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You were my guy, Trump told Macron, French official says

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Maybe Macron's "resentment" was due to the fact that Trump had expressed his support for the Frenchman's rival Marine Le Pen - deeming her the "strongest" candidate for the presidency - as she too clearly looks up to him regarding Trump's election campaign inspired her political efforts in France. Read More »

European leaders make sales pitch to Trump on Climate

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While Trump has met all of the leaders one on one, this will be the first time all seven are around the same table, including also newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France, Theresa May of Britain and the Italian host, Paolo Gentiloni - forging a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid rising nationalism. Read More »

France's Macron says hopes Trump will finally back climate deal

Mrs Merkel told reporters: "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very unsatisfying. Money is beginning to pour in- North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will be much stronger", he said . "He feels much more knowledgeable on the topic today", said Cohn, Trump's adviser. "The two leaders also discussed a range of issues of mutual interest, including worldwide security", said the statement . Read More »

Manchester: UK resumes intelligence-sharing after USA leak

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins of the Greater Manchester Police said on Wednesday, "This is clearly a network that we are investigating, and extensive activity is taking place across Greater Manchester as we speak". The New York Times published detailed pictures of the crime scene , including the remains of the suspected bomb and the rucksack worn by the suicide bomber. Read More »

Spicer Left Out of Pope Visit, and It's Seen as Big Snub

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The two men's worldviews collided head-on early previous year, when Francis was sharply critical of Trump's election campaign pledge to build an impenetrable wall on the Mexican border and his declaration that the United States should turn away Muslim immigrants and refugees, Aljazeera reported . Read More »

Jerusalem, Vatican in talks on pope visit to Israel

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Despite their differences in the past, President Donald Trump and Pope Francis met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their difference to display a tone of peace. At the end of the meeting, Trump told the Pontiff: " I won't forget what you said ". Trump responded: "We can use peace". The visit began with a handshake between the two men. Read More »

Theresa May blames 'fake claims' as she denies dementia tax U-turn

She claimed "nothing has changed" and said the cap would be included in a consultation paper. "I think this genuinely is the most crucial election I have seen in my lifetime because it is about getting Brexit negotiations right, getting the right deal for Britain from Europe and going beyond that, a plan for a stronger vision for the future". Read More »

G7 communique acknowledges split with US on climate

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Unlike other G7 leaders, he is not due to give a press conference before flying out. At the close of the day's talks, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said six of the G-7 nations - Italy , Britain, France, Germany , Canada and Japan - confirmed "our commitment and our determination" to the 2015 Paris Agreement establishing goals for reducing greenhouse gases. Read More »

Rouhani: Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia forum to take place in Tehran

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that relations with Russian Federation will be further expanded during his new term in office, Tasnim news agency reported. "The U.S. leaders should know that whenever we need a missile test because of a technical aspect, we will test", he said . Responsible nations must work together to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria, eradicate ISIS, and restore stability to the region. Read More »

Trump's Struggle Pic With Pope Francis Flipped Into Horror Movie Memes

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After photos from President Trump's visit to the Vatican began circulating, there nearly wasn't any need for comedians to make light of the situation. When Trump was campaigning for president he said he was planning to build a wall on the US-Mexico border. As president, he has proposed deep cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency and the elimination of many environmental regulations. Read More »

Rodrigo Duterte warns of 'contamination' by ISIS

He recently warned that ISIL was determined to establish a presence in the southern Philippines and the country was at risk of "contamination". Six of 31 militants killed in the military offensive to secure the besieged city of Marawi were foreigners whose nationalities were still being verified, military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Restituto Padilla said on Friday. Read More »

'Controversial' Climate Change Talks Don't Lead to G7 Consensus

The leaders had all left before the protest began. Four of the group's leaders, including US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May , will be sitting around the table for the first time, BBC reported. "The idea is to discuss a number of trade issues and not only TTIP", said the European Union official, adding that it is very important to continue talks. Read More »

Adam Schiff: UK Has 'Right to Be Furious' Over Manchester Leaks

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They were a "grave threat to our national security", he added, and he would get to the bottom of it. "I am asking the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies to launch a complete review of this matter, and if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law", Trump said. Read More »

Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup

As boring as the first three rounds of the playoffs have been, this Finals grudge match is going to be riveting television - especially for supporters of the Warriors , who once again enter the series as heavy favorites looking to avenge last year's defeat after winning an NBA-record 73 games, choking away a 3-1 series lead and then signing KD in the offseason. Read More »

G7 leaders gather in Italy's Taormina to discuss terrorism, migration

The leaders are expected to issue a vastly shorter communique than in previous years, with one European diplomat suggesting it might be just six pages long compared to 32 last year. French President Emmanuel Macron reportedly discussed climate change with Trump at length on Thursday at a meeting in Brussels. Macron said he told Trump it is "indispensable for the reputation of the United States and the interest of the Americans themselves that the United States remain committed" to ... Read More »

Kushner 'proposed secret communication channel with Russia'

Kushner - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and now a top White House advisor - proposed the channel at an early December meeting at Trump Tower, according to the Post , which cited US officials briefed on intelligence reports . Kushner was a trusted Trump adviser a year ago, overseeing the campaign's digital strategy, and remains an influential confidant within the White House as does his wife, Ivanka Trump. Read More »

Donald Trump Meets King Salman of Saudi Arabia

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US President Donald Trump visited Israel's national Holocaust memorial and said that the only way to prevent another genocide of its nature was to never be silent in the face of evil. During his visit, Trump notably avoided all of the thorny issues that have stymied peace efforts for decades. While Tillerson did not fully explain his comments, the mere suggestion that solving the Israeli-Palestinian is key to solving the broader problems of the Middle East in challenging violent ... Read More »

Lib Dems pledge pension tax relief review; commit to triple lock

Mr Farron has previously dismissed questions about the future of his leadership, claiming he is exclusively focused on winning on June 8. Ms Swinson, who was the Liberal Democrat business minister in the coalition government before losing her seat two years ago, said hers was the only party campaigning to stay in both the United Kingdom and European Union single markets. Read More »

Afghanistan to host 1st home global match at Kabul

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Speaking at a press conference alongside the chairman of Afghan Cricket Board Atif Mashal, Khan said the short friendly series could be played in Afghanistan, Pakistan or Sharjah. The former has won all three of those worldwide matches which took place between February 2012 and 2014. Afghanistan were the first global team to visit Pakistan since the 2009 attacks in Lahore and had been part of the domestic T20 competition in Karachi in 2013. Read More »

Trump's views on climate change "evolving" -White House adviser

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Yesterday, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans sent a two-page letter to Trump urging him to follow through on his promise. "It was a very robust discussion", he told reporters in a briefing after a first day of talks amongst the G7 leaders. Trade was a big topic of conversation, and Cohn indicated that America's strategy in the global market will be "we will treat you the way you treat us", suggesting that retaliatory tariffs could be imposed. Read More »

Kushner proposed secret channel with Kremlin

Until now, officials known to be under scrutiny , including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort, have been exiled from Trump's orbit. "There is no collusion between, certainly myself and my campaign, but I can only speak for myself and the Russians". "How would he trust that the Russians wouldn't leak it on their side?" said one former senior intelligence official. Read More »

G-7 source: United States gets more time for climate pact answer

John Kirton , director of the G7 Research Group at the University of Toronto , said the meetings are flawless for someone like Trump , who loves to be involved in making deals. In the afternoon, he'll participate in a luncheon and working sessions, before joining first lady Melania Trump at a performance of the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra at the ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina . Read More »

UN Security Council condemns N. Korea's missile test

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North Korea, which regularly threatens to destroy the United States in a sea of flames, has accused Washington of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war with recent military drills with South Korea and Japan. "Given speculation over the past months about the possibility of military action by the Trump administration to prevent Pyongyang from acquiring such weapons, the possible testing of ICBM subsystems in this low-key manner may be a North Korean hedge against the ... Read More »

Decoding Donald Trump's body language at the G7 Summit

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The Israeli settlements, status of Jerusalem or whether the U.S. would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory were not discussed.During his meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday and in speeches throughout the day, President Donald Trump notably omitted any mention of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The president has used the stops in Saudi Arabia , Israel and the West ... Read More »