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Palestinians say embassy decision best for peace

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KELEMEN: Well, he's followed suit along with what previous presidents have done, and he's signed a waiver to a law passed by Congress in the mid-1990s that would have required the embassy to move. Giving credence to Ford, on Thursday, Donald Trump became the fourth United States president to sign a presidential waiver ordering the delay, just as his predecessors have done 36 times since the late 1990s. Read More »

Iraq probes allegations of human rights violations in Mosul

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Central Command officials revealed Thursday. The probe found that the USA bomb triggered secondary explosions from devices clandestinely planted there by ISIS fighters. Air Force Brigadier General Matthew Isler, who oversaw the investigation, told reporters that the March 17 strike was aimed at two Islamic State snipers. Read More »

White House says Trump expected to pull United States from Paris deal

He later noted that China, the world's fastest-growing polluter but also the most aggressive in developing clean energy, was focused on creating America-sized amounts of it: "Under Paris deal, China committed to produce as much clean electricity by 2030 as the USA does from all sources today", Musk tweeted . Read More »

Trump announces decision to pull United States out of Paris climate agreement

If we can, that's great. "We have implemented a cap on carbon pollution, and we will continue working with businesses and research institutions to develop and deploy 21st century clean energy solutions", Inslee said in a statement . Five Nordic countries wrote a last-minute letter to Trump, saying the Paris accord was a commitment "to our children". "Canada wants to create good jobs, and wants to grow our economy and create opportunities for business". Read More »

Mark Cuban urges Democrats to push Trump on Paris

Need " more proof"? How about an in-depth look at how climate change is already affecting Minnesota ? "I tell you firmly tonight: We will not renegotiate a less ambitious accord ". On Thursday, Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accord , in which nations across the globe pledged to combat global warming with a low-carbon future. Read More »

Putin dismisses allegations that Syria's Assad used chemical weapons

Macron is the first Western leader to speak to Putin after the Group of Seven summit over the weekend, where relations with Russian Federation were a key topic. 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 global coalition. Read More »

California governor looks to China for climate bond

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The expected withdrawal drew mostly negative reaction from many in New Jersey who say the state can only benefit from the Paris Agreement , since it is one of the states most vulnerable to climate change . Powerhouse companies including Apple, Microsoft, Facebook , Google and Intel took out a full-page ad in the New York Times , the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal asking Trump not to leave the agreement. Read More »

Gunshots and explosions at Philippine mall

Eyewitnesses initially said that gunmen were wearing masks and black shirts, but Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald Dela Rosa later said there was only one gunman involved. Smoke was seen billowing from the upper story of the complex's hotel wing hours after the initial assault as police worked to clear the resort room by room. Read More »

Musk to quit Trump advisory councils after Paris accord decision

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Trump painted the original deal as "unfair" to American workers and taxpayers, suggesting that other countries had more favorable agreements . "We note the United States' decision with regret", the three countries said. The President, who has previously described climate change as a "hoax" invented "by and for the Chinese", left the door open for a new agreement, undercutting the years of consensus-building that went into the Paris formula. Read More »

Train stabbing survivor: Portland has 'white savior complex'

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This is America. Get out if you don't like free speech! President Donald Trump condemned the stabbings, writing Monday on Twitter: " The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable ". "He was a handsome man, that's what I want people to know". Detective Michele Michaels said in a probable cause affidavit made public Tuesday that the videos had audio of Christian spewing racial and religious epithets during the attack. Read More »

World Health Organization elects Ethiopia's Ghebreyesus as its new director

Ethiopian supporters hugged and high-fived each other after the announcement. Adhanom will succeed Dr. Margaret Chan , who has been WHO Director-General since January 1, 2007. "I look forward to working closely with him to achieve our goals". It is not clear whether Tedros had any input in the government's decision, but the change occurred during his tenure as health minister. Read More »

PM Modi urges to make 'Yoga Day' a memorable one

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PM Modi arrived in stormy weather in St. Petersburg, the former capital of imperial Russian Federation that was founded by Czar Peter the Great in 1703, and was also known as Petrograd and Leningrad. Other than the annual summit, he will attend the St Petersburg International Economic Forum tomorrow. The previous Indian PM to visit Spain was Rajiv Gandhi, in 1988. Read More »

May, Corbyn Grilled By Paxman And Studio Audience

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The Prime Minister and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faced tough questions from a studio audience before a grilling from Jeremy Paxman during Sky News and Channel Four's election special. It is only by dialogue and process that we brought about the peace in Northern Ireland. But this has fallen back in recent weeks since Labour presented its leftist agenda, and after a row over May's plans for elderly social care that could see many people forced to pay more. Read More »

Donald Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris climate change deal

Macron called on US researchers and scientists disappointed by Trump's decision to come to work in France to fight climate change . "Several US States have made clear commitments to continue investing in low carbon technologies and major US businesses such as Walmart have set ambitious targets to cut carbon emissions and increase the use of renewable energy", he said. Read More »

Clinton: Trump unleashed 'dangerous' level of hate

Perhaps attempting to escape the afterglow of his unusual tweet that included the now famous combination of letters " covfefe ", President Trump revived his old favorite moniker for Clinton on Wednesday: "Crooked Hillary". They faced off in what may have been one of America's most deeply divisive elections, and there are clearly still some bitter feelings between them. Read More »

Senate to hear from Comey; Dems raise new Session questions

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In addition to approving subpoenas for Flynn and Cohen, the committee also approved them for their companies , Flynn Intel Group LLC and Michael D. A separate congressional source confirms that Nunes separately issued the other subpoenas, not Conaway and Schiff, who are leading the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

White House informing allies Trump will abandon climate pact

The U.S. under the Obama administration played a leading role in making the deal come together and convincing China and other developing countries that they needed to join the fight against global warming. Such an assertion stands in defiance of broad scientific consensus. During a trip to Europe this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed India's commitment to fighting climate change and said it would be a "crime" to spoil the environment for future generations. Read More »

Pound falls as projection shows Conservatives missing majority

But new figures from YouGov for The Times claim that the Conservatives could fall 16 seats short of an overall majority. Previous polls had forecast that the gap between the parties might be narrowing but now there is some doubt among investors that the gap might be far tighter than initially expected. Read More »

Pope says Egyptian Copts killed by IS were 'martyrs'

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Egypt's foreign minister told his U.S. counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Saturday that the militants who attacked a bus convoy of Coptic Christians a day earlier were trained at a camps inside Libya. The airstrikes continued on Saturday, the Egyptian state television reported . "News can be good or bad, true or false; let us pray so that communication, in all of its forms, be effectively constructive, at the service of truth, may it reject prejudice and spread hope and trust ... Read More »

Trump creates a Twitter 'covfefe'

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Trump later poked fun at the presumed typo , tweeting "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ". Trump's tweet went viral Wednesday on social media, causing Words With Friends to decide to include it. "Yet." More than five hours later the tweet had been neither corrected nor deleted, nor was there any hint of what Trump was trying to say. "Er, no", Mr Spicer replied. Read More »

UK PM Theresa May's Conservative Party see poll lead narrow again

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Both May and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn were grilled in separate interviews with Sky News and Channel 4, and also faced questions from voters ahead of the June 8 election. If May does not handsomely beat the 12-seat majority Cameron won in 2015, her electoral gamble will have failed, her ability to drive Brexit reform through parliament will be diminished and she will go into talks later this month looking weaker. Read More »