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Cuba Denounces Trump's New Measures

Although diplomatic relations, restored only two years ago, will remain intact, Trump tightened rules for Americans travelling to Cuba , banned ties with a military-run tourism firm and reaffirmed the existing USA trade embargo. "They are cosmetic changes that don't mean anything", he said in Spanish. Trump's aides said the aim was to close off a path for Americans seeking beach vacations in a country where USA tourism is still officially banned. Read More »

United Kingdom vote sparks uncertain outlook for financial sector

Voters ultimately cast their ballots in favor of Brexit, however, putting Cameron in the awkward position of feeling compelled to resign , with the country favoring a bold move he didn't actually support. Davidson was one of the few Conservative success stories in the election as the Scottish wing of the party won 13 seats. Up until April, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn seemed ineffectual and his party was split by infighting. Read More »

June 17: A hot and humid Saturday

Highs will only be near the 80 degree mark for Sunday , with all of the humid air being knocked out of the region, as well. Overnight lows will only fall into the low 70s. The cold front will push off to our southeast Monday evening and take the rain with it. Highs both days will be seasonable, with lower 80s inland and upper 70s at the shore, along with less humidity. Read More »

Trump may seek new climate accord

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On Thursday, President Trump announced his long-awaited decision to fulfill a campaign pledge and pull out of the Paris climate agreement , which was aimed at curbing emissions that contribute to climate change. "I don't know in which circumstances he gave the statement but I hope that the United States will rethink the issue", the Minister said. "He is absolutely intent on making sure that we have clean air, clean water, that he makes sure that we're doing everything we can to keep America's ... Read More »

Congressman in critical condition after third surgery following shooting

The game originated in 1909 and is "the only annual partisan event beloved by all and enjoyed by thousands", according to the Congressional Baseball Game's website. The hospital issued a statement Wednesday night saying Scalise will need more operations after undergoing two on Wednesday. "You never know which way it's going to go". Read More »

Trump unveils new restrictions on travel, business with Cuba

It will not tolerate interference in its domestic affairs, Cuba added. New policies will likely make traveling to Cuba much more confusing, but not necessarily impossible. "More than anything else, this change empowers the people of Cuba, not the government, not the regime, but the people", said Rubio prior to Trump's speech. Read More »

Mueller's Probe Expands to Jared Kushner's Business Ties — WashPost

Kushner is President Donald Trump's son-in-law. Speaking Thursday in live call-in show, Putin compared Comey's move to that of NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency . Once Comey was sacked, the Department of Justice appointed Mueller as special counsel to act as an independent investigator. For two days after Trump fired Comey, in a televised interview Trump said he was thinking of the Russian probe when he fired ... Read More »

Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins Warn Trump Not to Fire Robert Mueller

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Mueller is known to be close friends with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , whose credibility he would have to weigh against the president's if Mueller chose to probe whether Trump committed obstruction of justice by expressing the hope that Comey would be lenient with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Read More »

Talks Continue Between DUP And Conservatives

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However some analysts say a deal between May and the DUP that hands the province additional resources but does not damage Irish nationalist interests or undermine peace could motivate Sinn Fein to agree to form a new power-sharing government. Read More »

Brexit talks start Monday. The UK still lacks a plan

The DUP, which are expected to reach an agreement with the Conservatives to enable the party to stay in power, are more in favour of a softer exit as it will minimise the risk of a hard border being created between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Read More »

Since Brexit Vote, Europeans Warm Again to EU

The UK government's Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, agreed on Thursday that official divorce talks will begin Monday, June 19. This means Britain is now without an official government. "As we enter negotiations next week, we will do so in a spirit of cooperation, taking a pragmatic approach, trying to find a solution that works both for the United Kingdom and the European Union 27", he told reporters before a meeting of the 28 EU finance ... Read More »

USS Fitzgerald crash: Seven navy crew missing off Japan

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Forces overnight intensified their search for the missing sailors and tried to get a handle on the cause of a crash in a busy maritime zone crossed daily by 400 to 500 ships. The Navy did say a Japanese coast guard helicopter was helping evacuate the injured, and Japanese state broadcaster NHK showed video of an apparently injured person being lifted aboard a coast guard helicopter from the ship. Read More »

Japan coast guard leads search for Navy sailors

With the aid of tugboats, the badly damaged guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald returned to its home port Yokosuka Naval Base, south of Tokyo, about 16 hours after the collision. military copters evacuated two injured United States sailors. Two other crew members suffered cuts and bruises and were evacuated. It was unclear how many others may have been hurt. Read More »

President Trump on Rep. Scalise's condition: "He's in some trouble"

It is a rare and genuine opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to put their divisions aside and show those gathered in the stadium and watching across the USA, that they are not just politicians - they are people and players. He says the country is praying for all of the victims who are still recovering. " Ladies and gentlemen: let's play ball! ". Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise took a single rifle shot to the left hip. Read More »

PM Modi to visit Portugal, Netherlands; apart from US next week

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According to External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay, PM Modi would visit Portugal on June 24, the U.S. on June 25 and 26, and the Netherlands on June 27. "During the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Modi to Portugal, we look forward to continue that momentum". Sharing more about Prime Minister Modi's visit to The Netherlands, Baglay said that the visit assumes significance as India and The Netherlands are celebrating 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relations this ... Read More »

Jury acquits officer in motorist's killing

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Castille's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, recorded the scene after the shooting and broadcast it on Facebook . After the verdict, the city of St. Anthony, where Yanez was employed, announced he would no longer serve on the city police force. Read More »

Trump has 'no intention' to fire Mueller

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And I think, frankly, our story shows that the president is by no means out of the woods as far as the investigation goes. Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan urged the White House to let Mueller's investigation play out. The first time he told Trump was in his first meeting with the president before the inauguration on January 6. However, people close to the president said he may not change his mind if he comes to know the Russian Federation investigation was compromised. Read More »

Trump lashes out at Russia investigators

After Mueller was appointed last month, Trump tweeted: "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history". The Washington Post , citing anonymous sources, had reported some hours earlier that Mueller, who is probing Russia's election interference and the possible links between Moscow and Trump's campaign, had added a key element to that probe, namely that the President would now be under investigation for obstruction of justice. Read More »

Tory-DUP deal may not be reached by opening of Parliament

The unprecedented negotiations at the Commission's offices come nearly exactly a year after Britons voted last June 23 to leave the EU. The Prime Minister has insisted the United Kingdom will leave the single market, replace customs union membership with a new deal and end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Read More »

Shot US congressman still 'critical' but improving - doctor

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Pence praised their heroism, echoing many others who have said that the tragedy could have claimed countless lives had they not been there and acted swiftly. The doctor described how a bullet from an assault rifle entered Scalise's hip and traversed his pelvis, shattering blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way. Read More »

White House mum on possible Comey tapes

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The Wall Street Journal filed a Freedom of Information Act request May 15 asking for recordings or transcripts made within the White House since Trump assumed the presidency January 20. The records, had they existed, may not have been publicly released immediately anyways, as they fall under the Presidential Records Act, which are not necessarily subject to FOIA, especially while the president is still in office. Read More »