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Europe's once positive world view of US slips under Trump

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The report listed confidence of countries across the globe in Barack Obama at the end of his term and compared to that of Trump. His unpopularity is the result of a mix of disagreement with his signature policy objectives, such as building a wall along the U.S. Read More »

Global view of US worsens under Trump, Pew says

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The promised U.S. -Mexico border wall is opposed by a median of 76 percent across the 37 countries, rising to 94 percent in Mexico. In the five months of President Trump's presidency, the 37 nation survey showed U.S favorability rating in the world dropping to 49 percent from 64 percent. Read More »

Syria denies US allegations of coming chemical attack

Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued an ominous statement Monday evening that says the U.S. The Pentagon says the US has seen chemical weapons activity at a Syrian air base that was used for an April sarin gas attack. After the 2013 attack, Obama declined to strike the Syrian government, despite having declared the use of chemical weapons a "red line". The White House has provided no immediate evidence to back up its claims. Read More »

Trump's travel ban: What they are saying about the Supreme Court decision

After it was blocked by two federal courts, the Supreme Court yesterday reinstated Trump's ban, with the proviso that immigrants could enter the USA if they could prove a "bona fide" connection with a USA citizen. Three out of nine justices said they are willing to grant Mr. Trump's request in full, including his appointee Neil Gorsuch , as well as Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito . Read More »

Trump Gov't May Put Seoul at Risk to Protect US — FT

The South's Unification Ministry has approved the Eugene Bell Foundation Korea's application to send tuberculosis medicine worth $1.7 million and construction materials valued at around $310,000 for developing hospital wards in the reclusive state, according to an official cited by Yonhap News Agency Tuesday. Read More »

Colorado baker disputes anti-discrimination law

In the Masterpiece Cakeshop case , Phillips refused to bake a wedding cake for Charles Craig and David Mullins , who meant to get married in MA and have their reception in Colorado. The Supreme Court is preparing to hear and make rulings on a number of cases that will affect domestic life in the USA, such as a Wisconsin gerrymandering case that could very well have national repercussions and President Trump's travel ban . Read More »

Macron invites Trump to Bastille Day to honor US WWI troops

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The text, composed of 26 articles, reemploys major legal principles already adopted in other global declarations on the environment, such as the polluter-payer principle, the right to an ecologically healthy environment, the right to access to information, the principle of non-regression, and others. Read More »

In defense, Trump seeks to redefine meaning of obstruction

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During his presidential campaign, Trump frequently sought to muddy some of the criticism raised by his opponents. President Trump seems to be watching Fox's The Five tonight, seeing as he just quoted one of their chyrons while taking a swing at Barack Obama and the "witch hunt" Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

'Stay put' advice used as firefighters halt blaze at Waxham council block

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At least 40,000 people now face evacuation orders, with the number of people already evacuated standing at 20,000. The Government has announced that cladding on 60 high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities has failed fire safety tests. The council leader said she was determined to try to convince remaining residents to leave, but if some still refused, the council would have to take action to remove them. Read More »

The Economic Side of the Trump-Moon Summit

The adviser also suggested that the entire nuclear issue could be linked to the equally contentious issue of hammering out a peace treaty to formally end the decades-old Korean War. Tensions have been running high between Pyongyang and Washington , as North Korea has been conducting numerous missile tests while the USA deploys more strategic assets to the region. Read More »

German city evacuates tower block containing flammable materials

The prime minister called for the probe after every single one of the 95 buildings tested since the west London tower block blaze failed to meet the required standard. Addressing concerns from MPs Mr Javid admitted "multiple fire safety inspection failures" had been discovered in tower blocks which were evacuated last week in Camden. Read More »

Jonathan Frakes will direct an episode of Star Trek: Discovery

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But it also limited what kinds of stories could be told in Star Trek , so Discovery will be doing away with it. This is a promising new development for the show, which can occasionally come off nearly too high-minded, with infallible characters who show limited human flaws. Read More »

Supreme Court to decide travel ban

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A partial ban "is still a ban", a New Hampshire advocate for immigrants said in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's order Monday allowing part of President Donald Trump's travel ban to go into effect. The court said that it would hear arguments on the legality of one of Trump's signature policies in his first month as president in the court's next term, which starts in October. Read More »

Arlene Foster's DUP leadership could scupper powersharing talks, Sinn Fein warns

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However, in January, Sinn Fein pulled out of the government over a corruption scandal involving DUP leader Arlene Foster , who is now negotiating with May. "In reality, the government is here simply because the DUP allow it to be so", she said. The ceremonial event features the Queen's Speech, where the monarch sets out the British government's legislative programme for the coming year. Read More »

Amazon Patents Idea For A Hive Of Drones

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In the patent filing, Amazon says its fulfillment centers are regulated to the outskirts of urban areas, where there is plenty of room for the large warehouses. But given Amazon has already put parcels in the sky in the past year, giant beehives for drones wouldn't exactly the most outlandish concept to become a reality. Read More »

