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G7 leaders brace for clash with Trump on trade and climate

And by Friday evening, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said Trump's views were indeed "evolving". He came here to get smarter. "The Italian presidency will try to ensure it is a useful one, capable of bringing the different positions closer together".

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SC beats Kentucky 3-1 to reach semifinals — SEC BASEBALL

No worries, win No. 3 came Friday. Hopkins, who was expected to have a breakout year, is struggling to hit for average while nursing a gimpy quad. "We've had some tough losses". First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. It's a relief for the Gamecocks, who had seen so many games slip away this season, to be playing in a big game - especially for postseason implications - after stealing a game late.

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G7 leaders sign joint declaration on combating terrorism

While leaders at the G7 summit concurred on Internet terrorism, they did not come to an agreement on climate change - because Trump, who's already threatened to remove the United States from the landmark 2015 Paris climate change accord, remains uncertain of his stance on the matter.

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Notre Dame students stage walkout protest of VP Pence

The walkout was planned in protest at what organizers called Pence's policies that "have marginalized our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color, or sexual orientation". " Notre Dame is a campus where deliberation is welcomed-where opposing views are debated and where every speaker, no matter how unpopular or unfashionable, is afforded the right to air their views in the open for all to hear".

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Pres. Trump omits defense pact in NATO speech

The act was being widely denounced online. President Trump speaking next to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during the opening of the new NATO headquarters . "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States", Trump declared , but the networks didn't want to have it. There was also friction with British Prime Minister Theresa May after United Kingdom intelligence furiously blamed the US for leaking evidence photos from the Manchester bombing to the New ...

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G-7 leaders back stronger fight against terror

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Sicily ahead of the Group of Seven summit following his controversial statements at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels . The leaders have been wrangling on the wording of a final communique since Friday with worldwide trade and climate change the main stumbling blocks.

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Deadlock At G7 As Trump Says US Undecided On Climate Change Commitment

Leaders of the G7 meet Friday and Saturday, including newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France and Theresa May of Britain in an effort to forge a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism. However, all G7 leaders agreed to back the final communique which pledged to "fight protectionism", while acknowledging that "trade has not always worked to the benefit of everyone".

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GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine plan

Finally, while the new bill would mean lower insurance premiums for the youngest and healthiest Americans, it would mean the opposite for the country's oldest and poorest. Essential health benefits mandate that health insurers provide services such as mental health , maternal care , and hospital visits. Other states would take one or the other waiver and still others may not change health care requirements at all .

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Ahead of Summit, Trump calls Germans 'very bad' on trade

The deadly attack in Manchester was carried out by a suspected Islamist militant of Libyan descent who grew up in Britain . A leaders' declaration at the end of summit is not binding in nature. He said it was "also caused by factors that can not, or at least can not directly, be influenced by economic or financial policy measures in Germany", including the price of oil price, the euro exchange rate and "structural factors such as demographic developments".

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United States, Trump given more time to decide on Paris climate agreement

Trump has made virtually no public remarks about the G-7 other than a tweet on Friday: "Getting ready to engage G-7 leaders on many issues including economic growth, terrorism, and security". To water down the American commitment, the President could demand that the United States pay less to global bodies such as the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and contribute less money to clean energy projects in the developing world.

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Incredible drone footage shows scope of Chetek tornado damage

Devin Feuerhelm told KMSP-TV that his sister, Lenna Samuelson, lives in the Wisconsin trailer park with her two daughters, Ashley and Brenna. "They are working house to house, home to home, looking for people". The National Weather Service said it had received numerous reports of tornadoes, hail and strong winds. Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer told reporters at the scene late Tuesday that one person was known dead from the twister, although few details were available.

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Lowering health premiums may hurt benefits

But the report said the lower prices would arise largely because many consumers would be buying skimpier coverage and others wouldn't be able to afford it and would leave the market, particularly the very ill, lower-earners, and people in their 50s and early 60s.

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Straus, Patrick face off on bill

Patrick also declared, "We will be in a special session caused by Joe Straus himself". While Patrick is holding onto a significant bargaining chip, only Gov. He said of the scaled-back bill, "For many of us, and especially for me, this was a compromise". "Now we'll have a base of a Senate bill based on all these discussions, based on what the House did, based on the CBO score", he continued, referring to analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which measures the budgetary ...

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Ernie Els penalizes himself after chipping in for eagle at BMW PGA

The European Tour "will have to adjust and adapt" if radical proposals to alter golf's majors schedule are implemented, says boss Keith Pelley. "It's our flagship event and I watched it as a youngster, so it's exciting to be playing in it and I'm looking forward to it massively".

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G-7 source: United States gets more time for climate pact answer

The president's new apparent openness to staying in the landmark Paris climate pact came amid a determined pressure campaign by European leaders. But first Trump has one more day in Sicily, which will include discussions of global economy and climate, a meeting with small African nations - Trump will be seated between the leaders of Niger and Tunisia - and migration issues.

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Trump to decide next week on Paris climate accord

According to his top economist, Trump has "digested" and learned a lot of information on the issue, and is yet to make up his mind. There is strong pressure from Trump's base and some Republican lawmakers to fulfill his campaign promise to pull the United States out of the agreement.

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Trump arrives at G-7 summit in Siciliy

Addressing a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday, Mr Trump warned that all members of the alliance should contribute more financially on defence. German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer told reporters in Berlin on Friday that the EU "has a common trade policy that is implemented by the European Commission".

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Trump arrives in Sicily ahead of Group of Seven summit

Trump's pending review of USA climate policies and decision not to make up his mind before the Taormina summit has braced environmentalists for the possibility of bland language that says little after years of increasingly stronger commitments to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and emissions under the Paris Agreement.

