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Kelly defends plan for Russian Federation back channel as a 'good thing'

Contacts between Trump associates and Russian officials during the campaign coincided with what United States intelligence agencies concluded was a Kremlin effo...


Tweet from Ivanka Trump's lifestyle brand gets icy reception

CNN reports the backlash was "icy" after IvankaTrumpHQ tweeted a tip to "Make champagne popsicles this #MemorialDay", with a link to other summery ideas like g...


Brazil's Temer orders troops in after protesters trash ministries

The protesters have "occupied" the Ministries Esplanade which is surrounded by the ministerial buildings. Tension in Brazil has risen sharply over the pas...


Philippine military says foreign fighters killed

Congress can also - if requested by the President and if public safety requires it - extend the period of Martial Law beyond the mandated 60 days. "Our ground...


Manchester Bomber Called Mom Before Attack

Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the leaks "greatly" concerned him, and added that he had raised these with the USA ambassador to Britain. "It is private...


Merkel Says Europe Must Take Fate Into Own Hands

Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Monday against seeking "simple answers" to complex global issues, a day after suggesting that Europe's relationship with ...


Sounds of silence? Trump's body language speaks volumes

They wondered about the message behind French President Emmanuel Macron's handshake skirmishes with Trump, first holding on to Trump's hand too long at the ...


President Trump: Kushner is doing a 'great job' for the country

In March, the New York Times reported that Kushner had a meeting with Sergei Gorkov, the chief of the VEB. But Kelly said such back-channel communications don...


IAS officer drowns while trying to save female colleague in Delhi

However, when the attempts to save him failed, he was rushed to the Fortis Hospital where he was declared brought dead. A PCR call was received at PS Vasant...


Trump tweets criticism of Germany after Merkel questioned US reliability

From calling German Chancellor Angela Merkel as "possibly the greatest world leader" to describing her open-door refugee policy as a "catastrophic mistake", her...


Shares in British Airways' parent company tumble

PIA suffered a major blow in operations following a malfunction to its IT department. The three days of cancelled flights will leave a big hole in BA's budget...


Angela Merkel says Europe 'must take fate into its own hands'

Merkel added that the time has come for the continent when it "really must take our fate into our own hands ". Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations Fri...


Trump's communications director has resigned

The reshuffle follows reports of disarray in the White House communications team. "Things can't keep going the way they are", a senior Trump administration of...


Putin spurns allegations that Russia meddled in foreign elections

Russian president Vladimir Putin's first meeting with Macron, in Versailles palace today, showed they weren't wrong. Putin has used this opportunity to bring ...


Big business wants Trump to stick with Paris climate accord

But in Taormina , for the final throes of the G7, Mr Trump isolated himself, and the USA, from the world's other wealthiest countries, refusing continued commi...


Putin visits France for talks; Macron does not give an inch

French President Emmanuel Macron , right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk in the Galerie des Batailles (Gallery of Battles) at the Versailles Pal...


Alcohol 'not involved' in arrest - Tiger Woods

Woods said he wanted to apologize to his family, friends and fans, adding that "I expect more from myself, too". Instead, Woods blamed the "unexpected reactio...


Election day ahead: May and Corbyn to face Paxman, but not together

Opinium said May's approval ratings had dropped to plus 11 percent from plus 17 percent, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's approval ratings had risen to...


WH communications director Michael Dubke resigns

Dubke, founding partner of Black Rock Group, had been named assistant to the President and White House communications director back in early March. The termin...


US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban

In a Sunday interview with Fox News , Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly elaborated on his thought process on the issue, claiming that for terrorist group...


Trump reported to have told confidants U.S. will leave Paris climate deal

National security adviser H.R. McMaster, who joined the briefing with Cohn, said that Trump had "delivered on all three" of his core objectives for the tr...


Trump has 'total confidence' in son-in-law Kushner

Adam Schiff, Calif., suggested that Kushner's security clearance should be reviewed. During a December 2016 meeting with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, Ku...


Trump back in Washington area after 9-day trip

After former House Speaker John Boehner-who reportedly, at the urging of Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus, called Trump and persuaded him to sign the mos...


Manchester attack probe nets another arrest, 14 now in custody

Meanwhile, Greater Manchester Police have made an appeal to the public for information about Mr. Abedi's movements since May 18, when he returned to the Unite...


CBO: Hundreds of Thousands of Coloradans Could Lose Health Coverage

The AHCA would also leave 23 million Americans without healthcare insurance over the same period. The point of health care reform is to lower costs , not rai...


Brazil's Temer urges electoral court to rule quickly on 2014 campaign

Brazil's highest court is investigating Temer for alleged obstruction of justice and involvement in passive corruption, based on a recording that seems to captu...


Modi opens longest bridge to traffic, names it after Bhupen Hazarika

About growth in the north-east, Modi said, "The bridge will open gates for economic growth in the region and bring an economic revolution". " China and Ind...


Defiant Zuma crushes dissent at ANC NEC meeting, threatens his detractors

At 1710 GMT the rand weakened 0.76 per cent to 12.9675 per dollar, erasing most of the gains in made in the previous session as investors bet on strong oppositi...


That awkward moment when Donald Trump pushes Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic

According to the Merriam-Webster definition, "shove" is on target: "to push along" or to "push or put in a rough, careless, or hasty manner". It's as if Markovi...


World Health Organization elects Ethiopia's Ghebreyesus as its new director

Tedros received 133 votes to Nabarro's 50, with two abstentions. Sania Nishtar , a Pakistani cardiologist and expert in noncommunicable diseases, was elimina...


Pope says Egyptian Copts killed by IS were 'martyrs'

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he had ordered air raids on militant camps in Libya , where he said the Minya gunmen had trained, though he did n...


Donald Trump pushes aside Montenegro PM Markovic to get in front

For diplomats, body language can be especially important. Trump had lunch with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron, who has been critical of the Re...


Newspapers review: Israeli approval of Jerusalem cable auto project focus of dailies

Al-Ayyam explained the approved plan involves the installation of a cable auto that would link a former railway station in West Jerusalem to the Moroccan (Dung)...


S. Korea's new leader orders probe of US missile launchers

Yoon Young-chan, chief presidential press secretary, told a press briefing that President Moon said it was "very shocking" after he was briefed by his top natio...


Trump Seemingly Downplays Allegations Against Kushner About Russia

White House officials defended the concept of secret communications channels without commenting specifically on the Kushner case. The president's son-in-law als...


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