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Author: 0 Germany postpones deportation flight of Afghan asylum seekers after Kabul bomb

A government source said the reason for the cancellation was because consular and diplomatic staff "so shortly after the attack, have more important things to do than to deal with organisational matters". The BBC said a driver for the British broadcaster was killed and four of its journalists were wounded. More than an hour after the explosion, ambulances were still taking the wounded to hospital and officials were pulling bodies from the rubble as firefighters struggled to control blazes in ...

Author: 0 No compromise in fight against Mali militants, says Macron

France intervened in Mali back in 2013 to drive out al-Qaida-linked militant forces in the north of the country. Macron said he hopes Germany will continue to support the French and United Nations mission in West Africa, even if they will not intervene directly.

Author: 0 Kabul attack death toll at 80

The Kabul headquarters of NATO's mission to Afghanistan also denounced the vehicle bombing which the alliance said went off near Zambaq Square, close to the area housing several diplomatic and government facilities. India's foreign minister said that the nation's embassy staff is all accounted for. "There are a large number of casualties, but I don't know how many people are killed or wounded", said an eyewitness, Gul Rahim .

Global Chechnya's leader invites Macron, Merkel to visit his region
Author: 0 Chechnya's leader invites Macron, Merkel to visit his region

Earlier this month Putin backed an official probe into the reported attacks after German Chancellor Angela Merkel confronted him on the issue during a visit to Moscow. The answer, he snapped, was that they had behaved like "agents of influence and propaganda" and had spread "serious falsehoods" about him and his campaign.

Global Bomb in sewage tanker kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Kabul
Author: 0 Bomb in sewage tanker kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Kabul

Public health ministry spokesman Ismail Kawasi told the Associated Press that 350 people were injured in the bombing, which happened during rush hour in the center of Kabul. "Such attacks do not change our resolve in continuing to support the Afghan government in the stabilization of the country", he said. Iran's official news agency IRNA said the Iranian Embassy sustained severe damage.

Author: 0 German Embassy Staff Injured, Afghan Guard Killed in Kabul Blast

In the past year, they have largely concentrated on thwarting a surge of attacks by the Taliban , who have captured key districts, such as Helmand province, which US and British troops had fought bitterly to return to the government. At least 80 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter, shattering the morning rush hour and bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital .

Global Trump to pull out of Paris climate agreement
Author: 0 Trump to pull out of Paris climate agreement

Trump said on Saturday that he would announce this week whether the United States would adhere to the Paris agreement after resisting pressure to announce the plans at the G7 summit . And while Mr Guterres never mentioned Mr Trump's name, those in the audience were left in little doubt as to where his comments were directed when he said the climate conversation "should cease to be a shouting match".

Author: 0 Trump moderates tone on first foreign trip

So, before Air Force One is wheels down at Andrews Air Force Base late Saturday, here are 5 takeaways from Trump's first foreign trip since becoming president. But on Thursday he declined to restate the US commitment to defend its democratic European allies if they are attacked, as Article 5 of the NATO treaty provides.

Author: 0 Arsenal's Wenger to stay for another two years, reports say

The agreement, after Wenger met with majority shareholder Stan Kroenke on Monday, will be ratified at an Arsenal board meeting this afternoon. Arsenal have found that hard in recent years - and the challenge of attracting world-class players will be tougher this summer, given the Gunners' lack of Champions League football and the spending power at Chelsea and the Manchester clubs.

Author: 0 Trump expected to exit Paris climate deal

Musk said last week that he talked to Trump about the Paris climate agreement , the 2015 accord in which most nations committed to reducing emissions to fight climate change . A White House official confirms the president is expected to withdraw from the accord , the Associated Press reports. The Trump administration has been divided on the issue, with EPA chief Scott Pruitt and Trump adviser Steve Bannon among the conservative hardliners who have been in favor of a United ...

Global Kabul bombing: More than 80 killed by explosion in Afghan capital
Author: 0 Kabul bombing: More than 80 killed by explosion in Afghan capital

At least one journalist of the Tolo was killed in addition to a security guard at the German embassy. Afghanistan has been suffering from a surge of attacks from the Taliban movement since it declared a new spring offensive, including spectacular attacks on the once secure capital.

