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United Nations climate talks kick off in Bonn


President Donald Trump is delaying a decision on whether to withdraw from a landmark climate deal until after an global summit later this month. White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters of the new timeline Tuesday. The May 8-18 Bonn meeting is meant to start drafting a guide for member countries to execute the pact , which seeks to brake global warming by curbing fossil fuel emissions. Read More »

Schneiderman: Comey firing threatens FBI's integrity

And the person Trump appoints will likely have a huge impact on how the investigation moves forward and whether the public will accept its outcome. Schumer was not the only Democrat who voiced concerns about Comey. Trump's seemingly abrupt decision Tuesday to fire Comey was made at the recommendation of top Justice Department officials who claimed that his controversial handling of the Clinton email case past year. Read More »

Stephen Colbert questions Trump's gratitude to James Comey

But Trump, Cooper pointed out, had praised Comey for his decision to alert Congress that the FBI was reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of an email server on October 28, just 11 days before the election. But, I just have to share with you the reason that Trump is giving for firing Comey... Stephen Colbert questioned why President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey after his investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails helped get Trump elected. Read More »

Active Stock Momentum: Bill Barrett Corp. (BBG)

Important factors to focus when evaluating a stock's present and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. If the average volume is low then the liquidity is low which means it is hard to buy or sell the stock as there are fewer buyers or sellers of the stock. Read More »

45 civilians killed by coalition strikes in March, Pentagon says


In Afghanistan, for example, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan found that at least one civilian died for every 11 USA airstrikes. On March 17, USA planes attacked and destroyed three buildings in Western Mosul's Old City, burying massive numbers of civilians under the rubble. The Pentagon said 80 civilian casualties caused by US-led strikes in Iraq and Syria from August 2014 to date had not previously been publicly announced . Read More »

US President Donald Trump tries to pressure Senate Republicans on health care

OH governor John Kasich questioned what would happen to the mentally ill, drug addicts and people with chronic illnesses under the changes proposed for Medicaid. Republicans can pass this bill through what is called budget reconciliation . "This is a first step in fixing the issues of the high out-of-pocket costs of health care premiums and the bureaucracy of the ACA, though it is not a flawless bill", Rep. Read More »

Macron win helps stocks and euro strengthen

Following the victory, Hollywood reacted with an outpouring of positivity following a run of votes that have seen extremism favoured. The France Le Pen described to supporters in her National Front party could not be more different. In both she has increased her share of the vote while that for the SPD has fallen. French CRS riot police face off with demonstrators after the election of Emmanuel Macron as French President, in Paris . Read More »

Judge blocks Trump order on 'sanctuary cities'


While it was not the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that issued Tuesday's decision, the court will hear the White House's appeal to the ruling. Chad Readler, acting assistant attorney general, said the county and San Francisco were interpreting the executive order too broadly. To have standing to bring a case, San Francisco and Santa Clara County would have to have suffered actual harm, which could be hard to establish in this case since they have so far lost no federal funding. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron will be 'tough' on Brexit, says key adviser


Merkel congratulated French President-elect Emmanuel Macron on his "spectacular" election success, pledging to help France tackle unemployment and to work together with him to promote European stability. Braud warned that a high score by his Unbowed rebels, who have vowed to block Macron's labour reforms, could make for an "ungovernable assembly". "We don't want to be negotiating with an European Union in existential crisis - which it could be if Le Pen had won", the Conservative MP told the ... Read More »

What Trump didn't know or says he didn't about his man Flynn

Yates repeatedly declined to discuss details of the investigation in a public forum. But the tweet Trump sent, and then highlighted in his banner, put words in Clapper's mouth that Clapper never said - that "no evidence" exists of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Read More »

Trump pressures Senate on health care bill

Republicans and Trump are screwed because many voters have already linked them with taking away health care. Several Republican House members, including Rep. That bill was covered by insurance because she is under 26 years old and still on her parents plan, a provision of Obamacare. Some senators also appear to be unsure what the House voted on. Read More »

N. Korea accuses CIA of bio-chemical plot against leaders

It said North Korea would find and "mercilessly destroy" the terrorists. The CIA and the White House declined to comment on the statement from North Korea's Ministry of State Security, which accused the CIA and South Korea's National Intelligence Service of bribing a North Korean to target the country's "supreme leadership". Read More »

Pentagon says it will arm Syrian Kurds, despite Turkey's objections


Other officials said Trump's authorization includes safeguards meant to reassure the Turks that the additional US weaponry and equipment will not be used by the Kurds in Turkey. The Kurdish elements of the SDF are from the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) and they have been the main faction fighting IS on the ground in Syria. Read More »

Trump OKs arms for Syrian Kurds, despite Turkish objections


The decision is meant to accelerate the Raqqa operation but undermines the Turkish government's view that the Syrian Kurdish group known as the YPG is an extension of a Kurdish terrorist organization that operates in Turkey . White said the U.S. is keenly aware of Turkey's security concerns. "Our intent is to work with the Turks, alongside one another, to take Raqqah down, and we're going to sort it out and we'll figure out how we're going to do it", Mattis said in the Danish capital ... Read More »

Abby Lee Miller dances her way into jail

Cota said the prison sentence is punishment for Miller treating her daughter and other students at the ALDC poorly, as she fired, "Karma is a b***h!" "I can only assure you that I will never be before a criminal court again". "I'm here supporting the government because I'm a tax-paying citizen in Pittsburgh." And all of the " Dance Moms " drama was just a cherry on top of her many legal woes. Read More »

Sanders Says Firing Comey Suggests Trump Has Something to Hide


Lanza, who served as a special agent in the Kansas City office from 1988 to 2008, noted that Comey's firing came after the agency had to correct testimony he gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, in which he said that Clinton's aide Huma Abedin had forwarded "hundreds and thousands" of emails to the laptop of her husband, former U.S. Read More »

Liberals take early province-wide lead

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver has said he is open to working with other parties provided they agree to abolish corporate and union donations. Furstenau, who had yet to speak with Weaver, said she was "speechless" at the prospect of the Greens holding the balance of power in the legislature. Read More »

Moon Jae-in wins South Korea presidential election

After bowing to honor the former presidents, independence fighters and war heroes at the cemetery, Moon wrote "A country worth being proud off; a strong and reliable president!" in a visitor book. The National Election Commission said more than 55 percent of the country's 42.4 million eligible voters cast their ballots as of 1 p.m., a measurement that included the 11 million people who participated in early voting last week. Read More »

Macron's Election Win Cheered by Scientists


The CAC 40 index of leading French shares fell 0.9 per cent to 5,383. In market parlance, it's a clear case of buying the rumour and selling the fact. The incoming French leader has also agreed to a first meeting with US President Donald Trump, on the margins of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders summit in Brussels on May 25, the White House said . Read More »

The firing of James Comey

There was a certain irony to the explanation offered for the dismissal - it focused on Comey's handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails. Former Justice Department officials and lawmakers from both parties called Comey's revelation about Clinton's emails just 11 days before the election an improper, astonishing and perplexing intrusion into politics in the critical endgame of the 2016 campaign. Read More »

North Korea accuses USA and South Korea of assassination attempt


State media claims US and South Korean intelligence agencies were working together with an unidentified terrorist group to carry out an attack, possibly with a biochemical weapon at a military parade. The lurid accusations come with Pyongyang and Washington at loggerheads over the North's banned weapons programs, which have seen it subjected to multiple sets of United Nations Security Council sanctions. Read More »