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Merkel says can develop India ties and keep up US relationship

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President Trump reacted to the Germans' comments, tweeting America had a "massive trade deficit with Germany " and warned: "This will change". German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested there has been a disappointing shift in relations between Europe and the US after the continent couldn't reach a climate change deal with Trump at the G7. Read More »

Hoyer: 'Abdication of American Leadership' Not To Back Climate Deal

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She described the summit as a wake-up call, adding: "The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days". Trump has told several people that he plans to leave the agreement, according to a new report . "U.S. companies are well positioned to lead in these markets". Read More »

Turnout is key for Iran's election

The news Qalibaf was standing down broke as Raisi was delivering a speech in Shiraz, thrilling his supporters. "We can not take the renewal of his mandate for granted". 'We want to allocate 15 billion for investments ... and 3-5 billion for supporting the poor and needy, ' said Rouhani. The former prosecutor is now head of a multi-billion-dollar charitable foundation that manages donations to Iran's holiest shrine in the city of Mashhad. Read More »

Transgender student wins appeal in final week of school

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As in several other cases involving transgender students, Whitaker used the boys' restroom for several months "without incident or complaint from another student". Before his lawsuit, the school district said Whitaker, who will graduate from the school this week, would have to use the girls' bathrooms or a "gender-neutral" bathroom in the school's main office. Read More »

NRT Focus: US-Middle East relations

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Rouhani said he hopes the Trump administration will "settle down" enough for his nation to better understand it. Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?' Rouhani told a news conference, broadcast live on state television. Read More »

Sean Spicer returns with a press briefing for the ages

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Is climate change fake news? . "If it's true that President Trump still does not accept the scientific consensus that man is driving unsafe climate change by burning fossil fuels, he would continue to be the only head of state in the entire world to hold that position", the Sierra Club asserted in an email to reporters. Read More »

President Trump Has Full Confidence in Jared Kushner

He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programmes that will save our country billions of dollars. "In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person". " #FakeNews is the enemy!" he said. Russian Federation denies any involvement and the White House says there was no collusion. Kushner Companies declined to comment. Read More »

Trump to interview former Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy John Pistole to replace Comey

And Brzezinski wasn't even close to finished yet, as she listed revelations about investigations into Flynn's lobbying activities, about Trump telling Russian officials that he fired Comey to relieve "great pressure " from the Russia investigation, and about Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner becoming a major focus in the investigation due to his efforts to create a "back channel" between Russian officials and the Trump presidential transition team. Read More »

Daesh claims responsibility for Jakarta attack

Jakarta police have not attributed the attack to any specific group; as of this writing, no groups have claimed responsibility for the attack. But with police crackdowns neutralizing numerous country's major terrorist cells in recent years, attacks have tended to become far smaller in scale and directed at police officers - especially unarmed ones directing traffic. Read More »

Egypt: Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Massacre Of Copts

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On Sunday, Egyptian Attorney General Nabil Sadik said he referred 48 suspected Islamic State militants to a military court over the bombing of Coptic churches. "The victims, amongst which were also children, were killed after having refused to renounce their Christian faith" he said. But many Copts complain that the Egyptian authorities are not doing enough to protect them, says the BBC's Orla Guerin in Cairo . Read More »

Performance plummets as only 57.9% students clear JAC class 10 exam

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The results of JAC 10th Result 2017 will be available for all the students at around 3:30 PM. The Jharkhand Board conducted its 10th class exams from the month of February to March 2017. This year, the state boards across the nation are declaring the results early for they have been directed by the Human Resources Development ministry to declare their respective class 12 results as early as possible to ensure easy calculation for national level entrance examinations for admissions to medical ... Read More »

WH aide Michael Dubke says his last day is TBD

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According to Axios , Dubke submitted his resignation on May 18 , but agreed to stay until Trump returned from an overseas trip. He has not set the date for his last day on the job and is leaving on good terms, according to local media outlet Axios News , which first reported his departure citing a senior administration official. Read More »

Nigeria's Chibok girls begin rehabilitation in capital

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The Nigerian Government has handed over 82 Chibok Girls freed recently by the Boko haram sect to the Ministry of Women Affairs to be rehabilitated. "The programme will last till September this year when the school year will begin and the girls will be enrolled in other schools within the country". Read More »

SNP calls for 'Tory gimmick' lifetime ISA to be scrapped

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon will set out her party's manifesto tomorrow, which she argues will free up £118 billion of public investment and pose a "credible alternative" to the Tories and Labour . But Ms Dugdale did not categorically say she would attempt to block a Section 30 order - the order allowing a second Scottish independence vote - if one came before the Scottish Parliament . Read More »

Polish left-wingers urge support for Labour in United Kingdom election

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He said: "I am not a pacifist". Theresa May is expected to say that Jeremy Corbyn has deserted "patriotic working class people" today as analysis shows the Conservatives stepping up an online campaign against the Labour leader . Jeremy Corbyn will say he is "not a pacifist" and accepts that military action is needed "as a last resort" at a speech in London on Friday. The Labour leader said wars have increased insecurity "at home", and, "they have caused destabilization and ... Read More »

Nadal beats Benoit Paire in straight sets at French Open

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Davis' career record in Paris is now 1-6. Schiavone gave Muguruza a tougher time in the second set. The heavy favourite for the title looked in imperious form as he steamed through the first set in under half an hour, on his way to a 6-1 6-4 6-1 victory. Read More »

