• White House advisers postpone Paris climate deal meeting

    White House advisers postpone Paris climate deal meeting

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    A gathering of Trump's top advisers was set to take place on Tuesday but has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts, as the administration attempts to come to a decision on the global climate deal. Meanwhile, a wave of global and domestic lobbying has intensified, with foreign allies and many corporations calling for the U.S.to stick with the deal, even as US political conservatives push for a withdrawal - matching a similar tension between internationalists and conservatives within the ...
  • Olbermann: Sally Yates is 'American hero'

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    When asked by McGahn if Flynn should be fired, Yates answered, "that really wasn't our call". I talked with the folks at the Department of Justice, gathered them all to get their views and their input. Clapper said Comey's March 20 testimony was the first he heard of the FBI investigation. When Yates was asked about the investigations into collusion with Russian Federation, she declined to comment, and when pressed about Clapper's seemingly definitive answer she simply pointed to his ...
  • Arsene Wenger says exit from Champions League wouldn't harm contract talks

    Arsene Wenger says exit from Champions League wouldn't harm contract talks

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    Arsene Wenger was pressed on his future with the club (and again said nothing of informative value on that topic) and on possible restructuring at the club. "Some coaches are only interested in managing the team and they are happy with it". He said: "Who do you blame when it does not happen?" A section of the fanbase has called on Wenger to leave after another disappointing campaign, albeit one that could end on a relative high with success in the FA Cup, with the Gunners now down in sixth ...
  • FBI's Comey says Russian Federation not done hacking U.S. politics

    FBI's Comey says Russian Federation not done hacking U.S. politics

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    Several days later, Giuliani appeared on Fox News and gleefully said he had already known about the new trove of emails. "It makes me mildly nauseous to think we might have had an impact on the election", Comey said. Senator Dianne Feinstein , ranking member on the committee, led the Democrats in hammering Comey with questions about why he went public with the Clinton probe but kept silent on an investigation related to the Republican candidate, Donald Trump.
  • Churches weigh in on Trump's executive order on religion

    Churches weigh in on Trump's executive order on religion

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    A draft executive order that supported that principle, circulated three months ago, delighted conservatives but horrified civil rights groups. Another section of the order provides " regulatory relief " for religious organizations that have objections to the Obamacare mandate, which requires employers to pay for contraceptives and abortifacient drugs in their healthcare plans.
  • Macron Victory Leads Euro to 6-Month High; US Stocks Lagging

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    Trump congratulated Macron on his victory during a telephone call on Monday, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated the importance of the election outcome. The results will make the 39-year-old former minster of economy the eighth president of the French Fifth Republic, and the youngest one ever. Macron has no experience as an elected official.
  • Pentagon names navy Seal killed in Somalia operation against al-Shabaab

    Pentagon names navy Seal killed in Somalia operation against al-Shabaab

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    A UConn graduate and former track and field runner was killed during a military operation in Somalia, according to Pentagon officials. Jeff Davis, the Pentagon's spokesman and a Navy Captain, said that the U.S. The Pentagon said two other service members were wounded. He said the Americans were there to "advise and assist" the Somali government troops and were not part of the team assigned to enter the compound.
  • President Trump approves plan to directly arm Syrian Kurds against Islamic State

    President Trump approves plan to directly arm Syrian Kurds against Islamic State

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    A top Syrian Kurdish official says the USA decision to arm Kurdish fighters with heavier weapons will help legitimize the force, which is denounced as a terrorist organization by Turkey. The YPG , the armed faction of the Kurdistan Workers Party or PKK which Turkey has labelled as a terrorist organization, is part of the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF - the consortium of Syrian Kurdish and Arab militias battling the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.