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Global News Lawmakers Moving on Budget Plans that Do Not Include Tax Reform
Author: 0 Lawmakers Moving on Budget Plans that Do Not Include Tax Reform

Lawmakers had a delayed start in the day following news of the Virginia shooting of U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , a Jefferson Republican who previously served in the state Legislature. "They're certainly not desired, but spending reductions had to be made somewhere". That's a position favored by the administration and Senate, and the enacting amendment was passed by the House with the slimmest of margins, 53-49.

Author: 0 Family says US college student released by NKorea is in coma

Americans have been sentenced to years in North Korean prisons for such seemingly minor offenses as stealing a political banner and likely could not expect leniency if the country's drug laws were violated. A White House official said Trump had instructed Tillerson to take all appropriate measures to secure the release of Americans held in North Korea.

Author: 0 US says Rodman did not help in NKorea release

The other United States citizens now being held by North Korea include Kim Hak-Song and Tony Kim, both professors at the Pyongyang University of Science and technology. Officials for PotCoin, which is likened to a smaller-scale Bitcoin for weed entrepreneurs and their customers, also did not explain why they've put up the money for Rodman's mission.

Global News Panama breaks with Taiwan, forges ties with China
Author: 0 Panama breaks with Taiwan, forges ties with China

Alvin Weeden, a former comptroller of Panama, said the decision to break ties with Taipei in favor of Beijing would boost business and should have been taken years ago, given Panama's reliance on global trade and Chinese shipping. China considers Taiwan a breakaway territory, and relations between Beijing and Taipei have recently grown more tense. "This kind of action is not only an open threat to Taiwanese people's survival and welfare but also an open provocation to peace and stability in ...

Global News London fire: Blaze engulfs apartment block in West London
Author: 0 London fire: Blaze engulfs apartment block in West London

There were fears that the building, which houses more than 100 apartments, might collapse. Said Alice Ross: "People can be seen at the windows, including one man waving a blanket from the window". Other survivors spoke of confusion and conflicting advice given to residents, many of whom had been advised in advance not to leave their apartments in the event of a fire.

Author: 0 UK leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief

May is due to begin Brexit negotiations with Brussels on June 19 in a weaker position than before the June election. "I can't negotiate with myself". But the DUP are anxious that could be in doubt if the United Kingdom left the European Union without a deal - as May has repeatedly said she is willing to do, asserting that "no deal is better than a bad deal".

Global News Sessions to Testify Publicly Before Senate Intelligence Committee
Author: 0 Sessions to Testify Publicly Before Senate Intelligence Committee

The Justice Department ultimately agreed to a Tuesday public hearing in an attempt to show there's nothing to hide and nothing controversial about Sessions' interactions with Russian officials, officials said . She described Comey's testimony as "candid" and "thorough" and said she would support a subpoena of any tapes if needed. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., asked Comey a series of questions about Sessions' involvement in the Russian Federation investigation during the two weeks ...

Author: 0 DUP meet May in London as concern grows about implications for Stormont

After being entrusted last Friday by Queen Elizabeth II with forming a government , Mrs May has made big concessions to opponents within her party, since the Conservatives have only 318 MPs in the country's 650-strong Parliament, eight seats short of the minimum overall majority, so her survival depends on ensuring that every single Conservative MP remains supportive.

Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Opening Statement to Senate Intelligence Committee, Annotated

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a Senate committee Tuesday he had no contact with Russian officials related to last year's USA presidential campaign and was not aware of anyone else in President Trump's campaign who did so. Speaking at a news conference, Ryan said he knows Mueller and his team and has confidence in his investigation. In a separate Senate hearing , deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein - who following Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation probe is the ...

Author: 0 United Kingdom election: Brexit plans in disarray

Ms Davidson has already begun wielding her influence by warning Theresa May not to pursue a "closed Brexit ". "The country needs a period of stability and whatever the result the Conservative Party will ensure that we fulfill our duty in ensuring that stability ", she said.

Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon rules out 'rash decisions' on indyref2 after major SNP losses

Ms Davidson, tipped by many as a future UK Tory leader, hailed a "historic" night for her party and said the result ended the prospect of another independence vote soon. "The SNP tsunami of 2015, in which the party took 56 of Scotland's 59 constituencies, was followed yesterday by an quake in which the SNP lost more than a third of their MPs", says Alex Massie in The Times .

Global News Theresa May to meet with backbench Tory MPs after election fallout
Author: 0 Theresa May to meet with backbench Tory MPs after election fallout

Iain Duncan Smith, the former Tory leader, hit back at Ms Morgan, saying: "Nicky Morgan's thought there would be a leadership challenge ever since she didn't stand". The unexpected snap election has already forced the Queen to cancel an Order of the Garter service and to accept a stripped-down State Opening without a procession, robes or the state crown.

Author: 0 North Korea frees American student; parents say he's in coma

A plane carrying Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) arrived around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday at an airport in Cincinnati where he was to be taken to a hospital. North Korea released jailed American student Otto Warmbier, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told CBS News.

