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Author: 0 Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal

Mr Trump has reportedly told "confidants" including the head of the Environmental Protection Angency Scott Pruitt, he wants the U.S. to leave the worldwide agreement on climate change , the Axios news outlet reported , citing three sources with direct knowledge.

Author: 0 IS group claims responsibility for terror attack in downtown Kabul

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission have condemned the massive bombing that killed 80 people near the German Embassy in the Afghan capital earlier in the day. - May 25: Ten people are killed in a Taliban suicide attack targeting a minibus carrying court employees in a western Kabul suburb. "There are several other important compounds and offices near there, too", Mujahid said.

Author: 0 Blast tears through central Kabul, killing and injuring dozens

The blast was the latest in a long line of attacks in the Afghan capital. The bomb exploded in the diplomatic quarter near the German Embassy and the Afghan presidential palace. Initial reports suggest civilians bore the brunt of the casualties. "It felt like an natural disaster", said 21-year-old Mohammad Hassan, describing the moment the blast struck the bank where he was working.

Global 9 killed, 90 injured in Kabul car bombing
Author: 0 9 killed, 90 injured in Kabul car bombing

A police officer said it was hard to say who was the intended target. The blast , which shattered windows and blew doors off their hinges in houses hundreds of meters away, was unusually strong. Najib Danish, spokesman for the Interior Ministry , told Anadolu Agency that a tanker loaded with explosives exploded at Zanbaq Square close to the diplomatic enclave at around 8.30 a.m.

Global US begins sending arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria
Author: 0 US begins sending arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria

A USA official relayed news of the arms transfer, which started over the past 24 hours, to Reuters on Tuesday. The Pentagon had previously said it believes the Syrian Democratic Force is an important part of the efforts to eventually go into Raqqa, a Syrian city that since 2014 has been under ISIS control.

Author: 0 Trump crosses swords with Merkel on trade, defence

Germany's foreign minister and vice chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel , accused President Donald Trump of putting peace in Europe at risk Monday by "moving away from Western ideas". "This seems to be the end of an era, one in which the United States led and Europe followed", Ivo Daalder , director of the Chicago Council of Global affairs and former USA envoy to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, told The Washington Post .

Author: 0 Islamic State Claim Kampung Melayu Bomb

Two bombs have gone off near a bus station in eastern Jakarta, leaving a police officer and a suspected bomber dead, Indonesian police say . The suicide bombing occurred days after the deadly explosion in Manchester of the United Kingdom.

Global Trump Plans to Exit Paris Climate Deal, White House Official Tells AP
Author: 0 Trump Plans to Exit Paris Climate Deal, White House Official Tells AP

President Donald Trump said Saturday he would decide next week whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions. Last weekend President Trump left the G7 summit in Sicily without reaffirming his commitment to the accord, unlike the other six world leaders in attendance.

Author: 0 United Nations chief urges action on climate change as Trump debates

He has tweeted that he will make his "final decision" on the accord after his return to Washington. Guterres did not specifically mention Donald Trump in the speech, but said his "door is open to all who wish to discuss the way forward, even those who might hold divergent perspectives".

Author: 0 Trump pokes fun at his own Twitter typo

That was it. It ended abruptly, as if someone stopped him, or he stopped himself, or perhaps he never meant to send it. No, " covfefe " isn't a typo, at least, not on the part of The Washington Post. Others though maybe it wasn't a word at all, but an acronym. The tweets represent Trump at his most authentic and defiant, lashing out when he feels he is under attack, and appeared to reflect a belief that only he, and not his staff, is qualified to speak in his own defense.

Global Macron blasts Russian 'fake news' campaign to Putin's face
Author: 0 Macron blasts Russian 'fake news' campaign to Putin's face

Macron banned RT and Sputnik reporters from his campaign headquarters on May 1, claiming that they were spreading "fake news" and trying to undermine his presidential run. Mr Putin's objective of the meeting was to underscore his demands for Europe to lift sanctions against Russian Federation and to re-establish a warm relationship Russian Federation previously had with France.

