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Trump Delays Moving US Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem

The pro-Western kingdom had warned that such a move was a "red line" that it would bolster extremists if crossed. It later annexed East Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the global community. But the USA embassy remains, for the moment anyway, in Tel Aviv as an example of judicious restraint. But a statement issued by the White House insisted that the decision should not be seen as a retreat from his promise he made during his election campaign, saying that the question of moving the ... Read More »

French President Macron meets Russian President Putin


Putin canceled a visit in October after Macron's predecessor, Francois Hollande, said he would see him only for talks on Syria. " Russia Today and Sputnik did not behave like press outlets (during the election campaign) but like agents of influence and propaganda". Read More »

May and Corbyn face final TV grilling from voters

Mrs May responded by defending her decision to go back on her initial position over an early vote saying she "had the balls to call an election". In an effort to maintain pressure on the Tories over the issue, Mr Corbyn said: "It is staggering that just six days from polling day millions of pensioners still don't know what's in store for them if they are unlucky enough to get dementia or any other condition that needs care in the home". Read More »

Indian origin Leo Varadkar to be Ireland's next prime minister

Varadkar, the son of a Mumbai- born doctor, was elected on Friday as leader of Ireland's Fine Gael, the country's biggest political party, reported the New York Times. "I know when my father travelled 5,000 miles to build a new home in Ireland, I doubt that he ever dreamed that one day his son would grow up to be its leader and despite his differences, his son would be judged by his actions not his identity". Read More »

Indian origin and openly gay: Ireland's new PM breaks all barriers

The 38-year-old Varadkar became the youngest person to hold the office and also one of the world's youngest prime ministers. Ireland was, in fact, the first country to decide on gay marriage through a popular vote , and it saw overwhelming support as it was passed with over 62% in favor. Read More »

Twitter Reacts To Donald Trump Meeting With Pope Francis


Trump said, "We can use peace". "(Jackie) and the Pope spoke French to each other, and the Pope, who was anxious about how to address her, said, "Ah, Jacqueline!" when they met", Andersen Brower said. Grisham, the first lady's communications director, would not comment as to whether the first couple would raise their son in the Catholic faith, nor did she answer a request for specifics about Melania Trump's religious habits, including whether she regularly attends Mass. Read More »

Sanders Slams Trump For Insulting Germany


It is hard to exaggerate its potential geopolitical significance. German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged her country's continued commitment to the Paris climate agreement in the wake of US President Donald Trump's withdrawal. The pair previously exchanged public comments about one another's policies, with Trump saying Merkel was ruining Germany and comparing her to his presidential campaign rival Hillary Clinton, and Merkel issuing critiques of Trump's travel ban executive order ... Read More »

Former Penn State president gets jail time in Paterno scandal


Friday, Curley was sentenced to 7-23 months, with three of those months to be served in jail and four under house arrest; Schultz was sentenced to 6-23 months, with two of those months to be served in jail and four under house arrest; and Spanier was sentenced to 4-12 months, with two of those months to be served in jail and two under house arrest. Read More »

Modi tells French President Macron India will 'go beyond' Paris climate accord

India's environment minister Friday said his country is committed to the Paris climate accord irrespective of the position of other nations, after the USA announced plans to pull out of the global pact. The agreement signed by 195 countries in the French capital in 2015 'can protect future generations and give new hope, ' Modi said. Trump said the agreement unfairly benefited countries like India and China. Read More »

Amber Alert issued for three Kansas Boys


Ash St, Wichita, KS. As crews fought the fire they discovered a woman's body. Wichita police said three children associated with the dead woman were missing and were believed to be with a man considered a suspect in her death. Authorities did not say the relationship between Dane Wright and the children. Authorities are looking for Dane A. Wright , 29, who was last seen leaving the scene of the fire 2001 in a 4-door White Ford Focus with Kansas plates 718 JHX. Read More »

Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela 'hunger bonds'

Goldman has defended the deal, saying that many other investors, including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Activists hold signs during a protest against Goldman Sach's bond purchase transaction with Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro outside Goldman Sachs headquarters May 30, 2017 in NY. Read More »

James Mattis says US committed to Asian-Pacific nations

It is "imperative that we do our part each of us to fulfill our obligations and work together to support our shared goal of denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula", Mattis said. The new sanctions extend a travel ban and asset freeze on high-level North Korean officials and state entities that deal with the program, according to the resolution. Read More »

Trump's climate doubts ignore United States military consensus on risks

Reports this week indicate that Beijing and Brussels have already agreed on measures to accelerate action on climate change , in line with the Paris climate agreement . "The Paris agreement is irreversible and will be implemented because it is our responsibility", he said . "As far as the Paris Accord is concerned, as far as committing ourselves to climate change , global warming and protecting the environment is concerned, our government is committed, irrespective of the stand taken ... Read More »

