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Global President Trump's cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns
Author: 0 President Trump's cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns

They call it a giant and arrogant step over the line - perhaps even treasonous - for a private citizen to try to set up covert communications with a hostile power like Russian Federation, particularly after US intelligence agencies accused Moscow of trying to interfere in the 2016 election to help Trump .

Global Sean Spicer said Trump knows what 'covfefe' means
Author: 0 Sean Spicer said Trump knows what 'covfefe' means

Spicer's response was met with laughter from the White House press corps. Michael Dubke's departure comes as Trump considers major staff overhaul to counter allegations of collusion with Russian Federation. A political analyst who has worked under several presidents raised the possibility Friday of Jared Kushner taking a leave of absence in the wake of claims he tried to set up an off-the-record communications line with Russian Federation.

Global PM Modi inaugurates Dhola-Sadia Bridge in Assam
Author: 0 PM Modi inaugurates Dhola-Sadia Bridge in Assam

On the third anniversary of his taking over as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will be in Assam on Friday to inaugurate a number of projects, including the country's longest bridge. That's why the whole nation has its eyes on this bridge. Modi will then proceed to inaugurate the Dhola-Sadiya bridge. The bridge will also reduce the distance from Rupai on NH-37 in Assam to Meka/Roing on NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh by 165km, cutting down on travel time from the current six hours to just one ...

Author: 0 UK Conservatives extend lead to 10 points over Labour - Kantar poll

But if she does not handsomely beat the 12-seat majority Cameron won in 2015, her electoral gamble will have failed and her authority could be undermined just as she tries to deliver what she has told voters will be a successful Brexit . When asked by a reporter if she would resign if she lost seats, May dodged the question on Wednesday, saying that the only poll that mattered was the election on June 8.

Global Former Greek prime minister injured after vehicle bombing in Athens
Author: 0 Former Greek prime minister injured after vehicle bombing in Athens

Papademos' injuries are reported to be non-life threatening. No group has so far claimed responsibility for Thursday's blast. Two other people, including Papademos's driver, were also injured in Thursday's early evening attack. "We. wish Lucas Papademos all the best", German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said in Berlin, adding that the government was "dismayed" by the attack.

Author: 0 Theresa May Savaged By Political Rivals For Ducking Out Of TV Debate

In the debate, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn asked "where is Theresa May , what happened to her?" while clashing with Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who represented the ruling Conservative Party. At another point she turned to Robertson. And why do you think she called this election? You are not worth Theresa May's time. "Where you ask the Banker for the red money to buy the electrics, the green money to buy the railways, and the yellow money to buy the gas works".

Author: 0 Leaving Paris accord will harm USA global influence — United Nations leader

Word of Trump's expected decision came a day after the president met with Pruitt. "The U.S. matters a great deal", said Climate Interactive co-director Andrew Jones. But he added that its implementation will not be as effective "without the key signatories". He said that his decision was "a reassertion of America's sovereignty".

Global Grande plans concert in Manchester to benefit victims
Author: 0 Grande plans concert in Manchester to benefit victims

Security experts said it was unlikely that he coordinated the attack, and the BBC reported that he may have been "a mule" tasked with carrying out the bombing but had little role in creating the explosive or choosing the target. He denied having ties to any of Libya's militant groups, including the Libya Islamic Fighting Group, which was linked to the al-Qaida. Ramadan Abedi, the father of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi .

Author: 0 Afghanistan Blames Haqqani Network in Pakistan for Deadly Kabul Bombing

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing and the Taliban issued a strong denial of their involvement, condemning the attack against civilians. The French, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Kazakh embassies reportedly sustained some damage too, but no staff injuries were reported .

Global Pound swings higher as Tories extend poll lead
Author: 0 Pound swings higher as Tories extend poll lead

YouGov's analysis puts the Tories on 310 seats, down from the 330 they went into the election campaign with, and 16 short of a majority. Sterling was 0.2 percent lower on the day at $1.2836 by noon in London , recovering from a low of $1.2770 hit in morning trade.

Author: 0 Vladimir Putin to Corporate America: You should 'help' President Trump

Petersburg, Putin said Friday that it is Ambassador Sergei Kislyak's duty to maintain contacts with various people in Washington. "They don't want to say that they were not wise enough", Putin said. By distributing 40 crore LED bulbs, India has in the last three years saved energy "which will help the humankind in environment protection", he said.

Global France's Le Pen won't use Russian Federation contacts during Putin visit
Author: 0 France's Le Pen won't use Russian Federation contacts during Putin visit

Macron met Trump for the first time Thursday in Brussels, Belgium at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation G7 summit, and the two leaders exchanged a visibly tense handshake. "It was a frank exchange, extremely direct ..." Just over half the people polled in one of the two surveys said they would like Macron's party to get a majority in the 577-seat parliament.

