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Rouhani looks set to secure second term in Iran

His principlist rival, Ebrahim Raisi , received 38% percent. Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, another presidential candidate, stood 3rd with 1.16 percent of the ballots after winning 478,215 votes. He promised voters a moderate and outward-looking Iran and criticised the conservative-dominated judiciary. Economic issues also will be on the minds of Iran's over 56 million eligible voters as they head to more than 63,000 polling places. Read More »

France warns of risk of war in cyberspace

Before Macron and Putin's meeting, two gay couples unfurled a banner with the words "End homophobia in Chechnya" and kissed in front of the Eiffel Tower. The more so since she always publicly spoke out for developing relations with our country. Fresh from a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels and a G7 summit in Sicily, Mr Macron promised "demanding dialogue" with Mr Putin, who was in France to celebrate 300 years of Franco-Russian diplomacy and an exhibition of ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump pulls US out of Paris climate deal

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said in a joint statement Thursday that they take note "with regret" the usa decision to pull out of the 2015 agreement. Instead of putting America first, Kerry tells NPR's Morning Edition , Trump is putting the nation last. "There is no way", said Macron. American automakers must engineer their vehicles to global standards, even if the US government wants to turn back the clock. Read More »

Israel seeks to prevent creation of Palestinian state

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President Trump says never mind about moving a USA embassy to Jerusalem, at least he won't do it now, according to the White House . "And we know that peace is possible if we put aside the pain and disagreements of the past and commit together to finally resolving this crisis", Trump said during his first visit to Israel as president. Read More »

Stifel Nicolaus Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE)

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Alpha One's scale. For the period ending on N/A, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $N/A. HPE's results were expected to be dismal, and the company surprised no one with earnings that met Wall Street expectations on a 13 percent plunge in revenue compared to the same quarter previous year. Read More »

ISIS booby trapped Mosul building where more than 100 civilians died

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But US military investigators had also said the type of bomb they used on the building should not have made it collapse as it did. The strike in question occurred the morning of March 17, when Operation Inherent Resolve coalition aircraft struck the building after the two snipers engaged Iraqi Counterterrorism Service forces. Read More »

Trump announces USA withdrawal from Paris climate deal

Without mentioning the US specifically, Li said that "China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment" and pointed out that his was one of the first countries to ratify the 2015 Paris Agreement . If President Trump refuses to lead the response, Virginia will. During the campaign, Trump slammed NAFTA as one of the worst deals in US history and pledged to renegotiate it if elected. Read More »

Paris mayor says Trump climate withdrawal 'a mistake with fatal consequences'

Trump said the USA would "start to negotiate" a new accord or reentry into the Paris agreement , implying the country will remain in the underlying treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change . The United Nations described the withdrawal as a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security. Read More »

Elon Musk Quits Trump's Council Over Climate Agreement

Trump said the agreement disadvantaged the U.S. He said the climate accord should be a treaty and should have been considered in the Senate during President Barack Obama's tenure. Green Climate Fund, in which rich countries committed billions of dollars to help developing countries deal with floods, droughts and other impacts from climate change. Read More »

Tamim century lifts Bangladesh to 305-6 against England

For a time, it also looked like Root's fitness could be a concern. If it turns out to be a side strain, it could be serious. The Yorkshireman was playing only because Ben Stokes was resting an ongoing knee injury which is not expected to keep him out of the action at The Oval . Read More »

Island nations urge U.S. to stay in climate accord

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IST). Asked what kind of exchanges Beijing's leaders have had with Trump regarding his decision, Hua said China and the United States "have maintained close communications at various levels" on subjects including climate change. administration, Europe is ready for the leadership (on climate change) and we will definitely provide it", he added. On Tuesday night, the New York Times also cited an "administration official" who said Ivanka had spent the past several weeks making sure her ... Read More »

Trump rejects moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem _ for now

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The same official said that while Trump may not authorize the move this week, the President still envisions moving the embassy at some point. Trump had been up against a Thursday deadline to either certify the US had opened an embassy in Jerusalem or see the State Department lose half its funding for overseas facilities. Read More »

Trump to abandon Paris climate pact

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Washington now joins Syria and Nicaragua as the accord's sole detractors. Darren Woods, the CEO of ExxonMobil, urged Trump to support the Paris climate agreement . This historic worldwide accord brought the nations of the world together in combatting the greatest threat our planet has ever faced. Scientists have warned failure to curb risky climate change will lead to sea level rises, more intense storms and flooding, more extreme droughts, water shortages and heatwaves as well as ... Read More »

WHO Elects First Director-General From Africa

Tedros, widely seen as having an in-built advantage because he can call on about 50 African votes, would be the first African head of the WHO. Late in the campaign, a supporter of Nabarro's questioned Tedros's record in Ethiopia, saying the country had covered up cholera outbreaks that should have been declared to the WHO. Read More »