Author: 0 Donald Trump and Angela Merkel 'get along very well': White House

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) sits next to Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi (C) and speaks to President Donald Trump (R) as they attend a G7 expanded session during the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy. "We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands ", she said. Merkel today repeated that Europe must "take our fate into our own hands" and went on to say that it should step up as a diplomatic player on the worldwide stage.

Global European allies see the two sides of Trump at G7
Author: 0 European allies see the two sides of Trump at G7

U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to decide whether to honour a U.S. commitment to greenhouse gas emissions and has pushed back against a lattice of worldwide trade accords that he says have hurt American economic interests. at a disadvantage", said Gay Cohn, Trump's special economic advisor. With the leaders of America's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners standing like school children behind him, Trump upbraided them for not spending more on defense and repeated the charge that ...

Author: 0 United Nations chief says climate deal 'absolutely essential'

Trump said he would "cancel" the deal on the campaign trial and his campaign's energy plan included a pledge to "cancel the Paris climate agreement and stop all payments of United States tax dollars to United Nations global warming programs".

Author: 0 Pakistan's Sania Nishtar eliminated in vote for top World Health Organization post

David Nabarro , 67, of Britain and Dr. Sania Nishtar , 54, of Pakistan. Praised for his leadership as successful global leader, reformer, skilled diplomat and proactive thinker by many prominent political figures and celebrities, Dr. Chan leaves a mixed legacy after WHO's slow response to West Africa's Ebola epidemic in 2013-2016, which killed 11,300 people. All three candidates vying to replace Dr Chan have vowed to push ahead with reforms.

Author: 0 Macron criticizes Russian media for "attempted meddling" in French election

Macron also said he and Putin are agreed the time is right for a new round of peace talks on Ukraine in the "Normandy format", which groups Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine. I will never give in to that. "Elections are the decisions of sovereign people". Their first meeting since Macron took office provided another test of the Frenchman's diplomatic skills after his memorable vice-grip handshake last week with US President Donald Trump .

Author: 0 Military Aviation Safety Bill Passes Texas House, Senate

Cardenas , MD. "If the Senate wants to pass a 'bathroom bill, ' it can concur with the bill we passed earlier week", Straus told reporters during a Friday news conference. "This is about leadership. a lack of it". In threatening to push for legislative overtime, Patrick had deemed bathroom and property tax legislation as must-pass bills.

Author: 0 Explosion hits near diplomatic area in Afghanistan

Operation Resolute Support, the NATO-led global mission to support Afghan forces, said the "vigilance and courage" of Afghan security forces had prevented the vehicle entering the green zone, but ordinary people had paid the price. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack came as the resurgent Taliban step up their annual "spring offensive". - May 3: A powerful blast targeting a foreign forces convoy near the USA embassy and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ...

Author: 0 State of Origin I, Queensland v New South Wales

You'd be courageous to come out and make any bold statements about this being the end of Queensland's run due to the fact it has still got Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk there, who have been fantastic over that 10-year period for the Maroons.

Author: 0 IS car bomb kills 13 outside Baghdad ice cream shop

Last week, the terrorist group called on its supporters to wage " all-out war on infidels " during the Ramadan period. After sundown, families break their fast and Baghdad's restaurants and cafes quickly fill up with people staying up long into the night.

Author: 0 Trump Slams Reports Of Kushner Back-Channel With Russia As 'Fake News'

Kushner came to the job with zero political or government experience; you might recall that he was under the impression that the Obama White House staff would be staying on to serve President Trump. "Then he reached in his back pocket and grabbed a gun", Mitchell said. "What's worrying me are the patterns we're seeing". "If you're going to create a back channel that relies exclusively on the Russian communications and apparatus, that's a really serious issue", added Mark Lowenthal, a ...

Author: 0 Kabul blast hurts German embassy staff, kills guard: minister

The bomb, concealed in a water delivery truck, detonated at 8:22 a.m. The Taliban - now in the midst of their annual "spring offensive" - tweeted that they were not involved and "strongly condemn" the attack. The victims appeared mainly to have been Afghan civilians. "Afghans. It's always Afghans", she said, when asked who suffered in such attacks. "It's especially contemptible that these people were the target", Gabriel said.