Congress this week: Health care, Russian meddling, immigration

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After waging an aggressive and extensive public war against the House health care legislation when it was released several months ago, Cotton has kept nearly entirely quiet about the Senate version , even as other senators announce their opposition and make public demands for changes that could earn their support. Read More »

Pyongyang calls Trump's 'America First' policy modern-day Nazism

The timing of the KCNA report occurs the week that will see South Korean President Moon Jae-in travel to the USA for a summit with his American counterpart. The language reflects North Korea's hardening line on Mr. Trump , as the us president turns up the heat on the regime almost six months into his administration. Read More »

Narrowed travel ban could sow confusion in US and abroad, experts say

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The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the Trump administration's appeals of lower court rulings blocking the travel ban . The high court said the president's 90-day ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced pending arguments scheduled for October as long as those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States". Read More »

Bird flu outbreak in Mpumalanga confirmed

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This was after a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 was confirmed in a broiler breeder site in Mpumalanga on Thursday June 22. "Many businesses will be affected by the ban". A street trader sells live chickens on a street in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa May 21, 2017. "We will observe this ban for a period of 14 days and will reassess the situation". Read More »

Refugee numbers reached record in 2016

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Together the three countries made up 55 per cent of the world's 65.6 million displaced people - a category that includes those forced out of their homes who remain within their own country - in 2016, when there were 20 new displacements every minute, said the United Nations report . Read More »

United States finds 'potential preparations' for chemical weapons attack by Syrian regime

In a statement, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that the USA had detected evidence of preparations for a chemical attack, similar to the preparations that occurred before an April attack. Following the April attack, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered an air strike against the Assad-controlled air field, where the attack was believed to have been carried out. Read More »

Bangladesh celebrates Eid-al-Fitr

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Instead, Trump issued a statement at the beginning of the holiday, wishing Muslims a "joyful Ramadan". Reuters reported last month that he would not be hosting an iftar dinner or other event to mark Ramadan as had been done since 1999 by his bipartisan predecessors. Read More »

Father of UVA Student Otto Warmbier Holds News Conference

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An American university student who was detained for 17 months in North Korea and suffered a serious neurological injury was "brutalised" while in custody, his father says. Most people will make a full recovery with treatment, but the paralysis can spread to the muscles that control breathing if it's not treated quickly. Read More »

Northern Ireland party leader in talks with Conservatives

In return, the Conservatives will receive support from the DUP's 10 MPs on key votes in the Commons - including those relating to the Queen's Speech, the Budget, national security and Brexit. But the agreement stated that the DUP will have no involvement in the British government's role in political talks in Northern Ireland and that both parties would adhere fully to a 1998 peace deal that ended three decades of sectarian violence. Read More »

May calls for major investigation of cladding

It also expressed its condolences and reiterated its decision that it will no longer supply cladding panel in other high-rise buildng projects, regardless of codes and regulations. The block is the only building on the estate where this type of cladding was found and. "I am concerned about the speed with which samples are being submitted", communities secretary Sajid Javid told parliament. Read More »

GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar

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In a statement issued in Washington, Tillerson said some of the demands presented by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE will be very hard for Qatar to meet, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, calling on the sides to focus on areas which provide a basis for dialogue. Read More »

Trump Says He and Modi Are 'World Leaders In Social Media'

While Modi is touting a "Make in India " campaign, Trump is all about "America First". "So, I would like to congratulate him", he said. He mentioned Spice Jet ordering fleet from Boeing and said he's happy that jobs would be coming to America as India buys more. Read More »

CBO: Senate bill would leave 22 million uninsured

Because the repeal is structured as a budget reconciliation bill , it would require only a simple majority in the Senate. On Thursday, Republicans Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee and Rand Paul said they were "not ready to vote for this bill", but were "open to negotiation". Read More »

'We are not winning' in Afghanistan, Pentagon chief tells Congress

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Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee , said it would be "a massive mistake" to pull out entirely from Afghanistan and "would affect the security of Americans". "We are scrambling to put it together". The US now has 8,500 troops in Afghanistan, who are either providing support to Afghan troops or hunting various terrorist groups throughout the mountainous country. Read More »

DUP deal 'will protect Government from being ambushed' - Fallon

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The DUP leader Arlene Foster said: 'We welcome this new financial support of £1bn in the next two years as well as providing new flexibilities on nearly £500m previous committed to Northern Ireland . Sinn Fein's John O'Dowd, a former education minister, said he was unsure whether a deal could be struck. Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster said the details of the deal with the Conservatives will be published later. Read More »

Facts about retrial of Bill Cosby on sex assault charges

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Prosecutors are fighting to keep the jurors' identities a secret, arguing in court documents Monday that releasing them would result in a "publicity onslaught" and make picking a jury for Cosby's planned retrial more hard. "We get 12 people to agree on sex assault cases all the time, but this is not any case". They say that releasing the names of the jurors could make it more hard to select an impartial jury in the next trial. Read More »