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Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

According to The Hill , one subpoena seeks information about Susan Rice , President Obama's former national security adviser, and activities related to documents that included the names of members of the Trump campaign. The subpoenas were issued for two companies Flynn owns, Flynn Intel Group Inc. and Flynn Intel Group LLC. A person close to Flynn told the Associated Press he will turn over documents related to two of his businesses as well as some personal documents the ... Read More

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Brazil's recession ends but economic future uncertain

Brazil's recession ends but economic future uncertain

Brazil's economy finally emerged during the first quarter from its worst recession on record, as record harvests and growing exports outweighed shrinking consumer spending and business investment. He said that without the growth in agricultural, "GDP would not have expanded 1 percent, but 0.2 percent". "Especially given that critical economic reforms could be delayed following news of corruption allegations involving the interim president". Read More

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Ariana Grande Plans To Hold Benefit Concert Following Manchester Arena Bombing

Three days after 22 people died during U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande's concert at Manchester Stadium in England, the "Break Free" singer took to Twitter to offer her condolences to the victims. It's the first time that Grande has spoken out since Monday's suicide bombing that killed 22 people . The British government has repeatedly condemned leaks to the US media of information relating to the ongoing investigation into the Manchester suspected suicide bombing on Monday that left ... Read More

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Will US exit from Paris agreement spur job growth?

In a letter sent hours before Trump was due to announce on Thursday whether the US would pull out of the accord, the five leaders say the effects of global warming are already visible in all parts of our planet. He said the US would try to negotiate re-entry on better terms. The treaty aims to prevent global temperatures from rising by more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Read More

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Trump to announce decision on climate change Thursday

Trump to announce decision on climate change Thursday

And remaining a part of the accord while blatantly ignoring this commitment could do more damage than simply leaving altogether, they say. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Fle). The choice is between a formal withdrawal that could take three years or leave the United Nations treaty that the accord is based on, which would be quicker but more extreme, according to the Axios report . Read More

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Comey to say President bullied him

Senators expect the former FBI director, James B. Comey , to testify next week about his conversations with President Donald Trump , congressional officials said on Wednesday, setting up a test of the White House's willingness to cooperate with investigations into Trump's associates. Read More

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Trump waives law requiring U.S. move its embassy to Jerusalem

Trump waives law requiring U.S. move its embassy to Jerusalem

Members of the House leadership team have issued no statements or tweets regarding Trump's decision to withdraw from the accord and offered no explanation when reached out to by CNN. In a letter sent hours before Trump was due to announce on Thursday whether the US would pull out of the accord, the five leaders say the effects of global warming are already visible in all parts of our planet. Read More

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General Election 2017: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn makes a debate u-turn

General Election 2017: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn makes a debate u-turn

The Conservatives had already said they would send home secretary Amber Rudd to the debate in place of Theresa May and party spokespeople confirmed this remained the plan. Answering questions during a visit to a factory in Bath, Mrs May denied she was "frightened" of taking on her rivals face-to-face. It was of course predictable that the PM would come in for a bit of stick for not bothering to turn up, even though everyone was more than well aware that she wouldn't be in attendance long ... Read More

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Putin: Russian state has never been involved in hacking

He also emphasized that the Russian state had never engaged in such hacking, but acknowledged it is possible that tensions between Rusia and the West could have provoked some individuals to mount cyberattacks. I see that as an advantage. This year, Russian Federation seeks to show it has emerged from a multi-year economic crisis caused by tumbling prices for Russia's major export, oil, and tit-for-tat sanctions with the West linked to Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis. Read More

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Nehal Hashmi appears before Supreme Court

Nehal Hashmi appears before Supreme Court

It also appointed Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali as prosecutor and directed him to collect material related to the case. Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb said the prime minister had also asked Hashmi to hand in his resignation from his Senate seat, which the Senate Secretariat received later in the evening. Read More

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The most entertaining moments from the Election Debate

The TV debate last night was a rare moment in the spotlight for climate issues during a general election campaign that has been dominated by Brexit and debate over Britain's public services. "She might be out there, sizing up your house to pay for your social care". "But equally, you need to get people who are politically engaged so the audience don't sit there and say nothing and do nothing, so you do get some reaction". Read More

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India Have Edge over Others in Champions Trophy 2017

England launch the Champions Trophy , a tournament featuring the world s top eight ODI sides, against Bangladesh at the Oval , Roy s Surrey home ground, on Thursday. The top two sides of each group will proceed to the semi-finals. Eoin Morgan's Twenty20 side looked set to be crowned World Twenty20 champions in India a year ago before Carlos Brathwaite's dramatic blitz in the final over from Ben Stokes gave West Indies a sensational victory in Kolkata. Read More

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McCain: Turkish ambassador should get 'the hell out'

