• Korean officials meet US experts in Oslo

    Korean officials meet US experts in Oslo

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    In a vague text message to journalists Tuesday, South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the report from the Japan Times was "known to either be a matter that the USA could not confirm, or not true". Kim Mi-ok, right, and her husband Kim Hak-song, who has been detained by North Korea, are seen in a photo provided to CNN by the family. As far as the possibility of the USA military action against North Korea is concerned, the ambassador said that Pyongyang was not afraid of it.
  • Oil buckles as concern grows over battle of Opec vs shale

    Oil buckles as concern grows over battle of Opec vs shale

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    Member countries at the meeting agreed to exempt Iran , Libya and Nigeria from the deal. The Saudi Oil Minister is saying that the OPEC cut will be extended into next year. However, many analysts only see an overbundance of talk from OPEC members, as opposed to action regarding stockpiles. But "an unintended effect of the agreement that will continue to hit OPEC's market share is that less Arab Gulf supply has led to a tightening of the Brent-Dubai/Oman [price] spread and for Dubai/Oman ...
  • Zinke questions using monument status to save sacred land

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    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he values national monuments. Zinke's appearance on Monday was part of a four-day " listening tour " regarding two Utah monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, that were designated by Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, respectively.
  • Obama Starts Defining His New Role in the Trump Era

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    YATES: And Senator, my answer to that question would require me to reveal classified information. Trump goes on to claim that " Sally Yates made the fake media extremely unhappy today -- she said nothing but old news!" Yates testified that she had reached out to and met with White House Counsel Donald McGahn about Flynn, who was sacked in February for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States.
  • White House meeting on Paris climate accord postponed

    White House meeting on Paris climate accord postponed

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    White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Mr Trump is continuing to hear from advisers on the pros and cons of the United States remaining in the global accord. For US allies, Trump's wavering has uncomfortable echoes of president George W. Bush's decision to withdraw from the 1992 Kyoto Protocol. He made the promise in a phone call with incoming French President Emmanuel Macron, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement.
  • Senate Dems ask GOP to drop their plan to repeal 'Obamacare'

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    The senators met to discuss divisions among Republicans on Medicaid cuts, their first session since the House squeaked its health care bill through on a 217-213 vote. This would allow insurers to base premiums on a person's medical history and would apply to those not continually insured, according to Politifact .
  • Griffin dominates hometown Padres 11-0, Rangers hit 3 homers

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    San Diego Padres manager Andy Green liked it. "His stuff was that good". Cahill (3-2) allowed one hit in 5 1/3 scoreless innings to win his third straight decision over four starts. "He can throw the fastball where he wants to, and he uses that up-down game". Manager Jeff Banister refers to such a treatment as "unplugging" a player.
  • Kushner emerged as conduit for Canada on NAFTA talks

    Kushner emerged as conduit for Canada on NAFTA talks

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    Trump was livid, according to three White House officials, after reading in the Wall Street Journal that McMaster had called his South Korean counterpart to assure him that the president's threat to make that country pay for a new missile defense system was not official policy.
  • Trump's claim Flynn's security clearance was from Obama administration

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    Yates, meanwhile, refused to answer questions about whether she's aware of evidence of collusion, saying her answer would require her to disclose classified information. "But I will also say that another motivating factor is we felt like the vice president was entitled to know that the information he had been given and he was relaying to the American public wasn't true".
  • Paul Ryan's Going To Hate Seth Meyers' Response To His Email

    Paul Ryan's Going To Hate Seth Meyers' Response To His Email

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    Meyers disputed this analysis as, "misleading for a number of reasons ", including the fact that the three-page amendment was what had prompted many Republicans to support the new bill. Yes, the bill repeals numerous Affordable Care Act's taxes, but it's also the case that the bill's impact would effectively provide a significant tax cut only to wealthy Americans.