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Philippines urges Islamist militants to surrender


The bloodshed in Marawi has raised fears that extremism is growing as smaller militant groups unify and align themselves with ISIS. The militants, initially estimated to number just 100, have withstood eight days of intense air assaults and street-to-street combat, prompting the Philippine government to call on them to surrender. Read More »

US defies world, says will quit Paris pact

A decision by Mr Trump to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement - the world's first comprehensive deal on tackling climate change - and seek renegotiated terms that were "fair" to America has drawn widespread global condemnation. Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. I spoke with President Trump on Tuesday and tried to persuade him to keep the the agreement. This is the American Brexit. Read More »

Online game Words with Friends adds 'covfefe' to its list


Despite the bewilderment sweeping the world online, Trump himself appeared to embrace the fun side of his mistake, posting: "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ". When we asked the White House for a hint of the term's meaning Wednesday, representatives didn't respond before this story was published. Another suggested " covfefe " was becoming a popular name for babies in states that voted for Trump . Read More »

Superannuation body slams Trump on climate

It had pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol saying emerging economies do not have quantified emission targets. "It's the first major global accord to address climate change that includes emissions reduction pledges from both developed and developing economies", the company told AFP. Read More »

Putin calls on US businessmen to help 'normalize' ties

While Mr Putin continued to deny any state role, his comments to reporters in St Petersburg were a departure from the Kremlin's previous position: that Russian Federation had played no role in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and that, after Mr Trump's victory, the country had become the victim of anti-Russia hysteria among crestfallen Democrats. Read More »

Bodies Found After Manila Casino Attack On Hotel Resort

U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed about the situation, his spokesman Sean Spicer said on Twitter. "Many were injured due to panic, stampede in the attempt to escape", said PNP spokesman Chief Supt. He did not hurt the guard but went straight to the gambling area. Most of the patients were suffering the effects of smoke inhalation and some had injuries such as fractures, she said, adding that none had gunshot wounds. Read More »

EU, China seek to save Paris deal

The Paris Climate Change Agreement adopted by 194 countries is a historic treaty and can not be renegotiated, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said on Friday. He claimed the agreement would cost the United States $3tn in lost GDP and 6.5 million jobs - while rival economies like China and India were treated more favourably. Read More »

Sea lion drags young girl into the water in Canada

The little girl appears to be uninjured afterwards. The video shows the drenched pair walking away unharmed after the ordeal. In the video, which has now garnered more than 2.2 million views, the sea lion can be seen swimming near the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf as spectators throw bits of food into the water . Read More »

State of Internet Report shows fastest speeds on smallest networks


In tenth place was the only non-eastern state in the top 10 - Utah, which had an average broadband speed of 20.7 Mbps. In a regional context, the report said yearly growth in Asia-Pacific was positive across the board except for South Korea, which recorded 0.4 per cent decline but is still the world leader in connection speeds. Read More »

EU, China united on climate, still divided over trade

To work together on concrete solutions for our climate, our environment. Shortly after the talks, he told Climate Change News : "We do not want to be accomplices to the death, damages and destruction that a 3C or 4C [warmer] world will represent". Read More »

Obama laments over Trump's decision of quitting Paris climate accord

As of Thursday, 82 mayors also pledged their support of the Paris accord. China overtook the United States as the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in 2007. "The question will be whether the next USA president can rescue this", Steer of WRI said. Withdrawal opponents - said to include Trump's daughter Ivanka - had warned that the United States global leadership role was at stake, along with the environment. Read More »

Former FBI Director James Comey To Testify Next Week


Comey is expected to testify about his documentation of interactions with Mr. Trump, in which the president asked Comey for his loyalty and asked Comey to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . However, Comey's firing did not put a stop to the scandals plaguing the Trump administration but rather added to fuel to the fire. Critics believe Comey, along with advisors like Paul Manafort and Roger Stone planted seeds that helped Trump get into the White ... Read More »

Muslim activist critical of Israel is cheered at graduation

Putin added that the "people who lost the vote hate to acknowledge that they indeed lost because the person who won was closer to the people and had a better understanding of what people wanted". Macron took the same stance, saying: "I want us to organise a democratic transition but also preserve a Syrian state". He said he would make "not a single concession" to Russian Federation on the long-running conflict in Ukraine , with he and his G7 counterparts saying they were prepared to ... Read More »

Top Merkel aide rejects Trump's call to renegotiate global climate deal

Since taking office on January 20, Trump , who has called climate change a " hoax ", has sent contradictory signals on the Paris deal. Almost 200 nations agreed to take action in the fight against global warming. Fiji, like many other small island nations, is seen as particularly vulnerable to global warming and a possible rise in ocean levels as a result of melting polar ice. Read More »

