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Global Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, holds out on climate
Author: 0 Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, holds out on climate

As the incoming President of COP 23, the United Nations climate change conference Bainimarama has appealed to the US President, Donald Trump to "preserve at all costs" the historic achievement that was reached in the French capital in 2015 and the multilateral consensus for decisive action to reduce carbon emissions and arrest the current rate of global warming.

Global House intel Democrat wants review of Kushner's clearance
Author: 0 House intel Democrat wants review of Kushner's clearance

Besides the Kushner developments, which strikes at Mr Trump's core by drawing his family into the crisis, the White House also faces a cascade of other worries in the coming week. Reuters was first to report last week that a proposal for a back channel was discussed between Flynn and Kislyak as Trump prepared to take office. The Washington Post had already reported FBI investigators were focusing on meetings Mr Kushner held previous year with Mr Kislyak, as well as a banker from Moscow, ...

Global North Korea has tested a new air defense system
Author: 0 North Korea has tested a new air defense system

The test was reportedly organized by North Korea's Academy of National Defense Science. It claimed that defects formerly present in the system have now been corrected, however experts have cast doubt on the rogue nation's claims. A day later, the head of the US Defence Intelligence Agency said North Korea is on an "inevitable" path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking America if action is not taken.

Global Iranian president calls U.S. relations
Author: 0 Iranian president calls U.S. relations "a curvy road"

Rouhani decisively won a presidential election on Friday , securing another four-year term. Also contributing to Iran's ill humor was its recent presidential campaign, in which "moderate" President Hassan Rouhani fended off challenges from several "hardline" opponents, some with strong ties to the theocratic sector of Iranian government and culture.

Author: 0 Fil-Am activists fear martial law will violate peace talks with Reds

The CPP said Duterte's basis was made on the "narrow pretext" of the armed clashes "in the vain hope of justifying the martial law declaration". A day after declaring martial law, Duterte described the nine years of military rule under Marcos as "very good" and said his would be similar.

Global At least one dead after two blasts at Jakarta bus terminal
Author: 0 At least one dead after two blasts at Jakarta bus terminal

Deputy of National Police Chief Commissioner General Syafruddin said the suicide bombing , occurred near a bus stop in the Kampung Melayu area of Jakarta , killed two and injured four policemen. Police have said they believe that IS is linked to the attack, but have given no further details. Relatives of both men, whose identities have not been released, were taken in for questioning, he said.

Global Trump tells 'confidants' United States will quit Paris climate deal
Author: 0 Trump tells 'confidants' United States will quit Paris climate deal

As the G7 talks came to an end, President Donald Trump seemed to have forged a bond with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron , a French official told CNN . Naval Air Station at Sigonella on the island to board Air Force One for the flight home. "The leaders from Europe, Canada, and Japan have made it crystal clear that they intend to fully implement their national commitments under the Paris Agreement, and to pursue efforts to decarbonize the global economy", Meyer said.

Global Trump preparing to leave Paris climate deal
Author: 0 Trump preparing to leave Paris climate deal

The Group of 7 , or G7, is comprised of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the UK; the European Union also participates. "The whole discussion about climate has been hard, or rather very unsatisfactory", Merkel told reporters after the summit.

Author: 0 Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

Barghouti was negotiating with the Israeli authority on behalf of the prisoners in an attempt to end the strike before Ramadan. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said his office had received reports that the Israel Prison Service had taken at least 60 hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners to hospitals because their medical condition had worsened; 592 were recently moved for observation to infirmaries set up in the prisons.

Global ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt bus attack
Author: 0 ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt bus attack

The Egyptian Cabinet said in a statement Saturday that 13 victims remained in hospital in Cairo and the southern province of Minya where the attack took place Friday, according to The Associated Press . A source in Haftar's Libyan National Army told Reuters that they had coordinated with Egyptian counterparts to strike ammunition stores belonging to the Derna Mujahideen Shura Council, an Islamist umbrella group that opposes Islamic State.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner Back Channel With Russia Involved Syria

Trump allegedly told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Kislyak in a meeting in the White House that he thought Comey was a "nut job", whose firing eased pressure from the investigation. But a former head of the US National Security Agency harshly condemned Kushner's alleged effort to set up a secret communications line, saying if it's true, it would reveal a risky degree of ignorance or naivete .

