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Flynn and Trump lawyer subpoenaed over Russia investigation Flynn and Trump lawyer subpoenaed over Russia investigation
- June 02, 2017

One of President Donald Trump's personal attorneys, Michael Cohen , has received an "invitation to provide information and testimony" that pertains to the Russian Federation investigation to House and Senate intelligence committees , Cohen has confirmed. (more...)
May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with UK vote 1 week away
- June 02, 2017

According to the model Labour would get 257 seats, up from 229, the Liberal Democrats 10, up from the nine Tim Farron's party held when the election was called, the SNP 50, the Greens one and Plaid Cymru three. Prime Minister Theresa May was criticised for not appearing on the BBC debate. She replied: "The truth is we are fighting to win and we are fighting to win with a majority". (more...)
Focus on Kudankulam power plant agreement as PM Modi lands in Russian Federation
- June 02, 2017

In a bid to boost India-Spain business and investment ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with CEOs of leading Spanish companies here on Wednesday, inviting them to invest in India and benefit from the vast potential that awaits them in the country. (more...)
Trump Says He Hasn't Ruled out Visiting Western Wall With Netanyahu Trump Says He Hasn't Ruled out Visiting Western Wall With Netanyahu
- June 02, 2017

Trump had arrived from Saudi Arabia where he signed a massive $110 billion arms deal with Riyadh. Following his meeting with Abbas, he said in a final speech before departing the country for Vatican City, that, "the Palestinians are ready for peace", and added that Netanyahu was also "reaching for peace". (more...)
Sen. Lee Applauds Pres. Trump's withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement Sen. Lee Applauds Pres. Trump's withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
- June 02, 2017

Trump refused to endorse the landmark climate change accord at a summit of the G7 group of wealthy nations on Saturday, saying he needed more time to decide. Trump promoted his announcement Wednesday night on Twitter , after a day in which US allies around the world sounded alarms about the likely consequences of a USA withdrawal. (more...)
China vows to work with EU to uphold Paris pact
- June 02, 2017

Trump is leaning toward pulling out of the accord , people familiar with his thinking said on Wednesday. Trump had promised during the presidential campaign to withdraw the United States , but has gotten pushback from some big businesses, oil and natural gas companies and others. (more...)
U.S. will withdraw from Paris accord on global warming
- June 02, 2017

President Donald Trump says the United States will immediately cease "all implementation" of Paris climate change accord standards. Under former President Barack Obama , the US had agreed to reduce emissions to 26 per cent to 28 per cent of 2005 levels by 2025 - about 1.6 billion tons. (more...)
Indian Economy Rides on Consumer Spending Revival Ahead of GST Launch Indian Economy Rides on Consumer Spending Revival Ahead of GST Launch
- June 02, 2017

Principal Commissioner of Service Tax Bijay Kumar presented the data at GST training programme organised by CII. The most direct and effective method for reducing bidi consumption is to increase its price through tax increases. Jaitley further informed that the other subordinate legislations will also be considered by the GST Council on March 31 and once that is approved, the principal task would remain fixing of tariff against every commodity for which a formula has already been devised. (more...)
U.S. will withdraw from Paris climate accord
- June 02, 2017

Mr. Trump said Wednesday he was still listening to "a lot of people both ways". "Generations from now, Americans will look back at Donald Trump's decision to leave the Paris Agreement as one of the most ignorant and risky actions ever taken by any President", Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune said in a statement . (more...)
North Korea official: We can hit China with nuclear-tipped missile North Korea official: We can hit China with nuclear-tipped missile
- June 02, 2017

