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Climate Change Among Most Contentious Issues at G-7 Summit

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Juncker called the reports in Spiegel Online and Sueddeutsche Zeitung exaggerated, saying that while Trump had talked about Germany's trade surplus as a problem, he had not done so aggressively. In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation. Read More »

Philippines says its ready to hold talks with the Maute group

As fighting entered the fifth day, he said 13 soldiers and two policemen have also been killed and 45 soldiers wounded. Rebels torched buildings, took a priest and his worshippers hostage and sealed off much of the city. While the government was able to reclaim some previously Maute-occupied areas and rescue trapped civilians, the Armed Forces said clearing operations are still ongoing. Read More »

Trump tweets money is pouring into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

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The European media have identified the cause for the crisis as the provocative and erratic behaviour of US President Donald Trump . As Trump spoke, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Marcon, stood in awkward silence. Read More »

China warns against bringing chaos to Korean peninsula

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The United States has also called on China, which is North Korea's major trading partner to take up actions. The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of rocket firings since the beginning of past year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States. Read More »

Two grand justices disagree with legalizing same-sex marriage

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Taiwan is the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, and South Africa is the only country in Africa to do so. On the day when Taiwanese top court allowed same-sex marriages, a picture of two gay men being publically caned in the Asian country Indonesia attracted eyeballs. Read More »

Kim's rocket stars: The trio behind North Korea's missile programme

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The Pentagon is reportedly planning to practice shooting down long-range intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) like the one that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un hopes to field. "I can't imagine what they're going to say if it fails", said Philip Coyle, senior science fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Read More »

Imam Khomeini's Grandson Calls on Iranians to Back Rouhani

Iran's reformist first vice president, Eshaq Jahangiri, on Tuesday pulled out of this week's presidential election and endorsed the incumbent, Hassan Rouhani , ISNA news agency reported . It also suggests that Iran's election will be decided in the first round, which requires the victor to get over 50 percent of the total vote. "Not all of Qalibaf's supporters will move to Raisi, but he does provide some capacity for conservatives to unite", said Suzanne Maloney, an Iran scholar at the ... Read More »

Russians say Trump's son-in-law wanted a secret line to the Kremlin

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Mr Trump was returning from his first foreign trip on Saturday to find his administration still besieged from the fallout of a slew of investigations into his team's ties to Moscow. They include his unrealistic and callous budget proposal, his ineptness in dealing with health insurance, and whether the US should withdraw from the Paris Accord on climate change. Read More »

Trump and Melania finally decide to hold hands

After he turns to look forward, Melania Trump appears to swat the president's hand away. Recently, Melania Trump was seen nudging the President for keeping his hand on his heart while the American National Anthem was being played. Read More »

Islamic State claims deadly shooting of Egyptian Christians

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IS claimed all the bombings and threatened more attacks on the Copts, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population of 90 million. Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Friday telephoned his Egyptian counterpart Sherif Ismail to condemn the attack that killed and injured dozens who were heading to a monastery, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. Read More »

Ottawa Senators Force Game 7 But Face New Obstacle

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Now that game 7 is looming, Ottawa will face another battle, the battle of sealing the deal with a win and entering the Stanley Cup Final. "That's kind of a natural progression in a series with the intensity and things like that, but I wouldn't say anything out of the ordinary". Read More »

President Trump Touched an Orb and Illuminated the Internet

King Salman of Saudi Arabia said he was committed to stamping out Islamic State and other terrorist organisations, and called Iran "the spearhead of global terrorism". Yet she made her mark immediately in Saudi Arabia, descending Air Force One in a flowing black pantsuit and golden belt that was hailed by the local press as "classy and conservative", even though both she and Ivanka Trump declined to cover their faces in deference to local custom. Read More »

Two more arrests in Manchester attack investigation

Investigators gave details of Abedi's last hours as they released photographs from security cameras showing the bespectacled suicide bomber in trainers, jeans, black sleeves, a black cap and a black puffer waistcoat, over which the straps of his backpack can be seen. Read More »

