Trump's Press Chief Quits Amid White House Shake-up

Deferring all questions on an investigative matter is not unprecedented. Conway also dismissed persistent speculation that Spicer , who has been pilloried on TV comedy shows since Trump took office on January 20, was on his way out. The article noted that Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka , is resented by some White House staff, who describe him as "Jared Island" in reference to the special status that allows him to wield power and take on a vague portfolio without ...

Elon Musk quits Trump's advisory councils after United States withdraws from climate accord

President Emmanuel Macron of France repeated that belief in an English-language speech from the Elysee presidential palace, unprecedented from a French president in an address at home. tweeted shortly after Trump officially withdrew the USA from the global climate pact. The automaker highlighted its development of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle with 238 miles of range on a single charge and a net price of less than $30,000.

British PM May to Challenge Trump Over Intelligence Leaks

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: "I want to reassure people that the arrests that we have made are significant, and initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are very important to the investigation".

Timing may thwart Trump's move to quit Paris climate pact

The cost of a barrel of crude slumped 2.4 percent, or $1.18, to $47.18 in electronic trading in NY on Friday, hours after Trump said the US would immediately stop implementing the Paris deal. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J. The liberal hypocrites Trump railed against in private were among the most distraught with his decision to withdraw from the Paris accord.

Senate to hear from Comey; Dems raise new Sessions questions

The open hearing is scheduled to being at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a closed session at 1 p.m., according to an advisory from the committee. One memo alleged that Trump had asked him to drop the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn , who was sacked over his contact with Russia's ambassador.

Dozens suffocate in Philippine casino after gunman torches tables

In Friday's attack, the gunman stole gambling chips, shot TV screens and set gambling tables ablaze by pouring gasoline on them at Resorts World Manila , dela Rosa said. Police are searching the suspect's auto, parked on the second floor. The bodies were found in the smoky gambling room of the Resorts World Manila by firefighters.

Angela Merkel: Trump can't stop us on Paris deal

Trump's decision sent shockwaves among governments and climate change activists around the world. He said the Paris Agreement would be bad for American workers. "As the world starts to finance renewable energies , and those that finance banks understand that is where the financial waters are moving, then the United States will either be a part of that, or we're going to be left behind and watch Germany and Southeast Asia lead the next economic revolution", Peduto said Thursday on CNN .

Where to find the world's cheapest (and most expensive) flights

For travelers wondering how flight costs stack up in countries across the world, flight comparison website has just released its 2017 Aviation Price Index . He explained that airfares the United Kingdom, for example, are lower than a year ago, thanks in part to a weakening pound. Global flights were calculated using journeys from all worldwide airports in each country to up to five global hubs.

India test fires Prithvi II missile

As already three tests have been failed, we can not afford to take any risk this time. "The test is expected to take place in a month once the fault is rectified", the sources said. The success of India's indigenous missile tests now strengthens India's position in the exclusive Ballistic Missile Defence club of the US, Russia and Israel.

The Trump Team Abandons Paris Climate Agreement

He says the Paris emission reduction commitments were voluntary, which was something the New Zealand Government took advantage of by setting relatively weak targets. Germany's environment minister underscored that on Friday, saying "there will be no new deal with the United States" on climate change. Trump on Thursday said he was withdrawing from the deal, rejecting the advice of Mackenzie and many others, including his daughter Ivanka.

10 key points from Trump's address to Muslim leaders

One group of researchers recently published a study that found USA overseas missions to advise, train, equip, and assist foreign militaries often fail because "local leaders are typically more concerned with threats to their own rule from other elites within their state, especially a coup d'état from dissatisfied officers of militia leaders" than they are with external threats like ISIS.

Hot Stock Overview: Corning Inc. (GLW)

The company has positive record of earnings surprises in recent quarters. And Corning is aggressively working to expand the applications for Gorilla Glass, including automotive variants created to improve durability and reduce weight in everything from the windshield to windows, in-vehicle touch screens, and protective console and dashboard coverings.

