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Bolton: Trump's Saudi Speech a Good Start - Now Action Must Follow

Iran had nothing to do with the terror attacks on the U.S. in September 2001, or subsequent attacks in Europe - including Germany, France and England - but he singled out Tehran in his speech . We must practice tolerance and respect for each other once again-and make this region a place where every man and woman, no matter their faith or ethnicity, can enjoy a life of dignity and hope. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn leaves door open for potential deal with SNP

With opinion polls showing Labour closing the gap on the Conservatives, Mr Corbyn scrapped planned campaign visits in the West Country to travel to Cambridge for the BBC Election Debate, expected to attract an audience of millions on Wednesday evening. Read More »

Trump to announce decision on climate change Thursday

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That means the US could stay in the accord and choose not to hit its goals or stay in the pact but adjust its targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. "The big question is whether a USA withdrawal would lead to US investors and utilities actually starting to build new plants that commit to high future emissions", Myles Allen, professor of geosystem science at the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute, said by phone. Read More »

Haqqani network blamed for Afghan blast

Both the Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ) have staged large-scale attacks in the Afghan capital in the past. Many of dead and wounded were women and children, the Afghan government said. The U.S. State Department tells NPR's Michele Kelemen that 11 U.S. contractors are among the wounded, and that the injuries are not considered life-threatening. Read More »

President Donald Trump likely to withdraw U.S. from Paris climate accord

Everyone cautioned that no decision was final until Trump announced it. "But it is looking like he is going to pull out". "But even if the government decides to leave the Paris agreement, it's very important for U.S. Others, though, say that the goals are attainable - and essential to keep carbon emissions in a range where the most catastrophic effects of climate change can be avoided. Read More »

Trump jump starts search for FBI chief with two interviews

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Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced that Pistole was one of two candidates the president would interview in late afternoon, Carroll said. Since his dismissal earlier this month, Comey had been expected to testify at some point about his private interactions with the president, a s well as the detailed memos he took describing the conversations. Read More »

At least 91 dead and 100 missing in Sri Lanka floods

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He said this was only part of the assistance India has offered - a larger vessel carrying more supplies and personnel will arrive Sunday. Supplies brought in by INS Kirch was handed over to Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Ravi Karunanayake by the Indian High Commissioner, Taranjit Singh Sandhu. Read More »

United States says test shows missile defenses outpacing ICBM threat

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Syring's agency sounded a note of caution. "Program officials will continue to evaluate system performance based upon telemetry and other data obtained during the test", said the MDA. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), which conducted the test Tuesday in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense and U.S. Read More »

Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election, apologizes for violence against reporter

At his election night rally in Bozeman on Thursday, Gianforte apologized for his behavior. "I don't think voters judged Gianforte on this one incident", veteran election analyst Jay O'Callaghan told me. Gianforte was later charged with misdemeanor assault , which will not prevent him from being seated in the House even if he is convicted. Mr. Gianforte remained mostly silent on the allegations until after election results were reported. Read More »

UK: Prime Minister May a no-show at seven-party debate

During the debate Mr Corbyn said there was "nothing remotely strong or stable" about the Tories' record in office and claimed they would bring in five more years of cuts to public services if re-elected. That isn't a debate, that's me questioning her. Mr Corbyn counter-attacked on poverty, asking Ms Rudd whether she had ever been to a food bank or seen people sleeping around stations. Read More »

Spicer avoids specifics in first White House press briefing since overseas trip

Russia's President Vladimir Putin says the allegations of Russian meddling in the US presidential election are "fiction" invented by the Democrats in order to explain their loss. In an interview with ABC News' Martha Raddatz, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, has called for a review of Kushner's security clearance following reports that he sought to establish a "backchannel" with Russian officials. Read More »

Three top Islamic State militants killed in Iraq, Syria

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Agence France-Presse reporter Maya Gebeily tweeted that 132 civilians died in coalition raids on Mayadeen over three days, with 15 people killed on Wednesday, 37 killed on Thursday and 80 killed on Friday. Mustafa Gunes, a Syria-based ISIS external operations facilitator from Turkey, was killed by an April 27 coalition airstrike near Mayadin, Syria . Read More »

