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Trump expected to pull USA from Paris deal: White House


Billionaire innovator Elon Musk threatened to withdraw from President Trump's Business Advisory Council if the White House withdraws from an worldwide agreement aimed at curbing climate change . But detractors, including chief strategist Steve Bannon and Pruitt, pushed him hard to leave. But Trump's daughter Ivanka pressed aides to look at the full picture when considering what withdrawal could mean. Read More »

Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal


Trump , who has expressed his doubts about climate change being man-made in the past and made a campaign pledge to "cancel" the 2015 Paris Agreement , has so far postponed a decision on whether to stick to or abandon the global deal. But Musk has long held climate change as a personal passion topic, even positioning Tesla as a beacon of hope because its electric vehicles do not generate carbon emissions that cause global warming. Read More »

Two Republican Senators Temper Expectations On Completely Scrapping Health Law


Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., a senior House appropriator, said he doubts whether Republicans alone can pass a debt-ceiling increase and urged Trump and congressional leaders to spend June and July negotiating a deal with Democrats that would extend the debt limit, set new spending numbers and possibly extend the Children's Health Insurance Program, whose funding lapses on September 30. Read More »

Opinion poll shows UK Conservatives could fall short of overall majority

On Wednesday 31 May crowds gathered on King's Parade to welcome Jeremy Corbyn to the Senate house for the BBC live debate to take place at 7:30 this evening. "The movement in the polls over this campaign is bigger than in any election I've covered since 1945", veteran poll watcher David Butler said on Twitter . Read More »

Donald Trump to Announce Decision on Global Climate Deal on Thursday


U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren , meanwhile, accused Trump of "selling out" to corporations and argued that the U.S. must do better to address climate change. "I'm hearing from a lot of people, both ways", Trump said at the White House on May 31. But Ivanka Trump, the President's top aide and daughter, pressed aides to look at the full picture when considering what withdrawal could mean. Read More »

Duterte uses Lewinsky affair to hit back at critical Clinton

To support the declaration of martial law , they cited a series of violent acts committed by the Maute Group such as the attack on the military output in Butig, Lanao del Sur, in February 2016 and the recent incident where the group took over a hospital in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, in May 23, 2017. Read More »

Trump to pull out of Paris agreement

White House adviser Ivanka Trump set up a review process to make sure her father received information from experts in both the public and private sectors before making a decision on the agreement. The 196 remaining signatories must strengthen their resolve in order to send a signal to President Trump that he stands alone on the issue of climate change. Read More »

PM Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge in Assam

The distance between Rupai on NH- 37 in Assam to Meka/Roing on NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh will be cut down by 165 KM. The bridge is longer than Mumbai's Bandra-Worli Sealink by 3.55 kilometers, and has been created to carry T-72 tanks. He said that good connectivity in the North-East will also link the region with the economy of South-East Asia. On the occasion of completion of three years of the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) government at New Delhi , Prime Minister Narendra Modi ... Read More »

Iran condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Baghdad

At least 13 people were killed and 24 others injured after a auto bomb exploded near a popular ice cream shop in Baghdad early Tuesday morning, hospital and police officials said. Muslim families observing Ramadan often dine out after nightfall, when they can eat and prepare for fasting the next day. "She wanted to go and buy ice cream, so she insisted". Read More »

United Kingdom police arrest 9th man in Manchester bombing probe


British Prime Minister Theresa May will raise concerns with President Donald Trump on Thursday about US leaks of intelligence on the suicide bombing in Manchester, a British government source said. Abedi, a college dropout who had grown up in the Manchester area, was known to security services because of his radical views. In response to the heightened threat, the Government has activated Operation Temperer, providing up to 3,800 troops to support the police in security operations. Read More »

Special aide to Brazil's Temer arrested in corruption probe


BRASILIA , Brazil (AP) - Troops guarded federal buildings in Brazil's capital early Thursday as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters demanding his resignation forced the evacuations of several ministries . Read More »

Philippines says 8 foreign fighters killed in southern siege


President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law across the entire southern region of Mindanao in response to the crisis, which he described as the start of a major campaign by IS to establish a foothold in the Philippines. Explaining the killings Lorenzana said, "The coordination was not properly done, so we hit our own people". Twenty-one members of the security forces had also died, Padilla said, bringing the combined death toll to 129. Read More »

United Nations leader: USA leaving Paris accord will harm global influence


Signed a little more than year ago by 195 nations, the Paris deal is meant to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and is seen as one of former President Barack Obama's biggest triumphs. Trump has repeatedly expressed doubts about climate change, at times calling it a hoax to weaken USA industry. And even then, the US must give a year's notice. Read More »

New Planned Parenthood Report Shows It Lied About Abortion


There are plenty of things to note about the annual report: The number of abortions have increased, taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood has increased, cancer screenings have decreased, clients have decreased, breast exams have decreased, prenatal care was almost cut in half. Read More »

Germany Stands By Merkel's Stunning Remarks On Relations With US, UK

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel unleashed a volley of criticism against US President Donald Trump , slamming his "shortsighted" policies that have " weakened the West " and hurt European interests. It is the "calling of our times to stand up to this man with everything that we represent", Social Democrat Martin Schulz , Merkel's main election challenger, said on Monday. Read More »

Trump doesn't think Israel is in the Middle East

One of the buzzier moments from the trip included a quick incident that was caught on camera when Trump was trying to get to the front of a group of fellow world leaders in Brussels. Before the two leaders met they did the traditional "photo-op/some words" in which Netanyahu was effusive in praise of Trump's criticism of Iran. Paul Gosar of Prescott and Andy Biggs of Gilbert - believe such a move would be the right thing to do, others say it would set back the already hard peace process ... Read More »

