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White House aide out after 3 months

Spicer declined to answer a question in a White House press gaggle about congressional testimony Comey is expected to give concerning the president's request to drop an investigation into former...

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US President Donald Trump returns to White House after first international trip

US President Donald Trump returns to White House after first international trip

On his first overseas tour, the new president made no attempt to publicly promote democracy and human rights in Saudi Arabia , instead declaring that he wasn't there to lecture. King Salman and Presi...

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's NSC chief, dies at 89

Brzezinski is survived by his wife of 62 years, Czech-American sculptor Emilie Benes, as well their three children and five grandchildren. He advocated a commando mission to rescue the hostages that e...

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House Intel Committee Subpoenas Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen

Early Wednesday morning, the president tweeted "Witch Hunt!" in reference to testimony by Comey and former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan before Congress on the topic. Subpoenas w...

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White House communications boss quits

President Trump is reportedly considering a major shakeup to his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists over his frustrations by what he sees as his team's inability to con...

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Death toll after Sri Lanka mudslides and floods climbs past 200

Death toll after Sri Lanka mudslides and floods climbs past 200

An air force helicopter on a relief mission crash-landed Monday near the southern town of Baddegama, but all 11 passengers were unhurt. Sri Lanka Navy steps up relief operations in flood-affected ar...

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White House says Trump expected to pull US from Paris climate accord

White House says Trump expected to pull US from Paris climate accord

After taking office, however, Mr. Trump faced pressure to stay in the deal from investors, global powers and business leaders, including some in the coal industry. And as the richest nation, the U.S...

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Palestinians Launch General Strike to Protest Trump's Visit

This would represent a notable gain by Trump in his bid to restart peace talks, as Abbas until now has set preconditions for a return to peace talks, including an Israeli freeze on settlement buildi...

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Three Manchester attack suspects released

Three Manchester attack suspects released

Police have been working round-the-clock since Abedi killed 22 people, seven of them children, and injured more than 100 in the worst terrorist atrocity since the July 7 bombings in 2005. Anyone who m...

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Nunes: Dems Using Russia Probes to Justify Clinton's Loss

David Valadao (R-CA). As she has now said many times, the ex-secretary of state again alleged that former FBI Director James Comey's decision on October 28, 2016, to send a letter to Congress about he...

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Trump keeps world guessing on Paris climate deal pullout

Business leaders, including others in technology, have urged Trump to reconsider. Asked why House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy hadn't responded to the reports Wednesday, a spokesman said: "Did the...

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Trump Expected To Withdraw From Paris Climate Accord

Trump Expected To Withdraw From Paris Climate Accord

Trump , who has called global warming a "hoax", promised during his presidential campaign to pull the USA out of the deal. Trump has said climate change is a "hoax" and campaigned on a promi...

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United States grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu

Ahead of President Donald Trump's Israel visit, top Christian Zionist organizations and leaders called on the president to fulfill his election campaign promise to relocate the US embassy from ...

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Can Labour overcome unpopular Corbyn with popular policies?

The current 45% top rate of income tax would apply to earnings over £80,000 ($103,000) a year, down from £150,000 ($193,000) at present. "This manifesto is a draft for a better future for our countr...

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Back-channel communications are nothing new for White House

There's also concern inside some White House factions that bringing in the "old gang" may derail the president's agenda by triggering defections inside the West Wing. McMaster and National Economic Co...

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Sanders Urges Brooklyn College Grads To Stand Up, Fight Back

Sanders Urges Brooklyn College Grads To Stand Up, Fight Back

Amid his calls for students to embrace "progressive, humane values", Sanders offered four key pieces of advice to the class of 2017 as they enter a new phase of their lives. "Now in response to these ...

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Economists say leaving Paris climate deal likely won't create US jobs

Economists say leaving Paris climate deal likely won't create US jobs

A White House official said earlier in the day that Trump was planning to pull out of the Paris deal, although a final decision hadn't been made. "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" the president tweeted, as ...

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South Korea: Sanctions, Dialogue to Denuclearize North Korea

South Korea: Sanctions, Dialogue to Denuclearize North Korea

The Security Council on Monday condemned the North's latest missile test and warned of new sanctions. North Korea on Sunday test-fired what analysts say was its longest-range rocket yet as it acce...

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Donald Trump Attacks Germany in Furious Tweet

The president's stance drew a sharp response from German Chancellor Angela Merkel , who voiced doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally. Trump earlier called Germany's trade...

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Life returns to normal in Kahsmir Valley

Life returns to normal in Kahsmir Valley

Class work in Budgam, Anantnag, Shopian, Kupwara educational institutions to remain suspended on May 31. Deputy Magistrate, Srinagar , Farooq Ahmad Lone said all higher secondary schools and colleg...

