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Global Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation
Author: 0 Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation

Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner, the top Republican and Democrat on the panel, told reporters on Capitol Hill they were considering "all options" available to compel Flynn's cooperation with their investigation. "I can only say I have fully complied with their specific request", Stone told The Associated Press in an email Tuesday. Meanwhile, the chairman of the House oversight committee asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to turn over more documents about former Director James ...

Global Health Care Industry Anticipates CBO Score For House-Approved Bill
Author: 0 Health Care Industry Anticipates CBO Score For House-Approved Bill

While Republicans repeatedly warn that Obamacare is collapsing, CBO said sufficient demand remains under current law for insurance marketplaces to stay "stable in most areas". Kliff: Yeah, so this bill does lower insurance premiums by about 15 to 20 percent in the near term, 10 percent in the long term. One challenge the CBO faced in creating these estimates was figuring out how many states would get those waivers, and the report acknowledges that this creates some uncertainty in the ...

Author: 0 Trump Shames NATO Leaders on Defense Spending

He said the attack this week on concertgoers in the British city of Manchester was the showed evils of terrorism. If NATO countries made their full and complete contributions, then NATO would be even stronger than it is today , especially from the threat of terrorism.

Global Iran slams US, Saudi Arabia over Trump's Riyadh speech
Author: 0 Iran slams US, Saudi Arabia over Trump's Riyadh speech

The last talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, led by former US secretary of state John Kerry, broke down in April 2014 after around a year of largely fruitless discussion. The elections remain tightly controlled, however, and many candidates are excluded during a pre-election vetting process. "Foreign Policy or simply milking KSA of $480B?", Zarif wrote in a Twitter post, referring to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Author: 0 Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

The NDFP also criticized GRP chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III for saying that the Communist Party of the Philippines has made an error in calling on its armed-wing, the New People's Army to intensify its tactical offensives against the government's soldiers.

Global Kampung Melayu bus stop reopens after bomb blast
Author: 0 Kampung Melayu bus stop reopens after bomb blast

Three policemen were killed, while six other officers and five civilians were injured in an assault that left body parts and shattered glass strewn across the road. Malaysia's Ambassador to Indonesia Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim, when contacted by Bernama , said the warning was addressed to Malaysians who were not only in Jakarta but also at other locations in the country.

Global Ex-CIA chief: It's clear Russian Federation interfered with USA election
Author: 0 Ex-CIA chief: It's clear Russian Federation interfered with USA election

Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. President Donald Trump now has a lawyer. It is unclear, however, whether Russian officials actually tried to directly influence Mr. With regard to former CIA Director John Brennan's shocking testimony Tuesday morning that he confronted a Russian counterpart about election meddling last summer, Warner said the committee is now looking into it.

Global For 2nd time, Melania appears to avoid Trump's hand
Author: 0 For 2nd time, Melania appears to avoid Trump's hand

Mr. Trump and his wife were also involved in a "four-way handshake" with the Netanyahus, and shared a brief "finger hug" before leaving the airport via helicopter, notes the Daily Mail . The Independent , a left-leaning British newspaper, sought analysis from a body-language expert, Patti Wood, who called Melania's hand-swatting a deliberate rebuke of the president.

Global Trump Repeats NATO Spending Criticism In Brussels
Author: 0 Trump Repeats NATO Spending Criticism In Brussels

President Donald Trump's first appearance at a summit of the alliance's leaders. After meeting with Trump on Thursday at the EU, European Council president Donald Tusk said he and the USA president agreed on the need to combat terrorism but some differences loomed large.

Global Montana Politicians React To Gianforte Assault Charge
Author: 0 Montana Politicians React To Gianforte Assault Charge

That there wasn't, you know, a door that I pushed through or crawled through a window... He criticized "ambush tactics" he said were deployed by those reporters and Jacobs . House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, called Gianforte "a wannabe Trump". The crew " watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the man, as he moved on top the reporter and began yelling something to the effect of 'I'm sick and exhausted of this!'" Acuna wrote.

