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Has Kushner become too much of a liability for Trump?

Mr Donald Trump , just back from his first overseas trip as United States president, geared up to combat concerns over aides' ties to Russian Federation as news reports say the White House wants to form a rapid-fire communications unit to respond to the controversy. Read More »

Trump views Germany as political opponent: senior SPD lawmaker

In late 2015, after Merkel was named Time's person of the year, Trump described her as "ruining Germany " in a tweet . "Transatlantic ties are of paramount importance to us... The prime minister praised her "strong leadership" and said a EU-focused vision is what the world needs. "What I said recently is due to the fact that, in the face of the present circumstances, we have additional reasons for us to realise that we have to take our fate into our hands in Europe". Read More »

To many, Memorial Day loses meaning

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More than 12 percent of the USA population served in the armed forces during World War II . The local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America does ceremonies twice a year, on Memorial Day and Veterans Day . She said the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Infantry Division - known as the Red Bulls - was formed 100 years ago, the same year the US entered the fighting in World War I. Read More »

Donald Trump attacks 'fake news' following Jared Kushner reports

Trump tweeted Tuesday: "Russian officials must be laughing at the USA & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News". "I think [Putin] is the premier and most important threat", McCain said, adding, "more so than ISIS". Trump officials were preparing to establish a "war room" to address the issue that has begun to dominate his young presidency. Read More »

Sri Lanka battles to get relief to stranded flood-hit villages

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The death toll from Sri Lanka's worst floods since 2003 Sunday rose to 146, as security forces and rescuers stepped up search and rescue operations after weather condition improved and floodwaters receded. The charity Save the Children said about a tenth of those displaced were under the age of five. Sri Lanka has already appealed for global assistance from the United Nations and neighboring countries. Read More »

White House ducks comments on Russian Federation investigation and Jared Kushner

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said Saturday that so-called "back-channeling" was normal. "It's clear that Jared Kushner will be under intense scrutiny at a time when his father-in-law has named him everything but chief cook and bottle washer", Democratic strategist David Axelrod, a former top White House adviser to President Barack Obama , told Politico. Read More »

Did you see Manchester bomber with blue suitcase?

Investigators also gave details of the 22-year-old's final hours, as they appealed to the public for any information about his movements in the days running up to Monday night's attack. It brings the number of people in custody in connection with suicide bombing of Manchester Arena to 14. The bombing was the latest in a series of IS-claimed attacks in Europe that have coincided with a US-led offensive against the jihadist group in Syria and Iraq by countries including Britain. Read More »

Melania Trump praised the "empowerment of women" during Saudi visit

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President Trump on Sunday told Muslim leaders he came to Saudi Arabia "to deliver a message of friendship and hope". South Korea's foreign ministry said the tests were "reckless and irresponsible actions throwing cold water over the hopes and desires of this new government and the global community for denuclearization and peace on the Korean peninsula". Read More »

Police in standoff with armed man at Orlando airport

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Orlando International airport has been put on lockdown, after reports of shots being fired at the transit hub. Officers from the Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff's Office are at the scene and passengers have been removed from the area. Read More »

President Trump Stands Up to G7 Leaders, Refuses to Ratify Climate Agreement

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Gary D. Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, insisted that the other countries understood Trump's refusal to make a decision on the accord, even if they did not support it. Mr Trump tweeted , referring to the global pact on curbing carbon emissions that he vowed to jettison when campaigning for the White House. His Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, has said the United States reserves the right to be protectionist if trade arrangements are unfair to USA companies and workers. Read More »

Is Europe arguing with US?

The leaders of Germany and India heaped mutual praise upon each other Tuesday - each referring to the other as a "reliable partner" in a notable contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel's recent public doubts about Germany's ties with the United States. Read More »

Who Was Manuel Noriega? Ex Panama Dictator Dies At 83

Noriega had been in the hospital recovering from an operation to remove a brain tumor. In recent years, he reportedly suffered from a range of health problems including blood pressure, bronchitis, prostate cancer, and strokes. Two years after Torrijos died in a mysterious plane crash in 1981, Noriega became the head of the armed forces and Panama's military ruler. There was no immediate information on the cause of death, which occurred late Monday. Read More »

Chelsea star Fabregas unhappy with being dropped, doubt cast over future

Wenger only picked Mertesacker because Arsenal's top three centre-backs were all ruled out but as an emergency measure it worked perfectly. The most important thing, as you can see, was my example. The former Barcelona star started four of the Blues' last six Premier League matches as they won the title under boss Antonio Conte . "We still have a lot to prove and this team wants to challenge, especially next season", Mertesacker said. Read More »

German-Asian ties no snub to US: Merkel

Germany is also a member of the eurozone, which means the European Central Bank, not Germany's Bundesbank, sets monetary policy, undermining claims by members of the Trump team that Germany was somehow manipulating its currency to maintain a competitive exporting edge. Read More »

McCain: Putin is 'more important threat, more so than ISIS'

McCain conceded that he had not been privy to any evidence that the Russians had interfered in the presidential election, although he persisted in saying they tried to do so. -led military campaign in Iraq and Syria. "I don't think we should be lobbied by the United States into inflaming tensions in that region any more than they already are". Read More »

High Stakes For Today's Overdue Missile Defense Test Against An ICBM

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And the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, recently deployed in South Korea for the first time, has a 13 out of 13 test intercept success rate between 2006 and 2015. Vandenberg said the missile will attempt to fly over the Pacific Ocean and intercept some sort of "target object" being launched from the central Pacific Ocean. Read More »

Irving State Rep Threatens to Shoot Colleague, Call ICE on Protesters

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I made it clear that if he attempted to, in his words, "get me", I would shoot him in self defense. One Democratic lawmaker, Justin Rodriguez, says he heard Rinaldi say, " I'll put a bullet in your head " to Rep. He later approached me and reiterated that I had to leave at some point, and he would get me. "I felt like we ripped our roots up and threw ourselves across the country", said Holly, a 40-year-old Kentucky native who wanted to protect her husband. Read More »

Trump defends son-in-law amid Russian Federation reports

The source told Fox the Russians , not Kushner, asked for a secure line to the Trump administration to talk about the conflict there. Last week, however, the Washington Post reported that in December previous year Kushner sought to set up a secret "back channel" between Trump's team and Russian Federation. Read More »

UN chief urges action on climate change as Trump debates

The United States is among the 147 countries and parties that have ratified the agreement but President Donald Trump has voiced concerns that the deal signed by the previous U.S. The meeting's final declaration reflected a stalemate between the USA and the six other participating countries, which are all strongly committed to the Paris accord. Read More »

Appeals court sides with transgender student in bathroom fight

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Supreme Court before the court returned a Virginia case to another federal appeals court for further consideration. So SCOTUS sent it back with instructions to review the decision in light of the new guidance. While the Kenosha Unified School District wasn't supportive of his lifestyle, court records say that fellow students were generally accepting. "By definition", U.S. Read More »