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G-7 source: US gets more time for climate pact answer

Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations met with African heads of state and government on Saturday at the Italian town of Taormina , discussing issues like migration, development, among others. "The Italian presidency will try to ensure it is a useful one, capable of bringing the different positions closer together". He added that the leaders would also discuss cyber security, North Korea, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Russian Federation. Read More »

Clinton compares Trump to Nixon, says 'presidency would eventually end in disgrace'


Time with her grandchildren, " long walks in the woods " and organizing her closets helped her to rejuvenate in the aftermath of the US election , she said . "It will hit you right in the face", she said, before appearing to reference pizzagate, the border wall, and the travel ban. She seemed to suggest through her remarks that if Trump obstructs justice, he could see his presidency end in disgrace with his impeachment. Read More »

New Analysis of Health Care Law Affirms Increases in Hunger, Poverty


The number of uninsured will jump to 23 million more in 2026. Under the AHCA, a few million of those people would use tax credits to purchase policies that would not cover major medical risks. The American Health Care Act would do away with subsidies for those who purchased health insurance plans via state-based and federal exchanges, and allow states to let insurers to once again deny insurance to people who are already sick or have had a lapse in coverage . Read More »

Sara Netanyahu caught on hot mic with Trumps

The President reinforced the message when he went on to have a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . Trump's two-day visit came immediately before the Israeli holiday of Jerusalem Day, which this year marked the 50th anniversary of Israel's reunification of the holy city during the Six Day War. Read More »

Ryan addresses budget office score of GOP health care bill


The report also complicates the job of Senate Republicans - some of whom already have doubts about the House bill - as they craft their own healthcare legislation. GOP senators also made clear they will take their time in reviewing the bill. In fact, the only place the CBO specifically said the individual insurance market might become unstable is in states that decide to waive the ACA's coverage requirements. Read More »

Trump's Middle East trip alienates key ally


Rouhani, the face of Tehran's deal with six major powers in 2015 to curb Iran's nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions, said the US administration lacked knowledge about the Middle East . Iran and the U.S. back opposing sides in the civil wars in Syria and Yemen, but they are both fighting the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France is convinced that Iran under Rouhani will have "an important role in the ... Read More »

Trump arrives in Sicily ahead of Group of Seven summit


But they underscored ongoing policy divisions between Trump and his partners four months after he took office. Representatives from six African and worldwide organizations, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the EU Council Donald Tusk will also attend the summit. Read More »

Putin, Macron meeting a chance to get acquainted


As far as Twitter users are concerned, Macron "won" the handshake in every possible way, from his impossibly tight grip to his rather nonchalant expression. "Macron plays the Trump handshake game well". But a French official is quoting Trump as telling the victor, President Emmanuel Macron (eh-mahn-yoo-EHL' mah-KROHN'), that he favored him all along. Read More »

Trump Considering Joe Lieberman for FBI Director: Spicer

Lieberman gave a thumbs-up to reporters camped out on the White House driveway and said "It was a good meeting". President Donald Trump greets Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as he arrives at the the White House in Washington , Thursday , May, 18th, 2017. Read More »

There's a $2 trillion oversight in Trump's budget proposal

Several red states that cast their votes for Trump in November are facing the largest spending cuts, according to the budget. Similarly, some regional programmes created to help highly disadvantaged rural areas are in line for cuts, as well as subsidies for college loans. Read More »

Toddlers Die After Locking Themselves Inside Hot Car

The statement says temperatures at the time were about 96 degrees. A mother found her 16-month-old son and 2-year-old daughter dead inside a hot vehicle this afternoon. Malone was transported by ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where he underwent surgery. According to the Parker County Sheriff's Office, the children's mother said she'd been checking on her children periodically, who were playing in a back room. Read More »

Manchester attack: United Kingdom stops sharing information with US


The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ) has claimed responsibility for the attack . The most senior US diplomat in Britain condemned media leaks of an investigation into a suicide bomb which killed 22 people in Manchester , saying the USA government would take action to identify those responsible. Read More »

Patrick unswayed by House votes on bathrooms, property taxes


Lawmakers called those bills a push for conservative values, but opponents consider them discriminatory. Smith says she worries "it would just ruin his life". The amendment, by Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, to Senate Bill 2078 requires that students use bathrooms, locker rooms and other intimate spaces according to their "biological sex" and not their gender identity. Read More »

Trump's budget too tough on poor

Some Republican lawmakers welcomed the budget cuts. The gap between the Trump budget and the CBO estimates is "unprecedented", accordingly to an analysis by Chad Stone, chief economist at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal think tank. Read More »

G7 leaders reach impasse on climate, urge cyber crackdown


Earlier on the sidelines of the G-7 summit , Trump met with Japanese Prime Miniser Shinzo Abe about a range of topics including the threat posed by North Korea . His NATO speech shocked allies, who had been expecting him to reaffirm Washington's commitment to Article 5, the part of the military alliance's founding treaty which describes an attack on one member as an attack on all. Read More »

Senate Republicans start version of Obamacare repeal

It has more than a passing resemblance to tax bill which was also passed by the same house. That's according to a new estimate released Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office. The Kentucky Republican calls that statute "unsustainable". Rep. Boog Highberger, D-Lawrence, said he believed the bill could be found unconstitutional if challenged in court. Read More »

Wilbur Ross heartened by lack of protestors in Saudi Arabia

Rather than use the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism", Trump referred to " Islamist extremism " - a subtle but meaningful distinction that suggests the extremism is more ideological than religious. "[Mr Trump] tried to encourage the countries of the region to purchase more arms by spreading Iranophobia", Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said. Read More »

US President Trump condemns Manchester terror attack, calls perpetrators 'evil losers'


A 45 minute meeting in Bethlehem with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas statements from both leaders after that meeting but no new revelations. He said he was keen to "keep the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbours to build confidence and create a real opportunity for peace". That's a lot more complicated than it sounds, with a lot of the very basic questions surrounding what a two-state solution would look like at all, and whether Israel's far-right coalition ... Read More »

There's one group that would get slammed by the GOP's healthcare bill

Democrats needled Republicans on Thursday with the gloomy assessment that 23 million people would lose insurance under the Republican health care bill, and that premiums for seriously ill people would rise. Republicans in the Senate will have to consider plenty of questions as they rewrite the House bill, including the total number of insured under their bill, the stability of health care markets and whether they can cut deficits. Read More »

G7 leaders pressure tech firms on removing terror propaganda


At the end of Friday's discussions, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said six countries confirmed "our commitment and our determination" to the Paris agreement, while the U.S. There was a "very intensive" exchange of views, she said. "His views are evolving, which is exactly as they should be". The two leaders spoke of trade, climate change and Ukraine, said National Security Adviser H.R. Read More »