Global Sean Spicer returns with a press briefing for the ages
Author: 0 Sean Spicer returns with a press briefing for the ages

Spicer was less verbose when asked about reports from over the weekend that the president's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner sought to set up a back channel with Russian Federation prior to Trump's inauguration. On that point, Spicey, I think we can agree. Spicer also declined to say whether Trump stands by his praise of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's murderous war on drugs , which has killed an estimated 9,000 people, including many small-time users and dealers.

Global Transgender student wins appeal in final week of school
Author: 0 Transgender student wins appeal in final week of school

There's no telling what the Supreme Court may ultimately decide in the area of transgender rights, but SCOTUS will no longer be able to dodge the issue as it did earlier this year in the case of a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding the right of a Virginia student to gain access to the school bathroom congruent with his gender identity .

Global Saudi anti-Iran rhetoric
Author: 0 Saudi anti-Iran rhetoric

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated on Wednesday that Iran is "heedless" of what the "enemy" says and will continue its missile program. "I hope the Saudi government chooses the right path", Rouhani told Iranian and foreign reporters in his first press conference after re-election.

Author: 0 Trump defends Kushner, administration against what he calls 'fake news'

Former US intelligence officials have told Business Insider's Natasha Bertrand that if Kushner did try to establish a backchannel to Russian Federation without going through the conventional US intelligence paths, it would be "off the map", "explosive", and "extremely unsafe".

Author: 0 Video shows Oregon's stabbing suspect's rant before attack

Christian, who, the police said, was ranting and talking disparagingly about the women, one wearing a hijab. President Donald Trump is condemning the fatal stabbing of two good Samaritans trying to help two young women targeted by an anti-Muslim rant in Portland, Oregon.

Global Iran's supreme leader: Saudis face 'certain downfall'
Author: 0 Iran's supreme leader: Saudis face 'certain downfall'

Despite tensions with Iran, Mr Trump has been proudly trumpeting the trade deal he secured in Riyadh, tweeting on Saturday: "Bringing hundreds of billions of dollars back to the United States of America from the Middle East - which will mean JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!" Khamenei added that bastion of Islam Saudi Arabia is "cruel toward believers and kind toward pagans".

Author: 0 Wenger agrees deal to stay at Arsenal for two more seasons

And, as news of Wenger's new deal continues to dominate the headlines, it seems the 67-year-old is also on the brink of getting a very Arsene-Wengery type signing over the line to help celebrate his extended stay in North London. Or, can the stubborn nature once again take the better of the professor, who knows it all about the game! A number of other fans appeared to forget how their clubs had fared against Arsenal this season.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup Final opens with controversial reversal of P.K. Subban goal

Jake Guentzel helped the Pittsburgh Penguins avoid a humiliating defeat in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. They find a way. A waved-off goal by P.K. "We seemed to get some life from (the overturned goal)". Predators center Colton Sissons did have five shots on goal in the first 40 minutes. "You just want to get back out there", said Rinne.

Author: 0 Casualties reported as 2 blasts hit bus terminal in Jakarta

On July 5 a year ago, just days before fasting month was to end, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up after he was stopped by officers from entering the local police headquarters in Solo city. He said the incident may have been inspired by recent terrorist attacks in the British city of Manchester - which took place at an Ariana Grande concert - and in the southern Philippine city of Marawi.

Global Trump Lashed out at Abbas During Bethlehem Meeting Over Palestinian Incitement
Author: 0 Trump Lashed out at Abbas During Bethlehem Meeting Over Palestinian Incitement

Nonetheless, this visit will be remembered by many for the moment when he pushed aside Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting. But he said earlier Saturday in a tweet that he'll announce a final decision next week after he returns to the White House. While the G7 allies weren't able to nail down Trump's stance on the Paris climate accord, they did get some more clarity on the administration's position concerning sanctions against Russian ...

Global Modi meets Merkel at country retreat in Germany
Author: 0 Modi meets Merkel at country retreat in Germany

Merkel spoke to reporters Tuesday following a meeting between her Cabinet and the government of India that resulted in cooperation agreements covering digital policy, development and education. and many other countries have been vocal about freedom of navigation in the area as foreign trade worth over a trillion dollar move through the SCS. Modi was accorded a ceremonial welcome with military honours at the Chancellery, the Office of the German Chancellor, where he was greeted by Merkel ...

