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Source: The Guradian

McCain has hope for US despite ‘challenges in the world’, says memoir co-author

Today 20:03 GMT

When the six-term Republican senator from Arizona was diagnosed with brain cancer, what might have been a distillation of the McCain Doctrine evolved into a memoir that offers reflections on his career and a robust defense of the world order he championed for more than three decades in Congress.

In his memoir, McCain draws sharp contrasts with Trump’s nationalistic impulses, espoused by his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Source: Fox News

Trump welcomes 'productive' statement from North Korea, says Dems 'rooting against' talks

Today 20:04 GMT

President Trump kept the diplomacy door open with North Korea on Friday, welcoming the regime's latest “productive” statement following the administration’s decision to cancel the highly anticipated summit with Kim Jong Un. . Trump nixed the summit, which was slated for June 12 in Singapore, following threats from North Korea.

After a high-level Justice Department briefing held Thursday on the Russia case, Democratic lawmakers maintained there was no evidence to support claims of a spy in the Trump campaign.

Source: Common Domain

Roger Stone Sought Information on Clinton From Assange, Emails Show

Today 20:03 GMT

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone privately sought information he considered damaging to Hillary Clinton from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

The emails could raise new questions about Mr. Stone’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in September, in which he said he “merely wanted confirmation” from an acquaintance that Mr. Assange had information about Mrs. Clinton, according to a portion of the transcript that was made public.

Source: DW

Spanish premier Mariano Rajoy faces no-confidence vote over illegal party funds

Today 20:04 GMT

Spain's Socialists have filed a no-confidence motion against Mariano Rajoy after judges ruled that his Popular Party (PP) benefited from illegal funds.

Rajoy dismissed the no-confidence vote as "nonsense" in a televised press conference on Friday and said it went "against stability in Spain." Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Friday's no-confidence vote will need the support of 176 lawmakers in Spain's 350-strong lower house of parliament to succeed.

Source: The Week

Trump's tribalist revival

Today 20:03 GMT

There's no telling how many Americans will end up finding this mode of "love it or leave it" patriotism appealing — or how ugly American politics will become, after two and a half (or six and a half) more years of presidential encouragement.

In these examples from just the past two days, we can see Trump and his rhetoric tapping into and unleashing something old, potent, and poisonous in American life. The president's critics are wrong to describe these sentiments as "un-American."

Source: NBC News

Trump slams Democrats for 'rooting against' him on N. Korea, 'spy' claims

Today 20:04 GMT

President Trump lashed out at Democrats Friday, slamming them for "rooting against" him on North Korea and accusing the opposition party of not being outraged over his claims that there had been a "spy" in his campaign.

The Twitter tirade came a day after Trump suddenly canceled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that had been scheduled for June 12 and after the Justice Department briefed a group of top lawmakers about the FBI's investigation into Trump's 2016 campaign.

Source: DW

Donald Trump issues posthumous pardon for boxing legend Jack Johnson

Today 20:03 GMT

Linda Haywood, a great-great-niece of Johnson who attended, thanked Trump for "rewriting history" after former presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama had failed to act on previous calls for a pardon. Johnson died in a car accident in 1946, aged 68, but was later the subject of the 2005 documentary "Unforgiveable Blackness."

"I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that occurred in our history and to honor a truly legendary boxing champion," said President Trump on Thursday at a ceremony in the Oval Office.

Source: Washington Post

Invitations offer wealthy Chinese access to President Trump at fundraiser

Today 20:04 GMT

In an interview with The Washington Post, a Beijing man who claims to be an organizer of the excursion to Dallas said he coordinated a previous U.S. trip — bringing members of the Chinese business elite to snap selfies and pose for photos at a swanky Manhattan fundraiser headlined by Trump in December.

At least two other China-based companies have circulated similar solicitations in the past week, offering access to Trump at an official fundraiser in Dallas on May 31, charging two or three times the price of a ticket.

Source: Fox News

Andy Puzder: If Democrats decide to pivot from Trump and run on an economic message, they’re doomed

Today 20:04 GMT

Democratic Party leaders are encouraging their candidates to focus on an economic message rather their opposition to President Trump as they campaign for the November midterm elections.

The Democrats’ messaging concerns grew out of a February poll financed by Priorities USA, the Democrats’ largest super PAC (political action committee). Based on this poll, Priorities advised that Democrats “must reassert control over the economic narrative” by focusing “on economic issues like taxes and health care and not allow themselves to be sidetracked and distracted by Trump’s latest tweets.”