Author: 0 United Kingdom reduces terror threat level to 'severe'

Police also made a further appeal to the public for information to help trace Abedi's activity between his arrival in the United Kingdom and the attack. Armed police will be on patrol over the holiday weekend, with security increased at football's showpiece FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday.

Global ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt attack
Author: 0 ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt attack

Egyptian air forces carried out six air strikes against jihadist training camp on Friday in retaliation for the Minya bus attack. El-Sissi told Pope Towadros II, the pope of the Coptic church in Egypt , in a phone call on Friday that the state would not rest easy until the perpetrators of the attack were punished.

Global Climate change? I'll think about it, Trump tells G7
Author: 0 Climate change? I'll think about it, Trump tells G7

Mr. Trump's advisers are split on wither the U.S. should stay in the agreement. The communique notes that the Americans are "not in a position to join consensus" on climate change . "For a world power such as the U.S.to decide against implementing the Paris Agreement would be grave", he told a press conference after the communique was released.

Author: 0 President Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await

POTUS addressed troops at the Sigonella Naval Air Station in Sicily before returning home, noting the recent attacks in Manchester, England and Egypt as a way to emphasize the need to defeat terrorism. Schiff was particularly concerned about a Washington Post report that the back channel would have been conducted at a Russian diplomatic facility to avoid monitoring in United States communications systems.

Author: 0 'We Can Use Peace,' President Trump Says After Exchanging Gifts With Pope

Following a brief greeting, Trump and Pope Francis Francis held a meeting in the Pope's private library where, during a 27-minute talk, they briefly discussed the promotion of world peace in a face-to-face conversation aided by interpreters, according to the Vatican press office.

Author: 0 Kushner back channel with Russian Federation 'involved Syria'

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said Saturday that so-called "back-channeling" was normal, reported Voice of America .McMaster was in Taormina, Italy, on the sideline of the Group of Seven meetings, and he did not speak specifically about Jared Kushner , who is also a senior advisor to Trump.

Global Trump tweets money is pouring into NATO
Author: 0 Trump tweets money is pouring into NATO

Currently, only five of NATO's 28 members - the United States, United Kingdom, Poland, Estonia, and Greece - meet the alliance's benchmark of spending 2 percent of GDP on defense. But that was a historical observation, not a pledge for the future. Addressing the British, Trump said, "May all the nations here grieve with you and stand with you".

Author: 0 Martial Law is not a one man show

However, Lorenzana warned communist rebels against criminal and illegal activities such as kidnapping, extortion, murder and destruction of property, saying such actions would be "dealt with, with or without martial law". Ramos speaking out against expanding martial law in the Visayas and Luzon that may get President Rodrigo Duterte's attention given how the former Davao City mayor often credited him for pushing his presidential candidacy.

Global President Trump condemns 'wicked ideology' behind Manchester attack
Author: 0 President Trump condemns 'wicked ideology' behind Manchester attack

That said , there is no doubt that the U.S. remains the indispensable power in the Middle East, and just about every state in the region relies heavily on the US' political support and protection. "He's going about this whole Middle East thing in a completely opposite manner than Obama, and it may be that he is hitting the spot". In fact, Palestinian leadership has long rejected opportunities for statehood if it meant living in peace with and recognizing the legitimacy of the Jewish state.

Global Ariana Grande 'traumatised' by Manchester attack
Author: 0 Ariana Grande 'traumatised' by Manchester attack

British officials are upset that bomber Salman Abedi's name was leaked by US officials and published while United Kingdom police were withholding the name for reasons of operational security. The U.S. relies on a global network of intelligence-sharing partnerships, most notably the " Five Eyes " agreement among the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.

Global G-7 commits to climate change deal - except for Trump
Author: 0 G-7 commits to climate change deal - except for Trump

And European hopes that Trump could be pressured into a more conciliatory stance on trade, climate change and migration at the G7 summit in Sicily were dashed. The trip has largely gone off without a major misstep, with the administration touting the president's efforts to birth a new coalition to fight terrorism, while admonishing partners in an old alliance to pay their fair share.

