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Author: 0 Senate intel chair backtracks on claim Flynn won't honor subpoena

Earlier, Burr had said Flynn's lawyers say Flynn would not honor that subpoena. The news conference marked the first substantive public comments by the President in the last two weeks, since he celebrated the May 4 approval in the House of a GOP health care bill.

Author: 0 James Mattis: Trump 'Wide Open' on Paris Climate Accord

Six of the seven G7 nations agreed to stick with their commitment to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement aimed at slowing global warming, but Trump said he needed more time to decide if the United States would abandon the accord. Trump had earlier claimed there is no evidence that humans are causing climate change. The position makes the United States the lone holdout on endorsing the agreement during the G7 summit in Italy.

Global New Orleans removing last of four statues linked to pro-slavery era
Author: 0 New Orleans removing last of four statues linked to pro-slavery era

On Friday, the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee became the last of New Orleans's four contested monuments to go, an end to more than 130 years of publicly honoring a man who embodied Southern pride and racial oppression. Many said it was time for the statue to come down. The removal of the statue comes after the city has already taken down a statue of Jefferson Davis , the Confederacy's only president, and a memorial to a white rebellion against a biracial Reconstruction-era ...

Author: 0 Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

While he has called his first trip overseas a "home run", it was shadowed by reports about Moscow's interference and possible improper dealings with the Trump campaign and associates. Other Trump players who have drifted from his orbit in recent months, such as Sam Nunberg, are also being courted to play more active roles, either officially joining the White House or in an outside capacity, working through confidants of the president.

Global 19 civilians killed by Islamist militants in Philippines
Author: 0 19 civilians killed by Islamist militants in Philippines

Both sides could emerge with victories from the fighting and martial law, according to Julkipli Wadi, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of the Philippines . Liong, his wife and eight children lost everything, he said - even their cooking pots. "In as much as we would like to avoid collateral damage, these rebels are forcing the hand of government by hiding and holding out inside private homes, government buildings and other facilities", military spokesman Brigadier-General ...

Global Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties
Author: 0 Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties

British interior minister Amber Rubb said in a radio interview that her country will remain a strong partner to Europe on defense, security and trade even after leaving the EU. Home Secretary Amber Rudd has maintained that the United Kingdom wants to keep a "deep and special partnership" with the European Union after Britain finalises its departure from the bloc.

Global Man United in talks to sign Serie A ace, £36m fee
Author: 0 Man United in talks to sign Serie A ace, £36m fee

Reports suggested United are set to beat Chelsea to the Croatian winger in a £40m deal. United sources say any signing could also mean that the club is more open to offers for Anthony Martial , although the French star is not officially "for sale".

Global Nicola Sturgeon promises to free up £118bn public investment in SNP manifesto
Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon promises to free up £118bn public investment in SNP manifesto

He spoke out as Ms Sturgeon made clear that "if the arithmetic lends itself to a progressive alliance that can lock the Tories out of government, I would want the SNP to be part of that". "Now, more than ever before, we need strong SNP voices to stand up to the Tories, and stand up for Scotland, at Westminster", Sturgeon said. Meanwhile Mrs May warned Conservative activists that the party has only to lose six seats for its Commons majority to disappear, opening the way to Downing Street ...

Global Trump Vows To Work With Saudi Arabia To Isolate Iran
Author: 0 Trump Vows To Work With Saudi Arabia To Isolate Iran

Iran's Supreme Leader has said that Saudi Arabia is a "cow being milked" by the United States. Trump had already elevated Tehran's ire by speaking from Saudi Arabia, Iran's regional archrival across the great Shia-Sunni divide. Sanders applauded the high voter turnout, writing on Twitter over the weekend that "Iranians show the world how it's done". "Work with neighboring and other global countries to make a better atmosphere in the country".

Global John McCain calls Vladimir Putin a 'greater threat than ISIS'
Author: 0 John McCain calls Vladimir Putin a 'greater threat than ISIS'

When reports of the testy conversation went public, McCain quickly reached out to Australia's ambassador to the U.S., and publicly praised Australia for its long history of military cooperation with the U.S. John McCain (R-AZ) said that he does not believe Jared Kushner's reported suggestion that the Trump transition team establish a secret backchannel to the Russian government followed typical procedures.

