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Paul McGinley describes how Wentworth has been redesigned — BMW PGA

They are staging a golf tournament toward the eastern edge of Loudoun County, Va., this week, right on the shores of the Potomac River, less than 30 miles from the White House . In the off years, the PGA of America has chosen venerable sites including Aronimink, Bellerive and Oak Hill. Trump bought the former Lowes Island Club in 2009 and spent $25 million renovating it.



Defying Trump, Iranian President Vows to Continue Missile Tests

The extremist clergy in Iran has been taught a lesson by the Iranian electorate: the people want the state to cool down in the neighborhood and engage at the global level, which means they agree with the "implied" restraint in the development of an Iranian nuclear bomb threatening both Saudi Arabia and Israel.



The Pope Meets the Donald

Trump once called climate change a hoax created by the Chinese , has threatened to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, and has proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and the elimination of many environmental regulations. Climate change activists projected the words "Planet Earth First" on the massive dome of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Tuesday night and protests are expected later in the week when Trump travels to Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ...


French president to meet EU's Tusk, reveal minister picks

French president to meet EU's Tusk, reveal minister picks

Francois Bayrou, centrist leader of Modem, was named Justice Minister, and will be in charge of pushing through Macron's first law on "moralising" political life. Macron's party is not expected to win the legislative elections in June outright. "He always said his government will have gender parity with people from various political backgrounds and from civil society", Richard Ferrand, Macron's campaign chief, said on France Inter radio Tuesday.



Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn's documents in Russian Federation probe

The prospect of new congressional subpoenas came a day after the committee's Senate counterpart served its own subpoenas to Mr Flynn's businesses. Mark Warner , D-Va., and Richard Burr , R-N.C., said all options are on the table. Brennan told the House intelligence committee on Tuesday that Russian Federation has used intermediaries to work with the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy group.


Iraqi forces release videos countering claims of abuse

Iraqi forces release videos countering claims of abuse

Air Force Brigadier General Matt Isler said of the March 17 incident. According to Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Matthew Isler , said in a telephone briefing for reporters at the Pentagon . The force is known as Emergency Response Division and is one of numerous factions fighting IS in Mosul . Iraq has opened an inquiry into claims that its forces abused and killed civilians in the battle for Mosul against so-called Islamic State (IS), BBC News reports.