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United Nations chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal

In talks with his foreign counterparts, the President kept an open mind on climate issues, according to his aides. "We need political leadership", he said. Guterres has met Trump in person just once - at the White House for about 15 minutes. Like Trump, the secretary of state has faced pressure from foreign diplomats to maintain U.S. Read More »

Architecture trailblazer Zaha Hadid honoured in Google's latest Doodle


Today, 31 May, Google is paying hommage to the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize: the prestigious award went to Hadid back in 2004. Her designs include the London Olympics Aquatics Center, Glasgow's Riverside Museum , the Jockey Club Innovation Tower in Hong Kong, Guangzhou Opera House , the Port Authority Building of Antwerp and Salerno Maritime Terminal. Read More »

Manchester Bombing: Police Release Images Of Bomber

Police believe Abedi was in possession of this case in the days before the attack at Manchester Arena on Monday 22 May. On Sunday, an image of Abedi carrying a blue suitcase in Manchester on May 22 was released in a bid to trace the luggage and it emerged that police are searching a waste tip beside the M66 motorway between Bury and Heywood. Read More »

We need more female film directors, says Jessica Chastain


The jury handed out two Best Screenplay gongs - one for The Killing of a Sacred Deer and another for You Were Never Really Here . Actress Jessica Chastain found the depiction of women in the films she screened at this year's prestigious Cannes Film Festival to be "quite disturbing". Read More »

UK PM May's election landslide in doubt as poll lead slips

At one point, Paxman judged her record to be akin to a " blowhard who collapses at the first sign of gunfire ". Mr Corbyn's most uncomfortable moments during questions from the audience came when it was claimed he had "openly supported the IRA in the past" by attending a commemoration for IRA members killed by the SAS. Read More »

Donald Trump and Angela Merkel 'get along very well': White House

His comments came days after Merkel said Europe could no longer completely rely on traditional ally the United States and needed to find its own way. Merkel's demands for austerity policies in the weaker eurozone economies have made Germany extremely unpopular among large segments of the population in frontline North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries like Greece, Italy and Spain. Read More »

Three suspects released in Manchester terror probe

It is known that the 22-year-old visited the Wilmslow Road area of Manchester and was also seen in Manchester city centre with the wheeled case. Greater Manchester Police released a new image of Manchester Arena bombing suspect Salman Abedi Monday. Read More »

Lebanon calls for a ban on Wonder Woman film


Lebanon passed a law boycotting products from Israel , with which it has never signed a peace agreement. The two countries have been through a number of wars, including a particularly devastating one in 2006 that battered Lebanon's infrastructure and left hundreds dead. Read More »

WWE Raw: Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins clash


It's hard to tell, and to add to the jigsaw puzzle Kurt Angle and Corey Graves have entered the mystery . I've got no idea what the endgame is with Elias Samson, as he made short work of some local talent on RAW when he finished him off with a swinging neckbreaker. Read More »

Bond girl Molly Peters dies at 75


Actress Molly Peters has died at the age of 75, it has been confirmed. "Our thoughts are with her family", - stated in the message. Peters starred as Nurse Patricia Fearing opposite Sean Connery's Bond in the 1965 movie, with her role accompanied by not a little controversy. Read More »

'Pirates of the Caribbean' returns with simple yet entertaining adventure


A young man who is the son of characters played in the first movie by Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley has his own reasons for wanting to find Captain Jack Sparrow . Despite many, many odds - being the fifth film in a trilogy - " Salazar's Revenge " turns out to be something of a hoot. In total, the Pirates film series has made more than $3.7 billion in the box office , so you'd think that producers would want to milk it for all its worth. Read More »

Trump Laments 'Witch Hunt' Of Carter Page While Watching 'Fox And Friends'


President Donald Trump is reprising his attack against those calling for an investigation into the administration and his surrogates over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election. The president tweeted early Wednesday morning, a little more than six hours after posting a freakish tweet containing the non-word "covfefe", that Democrats were afraid of Page's congressional testimony and no longer wanted him to appear before Congress - a claim that hasn't been reported anywhere. Read More »

