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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to change legal team

Pakistan said legal process is ongoing and that it had met its obligations under the Vienna treaty on consularrelations. "This order though interim is a very serious indictment of the kind of mockery in the name of judicial system that exists in Pakistan", Jaitley said, commenting on the ICJ's decision asking Pakistan not to execute Jadhav pending its final decision. Read More »

Germany Not Adequately Contributing to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

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Behind closed doors Thursday, Trump targeted Germany and the U.S.'s trade deficit with the country, according to Der Spiegel . The turnabout came after President Donald Trump publicly bashed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for not spending enough on the military alliance and confronted Germany over its trade surpluses with the us and other trading partners. Read More »

Kabul: Afghanistan intelligence blames Taliban-allied Haqqani network for deadly blast

As the Associated Press reports , Afghan officials said the target of the suicide bombing wasn't immediately known, adding that most of the causalities were civilians, many of whom were women and children. Police said the powerful auto bomb exploded in an area close to the German embassy during the city's morning rush hour when the roads were packed with commuters. Read More »

Spicer silent on questions over Kushner and Russian Federation

Dubke , 47, was not part of Trump's transition team, and accepted the role of White House communications director in February, officially assuming the position in March. White House communications director Michael Dubke has confirmed he is leaving the White House and says his last day on the job has not been determined. Read More »

What's behind the German trade surplus angering Trump?

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Merkel's declarations were quickly held up by a US press eager to show how Trump was fraying transatlantic relations. "This will change", he added amid a raging domestic debate in the U.S on the President's first official tour of Europe last week that many critics say has undermined key partnerships. Read More »

Lib Dems would give public sector workers a pay rise

Led by Tim Farron ( pictured ), the party has also promised £100bn of additional infrastructure investment and the legalisation of cannabis, which it claimed would raise £1bn in tax. Farron will also pledge to invest 7 billion pounds ($9 billion) in schools and colleges, offer discounts on bus passes for 16-to-21-year-olds, extend free school meals to all primary school pupils and double the number of businesses that take apprenticeships. Read More »

Trump Says He'll Make Decision on Paris Climate Agreement 'Very Soon'

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Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". And Sweden's Climate Minister Isabella Lovin says "it would be deeply regrettable" if the United States decides to pull out of a landmark global climate agreement, adding "it is also contrary to what we expect from the USA leadership when humanity faces major challenges". Read More »

TPP countries keep trade deal alive without Trump's US

The RCEP talks have emerged as the strongest candidate for an Asian-wide trade agreement after United States President Donald Trump in January withdrew his country from the 12-nation TPP deal, saying America would instead negotiate bilateral trade deals. Read More »

Ex-Trump campaign manager open to returning

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Jared Kushner , Trump's son-in-law, could also be asked to testify. The White House communications director Michel Dubke has resigned , as US President Donald Trump considers a major staff overhaul. He later added: "It's an ongoing conversation, and that's a fair way to put it". "I don't think it is standard procedure prior to the inauguration of a President of the United States by someone who is not in an appointed position", said U.S. Read More »

House committee issues subpoenas; Comey OK'd to testify

Mike Conaway, R-Texas, and ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D. In December, before Trump took office, Kushner and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak met in NY and talked about possibly setting up a secure and secretive communications channel between the Kremlin and Trump's transition team, according to a person familiar with the matter. Read More »

Kabul blast: India strongly condemns heinous, reprehensible attack

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Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said initial findings showed it had been a truck bomb. "However, the blast was very large and nearby buildings including our own building have considerable damage in terms of broken glass and shattered windows and blown doors etc", he said. Read More »

PM's jibe about 'alone and naked' Jeremy Corbyn 'totally inappropriate'

Mr Farron claimed Mrs May was "too frit to turn up", while her decision not to attend was branded "extreme cowardice" by Green co-leader Caroline Lucas. Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he plans to take part in his first televised debate in campaigning before a snap general election on June 8. Read More »

Trump to announce decision on Paris deal

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It's to (legally) bribe them to remain in Canada, rather than bolt for the USA - with which we do most of our trade - or other countries that don't have a national carbon price. In 2001, George W. Bush backed out of the Kyoto Protocol - which also set emissions targets - following the presidency of Bill Clinton. Several years later, Canada also pulled out of the protocol while Japan and Russian Federation announced they wouldn't accept new commitments under the agreement. Read More »

Kenyan officers, 1 civilian killed in bombing

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The operation covers the counties bordering Somalia and was initially concentrated in Boni Forest to root out Jeshi Ayman, the local faction of Al-Shabaab that had set up camps in the area. Five bodies were recovered after the attack, four dressed in Administration Police officer uniform while one was in civilian clothing; two officers are unaccounted for. Read More »

Watch this U.S. interceptor missile system destroy an ICBM. Wow!

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The US military has carried out the first test of a missile defence system against an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). In this case, the EKV and its adjoining missile were fired at around 3:30 p.m. "This is one element of a broader missile defense strategy that we can use to employ against potential threats", US Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters. Read More »

Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal: Axios

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A study previous year in the journal Nature Climate Change said America will probably only reach four-fifths of that goal. Shell's Van Beurden also said that a withdrawal by the USA could make it a less attractive place for foreign direct investment, though he said that most long-term investments may come to fruition when Trump is no longer in the White House. Read More »

Pelosi: Trump's NATO Speech 'Disrespected Our Closest Allies'

President Donald Trump accused the media of making up sources and called leaks " fabricated lies " in a series of Sunday morning tweets amid reports that his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner attempted to set up a back channel with Russian Federation during the transition. Read More »

Mike Dubke, White House communications director, resigns

Trump returned to Washington on Saturday from a nine-day foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican City, Brussels and Italy. "Historic turning point..." "The president's historic speech..." Asked to comment on the reporting that White House adviser Jared Kushner had sought a secret backchannel by which to communicate with the Russians, Spicer offered only this: "I am not going to get into what the president did or didn't discuss". Read More »

Trump has fairly 'unbelievable relationship' with Merkel: WH

In his latest attack on Berlin , Trump tweeted that the USA was running a huge trade deficit with Germany , having previously complained that too many German cars were bought on the US. " Europe and the world are facing lots of challenges and to fight those, India believes, the world needs the strong leadership of Chancellor Merkel", Modi added. Read More »

Death toll from Lanka floods rise to 146

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The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 112 people were also injured. "Strong winds about 80km/ph can be expected over the country (these wind conditions are especially expected over the western slope of the central hills) and surrounding sea areas", the Department said in its latest weather report for Monday. Read More »

Michael Dubke, Trump's communications director, quits

Before joining the White House in February, he had been a Republican strategist and founder of Crossroads Media. However, the official line from within the White House is that Trump and Dubke are "parting on good terms". President Trump tells the New York Times he has "total confidence" in his son-in-law, Jared Kushner . Shortly after the election, Kushner is reported to have discussed setting up a secret communications channel with the Russian government to facilitate sensitive ... Read More »

Trump Blasts Germany on Trade, NATO: 'Very Bad for US'

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When news emerged in 2013 that the US government had monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel's communications for years, Merkel sent a firm but conciliatory message to Washington. Kennedy in Frankfurt, where he told the audience "those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future". U.S. -German relations "are a strong pillar of our foreign and security policy, and Germany will continue working to strengthen these relations", Seibert said. Read More »