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Trump likely to withdraw from Paris climate deal


Nancy Pelosi says Trump is "denying scientific truths, removing safeguards that protect our health and our environment , protecting polluters and. threatening our national and global security". And climate solutions provide opportunities that are unmatchable", he said, describing the effects as "dangerous and accelerating". So far, no other country, not even China or India has said they'd follow the pulling out of Paris. Read More »

Foreign Policy Thinker Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies At 89

Brzezinski joined Carter's campaign as his principal foreign policy adviser in 1976 and as national security adviser from 1977-1981. He helped guide Carter during the Iran hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were held in Tehran for 444 days, and he supported billions of dollars in military aid to help Islamic fighters battle the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Read More »

Mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners ends


Prison service spokeswoman Nicole Englander said the inmates declared an end to the fast on Saturday morning. Forty days after it began, the hunger strike by Palestinian Authority terrorists being held in Israeli prisons has ended. A Palestinian man was killed when an Israeli settler opened fire during the protest. Eighteen prisoners were hospitalized during the strike and will return to prison when their medical condition improves, the prison service said. Read More »

US Holds Off on Laptop Ban on Flights From Europe for Now


Laptops and other large electronic devices are already banned on flights coming from several countries in the Middle East. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly told European Union officials earlier that an extension was "still on the table", due to fears that terrorists can now hide bombs in electronic devices which cannot always be detected by security scanners. Read More »

Afghan president condemns Kabul terror attack

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani also condemned the attack , which came just days into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. A foreign security guard, center, and Afghan forces patrol near the. "Unfortunately, the toll has reached 80 martyred (killed) and over 300 wounded, including many women and children", said health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh, adding the figures would continue to climb as more bodies are pulled from the debris. Read More »

Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day


Trump is also set to lay a wreath Monday at the cemetery, the final resting place for many US military members and others who have served the country. "Every time you see the sun rise over this blessed land, please know your courageous sons and daughters pushed away the knife and delivered for us all that great and glorious dawn", Trump said. Read More »

PM Modi gifts North East a new name, 'New Engine'

India Prime Minster Modi Inaugurates Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in Assam, the longest bridge in India on Friday as his government completes three years in office. "If development is to be made permanent, then infrastructure is the first requirement". If the farmers take up organic ginger farming, a global market would open up for them, he said. Read More »

Decision coming on Paris deal in next few days


It would leave the United States as one of only three nations that have not signed the deal. One of the biggest topics was climate change , but Trump chose to leave the fellow leaders hanging, wondering what he would do regarding the global pact on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

Trump is broadening his search for FBI director

Dubke, who said in his resignation letter that he was leaving for "personal reasons", hinted to those he spoke with just days before he met with Trump that he knew changes, spearheaded by the president, were coming. "Mike tendered his resignation just before the President's historic global trip and offered to remain onboard until a transition is concluded", said Mr Priebus. Read More »

White House pushes back on Russian Federation allegations

The White House pushed back, noting that Trump was being fed a translation through a single earpiece that was not visible in some photographs. Whether or not they were the leading candidates, however, Spicer couldn't say. Dubke's last day on the job has not been determined. The intent was to connect Trump's chief national security adviser at the time, Michael Flynn, with Russian military leaders, a person familiar with the discussions told the AP. Read More »

Fisherman Has 'Jaws' Moment as Great White Jumps Into His Boat


He managed to grab his radio and called local marine rescue volunteers, who plucked him from the boat and took him ashore where he was treated for skin torn off his arm. "A large shark was also found in the cabin of the not so large fishing boat". "He didn't do anything structural to me boat, it just smashed anything that was in his road". Read More »

Kabul bombing: More than 80 killed by explosion in Afghan capital

The attack, which blew doors off their hinges hundreds of yards away and shattered windows, came days after the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan . However, the site of the bombing is much nearer to the German Embassy. A suicide attacker struck the fortified heart of the Afghan capital with a massive truck bomb Wednesday, killing 90 people, wounding 400 and raising new fears about the government's ability to protect its citizens almost 16 years into a war with insurgents. Read More »

