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by | June 02, 2017 | 20:36

White House communications director Michael Dubke announced his resignation this week and, amid reports of an imminent shake up, there has been much speculation about Spicer's future as press secretary. President Trump needs to stop acting like he's got something to hide (unless, of course, he does) and let Congress and Trump-Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller do their jobs.

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:33

Critics call it a giant step over the line for a private citizen to try to set up covert communications with a hostile power like Russian Federation, particularly after US intelligence agencies accused Moscow of trying to interfere in the election to help Trump.

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:43

Kasowitz was recently hired to navigate Trump through the legal proceedings of the scandal enveloping the White House . The post has since been deleted, but it stayed online for approximately six hours. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday referred all questions related to the FBI's Russian Federation investigation from now on to President Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz .

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:33

Mr Trump returned to Washington after a nine-day overseas tour and immediately went on the offensive, saying the leaks coming out of his administration were "fabricated lies' invented by the media". #FakeNews is the enemy!' Until this week, Kushner had largely escaped the focus on Trump's links with Vladimir Putin's Moscow regime, which has so far forced the resignation of Trump's national security adviser and the recusal of his attorney-general from the FBI investigation into Russian ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:47

The issue centres on whether costs for battle bus visits to constituencies should have been filed under local expenses. It comes after up to 20 Tory candidates were told last month they will not be charged for allegedly breaking 2015 election expenses rules.

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:24

British Prime Minister Theresa May said "a significant amount of police activity" and several arrests had led to the level being lowered. "We must be fearless enough to admit the "war on terror" is not working", he said. It said the database was built around a longstanding US-British system. Trump on Thursday pledged to "get to the bottom" of leaks of sensitive information, calling the leaks "deeply troubling".

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:56

Trump says he's putting off moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv because it could have a negative impact on efforts to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The dovish organization J Street welcomed Trump's decision to sign the waiver , which it described as a needed move. Jerusalem's status is one of the most emotionally charged matters separating the Israelis and Palestinians.

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:38

Germany's environment minister underscored that Friday, saying "there will be no new deal with the United States " on climate change . White House officials acknowledged that under the deal, formal withdrawal may not take place until after the 2020 election.

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:18

On Capitol Hill, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a Miami Republican, said a group of congressional Republicans and Democrats, largely from coastal states, will redouble its efforts to find ways to reduce the risks of climate change . He said it would have to force deeper cuts from other countries. This would send a message that moving away from the pact was not possible, after US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he was pulling his country out of it.

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:54

Comey, fired by Trump last month , is due to testify on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee in both an open session and behind closed doors. Trump allegedly demanded Comey's "loyalty" pledge and urged Comey to drop his ongoing investigation into Michael Flynn. The congressional investigations by the House and Senate intelligence committees are working parallel to a separate FBI probe headed by special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller .

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:31

We are just alert. Resorts World Manila is now on lockdown, following reports of gunfire from unidentified men, who claimed to be part of the ISIS. "I was about to return to the second floor from my break when I saw people running". She was not moving and was probably dead. "Some of them were found inside the comfort room on thecasino", Southern Police District chief Tomas Apolinario told CNN Philippines .

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:02

She said the agreement, which Trump rejected because he said it would impose "unfair" costs on USA industry, would ultimately result in more prosperity and greater opportunities for the world. Schweitzer said other countries should stick to their commitments, but warned that attempting to compensate for the US withdrawal by other countries redoubling their commitments would be self-defeating.

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:25

Now, after months of denials that Russia had any involvement, Russian President Vladmir Putin has reportedly suggested that Russian individuals might have indeed been behind the hacks. Mr Putin said he is confident Russia's economy is recovering and his policymakers are working on stimulus plans to further boost growth, citing special economic zones and investment projects.

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:15

Six hours later the president poked fun at the situation, tweeting , "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ". After deleting the tweet, Trump, sphinx-like, wrote , "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ". Trump's " covfefe " message drew renewed attention to his prolific Twitter habit. What's less clear is why Mr Trump only tweeted out what appears to be the first part of the tweet, leaving the sentence incomplete and with only a dependent clause to ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:57

Pulling out of Paris would make it harder for the world, to reach a safer and more prosperous future. Musk said on Wednesday that he had done " all I can" to convince Trump to stay in the accord, and threatened to leave the presidential advisory councils if Trump announced a US exit from the accord.

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:34

Speaking to reporters at the annual economic forum in St. Petersburg , the Russian president seemed to coyly acknowledge that Russian hackers may have had something to do with the DNC breach. Prime Minister Modi, addressing a joint press event with Putin, said India welcomes Russia's unconditional support in the fight against cross-border terrorism .

