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by | June 01, 2017 | 10:26

When asked whether the White House is considering changing how it communicates the president's message by having different faces at the podium for example, Spicer said, "I don't think that there's anything that we haven't said before about how the president has an unbelievably qualified cabinet, and we've utilized them a ton in the past".

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:27

The Air Force declared Squadron Leader D Pankaj and Flight Lieutenant S Achudev dead yesterday, after days of searches in the forests where the jet crashed, approximately 60 km from Assam's Tezpur Air Base. The first batch of the Russia-made fighter jet was inducted by the IAF in the late 1990s. Inclement weather condition and adverse terrain had hampered the massive Search and Rescue mission mounted to locate the pilots and the aircraft.

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:21

They wonder why the leader of Germany's most influential global ally seems more willing to criticize their country than nations with questionable human rights records."Europeans think they are now being treated worse by Trump than countries like Russian Federation or Saudi Arabia ", said Stephan Bierling, an expert on transatlantic relations at the University of Regensburg in Germany.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:58

The tweet follows a volley of criticism from Germany after the president concluded his first official tour overseas on Sunday, returning from Saudi Arabia , Israel , Brussels and then Italy for a G7 summit. When pressed by a reporter who cited Merkel's comments about lessening the country's reliance on the United States that seemed to allude to Trump's election and presidency, Spicer was quick to decry those comments as out of context.

by | June 01, 2017 | 10:11

Conley. President Donald Trump has renewed his criticism of Germany following Chancellor Angela Merkel's suggestion that her country needs to adopt a more independent stance in world affairs. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also criticized Trump's policies toward refugees and immigration, saying they put Europe's peace at risk. "So we're going to continue to support our allies the way we always have", she told MSNBC.".

by | June 01, 2017 | 10:07

Now even the second one will shut down in 2019, nearly 40 years after, in view of financial constraints and no rescue plan coming from the state of Pennsylvania , said its owner Exelon Corp . "A bailout of the nuclear industry may temporarily extend the lifespan of TMI for a few years, but the negative effect of higher energy costs as a result of a bailout would have a major impact on all energy users", the coalition, called Citizens Against Nuclear Bailouts , said in a statement.

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:59

Dubke's hiring had been meant to lighten the load on Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, who had also been handling the duties of communications director during Trump's first month in office. Trump has privately pinned some of the blame for his administration's rough start on the White House's communications strategy. Trump returned from his overseas trip over the weekend.

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:11

May 28, 2017: In a veiled attack on the U.S. at a rally of her Christian Democratic Union, Merkel said "the times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over". Just a few days later, President Trump held a series of disastrous encounters with our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners - nations who are among our closest and most important allies in the world - and left them with the impression that the United States could no longer be trusted to stand by their side in ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:33

But YouGov acknowledged that models could not produce estimates as accurate as a full-scale poll in each constituency. Labour's Jeremy Corbyn , the man running to oust Theresa May as British prime minister, was unable to say how much his plans to reform childcare would cost as he launched the policy on Tuesday, attracting strong criticism from rivals.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:39

The committee responded with a pair of more specific subpoenas, to which Flynn had until Tuesday to respond. Also Wednesday, the FBI told a House committee that it would not be complying with a Wednesday deadline to turn over memos written by former FBI Director James Comey detailing his discussions with President Donald Trump .

by | June 01, 2017 | 10:08

Trump tweeted he would announce his formal decision "over the next few days". Under Trump, who once called climate change a "hoax", the country has resisted intense pressure from its partners to commit to respecting the global accord.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:29

CNN has cut ties with Kathy Griffin after a video was released depicting her holding President Donald Trump's severed head. President Trump said on Twitter the images affected his 11-year-old son Barron . and Chelsea Clinton both taking to Twitter to slam Griffin for imagery suggesting the assassination of the president of the United States. In a statement obtained by ABC News today, first lady Melania Trump said the image is "very disturbing" and "simply wrong".

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:42

Lewandowski's comments came a day after the news broke that White House communications director Michael Dubke had resigned . White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that reports that Jared Kushner asked Russian Federation about setting up a secret line of communication with Moscow were based on "facts that are not substantiated", but he did not explicitly deny the allegations.

by | June 01, 2017 | 10:17

According to the decree, Turkish citizens in possession of service passports, flight and cabin crew, as well as businesspeople visiting Russian Federation for short periods will be entitled to visa-free travel, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

by | June 01, 2017 | 10:18

In addition, the pact envisages labor laws, environmental protections and intellectual property rights that go beyond those in most existing free trade pacts. Trade representatives in Hanoi have said they are ready to tweak the deal to leave room for a USA return, pinning hopes on a U-turn in American policy.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:42

Democrats on the committee say they were not consulted on the unmasking subpoenas. It wasn't yet determined what kind of documents will be handed over, the person said. Former White House staffer Boris Epshteyn confirmed he has been contacted for information as part of the House investigation. Cohen's ties with Russian interests came up in February when The New York Times reported that Cohen helped to broker a Ukraine peace plan that would call for Russian troops to withdraw from Ukraine ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:10