White House official: Trump plans to pull United States from Paris deal

Some have cautioned that Tillerson could sway Trump in their meeting, or that the slower, four-year exit process for Paris would enable a renegotiation on Trump's terms. That fight has played out within Trump's administration. He appointed a prominent climate skeptic to run the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt , and is rolling back the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, which was set to reduce power usage by coal plants in favor of cleaner forms of energy.

Trump administration approves stringent visa norms that include social media checks

The State Department said that the social media additions to the questionnaire were in accordance with President Trump's March 6 Memorandum on enhancing the screening and vetting of applicants for visas. But immigration and privacy attorneys say they worry consular officials will make a rush to judgement - while missing those who intend harm. The strict new questionnaire doesn't exactly come as a surprise.

Obama Is Not Happy About Trump's Paris Decision

The top post on the homepage is about Trump's decision. A Downing Street spokesman said: "President Trump called the Prime Minister this evening to discuss his decision to pull the USA out of the Paris Agreement. "Climate change is a fact of life that people in Los Angeles and cities around the world live with every day". "They will find in France a second homeland", he said.

Nunes Ignores Recusal: Issues Subpoenas to CIA, FBI and NSA

The Russia-related revelations of recent weeks have forced Republicans to take a more skeptical stance of the president's administration. Nunes spoke the day after he stepped down from his role in the Russian Federation investigation after coming under pressure over a visit to the White House to discuss classified material.

Cook memo condemns Trump's withdrawal from climate pact

NPR journalists fact-checked and added context to his remarks, including comments about the economy and USA energy sector. "More than 190 nations have signed the Paris agreement and the USA now joins a very small club of outsiders not part of the accord", Lindahl said.

Climate deal will not be renegotiated, European Union tells Trump

The channel provides local and national weather forecasts among other things, and their website appeared entirely appropriate after the United States president's announcement. "Our future on this planet is now more at risk than ever before". U.S. president's decision is "extremely regrettable" but Germany and other countries are more determined than ever to tackle climate change, chancellor says.

Hillary Clinton Serves Donald Trump's Covfefe Right Back At Him

Reviews were mixed for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy press secretary who has filled in for Spicer at White House press briefings a few times. A senior administration official said Kushner was keeping his head down and focusing on work after the foreign trip. Republican and Democratic operatives in recent days have said the problem with a West Wing makeover will be finding qualified and capable Republican hands who are willing to work for a president and administration that are under ...

Comey reportedly cleared to testify on Trump as soon as next week

Comey is expected to testify about his documentation of interactions with Mr. Trump , in which the president asked Comey for his loyalty and asked Comey to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . Congress is due back in session next week. Almost two weeks ago chairman Richard Burr and vice chairman Mark Warner released a joint statement saying Comey had "committed" to testify.

Elon Musk among CEOs opposed to U.S. withdrawing from Paris climate agreement

Nicaragua and Syria are the only countries not party to the Paris accord, the former seeing it as not ambitious enough and the latter being racked by a brutal civil war. Democratic cities and states, aware that the American public as a whole is increasingly concerned about climate change, are taking their stand, perhaps in recognition that the issue could become a pivotal one in the congressional and governor elections in 2018, and perhaps the presidential race in 2020.

Nomura admits part in Goldman Venezuelan bond deal

The unicameral legislature plans to issue a resolution condemning the sale. “It's very serious that money is given to a corrupt, repressive dictatorship and an worldwide bank gets off unscathed, ” lawmaker Carlos Valero, a member of the Venezuelan congress's finance commission, said as the bill was passed.

Snowden's Leaks Not Treason, Putin Tells Oliver Stone

Snowden now lives in exile in Russian Federation for leaking NSA documents that detailed worldwide bulk surveillance operations. " Snowden is not a traitor". election, Stone can be seen asking Putin about hacking in the special's official 30-second trailer . " I resigned because I didn't agree with the actions undertaken by the government ", Putin told Stone.