Author: 0 Donaldson looks forward to being in NDP minority government

The Green-NDP deal pledges to "immediately refer the Site C dam construction project to the B.C. Utilities Commission", but Horgan confirmed there will be no halt to construction while a review proceeds. "I don't think there is any danger", she said. "That would be my only request". And when asked if he could work with the Greens on future bills-the Greens having said they would consider supporting Liberal bills if they felt they were right for B.C.

Author: 0 Putin on Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement: 'Don't worry, be happy'

And in January, days before Trump took office, the U.S. intelligence community concluded that Putin had ordered an "influence campaign" aimed at hurting Trump's rival, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton. A statement from Russian President Vladimir Putin about US military buildup in the disputed Kuril Islands is raising concerns in Japan, despite plans in Tokyo to increase economic cooperation in the territories.

Author: 0 Cyclone Mora claims 7 lives in Bangladesh

The cyclone victims are shifted to the shelter homes and camps set up at the Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. This is published unedited from the IANS feed . Residents were seeking shelter in schools and other safe buildings in 17 coastal districts, Hashim said. The Rohingya refugees' rickety houses offered little resistance to the storm's high winds, officials said.

Global Time for a Chill Pill on Trump's Climate Action
Author: 0 Time for a Chill Pill on Trump's Climate Action

Nobody at the White House was able to say on Friday whether President Donald Trump believes in climate change . Asked if Mr Trump was right to say that the U.S. "We are grateful to Bloomberg Philanthropies for this generous contribution", UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa said in a news release about the funding pledge .

Author: 0 Manchester police find 'significant' auto

Greater Manchester Police say there is a 100m cordon in place around the vehicle on Banff Road and are urging people to avoid the area. This is a handout photo taken from CCTV made available on Friday June 2, 2017 and issued on by the Greater Manchester Police of Salman Abedi, at an unknown location in Greater Manchester, England in the days just prior of the attack on Manchester Arena.

Global Trump criticizes Germany after Merkel questions USA reliability
Author: 0 Trump criticizes Germany after Merkel questions USA reliability

Without confirming nor denying the premise of my question, Videgaray said that Germany is Mexico's most important European trading partner, that there are more than 2,000 German companies in Mexico, and that Merkel's trip will be for the closing ceremony of a "Mexico-German friendship year".

Global World leaders condemn America's exit from Paris climate deal
Author: 0 World leaders condemn America's exit from Paris climate deal

New York's Bill de Blasio and Los Angeles' Eric Garcetti were among the those in the group saying, "The world can not wait - and neither will we". Mayors representing around 39 million people have also pledged to stick with Paris Agreement emissions regulations and invest in clean energy.

Global World Trade Center-climbing teen arrested again after scaling NYC skyscraper
Author: 0 World Trade Center-climbing teen arrested again after scaling NYC skyscraper

Justin Casquejo, 19, of Weehawken, was arrested around 9 p.m. Thursday. The New Jersey teenager famous for posting pictures of himself at scenic skyscrapers throughout New York City has been arrested again, police said Friday. Casquejo is expected to be arraigned on Friday. His last post published early Thursday shows Casquejo on top of a high-rise with a huge H and M logo in Times Square behind him.

Author: 0 ME politicians react to USA withdrawal from Paris accord

As of Thursday, 82 mayors also pledged their support of the Paris accord . According to Reuters , Macron noted the USA president's willingness to discuss the matter and praised Trump as a "pragmatist ". Now the only countries outside the accord are the United States, Nicaragua and Syria. Terblanche also cautioned "it is still fairly early days" to assess the impact of Trump's "complex announcement".

Global 'Your media tried to ruin my election', Emmanuel Macron tells Vladimir Putin
Author: 0 'Your media tried to ruin my election', Emmanuel Macron tells Vladimir Putin

Putin did not react to Macron's comments about the Russian media , but he bristled when a journalist suggested that Moscow's hand was behind cyber attacks on the Macron campaign. Mr Macron said he is looking toward strengthening France's partnership with Russian Federation against the fight with so called Islamic State (ISIS) and wanted a democratic transition.

Author: 0 Putin: 'Don't worry, be happy' as Trump ditches climate deal

Pulling out of the Paris Agreement puts the U.S.in company with.Nicaragua and Syria. A top atmospheric scientist at the U.N.'s weather agency said Friday that the "worst-case scenario" caused by the planned US pullout from the Paris climate deal would be a further 0.3-degree Celsius (0.5 Fahrenheit) rise in global temperatures by 2100.

Global Security Measures Boosted in Manila Following Deadly Attack on Casino Complex
Author: 0 Security Measures Boosted in Manila Following Deadly Attack on Casino Complex

Although Islamic State are trying to claim responsibility, the national police in the Philippines insisted that it was a "robbery gone wrong", reports the Daily Mail . The ministry said the South Korean victim suffered an apparent heart attack while resting after the evacuation early Friday. Dozens had minor injuries suffered during the stampede to escape the complex in Pasay City, just south of Manila .

