• Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties: trade sources
Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties: trade sources

Qatar's Foreign Affairs Ministry said there is "no legitimate justification" for the countries' decision, though it vowed its citizens would not be affected by it. Football's world governing body said it had spoken with "the Qatar 2022 Local Organizing Committee and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy handling matters relating to the 2022 F...

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  • London Mayor Floats Canceling Trump's UK Visit
London Mayor Floats Canceling Trump's UK Visit

President Trump tweeted Monday morning that Khan had offered a "pathetic excuse" and "had to think fast on his " no reason to be alarmed " statement". Khan was criticized by Trump on Twitter for comments he made after the attack, but the president took the mayor's words out of context. He promoted a proposed travel ban on visitors from six most...

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  • American comedian charged with sexual assault
American comedian charged with sexual assault

Defence lawyers will aim to undermine Constand's credibility, asking why she failed to report the incident for a year and then could not recall certain details like the month when it occurred. She later woke up disoriented and partially clothed in Cosby's bed with the comedian behind her, grunting, before he forced her to touch his genitals, she ...

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  • Warriors pull away in second half for 2-0 NBA Finals lead
Warriors pull away in second half for 2-0 NBA Finals lead

The Warriors take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. They were the two best offensive players on the court in Game 2 of the NBA Finals , but try as James did, he could not unseat the veritable All-Star team his Cavaliers faced.

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  • CNN cans Kathy Griffin, ends New Year's Eve broadcast deal
CNN cans Kathy Griffin, ends New Year's Eve broadcast deal

News anchor Cooper took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the debacle, saying he is "appalled" and the photo is "clearly disgusting". Donald Trump has reacted in anger to USA comedian Kathy Griffin's controversial photo of a severed head.

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  • Trump will not use executive privilege to block James Comey's testimony
Trump will not use executive privilege to block James Comey's testimony

President Trump could invoke executive privilege to prevent fired FBI Director Comey from testifying before Congress . So perhaps unsurprisingly, toward the end of last week, Trump's aides floated the possibility that they could try to block Comey's testimony with an assertion of executive privilege - a legal argument presidents have used...

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  • Pres Trump Vows To Do Whatever It Takes To Keep US Safe
Pres Trump Vows To Do Whatever It Takes To Keep US Safe

In a series of tweets late Saturday and early Sunday responding to the attack, Trump also pushed his stalled travel ban, took on gun control supporters and pledged that the United States will be there to help London and the United Kingdom.

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  • ABC, other major networks to carry James Comey Senate testimony live
ABC, other major networks to carry James Comey Senate testimony live

It was not clear that Mr Trump would have succeeded in stopping Mr Comey from testifying had he chosen to cite executive privilege. Mr. Trump fired Mr. The doctrine of executive privilege holds that under certain circumstances, the president can order government officials not to talk to Congress about confidential advice they have given.

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  • Will Trump block Comey testimony? White House does not know yet
Will Trump block Comey testimony? White House does not know yet

Comey is likely to testify about the FBI's investigation into possible connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign and whether Trump tried to interfere with the probe. "I think that's a smart move", Ernst said. But legal experts say Trump likely undermined those arguments because he publicly discussed the conversations i...

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  • Trump Won't Block James Comey's Testimony Before Congress
Trump Won't Block James Comey's Testimony Before Congress

Executive privilege allows the president to block the disclosure of sensitive information in judicial settings. Senators plan to ask Comey about those memos on Thursday. He cited Mr. Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation during the campaign past year. "Clearly, it would be very, very troubling if the president of the ...

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  • White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping
White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping

Comey, ousted last month amid the FBI investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation, is set to testify Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee. The president and aides can not be compelled to testify about private conversations, but Comey is appearing before senators voluntarily. Comey is to testify Thursday ...

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  • Germany, France, Italy tell Trump Paris agreement is not renegotiable
Germany, France, Italy tell Trump Paris agreement is not renegotiable

Along with Trump, Pruitt and White House press secretary Sean Spicer were among those who refused to answer repeated questions on the subject. Tusk said Europe was "stepping up our cooperation on climate change with China..." "What does the president actually believe on climate change: Does he still believe it's a hoax? ".

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  • President Trump lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns
President Trump lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns

Byers was on his third combat tour and, Trump said , ran through smoke and a hail of bullets to rescue an Afghan soldier when he was killed last November. The event was also attended by Vice President Mike Pence , Defense Secretary James Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , Gen.

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  • USA states and businesses will still meet Paris targets — Michael Bloomberg
USA states and businesses will still meet Paris targets — Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg, a billionaire climate advocate, also met with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday to tell him the American people meant to uphold the pact. He's received awards as a businessman in that regard. "And perhaps most important, new coal plants in the U.S. aren't economically feasible right now, due to lower costs of other forms o...

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  • France 'corrects' White House video on Paris accord
France 'corrects' White House video on Paris accord

Phil Scott , two of the four Republican governors in New England, announced late Friday afternoon that they would join a coalition of states committed to fulfilling the tenets of the Paris Climate Agreement despite President Trump's decision this week to withdraw from the global pact.

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  • White House Will Not Invoke Executive Privilege in Comey Testimony
White House Will Not Invoke Executive Privilege in Comey Testimony

The White House is hoping it will be able to build some Democratic support for its tax plan as well as a massive infrastructure investment plan, which Short said he hopes to tackle this calendar year. "We have a lot of Americans who visit us", Putin said in an interview with NBC's "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly". The Washington scandal machin...

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  • White House: Trump won't seek to block Comey testimony
White House: Trump won't seek to block Comey testimony

Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says the president's power to invoke privilege is "well-established". Trump fired Comey early last month as the FBI was investigating possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation to tilt the election in the Republican's favor.

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  • Trump Announces Plan To Privatize Air Traffic Control
Trump Announces Plan To Privatize Air Traffic Control

Sen. Ted Cruz, who took part in Monday's rollout at the White House , shook hands with Trump and praised the initiative, which has always been supported by the airline industry. Typical is House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who claims that Trump's plan would "hand control of one of our nation's most important public assets to special interests ...

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  • Manchester concert to assist victims
Manchester concert to assist victims

The pop singer hosted the charity performance in honour of those touched by the tragic terror attacks in Manchester last month , which killed 29 and injured around 150. Sunday's concert will raise money for victims of the attack that struck at Grande's show on May 22. "What a night!" her mother wrote over Twitter after the event, adding h...

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  • White House: Trump will not claim executive privilege to block Comey testimony
White House: Trump will not claim executive privilege to block Comey testimony

Presidents can assert executive privilege to prevent government employees from sharing information. However, she says Trump will not take that step in order to ensure a "swift and thorough examination of the facts" related to Comey's firing and the multiple investigations into Russia's election meddling.

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