Global Trump lashes out at Merkel, saying Germany 'very bad for US'
Author: 0 Trump lashes out at Merkel, saying Germany 'very bad for US'

Germany , until recently Washington's closest partner in Europe , was particularly discomfited, and Merkel wasted no time in warning German voters that the United States can no longer be relied upon as before. would continue backing the Paris climate agreement, created to tackle climate change . On Monday, Schultz also tweeted that the "best response to Donald Trump is a stronger Europe ".

Global America's Cup: Can Ben Ainslie win it for Britain?
Author: 0 America's Cup: Can Ben Ainslie win it for Britain?

The second race of the day, was the most anticipated match and a rematch of the 34th America's Cup final: Emirates Team New Zealand against Oracle Team USA. 'We saw in the last Cup just how quickly the competition can change, we know all of the teams will be developing their race boats throughout the Cup - so are we - and we are pushing incredibly hard to be up there and be super-fast.

Author: 0 One officer fired, one disciplined in Tamir Rice case

Samaria Rice was talking about Loehmann, who was sacked for lying about his work history, not for shooting and killing the 12-year-old as Tamir held an airsoft pistol. In December 2015, a grand jury declined to indict Loehmann and Garmback. Once it was determined that Loehmann and Garmback would not face criminal charges, Police Chief Williams ordered the formation of a Critical Incident Review Committee to determine if the officers had violated any internal rules.

Author: 0 Trump is pulling USA out of Paris climate change deal, reports say

Secretary General António Guterres's speech on Tuesday at an event in NY. But since he won the White House, the decision whether to fulfill that promise has been among the most fraught within his administration, dividing the Trump family and top aides along ideological and nationalistic lines.

Author: 0 Manchester bomber 'planned his attack for a year'

Britain's security level has been upgraded to " critical " meaning officials believe another attack may be imminent. On the matter, Trump said the leaks were " deeply troubling ", promising an investigation after British police said the publication of forensic photographs had caused distress to victims' relatives.

Author: 0 White House Adviser: Sean Spicer 'Isn't Going Anywhere'

Should that come to pass, perhaps he'll just duck out of town completely. Despite his attacks on "fake news" using unnamed sources, Trump on Tuesday retweeted a Fox News story that quoted an anonymous source saying that the Russians suggested a one-time secure line to discuss Syria.

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Author: 0 President Trump hails heroes at Arlington National Cemetery

In doing so, we pledge our Nation's allegiance to the great cause of freedom for which they fought and ultimately died. Believe it or not, there is peace when you visit a cemetery. A wreath was placed at the gravesite of the 35th USA president, buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, alongside hundreds of other veterans.

Global Trump hails heroes including Kansan during Memorial Day ceremony
Author: 0 Trump hails heroes including Kansan during Memorial Day ceremony

Following Trump's 20-minute address, he, Vice President Mike Pence and Kelly toured Arlington's Section 60 - where the fallen of Afghanistan and Iraq are laid to rest. In one of the annual rites of every presidency, Trump traveled the short distance over the Potomac River to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia to honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who were killed in service to their country.

Global German FM plays down spat with US
Author: 0 German FM plays down spat with US

And while German politicians sided with Ms Merkel, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel signalled that it was time for cooler heads to prevail. Germans say their products are just better and people want to buy them. "Chancellor Merkel and the US president, they have a good and productive relationship", Ambassador Peter Wittig told CNN's "New Day". Her comments may have been interpreted differently in the US, causing an uproar, but that's not her fault, said the official.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit show

In France, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Wednesday that British and French intelligence have information that Abedi had likely traveled to Syria. "These searches will take several days to complete", said Ian Hopkins with the Manchester Police. On Wednesday, a series of raids were executed across Manchester , Wigan and Nuneaton , Warwickshire, while relatives of bomber Salman Abedi were detained in Libya.

Author: 0 Trump's relationship with Merkel 'fairly unbelievable,' Spicer says

At a press conference in Berlin , Merkel, who is in the midst of a campaign for re-election, had said that the diplomatic relationship with the U.S. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said that President Donald Trump developed a "fairly unbelievable" relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week during the European leg of his first trip overseas as President.