Global S. Korea tourist numbers hammered by China boycott
Author: 0 S. Korea tourist numbers hammered by China boycott

But he said the USA was in the early stages of applying economic and diplomatic pressure, and that perhaps North Korea was "acting out now in response to some of this pressure that I believe they're beginning to feel". "Juche", in this usage, refers to domestically produced and DPRK is short for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Global Israeli defence minister says uneasy over US-Saudi arms deal
Author: 0 Israeli defence minister says uneasy over US-Saudi arms deal

The parts of the speech offering a robust defence of Israel drew loud applause, which seemed to energise Trump on the second leg of his first foreign trip since taking office. Trump arrived at the Presidential palace in Bethlehem in the morning after travelling there by vehicle from Jerusalem . "He's looking for a kind of outside-in approach, first peace between Israel and Sunni Arab states, who have a common enemy in Iran, and that regional peace leading to Israeli-Palestinian peace".

Global Lieberman Displeased With US' Generosity Regarding Military Deal With Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Lieberman Displeased With US' Generosity Regarding Military Deal With Saudi Arabia

He said he was "truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bringing new hope the region and its people". PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS , Palestinian Authority (through interpreter): Our fundamental problem is with the occupation and settlements, and failure of Israel to recognize the state of Palestine, in the same way we recognize it.

Global Indicted in Thailand-to-US Sex-Trafficking Ring
Author: 0 Indicted in Thailand-to-US Sex-Trafficking Ring

The charges were brought against 21 people in what authorities called a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring that used a money laundering scheme to hide millions of dollars in earnings. They allegedly ran day-to-day operations, including advertising, scheduling sex buyers, and ensuring that a portion of cash made by victims was routed back to traffickers to pay down bondage debts.

Author: 0 Trump emphasizes cooperation during first visit to Israel

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia , however, agreed with Trump's views on Iran , calling the nation a mutual enemy and a source of terrorism that they are required to fight against, Reuters reported . Trump also toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which by Christian tradition is where Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb. He now serves as Deputy Minister for Diplomacy in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government.

Global Lewis, Hsu on top after first round in Ann Arbor
Author: 0 Lewis, Hsu on top after first round in Ann Arbor

Hsu began her round in brilliant style with two eagles and two birdies, her only hiccup on the opening day coming with a bogey at her 12th hole. The Thai star, who won a year ago at Ann Arbor by five strokes, spent 35 consecutive weeks ranked second before Ryu overtook her last month.

Author: 0 President Trump Tours Holy Sites in Jerusalem

Abbas added that he hopes to hear back from Greenbelt in the near future with answers from Israel . Trump provided few specifics about how a deal might be achieved in a peace process that has been stalled for years. In effect, it would offer Israel recognition by the Arab world and the "normalisation" of relations in exchange for a full withdrawal from the territory Israel has occupied since the June 1967 Middle East war, including East Jerusalem.

Global Knesset Members answer: What did you think of Trump's visit?
Author: 0 Knesset Members answer: What did you think of Trump's visit?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discreetly tried to stop Mr Hazan, whose career has been hit by scandal, but failed. Most importantly, Mr. Trump has expressed indifference to the two-state solution that would see the creation of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel .

Global Merkel's party snatches state from rivals in crushing election win
Author: 0 Merkel's party snatches state from rivals in crushing election win

Moreover, the result verifies the nationwide slide for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) which merely got 7.3% of the vote. The CDU focused its campaign in NRW on attacking the SPD for failing to tackle local issues like crumbling infrastructure that causes huge traffic jams, rising crime and an underperforming education system.

Author: 0 Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block on Trump's Travel Ban

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 10 to 3 against Trump's travel ban, and indicated opponents of Trump were likely to succeed at trial in showing the policy violates U.S. Judges voting to uphold the freeze were appointed by Democratic presidents, although one was reappointed by a Republican. Trump's administration vowed to take the fight to the U.S.

