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Kabul bomb: Diplomatic zone attack kills dozens

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The BBC said one of its drivers, an Afghan , was killed driving journalists to work. The U.S. Embassy in Kabul and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission have condemned the massive bombing that killed 80 people near the German Embassy in the Afghan capital. Read More »

Hardline Israelis descend on Old City for Jerusalem Day

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The president's historic decision to become the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall , one of Judaism's holiest sites, was a highly symbolic political and personal gesture. and Israel to boost cooperation against common threats, and declaring that Iran never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. "I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians", Trump told a press conference at PA headquarters in Bethlehem, without mentioning ... Read More »

G7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way

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Ironically, even Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort could be submerged in 30 years time if climate change goes unaddressed. And it could trigger further efforts to erode the landmark climate accord. Trump faced intense pressure on both sides, including from his senior advisers and family. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Read More »

Ankara Summons US Ambassador In Dispute Over Washington Brawl

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His company paid the Flynn Intel Group - owned by the former national security advisor Michael Flynn - more than $500,000 for lobbying likely to favour the Turkish government. A separate VOA video shows Erdogan watching the melee from the driveway of the ambassador's residence. That changed with last month's referendum, in which Turks narrowly backed a constitutional change to create an executive presidential system that will give Erdogan sweeping new powers and allow the head of state to ... Read More »

Explosion in diplomatic area of Kabul kills, wounds dozens

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The neighborhood is home to several embassies and is not far from the presidential palace. Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says the explosion in Kabul has wounded employees of the German Embassy and killed an Afghan security guard outside the building. Read More »

Trump lashes out at Germany over trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Gabriel also spoke of "a loss of the United States as an important nation" and said that the unsuccessful G7 talks would have a bigger impact. U.S. On Monday, Schultz also tweeted that the "best response to Donald Trump is a stronger Europe ". Last week, Trump and Merkel both attended meetings at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit meeting in Brussels and a Group of 7 (G7) meeting in Taormina, Italy . Read More »

Donald Trump tweets garbled message with "covfefe" in it, goes dark

But unlike Tharoor who used a proper but rarely used word, the "covfefe " is result of Donald Trump's typing skills. " Covfefe " even has it's own Twitter handle already . He said it himself, so perhaps the social media world should show some respect to " covfefe ". And others chose to take the US President's example and boldly go forthwith the new covfefe lingo. Read More »

Trump, Merkel exchange barbs after G7; Vietnam's prime minister heads to DC

Merkel had already begun finessing her message on Monday, stressing that she was a "convinced trans-Atlanticist", a message she repeated after a meeting with visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin . -German equation, saying Sunday that Europe "really must take our fate into our own hands" and emphasizing that the days when her continent could rely on others was "over to a certain extent. Read More »

Baghdad vehicle bomb leaves at least five dead

The girl's cousin, Layla Al-Saabary, told Australian Broadcasting Corp . that Zynab's mother and uncles were among the dozens injured. Suicide attacks outside an ice cream parlour and a government building in Baghdad on the morning of May 30, 2017, were despicable acts of violence, Human Rights Watch said today. Read More »

'Covfefe': Trump Lights Up Internet With Late-Night Tweet

Members of Congress from both parties have previously questioned Trump's habit of deleting his tweets, saying the act could violate the Presidential Records Act. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a visit to the White House planned for next week after Trump on Thursday reinforced his demand, via Twitter, that Mexico pay for a barrier along the USA southern border to stem illegal immigration. Read More »

Modi backs Merkel's European Union leadership as Trump scolds Germany

The German leader reiterated the main thrust of her remarks on Tuesday, saying the "current situation" gives Europe more reasons "to take our destiny into our own hands". "We, the Europeans, will have to take our fate into our own hands ". He said discussions on subjects of disagreement needed to continue on the basis of "openness, frankness and robust exchanges". Read More »

Critics hit out at Sturgeon after SNP manifesto launch

The party's pre-election promises included an additional £1.7bn to be invested in Scotland's health and social care partnerships over a Scottish Parliament term. We're fighting this election to win. Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said the SNP had spent the last 10 years "obsessively campaigning for independence". Read More »

Trump is pulling U.S. out of Paris climate change deal, reports say

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The European Union and China will give their unconditional backing to the Paris climate accord at a bilateral summit in Brussels on Friday, whether or not the USA leaves the pact, an EU official said Wednesday, May 31. Friends of the Earth said it would make America the world's "foremost climate villain". Those moves make it unlikely the US will meet its Paris commitment in any case. Read More »

At least 80 killed by massive bomb in Kabul's diplomatic area

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The BBC said Mohammed Nazir , one of its drivers, died following the attack. Video shot at the scene showed burning debris, crumbled walls and buildings and destroyed cars, many with dead or injured people inside. A suicide bomber first blew himself up at the rear of hospital, across the road from the heavily fortified US embassy, which provided the signal for three attackers with automatic weapons and hand grenades to open fire inside the complex, according to witnesses. Read More »