Author: 0 Trump resisting pressure from Europe, pope on climate deal

Laying out a five-point action plan to mobilize the world for climate action, the United Nations chief underscored that he will intensify political engagement with countries to increase efforts to limit temperature rise to well below 2 degree-Celsius and as close as possible to 1.5 degree-Celsius, the first point.

Global Massive truck bomb kills over 80 in Kabul
Author: 0 Massive truck bomb kills over 80 in Kabul

Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the suicide auto bomber detonated his explosives close to a busy intersection in the Wazir Akbar Khan district. Kawasi, the health official, said the wounded were admitted to different Kabul hospitals. Last month, the Taliban announced the start of a major spring offensive, saying their main focus would be foreign forces, targeting them with a mix of conventional, guerrilla, insider and suicide attacks.

Global UN chief urges action on climate change
Author: 0 UN chief urges action on climate change

Though President Trump indicated in some ways last week that he may be taking a new view on the Paris Climate Agreement , the President has reportedly told many close to him that he will be withdrawing the US from the worldwide agreement soon.

Author: 0 Philippines urges Islamist militants to surrender

More than 100 people have been confirmed killed in the conflict, which began last week when gunmen waving black flags of the Islamic State (IS) group rampaged through the mostly Muslim-populated city of Marawi . An Indonesian anti-terrorism squad source told Reuters that authorities have beefed up surveillance at the northern end of the Kalimantan and Sulawesi regions to stop would-be fighters travelling by sea to the southern Philippines and to prevent an influx of others fleeing the ...

Author: 0 Maduro informs Putin about measures to resolve crisis in Venezuela

She earlier warned that Venezuela was "on the verge of humanitarian crisis". In a separate Russian-Venezuelan development, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said on Thursday that the Russian oil giant received a stake in Citgo, the USA refining and marketing unit of embattled Venezuelan state company PDVSA, as collateral when the Russian company made pre-payment to the Venezuelan group for oil supplies.

Global Portland stabbing suspect appears in court
Author: 0 Portland stabbing suspect appears in court

He yelled at Mangum, who is not Muslim, and her friend, using what police described as "hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions". Taliesin Namkai-Meche was 23 years old, a recent college graduate. In court documents, prosecutors say Christian confessed while in the back seat of a patrol auto after his arrest.

Global We don't know what Trump has decided on Paris climate deal-Germany
Author: 0 We don't know what Trump has decided on Paris climate deal-Germany

Global warming might reach more unsafe levels even sooner if the US backs out from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists have said . "Only Syria and Nicaragua are not part of the 197-country agreement, which lays out voluntary goals for reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions". Axios reported Wednesday that Trump has chose to withdraw from the accord , citing two people with knowledge of the decision.

Global Russia calls for expulsion of Estonian, Moldovan diplomats
Author: 0 Russia calls for expulsion of Estonian, Moldovan diplomats

Russia has made a decision to expel five employees of the Moldovan embassy in Moscow in retaliation for the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Chisinau, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is now deploying four battalions to the three Baltic states - Estonia , Latvia and Lithuania - and Poland to reassure its allies spooked by Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Global Scores killed as massive explosion rocks Kabul
Author: 0 Scores killed as massive explosion rocks Kabul

Khamma Press quoted Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish, as saying that the attack was likely carried out using a truck full of explosives which was detonated close to Zambaq Square, an area that houses several diplomatic missions. At Wazir Akbar Khan hospital, not far from the blast, hundreds of anxious and angry people crammed outside the main entrance, trying to get inside to see their injured loved ones, while police guarded the facility.

Author: 0 AFP spokesperson: Captive priest could be under duress

A colleague of Suganob confirmed to The Associated Press that the man in the video is the priest. "We aired this message in the hope of ending this soon and reducing any more loss of lives and property", Padilla said in a statement .

Author: 0 Centennial Celebration for JFK's Birthday in Boston

Actor David Niven sat at first lady Jackie Kennedy's right, Ethel Kennedy was second from her left. Kennedy's centennial will also be honored in his home state. Monday, May 29, 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of his birth. The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW) is displaying nine photographs of Kennedy and his family in the museum's "The American Presidency" exhibition now through August 27, according to a press release from the ...

Global Sterling hammered by poll showing risk of hung parliament
Author: 0 Sterling hammered by poll showing risk of hung parliament

But May insisted she had the best plan for taking Britain into negotiations over its exit from the European Union, which start 11 days after the election. A new projection by YouGov for the Times finds that the Conservatives are set to lose twenty seats and Labour gain almost 30 seats in next week's general election.

