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Trump lashes out at Germany over 'very bad for US' policies

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Trump could have seized on that to make a case for a more positive German contribution to the world economy. China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrived in Berlin on Wednesday at the start of a European tour, poised to jump into the global climate change leadership gap left by U.S. Read More »

Powerful explosion rocks Kabul killing 90 people, injuring over 350

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While Pakistan has supported the Afghan team by supplying equipment and arranging fixtures with the fledgling side, rival India has also been keen to lend its support. An injured man is carried away from the scene after a truck bomb in Kabul , Afghanistan. Pakistan on Thursday rejected allegations that Pakistani security agency was involved in the recent deadliest attack in Kabul that killed almost 80 people and injured 350 others. Read More »

Backed Syrian fighters advancing toward IS-held Raqqa

That was despite propaganda leaflets dropped by U.S. planes warning them to leave and rocket artillery barrages by the FSA - which were met with Russian air force raids. According to Dillon, there are "a couple hundred" USA, coalition and partner forces at Tanf. Other credible reports were from Deir ez-Zor, Syria; Raqqa, Syria; al-Qaim, Iraq; and Tal Afar, Iraq, accounting for six deaths. Read More »

Mattis presses China on North Korea, South China Sea

However, Mattis said seeking China's cooperation on North Korea did not mean Washington would not challenge Beijing's activities in the South China Sea. However, the Security Council did vote unanimously to add 15 individuals and four entities linked to the North's nuclear and missile programs to a sanctions blacklist. Read More »

Balanced India hold advantage over Pakistan, says Shahid Afridi

The numbers favour India as the defending champions hold an 11-0 win-loss record against Pakistan in major ICC tournaments including the 50-over and T20 World Cups. India defeated New Zealand by 45-runs in the first warm-up game and then outplayed Bangladesh by 240-runs in the second tie. For India , the bone of contention will be their bowling combination, with all-rounder Hardik Pandya being the balancing factor. Read More »

Germany and China vow to deepen ties amid Trump concerns

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Under Merkel, a passionate fan of the United States as a teenager growing up in communist East Germany, Europe's richest country has been steadfast in its Atlanticism, even during the presidency of George W. The European Commission president on Wednesday said that it was the "duty of Europe" to stand up to the US if President Donald Trump decides to pull his country out of the Paris climate change accord. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates Donate To Ivanka Trump-Backed Fund

US President Donald Trump made a 30-minute speech yesterday in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on his first foreign visit since taking office. It was the second day of a marathon foreign trip that will take Trump to Israel on Monday, where he is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall. Read More »

India, France show common front on climate change fight

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While Macron has strongly criticised Trump's move, Modi said on Friday that India would continue to work for environment protection " Paris or no Paris". Modi said India is in favour of a united progressive European Union. And how to "go forward in deradicalisation and how to strengthen the fight against terror". Read More »

PM Modi backs Merkel's leadership as Trump criticises Germany

China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrived in Berlin on Wednesday at the start of a European tour, poised to jump into the global climate change leadership gap left by U.S. The remarks came soon after G7 and NATO summits, where news reports suggested that not all was well between her and Trump, who is leading the USA towards a more protectionist stance on economic issues and has called for NATO to pay for their share of expenditure of the Atlantic military alliance. Read More »

White House reiterates Trump's support for strong US-Israel alliance

Before that, Trump reportedly revealed classified information to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister during a closed-door meeting. "Jared is doing a great job for the country", President Trump told the press Sunday. With the Trump administration enduring daily turmoil, one wonders how the president will deal with Kushner, a relative he can't throw under the bus, or can he? The article noted that Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, is resented by some White House ... Read More »

Explosions kill at least 6 at funeral in Kabul

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Reports say attendees had gathered to mourn and pay their last respect for the victim of the deadly violence when the bomb went off. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. Streets in the center of the Afghan capital Kabul were blocked on Saturday as a demonstration that left several people dead entered a second day. Read More »

India's longest bridge brings Assam closer to Arunachal Pradesh

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In a government statement, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that Bhupen Hazarika through his music popularized the art & culture of Assam and North East in India and the world. Seen as an engine of growth in the Northeast region, the bridge will also provide significant "impetus to regional groupings like BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation)". Read More »

