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A win is a win, says Gatland


The Provincial Barbarians players, hastily assembled and given only a week to prepare, turned in a performance of huge courage and skill to outshine their vaunted opponents. "If everything was to go perfectly today, if everything was to look phenomenal and work like clockwork, that would have been more surprising than the performance we had this evening". Read More »

France and India to work together to combat climate change

Arriving at the presidential palace, PM Modi , 66, hugged 39-year-old President Macron , in scenes contrasting with Mr Macron's white-knuckle handshake with US President Donald Trump last week. Macron meets Modi as the world reels over Trump's wit. "We are committed to the Paris accord and will continue with the Paris accord, and we will go beyond the Paris accord". Read More »

Tehran slams Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia

Saying he came with "a message of friendship and hope and love", Trump told dozens of Muslim leaders that the time had come for "honestly confronting the crisis of religious extremism". The president spoke diplomatically, promising action on behalf of the U.S. and requesting action from the leaders in his presence. Sadly, we know they won't (unless doing so will somehow benefit them and hurt Iran). Read More »

France, India to cooperate in fighting climate change

ISA was jointly launched by Modi and then-French President Francois Hollande in the presence of the then-UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 30 November 2015 as a coalition of solar resource-rich countries. "It was a weak deal largely because the world wanted the United States to participate in it", he said. Modi said the two countries will make efforts to improve cultural relations. Read More »

Pelosi: No debt limit increase to reward rich with tax cuts

Pelosi told reporters Friday that she has no "intention of supporting lifting the debt ceiling to enable the Republicans to give another tax break to the wealthy". The senator's comments come after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said last week that he's not sure how the Senate will pass an Obamacare repeal bill. Read More »

Afghan protesters shot dead at Kabul bomb rally

About 200 protesters passed the night under two big tents on a road near the presidential palace and the truck bomb blast site and about 200 more joined them during the day. "The only way to get security is to punish criminals", said protester Asadullah, who like many Afghans goes by only one name. It would be up to the investigation to determine whether any mistakes had been made by security forces. Read More »

Tillerson says Trump 'pressured' Netanyahu, Abbas to revive peace talks


He also suggested Israeli-Palestinian relations could have a domino effect on peace in the region. Trump was "very forceful" in his discussions with the two leaders, and "everyone has to compromise", Tillerson said. The PA, however, does not recognize Israel as a Jewish state and has repeatedly refused to do so. Trump and Abbas discussed the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians during a press conference in Bethlehem , and while Trump called for the resumption ... Read More »

US Official Report Dramatically Undercounts Civilians Killed in Airstrikes

The assessment showed that coalition strikes were responsible for the deaths of 132 civilians, marking a share increase compared to their last report published on April 30. Its civilian casualties report cover air and ground artillery strikes conducted by as part of the Coalition Air Tasking Order, but campaigners have accused foreign members of the US-led coalition of seeking to hide civilian deaths by excluding them from Pentagon statistics. Read More »

Cuomo commits NY to follow Paris Accord


The goal for NY is for half of the state's energy to be renewable by 2030, something the governor thinks will create jobs. Mayor de Blasio, Governor Cuomo, and Michael Bloomberg are among the local, state, and corporate officials pledging to fight climate change following President Trump 's Thursday announcement that he is ending the U.S.'s commitment to the Paris Climate Accord . Read More »

Pakistan's stance against Indian spy is based on truth and reality

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said worldwide court can not halt executions in those countries where capital punishments are allowed, Samaa reported. He said "People are gloating over India's victory before the International Court of Justice regarding Kulbhushan Jadhav ". "Some are saying that we had 90 minutes, why we used only 50 - a substantive argument can be given in only 10 minutes", Aziz said. Read More »

United Kingdom police search Manchester property as part of bombing probe


Just five days later, he carried out the deadly attack, killing 22 people outside an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena and injuring dozens more , authorities say. Abedi could be seen on the night of the massacre wearing jeans and trainers, a black bodywarmer and baseball cap, with the straps of the backpack believed to contain the bomb visible on his shoulders. Read More »

