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Inside the White House's History of Secret "Back Channels"

A White House official close to Kushner pushed back on any notion that Kushner would take leave from his West Wing duties in light of recent reports . On Saturday, the AP confirmed that the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, has requested information and documents from Trump's campaign.

Italian riot police tear gas G-7 protesters

In a statement, Gary Cohn, one of Trump's senior economic advisors, said the talks in Taormina were having an impact on the us president. 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 US economy.

Germantown company linked to fatal botulism outbreak in California

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) confirmed on Monday that nacho cheese sauce sold at a gas station in Sacramento County, Calif. tested positive for the nerve toxin responsible for botulism . "As we head into the summer barbecue season, both indoor and outdoor chefs need to be on guard against all foodborne illnesses". Botulism can be treated with antitoxin and supportive care, often in an intensive care unit.

United Kingdom police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by U.S. leaks

Great Britain lowered its security threat level from " critical " to "severe" on Saturday, Prime Minister Theresa May said . "We greatly value the important relationships we have with our trusted intelligence, law enforcement and security partners around the world", the National Counter Terrorism Policing office said in a statement on Wednesday evening.

Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Kushner, then and now a close 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 U.S. Life was hell in the White House . Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington , DC. Further trouble emerged yesterday with Reuters reporting that Mr Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador past year, including two phone calls ...

Trump promises climate decision next week

But in Taormina , for the final throes of the G7, Mr Trump isolated himself, and the USA, from the world's other wealthiest countries, refusing continued commitment to the Paris climate change deal. White House adviser Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the president's son-in-law and daughter, have joined Tillerson in advocating staying. His global tour took him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy.

Trump says privately he will leave Paris climate agreement

Environmental groups in the United States, at this point running out of adjectives for the depressing state of this administration's climate policy, did not mince words. The G7 countries did seem to overcome their divisions on global trade issues. However, there was relief that Trump agreed to language in the final G7 communique that pledged to fight protectionism and commits to a rules-based worldwide trade system.

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in Assam today

Interestingly, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a recent post cited the example of Modi to show how social networks can help establish governments of various countries connect with people. "We demand a white paper on the government's employment strategy". "Modi has been successful only on one front that the Pakistan flag is fluttering in Jammu and Kashmir", Lalu Prasad said.

Sweden drops rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The British police, however, said that the 45-year-old Australian is still wanted for jumping bail and would face arrest if he walked out of the Ecuadorean embassy, located in London's posh Knightsbridge neighborhood. The original allegations of rape stem from 2010, though Assange continues to insist that the sexual encounter was consensual and that the investigation was politically motivated.

Hope good sense prevails and Pakistan frees Jadhav: CPI

Giving his reaction, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said: "The ICJ's decision to stay the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav gives the people of India a deep sense of satisfaction and relief", Singh said in a statement. The UN charter entails that "each member of the United Nations undertakes to comply with the decision of the International Court of Justice " and 'if any party to a case fails to perform the obligations, the other party may have recourse to the U.N.

Trump tells 'confidants' United States will leave Paris climate deal--Axios

While at the G7 summit, Trump was heavily lobbied to endorse the Paris Climate Agreement, but he declined to do so. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who chaired the meeting, said the other six "won't change our position on climate change one millimeter".

J&K: Burhan Wani's successor Sabzar Ahmad Bhat killed in Tral encounter

Eight militants were shot dead by security forces. They managed to escape the spot when the forces retaliated. The former Hizb commander Zakira Musa, who recently quit the outfit after his threat to separatist leaders, also visited the Rathsuna village last evening.

Salman Khan's 'Tubelight' role inspired by 'Pepper' from 'Little Boy'

Zhu Zhu plays an important role in the film but we can't talk about it. Also, she will be coming to India for promotions. " Tubelight " directed by Kabir Khan made a statement that the movie is an official story adaptation of " Little Boy " and that it is even in the credits of his film.

Manchester bomber photos released as runners defy terror

Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, killed 22 people and himself on May 22 at an Ariana Grande concert. Greater Manchester Police said one of them was taken into custody after a property search at an address in the Moss Side area of Manchester.

Kushner 'has no recollection' of Russian contacts

Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner made the proposal during a meeting on December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to intercepts of Russian communications. If the Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won't have to track down the president's son-in-law.

The Real Story - US Rep. Elizabeth Esty

Contacts between Trump associates and Russian officials during the campaign coincided with what USA intelligence agencies concluded was a Kremlin effort through computer hacking, fake news and propaganda to boost Trump's chances of winning the White House.

Chelsea Manning shows look as woman after prison release

She will also have access to commissaries and military exchanges, but will not be paid. ACLU released a statement on behalf of Manning . That's where she'd been serving a 35-year sentence for giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks .

Korean President denies charges in graft trial

Park emerged from a bus Tuesday in handcuffs, her inmate number 503 attached to her clothing, and was escorted into the courtroom by police. Park was impeached on December 9 by the liberal-controlled parliament over allegations that she extorted money from big companies, took bribes from some of them and committed other wrongdoing, all in collaboration with longtime friend Choi Soon-sil.

Libya jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia announces dissolution

Libya's Ansar Al-Sharia, based in Benghazi, has declared dissolution from the main group. On Friday, eastern military strongman Khalifa Haftar said his forces had taken part in Egyptian air strikes on jihadist positions in Derna, hours after gunmen attacked a bus en route to a monastery south of Cairo, killing at least 29 Coptic Christians.

