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Trump Delays Promised U.S. Embassy Move To Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (passed by Congress) requires by law that the American embassy in Israel is moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but each president since then has continued to sign six-month waivers delaying the process. Trump's decision comes after meetings in the region with both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abbas, a trip that did not yield any substantial outcome, but one that was seen to build confidence that the US could act as a peace broker.


No budget deal yet as IL nears end of legislative session

No budget deal yet as IL nears end of legislative session

The failure comes as no surprise to anyone who's paid any attention to the impasse for any amount of time since it began more than 700 days ago. A spokeswoman for Gov. The downgrade was announced just hours after the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Bruce Rauner failed to reach a budget deal by the May 31 deadline.


Ex-CIA Chief says to be wary of Kushner-Russia Claims

Ex-CIA Chief says to be wary of Kushner-Russia Claims

Trump himself has also reportedly offered up his personal cell phone number to world leaders. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly's claim that back channel communications are "both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable" doesn't fully explain the circumstances of the request coming from someone who is so close to Trump and on the heels of an election in which Russian interference looms large.



World leaders vow to defend climate pact after Trump pullout

Not us. India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries", he said . Macron's message was particularly tough compared with comments after meeting Trump at the Group of Seven summit in Sicily last week, where he had hoped Trump's pragmatism would lead him to stick to the deal.



As White House defends Kushner, experts question his back-channel move

As a real-estate developer in New York, Trump masqueraded as his own publicist to brag about himself to reporters. He added that the 36-year-old, who has a portfolio ranging from Middle East peace to streamlining the federal bureaucracy, is "respected by virtually everyone" and "is a very good person".



PM must confront U.S. with impact of climate decision

Anote Tong, the former president of Kiribati and one of the prominent Pacific voices during the Paris agreement negotiations, said while he was not surprised by Mr Trump's decision to withdraw, it was still deeply disappointing. ambassador to the European Union and now director of the Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council. However they hope the fight against climate change will continue without American leadership.