Britain's Got Talent Grand Final brought forward from Sunday night


But in a show of support, the BGT final has been moved to Saturday at 7.30pm so the two events will not clash. Instead the BSAs will go out on Tuesday June 6 at 8pm on ITV . It is fair to say that the majority of them are very much in favour, there are some that clearly aren't and that is absolutely understandable. 22 people were killed in the suicide bomb attack following an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday May 22. Read More »

Priyanka Chopra: 'I'm destiny's other favorite child, after Beyonce'


Baywatch follows lifeguards, played by Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron , as they discover a plot that could bring terror to the bay they guard. Priyanka Chopra and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. So there's this one scene in the film, it's the funniest thing. The Guardian's Steve Rose seems to have however felt that PeeCee's genius was wasted in the film. Read More »

Steve Kerr Warriors coach to miss NBA Finals opener


They're a great team, they're the champs. The Warriors have dealt with adversity - particularly Durant's knee injury and coach Steve Kerr's absence caused by his ongoing back problems. "I'm ready, but I'm not ready to coach yet ". Lue was asked if it's more hard to identify who that is on Golden State . So why not want to see it again? They're 7-0 on the road in this year's playoffs. Read More »

A somber Memorial Day ceremony

The groups who hosted the event are: VFW Post 1668 & Auxiliary, VFW Post 6760, American Legion Post 11 & Auxiliary, American Legion Post 359 & Auxiliary, Sons of American Legion, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 6, Marine Corps League, American War Dads Chapter 7, Military Officers Retired Association, and Legion of Honor. Read More »

Pippa Middleton and new husband enjoy Sydney sights by seaplane


After their run, they headed back to the Park Hyatt hotel, where the manager advised them to look out for the Opera House lit up as part of the Vivid Festival, now taking place in the harbour city. The Park Hyatt said they had no guests staying with them by the name of either Middleton or Matthews. "It's chaos", she told AAP on Wednesday. Middleton, 33, married financier Matthews in a small English country church on May 20, surrounded by royals and celebrities. Read More »

Almost half Trump's Twitter followers are fake - audit site

We all know that fake followers do nothing for your reach or engagement but simply boost your numbers and make you appear more popular than you are. Nearly 70 percent of pop star Katy Perry's 99 million twitter followers are fake. Each audit takes a sample of up to 5,000 Twitter followers for a user and calculates a score for each follower. In order to push back on mainstream media, Trump's war room team may be using the additional bot followers to trick the Twitter algorithm into ... Read More »

Anderson Cooper Slams Close Pal Kathy Griffin For Beheading Trump: I'm 'Appalled'

The photograph showed Kathy holding up a blood-soaked head with a stained blond wig - a replica of Trump's head. Photographer Tyler Shields , who is known for shooting provocative images, did the photo session with Griffin on Tuesday. "This is vile and wrong", tweeted former first daughter Chelsea Clinton . Her tweet centered around the idea that Griffin's participation in creating the image was not a momentary foible. Read More »

Tom Cruise Confirms 'Top Gun 2,' Sequel To Original, In The Works


After being probed by news anchors and reporters on the Australian morning news show Sunrise , Cruise announced that Top Gun 2 is "definitely happening". Even last fall, Cruise said he and producer Jerry Bruckheimer wanted to figure out plans for a sequel, EW reported. Back in 2015, Skydance CEO David Ellison talked to Collider about Justin Marks writing a screenplay for the " Top Gun " sequel with "an incredible role for Maverick". Read More »

Sen. John McCain: Senate Working On Its Version Of AHCA

I will be one of the millions of people who lose Medicaid under the bill . Additionally, some 14 million Americans would lose their coverage under Medicaid, the state-and-federal program for the poor and lower-income individuals, thanks to the AHCA's $ 834 billion cut in Medicaid funding. Read More »

Trump hits out at 'fake news' about son-in-law

And despite rumors that the president was angry or frustrated with his son-in-law, Trump told the New York Times Sunday that Kushner is "doing a great job for the country". Moss, a former analyst with the U.S. Defence Department, said he was "baffled" by Kushner's reported request to use Russian diplomatic facilities. Read More »

