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Donald Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal

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Trump was in listening mode", he said, adding that everyone was able to show how important it is to rally together in the fight against climate change . Almost 200 countries are part of the Paris accord , and each sets its own emissions targets, which are not legally binding. There is no evidence that money has begun to "pour in" and countries do not pay the USA or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation directly. Read More »

Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate agreement next week

He said the president, who has dismissed global warming as a "hoax", would make a final decision when he returned home, but stressed that he would put economic development first. For the first time, there were protests against him, albeit not very large, thanks to the mayor whose party leader, Beppe Grillo, admires Trump. The internal G7 divisions and a suicide bombing in Britain on Monday, that killed 22, overshadowed the Italian agenda, but on Saturday five African leaders joined the world ... Read More »

Modi congratulates Iran's Rouhani on his re-election

Another voter stressed the importance of casting a ballot. Millions of Iranians voted late into the night Friday. Many had thought economic stagnation and unemployment would harm Rouhani's chance at victory. Rouhani was first elected in 2013 with almost 51 percent of the vote. "Our people have declared to neighbouring countries and the whole region that the path to ensuring security is the reinforcement of democracy and not relying on foreign powers", Mr Rouhani said. Read More »

Trump to pull US out of Paris Accord

The split statement like the one on climate is an unusual development at the G-7, which usually seeks to provide a united front on the issues it addresses. Back then, the political forecaster Nate Silver was giving Trump just a 25 percent of becoming leader of the free world. "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", Merkel said, according to Reuters. Read More »

Manchester bomber said to have told mom "forgive me" before attack

It comes as police hunting the terror network behind the Manchester Arena bombing stopped passing information to counterparts across the Atlantic because of repeated leaks. "When the trust is breached it undermines these relationships, and undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their family", the group said. Read More »

Trump v Macron: French president appears to win latest handshake battle Featured

World leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump are in Belgium to attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Trump denied he supported National Front's Le Pen in France's election. While the US President is directly opposite Mr Macron, the Frenchman seems to deliver him a very public snub, performing a sudden about turn in the direction of the German Chancellor. Read More »

UK Police Arrest 2 More Bomb Suspects as Threat Level is Reduced

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Police hunting for the suspected Islamist network behind Abedi, the 22-year-old British-born man with Libyan parents who blew himself up as crowds left Monday's concert, were questioning the eight arrested men, aged between 18 and 38. Greater Manchester Police said the man was detained Friday night in Rusholme, an inner city area of Manchester , "on suspicion of offenses contrary to the terrorism act". Read More »

President Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord

The new French president Emmanuel Macron said the G7 summit showed deep differences between six powers and the USA on climate change . The G7 has been a champion of free trade since its inception. Trump's promise of warmer ties with Moscow has called into question the US commitment to sanctions. Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer Morgan said that "the G7 outcome confirms that the energy transition (to clean energy) is unstoppable". Read More »

Rubin: Israelis pleased, over all, with Trump visit

The global community doesn't recognize Israeli sovereignty over east Jerusalem and Palestinians regard it as the future capital of an independent Palestinian state. The location for the president's first foreign trip was to Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The latest round of peace talks in 2014, involving then-President Barack Obama and John Kerry, his secretary of state, failed to reach a deal. Read More »

United States embassy move would 'end peace process': PLO official

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley raised eyebrows this week when she declared that the Western Wall in Jerusalem is part of Israel and renewed the call made by Donald Trump during his presidential campaign previous year that the United States should move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . Read More »

Ariana Grande to Perform Benefit Concert for Manchester Victims

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In a statement both defiant and heavy with emotion, the pop star on Friday wrote to her fans , saying "we won't let hate win" and "we won't let this divide us". Police said the eight men ranged in age from 18 to 38, including a 30-year-old arrested in the Moss Side area of Manchester in the early hours of Friday. Read More »

Jared Kushner 'discussed secret communications channel with Russia'

Kushner will be questioned about his contacts and his role in Trump's presidential campaign. A former United States ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation who has served in both Bush administrations and under President Clinton issued a strong rebuke Friday night of President Trump's relationship with Russian Federation. Read More »

London 'furious' at USA for Manchester bomb probe leaks

British police said Wednesday they had not yet found the bomb maker in the Manchester Arena attack, indicating Salman Abedi was part of a larger cell. DHS and intelligence agencies contacted by AFP would not comment on whether they were the ones who leaked the information. USA journalists - apparently acting on leaks from US officials - were able to publish fresh details of the probe into one of the worst terror attacks in the United Kingdom only hours after British Home Secretary Amber Rudd ... Read More »

Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike Ends; Ramadan Begins

About 750 had stopped striking during the 40 day period and 18 were being treated in hospital. It should be noted that the vast majority of the estimated 6,000 terrorists behind bars in Israeli jails has shown no interest in the strike from the start, seeing as it had been initiated by the PLO and most of the terrorists belong to Hamas . Read More »

Ariana Grande releases full statement on Manchester terror attack

The decision to return to the second-highest level means authorities believe another attack is highly likely but not expected imminently. British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have made a new arrest while continuing to search addresses associated with the bomber who killed 22 people. Read More »

