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President meets with EPA chief on Paris climate pact

Trump said he had helped forge more global cooperation in the fight against extremist militants, a threat he said was underscored by a suicide bomber in Manchester, England, and the killing of Coptic Christians in Egypt. White House economic adviser Gary Cohn predicted "robust" discussions on trade and climate. President Donald Trump looks at First lady Melania as he prepares to address US military troops and their families at the Sigonella Naval Air Station, in Sigonella, Italy, ...


White House map of Israel nixes post-67 lines

White House map of Israel nixes post-67 lines

The official said Trump preferred to keep such conversations private, much as he did with Egyptian President Fattah al-Sissi recently when he obtained the release of an Egyptian-American humanitarian worker, the official said. When Donald Trump was elected president, Israeli nationalists rejoiced that a reputed strong ally would be moving into the White House . The last round of peace talks collapsed in 2014, a key stumbling block being Israel's settlement-building on occupied land that ...


U.S. may extend laptop ban to all worldwide flights

U.S. may extend laptop ban to all worldwide flights

Kelly went on to say that terrorists are "obsessed" with the idea of taking down an airplane in flight, especially if the majority of the passengers are American. At some airports, TSA is requiring passengers remove additional items from their bags, so screeners can have a better look at what's inside. The UK has issued a similar ban covering flights from six countries.


Princess fires starter pistol, Prime Minister suffers hearing loss

Princess fires starter pistol, Prime Minister suffers hearing loss

On Tuesday, the 41-year-old PM was said to be still suffering from impaired hearing, forcing him cancel all work engagements, including an appearance before the Belgian Parliamentary Committee on Internal Affairs of the House. "The prime minister must follow a number of treatments within 48 hours after the incident", his spokesman, Barend Leyts, told reporters ( via the Guardian ), and he is expected to have more treatment during the week.



Kellyanne Conway Defends Jared Kushner Without Disputing Reports

The White House also grappled with reports that Kushner proposed setting up a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting. Conway dismissed the entire question immediately, citing "many news reports very recently that had the facts wrong". "I think that any channel of communication, back or otherwise, with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing", he said.