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Trump to withdraw from Paris climate deal

Trump promised during his presidential campaign to pull the USA out of the deal. On Saturday, Mr Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support the Paris climate deal next week. Trump told Macron he is under "heavy" pressure back in the U.S. on the climate accord and that "a lot of people in my country are against this agreement", according to this official. Read More »

Manchester police stopped sharing info with US after leaks

As I'm sure you have all seen already - arrests have been made far and wide following the terrorist attack in Manchester city centre, Moss Side, Wigan , and even Libya - where Abedi's brother was planning an attack in the capital. Minister Gerard Collomb said yesterday on BFM television that British and French intelligence have information that Abedi had been to Syria. Salman and Hostey hung around on the same estates and worshipped in the same Didsbury mosque in Manchester , before ... Read More »

Germany: Some embassy staff hurt in Kabul attack

According to the Associated Press, "Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban, says that Wednesday's explosion had 'nothing to do with the Mujahedeen of Islamic Emirate, ' as the Taliban call themselves". At least 80 people were killed in the brutal attack according to health officials who put the number of injured at 305. TOLOnews reported that the explosion occurred on 14th Street in the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood. Read More »

Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing

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She said her son had died a hero, after fighting to defend freedom. One of his requests - asking federal authorities to revoke permits for scheduled alt-right rallies in OR - got pushback from the American Civil Liberties Union and one Republican who suggested using militia groups to offer protection for the rallies. Read More »

White House Won't Confirm Kushner-Russia Reports

Kushner met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and banker Sergey Gorkov in 2016, The Washington Post reported , with Kushner reportedly suggesting in one such meeting that a secret channel of communication be established with Moscow. Kushner also allegedly had three Russian contacts that he did not disclose, Reuters reported Saturday, citing seven United States officials. Even as he did not directly answer questions from reporters, Spicer nearly seemed to confirm stories that Kushner ... Read More »

White House communications director Mike Dubke resigns

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In this photo taken April 20, 2017, White House Communications Director Mike Dubke arrives in the East Room of the White House in Washington . Mike Dubke, the director of communications in Donald Trump's White House, is set to leave, NBC News confirmed. Read More »

Trump keeps world waiting on Paris deal

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President Donald Trump has made the decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change agreement, according to multiple reports Wednesday morning. "This was the most challenging G7 summit in years", European Council President Donald Tusk said when the meetings concluded. Trump has previously expressed skepticism about climate change . Read More »

White House Ducks Questions Over Kushner Back-Channel Reports

Spicer said he thinks the president "is very pleased with his team", but he added, "Ultimately the best messenger is the president himself". At the Italian G7 summit itself, Trump announced that it would take more time to say whether the United States was going to renege on the Paris climate accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

Kabul attack: Diplomatic zone attack kills 80

The explosion will add pressure to the fragile government of President Ashraf Ghani , which has faced mounting discontent over its inability to control the insurgency and provide security for Afghan citizens. A Taliban suicide bomber rams his auto into a minibus belonging to television channel Tolo , killing seven of its employees, in the first major attack on the Afghan media. Read More »

May and Corbyn set out opposing EU stances

But the Labour leader also faced fresh questions about his approach to immigration as a Labour discussion document indicated the party could open up routes for unskilled foreign workers to come to the UK. With days to go before the general election , Jeremy Corbyn endured a tough interview live on the radio while launching a major policy on childcare. Read More »

Netflix's 'House of Cards' a secret weapon for subscriber growth

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How plausible were the election results in the first place? " Tom Yates continues his stay in the White House". Parnell also uses the video to tout his tax expertise and throw a few zingers at President Donald Trump . Among the new obstacles thrown into his path to absolute power were an ISIS-like terrorist organization known as "ICO", an assassination attempt that left him critically wounded and a worthy rival for the presidency in the charismatic, media-savvy Republican Will Conway ( ... Read More »

Memorial Day Holiday Crashes Investigated by State Police

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Eight people died in eight separate traffic crashes over the 2017 Memorial Day Weekend, according to preliminary numbers from the Michigan State Police. Reports say neither of them were wearing a personal flotation device at the time of the incident. While the holiday travel period is over, troopers will continue to participate in the national safety seat belt usage campaign Click it or Ticket through June 4. Read More »