Nawaz felicitates Hassan Rouhani on his re-election as Iran's president

A statement released by Assad's office said the Syrian president sent a letter to Rouhani congratulating him for the "confidence that the Iranian people gave to him to go forward in boosting Iran's status in the region and the world". The re-election is likely to safeguard the nuclear agreement Rouhani's government reached with global powers in 2015, under which most worldwide sanctions have been lifted in return for Iran curbing its nuclear programme. Read More »

Bahrain hackers post threats on foreign minister's Twitter

The foreign ministry said in a message on its Twitter account that "The Account of H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs has been hacked ". Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani was also targeted during the "fake news" firestorm, cited by the allegedly compromised Twitter account as ordering the removal of ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain and the UAE in response to their plotting against Qatar. Read More »

Everything we know about the attack on a casino in the Philippines


The death toll from the attack early on Friday included the gunman, and there was no terror threat in the Philippine capital, Metro Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde said in a TV briefing. "We took out a ladder to save them". Arson investigators said most of those who died failed to get out of the casino in time because they chose to hide instead of run away. Read More »

Afghanistan Blames Haqqani Network in Pakistan for Deadly Kabul Bombing


As for the ISIS organization, which had executed several deadly attacks in Kabul in the past few months, it has not made any immediate stance from the explosion. The huge blast during the morning rush hour caused panic in much of central Kabul , shattering windows as far as 1.6km away. The blast formed a crater about five metres deep near Zanbaq Square in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, where foreign embassies are protected by a battery of their own security personnel, as well as Afghan ... Read More »

Al Franken: I Don't Think Trump Ordered Comey to Quash Russia Probe


Trump's associates colluded with the Russians. In recent days, the White House has begun referring all questions regarding the Russian Federation investigation to outside counsel Marc Kasowitz. Experts say that if Trump tries to invoke executive privilege with respect to his conversations with Comey, it likely won't hold any water. But Trump likely undermined those arguments because he has already discussed the conversations in tweets and interviews, according to Mitch Sollenberger, a ... Read More »

India committed to Paris climate deal: minister


Cooperation between India and Russian Federation to build the Kudankulam plant has its origins in an inter-governmental agreement signed in 1988 by the then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachov. Addressing CEOs of the two countries after the annual bilateral summit, Modi said India had last month approved a policy to allow local private companies to work with foreign players to manufacture defence equipment in a bid to cut reliance on imports. Read More »

Rinne: 'You just have to bury these two games and move ahead'


Thirty-six-year-old Jacob Waddell was charged in Allegheny County with disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of crime and disrupting meetings or processions after tossing the dead fish over the glass surrounding the rink Monday night during the Nashville Predators-Pittsburgh Penguins game. Read More »

London Police Report 'Incident' On London Bridge

Several witnesses also reported hearing gunshots. London bridge bar now. Witnesses reported a vehicle hitting pedestrians and injured people on the ground. There are reports there are armed police at the scene, and about five people are being treated for their injuries after being hit by the vehicle. London police cautioned on Twitter: "We are aware of reports on social media". Read More »

Conviction for Snapchat body shaming of elderly woman

California lawmakers are using Mathers' case as an example as they work to pass a bill that will increase punishment for those who take and distribute photos or videos without a person's permission. Ms Mathers previously attempted to avoid jail time by offering to apologise to the victim, undergo counselling, and take an anti-bullying course. She posted the photograph on Snapchat with the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either". Read More »

Emmanuel Macron to visit India for world solar alliance meet

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron will visit India towards the end of this year for a meeting of the International Solar Alliance (ISA)-an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi . "The canvas of our relationship is very wide covering technology, trade, innovation, investment, education, energy, entrepreneurs, defence and communication". Read More »

Missing People Choir voted through to Britain's Got Talent final


However, he's got some stiff competition on that front as fellow recipients Matt Edwards , MerseyGirls and Kyle Tomlinson are also through to the final. Or will it be pensioners Malcom and Henry who together form the Pensionalities? It has been confirmed this evening with Tokio Myers has been crowned as the victor of Britain's Got Talent 2017 , and it seems just about everyone is happy with the decision. Read More »

Manchester attack: Ariana Grande visits victims at children's hospital

POLICE (GMP) has released new CCTV images of suicide bomber Salman Abedi in a bid to gain more information from the public about his movements before he detonated the bomb at the Ariana Grande concert. The "One Love Manchester" gig at the city's has already attracted acts including Katy Perry, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Take That, Usher, Little Mix and One Direction's Niall Horan. Read More »