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President Trump keeps up criticism of Germany


Spicer said that Trump feels he and Merkel have a "fairly unbelievable" relationship. "What I said was simply to indicate that, here are even more reasons beyond those we already have that Europe needs to take its destiny into its own hands", she said. Read More »

Ten government soldiers killed in Philippines military air strike - minister

After the government ramped up its attempts to regain control by firing rockets from helicopters, eight rebels surrendered Wednesday , providing "valuable intelligence" according to the armed forces. Lorenzana said about 500 militants, including foreign fighters, joined the siege of Marawi , a mosque-studded city that is the heartland of the Islamic faith in the southern Philippines. Read More »

Kane Leads Race For Golden Boot After Four-Goal Salvo Downs Leicester

They may not be champions any longer but on Thursday evening, Leicester City supporters reminded everyone that their title will never be forgotten. "Injuries are disappointing, they happen, and it wasn't just me this season". Spurs may have fallen short in their Premier League title challenge this season as Chelsea reclaimed their crown, but Mauricio Pochettino's vibrant young side look certain to bounce back stronger next season with Kane as the arrowhead. Read More »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vows more decisive action than ever on climate

United States President Donald Trump has confirmed that the USA will quit the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to "negotiate a fairer deal" for his nation, which is the world's second largest emitter of greenhouse gasses. Though China's stance has changed little, its diplomatic position was enhanced first in Paris , where joint pledges made by Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping helped push the deal over the line, and now by its efforts to keep the Paris agreement in play in the ... Read More »

South Africa's ANC gravely concerned by claims of graft


Spokesmen for Zuma and the ANC did not respond. Zuma can remain as head of state until a 2019 election. The Gupta family and Zuma have denied wrongdoing when similar allegations have been made in the past. "This week we have seen there are clearly two ANCs", said political analyst Daniel Silke. ANC MPs are deployees of the ANC and have no authority to redeploy one another. Read More »

May and Corbyn trade barbs in run-up to British election


The studio audiences have been selected with an eye toward balance. Questioned by Channel 4 interviewer Jeremy Paxman, Mr Corbyn was grilled on the apparent discrepancies between his well-known personal convictions and the Labour manifesto as published. Read More »

President Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

The Virginia-based federal appeals court voted 10-3 to uphold the nationwide halt to the policy on appeal from a circuit court judge, saying the travel ban was driven by unconstitutional religious motivations. Citing statements made by Mr Trump during his presidential election campaign calling for a "Muslim ban", Judge Gregory wrote that a reasonable observer would likely conclude that the order's "primary goal is to exclude persons from the USA on the basis of their religious beliefs". Read More »

Spicer Says President Trump's Relationship With Angela Merkel is 'Fairly Unbelievable'

Trump's tweet came after Merkel told a meeting last Sunday that " the times in which ( Germany ) could fully rely on others are partly over", a reference to the U.S. Days earlier, in Saudi Arabia , Trump had presided over the signing of the single largest U.S. arms deal in American history, worth $110 billion over the next decade and including ships, tanks and anti-missile systems. Read More »

Business world rounds on Trump over U.S. exit from Paris climate deal


Merkel, whose country hosts this year's global climate summit, said Trump's decision was "extremely regrettable and that's putting it very mildly". In New York, some major buildings, like the World Trade Center and City Hall, were lit green in solidarity with the climate agreement, echoing a move in Paris. Read More »

Atlantic Hurricane Season begins


The upcoming hurricane season is predicted to be above normal . A new weather satellite will assist forecasters to see developing storms in greater detail, particularly as it moves later this year into a permanent position over the East Coast with a view on the continental US and tropical waters forming hurricanes , said Freidman. Read More »

Cyclone Mora makes landfall in Bangladesh

Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar came to Bangladesh fleeing violence, but now many of their temporary homes have been destroyed. In the coastal border district of Cox's Bazar , where the majority of the Rohingya in Bangladesh live, 17,000 houses were destroyed and 35,000 damaged, said Mohammad Ali Hossain, deputy commissioner in Cox's Bazar. Read More »

Man arrested in theft of Portland train victim's ring


In CCTV released by police, the suspect is seen leaving the MAX train carrying Best's black backpack in his right hand. Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says the ring and backpack belonged to Ricky Best , a 53-year-old man who was killed while heading home from his job as a city employee. Read More »

Former FBI Director James Comey To Testify Next Week


Comey's firing was explained by the Trump administration a result of the way he handled the investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's for using a private server to send government mails. "But clearly, when the president urges the FBI director not to continue an investigation, there's no question that it smacks of obstruction". Lieberman is one of five names Trump reportedly considered to replace Comey who have eliminated themselves from taking the post. Read More »

Mega bridge contract will be stalled until new government forms

She said she expects the legislature will test the confidence of the government in "short order", possibly as soon as early June. That will give them a majority of one in the 87-seat legislature. The controversial $9 billion Site C dam project will be sent for immediate review with the B.C. Utilities Commission if NDP Leader John Horgan becomes B.C.'s premier, according to a landmark agreement between the NDP and Greens. Read More »

Brazil's President Michel Temer Clings to Power; Emerging Market Stocks Struggle


Protests have been going on across Brazil ever since Michel Temer was permanently installed as president. Brazil's political crisis deepened sharply on Thursday with corruption allegations that threatened to topple the presi. The Supreme Court piled on the pressure by greenlighting a formal investigation into Temer . "In the Supreme Court, I will show that I had no involvement with these events". Read More »

Wenger Staying At Arsenal After Agreeing a 2-year Contract Extension


Frank Lampard admits he was pleased to see Arsene Wenger so happy at the final whistle after Arsenal's FA Cup final win over Chelsea last weekend. 'We will be working on this during what will be a busy summer and look forward to another exciting season starting in August. Encouragingly for Wenger, the Wembley Stadium success capped a six-game winning streak to end the season with a flourish. Read More »

Donald Trump to 'press' Paris pact exit button


Trump said he wanted to create more coal mining jobs, though industry analysts say demand is likely to decline as the price of solar, wind and other alternatives falls. While traveling overseas last week, Trump was repeatedly pressed to stay in the deal by European leaders and Pope Francis . Withdrawing would leave the United States aligned only with Russian Federation among the worlds industrialized economies. Read More »

Feud erupts over House panel's 'unmasking' subpoenas


Three of the subpoenas seek information about how and why the names of President Donald Trump's associates were revealed and distributed within classified reports by Obama administration officials during the transition period after the election, a process known as " unmasking ". Read More »

Trump had a "historic" trip to Middle East and Europe: WH

In it the praised President Trump's trip as a show of strength. Asked on Tuesday whether the Saudis had taken specific measures to improve targeting capabilities, the senior USA diplomat, acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones, did not answer directly. Read More »

DOJ Asks Supreme Court To Let Travel Ban Take Effect


Trump's "final, deliberative verdict was the same as his initial, gut-level one", the Post says, basing its "account of Trump's decision-making process" on interviews with "more than a dozen administration officials, Trump confidants, Republican operatives, and European diplomats". Read More »

Nigerians, Ghanaians 'die of thirst' as vehicle breaks down in Sahara Desert


A security source who asked not to be named said "the sub-Saharan migrants, including babies and women, died of thirst because their vehicle broke down". They were trying to reach Libya from where they hoped to launch their bid to reach Europe across the Mediterranean sea. Many Refugees and migrants end up in detention or continuously being exploited by human traffickers. Read More »