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Merkel: US relations important, but must also look elsewhere

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Merkel indirectly warned Trump he risked isolating the US: "Anyone who today puts on national blinkers and no longer has eyes for the world around him is, I am convinced, ultimately out on a limb". "But many examples show us that at the end of the day, one can only bring peace and stability by developing economic perspectives and hope for the young generations, certainly not through military spending alone", he said. Read More »

Putin in Versailles: Macron pays Russian president highest honor

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But he also defended his March meeting with Macron's rival in the presidential race, far-right leader Marine Le Pen. "As a person who pays utmost attention to personal contacts, Putin believes that only a one-on-one meeting could give answers to many questions about Macron as a person and president of France, as well as his future foreign policy course and his stance on Russia", Tatyana Stanovaya of the Center for Political Technologies, an independent Moscow-based think-tank, wrote in a ... Read More »

Teachers rally at East Hartford High School

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WFSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2quZFLP ) the Connecticut Education and the East Hartford Education Associations will rally at East Hartford High School Tuesday morning. Michael is an individual student with an individual story to tell. "Our school is not a unsafe place", said Daley. "We're working hard to break the cycle of failure and poverty that oftentimes plagues numerous kids that we serve", he said. Read More »

China takes exception to India's stand on OBOR

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China aims at having close ties with all neighbouring states for economic benefit and regional prosperity. The deals, signed on Saturday, include construction of the Havelian land port, which is on the Karakoram Highway connecting Pakistan and Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. Read More »

Jared Kushner's worst week in Washington

In a statement issued to the New York Times , Mr Trump said that his son-in-law was "doing a great job for the country". "It appears - and again, it's an appearance - that it fits into a pattern of back channel conversations, failure to disclose these communications with the Russians and that's the problem right now I think for the Trump administration", Jacobs said. Read More »

United Kingdom intel sharing back on after Trump vows to plug leaks

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Trump's comments come amid anger from Britain over intelligence leaks and a decision by Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week's bombing. The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security. A theme that runs through the summit is the showcasing of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to Mr. Read More »

Toll in Sri Lanka floods rises to 183

Third Indian ship arrives to assist Sri Lanka flood victims Tue, May 30, 2017, 08:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. "A second ship, INS Shardul , has also arrived at Colombo port". The disaster centre said weather in Sri Lanka was expected to improve today, with powerful Cyclone Mora moving away from the island towards Bangladesh . Read More »

G7 leaders openly say climate change consensus does not include US

Trump tweeted as he departed the G-7 on Saturday that he planned to make a decision on Paris this week, and he has consulted with advisers and aides in the days since his return about the matter. Axios reported Trump has privately told people he will quit the Paris climate deal . The G7 countries did seem to overcome their divisions on global trade issues. Read More »

Angela Merkel Europe must step up as diplomatic player

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Having had a dinner Monday at the Schloss Meseberg retreat outside Berlin , Modi and Merkel on Tuesday lead a joint cabinet meeting grouping foreign, economy, environment and other ministers. She also suggested in the wake of the Trump visit that Europe's relationship with Washington had shifted significantly and reiterated her position that "we in Europe have to take our fate into our own hands". Read More »

Trump lectures world leaders about North Atlantic Treaty Organisation contributions in Brussels

The reaction to Trump's speech by the European leaders went viral over the internet. "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States and many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years". President Trump did, though, appear to push the prime minister of Montenegro aside as leaders moved through a hall, all of this in a city that candidate Trump called a hellhole a year ago. Read More »

Muslim anti-terrorist Ramadan advert goes viral

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Kuwait-based Zain released the advert entitled "We Will Sing With Love" to mark the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. "I will tell God everything", says the voiceover of a child at the beginning of the ad as a man is seen preparing a bomb. Read More »

Trump Tweets Response To Deadly Portland Train Attack

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Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche , 23, and Ricky John Best , 53, were killed as they tried to stop the harassment. One is in the hospital after the suspect, identified as Jeremy Joseph Christian , 35, stabbed the three victims , according to police . Read More »