Author: 0 Chaffetz's June 30 Resignation Opens Oversight Chairmanship

Chaffetz breezed through his re-election battles and ascended to chairmanship of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in 2015, a position that set him on a fast track to national prominence. Chaffetz says he will resign from Congress . Trump has long complicated Chaffetz's life. Chaffetz's impending departure has created a sharp divide between GOP legislative leaders and Herbert, also a Republican, over how to fill his vacant U.S.

Global Jakarta blasts: Attackers linked to IS, police say
Author: 0 Jakarta blasts: Attackers linked to IS, police say

The blast took place at a bus station in eastern Jakarta , police said . "He is one of the suspected suicide bombers in the Kampung Melayu attack", West Java Police spokesman Chief Comr. Two suicide bombers attacked the busy terminal in the capital late Wednesday in a dramatic assault that sparked panic and left human body parts and shattered glass strewn across the street.

Global Trump says White House leaks on Kushner 'fake news'
Author: 0 Trump says White House leaks on Kushner 'fake news'

It covers materials such as emails, phone records and documents dating to Trump's first days as a candidate in July 2015. Those inquiries now include scrutiny of Kushner , the newspaper reported . Aides have recruited prominent Washington lawyers with experience in political investigations for Trump to interview in hopes that they might join the legal team.

Author: 0 Wonder Woman UK premiere cancelled after Manchester attack

The best thing that I could say about Patty is that when I got the job and we were early in prep Patty was trying to convey to some storyboard artists what she wanted Wonder Woman to do in a certain sequence and how she was supposed to move and Patty got up in the room and started acting out physically what Wonder Woman was doing complete with sound effects and choreography and I sat there sort of amazed that she was doing this with complete gusto and no self-consciousness.

Author: 0 Sri Lanka floods, mudslides kill 100, displace over 12000

Indian Navy has dispatched three ships to help in rescue and relief operations of Colombo . The ship, with around 125 personnel on board, arrived at Colombo Port in the morning of May 27 and offloaded relief supplies, inflatable Gemini boats with diving teams, and a mobile medical team with supplies.

Global Nadal, Djokovic launch French Open assaults
Author: 0 Nadal, Djokovic launch French Open assaults

The year's second Grand Slam tournament started on the red clay of Roland Garros under a partly cloudy sky Sunday, with Kvitova getting things going in the main stadium in a first-round match against 86th-ranked Julie Boserup of the United States.

Author: 0 Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke

On Monday, opposition supporters and doctors in white robes tried to march to the Health Ministry in Caracas to demand access to proper treatment amid major shortages of medicines ranging from painkillers to chemotherapy drugs. " Venezuelans awake today in mourning for those murdered in our beloved Barinas". "The Venezuelan people do not want a fraudulent Madurist constitution and we will not accept it", opposition leader Henrique Capriles tweeted.

Global United Nations pulls backing for Palestinian women's center over naming
Author: 0 United Nations pulls backing for Palestinian women's center over naming

In that attack, 37 Israelis and others were slaughtered, including 12 children. The Israeli Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying, "Norway took the right step". The PA itself attributed this in part to the worldwide campaign led by PMW criticizing the PA's payments of salaries to terrorists. "The PA's strategy has been to increase its terror glorification in the belief that the global community would eventually give in to them, and recognize the terrorists as so-called 'prisoners of ...

Global Strong earthquake shakes Indonesia's Sulawesi island
Author: 0 Strong earthquake shakes Indonesia's Sulawesi island

The epicentre was 79 km southeast of Palu, the USGS said, in an area northwest of the town of Poso . "We are now all gathered outside of our houses", he told AFP immediately after the impact. "People were panicking but now it is on again and everything is okay". Indonesia's Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical agency BMKG said no tsunami warning was issued.

Author: 0 Proud Arsenal boss Wenger hails 'spectacular' win

Arsenal had led from the fourth minute when referee Anthony Taylor allowed a hugely controversial Alexis Sanchez goal to stand. Diego Costa levelled for a below-par Chelsea after Victor Moses had picked up a second yellow card for diving in the Arsenal box, only to see Aaron Ramsey head home the decisive goal three minutes later.

Author: 0 Trump touches orb in Saudi, lights up internet

Arriving directly from Riyadh , Saudi Arabia, Trump expressed his hope for co-operation among USA allies in the Middle East . After years of butting heads with Trump's predecessor, Netanyahu celebrated a new American president's arrival as a moment of hope in the stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinians.

