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Italian court nixes foreign directors named for 5 museums

Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini has been left "speechless" after the Lazio regional administrative tribunal (TAR) has ruled that the appointment procedures for five directors of Italy's museums were irregular, including those of foreign-born directors.

France's Macron mixes political shades in ministerial appointments

Speaking as the new president prepared to name the rest of his government later in the day, Francois Baroin, election campaign leader of The Republicans (LR) party which is being torn apart by Macron's divide and conquer tactics, said on BFM TV Philippe had "made a choice which is not ours".

PM to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam

Accusing the Narendra Modi government of "peddling lies and celebrating non-performance, propaganda and platitudes", the Congress on Friday flayed the ruling BJP-led NDA for splurging Rs 2,000 crore on celebrating its "three years of failure".

Pakistan reopens Afghan border on 'humanitarian grounds'

Pak-Afghan border-crossing was closed in Chaman on May 05 after Afghan forces martyred 11 Pakistanis including a soldier and injured many others. Trading and pedestrian traffic resumed on the border following the announcement. As the border is not clearly marked throughout, there has always been a dispute with Afghanistan over some villages in the border areas. The statement said Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to maintain a ceasefire in the border town of Chaman, where nine ...

Crowds protest Duterte's martial law

Militants have torn through the streets of Marawi since Tuesday night, torching buildings, taking a priest and his worshippers hostage and sealing off much of the city. The group has been blamed for a bombing that killed 15 people in southern Davao city, Duterte's hometown, last September and a number of attacks on government forces in Lanao, although it has faced setbacks from a series of military offensives.

David Ospina starting the FA Cup final for reasons

A two-year extension that will keep him at the Emirates Stadium remains the most likely scenario . Arsene has led the Gunners to three Premier League titles and Six FA Cups . Wenger was highly critical of Costa's part in the red card award, claiming he had tried to deceive the referee . And I don't hate David Ospina all that much.

Trump, Macron handshake turns into showdown

So, before you roll your eyes and dismiss this all as fluff and nonsense, remember that the job Trump had right before running for president was as a star of a reality TV show. Le Pen said she was best placed to defend France's interests in what she called the "new world" of Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin. Macron and Trump also discussed the Syrian crisis, counter-terrorism and defence spending over lunch at the US ambassador's residence in Brussels , their first meeting since Macron ...

Law enforcement officers hold torch run for Special Olympics

Greensboro Police, along with the Guilford County Sheriff's Office and NCHP, started their run at the Sheetz gas station on West Market Street around 9 a.m. The almost four-mile long event came with a police escort and included a stop at CVS, where officers met up with Special Olympics athletes to complete the run to the sheriff's office.

Why Melania covers her head at some events and not others

Following the meeting, Scavino posted a photo of Trump's delegation and the pontiff on his own Twitter account, writing: "THANK YOU Holy Father Pope Francis ". As president, he has proposed deep cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency and the elimination of many environmental regulations. When Melania Trump recited The Lord's Prayer before a Melbourne, Florida presidential rally in February, the Internet went hog wild.

Trump's NATO shove 'didn't really register,' says leader he pushed

The act was being widely denounced online. "This will send a strong political message of Nato's commitment to the fight against terrorism ", Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters ahead of Trump's meeting with the alliance's other 27 leaders.

Trump son-in-law sought secret comms with Moscow

But this use of the phrase "back channel" does a serious disservice to back channels. He warned that "Russia is a dark cloud hanging over this administration" and urged the Trump White House to cooperate with the Russian Federation investigations because "they have to understand this administration is under siege, and will be, in terms of public opinion, and in terms of the law, until all these questions are answered".

Russian Federation diplomat: Kushner sought secret channel

Republicans in Congress are aching for Trump to leave the distraction of the Russian Federation probe aside and focus on legislation and nominating officials to fill the hundreds of vacant slots across the administration. Correspondent Peter Alexander further sensationalized the story: " Jared Kushner may be the closest adviser to the President, making him one of the most powerful people in this country.

Mourinho: I am very humble when I play finals

Goals from France global Pogba and Armenian Henrik Mkhitaryan in each half gave United their first European trophy since 2008, and their first Europa League crown. "The poets are the ones that win every match", he said . "We preferred to reach the Champions League this way than finish fourth, third or second", he continued.

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Washington Post Reports Jared Kushner Sought Secret Communications Channel with Kremlin

The FBI and the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The White House, lawyers for Flynn and the Russian embassy all declined to comment to the Post on the matter. Kushner is Donald Trump's son-in-law and a trusted adviser to the president. The news is sure to rankle Mr Trump, who is in Italy for a Group of Seven summit and is accompanied by top aides including Mr Kushner.

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner asked Russian ambassador for line to Kremlin

Russian Federation at times feeds false information into communication streams it suspects are monitored as a way of sowing misinformation and confusion among USA analysts. The Democratic National Committee demanded Thursday that the White House suspend Kushner's clearance after news reports that his Russian meetings previous year were under scrutiny by the agency .

G7 Leaders Gather for Talks on Trade, Climate and Security

With May and Trump among four new faces in the club of the world's major democracies, the gathering in Italy was billed as a key test of how serious the new USA administration is about implementing its radical policy agenda, particularly on climate change.

British Police Take Historic Step After Manchester Bombing

Grande, whose fan base is dominated by girls and young women, said she had seen a "beautiful, diverse, pure, happy crowd". An emerging portrait of the bomber remained complicated by competing assessments over whether Abedi held views that had sparked concern before the bombing.

