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Top House Intel panel Democrat rebukes chairman over subpoenas

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Devin Nunes shocked the entire political world when, earlier this year, he seemed to be working with the White House to create a fake scandal about Susan Rice as a distraction about President Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation, and as cover for the president's claim that he was "wiretapped" by President Barack Obama. Read More »

Comey to testify to US Senate intelligence panel on June 8

During one interaction, the commander-in-chief reportedly asked Comey to drop the domestic intelligence agency's investigation into disgraced former ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , as well as a probe into the administration's supposed contacts with Russian Federation during last year's presidential election. Read More »

Trump signs waiver keeping USA embassy in Tel Aviv -- for now

The White House described Trump's waiver as a move to improve chances for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, but the relocation also risked igniting tensions across the Middle East. "This is in line the long held US policy and the worldwide consensus and it gives peace a chance", said a statement from Palestinian envoy to the US, Dr. Read More »

Ethanol-Processing Plant Blast in Wisconsin Leaves 1 Dead

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Red Cross volunteers are in Columbia County following a Wednesday night explosion at Cambria's Didion Corn Mill Plant. One person has been confirmed dead, two others were missing at last word, and at least one dozen have been injured. "I ask on behalf of our company, on behalf of all of our team that's going through this, for your prayers, your support, and for respect for the families that are going through some tough and challenging times right now", said Riley Didion, President of Didion ... Read More »

Trump says pulling out of Paris climate accord best for US

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Under the Paris accord, almost 200 nations agreed in 2015 to voluntarily cut greenhouse gas emissions in a landmark agreement to fight climate change. On Tuesday, Modi said in Berlin that it would be a "crime" to spoil the environment for future generations as the world awaits a decision on USA climate policy. Read More »

Iran President Hassan Rouhani elected to second term

At a summit meeting this weekend in Saudi Arabia between President Trump and leaders of predominantly Muslim countries, Iran was pointedly not invited. She says a good deal of Rouhani's support was motivated by fear of what might happen if the hard liners regained control of the executive branch. Raisi was popular among the working class and rural poor who rely on state support and benefited less from the nuclear pact. Read More »

Trump escalates threats to Germany over trade on Tuesday

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And, even after he held a frosty meeting with Merkel in Washington in March and heard her explain Germany has no independent, non-EU trade policy, Trump continues to complain about Germany's surplus. Some of the G7 agendas were especially tough for Merkel, among them was the rise of protectionism and the discussion about Paris agreement on climate change, which Trump refused to endorse. Read More »

Theresa May tells Trump of 'disappointment' at United States climate pact exit

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Trump announced during a speech at the White House Rose Garden that he had chose to pull out of the landmark climate deal, in part because it would not reduce global temperatures fast enough to have a significant impact. China overtook the United States as the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in 2007 but analysts see the USA withdrawal as an opportunity for China to burnish its image as a global leader. Read More »

USTR sends NAFTA renegotiation notice to Congress

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Administration officials sent a letter to Congress that triggers a 90-day consultation period among the administration, Congress and business. Lighthizer said he hopes the negotiations will be completed by the end of 2017, but that Trump "wants this done as quickly as possible". Read More »

Philippine police say robbery may be motive

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He also said the gunman entered the building alone, based on security video. The gunman was found dead. "I could smell some kind of smoke that came from an explosive device", said Tikos Low, who said he was in the resort's casino along with a few hundred other people, when the attack began. Read More »

Trump addresses explosion in Philippines

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The violence unfolded as government forces were engaged in a second week of fighting against Muslim militants aligned with the Islamic State group in the southern city of Marawi. About 90 minutes after the attack began, Resorts World Manila said on its Facebook page that it was on lockdown following reports of gunfire and it was working to ensure the safety of guests and workers. Read More »

At least 36 bodies found at casino complex

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Added dela Rosa: "Do not panic". We are just alert. Dela Rosa said 18 of 54 injured people were in hospital. The gunman didn't appear to be firing at people, said Philippines National Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa early Friday, as he announced that police weren't treating the incident as terror-related. Read More »

Paris climate deal: PM May tells Trump of 'disappointment'

In the end, Trump stuck to a promise that he had made on the campaign trail previous year aimed at helping blue-collar workers who he feels are under siege in a changing USA economy. Trump , who has called climate change a "hoax", previously indicated he was considering leaving the agreement by saying it's a "bad deal" for the US economy. Read More »

President Trump Withdraws from Paris Climate Accord: "Handicaps US Economy"

Trump said though that he was open to renegotiating the deal, or creating a new agreement, "on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers". Opponents of the move say it threatens to isolate the United States in a global effort to curb the warming of the planet, and leave an opening for countries like China to fill the leadership void. Read More »

Manchin urges West Virginians to send him questions for Comey

No official date has been set yet and details are still being worked on for Comey to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee's probe into connections between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation, according to a source close to the matter, CNN reported . Read More »

Duterte says Mindanao rebellion not Maute but 'purely ISIS'

Since the Philippine government lost control of the city, at least 39 soldiers, 19 civilians and some 120 militants, several of whom were foreign fighters, have been killed in the fighting there, according to the news service. Father Chito Suganob calls for Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte to end the military's offensive against the Maute in Marawi . Asked if it is still "achievable", the retired Army general said: " Oo naman (Of course)". Read More »

Inside the NDP-Green governing agreement

Resource Municipalities Coalition taking a leading role in keeping the pressure on any minority government, be it Liberal or NDP, to recognize the importance of rural resource economies. "We want to hear from BC Hydro what it signed, how binding are these agreement and what are the consequences of proceeding", said Horgan. New Democrats quietly assert that the Greens are too friendly with the Liberals, while Greens believe that the NDP is so anti-Liberal that it would rather work with ... Read More »

The last time a USA president dumped a global climate deal

He held up fingers close together to demonstrate what he said were tiny amounts of global temperature change. Following the announcement , Graham took to social media to say negotiating a better deal for America would be a good thing. Bernie Sanders tweeted, "Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement is an abdication of American leadership and an worldwide disgrace.When climate change is already causing devastating harm, we don't have the moral right ... Read More »

House, Senate point fingers at each other over special-session possibility

Abbott on Sunday was reported to be considering various options for a 30-day special session, including whether to call lawmakers back in immediately after they adjourn on Monday or wait several days. The sponsors want to teach students what's expected of them when interacting with police. The inevitable bottom line as the session sputters towards its Monday conclusion is that we're probably headed for a special session . Read More »

Kushner ties to Russian Federation are questioned

The eve of his return had brought the biggest story to date: A Washington Post report about Mr Kushner's alleged proposal to the Russians to create a secret channel out of the reach of United States spymasters. Although questions have been raised about Kushner's contacts with the Russians , the FBI has said he is not at the moment under investigation , and he has volunteered to testify before the congressional committees looking into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Read More »

Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns

Police are holding a press conference at 11 a.m. about the incident. Officers saw one of the guns in his vehicle and discovered the second firearm in the glove box. According to his Facebook page, Moles was born in Brooklyn, New York, but now lives in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children. Asked about reports that Moles had made threatening remarks and was a USA military veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Newsham said the suspect's motives were ... Read More »