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Trump should stay the course on new policy to contain Iran

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Nahid Siamdoust , a lecturer at Yale's MacMillan Center for global and Area Studies and author of " Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran ", discusses how Iran is viewing President Trump's Middle East trip, and explains what's behind the increase in tensions. Read More »

Status Quo Makes a Nuclear North Korea 'Inevitable — Defense Intelligence Chief

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However Mr Stewart said it was "nearly impossible to predict when" that would be. North Korea conducted two ballistic missile test-launches since Moon's May 10 inauguration. In that event, chaos will ensue and, unless a major power steps in, Kim Jong Un will lash out with nuclear weapons if he has them. A senior United States official briefed on the call independently verified the basics of the conversation to CNN. Read More »

Trump In Saudi Arabia: 'This Is Not A Battle Between Different Faiths'

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During his campaign , Trump repeatedly described the work of ISIS and its supporters as "radical Islamic terrorism". "The nations of the Middle East can not wait for American power to crush this enemy for them". The speech in a gilded hall bedecked with chandeliers is part of an effort to redefine his relationship with the Muslim world after Trump frequently attacked Muslims on the campaign trail previous year and tried to ban many from entering the United States. Read More »

Trump meeting with G-7, African leaders

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Almost 200 nations agreed to the 2015 pact aimed at reducing carbon emissions. Other global leaders have. During his election campaign, Trump promised to revive the ailing US coal industry and scrap environmental regulations introduced by the Obama administration. Read More »

G7 leaders pressure Trump on climate change

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The stalemate on climate change was mirrored by divisions between the U.S. and the other G7 countries over trade and migration at the annual summit, described by officials as the toughest in years. The top issues of the two-day meeting Friday and Saturday are climate change, security, trade and immigration - and the differences between the leaders are substantial. Read More »

Stenson In Striking Distance At BMW PGA Championship

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The European Tour flagship event has a €7 million purse, with the victor set to pocket more than €800,000 on Sunday. "We had pretty serious conversations with ( Wentworth owners) Reignwood and BMW, who were concerned whether we would be able to continue with the BMW PGA Championship here if we didn't make significant improvements to the golf course". Read More »

Ariana Grande to return for Manchester benefit concert

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Lee Hunter, Lees' brother, paid tribute to her on Facebook. I have been thinking of my fans, and of you all, non stop over the past week. You're girls are so lucky to be blessed with so much love! Olivia Campbell, 15, was added to that grim roster Wednesday. Read More »

Netanyahu's cabinet debates peace incentive offer to Palestinians

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He'll be meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem. President Trump's plan to become the first sitting USA president to visit the Western Wall has been welcomed by Israeli government officials. Trump used his visit to Riyadh to bolster U.S. ties with Arab and Islamic nations, announce $110 billion in USA arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and send Iran a tough message. Read More »

Brazil president seeks suspension of corruption investigation

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The situation of Brazilian President Michel Temer became delicate on Thursday following a newspaper report that he is accused of taking bribes and endorsing bribes to silence a witness in a corruption case. Officers in the southern city of Curitiba searched the home of federal deputy Rodrido Rocha Loures, a longtime confidant of Temer and a member of the president's party. Read More »

Trump to decide next week on Paris climate accord

The official said that if no consensus is reached on a hot issue like climate change , the text of the final communique will likely reference that fact, rather than remaining silent. With May and Trump among four new faces in the club of the world's major democracies, the gathering in Italy was billed as a key test of how serious the new U.S. Read More »

Jared Kushner Reportedly Wanted Secret Line Of Communication To Russia

Kislyak was reportedly "taken aback" by the idea of letting an American use Russian communications gear at one of its facilities because it could create a security risk for both Moscow and Trump's team. "The Russians can go to him and say, well, hey, we're going to provide information out there that you may not like and all of a sudden he is in a compromised position", Lieu said . Read More »

What to know about the Trump administration and the Paris climate agreement

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Cohn said Trump feels "much more knowledgeable" on the topic and "learned how important it is for the United States to show leadership". After deriding climate change as a hoax and pledging to pull out of the Paris deal during his election campaign, Trump has sidestepped the issue and passed up an number of opportunities to outline his worldwide stance toward global warming. Read More »

Can dealmaker make the ultimate deal?

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Bush's 2002 roadmap to peace which brought the global community into the equation. Meanwhile, ahead of Trump's meeting with Netanyahu in Jerusalem Monday, a live-streamed White House schedule stated Trump would deliver remarks in " Jerusalem , Israel ", apparently recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the holy city despite Trump himself never affirming a change in United States policy. Read More »

Donald Trump's son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy

This explanation is, however, somewhat hard to square with the key claim of the Washington Post's report which is that Kushner not only asked Kislyak to set up a line of communication with Moscow, but specifically suggested "using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring" by the American government. Read More »

G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks

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United States officials had signalled beforehand that Trump , who dismissed climate change as a "hoax" during his campaign, would not take a decision on the climate deal in Taormina , the cliff-top town overlooking the Mediterranean where G7 leaders met. Read More »

