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Author: 0 'Friendly fire' kills 11 soldiers and wounds seven in Philippines

The military spokesperson added that an investigation into the "friendly fire" has been ordered, and that the incident just reflects the difficulty faced by the government forces to contain the insurrection despite their overwhelming number and firepower.

Author: 0 Trump Official Awkwardly Struggles After Saudi Arabia Question

When asked Tuesday if the US believed democracy was essential to combatting terror, especially in light of the USA and Saudi Arabia's partnership, Jones sighed audibly and froze for 20 seconds before responding. Is President Trump tilting toward the Sunni side of the street? Trump, during his recent trip to Saudi Arabia, accused Tehran of spearheading global terror.

Author: 0 World leaders vow to defend climate pact after Trump pullout

Hendricks noted that the absence of $500 million contributions from the United States to the Green Climate Fund will be felt from 2018, but said it might be possible to fill the gap with "other financing mechanisms, for example through the World Bank".

Global Comey will publicly confirm a bombshell story about his dealings with Trump
Author: 0 Comey will publicly confirm a bombshell story about his dealings with Trump

Comey is expected to validate reports that surfaced in the wake of his May 9 dismissal that Trump suggested Comey drop his investigation of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn . CNN also reports Comey is "eager" to testify which may be based on that tepid quote at the end of the piece, i.e. Comey could appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee as soon as next week; however, the details have not been finalized.

Global Suspect sought in theft of Portland victim's backpack, wedding ring
Author: 0 Suspect sought in theft of Portland victim's backpack, wedding ring

In surveillance footage uploaded to YouTube by the Portland Police Bureau Thursday, a white man with long hair, black shorts and a black baseball cap is seen exiting the train vehicle carrying two backpacks, one of which allegedly belongs to Ricky John Best, a 53-year-old Army veteran and father of four who was killed in the May 26 attack.

Global Muslim activist speech at NYC college draws barbs from right
Author: 0 Muslim activist speech at NYC college draws barbs from right

Before Macron and Putin's meeting, two gay couples unfurled a banner with the words "End homophobia in Chechnya " and kissed in front of the Eiffel Tower. French President Emmanuel Macron is saying after talks with President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation that he believes they can work together on Syria and that he wants to forge a reinforced partnership against the Islamic State group.

Author: 0 After Trump's decision, cities and states vow to step up

Donald Trump said in a press conference on Thursday that the United States would no longer be part of the Paris deal because it hurts the USA economy while unfairly benefiting other nations. It was the latest in a series of possibly questionable interactions between Trump associates and Russian officials during the presidential campaign and transition.

Author: 0 8 foreign fighters killed in southern Philippines siege

He added that the list likely includes some foreigners. The Commission on Human Rights is also "enjoined" to "zealously exercise" its mandate of ensuring the protection of constitutional and human rights of all citizens while martial law is still in force.

Global Dozens dead after gunman torches Philippine casino
Author: 0 Dozens dead after gunman torches Philippine casino

The authorities have not yet confirmed who may be behind the attack, but Rita Katz, director of the Site Intelligence Group, which tracks extremist propaganda, wrote on Twitter that a Filipino operative of the Islamic State had said "lone wolf soldiers" were responsible.

Global US buildings light up green in solidarity with Paris climate accord
Author: 0 US buildings light up green in solidarity with Paris climate accord

Now the US stands with only Syria and Nicaragua as countries on the sidelines. With Trump's action, the United States will walk away from almost every nation in the world on one of the pressing global issues of the 21st century. "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris". The United States under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama pledged to cut US greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.

Global Attacker sets fire in crowded Philippine casino, killing 36
Author: 0 Attacker sets fire in crowded Philippine casino, killing 36

This image made from closed circuit television made available by the Philippine National Police on Friday, June 2, 2017, shows the gunman at the Resorts World Manila complex in Manila, Philippines . More than 50 people have been sent to a hospital to be treated for injuries. Gunshots and explosions rang out early Friday at a mall, casino and hotel complex near Manila's global airport in the Philippine capital, sparking a security alarm amid an ongoing Muslim militant siege in the ...

Global Egypt blames Libya for training militants
Author: 0 Egypt blames Libya for training militants

During a visit to the Italian city of Genoa on Saturday, Pope Francis prayed for the victims and warned the number of martyrs today exceeds that of early Christian times. Sameh Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister, said "there was enough information and evidence of the terrorist elements involved in the (attack) having trained in these camps".

