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Rouhani says Iran ready to promote relations with the world

Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, another presidential candidate, stood 3rd with 1.16 percent of the ballots after winning 478,215 votes. "I shall remain loyal to my commitments to you", Rouhani wrote on his Twitter account on Saturday. officials and analysts said. Although considered a moderate by Iranian standards, Rouhani was the favorite pick for those seeking more liberal reforms in the conservative Islamic Republic. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Had Her Own Fun With 'Covfefe', Too

In the tweet , Therriault said the DNC models never had Michigan, Wisconsin or Pennsylvania "looking even close to safe". In addition to blaming leaks of her campaign emails to WikiLeaks , Russian hackers, Clinton blamed the New York Times for its coverage of the email scandal , which she said "they covered it like it was Pearl Harbor". Read More »

Trump to announce decision on Paris climate pact today

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The administration is reportedly still deciding how it will exit the agreement. " China and the European Union. will implement the agreement", a senior European Union official told reporters on Wednesday, on condition of anonymity. Republicans argue there could be legal risks to Trump's agenda should he stay in the Paris agreement. Leaving the deal would fulfill a central campaign pledge but would anger worldwide allies who spent years in hard negotiations that produced an accord to ... Read More »

PM Modi visits Spain to improve economic & cultural relations

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India plans to build six large ports, 250 new airports and 27,000 kilometres (16,800 miles) of highway, and modernise 400 train stations by 2025, he said. "It affects the security, stability and other matters in Europe, in the context of ISIS, terrorism and similar phenomena", MEA official spokesperson Gopal Baglay said. Read More »

Trump withdrawing USA from Paris climate agreement but open to returning

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In a letter sent hours before Trump was due to announce on Thursday whether the US would pull out of the accord, the five leaders say the effects of global warming are already visible in all parts of our planet. "While the current agreement blocks the development of clean coal in America", Trump said. In a jibe at the USA administration, Juncker told the audience at an event of the Confederation of German Employers in Berlin that "not everything that is written in worldwide ... Read More »

U.S. is now asking for visa applicants' social media names

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People applying for United States visas worldwide, will now have to fill a new questionnaire . Immigration advocates and lawyers have argued that the new questions grant arbitrary powers to consular officials, and also may force the applicants to make "innocent mistakes" if they do not remember all the information asked for. Read More »

Canada gives $642 million to firms hit by USA softwood lumber tax

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EDC will make commercial financing including loans and loan guarantees - for a total of up to $500-million available to assist forestry companies. "While we continue to work with the federal government on pursuing a negotiated settlement with the USA, we are still in the midst of litigation". Read More »

Proposed UN resolution would sanction 15 North Koreans

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Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this photo. The announcement from the U.S. Treasury came as diplomats said the United States and China were likely to propose on Thursday that the U.N. That list now names 39 individuals and 42 entities and groups subject to sanctions. The first on the list, Cho Il-U, is described as the man "believed to be in charge of overseas espionage operations and foreign intelligence collection" for Kim Jong-Un's regime. Read More »

Reports of explosions, gunfire at Manila resort

A card dealer at the casino told ABS CBN news that an armed man poured flammable liquid on a gaming table and set it ablaze. Dela Rosa said there was no immediate indication of terrorism. "White House spokesman Sean Spicer tweeted that "@POTUS is aware of the situation in Manila and being provided updates by his national security team". Read More »

Trump's tweeted typo covfefe becoming vanity license plates

Presumably, Trump meant to use the word "kerfuffle", which means a disturbance or fuss, in the tweet in question: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe ". Now that the trip is history, though, it's clear the presidential tweeter is back in full, with " covfefe " and more. In case you still don't know what we are talking about, this is Trump's tweet. Read More »

United Nations chief says 'absolutely essential' that Paris climate deal implemented

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Guterres also pledged to work with developing countries to mobilize resources to tackle the impact of climate change and strengthen efforts by small island states against "the existential threat" that global warming poses. administration and Congress to try to convince them to abide by the agreement. "Guterres may calculate that Trump can not face the idea of a drop in USA influence, even if he doesn't care about carbon emissions", Gowan said. Read More »

More than 40 House Democrats want Jared Kushner's security clearance revoked

The Republican president returned to the White House after a 9-day trip to the Middle East and Europe to face more questions about alleged communications between Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington . The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee cited a Reuters report in calling for an investigation into "potentially fraudulent statements and misrepresentations" in marketing materials for a Kushner Companies real estate project, which suggested investors ... Read More »

Tedros Adhanom Elected New Head of WHO

Praised for his leadership as successful global leader, reformer, skilled diplomat and proactive thinker by many prominent political figures and celebrities, Dr. All three candidates vying to replace Dr Chan have vowed to push ahead with reforms. The agency has 194 member states, but only 186 nations were eligible to cast ballots Tuesday because of no-shows and voting rights stripped because of unpaid UN dues. Read More »

Talks on Kudankulam nuclear plant top on agenda

Modi praised relations between the two countries, saying they were "trust-based". "Landed in Spain, marking the start of a very important visit aimed at improving economic and cultural relations with Spain", PM Modi wrote on Twitter in English and Spanish. Read More »

Trump 'poised to quit Paris climate deal'

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It quotes two sources with direct knowledge of the decision. The U.S. signed the accord in 2015, committing to reducing carbon emissions by 26% to 28% within a decade. Modi said failing to act on climate change would be "a morally criminal act". "Staying in would result in US taxpayers and consumers paying hundreds of billions of dollars in higher taxes and higher energy costs exclusively for the benefit of crony capitalists in the "renewable" energy industry and Third World dictators". Read More »

President Trump to announce US pullout from climate accord

Here are five things that could be affected by the decision. "Whatever they do in Washington, they can't change the facts, and these are the facts: The climate is changing". But the Trump administration is rolling back a host of other climate regulations, and that impact will start to be felt in a few years. McKenna says Canada needs to keep working with US governors who are taking action on climate change, as well as the business community, noting that no single administration can stop ... Read More »

China will continue with climate pact even if U.S. pulls out

On Wednesday evening, Trump tweeted that he had made his decision and would announce it in the Rose Garden at 3 p.m. Thursday. "We will continue to lobby the Americans and the White House to show the leadership they have shown in the past on reducing CO2", he said. Read More »

Why You Should Care About The Paris Climate Accord

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While Trump now favors an exit, he has been known to change his thinking on major decisions and tends to seek counsel from a range of inside and outside advisers, many with differing agendas, until the last minute. Trump is expected to announce his decision on Thursday afternoon US time (3 p.m. EDT; 1900 GMT). How would USA withdrawal affect national and global efforts against climate change? The emissions goals are voluntary with no real consequences for countries that fail to meet them. Read More »

Pakistan vigorously pursue Kulbhushan's case in ICJ: Ayaz

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However, the International Court of Justice had denied permission to Pakistan to play the "confessional" video during the hearing of Jadhav case . The Pak's Foreign Office spokesperson accused India of misusing the media to create a false impression of winning Kulbhushan Jadhav's case. While India has consistently maintained that they have no knowledge about Habib, the Pakistan government said that they are convinced that he was in India's external intelligence agency RAW's custody. Read More »

White House says Donald Trump, Germany's Merkel share excellent relations

European leaders were especially dismayed by Trump's refusal to reaffirm USA support for last year's Paris climate change accord and his failure to publicly endorse NATO's mutual defense pledge . She talked to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin about developing cooperation with India. He tweeted that's " very bad " for the USA and said "this will change". Read More »