The declaration of success with the Polaris-2, which the USA calls the KN-15, comes just a week after North Korea launched a new missile, the Hwasong-12-which experts say is capable of flying 2,800 miles, more than enough to reach the US base in Guam and farther than any weapon that North Korea has successfully fired to date. (more...)
Theresa May: Back my vision of brighter Brexit future Theresa May: Back my vision of brighter Brexit future
- June 02, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May was criticised for not appearing on the BBC debate. Labour are on 39 per cent from 36 per cent, which is the narrowest gap YouGov polling has had in the race to date. Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn , speaks at the launch of the party's race and faith manifesto at an event in Watford, England, Tuesday May 30, 2017. (more...)
United Nations chief says climate deal 'absolutely essential' United Nations chief says climate deal 'absolutely essential'
- June 02, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump's decision "a stunning abdication of American leadership", saying in a statement that pulling out of the pact will result in "a grave threat to our planet's future". If the president decides to scrap USA participation, the Tesla CEO said he would stop participating in White House councils. For example, under the Obama administration, the USA vowed to cut its emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2025. (more...)
Serial killer and rapist now works at a children's school Serial killer and rapist now works at a children's school
- June 02, 2017

Homolka has lived in Quebec since 2005, when she was released from prison. Homolka supervised kindergarten children from the Greaves Adventist Academy on a field trip in March and once brought her dog to the school for students to pet, according to a report by Breakfast Television . (more...)
Trump's Biggest Goals at Risk as Kushner Is Sucked Into Probe
- June 02, 2017

The briefing came four days after The Washington Post reported the president's son-in-law and senior adviser tried to set up back-channel communications with the Russians during the transition. Meanwhile, the White House is braced for a fresh wave of scrutiny as Mr Trump on Monday rallied behind his embattled son-in-law and top aide, Mr Jared Kushner. (more...)
Kulbhushan Jadhav will not be executed until mercy pleas exhausted Kulbhushan Jadhav will not be executed until mercy pleas exhausted
- June 02, 2017

Zakaria said that his statement was aimed at addressing "certain misrepresentations/false statements/allegations" made by the Indian media following the ICJ's provisional order of May 18. "We have given the court our arguments on merits and jurisdiction". Asserting that Pakistan's position in this matter has been made clear, Zakaria said, "We had sought information from India" on 23 January, 2017, on the basis of Jadhav's confession and statements. (more...)
New Trump attack on Germany widens transatlantic rift Featured
- June 02, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with President Donald Trump during a photo with G7 leaders at the Ancient Greek Theater of Taormina, during the G7 Summit, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Taormina, Italy. His departure comes amid White House plans for a larger strategic shake-up to tackle head-on allegations involving communication between Russian Federation and Mr Trump's presidential campaign, including a "war room" to combat mounting questions and multiple probes. (more...)
'You got no safe place': Portland stabbing suspect rants in court 'You got no safe place': Portland stabbing suspect rants in court
- June 02, 2017

Court documents based on Jeremy Christian's interview at the Multnomah County Jail show he was concerned about free speech. Once behind the glass barriers of the defendants' area, he declared: "Death to the enemies of America". Fletcher told ABC News that he made that statement because " Portland has always tried to pride itself [on] being a city of love, respect, diversity and safety for all people". (more...)
Comey to confirm Trump pressured him on Flynn investigation
- June 02, 2017

On Feb. 14, Trump allegedly asked Comey during a private meeting to cease an ongoing investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn , who had resigned a day prior. The committee said Comey would testify in a public setting starting at 10 a.m., and a closed session would follow beginning at 1 p.m. Others disqualified themselves in the eyes of the White House by making negative statements about Trump during the campaign. (more...)
Senators asked Comey to investigate AG Jeff Sessions for possible perjury
- June 02, 2017

We've been down this road with the attorney general before. CNN reported that Kislyak and Sessions attended a VIP reception at the Mayflower, where Trump was delivering a foreign policy address in April 2016, but also that the FBI was investigating whether there was an additional, private meeting between the two that day. (more...)
Pakistan govt behaving like 'Sicilian Mafia': Supreme Court judge Pakistan govt behaving like 'Sicilian Mafia': Supreme Court judge
- June 02, 2017

The bench directed Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf Ali, who has been appointed as prosecutor, to collect material related to the case. The bench also came down hard on Hashmi over his controversial remarks, with Justice Azmat Saeed commenting that only mafias and terrorists threaten children in the way that he [Hashmi] did. (more...)