Russia diplomat: Kushner sought secret channel

Before the election, Mr Kislyak'€™s undisclosed discussions with Mr Kushner and Mr Flynn focused on fighting terrorism and improving US-Russian economic relations, six of the sources said. But there is one chore Trump assigned to Kushner that he can carry out - criminal justice reform. At the same time, there was speculation among some experts and foreign affairs correspondents that Kushner could indeed be facing prison time if the investigation continues to unravel. Read More »

Landslide buries California's scenic highway near Big Sur

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More than a million tons of material slid down a slope near Mud Creek, covering about one-quarter mile of the highway. Sections of the highway have been closed after several earlier landslides since January. State road official came to decision that they will not resume working or rebuild the damaged part of the road till the landslide pass and end. The rough winter has closed at least two other stretches of road in the area, forcing some resorts to close and others to use helicopters to ... Read More »

Ex-ambassador: Russia is a 'dark cloud' for Trump's administration

The contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials during the presidential campaign coincided with what US intelligence agencies concluded was a Kremlin effort through computer hacking, fake news and propaganda to boost Trump's chances of winning the White House and damage his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton . Read More »

G-7 source: US gets more time for climate pact answer

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French President Emmanuel Macron reportedly discussed climate change with Trump at length on Thursday at a meeting in Brussels . The summit, being held near Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, is the final leg of a nine-day tour for Trump - his first foreign trip since becoming president - that started in the Middle East. Read More »

U.S. budget cuts will make United Nations peacekeeping missions impossible

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The medals for the others were received by the representatives of their respective counties, whilst Lisa Buttenheim, Assistant Secretary General for Field Support received that of the 11 civilians who also perished in their line of duty. In addition to this, the peacekeeping force also has a participation of more than 15000 global and national civilian staff along with 1600 United Nations volunteers. Read More »

Trump still not backing Paris climate agreement - Italy's PM

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But accusations from USA intelligence agencies that Russia intervened in the U.S. election to help Trump, and investigations into his campaign's contacts with Russian officials, have hung over his four-month-old presidency and prevented him from getting too close to Moscow. Read More »

Woman released after being arrested in Ariana Grande Manchester Arena bombing

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A vigil was held in Manchester's Albert Square yesterday as a show of support for victims and their families. Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn yesterday linked British military action overseas to terrorism at home, and criticised Prime Minister Theresa May's government for squeezing police and prison budgets, as campaigning for the June 8 general election resumed four days after the Manchester attack. Read More »

Foreigners among militants fighting Philippine army in Mindanao - solicitor

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A helicopter hovers over the site as government troops continue to battle Muslim militants, three days after laying siege in Marawi city in southern Philippines Thursday, May 25, 2017. Hours later, in a separate press conference, Duterte reportedly said the Islamic State , was, in fact, on the ground. "It has transformed into an invasion of foreign fighters". Read More »

Trump's Speech on Radical Islam Praised by US Jewish Groups

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US President Donald Trump says Iran must immediately stop its financial and military support for "terrorists and militas" and he reiterated that it never be permitted to possess atomic arms. There was instead a much calmer USA leader telling Muslim counterparts that "this is not a battle between different faiths" but "a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it". Read More »

Sharp Drop in Israeli Trust of Trump

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President Trump will stay in a hotel suite built to withstand virtually any threat, including a building collapse, during his upcoming visit to Jerusalem . "The President has recently expressed his view that he wants to put a lot of effort into seeing if we can not advance a peace initiative between Israel and Palestine", Tillerson had said. Read More »

Fallout in Israel from Trump sharing intel with Russian Federation

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But Trump himself mentioned the controversy anyway, in an awkward on-camera moment during the trip. Trump in a meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the United States earlier this month described in detail information that led the United States to conclude that the Islamic State terrorist group was planning to attack an aircraft with a laptop bomb. Read More »

India sends three Navy ships to assist Lanka in relief operations

The Indian Navy dispatched three ships to carry out relief operations in Sri Lanka as the government appealed for assistance from worldwide community. Rescue agencies said thousands of people had been forced to leave their homes in wake of the deluge, prompting authorities to launch massive rescue operations. Read More »

US Supreme Court Issues Temporary Stay in Alabama Execution

Supreme Court , saying there have been recent problems with executions in Alabama and across the nation since the court rejected Arthur's previous challenges. Arthur's lawyers argued that Smith was awake during his execution. Arthur said goodbye to his children before his execution, Horton said. "When Thomas Arthur enters the execution chamber tonight, he will leave his constitutional rights at the door", Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a dissent against the order to lift the stay. Read More »

China urges North Korea talks, skirts questions on U.S. sanctions push

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. A statement from the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said that a warning was issued to North Korea , and air surveillance was intensified to detect similar incursions. Read More »

Coast Guard Searches for Missing Boaters Near Tybee Island, Georgia

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Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders were notified by the boaters through radio that the 50-foot yacht Delgatie was on fire and the boaters needed help. Tybee Island is in Chatham County, where severe thunderstorms and a tornado were reported around 6 p.m . Tybee Island is located southeast of Savannah. Read More »