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House Intelligence Committee issues subpoenas in Russian Federation investigation

Separately, the panel approved subpoenas to the CIA, the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking records showing which former Obama administration officials requested the "unmasking" of the names of Trump associates who were inadvertently picked up in top-secret communications intercepts, a congressional official said on condition of anonymity. Read More »

McConnell juggling diverse demands on Republican health bill

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If filibusters were eliminated entirely, it might be a little easier to pass these priorities, but Democratic opposition is not the source of the White House's problem. Grassley said Tuesday the Senate will write its own bill instead of working off the House version, which he told reporters "doesn't do anything for the 70,000 Iowans that probably in a month won't be able to go to the exchange and buy any insurance". Read More »

Experts divided on fallout if Trump withdraws from climate change accord

But Trump made a campaign promise to quit the Paris agreement, saying it hurt mining jobs in West Virginia and western states. In a recent essay published by Climate Change News, senior research fellow Joseph Curtin of the Institute of worldwide and European Affairs weighs the potential effects of both remaining and withdrawing and notes that staying in could be seen as something of a deceitful move. Read More »

Apple's Version Of A Connected Speaker To Debut Later This Year

However, the speaker may not be ready to ship to consumers until later in 2017. In addition to this, the company is also aiming to provide a premium listening experience compared to other competitor's products. It'll be the first since 2013. Apple usually uses the conference to announce its latest software updates . It also hasn't refreshed its 12.9-inch model since 2015. Read More »

EC leader questions Trump's grasp of Paris pact

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The official told reporters that the European Union and China will also "spell out" how they plan to meet their commitments to the landmark worldwide accord to fight global warming at talks in Brussels on Friday. "One of the topics that they discussed, of course, was the President's upcoming decision on the Paris Climate Accords", Trump press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday. Read More »

Yogi in Ayodhya, Offers Prayers at Makeshift Ram Temple

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Is the BJP keeping the mandir port simmering? He said while Uttar Pradesh government was not a party to the Ram temple case in the court , a solution should be arrived at through dialogue. On Tuesday, the special court framed charges against former deputy prime minister L.K. Advani, union minister Uma Bharti , and former union minister Murli Manohar Joshi . Read More »

Trump, Merkel get along well: White House

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She said "it's necessary to be open to achieve fair trade conditions". British Prime Minister Theresa May said earlier this week that Britain would leave the European Union without an agreement if it was unable to achieve a satisfactory agreement with the bloc. Read More »

European Commission leader blasts Trump on climate plans

U.S. media reported Wednesday that Trump had made a decision to pull his country out of the accord but the unpredictable United States tycoon indicated he would keep the world guessing for another few days. The decision would be a significant foreign policy break with almost every other nation on earth and a major reversal of the Obama administration's efforts on climate change. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn challenges Theresa May to Cambridge debate

Home Secretary Amber Rudd will be representing the Tories instead. Challenging Mrs May to join him at the event, Mr Corbyn told supporters: "I invite her to go to Cambridge and debate her policies, debate their record , debate their plans, debate their proposals and let the public make up their mind". Read More »

Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal

The Trump administration has been divided on the issue , with Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruit and Trump adviser Steve Bannon among the hardline conservative who have been in favour of a U.S. "Germany has said they will step up, the United Kingdom has said they will step up, the new French president has". Axios , which first reported on Trump's intention to quit the deal, said that the details of the departure were being ironed out by a team led by Pruitt. Read More »

'Back-channel' diplomacy is not a new concept

President Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (l.) next to Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak at the White House on May 10, 2017. United States mainstream media keeps reporting on the alleged suggestion of a private communications channel between the USA and the Kremlin being set up. Read More »

President Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement

Canada will stick to the carbon emission targets outlined in the Paris agreement on climate change , federal ministers said today in reaction to news the U.S.is likely to pull out . That risk prompted groups like the United Nations and politicians from around the globe to share their own warnings about what the world faces without America involved in the Paris agreement . Read More »

Trump's communications director set to leave White House: Trump adviser

But if we hadn't known Dubke was approved to helm Trump's communications department from official reports, the former Crossroads Media founder's brief tenure in the West Wing might have flown completely under the radar. Trump doesn't seem to practice what he preaches when it comes to anonymous sources. . Another person whose name has been raised as a possible addition to the president's team is David Urban, a prominent Republican lobbyist, who also spent time advising Trump's campaign and ... Read More »

Strong, swift UN reaction to Trump on climate

Obama and a host of other countries signed the climate change agreement in 2015 and the former president touted it as the "best chance we have" to save the planet. The only other two countries that do not support the deal are Nicaragua and Syria. Trump was responding to questions from reporters about whether he plans to withdraw the US from the landmark global agreement. Read More »

Flynn to Turn Over Some Documents to Senate Intelligence Committee

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Comey has agreed to openly testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at an unspecified date following Congress' one-week Memorial Day recess. A source close to Flynn tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly that "we agree he can not invoke the Fifth Amendment with respect to business records, so he will produce those". Read More »

At least 80 killed, 350 others injured in Kabul bomb attack

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said the embassy in Kabul was one of those damaged, but said no Chinese were injured. Nine Afghan guards at the U.S. President Pranab Mukherjee today described as "senseless violence" a terror attack in Kabul that left 80 people dead. "We pray for peace in Afghanistan and the progress of its people", he said. Read More »

Nordic leaders openly troll Trump's glowing orb photo

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The photo, embedded above, shows the prime ministers of Sweden , Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland showing their solidarity to an initiative called " Nordic Solutions To Global Challenges " that aims to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals for 2030. Read More »

White House says Trump expected to pull US from Paris deal

Trump had indicated on his global trip last week that he was thinking he would honor his campaign promise to withdraw from the agreement , according to CNN . During the Obama administration , the USA provided strong diplomatic impetus that dragged many countries into the Paris accord against their will. Read More »

Meet Pokeland, the latest Pokemon app for iOS and Android

The company has made a decision to call this game Pokeland and it has only released it in limited beta and that too for players in Japan only at this point in time. As you battle your way through the island, you will also find gear that you can use to strengthen your toy Pokemon team. While the developers haven't shared any details about a release in North America and Europe, it is expected that the final form of the game will releas in Japan before the year's end. Read More »

Aust hoping U.S. keeps Paris deal: minister

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President Donald Trump's administration is poised to announce its withdrawal from the Paris climate deal, United States media reported on Wednesday. Worldwide leaders began reacting to the reports of Trump's plans. However, the European Union stands ready to take on the mantle of leadership on this issue, according to the European Commission. Read More »

Stay in Paris climate change deal

Trump was "wide open" to leaders' points of view on the Paris Agreement . Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax , did not confirm the decision in a post on Twitter , saying only, "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". Read More »