Russian Amb. said Kushner wanted secret communications backchannel

The report says Kushner wanted the back channel to avoid monitoring of their communications, and that Kislyak was "taken back" by the suggestion that included the possibility of arranging a meeting in a third country. The White House , lawyers for Flynn and the Russian embassy all declined to comment to the Post on the matter. The White House disclosed in March that this meeting had taken place, but only after media reports surfaced and has so far played down its significance.

Kolkata Police filing false cases against BJP workers

Three days after over 20 city-based journalists were beaten up by police while covering the Left parties' protest march to state secretariat - Nabanna, the city police on Thursday arranged special jackets for media persons so that they could be identified among the crowd during a similar event organised by the BJP .

DNC: Trump Must Fire Kushner 'Immediately'

Kislyak also attended a Trump campaign speech in Washington in April 2016 that Kushner attended. Mueller should get to the very bottom of allegations swirling around the current occupant of the White House, of course. Since the firing of FBI Director James Comey , a special counsel has been tapped to lead the FBI probe and the various congressional committees are continuing their work.

GOP holds on to win Montana House seat

One attendee at his watch party said he wasn't concerned about the charges affecting Gianforte's chances since so many Montanans voted absentee. In his speech, Gianforte apologized for an altercation. In fact, his campaign initially issued a statement that pinned the blame for the altercation on Jacobs and labelled him a "liberal journalist". "When you make a mistake you have to own up to it".

Body-slamming GOP House candidate wins Montana's special election

Democrats had sought to capitalize on the unpopularity of President Donald Trump and the American Health Care Act to propel Quist, a banjo-playing folksinger and Montana native known throughout the state , to victory. The wealthy software executive said he didn't want to say how he would vote on the bill until he saw the CBO score, which came out on Wednesday. Privately, however, Democrats were skeptical that was possible, even after the altercation between Jacobs and Gianforte.

Kushner sought secret Russia channel

Kushner, then and now an adviser to Trump, went so far as to suggest using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States to protect such a channel from being monitored, the Post said , quoting USA officials briefed on intelligence reports.

President Trump Shoves Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic At NATO Summit

Later, Mr. Trump had his first meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron , which began with Mr. Macron matching Mr. Trump's characteristically firm and prolonged handshake with a tight grip of his own. The US side meanwhile "expressed concern that jobs in the US would be lost because of Brexit ", an European Union source said. Terrorism must be stopped in its tracks, or the horror you saw in Manchester and so many other places will continue forever.

Jared Kushner Reportedly Discussed Setting Up Secret Communication Channel With Moscow

According to both reports , Mr Trump's first national security advisor Michael Flynn was present at the meeting, held at Trump Tower in NY. In recent months, several Trump campaign associates, such as Roger Stone and Carter Page, have been contacted by Senate investigators, but the campaign itself had not been asked to preserve and produce materials.

UK police arrest 2 more bomb suspects, raising total to 11

Ariana Grande has poured her heart out in a letter to fans following a suicide bombing that killed 22 people at her concert in Manchester , England. British officers said the leaks had caused "distress and upset" to the victims' families. Abedi's mother's statements about the bomber's time in Libya also raised questions his movements leading up to the attack.

Parents lose Court of Appeal fight over baby Charlie's treatment

Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, said a therapy trial in the U.S. would not cause significant harm and was their only remaining hope. They believe his life support should be stopped and Charlie be allowed to die with dignity as he receives palliative care .

Rep. Ted Lieu: Kushner in 'Compromising Position' With Russia Probe

Entous said sources had confirmed that us intelligence intercepted Kislyak's reporting of the meeting. And the White House staff itself could be facing upheaval. The Senate Intelligence Committee also added that Flynn risks being held in contempt of Congress if he does not comply with the requests. The news comes just one day after the Post reported that FBI investigators are looking into a number of meetings between Kushner and the Kremlin as part of its investigation into ...

Youthful Ajax lose 2-0 to Manchester United in Europa League final

Manchester United won the Europa League trophy on Wednesday night after the Red Devils won 2-0 win against Eredivisie Ajax in Stockholm . The United boss has been basking in both relief and glory as his side won the Europa League on Wednesday.

Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

Upon Trump's return from a nine-day overseas trip, the administration will add experienced political professionals and possibly lawyers to handle the Russian Federation probe, which has gained new urgency since the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to head the investigation, the sources told Reuters .

Healthy teen dies of heart problems after too much caffeine

A coroner says a 16-year-old SC high school student who collapsed and died in a classroom had heart problems caused by drinking too much caffeine . An intake of caffeine greater than that has been associated with elevated blood pressure in adolescents, Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr, nutrition specialist at the University of California in the USA was quoted as saying by " CNN ".

Gold, silver futures settle lower

While facing Donald Trump in Sicily for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation talks today, leaders from various nations criticised North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for not spending more on defence and charged Germany for bad policies.

Tenn. lawmakers debate morality of President Trump's first budget

The budget proposal drives another nail in the coffin for Medicaid expansion, which was on the chopping block in the AHCA and would be phased out in 2020 as the program was augmented. However, that goal depends on growth projections that many private economists view as overly optimistic . Those cuts are added to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act's expansion of the program to 14 million people.

U.S. grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu

Other than the new Middle East regional environment, there is little to suggest that myriad obstacles that have prevented a bilateral peace agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas before can now be overcome, particularly pursued the same tried and tested way through direct bilateral negotiations.

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