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Trump faces tough task unwinding Obama Cuba policy

Trump faces tough task unwinding Obama Cuba policy The report commissioned by the Washington, D.C. -based nonprofit, which advocates for more open relations with the island nation, assumes a worst-case scenario in which Trump does away with legalized travel to Cuba, expanded remittances, general licenses for certain exports and research collaboration and even reinstates the "wet foot, dry foot" immigration policy - something that the White House h... [Full Article...]

Trump Reviewing Whether to Block Comey Testimony, Spokesman Says

Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chair Mark Warner said in a joint statement that Comey would testify in a public hearing on June 8 about Russia's attempts to influence the outcome of the 2016 Presidential elections. The FBI is reportedly looking into Kushner and the Kislyak conversation as part of its probe into Russia's alleged hacking of the 2016 campaign and possible collusion with the Trum... [Full Article...]

Putin: Russian hacking allegations 'reminds me of anti-Semitism'

Trump has similarly accused Democrats of politicizing congressional and federal investigations into the interference. The moderator of the interactive session at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum , journalist Megan Kelly, then asked Modi if his earlier remark, saying it would be "criminal" to not act on climate change , was meant for US President Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

United Nations chief says climate deal 'absolutely essential'

Perhaps more importantly, they have requested industry input to create new policies that are rigorous and balanced enough to withstand likely political changes in years to come. As the US flirts with fleeing the Paris climate-change accord, Canada is aligning itself with the world's other two largest economies to take a global leadership role in the effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions. [Full Article...]

Sex slayings ex-con volunteers at Montreal school

Sex slayings ex-con volunteers at Montreal school In the early 1990s Homolka and her then-husband Paul Bernardo were convicted in the rape and murders of school girls Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French , as well as the death of Homolka's sister Tammy. She pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of French and Mahaffey. On Wednesday morning, she parked her black Honda SUV in front of the photographers, and rushed her three children inside the school... [Full Article...]

NRA lobbyist: Guns equalizer for "the blacks"

NRA lobbyist: Guns equalizer for But a rewritten version of the bill surfaced Tuesday evening and was heard in the Judiciary IV committee late Wednesday after a long appropriations committee session on the state budget. The broad legislation would also allow some people to bring guns onto school grounds. "I do recognize the second amendment", said Rep. Deb Butler (D-Brunswick). [Full Article...]

Trump Might Give Back Russian Diplomatic Compounds

Petersburg". -Russian cooperation on such matters as ending Syria's civil war. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the White House initially proposed an exchange in early April: The United States would potentially give Russian Federation back its compounds - one near New York City and one in Maryland - if Russian Federation would allow the U.S.to resume construction of its St. [Full Article...]

Former FBI Director James Comey to testify in Senate on June 8

In a separate statement on Wednesday, Republican Representative Mike Conaway and Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, who are leading the committee's Russian Federation probe, announced subpoenas for Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as well as their firms. [Full Article...]

Minister offers condolences on bomb that killed 90 in Kabul

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. "Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured", he tweeted. "We wish those injured a quick recovery". No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing and the Taliban issued a strong denial of their involvement, condemning the attack against civilians. [Full Article...]

EU not looking to sanctions if U.S. quits climate deal-Canete

A meteorologist gained the attention of hundreds of Twitter users on Wednesday morning when he dug into President Donald Trump's reported decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord .Mr. Under the Paris Accord, almost 200 nations agreed in 2015 to voluntarily cut greenhouse gas emissions in a landmark agreement to fight climate change . [Full Article...]

EU, China to reaffirm support for climate pact

EU, China to reaffirm support for climate pact Mr Trump's refusal to commit to the Paris agreement caused frustration at a G7 meeting last week, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel describing the discussion as "difficult, not to say dissatisfying". Word of Trump's decision comes a day after the president met with Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Since taking office on January 20, however, Trump ... [Full Article...]

White House communications director resigns amid tensions

White House communications director resigns amid tensions According to many media reports, this could be part of a larger shake up on Donald's Trump communications team, since the President came back from his trip overseas to find a political crisis in the White House . Sean Spicer is expected to give a briefing later Tuesday afternoon where he is likely to face questions into Dubke's departure. Asked about a possible change in personnel Mr Sp... [Full Article...]

IS seals off area of symbolic mosque in Mosul's Old City

IS seals off area of symbolic mosque in Mosul's Old City At least 14 terrorists were killed in the Old City of Mosul during clashes with Iraqi government forces, which intensified street fighting and missile launching today while urging the residents to evacuate the area. "People who choose to flee will be directed to safe routes". "The fighting is extremely intense. the presence of civilians means we have to be very cautious", he said, speaking on co... [Full Article...]

Canadian former nurse pleads guilty to 8 murder charges

The criminal case is the largest in Ontario since 2006, when five men were charged with murdering eight biker gang members. A former nurse pleaded guilty Thursday to the killing of eight elderly residents under her care at Canadian retirement homes, closing one of the worst serial murder cases in the nation s history. [Full Article...]

Iraq presses Mosul assault, calls civilians to flee

Iraq presses Mosul assault, calls civilians to flee The Associated Press quoted two Iraqi military officers as saying the advancement of government troops had been slowed by snipers and suicide bombers with clashes on Sunday described as being "sporadic". On the Syrian side of the border, US -backed Syrian Democratic Forces, IS militants and Syrian rebels are fighting for territory. Only a couple of ISIS-controlled neighborhoods are left after 2... [Full Article...]

Zoran Zaev wins confidence vote to form goverment

Zoran Zaev wins confidence vote to form goverment Under the coalition deal, nine Cabinet portfolios will be given to ethnic Albanians, including the economy, justice and European integration. About a quarter of Macedonia's population is ethnic Albanian. Under Gruevski, Macedonia drifted away from its proclaimed goal to join the two blocs, in particular since 2008, when Greece vetoed its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership due to a l... [Full Article...]

Ten government soldiers killed in Philippines military air strike: minister

Ten government soldiers killed in Philippines military air strike: minister At least 5,000 members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) - a separatist Muslim militant organization that has signed a peace treaty with Manila - are positioned around Marawi ready to assist government forces, CNN Philippines reported Wednesday . [Full Article...]

Trump to announce decision on climate change Thursday

Trump to announce decision on climate change Thursday Withdrawing would leave the United States as one of just three countries outside the agreement . WASHINGTON (AP ) - President Donald Trump will announce Thursday that the U. Cook, who is on a mission to make Apple one of the greenest tech companies in the world, placed the phone call to the White House on Tuesday, according to a Bloomberg source that is reportedly familiar with the m... [Full Article...]

Philippine airstrike targeting extremists kills, wounds soldiers

Jose Calida, the top Philippine prosecutor, said last week that Indonesians and Malaysians were among the fighters in Marawi , and that the violence on the large southern island of Mindanao "is no longer a rebellion of Filipino citizens". [Full Article...]

World leaders reaffirm commitment to fighting climate change

U.S. media reported Wednesday that Trump had made a decision to pull his country out of the accord but the unpredictable U.S. tycoon indicated he would keep the world guessing for another few days. Theresa May has been silent on the issue despite the open criticism of Mr Trump by other European leaders and a petition raised by Greenpeace urging her to speak to the Republican billionaire. [Full Article...]


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