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Trump Delays Promised U.S. Embassy Move To Jerusalem

As regular readers may recall , in 1995, Congress passed a law that would move the United States' Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, but the legislation came with a catch: USA presidents could delay the move for security reasons. An Israeli official said no Israeli member of the internal security cabinet had met a Palestinian official in a West Bank city since 2000, and called the meeting "extremely rare". Read More »

Military Chiefs of S.Korea, US, Japan Hold Video Conference

A statement that additional sanctions were merited after Pyongyang's ballistic missile test last weekend was released on Monday, signed by all 15 Security Council members, including North Korea's patron China. On Jan. 13, 2016, North Korea flew a drone across the DMZ and the South fired more than 20 warning shots. China - the North's sole major diplomatic ally and key trading partner - has stopped buying coal from it, denying the regime access to a key source of the hard currency ... Read More »

Spicer refers Russia investigation questions to Trump's outside attorney


Trump also exchanged numbers with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron after congratulating him on his election victory, according to a French official. By the time the first change in what may be a broader shake-up was announced on Tuesday, the White House was left without a replacement. All this comes as Trump's senior advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny. Read More »

Leaving climate deal likely wouldn't add jobs


Trump, who campaigned against the agreement as a jobs killer, said he is listening to "a lot of people both ways" but promised a decision "very soon". Musk said: "I've done all I can to advise directly" to Trump and through others in the White House. US coal company shares slumped alongside renewable energy stocks. Read More »

Trump's pullout from Paris deal imminent


Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, did not confirm the decision in a post on Twitter, saying only, "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". Musk said: "I've done all I can to advise directly" to Trump and through others in the White House. Business leaders, including others in technology, have urged Trump to reconsider. Read More »

Spicer refers Russia-related queries to Trump's private lawyer

But Spicer told reporters that the public should not be concerned that the president sent what the questioner called "somewhat of an incoherent tweet". In September, his physician Harold Bornstein said Trump was in "excellent physical health", in a letter released by Trump's campaign without medical documentation. Read More »

Congress trying to communalise so-called beef ban issue: BJP


The anger against the Centre's rules restricting the selling and buying of cattle was so much palpable within the BJP in Meghalaya that a leader of the saffron party was reportedly planning to host a beef party to mark three years of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. Read More »

China calls climate change 'global consensus'

Washington insiders said on May 31 that Trump was likely to pull out of the landmark 2015 Paris accord signed by 195 countries , further straining relations with many USA allies and leaving the United States alongside Syria and Nicaragua as the only states not participating. Read More »

CNN fires Kathy Griffin over Donald Trump beheading picture


Read their full tweets below. The image is way too disturbing. CNN has announced that Kathy Griffin will no longer appear on its New Year's Eve special following a controversy where Griffin shared a photo of herself holding a bloodied replica of President Donald Trump's head."As a mother, a wife and a human being, that photo is very disturbing", Trump said in a statement. Read More »

House panel issues subpoenas for Flynn, others

Representatives of the committee would not comment on the report. Cohen is one of several Trump associates under scrutiny in a Federal Bureau of Investigation examination of contacts between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, according to the New York Times . Read More »

Venezuelan government bond sale sparks condemnation from opposition


The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that Goldman Sachs Asset Management purchased $ 865 million of bonds from the Venezuela state oil producer Petroleos de Venezuela , igniting a firestorm of protest. But some analysts suggest the government may be able to raise new money through private transactions, like the one with Goldman, that rely on selling existing bonds through the secondary market. Read More »

Netanyahu: Israeli land swaps with Palestinians won't bring peace

Israel on Thursday expressed disappointment at the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to sign a waiver to delay relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv but said it hoped a move could take place later. Departing from his prepared text, he added: "I know you've heard it before. Trump has said he doesn't want to repeat the same mistakes as those who went before him, but "absent a clear strategic plan of action from Netanyahu ", he [Trump] will have no choice to ... Read More »

Woman who raped and murdered three girls is volunteering at school


Karla Homolka , 47, was jailed for manslaughter over her role in torturing, raping and killing schoolgirls Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy - as well as her own 15-year-old sister Taffy - with her then-husband Paul Bernardo in 1993. The day-to-day activities of Homolka are once again causing a stir in Montreal after a media report said the convicted killer has been allowed to volunteer at an elementary school.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Radio-Canada. Read More »