Global Trump blasts North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deadbeats in Brussels
Author: 0 Trump blasts North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deadbeats in Brussels

However, it was not the first awkward encounter of the day for the Republican leader. Rand Paul said he applauded Trump's stance. British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she would tell Trump that intelligence shared between their two countries had to remain secure after leaks to U.S.

Author: 0 The UK Has Stopped Sharing Manchester Attack Information With The US

The episode follows last week's revelation that Trump personally divulged highly classified information in an Oval Office meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister that could have compromised an Israeli intelligence asset. "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States", Trump said in brief remarks, adding that many member nations owe "massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years".

Global Republicans Worried About Montana House Race
Author: 0 Republicans Worried About Montana House Race

Hours before polls close Thursday after almost four weeks of voting in a special election to replace Ryan Zinke , who became interior secretary, three of Montana's largest newspapers rescinded their endorsements of Gianforte. In an audio recording posted by The Guardian , the reporter asks the congressional candidate about the health care bill. Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after Ben Jacobs, a political correspondent for the US edition of the Guardian newspaper, said the ...

Global Trump shoves fellow NATO leader aside on his first summit
Author: 0 Trump shoves fellow NATO leader aside on his first summit

Trump even managed to work in another embarrassing endorsement of King Salman as a "wise man" in his Brussels speech. Trump also said that a new memorial to the fall of the Berlin Wall was "a testament to the triumph of our ideals over a totalitarian Communist ideology".

Global No sign Mideast deal in the making
Author: 0 No sign Mideast deal in the making

President Trump during a welcome ceremony Tuesday at the Presidential Palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. He declined to reiterate stated USA -policy on a two-state construct for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, nor did he repeat his earlier calls to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to slow Israeli settlement building in disputed areas of the West Bank.

Author: 0 Troops bomb Islamist militants in Marawi

ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) - Foreign fighters are among the militants linked to the Islamic State group who are battling government troops in the southern Philippines, an official said Friday. Washington has offered a $5 million reward for information leading to Hapilon's capture, but he has proved elusive. "Anyone caught possessing a gun and confronting us with violence, my orders are shoot to kill".

Global It's clear Russian Federation interfered with USA election — Ex-CIA chief
Author: 0 It's clear Russian Federation interfered with USA election — Ex-CIA chief

If there is no response from Flynn, the Senate Intelligence Committee may consider a contempt-of-Congress charge, said Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina. Sens. Sherrod Brown, Mark Warner, Elizabeth Warren and several others have voted against Sigal Mandelker as undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes.

Global US$100m pledge to Ivanka Trump women's fund
Author: 0 US$100m pledge to Ivanka Trump women's fund

While hosting Abbas at the White House in March, Trump boldly stated that achieving peace is "something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years". We want to hear from you. ' 'We hope that one day Saudi Arabia will hold elections to end hereditary rulers and make the country much more powerful, ' he continued while refuting charges by King Salman bin Abdulaziz to the Islamic Republic for allegedly promoting and exporting terrorism in the region.

Author: 0 Flynn not cooperating in Russian probe: GOP Senator

Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina broke the news of Flynn's failure to comply with the probe. "But we'll figure out on General Flynn what the next step-if any-is". Former acting attorney general Sally Yates , a Barack Obama appointee held over for the start of the new administration but fired by Trump , said under oath this month that she warned the White House that Flynn had been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and that he could potentially be blackmailed by ...

Global Rosenstein: Comey Routinely 'Usurped' the DOJ
Author: 0 Rosenstein: Comey Routinely 'Usurped' the DOJ

The day after the Flynn conversation, Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, asked Mr. Comey to help push back on reports in the news media that Mr. FBI Director James Comey speaks at FBI headquarters in Washington . His attempt to distance himself from the President failed when Trump called him over - across the room.

Global John Brennan: Russia interfered in US election process
Author: 0 John Brennan: Russia interfered in US election process

The committee's ranking member, Sen. Flynn's attorneys had argued the request was too broad, saying if he complied, he would effectively be providing testimony that could be used against him. The full committee voted 16-7 to move Trump's pick to the full Senate. That's according to The New York Times, which cites three current and former American officials.