Taliban denies involvement in Kabul blast, condemns attack

Rescue workers were digging bodies from the rubble hours after the explosion as anguished residents struggled to get through security cordons to search for missing relatives. "The vigilance and courage of Afghan security forces prevented the VBIED (vehicle-borne improvised explosive device) from gaining entry to the Green Zone, but the explosion caused civilian casualties", North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said in a statement. Read More »

Priest and churchgoers kidnapped by IS militants in Philippines


Philippine forces say they now control most of a southern city where fighters linked to ISIL launched a bloody siege a week ago, as fears grow for hundreds of people unable to escape the violence. "Because of this commitment, it is sad that we have to offer lives in order to accomplish that", said Padilla, adding that it is for the exact reason why it's important for civilians to cooperate. Read More »

German FM plays down spat with US

President Donald Trump may be aggravating Germany , France and other US allies in Europe with his tirades and qualms about trade imbalances, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending and the Paris climate change deal. More importantly, Germany is part of the European Union and therefore trades with the United States and other nations as a bloc. In one February poll, 78 percent of Germans said they were " very concerned " about Trump's policies. Read More »

Video shows 'annihilation' of ICBM by U.S. missile interceptor in historic test

Pyongyang is understood to be moving closer to the capability of putting a nuclear warhead on such an ICBM and could develop decoys sophisticated enough to trick an interceptor into missing the real warhead. In a Monday tweet, President Donald Trump joined the leaders of South Korea and Japan in condemning the test, saying that North Korea had "shown great disrespect" for China by "shooting off yet another ballistic missile". Read More »

Woman found dead while trying to cross from MN into Canada


The Kittson County sheriff's department said an initial autopsy concluded the cause of death was possible hypothermia, though a final autopsy is still pending. For the year so far, there have been 1,993 interceptions in Quebec, 477 in Manitoba and 233 in British Columbia. Safe Third Country Agreement , under which people who have made refugee claims first in the USA are turned back at official Canadian entry points. Read More »

Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul killed 64, injured hundreds

Spokesman Ismael Kawoosi said: "They are still bringing bodies and wounded people to hospitals". It was timed to coincide with the morning rush hour, when Kabul's roads are packed with cars and traffic in many parts is slow moving. The explosion shattered windows and blew doors off their hinges in houses hundreds of metres (yards) away. The UK Foreign Office said it was "monitoring the situation" as it remained unclear whether there were any British casualties. Read More »

The best reactions to Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to play off what appeared to have been his accidentally tweeting gibberish, quoting the gibberish in question and asking readers to interpret its meaning. After Trump deleted his " covfefe " tweet, bewildered comedian Rachel Dratch wondered: "Was it all just a dream?" Even Jimmy Kimmel got in on the act. Read More »

In Kabul Massive blast in diplomatic quarter

Two Afghan media workers were among those killed in the bombing, which also caused extensive damage to 1TV, a private news channel located close to the bombing site. The devastation left Kabul in shock and underlined the country's security struggles as it confronts a sustained wave of insurgent and terrorist attacks. Read More »

Macron meets Putin, warns over Syrian chemical weapons


The Australian Broadcasting Corporation further reports that Putin defensively said (of the French election), "Do you think that we are ignorant of the results of the elections?" "It's indispensable to talk to Russian Federation because there are a number of global subjects that will not be resolved without a tough dialogue with them", Macron told reporters at the end of the G7 summit on Saturday, where the Western leaders agreed to consider new measures against Moscow if the ... Read More »

More Than 80 Dead, Hundreds Injured In Massive Explosion In Kabul


He said the the toll could rise after one of the deadliest bombings in the capital of a country torn by war for decades. Pakistan also issued a statement, saying it "strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Kabul this morning that has caused loss of precious human lives and injuries to many". Read More »

On trip, Trump's body language speaks volumes

Both Cohn and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster refused to take questions about the latest Russia-related news report alleging Trump son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner had discussed setting up a secret back channel with Russian Federation during the transition period. Read More »