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McMaster says 'not concerned' after Kushner back-channel reports

The disclosures dogged the president during his first trip overseas since taking office and threaten to overwhelm and stall the agenda for his young administration. Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, has contacted people from Trump's campaign team, asking them to be more involved in supporting the president. [Full Article...]

Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS Little has changed at the scene of the al-Jadida airstrike that killed more than 100 civilians more than two months ago and ratcheted up pressure on the USA -led coalition to address allegations of mounting civilian casualties in the fight against the Islamic State group. [Full Article...]

Mattis: Trump 'Wide Open' on Paris Climate Accord

He tweeted Saturday morning that he had not yet reached a decision on whether the US will remain a party to the agreement, which is meant to fight the global effects of climate change . "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying.There are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not". [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande to Perform Benefit Concert for Manchester Victims

A suicide bomber detonated an improvised device near one of Manchester Arena's exits following Grande's sold-out show Monday night, killing 22 and leaving more than 60 injured. "A place for them to escape, to celebrate, to heal, to feel safe and to be themselves ... this will not change that". To meet their friends they've met online. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia To Trim Oil Exports To US To Force Inventories Lower

While Opec's move had been expected, some oil market investors had hoped producers would agree to longer or deeper cuts to drain a global glut of oil . U.S. West Texas intermediate crude futures ended at $2.46 lower, or 4.8 percent, at $48.90 a barrel, breaking below $50 for the first time all week. Three years ago, USA shale producers needed to see prices of $70 to $80 per barrel to be compe... [Full Article...]

Philippines says militants shot dead at least 16 civilians

The troops are conducting surgical operations to clear Marawi of Maute members, who launched an attack in the city last Tuesday, which prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the whole island of Mindanao. He said he was prepared to enforce martial law for as long as was necessary to end the terrorist threat, and even ignore constitutionally mandated safeguards such as the ... [Full Article...]

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end

Duane joined a Jacksonville band, called the 31st of February, led by the future Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks . Allman had suffered the effects of hepatitis C for many years, leading to a liver transplant in 2010. Gregg kept the flame burning throughout the ensuing decades that saw them inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995 The Allman Brothers notched up eleven gold and five platinum a... [Full Article...]

President Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await

President Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await He also visited USA troops stationed at the Sigonella Air Base in Italy. The G7 leaders committed themselves on Saturday to the fight against protectionism and to defending the opening of markets after the United States overcame its reluctance to include that condition in the final statement, which the leaders signed and sealed at the end of the two-day summit in the Sicilian city of Taormina. [Full Article...]

Prince George, Princess Charlotte on best behavior at Pippa Middleton wedding

Prince George, Princess Charlotte on best behavior at Pippa Middleton wedding Cherubic Caucasian children milled about, the boys dressed in their finest Shakespearean-era pantaloons, the girls in Coachella-inspired flower crowns. He confirmed the relationship in November when he complained about intrusive press coverage. London, May22British tabloid media have described as "the wedding of the year", Pippa Middleton , the younger sister of the future queen of England, was... [Full Article...]

New arrest in 'full tilt' Manchester attack investigation

The total number of arrests related to the attack have gone up to 14. It is unclear where the newly released images of Abedi were taken and from what time on Monday evening. There were prayers for the victims at church services across Manchester on Sunday. Figen Murray said in an interview Friday that the 22-year-old British man named as the bombing suspect doesn't deserve her energy. [Full Article...]

Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

Kushner sought secret communications with Russia Donald Trump ignored a question on allegations that his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner contacted Russian officials, as he arrived the White House . "That is indicative of espionage activity of an American citizen that is working in league with a hostile government", he told MSNBC. CBS News reported earlier this week that Mr. [Full Article...]

Twitter goes berserk after South Africa chokes again!

Twitter goes berserk after South Africa chokes again! David Miller and Chris Morris batted South Africa down to needing 10 runs off the last 10 balls for victory. Ben Stokes is to have a scan on a left knee injury despite playing a starring role as England cricket team clinched the one-day worldwide series against South Africa cricket team. [Full Article...]

Cavaliers cruise past Celtics into National Basketball Association finals

Cavaliers cruise past Celtics into National Basketball Association finals Now, Cleveland is preparing for its third consecutive trip to the Finals (starting Thursday) with James in peak form. It is the seventh successive year James has led his team to the finals, with four straight appearances for the Miami Heat preceding his return to Cleveland in 2014. [Full Article...]

Macron snubs Trump for Merkel & another arm wrestle follows

Macron snubs Trump for Merkel & another arm wrestle follows As Macron approached a group of leaders leaving North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters, Trump stretched out his hands in greeting, but was completely ignored by the new French president, who instead headed straight for Merkel, giving her a warm embrace while Trump smiled awkwardly. [Full Article...]

Top Trump advisers decline to comment on Kushner

Top Trump advisers decline to comment on Kushner After the president and first lady exited their helicopter, the first question Trump got from reporters waiting on the South Lawn: "Mr. President, we hear you were trying to set up a back channel to the Russians". Kushner, a close adviser to Trump, went so far as to suggest using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States to protect such a channel from being monitored, the Post said, quo... [Full Article...]

With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel Continuing to arm Saudi Arabia, while also including Yemen on the list of countries from which Trump wants to ban arriving travelers, is "unconscionable", Ferrero said. It is impossible to separate between his potential as a facilitator for peace and the turbulence which has surrounded his administration from the outset, including the current issue of classified information released to the Russian... [Full Article...]

Macron was warned about Trump's awkwardly aggressive handshake before their meeting

Macron was warned about Trump's awkwardly aggressive handshake before their meeting But Trump may disappoint on a key worldwide issue facing him after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 meetings: the Paris Agreement. At a gathering in Washington, DC, the French ambassador to the USA told the Post's Jonathan Capehart that he had advised French President Emmanuel Macron in a memo how to react to Trump when they met at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit on ... [Full Article...]

Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate deal next week

The 6 other member nations are planning to push Trump to change his policies on free trade and combatting climate change . "And I'm quite certain the president is wide open on this issue as he takes in the pros and cons of that accord". The U.S.is the world's second leading producer of greenhouse gasses and the largest single contributor to the United Nations budget for climate action. [Full Article...]

Trump makes personal appeal for Mideast peace

Trump makes personal appeal for Mideast peace Speaking alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , Trump offered his condolences and condemned the "wicked ideology " that led to the attack. 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 building. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: Did the President just shove aside a prime minister?

Donald Trump: Did the President just shove aside a prime minister? Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that joining the U.S. -led anti-Islamic State coalition "will send a strong political message of NATO's commitment to the fight against terrorism and also improve our coordination within the coalition". [Full Article...]


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