Amid US doubt, United Nations chief says climate deal essential, 'get on board'

He said that now 147 parties representing more than 82 percent of greenhouse gas emissions have ratified the Paris agreement. In Europe, Trump made a stop at the Vatican, where he was received by Pope Francis, travelled on to Brussels to participate in a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders summit, and then headed to the Sicilian city of Taormina for the G7 meeting. Read More »

Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility

An officer in the Baghdad Police Directorate who spoke to NBC News on the condition of anonymity put the death toll at 15 and the number of wounded at 47. ISIS claimed the largest of the attacks and is believed to be involved in a lot of them. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. "We stand with Iraq against this evil". Read More »

Spicer refuses to comment on Kushner "back channel" story

The new report follows allegations last week that Mr Kushner and the Russian ambassador to America, Sergey Kislyak , discussed setting up a secure, private line of communication with Moscow using Russian facilities that bypassed the USA government. Read More »

ISIS Car Bomb Kills 13 at Central Baghdad Ice Cream Parlor

Other videos of the attack posted on social media show wounded and bloodied people crying for help on the sidewalk outside the ice cream parlor. Ten people were wounded in the blast, which Iraqi police attributed to ISIS. No group immediately claimed those attacks. After the fast is done, the eating outlets and cafes in Baghdad quickly fill up with the people. The Isis (Islamic State) militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iraqi officials said involved apparently ... Read More »

Authorities: Stabbings suspect bragged in patrol vehicle

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Ricky John Best, 53, of Happy Valley moved forward to intervene and was stabbed in the neck, the affidavit said . With his face pale and flannel shirt soaked in blood, Namkai-Meche stumbled past Macy. Police say he went into a racist tirade on the train and stabbed the men who intervened, killing two and wounding a third. One of the victims in Friday's Portland hate speech stabbing had Juneau ties. Read More »

Greg Gianforte Apologizes for Body-Slamming Reporter; Wins Montana Election

The seat - which has not been held by a Democrat since 1997 - had most recently been held by Republican Ryan Zinke , whom Mr Trump appointed as interior secretary. A number of Montana newspapers withdrew their endorsement of Gianforte after the incident, but neither that nor the incident affected the outcome. House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., called for Gianforte to apologize , saying "that's wrong and should not happen". Read More »

Kenya's standard gauge railway service officially begins operations

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The passenger service has been dubbed Madaraka Express, and each train will seat up to 960 passengers with a Mombasa - Nairobi fare of Shillings 700 ($US 6.77) in standard class and Shillings 3000 in first. The $3 billion Chinese-backed railway project eventually will link a large part of East Africa to a major Indian Ocean port as China seeks to increase trade and influence. Read More »

Why Did Trump Get 5M Twitter Bots To Follow Him This Week?

For instance, after President Donald Trump gained 3 million new followers in the past few days, which amount to nearly 10 percent of the total followers on his personal Twitter account, twitteraudit.com says nearly half of them are fake. These fakes, or bots, often do a poor job of blending in. But a large percentage of the followers have no picture... or tweets... or followers themselves. Read More »

Buchanan urges Trump to keep USA in climate accord

Responding to questions, he said: "We believe that it would be important for the USA not to leave the Paris agreement". At a summit meeting of the G7 group of leading economies over the weekend, Mr Trump refused to join the other six leaders in pledging to implement the Paris accord and said he would announce the United States position this week. Read More »

Scotland must have a choice, says Sturgeon

A vote for the SNP , Sturgeon promised , "would make it impossible to continue ignoring those voices" that called for a "compromise" to allow Scotland to remain in the single market. The SNP want to hold a second referendum between autumn 2018 and the United Kingdom formally leaving the European Union, an event which is expected to take place in March 2019. Read More »