Author: 0 United's Europa league win gave Manchester a lift, says Ferguson

Where United should be, given its history, prestige, and wealth. "We played for the people who died", Pogba told BT Sport . Juan Mata and Chris Smalling emphasised how Manchester United were extra motivated to win the Europa League following Monday's atrocities at Manchester Arena.

Author: 0 Republican candidate in Montana race 'body-slams' reporter

Gianforte says. "The last guy that came in here did the same thing. Get the hell out of here!" "Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him", Acuna wrote for Fox News's website . Adam Shaw is a politics reporter for Breitbart News based in NY. Gianforte asked Jacobs to lower a phone that was being used as an audio recorder, then tried to grab it, according to the statement.

Author: 0 No sign of the ultimate deal as Donald Trump leaves Israel

The Palestinian president greeted Abbas outside the presidential palace and the two men walked along a red carpet onto its grounds. Pro-Israeli lawmakers in the United States have objected to American aid to the Palestinians, claiming the money is used to make payments to the families of prisoners - who are considered "freedom fighters" among many Palestinians.

Author: 0 Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina congressional district maps

States are generally not allowed to use race as the predominant factor in drawing district lines. Both districts have since been re-drawn, and the state conducted 2016 elections under the new congressional map but a separate challenge is still pending before the high court.

Author: 0 Trump promotes Mideast peace ambitions, leaves out the details

Trump has signalled that his administration will retain the Washington establishment line towards West Asia. US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged the Muslim world to join a campaign to "defeat terrorism" in a speech in Riyadh during his Saudi Arabia visit.

Author: 0 Trump pushes aside prime minister

He berated allies for "chronic underpayments" on defense spending in the face of aggressions from terrorism to "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States ", Trump said in a speech. The situation in Turkey was highlighted by the New York-based worldwide NGO Human Rights Watch on Thursday. Mr Trump also unveiled a memorial to ‪9/11 and Article 5 - built from a twisted girder from the 107th floor of World Trade Center.

Global Trump meets North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders amid tensions
Author: 0 Trump meets North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders amid tensions

Trump indifferently shoved aside Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic - nearly like a bulldozer steamrollering past insignificant elements in its path - as he walked with leaders of various NATO countries during his Thursday visit to the organisation's new headquarters in Brussels .

Author: 0 Philippines' finmin says economy not threatened by martial law

Fleeing residents were crammed inside or on top of vehicles, clutching their belongings. According to the Mail Online , members of the militant so-called Maute group murdered the nine individuals by a check-point in Marawi City after they were identified as Christians.

Global Chinese online retailer developing one-ton delivery drones
Author: 0 Chinese online retailer developing one-ton delivery drones

Although the one-tonne-capacity drone is unlikely to operating for another couple of years, an ongoing JD.com drone pilot programme has shown that China offers two-way trade - consumer items from cities to the countryside, and food products on the return leg.

Author: 0 Most wanted Philippine militant Hapilon often evasive

Authorities said ending the crisis was proving extremely hard because although there were only 30 to 40 militants remaining in the city, they were moving nimbly through homes and had planted bombs in the streets, in addition to holding hostages.

Author: 0 US President accused of asking FBI Chief to drop Flynn inquiry

President Donald Trump asked two of the US' top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an investigation by the FBI into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials.

Global Rubin: Israelis pleased, over all, with Trump visit
Author: 0 Rubin: Israelis pleased, over all, with Trump visit

Awni al-Mashni, a member of the Fatah movement, the dominant faction within the PA, told MEE, "even if Abbas has agreed to give up Jerusalem , no one can impose anything on the Palestinian people, and the Palestinian people won't allow that to happen".

Global Melania slaps away President Trump's hand during Israel trip
Author: 0 Melania slaps away President Trump's hand during Israel trip

A video clip of the duo arriving at Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel has gone viral. Perhaps Melania was fed up with Trump's hypocrisy. Trump has meetings scheduled later Monday with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu .

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