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Author: 0 American doctor dies climbing Everest

An American doctor Roland Yearwood and Slovak climber Vladimir Strba both perished on Sunday above the 8,000 metre mark - an area known as the mountain's "death zone" where the thin air heightens the risk of altitude sickness. The Indian mountaineer Ravi Kumar , 27, reached the top Saturday, but has been missing since then, since his contact had been lost. One of the most notable and challenging features of the climb to the summit, the Hillary Step, a almost vertical rock face, is ...

Author: 0 NAFTA critic calls Trump plans "markedly vague"

President Donald Trump has called NAFTA a "disaster" that has wiped out American factory jobs. Trump repeatedly criticized NAFTA during his 2016 election bid, arguing it hurt USA workers. "The agreement is trilateral and should continue to be a trilateral platform. Why?" "The world has changed". The time line to get a deal done is narrow too.

Global Long Shot 'Cloud Computing' Wins Preakness In Huge Upset
Author: 0 Long Shot 'Cloud Computing' Wins Preakness In Huge Upset

Cloud Computing overtook Classic Empire in the final sixteenth to spring the upset in Saturday's 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes before a record crowd of 140,327 at Pimlico Race Course. Brown returned to NY late Saturday night because he had a full slate of horses to work Sunday morning at Belmont Park. "It's really gratifying, for all the hard work everyone puts in here at the barn and to be able to do it for clients like Seth Klarman and Bill Lawrence, who are so loyal, so ...

Global Trump pushes aside Montenegro's leader, who takes it in stride
Author: 0 Trump pushes aside Montenegro's leader, who takes it in stride

The European Union and the United States have agreed to seek to increase trade cooperation, EU executive chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday, as a major free trade deal now looks a distant prospect. He changed course in April, declaring that it was no longer obsolete , but on Thursday he continued to raise an issue of past payments. "And many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years", he said yet again.

Author: 0 McConnell Faces Biggest Test in Pushing Obamacare Repeal

If they can advance a bill through committee and then through the floor - which requires losing no more than two Republicans - surely that bill will be different than the House bill. It's not clear, however, what the new version will cost the nation, Jones said. CHIP offers the health coverage through Medicaid and separate CHIP programs.

Global Chelsea seeks double, Arsenal looking for redemption
Author: 0 Chelsea seeks double, Arsenal looking for redemption

Here is a look at how Arsenal vs Chelsea could go. "It would be great to do this", Conte said. "It would be great to do this, but in modern football it is hard to stay in the same club", he added. "In England , this target, sometimes you can undervalue this". However, the Colombia international's most recent FA Cup appearance came in the Fifth Round win over Non-League Sutton United in February, amid widespread links to a summer transfer.

Global G7 leaders turn gaze to Africa, climate harmony elusive
Author: 0 G7 leaders turn gaze to Africa, climate harmony elusive

When it comes to climate change , European and American attitudes differ sharply. " China and the United States should continue to join hands on climate change, cooperation at the state and local level, or within the private sector should be strengthened".

Author: 0 Conte says he'll stay at BPL champion Chelsea

FA Cup winners: Who has lifted the trophy most over the past 20 years? But he has never before gone into a final knowing it is his last hope of salvaging anything from the season, after Arsenal missed out on the top four and fell by the wayside in the League Cup and Champions League .

Author: 0 NATO to be full member of global coalition against IS: Chief

Trump said as he warned about the risk of uncontrolled immigration. Trump had begun his speech by asking for a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester, England , that killed 22 and wounded many more.

Global Mount Everest's Hillary Step 'not there any more', says mountaineer
Author: 0 Mount Everest's Hillary Step 'not there any more', says mountaineer

It comes after three climbers died on Mount Everest over the weekend, officials said. 10 people have died on the world's tallest peak to this season. It's understood the bodies will need to be carried down to Camp 2 from where they can be winched by helicopter. Strba's body has been brought down to Camp Two at 6,400m (21,000 feet) and could reach base camp by Wednesday, according to Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks, who coordinated the rescue.