Author: 0 Patriotic Russians may have staged cyber attacks: Vladimir Putin

But the Russian leader admitted the possibility that some individual "patriotic" hackers could have mounted some attacks amid the current cold spell in Russia's relations with the West. Moscow has strongly denied all allegations of election meddling. Observers also noted that Putin's statement further strengthens suspicions that the Kremlin is anticipating the release of evidence implicating Russian Federation in the hacking of US institutions and campaign organizations during the ...

Author: 0 European Union and China backing Paris climate pact after Trump withdrawal

Representatives from environmental groups , climate change activists and trade unions flocked to the White House gates Thursday evening to condemn Trump's announcement on Thursday that he is pulling the U.S. Despite Washington's withdrawal from the agreement, Hua said: "We also stand ready to cooperate with the worldwide community members including the United States to push forward green, low-carbon development globally".

Global Haley on Germany: 'We have the backs of our allies'
Author: 0 Haley on Germany: 'We have the backs of our allies'

The tit-for-tat row has escalated rapidly after Trump criticized major North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over their military spending and refused to endorse a global climate change accord at back-to-back summits last week. He also said that Ms Merkel's comment was not necessarily negative. Merkel stressed that diplomacy is not a zero-sum game and that while Berlin was building strong ties with the rising Asian powers, transatlantic ties remained "of paramount importance".

Global German chancellor teams up with rival against Trump
Author: 0 German chancellor teams up with rival against Trump

In keeping with his nationalist economic agenda, he hit out in particular at Germany's substantial trade surplus with the USA, threatening to introduce customs duties in retaliation.Still, it would be unlike Merkel just to give up on dealing with Trump, Tempel said.

Author: 0 Trump to announce decision on global climate deal

He said he will strengthen North-South, South-South and other partnerships to implement the Paris Agreement . By taking steps to end Obama's plan before it could come into force, the Trump administration openly sneered at the Paris climate accord.

Global German Ambassador Claims Trump And Merkel Have 'Good Relationship'
Author: 0 German Ambassador Claims Trump And Merkel Have 'Good Relationship'

Nowhere was this rhetorical disconnect between the U.S. and its European allies more apparent than on climate change in a meeting of the Group of Seven major economies. Those comments, which caused shock in Washington , vented Europe's frustration with Mr Trump on climate policy in particular. U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington , U.S.

Global Syrian government had no role in Idlib chemical attack: Putin
Author: 0 Syrian government had no role in Idlib chemical attack: Putin

The Russian president tried to shrug off allegations that Russian hackers infiltrated Macron's presidential campaign. Macron went on to warn that the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is backed by Putin, is a "red line" that would be met by "reprisals and immediate retaliation on the part of France".

Author: 0 Obama laments over Trump's decision of quitting Paris climate accord

The President's justification that this is an economic decision is irresponsible and ill-informed. "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris", he said. But traditional USA allies were uncharacteristically blunt in their condemnation, which comes amid already strained relationships with the hard-charging president.

Author: 0 Truck bomb kills 90 in attack near Kabul diplomatic quarter

Tolo News reported that the blast was close to the Embassies of Germany and Iran and added that the explosion happened o 14th Street of the Wazir Akbar Khan diplomatic area of the city. The Haqqani network, long thought to have ties to neighbouring Pakistan's shadowy military establishment, is led by Sirajuddin Haqqani - who is also the Taliban's deputy leader - and has carried out numerous operations in Kabul , including the 2008 Indian embassy bombing that killed nearly 60 people.

Global Trump announces U.S. pull out from climate pact
Author: 0 Trump announces U.S. pull out from climate pact

Senior adviser Jared Kushner generally thinks the deal is bad but would like to find a way to see if USA emissions targets can be changed. But he indicated that was hardly a priority. Once in power, Trump and Pruitt have moved to delay or roll back federal regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions while pledging to revive long-struggling US coal mines.

Author: 0 Trump and the Paris climate agreement: What happens now?

Yesterday, America was the world's second biggest producer of carbon while also being the world's No. 1 supplier of leadership and creative diplomacy. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J. He says the countries that stay in the Paris deal will "reap the benefits in " jobs and industries created". He says the US should be "at the front of the pack".