Global Donald Trump Back to the States Back to Ripping 'Fake News' Media
Author: 0 Donald Trump Back to the States Back to Ripping 'Fake News' Media

If the White House was trying to get Trump's through a filter before they were published, why would they want to run them through a team of lawyers? Maybe it's being sold that way because Bannon understands that right-wingers will relish the idea of Trump fighting back against his antagonists.

Global Manchester Bombing: Attack on Young Europeans and Their Love of Life
Author: 0 Manchester Bombing: Attack on Young Europeans and Their Love of Life

His family has come under scrutiny, as well: Libya's RADA counterterrorism force issued a statement on Facebook saying it has arrested and interrogated Abedi's younger brother, Hashim. "This damage is even greater when it involves unauthorized disclosure of potential evidence in the middle of a major counter terrorism investigation".

Global Iran accused the US of spreading 'Iranophobia' and arming 'dangerous terrorists'
Author: 0 Iran accused the US of spreading 'Iranophobia' and arming 'dangerous terrorists'

Rouhani, a pragmatist who won last week's presidential election, hit back hard by dismissing the summit as a "ceremonial (event) that had no political value and will bear no results". President Zuma said South Africa looks forward to working with Iran under President Rouhani to consolidate relations and implement existing agreements.

Author: 0 Trump to decide soon on climate accord

Trump's speech in Riyadh also marked one of several attempts by the US President to implement his "America First" campaign rhetoric, particularly his calls for other countries to spend more money on defense and take more active security roles to reduce dependence on the US military.

Author: 0 Turkey wants U.S. envoy on IS removed over Kurdish policy

The United States said it voiced its "strongest possible" concern to Turkey over a street brawl that erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington. USA support for YPG fighters battling Islamic State in Syria has riled Turkey, which sees the group as an extension of the autonomy-seeking Kurdish PKK group that has fought the Turkish military since the 1980s.

Author: 0 North Korea stages 3rd missile test in 3 weeks

That the missile landed within 200 nautical miles of the Japanese coast was an "extremely problematic act for the safety of airplanes and ships" Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in a statement. "Japan lacks the ballistic missiles, intelligence, targeting and reconnaissance assets, or electronic warfare and air defense suppression capability required to carry out any effective military response", Schuster said.

Author: 0 Egypt Transfers Minya Security Chief after Attack on Christians

One survivor, a small boy who seemed to be about 6, said his mother pushed him under her seat and covered him with a bag. He added according to the Guardian : 'The government is supposed to take more precautions and be more firm in case of such attacks, like doing an immediate search following the attack and not waiting for hours like they did'.

Author: 0 G7 leaders fail to reach climate change accord

Trump seemed to enjoy the first leg of his trip, with visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican. "And together we will overcome this threat". In addition to stymying action on fossil fuels, Trump also reportedly "forced the Italian prime minister Paulo Gentiloni-the summit host-to shred plans for an ambitious statement stressing the plight of migrants was a global rather than regional responsibility", the Guardian reported .

Author: 0 'Forgive Me' Manchester Bomber Told Mother Before Arena Attack

Images obtained by The New York Times newspaper showed a detonator Abedi was said to have carried in his left hand, shrapnel including nuts and screws and the shredded remains of a blue backpack. "He was giving farewell", Bin Salem said. Abedi's mother's statements about the bomber's time in Libya also raised questions his movements leading up to the attack.

Author: 0 NRT Focus: US-Middle East relations

Schreck is a regional news director for The Associated Press , overseeing coverage of Iran and six Gulf Arab countries. U.S. arms deals for Iran's Sunni foes help bolster the case of Rouhani's hardline opponents, who say any detente with the West is unsafe folly.

Author: 0 Atkins: President heads for G7 Summit, carps at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Footage showing the leaders caught Trump pushing his way past Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, then confidently adjusting his suit as he emerged in the front of the group, closer to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation head Jens Stoltenberg. The media declared Macron victor of the contest because Trump was the first to withdraw. Another video from the Brussels meeting involving Trump provoked mixed reactions in the region.

Author: 0 Sato address media following Indy 500 win

An overwhelmed Sato managed to verbalize "Unbelievable feeling", after he exited his Andretti Autosport vehicle, a team the newly minted champ joined this season. Early on, Alonso's Andretti Autosport auto seemed to provide the escape from his Formula One woes that he had hoped. "But great team effort".

