• G7 Environmental Summit kicks off on Sunday but USA leaves early

    G7 Environmental Summit kicks off on Sunday but USA leaves early

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    A 15-page communique released at the end of the two-day ministerial summit made it clear there was a wide gap on the climate stance between USA and the other six countries, Xinhua news agency reported . "The G7 countries have to have a cohesive approach", on climate change, Japan's Environment Minister Koichi Yamamoto told Sunday's opening session.
  • AG Sessions wants public to 'hear truth' in Senate Intelligence meeting

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    Multiple sources confirmed that the president was disappointed with the attorney general's recusal - a decision Trump only learned about minutes before it was announced in March. Sessions, whose contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US during the presidential campaign has sparked questions, agreed Saturday, June 10, to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the election.
  • Sessions to face grilling over alleged Russian meddling in United States election

    Sessions to face grilling over alleged Russian meddling in United States election

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    Judd Legum at Think Progress said, "Instead of testifying publicly before the appropriations committees, where these matters could be discussed in the light of day, Sessions will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee". Spokesman Spicer declined to say then that Sessions enjoyed Trump's confidence, though spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later in the week that the president had confidence "in all of his Cabinet".
  • Wonder Woman buries The Mummy at US box office

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    This week's domestic box office victor was pretty much decided before we even got to the weekend. The Mummy reportedly cost $125 million to make, although, of course, distribution costs and such like mean it's still some way from profit. Critics weren't kind to Cruise's The Mummy , with the film's Rotten Tomatoes rating now standing at a disastrous 17% fresh. Fox's PG animated superhero movie " Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie " landed in third place with an estimated 12.3 ...
  • Weekend box office: Pirates of the Caribbean beats Baywatch

    Weekend box office: Pirates of the Caribbean beats Baywatch

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    It was the second-lowest domestic opening for the almost $4 billion franchise, but the latest film, which cost a reported $230 million to produce, has massive global appeal. According to insiders, however, the threat never involved Pirates 5, and no movie might have actually been pirated . The new Dwayne " The Rock " Johnson film Baywatch had a "so-so" opening, bringing in $23 million to finish third, behind Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
  • Hawaii urges court to keep hold on Trump travel ban

    Hawaii urges court to keep hold on Trump travel ban

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    The judge argued that the order targeted Muslims and therefore contravened the Constitution's ban on a government establishment of religion. In May, the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals in richmond , Virginia, upheld a Maryland judge's ruling that also blocked parts of Trump's revised travel ban.
  • Bill Cosby Trial Day 3: Defense Tackles Inconsistencies From Star Witness

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    Ms Constand said she told Cosby she was not interested. Bill Cosby on the third day of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 7, 2017. "The lights were dim and the fire was going", Agrusa continued. The defense had also pointed out Constand reached out to civil attorneys specializing in sexual-assault lawsuits before calling the police, but Constand said, "I reached out to get some advice and protection".
  • Facebook Offers Users New Reactions For Pride Month

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    Still, regardless of what you think of the pride button, I think we can all agree that as long as we have it, we may as well use it to troll the shit out of Australian Conservatives Senator Cory Bernardi. The prominent rainbow flag, a symbol of the LGBTQ community since the 1970s, now has two new colors: black and brown. If you live in one of 35 covered cities and have pulled up Google Maps recently, you might notice rainbow bands covering up some streets on the map.
  • Trump invited to testify over Comey, Russian meddling

    Trump invited to testify over Comey, Russian meddling

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    The tweet was the second social media lash out from Trump towards the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director since Comey's dramatic testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. However, Trump and his attorney have disputed Comey's other assertions, including his claim that the president sought a pledge of loyalty. "He's the president of the United States and he's got to step up to the plate", Schumer said during the interview.