Ex-FBI director Comey to testify June 8 before Senate committee

Comey is expected to testify in both open and closed settings about his discussions with President Trump about the ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the presidential campaign. Yet the Times also suggests the Justice Department could request a federal judge issue a restraining order against Comey, thereby barring him from testifying. Read More »

No further concessions on Trans Mountain, Kinder Morgan Canada president says

Minnesota-based Us Bank De has invested 0.03% in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI). This would increase Kinder Morgan's funds from operations per share by $0.20 to $2.03 on an annual basis, which is relatively in line with what would happen if the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets build: $400 million in additional FFO for Kinder Morgan, Inc. Read More »

Stanton becomes franchise's all-time RBI leader in win over Diamondbacks


Greinke fell behind 2-0 in the third, and with two on and one out in the fourth, he helped turn an inning-ending double play, taking a relay throw from shortstop Nick Ahmed to keep the score close. Chris Davis and Adam Jones went deep for a second straight night and Jonathan Schoop capped the outburst with a three-run drive in the sixth. CLEVELAND - Corey Kluber pitched six shutout innings and struck out 10 in his first start since May 2 and Cleveland beat Oakland. Read More »

Modi meets French President

India has taken various reformist measures to ward off red-tapism and has brought in transparency into the system, Modi said. The Indian Prime Minister arrived at St. "I want to restate here France's full commitment to the fight against climate warming", said the president, who reacted to Trump's announcement Thursday with a memorable call to "make the planet great again" - a play on Trump's pledge to "make America great again" that has been shared by tens of thousands of Twitter users. Read More »

Explosions kill at least 6 attending Kabul funeral


Afghans mourned the loss of family members, friends and colleagues on Thursday, a day after the truck bomb exploded in the capital leaving at least 90 people dead and more than 450 others wounded in one of the worst extremist attacks since the drawdown of foreign forces from Afghanistan in 2014. Read More »

Trump climate deal: Modi vows to go beyond Paris accord

Earlier on Friday, India and Russian Federation agreed to set up joint ventures for manufacturing aircraft and automobiles, in an effort to boost trade and economic ties as part of Modi's visit to the country. businesses are also attending the forum. "We can not exploit the nature". Modi said he was asked a similar question in Germany earlier this week, before the USA decision was made public. Read More »

Ivanka Trump Slammed By LGBTQ Community After Donald Ignores Pride Celebration


In a separate tweet, Ivanka Trump said she was "proud" to "support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made huge contributions to our society and economy". But these words were met by similar disapproval from Twitter users, including well-known Hollywood actress Christina Applegate . Ivanka did make the effort, which is cool, but she's still not the leader of the country and effectively has no official power. Read More »

PM Modi reaches France, to hold talks with President Emmanuel Macron

His remarks came after US President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate change deal on curbing carbon emissions, which had been agreed by more than 190 nations. "The canvas is so wide that you can make out whether it is smart cities where the French have made investments and communication cooperation", he said. Read More »

Sabzar's killing: Tense situation prevails in Kashmir

Last year, Bhat had been chosen as the pro-independence force's top commander after former commander Burhan Wani was killed, triggering months of anti-India protests which left scores of people dead. In Tral, security forces laid a cordon on Friday evening around a house in Saimu village where Bhat and one or two other terrorists were hiding. The unrest that followed Burhan's killing lasted for five months during which almost 100 civilians were killed during clashes with security forces ... Read More »

France mocks White House video on Paris climate agreement

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson downplayed the significance of the US pullout from the Paris climate pact, arguing Friday that America still will continue taking steps to cut heat-trapping pollution. "So hopefully people can keep it in perspective". He added, "Now, more than ever, we must be determined to solve climate change and to challenge those leaders who do not believe in scientific facts or empirical truths". Read More »

Russia signs deal to expand India's Kudankulam nuclear plant


Asked by the moderator whether India would side with the USA or others on the Paris climate change deal, Modi replied, "it is not a question of which way I go". It is not limited just to two countries but it is helpful in the global context - "How we can move forward on the common good of the global context", he said. Read More »

White House Just Won't Say If Trump Believes in Climate Change


Under the pact, the United States had committed to reduce its emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. With Trump seeking to renegotiate the climate accord, the prospects of which remain highly unclear, US sub-national bodies have committed to sticking to the parameters of the Paris agreement. Read More »