CNN reported on Wednesday night that congressional investigators were looking into whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions had an undisclosed private meeting with Kislyak during the campaign, citing Republican and Democratic sources in Congress and intelligence officials briefed on the probe.
The White House announced on Thursday that the United States will no longer be part of the Paris climate deal, but what does that actually mean? In a telephone call with Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May said she was disappointed with the USA decision because the accord "provides the right global framework for protecting the prosperity and security of future generations, while keeping energy affordable and secure for our citizens and businesses", according to a statement from her ...
At a committee hearing into tax avoidance, tax evasion and the Panama Papers at the European parliament on Tuesday, chaired by German MEP Werner Langen, Juncker was probed about his role and involvement in the tax deals, which saw over 300 global companies including Pepsi, Ikea and Abbott Laboratories involved in deals to reduce their tax liability, during his time as finance minister and then prime minister of Luxembourg.
The blast came two days after Merkel cast doubts on EU's alignment with the United States and Britain, saying that Europeans should determine their own destiny. Trump took to Twitter early in the day in the United States to attack Germany, a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel ramped up her doubts about the reliability of Washington as an ally.
While highly unlikely, a Labour-led coalition is not a mathematical impossibility. "If the Labour Party unexpectedly wins next week, then we would expect to see a sharp shock in the United Kingdom stock market, as Corbyn's tax-and-spend plans could hurt the United Kingdom corporate environment", said Kathleen Brooks, a London-based research director at City Index.
He said the Tories are "weak and wobbly" and can not be believed following the PM's U-turn on the so-called " dementia tax " and her failure to set out how many pensioners stand to lose their winter fuel payments, policies which have been widely credited as a major factor in the narrowing of the polls.
Officials said at least 30 people were hurt, some seriously, as they rushed to escape what at first had been feared as a militant attack. Philippine police chief Ronald dela Rosa told DZMM radio a lone gunman burst into the building's casino , fired shots and set gaming tables on fire, before fleeing the scene.
But critics of his move pointed out that renewable energy industries, particularly solar, are creating hundreds of thousands of jobs - far more than now exist in coal. The COP 23 talks will be held in Bonn from November 6-17, with Germany inviting Fiji's PM to act as president to give a voice to those on the frontline of climate change.
Although final details about Comey's testimony have not been worked out, a source told CNN it could come as early as the start of June. Right before Comey dived into his investigation into Trump's Russian ties (via the 2016 president election tampering claims), he was sacked with the president citing the probe as the reason.
What will the special counsel do? A string of damning revelations poured in in the months since Trump fired Flynn , Trump's transition team has warned former national security adviser Michael Flynn about the risks of communicating with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
I've experienced that in the last few days. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday pledged " more decisive action than ever" to protect the climate after the U.S. She said: "It is necessary to be open to achieve fair trade conditions". Following U.S. President Trump's nine-day foreign trip that ended last week, Angela Merkel remarked that Europe could no longer rely on the United States and the continent needed to take its destiny into its own hands.
A policeman stands on guard behind a window full of bullet holes as government soldiers assault the Maute group in Marawi City, Philippines May 31, 2017. Padilla said 960 civilians have been rescued, and an estimated 1,000 residents remain trapped in the city. The International Committee of the Red Cross called Wednesday for a humanitarian ceasefire to save them.
Manila , Philippines - Several casualties have been reported as a result of an attack by a lone gunman at Resorts World Manila early Friday morning, according to RWM officials. The attack sent hundreds of people fleeing into the night. A South Korean victim died in the evacuation. "Before we exited, we heard two gunshots and there was thick smoke on the ground floor".
Perhaps Clinton's most fresh and savage criticism on Wednesday was directed at the Democratic National Committee. "I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party", Ms. Watching the story about her private email server explode was a "maddening" experience, Clinton said, as she specifically called out The New York Times for its coverage of the issue.
This time, Germany is the new enemy, after a recent visit to Europe left leaders there despondent about U.S. relations and prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to make the unprecedented statement that Europe could no longer fully count on the United States as an ally .
With the tweet , Blankfein became the most high-profile Wall Street figure to come out against Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate deal. Cohn, the head of the president's National Economic Council, had been seen as supporting the Paris agreement.
President Emmanuel Macron of France repeated that belief in an English-language speech from the presidential palace, unprecedented from a French president in an address at home. "The United States under the Trump administration will continue to be the cleanest and most environmentally friendly country on Earth". Climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said the European Union "deeply regrets" Mr Trump's decision and will seek new alliances around the world - including among American ...
Mr Robertson is defending a 9,065 majority in Moray, but the poll - conducted before the Manchester bomb attack and the recent Corbyn- inspired Labour surge - predicts the senior SNP figure will fail to be re-elected. Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie will join Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale in questioning the First Minister.
