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Terror in India, not imaginary, it is real says Putin

In a sign of exasperation, Putin compared what he described as the obsessive US focus on alleged Russian interference with the vote to anti-Semitism. They don't want to admit their mistake. He blamed the Democrats for the failure to acknowledge their mistakes in the campaign, and "taking internal US political squabbles into the worldwide arena".

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Explosions kill at least 4 at funeral in Kabul

No group claimed responsibility for the May 31 attack, the deadliest bombing in the capital since a USA -led invasion drove the Taliban from power in 2001. Witnesses say police fired live rounds into the air to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), has ruled out the involvement of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in the region, insisting that the Haqqani Network is behind the attack ...

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Trump summons Muslim nations to confront 'Islamic terror of all kinds'

Addressing the Arab-Islamic-US summit in Riyadh , President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged India as a victim of terror and called for countries to fight terrorism within their borders. "America is a sovereign nation and our first priority is always the safety and security of our citizens", the president said. To reconcile those "America first" policies with his attempts to build global coalitions, Trump promised that US foreign policy would be guided by what he called "principled ...

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Putin to NBC's Megyn Kelly: Children could hack election

They may have been more successful than usual in the 2016 election, but that has to do with lax security at the DNC and a hysterical response afterward. We ought to understand what is happening and where it will lead us. Putin denied the claims repeatedly. With particular scorn, Putin scoffed at the US focus on the Russian ambassador's contacts with members of Mr.

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Turkey summons US Ambassador over clash during Erdogan's US visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had just wrapped up his meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House. Now, Turkey says it has summoned the us ambassador in Ankara . In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said that USA security personnel were "aggressive" and "unprofessional". Shortly after news broke that he had been summoned, Bass was at the airport in Ankara to greet U.S.

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White House reiterates Trump's support for strong US-Israel alliance

President Donald Trump says celebrity Kathy Griffin "should be ashamed of herself" for appearing in a video holding what looked like Trump's bloody, severed head. At 12:06 a.m. on May 31st, Donald Trump tweeted, " Despite the constant negative press covfefe ". But the push has gained momentum as more revelations emerge about Kushner's questionable activities.

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Nobody at White House will say whether Trump believes in climate change

She called Trump's Rose Garden announcement "deeply disappointing", but suggested the president is costing the US a golden opportunity to profit from the inevitable growth of clean-tech initiatives around the globe. Nobody at the White House seems to have asked President Donald Trump about his position on climate change . "This historic partnership to push forward with the Paris Agreement is a significant advance in the fight against climate change".

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Looking to reverse course at home for Game 3

Wednesday night's Game 2 was tied 1-1 after two periods, but Guentzel scored 10 seconds into the third. Concerts and viewing parties for the Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final will take place in this area, not Hall of Fame Park. Through two games of the Stanley Cup Final, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been badly outshot, lost the majority of faceoffs and had the puck far less than the Nashville Predators .

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Trump asked 2 United States intel chiefs to deny Russian Federation collusion

Multiple officials told The Washington Post that Coats and Rogers thought Trump's request was inappropriate. Of course, that memo wouldn't be the only time a senior intelligence official apparently documented an inappropriate request made by Trump regarding the Russian Federation investigation.

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Wisconsin crews recover third body from debris of corn mill blast

He also said the fire and explosion occurred within "distinctly separate systems". A convoy of trucks, one marked "Urban Search and Rescue", rumbled toward the mill Thursday afternoon. Brunker called the violation "ancient history". "Once they shared with us that the plant was safe, that it was secure, we needed to continue moving forward with graduation here", the superintendent said.

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Joe Lieberman is front-runner to be next Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Those were two of the four names the White House said Mr. Trump was considering to replace James B, Comey , who was sacked last week . The circumstances surrounding the firing have made the appointment closely watched, with senators calling for an unimpeachable, nonpartisan appointment.

