Author: 0 EU not looking to sanctions if US quits climate deal - Canete

It would also reflect a major reversal of the Obama administration's efforts on climate change and could trigger further efforts to erode the landmark agreement. They also have argued that staying in the Paris agreement could be used as a legal tool by environmental groups seeking to fight Trump's environmental policies.

Global Philippines says 500 militants involved in siege
Author: 0 Philippines says 500 militants involved in siege

They have also sent a message to possible emissaries to the Maute to allow the safe exit of the group. THE military yesterday said the armed conflict between government forces and the Maute Group in Marawi City is now confined to four barangays, from a high of 10 in the initial days of the firefight that erupted on Tuesday last week.

Global Saudi Arabia ramps up Washington lobbying with former Trump advisers
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia ramps up Washington lobbying with former Trump advisers

He named Iran as the target of the deal and urged cooperative measures between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries against what he characterized as Iran's destabilizing role in the region. He did so standing next to Saudi officials. The Trump administration is taking a hardline stance against Iran, whose elected leaders we do not like, in favor of the Saudis, whose kings and princes we do.

Global Turkish foreign minister says wants US envoy McGurk changed
Author: 0 Turkish foreign minister says wants US envoy McGurk changed

And new video revealed Thursday shows Erdogan - who hours earlier had met with President Donald Trump - watching the fracas from his auto outside the Turkish embassy . "The American police let them attack us". The Turkish embassy claimed the president's bodyguards were acting in "self-defense". One of the men in suits can be seen kicking a woman who had already been knocked to the ground.

Author: 0 Men probing Ivanka Trump brands in China arrested, missing

Hua's wife, Deng Guilian , told CNN that she received a call Tuesday from police in Jiangxi telling her that her husband has been detained for conducting illegal surveillance and that she should expect to receive a formal notice in the mail soon.

Author: 0 When is the UK Election? Which Party Is the Favorite to Win?

Corbyn, the left-wing Labour Party leader, had initially meant to skip the debate himself, since the Conservative prime minister would not be present, but, buoyed by new polling that shows his party closing on the Conservatives and an assured performance in a televised forum earlier in the week, he changed course and tried to goad May into joining him.

Global Jared Kushner and Russia: 'None dare call it treason.'
Author: 0 Jared Kushner and Russia: 'None dare call it treason.'

The Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, has requested information and documents from Trump's campaign dating back to July 2015, the AP and other news outlets confirmed.

Author: 0 President Trump's Communications Director Mike Dubke Has Resigned

He offered to stay on to help manage communications in Washington during Trump's foreign trip, and the president accepted. In a surprise announcement, White House communications director Michael Dubke has resigned from his post . Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who lost to Trump, has partly blamed Russian interference in the election for her defeat. VEB, the largest state-run bank, has been used to plant Russian spies in the USA, bail out Putin's close friends and fund ...

Author: 0 Opposition Mocks May's Absence From Election Debate

Mrs May, who backed Remain in the referendum, will say she believes Brexit provides an opportunity to make the UK more global and outward-looking - a Britain alive with possibilities, more confident in itself, more united and more secure, a country our children and grandchildren are proud to call home.

Author: 0 White House official: Trump plans to pull USA from Paris deal

A White House official said earlier in the day that Trump was planning to pull out of the Paris deal, although a final decision hadn't been made. But Cohn, Trump's chief White House economic adviser, told reporters during the trip overseas that the president's views on climate change were "evolving" following the discussions with European leaders.

Author: 0 May could lose majority in June 8 election

The prospect of no party having a clear majority in parliament could give a boost to any party able to put together a leading coalition - a possible boost to the chances for opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn . The polls painted a complicated picture of public opinion, with voting intentions being influenced by both the deadly Manchester attack and May's unpopular social care proposals.

Author: 0 Trump set to reveal decision on Paris climate deal

During his election campaign, however, Trump called global warming "a hoax " and promised to scrap the agreement and return jobs to the coal industry that is often an easy target for environmentalists. Another option, said University of California, Berkeley climate scientist Zeke Hausfather, would be for Trump to withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the treaty on which the Paris accord was based, which would take only a year.

Author: 0 Trump Rails Against Germany As 'Very Bad For US' In Twitter Tirade

However, as tensions between the two side escalated rapidly, Merkel on Tuesday stressed German ties with the USA, saying that the relationship is of " outstanding importance ". Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Modi heaped mutual praise upon each other May 30 - each referring to the other as a "reliable partner" in a notable contrast to Merkel's recent public doubts about Germany's ties with the United States.

