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Trump to clamp down on Cuba travel, trade, curbing Obama's detente

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His aides contend that Obama's easing of US restrictions amounted to "appeasement" and has done nothing to advance political freedoms in Cuba , while benefiting the Cuban government financially. In practice, however, many recent changes to boost ties to Cuba will stay as they are. In addition, the U.S. government is to police other trips to ensure travelers are pursuing a "full-time schedule of educational exchange activities". Read More »

US congressman Scalise still in critical condition - hospital

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Trump only alluded to the shooting indirectly while voicing support for the victims. Both Republicans and Democrats have pointed to the attack as a reason to ease heated political rhetoric. Although the weather in Washington looks headed toward a near-flawless summer night, an obvious and immovable shadow is being cast over Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game - a tradition that began more than a century ago . Read More »

Cosby Trial: Deadlocked Jury Deliberates on Day 5

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But the day was not without more questions from the jurors. It was their twelfth request in less than 48 hours of deliberations. Jurors also asked for the definition of "reasonable doubt" on Friday, a day after telling the judge they were deadlocked on all charges and the judge instructed them to keep trying for a verdict. Read More »

Special counsel is investigating Kushner's business dealings

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On Thursday night, Rosenstein issued a statement imploring Americans to "exercise caution" when reading stories citing anonymous "officials". While the Republican Trump administration initially said Rosenstein's letter was the reason the president fired Comey on May 9, Trump later said he did so because of the " Russia thing". Read More »

Deputy AG might recuse himself from Russian Federation probe

The list of people who enrage the president is said to include Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian Federation investigation in the first place, and former golden boy Jared Kushner for convincing the president that the Democrats would applaud Comey's dismissal because of him sandbagging Hillary Clinton before the election. Read More »

Missing US sailors' bodies found in flooded part of destroyer

The Navy's 7th Fleet said in a statement Saturday night that search and rescue crews located the missing sailors in the flooded berthing compartments that were damaged during the collision. The sailors were missing for more than 24 hours after the USS Fitzgerald collided with a much larger container ship before dawn on Saturday, causing heavy damage and flooding areas of the destroyer. Read More »

Trump 'canceling' Obama's Cuba policy but leaves much in place

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He alleged that for almost six decades, the Cuban people had suffered under the Communist domination. Former deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes, who played a key role in the change of policy under Obama, accused Trump of "turning back the clock to a tragically failed Cold War mindset". Read More »

Donald Trump Plans To Announce New Restrictions On Cuba Trade And Travel

However, after renewed relations and so many concessions on the United States' part, it became the only leverage over the regime that the United States had left. "I have so many friends from Cuba". USA airlines and cruise ships restored service to the communist-run island. President Donald Trump , a South Florida fixture during his first three months in office, ends two months of exile from the Sunshine State today today to announce he's reversing some of former President Barack Obama's ... Read More »

Brexit talks start on Monday 19 June

The talks are taking place three months after Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered the two-year Brexit timetable. "We want to see a Brexit that works for everybody, not just in Northern Ireland from my perspective but in the Republic of Ireland as well, so it is about a sensible Brexit", Foster told reporters. Read More »

United States, China to meet on North Korea on Wednesday

It states a company, Mingzheng International Trading Co., which is owned by a Chinese national, was acting as a front for the Foreign Trade Bank , a North Korean bank that the U.S. It described the bank as a state-owned entity that "acts as North Korea's primary foreign exchange bank", the US prosecutors' statement said. Mingzheng International Trading Limited has not commented. Read More »

J&K assembly fails to pass GST bill amid ruckus

Srinagar ( Jammu and Kashmir ), June 17 (ANI): The National Conference (NC) leaders protested against the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley in the state assembly session on Saturday morning. Immediately after the Governor issued notification for session from today, APM was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti which concluded without yielding any result as opposition alleged it was to erode the financial and special position of the state. Read More »

Trump uses Twitter to question probe of his campaign

Mueller and Comey are former associates, having worked closely together while Comey was deputy attorney general and Mueller was FBI Director under former President George W. Pence's office confirmed he had retained Richard Cullen, a former Virginia attorney general and USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist "in responding to inquiries" from Mueller. Read More »

Xbox One X won't turn a profit for Microsoft

This is particularly important for rendering high res textures, since both consoles aim to offer 4K quality. It has eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz, 6 teraflops of graphics performance and 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. "The focus I had on this show was games you're going to get to play in the next year". Many hardware sales are pushed as a "loss" of each unit at launch, making up for the deficit through the sales of games, DLC, and other digital content/subscriptions to keep gamer's with a ... Read More »

German's unification architect, Helmut Kohl dies at 87

Germany's longest serving post-war leader Helmut Kohl (right), shown here with Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, has died. Juncker, mourning the loss of Kohl, "a great European and a very close friend", said: " Helmut Kohl filled the European house with life - not only because he built bridges to the west as well as to the east, but also because he never ceased to design even better blueprints for the future of Europe". Read More »

Tyson Foods lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery

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It is expected that Mika will make a full recovery. In a statement the family of Matt Mika said he has undergone additional surgery and his doctors have reported positive results. In his first public comments since the shooting, Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity, eventually walk and possibly even run. Read More »

Warriors-Cavaliers generate highest ratings for Finals series since Michael Jordan era

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Cavaliers' forward LeBron James had a game-high 41 points and guard Kyrie Irving hit tough shots all night but defensive breakdowns by Cleveland led to easy baskets late in the game for the Warriors, igniting a deafening crowd. "Somebody asked me about it a couple months ago, a hypothetical, if a championship were to happen: 'What would I do?' " Curry said during his exit interview at Golden State's practice facility Wednesday afternoon. Read More »

Trump Confirms He Is Under Investigation Over Comey Firing

Moscow has denied any interference and the White House has denied any collusion. No such conclusion has been reached. The 36-year-old is reported to have been bothered by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to appoint Mueller as the special counsel . Read More »

Fowler back in the thick of it at US Open

Hideki Matsuyama had quite a day at Erin Hills. He just has to listen to the crowd. "But it isn't a U.S. Open course that I'm familiar with the way it was set up". Not everyone can take advantage. Going into the final round, 42 players were still under par. The USGA wants to get away from references of the U.S. Read More »

Four-way tie at US Open

Harman might be the surprise leader after three rounds at the U.S. Open , but there was nothing ordinary about his game. "And I feel like once the cannon gets open, I'll start pouring them in". He's in contention again going into this weekend at another new Open course, Erin Hills. Day, who also is playing Travelers next week, gathered his wife, Ellie, and son, Dash, and made plans to head home to OH the soonest that they could. Read More »

New York Times Sues FBI To Get Documents Of Trump-Comey Talks

The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Mueller is investigating possible obstruction of justice by Trump . According to the United States officials who reviewed the intelligence reports describing Kislyak's account, Kushner suggested establishing a secure communications between Trump officials and the Kremlin at the meetings held at a Russian diplomatic facility. Read More »

Senate committee to probe James Comey firing

Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation. Mueller met Wednesday with the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee in an effort to ensure their investigations don't conflict. Grassley's statement came after Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, called for the congressional probe to explore why President Trump really fired former FBI Director James Comey's firing and whether ... Read More »