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Trump meets European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels Trump meets European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels
- May 28, 2017

US President Donald Trump was walking with NATO leaders during his visit to the organisation's headquarters on Thursday when he appeared to push aside Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic to get in front of the pack. Trump's preaching to member countries about pitching in their fair share has some validity, to a point, except that the president's broken-record approach seems to imply he still doesn't see the forest through the trees, the Times wrote. (more...)
Manchester suspect called mother before attack to ask for forgiveness, official says Manchester suspect called mother before attack to ask for forgiveness, official says
- May 28, 2017

As CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports, beyond the unspeakable grief, the investigation is continuing apace . More than 1,000 armed police are on standby as major events including the Football Association Cup Final and the Premiership Rugby Final are expected to draw tens of thousands of people . (more...)
Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal: Axios Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal: Axios
- May 28, 2017

The tensions took place when anarchists, communists and other anti-global protesters held a demonstration after the Group of Seven summit in Taormina , Sicily. He added: "We're all allies". On trade, the G7 vowed "to keep our markets open and to fight protectionism", but also to combat "unfair trade practices" and help those left behind by globalisation, after Trump came to power vowing "America First". (more...)
Teen Mom's Matt Baier Says Amber Portwood Wants to Marry Brother Bubby Teen Mom's Matt Baier Says Amber Portwood Wants to Marry Brother Bubby
- May 28, 2017

My motive was always business and providing for my three children", she told the outlet . In fact, when he first met Portwood, he wasn't entirely clean, but she promptly flushed the pills she found on him down the toilet. We went out for a press day for a couple days and after we finished the trip we went to L.A.to film something. Both of us were extraordinarily flattered to get such a generous offer from Vivid. (more...)
Donald Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal Donald Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal
- May 28, 2017

Following a second day of meetings at the Group of 7 summit in Sicily and remarks to US troops stationed at a nearby air base, Trump was returning to Washington and a new crush of Russia-related controversies. Officials said the meeting's final declaration would reflect a stalemate between the USA and the six other participating countries, who are all strongly committed to Paris . (more...)
RIP Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band RIP Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
- May 28, 2017

In his 2012 memoir, " My Cross to Bear ", Allman described how Duane was a central figure in his life in the years after their father was murdered by a man he met in a bar. Fellow guitarist and co-founder Dickey Betts took over lead vocal chores and held them over the course of several rocky incarnations. But in subsequent years, the band unraveled, torn apart by substance abuse, personal conflicts and solo careers. (more...)
Vanity Fair previews Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- May 28, 2017

Benicio Del Toro plays a "shady character" of dubious allegiances, who is nameless in the film but is called "DJ" on set. "The amusing thing is, between " VII " and 'VIII , ' Finn's now a big deal! ". Written and directed by Rian Johnson , the " Star Wars " sequel will follow J.J. Abrams' box-office smash " The Force Awakens ". Kelly Marie Tran's Rose, who we learned at Star Wars Celebration would have an integral Last Jedi role, will team up with Finn for "a mission behind enemy ... (more...)
Pirates5 hack threat was hoax, says Disney
- May 28, 2017

Disney has claimed that the reported hacks that pirated their upcoming films were completely false and were nothing more than empty threats . Darkness claimed to have stolen an incomplete cut of the film and demanded a ransom of 2 bitcoins per month until September. (more...)
NY Times rips Trump over 'embarrassing' North Atlantic Treaty Organisation speech
- May 28, 2017

Trump was elected in November after a campaign in which he rejected numerous tenets that the Group of Seven has stood for, including free trade, multilateralism and the liberal democratic values. The president said recent terrorist attacks in Manchester, England and Egypt underscored the need for the U.S.to "defeat terrorism and protect civilization". (more...)
AP reports: Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria AP reports: Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria
- May 28, 2017

Meeting with reporters in Sicily, two Trump advisers refused to address the contents of Kushner's December meeting with the Russian diplomat. Lt. Gen. While Mr. Flynn and the former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, are persons of interest in the FBI investigation, Mr. Kushner is not a target, but a subject of investigation, according to reports based on conversations with officials. (more...)
Indiana Legislators React To CBO Score On GOP Health Care Bill Indiana Legislators React To CBO Score On GOP Health Care Bill
- May 28, 2017

