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Global 'Big story' unmasking, surveillance during Obama administration
Author: 0 'Big story' unmasking, surveillance during Obama administration

The big story is the "unmasking and surveillance" of people that took place during the Obama Administration . "Several U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that all such requests by Obama administration officials were properly scrutinized and appropriate", Reuters adds.

Author: 0 Committee issues subpoenas; Comey OK'd to testify

The House Intelligence Committee has issued seven subpoenas in its probes into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election and the unmasking of the names of Trump campaign officials in intelligence intercepts, according to multiple reports.

Global Balloons, not North Korean drone, prompted warning shots from South
Author: 0 Balloons, not North Korean drone, prompted warning shots from South

The Korean Central News Agency, citing a spokesman for the army's general staff, said the South Koreans had fired more than 450 machine gun rounds at "a flock of birds flying in the sky" in the border area of Kangwon province. Liu spoke to reporters after emergency Security Council consultations behind closed doors on the North's latest missile test . Liquid-fuel missiles require more time to prepare, in the open, before a launch.

Global Trump will announce U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate accord -document
Author: 0 Trump will announce U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate accord -document

All implementation of this accord will cease Today June 1, 2017 . The president mentioned job loses and increased taxes in his decision to remove the United States from the Paris Accords. Meanwhile, Ivanka has attempted to moderate their influence, inviting former Vice President Al Gore and other advocates for action on climate change to meet with her father over the last several months.

Author: 0 Macron, tweaking Trump, says 'Make our planet great again'

But he also raised the possibility of negotiating to re-enter the Paris accord or an entirely new deal on terms that were "fair" to the US. The move will follow United Nations procedures and take up to four years, U.S said. An analysis by the think tank Climate Interactive estimated the USA pledges would account for 21 percent of the total expected emissions cuts out to the year 2030.

Author: 0 Subpoenas issued for Flynn, Trump lawyer

Flynn though attorneys has sought immunity in exchange for Congressional testimony. The Justice Department has acknowledged that Sessions was at the Mayflower Hotel event in Washington , but said there were no private or side conversations that day.

Global Netanyahu made last-ditch effort to convince U.S. of Israel embassy move
Author: 0 Netanyahu made last-ditch effort to convince U.S. of Israel embassy move

Trump's move to renew the waiver for six months keeps the USA embassy in Tel Aviv for now. Trump promised during the campaign to move the embassy to Jerusalem if elected president. "We are ready to start the consultation process with the USA administration", he said after Trump's announcement. The US president will delay the controversial relocation, diplomatic sources told Reuters , after Trump met Israeli and Palestinian leaders last month.

Global Trump Just Said Some Truly Crazy Things During His Paris Exit Announcement
Author: 0 Trump Just Said Some Truly Crazy Things During His Paris Exit Announcement

The Paris Agreement came into effect in November 2016, after the U.S. and other major greenhouse gas emitters , including China and India, signed the agreement . And if we can, that's great, and if we can't, that's fine", he added. Trump said the Paris agreement on climate change agreed upon by more than 190 countries was "negotiated poorly by Obama admin and signed out of desperation".

Global This is about those little girls: Portland stabbing victim
Author: 0 This is about those little girls: Portland stabbing victim

Micah Fletcher , the survivor of a Portland , Oregon, stabbing attack that allegedly involved hate speech and left two people dead, issued a statement honoring the two who died and offering support to the city's Muslims. Christian shouted during his arraignment. "I'll stab you, too, (expletive)", he said.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/y5ktAS ) that MAX operators will stop trains at their nearest station and bus drivers will pull over at stops or along their routes at noon ...

Global Earthquake of 5.0 magnitude hits Haryana, northern India
Author: 0 Earthquake of 5.0 magnitude hits Haryana, northern India

However, the Indian Meteorological Department put the intensity of the quake at 5.0. Tremors were felt in New Delhi , parts of National Capital Region (NCR) and North India early on Friday morning. However, there has been no report of any casualty or damage to property yet, reported PTI. Residents said that they felt strong tremors at around 4.20 am on Friday.

Author: 0 Donald Trump pulls United States out of Paris climate change deal

India has made it clear that it will not pull out of the Paris Accord - billed as the great hope to stop the unprecedented rise of global warming by cutting down on carbon emissions- even if the U.S. That changed with the Paris Agreement. The letter is signed "Your Nordic Friends" and urges Trump "to show global leadership - and to make the right decision".

Author: 0 Trump poised to announce decision on global climate deal

SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk will be stepping down from various presidential advisory panels in response to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement . The Paris deal was just "the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States to the advantage of other countries" and "a massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries", and "less about the climate and more about other countries ...

