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Author: 0 Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader, who shrugs it off

However, the USA courts have blocked this veto and it has not been allowed to come into effect. While Trump is demanding that the world's wealthiest nations to do more to fight terror, he's also listening to their urgings about the need for the U.S.to remain in the sweeping Paris climate agreement .

Global Unicef chief hails Roger Moore as
Author: 0 Unicef chief hails Roger Moore as "champion for children"

The iconic actor, who holds the title of the longest-serving James Bond , passed away after a "short but brave" battle with cancer, his family confirmed . "I will miss him". He told him the story of meeting him at Nice Airport, to which Moore said: "Well, I don't remember but I'm glad you got to meet James Bond ".

Author: 0 Following Trump's trip, Merkel says Europe can't rely on US, UK anymore

The omission was especially striking as he unveiled a memorial to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States , the only time the mutual defence clause has been triggered. Mrs Merkel's comments came after Mr Trump refused to re-commit to the 2015 Paris climate deal at the G7 summit. "Never before has there been so much uncertainty about the political course, and so many contradictions in the president's statements, four months after the inauguration of a new USA ...

Global Ariana Grande pens touching open letter to Manchester attack victims
Author: 0 Ariana Grande pens touching open letter to Manchester attack victims

The ongoing intelligence crisis between the United Kingdom and USA deepened on Thursday with reports Britain's security agencies have stopped sharing some information with their American counterparts, according to the BBC . Meanwhile, investigators are focused on tracking down associates of Abedi, a British-born national of Libyan descent. It said the database was built around a longstanding U.S.

Author: 0 British police release new photo of Manchester attacker

The image, released by Greater Manchester Police (GMP), shows the suicide bomber with the hip-high case in the city centre on 22 May. Earlier, there were searches in Whalley Range, Manchester and in Chester and Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, where a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Author: 0 As Crisis Grows, White House Eyes Big Shakeups

Schiff would neither confirm nor deny the reports about Kushner, but said if they are accurate, "it's obviously very concerning". Staffers tell the Times they were particularly annoyed that Kushner and First Daughter Ivanka Trump took a ski holiday back in March on the same weekend that the original version of the Republicans' Obamacare replacement bill crashed and burned in the House.

Global Young IAS officer saves lady officer, drowns in pool
Author: 0 Young IAS officer saves lady officer, drowns in pool

A trainee Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officer was found dead under mysterious circumstances in IFS Academy in South Delhi on the early hours of Tuesday morning. While the woman was rescued, Mr Dahiya was missing who was later found floating. Police are recording statements to ascertain the cause of the accident.A report in NDTV has said that the officer's family has demanded an independent investigation claiming that Dahiya was a good swimmer.

Author: 0 Europe can't rely on US, says Angela Merkel

Merkel said on Sunday that traditional alliances were no longer as reliable as they once were, and that Europe should pay more attention to its own interests "and really take our fate into our own hands ". While some Trump supporters will cheer Merkel's comments , for the rest of the United States her warning demonstrates how much of the Russian goal of weakening the USA that Trump has accomplished in four short months.

Author: 0 Mike Dubke: White House communications director quits

Dubke, 47, was in his post for just three months. Trump, meanwhile, spent Tuesday morning apparently bypassing his communications team, tweeting that Russian officials "must be laughing at the US" and renewing his criticism of Germany. The communications director oversees the White House messaging and promotes its agenda. He's not a Trump loyalist and did not work for the campaign. Mike Dubke, an experienced Republican strategist, was hired to revamp the White House media strategy.

Global Macron hits out at Russian media, Putin denies hacking
Author: 0 Macron hits out at Russian media, Putin denies hacking

Progress in Syria "will happen by a joint effort, which today we laid the foundations for", Macron said . Regarding the conflict in Syria, the French President also had strong words for Russian Federation and its allies, including Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

Global Merkel insists Europe can still count on ally across the Atlantic
Author: 0 Merkel insists Europe can still count on ally across the Atlantic

U.S. -German relations "are a strong pillar of our foreign and security policy, and Germany will continue working to strengthen these relations", Seibert said. In what is being described as her version of the U.S.'s "Pivot to Asia", Ms. Merkel is expected to discuss closer cooperation with both India and China as part of Europe's quest for alternative coalitions, raising speculation that the moves could make Germany an unusual new venue for India-China rivalry.

Author: 0 Putin, Macron discuss situation in Korean peninsula

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday welcomed his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin in Paris for their first face-to-face talks, during which, they discussed a gamut of issues. The more so since she always publicly spoke out for developing relations with our country. As the French president stressed, "I want to state that both Sputnik and RT behaved not as the bodies of the press and as journalists but as the bodies of exerting influence and as the bodies of ...