Trumps calls North Korea a 'big problem', promises to resolve issue

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Abe and Trump agreed on Friday to expand sanctions against the North over its continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the White House said. In recent weeks, Pyongyang has ratcheted up military tensions through a series of ballistic missile tests, which many observers said indicated it is on course to develop a longer-range missile capable of reaching the USA mainland. Read More »

PM lays foundation of third IARI on Assam-Arunachal border

Modi took to microblogging website twitter to claim in the three years that his government has been in power, it took "concrete' steps that "transformed" the lives of people". Citing the example of strong and decisive government, the BJP President said the Modi government's political will was behind the Indian Army's surgical strike against Pakistan. Read More »

Philippines says militants shot dead at least 16 civilians

Since then thousands of civilians have fled, and nearly 50 rebels and soldiers have been killed in the fighting. The number of civilian dead was unknown. The Maute have emerged from the glut of bandit and separatist groups in the southern Philippines and are a tactically smart, social media savvy group eager to align with Islamic State militants. Read More »

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

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Rescuers set up around 185 camps for displaced people and the town of Matara was being evacuated. The incessant south western monsoon has caused havoc since Thursday night with people in 14 of the island's 25 districts being affected. India sent a shipload of goods while Pakistan announced that it will soon dispatch a consignment of relief supplies. INS Kirch diverted to Colombo to render immediate assistance in flood relief operations. Read More »

Trump Frustrates G7 Climate Agreement

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But he said earlier Saturday in a tweet that he'll announce a final decision next week after he returns to the White House.While at the Vatican, Trump received from Pope Francis a copy of his 2015 papal treatise that links fossil fuels to global warming.The President returns home on Saturday with dueling interests: satisfying new foreign diplomatic relationships and also appealing to his conservative and nationalist base.nearly every nation that signed the 2015 agreement, including the six ... Read More »

Police reveal photos of Manchester bomber on night of attack

Investigators also gave details of the 22-year-old's last hours as they appealed to the public for any information about his movements in the days running up to Monday night's attack. Along with the 11 suspects in United Kingdom custody, police in Libya have detained Abedi's father and brother. The statement said the investigation was making "good progress" with 1,000 people working on it around the clock. Read More »

Low gas prices will mean more road trips this summer

The market reaction was all the more disappointing given that from OPEC's perspective, the meeting went very well. The bearish bet on the global economy trimmed stocks in Asia overnight, with the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index slipping 0.2% - albeit from a 2-year high - and Japan's Nikkei 225 falling xx% into the close for its second consecutive session decline. Read More »

US President, Donald Trump arrives Isreal on his first foriegn trip

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However, while not taking their relationship as paradigm, Trump and Melania as a presidential couple is infinitely interesting. Netanyahu praised Trump for delivering "a forceful speech on terrorism and extremism", in which he "called on forces of civilization to confront the forces of barbarism" during his visit to the Gulf kingdom. Read More »

Islamist militants kill 19 in south Philippines: Army

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The brigade is among the units deployed to flush out the Maute group from Marawi City, where fighting broke out Tuesday, prompting Duterte , who was in Russian Federation at the time, to declare the whole of Mindanao under martial law and cut short is visit. Read More »

G7 talks: Trump isolated over Paris climate change deal

In a statement , Gary Cohn, one of Trump's senior economic advisors, said the talks in Taormina were having an impact on the USA president. On the substance of this issue, Trump is on solid ground . Talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world's rich nations at the G7 summit on Friday were expected to be "robust" and "challenging" after he had lambasted North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and condemned German trade policies a day earlier. Read More »

Duterte warns of 'contamination' risk by Islamic State

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Philippine army generals say dozens of Islamic State group-linked extremists have been killed in two days of fighting in Marawi city, Mindanao , southern Philippines that has been under siege since one of Asia's most-wanted militants evaded capture and dozens of rebels came to his aid. Read More »

Putin warns against 'intimidating' North Korea after missile test

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North Korea has released launch video of what is believed to be a risky and new long range ballistic missile, which it claims is capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead". "The most recent missile test by North Korea appears to be one of its most advanced yet and proves that a policy of maximum pressure that fully enforces all sanctions against the regime is the only way to bring Kim Jong Un to his senses", Sen. Read More »