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Ex-Penn State president will serve 2-month jail sentence

Former athletic director Tim Curley will spend three months in jail. Spanier was given four to 12 months - two to be served in jail, the rest under house arrest. McQueary, who later became a Penn State assistant football coach, was sacked by the university in the wake of Sandusky's arrest in 2011. Prosecutors said Curley and Schultz never called the police, even though they knew the accusations were similar to the allegations in the 1998 report.

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Ex-Penn State officials face sentencing in Sandusky scandal

Senior Judge John Boccabella handed down the sentences on Friday to former Penn State President Graham Spanier , ex-Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz . Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier in 2010. "[Paterno] could have made a phone call without so much as getting his hands dirty", Boccabella said, according to Charles Thompson of PennLive.

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Iran's foreign minister scorns Donald Trump after Saudi speech, arms deal

When it came to the core of his speech - the fight against terrorism - the president's choice in words really mattered. The President also called upon every country in the Middle East to make sure terrorists aren't given "sanctuary on their soil".

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Leaders say world will abide by Paris Accord, with or without US

Thompson Center, where protesters will publicly call on Gov. Bruce Rauner to implement a plan to lower Illinois' carbon emissions. According to a report in the New York Times , a group of mayors, governors, companies and university presidents are planning to submit a plan to the United Nations that would outline how they would meet greenhouse gas emission targets as stipulated by the deal.

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Leaders pledge to boost climate efforts after Trump decision

An analysis by the Climate Action Tracker, a consortium of researchers, suggests that climate-change policies instituted by Obama would have cut United States greenhouse-gas emissions by 10% below 2005 levels in 2025. " Cities will continue to lead the way in innovation and sustainability". "Undoubtedly the withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement is regrettable - after all, the United States is the second biggest polluter in the world", Pomerants told BNS on Friday.

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61 mayors adopt Paris climate accord after U.S. pulls out

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on television on Friday the Paris deal "put an extraordinary burden on the American". (The others are Nicaragua , which did not sign it because the political leaders of that country felt it was not strong enough , and Syria, which was in the midst of civil war and whose leaders were hardly in a position to engage in worldwide talks.) Beyond the wholly understandable outrage, can there be positive progressive action to counter Trump's pernicious ...

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Man Accused In Portland Train Attack Tells Cops: "I'm Happy Now"

Christian is charged with aggravated murder and other related counts. His court-appointed attorney, Gregory Scholl, didn't immediately return a call. The Christian Family offer their heartfelt condolences to those men who lost their lives at the hands of their son on May 26, 2017. The defendent told police that he has no mental health issues, no income and can not recall the last time he had a permanent address.

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House gives final OK to its budget; talks with Senate next

Communications director Michael Dubke announced his resignation Tuesday, while Trump and his aides worked to deflect questions about whether his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, inappropriately worked to establish a back channel for talks with the Russian government during the transition.

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India 'Committed To Paris Climate Agreement', Despite Donald Trump-led US Exit

The government of one of Africa's largest economies said the decision damaged the rule of law and "trust between nations", adding that the US has a "moral obligation" to support poorer countries in the global effort against climate change.

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Ex-Penn St officials sorry didn't do more in Sandusky case

Spanier, former athletic director Timothy Curley and former Vice President Gary Schultz , who oversaw the university police department, each face up to five years behind bars for a single misdemeanor count of child endangerment but could receive a lesser penalty under the state's sentencing guidelines.

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Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty in Sexting Case, Could Get Years in Prison

He agreed to not appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison. His sentencing has been set for September 8. The investigation infamously intersected previous year with the 2016 presidential campaign, when agents seized devices and found emails between Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin , Weiner's estranged wife and a top Clinton adviser.

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Portland Attack Survivor Asks People To Support The Harassed Girls

The interviewer wrote that Christian became loud and animated when talking about what he believed to be the suppression of free speech. Standing behind glass partitions in the defendant's area, he continued: "Death to the enemies of America.