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Trump's views on climate change "evolving" -White House adviser

The announcement on the final day of the USA president's first worldwide trip comes after he declined to commit to staying in the sweeping climate deal, resisting intense global pressure from his peers at the summit. "NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations, for 23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they're supposed to be paying for their defense", Trump accused.

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Donald Trump condemns media leaks after complaints from Britain

A tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack is displayed at Times Square in New York City, New York, US, May 24, 2017. British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Wednesday that American leaks about the Manchester bombing investigation were " irritating " and that he had "been very clear with our friends that that should not happen again".

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Reporter allegedly assaulted by GOP candidate says official explanation was a lie

House seat on Thursday, a day after being cited for assaulting a reporter, for which he apologized . At his election night rally in Bozeman on Thursday, Gianforte apologized for his behavior. Gianforte held a single-digit lead over Quist in recent polling data, but the race is far from assured because the data has also shown strong support for the Democratic challenger.

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After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home

A source at the Group of Seven summit says the seven wealthy democracies have reached a deal to give the Trump administration time to tell them whether the United States plans to stay in the Paris climate agreement . Trump said at the time that the agreement is bad for business in the USA, and that it allowed "foreign bureaucrats control over how much energy we use".

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Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks 'network' of attackers

Lukens' comments come amid a firestorm over several leaks to the USA media, the latest being a New York Times report that included photos from the scene and details from the investigation. It said it valued its relationships with "trusted intelligence, law enforcement and security partners around the world", and this allowed "privileged and sensitive information" to be shared in the fight against terrorism.

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Washington consultant charged in insider trading case

They allege that Blaszczak would then sell the information to Olan, Huber and Fogel who prosecutors say made almost $4 million in trades off of it. In his interactions with the men at Deerfield, Blaszczak would brag about his access to inside information, at one point telling Fogel that a competitor "doesn't know anyone at CMS".

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G7 leaders ink declaration on fight against terrorism, extremism

Later, as they took the traditional "family photo" group shot, the heads of state quietly kept their distance from Trump , who minutes earlier was caught on video appearing to push the prime minister of Montenegro out of the way to get to his spot.Besides a potential clash on trade, climate change is also the most contentious issue.

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Trump's views on Paris climate agreement 'evolving,' top adviser says

Whether he sides with the American voter who elected him or his leftist advisers remains to be seen. "We are sure that after an internal reflection, the United States will also want to commit to it". The other six nations in the Group of Seven agreed to stick with their commitment to implement the 2015 Paris deal that aims to slow down global warming .

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Sen. John McCain: Senate Working On Its Version Of AHCA

Bread for the World is alarmed that 23 million people , including 14 million on Medicaid , would lose health insurance coverage under the American Health Care Act (AHCA ) passed by the House of Representatives on May 4. The CBO report did find that over time premiums would come down under the House bill, even if more people become uninsured. As a outcome, the CBO and the JCT expect that the waivers in those states would have another effect: Community-rated premiums would increase ...

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G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks: French source

The French leader says he believes the arguments made by the six other members enabled Trump to understand the importance of that issue and the necessity the Paris agreement for the US economy. And he came here to learn, and he came here to get smarter. Gentiloni says "We will make an important declaration today here in Taormina on climate change, on great migrant flows, on free trade in the world on which so many jobs depend and the future prospects for our economy".

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Bear trying to get doughnuts tears off Colorado vehicle bumper

A vehicle belonging to Moose Watch Cafe of Steamboat, CO, was targeted by a powerful bear that managed to rip off the bumper before leaving unmistakable prints on Monday morning. For years, mom told me I acted like a real bear in the morning. Todd Robertson says there were no doughnuts in the vehicle, which was parked in their driveway, at the time of the bear encounter.

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Trump's Israel Trip Was 'the Moment' to Announce Embassy Relocation, Lawmaker Says

President Donald Trump's visit to the Middle East seems to have highlighted the importance of the relationship between the United States and Israel to the current administration, even if no breakthroughs in peace negotiations are expected anytime soon.

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Trump appears to shove prime minister at NATO summit

Rand Paul said he applauded Trump's stance. Shortly before his address, Trump had ran into his first problems of a landmark European trip, embarrassingly called out in public over Russian Federation and on leaks from the probe into the Manchester terror attack.

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NJ Republican: Who knows if my health care plan will kill anyone?

Senate Republicans have said they will write their own bill, which U.S. Sen. Republicans trying to roll back the 2010 health care law have made their case all about premiums, trying to find ways to give states and insurers flexibility to design plans that cost less.

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'Controversial' Climate Change Talks Don't Lead to G7 Consensus

Down to the final day of his lengthy first global trip, President Donald Trump will lift off for Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, returning to a White House that sits under a cloud of scandal. "And that's a hard balancing act". German Chancellor Angela Merkel was more downbeat, calling the G-7 climate talks "very unsatisfactory". All the world's countries except Syria and Nicaragua are signatories to the agreement, and world leaders have urged Trump not to ...

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Iran Won't Stop Missile Program, Rouhani Fires Back At Trump

Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers was expected to open up the country to the world once again, but progress has proven slow. Trump declared that he would not call the attackers "monsters", a term he believes they would prefer, instead choosing "losers", a longtime favorite Trump insult and one he has directed at comedian Rosie O'Donnell, Cher and others.

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G7 climate row deadlocked but U.S. says Trump 'evolving'

As a newly appointed special counsel is beginning his investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and close adviser, has become a focus of the probe, according to The Washington Post.


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