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Trump expected to delay U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem


Shifting the U.S. Embassy would be widely seen as Washington's recognition of the Israeli position on Jerusalem's status, which successive U.S. administrations have said must be decided in negotiations between the two sides. Presidents George W. Bush and Obama followed suit every six months through their terms of office, with the last waiver issued on December 1 a year ago. Read More »

Trump administration may return Russian compounds in New York, Maryland

The Trump administration reportedly might be ready to hand back to Russian Federation two diplomatic compounds where officials were booted last December as punishment for Moscow's interference in the election. Vladimir Putin opted not to retaliate against the United States at the time and surprised many with his patience - with alleged promises being made by Michael Flynn . Read More »

What to know about the Paris Agreement, possible US withdrawal

The executives are trying to capitalize on Trump's " America first" ideology by warning that a withdrawal would put the United States at a disadvantage in a global race to develop and deploy clean-energy technology, potentially ceding that market opportunity to China , the world's top emitter of greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

President Trump keeps up criticism of Germany

But even though this expedition featured its fair share of cringe-inducing moments, those observers who anxious that Trump would need little more than a week to single-handedly hasten the destruction of the post-Cold War global order can finally, mercifully breathe easier today. Read More »

India, Spain to give fresh impetus to multifarious relationship, says PM Modi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met with his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy , for talks centering on security, fighting terrorism and economic relations. "Spanish firms enjoy a worldwide reputation in various fields, such as infrastructure, defence, tourism and energy". They include renewable energy, high speed rail, infrastructure, civil aviation, water waste management and air space management. Read More »

South and Central Asia: On the Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan


The bombing raises serious questions about the Afghan government's ability to provide basic security. "It is with great sadness that the BBC can confirm the death of BBC Afghan driver Mohammed Nazir following the vehicle bomb in Kabul earlier today, as he was driving journalist colleagues to the office", the broadcaster said in a statement . Read More »

Pakistani Doctor Makes Pitch to be WHO Chief

Before voting started, Mr Tedros, the only non-medical doctor among the three finalists, said it was nearly "pure luck" that he was competing to lead WHO. For the first time, member states participated in a ballot process in which each member cast an equal vote. He has shown familiarity with India and commended the National Health Policy 2017 as a move towards universal coverage. Read More »

Russian cruise missiles hit ISIS targets near Palmyra

The latest announcement comes a day after Moscow said it fired four cruise missiles from a submarine and warship in the Mediterranean Sea at Daesh terrorists who had moved close to Palmyra from Raqqa. The airstrikes were called in after the movements were spotted by reconnaissance units. Russian jets destroyed a large Islamic State convoy attempting to escape the Syrian city of Raqqa and roll towards Palmyra. Read More »

UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast

Abedi had recently returned from Libya , where his father and younger brother were arrested by a militia on Wednesday. Police say the leaks compromise their investigation due to the fact that the public is now aware of what authorities are looking to track down. Read More »

White House Communication Director Leaving 1600 Penn


Other potential changes are also expected to the White House communications office, according to Axios , including fewer on-camera briefings with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer . His last day has not yet been determined. Dubke said he had "a good conversation with the President" after submitting his resignation. The briefing was capped off with questions about recent reports of a staff shakeup within the White House, which so far has only included White House Communications ... Read More »

Malaysia Airlines Plane Diverted Over Disruptive Passenger

Around 11 passengers helped tackle the man at the back of the plane, and the aircraft immediately turning back for Melbourne Airport after the man had been restrained, according to multiple media reports. Melbourne Airport services 33 million passengers per year. Passengers and crew on Flight MH128 tackled the man and tied him up with seat belts until the flight landed, one witness told Reuters . Read More »

Missile Defense Agency Chief: BMD System 'Ready To Defend Homeland Today'


Tuesday's test involved the midcourse phase and was system's first live-fire event, matching a ground-based interceptor carrying an exo-atmospheric kill vehicle against an intercontinental ballistic missile-class threat created to replicate something that might come at the United States from North Korea or Iran, Syring said. Read More »

Trump Tweets About Russian Election Interference

One of the sources that spoke with CNN said the Russians indicated that the information they had on Trump or members of his campaign was financial in nature. After a relatively gaffe-free trip overseas, President Donald Trump returned to Washington this week to a scandal-ridden White House. On Sunday, in a dig at President Trump , German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a campaign rally: "The times in which we could completely depend on others are, to a certain extent, over". Read More »

UN warns Trump against quitting Paris agreement

Trump has previously called climate change "a hoax " devised by the Chinese government in order to make USA manufacturing less competitive. Why Is the U.S. Trump's predecessor Barack Obama enacted the deal without U.S. Senate ratification. Within the White House, the divisions tend to break along increasingly-familiar lines: Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, and chief strategist Steve Bannon favor pulling out, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ... Read More »

White House communications director Mike Dubke quits

A top White House communications staffer has resigned as President Donald Trump considers a major staff overhaul amid intensifying inquiries into his campaign's dealings with Russian Federation. As part of the shake-up, White House press secretary Sean Spicer will reportedly hold on to his position, but there will be fewer media briefings. Read More »

Trump to announce decision on Paris climate agreement soon


Worldwide leaders responded by reaffirming their commitment to the agreement, even if the U.S. backs away. The accord, which involves almost 200 countries, took years to negotiate. At the time , Musk reasoned that disagreement should not be a reason to distance himself from a position where he could potentially influence the president's thinking. Read More »

Modi urges Spanish firms to invest in India

This will be the first Indian prime ministerial visit to Spain in almost 30 years after the visit of then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1988. Germany is India's largest trading partner in the European Union and one of the leading sources of foreign direct investment into the country. Read More »