Text of grieving mother's letter to President Donald trump

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In 2016, Facebook removed a post by Christian in which he wrote that he would give a "one shot kill" to Jews, as captured by Buzzfeed News . Suddenly, she said, Christian hit the phone away and stabbed Mr Namkai-Meche in the neck. The incident took place on a Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light-rail train Friday afternoon, and witnesses said Christian yelled racial and religious slurs at two girls, one of them wearing a hijab. Read More »

Leaving Paris accord will harm United States global influence — United Nations leader

In his speech, Guterres did not mention Trump by name. But on Tuesday, he threw the equivalent of a last-minute "Hail Mary" pass during a speech at New York University - making the case for the USA to remain committed to the Paris climate accord in terms that he hoped would change Trump's mind, by warning of a drop in the US's global influence if it pulls out of the agreement. Read More »

Jared Kushner met with Russian bank that planted spies in U.S

Earlier in the morning, Trump also tweeted about the USA trade deficit with Germany, writing: "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military". A major shakeup could be coming to the White House in the not-too-distant future. They could be part of a new rapid response team. The biggest crack in the relationship came over a real estate pitch earlier this month to potential Chinese investors by ... Read More »

APEC ministers advocate free and fair trade

But US trade representative Robert Lighthizer said that this was not an option, adding that the country would prefer to seek bilateral trade deals with jurisdictions in the region. Japan has also lobbied for the so-called TPP 11, and the minister in charge of the deal said Friday Tokyo was seeking its implementation. "We think the agreement is well balanced", said McClay. Read More »

100 civilians killed after USA bomb attack in Mosul

The probe found that the US bomb triggered secondary explosions from devices clandestinely planted there by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Gen. Joe Martin, one of the top leaders of the US -led coalition, said in a statement . In a statement Thursday, Amnesty International called on the USA -led coalition to "desist from using explosive weapons with wide area effects, including artillery and mortars in crowded residential areas", as the battle for Mosul ... Read More »

Sturgeon insists Scots must be offered independence as Brexit opt-out

Polls appear to show that while the SNP will easily win the election in Scotland, the Conservatives will take some seats from them by sticking to practically one policy - opposing independence. The SNP may have lost support from its most Eurosceptic voters by taking a stand against Brexit and pushing for Scotland to remain part of the EU. While the polls have narrowed, the Tories are still on course to win the election. Read More »

Leaving Paris accord will harm USA global influence — United Nations leader

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of being US President Donald Trump's "mole" in Europe after leaked documents exposed the UK's attempts to weaken European Union policies to tackle climate change. His apparent reluctance to embrace the first legally binding global climate deal clearly annoyed German Chancellor Angela Merkel , among others. "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", Merkel told reporters . Read More »

No time for Brexit delays, says UK's May as poll lead slips

She said: "This manifesto says that we will come forward with a consultation paper, a government green paper". May's change of heart, which came amid fierce protests and a slash in the Tories' lead over Labour in the polls, means the Conservatives will now set an " absolute limit " for what people will have to pay for social care . Read More »

Labour pledges major roll out of free childcare to tackle 'patchy support'

Brexit has been atop the list of main issues heading into this election, and both candidates' capabilities of getting the right deal for Britain in its European Union negotiations was raised. "Labour hopes to secure friendlier coverage - based around set-piece interviews and profiles - without having to contend with a cantankerous rolling mob of journalists", BuzzFeed News said. Read More »

United States interceptor missile hits target in South Pacific

Tuesday's test comes as the U.S. has ramped up other missile defense efforts, including the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea which is created to counter short, medium and intermediate range missile threats. Entitled "No One in the World Can Block Nuclear and Rocket Powerhouse in the East", the editorial went on to say that North Korea is ready to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at any time and place if its supreme leader orders it. Read More »

Donald Trump handshake a "moment of truth" says Emmanuel Macron

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While the French ambassador, Gérard Araud, did not reveal what he told the Macron, Capehart and another guest jokingly told him that he should discuss Trump's handshake with Macron. "We were very shocked, because. we know how this can hurt the people of your country, but more generally for Europe". On Friday, their power games appeared to continue when Macron swerved past Trump to warmly greet German Chancellor Angela Merkel instead. Read More »