India and Spain call for 'zero tolerance' on terrorism

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As the entire world awaits Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who is a Yoga enthusiast has taken the initiative of making it popular among the masses. "So the meeting came at a very good moment where the Prime Minister mentioned them about the government's programme of Make in India , Digital India , smart cities, water management and number of areas", Bagley said. Read More »

Corbyn says he would ensure Brexit deal

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Mr Corbyn replied the country was "badly divided between the richest and the poorest", and more needed to be done so children didn't go to school hungry and learn in "super-sized" classrooms. "I'm delivering what I believe the British people want their government to deliver". The prime minister struggled to paint a vision of change many voters will feel inspired to vote for. Read More »

Trump says United States will abandon global climate accord

What it would mean in terms of the production of emissions causing climate change in the United States is unclear. "What we believe we can do in CT is show the policies that can work", he said . What do other global leaders think about the USA potentially leaving the Paris Agreement? "In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord but being negotiations to reenter either the Paris accord or an ... Read More »

European Union regrets United States withdrawal from climate deal, will seek other allies

President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord Thursday, a major step that fulfills a campaign promise while seriously dampening global efforts to curb global warming. allies, business leaders and even the Pope had urged the U.S.to remain in the deal. But the targets were voluntary, meaning the USA and the almost 200 other nations in the agreement could alter their commitments. Read More »

Hillary Clinton: Trump has let loose 'dangerous' level of hate

Hillary Clinton went a step further Wednesday in blaming her election loss to Donald Trump on Russian cyberattacks, saying Americans including associates of the Republican president likely had a hand in the effort. "We are the ones fighting for average, working people", he said. "It's way beyond me". "I have a big stake in what happens in this country". Comey has testified it makes him "mildly nauseous to think that we might have had some impact on the election". Read More »

Associate: Fired FBI head OK'd to testify before Senate

Trump attorney Michael Cohen had refused to voluntarily comply with an earlier informal request, but had said he'd comply with and formal subpoenas. A senior committee aide said any subpoenas related to unmasking were not part of the Russian Federation probe run by Conaway and Schiff. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare), had approved three subpoenas without their knowledge. Read More »

Scott Pruitt: EPA chief who urged Trump to ditch climate pact

One potential compromise that had been discussed involved remaining in, but adjusting the USA emissions targets. A spokesman to the Secretary-General of the United Nations called Trump's decision a "major disappointment" and said it's "crucial that the United States remains a leader on environmental issues". Read More »

British PM May could lose majority in June 8 election: YouGov projection

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Nevertheless it is rare for a polling company to produce a seats prediction and one rival pollster, Britain Thinks founder Deborah Mattinson, tweeted that YouGov had been "brave". May declined, saying her priority was "getting out and about, meeting voters and hearing directly from voters". Sterling fell 0.5% after a survey which placed doubt over the Conservative's ability to win an outright majority on 8 June was published by The Times . Read More »

Egypt Intensifies Strikes against ISIS Offshoots in Libya

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Trump, attending the G-7 meeting in Sicily, said the US would stand with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who vowed to strike back at the training bases of Islamic State militants suspected of waging the attacks. "The air force has conducted several intensive day and night-time strikes". Friday's attack followed two suicide bombings of churches in April that killed 45 Copts. Read More »

Words with Friends adds 'covfefe' to its dictionary

Memes were created and news outlets across the world published articles examining the freaky incident, pondering 'what is a covfefe?' Or drunk? Or had he perhaps just given away a secret nuclear code? Comments included a mock Google translation of " covfefe " from Russian into English as "I resign", and comments like "Drain the covfefe " - a play on Mr Trump's promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington . Read More »

May's lead narrows slightly to 12 points - ICM poll

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Labour's central estimate is 257, up from 229. YouGov's model draws on the data collected from around 50,000 panellists quizzed on their voting intention over the course of a week and uses a recently-developed technique called multilevel regression and post-stratification (MRP). Read More »

World Leaders Congratulate Rouhani on Winning Iran Election

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani , after securing a decisive re-election, has pledged to open the country to the world and deliver freedom its people have yearned for. They will fight tooth and tail at every turn over the next four years to stop or frustrate President Rouhani's efforts to push through his reforms. DUBAI: Iranians yearning for more freedom at home and less isolation overseas have emphatically re-elected President Hassan Rouhani , throwing down a challenge to the conservative ... Read More »

Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate accord

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Those moves make it unlikely the USA will meet its Paris commitment. That means the USA could stay in the accord and choose not to hit its goals or stay in the pact but adjust its targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions . The decision to withdraw from the climate accord was influenced by a letter from 22 Republican US senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling for an exit, Axios reported . Read More »