Global Trump seen shoving Montenegro PM Markovic aside
Author: 0 Trump seen shoving Montenegro PM Markovic aside

However, as the President always wants to be in the front, he shoved Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic , stood in the front and began posing like nothing ever happened. Yet of the 28 member nations, 23 "are still not paying what they should be paying and what they're supposed to be paying for their defense", he said.

Global Rouhani hopes Europe won't follow Trump
Author: 0 Rouhani hopes Europe won't follow Trump

Despite Trump's confrontational rhetoric, Iran had nothing to do with the terror attacks on the USA in September 2001, or subsequent attacks in Europe - including Germany, France and England. Rouhani made a point to stress that Trump's visit came amid Iran's presidential election , saying that such elections "are not in their (Saudis') dictionary".

Global Manchester bombing arrests are 'significant,' police say
Author: 0 Manchester bombing arrests are 'significant,' police say

British police are hunting for potential accomplices who may have helped Salman Abedi build the bomb which killed himself and 22 people in a crowded concert hall after a performance by United States singer Ariana Grande . Britain raised its terror threat level to critical , meaning a new attack is believed to be imminent and soldiers are being deployed to assist armed police.

Global USA will tighten screws on North Korea, says Haley
Author: 0 USA will tighten screws on North Korea, says Haley

Trump has said "a major, major conflict " with North Korea was possible and all options were on the table but wanted to resolve the crisis diplomatically and peacefully, possibly through the use of economic sanctions. Haley said the US was still working on persuading China and Russian Federation to support stronger sanctions against North Korea, to which end she "pointedly reminded Russian Federation that the North's latest missile test had reached close to Russia's border", as the New ...

Global Manchester police conduct explosion in terror probe
Author: 0 Manchester police conduct explosion in terror probe

In the statement , the force says that the 20-year-old engineering student had been planning to launch an attack of his own in Tripoli and that after his arrest Tuesday night, Hashim confessed to ties with the Islamic State and knowledge of his brother's alleged plans for the Manchester attack.

Author: 0 U.S. grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu

He expressed willingness to grapple with this long-standing challenge. The Israeli settlements, status of Jerusalem or whether the U.S. would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory were not discussed.During his meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday and in speeches throughout the day, President Donald Trump notably omitted any mention of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian ...

Global Macron snubs Trump for Merkel & another arm wrestle follows
Author: 0 Macron snubs Trump for Merkel & another arm wrestle follows

The handshake drama came to a head this week at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit Thursday, during which Trump was pictured locking a number of politicians in freakish grips and violently shaking not only their hands, but their entire arm by jerking them in close to him.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner wanted secret communication channel with Russian Federation

President Donald Trump's White House is preparing to establish a "war room" to combat mounting questions about ties between Russian Federation and his presidential campaign, administration officials and persons close to Trump said, addressing a scandal that has threatened to consume his young presidency.

Author: 0 Kushner Proposed Communicating with Kremlin Through Russian Systems

In a statement issued Thursday, attorney Jamie Gorelick (gaw-REH'-lihk) says Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. "Russia is fine, but whether it's Russian Federation or anybody else, my total priority, believe me, is the United States of America". Given that Russian Federation, at that time , hoped for much warmer relations under President Trump, including the lifting of sanctions imposed after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, it is hard to ...

Author: 0 Re-elected Rouhani vows Iran's more interaction with world and 'no' to extremism

They achieved a relative success in nuclear talks, where they "negotiated with respect" with the representatives of the Iranian people, Rouhani added. Rouhani won this week's Iranian presidential election with a resounding majority, a sign that most Iranians wish to keep on the president's course of reform and modernization.