Global Silk Road website founder loses appeal of conviction, life sentence
Author: 0 Silk Road website founder loses appeal of conviction, life sentence

It also rejected the 33-year-old Ulbricht's claim that his prison term of life with no possibility of parole, was too long. Joshua Dratel, a lawyer for Ulbricht, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Lynch, however, said that while "the shocking personal corruption of these two government agents disgraced the agencies for which they worked", it "has nothing to do with whether Ulbricht operated the site as Dread Pirate Roberts".

Author: 0 China detains activist who probed Ivanka Trump shoe factory

The Huajian factory makes as many as 20,000 pairs of shoes a year for the Ivanka Trump brand. The key question in light of the organization's apparent track record of never having run-ins with the law is whether Chinese authorities were more likely to crack down on the investigators in an attempt to curry favor with the Trump administration.

Global Hillary Clinton Goes Tweet-to-Tweet with President Trump Over 'Covfefe'
Author: 0 Hillary Clinton Goes Tweet-to-Tweet with President Trump Over 'Covfefe'

Soon after his post went viral, Trump tweeted the following , suggesting that he was mostly amused by everyone trying to figure out what "covfefe" means, while inviting people to keep figuring out what he was trying to say. "I also think I was the victim of the very broad assumption I was going to win. Dump it now, '" she said. Clinton said she takes responsibility for mistakes made by her campaign, but echoed comments she's made since the election as well - that she was on a trajectory ...

Author: 0 Afghan intelligence agency blames Haqqani network for deadly attack

CGTN's Catherine James reports from the blast site. NATO's Resolute Support Mission said that Afghan security forces had prevented the truck carrying explosives from entering the Green Zone. There were 11 US citizens - all contract personnel - injured in the blast and one Afghan local guard was reported missing, Fox news reported a senior USA official as saying.

Author: 0 Harry Sterling: Alienating NATO could backfire on Trump

Trump criticised Germany earlier on Tuesday for its trade surplus and military spending levels, a day after Merkel rammed home her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally. "It is inappropriate that we are now communicating with each other between a beer tent and Twitter ", he said in Berlin . Her comments may have been interpreted differently in the USA, causing an uproar, but that's not her fault, said the official.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn agrees to take part in live televised debate

Independence Party chief Paul Nuttall. But the Conservatives confirmed that interior minister Amber Rudd would represent the party as planned at the BBC hustings. Although the gap between the two big rivals, the Conservatives and Labour , has narrowed, May's party is still on course to win with a majority, but not necessarily the landslide predicted jut a few weeks ago when May called the snap election.

Author: 0 Taking part in TV debate is a no-brainer for Jeremy Corbyn

An ICM poll for the Guardian on Tuesday showed Labour gaining ground - a trend consistent with other pollsters - but suggested the Tories were still enjoying a healthy advantage. A Labour spokesperson described May's absence as a sign of her "weakness". YouGov published an analysis of its data on Wednesday, projecting the Conservatives may lose their majority, leading to a hung parliament.

Author: 0 UK Labour chief challenges Theresa May to debate as race tightens

Farron said. "Take a look out your window. She might be out there sizing up your house to pay for your social care", he said. One described the manifesto to HuffPost UK as a "clusterfuck". It was of course predictable that the PM would come in for a bit of stick for not bothering to turn up, even though everyone was more than well aware that she wouldn't be in attendance long before the cameras started rolling.

Global Carter's national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies
Author: 0 Carter's national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

The elder Brzezinski, a native of Poland, was a dominant figure in the Carter administration in his role as national security adviser. During his time serving as a counsellor to President Lyndon B Johnson from 1966 to 1968, he persuaded the administration to adopt peaceful engagement as the USA strategy to undermine the Soviet bloc.

Author: 0 Trump raises security alarm by asking leaders to call him directly

His departure after just over three months on the job came early Tuesday morning after a wave of weekend reports that the president was poised to shake up his senior West Wing staff amid a series of missteps and the Russian Federation scandal that has dominated the news cycle in recent weeks and could threaten the presidency.