Several Republican senators have said they don't want to take up the House-approved health care bill but want to work on their own version. "Last-minute changes to the AHCA made by the House offered no real improvements", said Andrew Gurman, president of the American Medical Association , in a statement. (more...)
G-7 leaders give US more time on climate deal G-7 leaders give US more time on climate deal
- May 28, 2017

There were scuffles in Sicily on Saturday as protesters tried break through a police cordon protecting world leaders at this year's G7. "We have great bonds with other countries", Trump said during his address to the U.S. "Having been a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officer, under President Bush and President Obama, and then having been back there in Brussels representing the Department of Defense under President Trump...this is a consistent message that we have given the North Atlantic ... (more...)
Poll shows Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as vote approaches
- May 28, 2017

A YouGov poll - the first since Monday night's terror attack - had put the Conservatives on 43 per cent, with Labour on 38. Senior Labour politician Mike Gapes, a former chairman of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, suggested Corbyn was buying into Daesh propaganda, saying the Islamic terror group "hate us for what we are", not "for what we do". (more...)
Southern rock founding father Gregg Allman dies at age 69 Southern rock founding father Gregg Allman dies at age 69
- May 28, 2017

I've lost too many lately (friends) lately and this one is gonna be hard to get past. Allman co-founded the group with older brother and guitarist Duane Allman in the late 1960s, and their unique blend of soulful lyrics and gritty guitar riffs made them one of the most popular concert attractions of the rock ballroom era. (more...)
Trump son-in-law sought secret line to Moscow Trump son-in-law sought secret line to Moscow
- May 28, 2017

On Friday, the Washington Post and New York Times reported that Mr Kushner had wanted to use Russian facilities to avoid U.S. interception of discussions with Moscow . As Trump and his entourage prepared to return to the US from Italy on Saturday, McMaster and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn fielded questions at a news briefing about reports that Kushner discussed establishing a backchannel line of communication between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin. (more...)
Rocker Chris Cornell remembered as 'voice of our generation'
- May 28, 2017

Coroner's officials released say preliminary autopsy results show the singer hanged himself , but full toxicology results remain pending. The mourners were welcomed by Cornell's Audioslave track Like a Stone, while the ceremony opened with one of the late rocker's more recent solo tunes, The Promise , and Temple of the Dog's All Night Thing played as the memorial came to a close. (more...)
Carrie Fisher appears as Princess Leia on Vanity Fair cover
- May 28, 2017

Hamill also reveals that he and Fisher were "really attracted to each other" back in the day, and even had "makeout sessions", until they made a decision to pull back for fear of harming their relationship. Just Google del Toro's name along with the movie title, and you'll be treated to all kinds of fan speculation about who he is, with several characters from " Star Wars Rebels " being tossed about as possibilities. (more...)
Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues
- May 28, 2017

In March, he canceled performances for the rest of 2017. He underwent a liver transplant in 2010. He and his older brother were raised by their mother, the former Geraldine Alice Robbins, after their father, Willis Turner Allman , a combat veteran of World War II, was murdered by a hitchhiker in 1949. (more...)
Drake sets record for most single-year Billboard Music Awards
- May 28, 2017

Dion received a standing ovation as she performed her iconic song "My Heart Can't Go On" 20 years after its initial prominence as the main song from the blockbuster Leonardo DiCaprio-Kate Winslet film " Titanic ". He said: "I want to say, Nicki Minaj - I'm so glad we found our way back because I love you and I could never ever ever see it any other way". The Billboard Icon award couldn't be more suited for anyone in the audience that night. (more...)
Ariana Grande to return to Manchester to perform benefit concert
- May 28, 2017

May's lead in the polls has fallen to 5 percentage points, a new low less than two weeks ahead of a June 8 election, but her personal rating recovered slightly in the days since the Manchester suicide bombing . But she urged Britons to remain vigilant and said soldiers would remain at high-profile sites throughout the current holiday weekend. We could not be more thrilled to hear that Ariana's first concert since the attack will be so unbelievable! They include an 8-year-old girl, a Polish ... (more...)

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