Author: 0 Manchester attack: leaks put strain on US-UK 'special relationship'

U.S. pop star Ariana Grande says she'll return to Manchester to hold a benefit concert for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing in the English city. The U.K.'s home secretary, Amber Rudd, told the BBC Radio on Wednesday that she found the leaks " irritating " because it could hurt the integrity of the investigation and ultimately "the element of surprise" to catch other suspected terrorists.

Author: 0 Soldiers launch attacks in Philippine city

Duterte told soldiers in Iligan, a city near Marawi , that he had long feared that "contamination by ISIS" loomed in the country's future, using the acronym for the Islamic State group. Marawi has a population of around 200,000. Duterte declared martial law, which covers both the city of Marawi and the wider island of Mindanao, of which Marawi is a part.

Global Wayne Rooney close to decision on future
Author: 0 Wayne Rooney close to decision on future

Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan secured United's first continental trophy in nine years, ensuring Champions League football returns to Old Trafford. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany had posted a message on Twitter earlier saying they "stand shoulder to shoulder" with the victims and praising the "true spirit" of the city.

Global It's Been Confirmed: Ramadan Will Begin On Saturday In The UAE
Author: 0 It's Been Confirmed: Ramadan Will Begin On Saturday In The UAE

The news came after astronomers were unable to sight a moon crescent on Thursday evening. The UAE Moon Sighting Committee have just announced that the first day of Ramadan 1438 will be on Saturday May 27 (meaning the first day of the Eid holidays will be Sunday June 25 or Monday June 26).

Author: 0 Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake

The Washington Post reported Friday that Kislyak told his superiors that he and Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin. Kushner, a key White House adviser, had meetings late past year with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak , and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov.

Global G7 Leaders sign joint declaration against terrorism
Author: 0 G7 Leaders sign joint declaration against terrorism

President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief. "You know my love of Florence but (when we made the decision) we thought it was right to send a signal to say that the South and Sicily are full of pearls that can enchant the world".

Author: 0 US Supreme Court issues temporary stay in Alabama execution

Kay Ivey refused to halt the execution Thursday afternoon, and after looking over the petition, after a almost 4½ hour temporary stay , the U.S. Supreme Court justices, with Justice Sonya Sotomyer as the dissenting voice, denied the stay.

Author: 0 Trump Directs Scornful Eye Toward Iran

Trump's rhetoric matches the reality on the ground: Since Israel is one of the top recipients of USA military aid, negotiators won't see Washington as a neutral party even if the US would like to assume that role. "I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East, and that would be an fantastic accomplishment".

Author: 0 Ariana Grande to play charity show for Manchester attack victims

British Prime Minister Theresa May described the USA link as "our deepest defense and security partnership that we have". Following the apparent leaking of the bomb fragment pictures, a national counter-terrorism policing spokesperson said: "We greatly value the important relationships we have with our trusted intelligence, law enforcement and security partners around the world".

Author: 0 Pentagon: March airstrike killed more than 100 civilians

Coalition officials said they were looking into the allegations, noting that the U.S. does not now train or equip the ERD. The building was in a densely populated area in western Mosul . Coming amid a new offensive to try to retake Mosul from ISIS, the attack set off a debate over how to prevent civilian casualties when people are used as human shields - and whether the USA -led coalition has been cautious enough in its attacks.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner Reportedly Discussed Setting Up Secret Communication Channel With Moscow

ABC news reports that the focus of Kushner's involvement in the Russian investigation centers on meetings with at least two Russian officials - Moscow's ambassador to the USA and a banking executive. "We have asked ( Reuters ) for the dates of such alleged calls so we may look into it and respond, but we have not received such information", Kushner's attorney Jamie Gorelick said.

Author: 0 'Jerusalem already is the capital of Israel'

Standing with Trump after their talk in Abbas' presidential residence, Abbas said that Palestinians "are committed to working with you to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel ". There are two key questions for the peace-building process. "Nothing helps you learn and understand people better than coming to their homes, where they live, and seeing them face to face, seeing their families and seeing their communities", Mr.

