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Trump delays moving US Embassy to Jerusalem for now

In a statement , Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Thursday that it believes all embassies should be in what it called Israel's "eternal capital". "Peace and security can only be achieved through Israel's withdrawal from Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem", he said, accusing Netanyahu of "aggravating the conflict". Read More »

Phahlane joins list of top cops with cloud hanging

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Sapu's Oscar Skommere says Mothiba is a true career cop which is what's needed for the police service. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Wednesday thanked President Jacob Zuma for his "wisdom" in deciding to remove Acting National Police Commissioner‚ Lieutenant-General Kgomotso Phahlane‚ adding that he had informed Zuma that Phahlane's presence tarnished the SA Police Service. Read More »

Reggae star Damian Marley, others buy control of High Times

Even today, the publication reports that it has 236,000 monthly subscribers. High Times , the magazine that for decades has been the go-to bible for backyard pot growers and cocktail party tokers has been sold to a group of investors that includes reggae musician and ganga guru Damian Marley . Read More »

Saraki Why I didn't run against Buhari in presidential election - Senate President

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Nigerians have shocked the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, by rating the performances of President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors of the APC poor in a poll conducted by the party on its verified twitter handle. "He (Fayose) has been quarrelling with everybody". The statement, entitled "God, Heal Our Land", lamented the hardship being faced by the people of the state as a result of the current scarcity of fuel in Ekiti. Read More »

United States 'turning its back on science' after Trump's Paris Agreement withdrawal

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Britain would continue to press the U.S.to reduce unsafe emissions even if Trump pulls out. Almost 200 countries joined the landmark deal forged under Trump's predecessor. "It is a morally-bankrupt decision that Trump will come to regret", Jennifer Morgan, Greenpeace's worldwide executive director, said. "The President of the USA's decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord is profoundly regrettable". Read More »

White House seeks to wall off Russian Federation questions

Dubke wrote in a statement that it had been an honor to serve Trump and "my distinct pleasure to work side by side, day by day with the staff of the communications and press departments". "We will continue to pursue this investigation wherever the facts may lead."The approval of the seven subpoenas appeared to represent a political compromise between the House of Representatives panel's majority Republicans, who have joined Trump in demanding investigations into leaks of classified information ... Read More »

Trump still committed to an embassy in Jerusalem, just not yet

Israel captured east Jerusalem - claimed by Palestinians for the capital of a future independent state - from Jordan in 1967 and annexed it, in a move not internationally recognized. Every US president has signed such a waiver twice a year after a law was passed in 1995 mandating the relocation of the embassy to Jerusalem. Despite the disappointment, the statement indicated Israel appreciates Trump's friendship and his commitment to moving the embassy to Jerusalem in the future. Read More »

NBC's Megyn Kelly newsmagazine features Putin in debut

Petersburg . Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with heads of worldwide news agencies at the St. Petersburg global Economic Forum in St. She clearly was not ready to cover up to shield others from such a sight. She spoke with Putin ahead of the interview, however, which is where the blue dress photos came in. Read More »

Macron denounces Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord

He said his country would either renegotiate its re-entry into the Paris agreement under different terms, or participate in the creation of a whole new climate deal. "Our government rushed to join global agreements where the United States pays the costs and bears the burdens while other countries get the benefit and pay nothing". Read More »

OR responds to United States climate pact rejection

Moderna Therapeutics CEO Stephane Bancel said in a tweet he also was disappointed in Trump's decision to leave the Paris deal. It was steady, principled American leadership on the world stage that made that achievement possible . would need to start such negotiations given that the climate agreement gave each country the ability to set its own targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

This Man Could Become Ireland's First Openly Gay Prime Minister

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Indian native Leo Varadkar, that is indeed his name not an Anglicised abbreviation, could well create history by becoming one of the youngest prime ministers in the world at the age of 38. Varadkar, the son of an Irish mother and an Indian immigrant father, and Coveney, a member of a prominent political family, rose through the ranks in Fine Gael, a center-right Christian democratic party that leads a minority government with rival political party Fianna Fail. Read More »

