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Germany, France, Italy tell Trump Paris agreement is not renegotiable

Within the USA, the announcement saw protests amidst questions about President Trump's views on climate change . Several major USA companies, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and IBM Corp, on Friday said their CEOs will remain in an influential presidential advisory group despite objecting to President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Read More »

Five killed in Florida workplace shooting

The relationship the gunman had with his victims was not immediately clear. Demings named the victims as Robert Snyder , 69; Brenda Motanez-Crespo, 44; Kevin Clark , 53; Kevin Lawson , 46; and Jeffrey Roberts , 57. The sheriff is crediting that quick response with saving the lives of seven other employees inside the Fiamma factory in Orlando , where workers stitch together awnings for recreational vehicles. Read More »

Clark will force confidence motion

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That arrangement gives the NDP and Greens a combined total of 44 seats, one more than the 43-seat B.C. Liberals, who met in Vancouver Tuesday to determine their next steps. With the final count now in for the 2017 provincial election, British Columbia is headed for its first minority government since 1952-53. Horgan says he will lay out the details of the proposed legal challenge more clearly in the coming weeks. Read More »

Trump goes after London mayor, again

Police raided a number of properties in Barking and Newham in the days after. "If it had been a day earlier we might have been there, having a pint and enjoying ourselves", she said. The police response to the rampage, which saw officers shoot dead the attackers within eight minutes of police receiving the first call, has been widely praised. Read More »

Trump accuses London Mayor Khan of "pathetic excuse" over attack statement

In addition to the seven people who were killed, at least 48 others were sent to hospital. On Monday, Met Police said 10 of them were still being held. "Two police officers remained in the back with him, and they had him lined across them and they placed pressure on the wounds and I'm trying to find those police officers now to say thank you", she told CNN . Read More »

Trump intensifies criticism of London mayor on Twitter

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Asked if Trump was criticizing the mayor of London because he is Muslim, Sanders said that was "utterly ridiculous". "The Mayor is focused on dealing with Saturday's horrific and cowardly attack and working with the police, the emergency services and the Government to keep London safe". Read More »

WH says Trump won't block Comey testimony

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Comey is also likely to be asked by lawmakers about Trump's assertion that the former FBI chief told him three times that he was not under investigation as part of the federal probe into his campaign's possible Russian Federation ties. Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Friday said whether or not to play the executive privilege card has "got to be reviewed". Ronald Reagan is the most recent president to skip the dinner thrown by the White House press corps. Read More »

Some Palestinian ex-prisoners in Gaza say their salaries withheld

Israel evacuated its settlements in the Sinai Peninsula in 1979 and in the Gaza Strip in 2005 after peace negotiations. "Israel today maintains an entrenched system of institutionalized discrimination against Palestinians in the occupied territory-repression that extends far beyond any security rationale". Read More »

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

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Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Arab states blame Qatar for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups in the region , and they view the state-owned, Doha-based satellite channel Al-Jazeera as a mouthpiece for Islamists who challenge their governments. Read More »

Donald Trump provokes outrage with attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan

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Among the injured being treated in hospital are those who confronted the attackers, including a British Transport Police officer who faced the men with only his baton. May said more must be done to combat "bigotry and hatred". The country's official terror threat level had been set at "critical" in the parlous days after the Manchester concert bombing on May 22 that killed 22 people - reflecting a judgment that an attack might be imminent because accomplices with similar bombs might be on the ... Read More »

Wonder Woman conquers milestone with $100.5M debut

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It means that Jenkins now holds the record for the biggest United States opening by a female director , beating the previous $85.2m total set by Fifty Shades of Grey's Sam Taylor-Johnson. After hitting cinemas on Friday (June 2), the superhero movie starring Gal Gadot raked in $223 million (£172 million) globally, including a huge $100.5 million (£77.8 million) at the U.S. Read More »

Germany, China vow to deepen 'strategic partnership'