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India, Russia to sign deal on Kudankulam nuclear reactors in St Petersburg

India, Russia to sign deal on Kudankulam nuclear reactors in St Petersburg

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to attend the forum as the Guest of Honour, which will also see the Russian President Vladimir Putin and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern in attendance. "A fr...

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Donald Trump's Jared Kushner dilemma

Both Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser Lt Gen H R McMaster have discussed that, and "in general terms, back channels are an appropriate part of diplomacy", he said . Kush...

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President Donald Trump's Communications Director Mike Dubke resigns

In the resignation letter, Dubke wrote: "The reasons for my departure are personal, but it has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration". But Spicer suggested that ot...

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Trump turnabout: Taking a softer tone on Islam in Mideast

Trump turnabout: Taking a softer tone on Islam in Mideast

This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilizations. "This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all reli...

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Pound plummets on risks of a hung parliament

However, under the model - based on 50,000 interviews over one week - the Conservatives could get anywhere between 274 and 345 seats, meaning they could also increase their majority. Ed Miliband, the ...

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PM Modi to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam tomorrow

PM Modi to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam tomorrow

That's why the whole nation has its eyes on this bridge. "Within one year of BJP rule in Assam, the state got rid of a lot of problems", the PM said, again taking a dig at the Congress party. This...

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Philippines president Duterte says he 'will not talk to terrorists'

A colleague of Suganob confirmed to The Associated Press that the man in the video is the priest . Although it's still unclear where the video was filmed, Suganob is seen standing in front of houses ...

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Trump's communications director to quit

There has been no denial of the reports by the White House and a number of senior administration officials backed Mr Kushner over the weekend. In a tweet early on Tuesday, Trump shot back agai...

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Pound hit by hung parliament projection

The main pan-European indexes were slightly lower early on Wednesday, Germany's DAX was flat and sterling's weakness helped lift Britain's FTSE 100 by 0.2 per cent. Benchmark 10-year Treasury ...

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Scandal, What Scandal? Jared Kushner Seeks To Shrug Off Russia Probe

He said the other potential problem would be if Kushner did not disclose meetings with Russian officials during the FBI's background check. Trump officials were preparing to establish a "war room" t...

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President Trump Expected To Withdraw US From Paris Climate Deal

President Trump Expected To Withdraw US From Paris Climate Deal

The Pope gave Trump copies of his published works on climate change as a parting gift following their meeting on May 24, which some read as an encouragement toward the Paris accord . Under the ...

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Deadly car bomb blast targets Baghdad ice-cream shop

Deadly car bomb blast targets Baghdad ice-cream shop

Mohsen said ISIS was mainly relying on "snipers and suicide bombers" to target Iraqi forces, as it is running low on mortar rounds and explosives after losing sites it previously used to produce them....

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Trump Still Undecided on US Embassy Move One Day Before Waiver Expires

He gave no further details. Ahead of Trump's recent Israel visit, a senior administration official revealed that the president would not use his trip to announce plans to move the United States emba...

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Confederate statue removals part of New Orleans mayor legacy

Confederate statue removals part of New Orleans mayor legacy

Landrieu said the four monuments were out of step with a modern city that embraces people of all races while acknowledging that New Orleans was also once one of the biggest slave markets in Americ...

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Texas announces kickoff times for six of its 2017 games

Texas' highest-profile nonconference game of Herman's initial season will be played September 16 at Southern California (7:30 p.m., Fox). As part of the announcement, Tech will have each of its firs...

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Kabul bombing a crime against humanity: Hamid Ansari

Kabul bombing a crime against humanity: Hamid Ansari

The massive blast near the German embassy in Zanbaq Square sent thick plumes of smoke into the sky and managed to shatter windows and blow doors off their hinges hundreds of metres away. An Afghan sec...

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Musk to quit advisory panels if Trump withdraws from climate deal

The Trump administration has yet to make an official statement about this decision. The agreement, signed in 2015 by more than 190 nations in the French capital, aims to reduce greenhouse gas em...

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Trump lashes out at Germany over trade, NATO; promises change

He has a lot of respect for her. "They continue to grow the bond they had during their talks from the G-7". He told European Union officials last week that Germany is " very bad on trade ", an...

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Seemingly always in crisis mode over Russia, Trump eyes White House overhaul

Lawyers for Kushner said he was willing to talk with federal and congressional investigators about his foreign contacts and his work on the Trump campaign. "It's normal in my opinion and acceptabl...

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'Drive out' extremists: Trump to Middle East

Human rights didn't go completely unnoticed on Trump's trip. Saudi Arabia denies providing any support for the 19 hijackers - most of whom were Saudi citizens - who killed almost 3,000 people in 200...

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