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Trump accused of `utter contempt´ over refusal to sign climate change agreement

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The document says the U.S.is still reviewing its policies on climate change and the Paris Agreement , which Trump had promised to back out of when he was a candidate on the campaign trail. Although it was remarkable to see a G7 joint statement making clear there was no joint agreement, some allies expressed relief that Trump had not outright rejected the accord and said they remained hopeful he would come around. Read More »

Saudi Claim to Lead Muslims Gets a Trump Boost

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President Donald Trump visits the Western Wall on Monday in Jerusalem . First , terrorism has neither open friend nor hidden ally in the White House and second, Trump will never apologize for being an American. "It was a visit of intent, of his intent to reach out and help us reach a final agreement". Oded Revivi, chief foreign envoy of the Yesha settlers' council, noted that Trump made no mention of Palestinian independence during his statement with Abbas, and only spoke of ... Read More »

Ariana Grande announces benefit concert for Manchester

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In addition, officials in Libya said they arrested another brother, Hashem Abedi, and their father, Ramadan Abedi. A third relative, Abedi's older brother Ismail, was arrested in Manchester. Monday's suicide bombing , which killed 22 people, took place just after Grande had finished performing at Manchester Arena. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to raise the issue of the American leaks with President Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on ... Read More »

Oil price down in spite of OPEC production cuts

Investors were hoping for deeper cuts at the OPEC gathering in Vienna yesterday that also included some non-OPEC producers. The price of oil has fallen, despite oil-producing nations agreeing to extend production cuts for a further nine months. Read More »

Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal - Axios

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Earlier Saturday, the other six members of the G-7, a group of some of the world's wealthiest nations, voted to abide by the Paris climate agreement , according to a person familiar with the talks. The U.S. president will return to Washington later on Saturday at the end of a nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe - his first foreign trip since taking office. Read More »

Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate agreement next week

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With Italy , which has felt the brunt of the EU's migration crisis in recent years, holding the G7 presidency, the leaders' declaration included an expanded section on "human mobility". Since taking office, US President Donald Trump , has derided some of the same global partnerships, including the World Trade Organisation, raising the prospect that the Republican's "America First" agenda might well mean an America more willing to act alone. Read More »

President Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord

McMaster. TRT World's Francis Collings reports from Italy. There, he bluntly accused 23 out of 28 NATO countries of taking advantage of U.S. He said that "many of the allies" had privately approached him and President Trump to thank him for aggressively pressing North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to spend more on defense. Read More »

Rouhani Wins Iran's Presidential Election

Rouhani helped implement the Iran nuclear deal , which removed sanctions as long as the country proved it would stop trying to make or buy nuclear weapons. As night fell, tens of thousands of Rouhani backers celebrated by pouring into the streets of downtown Tehran , setting off fireworks and chanting in support of Mousavi. Read More »

Trump recaps trip before returning to Washington

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It's not the first time the two have spoken. President Donald Trump and Canada's prime minister met on the sidelines of the G-7 summit to discuss economic issues. The other six members reaffirmed their commitment to swiftly implement the 2015 accord to limit greenhouse gas emissions. And he stood by his call for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders to beef up their defense spending, once again calling it "not fair to the USA taxpayer". Read More »

Are US intelligence leaks jeopardizing Manchester attack investigation?

The BBC reported that British police had stopped sharing information about the Manchester bombing with the United States , due to anger over the detailed disclosures. Hopkins continued on to urge his community "to stand together, particularly in relation to hate filled views that have no place in greater Manchester ". Read More »

Ariana Grande to Perform Benefit Concert for Manchester Victims

Manchester police are still searching 14 locations and 1,000 people are involved in the investigation. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said detectives had made "immense" progress in the investigation, though warned there were still "important" lines of inquiry to pursue, with further arrests likely. Read More »

G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks

Reuters also reported that Trump was pressed by all leaders at the meeting, including from Canada, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel feeling "annoyed" about his position. President Trump tweeted Saturday morning. Sunni Saudi Arabia , McMaster said in a comment that may roil the Shiite minority that comprises about 15 percent of Muslims, as well as other Sunni Muslim allies, is "America's strongest partner in the Muslim world and arguably. Read More »

Trump Called Netanyahu, but White House and Israel remain silent

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He arrives in Israel on Monday after stopping first in Riyadh, while his Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt landed in Israel on Thursday to prepare for the president's visit. Embassy there by May 31, 1999. Trump's plans for his first diplomatic visit overseas have been fraught with the chaos and controversy that has come to define his presidency. Read More »

Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert for Manchester terror attack victims

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Authorities have detained a total of 11 people since the attack, but a 16-year-male and an adult woman were released without charges. Abedi is of Libyan descent and traveled to the country within the past 12 months - one of multiple countries he visited - and had "clear ties to al Qaeda", the US intelligence official said . Read More »

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility and vowed more attacks. The group recently warned Egyptian Muslims to stay away from Christian gatherings because it intends to carry out more attacks. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. Attacks on Christian homes, businesses and churches subsequently surged, especially in the country's south, traditionally Egypt's Christian heartland. Read More »

Kushner 'discussed secret line with Moscow'

Mr Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, proposed using Russia's diplomatic facilities for talks, apparently because they could have bypassed diplomats and intelligence agencies, according to a report in the Washington Post . Read More »

Police arrest 44-year-old man in connection with Manchester bombing

May said armed soldiers would be gradually withdrawn from Britain's streets starting midnight on Monday. While police and politicians have praised communities in Manchester for their reaction to the bombing, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable said there had been a rise in reported hate crimes, from an average of 28 to 56 incidents on Wednesday. Read More »

Auto racing roundup: Dixon, Alonso lead Indianapolis 500 field

But is this old tradition of the Indy 500 , where the victor is given a bottle of milk, keeping Raikkonen away from attempting glory in America? He's won 32 F1 races and championships in 2005 and 2006. "To see his name near the top of the all-time winners' list is a testament to the man", team owner Chip Ganassi at today's announcement said. "But it's one of those deals where I think you have to learn from it". Read More »

Israel uneasy over Trump's massive arms deal with Saudi

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Trump arrived at the presidential palace in the West Bank city, located only about a 20-minute drive from Tel Aviv but across Israel's controversial separation wall . At the same time , he urged Israel to hold back on settlement building in the West Bank , a longstanding concern of Palestinians and much of the world. Read More »

Pentagon prepares for test of ability to intercept missiles

According to KCNA , a Heron surveillance plane flew over the western border area four times between 7.46 a.m., and 8.40 a.m. on Friday. North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un supervised the tests of the new anti-aircraft defense system and ordered its mass production amid the escalation of the crisis on the Korean peninsula, triggered by Pyongyang's repeated nuclear tests, local media reported Sunday. Read More »

US backs call for fight against protectionism in G7 communique

One potential compromise that's emerged involves staying in the climate accord but adjusting the USA emissions targets. Conservative daily The Washington Times said Mr Trump "neared the end of his first foreign trip Thursday by largely fulfilling a transformative agenda that was more ambitious than anything Mr Obama tried overseas during his first year in office". Read More »