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Russian Federation discussed having 'derogatory' information on Trump during the campaign

The Russian government officials, whose conversations were intercepted by American intelligence gatherers, discussed embarrassing information that was apparently financial. The report said the sources would not say which campaign associates were talked about, and one source said the United States names intercepted in the surveillance were masked but the conversations were focused on Trump's team.

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Flynn will provide some subpoenaed records to Senate Intel Committee

It also approved subpoenas for the Flynn Intel Group LLC and for Michael D. Cohen & Associates PC. The House Intelligence Committee has issued seven subpoenas for information relating to the investigation into Russia's election meddling previous year.

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61 mayors adopt Paris climate accord after USA pulls out

The colour was plastered on buildings across the world including France , Canada , Australia and, of course, the United States of America itself. Mr. "To continue on this path, we urge you to make a clean exit from the Paris Agreement so that your Administration can follow through on its commitment to Clean Power Plan".

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The Islamic-US summit, a Sunni mobilisation against Iran?

A longtime businessman, Trump has cast Middle East peace as the "ultimate deal" and has tasked son-in-law Jared Kushner and former real estate lawyer Jason Greenblatt with charting a course forward. While Israeli officials cheered Trump's election, some are now wary of the tougher line he has taken on settlements: urging restraint but not calling for a full halt to construction.

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Darwin man killed in a fight in San Francisco

He was pronounced dead upon arrival at hospital. Fox 2 News reported that investigators are reviewing CCTV footage from a nearby security camera. Officer Talkoff said that two suspects have been detained. It is understood no weapons were involved, and police are determining whether drugs or alcohol were factors. "It shocks me, but it's not like it doesn't happen in every big city", he said.

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European gov'ts condemn United States withdrawal from Paris agreement

Nike has also weighed in on the issue following the announcement . What is striking about the reaction to the Trump decision is how many business leaders are talking about the economic opportunity that worldwide climate action brings, opportunities that United States could well miss out on.

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Vladimir Putin fights election-tampering accusations with his own shots at US

Putin said that US intelligence, which concluded Moscow was behind the election meddling in hopes of helping President Donald Trump win, "invented" evidence that pointed to Russian Federation. The prime minister said he was glad that Putin had yesterday publicly stated that the resolution would be discussed. "Was it so important who leaked it?" he said.

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Hillary Clinton: Trump has let loose 'dangerous' level of hate

Clinton made the remarks at the Recode tech conference in California on Wednesday. "I thought it was a hidden message to the Russians ", the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate quipped Wednesday. The former secretary of state said Russian interference in the election and the "weaponising" of information and fake news were among the key reasons behind her defeat.

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Chinese maker of Ivanka shoes denies labor violations

The other two activists - Li Zhao and Su Heng - who were investigating the firm undercover at Huajian factories in Dongguan in Guangdong province and in Ganzhou remain missing. China Labour Watch is one of the highest profile rights groups working in China, examining working conditions in factories that were the backbone of China's massive economic expansion, supplying some of the world's top companies.

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Putin: US Election Hackers Could Have Been from Anywhere

According to the Russian president, politicians backing Hillary Clinton miscalculated the mood during the U.S. campaign. Julia Ioffe of The Atlantic is essential reading on all things Putin and Russian Federation, not least because she was born there and still speaks the language.

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Notre Dame graduates walk out on Pence

Approximately 100 Notre Dame graduates walked out of Vice President Mike Pence's speech, apparently uninterested in his advice to always wear sunscreen or whatever words of wisdom he was imparting on the fighting Irish's graduating class.

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Bathroom Bill Passes as Amendment

Late Sunday night, supporters found a way around that failed measure by tacking on bathroom limits to a separate and unrelated bill that covers school emergency operation plans. House Speaker Joe Straus had called Patrick's threat "regrettable". Top firms, chambers of commerce and lobbyists also have decried the bathroom bill in all forms as bad for business.


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