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by | June 01, 2017 | 22:59

US President Donald Trump's Communications Director Mike Dubke has resigned, media reported on Tuesday. Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. After US President Donald Trump puzzled everyone with his " covfefe " tweet that went viral overnight, White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday offered a cryptic explanation.

by | June 02, 2017 | 00:21

Along with the casting news, we also know a bit more about the plot of I Feel Pretty , with Deadline noting that Schumer's character actually thinks she's fallen under "a spell" that has made her more attractive. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed? Williams meanwhile received her fourth Oscar nomination for Manchester by the Sea this year.

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:45

The Texas senate must take up the latest bathroom measure by May 29, before the end of the state's legislative session. "I am obviously very excited about it passing the Senate , and I fully expect ... "In terms of privacy, I had not seen the language on the "Paddie Amendment" on SB 2078 before it was voted on last night", Patrick said in a statement .

by | June 02, 2017 | 00:30

The Indian government recently had asked telecom service providers to rejig cost and lower prices to pass on the benefits of tax rate reduction under the Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) to customers in the country from July this year. The June 3 meeting of the GST Council in Delhi is likely to draw up the final rollout procedures, an official told Express. "There have been 14 meetings of the GST Council".

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:42

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena was scheduled to return to Colombo Friday night after a two-day state visit to Australia and plans to hold an emergency meeting with emergency officials to discuss relief operations, an administration official said.

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:57

But the change in the polls is forcing investors to rethink some of the political logic behind the moves of the past month and also ask whether a victory for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party could even prove a positive for sterling . The euro was off 0.1 percent at $1.1183 EUR=D4 , posting a small recovery after fears of an early election in Italy and a softer-than-expected inflation reading in Germany dragged it lower on Tuesday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:24

Trump plans to bring in new aides to the White House , adding experienced political professionals including a former campaign manager , according to administration officials and people close to the president. Mr Trump was among those who pushed the "birther" conspiracy theory and consistently questioned former President Obama's birthplace of Hawaii. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday referred all questions related to the FBI's Russian Federation investigation from ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:40

It later recovered the lost ground to $1.29 after another poll from Panelbase gave the Tories a 15-point lead. The Survation poll found just over half of the 1,009 respondents thought May would make the best prime minister, whilst support for Labour's Jeremy Corbyn stood at just 30 percent, albeit higher than in previous surveys.

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:33

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim announced the donation from both oil-rich Gulf states on Sunday , during a meeting between Ivanka Trump and a group of Saudi women, a member of the U.S. The president promised the room he was "not here to lecture", but encouraged countries to "drive out the terrorists". "Drive them out of your communities!" Trump's visit, and especially the speech he gave, should put an end to any hope of a rapprochement between the USA and Iran.

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:51

Tedros replaces Margaret Chan , who was criticized for the WHO's slow response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. A recent editorial in the Lancet said the election comes at a time of "unparalleled uncertainty" for the organization. He noted that while the World Health Organization has never had a director-general from Africa, no one should elect him just because he's from Africa.

by | June 02, 2017 | 00:00

President Donald Trump has frequently denounced the North American Free Trade Agreement , promising either to renegotiate it with extreme prejudice or terminate it altogether. Administration officials sent a letter to Congress that triggers a 90-day consultation period among the administration, Congress and business. In the call, he said the United States favored keeping the trilateral structure of the pact, rather than negotiating separate bilateral deals with Canada and Mexico, an ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:34

Mr Macron told a Sunday newspaper in France that " my handshake with him, it wasn't innocent ". The French president reportedly referred to his now legendary handshake with Trump as " a moment of truth ". When the two leaders shook hands ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit meeting Thursday in Brussels , their grip was so firm and went on for so long that their knuckles began to turn white.

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:50

Home Minister Rajnath Singh while speaking at the BSF investiture ceremony in New Delhi on Thursday sent a strong message across by saying that no compromise will be made with national respect. "We are trying to secure our borders putting a three-tier system which will be like deploying a border guarding force (like BSF), an intelligence network and police presence behind this.

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:20

Representing the Conservatives after Theresa May rejected Mr Corbyn's challenge to take part in the seven-way debate, Home Secretary Amber Rudd accused the opposition parties of offering "bluff, bravado and tempty, shiny election promises".

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:04

US President Donald Trump is due to announce his decision on the 2015 Paris agreement later. Or should the US pull out of the Paris climate accord? "I will be announcing my decision on Paris Accord, Thursday at 3:00 pm". Climate change is unstoppable. He has also had backlash against his business form anti-Trump customers because of his involvement with the White House.

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:53

While Iraq's conventional military has been slowly clearing the Islamic State group from inside Mosul's complex urban terrain, Iraq's Iran-backed Shiite paramilitary forces have been working their way through less glamorous territory: vast deserts west and south of the city that run along and across Iraq's border with Syria.

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:36

Women and children were among the victims. BAGHDAD (AP) - A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad and a rush hour vehicle bomb in another downtown area killed at least 27 people on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:56

What do you think about reports that the Conservatives are favourites to take the Labour-held seat in Newport West? Some commentators criticized the pollster's modeling. Labour has also benefited from a squeeze on the smaller parties, notably the Liberal Democrats, whose focus on reversing Brexit has not caught fire with voters.