Global Top GOP Officials Offer Mixed Messages On Future Of Paris Climate Deal
Author: 0 Top GOP Officials Offer Mixed Messages On Future Of Paris Climate Deal

The US said it will make a decision next week. G7 leaders on Saturday wrapped up their annual summit with an unprecedented display of division over climate change as U.S. Gentiloni said climate was "not a minor point" and that he hoped the United States would decide "soon and well" because the Paris accords "need the contribution of the United States".

Global UK PM May says prepared to leave EU without a Brexit deal
Author: 0 UK PM May says prepared to leave EU without a Brexit deal

But on the Sky News/Channel 4 "Battle for Number Ten" general election TV special, Mr Corbyn condemned the bomber for his "appalling, abominable and atrocious act". Sturgeon, who said she wants an independent Scotland to be a full member of the European Union, argues that a new choice is needed because Scots voted to stay in the bloc in a referendum last June, at odds with the overall vote to leave.

Author: 0 WH communications director Michael Dubke resigns

Dubke, who has worked closely with White House press secretary Sean Spicer , served as a behind-the-scenes player helping manage communications strategy, responses to crises such as the firing of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, as well as rollout plans for policy and other initiatives.

Author: 0 America may ban laptops in cabin luggage of all worldwide flights

This is the latest update on a ban on large electronics that was first announced by USA authorities in March, 2017. "But again, with our government we need to decide what sort of security we're believing and which we're not"."There's a real threat", Kelly told Fox News."There's a real threat - numerous threats against aviation", he said adding that terrorists were "obsessed" with the idea of "knocking down an airplane in flight, particularly a U.S.

Global Canada's new opposition leader calls Trudeau out-of-touch elitist
Author: 0 Canada's new opposition leader calls Trudeau out-of-touch elitist

He's hopeful his party and the Conservatives will work in co-operation with the Conservatives under Scheer's leadership. After a hard-fought leadership campaign that saw membership in the Conservative Party of Canada swell to over 250,000, Andrew Scheer emerged as the new leader of the party this past weekend.

Global Trump Says Has 'Total Confidence' in Son-in-law, Key Adviser Kushner
Author: 0 Trump Says Has 'Total Confidence' in Son-in-law, Key Adviser Kushner

Trump has not directly addressed the allegations of the secret line to Moscow , but took to Twitter after his return to Washington to dismiss White House leaks as "fabricated lies" and "fake news". In an interview with Australian television ABC News on Monday, McCain said he simply did not like Kushner's possible ties to Russian Federation. The president, who has often weighed in angrily about stories suggesting ties between his campaign officials and Russian Federation, has not ...

Global Britain's MI5 to review handling of Manchester bomber
Author: 0 Britain's MI5 to review handling of Manchester bomber "warnings"

Police and security services have said very little about the network believed to be behind Abedi, a Manchester native whose parents had moved to Britain from Libya. "I think it is the right first step ". She added: "There's a lot of information coming out about what happened, how this occurred, what people might or might not have known.

Author: 0 Manchester Bombing: Police Release Images Of Bomber

They are asking the public to come forward with information. As reported by The Hill on Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation previously informed United Kingdom intelligence service MI5 about Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old Manchester bomber who detonated himself in the lobby of a performance venue on May 22 following a pop concert, killing 22 - including many children - and injuring 116.

Global Curfew-Like Restrictions In Parts Of Kashmir Valley
Author: 0 Curfew-Like Restrictions In Parts Of Kashmir Valley

We can not give them flower if they pelt stones. Though the authorities said curfew would be imposed only in seven police station areas of Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, MR Gunj, Safa Kadal, Kralkhud and Maisuma in Srinagar on Sunday, the city was virtually sealed in the morning to prevent all kinds of vehicular movement.

Global Zuma faces 'no confidence' motion at ANC meeting
Author: 0 Zuma faces 'no confidence' motion at ANC meeting

Various attempts by the opposition to push through the motion against Zuma has failed as the ANC used its majority in the National Assembly to block such a move. "The NEC emphasized that we should never tire in seeking to work for the unity of the ANC", it said. Speaking to local media yesterday, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said the leadership was aware of reports that there was going to be blood on the floor.

Global Opponents Of Montenegro Joining NATO Seize On Trump Shoving Incident
Author: 0 Opponents Of Montenegro Joining NATO Seize On Trump Shoving Incident

European Council President Donald Tusk has said he and US President Donald Trump have not seen common ground on climate, trade or Russian Federation in their first meeting. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that joining the US -led anti-Islamic State coalition "will send a strong political message of NATO's commitment to the fight against terrorism and also improve our coordination within the coalition".

