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Climate change tops terrorism as US concern

For Americans and those in the world community looking for strong leadership on climate issues , this action is deeply discouraging. Sean Spicer, the White House spokesman, also refused to say whether Trump believes in climate change . Read More »

Ireland Elects Its First Openly Gay Prime Minister

Varadkar came out publicly as gay in the run-up to the 2015 same-sex marriage referendum, with the country backing the law change and becoming the first country in the world to do so by referendum. Varadkar's sexual orientation, along with his part-Indian parentage, has already been seized upon by worldwide media as a signifier of Ireland's supposed transition from conservative traditionalism to liberal modernity. Read More »

Trump typo 'covfefe' stumps spelling bee champ

She said she felt "amazing" after her victory, adding: "It was just fun to see how far it would go". The competition was held at Washington's Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. She'll deliver it Friday. Her winning words came after he opponent misspelled " marram ", a Scandinavian-derived word meaning beach grass. With her, 18 Indian origin kids have won the contest out of 22 since 1999. Read More »

"It was not innocent" | Macron speaks on long handshake with Trump

The French leader held the shake for a few seconds more. The awkward encounter saw each grip the other's hand so firmly that their knuckles turned white. French President Emmanuel Macron's party is expected to emerge with the most seats in June's parliamentary election, a poll showed on Monday, with Macron also scoring well in terms of general popularity. Read More »

Israel seeks to contain fallout from Trump intel sharing

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In a session during the World Economic Forum, Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, and former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni both said the two-state solution that leads to the creation of an independent Palestine was a key solution. Read More »

Putin Compares Claims Of US Election Interference To Anti-Semitism

Putin on Friday also echoed a popular talking point of Trump's, that investigations into ties with Russian Federation is a fake story put forth by Democrats bitter they lost the election. The US would join Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries that have not signed onto the agreement. "I said it in then, I say it now", he added. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin, disagreements for cooperation

The Russian leader added that he agrees with Trump that anyone could have been behind the hacking of the Democrats' emails. Putin said that the two nations want to cooperate in resolving the crises, including in Ukraine. The two leaders met on Monday at the Palace of Versailles . " Any use of chemical weapons will mean an immediate relation at least on the part of French forces", he added. Read More »

Frankfurt should get European Union bank supervisor - Merkel

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin , Germany, June 1, 2017. "Transatlantic ties are of paramount importance to us. Gabriel also criticized the Trump administration for selling weapons to Saudi Arabia , its refugee policy, and its lack of commitment to fight climate change . Read More »

Flying objects shot down after crossing North-South border

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The South Korean military did not say if the unidentified object was hit by the warning shots yesterday, but the object disappeared from military radar. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD ) missile defense system. Pyongyang has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006, along with an worldwide arms embargo aimed at slowing the development of its banned nuclear and missile programs. Read More »

Poll shows May's lead down a week before UK election

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The findings again weakened sterling GBP=D4 which had earlier fallen nearly a cent against the USA dollar on the YouGov model before rising on a Kantar poll which showed May's lead had increased to 10 percentage points. But if she fails to beat the 12-seat majority her predecessor David Cameron won in 2015, her electoral gamble will have failed and her authority will be seriously undermined. Read More »

Hamas says Trump speech on Jews' ties to Jerusalem 'racist, counterfeit history'

PRESIDENT Donald Trump called for peace between Israel and Palestine, and asked both sides to put aside the "pain and disagreements of the past". For several years now, the Arab states have suggested that the plan can serve as a basis for negotiations, and that progress toward Israeli-Palestinian peace can be met with parallel progress toward peace between Israel and other Arab states. Read More »

Dominant Nadal eases into 4th round at French

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Russian eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova beat China's Zhang Shuai 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-5. Is the moment to talk about Roland Garros . Djokovic would prevail, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1, to reach the fourth round. Reigning champion Djokovic faces Argentine Diego Schwartzman later. Nadal has yet to concede a set in three matches . Bautista Agut hopes to make the quarterfinals of a grand slam for the first time in his career. Read More »

Inside the NDP-Green governing agreement

A recent deal between the B.C. NDP and Green Party to govern the province with a razor-thin majority has thrown some doubt on the project because both parties oppose the pipeline and have vowed to stop it. Behind-the-scenes negotiations intensified after election officials confirmed Courtenay-Comox for the New Democratic column and eventually culminated in Monday's announcement by Weaver and Horgan that they had struck an agreement to replace the government of Clark under a confidence and ... Read More »

Ariana Grande announced Manchester benefit concert

Salman Abedi , the bomber who struck the Ariana Grande concert, had strong links to Libya . The straps of a knapsack are visible on his shoulders. "Our priorities are to understand the run-up to this awful event and to understand if more people were involved in planning this attack". Read More »

Philippines President Duterte declares martial law on Mindanao island after ISIS attack

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Militants fighting under the black flag of the Islamic State group have turned a southern city into a battleground , and triggered warnings by President Rodrigo Duterte of a potential IS caliphate. "We are still validating other reports of atrocities". He said to the troops: "We will win, right?" One local police chief told the AP on Friday that he was fine - two days after Duterte announced he had been beheaded by militants. Read More »

Mayor of Pittsburgh, Entire World Dunks on Trump's Climate Agreement Withdrawal

Canada has also reportedly been reaching out to usa governors to try and coordinate work on climate change. Have something to add to the story? Trump said the US could re-enter negotiations on the climate pact, but that idea was dismissed by the EU Commissioner for Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete, who said Friday that "the 29 articles of the Paris Agreement are not to be renegotiated, they are to be implemented". Read More »

