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Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected

Bush administration. He told CNN Tuesday he submitted his resignation on May 18 but offered to stay until the end of President Donald Trump's foreign trip. "The worse thing is when they say one thing and then Trump throws his entire press team under the bus by saying the opposite". By referring questions to outside lawyers, aides hope the focus can return to Trump's agenda. [Full Article...]

How Sturgeon and SNP plan to impose 50p tax on the UK

The Scottish National Party has promised to fight for onshore wind's inclusion in the United Kingdom industrial strategy alongside an "increased focus" on offshore wind and wave and tidal energy . Ms Sturgeon also promised to end austerity in the country. Earlier this year, Mr Corbyn said he would be "absolutely fine" with a referendum being held if the Scottish Parliament voted for one. [Full Article...]

Malaysian Airlines plane turns back over cockpit incident

Flights were temporarily diverted from Melbourne airport, according to theaviation website Flight Radar. Melbourne Airport has been placed on lockdown after a passenger tried to storm the cockpit of a plane claiming to have a bomb. Flight 128 landed safely in the Australian city at 11:41 p.m., the carrier said by email Wednesday. Australian Federal Police have confirmed that they are "respondi... [Full Article...]

U.S. has started sending weapons to Syrian Kurds, officials say

The request does not detail which vetted Syrian groups will receive certain pieces of equipment - the USA has numerous partners in Syria assisting with the fight against ISIS, not just Kurds. Note: This is a breaking news post and will be updated with more information . Operating in the southeastern part of Syria, out of a small outpost at the Tanf border crossing with US and United Kingdom speci... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation launches missile strikes against IS in Syria

Russian Federation launches missile strikes against IS in Syria However, criticism has been leveled that "efforts to retake Palmyra are merely window dressing, that it is more significant culturally than militarily", Chance says. After first retaking the town in May 2016, Russian forces held a concert in the city's ancient amphitheater. The chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April, which United Kingdom tests showed to be sarin gas,... [Full Article...]

Trump, EPA chief meet ahead of decision on climate change

Reports indicate that Trump's announcement could have "caveats in the language" that leave open the possibility that his decision isn't set in stone. Trump's decision to leave the agreement will surely anger many members of the global community, including world leaders , environmentalists, and even some fossil fuel companies that wouldn't mind certainty and worldwide support for emission... [Full Article...]

Trump Hails Signing of Deals Worth 'Billions' with Vietnam

Trump Hails Signing of Deals Worth 'Billions' with Vietnam President Trump has the opportunity to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement with Vietnam that significantly improves on the TPP". Vietnam is America's 10th largest agricultural export market. On May 22, the Vietnam Coast Guard received six 45-foot Metal Shark patrol boats from the United States. Phuc may have to demonstrate the benefits of trade. [Full Article...]

Taliban kills 15 Afghan soldiers in Kandahar

Taliban kills 15 Afghan soldiers in Kandahar At least 10 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on the Achakzai camp of army corps 205 in the same district on May 22. A government official said Wednesday a suspected United States drone strike targeted a compound in Afghanistan, killing three local Taliban militants. [Full Article...]

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails end hunger strike after deal

They launched hunger strike in Israeli jails to protest the inhuman conditions the Israeli jailers impose on them, including medical neglect, tourture, depriving of educaton, family visitation. As the strike continued and the health of many prisoners sharply deteriorated, Israel increased psychological pressure: media reports suggested Israel would resort to the risky and medically unethical p... [Full Article...]

Trump rips Germany in early morning tweet

President Donald Trump picked a public fight with Germany on Tuesday, tweeting that trade deals with the European country are "very bad for U.S." and that they "will change". A day later, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also lashed out at Washington, saying the Trump administration's "short-sighted policies. stand against the interest of the European Union". [Full Article...]

Kinder Morgan Canada shares fall in debut amid political uncertainty in BC

Kinder Morgan Canada shares fall in debut amid political uncertainty in BC Axiom Capital maintained Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) on Friday, November 13 with "Buy" rating. Therefore 100% are positive. 12/02/2016 - Kinder Morgan , Inc. The stock of HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) earned "Neutral" rating by UBS on Wednesday, September 14. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI ) on Thursday, October 22 to "Hold" rating. [Full Article...]

Merkel hosts Indian leader Modi, looks to broaden world ties

Prime Minister Modi said German partnership is important for the Skill India Mission, with German parameters being "global benchmarks" which are crucial for India. But after Merkel and other senior German officials, who are campaigning ahead of September national elections in their own country, spent the weekend attacking Trump, the U.S. [Full Article...]

PM Modi, Merkel agrees to strengthen Indo-German counter terrorism cooperation: MEA

PM Modi, Merkel agrees to strengthen Indo-German counter terrorism cooperation: MEA President Donald Trump called Germany's trade and spending policies "very bad" on Tuesday, intensifying a row between the allies and immediately earning himself the moniker destroyer of Western values" from a leading German politician. Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also blasted the United States , saying the Trump administration's "short-sighted policies... stand against the interes... [Full Article...]

Trump tells North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders to spend more for defense

Trump tells North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders to spend more for defense Trump's repeated scolds are not just condescending but embarrassing". Russian Federation will be on the agenda and there were signs that "behind the scenes Trump is prepared to talk about things", Lewis said. If he had then made the Article 5 pledge, the trip would have been deemed a success. It had, he said, also been agreed to adopt an "action plan" created to enhance NATO's contributions ... [Full Article...]

Trump condemns media leaks

Trump's statements come after British Prime Minister Theresa May , as well as other British officials, criticized the US for leaks of critical information to both the New York Times and The Washington Post , including the terrorist suspect's name, the fact that the suspect's residence was in the United Kingdom, and the fact that his father's residence in Libya was being raided. [Full Article...]

Assange Will Not 'Forgive Or Forget' Rape Probe

The Swedish prosecutor in charge of the investigation, Marianne Ny, did not disclose her intentions in advance, but she was due to address a news conference at 12:00 (11:00am CET) on Friday. Appearing on the balcony of the central London embassy where he has spent five years, Assange criticised Western governments but said he was prepared to enter into dialogue with London and Washington . [Full Article...]

SNP election win in Scotland would reinforce mandate for indyref2: Nicola Sturgeon

The SNP have pledged to fight for the reinstatement of the triple lock pensions guarantee which the Tories chose to renege on in their manifesto earlier this month. Sturgeon promised to defend the so-called "triple lock" on pensions, to protect the winter fuel allowance and to promote better pension rights for women. [Full Article...]

Putin denies meddling in French election

Mr Putin defended having received Ms Le Pen at the Kremlin in March. Putin said he and Macron agreed to discuss pursuing closer cooperation on anti-terror efforts, with a proposed exchange of experts to work toward that goal. "Our relations must be normalized". The record shows only favorable words from Trump for centrist Emmanuel Macron's opponent, the defeated far-right candidate Mari... [Full Article...]

Andretti rules Indy _ and other takeaways from the 500

Foyt at Long Beach in 2013.Sato's victory gave Andretti a second consecutive win in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing ". Castroneves spent the rest of the race playing cat-and-mouse with Sato and nearly had him just as the second-to-last lap began. [Full Article...]

Putin a bigger threat than IS says McCain

It is still finding its feet". "We really are, and for me to tell you that we aren't, politically, is not fair", he said . The former presidential candidate and one of the most consistently forceful critics of Donald Trump from within his own Republican party conceded that the litany of scandal surrounding the Trump administration was taking its toll on the country. [Full Article...]


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