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Trump's Speech On Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal, Annotated

Trump's Speech On Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal, Annotated He said he would try to re-negotiate a better deal for the United States because the agreements would have threatened USA "sovereignty". He said, "I do respect this decision but I do think it is an actual mistake both for the USA and for our planet". [Full Article...]

Turn your phone or tablet into a mobile scanner with Adobe Scan

Turn your phone or tablet into a mobile scanner with Adobe Scan It then delivers a preview, and gives you the option to edit or save the document as a PDF. You can check out the app in action in the video below. The app isn't completely accurate with some Android users complaining that certain documents were not editable. [Full Article...]

Video shows Erdogan watched bodyguards' violent attack on protesters in DC

Video shows Erdogan watched bodyguards' violent attack on protesters in DC The visit was also marred by a violent coda - an attack on protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington on Tuesday that USA officials said was carried out by Erdogan's presidential guards. The US Department of State, the Mayor of Washington and several Congressmen condemned the brutal attack . The Trump administration faced growing calls Thursday for a forceful respon... [Full Article...]

House Russia investigators subpoena Flynn, Cohen

House Russia investigators subpoena Flynn, Cohen The US House intelligence committee has issued subpoenas to President Donald Trump's former aide and his lawyer, as part of its Russian Federation investigation. In the letter from Michael Flynn's attorneys to the Senate Intel, Flynn invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination and declined to give documents sought under subpoena on the investigation of Russia's meddling in ... [Full Article...]

White House asks US Supreme Court to revive travel ban

If at least five justices vote to let the travel ban take effect, there's a good chance they also would uphold the policy later on. The US President's new order bans travel to the US from six mainly Muslim countries. The countries which the ban affects are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria. Rights groups that have been fighting the policy in the courts said the justices should not al... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

About 200,382 people have been affected in the south and west of the country, the disaster management centre said. In search and rescue operations involving security, the locals and the military. Indian Premier Narendra Modi on Friday tweeted that the first ship with relief material will arrive in Sri Lanka today and the second, tomorrow. [Full Article...]

Police Make 2 More Arrests In Connection With Manchester Concert Attack Investigation

The British police said intelligence leaks to USA media risk hindering their investigation. Prime Minister Theresa May who too seems to be disturbed with the leaks said that she would confront President Donald Trump over leaks. The New York Times said it did not publish the story lightly. The source also said that Britain was prepared to increase non-combat troop deployment to the North A... [Full Article...]

Trump administration approves social media checks for visa applicants

Trump administration approves social media checks for visa applicants Privacy concerns aside, Reuters notes that detractors are anxious the sudden uptick in information volume per application could lead to long delays . According to Reuters , the questionnaire has been approved for use by consular officials for the next six months, rather than the traditional three years. [Full Article...]

36 die from smoke in Philippine casino after gunman set fire

36 die from smoke in Philippine casino after gunman set fire Around 4 a.m. Friday, Resorts Chief Operating Officer Stephen Reilly told reporters police were looking inside the buildings for one suspect. The fire started after the gunman torched the gambling tables by pouring gasoline on them. The man carried a 2 liter soda bottle and may have an extra container of gasoline as well, Albayalde said. The room was carpeted and the tables were combustible, he ... [Full Article...]

Android's Creator Wants To Shake Up the Smartphone Industry. Again

Android's Creator Wants To Shake Up the Smartphone Industry. Again This makes it harder for ordinary smartphone users to recognize the device and will surely make branding difficult for the company. As the now-CEO of startup Essential Products, Rubin's response is a sleek smartphone simply named Phone. And while the company says it will work nicely with others, I suspect part of its game plan is having Alexa and the like work in the background, filling in the g... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation declines to provide requested materials to House Oversight

Federal Bureau of Investigation declines to provide requested materials to House Oversight His response promises the House probe will complement Mueller's investigation and not interfere with it. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz , R-Utah, is renewing his request for documents pertaining to former FBI Director James Comey. [Full Article...]

Obama pans Trump withdrawal from climate deal

The best part for Xi is that this hasn't cost him anything, Trump has done the damage to the United States all by himself, and is most likely unaware or uncaring of the likely consequences, which go well beyond the blow to the image of the United States as a global leader. [Full Article...]

UN council to vote on blacklisting more North Koreans: diplomats

The entities listed include Koryo Bank, two trading houses linked to North Korea's military, and the army's Strategic Rocket Force. While Russia has not indicated it would oppose UN sanctions or seek to dilute them, its ties with the United States are fraught and that could complicate its joining any US-led initiative on North Korea. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid 'secret Russian Federation line' questions

White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is out, CBS News has confirmed . Shake-ups in Trump's world can be slow to materialize or never happen, but White House senior aides regularly criticize Priebus in conversations with reporters. [Full Article...]

House panel issues subpoenas for Flynn, others

The committee's statement, released by Chairman Rep. Mike Conaway and ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, said that the subpoenas were for "testimony, personal documents and business records". Tuesday was the deadline for Flynn to respond to the Senate committee. And there are reports fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey will testify as early as next week for the Senate ... [Full Article...]

Trump's communications director resigns

The 36-year-old Kushner , a real estate developer with no previous government experience, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former US officials told Reuters. [Full Article...]

Trump seeks coalition to 'stamp out extremism'

Some regarded his speech as a positive step towards Muslims. But not everyone was convinced that it was the case. Both the First Lady and the First Daughter-turned-Assistant to the President opted against wearing headscarves during their visit to Saudi Arabia . [Full Article...]

Trump abandoning global climate pact? Decision 'very soon'

Trump abandoning global climate pact? Decision 'very soon' Rumours already swirling about the future of USA involvement in the Paris deal were further stoked when Mr Trump tweeted on Wednesday: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". Withdrawing would leave the United States aligned only with Russian Federation among the world's industrialized economies in rejecting action to combat climate change. [Full Article...]

Unidentified object flies over North Korean border

Unidentified object flies over North Korean border The North's general staff said the South's firing was a "reckless military provocation" aimed at promoting hostility towards Pyongyang and maintaining a confrontation on the Korean peninsula. It was Pyongyang's second missile test in a week. Some of them travelled into the South's territory, he said. Both sides frequently try to flood each other propaganda, and tensions have risen as North Ko... [Full Article...]

Trump's cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns

Trump's cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns The AP noted presidents' calls are often done through secure phone lines such as those in the White House Situation Room, the Oval Office or the presidential limousine. Those records are preserved and archived. Trump's White House is already facing scrutiny for apparent efforts to work outside usual diplomatic channels. [Full Article...]


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