Top Trump communications aide resigns

If a phone has been hacked, a person can listen and monitor the device even if the president is using an encrypted phone. His last day on the job has not yet been determined. He reportedly was involved in a back-channel plan, which never came to fruition, which would have involved a peace agreement between Russian Federation and Ukraine, and the lifting of USA sanctions against Moscow. Read More »

Elon Musk to quit advisory panels if Trump withdraws from climate deal

Trump's influential daughter Ivanka Trump's preference is to stay, but she made it a priority to establish a review process so her father heard from all sides, said one of the officials. Unfortunately, there has never been much hope that the current administration would have anything to do with fighting climate change . Merkel on Saturday labelled the result of the " six against one " discussion "very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory". Read More »

Lions face tough Tests against All Blacks - Eddie Jones


The reality is that they just do it better than any other side in Test rugby. Hansen has got a shot in early as the mind games begin ahead of the eagerly awaited tour. "There's no doubt the Lions have got great goal-kickers". One comfort for the Lions, however, will be the support of an estimated 20,000 travelling fans, who are just as rabid and knowledgeable as their local counterparts and arrive with full wallets. Read More »

Trump Wants Global Leaders To Just Call Him On His Cellphone


The White House announced Mr Dubke's hiring March 6 after a rocky start for Mr Trump's communications operation. Trump responded to these daily headlines using Twitter. But it remains unclear whether the president might envision them working inside the White House or in outside roles. Even if he ousted Priebus, who has told friends that his goal was to remain in his job for at least a year, finding a replacement might be no easier than it has been for other positions. Read More »

Trump expected to scuttle Paris climate accord


Even if the US withdraws, "it's very important for the USA society as a whole, the cities, the states, the companies, the businesses , to remain engaged with the Paris agreement", Guterres said. out of the Paris deal, to which he replied: "When you disagree with someone, you try to convince that person, no?" That promise helped rally supporters sharing his scepticism of global efforts to police U.S. Read More »

June 8 Poll: Theresa May Defends UK Political Debate Boycott

Corbyn was joined at the debate by representatives of smaller parties, including Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and U.K. Independence Party chief Paul Nuttall . May called a snap parliamentary election for June 8 - three years early - arguing that a bigger majority for her Conservatives, also known as Tories, would strengthen Britain's hand in Brexit negotiations with the EU. Read More »

Waiting for Trump to decide about the climate deal


In Congress, 40 Democratic senators sent Trump a letter saying withdrawal would hurt America's credibility and influence on the world stage. American corporate leaders have also appealed to the businessman-turned-president to stay. On the global front, Trump has vowed to halt funding to a United Nations -run Green Climate Fund. The emissions goals are voluntary with no real consequences for countries that fail to meet them. Read More »

Trump to Announce Climate Decision Thursday


The president has pledged to reverse decades of decline in coal mining, which now accounts for fewer than 75,000 U.S. jobs . A USA withdrawal could deepen a rift with United States allies. Now EU and Chinese leaders have banded together in an unusual alliance that emphasizes the absence of the United States - the world's second biggest emitter of carbon dioxide after China - from the playing field. Read More »

Afghan intelligence blames Haqqani network for Kabul bombing

The province surrounding the capital had the highest number of casualties in the country in the first three months of 2017 due to multiple attacks in the city, with civilians bearing the brunt of the violence. No group has yet claimed it. "The terrorists, even in the holy month of Ramadan , the month of goodness, blessing and prayer, are not stopping the killing of our innocent people", Mr Ghani said in a statement . Read More »

India will be Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member in a week, says Putin

Modi said he was personally committed to helping foreign companies set up operations in India . The Prime Minister said that the vision of "New India" will be enhanced through the "New Momentum" in relations between India and Spain . In an article published in Russian paper Rossiyskaya Gazetta , Modi wrote that, "India-Russia relations ... have withstood the test of time, and grown from strength to strength". Read More »

Top Trump aide exiting: Part of a wider shuffle?


Trump has also exchanged numbers with the newly-elected French President, Emmanuel Macron, when the two spoke immediately following Macron's victory earlier this month, according to a French official. "You can't make a phone call, because it's too easy to be intercepted". Those records are preserved and archived. As actor James Urbaniak pointed out on Twitter , "What does the covfefe Tweet mean?" is now a legitimate question. Read More »