Kathy Griffin releases photo holding a severed Trump head

The image is too disturbing . The comic posted a video later Tuesday apologizing for the video image, saying it was "too disturbing" and wasn't amusing. Many on social media called on CNN to drop Griffin, and for venues to cancel Griffin's upcoming standup-comedy shows. He continued, "I like to make things and let people make up their own minds about it, but I understand with this that some people will praise it and some people will absolutely hate it". Read More »

Labour's free childcare proposals

A Labour spokesman said the leaked document was a discussion paper "not a statement of Labour policy" and that "free movement of labour will come to an end" post-Brexit. Both leaders dodged some awkward questions: Mr Corbyn on whether he would order the killing of a terrorist threatening an attack on the United Kingdom, and Mrs May on the Conservatives' social care policy. Read More »

Macron Calls Russian State Media 'Mendacious Propaganda' to Putin's Face


Despite the sometimes tough tone of the news conference, Macron received Putin with all the usual formalities: When Putin opened the door of his black limousine in the vast Versailles courtyard, as the formally dressed French Republican guard - in gold-braid decorated uniforms - stood at attention, Macron came down the red carpet to the auto to greet him. Read More »

What we know - and don't know - about Jared Kushner's Russian Federation contacts

The revelations aren't the first insight into how the President is coping with life inside the White House. "This might come out to, you know, what did the President know, and when did his son-in-law tell him?" The stench of greed, dishonesty, and illegality is growing around Jared Kushner , the president's son in law and top adviser (" As White House defends Kushner, experts question his back-channel move ", May 28). Read More »

Sara Ali Khan and Malaika Arora turn gym buddies, photo goes viral


Her fans also posted videos of her work out sessions that show Sara sweating it out at the gym. It's none other than fitness enthusiast Malaika Arora. Nimrat shared a collage of two pictures with Sara Ali Khan . "Keeping it classy by day and night". Sara Ali Khan recently attended Karan Johar's 45th birthday bash and became the talk of the town for her gorgeous look! Sara is training hard to get into shapes before her movie kicks off. Read More »

Swedish comedy 'The Square' wins top prize at Cannes


Diane Kruger clinched the best actress for her first native German film role as a devastated mother who has lost her husband and son in a neo-Nazi terror attack, in Fatih Akin's In the Fade . The film, which was produced by Dublin based Element pictures, shared the award alongside Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here . When I asked the female jurors about the representation of women in front of and behind the camera, Jessica Chastain said she found the portrayal of women in ... Read More »

Huge water blast shoots from underground as pipe collapses in Kiev


The road initially trembled followed by the explosion that flooded the streets with muddy waters. Official said they have been carrying out tests, which is why the water had not been heated. The pipe failure happened Monday in the southern part of Kiev during a hydraulic test conducted by the municipal utility company Kievenergo. The pipe reportedly hadn't been used in nearly forty years, so we're not sure what the team was expecting other than unmitigated disaster when they sent hundreds of ... Read More »

Millie Bobby Brown Reveals She Auditioned for 'Logan' With Hugh Jackman


In a new Variety Actor on Actors series chat with Evan Rachel Wood , she explains, " I was like , "It's going to be unbelievable, I'm going to really prepare", and I sat in my room reading the lines". "It was very awkward". "It was hard. I had to jump up and down". "Sometimes I thought, 'Would it throw people off of hiring me?'" she explained. In the interview, Brown, known for her role as Jane "Eleven" Ives in the Netflix science-fiction drama " Stranger Things ", also recalled her ... Read More »

Police Surround Orlando Airport Gunman


Glorializ Colsn Plaza, 20, told the Orlando Sentinel she was just getting off work from Virgin Atlantic airlines when she saw everyone hiding. "I saw all the cops with the long rifles and started shaking", she said. The incident caused several flight delays, but for the most part operations were not greatly impacted. All roads leading to the airport were shut down, according to Florida Highway Patrol . Read More »

There's no life left in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise


At this point, the popularity of Jack Sparrow has eclipsed the popularity of the ride, to the detriment of both. Captain Jack ( Johnny Depp ), of course, also factors in, along with flashbacks to his origin story. Or that there will be a pirate cameo from a classic rock star. Sparrow, Henry and Carina seek to recover the Trident of Poseidon, which breaks all curses in the sea. Read More »