Author: 0 Trump slams North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chiefs on defense spending

The American people and the world are again faced with the variance between what Trump said as a candidate and what he says as president. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the second-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, said in a statement that Trump "should not be lecturing our closest and most steadfast allies".

Global Kushner, Russian ambassador discussed setting up secret communications channel
Author: 0 Kushner, Russian ambassador discussed setting up secret communications channel

Former President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russian Federation after it seized Crimea and started supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014. The Post listed three current administration officials who had met with Russian officials-Kushner, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson-but did not identify which one was being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, although the newspaper dropped broad hints pointing to the 36-year-old Kushner.

Author: 0 Kushner Discussed Setting Up Secret Communications With Russia

Sergey Kislyak - went back to Moscow after the meeting , where he reportedly told his superiors that Kushner had suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities for the communications. Kushner also met that month with Sergei Gorkov, chairman of VneshEconomBank, the state bank under U.S. sanctions since July 2014. Russian Federation would also have had reasons of its own to reject such an overture from Kushner.

Global Republican Leads in Montana Election Despite Assault Charge
Author: 0 Republican Leads in Montana Election Despite Assault Charge

The Republican multimillionaire Gianforte won Monday. The Democratic candidate, Rob Quist , a folksy singer who ran lots of ads with his trusty rifle, seemed to have a shot at an upset in this gun-loving Republican-leaning state that has gone Democratic in a presidential race just once in the last 50 years.

Author: 0 Montana Republican Gianforte Wins U.S. House Race, Despite Assault Charge

Fox News Channel reporter Alicia Acuna, who said she and her crew were in the room preparing to interview Gianforte, wrote that she saw the candidate as he "grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him to the ground". The incident, capping a campaign seen as a bellwether for next year's mid-term congressional races, occurred as Guardian correspondent Ben Jacobs was trying to ask Gianforte about healthcare, according to an audio tape captured by Jacobs and played on cable ...

Global Awkward moment when Trump pushes a prime minister at NATO conference
Author: 0 Awkward moment when Trump pushes a prime minister at NATO conference

In what appeared to be a reference to the refugee crisis, Mr. Trump said: "You have thousands and thousands of people pouring into our various countries, and spreading throughout and in many cases we have no idea who they are". North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will also take part in political deliberations, including on the coordination of training and capacity building, he added.

Author: 0 Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

The " Post " story cited anonymous "people familiar with the investigation", who said the FBI probe does not mean that Mr Kushner is suspected of a crime. The news is sure to rankle Mr Trump, who was in Italy for a Group of Seven summit, accompanied by his top aides, including Mr Kushner. Reuters previously reported only Flynn'€™s involvement in those discussions.

Author: 0 Rouhani urges US to drop 'hostile' policies towards Iran

Trump added that he had detected, too, "a growing realisation among your Arab neighbours that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran". But Trump was unmoved by the Iran election results, calling on other nations to isolate the Persian Gulf nation entirely. Trump delivered this remarkable farrago of lies and half-truths two days after Iran, the only Middle Eastern state apart from Israel and Turkey to hold relatively free elections, re-elected President Hassan ...

Global BC political parties very close to reaching deal, Green leader says
Author: 0 BC political parties very close to reaching deal, Green leader says

They voted for better schools, shorter wait times for health services, to defend our coast and to fix our broken political system . Weaver's news conference came on the same day Insights West released a poll that found more than half of British Columbians want the Greens to support the NDP in the legislature, not the Liberals.

Global Trump Vows to 'Get to the Bottom' of the Leaks
Author: 0 Trump Vows to 'Get to the Bottom' of the Leaks

Prime Minister Theresa May will leave the Group of Seven gathering in Sicily a day early to return to the United Kingdom as the country races to prevent further terrorist attacks from the network behind the Manchester suicide bombing. He criticised media for publishing such material. The Financial Times reported that such images are available across a restricted-access encrypted special global database used by government ordnance and explosives experts in about 20 countries allied with ...

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