Global Egypt launches second round of air strikes over Libya
Author: 0 Egypt launches second round of air strikes over Libya

The gunmen, who were dressed in military garb, demanded that the passengers recite the Muslim profession of faith and then opened fire, according to the Wall Street Journal . Majlis Mujahedeen Derna ousted ISIL from Derna in 2015 and also fights against Field Marshal Haftar's forces. Friday's attack is the third against Christians in Egypt in six months.

Global In Jharkhand Board Results 2017 Out Today
Author: 0 In Jharkhand Board Results 2017 Out Today

Candidates who appeared for the examination can check their results at, as soon as the JAC result link has been activated by the board. It came into existence after Jharkhand was declared as a separate state from Bihar territories. Students can stay tuned to the Jharkhand Board official website to download the results.

Author: 0 White House communications director Michael Dubke resigns

Dubke announced his resignation in a meeting with the President on May 18 . "He has expressed his desire to leave the White House and made very clear that he would see through the president's global trip and come to work every day and work hard even through that trip", she said.

Global French right torn apart as Emmanuel Macron, PM prepare to name government
Author: 0 French right torn apart as Emmanuel Macron, PM prepare to name government

Macron, who became the youngest President in the French history, appointed Edouard Philippe , center-right politician of the Republicans, as his Prime Minister. Muriel Penicaud, the new labor minister, previously worked for food corporation Danone and French telecommunications group Orange. A European lawmaker who speaks four languages, Goulard is respected in Brussels as a straight talker, having acted as adviser to former European Commission president Romano Prodi.

Global Iran leader slams Saudis as America's 'milking cow'
Author: 0 Iran leader slams Saudis as America's 'milking cow'

During a visit by President Donald Trump to Riyadh on May 21, Saudi Arabia agreed to buy $110 billion of United States weapons and signed investment deals worth billions more. The British Trade Envoy to Iran, Norman Lamont, has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's treatment of Iran, saying "no attention is paid to the insecurity of Iran while the West goes on pouring arms to the enemies of Iran, a country that has been invaded by its Arab neighbors".

Author: 0 Wenger to extend stay at Arsenal by two years, say reports

The Frenchman has been at the helm for nearly 21 years and, despite a section of supporters calling for him to depart this summer when his contract expires, he is now expected to further that stay after holding talks with Arsenal's board on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn Criticizes Trump for Escalating International Conflicts

Labour's manifesto woes dominate the front pages for a second day, with a series of unfortunate events connected to the episode providing rich fodder for picture desks. "I will do everything to protect the security and safety of our people and our country". At the same time, he will condemn the "bomb first, talk later" policies of recent British and U.S.

Author: 0 Sturgeon calls on voters to "strengthen Scotland's hand against an extreme Brexit"

She said the win would add weight to the SNP's victory in the Scottish election a year ago and a vote in the Scottish parliament giving her a fresh mandate to seek a new referendum. Dugdale said SNP claims that it could meaningfully oppose austerity were hollow. The Labour leader warned that under the Tories working families were now £1,400 a year worse off, and said Labour's plans to introduce a £10 an hour minimum wage would directly benefit half a million Scots, while plans to scrap ...

Author: 0 MI5 to review intelligence handling on Manchester attacker

MI5 is subject to scrutiny by a committee of parliament, but "it is highly unusual for British authorities to make public that the security service is conducting its own internal investigation into possible lapses", says the news agency. The Islamic State terror organization (IS, banned in Russia) has claimed responsibility for the attack. Now, a new report claims even the Federal Bureau of Investigation had warned British intelligence agencies, in January, that Salman Abedi was planning to ...

Global Mats Point: Wilander tells it straight on Day Two at Roland Garros
Author: 0 Mats Point: Wilander tells it straight on Day Two at Roland Garros

Novak Djokovic eased past Spain's Marcel Granollers , 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, on Monday on Court Philippe Chatrier to book a spot next to either Joao Sousa or Janko Tipsarevic in the second round. Djokovic announced last weekend that he had persuaded eight-time grand slam champion Agassi to coach him at Roland Garros . "At a set and 4-1 up, I just played a couple of sloppish games".

Author: 0 MI5 Closed File On Manchester Terrorist After Deeming Investigation Unnecessary

The source told Reuters that Abedi was not among the 3,000 people now under active investigation by MI5, although he was one of around 20,000 people known to the agency, whose focus is on countering terrorism and espionage. GMP chief constable Ian Hopkins said Abedi appeared on police logs in 2012, when "he would have been 16 or 17", for what he described as a "relatively minor" criminal record.

