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Global Egypt launches air strikes on Libya
Author: 0 Egypt launches air strikes on Libya

A video uploaded to the military's Facebook page depicted fighter jets being loaded with missiles and taking off as well as aerial footage of air strikes. But many Copts complain that the Egyptian authorities are not doing enough to protect them, says the BBC's Orla Guerin in Cairo . "We are waging a war on behalf of the world", he said.

Global Trump Reported to Have Told Confidants US Will Leave Paris Climate Deal
Author: 0 Trump Reported to Have Told Confidants US Will Leave Paris Climate Deal

But he said earlier Saturday in a tweet that he'll announce a final decision next week after he returns to the White House.While at the Vatican, Trump received from Pope Francis a copy of his 2015 papal treatise that links fossil fuels to global warming.The President returns home on Saturday with dueling interests: satisfying new foreign diplomatic relationships and also appealing to his conservative and nationalist base.nearly every nation that signed the 2015 agreement, including the six ...

Author: 0 Kim Jong-un inspects test-fire of anti-aircraft weapon

Yet Kim Jong Un has persisted with ballistic missile tests in recent weeks as he tries to develop a device that could carry a nuclear warhead to North America - something that Trump has vowed will "never happen". According to analysts the test gave North Korea critical information on developing a re-entry vehicle for nuclear warheads and showed Pyongyang had a missile capable of striking the USA territory of Guam.

Author: 0 Singaporeans said to be among militants in Marawi

Senator Risa Hontiveros said the minority bloc would raise concerns about the proclamation, describing the move as "extreme" when only one city was under attack. "But that's fine as long as civilians are not hurt", Padilla said. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte , giving a pep talk to his troops in the country's restive south, exhorted the soldiers to go all out in fighting Islamic militants, but he said he's willing to sit down with his enemies and talk peace.

Global Donald Trump blamed for climate chat grinding to halt
Author: 0 Donald Trump blamed for climate chat grinding to halt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel , at the conclusion of a G7 summit in Sicily has revealed that a debate between leaders over climate had been "very unsatisfying", noting that the United States had been totally isolated in its refusal to commit to the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Global South Korea upset China to win Sudirman Cup
Author: 0 South Korea upset China to win Sudirman Cup

Sindhu, but with India going down in the mixed doubles, the men's singles and the men's doubles rubbers, the women's singles match was rendered redundant. Choi Solgyu and Seo Seung Jae were too strong for a deflated Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Bodin Isara in the men's doubles 21-13, 21-16, leaving it all on Ratchanok Intanon in the women's singles to keep Thailand alive in the tie's fourth match.

Author: 0 Philippine's President Duterte under fire for rape joke

Western Mindanao Command head Lt-Gen Carlito Galvez said it was obvious that the militants - comprising Islamic State (IS) and Maute terrorist groups - were trying to bog down its troops. While the government was able to reclaim some previously Maute-occupied areas and rescue trapped civilians, the Armed Forces said clearing operations are still ongoing.

Author: 0 Trump shoves prime minister of Montenegro

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump was "100 percent" committed to collective defence. "Values and principles first, this is what we - Europe and America - should be saying", Tusk told reporters. Trump was expected to get an earful Thursday from British Prime Minister Theresa May, following the apparent leak of shared intelligence information from Monday's Manchester bombing that appeared in the USA media .

Global G-7 leaders pledge unity against terrorism
Author: 0 G-7 leaders pledge unity against terrorism

Many will be looking at the G7 communiqué, a document issued at the conclusion of the summit, to see if Trump's presence might "significantly water down a section of the leaders' communiqué devoted to climate and energy policy, " Climate Home reported ".

Author: 0 Indian Climber goes missing after reaching Everest Summit

The following day, Roland Yearwood , a doctor from Alabama who returned to Everest after surviving an earthquake-triggered avalanche in 2015, died not far from the summit on the Nepali side, according to tourism officials and his trekking company.

Global Taiwan's High Court Rules In Favor Of Marriage Equality
Author: 0 Taiwan's High Court Rules In Favor Of Marriage Equality

The current Taiwan's civil code defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Authorities are now required to enact or amend relevant laws within the next two years. Local surveys have found same-sex marriage to be a generational issue, with younger people largely supportive of it and older people generally against it.

Global Kim's rocket stars: The trio behind North Korea's missile programme
Author: 0 Kim's rocket stars: The trio behind North Korea's missile programme

To the query made by Trump on Kim's mental stability, Duterte said, the Korean leaders "mind is not working and he might just go insane one moment". On the call, Trump enthusiastically endorsed Duterte's murderous "drug war" and repeatedly addressed the possibility of a US nuclear strike on North Korea.

Author: 0 Iran's VP quits presidential race in favor of Rouhani

With only three days to go until election day on May 19th, reports also came in today that reformist candidate Jahangiri has also withdrawn from the presidential race and is now backing ally Rouhani. But it isn't clear that all Qalibaf's supporters will heed his call. "It is now your turn to renew your vote for our dear Rouhani in order to strengthen hope for a better future", he said .