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:44

He is on his way to ensure the U.S. loses its moral and political leadership of the world because of his myopic and puerile politics. Even a direct appeal from the Vatican wasn't enough to persuade the president. The readout added: "He noted America's strong record in reducing emissions and leading the development of clean energy technology, and he reiterated that the United States under the Trump Administration, will be the cleanest and most environmentally friendly country on Earth".

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:24

Abella said the gunman fired warning shots but there was no indication that he wanted to harm or shoot anyone. "Thirty-six deaths, this is due to suffocation", Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde told CNN Philippines . The Metropolitan Manila police chief previously said 36 bodies were found inside the building by firefighters and all died from smoke inhalation.

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:05

The Marchetti S-211 jet was on a bombing run over militant positions in Marawi on Wednesday when one bomb hit army troops locked in close-range combat with the extremists who have taken cover in buildings and houses, military spokesman Brig.

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:03

Trump, who has called climate change a hoax , said his administration would begin negotiations either to re-enter the Paris accord or to have a new agreement "on terms that are fair to the United States , its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers".

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:33

Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted that it was "in honor of DC's continued commitment" to the Paris Agreement . "I can not in good conscience support a deal that punishes the United States - which is what it does? the world's leader in environmental protection, while imposing no meaningful obligations on the world's leading polluters", he said .

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:38

Germany's environment minister underscored that on Friday, saying "there will be no new deal with the United States" on climate change . The US President announced on Thursday evening his intention to withdraw from the nation from landmark agreement to put the world on track to avoid unsafe climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:09

Fresh off Trump's first official trip overseas, his administration is looking for ways to respond more aggressively to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:41

He said 80 percent of the world's energy still comes from fossil fuels - oil, gas and coal - and that would not change overnight. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday in Alaska that he had "yet to read what the actual Paris Agreement is", and would have to read it before weighing in.

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:35

Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the European Union's executive Commission, lashed Trump's decision as "seriously wrong". Climate change is real and we all share a responsibility to fight it. However, he noted the importance of an agreement that recognizes climate change. And cheekily adapting the nationalist slogan used by Trump on his election campaign trail, Macron urged defenders of the climate to "make our planet great again".

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:38

For anxious allies, Trump's rejection of the Paris pact is particularly jarring in the wake of his first worldwide trip last week. "As of today, the United States will cease all impementation of the non-binding Paris accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country".

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:08

It said Oslo had agreed to provide them with travel documents and the right to seek asylum as soon as they arrived. Mohammed al-Otaibi, 49, fled to neighbouring Qatar in March facing trial in a Saudi anti-terrorism court over his human rights work, the Gulf Center for Human Rights said Monday.

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:40

Even US oil majors reiterated their support for the endangered agreement . Founding EU members Germany, France, and Italy have told USA president Donald Trump that the Paris climate treaty "cannot be renegotiated", after Trump announced the United States would pull out.

by | June 02, 2017 | 19:21

Wednesday night, CNN reported that Comey, after consulting with Special Counsel Robert Mueller , is prepared to appear before the committee. However, on 17 May the deputy attorney general appointed Mueller as special counsel to oversee the FBI's probe.

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:41

Fresh from a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels and a G7 summit in Sicily, Mr Macron promised "demanding dialogue" with Mr Putin, who was in France to celebrate 300 years of Franco-Russian diplomacy and an exhibition of Tsar Peter the Great.

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:43

Canete also predicted that the European Union would seek new alliances from the world's largest economies to the most vulnerable island states , as well as USA businesses and individuals supportive of the accord. "The world can continue to count on Europe for global leadership in the fight against climate change", he said in a statement . Trump's pro-coal program of deregulation - a quixotic attempt to revive an industry being strangled by global market forces, not politicians - and ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:43

A source close to the bank said its emerging market bond index is a reflection of economic data and cash available in financial markets, not a country's policies. "As unpalatable as holding Venezuela risk may seem, this is precisely the type of time that long-term investors typically want to accumulate exposure", Mike Conelius, portfolio manager for the T.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:34

Slowly, they prepared to dismantle the 16½-foot bronze statue of the infamous icon of the "Lost Cause of the Confederacy". Friday afternoon's speech came as workers continued their efforts to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. "Now is the time to send a new message to the next generation of New Orleanians", he added. Lee's statue has been in place for more than 100 years.

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:34

Later in the evening, National Capital Region Police Office Chief Oscar Albayalde said two more had died, making the death toll 38, including the gunman. Officials said at least 54 people were hurt, some seriously, as they rushed to escape what at first had been feared as a militant attack. As news of the attack spread, US President Donald Trump offered the thoughts and prayers of the American people to the Philippines.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:25

Other studies have produced similar findings. Gimenez said the county will continue to protect critical infrastructure from extreme high tides and higher sea levels and will continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Li's assurances were more than empty words. The Paris Agreement was born out of effective multilateralism and a desire to find a cooperative solution to a global problem.