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by | June 03, 2017 | 11:58

When pressed on that not being a no, Spicer added: "Literally, my understanding is the date for that hearing was just set". I haven't spoken to counsel yet. White House advisor Kellyanne Conway said Friday that the president is still considering whether he should use executive privilege to block the testimony.

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:35

Carolina's 12th Congressional District: "The Court junks a rule adopted in a prior, remarkably similar challenge to this very same congressional district", Alito wrote in the dissent. "The Court made it clear that it would not allow states to get away with unlawful racial gerrymandering by claiming that it's just politics". The state voted in new districts in the 2016 elections, with Republicans maintaining their 10-3 advantage in the new districts.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:53

The tragic incident took the death toll on the world's highest peak this spring season to 10. The camp, located at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet), is the last camp before climbers make their summit attempt. But the biggest killer in recent years has been avalanches. In 2015, when an natural disaster and subsequent avalanche struck during the climbing season, 19 people died.

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:09

The plan he outlined in Riyadh included enlisting Muslim countries to deny Islamic extremists territory or safe havens and cut off funding streams to extremists groups. A White House official said the deal will work to increase Saudi Arabia's defense capabilities, bolstering equipment and services in the face of extremist terrorist groups and Iran.

by | June 03, 2017 | 11:48

Washington was hitless through the first two innings, but a triple from freshman Sis Bates provided the Huskies' first run. Oregon's Megan Kleist pitches against Washington during an NCAA Women's College World Series softball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, June 1, 2017 .

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:32

Police on Thursday said they arrested two men in the Manchester area in connection with the deadly bombing, while a detained woman was released without charges. The New York Times has defended the publication of leaked photographs appearing to show the bomb used in the Manchester terror attack and said the decision was "responsible".

by | June 03, 2017 | 11:53

Since taking office, Trump , who laced his campaign rhetoric with anti-China sentiment, has made an about-face and turned to China to apply pressure on North Korea to rein in its nuclear weapons program. " North Korea's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them is not new, but the regime has increased the pace and scope of its efforts", said Mattis.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:57

Petersburg International Economic Forum, Putin suggested that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her allies were using allegations of Russian meddling to excuse her loss. "Soviet Union but North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is still there", he said. "Have you read those reports?" He said the USA will begin negotiations to re-enter the Paris Agreement on terms that are fair to the United States.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:13

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that the Syrian government force did not use chemical weapons to kill civilians in April. "Help us restore normal political dialogue", Putin said. "He should hold meetings, discussing current affairs". "That's what he's there to do!" The event comes two days before a scheduled airing of Kelly's one-on-one interview with Putin on Sunday.

by | June 03, 2017 | 11:46

On his " Real Time " program on HBO, Maher and Sasse were discussing the boundaries between adolescents and maturity and how California adults still dressed up for Halloween. Then Maher, a critic of political correctness, followed up his remark by pointing out the sarcasm. DeRay Mckesson, activist for the Black Lives Matter movement, wrote on his Twitter account: "But really, @ BillMaher has got to go".

by | June 03, 2017 | 11:34

Ms Swaraj promptly replied to the father's plea on Twitter, after which the Indian HC issued three visas to the family. "Humanity prevails! God bless everyone", the child's father tweeted after a large number of Indians urged the minister to consider his plea.

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:02

Although, Bumrah has taken only one wicket in the recent warm-up matches against New Zealand and Bangladesh but the pacer was very economical. Smith also sat the game out and has not played an ODI for almost five months having been involved in Test and IPL action in India since March.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:52

Speaking to The Irish Times , Robinson said the United States president was not behaving rationally. Of course, when the newly appointed Trump Administration declared their interest in withdrawing "for economic growth in America", the tech giant attempted to sway the decision.

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:17

The new sanctions extend a travel ban and asset freeze on high-level North Korean officials and state entities that deal with the program, according to the resolution. But as the USA stacks more and more firepower in North Korea's backyard, Pyongyang marches closer to nuclear capability - and analysts say there is little the world's strongest military can do about it.

by | June 03, 2017 | 11:50

Petersburg International Economic Forum, an annual business and economic event hosted by the Russian President in city of St. Petersburg.Prime Minister Modi asked the Russian business fraternity to explore the vast opportunities in the field of defence , services sector and manufacturing healthcare equipments in India.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:26

Trump said Wednesday he was still listening to "a lot of people both ways". The U.S. president made his announcement Saturday, tweeting "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" What is not yet clear is whether Trump plans to initiate a formal withdrawal from the Paris accord, which under the terms of the agreement could take three years, or exit the underlying United Nations climate change treaty on which the accord was based.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:05

The NIA has collected details of 13 accused charge sheeted so far in the cases in the Valley in the recent past, pertaining to the damage caused to schools and public property as part of the larger conspiracy to perpetuate violence and chaos in Kashmir.

by | June 03, 2017 | 11:51

Environmental campaigners protested Friday against President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord , while nations around the world pledged to double down on their efforts to curb global warming in response to the US move.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:27