Global Bernie Sanders Rips Paris Climate Withdrawal As An
Author: 0 Bernie Sanders Rips Paris Climate Withdrawal As An "International Disgrace"

Trump argued that the United States was getting a raw deal from the accord. Republicans and conservative groups immediately cheered the decision. "If we can't, that's fine". All implementation of the non-binding portions of the agreement will cease to be enforced by the United States, he said. But when it's complete, the United States will join a lonely club.

Global PM Modi urges to make 'Yoga Day' a memorable one
Author: 0 PM Modi urges to make 'Yoga Day' a memorable one

Addressing the media at La Moncloa, the official residence of the Spanish Prime Minister, Modi said India was in favour taking its relations with Spain "even more productive". By wooing Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany at the right time when US President Donald Trump was playing truant and China was adopting hard postures, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pragmatic approach to Indo-German relations has charmed her appropriately.

Author: 0 Zbigniew Brzezinski, ex-aide to former US President Jimmy Carter, dies

He was inquisitive, innovative, and a natural choice as my national security advisor when I became president", Carter said in the statement. Brzezinski, who was Polish born, served as Carter's national security advisor during the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Author: 0 Share your message on Paris Climate Accord

Customer relationship management software CEO Marc Benioff tweeted that he was "Deeply disappointed by President's decision to withdraw from ParisAgreement". Does your organization see a direct link between climate change and faith? Trump's decision came less than a week after he met with world leaders in Sicily, where closed-door discussions included pleas for the United States to stick to the consensus agreed to in Paris in 2015 and consummated past year.

Author: 0 Trump pulls United States out of world climate change deal

Although details and the timeframe are still unclear, Trump is set to argue that the agreement is a bad deal for Americans and that he is keeping a campaign promise to "put American workers first". "The sustainability train has left the station", he said earlier this week. Nicaragua and Syria are the only countries not party to the Paris accord, the former seeing it as not ambitious enough and the latter being racked by a brutal civil war .

Author: 0 The Consequences of Leaving the Paris Agreement

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the US will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, saying he is fulfilling a promise he made to represent the "voters of Pittsburgh, not Paris ". Also referred to as the Paris climate deal, Paris Accord and Paris climate agreement , it is a deal that was signed in December 2015 and came into effect in November 2016.

Author: 0 France's Macron to meet Italian PM on Sunday

Macron said he would take part in the coming weeks in a meeting of the so-called G5 Sahel countries - Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Mauritania - all former French colonies. Macron repeatedly pledged ahead of the May 7 election that fighting terror would be his priority, after multiple attacks in France since 2015 that killed more than 230 people.

Author: 0 Clinton: Trump unleashed 'dangerous' level of hate

The Republican president struck back in a tweet late Wednesday, criticizing Clinton for failing to take responsibility for her loss. "That is incredibly unsafe", she said. "You have to be prepared for what it means to literally be brutalized", she said. The DNC wasn't responsible for Hillary collapsing on the campaign trail.

Global Trump tells Muslim leaders to 'drive out' terrorists
Author: 0 Trump tells Muslim leaders to 'drive out' terrorists

The US President also singled out Iran as promoting a "craven ideology" of terrorism, and called on the Muslim world to help him isolate Iran on an worldwide front. Trump said the USA will ensure that its "Saudi friends" get a good deal from "our great American defense companies, the greatest anywhere in the world".

Author: 0 EU regrets US withdrawal from climate deal, will seek other allies

The Weather Channel rearranged the homepage of its website to send a message to President Trump , who in the past has expressed skepticism about global warming . The documents state: "The accord was negotiated poorly by the Obama administration and signed out of desperation". In a statement , Obama said those nations that remained signed up to the accord would "reap the benefits in jobs and industries created".

Author: 0 Corbyn vows to meet Merkel 'straight away' if he becomes PM

The Prime Minister spent a second day trying to focus the election back on the UK's European Union withdrawal, after the furore around the "dementia tax" and criticism of her refusal take part in TV debates blew her campaign off course. In a fiery election confrontation where the Prime Minister was time and again pilloried for her absence, it is the "progressive alliance" aiming to oust her party from power who will feel they landed the most blows.

Author: 0 Palestinian premier meets Israeli minister after Trump visit

Announcing an embassy in Jerusalem to coincide with the 50 year anniversary of the Six Day War had been mooted as a strong possibility by analysts, but Trump is now expected to kick his campaign pledge into the long grass. Israel has controlled the western part of Jerusalem, home to most of Israel's government institutions, since gaining independence in 1948. Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem has never been the highest issue on any Israeli government's agenda, observers say.

Author: 0 USA will withdraw from Paris climate deal, says President Donald Trump

Now, the US joins only Syria and Nicaragua as countries not in the agreement (the agreement did not do enough for the Nicaraguan government to sign on). In pulling out, Mr Trump, who has described climate change as a hoax by the Chinese to hurt U.S. manufacturing, is honouring a pledge made on the campaign trail to quit Paris and boost fossil fuel production at home.