Earlier on Saturday, police evacuated as a precaution an area of the Moss Side neighborhood in Manchester as they searched a property as part of a probe into the deadly bombing. Britain's security level has been upgraded to "critical" meaning officials believe another attack may be imminent. - Libya's Deterrence Force, which acts as the police of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord, arrests Abedi's father Ramadan, saying it had already arrested his brother Hashem on Tuesday.
To circumvent the 1995 law requiring the embassy to relocate to Jerusalem , each USA president since Bill Clinton has signed a waiver every six months to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv. A Palestinian official has welcomed Trump's decision not to move the USA embassy. Trump had vowed during his presidential campaign that he would move the US Embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds, a step that would enrage Palestinians and create an global furor.
Following a four-day Memorial Day holiday, Kansas lawmakers get back to work on Tuesday. In the interview, Cornyn correctly said that Republicans are merely trying to keep a promise they've been making since Obamacare was enacted in 2010.
Keizer, Ore. - A small quake stuck within 9 miles of Salem, Oregon Thursday morning. Earthquakes that are of a lower magnitude are rarely felt by humans. The natural disaster appears to have been light in intensity, according to the USGS website. Preliminary reports for the two quakes indicate magnitudes of 2.9 and 3.0.
Goldman's GS, -1 .78% purchase of $2.8 billion in bonds, first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Sunday , comes as Maduro's detractors, which control the congress, have pleaded with worldwide financial institutions to avoid transactions that might help a government accused of human-rights abuses in a country hobbled by poverty.
Trump announced the withdrawal the same day he pulled back from another campaign promise: to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Largest contributor to climate change: The US is the largest historical contributor to climate change, responsible for 21 per cent of the current carbon stock in the atmosphere.
Former Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie said the White House needs to "bring in some talent who are dedicated to the president's agenda". Dubke, who said in his resignation letter that he was leaving for "personal reasons", hinted to those he spoke with just days before he met with Trump that he knew changes, spearheaded by the president, were coming.
PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): David, is that a yes? While overseas, Trump's longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, joined a still-forming legal team to help the president shoulder the intensifying investigations into Russian interference in the election and Trump associates' potential involvement.
Mrs May even suggested that her opponent would not be sufficiently patriotic to "fight for Britain" in forthcoming talks. Corbyn used a rally in Basildon, in southeastern England, to say that May and the Conservatives are putting Britain's economy at risk by taking an unnecessarily hard line toward the European Union over Brexit terms, which may lead to a breakdown in talks.
Those three states proved decisive for President Trump and, especially in the case of MI and Wisconsin, were neglected by the Clinton campaign. NBC host Andrea Mitchell accused Clinton Wednesday of "drawing a conspiracy theory" over her claims.
A video of the priest appeared on social media on Tuesday in which he repeated the militants' demands to withdraw, and said the militants were holding 240 people hostage. The clashes erupted on Tuesday last week when gunmen waving black flags of the ISIS group rampaged through the mostly Muslim-populated city in response to an effort by security forces to arrest a Filipino on the United States government's list of most-wanted terrorists.
The subpoenas were announced as the special counsel overseeing the government's investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation has approved former FBI Director James Comey to testify before the Senate intelligence committee , according to a Comey associate.
The security guard shot was the waist by the gunman and about 75 others suffered mostly minor injuries such as bruising as they stampeded to get out, said police officer Jeffrey Francisco. IS said "lonewolf soldiers" from its group carried out the attack, according to the SITE Intelligence Group that monitors terrorist organisations. Shots and loud bangs rang out shortly after midnight (1600 GMT) in the buildings close to Terminal Three of Ninoy Aquino International Airport and an air ...
In a historic speech to leaders from 50 Muslim countries, Mr. Trump described the struggle against Islamic extremists as a "battle between good and evil". The president put much of the onus for combating extremists on Mideast leaders: "Drive them out of your places of worship". Drive them out of your communities.
Musk came under pressure previously to exit the council, especially after Trump's executive order in January banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries. The Paris decision will likely make it harder for Trump to get buy-in from world leaders on the issues he wants to prioritize. "The Paris Agreement provides the right global framework for protecting the prosperity and security of future generations, while keeping energy affordable and secure for our citizens ...
Palestinian leaders, Arab governments and Western allies had urged Trump not to proceed with the embassy relocation, which would have upended decades of USA policy by granting what would have been seen as de facto US recognition of Israel's claim to all of Jerusalem as its capital.
The New York Times cited local media reports that there were explosions around the hotel, which is near Manila's global airport. A masked gunman stormed a hotel-casino complex in the Philippine capital early Friday. The gunman did not shoot anyone but disappeared into the chaos of smoke and running people, leading to a manhunt throughout the casino , hotel and shopping complex that ended just after dawn.