UK reduces terror threat level to 'severe'

The threat assessment has now been returned to the level it was at prior to the attack in Manchester, northwest England, and means soldiers who have been assisting police, would be withdrawn from Britain's streets from midnight on Monday. It has now been reduced to "severe", meaning an attack is "highly likely". "The level of resources we have available to us remains the same as we continue to take positive action", said officer Ian Hopkin.

Theresa May's lead falls to 12 points from 18, new poll

The Tories started the election campaign with more than 20 points lead. An Opinium poll for The Observer found the Tory advantage had fallen from 13 to 10 points over the past week, with Theresa May's party on 45% (down one point), with Labour on 35% (up two), Liberal Democrats on 7% (down one) and Ukip on 5% (unchanged).

Complete shutdown to be observed in occupied Kashmir

In a statement, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik while paying heartfelt tributes to slain youth, blamed Indian authorities for prevailing appalling situations in state and said that their rigid and unrealistic approach is the root cause of uncertainty in state.

UK PM May's lead narrows to 10 percentage points: Opinium poll

A few weeks ago Prime Minister Theresa May and her Conservatives were so far ahead of any rivals that a challenge seemed an impossible mountain to climb. The Observer says Conservative Party strategists will be alarmed by the survey. Tim Shipman, political correspondent for the newspaper, said the YouGov poll put the Conservatives on 43 percent, down one point from a comparable poll a week ago, and Labour on 36 percent, up one point.

Manchester attack probe: 14 people in detention after latest arrest

The images released on Saturday night show Abedi wearing a baseball hat and a dark jacket during the concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande, Xinhua news agency reported. In a statement released through Greater Manchester Police, her family said the teenager's life had been cut short by "evil, evil men prepared to ruin lives and destroy families".

North Korea's Media Says Anti-Aircraft Weapon Tested

The United Nations Security Council earlier this month condemned North Korea for its latest ballistic missile test, warning that it will implement further sanctions over its provocative acts. A TV news program shows a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, May 14, 2017. Tensions have risen sharply as Pyongyang persists with its efforts in developing a missile that could reach the United States with a nuclear warhead.

Ex-CIA chief: It's clear Russian Federation interfered with United States election

Brennan told Congress he was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in Donald Trump's campaign that he convened top counterintelligence officials to focus on them. Brennan told how he called the head of the Russian intelligence service, the FSB, on August 4 of past year. Read the full New York Times report here.

UK police make new arrest in Manchester concert bombing investigation

In Moss Side, a cordon was in place around the Fade Away barbershop in Princess Road, near to the junction of Claremont Road, which neighbours said had been closed since Monday's attack. "Within that spectrum, you'd have everyone from secular nationalists to violent Islamists and jihadists", said Pantucci, director of worldwide security studies at the Royal United Services Institute security think-tank in London .

Man shot in Bangor supermarket vehicle park

Social media posts from Bangor residents said up to six gunshots were heard. Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson said: "Police are now in attendance at an incident in the Balloo Link area of Bangor". UUP MLA Allan Chambers who is at the scene described it as a "ruthless attack". The injured man sustained gunshot wounds in the attack, the PSNI said.

Two militants killed in encounter in Pulwama

His killing had sparked violence in the Kashmir Valley for months. Armed police and paramilitary soldiers on Sunday patrolled deserted streets and ordered residents indoors in the region's main city of Srinagar and other towns to stop anti-India protests.

Trump tells 'confidants' United States will quit Paris climate deal

He described a "very robust conversation. a lot of give and take" in discussions that included leaders from Japan, Britain, France, Germany, Canada and Italy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel characterized climate change talks with Trump as "very unsatisfying". More flexibility was a central demand by the president, who says the accords could be costly for U.S.

Delhi: E-rickshaw driver killed for opposing public urination

When they found out Ravinder, he was thrashed. A Delhi man died on Saturday after receiving a monstrous beating for disapproving the urination in public by a couple of youngsters. According to another witness, the boys were possibly from Delhi University's Kirori Mal College as one of the E-rickshaw drivers dropped them in front of that college in the evening.

Texas House approves budget

He said of the scaled-back bill, "For many of us, and especially for me, this was a compromise". Patrick has promised to force a special session if he doesn't get his way, but it remains to be seen whether Gov. The House passed its repeal bill earlier this month. Socially conservative governors in Arkansas and Kentucky rebuffed proposals as unnecessary and South Dakota's Republican governor vetoed a proposal in March.

Man arrested in MS after shooting 7 people and one deputy sherriff

Rushing said it appears the deputy responded to a 911 call at Lee Drive of the resident wanting Godbolt removed from the property, The Daily Leader reported. Gov. Phil Bryant asked for all of the state's residents to join him and his wife in praying for those who were killed late Saturday. He noted the "sacrifice" made by law enforcement officers to protect and serve their communities.

British police review security at venues after Manchester attack

Fifty-nine people were also injured when a lone male attacker detonated an explosive device at the end of a concert by Ariana Grande on Monday. The assurances followed the suicide bombing which killed 22 people, including children, at Manchester Arena shortly after USA pop star Ariana Grande finished her performance on Monday night.

Trump returns to White House, faces slew of challenges

If true, the Times' report appears to be inconsistent with the narrative that Trump was engaged in a quid-pro-quo with Russia, as alleged by the infamous Trump dossier that some liberals have used to accuse Trump of colluding with the Russians.

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