He congratulated CP Joshi and wished him "the very best for the future of taking the RCA from strength to strength". Four days after elections were held, the votes were counted on Tuesday. "There was cross voting during the elections.", Mehmood Abdi told India Today. On Friday, Joshi iterated to TOI that he would continue to play the role of a facilitator.However, there is a catch here this time.

by | June 03, 2017 | 11:30

To address the North's advanced missile capability, the Pentagon, meanwhile, will conduct a missile defense drill created to shoot down an ICBM heading for the U.S. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swiftly condemned the test and vowed concerted action with its U.S. ally. Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned Pyongyang's provocations, saying that Japan will take "specific actions to deter North Korea " together with the U.S.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:32

Kathy Griffin is fighting back against the abuse and "death threats" she has received in light of controversial images released earlier this week that showed the comedian holding up a bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump .

by | June 03, 2017 | 11:58

Petersburg Declaration, which Prime Minister described as a "benchmark of stability in a turbulent, interdependent and interconnected world". By distributing 40 crore LED bulbs, India has in the last three years saved energy "which will help the humankind in environment protection", he said.

by | June 03, 2017 | 11:45

Forces backing the Syrian government haven't left a protected area near Syria's southern border with Jordan despite repeated warnings from the US -led coalition, American military officials said Wednesday. This has also coincided with a march towards the Syrian border by militias from Iraq . U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is reportedly trying to form a predominantly Sunni Arab coalition against Iran.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:54

In addition, the pact envisages labor laws, environmental protections and intellectual property rights that go beyond those in most existing free trade pacts. And in one of his first acts as president he pulled the US out of a 12-nation Pacific trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay, centre, is mobbed by reporters at the end of the meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam .

by | June 03, 2017 | 11:42

The New York Times reported Chinese Premier Li Keqiang vowed Thursday that "his country remained committed to the fight against climate change and to participating in worldwide efforts for a greener world ". During his first foreign trip, Trump raised questions over relations with traditional US allies when he hectored North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations for not spending enough on defense and called Germany's trade surplus "very bad".

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:53

A defence ministry spokesman said in Srinagar , "General Rawat informed the Governor about the operational review which the army chief conducted here earlier this evening". Two army personnel martyred while four others were injured in an attack by terrorists on an Army convoy that took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, reported news agency ANI .

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:53

Trump officials were preparing to establish a "war room" to address an issue that has begun to dominate his young presidency. On Monday, news emerged that as part of those efforts, a number of White House staffers had encouraged Kushner to "lay low".

by | June 03, 2017 | 11:49

As part of the concept album , The Beatles performed as a fictionalized Edwardian military brigade led by the character Sgt. Pepper . On the West Coast you'll see two-time Beatles venue the Hollywood Bowl concert hall, before heading to the Maharishi's ashram in India, credited for the group's spiritual awakening (as witnessed in' " Within You, Without You ").

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:00

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread. But this is the Trump White House we're talking about. Sean Spicer , the spokesman for the White House , and a much more high profile figure, is responsible for managing the daily media briefings.

by | June 03, 2017 | 11:38

Trump last week in Europe, Macron used the president's own words against him. Carbon reduction targets that the US set under Paris commitment aimed at reducing emissions by 26-28% in a decade. Our economy is already moving in the direction of renewable energy and will likely continue to do so, treaty or not. China still produces 62 percent of its energy with coal , according to Greenpeace .

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:22

Putin admitted to some differences of opinion in the talks which covered issues including the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, but insisted that Franco-Russian ties withstood "all points of friction". And on a related note, you are cordially invited to try and make sense out of this early-morning Trump tweet. The Kremlin leader told Le Figaro , a French newspaper, that the allegations were inspired by the "desire of those who lost the US elections to improve their standing", the ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:28

Noting that the decision on the Paris climate deal had been taken by another United States president, Barack Obama, Putin said that the new administration would probably just rework the agreements, or come up with a new climate deal. "It's surprising", he said, raising a laugh even out of the impassive Indian PM, Narendra Modi , who was seated next to him. Putin and Kelly will sit down for a one-on-one interview on Friday that will be aired on NBC Sunday evening.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:22

The U.S. imposed fresh sanctions on individuals and companies with links to North Korea as President Donald Trump's administration seeks to rein in the country's nuclear and missile programs. But the US led measures follow a period of near weekly missile tests from the DPRK and a military parade where North Korea showcased several new weapon systems.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:02

But the U.S. has been trying to persuade China to do more to rein in North Korea , which has conducted dozens of missile launches and tested two nuclear bombs since the start of past year, in defiance of United Nations Security Council sanctions and resolutions.

by | June 03, 2017 | 11:56

Two of those arrested - a man and a woman - have been rel;eased from police custody without charge. The UK terror threat level remains " critical ", meaning another attack could be imminent and additional Army and armed police officers are patrolling major sites, including the transport network , across the UK.