Putin Urges U.S. Companies to Help Trump End New 'Cold War'

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President Donald Trump , saying good relations are in the interests of both countries. "They might have read a certain article and if they are in the patriotic mood, then they start making their contributions the way they see it positive towards the Russian image", Putin told reporters, according to an Associated Press translation. Read More »

Trump Lauds China For 'Trying Hard' After NKorean Missile Launch

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Last year North Korea also conducted two nuclear tests, and analysts have been predicting that Pyongyang is preparing for another one, based on activity around the country's nuclear test facility. Under a range of United Nations Security Council resolutions, North Korea is banned from launching ballistic missiles or conducting tests using ballistic missile or nuclear technology. Read More »

Philippines air strikes hit ISIS-occupied city

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He said the video seems authentic, but the Rev. Teresito Suganob appeared to be speaking under duress and militants are apparently using the video for propaganda. The bloodshed in Marawi has raised fears that extremism is growing as smaller militant groups unify and align themselves with ISIS. As helicopters circled the lakeside city where smoke billowed out of some buildings, troops cleared rebel positions amid explosions and automatic gunfire, moving house by house and street by street. Read More »

Bangladesh raises storm danger to highest level as Cyclone Mora batters coastline

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Cox's Bazar's chief government administrator, Ali Hossain, said the storm destroyed hundreds of homes on Saint Martins Island after it started hitting the area around midnight Monday. United Nations officials in Bangladesh said the damage in the camps could not be assessed while the storm was raging. The cyclone, which has already hit Bangladesh, formed after heavy rains in Sri Lanka that caused floods and landslides killing at least 180 people - the worst flooding in 14 years on the ... Read More »

Philippine military mistakenly kills own soldiers

The government fears the brazen attack and its resilience could strike a chord with the Islamic State leadership in the Middle East and win its endorsement as its Southeast Asian affiliate. The elder sister said they secretly communicated with government rescuers by mobile phone text messages through their ordeal, and made their break for freedom when informed the gunmen had been driven away from the bridge. Read More »

Trump crosses swords with Merkel on trade, defence

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Speaking after bilateral talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin , Li said it was "also in our interest.to work step by step towards sustainable development" and environmental protection together with the global community. Read More »

Death toll in Marawi airstrike raised to 11 soldiers

The belligerent leader, who declared 60 days of martial law on Mindanao, has threatened to literally eat terrorists as long their remains are seasoned with salt and vinegar. MANILA- Government forces aim to finish the crisis in Marawi City "as soon as possible" while taking caution to avoid endangering more civilians after failing to meet its own deadline to quell Islamist militants rampaging across the city. Read More »

USA showing signs of unleashing 'nuclear war': North Korea

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He added: "We oppose countries militarising artificial islands and enforcing excessive maritime claims". In strong comments on China, Mr Mattis condemned it for its ongoing territorial expansion in the South China Sea while also hinting at a closer strategic relationship with Taiwan . Read More »

Vermont to join US Climate Alliance

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For his part, Trump says that staying in the agreement would have assured us a future of "lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered factories and vastly diminished economic production". "They may feel good about the statements they're making, but it has little to no impact on the global stage", Pyle said in a phone interview Wednesday. Read More »

Jesus Corona, Carlos Vela electric as Mexico ease past Republic of Ireland

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That at the end of 12 months which also saw Martin O'Neill's men perform creditably at the Euro 2016 finals, where they eventually went out in the last 16 to hosts France, would represent a positive global season for the Republic. He told reporters: "First of all, I was delighted with the game". "Let's have a look at i because we might have to do it at some point in our World Cup campaign, we might have to change systems". Read More »

Paris Climate Agreement: Four US states join alliance committed to upholding deal

His decision, announced on Thursday, triggered widespread worldwide condemnation. About 80 percent of China's energy production comes from coal, compared with about 30 percent for the U.S. It's hard to say how long carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere, but a United Nations report explained about 50 percent of a carbon dioxide increase will be removed from the atmosphere through natural processes within 30 years, and a further 30 percent will be removed within a few centuries. Read More »