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U.S. President Donald Trump lashes out against the media over coverage of the Russian Federation probe and questions about his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner . White House officials defended the concept of secret communications channels without commenting specifically on the Kushner case. "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", he said in another tweet to his more than 30.8 followers.
  • 'Covfefe': Al Franken offers definition of Trump's viral typo

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    Trump is a genius. That relates to emissions to toxic and hazardous fumes. "His usage of it in context of news media is abundantly clear that he thinks reporters are cut from the same material as the "fefe" used in prison and that reporters have the same stench as toxic fumes as association with "cov".
  • Agreden a AMLO en Huatusco, Veracruz; Ochoa Reza condena el ataque

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    El político tabasqueño expuso que decidió grabar este nuevo video en su despacho para decirlo despacio y en voz baja, para que no piensen que está amenazando a los otros partidos de izquierda. Asimismo, el candidato del PRD al gobierno del Estado de México , Juan Zepeda , durante el cierre de su campaña en Naucalpan, reprobó la agresión al líder de Morena y pidió dialogar con López Obrador de manera tranquila.
  • Israeli-Palestinian peace deal: It's much harder than Trump thinks

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    President , is truly historic". Addressing parliament, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Jerusalem's Temple Mount and Western Wall will remain under Israel's control "forever". But he could make the time to cut a nuclear deal with Iran so they could build a bomb and terrorize our allies like Israel in the Middle East. Trump also said that Iran should have thanked the USA for the 2015 nuclear agreement, because it led to sanctions being lifted.
  • Donald Trump pulling USA out of Paris climate deal

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    He's always been a critic of climate science - and now those words now loom over his decision. Trump promised during his 2016 campaign that he'd withdraw the United States from the deal. It was the first legally-binding global climate deal . "In Washington , where I'm building a big development, nobody can move because we have 48 inches of snow", he said.
  • Trump's Middle East approach partly right

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    In contrast, Husam Zomlot, Palestinian ambassador to the United States and a key Abbas ally, said he did not see Trump's comments as a U.S. policy shift. Rubin points out that Trump's visit came just days from "Jerusalem Day", when the Jewish nation remembers winning control of the Old City from Jordan in the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • Budget Hits Gov. Scott's Desk

    Budget Hits Gov. Scott's Desk

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    And speculation is running wild in Tallahassee that the governor could send much of the budget right back to the Legislature. But some Democrats, upset with leadership crafting the budget and a handful of other priority spending bills behind closed doors, have offered publicly to help the governor push back a veto-override.
  • Kushner Attempted to Set Up Direct Line to Putin — NYTimes

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    Kelly's common-sense reply was that, "It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable". The Post also reported that Mr. Kushner had proposed the communications channel and that it took Mr. Meanwhile, a parade of senior administration officials tried to downplay the story, saying it was not all that unusual to establish "back-channel" ties with a foreign government.
  • Spicer refers Russia-related queries to Trump's private lawyer

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    President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , has come under increased scrutiny after reports surfaced last week claiming that he discussed setting up a secret communications channel with Russian officials late past year. "Look, that's a decision for the president to make and his team". Frank Keating and acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe. "Is Kushner "fake news"?" one reporter shouted after him.
  • White House Communication Director Leaving 1600 Penn

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    White House Communications Director Mike Dubke confirmed reports he had resigned, saying in a statement, "It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration". Shortly after the election, Kushner is reported to have discussed setting up a secret communications channel with the Russian government to facilitate sensitive discussions about the conflict in Syria.
  • Gobierno brasileño pidió refuerzo militar ante protestas violentas

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    Mientras tanto, el gobierno desplegó tropas del Ejército para reprimir las protestas donde los manifestantes utilizaban hondas para lanzar piedras, cuando las fuerzas de seguridad les responden con gases lacrimógenos para evitar que puedan avanzar hasta el palacio presidencial de Planalto .
  • US Treasury slaps sanctions on 8 Venezuela court justices

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro discussed the global oil markets situation in a telephone call at Venezuela's initiative, the Kremlin said on Thursday, as support for the extension of the OPEC/non-OPEC production cuts seems to be growing by the day.
  • Spicer on Kushner Back-Channel: "Not Substantiated by Anything but Anonymous Sources"

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    Adjectives used by Spicer included "extraordinary", "unprecedented" and "historic". Whether or not they were the leading candidates, however, Spicer couldn't say. CNN's Jim Acosta asked. Trump's tweet came after Merkel told a meeting last Sunday that "the times in which (Germany) could fully rely on others are partly over", a reference to the U.S.
  • Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh Indian states to be affected

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    About 286,245 people of 54,489 families were affected and 19,929 houses fully damaged by cyclone "Mora" that hit the country's coastal areas on Tuesday, according to an initial official estimate. In the coastal border district of Cox's Bazar , where the majority of the Rohingya in Bangladesh live, 17,000 houses were destroyed and 35,000 damaged, said Mohammad Ali Hossain, deputy commissioner in Cox's Bazar .
  • "Venezuela ya no es una democracia" — Canciller de México