Global U.S. court blocks Trumps 'Muslim ban' for the second time
Author: 0 U.S. court blocks Trumps 'Muslim ban' for the second time

The majority cites page after page worth of past statements by President and candidate Trump talking about blocking Muslims from entering the country. In its opinion Thursday, the court said, "plaintiffs point to ample evidence that national security is not the true reason" for the order, "including, among other things, then-candidate Trump's numerous campaign statements expressing animus towards the Islamic faith" and his proposal as a candidate to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

Author: 0 Donald Trump says U.S. will withdraw from Paris climate accord

At their short summit, the European Union and China - two of the world's major polluters - are set to issue a statement reaffirming their stance on global warming following Trump's announcement Thursday. Germany's environment minister underscored that Friday, saying "there will be no new deal with the United States" on climate change. In a strongly worded statement, Merkel said US President Donald Trump's announcement to turn his back on the Paris pact was "highly regrettable, to put it very ...

Author: 0 German industry says Trump's climate pact pull-out harms global economy

By making a decision that opinion polls find is deeply unpopular , and likely undercuts the United States as a leader of the modern world order , Trump has brought upon himself an global backlash. Brown is about to begin a trip to China to discuss emissions-reduction policies with other leaders and has promised to fill the void left by the Trump administration.

Author: 0 Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

The ban was announced in March, but never got off the ground because federal courts blocked it just hours before it was set to go into effect. One order called for "extreme vetting" of visa seekers from terror-plagued countries. Circuit Court of Appeals. Three dissenting judges pointed to a 1972 Supreme Court decision that said courts shouldn't second-guess immigration decisions that are based on a "facially legitimate and bona fide reason".

Author: 0 Manchester police make 'significant progress' in bombing probe

Infuriated police investigating the Manchester attack have stopped sharing information with the U.S. following the leaks, however, the BBC claim that they hope to resume normal intelligence soon. Moreover, he was reported to the British authorities for his extremist beliefs. Soon after, Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to visit the children injured in the attack and the staff at the hospital.

Author: 0 Apple's Cook says disappointed in U.S. exit from climate pact

Coal production is rebounding this year, up 2.5 percent during the first four months compared to the same period in 2016, according to China's National Bureau of Statistics. But in per capita terms, it is just the 128th most polluting country in the world, between Anguilla and the Republic of Moldova. India accepted the agreement on October 2, 2016, one month behind the USA and China.

Global Auburn alum-Apple CEO responds to U.S. withdrawal of Paris Climate Accord
Author: 0 Auburn alum-Apple CEO responds to U.S. withdrawal of Paris Climate Accord

According to him, compliant with the terms of the Paris Accord and the onerous energy restriction that is placed on the USA can cost America as much as 2.7 million job loss by 2025. World leaders have reacted with dismay to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord . Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron urged their allies to speed up efforts to combat climate change and ...

Author: 0 BC NDP and Green Party intend to form minority government

A speaker of the legislature must be chosen and if that person comes from the ranks of the NDP or Greens, the government and opposition would be tied with 43 seats each. "60 per cent of British Columbians voted for the NDP and the Greens so when they come together like this, we have a majority government", he said. "A New Democrat government will deliver what people voted for on May 9: making life more affordable, fixing the services people count on, and building a sustainable economy that ...

Global Sweden drops rape charge against Wikileaks founder
Author: 0 Sweden drops rape charge against Wikileaks founder

The London Metropolitan Police , however, made it clear in a statement that there was an outstanding arrest warrant for Assange . The Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017 where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living for almost five years to avoid arrest.

Author: 0 36 dead after gunman attacks Philippines casino resort

Resorts World Manila is a sprawling integrated resort complex that is frequented by Guamanians. The suspect took $226,000 in gambling chips, according to the Associated Press . Initial reports indicated several gunmen stormed the second floor of the casino. witnesses who managed to escape said they heard gunshots and one of the gunmen set fire to gaming tables that filled the room with heavy smoke.

Author: 0 Dozens suffocate in Philippine casino after gunman torches tables

The SITE Intelligence Group, a US terrorism monitor, said an Islamic State group-linked Filipino operative who provides daily updates on the clashes in Marawi claimed IS "lone wolf soldiers" were responsible for the attack. The Philippine national police chief says there is no concrete evidence that the attack on a hotel and casino complex near Manila's airport is terrorism.