Author: 0 United States leaks shed light on Manchester attack, but infuriate UK

In his statement, Trump - who was already struggling domestically to stem a tide of damaging leaks from law enforcement agencies - said the information coming out in the U.S. In a White House statement, Trump said that the he would order the US Justice Department to lead an investigation into the matter. "The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling", Mr Trump said.

Author: 0 Illinois House approves minimum wage hike

The bill which seeks to codify and make mandatory, the review of the National minimum wage every five years is titled: "a bill for an Act to mend the national minimum wage Act, cap N.61 laws of the federation of Nigeria 2004 and for other related matters".

Author: 0 80 dead, more than 350 injured in Afghanistan attack

There have been a number of violent incidents in Kabul's supposedly secure diplomatic district in the a year ago which have targeted foreigners. Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for Kabul police, told Reuters that it was "hard to say what the exact target is".

Global Macron unveils his cabinet
Author: 0 Macron unveils his cabinet

Check out Federal News Radio's latest podcasts. Goulard follows Michèle Alliot-Marie, who served as defense minister from 2002 to 2007. Le Drian says he expects France to play a crucial role in a "complex, fragile, unstable worldwide situation".

Author: 0 US Envoy: US Believes China Is Trying To Stop North Korea Tests

The U.S. military fired an ICBM-type missile from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands toward the waters just south of Alaska. The success of Tuesday's test is a watershed moment for the U.S. The U.S. has "successfully intercepted" an intercontinental ballistic missile during the first test of its ground-based intercept system, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said Tuesday.

Author: 0 US successfully intercepts ICBM in historic test

The test was the first of its kind in almost three years. When an interceptor test was carried out in January 2016, the USA military called it a success, but the Los Angeles Times discovered months later that the test had actually failed.

Global Jared Kushner in the Media Crosshairs: Is the Sense of 'Crisis' Overblown?
Author: 0 Jared Kushner in the Media Crosshairs: Is the Sense of 'Crisis' Overblown?

Reports about alleged contacts between Trump's aides and Russian officials during last year's presidential campaign coincided with accusations by United States intelligence agencies that Moscow sought to boost Trump's chances of defeating his presidential rival Hillary Clinton through computer hacking and propaganda.

Author: 0 Indian PM Modi tells Merkel India and Germany 'made for one another'

PM Modi on embarking his tour wrote that: " India and Germany are large democracies with major economies and also important players in global and regional affairs". "I've experienced that in the last few days", Merkel said at a campaign rally in Munich. The US and Germany are also not on the same page on climate change issue.

Global Hands off U.S. election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia
Author: 0 Hands off U.S. election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia

Citing three current and former American officials, the Times said U.S. intelligence officials collected information last summer showing Russians zeroed in on Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Mr Flynn, a former head of USA military intelligence who was a key Trump campaign adviser.

Author: 0 Hit or miss, missile defence test marks key milestone

The U.S.is testing an interceptor that could destroy an ICBM. North Korea's ballistic missile tests have created tensions between Pyongyang and Washington , with Kim Jong-Un featuring commonly in discussions between President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Author: 0 Kabul bomb death toll climbs to at least 80: health ministry

The Canadian, Chinese, Turkish and Iranian embassies and Afghanistan's foreign ministry are also in the area of the blast. The first report said 19 people had been killed but the death toll rose rapidly as ambulances and police vehicles rushed the wounded and the barely alive to hospitals.

Global Police Surround Orlando Airport Gunman
Author: 0 Police Surround Orlando Airport Gunman

Lawrence Wilbanks, 54, landed from Chicago at about 7:20 p.m. He did not know what was happening. He was eventually talked down after two hours and it was discovered that he was former military and he has been baker acted. All roads leading into the airport have been shut down. The Federal Aviation Administration has initiated a traffic management program for Orlando International Airport due to the ongoing standoff with an alleged gunman.