Author: 0 Outgoing WHO chief defends her legacy in final address

Tedros served as Ethiopia's Minister of Health from 2005 to 2012, then as its foreign minister for four years. Ghebrysus was voted in on Tuesday in Geneva during a closed door session of the World Health Assembly by health ministers from 186 United Nations member countries, who cast their votes in secret.

Global ISIS claims responsibility for massacre of 29 Coptic Christians killed in Egypt
Author: 0 ISIS claims responsibility for massacre of 29 Coptic Christians killed in Egypt

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced on national television that he had directed six strikes in the Libyan port city of Derna, along its western border. It has also killed several Christians in North Sinai, forcing dozens of families to flee. After a visit to Egypt last month by Pope Francis, IS vowed to escalate attacks against Christians and urged Muslims to steer clear of Christian gatherings and Western embassies.

Global After Merkel rebuke, UK says still strong partner to EU
Author: 0 After Merkel rebuke, UK says still strong partner to EU

The Belt and Road Forum in Beijing earlier this month, where Germany was represented by its economy and energy minister, also featured in the exchange, during which the Chancellor explained German participation and India reiterated its stand against the initiative, she said.

Global Israel approves controversial Tel Aviv cable auto project
Author: 0 Israel approves controversial Tel Aviv cable auto project

Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, meanwhile, condemned Israel for holding its weekly cabinet meeting at the site. The Israeli Tourism Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that the cabinet had approved the first phase of the plan, which is expected to cost some 200 million shekels (about $56 million).

Global Korea's new leader orders probe on US missile launchers
Author: 0 Korea's new leader orders probe on US missile launchers

The installation was agreed by the government of Moon's predecessor Park Geun-hye, who was impeached and ousted over a corruption scandal. It will be the allies' first summit since Moon took office earlier this month. During his successful campaign for the May 9 presidential election, Moon called for a parliamentary review of the system, whose deployment has also infuriated China, North Korea's lone major ally.

Global There isn't any short cut to national restoration - Yemi Osinbajo
Author: 0 There isn't any short cut to national restoration - Yemi Osinbajo

Farmers are returning to the farms from which they fled in the wake of Boko Haram. "We also began the hard work of laying out a framework for our Social Intervention Programme, the most ambitious in the history of the country". The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons has handed over shelter materials worth millions of naira to victims of insurgency in Adamawa State.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner Didn't Suggest Russian Communications Channel in Meeting, Source Says

Trump's first foreign trip as president as a success, calling it "near perfection" and said he was "encouraged by the level of engagement between this White House and Congress on foreign policy matters". "There's a judgment by Jared Kushner and the president's team that says, 'I trust the Russians more than I trust the Americans". Trump called his maiden trip overseas a "home run", but while the White House had hoped it would serve as a reset, attention on the Russian Federation probe ...

Author: 0 NEW BOMBSHELL: Jared Kushner Wanted Secret Communications Channel With Russia

McMaster, a highly respected military officer, had been tarnished by his association with the White House . Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is on the defensive amid reports that the president's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner had proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team.

Author: 0 Politicians give verdict on Corbyn-May TV interviews

Mr Corbyn, a lifelong opponent of nuclear weapons who has made clear that he would never authorise their use, nevertheless indicated he would issue the customary final instructions to the commanders of the Trident submarine fleet if he became prime minister.

Global Moldova to expel five Russian diplomats - Foreign Ministry
Author: 0 Moldova to expel five Russian diplomats - Foreign Ministry

The move comes amid tensions between the country's pro-Russian President and his West-leaning government. It follows allegations that former Moldovan legislator Yury Bolbochan passed state secrets to the military attache of the Russian embassy, Alexander Grudin.

Author: 0 Turkish violence 'simply unacceptable': Tillerson

After the incident, the Turkish Embassy released a statement saying: "Groups affiliated with the PKK, which the us and Turkey have designated as a terrorist organization, gathered yesterday without permit in Sheridan Circle in the immediate vicinity of the Ambassador's Residence, while the President of Turkey was visiting the Residence".

Author: 0 Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

In other news, US President Donald Trump abandoned plans to visit Bethlehem's Church of Nativity, Tuesday, due to the presence of a Palestinian protest outside the building. Trump rebuked Palestinian leaders in a joint press conference with Abbas in Bethlehem , saying, " Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded ", referring to stipends the PA pays to terrorists and their families.

Global Tories announce U-turn on social care plans
Author: 0 Tories announce U-turn on social care plans

The Labour Party branded the reforms a " dementia tax " and unfair on the elderly. Under the plans, people would have to pay for their own care until they'd reached that limit, and had £100,000 left. The PM defended the "sensible" plan, saying the system risked collapsing. "And you will never have to go below 100,000 pounds of your savings, so you will always have something to pass on to your family".

