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Macron Discusses Gay Chechnya Crackdown with Putin

Macron said he also spoke to Putin about LGBT rights in Chechnya and about NGOs in Russian Federation. But Macron was outspoken in his disdain for the Russian media, including state-run outlets RT and Sputniks . "They wanted to get names of my gay friends from me", the man said. Macron isn't the first world leader to urge Putin to take action on the risky situation in Chechnya. Read More »

More leading German politicians land into Trump

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He used Twitter this week to attack Germany partly for its trade policies, flagging the United States' "massive trade deficit with Germany". Merkel was hosting a press conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when she was asked whether Germany was looking towards Asia to develop relations, following her comments on Sunday that " Europe could no longer rely on the USA and Britain ", reports Efe. Read More »

China urges North Korea talks, skirts questions on United States sanctions push

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The South's Yonhap news agency said around 90 rounds were fired from a machine-gun at the object. Details about Tuesday's incident were still unclear, but it was reminiscent of a case in January 2016 in which a North Korean drone flew over the Military Demarcation Line, the border defined by the decades-old armistice signed by the two nations. Read More »

Sterling Edges Higher Despite Polls May 30 2017

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The YouGov constituency projection, based on 50,000 interviews over the course of a week, showed May would win 310 seats, down from the 331 seats won by her predecessor David Cameron in 2015. The new promise strikes a stark contrast with Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, which has promised to increase income tax on those earning more than £80,000 to help fund social services. Read More »

Djokovic escapes Schwartzman's clutches in five sets

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On the women's side, defending champion Garbine Muguruza and local hopeful Kristina Mladenovic made it through to the second week, the latter after a three-set thriller. With the rainclouds rolling in, Nadal seemed keen to get his third-round match over as quickly as possible and the No. 4 seed took 90 minutes to win 6-0, 6-1, 6-0. Read More »

Ariana Grande to perform at benefit concert for Manchester

The name of the man arrested in the early hours Friday and those of the seven others in custody were not released. Britain reduced its terrorism threat level a notch Saturday, from "critical" to "severe", yet security remained high as jittery residents tried to enjoy a long holiday weekend. Read More »

Northwestern backs initiative on climate change

Others, including Russia , India and Mexico, quickly signaled their commitment to the accord, although a Kremlin aide said it would not be viable without United States participation. Trump is stuck on China and India in particular. Global leaders reacted with disappointment, even anger. "I'm very disappointed. I am angry", Japanese Environment Minister Koichi Yamamoto said yesterday, in an unusually frank tone. Read More »

How Trump's climate move could affect US industry

The United States joins Syria, Nicaragua & Russia in deciding not to participate with world's Paris Agreement . Jerry Brown (D) said on a press call following Trump's announcement. We are increasing investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. "We're getting out, but we will start to negotiate and see if we can make a deal that's fair", Trump said. Read More »

Trump poised to pull USA from Paris Climate deal

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At a summit meeting of the G7 group of leading economies over the weekend, Mr Trump refused to join the other six leaders in pledging to implement the Paris accord and said he would announce the U.S. "This put the United States of America to a very very big economic disadvantage", he said, adding that as a result of the deal, the U.S. would not be able to compete with other countries in the world. Read More »

Indian arrested in Pakistan for not carrying travel documents, says report

Pakistan's Geo News reported that announcement was made by Ashtar himself, saying that the country's defence against India's case before the ICJ was prepared by the government in consultation with all stakeholders. In April this year, the Military Court had awarded death penalty to detained agent of Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Kulbhushan Jadhav for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan. Read More »

What will happen if there is a hung parliament?

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The modeling projects the Tories could lose 20 seats and their overall majority, while the Labour Party would win 28 seats, leading to a hung parliament . But YouGov acknowledged that models could not produce estimates as accurate as a full-scale poll in each constituency. The FTSE .FTSE posted its best month of the year, helped by a weaker pound. Read More »

McDonnell, Abbott and Thornberry would get top jobs in Labour cabinet - Corbyn

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General elections usually take place every five years in the United Kingdom but Prime Minister May surprised many by calling a "snap" election in April, a move she said would strengthen her hand ahead of Brexit negotiations. However she would rather walk away from the negotiating table than agree a deal that hurt the UK. He told LBC: "I am more for Corbyn than for May for exactly the opposite of what Quentin says". Read More »

Defense Sec'y Mattis Seeks Continuity in Policy toward Asia

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According to the agency, Kim Jong-un very satisfied with the launch and ordered to begin serial production of this type of missile for North Korea's strategic forces. He again proposed a simultaneous freeze of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and South Korea and the United States' joint military exercises. Read More »

US states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

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I am angry", Japanese Environment Minister Koichi Yamamoto said yesterday, in an unusually frank tone. Celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, John Legend, Bette Midler and Arnold Schwarzenegger lined up to denounce Trump's controversial withdrawal from the 2015 Paris deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

UN chief: Climate action 'unstoppable,' nations should stay course

Trump has said he wants to throw out several climate change regulations introduced during President Barack Obama's tenure, including the Climate Action Plan and Clean Power Plan . "Recent observations show they are now on the way toward overcoming this challenge". Trump announced his decision to leave the accord Thursday. In Trudeau's statement , the Canadian Prime Minister distinctively singled out Trump's administration, writing that he was "deeply disappointed that the United ... Read More »

Germany's Schaeuble hopes for a deal on Greece on Monday

Brussels and the eurozone were at loggerheads with the International Monetary Fund ( IMF ) over the size and timing of any reduction in Greece's debt burden, which the IMF has insisted is a requirement for its participation in the country's third bail-out. Read More »

Aussies seek Champions Trophy boost in pay talks

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CA chief James Sutherland says players will be "locked out" should this not be clinched by then, while the players have started making preparations of their own, including having a hardship fund and establishing their own image rights company. Read More »

Most Americans: Trump Fails At Speaking For White House

That line from Spicer was in reference to the Tweet heard 'round the world - the now-deleted dispatch from late Tuesday night in which President Donald Trump wrote, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe ". "That's part of the problem that Sean Spicer in particular [has], when he faces the press, is that if he hasn't talked to the president immediately beforehand on a particular issue, he may not have what the president's current thinking is", Hagle said. Read More »

Donald Trump angered by White House leaks

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News of the discussion was first reported by The Washington Post . Kushner may have discussed a secret communication channel between Russian Federation and the transition team. We've also learned that White House communications director Mike Dubke has announced he'll leave the White House, which has some speculating it could be a sign of a larger staff shakeup to come. Read More »

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier sentenced to jail

His family has denied his role in any cover-up, though an independent investigation funded by Penn State alleged that the coach had knowledge of the suspicions surrounding Sandusky as early as 1998. The three men initially faced more serious charges, including obstruction of justice and perjury, that an appeals court dismissed in 2016 with a ruling the men had been improperly represented during grand jury testimony. Read More »

Sheriff: Explosion at Wisconsin plant kills at least 1

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Searchers were combing the rubble for them. Eleven were taken to hospitals by ambulance, Med Flight and Flight for Life. Crews are searching for a worker who remains unaccounted for following a fatal explosion at a southern Wisconsin corn mill. Read More »