Venezuelan Opposition Threatens Goldman Sachs over $2.8bn Bond Deal

Anti-government protestors say the situation is already out of control - and that the worldwide community needs to intervene before it's too late. It may have been a good deal on Goldman's part. In a statement, the bank acknowledged it purchased the bonds, but said they were purchased through the secondary market and not directly from the Venezuelan government. Read More »

Survation poll: UK Conservatives' lead halved ahead of election

But Mr Corbyn has claimed that Labour's message is now "getting through" to voters, and will seek to make further appeals to young people to sign up to vote ahead of the 11.59pm deadline this evening. "We all know that the long-term solution to the social care crisis is better integration of the NHS and social care. this is the first step along that road". Read More »

Trump announces decision on Paris Climate Accord


In fact, the vast majority of USA citizens and businesses - 70 percent - wanted their country to stay in the agreement . With Trump's action, the United States will walk away from almost every nation in the world on one of the pressing global issues of the 21st century. Read More »

36 bodies found in Manila casino after shooting attack


According to police in the Philippines, the victims at Resorts World Manila did not appear to have been shot but died of suffocation. Many in Manila feared in the moments after the attack began early Friday that it was linked to ongoing battles with Muslim militants aligned with the Islamic State group in the southern city of Marawi. Read More »

Pope pays tribute to 'martyrs' killed in Egypt attack


IS said that its militants attacked Christians when they were traveling to Saint Samuel monastery in Egypt. A Foreign Ministry spokesman says the news was being received with "deep sorrow", noting that German is now hosting a large gathering of the Protestant Church that Coptic Christians are attending too. Read More »

Paris agreement cannot be renegotiated

While Mr Trump said the U.S. would be willing to rejoin the accord if it could obtain more favourable terms , the three European leaders said the agreement cannot be renegotiated, "since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economics". Read More »

Amid US doubt, UN chief says climate deal essential, 'get on board'


Junker spoke Wednesday in Berlin. Trump should follow through on his commitment and withdraw from an agreement that would do nothing to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions. Trump says during a White House Rose Garden announcement that the USA will exit the landmark climate agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions to slow climate change. Read More »

Macron meets Putin, warns over Syrian chemical weapons


Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that it is too early to talk about the 2018 presidential elections candidates. The Kremlin appeared to favour Macron's far-right opponent Marine Le Pen for the presidency during the campaign and Putin offered her a publicity coup when he granted her an audience a month before the election's first round. Read More »

Trump Calls Ghani Following Deadly Kabul Attack

The deportation policy for war-torn Afghanistan has however been highly controversial, and the debate intensified after this week's attack. The brazen attack during the holy month of Ramadan highlighted the ability of militants to strike even in the capital's most secure district, home to the presidential palace and foreign embassies that are enveloped in a maze of concrete blast walls. Read More »

Elon Musk is leaving presidential councils over withdrawal from Paris accord

However, Trump indicated that re-entry may not be a top priority for his administration. Yesterday, America was the world's second biggest producer of carbon while also being the world's No. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J. Referring to Mr Trump's idea of redrawing the 2015 accord, he said , in the French version, "we will not in any way renegotiate an agreement that is less ambitious" than the present one. Read More »

Trump's Travel Ban Headed to US Supreme Court


District Court judge in Maryland. Karen Tumlin, the legal director at the National Immigration Law Center and one of the lawyers on the case, said the court concluded that the president's order has to be blocked because it "steps over the constitutional line in a way that is out of step with our constitutional values of religious tolerance". Read More »

Manchester Bomber Called Mom Before Attack

When she attends the G7 summit in Italy on Friday, she said she would head up a discussion on counter-terrorism "and on how we will work together to prevent the plotting of terrorist attacks". She added that the 22 victims killed when suicide bomber Salman Abedi blew himself up as crowds left the 21,000 capacity venue on Monday would be "on her mind and in her heart every day". Read More »

Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

The appeals court said Trump's comments showed the policy was "steeped in animus and directed at a single religious group". The administration filed two emergency applications with the nine court justices seeking to block the two different lower court rulings that went against the president's 6 March order . Read More »

Musk, Iger to quit Trump advisory councils after Paris accord decision

And if we can, that's great. "If we can't, that's fine". In Europe , the leaders of France, Germany and Italy joined to "note with regret" the decision and express doubts about any change in the accord. It mined 3.41 billion tons of the fuel past year - more than four times the volume in the USA, the second largest coal consumer. Mrs Hayward said America-first policies were also not always in the interests of other countries, such as New Zealand. Read More »