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Donald Trump Appears to Shove Prime Minister Dusko Markovic at NATO Meeting

The event will discuss climate change and Russian Federation sanctions in what could prove to be more stumbling blocks. His pending review of US climate policies and decision not to make up his mind before Taormina has braced environmentalists for the possibility of bland language that says little after years of increasingly stronger commitments to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and emissions of greenhouse gases under the Paris Agreement. Read More »

G7 deadlocked on climate, but United States position "evolving"

Trump attended his first G-7 summit on Friday together with the leaders of Canada, France , Germany , Italy , Japan , and the United Kingdom in Italy's Taormina in Sicily . As G-7 leaders gathered in Sicily , Fichtner says Germany is "lobbying at all levels right now for the U.S.to remain in the Paris Agreement" on fighting climate change . Read More »

Xi, Moon agree denuclearizing North Korea is 'common goal'

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In his first discussion with the new South Korean leader, Chinese President Xi Jinping asserted that he doesn't want South Korea to deploy a USA missile system, according to the BBC. The two leaders also agreed to strengthen their alliance, the White House said. "If the conditions shape up, I will go to Pyongyang", he said. Moon expressed appreciation for the high priority Trump placed on stopping the North's provocations and halting its nuclear agenda. Read More »

Macron was warned about Trump's awkwardly aggressive handshake before their meeting

Trump and Macron tightly gripped each other's hands, with Trump's knuckles turning white. This often catches them off-guard and makes them stumble forward. Both leaders said Friday they would discuss defence, trade and economic issues, while Macron also made reference to the millions of Europeans living in Britain, whose fate after Brexit has yet to be decided. Read More »

Bomb disposal team deployed to terraced house in Wigan

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The twisted suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens more when he detonated a bomb packed with shrapnel in an Ariana Grande concert. The incident comes as the United Kingdom remains on high alert following this week's suicide bomb attack on the Manchester Arena. Read More »

Conte and Chelsea hierarchy 'have same point of view' on transfers

Bruised but unbowed, Arsene Wenger hopes to end the most painful season of his long tenure as Arsenal manager with a record-breaking FA Cup final victory over Double-chasing Chelsea . "It's already one of the best", he said. "I hope this is the start of something". How are BBC covering the FA Cup final? "But seriously right now I don't see this Arsenal defeating Chelsea ". Read More »

Israeli settlers storm Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa complex

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Michael Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to Washington , said he was glad Trump's talk of peace "didn't lock us into a specific formula", referring to the two-state solution. Trump's quest to jump-start long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. He had met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday. Read More »

China Puts Pressure on Border With North Korea

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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency plans to test a Ground-based Interceptor missile next Tuesday, May 30. The U.S. interceptor has a spotty track record, having succeeded in nine of 17 attempts since 1999 and only one in the last four. "This is where North Korea made a very bad mistake", he said. Simply put, the US's military drills are legal and North Korea's nuclear testing is not. Read More »

Did Trump Shove the Prime Minister of Montenegro at the NATO Conference?

The address created one of several awkward moments, as several leaders including Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel could be seen grimacing and rolling their eyes. When Trump tried to lighten the mood with a joke about NATO's gleaming new home base - "I never asked once what the new NATO Headquarters cost" -there was no laughter from his counterparts. Read More »

A look at the G-7 leaders meeting with Trump in Sicily

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Numerous protesters carried flags or wore bandanas over their faces with the hammer and sickle symbol, a communist symbol. In the meeting, G7 leaders asked Mr Trump his timeframe for making a decision, according to a briefing by his top economic adviser, Gary Cohn . Read More »

Israeli joy at Trump visit lacks substance

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President Donald Trump continues his first global trip in Israel today, and there have been a few common themes so far in the first half of his journey: Strengthening ties between allies, creating stability, confronting religious extremism, and isolating Iran . Read More »

Israel offers concessions to Palestinians ahead of Trump visit

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On a visit to the Yad Vashem memorial, the president and first lady Melania Trump laid a wreath on a stone slab under which ashes from some of those killed in concentration camps are buried. The president has used the stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the West Bank to call for the end of such violence. Trump is expected to request Netanyahu and Abbas to make confidence-building steps, Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz reported . Read More »

Brazilian president refuses to step down

He said another company executive gave Temer almost $5 million in 2014. Explosive tapes of Temer's discussions about hush-money payments to jailed powerbroker Eduardo Cunha have been found. Calls for investigating the president have also been voiced this week, as the alleged criminal practices " are underway or about to occur ", according to Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin, as cited by Reuters . Read More »

Trump's First G7 Summit Gets Down To Work In Sicily

As Trump makes his first worldwide trip as president, the focus has shifted to whether the USA will remain a part of the Paris climate change agreement. The G7 takes no mandatory decisions, and the meeting is billed as an opportunity to allow leaders to exchange ideas in key issues. Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee, reporting from Taormina , said the that picture which had emerged from the summit was largely of one against six; particuarly as the other countries tried to explain their belief in ... Read More »

What happens to Earth if the US exits the climate deal?

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Cohn said the President gleaned important information from his G7 partners but had not yet determined a way to move forward. "That was a meaningful moment for him". The G-7 leaders also cut a compromise deal to acknowledge Trump's stance on trade. A former US official involved in the deal who remains close to the talks said things look promising for a joint statement on climate at the G7. Read More »

Leaked information 'undermines' Manchester attack probe, say police

On the artistic front, Grande cancelled concerts that were to take place Thursday and Friday in London , and in several other sites in Europe. A source close to the family said Abedi wanted to avenge the murder in Manchester previous year of a friend of Libyan descent, with his sister Jomana Abedi also telling the Wall Street Journal he was driven by a desire for revenge. Read More »

Donald Trump and President Macron had the most awkwardly long handshake

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Mr Macron then turned his attention to Belgian prime minister Charles Michel and Nato's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg, once again refusing to acknowledge President Trump's presence. The White House, however, did not mention the issue in its readout on Trump's working lunch in Brussels with the newly elected French president. Macron strides along the blue carpet to the wall of world leaders walking toward him. Read More »

Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

An armed group that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS) on Tuesday clashed with government troops in Marawi City , Lanao del Sur. "By virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution and by law, I had to declare martial law in the Mindanao group of islands for a period not exceeding 60 days, effective as of May 23, 2017", Duterte was quoted in The Philippine Star as saying. Read More »

BJP will surpass itself in 2019 LS polls: Amit Shah

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He said around 40 lakh retired defence personnel had been demanding One Rank One Pension (OROP) since long but it was Modi government that implemented OROP and earmarked Rs 8000 Crore in this regard. "The country is on the verge of seeing strife in the future", he told reporters here. Earlier, the BJP president asserted that the Modi government's political will was behind the Indian Army's surgical strike against Pakistan . Read More »

Rivlin: East Jerusalem must be rehabilitated

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Trump visited the Israel Museum and the Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center on Tuesday and now heads to Italy, where he is expected to meet with Pope Francis. "This place is a testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people", Trump said. "I don't know of any other country in the world that's not allowed to name its own capital and be accepted by the rest of the world". Read More »