Author: 0 French embassy in Kabul damaged in vehicle bomb attack: minister

At least 80 people were killed and hundreds wounded after the attack which rocked the area near the presidential palace near Zanbaq Square. Further in the news release, Mr. "It is hard to say what the exact target is", Mujahid said. One BBC employee has been killed and four journalists injured in the bomb attack in Kabul , the broadcaster confirmed .

Author: 0 Korea's missile launch reached Japan's exclusive economic zone

United States military monitors said the short-range missile flew for six minutes, while Japan said it fell into the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), waters extending 200 nautical miles from its coast. Earlier on Monday, North Korea test fired a new missile . Moon Jae-in, South Korea's new president, ordered an emergency national security council meeting to discuss the latest launch, and his joint chiefs said the South Korean military was "maintaining full preparedness".

Author: 0 We don't know what Trump has decided on Paris climate deal - Germany

He tweeted on Saturday , "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" If true, America will now join the ranks of just two other countries who have refused to commit to the Paris agreement: Syria and Nicaragua. They said the deal would require the United States government to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, which would hurt business. "Here we have the situation that six members, or even seven if you want to add the European Union, stand against one".

Global Kabul blast: 80 people killed and 350 injured
Author: 0 Kabul blast: 80 people killed and 350 injured

The German Embassy, the Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Palace are all in the area. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the group's fighters weren't involved and that it "strongly condemns today's attack", according to news site Khaama Press .

Global White House official: Trump plans to pull United States from Paris deal
Author: 0 White House official: Trump plans to pull United States from Paris deal

And it could trigger further efforts to erode the landmark climate accord. On the 2016 campaign trail, Trump vowed to " cancel " the pact. Major oil producers are also looking to the future and diversifying their economies and even Saudi Arabia has announced plans to install 700 megawatts of solar and wind power, he said.

Global Turkey's Erdogan regains leadership of party he founded
Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan regains leadership of party he founded

Turkey has now summoned the USA ambassador to demand an investigation. A brawl erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence during Erdogan's visit to Washington to meet U.S. The Associated Press reported that Ambassador John Bass had explained that the bodyguards had violated US laws protecting free speech and free assembly, but the Turkish government was not thoroughly satisfied with the answer and "disagreed" with their ...

Global Injuries at German embassy in Kabul, Afghan personnel likely dead: Germany
Author: 0 Injuries at German embassy in Kabul, Afghan personnel likely dead: Germany

The Taliban on Wednesday denied any involvement in the auto bomb explosion in the Afghan capital that left at least 80 dead and more than 300 wounded and condemned the attack on the civilian population. A statement from the Ministry of Interior Affairs says it "condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack" that killed so many, including women and children.

Author: 0 Ranking Premier League Managers by Job Security After 2016/17 Season

The Owls were a penalty kick away from a place at Wembley and the Play-Off Final for the second season running after losing to eventual winners Huddersfield Town. I've got to speak to my agent and Man City. They had come close to promotion in recent years after failed play-off campaigns under Gus Poyet and Oscar Garcia .

Author: 0 Germany's Gabriel says ties with USA 'difficult', will improve

Perhaps in response, Donald Trump launched a fresh Twitter tirade this morning against Germany, accusing the country (again) of not paying its fair share of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation contributions and of running a "MASSIVE" trade deficit.

Global Ex-dictator Noriega's remains cremated in Panama
Author: 0 Ex-dictator Noriega's remains cremated in Panama

Noriega was removed from office in the 1989 USA invasion of Panama. However Giroldi says Noriega "never confessed the truth about those events, and that will nag us for the rest of our lives". The founder of Panama's most influential newspaper is calling the late dictator Manuel Noriega the "most sinister" figure in the country's history.

Global At least 80 killed, 350 hurt in Afghanistan bombing
Author: 0 At least 80 killed, 350 hurt in Afghanistan bombing

The powerful explosion occurred at a time when Kabul's roads were packed with commuters. Khamma Press quoted Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish, as saying that the attack was likely carried out using a truck full of explosives which was detonated close to Zambaq Square, an area that houses several diplomatic missions.

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