Author: 0 Trump, EPA chief meet ahead of decision on climate change

The G7 summit declaration did not reveal any renegotiated terms, or the U.S.'s departure from the agreement. Trump has at times seemed to downplay concerns over climate change . Sources told HuffPost this month that Trump was leaning toward withdrawing . It's unclear if that's a negotiating tactic or whether they're reflecting what they're told.

Author: 0 Merkel says can develop India ties and keep up U.S. relationship

He then introduced the chancellor to his accompanying Indian ministerial delegation. Hailing Germany's extensive work in skill development, Prime Minister Modi said that it would benefit the youth of India. "We will chart out a future roadmap of cooperation with focus on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, innovation, science and technology, skill development, urban infrastructure, railways, civil aviation, clean energy, development cooperation, health and alternative ...

Author: 0 Concerns over Jared Kushner's secret Russian 'back channel'

Trump officials were preparing to establish a "war room" to address the issue that has begun to dominate his young presidency. "I have total confidence in him". "In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person", the president told the New York Times . Two Trump administration officials, National Security Adviser H.R.

Author: 0 Notre Dame Grads Walk Out During Mike Pence's Commencement Speech

Most of the students and faculty who walked out of the stadium joined groups protesting Pence . Luis Miranda, master's graduate from Notre Dame , said his support for We Stand For ND stemmed from Pence's role in the Trump's administration and policies that discriminated against the LGBT community and immigrants.

Global U.S. envoy: USA believes China is trying to stop NKorea tests
Author: 0 U.S. envoy: USA believes China is trying to stop NKorea tests

The United States, Haley added, will continue to put pressure on China and at the same time will go on working with Beijing towards the goal of decreasing tensions in the region. On Monday, Pyongyang test-fired a short-range missile that fell provocatively close to Japan. The United States launched talks on new sanctions with China a month ago with a view to drafting a proposed resolution to present to the council, but no text has been agreed.

Author: 0 Trump Says German Trade And Military Spending "Very Bad" For US

On Twitter Monday, the president said the relationship between the Germany is "very bad" and "will change". Merkel on Monday repeated nearly word for word her message from Sunday, when she told her Bavarian conservative allies in a packed Munich beer tent that "we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands".

Author: 0 Philippine military: City siege was start of extremist plan

CBCP had said Suganob and other hostages were at the Cathedral of St. Mary's when they were abducted. "And in your generosity, Mr. President, in your heart, we know you can make something". "We want to live another day, we want to live another month, we want to live a few years. I appeal to religious leaders of Islam to influence the hostage takers to release the hostages unharmed", Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo said in an interview with the Church-run Radio Veritas.

Global Man with loaded handgun stopped at North Carolina airport
Author: 0 Man with loaded handgun stopped at North Carolina airport

TSA officers say they have detected 24 firearms at Charlotte checkpoints this year. TSA discovered 82 firearms in carry-ons at their checkpoints during one week this month, a new record for the agency. "Travelers should familiarize themselves with state and local firearm laws for each point of travel prior to departure". Airlines may have their own additional requirements for traveling with firearms and ammunition, and travelers should also contact the airline regarding firearm and ...

Global UK Police Arrested 8 People as Manchester Terror Attack Probe Continues
Author: 0 UK Police Arrested 8 People as Manchester Terror Attack Probe Continues

British police stopped sharing information about the Manchester suicide bombing with the United States on Thursday after leaks to US media that police said had risked compromising their investigations. A spokesperson for the Libyan authorities told BBC: "His brother felt there was something going on there in Manchester and he thought his brother would do something like bombing or attack".

Global GOP Win In Montana Could Dash Democrats' Anti-Trump hopes
Author: 0 GOP Win In Montana Could Dash Democrats' Anti-Trump hopes

MT. Stivers said: "From what I know of Greg Gianforte , this was totally out of character, but we all make mistakes". "I should not have responded in the way that I did, and for that I'm sorry". And the president, in Italy for a G-7 summit, said to journalists after Gianforte's victory: "Great win in Montana". Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist are seeking to fill the U.S.

Author: 0 US starts arming Kurdish fighters to battle IS militants

Citing two Pentagon officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, NBC News reported on Tuesday that the provision of the military equipment began in the last 24 hours. The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria has called on forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad to move away from a crossing on the border with Iraq.