World leaders condemn Trump over climate accord

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Trump's announcement sent the issue of climate change and May's attempts to bolster the trans-Atlantic "special relationship" with the U.S. to the top of the agenda today in campaigning for Britain's June 8 election. Exploitation of nature is not acceptable to us. "New York State is committed to meeting the standards set forth in the Paris Accord regardless of Washington's irresponsible actions", Cuomo said in a statement . Read More »

Trump's climate conundrum nears a verdict - Source Politico

The U.S. sources only about 13 percent of its electricity from renewables. Like the other officials, that person was not authorized to describe the private discussions by name and spoke only on condition of anonymity. "Very bad for U.S. This will change". Abandoning the pact was one of Trump's principal campaign pledges. The White House indicated it would follow the lengthy exit process outlined in the deal. Read More »

Domestic laws to take precedence in Jadhav case, says Sartaj Aziz

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) said yesterday that Pakistan can not hang Kulbhushan Jadhav for now. On Thursday, the UN's highest legal body ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of Jadhav until it gives its final decision on India's petition to annul his death sentence. Read More »

May's lead narrows to 3 percent points in latest YouGov poll

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Given the surprise outcomes of the 2015 election and last year's European Union referendum "with recent polls showing a dramatic fall in the Conservatives' lead, it's no wonder that people are getting twitchy". YouGov's election model was based on voting intention figures which gave May a lead of just 3 percentage points, YouGov said. Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader, who suffered a disastrous result in the 2015 election despite predictions of a hung Parliament, replied to the research ... Read More »

Russian Federation protests new sanctions against North Korea, Moscow firms

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Overall, Mattis' speech struck a positive, hopeful tone for cooperation and peace in the Asia-Pacific region, where he and his predecessors have made it a priority to nurture and strengthen alliances and partnerships. After meeting with President Xi Jinping in April, Trump, who once accused China of "raping" the United States, praised its leader as a "good man", saying it would be inappropriate to pressure Beijing while Washington is seeking its help with Pyongyang . Read More »

Vermont to join US Climate Alliance

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The deal's transparency rules also reflect US priorities, as countries including China , the world's biggest carbon polluter, grudgingly agreed to open up their emissions reporting to outside scrutiny. China is expected to announce a new climate partnership with the European Union on 2 June. He has been rebuffed by the other nations stating that there will be no new negotiations. Read More »

Triangle cities join revolt against U.S. withdrawal from climate pact

A comment that Donald Trump made yesterday in the White House Rose Garden when he announced the United States would pull out of the worldwide Paris climate agreement was not based in science. In the wake of Trump's Paris announcement, dozens of state and local officials vowed to continue the climate fight. The U.S. cities and states still planning to follow the goals of the agreement are reportedly negotiating with the United Nations and submitting a plan to ... Read More »

The way Sean Spicer sees it

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According to administration officials , the president plans to bring in new aides to the White House , adding experienced political professionals including Trump's former campaign manager . On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that the US House Intelligence Committee issued seven subpoenas in connection with its investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the US election. Read More »

Griffin not 'laying down' for Trump

Griffin believes that she has received so much backlash because she is a woman. Comedian Kathy Griffin faced the cameras and the controversy today surrounding a photo of her holding a mask that looks like President Donald Trump's severed head. Read More »

Ex-Penn St officials sorry didn't do more in Sandusky case

Spanier's downfall came after he made a name for himself in the world of academia by successfully raising millions of dollars and transforming Penn State into one of the most well-respected state institutions. Paterno notified Curley and Schultz, and McQueary met with both of them about a week later. "I sincerely apologize for not having done more". Prosecutors said Curley and Schultz never called the police, even though they knew the accusations were similar to the allegations in the ... Read More »

Several killed at protests over Afghanistan bomb attack

The Shaharyar Khan-led board further said that they have always encouraged Afghanistan in developing their cricket as well as cricketers. As the standoff lasted longer the situation grew more tense and regular gunfire bursts were heard. Afghanistan's intelligence agency has blamed the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network for the attack. "The government of Afghanistan assures that the culprits of crimes against people will be brought to justice and also the leadership of the government promises ... Read More »

First Memorial Day ceremony at Omaha National Cemetery

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Andrew D. Byers of Colorado Springs and Christopher D. Horton of the Oklahoma National Guard as Byers' tearful parents and Horton's emotional widow looked on. At the time, he did so alongside Vice President Mike Pence , who joined Trump at the ceremonies Monday morning. Trump previewed the address Saturday before he flew home from Italy, the final stop on his first trip overseas since taking office. Read More »

Unlike others, Putin doesn't criticize Trump over decision

In addition to various media reports that continue to pour out, USA intelligence agencies determined that Putin "ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the us presidential election" to "undermine public faith in the USA democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency". Read More »

Should 'Can't Be Trusted' Jared Kushner Be Stripped Of Security Clearance?

Kushner's security clearance", the letter read. Mike Dubke, the White House Communications Director, resigned earlier this week . Jokes about Spicer's response to Trump's "covfefe" tweet abounded on social media, all revolving around the basic principle that Spicer would somehow defend the tweet by claiming that its meaning should have been obvious. Read More »

UK police search car in Manchester attack investigation

Jaden was one of at least 119 people injured when suicide attacker Salman Abedi detonated a device packed with shrapnel in the Manchester Arena foyer as people were leaving Miss Grande's gig. As a precaution, people were being evacuated from the nearby Ronald McDonald House, which offers accommodation for families with children who are being treated in the hospital. Read More »

US pulls out of Paris Agreement

Dozens of cities have said they are committed to the Paris climate accord , with at least 86 mayors signing a statement saying they will adopt and uphold the agreement's goals. So far, Bloomberg has recruited the governors of California, Washington and NY to pledge to help meet the carbon emissions reductions goals set out by the Paris agreement. Read More »