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Trump's environment official skipping much of G7 summit

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Despite the scientific evidence, Mr. Pruitt has been publicly skeptical that human activity is a leading cause of climate change . The meeting will address the G7's commitments on the reduction of greenhouse gases. Monday's meetings - which Pruitt missed - had an economic focus. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt appeared briefly at the Bologna talks. Read More »

Trump brands former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief a 'leaker'

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Comey said Trump had asked him during a meeting on February 14 to go easy on an ongoing investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn . Mueller III, who was appointed by the Justice Department last month to investigate all things Russia/Trump/FBI. At a private White House dinner on January 27, just days after the billionaire took office, Comey said President Trump appeared to want to "create some sort of patronage relationship" with him. Read More »

Pakistan Army resorts to heavy shelling on LoC

The locals said firing intensified and spread to other areas like Naushera and its Lam sector on LoC. However, he said the situation was under control and there were no reports of any casualty. The military said that two citizens including Waqar Younas (18) and Asad Ali (19) resident of Bhabra village embraced martyrdom while three others were injured due to the Indian firing. Read More »

Tory manifesto will have to be 'pruned', says David Davis

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Before the election humiliation the PM had planned a wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle but due to her weakened position, there were no surprises with the main offices of state remaining the same. Then she heads to Paris for potentially hard Brexit talks with the new French President Emmanuel Macron over dinner. "She is incredibly effective as a prime minister", he said. Read More »

Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

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Comey . Trump has been coy about whether any recordings exist of his private conversations with Comey, who was sacked by the president in May. After Trump again intimated last week that he could have recorded his controversial discussions with fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , it remained unclear if that claim was true. Read More »

US arrests former Panama president sought for extradition

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In September 2016, the Central American nation sent an extradition request to the USA for the return of Martinelli. Martinelli was transported to a federal detention center in Miami, and was due to appear in US District Court later today to face an extradition hearing, Puri said. Read More »

UK PM's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says

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Prime Minister Theresa May must convince her Conservative lawmakers on Monday that she should stay as party leader after an election gamble that has plunged British politics into chaos a week before formal talks to leave the European Union begin. Read More »

Ex-NBA star Rodman set to arrive in N. Korea

Mr Rodman, who revealed he was asked to coach North Korea's Olympic team, said the North Korea leader "trusts him" and lets him hold his baby daughter. Highlighting the long history of the relations between Russian Federation and North Korea, Kim expressed hope that the traditions of friendship between the two countries would be further strengthened, reports Sputnik. Read More »

Minnesota Police Officer Takes Stand In Motorist Manslaughter Trial

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A key issue in the trial is what Yanez saw before he fired seven shots into Castile's vehicle. A 15-member jury could be considering the case as soon as Monday. "I told him not to reach for it", a visibly agitated Yanez is heard saying on Reynolds's video, where he continues to point his gun at the driver as he lie in his seat bleeding. Read More »

May could be forced into Unionist deal

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Speaking in the Great Hall at Stormont ahead of an afternoon of talks , he added: "We made clear at the beginning of these talks that James Brokenshire is not an acceptable chair". Following the General Election , two parties dominate politics in Northern Ireland - while the two that once held power are in decline. The dispute has prompted renewed calls for a chair from outside the United Kingdom and Ireland to be appointed. Read More »

No party should be castigated, says Daniel Kawczynski over DUP

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He also insisted he had no ambition on taking the top job, telling Good Morning Britain: "I am not interested". May sidestepped direct questioning on whether she intends to serve a full term at prime minister, following calls for her to resign in the wake of the election debacle. Read More »

Yanez Trial: Closing Arguments Set

Attorneys on both sides delivered closing arguments Monday. The incident was one of several similar shootings last summer: On July 5, Alton Sterling was shot and killed outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by police responding to a report of a man with a gun. Read More »

Conservatives are only party who can form a UK government: May

Corbyn says there's enough opposition in Parliament and in May's own party to topple the government. Widely expected to lead his party into an electoral disaster, the unapologetic leftist instead achieved the biggest gain in vote share for a British party since 1945 . Read More »

Senior UK Cabinet ministers offer support to prime minister

A stream of senior lawmakers entered May's 10 Downing St. office Sunday afternoon, to learn what roles they had been given in government. Perhaps the biggest single act of political self-harm was refusing to take part in a television debate with all the other party leaders. Read More »

French president tries to ease Gulf dispute

Reza Torkashvand, the union's CEO, was also quoted as saying in a press conference on Monday that the Ministry of Agriculture has taken urgent measures to facilitate the health and safety procedures regarding export of chicken eggs to Qatar . Read More »

Conservatives To Form Govt With DUP

DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed that she had spoken to May and would be talking with the Conservatives about "how it may it be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge". Another Conservative MP, Tom Tugendhat, said: "I joined a party that introduced equal marriage, backs civil rights and defends freedom of faith". "I could not care less what people get up to in terms of their sexuality". Read More »

Shark Attack: Bahamas Snorkeler Loses Her Arm, But Lives

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Johnson said she felt something bump into her and when she turned to her right, there was a shark looking her right in the face. Mrs Johnson told the news station she was able to swim back to the boat using her left arm. It was unclear exactly what kind of shark attacked Johnson, though she said it was gray and medium sized - possibly a tiger shark. Johnson is scheduled to go into surgery later this week, preparing her for a prosthetic arm. Read More »

UK PM May said wants broader consensus on Brexit plan -lawmaker

Failure to reach agreement would probably mean a return to an indefinite period of direct rule from London , since yet another local election would be unlikely to break the logjam between the main parties. And significant changes to her policy platform are likely if she survives. What about the suggestion of a showdown meeting with her MPs? "Her intransigence got her here and she will have to realise she has to work in a more conciliatory way", said Lord Bilimoria. Read More »

President Trump said United Kingdom election results were 'surprising'

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The pair formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform. "She said she will serve us as long as we want her."Lawmakers, who are by tradition not named at such meetings, told Reuters that there were no dissenting voices and that the party had no appetite for a leadership election". Read More »

Durbin Hoping Sessions Provides More Insight On Trump Controversies

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Senators on that committee are expected to question Sessions about his meetings with Russians - a topic that has come under increased scrutiny amid investigations into Russian meddling in the USA presidential election. "The Attorney General has requested that this hearing be public". Mr. Comey last week recounted a February 14 incident in which Mr. Trump ordered Mr. Read More »

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill resign as Theresa May's aides

Theresa May's joint chiefs-of-staff have resigned, in another sign of the prime minister's power collapsing following Thursday's disastrous general election result which saw the Conservatives lose seats. Ironically, the Prime Minister is the one political leader who understands this division, and who has been working to address it since she became Prime Minister last July. Read More »

Secret Service reportedly has no Trump tapes

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The Secret Service said it does not have "audio copies or transcripts" of any recordings taken within the Trump White House, according to the Journal , which filed a freedom of information request . On Friday, Trump said he would say more "about that maybe sometime in the very near future", but added reporters would be "very disappointed". Comey said during congressional testimony last week that he hopes they exist because they would vindicate his account of their interactions, and the ... Read More »

Force India has strong but contentious finish at Canadian GP

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Although Sebastien Vettel passed them both, Perez held on to finish fifth - just ahead of his teammate. Esteban had 40 or 50 laps behind me and he was never close to making a move. Although Force India's policy of no team orders will continue, Vijay Mallya is set to "specify guidelines" in order to achieve the best result for the team . Read More »