Author: 0 McMaster 'Not Concerned' Following Latest Kushner Reports

The revelation is yet another sensational element in the deluge of allegations raising questions about Mr Trump team's relationship with the Russians, who United States intelligence agencies say tried to sway the November election in Mr Trump's favor and thus deny Hillary Clinton the presidency.

Author: 0 Iran accuses USA of "Iranophobia", arming "dangerous terrorists"

The Iranian foreign minister was referring to a recent arms deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia worth nearly $110 billion immediately, and set to reach to $350 billion over 10 years, plus a series of other deals. Trump spoke about the devastation that violent extremists have unleashed across the Middle East but made clear that he believes it's up to leaders of those countries to act to contain the problem.

Author: 0 Is Melania Trump Late Night's New Champion?

Whatever Melania's reason for swatting Trump's hand away , only she will know. As they stood at the top of the stairs, Trump reached down to grab Melania's hand. They noted how the President was walking just ahead of her and said perhaps Melania didn't want to risk stumbling. "She tries to hold his hand at times in an affectionate way, which makes me think that was their normal way of walking".

Author: 0 Philippine President Duterte Tells Soldiers They Can Rape Women

Hapilon , who was recovering from wounds inflicted by an airstrike in January, is still hiding out in the city under the protection of gunmen who are desperately trying to find a way to extricate him, said Philippine military chief Gen. Ucanews.com reported that religious leaders and civil society groups, however, said there was no need for Duterte to put Mindanao under military rule .

Author: 0 Ariana Grande will return to Manchester

Grande was not injured in the attack. She returned to her Boca Raton, Florida, home. Days later, she issued a one page letter expressing her condolences for the victims and their families. Later in the letter, Grande wrote: "We will never be able to understand why events like this take place because it is not in our nature, which is why we shouldn't recoil".

Global US National Security Adviser 'not concerned' with Kushner, Russia back-channel allegations
Author: 0 US National Security Adviser 'not concerned' with Kushner, Russia back-channel allegations

Kushner is Donald Trump's son-in-law and a trusted adviser to the president.The Washington Post report cites anonymous USA officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications.The newspaper says Ambassador Sergei Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for their discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor.

Global Sudan condemns killing of 28 Christians in Egypt
Author: 0 Sudan condemns killing of 28 Christians in Egypt

IS claimed all the bombings and threatened more attacks on the Copts, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population of 90 million. At least 22 others were injured in the attack. "I call on Egyptians to unite in the face of this brutal terrorism", Ahmed al-Tayeb said. A telegram from the Vatican read: "Deeply saddened to learn of the barbaric attack in central Egypt and of the tragic loss of life and injury caused by this senseless act of hatred".

Author: 0 Philippines bomb Islamist militants in urban battle

Its population of about 200,000 residents had largely been evacuated because of the fighting. The gunmen on Tuesday planted black ISIS flags, took a priest and up to 14 other people hostage from a church, and set fire to buildings. The United States has condemned the recent violence committed by Islamic State-linked militants in Marawi City in Mindanao, assuring the Philippines of its continuous support and assistance toward counterterrorism measures.

Author: 0 The Senators Pestered The Shit Out Of Sidney Crosby

The Penguins have more top-end talent, but in a single game it all comes down to who wants it more, who executes their respective game plan better, and quite often which goaltender makes the key save at the key time . After officials assessed matching penalties, Ryan and Crosby exchanged words on their way back to the bench. Of course, that dramatic goal wound up being moot, as the game ended five minutes into overtime with Ryan's score.

Author: 0 Manchester Police Release 2 Photos of Ariana Grande Concert Suspected Bomber

In the note, Grande praised her fans for their response to the incident, which left 22 people dead and more than 60 injured, including young children and teens. More than 1,000 armed police are on standby as major spectacles, including the FA Cup Final at Wembley and the Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham, are expected to draw tens of thousands of people into public spaces today.

Author: 0 India opens longest bridge on China border

On the issue of black money, Modi said, "We had chose to take strong steps against black money in the very first meeting of the Union Cabinet". He said the bridge would contribute to the development of the northeastern region. The work on setting up the second IARI in Ranchi, Jharkhand, has already started, according to the government. "We have been working for the past three years".

Author: 0 Philippines president jokes about sexual assault in speech to soldiers

Islamist militants locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city have killed 19 civilians, the military said Sunday, bringing the official death toll from almost a week of fighting to at least 85. Herrera said the military had yet to investigate the reported deaths. He also heads an alliance that includes at least 10 smaller militant groups, including the Maute, which have a heavy presence in Marawi and were instrumental in fighting off government ...

Author: 0 May's lead narrows to 10 percent points - Opinium poll

Meanwhile, a ComRes survey for the Sunday Mirror and Independent showed the gap between the parties narrowing from 18 to 12 points over the past fortnight. "Things can, and they will, change under a Labour government for the many not the few" - from a speech Mr Corbyn will deliver to a rally at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow.