Global Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests: German FM
Author: 0 Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests: German FM

She said: " The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days ". Ms. Merkel's comments are likely to set the atmosphere for her meetings this week with Mr. -European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe 'really must take our fate into our own hands'. Instead she is more interested in getting the EU to "fight for our future on our own, for our destiny as Europeans", and to ...

Global Assange expresses readiness for dialogue with UK, US
Author: 0 Assange expresses readiness for dialogue with UK, US

On Friday, Sweden's top prosecutor said she would drop the investigation into a rape claim made against Julian Assange nearly seven years ago. Assange sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in August 2012, fearing that arrest and extradition to Sweden would ultimately result in his extradition to the U.S.to face charges stemming from WikiLeaks' publication of classified documents.

Global Federal Bureau of Investigation denies House committee's request for documents linking Comey and Trump
Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation denies House committee's request for documents linking Comey and Trump

The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued Thursday amid reports that the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials. The controversy has engulfed Trump's administration since he fired Comey on May 10. "Whereas the Special Counsel is conducting a criminal or counterintelligence investigation that will occur largely behind closed doors, the Committee's work will shed light on matters of high public interest, regardless of whether there is evidence ...

Author: 0 Trump's policies weakened the West: German minister

Merkel's remarks came after a Group of Seven summit at which the Europeans couldn't reach an agreement with Trump on climate change . "The times when we could fully rely on others are somewhat in the past", she said in a Munich beer tent to lasting applause from her Christian Social Union allies, making palpable her disappointment at failing to secure Mr Trump's backing for the Paris climate accord at the weekend G-7 summit.

Global Party leaders differ on Brexit deal in British election event
Author: 0 Party leaders differ on Brexit deal in British election event

Although she would not be drawn on whether she believed Brexit to be a good idea, having herself backed the "Remain" camp, she said several times that "no deal is better than a bad deal" in negotiations with Brussels, adding that "we are doing the right thing in making a success of Brexit".

Author: 0 Ramadan: Holy fasting month for Muslims marred by violence in Afghanistan, Libya

The statement from NASARA also used the opportunity to express its honest gratitude to the various Zongos in the country, which are inhabited by Muslims, for voting overwhelmingly for the NPP in the 2016 General Elections. While fasting , Muslims do not have to eat or drink anything, including water, until sunset. Can Muslims skip fasting under certain conditions? If you use any of the following hashtags, a crescent moon will appear next to them.

Author: 0 Theresa May reverts to Brexit message after social care U-turn

Earlier the Labour was asked by an audience member whether he should be trusted as the "right man for the job" as Prime Minister. Yet Corbyn's rise, coupled with Theresa May's poor performance in interviews and constant U-turns, shows that at the very least, the Prime Minister will not get the overwhelming win she wanted.

Global Indian Navy Ship reaches Colombo relief material
Author: 0 Indian Navy Ship reaches Colombo relief material

The Disaster Management Center said more than 27,000 people have been displaced by the landslides. Sri Lankan military rescuers and villagers stand on the debris of a house that was destroyed in a landslide in Bellana village in Kalutara district, Sri Lanka , Friday, May 26, 2017.

Global Trump Facing 4 Key Issues at G-7 Meeting in Italy
Author: 0 Trump Facing 4 Key Issues at G-7 Meeting in Italy

The summit comes just days after Monday's deadly bombing in Manchester in which 22 people - including children - were killed. British Prime Minister Theresa May will lead a discussion on terrorism in one of Friday's working sessions and is expected to issue a call for G7 countries to put more pressure on internet companies to remove extremist content.

Global Southern rock star Gregg Allman dies at 69
Author: 0 Southern rock star Gregg Allman dies at 69

Editor's Note: Gregg Allman died May 27, 2017, at the age of 69. Cher wasn't the only musician to share a few words for Allman on Twitter . In fact, I was about to call him to check and see how he was when I got the call. "But listen, he's there". Allman's marriage to Cher was short-lived even by show-biz standards.

Author: 0 Brazilian Ministry Building Set on Fire as Protests Turn Violent

Filippelli heads the Brasilia branch of Temer's Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, was vice-governor of the Federal District under Queiroz and is one of the five special aides to the president. The alleged money was the subject of a secret tape recording of the President released last week in which it appeared he told an accomplice that he "had to keep paying Cunha" in order to keep him quiet.

Author: 0 Trump resumes attacks on media on first day back in US

A Democrat on the House Oversight Committee is calling on the White House to suspend the security clearance of President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner . Jacobs explained the core issue of Kushner's reported contact with Russian officials. "It's normal in my opinion and acceptable", Kelly said of the reports that Kushner made the request for a secret communications channel to the Russian ambassador during the presidential transition.

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