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    Videgaray afirmó que de estar en una situación similar , no esperaría que la comunidad internacional se quedara callada. En este contexto, Videgaray ha subrayado que es "extremadamente grave" la situación en el país y aunque ha insistido en que "todos" tienen una "obligación" con la democracia, corresponde a los venezolanos decidir sobre su futuro, según recoge el diario mexicano 'Informador'.
  • Angela Merkel Europe must step up as diplomatic player

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    The German leader reiterated the main thrust of her remarks on Tuesday, saying the "current situation" gives Europe more reasons " to take our destiny into our own hands ". Fresh from a meeting in Brussels with the leaders of the Group of Seven largest economies, Trump fired yet another tweet salvo at a longtime USA ally, sharply attacking Germany's trade and spending policies.
  • Nighttime, early morning bombings in Baghdad kill 31

    Nighttime, early morning bombings in Baghdad kill 31

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    One picture showed ice cream cups scattered on the blood-stained ground. Separately Tuesday, the Pentagon ratcheted up threats against pro-Syrian government forces patrolling an area near the Jordanian border where the USA -led coalition is training allied rebels.
  • 'Si muchos votamos no les alcanzará para comprar el voto': AMLO

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    En una reunión con la Coordinadora Nacional del Partido del Trabajo , González Yáñez llamó a López Obrador " pocos huevos " y a Delfina la calificó de indeseable, corrupta y de no ser de la verdadera izquierda. Puntualizó en que cualquier persona que sea perseverante puede aspirar a ser gobernador, presidente o a cualquier cargo de elección popular, "cualquiera de los que estamos aquí puede ser gobernador o gobernadora, no sólo aquellos que tienen dinero o un gran linaje".
  • Chelsea Manning Documentary to Focus on Whistleblower's Life

    Chelsea Manning Documentary to Focus on Whistleblower's Life

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    The 29-year-old spent several stints in solitary confinement while in jail, and went on hunger strike to denounce strict disciplinary measures. "It is incredible to witness Chelsea Manning's freedom after having seen and worked with her behind bars for four years", said Chase Strangio , a lawyer with the ACLU rights group that lobbied for Manning's early release .
  • New York set to boost funding for after-school programs

    New York set to boost funding for after-school programs

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    SAE (Society of Automobile Engineers) Level 3 means a vehicle is capable of automated driving at posted highway speeds when specific conditions are met. "This course will provide critical animal rescue training to New Yorkers from across the state, allowing them to use what they learn to bring animals to safety in an emergency", said Governor Cuomo.
  • May plays down election loss poll

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    It said Labour could win 257 seats, up from the 232 seats it gained in 2015, with other parties taking 83 seats in all. But a shock new projection in The Times newspaper forecast that the Conservatives could lose their majority in the 650-seat House of Commons .
  • Egypt: Daesh claims attack on Coptic Christians killing 29

    Egypt: Daesh claims attack on Coptic Christians killing 29

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    After al-Sisi's speech, an army official said that Egyptian fighter jets hit terrorist camp positions in Derna, Eastern Libya. Twenty-nine Coptic Christians were killed and 24 wounded in the attack in Minya, in southern Egypt. But he signalled that Libya, which has collapsed into chaos after the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, poses a threat, and said Egypt's military was ready to strike outside the country's borders if necessary.
  • Cayó una avioneta en San Vicente: hay tres heridos

    Cayó una avioneta en San Vicente: hay tres heridos

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    Una avioneta de la Policía Federal cayó esta tarde en un campo de San Vicente y sus tres ocupantes resultaron heridos. La avioneta viajaba desde Punta Indio hasta El Palomar , y sufrió un desperfecto en su motor. En tanto, un helicóptero arribó a la zona del accidente y trasladó a los policías hacia un centro hospitalario de la zona, con heridas leves. Los otros dos tripulantes presentaron algunos golpes y cortes, pero ninguno reviste mayor gravedad.
  • SEC formula cargos contra La Parva

    SEC formula cargos contra La Parva

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    Finalmente la Superintendencia de Electricidad y Combustibles (SEC ) decidió formular cargos en contra de los representantes del centro de esquí La Parva , por su responsabilidad en la filtración de cerca de 15 mil litros de parafina (kerosene) desde uno de sus tanques, accidente que ocasionó el corte del servicio de agua potable a más de 9 mil clientes en Santiago, tras llegar al río Mapocho.
  • Llama AMLO al voto masivo y sin miedo este 4 de junio

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    En una muestra de las divisiones entre los partidos de izquierda, militantes, dirigentes y representantes populares de 54 municipios del Estado de México se adhirieron este lunes a la candidatura de Zepeda , al no estar de acuerdo con la decisión de González de apoyar a la candidata de Morena .
  • Andrew Weaver welcomes Clark's 'willingness to work across party lines'