Source: Fox News

Fitton: 'Anti-Trump' Russia Probe Designed to Distract From Hillary's Crimes & FBI-DOJ 'Cover-Up'

Today 20:04 GMT

As Republicans ramp up their investigation into the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, some Democrats are suggesting it's an effort to distract from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said it's just the opposite: the "anti-Trump Russia investigation" is designed to distract from Clinton's national security crimes and the subsequent "cover-up" by the Obama Justice Department and FBI. "It's never been about Russia.

Source: Common Domain

Trump Signs Banking Bill, Adding to Regulators’ To-Do List

Today 20:03 GMT

The banking bill “is the most significant, tangible product of the Trump administration’s deregulation,” said Isaac Boltansky, an analyst with Compass Point Research & Trading LLC. “But it is also important to note that it considerably increases the workload for a regulatory regime that is already overburdened.”

The bill, which eases rules on smaller lenders, includes provisions that agencies are now tasked with translating into regulation

Source: NBC News

Democratic senator says Don Jr. may have lied in congressional testimony

Today 20:04 GMT

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said in a letter Thursday that President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., may have provided “false testimony” to the Senate Judiciary Committee when he was asked last September about the Trump campaign’s involvement with foreign governments and foreign nationals.

In the part of the younger Trump's closed-door testimony released by the Judiciary Committee last week, he told Congress that he didn’t remember telling his father about the June 9, 2016 meeting he had with Russians at Trump Tower before the news about it surfaced last year.

Source: Reuters

Tax-dodge strategists probe loopholes in new U.S. law, IRS wary

Today 20:04 GMT

Tax experts for global corporations are hot on the trail of loopholes in the sweeping tax law approved in December by President Donald Trump and Republicans in the U.S. Congress.

Barely five months since it took effect, the law is already yielding potential tax-dodge gimmicks, from revising cross-border payments to substituting bank loans for internal debt. These fast-emerging strategies are designed mainly to blunt the impact of three new corporate taxes imposed by the law, said lawyers and consultants who help large, international companies minimize their taxes while staying within the letter of the law.

Source: The Guradian

America's first black female governor Stacey Abrams' fight for Georgia's future

Today 20:04 GMT

Already Abrams has made history, becoming the state’s first black nominee for governor and the first black female major party nominee for the job in America.

As the Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous recalled in a tweet after her election, when he first met Abrams at an event for student organizers 25 years ago, “she told me then she would be the first black governor of Georgia. As both a writer and a politician, Abrams has made an art of imagining what does not yet exist.

Source: New York Times

Ireland’s Abortion Vote Becomes a Test for Facebook and Google

Today 20:03 GMT

Craig Dwyer recently sat in an office above a convenience store in downtown Dublin, scrolling through a database he had compiled of hundreds of online ads that have popped up about Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday.

Mr. Dwyer said governments globally must set stricter rules around disclosures of online campaign ads so voters knew who was paying for the material showing up in their Facebook feeds, in their Google search results and on YouTube.

Source: The Guradian

Saudi Arabia: women's rights activists arrested before lifting of driving ban

Saturday 19:06 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Preakness Stakes 2018: Everything you need to know

Saturday 19:06 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Greece Steps Closer to Completing Bailout Review

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Simon Yates increases Giro d’Italia lead with stunning stage 15 victory

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: New York Times

Behind New York’s Housing Crisis: Weakened Laws and Fragmented Regulation

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Justify Wins Muddy, Foggy Preakness Stakes

Sunday 20:02 GMT
Source: New York Times

A Trinity of Opinions on the Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’

Sunday 22:46 GMT
Source: Global News

Meghan Markle’s wedding dress may have been a ripoff

Today 20:04 GMT
Source: Common Domain

S&P Global Moves to Start Ratings Business in China

Today 01:33 GMT
Source: NBC News

J Balvin drops new album 'Vibras,' redefines how Latin artists crossover to the U.S. music scene

Today 20:04 GMT
Source: Reuters

China scolds U.S. for withdrawing invite to naval drills

Today 09:59 GMT
Source: Common Domain

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Today 05:13 GMT
Source: NBC News

Trump lawyer Cohen met Russian oligarch at Trump Tower, source says

Today 20:05 GMT
Source: New York Times

Oil Prices Reverse Their Rise, and Drivers May See Relief

Today 20:05 GMT

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