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Pound slips after poll suggests hung parliament

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IG said Labour had been languishing in the parliamentary seats market at around 150 but had now moved up to 184, which would still be a loss of 45 constituencies. "Corbyn is selling a wonderland", The Sun said. "Analysts are expecting the figure to fall from 1.9% to 1.5% month-on-month" suggested Campbell "something that won't please the euro - which is up against the pound but flat against the greenback - as the currency is hoping the European Central Bank will tighten up its monetary ... Read More »

Jordan welcomes decision delaying embassy move

Trump, in his long campaign for the presidency, vowed to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem to concur with the Israeli government's long-standing preference. The White House described Trump's waiver as a move to improve chances for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, but the relocation also risked igniting tensions across the Middle East. Read More »

Will President Trump withdraw United States from Paris climate agreement?

A landmark agreement, ratified by 147 parties or countries, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was aimed at cutting emissions and keeping global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. "If it takes Senate ratification by a two-thirds vote to enter the USA into a treaty, must the Senate vote by a two-thirds vote to withdraw from one?" writes Carlson. Read More »

Nighttime, early morning IS bombings kill 31 in Baghdad

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Among the victims was 12-year-old Iraqi-Australian Zynab al-Harbiya , who was visiting her sick grandfather in Baghdad . There are no reports of her family being injured. No group immediately claimed those attacks. After sundown, families break their fast and Baghdad's restaurants and cafes quickly fill up with people staying up long into the night. Read More »

Iraq forces move on IS in Mosul but civilians slow advance

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The PMF began Monday's operation by pushing IS militants out of the center of the town of Baaj, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Syrian border. "This victory will also be an important incentive for the Syrian Arab Army to secure the entire border from the Syrian side", al-Asadi said , referring the Assad's government forces. Read More »

Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun 2' is to happen soon!

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A script has allegedly been floating around since 2014 and Cruise even went out to meet a potential producer for the film in 2016. Tom Cruise has confirmed that a Top Gun sequel is in the works. Most recently, he hinted that Top Gun 2 was nearly a sure thing during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show in October 2016. And with no director, cast, plot, or official production announcement, we're just getting started on the Top Gun 2 news. Read More »

Trump aide says 'small group' gets Trump tweet

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The president ended his second tweet on the matter by again referring to several congressional investigations and the FBI's probe into Russian Federation as a collective "Witch Hunt!" The official was not authorized to publicly discuss private thinking and spoke on the condition of anonymity. Read More »

Tesla's Musk: I'll dump Trump if United States dumps Paris climate deal

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Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to say that he will announce his decision at the White House's Rose Garden at 3 p.m. The details on how Trump will withdraw the United States from the accord are not yet clear but Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is working with a small team to determine whether to initiate a formal withdrawal, which could take three years, or to exit from the underlying United Nations climate change treaty, Axios first reported , citing ... Read More »

Farmer suing East Lansing after being kicked out of farmer's market

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Tennes filed the lawsuit in federal court with the aid of Washington-based Alliance Defending Freedom , an organization that specializes in religious liberty cases. The Country Mill family and its staff have and will continue to participate in hosting the ceremonies held at our orchard. But in December, they announced they'd hold weddings again, still excluding same-sex couples. Read More »

White House official: Trump plans to pull USA from Paris deal

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China is the world's top emitter of greenhouse gases, but the US sits at number two, and occupies the top spot for historical emissions since the start of the industrial revolution. He added: "Fighting climate change is a global consensus, it's not invented by China. and we realize that this is a global consensus agreement and that as a big developing nation we should shoulder our worldwide responsibility". Read More »

Trump plans to withdraw from Paris climate agreement

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California has also previously said it would help pick up the slack for any backdowns by the USA president on climate change . Just Nicaragua and Syria have refused. As a new analysis by Climate Action Tracker points out, Trump policies "are projected to flatten US emissions instead of them continuing on a downward trend". Read More »

Trump's cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns

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US President Donald Trump , who was uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter during his nine-day trip overseas, resumed his favourite past-time Sunday with a tweet storm in which he thundered against "fake news". "Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names, it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers". Read More »

Trump to pull US out of Paris climate accord: Axios

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In other words, a US withdrawal means that the country that is most responsible for causing modern-day global warming will be doing the least to address it. When asked on Tuesday whether Trump believes human activity is contributing to climate change, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters, "Honestly, I haven't asked him that". Read More »

United Nations rights boss decries civilian casualties in Syria air strikes

Nine others died in a strike that hit a nearby market in the town of Mayadeen on Thursday night. Scores of civilians, including more than 30 children, have been killed in recent days as an escalated air assault led by the United States continues in eastern Syria despite warnings from the United Nations over the careless and indiscriminate attacks. Read More »

White House Won't Confirm Kushner-Russia Reports

Last week, a story broke that Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington discussed possibly setting up a secret and secure communications channel with Trump's transition team and the Kremlin. The disclosure of the back channel has put the White House on the defensive. Those close to Mr Kushner said he has no plans to take a reduced role, although people who have spoken to him say that he is increasingly tired of the non-stop frenzy. Read More »

Three killed in disputed Kashmir in shelling between India and Pakistan

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The reports said there has been firing along the LoC in Balnoi and Mankote sectors too. The two sides regularly accuse each other of violating the ceasefire agreement in which civilians are killed and injured. The Indian soldiers were retaliating after Pakistan opened fire first. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had landed in Lahore to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family at a wedding reception. Read More »

Man City signs goalkeeper Moraes for $45M from Benfica

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Third party ownership, where part of a player's economic rights are owned by private investors, is not allowed under Premier League rules and that will need to be resolved before the player can be registered. If City can get a fraction of Buffon's consistency, quality and longevity out of Ederson then it will be a very wise investment. City fans will hope that his youth proves as inconsequential as it has for the fresh-faced Gabriel Jesus, who has had no problems settling into Premier ... Read More »

United Kingdom police stop sharing info on Manchester attack with U.S. after leaks

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British police have resumed intelligence-sharing ties with USA law enforcement after they were temporarily stopped in a row over leaks about the Manchester bombing investigation. Abedi was born in Manchester on New Year's Eve 1994 to a family believed to be of Libyan origin. Tension between British and US officials began following a series of leaks about the investigation into the bombing, which has led to the U.K.to raise its terrorism threat level to "critical" and has resulted in the ... Read More »

PM Modi inaugurates longest bridge of India in Assam

In his address, the Prime Minister thanked the citizens of India for bringing his party to power and said that his government is taking decisions targetted at bringing benefits to the public at large. The Dhola-Sadiya bridge promises to usher in prosperity in the North-East, it said adding , it will provide efficient road connectivity to remote and backward areas which have poor road infrastructure. Read More »