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Trump National Security Adviser 'Not Concerned' With Latest Reports About Kushner

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Kislyak, according to The Post , told higher-ups in Moscow that Kushner suggested the proposal in a December meeting at Trump Tower - which former national security adviser Michael Flynn also attended. Reuters reported last week that a proposal for a back channel was discussed between McMaster's predecessor Mike Flynn and the Russian ambassador as Trump prepared to take office. Read More »

South Carolina Beats Kentucky 3-1 in

Alex Destino walked to start things off and advanced on a sac bunt by Jonah Bride, Jacob Olson got to first on an error, and then pinch-hitter TJ Hopkins came through with a three-run homer to give SC the lead. After 14 games in 4 days, the SEC Tournament field has narrowed to just 4 teams for the single elimination semifinal round. SC and Kentucky then battled in a surprisingly impressive pitcher's duel in an elimination game. Read More »

G-7 leaders meet in Italy amid discord over trade

But Trump said his administration is still reviewing the United States position, and has not yet decided whether or not to endorse the Paris deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A tough debate is expected on issues like trade and climate change, already raised in Brussels at talks between Mr Trump and European Union leaders on Thursday. Read More »

'Profound, Political Courage:' Christian Leaders React to Trump's Middle East Trip

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That's no small feat. Trump repeatedly claimed during his tour that Iran provides arms and funds to terrorist organizations, in a likely bid to unite Saudi Arabia and Israel against a common enemy. The White House said Trump was being updated on the attacks in Manchester, England , by his national security team. "(There were) so many young, beautiful, innocent people - living and enjoying their lives - murdered by evil losers in life", Trump said. Read More »

Health care bill: Premiums may decline, but many will pay more

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The Republican congressman whose amendment was key to passing Trumpcare in the U.S. House shrugged off predictions that millions of Americans would lose their health care coverage under the legislation he helped craft. Miller said that passage of the bill "would have a severe impact on women's health care and their families' economic stability". The 14 million people leaving Medicaid rolls would have to look for insurance on the individual insurance market. Read More »

Trump meeting with G-7, African leaders

The other six powers in the Group of Seven have agreed to stick with their previous commitment to implement that Paris deal to rein in greenhouse gases to fight climate change. Canada will be hosting the G7 summit next year and an official says Trudeau is expected to make inclusive growth and gender equality the major themes of the gathering at a remote luxury resort in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. Read More »

Trump says climate change decision next week

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The United States of America is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics. The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. Read More »

Storms take deadly turn in march across the country

CDT on Wednesday. From the ground and the air, you can see the damage from Tuesday's tornado is significant. Jennie-O also confirmed a turkey farm near Chetek's Prairie Lake Estates mobile park suffered damage from Tuesday's tornado. He says he had no immediate confirmation of any injuries. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the storm started late Tuesday afternoon in Wisconsin into the evening, then tracked into the panhandle of Oklahoma and before heading to Kansas. Read More »

Texas Governor still hopeful that state will pass anti-trans bathroom bill

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This has been the most hard and trying session that I have participated in for various reasons, and I am really (really) looking forward to getting back home. Most Republicans in Congress would like to keep their vow to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but they face a more urgent challenge: to stabilize insurance markets that, in some states, are in danger of melting down next year. Read More »

Honesty the best policy for Els as he calls penalty on himself

It's a massive blow for the European Tour that world No2 Rory McIlory has been forced to withdraw from this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth , which begins on Thursday. Defending champion Chris Wood was round in 72, level par, and joked he would like to see the new greens replaced by the ones from past year. All greens have been re-sown with a new creeping bent, several greens re-designed and every bunker redesigned and reconstructed. Read More »

Trump to decide next week on Paris climate accord

A summit of the leaders of the world's wealthiest democracies has ended without a unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S.is going to remain in the Paris climate deal. Read More »

Statue of Liberty in a lifejacket at G-7 protest

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At the Vatican earlier in the week, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin made his own pro-Paris pitch to Trump and his advisers. The French leader says he believes the arguments made by the six other members enabled Trump to understand the importance of that issue and the necessity the Paris agreement for the USA economy. Read More »

Trump 'evolving' on climate action, pressured by Europeans

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Earlier Saturday, the other six members of the G-7, a group of some of the world's wealthiest nations, voted to abide by the Paris climate agreement , according to a person familiar with the talks. Last year, when America was represented by President Obama, the missive was 32 pages long and outlined many subjects of "common values and principles". Read More »

Trump still not backing Paris climate agreement - Italy's PM

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At the Vatican earlier in the week, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin made his own pro-Paris pitch to Trump and his advisers. The lobbying essentially ended in a stalemate, with Trump remaining opaque about his intentions regarding the 2015 pact as he prepared to return home after a nine-day overseas trip. Read More »

World leaders lobby Trump on climate change at G7

Mr Trump riled European leaders in Brussels on Thursday, berating them for not spending enough on defence and failing to endorse Nato's commitment to mutual defence at a meeting of the Atlantic alliance. He also says he agrees with Trump that the worldwide community should be "tough, even brutal" on terrorism and the Islamic State group. Macron said he told Trump it is "indispensable for the reputation of the United States and the interest of the Americans themselves that the ... Read More »

Manchester police suspend info-sharing with US

On Wednesday, a series of raids were executed across Manchester , Wigan and Nuneaton , Warwickshire, while relatives of bomber Salman Abedi were detained in Libya. In an update on the investigation, Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins also hit out at the leaks of the investigation by U.S. agencies, which had caused "distress and upset" to the families of victims of the bomb blast at Manchester Arena that killed 22. Read More »

Washington consultant charged in insider trading case

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The regulator alleges that David Blaszczak, a former government employee now political intelligence consultant, received confidential details about future decisions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Two of the partners, Rob Olan and Ted Huber, were named in the indictment Wednesday and are listed on Deerfield's website as partners. Deerfield, which is not charged, also could not be reached. Read More »

Trump in Italy for second day of G-7 meetings

Trudeau has also sat down with French President Emmanuel Macron , British Prime Minister Theresa May , and Shinzo Abe , the prime minister of Japan , while at the G7. "Look at the millions of cars they're selling in the U.S. awful". "We are having to talk about things settled years ago", said a top level member of one G7 delegation, frustrated by the U.S. Read More »

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 »