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Brown named special adviser for next UN climate conference

Merkel is playing host to the G20 meeting in July. Trudeau was pressed on his alleged comments by NDP leader Tom Mulcair. "I commend these legislators for their dedication to the environment and join them in their commitment to combating climate change". Read More »

Gov't wants more time to address second travel ban ruling

The Ninth Circuit Judges made their decision on statutory grounds, saying plaintiffs were likely to win the case on the basis of its merits. It was not immediately clear what "S.C." refers to in his tweet . Such blindness is exactly what the Administration has been asking, indeed demanding , from the courts. "They don't need to psychoanalyze the president", he said. Read More »

Qatar Airways urges UN action against Gulf 'blockade'

Qatar has denied the allegations. At the same time, Qatar "cannot withstand a long feud with the three Gulf states encircling the country", he said, referring to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE. Part of this transit traffic is likely to be scooped up by Qatar Airways' regional competitors Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi's Etihad, experts say. Read More »

Putin: Terrorism 'main threat' to SCO members

In his address at the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in the Kazakh capital, Modi hoped that India's entry into the SCO family will give a new momentum to the grouping in dealing with terrorism . Modi also exchanged greetings with his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif and both leaders were seen sharing the table during lunch at the summit. Pakistan and Russian Federation had also developed deep defence cooperation in recent times, he said and expressed that it ... Read More »

Jeff Sessions Testifies He Never Discussed Election With Russians

Comey himself had a riveting appearance before the same Senate panel last week, with some key moments centered on Sessions . Kori Schake , a research fellow at the Hoover Institution , and David Sklansky , a professor of law and faculty co-director at Stanford Law School's Criminal Justice Center, gave their thoughts on Tuesday's hearing. Read More »

Relentless Al Franken Just Dropped The Hammer And Called Out Jeff Sessions


Sessions has been under political fire as he recused himself from the investigation , and then in May recommended firing FBI director James Comey . But Sessions said that despite his sense of problems at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he never raised that with Comey. Even before Sessions testified , attention in Washington swivelled to whether Trump might seek to fire Robert Mueller , named last month by the Justice Department to head a federal probe into the Russian ... Read More »

DUP leader: 'Difficult' for Theresa May to remain Prime Minister


One thing is for certain, no one expected this scenario even up until yesterday evening. In her opening speech in the House of Commons, May congratulated Bercow and joked: "At least someone got a landslide". Though Foster supported Brexit, she also might demand that May pursue a cushioned exit from the European Union, given her party's wish that a soft border remain between Northern Ireland and Ireland, an European Union member. Read More »

No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

If there were good cause, I would consider it. Ruddy fired back Tuesday morning to Politico, saying in an email that Spicer's statement "doesn't deny my claim the President is considering firing Mueller " and "says I didn't speak to the president about the matter - when I never claimed to have done so". Read More »

PotCoin sponsors Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea

How he was freed: The diplomatic process began on June 6, when State Department Special Representative Joseph Yun met with North Korean UN Mission Ambassador Pak Kil-yon in NY and learned of Warmbier's deteriorating health condition, a senior State Department official said . Read More »

Rosenstein: I Wouldn't Obey Trump Order To Fire Mueller Without 'Good Cause'

Sessions added that, "to suggest that a recusal from a single specific investigation" would render him unable to manage the leadership of the FBI would be "absurd". "I said that the President was indeed considering that". Senator, I regret that I do not. "And in fact, the chain of command of the special counsel is only directly to the attorney general", Rosenstein told the Senate committee, "or in this case the acting attorney general, so nobody else in the department would have authority to ... Read More »

Costa Rica tops Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying


In their previous WCQ meeting, Panama earned a 1-0 win over host Honduras on Fidel Escobar's first-half goal. Just like Panama , Jorge Luis Pinto's side has had trouble finding the back of the net, with just four goals in five Hex matches and one in its last three. Read More »

'Every police officer' in Georgia searching for fugitives


According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, the shooting occurred around 5:45 AM on Tuesday morning after the inmates took over the bus and overpowered the officers. When Dubose was arrested on the armed robbery assault charges in September of 2014, Elbert County Sheriff's Office Detention Center officials listed his home address as 2395 Roy Woods Road in Comer. Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous allegations'

Wyden asked Sessions what problematic issues existed. "Can you tell me what are these long-standing DOJ rules that protect conversations made with the executive without invoking executive privilege?" "And I'm trying to give my best recusal answer in committees I've appeared before, and really people are suggesting through innuendo that I have not been honest about matters, and I'm trying to be honest". Read More »

Red Sox outlast Phillies 4-3 in 12 innings


As mentioned above, it was Dustin Pedroia's first walk-off hit since June 19, 2010 against the Los Angeles Dodgers and just the second of his career. He was in line to get the win before Ramirez homered over the Green Monster off Joaquin Benoit . He's allowed less than three runs only once in his last 11 starts. Read More »

Dennis Rodman Returns To North Korea, Seeking To Make 'Positive' Difference

Rodman said ahead of his trip that the detained Americans were not on his agenda for the visit, his fifth to the country but his first with President Trump in office. "We are aware of his visit", Mr. Shannon said. Rodman returned to North Korea in September 2013 and then a few months later made a visit with several former National Basketball Association stars. Read More »

UK Labour Leader Corbyn: 'I Can Still Be Prime Minister'

Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the early results showed May had lost her mandate and called for her to resign. British newspapers summed it up in a word: Mayhem. The seven constituencies won by the Conservatives over Labour with the slimmest majorities were Southampton Itchen (majority 31); Preseli Pembrokeshire (majority 314); Hastings and Rye (majority 346); Chipping Barnet (majority 353); Thurrock (345 majority); Norwich North (majority 507); and Pudsey (majority 331). Read More »

Brexit talks should start when Britain ready -EU negotiator


We want to do it quickly, respecting the calendar. British voters failed to deliver a widely expected parliamentary majority for the Conservative party in Thursday's general election, dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa May just days ahead of hard Brexit talks with the EU. Read More »

Puerto Rico casts symbolic vote for statehood

That majority is required for the U.S. Congress to consider it. "An overwhelming majority voted for statehood", said Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. The governor, Rosselló, has called this a great victory for statehood. "When you hear that argument, it's someone attempting to delegitimize this vote because they don't want it to happen". Read More »

United Kingdom leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said careful scrutiny of any deal with the DUP would be needed to guard against any rollback of equalities legislation and also raised concerns on the impact on the peace process. A Conservative source said the move to include Gove in her cabinet may suggest she has learnt a lesson after firing George Osborne, the former finance minister who as editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper, has become a vocal critic. Read More »

Video shows the moment police shot London Bridge terrorists

Sara Zelenak is being remembered as a handsome, joyful and "remarkable" young woman by her loved ones after the Brisbane woman became the second Australian confirmed dead following the London terror attacks. At least two of them were known to British intelligence, which prompted questions about what could have been done to prevent the mass killing. Youssef Zaghba is said to have been stopped by Italian officers trying to travel to Syria past year and added to an global database of ... Read More »

Police evacuating area near crash


Kerry Schmidt. The wind is blowing eastward, the police said. Clean-up crews and risky goods crews were receiving a police escort to the scene. It was later downgraded to a "shelter in place" order. Residents were asked to keep their windows closed and their air conditioners turned off. St. Catharines Fire and Niagara paramedics are creating a barrier around the site to protect the area, according to city officials. Read More »