Global Tom Watson: Tories 'viciously' attacking Corbyn to avoid exposing Theresa May's weakness
Author: 0 Tom Watson: Tories 'viciously' attacking Corbyn to avoid exposing Theresa May's weakness

The SNP would "look to be part of a progressive alliance" at Westminster if the General Election results in a hung parliament, Nicola Sturgeon said . Addressing claims that his office was run "chaotically", Mr Corbyn said: "Well, I beg your pardon, my office is not run chaotically at all". But the ORB survey for the Independent found the Tories were ahead among older people, who are most likely to vote.

Global Obama Slams Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Deal
Author: 0 Obama Slams Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Deal

If we can't, that's fine, ' Trump said . Given that the U.S.is one of the leading greenhouse gas emitting countries, pulling out of the Paris accord will make it incredibly hard for the world to reach the goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Author: 0 Trump signs waiver keeping US embassy in Tel Aviv -- for now

United States president Donald Trump has temporarily waived a law requiring the USA to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem . "Trump made this decision to maximise the chances of successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians, fulfilling his solemn obligation to defend America's national security interests", the White House said.

Author: 0 Juncker to Trump: You can't leave Paris climate deal 'overnight'

These include carbon dioxide generated from burning of fossil fuels that scientists blame for a warming planet, sea level rise , droughts and more frequent violent storms.Scientists have said a USA withdrawal from the deal could speed up the effects of global climate change , leading to heat waves, floods, droughts, and more frequent violent storms.

Author: 0 McKenna 'deeply disappointed' in United States decision to pull out of Paris

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella tweeted that "We believe climate change is an urgent issue that demands global action". He said , "I do respect this decision but I do think it is an actual mistake both for the USA and for our planet". More than 170 governments on six continents have since joined the coalition, including the states of Washington, Oregon, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota and New Hampshire.

Author: 0 Trump set to announce US withdrawal from Paris climate accord

History will note those who participated in this moral wreckage - Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) June 1, 2017 "Trump pulling United States out of Paris Accord is a historic mistake", said Rep. Trump's closest staff was riven about whether to remain in the agreement, and recently 22 Republican senators wrote to Trump urging him to withdraw.

Global What do the polls during an election campaign actually mean?
Author: 0 What do the polls during an election campaign actually mean?

The Tories have piled up £3.8 million in donations in the third week of the election campaign - ten times as much as Labour . The company noted that that result bucks the recent tightening trend, noting it will "be releasing another poll in the next day or two and early indications are that it will show a further narrowing of the Con-Lab gap".

Author: 0 House of Cards' Twitter account brilliantly trolls Theresa May over TV debate

After the debate, Labour claimed Mr Corbyn won the debate. The BBC said it commissioned ComRes to recruit an audience that was "representative of the country demographically and politically" and this included: age, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic factors, party politics, how they voted in the European Union referendum and some who had been undecided.

Author: 0 UN Security Council meets over Venezuela at request of US

Venezuela's Opposition Leader Henrique Capriles Radonski spoke out this week against President Nicolas Maduro's alleged purchase of "antipersonnel mines" that would increase repression of protests. Maduro has said he had no prior knowledge of the Supreme Court ruling against congress in March, pointing to the objections raised by Venezuela's chief prosecutor as proof the country's institutions operate independently.

Author: 0 Activist investigating Ivanka Trump shoe supplier detained in China

They discovered that employees were required to work overtime while being paid less than the minimum wage, according to Li, who alleged that the factory issued fake pay slips that showed wages greater than the workers' actual compensation. Huajian Group also did not respond to BuzzFeed News request for comment. "The accusation from Jiangxi police has no factual basis", Li said. Su Heng had been working undercover at the Ganzhou factory since April, Li said.

Global Attackers of Egyptian Christians trained in Libya
Author: 0 Attackers of Egyptian Christians trained in Libya

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident - the fourth deadly attack targeting Christians since December previous year when a suicide bomber struck a chapel next to St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo, killing 29 people.

Global President Trump Is Expected To Pull US From Paris Deal
Author: 0 President Trump Is Expected To Pull US From Paris Deal

A formal withdrawal would take years, experts say, a situation that led the president of the European Commission to speak dismissively of Trump on Wednesday. "Yet, not everyone will move at the same pace or with equal vigor", he said. "The sustainability train has left the station", Guterres said. "Many times I've made the argument that climate action actually creates jobs and creates growth, which is what the United States want, what Canada wants - it's what every country wants".

Author: 0 Should President Trump keep the United States in the Paris climate agreement?