Global Iranian Foreign Minister criticizes Trump
Author: 0 Iranian Foreign Minister criticizes Trump

It has nothing to do with country. On Saturday the United States and Saudi Arabia announced an arms deal worth almost $110 billion (98 billion euros), which was described as the largest in U.S. Drive them out of your communities. The president made no mention of human rights during his visit, and in the speech insisted: "We are not here to lecture - we are not here to tell other people how to live".

Author: 0 Nighttime, early morning bombings in Baghdad kill 24

The attacks targeted commercial areas and a patrol of Sunni anti-Islamic State tribal fighters, they said . France's new president also said that Russian Federation and France should increase cooperation and intelligence-sharing in Syria to fight terrorist groups.

Author: 0 Homeland Security chief defends Russia back channel

In a statement , Dubke says: "It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration". "It's my understanding that the White House has pushed back and said [Trump] didn't do that, so I'll take him at his word", Kelly said.

Author: 0 Hastings' Amber Rudd to stand in for PM at BBC election debate

However, that did not keep the other party leaders from criticizing her decision to dodge their grilling. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron slammed the Prime Minister for "running away" from the debate on Wednesday evening. Jeremy Corbyn, her opponent in the race for Number 10, will also be campaigning on Brexit, buoyed by an opinion poll which suggested the Tory lead had been reduced to just three points.

Author: 0 Trump Nears Break With Climate Accord: Business Leaders React

First, Guterres said he will immediately press for ratification of the Kigali Amendment agreed to in October by almost 200 nations on limiting the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - greenhouse gases far more powerful than carbon dioxide that are depleting the ozone layer.

Author: 0 Trump tells 'confidants' U.S. will leave Paris climate deal -Axios

The White House has delayed a final decision on the Paris accord multiple times, but this week appears more likely for an announcement than before. While some coal interests and generators are opposed to the Paris accord, most energy companies are pushing Trump to stay in the deal. Making matters worse, Cruz said the agreement "would damage America's national security as much as our economic security [by] pressuring our allies and partners, harming domestic job creators and materially ...

Author: 0 South and Central Asia: On the Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

They're now one of the biggest contributors to the NATO-led Resolute Support mission with around 980 soldiers on the ground to support and train Afghan security forces. The explosives were hidden in a tanker truck used to clean out septic systems, according to Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the interior minister.

Author: 0 Former TSA boss among candidates for FBI director

Comey's interactions with Trump have come under intense scrutiny since Comey's firing, causing some lawmakers to question whether it was related to the ongoing FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Global More than 100 dead and dozens missing after floods
Author: 0 More than 100 dead and dozens missing after floods

The fist Indian navy ship with rescue and relief materials arrived this morning at the Port of Colombo. Indian medical teams and rescue personnel also arrived in the capital of Colombo. At least 100 deaths have been confirmed by the Lankan government while about 99 are still missing. Floods and landslides fueled by torrential rains have so far left 91 people dead and another 110 missing in Sri Lanka .

Global A new balance of terror: Why North Korea clings to its nukes
Author: 0 A new balance of terror: Why North Korea clings to its nukes

The MDA said its mission was to develop a missile defense system to defend the USA, its deployed forces, allies and friends from limited ballistic missile attacks of "all ranges in all phases of flight". However, the interceptor technology has been making steady advances throughout the life of the program. Earlier this year, Kim Jong Un announced that North Korea is close to testing a long-range missile.

Global Putin says he's certain that Syria's Assad didn't use chemical weapons
Author: 0 Putin says he's certain that Syria's Assad didn't use chemical weapons

Macron's full-on blast at the state news agency Sputnik and broadcaster Russia Today came at a news conference with Putin standing at his side. But after more than two hours of meetings - their first since Macron's May 7 election and longer than scheduled - both leaders also signaled a shared desire not to let disagreements define their fledgling relationship.

Global Taiwan ranks 41st in 2017 Global Peace Index
Author: 0 Taiwan ranks 41st in 2017 Global Peace Index

The U.S. declined the most in an annual study of global peace that cites political turbulence, deteriorating press freedom, a public perception of increasing crime and corruption, and less acceptance of Muslims and other minorities. Iceland maintained its position as the world's most peaceful country, a title it has held since 2008, while New Zealand and Portugal replaced Denmark and Austria in second and third position.