Global OBOR: In major blow to China, Europian Union endorsement unlikely
Author: 0 OBOR: In major blow to China, Europian Union endorsement unlikely

What kind of dialogue is meaningful dialogue? China supports Cambodia playing a positive role through regional and subregional platforms to establish a stable, peaceful and prosperous communities of shared destiny, Li said. "No country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity", India's External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said on Saturday.

Global Comey knew Clinton email info was fake, created by Russia
Author: 0 Comey knew Clinton email info was fake, created by Russia

The unidentified officials told CNN that Comey feared that if the false information became public it would undermine the investigation as well as the Justice Department itself; Comey evidently believed it would be too hard to disprove such an accusation in the midst of a campaign without giving up intelligence sources and methods.

Author: 0 Gregg Allman, Star of Southern Rock, Dies at Age 69

Gregg Allman's signature bluesy voice and his skills on the keyboard made The Allman Brothers one of the most influential groups in southern rock with classics like " Midnight Rider ", " Melissa " and " Whipping Post ". I'm certain he's with the other members of the band that proceeded him in death tonight playing one hell of a concert. We've lost a heck of a lot of musical heroes in recent times and today comes news that we've lost another in Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and one of my ...

Global Police stop sharing information with the USA after Manchester bomb leaks
Author: 0 Police stop sharing information with the USA after Manchester bomb leaks

Investigators have said they believe he was part of a wider network of militants. Theresa May is expected to confront Donald Trump over the stream of leaks of crucial intelligence when she meets the U.S. Authorities in multiple countries worked to determine if Salman Abedi, who died in the blast, acted alone or with assistance from a sophisticated cell.

Author: 0 Aid groups warn of chaos after Mosul civilians told to flee

Iraqi forces have made another step toward wresting Mosul from ISIS. Gen. Matthew Isler told Pentagon reporters that there is no way the munition a U.S. In 2014, ISIS took control of Mosul , Iraq's second-largest city. By November, Iraqi forces had punched into the city limits along Mosul's eastern edge.

Global Iran must stop funding terrorists
Author: 0 Iran must stop funding terrorists

The country is accusing the Trump administration of "Iranophobia", and selling weapons to "dangerous terrorists". "So too have the nations of Africa and South America". moralizing - in favor of the more limited goals of peace and stability. Salman also pledged that the USA and Saudi Arabia will advance to the "level of strengthening consultations, cooperation and coordination on all fronts".

Author: 0 Two Further Arrests Made in Connection with Manchester Bombing

The images published by the United States newspaper revealed that the device that killed 22 people used by Salman Abedi had been made with "forethought and care", raising questions for investigators about how it had been constructed and by whom.

Author: 0 Labour's election manifesto pledges 'free' childcare for every family in £5bn vow

Nobody earning less than £80,000 a year would pay more income tax and there would be no increase in VAT or national insurance contributions. While many of Labour's policies are popular - among them, renationalizing some rail, energy and utility companies - the party faces hard questions about how it plans to fulfill its pledges without large increases in taxes and government borrowing.

Author: 0 Tories criticise Jeremy Corbyn's record on terror laws

The poll for the Sunday Mirror and the Independent newspapers, carried out from May 24 to 26, showed the lead of May's Conservatives had fallen to 12 percentage points from 18 percentage points in a comparable poll on May 13. "We must be fearless enough to admit the "war on terror" is simply not working", Mr Corbyn, a longtime peace activist who opposed British involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, planned to say.

Global Trump wraps up nine-day foreign trip
Author: 0 Trump wraps up nine-day foreign trip

The Post says the president's son-in-law and point man on the Middle East spoke to Russia's ambassador to the USA about setting up the secure line in early December during a meeting at Trump Tower. "I will tell you that my dashboard warning light was clearly on, and I think that was the case with all of us in the intelligence community, very concerned with the nature of these approaches to the Russians", he said.

Author: 0 UK PM May's Conservatives maintain 14-point lead over Labour: ICM poll

The ORB poll for the Sunday Telegraph had Tories down two points in the past week on 44%, six points ahead of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour on 38% (up four points), with Lib Dems on 7% (unchanged) and Ukip on 5% (down two). Corbyn on Friday linked United Kingdom military action overseas to terrorism at home, and put the focus on May's previous role as home secretary, the office that has oversight of the police.