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Similarly, talk of Beijing as a leader in climate change also overlooks some uncomfortable facts. There are parallels as well to China's attempt to portray itself as a champion of economic globalization, with President Xi Jinping attempting to seize that mantle in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January as the United States threatened to become more protectionist. Read More »

Alleged London attacker was a known radical Islamist

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Scotland Yard said Khuram Butt , 27, from Barking , east London was known to police and MI5 but there was no intelligence to suggest an attack . One attacker had a connection to Ireland , a source briefed by an Irish counter-terrorism official said. Read More »

London police arrest more suspects in bridge attack

Officials in London installed barriers on bridges to protect pedestrians from future terror attacks days after a van mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge . The London attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, before stabbing other victims in the area. The rampage came less than two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 children and adults at a pop concert in Manchester . Read More »

NSA contractor in Georgia arrested for leaking classified information

A highly classified National Security Agency report details how Russian military intelligence attempted a spear-phishing email attack just days ahead of the 2016 presidential election, The Intercept reported . In that conversation, according to the affidavit, victor acknowledged that "she knew the contents of the reporting could be used to the injury of the United States and to the advantage of a foreign nation". Read More »

Trump interviews two more Federal Bureau of Investigation director candidates

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Comey was cleared to testify by Special Counsel Robert Mueller , the man who preceded Comey as F.B.I. director who's now leading the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation. The New York Times reported that seven days after he was inaugurated, Trump asked Comey if he could pledge his 'loyalty'. The House Intelligence Committee included in the subpoenas Flynn's consulting firm, Flynn Intel Group LLC, as well as Michael Cohen, a longtime lawyer for ... Read More »

Gulf countries cut ties with Qatar

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Qatar was also expelled from a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. "Airspace will be impacted ‎by flights being re-routed, especially for Qatar Airways who will no longer be allowed to use the expansive airspace of Saudi Arabia on flights to Europe and North America ", he said . Read More »

British terror attacks unleash thorny debate on strategy

She said providing more firearms for London police wouldn't be a sensible solution to the increased tempo of attacks, saying the strategy of having special mobile units of heavily armed officers is effective. "All the recent attacks I think have a primarily domestic center of gravity", Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick told BBC radio. The couple was engaged three months ago. Read More »

Macron admits his combative handshake with Trump 'wasn't innocent'

The newly elected president said the fierce handshake during their first official meeting on Thursday was " a moment of truth ", in an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche . "My handshake with him is not innocent, it is not the Alpha and the Omega of a policy but a moment of truth ", he said. The centrist European leader also likened Trump's diplomatic approach to those of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

United States election claims fiction, insists Vladimir Putin

Mr Macron warned Mr Putin that chemical weapons in Syria were a "red line" for France and that he would monitor further civil rights violations of gay people in Chechnya. However, Macron added that France would show "no weakness" if chemical weapons were used, and would immediately respond. Dismissing concerns among some in the global community that Moscow poses a danger, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Western countries should not "invent imaginary threats", Le Figaro ... Read More »

How the Qatar Diplomatic Crisis Affects Air Travel

Tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia - a Middle East heavyweight - bubbled to the surface two weeks ago when Qatar said its state-run news agency and its Twitter account were hacked to publish a fake story claiming the emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, had called Iran "a regional and Islamic power that can not be ignored". Read More »

Former adviser Flynn to hand over documents for Senate's Russian Federation probe

While the Senate committee awaits documents from Flynn , Putin and Trump both dismissed the USA intelligence community's conclusion that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 US presidential election by hacking Democratic emails. Flynn was forced to resign from the Trump administration for allegedly misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about discussions he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, prior to Trump's inauguration. Read More »

Breitbart staff 'appalled' by tweets amid London terror

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In her fundraising post, McHugh also says her former employer "squealed at pressure from leftist CNN , which apparently has anonymous pro-Islam sources at Breitbart ", referring to Darcy's report quoting Breitbart colleagues. "This s-t won't stop until people grow a pair of balls", Saavedra added. "It was not clear if Saavedra or McHugh's comments violated company standards or if they would face any disciplinary action", wrote CNN. Read More »