Global Hardliner Raisi claims voter fraud in Iranian presidential election
Author: 0 Hardliner Raisi claims voter fraud in Iranian presidential election

In the speech, according to The New York Times , Trump clearly sided with the Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia against the Shiite Muslim Iran , even though it was Iran which held a national election on the same day. The most recent and notable instance was the rigged re-election of President Ahmadinejad in 2009, which led to mass protests known as the Green Movement, the most significant, united, and visible protest since the fall of the Shah.

Global 'Arab states see Trump presidency as chance for Israeli-Palestinian peace'
Author: 0 'Arab states see Trump presidency as chance for Israeli-Palestinian peace'

President Donald Trump just wrapped up his first trip overseas since taking office. Cohn eventually said, "We're not going to comment on Jared". Down to the final day of his lengthy first global trip, President Donald Trump will lift off for Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, returning to a White House that sits under a cloud of scandal.

Author: 0 Manchester bombing probe police hunt for suitcase carried by Salman Abedi

Police have so far arrested 16 people in connection with the attack at Manchester Arena, that left 22 people dead. "There's a lot of information coming out at the moment about what happened, how this occurred, what people might or might not have known and I think it's right that MI5 takes a look to find out what the facts are", United Kingdom.

Global South Sudan soldiers face trial for deadly hotel rampage
Author: 0 South Sudan soldiers face trial for deadly hotel rampage

Describing the incident in court, the owner of the ill-fated hotel, Mike Woodward , said between 50 and 100 soldiers arrived at the hotel in the afternoon on July 11, 2016, and began shooting and looting. "What is concerned here for the court is to address the case in a proper way", South Sudanese Chief Prosecutor Abukuk Mohammed Ramadan said in his opening remarks.

Author: 0 US Congress' Russia probes expand to Trump's personal lawyer

A congressional aide told NBC News the same request letters, seeking to learn information about communications with Russian Federation, were sent to former Trump aides Carter Page, Roger Stone , Paul Manafort, Mike Flynn and others. Cohen told ABC News that he declined the invitation. Cohen allegedly attended a secret meeting in Prague to discuss Russia's hacking of Democratic targets, according to a dossier on Trump prepared by former British spy Christopher Steele.

Author: 0 Modi Seeks 'Quantum Jump' in Economic Ties With Germany, 8 Pacts Signed

Modi, who arrived in Berlin earlier in the day to start his six-day, four-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France, also urged Europe to play a lead role in tackling the menace of terrorism . "India is a country that has a very good educational system where IT experts or engineers are concerned", Wiskot told Germany. "Humanitarian forces must unite to combat the menace", the visiting prime minister said.

Author: 0 Putin visits France for talks; Macron does not give an inch

The newly elected French leader called for a stronger partnership with Russian Federation on Syria , one of the sticking points in relations between the West and Moscow which backs the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Macron also said he and Putin were agreed the time was right for a new round of peace talks on Ukraine in the "Normandy format" which groups Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine.

Author: 0 McMaster 'Not Concerned' About Kushner Reports

He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programmes that will save our country billions of dollars. Trump, according to one person familiar with his thinking, believed he was facing more of a communications problem than a legal one, despite the intensifying inquiries.

Author: 0 Trump eyes White House overhaul

But the half-hour meeting with Gorkov since has come under increasing scrutiny. But a former head of the US National Security Agency harshly condemned Kushner's alleged effort to set up a secret communications line, saying if it is true, it would reveal a risky degree of ignorance or naivete.

Author: 0 Bundestag: Merkel is considering trump as a political opponent

She's also looking to French President Emmanuel Macron as an ally in strengthening the euro area. She also noted that Merkel is seeking a fourth term as chancellor in September, and does not want to be seen as being too close to an American president who is widely disliked in Europe.

Global Migrant dinghy catches fire at sea, forcing dramatic rescue
Author: 0 Migrant dinghy catches fire at sea, forcing dramatic rescue

A rescue plane dropped a life raft into the sea, and also summoned a nearby fishing boat. The rescuers were able to save all the migrants on the vessel, some of whom were clinging onto charred pieces of the boat to stay afloat. Some 34 migrants were travelling off the Spanish coast on Sunday when the overloaded vessel's engine appeared to burst into flames. Thousands of migrants fleeing conflict and economic hardship in the Middle East and Africa have died in recent years trying to get ...

Author: 0 Trump criticises Germany after Merkel questioned U.S. reliability

President Donald Trump has criticized Germany once again for its large trade surplus with the US and its low contributions to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, saying this attitude is "very bad" for the United States. Merkel is scheduled to meet with China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Wednesday. It's also not the first time a German chancellor has clashed with a US president.

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