Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord as Allies Reaffirm Commitment

Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord as Allies Reaffirm Commitment Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Monday said President Trump's refusal to affirm the Paris climate agreement represents a "striking abdication of American leadership". "The whole discussion about climate has been hard, or rather very unsatisfactory ", Merkel said after the summit. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who chaired the second and final day of the G7 summit, noted that d... [Full Article...]

Foreign fighters among militants in Philippines

Foreign fighters among militants in Philippines However, with the declaration of martial law and the continuous fighting to clear the city of Maute militants, that break has had to be deferres. "We will make this their cemetery", he said, estimating that the operation could take about a week. [Full Article...]

Fresh arrests made by police investigating Manchester atrocity

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd refused to say how many times the exclusion orders had been used, but confirmed: "We have started to use them". The total number of people in custody over the attack rose to 13 when a 19-year-old man was detained during a search of a house in the Gorton area of the city late on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Operation to round up terror network 'not complete', Amber Rudd says

Eight men were already in custody in connection with Monday's atrocity - with another man picked up and since released - as police and security agencies work at pace amid fears of further attacks. Extra armed officers can patrol events this weekend because soldiers will guard key locations such as the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and Buckingham Palace, said Chief Superintendent Jon William... [Full Article...]

North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile — S.Korea Military

North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile — S.Korea Military The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that a short-range ballistic missile was tracked from North Korea for six minutes before it landed in the Sea of Japan. "Since our new government took office, North Korea has been frequently and repeatedly conducting provocation in such manner". The U.S. responded under former President Barack Obama by ramping up a clandestine cyber war aimed at disru... [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

Rep. Adam Schiff , the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said Sunday on ABC that U.S. officials need to get to the bottom of the allegations against Kushner , including if Kushner was not honest about his Russian Federation contacts during the security clearance process. [Full Article...]

Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the southern Philippine city Thursday as gunfire and explos. "Compared to the initial days, there has been increasingly less resistance from the militants within Marawi ", he said , speaking by phone from the capital, Manila. [Full Article...]

President Trump wraps Mideast trip after Bethlehem, Jerusalem meetings

KEITH: He was really there to talk about peace. Mr Abbas said Palestinians "are committed to working with [Mr Trump] to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel". No three-way meeting between leaders. Since Trump took office last month, Israel has announced plans to build over 6,000 settler homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem - occupied territories claimed by the Pales... [Full Article...]

Syria war: United States coalition strikes pro-Assad militia near Jordan

Local media have reported the strikes caused casualties and destroyed a number of vehicles. Syria's ally Russia on Friday condemned the strike, saying it hit civilians and was unacceptable, Russian news agencies reported. Earlier, the US-led coalition admitted striking a militia group fighting alongside Syrian government forces in southern Syria on Thursday. Two US aircraft were dispat... [Full Article...]

Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

She closed out her Munich speech drinking a mug of beer surrounded by supporters doing the same. "Today the United States is heading into a direction on key issues that seems diametrically opposite of where Europe is heading". ( Face the Nation mentioned that "some not-so-happy allies were left questioning the president's commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and a global pact on clima... [Full Article...]

Philippines pounds militants; civilians found shot dead

Thousands of civilians have streamed out of Marawi and more than 2,000 were still trapped inside the city. As gunfire crackled in the background, Herrera says authorities believe Isnilon Hapilon , who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists, is still in the city. [Full Article...]

Trump, Abbas Call for Revival of Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks

Trump, Abbas Call for Revival of Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks Trump , who spoke after arriving in Israel, has also vowed to do whatever is necessary to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians. In effect, it would offer Israel recognition by the Arab world and the "normalization" of relations in exchange for a full withdrawal from the territory Israel has occupied since the June 1967 Middle East war, including East Jerusalem . [Full Article...]

Massive evacuations in B'desh as Cyclonic storm MORA likely to intensify

Massive evacuations in B'desh as Cyclonic storm MORA likely to intensify Not only this, conditions are still favourable for Mora to further strengthen into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours. Authorities have also shut airports and ports in the regions expected to be worst hit. "They have been evacuated to at least 400 cyclone shelters, schools and government offices in the coastal areas", Golam Mostofa, senior government bureaucrat who is coordinating th... [Full Article...]

Putin spurns allegations that Russian Federation meddled in foreign elections

The pair aired their disagreements on a number of subjects. Progress in Syria "will happen by a joint effort, which today we laid the foundations for", Macron said . Since being elected, Macron appears to have toned down the rhetoric, although he noted the two leaders still had "diverging positions" in their first phone call. [Full Article...]

House intel Dem would review Kushner's clearance

House intel Dem would review Kushner's clearance President Donald Trump is turning his attention to domestic issues after his nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe. Trump capped off his trip on Saturday with a speech to US troops and a handful of in-flight tweets. That briefing gave a taste of what Trump would have faced, as reporters asked repeatedly about Kushner, to no avail. "Russia is going to be punished for what it did, in inter... [Full Article...]

Egypt carries out new airstrikes in Libya - commanders

Egypt carries out new airstrikes in Libya - commanders Video interviews with survivors that surfaced Sunday paint a picture of untold horror during the attack, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire. Gerges said his uncle left for Egypt on May 1 to visit family and Christian holy sites and was due to come back on July 4. On April 9, two suicide bombers attacked St. [Full Article...]

Trump Reportedly Told Close Associates U.S. Will Leave Paris Climate Agreement

Trump also reportedly described German trade practices as "bad, very bad", in Brussels talks last week, complaining that Europe's largest economy sells too many cars to the US. Trump has at times seemed to downplay concerns over climate change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) sits next to Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi (C) and speaks to U.S. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace

Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace The statement released by the office included a transcript from Netanyahu's meeting with Trump in Washington which took place this February, acting as proof that the report provided by Powell was false. Adelson, a staunch supporter of Israel, is reportedly not a happy camper. The new US Ambassador, David Friedman, just arrived in Israel and his first visit was to the Western Wall where he sa... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande to return for Manchester benefit concert

British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have arrested a ninth man while continuing to search 12 addresses associated with the bomber who killed 22 people. Since then, Grande's fans-known as "Arianators"-have come together to form a support system and fundraise for those affected by the terror attack". [Full Article...]

Pacific Rim ministers meet in Hanoi, seek to revive TPP

On the sidelines of the meeting, trade ministers from the remaining 11 countries involved in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact are scheduled to meet Sunday seeking to revive the agreement after the US pulled out. Trump's exit from the TPP created a big opportunity for Beijing to push its own free trade deal, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). [Full Article...]

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