Can Alonso match the hype? Two-time F1 champ makes his Indy debut

Lining up alongside the popular New Zealander is Indianapolis native and twice pole sitter Ed Carpenter and last year's victor Alexander Rossi . This year, Larry Foyt put arguably his biggest stamp yet on the team. "Gotten to know him off the track as well". "As far as a legacy plan", Cindric said, "I'm confident that will arrive at the right time". Although no one is questioning their driving ability, age is always a factor in regards to sponsorship, so this could be their final Indy ... Read More »

Netanyahu says all government ministers must attend Trump's arrival

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Monday, 18:00 pm - Private meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump at the King David Hotel. The tough part of the Israeli agenda is going to be on the peace process. While the president reiterated his desire to broker a peace deal, his visit produced no announcement on steps toward renewing negotiations. All of the hotel's 233 rooms will be occupied by people involved in the Trump visit. Read More »

The handshake between Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump who enjoys the Net

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Macron then turned his attention to Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg standing between Merkel and Trump, before cruelly turning in the opposite direction to greet Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. "I didn't support this woman", Trump said about Le Pen, according to CNN. The US President didn't stop there. President Macron said he respected President Trump's decision to put the Paris agreements under review. Read More »

United States grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu

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The US president also pledged his support for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. "I think this trip was a big success because it was unexpected", the official said . The U.S. has never recognized Israeli sovereignty over parts of the Old City seized in the 1967 war . "He's looking for a kind of outside-in approach, first peace between Israel and Sunni Arab states, who have a common enemy in Iran , and that regional peace leading to Israeli-Palestinian peace". Read More »

North Korea leader oversees 'new' weapon system test: KCNA

Previous trials have been against intermediate-range missiles, which are slower. Lieutenant-General Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said North Korea is on an "inevitable" path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the US. Read More »

Trump Frustrates G7 Climate Agreement

Trump promised on the campaign trail to "cancel" the Paris Agreement arguing that it hurts US energy interests, but actually exiting the deal has proven more complicated than Trump portrayed it on the campaign trail. Trump has previously referred to climate change as a "hoax". Wrapping up his first foreign trip, President Trump told USA troops in Italy Saturday that his nine-day global tour was "a home run". Read More »

USA to test 'first-of-its-kind' missile to counter Pyongyang

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The Pentagon has announced plans to test its first-of-its-kind missile intercept in the next week that would involve shooting down an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) - similar to what North Korea recently launched. Lieutenant-General Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said North Korea is on an "inevitable" path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the US. Read More »

Andrew Scheer becomes Canada's Conservative leader

The way in which the votes were tabulated, which gave all of Canada's 338 ridings equal weight, regardless of members in the riding, no doubt led to the surprising results. He ended the night with 49% of the vote. Bernier said he remained committed to his own principles - and to the party. The future of the party needs to be a big blue tent party, Deepak Obhrai said. Read More »

Arsenal win FA Cup after upset victory over Chelsea

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Arsenal won the FA Cup for the third time in four years on Saturday in a game where Chelsea were the strong favourites. I don't know what director of football means. "I'm in a public job, I accept to be criticised and people don't agree with me", he said. The Arsenal that Arsene Wenger likes to tell us about - the mentally tough one, the "quality" one - had slipped into myth. Read More »

Tensions rise as Trump meets G7 leaders

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With President Donald Trump still reviewing the USA position, Washington is resisting intense pressure to commit to remaining within the framework of the 2015 global accord on curbing carbon emissions. "His basis for decision ultimately will be what's best for the United States ". Will Trump stand with other world leaders to fight it together? U.S. Read More »

Iran's Supreme Leader: Saudi Arabia 'cow milked' by US

Whether that will cut ice with the Trump administration is doubtful, which means Tehran's reform-minded business community may not be cutting deals with U.S. Yet it is routinely treated by USA administrations of both parties as a rogue state that poses a huge and unique threat to the peace of the Middle East. Read More »

Saudi Claim to Lead Muslims Gets a Trump Boost

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It was the first comment by a senior Israeli official on the matter. Donald Trump was the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall. As a first step, USA negotiators are trying to goad reluctant Israeli and Palestinian leaders back to the negotiating table; and they might succeed, because neither side wants to say "no" to the president. Read More »

Macron to meet EU's Tusk in Paris on Wednesday

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Jean-Yves Le Drian, 69, who led France's military operations overseas as former President Francois Hollande's defense minister, will stay on in Macron's government as foreign minister and also be in charge of European affairs. French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during his inauguration at the handover ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 14, 2017. Read More »

United Kingdom police arrest another man in concert bombing probe

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United Kingdom authorities have arrested another suspect in the "fast moving investigation" into the terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena, bringing the total number of arrests to ten - with eight men still in custody. They said: 'We are gathering a detailed picture of Abedi as the investigation develops and now need people to tell us if they have any information about his movements from May 18 when he returned to the United Kingdom through to Monday night. Read More »