The aim of the pact is to prevent global temperatures from rising 2 degrees Celsius , or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, a level that scientists say could cause irreversible, catastrophic impacts. The U.S.no longer meets these admission criteria", Curtin wrote for a climate news site. "The US is already leading the world in energy production and doesn't need a bad deal that will harm American workers", it reads .

Author: 0 White House explains President Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

Taking a dig at himself, Trump later deleted the tweet and posted "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ". The president has not corrected or deleted the tweet since he posted shortly after midnight. Even CNN's Anderson Cooper had covfefe on the brain, giggling his way through Wednesday's AC360 as he read the funniest reaction tweets - though, he may not have understood every joke.

Author: 0 Gunfire Reported At Busy Philippine Resort Area

The complex, opposite the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, includes four hotels, casinos, a shopping centre, cinemas, restaurants, clubs and a theatre. The U.S. State Department has warned American citizens in Manila to avoid the area around the hotel. Trump, before announcing the United States was leaving the Paris climate agreement , opened the event by saying "our thoughts and our prayers" are with those affected by the "terrorist attack in Manila ".

Author: 0 Iran State TV 'Congratulates' Rohani On Apparent Reelection

Early in the campaign, the 68-year-old incumbent posted a photo on Instagram showing himself out on a snowy hike, stopping to pose for a photo with two young women - both of whom had their hijabs, or headscarfs, pushed much further back then would be considered proper by hardliners.

Author: 0 Trump Moves To Keep US Embassy In Tel Aviv For Now

The American leader faced a Thursday deadline to renew the waiver or see the State Department lose half its funding for its overseas facilities. "We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem ", Trump said in his address to the pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee past year.

Global President Donald Trump To Announce Climate Agreement Decision
Author: 0 President Donald Trump To Announce Climate Agreement Decision

Donald Trump has confirmed the United States will abandon the landmark " Paris accord " global climate change deal in the face of worldwide condemnation. "That's what I've seen pretty loud and clear that this is a situation where countries get it and they're going to move forward on climate action". Trump could also adopt a third option.

Global UK PM May's election lead narrowing, sixth poll since Manchester attack shows
Author: 0 UK PM May's election lead narrowing, sixth poll since Manchester attack shows

May and her team have been promoting the idea that Jeremy Corbyn is closer to becoming prime minister than other polls suggest he is, and this reminder of how "close" the election is may well help her narrative. The pollster said the approach was used during the European Union referendum and consistently showed voters backed Leave. However, the poll was met with scepticism given the complexity of the methodology needed to conduct a constituency-by-constituency estimate of voting intentions.

Author: 0 Russian President Vladimir Putin hails Donald Trump as 'straightforward person'

Trump. Putin said that although the Kremlin had found Trump's campaign statements about pursuing friendlier relations with Russia encouraging, existing opportunities for cooperation and closer ties between the USA and Russia in areas of mutual interest were blocked by ongoing "Russo-phobic hysteria" in Washington , a reference to ongoing investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 general election, and alleged links between the Trump campaign organization and Russian agents.

Author: 0 Trump says report of Jared Kushner's outreach to Russian Federation 'fabricated'

Trump started by lashing out against the coverage of the probe, tweeting, "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media". Trump retweeted a Fox News article that quoted an anonymous source as saying Kushner's secret communications with a Russian diplomat were about Syria.

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton 'worried' for the country due to Trump, Russians

Hillary Clinton has a hunch about President Donald Trump and his mysterious tweet about "covfefe". In the tweet, Therriault said the DNC models never had Michigan, Wisconsin or Pennsylvania "looking even close to safe". The Democratic presidential nominee's hourlong chat dissecting tech and politics seemed more like a therapy session as Clinton is back in the public eye discussing what she's been doing since her defeat.

Author: 0 The Trump Administration Travel Ban Is Headed To The Supreme Court

Anticipating that the legal fight over the travel ban would eventually make its way to the Supreme Court , he added that the justices "surely will shudder at the majority's adoption of this new rule that has no limits or bounds". District Court in Maryland wrote in the decision that the appeals court reviewed. Trump's administration had hoped it would avoid the legal problems that the first version encountered.

Global South Korea shoots at suspected North Korean drone
Author: 0 South Korea shoots at suspected North Korean drone

A US State Department spokesman has said North Korea would have to "cease all its illegal activities and aggressive behavior in the region". The UN Security Council held a closed-door meeting on North Korea on Tuesday evening. Brooks said, according to Yonhap News , a "very unsafe situation" is looming over the peninsula as North Korea carried out missile launches, claiming to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

Author: 0 House intel panel approves subpoenas for Flynn, Trump lawyer Cohen

Three related to "unmasking" requests made by the Obama administration. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday about the House committee's latest action. "If the reports are accurate, subpoenas related to the "unmasking" issue would have been sent by Chairman Nunes acting separately from the committee's Russian Federation investigation", the senior aide wrote in an email.

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