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Spain saves 157 migrants in 5 boats crossing from Africa

Spain saves 157 migrants in 5 boats crossing from Africa More than 3,400 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Friday, bringing to about 10,000 the total number rescued over four days, according to Libyan and Italian officials. "Between 1 January and 23 May, more than 45,000 refugees and migrants arrived to Italy by sea - an increase of 44 percent over the same period past year", UNICEF said. [Full Article...]

USA military blames IS for civilian death in Mosul airstrike

Prior to the US airstrike, Iraqi CTS forces had spent several days engaged in fierce battles with ISIS , trying to capture the embattled district from an estimated 30 to 40 ISIS fighters entrenched in the city. But there's a strong case to be that made airstrikes that kill civilians aid the cause of terrorist organizations like ISIS. According to Isler, Iraqi counterterrorism service (CTS) troo... [Full Article...]

Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal--Axios

Citing three sources with direct knowledge of Trump's plans, the respected news outlet Axios reported on Saturday the American leader has told key advisors he will withdraw the USA from the 2015 Paris climate accord. In analyzing Trump's apparent decision to pull out of the agreement, Axios noted, "It also sends a stark and combative signal to the rest of the world that working with other nati... [Full Article...]

Trump's missed opportunity at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit

At the Group of 7 summit in the coastal town of Taormina, leaders launched an aggressive, behind-the-scenes campaign to get him to stay in the Paris climate accord. Each country has pledged to spend at least 2% of its GDP on defense. Some of the allies - particularly Eastern European nations deeply anxious about Russian aggression - were hopeful that Trump would state a firm commitment to NATO'... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump 'to pull USA out of Paris climate change agreement'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel characterized climate change talks with Trump as " very unsatisfying". According to experts who spoke to Axios , if Trump decides to pull out of the agreement, there are three ways that can take place, but the most likely is that he would declare it a legal treaty subject to Senate approval, knowing that a Senate vote to ratify it as a treaty would fail. [Full Article...]

Kushner sought secret back channel with Russia

Fifth District about President Trump's first budget, his first trip overseas as President, the Russian Federation investigations and President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey , the GOP health plan and more . It was unclear who first proposed the secret communications channel, but officials said the idea was for Flynn to speak directly with a Russian military official. [Full Article...]

China says no one should bring chaos to Korean peninsula

China says no one should bring chaos to Korean peninsula The official added, " North Korea sends propaganda balloons based on weather conditions to the South". But China, the North's main trade partner and ally, made clear that the push for diplomatic talks - not imposing more sanctions- was the priority. [Full Article...]

FBI misses deadline to turn over Comey memos on Trump

That public announcement - in which he criticized Clinton and made extensive comments about the evidence - set in motion a chain of other Federal Bureau of Investigation moves that Democrats now say helped Trump win the presidential election. [Full Article...]

Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports As he mulls outside reinforcements to his operation, Trump returned late Saturday from his nine-day journey to a White House seemingly in crisis mode, with a barrage of reports hitting close to the Oval Office and involving Jared Kushner , his son-in-law and influential adviser. [Full Article...]

UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested

UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested Eight individuals are now in custody following raids across Greater Manchester , all aged between 18 and 38. As a result of the arrests and searches which have taken place we now have many further lines of enquiry. British police have now resumed intelligence-sharing with their United States counterparts after a brief suspension over a series of leaks by American officials to journalists providi... [Full Article...]

Police make 14th arrest over Manchester bombing as probe goes 'full tilt'

Police make 14th arrest over Manchester bombing as probe goes 'full tilt' Murray says: "I'm staying with my positivity for Martyn, and that's what I hold on to". US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in London today and said the US took "full responsibility" for the leaks. [Full Article...]

Macron says Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'

But other world leaders have held their own, perhaps most notably Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . "Macron is literally crushing Trump's hand in the battle of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation handshakes". As President Trump met French President Emmanuel Macron for the first time, welcoming him to lunch Thursday at the residence of the USA ambassador to Belgium, the two men shook... [Full Article...]

Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

The idea was to have Flynn speak directly with a senior military official in Moscow to discuss Syria and other security issues, the New York Times reported , citing officials. This deception left Mr Flynn vulnerable to being blackmailed by the Russians, Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general, told Congress this month. [Full Article...]

Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake

Because of this, Comey ended the investigation into Clinton's server without consulting Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and called Clinton's handling of classified information "extremely careless". CNN notes that Comey's decision to announce publicly that the Clinton investigation was over was an "unusual step", and that Comey referenced this intelligence in a classified briefing as the reason ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Back to the States Back to Ripping 'Fake News' Media

But numerous stories about the ongoing Russian Federation investigation dropped while he was away. Andrew Hemingway, who co-chaired Trump's campaign in New Hampshire, said Trump won't have trouble countering anonymously sourced reports. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to make final decision on Paris climate deal next week

The Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4, 2016 and has been signed by 197 countries, of which 147 have now formally ratified it. "We've obviously got a discussion going on about our policy in this regard", he said on CBS' " Face the Nation ". [Full Article...]

Rubin: Israelis pleased, overall, with Trump visit

Rubin: Israelis pleased, overall, with Trump visit Trump arrived in Bethlehem in a motorcade, crossing a checkpoint at Israel's controversial separation wall, and was greeted by Abbas and other dignitaries outside the presidential palace, The Washington Examiner reported. He has since said the move was still being looked at. Additionally, the Palestinian president has reportedly made concessions, including giving lands in West Bank to the Isr... [Full Article...]

House intel Dem would review Kushner's clearance

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly defended Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner Sunday following reports that he had attempted to set up a backchannel of communications with Russian Federation. While Mr. Flynn and the former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, are persons of interest in the FBI investigation, Mr. Kushner is not a target, but a subject of investigation, according to... [Full Article...]

Navy parachutist dies during demonstration over Hudson River

The Navy did not identify the jumper as his next of kin was still being notified. The parachute ended up landing in the Jersey City parking lot where it was retrieved by Coast Guard personnel. Kils recounted seeing emergency responders pull a man from the water and attempt to render cardiopulmonary resuscitation. "I was looking, and I was excited to see all these guy parachuting down, and then... [Full Article...]

Nicola Sturgeon raises prospect of a SNP-Corbyn 'progressive alliance' in Westminster

Nicola Sturgeon raises prospect of a SNP-Corbyn 'progressive alliance' in Westminster On Monday May was forced to backtrack on one of her Conservative Party's most high-profile election pledges to force elderly people to pay more for their social care after her opinion poll lead halved. "Only Labour is serious about properly resourcing our security and frontline services". Ms Davidson said that meant another vote could not take place "u ntil we know how it's working on the grou... [Full Article...]


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