Global CLAT 2017 results, merit lists to be announced today on clat
Author: 0 CLAT 2017 results, merit lists to be announced today on clat

Saraswat added that the errors were not the only thing wrong with the conduct of the exam for entry to 18 national law universities (NLU), as there were also "technical glitches" such as the test screen blurring out or allegedly not capturing all responses marked by candidates in many cases.

Author: 0 9th Circuit to hear travel ban appeal, again

Because the Ninth Circuit heard the case before a three-judge panel, and not the full membership of the court as the Fourth Circuit Court had done, it seems likely that the Fourth Circuit case might move more quickly to the Supreme Court. Three judges from the USA 9th Circuit Court of Appeals were considering Trump's challenge of a judge's order blocking his ban on refugees and nationals from six Muslim-majority countries.

Global Sri Lankan death toll from mudslides rises to 151
Author: 0 Sri Lankan death toll from mudslides rises to 151

Helicopters searched elsewhere for people still marooned after rain-triggered floods and mudslides inundated villages last Thursday, killing at least 169 people and leaving 102 others missing, officials say . Some 412 houses were fully damaged with over 4,200 houses suffering partial damage. Sri Lanka's tri-forces personnel including more than 1,000 Army troops were engaged in the rescue and relief operations.

Author: 0 With major deal frozen, EU, US look to cooperate on trade

The summit marks Trump's final stop on a maiden global trip that began in Saudi Arabia and Israel, where the president was warmly embraced by the countries' leaders. president, saying that member states including Germany had already pledged to work toward the 2 per cent target by 2024 and that outlays on security more generally also count toward the goal.

Author: 0 United Kingdom police arrest another suspect as Manchester attack investigation continues

Britain said on Monday intelligence service MI5 was reviewing its processes following a suicide bomb attack which killed 22 people in Manchester , as questions continue over how much the authorities knew about the assailant. Rudd told the BBC that " potentially " other members of Abedi's group could still be at large and "we can't be entirely sure that [the operation] is closed".

Author: 0 Merkel looking past Trump after discordant G7 meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not backing away from statements she made Sunday questioning the nature of Germany's relationship with the USA and urging Europeans to "take fate into our own hands". "The chancellor's words stand on their own", Seibert said. "They are a firm pillar of our foreign and security policy, and Germany will continue to work to strengthen these relations".

Author: 0 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to join US-led anti-ISIS alliance

It is not the first video of US President Donald Trump which went viral in the last few days but definitely the most amusing of them. "Terrible. We will stop this". Only five of NATO's 28 members meet the target: Britain, Estonia, debt-laden Greece, Poland and the United States, which spends more on defense than all the other allies combined.

Global North Korea reportedly fires missile into Japan's economic waters
Author: 0 North Korea reportedly fires missile into Japan's economic waters

A spokesman for South Korea's military said the missile reached an altitude of 120km, and "an analysis is under way on the specific number" of missiles fired, indicating that more than one could have been launched. Japan lodged a protest against the test missile, which appeared to have landed in its exclusive economic zone. North Korea tested a rocket on May 14 that it said could carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead" over long distances.

Author: 0 Merkel: We Can No Longer Fully Rely ON US, UK

Chancellor Angela Merkel believes firmly in strong German - U.S. relations and is simply being honest with the United States when she flags up policy differences with Washington, her spokesman said on Monday. US President Donald Trump's actions have "weakened" the West, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said today, while also charging that Trump's "short-sighted" policies hurt European Union interests.

Author: 0 Duterte will respect any SC ruling on martial law - Palace

Filipino soldiers advance into Marawi on Sunday, the fifth day of continued fighting between Islamist militants and government forces. In recent days, gunmen have managed to fend off attack helicopters, armored vehicles and scores of soldiers.

Global India's longest river bridge inaugurated by Modi
Author: 0 India's longest river bridge inaugurated by Modi

China claims Arunachal Pradesh is part of southern Tibet and thus Chinese territory. But India has defended its right to do so. Yesterday PM Modi said that he would be in Assam on Friday to take part in various programmes. India has already raised two mountain divisions and is going ahead with raising a strike corps to beef up its defences against China. He said the bridge was also a matter of pride for all Indians.

Author: 0 E-rickshaw driver killed for opposing public urination: Centre assures justice

Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that the incident is condemnable as the former was only spreading awareness among the people to keep the society clean. 4 last evening. Ravinder, who was married a year ago, was living with his seven months' pregnant wife. "Sad that an e-rickshaw driver was beaten to death for stopping two people from urinating in public in Delhi".

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