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Trump to announce Paris climate deal decision Thursday

Trump tweeted late Wednesday that he would announce his decision at 3 p.m. ET in the White House Rose Garden , ending his message "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" Two senior US officials familiar with Trump's plans told CNN on Wednesday that the US President is expected to withdraw from the Paris accord. Read More »

Iraqi Forces Launch Operation to Seize ISIS' Last Mosul Enclave

Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by the Islamic State group in Mosul , inching toward a victory that US -led coalition officials say is "only a matter of time". Iraqi planes dropped leaflets over the area Friday telling civilians to flee "immediately" to "safe passages" where they will be greeted by "guides, protectors and (transportation) to reach safe places", according to a government statement. Read More »

At least 27 people dead after ISIS bombings target Baghdad

Women and children were among the victims. A few hours later, a second explosives-laden vehicle went off during rush hour near the state-run Public Pension Office near the al-Shahada (Martyrs') Bridge in the busy Shawaka district, killing at least 12 and wounding 23 more, a police officer said. Read More »

Trump waives law forcing US move its embassy to Jerusalem

Ambassador Dan Shapiro wrote on Twitter, "he didn't want it forced when it could disrupt the overriding strategic goal of completing successful negotiations [with] the Palestinians". He said leaving foreign embassies in Tel Aviv is "a surrender to unfair Arab and Muslim pressure". U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to continue the policy of the previous three presidents and sign the presidential waiver delaying the move of the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, according to a ... Read More »

YouGov Poll: British PM May Could Lose Majority in June 8 Election

Britain's conservative government was elected back in 2015 under David Cameron. Where all the pollsters agree is that Theresa May's lead has shrunk dramatically since the start of the campaign, when she appeared to be on an unstoppable course towards a landslide victory and a majority of more than 100. Read More »

Kathy Griffin fired from CNN's New Year's Eve show


As a result, CNN fired Griffin from its annual New Year's Eve countdown and she lost several endorsement deals. Celebrity news website TMZ published a behind-the-scenes video on Tuesday of Griffin posing with the model head for a photo shoot. Read More »

George Soros says Hungary's Orban is building 'mafia state'


The 86-year-old liberal philanthropist said that Brexit negotiations should be held in a "constructive spirit" and at the same time the European Union should make itself attractive again to people, especially younger generations. The measures came under scrutiny by the European Commission. "Instead of a multi-speed Europe we must aim for a multi-track Europe", said the Hungarian investor, only to add that "the Eurozone is governed by outdated treaties". Read More »

Macron calls for countries' support in fighting extremism

The eastern city Macron visited, Gao, is home of the permanent French military base in Mali, with 1,600 troops. "We will continue to commit our forces and we will remain committed to a political and diplomatic roadmap, which I'm especially dedicated to". Read More »

Pound falls as analysis projects hung United Kingdom parliament


The constituency-by-constituency estimate for The Times by YouGov indicates the Conservative Party could lose 20 seats and see its majority wiped out, while Jeremy Corbyn's Labour may gain 28 seats. A hung parliament occurs when no party has won enough seats in a general election to have a majority in the House of Commons. The study, which entailed thousands of interviews with a panel of participants over a week, was the same approach used by YouGov to gauge sentiment about the ... Read More »

UK Labour chief challenges PM Theresa May to debate as race tightens


The home secretary also came under pressure over the so-called " dementia tax " shake-up of social care, the plan to axe the pension triple-lock and means-test the winter fuel payment worth up to GBP300 for elderly people. Claiming that the Tories had "made a clear decision to protect the poorest in our society", the Home Secretary said May's rivals were all touting "fanciful" pledges and offered nothing but "bluff, bravado and tempting, shiny election promises". Read More »

Activists investigating factory linked to Ivanka Trump go missing in China

Hua Haifeng has been arrested and two others are missing. They were with the advocacy group China Labor Watch , and the factory they were examining makes products for Ivanka Trump's fashion line, among other companies. Hua's wife said on Monday that he had been detained on suspicion of "illegal monitoring". Li Zhao, one of the missing activists , was telephoned by police before he disappeared , but was not asked to report for questioning. Read More »

United States successfully 'intercepts and destroys' target in missile test


The Ground-based Midcourse Defense system tested Tuesday includes four missile interceptors in California and 32 more at Fort Greely in Alaska's Interior. The timing of the test has prompted the assumption that the system is created to tackle the North Korean threat but the Pentagon insists it's being developed to tackle any threatening intercontinental ballistic missile , including the possibility of a strike by Iran. Read More »

Trump Says He'll Make Decision on Paris Climate Agreement 'Very Soon'


The Obama administration committed the U.S.to the agreement without seeking ratification in the Senate, meaning Mr. Trump can withdraw support unilaterally. Trump claimed before taking office that climate change was a "hoax" created by the Chinese to hurt the US economy. "Please don't change the (political) climate for the worse", European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted . Read More »

Sterling hammered by poll showing risk of hung parliament


Sterling traded half a percent lower against the USA dollar after the YouGov data was published. British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party risks falling short of winning an overall majority of seats in parliament in a national election on June 8, The Times newspaper said on Tuesday, quoting research by polling firm YouGov. Read More »

Spicer Offers Cryptic Explanation for Trump 'Covfefe' Tweet


Dubke, who had been in the job just three months, gave no reason for leaving. Mr McLaughlin also said it's possible that the number Mr Trump is giving to world leaders rings to someone else's phone , who then transfers the call to the President, a system that could protect Mr Trump from anyone trying to monitor his communications. Read More »

