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Donald Trump is his own worst spokesman

Indeed, Dubke offered his resignation before the president's departure , White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told The Associated Press , but offered to stay on during the trip. Much has been discussed about the Russian angle and the country's relationship with Trump's transition team. He is expected to add a number of seasoned political professionals. Read More »

Netanyahu says Western Wall, Temple Mount will always be under Israeli control

The Temple Mount and the Western Wall "will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the Knesset session. - Clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces on Wednesday as Israeli demonstrators marched through the Old City of Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of the city's eastern half. Read More »

Franken offers possible explanation for what 'covfefe' means


The tweet immediately went viral, with " covfefe " trending on Twitter, and became one of the president's more popular posts. Checks Twitter.Uh.Lookups fo.Regrets Checking Twitter. This is who you wanted? But this time, users the world over have been left scratching their heads over "covfefe": a freaky word apparently created by the president. Read More »

Former Carter adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

Brzezinski was involved in the normalization of US-China relations, the signing of the second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT II), and the brokering of the Camp David Accords. Mr Brzezinski, during the early months of 1980, became convinced that negotiations to free the kidnapped Americans were going nowhere. "We can't have an intelligent foreign policy unless we have an intelligent public, because we're a democracy", Brzezinski said. Read More »

Kushner Wanted Back Channel to The Kremlin

A source close to the situation told Fox News that Kushner and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak discussed Syria and former President Barack Obama's administration's policy on the country. He also called for sanctions on Russian Federation. More lawyers with deep experience in Washington investigations are expected to be added , along with crisis communication experts, to help the White House in the weeks ahead. Read More »

Donald Trump poised to announce decision on global climate deal

While travelling overseas last week, Trump was repeatedly pressed to stay in the deal by European leaders and Pope Francis. And Trump has reversed himself before on major policy pledges, including on whether to abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement, a step the president no longer favors. Read More »

Wenger Set To Stay At Arsenal


Mertesacker featured for Arsenal in the FA Cup final against Premier League rivals Chelsea at the Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday evening. "The only bit of advice I have for young coaches, if you have a tendency to be paranoid don't do this job". The more people that write me off, the stronger I get. Read More »

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain

Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated to shelters, schools and government offices. Mostofa said there were no reports of casualties so far. As the cyclone advanced on Bangladesh, local authorities increased the maritime threat to its highest level and ordered all fishing vessels to remain at port. Read More »

BIGBANG's TOP caught for allegedly smoking marijuana


T.O.P, who is now serving his mandatory military service in the band unit of the Seoul National Police Agency, reportedly smoked marijuana at his home three times with an unnamed female trainee in October 2016. " Police have sent the case to the prosecution, recommending indictment ", said Yonhap. He is "following through with all investigative measures by attending police investigation in the midst of his public service duties", said YG, as cited by Korean entertainment portal Allkpop. Read More »

Amid Rumors Of Staff Shake-Up, White House Communications Director Resigns


Dubke's last day on the job has not been determined. This controversy has overshadowed Trump's presidency so far, and White House officials are trying to shift the focus back to policy while likely shaking up staff responsibilities. The communications team has also been forced to respond to the latest reports that Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russian Federation investigation after multiple officials told NBC News that investigators ... Read More »

Pound plummets on risks of a hung parliament


How have the polls changed during the campaign? Last night on the BBC One channel in the United Kingdom they held a live debate with all of the main political parties taking place, however whilst every political party fielded their leader on that debate, the Conservative leader that being Theresa May was not the one in attendance, instead it was left to the Home Secretary Amber Rudd to take the flack who was just recovering from the death of her father! By the end of the day's ... Read More »

India Is the New US in Merkel's Eyes


Modi also said that both the countries can not and should not be satisfied with the achievements and must strive to open new vistas. "In relations there are ups and downs but India and Russian Federation have not seen ups and down in their relations", Modi said. Read More »

Senate panel eager to hear from Comey, given OK to testify

The committee also approved subpoenas to the two men's firms, Flynn Intel Llc, and Michael D. Cohen and Associates PC, the committee statement said. "We will continue to pursue this investigation wherever the facts may lead", they said in a joint statement. Read More »

Afghans Mourn a Day After Massive Truck Bombing Kills 90, Wounds Hundreds

Kabul and Islamabad had recently reached an agreement to play two friendly matches in Kabul and in Pakistan's Lahore city, besides two series of matches in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates, and other agreements on sports. The real target of the blast was also not immediately clear. A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, causing a big number of casualties and sending a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan capital . Read More »

Texas House offers a path to avoid special session

Echoing concerns about a lack of significant change in policy, Sen. A bill passed in its final form by the state House 78-62 on Sunday lets the board's 15 elected members reject textbook content deemed not "suitable for the subject and grade level". Read More »

Activist probing Ivanka Trump's brands in China arrested - rights group

The Chinese government has stepped up its clamping down on independent labor groups in recent years. The reported arrest and disappearances come at a time when labour activists in China are coming under sustained pressure. "If your official letter contains a stamp and signature, we can confirm whether the media is real or not". "We appeal to President Trump, Ivanka Trump herself, and to her related brand company to advocate and press for the release our activists", China Labor Watch said ... Read More »

European Union leader urges Trump not to ditch Paris climate deal

But he added that its implementation will not be as effective "without the key signatories". Asked why House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy hadn't responded to the reports Wednesday, a spokesman said: "Did the President announce that?" Putin is meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later on Thursday. Read More »

President Donald Trump Expected to Address Paris Climate Accord


Trump is set to announce on Thursday whether or not he will abandon the global climate agreement , as reports swirled about his intentions. But the official said there may be "caveats in the language" that Trump uses to announce the withdrawal - leaving open the possibility that the decision isn't final. Read More »

Trump complains about Germany's trade, military spending policies on Twitter

In a separate tweet Tuesday, Trump also said Russian officials are probably "laughing" at the USA amid continued reports about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. "The relationship that the President has had with Merkel he would describe as fairly unbelievable.He has a lot of respect for her", Spicer said. "Transatlantic ties are of paramount importance to us. Read More »

Trump Reportedly Decides to Pull Out of Paris Climate Deal


Musk has said that a goal of being involved with Trump's advisory councils is to help convert the planet to sustainable energy . "President Obama's climate agenda did little to improve the environment while doing much to hurt the economy".Aides to Trump said he was listening with an open mind to the other leaders' arguments about Paris , but had yet to decide whether to withdraw the United States from the pact. Read More »

New Jersey Powerball winners use jackpot to help others


Wednesday's winning numbers were 4, 33, 39, 46 and 60. It is also the biggest jackpot since the $435.3 million jackpot on February 22, 2017. In the wake of his success, online sales for United States lottery tickets through increased dramatically, hitting another record during this current cycle of jackpot rollovers. Read More »

House Intelligence Committee issues seven subpoenas

The ranking committee members, Reps. Flynn's reported acquiescence comes less than a week after his attorneys said their client would not comply with the Committee's May 10 subpoena and just hours after President Donald Trump's personal business attorney Michael Cohen's wow of non-compliance with Congress was met with the issuance of a subpoena by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Read More »