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Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord Amid Infighting

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Tiffany is one of a number of companies, including Apple, Gap, and Facebook , that signed a letter in support of the Paris agreement than ran as a full-page ad in The New York Times on Monday. No country's officials are saying they are changing their own policies based on Mr Trump's indecisiveness but they are keeping an eye on him. Some advisers - including chief strategist Steve Bannon and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt - have urged Trump to uphold his ... Read More »

FBI Director James Comey fired by Trump

Zeleny said Trump "did not necessarily have the rationale" to fire Comey when he first began discussing the possibility "but then asked the attorney general and the deputy attorney general to look for that rationale and that explanation". Read More »

Saudi Arabia Says Trump Visit Is a Step to Halt Iran

Trump will also attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels on May 25 and a G7 summit in Sicily on May 26. Trump will meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and other leaders where they are expected to discuss efforts to defeat terrorism and discredit radical ideologies, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to describe internal planning. Read More »

Ex-Officer Roy Oliver Charged With Murder For Killing Jordan Edwards

The Dallas County Sheriff's office issued an arrest warrant for Roy Oliver of the Balch Springs Police Department in suburban Dallas over the shooting of Jordan Edwards late April 29. Police initially said that Oliver opened fire because the auto was reversing towards officers, but body-cam footage shows that the vehicle was moving away, and that Edwards' brother was driving. Read More »

China launches its first indigenous aircraft carrier

While Liaoning took nearly 15 years to be commissioned, the construction for the latest aircraft carrier began only in 2015. The launch followed the 68th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy on Sunday. "The valuable lessons learned from building a carrier from scratch will help China build more carriers faster in the future and enable them to reach combat readiness quicker", Zhu Chenghu, a professor at China's National Defense University, said in March . Read More »

Graham: 'I want to know more about Trump's business dealings'

For almost a year - really, for years - rumors have been flying that Donald Trump has inappropriate and undisclosed ties to Russian Federation. "There's no focus just on Trump business ties, but do I want to know about that?" "I don't know of any business associations that give me pause for concern", he said. Read More »

Trump brings in hope for solving Israeli-Palestine conflict

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Trump began his remarks with a reminder that Abbas had been in attendance when the PLO leader Yasser Arafat and the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed their 1994 agreement in the White House Rose Garden. USA and Israeli officials have, however, refused to confirm details of the visit. President Donald Trump on Wednesday boasted that his administration will achieve peace in the Middle East. Read More »

Michael Flynn Under New Probe For Undisclosed Ties To Russia

The Oversight Committee also released documents on Wednesday showing that the Pentagon warned Mr Flynn not to take foreign government payments without approval. At Thursday afternoon's White House daily media briefing, Trump press secretary Sean Spicer sought to distance Flynn from the president and called the Pentagon investigation into the former NSA adviser " appropriate ". Read More »

Barcelona's MSN destroy Villarreal in La Liga

Barcelona had earlier beaten Villarreal 4-1 at the Nou Camp, where Lionel Messi took his tally for the season to 51 goals. The Catalans are level on points with Los Blancos but now lead the table thanks to the head-to-head record. With regard to Messi, they aren't shy about letting their feelings be known in the buildup to a Clasico fixture or indeed during it, and there were certainly a range of opinions sent in over the Argentinian No. Read More »

Berkeley GOP cites safety in speech cancellation

The only people that would hear that event would be those who agree with Coulter, and the CRs don't want their speaker to engage with an "echo chamber", said Dhillon. Left-wing and right-wing protesters from around the country have vowed to come to the university still, and the school had been bracing for violent clashes similar to those that gripped the school and community earlier this year when former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos planned to speak on the famously left-leaning ... Read More »

Quebec's public security minister says flood situation improving gradually

Some area residents have been forced out of their flooded homes, and the OPP say they're offering evacuees any help they can. A police helicopter and divers were to take part in the search, which continued as Quebec's public security minister said water levels across the province were expected to peak between Monday and Wednesday. Read More »