Trump's communications director Mike Dubke has resigned

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Dubke tendered his resignation on May 18; however, he offered to stay through President Trump's first trip overseas and that offer was accepted, Politico reported . 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 »

IS seals off area of symbolic mosque in Mosul's Old City

Iraq's conventional military has focused on clearing the city itself, a slow, grinding process in dense urban terrain packed with tens of thousands of civilians. President Bashar Assad's forces and their allies have also been on the offensive, moving toward the Iraqi and Jordanian border but are still far from reaching it. Read More »

Chinese maker of Ivanka Trump shoes denies labor violations

He added that although his group has been investigating working conditions of Chinese suppliers for almost 20 years, he's never "attracted such scrutiny from China's state security apparatus", the AP reported. "I only know that my husband was investigating a factory based in Ganzhou, Jiangxi province". He says he has evidence that workers at the factory were forced to work overtime without pay. Read More »

WH offers explanation for Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

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Politico on Wednesday reported that the letter's signers include House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam SmithAdam SmithHouse Dems to WH: Revoke Kushner's security clearance Top Dem: Trump troop increase claims "a ruse" Pentagon: ICBM missile intercept test a success MORE (D-Wash.) and Rep. Read More »

House Dems to skip budget vote, miss deadline

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Lawmakers OK'd the proposal 60-52 Wednesday in the session's final hours. Democratic Speaker Michael Madigan told reporters Wednesday that his party would continue working with Republicans during June to fashion a balanced budget. State Comptroller Susana Mendoza, who said that Rauner "has been an abject failure in his duty" to present a balanced budget for the General Assembly to act on, also warned of 'dire consequences'. Read More »

CNN cuts Kathy Griffin loose after she posts gory Trump photo

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Meanwhile, CNN has also announced the firing of Griffin from its annual New Year's Eve coverage after the photo spread on social media. The veteran comic has always been an outspoken Trump critic, but the gruesome nature of her latest anti-Trump display that shocked fellow celebs and even Hillary and Bill Clinton's daughter, Chelsea. Read More »

Macron Speaks Frankly About Russia - As Putin Stands Beside Him

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Putin emphasized the need for closer cooperation between Russian Federation and France , two nuclear-armed permanent members of the U.N. Security Council. He did not specify the form of such reprisals, but France flies warplanes over Syria and Iraq, striking Islamic State targets as part of an worldwide coalition. Read More »

Lebanese Minister Wants 'Wonder Woman' Banned Because Gal Gadot Was Israeli Soldier

Wonder Woman will hit cinemas on June 1st in the United Kingdom and June 2nd in North America, with Patty Jenkins ( Monster ) directing a cast that includes Gal Gadot ( Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ), Chris Pine ( Star Trek ), Connie Nielsen ( Gladiator ), Robin Wright ( House of Cards ), Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis ( The Theory of Everything ), Ewen Bremner ( Snowpiercer ), Said Taghmaoui ( American Hustle ), Elena Anaya ( The Skin I Live In ), Lisa ... Read More »

Bomb scare terror as boombox man threatens to blow up jet

A 25-year-old man who was detained after allegedly making a bomb threat on a Kuala Lumpur-bound Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight #MH128 from Melbourne, Australia last night, will be prosecuted today, according to Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton. Read More »

MAS flight returns to Melbourne airport due to disruptive passenger

Malaysia Airlines stated that 'at no point was the aircraft hijacked'. A disruptive passenger on a Malaysia Airlines flight going from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur forced the plane to turn back. All other flights diverted to Avalon, near Geelong, with Melbourne Airport reportedly in lock down. "We were very lucky". The man, who is studying to be a chef in Australia on a student visa, is due to appear in court on Thursday on charges related to endangering a plane or making a false threat, Mr ... Read More »