10 soldiers killed in airstrikes in Marawi


Still, the fighters have turned out to be remarkably well-armed and resilient. But the government's narrative of being in "full control" of Marawi took a hit Thursday when defence chiefs said 11 soldiers were killed in a misguided bombing mission. Read More »

Clinton 'blames everybody but herself' for electoral loss

And she said she sympathizes with the people at those companies who are trying to address these issues. Given that the Trump Administration is now the subject of multiple federal investigations for potentially colluding with Russian officials to influence the election, Clinton apparently has no time for Trump's mockery. Read More »

Trump bumbles across the Middle East


During his tour, Mr Trump has had separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The likelihood of a revived peace process, let alone a successful one, is virtually nil. "It's not just the Saudis, its also the Emirates, also the Qataris, also the Iranians; they are all acquiring weapons, he said". Trump mentioned an agreement with Saudi Arabia "that will invest nearly $400 billion in our two countries and create many ... Read More »

Trump Expected to Withdraw US From Paris Climate Agreement


The Obama administration pledged a 26 to 28 percent cut in USA emissions, which Republicans have criticized for potentially having a negative impact on the American economy and its energy sector. Climate action is unstoppable. Democratic U.S. Reps. Joe Kennedy and Niki Tsongas said pulling out of the compact will harm the environment, public health, businesses and local communities. Read More »

Pakistan's Attorney General to represent Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ


However, Pakistan's top diplomat also said that the International Court of Justice has not given any order regarding consular access for Kulbhushan Jadhav . The court claimed that Jadhav was an Indian intelligence agent and a threat to Pakistan. The ICJ ruled that there is the possibility of "irrevocable prejudice to the rights of Jadhav". Read More »

Clinton quip on 'covfefe': It was a message to the Russians

Perhaps Clinton's most fresh and savage criticism on Wednesday was directed at the Democratic National Committee . The defeated Democratic candidate claimed the former Soviet state had worked with American insiders to promote damaging fake news against her. Read More »

Trump administration kickstarts Nafta renegotiation

Trilateral negotiations could begin as early as August 16. Lighthizer said in his letter to Congress that many parts of the trade agreement are outdated and that the USA aims to support higher-paying jobs domestically and to grow the domestic economy by improving trade opportunities with Canada and Mexico. Read More »

Saudi Aramco JV to develop giant maritime yard


It is considered a core project to the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services located in Ras Al-Khair, near Jubail Industrial City on the Kingdom's east coast, said the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The deal will see the fabricator supply 20 jack up rigs to the Saudi state run oil company over a period of ten years. The government's Saudi Industrial Development Fund has agreed to provide a debt facility worth about $1 billion. Read More »

Jason Chaffetz will resign from Congress in June


He said he has been considering the move since about March. "I told voters I did not believe Congress should be a lifetime career", he said in the text addressed to his constituents. In his role as House Oversight chair, Chaffetz has been near the epicenter of numerous issues surrounding President Donald Trump's administration. During a town hall meeting in February, Chaffetz was greeted by chants of "Do your job!" from audience members outraged at his lack of attention on ... Read More »

GOP lawmaker slams his party on gas tax defeat


However, it later included an amendment to 10 cents rather than the original 17. However, many Republicans still balked. The Louisiana Senate also passed three bills containing the brunt of the package's sentencing reform, which seeks to drastically reduce the severity of penalties. Read More »

Venezuelan opposition criticizes Goldman Sachs' $2.8B bond buy

Venezuelan officials could then raise about $5 billion to $6 billion by selling these bonds at a deep discount. The country's well for repaying debt is drying up. Venezuela's worldwide reserves rose by $749 million last Wednesday and Thursday following the transaction, according to official government figures. “To the markets again: Buying hunger bonds, buying blood bonds is condemning and sentencing the people of Venezuela to starvation and to repression, ” he said in an interview. Read More »

Zabaleta mulls options after farewell game for Manchester City


He added: "I've been so lucky to play alongside great was an absolute privilege". When taking over at City last summer, Guardiola said he was under no illusions regarding how hard English football might be. "Now we have a training session". If City win tonight against West Brom they'll be in a really strong position - two points clear of Liverpool with just a game left. Read More »

China factory activity held steady in May, index shows

A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while any score below the mark means contraction. China's non-manufacturing sector expanded at a faster pace in May. The survey attributed the softening to persistently weak demand, particularly from the country's major global markets, though official data have shown exports surging for six straight months. Read More »

Americans Want The Senate To Rewrite The AHCA


Johnson downplayed a recent estimate from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that under the House GOP bill, the number of Americans without health coverage would increase by 23 million by 2026. Republican lawmakers are scratching their heads over what President Donald Trump meant with his newest directive on health care. The Senate needs to start over and craft legislation that includes strong consumer protections, lower costs, improves quality, and provides affordable ... Read More »

North Korea test fires another missile that falls in Japan's economic zone

It's the latest in a string of test-launches, as the North aims to build a long-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead possibly as far as USA soil, experts say. "As we agreed at the recent G7, the issue of North Korea is a top priority for the worldwide community", Prime Minister Abe told reporters in a televised comment, as cited by Reuters . Read More »

Worry about Saudi carrying out another 9/11: Iran to Trump


The reception marked a contrast from his difficulties at home where he is struggling to contain a mushrooming scandal after his firing of former FBI Director James Comey almost two weeks ago. "It is a government that speaks openly of mass murder", Trump said. In a pointed departure from his predecessor, the U.S. president all but promised he would not publicly admonish middle eastern rulers for human rights violations and oppressive reigns. Read More »