Trump will make decision on Paris climate pact after G7 summit

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Trump had originally aimed to announce his intentions before traveling to the summit, held in Sicily at the end of this month. "We have been able to bring our emissions down even as we grow our economy". Trump's decision won't be easy. In March, Trump signed an executive order created to prioritize American jobs over addressing climate change. In March, Mr Trump signed the "Energy Independence" executive order, which eliminated numerous Obama-era restrictions on fossil fuel production. Read More »

Hot, dry conditions vexing to firefighters — Georgia wildfire

Many residents of a small southeast Georgia community are waiting despite orders to evacuate after a wildfire burning in the Okefenokee Swamp crept to the edge of town. A total of 129,856 acres has been burned since the fire was first reported after a lighting strike April 6. Officials placed the town under a mandatory evacuation after winds pushed the fire out of the n. Read More »

Mexico: 2016's second most lethal conflict

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Chipman, speaking at the launch of the IISS's annual Armed Conflict Survey , said that in Mexico clashes among the cartels and with state security forces have become increasingly fierce and aggressive. Jacob Parakilas, assistant head of the US and the Americas Programme at London-based think tank Chatham House, told CNN that he thinks it's because the conflict in Mexico is not a war "in the political sense of the word". Read More »

U.S. ready to consider new N. Korea sanctions if necessary: Tillerson

Senior State Department official Patrick Murphy, in a media briefing, said Tillerson spent considerable time with the Asean ministers on South China Sea. Tillerson also warned that Washington would sanction foreign firms and people conducting business with North Korea if countries did not act themselves. Read More »

Vulnerable populations have a lot to lose with American Health Care Act

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As odd as it sounds, deep-blue, heavily Democratic states supportive of Obamacare, including California and NY, may be forced to do the same, according to experts, regulators and consumer advocates. Obama defended his signature achievement in Boston Sunday night while accepting the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. "But it does require some courage to champion the vulnerable, and the sick and the infirm". Read More »

Explosion Hits Near Homs after Syrian 'Safe Zones' go into Effect

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The memorandum of understanding between the two countries was suspended by Russian Federation last month after the USA launched a retaliatory missile strike on a Syrian military airfield. The deal aims to establish the zones for six months and are meant to enforce the cessation of all hostilities between government and opposition fighters. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Concession Call to Trump to be Released

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Scavino posted the video to his personal account, not his official White House account. Scavino's tweet isn't the Trump team's only promise to share behind-the-scenes footage. Instead, she gave her public concession speech the next day, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at a reasonable hour of the day. Conway told Good Morning America following Trump's victory that she "received a call from Huma Abedin " in the small hours of November 9 before she handed her phone to Trump. Read More »

In Venezuela, mass protests women

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According to the latest toll provided by prosecutors on May 4, 35 people have been killed in just over a month of protests against Maduro, whose opponents blame him for food shortages in the oil-rich nation. Opposition lawmakers briefly hanged a banner on Friday at the National Assembly that read "Maduro Dictator". Maduro for his part has called the crisis a US-backed conspiracy created to topple his government. Read More »

Turkey 'concerned' by U.S. flags beside terrorist 'rags'

Social media went abuzz Friday with videos of U.S. and Syrian Kurdish forces jointly patrolling the Syrian-Turkish border. The YPG is a key component of the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), a USA -backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighting groups involved in a campaign to drive Islamic State out of its Syria stronghold, Raqqa. Read More »

Budget 2017: Drug testing trial for welfare recipients

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Morrison also said the government would "deny welfare for a disability caused exclusively by their own substance abuse". The story, Budget: Drug test trial for new recipients of Newstart and Youth Allowance , first appeared on the Bendigo Advertiser. Read More »

Islamic Jihad Rejects Palestine State within 1967 Borders

The six-page outline supports the creation of the Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip within the 1967 borders. Considered a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union, Hamas has taken steps in recent days that are seen as a bid to ease its worldwide isolation while not alienating hardliners within the movement. Read More »