Author: 0 'India and Germany are MADE for each other', says PM Modi

The two leaders issued a Joint Statement at the end of their deliberations, in which they agreed to further strengthen the Strategic Partnership between India and Germany by deepening cooperation on foreign policy and security issues as well as on sustainable development and enhanced trade and investment ties.

Global AAP MLAs, Mishra clash inside Delhi Assembly
Author: 0 AAP MLAs, Mishra clash inside Delhi Assembly

Delhi Assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel can be heard asking Marshals to take Mishra out of the house. The BJP MLAs alleged that Mishra had been physically assaulted but the Speaker RN Goel denied the charges. The incident happened after Mr. Mishra incessantly demanded a chance to speak in the house. AAP claims that Mishra wasn't beaten up. Mishra said. "This is the reason why Kejriwal was shouting so much after the government's demonetisation move and was coming out on the streets against it", ...

Author: 0 (Updated) Kabul blast toll leaps to 80 dead, more than 300 wounded

Houses hundreds of metres away from the blast on Wednesday were damaged, with windows and doors blown off their hinges. However, Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the explosion in Kabul wounded employees of the German Embassy and killed an Afghan security guard outside the building.

Author: 0 Large explosion near embassies in Kabul

The truck, believed to be driven by a suicide bomber, exploded with a deafening roar at 8.22 a.m.in downtown Kabul when the roads were packed with motorists driving to work, Afghan media reported . The Al Jazeera web site, quoting officials, reported that it was a suicide vehicle bomb attack, described as "one of the biggest" to have hit the Afghan capital.

Global Quitting Paris climate deal would threaten USA security: António Guterres
Author: 0 Quitting Paris climate deal would threaten USA security: António Guterres

He has also said that if the USA decides to exit the agreement, it is important that cities, states and businesses in the country remain committed to the goals of the climate accord. Why Is the U.S. So Important to the Deal? During Trump's overseas trip last week, European leaders pressed him to keep the U.S.in the landmark agreement.

Global Trump Expected to Withdraw US From Paris Climate Accord
Author: 0 Trump Expected to Withdraw US From Paris Climate Accord

Less dependency on global supply chains of fossil fuels", he said. "Let me be blunt, the world is in a mess", said Guterres, who noted that climate change is perhaps today's greatest world challenge; not only does it pose tremendous direct threats to human existence, it also worsens existing global threats, like poverty and displacement.

Author: 0 A Texas Republican called ICE on protesters; then lawmakers started to scuffle

Greg Abbott . Hundreds of protesters wearing " Lucha " or "Fight" T-shirts waved signs that read "See you in court!" as they chanted " Here to stay ", and " Hey, hey, ho, ho, SB4 has got to go ". While both sides are now getting pushback for their actions, several Hispanic lawmakers have endured a slew of racist social media messages and even racist phone calls.

Author: 0 White House ducks comments on Russian Federation investigation and Jared Kushner

Moreover, the Constitution's emoluments clause - which bars anyone who is holding an office from receiving gifts and other things of value from a foreign government - applies to him, just as it does the president. Trump also has to decide soon on a Pentagon recommendation to add more USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan, as well as boosting reinforcement for the beleaguered Afghan military.

Global May could lose majority in UK parliament - YouGov study in The Times
Author: 0 May could lose majority in UK parliament - YouGov study in The Times

Both leaders are set to be quizzed by Jeremy Paxman and a live studio audience in a broadcast jointly hosted by Channel 4 and Sky News. "It is a hypothetical question", he said. First up was Corbyn , who took questions from the audience, including one on why he was so "ruthless" in his determination to help people living in poverty.

Global Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns
Author: 0 Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns

In this March 31, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington . The Metropolitan Police Department said they made the arrest after receiving a tip that the 43-year-old was on his way to the hotel, CBS News reported.

Author: 0 Franken: Reported Kushner Backchannel Is A 'Pretty Bad Breach'

They have built a thick skin over the past few months in the White House , and they recognize that a certain level of attention comes with the high-profile opportunities they have been given, per the official. Flynn was also present at the early-December meeting, and later that month, Flynn held a call with Kislyak to discuss US -imposed sanctions against Russian Federation.

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