City clash fuels fear of IS foothold in southern Philippines

The minister added the Indonesian government will provide assistance to Philippine forces to quell the militants if asked. "The current focus of the operation remains: clearing of Marawi of militants still in the area; rescue of trapped residents; and recovery of civilian casualties and victims", said Abella. Read More »

US successfully intercepts ICBM in historic test

The missile defence system is considered to be a major milestone for a program to defend against a mounting North Korean threat . "This is important because the ground-based missile defense system has not been tested before with an ICBM, it's been tested with shorter range missiles which don't travel as fast", said Bruce Bennett, one of the nation's leading experts on strategic nuclear warfare. Read More »

Scores Dead, Hundreds Injured In Kabul Car Bombing

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Police said the explosion occurred in an area close to the German embassy, although the area is home to other embassies and government offices so it was not immediately clear what the precise target of the attack was. The BBC said among the dead were an Afghan driver employed by the broadcaster while four of its journalists were injured. "Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening", the statement said. Read More »

Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80, wounds scores

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters at a regularly scheduled media briefing on Wednesday that all embassy staff members were "safe and sound" and that there had been no reports of injured Chinese citizens. The ministry did not have details on the possible target of the attack. Several of the recent bombings in the past have been claimed by the Islamic State group, including a powerful blast targeting an armoured North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy that ... Read More »

Missile Destroyed by Interceptor Launched from California in North Korea Drill

On 13:30 a ground-based interceptor was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base , Ca. and its exo-atmospheric kill vehicle intercepted and destroyed the target in a direct collision . investing a preposterous amount of money into 36 ground-based interceptor missiles, mostly deployed n Alaska, which nearly certainly would never work in a combat situation, and which on the basis of occasional "success" in tests that should be wildly easier than a real situation, are going to continue to be ... Read More »

Trump poised to pull U.S. out of Paris climate accord

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During Trump's recent overseas trip, USA allies warned him that America's broader diplomatic influence would be undercut if the administration gave up its seat at the climate negotiating table. A United Nations panel of climate scientists says it is at least 95 percent probable that man-made greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, are the main cause of climate change since 1950. Read More »

UN chief urges world to combat climate change

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After a conference in Sicily over the weekend, Trump refused to join other leaders in committing to the Paris climate change accord. "If one country decides not to be present - I'm talking about countries with an important global reach, like it is the case with United States or China - if one country decides to leave a void, I can guarantee someone else will occupy it", Guterres said in response to a student's question about dealing with the Trump administration's skepticism about ... Read More »

Out of Paris climate deal - Axios

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Reports emerged early Wednesday that Trump would pull out of the agreement , an action he vowed during his presidential campaign. That came after his presidential campaign in which he called the alliance obsolete and questioned whether the USA should come to the defense of other members. Read More »

Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue doused with paint _ again

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Copenhagen police confirmed the incident on Twitter, writing " The Little Mermaid was targeted by vandalism". On the ground in front of the statue was written in red: " Denmark defends the whales of the Faroe Islands ". The killing of whales is protected under Danish and global law due to its cultural roots, but this did not protect the Little Mermaid from being used as a pawn in anti-whaling activists' fight to have the practice banned. Read More »

Large explosion near embassies in Afghanistan capital

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Bystanders lifted wounded people from the back of cars as others hovered nearby as if in a daze, blood streaming down their faces. The ministry is following up on the terrorist attack's repercussions with UAE authorities in Kabul and the Afghan Foreign Ministry . Read More »

Will BC Election Results Make Kinder Morgan Stock Fall Further?

Kinder Morgan also holds an approximate 70% interest in the limited partnership that holds the business. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $19.25, down from yesterday's close by -0.88%. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.71%. Kinder Morgan's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 200.00%. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This news story was posted by Stock Observer and is the sole property of of Stock Observer. Read More »

President Trump meets Pope Francis

But the Trumps' clothing choices in both Riyadh and the Vatican nonetheless sent clear messages about the attitude of the U.S. towards Islamic and Catholic values and tradition. Despite both men determined not to let politics hinder their encounter, the underlying tensions were clear, reports said. At the private audience with the pope, Trump posed for a picture - "protocol", the pope murmured - and took a seat across a wooden desk from Francis . Read More »

Portland white supremacist describes stabbings to court: 'I call it patriotism'

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Train security video and passengers' cell phone video showed Christian "making a sudden move" toward Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, of Portland , who responded by standing, according to the deputy prosecutor's affidavit. Christian immediately turned to Namkai-Meche and stabbed him. His mother 's and sister's Facebook pages are filled with condolences. "He was a hero and will remain a hero on the other side of the veil", she wrote. Read More »

United Kingdom considers halting USA intelligence sharing after Manchester attack photo leak

Police are trying to identify who put together the bomb that was used in the attack. While the investigation continues, British officials are furious at their American counterparts for leaking intelligence relating to the terror attack. A photo on the Facebook page of Libya's Special Deterrence Force on May 24, 2017 claims to shows Hashem Abedi, the brother of the man suspected of carrying out the bombing in Manchester, after he was detained in Tripoli. Read More »