36 people killed in Philippines attack

Resorts World is a complex of hotels, casinos , shops and restaurants in Newport City, one of the most affluent districts of the Philippine capital. In Washington, President Trump began an announcement regarding the Paris climate agreement by saying he was closely monitoring "the terrorist attack in Manila ".

Trump pulls USA from Paris climate change accord

In a separate address in English, Macron responded to Trump's Make America Great Again slogan, saying , "Make the Planet Great Again!" He added: "The future livability of our planet was threatened by President Trump's careless decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement ".

Bodies Found after Gunman Sets Fire to Philippine Casino

As in Friday's incident, numerous dead were killed when they became trapped on an upper floor of the building by the blaze, which began when sparks from welding work set alight chemicals in nearby containers. As news of the attack had spread, USA president Donald Trump offered the thoughts and prayers of the American people to the Philippines. Armed police and rescue services were deployed at the scene.

Emmanuel Macron invites Americans to France after Trump's decision on Paris accord

She said the agreement , which Trump rejected because he said it would impose "unfair" costs on U.S. industry, would ultimately result in more prosperity and greater opportunities for the world. To which, France President Emmanuel Macronsaid: "We will not renegotiate a less ambitious accord". The U.S. has to wait three years before it can withdraw then wait another year for that to take effect.

USA may do less harm outside climate pact than in it

Since taking office on January 20, Trump , who has called climate change a "hoax", has sent contradictory signals on the Paris deal. "What the Paris agreement is meant to do is for each country to ramp up their commitments to accelerate their reduction in emissions, and we need to be doing that and we need to be looking at ways to move away from a fossil fuel-based economy, looking at how we can reduce our emissions in really important sectors like transport and also in agriculture we ...

Paris climate deal cannot be renegotiated - EU Commissioner

Former president Barack Obama had some words for President Donald Trump after he announced that the USA would drop out of the Paris climate deal Thursday afternoon, reports Politico . The pullout will align the United States with Syria and Nicaragua as the world's only non-participants in the accord. In the end, the US government will damage its own economy by supporting the illusion that climate change can be ignored, Altmaier added.

Man charged over Vic plane bomb threat

He did not enter pleas. He did not have a bomb . The police, he explained, acted on reports that there could be more than one offender on board. Australian police have defended their actions after a passenger tried to force his way into the cockpit on a Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur Thursday.

White House official: Trump plans to pull U.S. from Paris deal

Trump should follow through on his commitment and withdraw from an agreement that would do nothing to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions. However, others on Trump's team are pushing him to withdraw, something he promised to do as a candidate.

Leaving Paris accord will harm U.S. global influence — United Nations leader

By abandoning the world's chief effort to slow the tide of planetary warming, Trump was fulfilling a top campaign pledge. Aides have been deliberating on "caveats in the language", one official said. The official, who is involved in preparing the meeting between European Union officials and China's premier, was not authorized to speak publicly and discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because the meeting statement was not finalized.

Russian President Vladimir Putin hails Donald Trump as 'straightforward person'

Looking at Putin , he said , "you are a political leader whose family has made sacrifices" for the glory of Russian Federation. Likening hackers to free-spirited artists acting according to their moods, he said cyber attacks could be made to look like they had come from Russian Federation when they had not.

Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in 'friendly fire' incident

Philippine troops accidentally killed 11 of their comrades as they battled Islamist militants, the latest in a series of incidents illustrating how the military is struggling to contain the threat of rebel groups. Precision-guided bombs were used earlier in airstrikes in Marawi's urban areas, but the military ran out of the high-tech munitions and used conventional ones in Wednesday's bombing run, he said.

Philippine military mistakenly kills own soldiers

He insisted the release of the footage showed the militants were becoming increasingly desperate and said security forces would not back down. "There are more troops operating on the ground and the chances of hitting our own troops are very big like what happened yesterday (Wednesday)", he said.

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