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Trump Reviewing Whether to Block Comey Testimony, Spokesman Says

Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chair Mark Warner said in a joint statement that Comey would testify in a public hearing on June 8 about Russia's attempts to influence the outcome of the 2016 Presidential elections. Still, the White House insisted Trump was merely delaying, not abandoning, his oft-cited pledge to relocate the embassy. Trump , who has raised doubts about the US agencies' findings and denounced the continuing Russian Federation probes, has denied any collusion. Read More »

The Paris Agreement is more important than one country

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Mr Trump cast his move as part of a bigger "America first" agenda, aimed at restoring United States jobs in struggling industries. The absence of the USA from the Paris Agreement will hurt the global climate architecture in other ways as well. Read More »

Oil slides as US climate withdrawal compounds glut concerns

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Oil prices dropped on June 2 amid worries that U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a global climate pact could spark more crude drilling in the U.S., stoking a persistent glut in global supply. In a separate report , the Energy Department said oil production in the United States has climbed by 318,000 barrels a day since OPEC began cutting its output at the beginning of the year. Read More »

All-Star promise: Subban says Preds will win Game 3 vs. Pens

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Pittsburgh had a 31.1 local rating , the best ever for a Penguins game in the market on NBCSN, surpassing all previous Stanley Cup Final games on the network. "So it starts Saturday" ( see full story ). Bonino, who scored in Game 1, took the puck to the left foot or ankle and could not put weight on it as he was helped off the ice. Read More »

House Intelligence Committee issues subpoenas for Flynn, Cohen

Democrats said that while both sides had agreed to the Flynn and Cohen subpoenas, they hadn't agreed to the others. The committee responded with a pair of more specific subpoenas, to which Flynn had until Tuesday to respond. Last week, the committee issued two new subpoenas to Flynn's businesses and is seeking a response by Tuesday. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will provide documents requested by the Senate intelligence committee - including an initial batch by ... Read More »

Malaysia Airlines attack: Lankan fails to appear in court

The passenger, Maxine Williams, 57, from Fulham, UK, was said to have lashed out at stewardess Teoh Ming Lee, 36, after she refused to serve more alcohol to Williams as she was believed to be on a 10-hour drinking binge. "So the staff scream out "I need some help, I need some help". Mr Ashton says a range of factors had to be considered in their decision making as the situation was treated as a possible terrorism incident. Read More »

Kin rush to funeral homes to see Manila dead

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Earlier in the day, friends and family of employees gathered outside the casino building in Pasay City on the southern outskirts of Manila , near the city's global airport. "He looks Caucasian, he talks English, he's big and he's white, so he's probably a foreigner", Albayalde said. Resort owner said authorities were still seeking details. Read More »

Subpoenas issued for Flynn, Trump lawyer

Those subpoenas seek information on requests made by former national security adviser Susan Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan and former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power for names to be unmasked in classified material. It wasn't immediately clear what exactly Comey plans to tell the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, though lawmakers are certainly likely to ask Comey about his interactions with President Trump as the bureau pursued its investigation into his campaign's ... Read More »

Most Americans Think President Trump Is His Own Worst Spokesperson

Kushner's contacts have revived talk about the Logan Act, a centuries-old law that prohibits US citizens from trying to influence a foreign government in disputes with the United States. I'm not saying it was amusing, but at least he took a stab at it. "Now we know that he is likely the subject of the FBI's counterintelligence probe". Read More »

ACLU against effort to allow Trump travel ban

The justices will likely issue a decision regarding the stay requests in short order, though a decision as to whether to review the case will take longer. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals soon struck it down. "This order has been the subject of passionate political debate". "The precedent set by this case for the judiciary's proper role in reviewing the president's national-security and immigration authority will transcend this debate, this order, and this constitutional moment", they said. Read More »

At least 34 dead in Manila casino attack

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald dela Rosa said Friday that the lone gunman who fired shots inside Resorts World Manila was found dead. "It's hard to believe that they have disappeared", one man commented on a widely shared collage of the victims. Emy Subi, whose cousin Rogie Subay was killed , said she wanted to sue the resort. Read More »

Putin says still chance to do global climate deal despite US withdrawal

Petersburg International Economic Forum amid continuing slump in Russian-U.S. relations. The Russian president also said that "no hackers can influence any election campaign and that hackers can come "from any country in the world". He warned against making a fuss over the USA exit from the Paris deal and urged to establish conditions for joint work, reports Sputnik news agency. Read More »

Romania's president to visit White House

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The tweet - "Despite the constant negative press covfefe ", - went viral. "The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant", he said. why [meet with] a Russian bank that is sanctioned, and has been sanctioned since 2014?" said Rep. Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump and one of his top advisers, early this year stepped down as chief executive officer of his family's real estate company. Read More »

Nuneaton man held over Manchester terror attack released without charge

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Isaac, 24, added: "It's not easy being connected to 22 lost, innocent lives". They will perform a tribute concert at Old Trafford, with all proceeds going towards the We Love Manchester fund set up for victims and their families. Grande called the attack "heinous" and "evil" but said to those affected, "YOU are the opposite", and cited the compassion she saw the week of the bombing. Read More »

Putin: Japan-US treaty complicates N. isles issue

With China , PM Modi said that though there is a border dispute , not a single shot has been fired across the border in the last 40 years. A day after seemingly conceding "patriotic" Russian hackers may have been involved in US election meddling, Vladimir Putin offered a forceful and fiery rebuttal to the ongoing controversy, comparing the continued allegations of Moscow's interference to anti-semitism. Read More »

Palestinian shot after stabbing Israeli soldier dies

The soldier was taken to the same hospital with a stab wound to his upper body. Since September 2015, Palestinian assailants have killed 42 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British student, mainly in stabbing, vehicle ramming and shooting attacks. Read More »

Former FBI Director James Comey to testify before Congress June 8

After an open session in the morning, the committee will then be further briefed by Comey behind closed doors, said Sens. "The big story is the "unmasking and surveillance" of people that took place during the Obama Administration", Trump said in a tweet, one day after the committee's Republican chairman subpoenaed the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency amid charges by Democrats that they were not consulted. Read More »

Trump Calls Ghani Following Deadly Kabul Attack

Police and health officials confirmed that at least 80 people were killed and more than 300 wounded in the attack. Germany has temporarily suspended the group deportations of rejected Afghan asylum seekers following a massive truck bomb attack in the Kabul's diplomatic quarter, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday. Read More »

PARIS FALLOUT: Trump Wanted To Stick It To 'Holier-Than-Thou' Jet-Setting Elites

His office said it believes those standards are more stringent than the Paris Agreement . That claim was attributed to research conducted by MIT, according to White House documents seen by Reuters . "It's possible that, using Trump's decision as an excuse, there will be calls to relax Japan's climate policies even though a carbon-free world has become inevitable". Read More »

Tone-Deaf Ivanka Trump Wishes Twitter Followers "Happy Pride"

It's easy to forget that, after 8 years of Obama Pride announcements and White House receptions for influential LGBTQ individuals, that no sitting Republican president has ever acknowledged Pride month. You can keep your tweet, Ms. Trump. "You openly supported and campaigned for the most anti-LGBTQ+ presidential ticket in recent times". "With Ivanka, we thought at least we'll always have Paris". Read More »