Author: 0 Assassin's Creed Origins to release in October and support Project Scorpio

Not only that, the issue also provided readers with the release date and other interesting facts. The game takes place during the reign of Cleopatra around 49 BCE. CrackDown 3 : This is the new game Microsoft plans to launch alongside Xbox Scorpio. For more information, stay tuned, and be sure to watch the livestream from Ubisoft's conference on June 12 at 1pm PT.

Author: 0 "'Oslo" takes Tony Award for best new play

The play, in which Israelis and Palestinian negotiators struggle to hammer out a peace deal, received rave reviews for turning a complicated history into a fast, entertaining three hours. " Come From Away ", about Canadians from Newfoundland who provided refuge to almost 7,000 airline passengers on September 11, 2001 when U.S. air space closed, also won one Tony for best direction of a musical .

Global News May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback
Author: 0 May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

Speaking after hours of talks between the two parties, the former First Minister said Brexit, counter-terrorism and "doing what's right " for the Northern Ireland economy were among the key issues being thrashed out. Major warned that although Northern Ireland was a long way from returning to the violence that killed 3,600 people, he believed the peace process remained fragile almost two decades after a US -brokered 1998 peace agreement.

Global News N. Korea on track for new missile test every 2.1 weeks
Author: 0 N. Korea on track for new missile test every 2.1 weeks

Since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office on May 10th, North Korea has launched five missiles with four of them being tested for the first time. " North Korea's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them has increased in pace and scope". Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, also said in a wide-ranging policy suggestion piece in the Foreign Affairs that the primary goal of the US relations with China should be to win ...

Global News Republican senator says Trump should turn over Comey tapes
Author: 0 Republican senator says Trump should turn over Comey tapes

But Chuck Schumer , the Senate's top Democrat, on Sunday said he would like that testimony to be before the Senate to help clear the "cloud" hanging over the administration in connection with the Russian Federation probe. "I didn't say that", Trump said. Two leading Democrats, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California and Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, called on Sessions to appear before the Judiciary Committee, which has oversight responsibility for the Department of Justice.

Author: 0 Russian Federation collusion claim 'detestable lie': US Attorney General

Catch up on Sessions's testimony with the recap of CBC's live blog of the hearing . A Trump confidant, Chris Ruddy, told "PBS NewsHour" on Monday that the president was weighing whether to fire the special counsel now heading up the investigation, former FBI Director Robert Mueller .

Author: 0 Merkel says European Union ready to start Brexit negotiations

The European Commission and its chief negotiator Michel Barnier are ready to start the talks with London, the EU commissioner noted. "Britain is a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, so we have a lot of shared challenges to deal with, and that's the spirit we want to carry out these negotiations in".

Global News Sinn Fein maintains abstentionist stance as DUP puts out feelers to Tories
Author: 0 Sinn Fein maintains abstentionist stance as DUP puts out feelers to Tories

Ms Foster yesterday told Sky news, "We had very good discussions with the Conservative Party in relation to how we could support them in forming a national government; one that would bring stability to the nation". It is thought that the deal with the DUP to support a minority Tory government could create problems in the talks with concerns over the impartiality of the government.

Author: 0 House Intelligence Committee Asks White House Counsel if Trump/Comey Recordings Exist

In particular, three main themes stood out. Everyone seems to agree that the Russians "attempted" to interfere, but no one claims that attempted interference affected the outcome. Comey said he refused on all points, told senators of the detailed memos he had written after his conversations with Trump and said he hoped those conversations were taped because he is confident of their veracity.

Author: 0 North Korea expecting visit from former NBAer Dennis Rodman

Rodman's North Korea trip triggered speculation whether he would discuss about Americans detained in the East Asian country. The administration sent its special envoy last month to meet with a DPRK representative in Norway. Warmbier was evacuated Tuesday. University President Teresa Sullivan said in a statement that the school is relieved to hear Warmbier was released, but is concerned about his condition.

Author: 0 Student released by North Korea now at hospital

Fred and Cindy Warmbier said they were told their son was given a sleeping pill shortly after his trial last March, and he never woke up. Bill Richardson, the former governor of New Mexico, tells the New York Times that Otto Warmbier, 23, has been in a coma for over a year and had to be medically evacuated.

Global News Theresa May's stance might 'delay' EU-Brexit talks by a year
Author: 0 Theresa May's stance might 'delay' EU-Brexit talks by a year

After attending the Prime Minister's political cabinet on Monday, she told BBC News: "I'm suggesting that the Conservative Party works with those both within the House of Commons and with people without to ensure that as we leave the European Union we have a Brexit that works for the economy and puts that first".

Author: 0 British PM Theresa May apologises to own MPs for 'election mess'

Jeremy Corbyn , leader of the opposition Labour Party, which saw its number of parliamentary seats and share of the vote increase, said there could be another election this year or early in 2018 after Thursday's vote produced no clear winner.BREXIT CIVIL WAR? The PM looks to have withstood immediate internal pressure to resign and there was no discussion at the 1922 Committee of how long she would remain in post, although there were clear signals of how her style of rule would change to keep ...

