year reigning champion of the Hamilton County Spelling Bee, he feels confident about the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington . (more...)
Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83
- May 31, 2017

Following Noriega's ouster Panama underwent huge changes, taking over the Panama Canal from USA control in 1999, expanding the waterway and enjoying a boom in tourism and real estate. During the operation, 23 USA military personnel died and 320 were wounded, and the Pentagon estimated 200 Panamanian civilians and 314 soldiers were killed. (more...)
Storm kills six people in Moscow Storm kills six people in Moscow
- May 31, 2017

The strong winds reached up to 30 meters per second (67 miles per hour), tearing off roofs from more than 200 houses and felling 14,000 trees. In another incident, a bus stop was torn from the pavement by the strong wind and was blown toward pedestrians, fatally injuring one person. (more...)
Putin denies meddling in French election
- May 30, 2017

Former presidents Barack Obama and François Hollande had backed down from the same threat at the time of the first major chemical attack in August 2013. "I am prepared to welcome anybody always", he said. "Elections are the decisions of sovereign people". Macron, who in the past has been critical of Moscow, is hosting Putin at the Chateau de Versailles , just outside Paris . (more...)
James Mattis: Trump 'Wide Open' on Paris Climate Accord James Mattis: Trump 'Wide Open' on Paris Climate Accord
- May 30, 2017

America's exit from the Paris Agreement wouldn't invalidate the accord , which still has the support of most of the world, including China, and is likely to proceed without US participation. The split statement like the one on climate is an unusual development at the G-7, which usually seeks to provide a united front on the issues it addresses. (more...)
Saharanpur violence well-planned conspiracy: Adityanath government Saharanpur violence well-planned conspiracy: Adityanath government
- May 30, 2017

Members of the Musahar community have claimed that Gorakhpur officials distributed soaps and perfumes in slums and asked them to clean themselves and their houses before the visit of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath to their locality. (more...)
After Trip's Final Day, Trump to Return to Tumult at Home
- May 30, 2017

Trump said he had helped forge more global cooperation in the fight against Islamist militants, a threat he said was underscored by a suicide bomber in Manchester , England, and the killing of Coptic Christians in Egypt . The GOP health care bill that passed the House faces uncertain prospects in the Senate, after a Congressional Budget Office analysis that it would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026. (more...)
Philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiers
- May 29, 2017

That has slowed efforts to end the most serious crisis President Rodrigo Duterte has faced since he took power almost a year ago. The question raised was: with the police and soldiers having set up checkpoints within and around the city, how could the Maute Group still manage to block these civilians? As the government retakes much of the city, the scope of the battle is becoming clearer. (more...)
Nicola Sturgeon says Jeremy Corbyn is not a 'credible alternative Prime Minister'
- May 29, 2017

Only by ending austerity can we reverse heartless Tory benefit cuts that have already contributed to a 2,500 per cent increase in the number of children using foodbanks in Scotland. "These agencies are charged with a duty to identify those individuals vulnerable to violent extremism but under the current government they have been held back and barely been able to provide their own core services". (more...)
Trump calls foreign trip a 'home run' in remarks to US troops Trump calls foreign trip a 'home run' in remarks to US troops
- May 29, 2017

The president is heading back to Washington, D.C. following a trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel , Italy, and Belgium. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to USA troops at the Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017 . "At some juncture, other countries are going to get sick of us joining in, pulling out, joining in and pulling out and say, 'Are we really going to work with the USA on this anymore?'" said Michael Oppenheimer, a professor of geosciences and global affairs at ... (more...)
Britain says some of Manchester bomber's network potentially still at large Britain says some of Manchester bomber's network potentially still at large
- May 29, 2017

While police in Libya have detained the father and brother of 22-year-old bomber Salman Abedi. Greater Manchester Police, which has released the images, has not revealed where they were taken or at what stage of the evening. "Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before". (more...)
The FBI just declined the House Oversight Committee's request for Comey's memos
- May 29, 2017

In the July 5 hearing, Comey did say that while Clinton was secretary of state, she had been "extremely careless" when she set up a private email server in her home in NY. Trump fired Comey May 9 amid questions about the FBI's investigation. Still, Comey did not let on to lawmakers that there were doubts about the veracity of the intelligence, according to sources familiar with the briefings. (more...)
Top militant Hapilon often has eluded Philippine authorities Top militant Hapilon often has eluded Philippine authorities
- May 29, 2017

According to Padilla, there have been reports of 12 Maute members neutralized in the on-going clearing operations, half of them were Singaporean, Indonesian and Malaysian nationals. Militants are trying to find a way to extricate Hapilon, who suffered a stroke after a government airstrike wounded him in January, Gen Ano said. Dionardo Carlos said the people of Mindanao should not fear the declaration of martial law as the police will always protect the basic human rights of the people. (more...)
Vijay Singh takes lead with 68 at windy Senior PGA
- May 29, 2017

Unlike the main tours, where the majors straddle the mid-year months, majors on the PGA Tour Champions come in bursts, the Tradition immediately followed by the PGA Seniors Championship this week at the Trump National Golf Club in Potomic Falls, Virginia. (more...)