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:30

Merriam-Webster, which is starting to become my favorite Twitter account, even got in on the president-bashing, tweeting: "Wakes up". Checks Twitter. Trump tweeted just after midnight on Wednesday: " Despite the constant negative press covfefe ". Unsurprisingly, most of Trump's fellow Twitter users jumped all over the apparent mistake.

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:56

As a result, CNN fired Griffin from its annual New Year's Eve countdown and she lost several endorsement deals. Griffin has since apologized on Twitter about the photo, writing, "I am sorry". "I think she did the right thing asking for forgiveness and acknowledging that this was a awful mistake, so I think she can", Minnesota Democrat and former "Saturday Night Live" writer Sen.

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:27

Speaking last Friday, Russia's ambassador to France, Alexander Orlov, said Moscow had a "positive perception" of Macron, describing him as "very intelligent, realistic and pragmatic". The terror threat in the region is "clearly a risk for Europe", he said. During his campaign, Macron spoke of his desire to re-calibrate France's role on the African continent.

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:30

The same poll forecast a gain of 28 seats for Labour . "In the last week alone, more than 65% of bets have been on Labour". Despite the shift, the pollsters in Bloomberg's survey agree that May is still heading for a clear victory. The currency's drop "is another example of markets not being prepared for a close election, let alone a hung parliament", said Sean Callow, a senior currency strategist at Westpac Banking Corp., the second most-accurate major currencies forecaster in ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:35

Romania has been supportive of NATO's presence in Poland amid concerns about Russia's interventions in Ukraine. The tweet ended there. And that was it for almost six hours before the unfinished tweet was removed from the president's account.

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:34

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's last-minute decision to show up put Prime Minister Theresa May in a spot: reverse her decision to stay away, adding to the growing list of U-turns that have damaged her campaign, or expose herself to her rivals' attack with little preparation and a wobbling campaign.

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:36

He says he has evidence that the workers at the factory were forced to put in overtime without pay. While Trump has accused China of taking coveted manufacturing jobs from the US, the Trump family has sought to benefit financially from the Chinese market.

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:40

The Pentagon insists the long-planned test of its ground-based interceptor system is not exclusively about North Korea , and the test is aimed at being able to challenge any threatening ICBM, including possibly from Iran in the future. But with the successful test, concerns have been laid to rest. A type of ICBM was sacked from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands toward the waters south of Alaska.

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:21

Withdrawing would leave the United States aligned only with Russian Federation among the world's industrialized economies in rejecting action to combat climate change. The Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4, 2016 - so this means the United States would have to stay with it until November 2019. A dozen large groups including oil major BP, agrochemical giant DuPont, Google , Intel and Microsoft, have urged Trump to remain part of the deal.

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:22

In that case, the pollsters could claim they had not entirely failed, because Clinton won the popular vote but lost to Donald Trump in the electoral college. For Labour, trade union Unite gave the party £129,530, while it was also boosted by further donations from other trade unions like Unison and GMB. However, until now no poll has suggested that the Conservatives could lose their majority in parliament.

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:15

But on the other hand, Trump was angry that Dubke and others struggled to craft communications plans to defend the president and push back at allegations stemming from the ongoing investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:04

In a strategy shift, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday for the first time referred a reporter's question about the president's actions in regard to the FBI's Russian Federation probe to an outside counsel. Time reported 53 percent said Pence does more to help Trump, and 29 percent said he does harm when he speaks for the President. Fresh off Trump's first official trip overseas, his administration is looking for ways to respond more aggressively to allegations of ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 21:58

One of the most notable controversies occurred when she made a joke during a 2005 E! televised event that the child actress Dakota Fanning, then age 11, had entered drug rehabilitation. Jim Carrey , in an interview on the red carpet with Entertainment Tonight at the premiere of the show he is producing called I'm Dying Up Here , defended Griffin.

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:07

While Guterres did not mention the Trump administration in his speech, but responding to a question from the audience later, he said the United Nations believes "it would be important for the USA not to leave the Paris agreement " and even if Trump withdraws, "it's very important for the U.S.

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:48

Energy Information Administration . When asked on Tuesday whether Trump believes human activity is contributing to climate change , White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters, "Honestly, I haven't asked him that". At a conference near Los Angeles, Democrat Hillary Clinton , who Trump defeated in the 2016 presidential election, said withdrawing would be a mistake.

by | June 01, 2017 | 22:35

President Trump reportedly lashed out at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in their meeting in the West Bank city of Bethlehem last Tuesday. In her book, " The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East ", author and speaker Caroline Glick explains why the two-state plan is neither practical nor doable.

by | June 01, 2017 | 23:23

Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that she has no plans to run for office again, but she plans to remain involved in civic life, particularly helping the Democrats' efforts to regain control of the House in 2018. EDT on Wednesday, which simply read , "Despite the constant negative press covfefe". When asked if she was "leaning Trump ", Clinton replied, "Yes, I'm leaning Trump", Clinton replied.