Global Ananya Vinay, 12, wins U.S. spelling bee with 'marocain'
Author: 0 Ananya Vinay, 12, wins U.S. spelling bee with 'marocain'

In a post-win interview, Vinay shared her simple plan and her recipe for success: "Just focus on my words and try to spell them right". To win the 25-word championship round of the spelling bee, Ananya correctly spelled the word marocain , a dress fabric made of warp of silk or rayon and a filling of other yarns.

Global Kathy Griffin: Trump family 'trying to ruin my life forever'
Author: 0 Kathy Griffin: Trump family 'trying to ruin my life forever'

When TMZ published the Griffin photo, President Trump responded by saying, " Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself". "Her life's work has been to make people laugh". At a press conference in Los Angeles, Griffin said that despite the alleged threats she would not stop making jokes at the president's expense. "I think it is the job of a comedian to cross the line at all times - because that line is not real", Carrey told ET's Leanne Aguilera after Griffin was sacked by CNN .

Global Sri Lanka death toll after flooding, mudslides reaches 146
Author: 0 Sri Lanka death toll after flooding, mudslides reaches 146

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 104 people are still missing while 88 remain in hospital. "The threat of water-borne diseases is a big concern with over 100,000 people displaced from their homes, many of whom are staying in damp, crowded conditions", Chris McIvor, head of Save the Children Sri Lanka, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation .

Author: 0 Donald Trump to withdraw USA from Paris Agreement on climate change

Trump has also been bombarded with voices urging him to stay in the deal from outside the White House. That means the US would remain in the agreement, at least formally, for another 3ᄑ, ensuring the issue remains alive in the next presidential election.

Global Billionaire Bloomberg pledges US$15m to United Nations for climate change
Author: 0 Billionaire Bloomberg pledges US$15m to United Nations for climate change

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord was, in part, motivated by his resentment for elitist hypocrites who ride around in private jets and SUVs while warning about global warming. And it is building dozens of polluting, subsidized coal plants in other countries, that could lock them into a dirty development path, Myllyvirta said.

Author: 0 Trump quitting climate treaty 'very regrettable' - Angela Merkel

Ervin said it's apparent after Trump's decision, that climate action will be up to cities. Until this decision, the European Union and even American environmentalists favoured this option, as a way of keeping the U.S.at the table. Jeff Immelt, chief executive officer of USA conglomerate General Electric, tweeted: "Climate change is real". The White House said the U.S. will stop contributing to the United Nations Green Climate Fund and will stop reporting carbon data as required by the ...

Global Trump Went to Saudi Arabia Like A Peddler, Iranian Official Says
Author: 0 Trump Went to Saudi Arabia Like A Peddler, Iranian Official Says

But he also offered a vision of hope: "This region should not be a place from which refugees flee, but to which newcomers flock". In a pointed departure from his predecessor, the USA president all but promised he would not publicly admonish middle eastern rulers for human rights violations and oppressive reigns.

Global Trade row blocks EU-China climate statement: EU source
Author: 0 Trade row blocks EU-China climate statement: EU source

When it comes to the climate change issue, Li said China will continue to work steadfastly to implement the commitment of the Paris climate deal and join hands with all parties to tackle climate change. The warmer EU-China relationship, partly spurred by Trump, has transpired despite a long-running EU spat with Beijing on what Europe sees as China's dumping of low-priced goods on European markets.

Author: 0 Kathy Griffin tearfully speaks out: 'You shouldn't silence a comic'

Kathy was sacked from CNN and had five tour dates canceled after Trump called the photo "sick" and his family spoke out against her and urged her employers to let her go. The State Theatre New Jersey said it canceled Griffin's performance set for November 3 "after careful consideration of recent events and for the safety of our patrons".

Global Meghan Markle, Prince Harry looked happy at the wedding of Pippa Middleton
Author: 0 Meghan Markle, Prince Harry looked happy at the wedding of Pippa Middleton

Middleton took the spotlight by surprise when she acted as maid of honour at the 2011 wedding of her sister to William mainly due to her svelte figure, the back of which was captured by many a camera. "He didn't want Meghan to arrive alone, without him alongside her, at the reception". The couple maintained a low-profile at the wedding and Meghan even ducked the camera while arriving for the party.

Author: 0 Syria chemical attack was provocation against Assad, claims Putin

Asked by the moderator whether India would side with the U.S. or others on the Paris climate change deal, Modi replied, "it is not a question of which way I go". Putin, who addressed the session before Modi, also spoke of Russia's attractiveness for investors, pointing out the technological advancements of its youth.