The bomb exploded in the diplomatic quarter near the German Embassy and the Afghan presidential palace. A French minister, Marielle de Sarnez, said its embassy had been damaged but it was not known if there were any French victims. The Taliban flatly denied any involvement in an email to news outlets and condemned all attacks against civilians. It is believed to be either a truck or tanker full with explosives went into diplomatic neighborhood which is highly secured and guarded.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:22

Although there was wind around noon today, sufficient for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup catamarans to be foiling during their Practice Session, the breeze lightened as the day progressed. "Good news is that we have a spare race day on the schedule tomorrow for exactly this reason, and Races 4-7 will now shift to Thurs 1st June", they added.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:27

I am honored by the attention that the USA has given me; therefore, following my recent meeting with Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, I will be again in Washington D.C. Chancellor Angela Merkel is the polar opposite; she's deliberate, pragmatic, supportive of multilateral institutions, and sees herself as one of the few leaders in Western Europe who has the power and gravitas to promote the liberal global order that defines European foreign policy in general.

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:19

Germany feels Frankfurt is entitled to host the European Banking Authority after it leaves London as part of the "endlessly complex" process of extricating Britain from the European Union , Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. But European officials have been signaling for months that a more transactional and interests-based foreign policy under Trump would prompt the same from Europe.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:52

An Afghan health official has raised the death toll from the massive suicide auto bombing in Kabul earlier in the day, saying the attack killed 80 people. Afghanistan's intelligence agency blamed the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network for the attack. A police officer said it was hard to say who was the intended target.

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:00

And I think it's important to recognize that the president has expressed full confidence in Jared Kushner and also went on to note the considerable progress and very large, important portfolio that Jared oversees here at the White House ".

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:53

With May deciding not to take part, the Conservatives' home secretary Amber Rudd will represent her party at the televised debate in Cambridge instead. Protestors and supporters watch the arrival of the politicians who are taking part in the BBC Election Debate hosted by BBC news presenter Mishal Husain, as it is broadcast live from Senate House, Cambridge, eastern England , .

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:15

Obama seized the properties from Kremlin control in December as retribution for its meddling in the 2016 presidential race. Moscow has long said it uses the facilities for rest, recreation, and hosting official diplomatic events, but US officials dating back to the Reagan administration have claimed they were also used for intelligence-gathering purposes.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:34

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, the party's only MP and who will also take part in the debate, applauded Corbyn for his decision, while asking May whether she too would finally emerge from her " hiding place ". Answering questions during a visit to a factory in Bath, Mrs May denied she was " frightened " of taking on her rivals face-to-face. "I've not been off the television screens, I've been doing things on the television, but predominantly taking questions from voters and listening ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:47

The president has mentioned during news conferences over the past month that he backs moving the embassy, but believes the timing may not be right due to the imminence of possible progress in peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, or regional peace talks.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:51

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has weighed in, arguing on Tuesday that the United States should not leave the Paris Agreement. "He should know better", the mayor said. Congress. A frustrated German Chancellor Angela Merkel later warned that Europe "must take its fate into its own hands", citing the differences with Washington on climate change as evidence of their divergent paths.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:38

The test ICBM was sacked from the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site in the Marshall Islands. A Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) interceptor was sacked from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Tuesday afternoon.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:27

The White House did not confirm those reports and it was unclear whether Trump would fully scrap USA participation or merely water down United States emissions objectives. "You got to stick to that". Last week, 21 Senate Republicans urged Trump in a letter to make a "clean exit" from the treaty. "[The US] can still keep some kind of presence in the negotiations, just as we did after we didn't ratify the Kyoto Protocol, and serve as a placeholder for the US to eventually re-enter the world ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:34

Earlier in the trip, Trump fielded one or two shouted queries from reporters at events where no questions were supposed to be allowed - at least once with unfortunate results for the president. Despite Memorial Day Weekend Congressman Tom Cole released his weekly column on Monday. The president also expressed optimism about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, recalling his visit to Israel and his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, a city he ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:58

Sri Lanka's health minister, Rajitha Senaratne, said medical teams have been dispatched to the worst affected areas to prevent an outbreak of waterborne diseases, and said cholera and diarrhoea had been successfully prevented in past floods.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:05

In his first briefing since President Trump returned from his nine-day global trip , White House press secretary Sean Spicer was looking to highlight the trip's successes. Dubke, who was brought into the White House in March to head the office that runs press and other public relations issues, oversees the White House's message strategy while spokesman Sean Spicer , a more high-profile figure, handles daily media briefings.

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:59

The move marks a dramatic departure from the Obama administration, which was instrumental in crafting the deal. The U.S.is already no longer a leader in the clean energy economy, said Hayhoe, who argued that withdrawing from the Paris agreement is a giant step in the wrong direction.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:26

The executive order issued Thursday marked the second time the USA has sanctioned leaders of Venezuela's socialist government since Donald Trump became president this year. The officials say the list of blacklisted officials is likely to include members of Venezuela's Supreme Court, which issued a controversial late March ruling stripping congress of its last powers.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:06

Merkel indirectly warned Trump he risked isolating the United States: "Anyone who today puts on national blinkers and no longer has eyes for the world around him is, I am convinced, ultimately out on a limb". then I say that the West has become smaller - it has at least become weaker". The bilateral strains mean that the United States has, to some extent, lost the trust of one of Europe's most pro-American leaders.