Global News The #covfefe conundrum: Donald Trump does it again!
Author: 0 The #covfefe conundrum: Donald Trump does it again!

But that's hard for people to believe, especially since the tweet wasn't a complete sentence and was deleted from the president's personal account before 6 a.m. Trump tweeted "Despite the constant negative press covfefe ", a clause with no context, at 12:06 a.m. ET Wednesday. The Defense Department had to remove the word " covfefe " from nuclear codes after Donald Trump tweeted it.

Author: 0 What Exactly Is A Hung Parliament?

As of the early hours of Friday morning, though, it appeared that May's future as prime minister and Brexit's future were both very much unclear. Anand Menon, professor of politics at King's College London, said her lack of a parliamentary majority made it far more likely that Britain would leave the European Union without a deal.

Global News American student released by North Korea is in coma
Author: 0 American student released by North Korea is in coma

According to The Washington Post , Warmbier will arrive home in Cincinnati on Tuesday evening after a stop at a US military facility in Japan . "North Korea's despicable actions in detaining and holding Otto were unacceptable and must be condemned", said Senator Sherrod Brown, Democrat of OH, who added that he had closely followed Mr.

Global News Cyclone Mora makes landfall in Bangladesh ‎
Author: 0 Cyclone Mora makes landfall in Bangladesh ‎

He said that the administration had moved 475,669 people in the coastal district to 11,820 cyclone shelters on Monday after the storm turned into a severe cyclone. The Meteorological Department of Bangladesh has advised all fishing boats and trawlers to not venture out into the North Bay of Bengal and to remain in the shelter of harbours till further notice, according to the Indian Express.

Global News Trump invited to testify about interactions with Comey
Author: 0 Trump invited to testify about interactions with Comey

KARL: And, you seem to be hinting that there are recordings of those conversations . So had Comey lied? TRUMP: And there'd be nothing wrong if I did say it, according to everybody that I've read today, but I did not say that. She was evidently the good cop. "Those", said Comey, "were lies". "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication", Trump tweeted, "and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" Bharara says he's not accusing Trump of pressing him on any ...

Global News Suspected N.Korea drone photographed US missile defense site
Author: 0 Suspected N.Korea drone photographed US missile defense site

Moon has also struggled to patch up things with China, which was angered when Moon's predecessor approved the deployment of a USA missile defense system in South Korea. "We will come up with measures to deal with North Korean drones", a South Korean official said. North Korea's missile advances across the board are cause for concern-and cause for defensive countermeasures.

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions Testifies He Never Discussed Election With Russians

During his testimony , the Attorney General was asked if he had been given some of the details about the "active measures" used by Russian Federation to interfere in the USA elections - his answer was, no, as Sessions said he had stayed away from anything to do with the matter, to honor his recusal as Attorney General.

Author: 0 Death toll in Bangladesh landslides rises to 132

The Army men were killed in landslides when they were attempting to remove mud from Rangamati-Chittagong highway at Manikchhari of Rangamati district. Meteorologists said the port city of Chittagong alone experienced 222 mm of rainfall during the same period calling the huge quantum of downpour in such a short time to be unusual.

Author: 0 Sanders congratulates UK's Corbyn on election results

May's authority over her party was shattered by the election result. May visited Queen Elizabeth II and announced her plan to form a coalition government between her Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland.

Global News 7 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate
Author: 0 7 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate

Since then, lawmakers have raised questions about a possible third meeting at a Washington hotel, though the Justice Department has said that did not happen. Federal agencies in the intelligence community released a report in early January concluding Russian Federation meddled in the presidential campaign cycle.

Global News Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public on Tuesday
Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public on Tuesday

Instead, he will send Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to those hearings to discuss budget matters, Sessions wrote in letters to the chairmen of the subcommittees. "I think it depends on the scope of the questions", Spicer said. And Trump's frequent commentary on matters such as the investigation into alleged ties between his campaign and Russian Federation are distracting from his agenda and hurting the GOP, Kinzinger added.

Global News Election a disaster for PM May: Sturgeon
Author: 0 Election a disaster for PM May: Sturgeon

She called on the party to bring forward legislation to say that there will not be another independence referendum soon. Ms Davidson was elected as leader of the Scottish Conservatives in 2011 after opposing a similar plan put forward by rival Murdo Fraser, now the party's finance spokesman.

Global News McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay
Author: 0 McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay

While the USA was focused on terrorism, potential adversaries have invested in technologies meant to " limit our ability to project power ", he added. The US now has 8,500 troops in Afghanistan, who are either providing support to Afghan troops or hunting various terrorist groups throughout the mountainous country.

Global News Sharif to appear before Panama Papers probe panel
Author: 0 Sharif to appear before Panama Papers probe panel

Marriyum Aurangzeb, in response to another query, said that the prime minister during his address to the nation and while speaking in the parliament, had asked the apex court to constitute a joint investigation team on Panama Papers issue.

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