May and Corbyn both branded 'losers' after TV Q&A

Answering questions from an audience of voters on the Sky News/Channel 4 programme The Battle For Number 10 , the Labour leader dismissed claims from his opponents that he would be soft on terror. When asked whether he would contemplate a scenario where Britain failed to strike an arrangement with the rest of the bloc, Jeremy Corbyn said: "There's going to be a deal". Read More »

Slain Virginia officer was former Marine, father of 3

Virginia State Police said Special Agent Michael Walter was riding along with a Richmond city police officer around 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Powhatan County resident is survived by his wife, Jaime, and two sons and a daughter, ages 14, 9, and 6. Read More »

Conway Promises Trump Won't Get Rid Of White House Press Briefings

He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programmes that will save our country billions of dollars. "In addition to that, and perhaps most importantly, he is a very good person". But Kelly said such back-channel communications don't bother him and would not be harmful to USA security interests. And I think that [former FBI Director James] Comey we now know took action that he did in regards to then-candidate [Hillary] Clinton because of some false news that was being put out ... Read More »

Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

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In response to Merkel's comments, Britain said it would be a "strong partner" to Germany . SIEGEL: Let's examine one of Merkel's phrases, first, when she spoke of no longer being able to count on others, she said, I have experienced this in the last few days, presumably the Trump visit to Europe. Read More »

Rolf Harris jury discharged after failing to reach verdicts

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The 87-year-old had been accused of indecently assaulting three teenage girls, the youngest of whom was 13, at public events between 1971 and 1983. The jury deliberated for four hours and 47 minutes but did not reach a final decision. Harris is also accused of attacking a 14-year-old girl at a youth music festival where he was presenting awards at the Lyceum Theatre in London in 1971. Read More »

Prof. Larry Jacobs: 'Clearly, The White House Is In Crisis'

Trump added in the statement that Kushner was "respected by virtually everyone", and was busy working to help save the country "billions of dollars". Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday that he was not troubled by Jared Kushner's reported attempts to establish a back-channel with Russian Federation. Read More »

Democrats Call for Jared Kushner to Lose Security Clearance Amid FBI Probe

Another story that broke while Mr. Trump was gone was one that said three leakers inside the White House had been identified, and that the President would be getting rid of them once he returned to the U.S. "I think any channel of communication back or otherwise with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing". "We have back-channel communications with any number of countries", General McMaster said. Read More »

May in major U-turn on social care funding

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday amended an unpopular campaign proposal for elderly care just days after unveiling it, prompting accusations that she could not be relied upon in upcoming Brexit negotiations. The Conservatives' plan would extend this right to those receiving care in their own homes, who would have to pay until they were down to their last £100,000. Read More »

UK PM May says prepared to leave EU without a Brexit deal

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On Mr Corbyn, he added: "In the biggest fight for the future of our country in a generation, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour has let you down by voting with Theresa May on Brexit - not against her". "I'll give you the figure in a moment". Currently, the free hours are only available to parents who work and earn at least £120 a week - equivalent to 16 hours at the National Minimum Wage. Read More »

USTR Moves Forward with NAFTA Renegotiation

The 2017 Trade Policy Agenda of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) provided some context for this dissatisfaction with NAFTA , and observed that "f$3 or years now, the United States has run trade deficits in goods with our trading partners in the [NAFTA]". Read More »

SBU conducting searches at 'Yandex. Ukraine' offices

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According to Tass, the Russian state news agency, SBU spokesperson Elena Gitlyanskaya confirmed the searches were being conducted in relation to "high treason". More detailed information will be later published on the official website of SBU, the statement reads. "Neither the employees of Yandex in Ukraine, nor the leadership of the Ukrainian division, had access to personal data of users of Yandex", it said. Read More »

Manchester attack: Police appeal for information on bomber's blue suitcase

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson , from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, said: "We believe Abedi was in possession of this case in the days before the attack at Manchester Arena on Monday 22 May". The American FBI is said to have alerted its British counterpart. Abedi's younger brother said he knew generally about the plot but did not know where and when the blast would be, a Libyan militia spokesman told private broadcaster Libya's Channel Thursday. Read More »