Author: 0 Leaders unite to condemn Theresa May's absence — BBC debate

British Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting to shore up her general election campaign on Wednesday after a shock projection forecast a hung Parliament and left the pound wobbling. Nearly 12 months after the European Union referendum, Mrs May will say the election gives voters an opportunity to "affirm" their decision to quit the European Union by voting for her to continue as prime minister.

Global GOP candidate charged with assault wins Montana congressional race. Belated apology follows
Author: 0 GOP candidate charged with assault wins Montana congressional race. Belated apology follows

Gianforte also apologized to a Fox News crew that was in the room with him and Jacobs at the time of their encounter. I should not have responded in the way that I did. Gianforte was projected the victor of Montana's special election just after midnight eastern time on Friday morning. "I'm sick and exhausted of you guys", Gregg allegedly shouted, as the Guardian reporter captured the incident on audio.

Global China vows to work with EU to uphold Paris pact
Author: 0 China vows to work with EU to uphold Paris pact

The protest, organised by 350 DC group, was announced on Wednesday night and is set to follow Trump's announcement on Thursday of whether the USA will remain a party to the 196-nation agreement aimed at curbing the effects of climate change, The Hill magazine reported.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn could delay Trump's United Kingdom visit if he wins election

She said Mr Corbyn had faced a confidence vote by his own MPs in which four out of five voted against him. After an audience member asked about strong leadership, Ms Rudd took a furious swipe at the Shadow Home Secretary. "She won't turn up to these debates because her campaign of soundbites is falling apart", she said. Have you seen people sleeping around our stations? "There is a debate in Cambridge tonight", Corbyn told a public meeting in Reading this afternoon.

Global White House aide Michael Dubke says his last day is TBD
Author: 0 White House aide Michael Dubke says his last day is TBD

Asked about a possible staff shake-up, Spicer said: "I think the president is very pleased with his team and he has a robust agenda". At the same time, he often undermines his staffers, contradicting their public statements and derailing their efforts to stay on topic with inflammatory tweets .

Author: 0 Chinese maker of Ivanka Trump shoes denies labor violations

Huajian meanwhile, the company running the factory in China , its spokesman Wei Xuegang said he was not aware of any arrests, according to the Post . The companies didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. Li said the two others - Li Zhao and Su Heng - are missing and "feared detained".

Global White House says it has granted 14 ethics waivers to staff
Author: 0 White House says it has granted 14 ethics waivers to staff

The freewheeling and impulsive Trump is also said to have expressed distrust of official channels by his act. White House communications director Michael Dubke announced his resignation Tuesday. "We are focused on the President's agenda", Spicer said . But numerous people close to the president and his team are expecting further changes this time.

Author: 0 IS seals off area of symbolic mosque in Mosul's Old City

The forces also ousted ISIS from the villages of Wadi al-Midar and Taru. The Hashd al-Shaabi's progress comes as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is also commander of the Iraqi armed forces, is in Mosul "to oversee liberation operations" and meet with Iraqi military commanders of the Iraqi special forces and the Popular Mobilization Forces, as the Shiite force is also known.

Global IL lawmakers brace for missing key budget deadline
Author: 0 IL lawmakers brace for missing key budget deadline

The House is set to continue meeting through the month of June. Rauner, a businessman who took office in 2015, blames Democrats for not enacting pro-business and union-curbing measures he says will help dig IL out of its fiscal troubles.

Global May: I'm way too busy to join debate
Author: 0 May: I'm way too busy to join debate

But the Labour leader stressed his party's approach to Brexit talks would prove a success as unlike Mrs May he is not "threatening" the European Union. He challenged May to join him in Cambridge, eastern England , accusing her of running scared. "I've been taking Jeremy Corbyn on directly week in and week out at Prime Minister's Questions" in the House of Commons, she said.

Author: 0 No terror link in MH128 flight fracas: PM

Once they'd landed, passengers had to remain on the plane for more than hour before police boarded and took over the situation. "It was an isolated incident and we do believe he suffers from a mental illness", Superintendent Michael Goode of the Australian Federal Police told a media conference on Thursday.

Author: 0 Spicer refers Russia-related queries to Trump's private lawyer

Aside from Kasowitz, the White House is considering bringing on old campaign hands to help manage the fallout. Axios reported that Cohn had his eye on a higher job: chair of the Federal Reserve. Others in Trump's inner circle - including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former national security adviser Michael Flynn , who was at the December meeting at issue - also somehow failed to disclose meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

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