New Mexico Dem official posts support for bloody Trump video


The casino has scrapped a scheduled performance by comedian Kathy Griffin after she posted online a bloody image that resembled President Donald Trump . "I think asking for forgiveness and acknowledging that this was - this was a frightful mistake". They're allowed to do and say whatever they want, whenever they want, especially when it comes to smearing and attacking conservatives, which is probably why Kathy Griffin thought it was OK to do that in the first place. Read More »

China will continue with climate pact even if United States pulls out


Elon Musk has a message for President Donald Trump: Don't leave the Paris climate agreement . The president tends to seek counsel from both inside and outside advisers, many with differing agendas. "I think it is very important that the American government stays engaged, but this is not the end of the world", he said. He also called for innovative partnerships to implement the Paris Agreement through North-South, South-South, and triangular cooperation to push for progress in combating ... Read More »

Path Cleared for Congress to Consider US Arms Sale to Riyadh

Saudi Arabia has tons of oil and money and owns Washington , D.C. Without it, where would our economy be? Minutes after Trump and his entourage left Washington for Saudi Arabia on May 19, two news stories broke: that the president had described recently fired FBI Director James Comey as a "nut job" during his meeting with Russia's foreign minister and ambassador to the US, and that an unnamed White House official was the target of FBI scrutiny. Read More »

Hillary Clinton blames others, herself for election loss

The former US senator and first lady said she thought nearly a year ago that Russian Federation might be interfering in the election, but she said she couldn't get the press to cover it. "Look, I was never even a social friend". She added that a vast majority of the fake news surrounding her campaign came from Russian Federation. Read More »

Venezuelan opposition condemns Goldman for $2.8 bln bond deal

In Venezuela, Maduro's critics have for two months been staging street protests, which have left almost 60 people dead, to demand that he hold early elections. Protesters in Venezuela took to streets to shout their voice venting out their anger against the not so popular President Nicolás Maduro. In New York, about two dozen protesters chanting "Shame on you Goldman Sachs " picketed outside of Goldman's headquarters in lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia


By deciding "to mark 50 years of occupation, and the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan" in the tunnels, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "sending a clear message to the Palestinian people that the systematic violations of their inalienable rights are going to continue", the Palestinian official said on Sunday. Read More »

Elon to dump Trump over climate bump

While the US is considering withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change , most of the countries that have committed to limiting global warming said that US President Donald Trump's decision will not affect them. A source told Reuters that India had also indicated it would stick by the deal. A letter signed by 25 major USA firms is running as a full-page ad in Washington, D.C., newspapers on Thursday, part of a last-ditch effort to convince Trump that sticking with the ... Read More »

'Covfefe'? It's a message to the Russians, quips Hillary Clinton

Merriam Webster, whose Twitter account has taken shots at Trump in the past, seemed overwhelmed, posting late last night, "Regrets checking Twitter". So many Twitter users weighed in on the apparent typo , it created two trending topics on Twitter and a Twitter moment. "People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe ", Clinton said in response to President Trump's tweet that called the former Secretary of State a "terrible candidate" for President. Read More »

Decision coming on Paris deal in next few days


Mayor Louise Carter-King said she hopes the president is listening to coal executives that have come out in favor of staying in the agreement . The agreement went into effect on November 4, 2016. Guterres said he intends to convene a climate summit in 2019 to review implementation of the global climate deal. News of Trump's expected decision drew swift reaction from the United Nations . Read More »

Restaurant Offers Deal in Honor of 'Covfefe' Tweet

Others at the briefing simply asked, "What does " covfefe " mean?" and "What is "covfefe"?" without getting an answer. The two got into a Twitter battle with each other, each saying they were the ones " summoned " by Trump's tweet. Uh... Regrets checking Twitter. "And that, you know, that to me is what we're up against, and we can't let that go unanswered". Late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel , a comedian who writes jokes for a living, was sad about " covfefe ". Read More »

Canadian former nurse to plead guilty to 8 murder charges


A source close to the case tells The Canadian Press that Wettlaufer is scheduled to plead guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder in a Woodstock, Ont., court on Thursday. Toronto Police began investigating Wettlaufer last fall after they were tipped off to information she'd given to a psychiatric hospital in Toronto. Read More »

Egypt Coptic Christian bus attack: 29 killed, Islamic State claims responsibility

The shooting was the latest in a series of attacks by ISIL that have killed more than 100 Copts since December , further devastating the community. The country's Christians have complained recently that the government is not doing enough to protect them, and on Friday hundreds of them reacted to the attack by staging angry street protests in two provincial cities, destroying at least six cars and briefly cutting off railway lines. Read More »

Labour closes in on Conservatives as Election Day nears

Independence Party chief Paul Nuttall. She said: "It's as though he thinks it's some sort of game - a game of Monopoly perhaps where you ask the banker for the red money to pay electrics, the green money to buy the railways and the yellow money to buy the gasworks". Read More »

Stagecoach Group plc (SGC) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital

The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, September 20 by Argus Research. HSBC maintained Halfords Group plc (LON:HFD) rating on Friday, January 20. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, January 10 by Goldman Sachs. JP Morgan maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Friday, July 8 report. Read More »

Mass evacuations as Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh

Away from the camps, authorities had evacuated almost 600,000 people to cyclone shelters, schools and offices after raising the highest number 10 weather danger alert. However, rain/thundershower is likely to occur at many places in districts of North Odisha and a few places over South Odisha during next 24 hours, it added. Read More »