Author: 0 China, Europe take lead on climate as world waits on Trump

The Paris agreement commits signatories to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, which is blamed for melting ice caps and glaciers, rising sea levels and more violent weather events. Complying with the deal "could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025", he said Thursday at the White House , citing a litany of other dire economic forecasts aimed at supporting his decision.

Global Landslide buries California's Pacific Coast Highway
Author: 0 Landslide buries California's Pacific Coast Highway

According to the California Department of Transportation, on May 20, 2017, more than a million tons of rocks and dirt spilled over the roadway. In addition, Caltrans closed Highway 1 at Ragged Point, near the county border, months ago because of the landslides at Mud Creek.

Author: 0 German envoy to United States downplays Trump-Merkel tensions

Following Trump's tweet , German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel acknowledged that the alliance between the US and Germany was strained. " Very bad for US This will change", Trump tweeted on Tuesday. "Very bad for U.S. This will change", he tweeted . Martin Schulz , leader of the centre-left Social Democrats, told reporters Trump was " the destroyer of all Western values ", adding that the United States president was undermining the peaceful cooperation of nations based on ...

Global Calf slaughter, meeting bishops on Amit Shah's plate in Kerala
Author: 0 Calf slaughter, meeting bishops on Amit Shah's plate in Kerala

Mr. Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Kerala , had a hectic schedule in Kochi with a number of meetings with different sections of people. He will meet with state BJP office-bearers and heads of 19 party departments to analyze the growth of the party since 2016 and suggest ways to increase the political presence in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Author: 0 Fired FBI head gets OK to testify before Senate, associate says

The House intelligence committee has issued a subpoena for former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Flynn also declined the Senate intelligence committee's request for an interview, and on May 22 rejected their subpoena for documents, citing the Fifth Amendment constitutional protection against self-incrimination.

Author: 0 End of the World? The Extreme Reaction to Trump's Paris Climate Decision

European heavyweights France, Germany and Italy said in a joint statement on Thursday that they regretted Trump's decision to withdraw from the accord, while affirming their "strongest commitment" to implement its measures. The joint statement, the first between the China and the European Union, will commit to cutting back on fossil fuels, developing more green technology and helping raise $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poorer countries cut their emissions.

Author: 0 British PM faces criticism over weak response to Trump's climate change decision

Following President Donald Trump's announcement that the U.S.is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord , many in the mainstream media are melting down . It's a dereliction of both her duty to her country and our duty to our planet, he also said. In Paris, the venue for the pact, French President Emmanuel Macron turned Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan on its head, saying in a rare English-language statement that it was time to "make the planet great again".

Global N Korea fires third short-range ballistic missile
Author: 0 N Korea fires third short-range ballistic missile

It landed in Japan's exclusive maritime economic zone, which is set about 200 nautical miles off the Japanese coast, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said . North Korea has conducted another missile test off its eastern coast. Last month a North Korean official said it would be testing missiles much more regularly.

Author: 0 Trump talks to key world leaders on Paris treaty decision

The United States is the world's second largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China, so Trump's decision could seriously hamper efforts to cut emissions and limit global temperature increases. "They can do whatever they want for 13 years". The official echoed: "Can we stay on topic please?" - implying that Trump's views on the causes of climate change were irrelevant to the Paris decision.

Global May Woos Brexit Voters Ahead of Election
Author: 0 May Woos Brexit Voters Ahead of Election

Prime Minister Theresa May is on track to win 313 seats in Britain's parliament in next week's election, falling 13 seats short of a 326 seat majority, according to a projection by polling company YouGov on Friday. The Conservatives have failed to give our regions, industries, businesses and workers the support they need, leaving Britain with deep-rooted economic problems which are holding Britain back, says Labour .

Author: 0 British PM May seen 13 seats short of majority - YouGov

With less than a week before polling day on Thursday, May's Conservatives now lead the opposition Labour Party by just five percentage points, down from 15 just over two weeks ago, according to the survey from Ipsos MORI. While the Westminster election campaign in Northern Ireland has been a largely lacklustre affair, the same can not be said of Britain where, against all the odds, the Labour Party seems to be giving the Tories a run for their money.

Author: 0 'Friendly fire' kills 11 soldiers in the Philippines

It hit our troops ... there must be some mistake there", said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana . The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday assured that government forces continue to apply commensurate military power on existing threats and pockets of resistance in Marawi , including the use of airstrike.

Author: 0 MIT says Donald Trump totally misunderstood its climate science

Those who don't believe climate change is real can look at the president's past comments as proof their man still stands with them without anyone having to explicitly say so. But Beijing is not likely to take the lead on its own. "I think it's a very disappointing assessment". The environmental and scientific communities were also among those to react with dismay, with United Kingdom environmental law firm ClientEarth's chief executive James Thornton describing the move as an "act of ...

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