Author: 0 34 bodies found at Manila casino attack suffocated, not shot

But by Friday evening, police still didn't know the man's name, or why he launched his attack, only to flee to an adjoining hotel and kill himself. Dozens of other people were injured in a stampede as people rushed to leave Resorts World Manila , which is across a road from the Philippines' main global airport after the man fired what police chief Ronald Dela Rosa said was an M4 assault rifle and set alight parts of a gaming room about midnight.

Author: 0 Trump's ties to Russian Federation are well-documented

Shortly after the election, Kushner is reported to have discussed setting up a secret communications channel with the Russian government to facilitate sensitive discussions about the conflict in Syria. They returned to Washington a few days before it was over, departing from Rome. He further said that there was enough evidence to make a strong case against him.

Global Comey to Testify to Senate Next Thursday
Author: 0 Comey to Testify to Senate Next Thursday

Comey has spoken privately with special counsel Robert Mueller to work out the parameters for his testimony to ensure there are no legal entanglements as a result of his public account. The president blasted the probes online as a 'witch hunt, ' in just his latest attack on the investigations. President Trump dismissed a question on May 18 about reports that he asked former FBI director James Comey to end the investigation into ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, and ...

Global Trump uses personal phone number for diplomacy, breaches protocol
Author: 0 Trump uses personal phone number for diplomacy, breaches protocol

According to the AP , sources say that Trump has been asking world leaders, like Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and French president Emmanuel Macron , to call him on his cell phone. In addition, Trump's use of his personal cell phone has sparked talk of hypocrisy. The mobile revelation suggests a new level of hypocrisy, especially since Trump famously lambasted Hillary Clinton for using a private email server during the presidential campaign.

Author: 0 Hoosier lawmakers divided on Trump withdrawal from climate accord

European leaders expressed dismay and anger in equal measure Thursday at President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States , the world's second-worst polluter, from the landmark Paris climate accord. "For the nations that committed themselves to that future, the Paris Agreement opened the floodgates for businesses, scientists, and engineers to unleash high-tech, low-carbon investment and innovation on an unprecedented scale", he said.

Author: 0 Trudeau tells Trump Canada is disappointed by withdrawal from Paris climate deal

Ben Schreiber, Friends of the Earth U.S.:"Climate change is not waiting for U.S. action and neither can the rest of the world". "While the loss of America´s leadership is unfortunate, this is a struggle that is far from over", he said . "That's why it took as long as it did, he was listening". The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, responded in support. Last month , it launched a spy satellite for a USA intelligence agency.

Global Heatwave's Late Weather: Chance Showers Sunday/Monday
Author: 0 Heatwave's Late Weather: Chance Showers Sunday/Monday

Low 56F. Winds S at 5 to 10 miles per hour. We'll start the weekend dry and sunny with temperatures in the low 80s on Saturday . West wind around 5 miles per hour. Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The weather service is also not ruling out the possibility of thunderstorms, especially Sunday and Monday .

Author: 0 Weather Channel's homepage critical of Trump's Paris decision, stirs buzz on Twitter

Throughout the U.S., cities and states have already been at the forefront in the fight against climate change. The prime minister said he would continue to work with the U.S. The coalition, called the United States Climate Alliance, will convene states that want to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement . While the announcement was welcomed by Trump supporters, it brought widespread criticism with former President Barack Obama immediately releasing a statement.

Author: 0 1 dead in Manila casino attack was South Korean

MANILA Explosions and gunshots were heard at an entertainment resort in the Philippines capital Manila early on Friday and armed police were deployed to the scene, local media reported. He did not hurt the guard but went straight to the gambling area, dela Rosa said. "I am very anxious as a parent, I need to find her", he said. Video showed panicked guests running for the exits, the sound of gunshots and smoke coming from the upper floors of buildings.

Author: 0 Paris climate pact not tough on India, so Trump pulls out!

The statement created clashing appearances, with several former Goldman bankers having taken on important roles in the administration, including former Chief Operating Officer Gary Cohn, who was present for Thursday's announcement. As the World Resources Institute has pointed out, if the USA states that support the Paris Agreement were counted as a country, they'd be the fifth largest economy and sixth largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world - meaning that action by those states is ...

Author: 0 'One of a kind' landslide buries part of California's iconic coastal highway

Saturday, bringing down millions of cubic yards of dirt and rock down the hillside at Mud Creek, according to the Monterey Herald . "Mud Creek is on Highway 1, 8 miles north of the Monterey/San Luis Obispo county line, about 10 miles north of Ragged Point or 25 miles north of San Simeon (Hearst Castle)".

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