Europe must step up as diplomatic player: Merkel


However, Trump blasted back against Merkel on Tuesday, tweeting Americans "have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO&military". "No freely elected head of government in our country should allow him - or herself - to be humiliated in this way, the way [Trump], like an autocratic leader, believed he could inflict humiliation in Brussels". Read More »

Former US national security adviser Brzezinski dies at 89

The Carter administration also witnessed the transition of Iran into an Islamic republic and the 1979 hostage crisis, as well as the US arming of mujahideen in Afghanistan before the country's occupation by the Soviet Union. He was born in Warsaw and educated in Canada and the United States. Brzezinski, who was active in academia well into his 80s, was critical of US President Donald Trump's foreign policy. Read More »

Make in India outreach has attracted many German SMEs: PM Modi


Indeed, Merkel reiterated her sense that Europe must seek new alliances on Tuesday, telling reporters in Berlin , " the times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days ". Trump on Thursday had alleged 23 out of the 28-member nations owed "massive amounts of money" to USA taxpayers, and he also did not explicitly promise to protect America's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies if they came under attack. Read More »

ISIS bombs an ice cream shop in Baghdad


A few hours later, another trap auto parked on the Bridge of Martyrs, one of the most crowded places in the capital, exploded. The statement said since " ISIS secret cells" in the city could attack targets in public places using suicide bombers in full Islamic veils, both burqa and niqab will be banned during the fasting month of Ramadan when wearing such clothes are more frequent according to religious customs. Read More »

At least 80 killed, hundreds wounded after bomb explodes in Kabul, Afghanistan


The streets were packed with commuters, women shopping and children going to school and the blast appears likely to result in a high civilian death toll. "Pakistan being a victim of terrorism understands the pain and agony that such incidents inflict upon the people and society". According to the German Embassy, an Afghan security official and some of its workers are among the casualties. Read More »

Spicer refuses to say Trump's 'covfefe' tweet was a typo

Donald Trump's reign as the President of the United States of America has been controversial, with the one-time Wrestlemania 23 participant being widely considered as one of the most polarizing figures in politics today. Do you think that the Trump #covfefe tweet would have died if Sean Spicer hadn't said that those who need to know about covfefe already do? Republican strategist Liz Mair, by contrast, saw it as a way for the White House to create a distraction from negative stories ... Read More »

Departure of communications aide could be first in Donald Trump shake-up

The President tweeted on Tuesday: "Russian officials must be laughing at the USA & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News ". Trump also will take more questions directly from the media, Axios reported . Speaking to "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday, Lewandowski said: "When you have a communications team, they have to have that relationship with the president to understand how he communicates". Read More »

New WHO chief underscores importance of health as a rights issue

Ghebrysus was voted in on Tuesday in Geneva during a closed door session of the World Health Assembly by health ministers from 186 United Nations member countries, who cast their votes in secret. Tedros Adhanom become the first African to lead WHO beating his contenders with majority vote for his wining motto: "Together For Healthier World" for the next five years. Read More »

Pelley out as 'CBS Evening News' anchor


Mr. Pelley, who has anchored the evening news show since June 2011, had his office packed up in full view of the newsroom while he was overseas this week on assignment for " 60 Minutes ", where he is a contributor. " Scott's tenure as Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS EVENING NEWS has been one of the finest chapters in the history of this storied broadcast", said Steve Capus, Executive Editor of CBS News and Executive Producer of the CBS EVENING NEWS . Read More »

Trump will announce decision on climate agreement Thursday


The White House did not confirm the reports , while Trump restated that his decision would be announced this week. "I'm hearing from a lot of people both ways", Trump told reporters as he welcomed Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the White House. Read More »

Pullout near, Paris climate pact faces Donald Trump's wrecking ball


Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt and White House strategist Steve Bannon want Trump to withdraw . A senior European Union official said the EU and China would reaffirm their commitment to the pact regardless of what Trump did, and would spell out, during talks Friday in Brussels, how they would meet their obligations. Read More »

Stephen Davis Jr. to join Gamecocks


Stephen Davis Jr ., who left Auburn this winter after redshirting last season, will enroll at USC in June and intends to join the football team his father, former Auburn running back Stephen Davis Sr., told The State . Coming out of high school in SC, the then 3-star prospect was a running back, while being rated as the nation's No. 20 overall athlete by 247Sports Composite Rankings. Read More »

Activist probing Ivanka Trump supplier in China detained: NGO

The activists took jobs between March and May at two factories run by Chinese shoe manufacturer Huajian Group - one in Jiangxi and the other in Guangdong - in order to investigate labor practices at the company, Li said. And while President Trump made a pledge in his January inauguration speech to "buy American and hire American", US Customs bills of lading examined by AFP revealed that more than 50 tonnes of Ivanka Trump-branded shoes , bags and clothes were steaming towards American ... Read More »

Turkish troops die in helicopter crash near Iraq border

According to the Turkish Armed Forces statement, an AS 532 Cougar-type helicopter carrying 13 personnel took off from a military command in Senoba, Sirnak on Wednesday. The crash occurred in the border province of Sirnak, where Turkish troops are engaged in operations against Kurdish militants. Defense Minister Fikri Işık headed to Şırnak province following the accident. Read More »

MEA terms ICJ verdict on Jadhav unanimous, unambiguous

Ruling in favour of India, the Court asked Pakistan to keep it informed about the measures, including on consular access, taken by it in this connection. Tackling Pakistan's other objections to its application to keep Mr Jadhav away from the death row was relatively easier. The ICJ also directed that consular should be given access to Kulbhushan Jadhav under Vienna Convention . Read More »