Radical Environmentalists Prepare To Take Over In British Columbia

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The two parties released the details of their four-year agreement on Tuesday, outlining the key priorities of the new minority government following May 9's historic election. "No doubt Christy Clark will be very upset at this result", she said. "In recent days, we have made every effort to reach a governing agreement, while standing firm on our core beliefs", Clark said. Read More »

Aamir Sohail questions India playing Pakistan in Champions Trophy

That defeat knocked England out of the World Cup and led them to adopt a far more aggressive approach to the one-day game that, "blips" like Monday apart, has served them well in the intervening two years. Azhar's One-Day International record reads an impressive 1605 runs in 45 matches at an average of 38.21 and a strike- rate of 75.00. The tournament favourites, team India has played well in the warm-up matches against Bangladesh and New Zea Land. Read More »

Some Actual Good News After Trump's Paris Agreement Fiasco

The letter is signed "Your Nordic Friends" and urges Trump "to show global leadership - and to make the right decision". Under the pact, the USA - the world's second biggest carbon emitter behind China - had committed to reduce its emissions by 26 per cent to 28 per cent from 2005 levels by 2025. Read More »

NSW housing: New first home buyers' stamp duty discount

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At the moment, stamp duty concessions for first home buyers kick in for new properties valued between $550,000 and $650,000 and for vacant land valued between $350,000 and $450,000. Now in NSW there is a stamp duty exemption for first home buyers of new homes valued up to $550,000 and vacant land valued up to $350,000. Professor Peter Phibbs, head of Urban and Regional Planning and Policy at the University of Sydney, said the measures were created to court "political popularity" and risked ... Read More »

Sigmar Gabriel plays down spat between Merkel and Trump

Clearly frustrated by Trump's openly mercurial behaviour during the G7 meetings last week, Merkel chose to give voice to her irritation during a rally in Munich. " Donald Trump is making clear with his tweet that he considers Germany a political opponent", Oppermann said. "This was apparently not enough to restore close contacts between Washington and Berlin though, with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel criticizing Trump's policy as "shortsighted". Read More »

Passenger subdued on Malaysian plane after bomb threat

Andrew Leoncelli , a former Australian-rules footballer, was on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH128 when it was forced to make an emergency U-turn after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit. "We do believe that he suffers from mental illnesses and the investigation is ongoing in relation to that", Langdon said. Police praised the "heroic" actions of the passengers and crew. Read More »

President Donald Trump To Announce Climate Agreement Decision

White House officials say it's likely Trump will announce a withdrawal from the landmark climate accord during the 3 p.m. ET event, but concede there's little certainty when it comes to predicting Trump's behavior. "China and the European Union. will implement the agreement", a senior European Union official told reporters on Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Paris withdrawal sets business world at odds with Trump

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In a TV broadcast made both in French and English, Macron said he believed that Trump had made a historic mistake, and invited frustrated U.S. climate scientists and entrepreneurs to come and work in France. About two-thirds of the state's beaches will be wiped out by the end of the century if no progress is made on cutting greenhouse gases, Zender said. Read More »

Trump receiving updates explosion in Philippines

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A Filipino operative for the Islamic State group, in a quick communique, took responsibility for the attack shortly after it began. At least 36 people are dead after a gunman burst into a Manila casino, firing shots and setting gaming tables alight, Philippine media reported on Friday, in what officials said was a botched robbery attempt. Read More »

White House: Trump and Merkel get along very well

Trump began his trip from Saudi Arabia, a nation that is the custodian to two of the holiest sites in Islam. When pressed on whether the president would approve of such a back channel with Russia, Spicer said, "You're asking if he approves of an action that is not a confirmed action". Read More »

Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia

During his confirmation hearing in January, Sessions testified that he "did not have any communications with the Russians " during the campaign and said in a written statement given to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he was not in contact with anyone linked to the Russian government during the campaign. Read More »

Suspect in casino attack near Manila found dead

The Philippines have been troubled by terrorism lately, as government forces are battling ISIS-affiliated soldiers for control of the city of Marawi, a mostly Muslim city on the southern island of Mindanao. "We can consider this robbery", he said . "He would have shot all the people gambling there" if it had been terrorism, said Dela Rosa. "In fact, he passed by people", the chief said describing video recordings of the gunman taken inside. Read More »