Trump, EPA chief meet ahead of decision on climate change

Further worldwide sanctions on Russian Federation for its role in the unrest in eastern Ukraine were cast in doubt as Trump arrived at the helm in Washington amid what appeared to be a softening United States approach towards Moscow, said the report . Read More »

Recent revelations about Jared Kushner could impact his influence with Trump

Amid revelations that Kushner had undisclosed contacts with Russia's ambassador, Trump issued a statement that "Jared is doing a great job for the country". The idea of backchannel communications with Russian Federation, said Homeland Security secretary John Kelly on Sunday, would be "both normal...and acceptable" and even a "good thing". Read More »

Indo-German Business Summit: PM Modi highlights major developments in India

Trump criticized Germany's trade surplus with the United States on Tuesday, tying the issue to Berlin's military spending. "Very bad for US This will change", Trump tweeted. Late last week, he blasted Germany over its auto exports to the United States. In turn, German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested over the weekend that her country's relationship with the U.S. Read More »

Trump Says Has 'Total Confidence' in Son-in-law, Key Adviser Kushner

Jared Kushner's vaguely-defined role an unpaid senior White House adviser includes relations with China. Administration officials have also pointed to a line in the Post's report that "Russia at times feeds false information into communication streams it suspects are monitored as a way of sowing misinformation and confusion among USA analysts". Read More »

Pop star Ariana Grande plans Manchester show to benefit bombing victims

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While Home Secretary Amber Rudd said he was on the radar of the intelligence service "up to a point", it was not clear how much attention officials had paid to his activities and whether authorities could have stopped him. The New York Times published pictures that appear to show remnants of the attacker's backpack and a suspected trigger device and battery from the bomb. Read More »

Allegations of abuse, mismanagement shadow gains against IS

Citing two Pentagon officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, NBC News reported on Tuesday that the provision of the military equipment began in the last 24 hours. IS has controlled parts of Deir el-Zour since 2015, leaving more than 90,000 people under siege in the government-held areas. The Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) is seen by Washington as the best ally against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria and the prime attacking force in any assault on their stronghold of ... Read More »

Trump's 'Historic' Visit To The Middle East: Much Ado About Nothing

He will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. The rally on Saturday night under the banner of "Two States--One Hope" was organized by Peace Now and included left-wing Israeli political parties such as the Zionist Union and Meretz, as well as several other left-wing organizations. Read More »

Pakistan team is capable of beating India in CT, claims Younis Khan

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As I told you before, it didn't come easy. Bashir, who has not missed a single Indo-Pak contest in the last six years, won't be present in England for the June 4 encounter. Kohli said the team were determined to keep their hunger for success. They have already had to do away with one captain [Azhar Ali] and they go into the Champions Trophy ranked No. Read More »

MI5 to review its handling of intelligence on Manchester bomber

Initial analysis of the attack pointed to a sophisticated cell that most likely supplied logistical, technical and emotional support to the bomber "in order to keep him in a place where he is willing to blow himself up", Videcette said. "We have no reason to believe the case and its contents contain anything risky, but would ask people to be cautious". The bomber grew up in Manchester in a family of immigrants from Libya that fled their homeland in the early 1990s during the regime of ... Read More »

Clark won't quit as BC premier, will recall house

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One can only assume that either Horgan or Weaver - or, perhaps, both - believes it is in his best interest to proceed as announced, with the NDP forming a minority government thanks to declared support from the Greens in a four-year agreement that was to be ratified later today. Read More »

Gentiloni backs Merkel: Europe must forge its own future

Mr Modi's comments contrasted with Mr Trump's meeting with European Union leaders in Brussels last week, when he said that Germany is "very bad" for flooding the U.S. Trump's public attack on Germany also comes after Merkel said Germany can no longer "completely depend" on the U.S. Very bad for US. During his election campaign, he consistently said Washington's allies must shoulder the burden and financially support the United States military presence in the region. Read More »

Trump attorney Michael Cohen: Congressional testimony request is a "fishing expedition"

He told ABC News that he has been asked by both the House and Senate intelligence committees to provide information and testimony about contacts he had with Russian officials. After the 2016 campaign, Cohen left the Trump Organization to become the president's personal attorney. In the dossier on Trump prepared by former British spy Christopher Steele, Cohen was alleged to have attended a secret meeting in Prague to discuss Russia's hacking of Democratic targets, something Cohen has ... Read More »

Macron Attacks Russian Media as Putin Visits France

Moscow has also been blamed for a raft of cyberattacks on Mr Macron's election campaign, with aides accusing the Kremlin of mounting a "smear campaign" against him. The leaders' first handshakes - relatively brief and cordial - after Putin climbed out of his limousine at Versailles were far less macho than Macron's now famous who-will-blink-first handshake showdown with President Donald Trump when the two leaders met for the first time last week. Read More »

Angela Merkel hosts Indian leader as Germany looks to broaden global ties

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel was even blunter, saying Trump's "short-sighted" policies have "weakened the West" and hurt European interests. "EU unity, pro-activeness and strong relations with other countries are extremely important for global development". Prime Minister Modi said German partnership is important for the Skill India Mission , with German parameters being "global benchmarks" which are crucial for India . Read More »