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Activists investigating Ivanka Trump shoe factory in China arrested, then 'disappeared'


Last week Lee Ming-cheh, a Taiwanese human rights activist detained a few months ago in the southern China of Zhuhai, was formally arrested on the charge of subverting state power. Two of his colleagues, Li Zhao and Su Heng, are also missing and are feared detained. "But this is the first time we've investigated Ivanka Trump (manufacturers), so it may very well be related to the brand". Read More »

Hillary 'cracks' covfefe: Secret note for Russian Federation


She went on to say that the "vast majority" of news about her on Facebook was "fake", and said stories like " Pizzagate " helped swing "low-information voters". But her stunning rebuke this week of the DNC surprised and unsettled even her allies and former aides, who are fretting in private - and some in public - that Clinton is at risk of alienating Democrats who supported her loyally. Read More »

United States 'will hit green targets' despite Trump decision

The group is still hashing out the details after an initial rush of statements from mayors condemning Trump's decision, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (D) said in a phone interview Thursday. "If this coalition broadens and deepens at the pace that it appears to be, I think the Trump effect could be more than mitigated", added Orr, now dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. Read More »

White House Now Referring Trump/Russia Questions to Outside Counsel

Kushner's security clearance", the letter read. Trump has privately and publicly pinned much of the blame for his administration's rough start on the White House's communications strategy. More attorneys with deep experience in Washington investigations are expected to be added in the weeks ahead. If administration officials are to be believed, the list of people who can be inducted includes Trump's former campaign manager . Read More »

Protecting climate an article of faith for us, says Modi

Macron described it as a "concrete instrument" in the fight against climate change . USA think tank Climate Interactive predicts that if all nations fully achieve their Paris pledges, the average global surface temperature rise by 2100 will be 3.3°, or 3.6° without the US. Read More »

France 'Corrects' White House Video on Climate Pact Facts

Trump, tapping into the "America First" message he used when he was elected president previous year, said he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement on tackling global warming. "It gives the USA the ability to participate in future climate discussions to safeguard its economic and environmental best interests", ConocoPhillips spokesperson Daren Beaudo said in an email to Bloomberg . Read More »

Supreme Court options in travel-ban case

Demonstrators protested Trump's travel ban outside the U.S. Supreme Court in January. The court could act on the emergency application within the next two weeks. Yesterday the government urged the Supreme Court to review the 4th Circuit's ruling on the merits and to freeze the district court's order barring the implementation of the travel ban . Read More »

Dovizioso wins Italian GP ahead of MotoGP leader Vinales


The pattern repeated the next time around, with Lorenzo this time making his San Donato pass stick, only for Rossi to slice back past at Scarperia again. Le Mans podium finisher Johann Zarco took seventh on the Tech 3 Yamaha after passing Lorenzo, with Ducati wildcard Michele Pirro and Suzuki's Andrea Iannone completing the top 10. Read More »

Trump may block Comey testimony

But VEB told the New York Times Mr. Gorkov met with Kushner in his capacity as a real estate executive. "Infrastructure is a priority of his", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said this week. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn", a White House official said in a statement. Legal experts, however, are skeptical the President could successfully invoke the privilege to muzzle Comey because Trump has already written ... Read More »

SA regrets United States pulling out of Paris climate accord

Germany's Merkel, a pastor's daughter who is usually intensely private about her faith, said the accord was needed "to preserve our Creation". "We will be environmentally friendly but we're not going to put our businesses out of work, we're not going to lose our jobs". Read More »

No Budget Vote on Deadline Day; Gridlock Extends into June


Rauner has insisted Democrats take up his economic and political agenda in exchange for supporting a budget that includes both cuts and tax increases. While the text of the bill is not entirely clear, it appears to exempt from the 20 percent tax certain partners or shareholders of businesses primarily engaged in real estate investment. Read More »

Climate Change, Trump And The Paris Climate Accord46:10

Brown characterized Trump's move as "deviant behavior" and "insane" - and the governor is right. Demonstrators also demanded that Trump release his tax returns, a tradition among United States presidents which Trump has steadfastly refused to follow. Read More »

London mayor says election should not be postponed after attack


London authorities were investigating reports that a vehicle had hit pedestrians on London Bridge and of reports of an incident at nearby Borough Market. "This is a fast moving investigation". It is right that we suspend our national campaigning for a short while out of respect for those affected by these tragic events, but local campaigning can and must continue. Read More »

Former Penn State president gets jail

FILE - This file photo combination shows former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz , left, former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley , right, and former Penn State President Graham Spanier , center, in Harrisburg, Pa. "He was a complete and utter failure as a leader when it mattered most", prosecutor Laura Ditka said. Sandusky was not arrested until 2011 , after an anonymous email to a county prosecutor. Read More »

China rules out renegotiation of Paris Climate Deal

Trump used American jobs as the cornerstone of his speech , deeming the Paris agreement as a policy that disadvantages the USA and will result in the loss of jobs, lower wages, shuttered facilities and "vast economic reduction", that would impose "draconian financial and economic burdens" on the U.S. Read More »

Texas beats Long Beach State 5-3 in 12 innings


Early Saturday afternoon, Arizona and DE were battling in an elimination game to see which would stay alive in the regional and which one would go home. The two teams also waited out a 2 hour-plus rain delay in the 10th before Arizona won it in the 12th. If the Bearkats win that game, they would then play Texas Tech today at 6 p.m. Read More »

Paris climate deal: Trump's decision leaves him isolated


Where the Trump video claims that the deal "undermines US competitiveness and jobs", the French edit scrawls a line of question marks next to that statement , and adds that "many major USA companies from all sectors, such as Exxon Mobil, Schneider Electric or Microsoft, disagree". Read More »

National Spelling Bee victor clinches title with 'marocain'


Loeffler said it was special knowing Ananya was from Fresno , saying "it was a little difficult" to not be excited. Sreeniketh Vogoti was considered a top contender after finishing seventh previous year, but he failed to spell clafouti correctly and ended up in 14th place. Read More »

Reaction to climate-accord pullout is overblown


Among the critics were Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo, who ordered that various prominent structures be lit up green to emphasize their opposition to climate change. Signatory nations agree to make voluntary emissions cuts to meet these goals, saying those cuts will become stricter as time goes on. The move was also roundly condemned throughout the mayors and state governors said they would continue to commit to the climate change agreement . Read More »

Former Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor gets jail time in Jerry Sandusky case

Boccabella, who said he was picked for the case because he had no Penn State connections, said incarceration was a necessary deterrent to prevent others from making the same mistake of failing to report suspected abuse. "And that is inexcusable". Prosecutors strongly criticized all three men, particularly Spanier. Still, he told Spanier, "the buck stops on your desk, that's why you're here". Read More »

Former Penn State president is sentenced to jail in Sandusky scandal


Former university president Graham Spanier , Tim Curley and Gary Schultz were all convicted of child endangerment in the wake of the scandal surrounding the convicted serial child molester, who is now serving 30 to 60 years in prison. Former vice president Tim Curley was sentenced to seven to 23 months' confinement, with at least three months in jail, and fined $5,000. Curley and Schultz pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of children one week before they ... Read More »

London terror attack: Suspected jihadi pictured with gas canisters

The BBC said one person was confirmed dead. "The suspects had been confronted and shot by police within eight minutes of the first call". The suspects wore what looked like explosive vests. Gerard Vowls, 47, told The Guardian newspaper that he saw a woman being stabbed by three men at the south end of London Bridge . Police then responded to reports of incidents at two more sites. Read More »