• Trump's Energy Executive Order Aims to Open Protected Waters to Oil Drilling

    Trump's Energy Executive Order Aims to Open Protected Waters to Oil Drilling

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    Retired Navy Capt. Joe Bouchard said in a news release that the possibility of offshore drilling in the United States would be a "direct threat to our national security" as well. Frosh said that law could come into play as environmentalists seek to challenge Trump's order. As oil and gas prices fall, drilling in the technically challenging and frigid waters of the Arctic delivers less marginal return than easier drilling.
  • Trump meets Lavrov at White House amid US-Russia tensions

    Trump meets Lavrov at White House amid US-Russia tensions

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    President Donald Trump on Monday fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey, who was leading a wide-ranging probe into whether Trump aides colluded with Russian officials to sway last year's election, which saw the Republican billionaire defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.
  • 18 fraternity members at Penn State charged in February hazing death

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    We reached out to Beta Theta Pi for comment and will update upon getting a response. Eight students face multiple counts, including felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter. Piazza, of Lebanon, New Jersey, was an engineering student who worked with Penn State's Dance Marathon (THON), according to his obituary. "Our thoughts continue to lie with the Piazza family as the justice process moves forward", the statement read.
  • Trump delays decision on Paris climate agreement, spokesman says

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    The key mission of the May 8-18 meeting in Bonn is to start drafting "rules" for putting the agreement into action: what information must countries include in their emissions updates, for example, and how must they report? That session, along with other West Wing meetings to discuss the issue, have become heated as Trump's advisers air their differences over the Paris agreement.
  • White House furious over Russian state photos of Trump meeting

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    The official requested anonymity to discuss matters of security. "We are monitoring what is going on here concerning Russian Federation and its alleged "decisive role" in your domestic policy", he said, according to a quote reported in TASS , which added a remark phrased less colorfully by the embassy interpreter.
  • Pope Francis welcomes Russia's efforts to defend Christians

    Pope Francis welcomes Russia's efforts to defend Christians

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    Travelling back to Italy on Saturday, Pope Francis also said he was ready to meet Mr Trump when he is in Europe next month but that he was not aware that Washington had made any request for a meeting. A journalist with German media asked the pope about the controversy he sparked April 22 for saying some refugee camps are like concentration camps.
  • SK envoys to hold talks in China

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    South Korea's first liberal leader in a decade, Moon also said he'll "sincerely negotiate" with the United States, Seoul's top ally, and China, South Korea's top trading partner, over the contentious deployment of an advanced US missile-defense system in southern South Korea.
  • Today in Conservative Media: Sally Yates Loses to Ted Cruz

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    This is unsafe business that the first choice for National Security Advisor turned out to be a liar in the White House. Flynn resigned February 13 after being asked to step down. Retired four-star Gen. Michael Hayden served Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama in top intelligence posts, including as the director of the National Security Agency, the director of the CIA, and the deputy director of national intelligence.
  • Putin and Trump to meet in Hamburg in July

    Putin and Trump to meet in Hamburg in July

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    President Donald Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russia's ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak . A State Department readout of the conversation said Tillerson and Lavrov spoke about the war in Syria, specifically about defeating Daesh terror group (outlawed in Russia ), the delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians and a de-escalation of the violence.