Global Iran's Khamenei says Saudis will fall, Rouhani calls for better ties
Author: 0 Iran's Khamenei says Saudis will fall, Rouhani calls for better ties

Speaking days later in Israel, the USA president stressed that Washington was committed "to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and halting their support of terrorists and militias". The spokesman further slammed as "baseless" Trump's allegations that Iran is backing terrorism, stressing that Tehran's honest war against terrorism has been clear to the global community.

Author: 0 Father of Manchester Bomb Suspect 'was in Militant Group'

Very wicked, to target that sort of thing", the 91-year-old monarch told 14-year-old Evie Mills and her parents. A German security official told The Associated Press on Thursday the report was accurate. The channel said its investigation reveals how Abedi grew up on the same housing estates in south Manchester as a group of young men who radicalised each other with some fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

Global FBI Declines to Provide Docs to House Commitee
Author: 0 FBI Declines to Provide Docs to House Commitee

But the FBI responded on Thursday, a day after Chaffetz's 24-hour deadline, and said the bureau can not provide the memos until it consults with Robert Mueller , the special counsel now overseeing the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 UK police say they have "hands around" some Manchester attack network

As well as killing 22 people , including seven children, Monday's blast injured 116 with 63 still in hospital and 20 in critical care, health officials said. "We thought he must have been a drug dealer or doing witchcraft", El-Hudarey told the BBC. And although some Mancunians have said they feel afraid after the attack, the city remains defiant.

Global Kushner Had Undisclosed Contacts With Russian Ambassador
Author: 0 Kushner Had Undisclosed Contacts With Russian Ambassador

The reports claim that Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser was also present for the NY meeting. Once U.S. President Donald Trump returns from his overseas trip, the White House plans to launch its most aggressive effort yet to push back against allegations involving Russian Federation and his presidential campaign, tackling head-on a scandal that has threatened to consume his young presidency.

Global Tillerson says it's likely he will have a 'talk' with IRAN
Author: 0 Tillerson says it's likely he will have a 'talk' with IRAN

Tillerson said that he would likely speak to his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi also claimed that US policy in the Middle East was destabilizing the region. In response to the recent billion-dollar deals signed between Trump and the Saudi government, Rouhani said, "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower".

Global Donald Trump delays climate decision as G7 ends
Author: 0 Donald Trump delays climate decision as G7 ends

Trump has largely stuck to script and kept his tweeting to a minimum on a trip which has taken him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Palestinian territories, the Vatican and Brussels. "Therefore, we reiterate our commitment to keep our markets open and to fight protectionism, while standing firm against all unfair trade practices", it said, while pledging to help those left behind by globalisation, reported Agence France-Presse.

Global Was Trump in Israel when he visited Jerusalem?
Author: 0 Was Trump in Israel when he visited Jerusalem?

Trump gestured publicly to his senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who himself has no experience in foreign policy or governance, saying "If you can't make peace in the Middle East , no one can". The First Lady didn't seem to be interested in walking hand-in-hand with her husband, alongside the Israeli prime minister and his wife. Trump led Israelis to believe that he would fall in line with Congress, particularly since during his campaign he promised to comply with a 1995 ...

Author: 0 UK police arrest 14th person in connection with Manchester attack

In Hull US star Katy Perry will perform amid tight security at Radio 1's Big Weekend, while in Manchester armed officers will patrol The Courteeners' concert at Old Trafford cricket ground, where fans were warned extra security checks will be in place.

Author: 0 Survivors tell of horror during Egypt bus attack

Isis later claimed responsibility for the Minya bus attack, while the Mujahideen Shura Council, an al-Qaida affiliate that controls the area of Derna targeted by Egypt , released a statement saying it was not responsible for Friday's attack, as it was not its policy to target civilians.

Global Trump tells of 'plan to leave'
Author: 0 Trump tells of 'plan to leave'

This story is developing. But first Trump has to finish the day in Sicily, which includes a meeting with small African nations and a G-7 leader lunch. In preparations for the Trump-Macron lunch in Brussels, the White House team told its French counterpart to limit the meal to no more than an hour and 15 minutes.

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