Global The Thread: Melania curves Trump in Israel
Author: 0 The Thread: Melania curves Trump in Israel

Trump waved to the crowd and was seen reaching for his wife's left hand as they disembarked, but she quickly raised it to her head to brush her hair aside. A clip of the first lady went viral in January after Donald Trump's inauguration. The First Lady instead of moving to the White House continues to live in NY, giving rise to more speculations about their relationship.

Global Netanyahu: hope Trump visit will be 'milestone' for peace
Author: 0 Netanyahu: hope Trump visit will be 'milestone' for peace

Trump said, "it will be solved, you can bet on that". Trump boarded Air Force One without having held a single news conference on the trip, a break in presidential precedent that allowed him to avoid facing tough questions about his foreign policy or the raging controversies involving the investigations into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Donald Trump satisfied with G7 defence of free trade agreement

A top White House adviser said the president's views were evolving on the issue, but Trump wasn't immediately swayed by arguments from Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, France's President Emmanuel Macron and others to honor the Paris Agreement, brokered in 2015 by nearly 200 nations to slash fossil fuel emissions and boost funding to ease impacts of global warming.

Author: 0 Britain resumes sharing Manchester intelligence with U.S.

The Five Eyes alliance is made up of Britain , the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Interior minister Amber Rudd had described the leaks as " irritating " early on Thursday, after details about bomber Salman Abedi , including his name, first appeared in USA media, adding that Britain's allies were perfectly clear that it "shouldn't happen again".

Author: 0 Manchester bombing: Arrested men charged

President Donald Trump lashed out at diplomatically damaging leaks from the USA about the Manchester bombing probe, after British authorities, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, criticized American officials for loose talks about the ongoing investigation.

Author: 0 White House silent on reported Kushner 'communications channel' with Moscow

The Post said Kushner's Russian interlocutor, ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak, reportedly was surprised by the future White House aide's idea of a secret channel and passed it on to the Kremlin. Investigators are also interested in a meeting Kushner had with the Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov, according to reports from The Washington Post and NBC News.

Author: 0 Trump recounts his 'home run' trip to US troops in Italy

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who chaired the meeting, said the other six "won't change our position on climate change one millimeter". The Paris accord , created in 2015 after lengthy negotiations, calls on 196 nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Author: 0 Pop star Ariana Grande plans Manchester show to benefit bombing victims

The police said the probe had made "good progress" and they "now need people to tell us if they have any information about his movements from 18 May when he returned to the United Kingdom through to Monday night". Top intelligence and security officials in Britain's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) on Tuesday raised the threat level to "critical" - meaning an attack is expected imminently - the day after the attack.

Author: 0 Russians say Trump's son-in-law wanted a secret line to the Kremlin

But he said that in general, "We have backchannel communication with a number of countries". But H.R. McMaster, who replaced Mr Flynn as National Security Adviser said so-called "back-channeling" was completely normal. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said he doesn't find back-channel communications with Russian Federation concerning. Mr Kushner did not share those meetings with the Russians on his security clearance form.

Global Philippine Army Launches New Air Raid Against Terrorists
Author: 0 Philippine Army Launches New Air Raid Against Terrorists

Mr Duterte , addressing soldiers fighting the militants, said there is still a chance for peace. What is alarming is that before the blast, children who identified themselves to be part of a Muslim radical group that is linked to ISIS were parading the streets chanting and shouting "Kill Ahok, kill Ahok".

Author: 0 Bainimarama awaits Trump decision on Paris deal

The summit kicked off with a ceremony at an ancient Greek theater perched on a cliff overlooking the sea where war ships patrolled the sparkling blue waters. "There is one open question, which is the USA position on the Paris climate accords". Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went into the talks championing the benefits of free trade and action on climate change , as well as inclusive growth and gender equality, which are expected to be the main themes of the G7 summit that Canada is hosting ...

Global Colombo: Sri Lanka floods, landslides death toll rises to 126
Author: 0 Colombo: Sri Lanka floods, landslides death toll rises to 126

Sri Lankan flood victims evacuate to safer areas at Wehangalla village in Kalutara district, Sri Lanka, Saturday, May 27, 2017. But officials said access to some of the affected areas remains very hard and hopes of finding the 97 people still missing are fading.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner and the Russians

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn also attended the meeting with Kushner, the Post reported, citing United States officials. And here's just what Cohn said: "We're not going to comment on Jared". "I mean, we have back-channel communications with a number of - with a number of countries", McMaster said. It is clear that Mr Trump and his team are looking to control the damage from such revelations and contain the crisis that is threatening to consume his presidency.

Global China 'may back' new United Nations sanctions over North Korean missile test
Author: 0 China 'may back' new United Nations sanctions over North Korean missile test

The U.N. Security Council will be holding private consultations Tuesday afternoon regarding North Korea's recent missile testing. Defense Minister Han Min-koo said at a meeting of the National Assembly's defense committee that the THAAD's radar in South Korea detected North Korea's launch on Sunday , citing confirmation from the U.S.

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