    Andrew Weaver welcomes Clark's 'willingness to work across party lines'

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    Meanwhile, Premier Christy Clark told reporters Tuesday she wants to test the confidence of the legislature, which will come as early as this month. In Edmonton, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, who is a New Democrat but also a lawyer and advocate of job creation, circulated a statement firmly supporting Trans Mountain and flatly rejecting its BC opponents.
  • Cancilleres se reúnen en la OEA para analizar la crisis de Venezuela

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    El canciller de México , Luis Videgaray , opinó hoy que el agravamiento de la crisis en Venezuela y las "alteraciones a su orden democrático" merece que los países de la OEA actúen "con urgencia" mediante "nuevas gestiones diplomáticas", y ofreció a su país para participar en ellas.
  • In UK vote, Brexit takes back seat

    In UK vote, Brexit takes back seat

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    European leaders were determined to take a hard approach and wouldn't allow Corbyn time to pause and figure out his moves, she said , in a sly reference to the Labour leader's vehicle crash interview with 5Live's Emma Barnett earlier in the day.
  • Donald Trump's Communications Chief resigns

    Donald Trump's Communications Chief resigns

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    And Hope Hicks defended the president against accusations that he demeans his staff, issuing a lengthy statement for The Washington Post that read, in part: "President Trump has a magnetic personality and exudes positive energy, which is infectious to those around him".
  • Bolivia dice que Venezuela no necesita protectorados

    Bolivia dice que Venezuela no necesita protectorados

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    El canciller boliviano opinó que la OEA, y en particular su secretario general, Luis Almagro, "no puede seguir incitando al enfrentamiento y a la violencia" en Venezuela. Venezuela pidió su salida de la OEA el pasado 28 de abril por la convocatoria de esta reunión de cancilleres contra su voluntad, aunque no será efectiva hasta 2019.
  • USA claims success in N.Korea missile test

    USA claims success in N.Korea missile test

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    The test record for USA ballistic missile defense systems is mixed - before Tuesday, nine of 17 attempts by a system like this since 1999 have been successful. Earlier in the day, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters that ballistic missile proliferation continues to be a concern for the United States as additional countries acquire a greater number of ballistic missiles.
  • Mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners ends

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    They added that the agreement came after extensive talks between detained leaders and the prison authority, lasting for twenty hours. Israel has all along refused to negotiate with the prisoners, noting that many were convicted terrorists and their conditions were in line with accepted norms.
  • EUA envía bombarderos nucleares a Corea tras lanzamiento de misil

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    El proyectil recorrió 450 kilómetros, voló a una altura máxima de 560 kilómetros en dirección este y pudo caer en aguas de la Zona Económica Particular (EEZ) de Japón -espacio que se extiende a unos 370 kilómetros desde las costas de este país-, según el Gobierno de Tokio.
  • Silk Road website founder loses appeal of conviction, life sentence

    Silk Road website founder loses appeal of conviction, life sentence

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    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Wednesday rejected Ulbricht's claim that he was denied a fair trial because he could not introduce evidence of corruption by two federal agents involved in his probe. Among other lines of defense, Ulbricht's legal team argued that IP addresses central to the case were gathered without a warrant and violated his Fourth Amendment rights, though the appeals court ultimately did not rule in his favor.
  • Trump saca a EU del acuerdo de París

    Trump saca a EU del acuerdo de París

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    El Mandatario estadounidense ha dicho que es necesario poner punto final a la "guerra contra el carbón" . La gestión del presidente Donald Trump se ha caracterizado por estar llena de escándalos y polémica. Debería de saber, continuó el alcalde, "que lo que está pensando hacer (sacar a Estados Unidos del Acuerdo ) perjudicará a su ciudad natal más que a ningun otro lugar debido a que somos enteramente una ciudad costera.
  • The White House's Contradictory Message on Kushner

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    But the evasion may also reflect what sources close to Spicer describe as the White House's waning patience with the press corps. The briefing also followed news Tuesday morning that White House communications director Michael Dubke has resigned , and there are reports of other possible staffing changes.
  • White House aide Michael Dubke resigning

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    Those expecting this to drag on for years underestimate the amount of information at his disposal, the assistance Comey can provide in getting him up to speed, the number of cooperating witnesses he will be able to unearth and the president's own loquaciousness.
  • AMLO descalifica frente PAN-PRD para 2018

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    En conferencia de prensa, convocaron a la creación de un Frente Amplio Opositor que haga frente al PRI en 2018, y descartaron ir juntos en la próxima jornada electoral del Estado de México . Jaime Sotelo también sostuvo que es un intento de "unirnos a los neoliberales (...) el PRD es nuestra casa e iremos en alianza con las izquierdas postulando un solo candidato 2018".