McCain is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and spoke Thursday on MSNBC's " Morning Joe ". "The Turkish-Americans responded in self-defense", the statement from the Turkish embassy said. Erdogan was in Washington, DC to meet with President Donald Trump (pictured together on Tuesday), who praised him as a loyal ally in the battle against Islamic extremism. Read More

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World leaders reaffirm commitment to fighting climate change

World leaders reaffirm commitment to fighting climate change

He added: "Fighting climate change is a global consensus, it's not invented by China... and we realise that this is a global consensus agreement and that as a big developing nation we should shoulder our worldwide responsibility". Li was speaking ahead of a two-day summit that began in Brussels later in the day, when China and the European Union were expected to recommit to free trade and the Paris Agreement in a sweeping rejection of Trump's protectionist policies. Read More

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Israelis parade to mark 50 years of capturing East Jerusalem

Yet Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" May 14, said Trump "is being very careful to understand how such a decision would impact the peace process". Trump had just visited Israel and the Palestinian areas. "Trump really has a place in his heart for Israel". In the same news conference, McMaster also refused to say whether or not the Western Wall is part of Israel. Read More

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Germany, China vow to deepen 'strategic partnership'

In the face of global uncertainties, anti-globalisation sentiment and rising protectionism in the world, China and Germany should continue to promote trade liberalisation and investment facilitation and safeguard the regulations of the World Trade Organisation, Mr Li said during talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin . Read More

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Bill seeks to do away with concealed handgun permits

Bill seeks to do away with concealed handgun permits

Dave Craig, R-Town of Vernon, argued the legislation aligned state law with the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners, and with a wide range of states that have enacted so-called "right to carry" laws. "I'm not anxious about the responsible people, I'm anxious about the irresponsible people", Sen. "A private business owner, a school, a campus, all have the right to post and exercise their constitutional right to say, 'No, we're not comfortable having that weapon on, '" she said. Read More

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Trump administration may return Russian compounds in New York, Maryland

The demands were outlined in detail at a first round of talks between Thomas Shannon, the USA undersecretary of state for political affairs, and Sergey Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, in NY last month. Petersburg, The Washington Post reported . For decades, Russian Federation asserted that it used the compounds as luxury event spaces where United Nations officials and ambassadors could enjoy recreational activities and carouse in comfort, but according to the Post , the USA has ... Read More

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Nazarbayev extends condolences to President of Afghanistan over deadly Kabul attack

A war of words continues between Afghanistan and Pakistan after a deadly suicide attack in Kabul left at least 90 people dead. The US State Department said 11 American citizens working in Kabul were among the wounded. Pentagon chief Jim Mattis has warned of "another tough year" for both foreign troops and local forces in Afghanistan. Men carry the coffin of a relative who died in Wednesday's massive bombing during his funeral, in the capital, Kabul, Afghanistan , Thursday, June 1, ... Read More

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Comey to testify to U.S. Senate intelligence panel on June 8

Mark Warner, D-Va, said in a statement that Comey's public testimony will be followed by a closed session with the committee later that day. On Capitol Hill , a rift continued between Rep. Trump denies any collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign and has questioned the veracity of the US intelligence finding. He also said the USA intelligence agencies were cooperating with the House panel and that it was therefore unclear why Nunes would issue the subpoenas, which constitute ... Read More

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China will continue with climate pact even if U.S. pulls out

Trump has said he will announce his decision on the climate deal later Thursday. He also warned Trump that it might not be as easy as he thinks to withdraw from the treaty. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk threatened Wednesday to resign his position as an adviser to President Donald Trump if the United States withdraws from the Paris climate deal, a remark that highlights Trump's precarious position in a high-stakes global standoff. Read More

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Mike Dubke, White House communications director, resigns

Mike Dubke, White House communications director, resigns

Trump also has renewed his criticism of Germany following Chancellor Angela Merkel's suggestion that her country needs to adopt a more independent stance in world affairs. Trump has privately pinned some of the blame for his administration's rough start on the White House's communications strategy. According to Allen, the White House is considering bringing on David Urban on as chief of staff. Read More

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Macedonian lawmakers hold debate before confidence vote

Macedonian lawmakers hold debate before confidence vote

After inconclusive elections in December, Zaev managed to put together a coalition with ethnic Albanian parties after agreeing to support a bill making Albanian the country's second official language. Macedonia was granted European Union candidate status in 2005. Zaev tapped Nikola Dimitrov, a former negotiator with Greece, as foreign minister. Read More

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Trump to announce decision on Paris climate pact Thursday

Trump to announce decision on Paris climate pact Thursday

The leader of Asia's other behemoth, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had said Tuesday, also in Berlin, that failing to act on climate change would be "morally criminal". "I want to remind everyone that here in Red Hook we saw the destructive power of nature in the age of climate change ", the mayor said. But other top Trump advisers, including his daughter Ivanka and Gary Cohn, the head of the president's National Economic Council, are said to favour staying in the treaty. Read More

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