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Trump still not backing Paris climate agreement

German chancellor Angela Merkel took Mr Trump to task for reportedly calling Germany "bad, very bad" for flooding the U.S. market with cars during a meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, and Donald Tusk , president of the EU Council, in Brussels on Thursday.


Russian Ambassador Told Moscow Kushner Wanted a Private Channel to Kremlin

Russian Ambassador Told Moscow Kushner Wanted a Private Channel to Kremlin

The Washington Post is reporting that the FBI is investigating meetings that Trump's son-in-law, Kushner, had in December 2016, with Russian officials. It is not known whether Kushner has received any requests from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for records, NBC News said. The inquiry is the deepest into Trump's inner circle yet, though it is not yet clear if Kushner is under criminal investigation himself.


Trump Praises Gianforte Victory a 'Great Win' in Montana

Trump Praises Gianforte Victory a 'Great Win' in Montana

Gianforte used part of his victory to apologize to Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs . Most polls had showed Gianforte leading , but the contest, which had already grown closer than expected for a reliably GOP seat , crossed into unknown territory Wednesday night when Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after attacking a reporter at his campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana .



Seven quizzed as counter-terror police hunt Manchester bomber's 'network'

A suicide bomber set off the blast moments after the singer left the stage Monday at the 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena, one of the largest indoor venues in Europe. Abedi's movements just before the attack have also lent credence to the terror cell theory. Manchester?s mayor, Andy Burnham also expressed his anger over leaking of information from the investigation.


Leaks jolt US-British security ties

Leaks jolt US-British security ties

Ramadan Abedi, alongside his other son Hashem Abedi, Salman's younger brother were both arrested separately in the Libyan capital Tripoli by counter-terrorism forces on Wednesday . Born in Manchester to Libyan parents, Abedi had recently returned from Libya, said interior minister. Police are holding eight people in custody over the attack, which killed 22 people .



CBO estimates 23M without coverage by 2026 under GOP health care plan

The CBO report says the American Health Care Act will result in 23 million fewer Americans having health care under the bill than under Obamacare by 2026. But less healthy Americans in those states could face "extremely high premiums", the report said . In limited statements provided by their staff, McKinley and Jenkins said they passed the bill, despite its flaws and the lack of a CBO score , expecting the Senate to clean it up.