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Iraq's Iran-backed paramilitary force advances towards Syria border

Mosul , 400 km north of Baghdad, has been under IS control since June 2014, when government forces abandoned their weapons and fled, enabling IS militants to control parts of Iraq's northern and western regions. The fall of the city would, in effect, mark the end of the Iraqi half of the "caliphate" declared almost three years ago by Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which also covers p... [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump Still Won't Commit To The Paris Agreement

Touting President Trump's first trip overseas as president as "historic" and "unprecedented", a senior White House official said Saturday that "this trip has left no one with any doubt about who America's friends are". In Jerusalem, he shored up the United States' relationship with Israel and reaffirmed his commitment to Middle East peacemaking. Only five of NATO's 28 members meet the target: ... [Full Article...]

Trump tweets 'money is beginning to pour in' to NATO

Boy, those shoes". "President Trump's continued waffling on whether to stay in or withdraw from the Paris Agreement made it impossible to reach consensus at the [G-7] summit on the need for ambitious climate action". "We will win", he declared. Netanyahu and Abbas sincerely wanted peace in the troubled region. It was the long-scheduled meetings in Brussels , Belgium, and Taormina, Italy, wher... [Full Article...]

OPEC Ministers Back Extension Of Oil Curbs For Nine Months

Both ministers assured that collaboration between OPEC and non-members will continue and regular meetings will be held to assess their compliance status. Natig Aliyev said Azerbaijan sees no problem if this agreement is extended until late 2018. Oil prices could struggle to break out of a range around $50 a barrel until the market is convinced exports are falling and stockpiles are drawing down. [Full Article...]

Seven quizzed as counter-terror police hunt Manchester bomber's 'network'

Seven quizzed as counter-terror police hunt Manchester bomber's 'network' The decision to lower the threat rating from its highest level was made by the country's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre in light of the arrests made in the Manchester attack investigation, May said. Another brother and Abedi's father have been detained in Libya. Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins hailed "significant progress" in the investigation, following disclosures th... [Full Article...]

Trump's son-in-law 'proposed secret channel between Kremlin and transition team'

The latest turn in the leak-driven narrative came Friday with a Washington Post report that during the transition, Kushner had talked with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak about using Russian equipment and diplomatic facilities to set up a communications channel between Trump emissaries and Moscow the US intelligence would not be able to monitor. [Full Article...]

Paris mayor condemns black festival, says it bars whites

Paris mayor condemns black festival, says it bars whites At the Nyansapo Festival in July, billed as "black feminist", 80 percent of the venue will be reserved for black women. The organisers of the event, The Mwasi Collective, say the objective of the festival is to "build lasting strategies and solidarity and to share, exchange, and advance our struggles". [Full Article...]

Decoding Donald Trump's body language at the G7 Summit

Some critics pounced, citing this as evidence that Trump won't follow through on America's Article 5 obligations to come to Europe's defense. A video that seems to show Donald Trump shoving another world leader out of his way at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit on Thursday has gone viral all over the world. [Full Article...]

'Moment of truth': Macron admits Trump handshake 'wasn't innocent'

During the lead-up to the French presidential election, Trump said positive things about Macron's far-right opponent Marine Le Pen, and former US President Barack Obama endorsed Macron, who went on to win by about 30 percentage points. [Full Article...]

President Trump wrapping up his first global trip on Saturday

President Trump wrapping up his first global trip on Saturday President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave as they board Air Force One at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Saturday, May, 27, 2017, in Sigonella, Italy . Before heading to NATO, Trump criticized Germany's trade surplus in a private meeting with senior European Union officials. Saving "many billions of dollars" likely refers to the arms deal Trump brokered with Saudi Arabia, which ... [Full Article...]

Trump 'wide open' on whether to support Paris climate accord

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham: Calling climate change a "hoax" bad for GOP Graham: Comey should be held accountable for acting on bad intel Trump got harsher GOP reception than Bush on budget MORE (R-S.C) said on Sunday that if President Trump withdraws the US from the Paris climate deal , it would affirm to the world that he believes climate change to be a "hoax" and would ba... [Full Article...]

Trump Tells Allies He Plans to Remove US From Paris Climate Agreement

Trump Tells Allies He Plans to Remove US From Paris Climate Agreement There are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not ". On trade, Trump claimed other countries were engaged in unfair trade practices that put the U.S.at a disadvantage. They also called for a demilitarization of " disputed features ". The final communique was just six pages long, against 32 pages a year ago, with diplomats saying the leaders wanted a... [Full Article...]

Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

But Zia Alonto Adiong, spokesman for the provincial crisis management committee, said it was too unsafe for rescue teams to enter parts of the city. A paper sign attached to one of the men indicated that the victims had " betrayed their faith ", he said, identifying the men as civilians. [Full Article...]

Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a special cabinet meeting for Jerusalem Day, held in the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem's Old City May 28, 2017. With the approval of his recommendation, Tourism Minister Yariv Levin noted, "The future cable auto will change the face of Jerusalem, allow easy and convenient access for tourists and visitors to the Western Wall and wi... [Full Article...]

President Trump calls for DOJ investigation into alleged Manchester leak

Fox News reported the statement released by the White House saying, ?These leaks have been going on for a long time and my Administration will get to the bottom of this. media. United Kingdom officials believed that USA law enforcement rather than the White House was the likely culprit for the leaks, BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera said. [Full Article...]

Death toll from Lanka floods rise to 146

Death toll from Lanka floods rise to 146 With more rain expected on Monday, rescuers were racing to evacuate villagers from the most vulnerable areas and emergency teams were rushing to distribute aid to almost half a million people driven out of their homes by the island's worst flooding in a decade. [Full Article...]

Trump's New Middle East Strategy May Be Based on Shaky Assumptions

Aboard Air Force One on Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to embrace the linkage theory of Middle East peace, as he explained President Trump's investment in relaunching direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians. [Full Article...]

Rights activists in Paris protest Putin visit

Rights activists in Paris protest Putin visit The Syrian conflict will also be high on the agenda, with Macron saying he was in favour of " building an inclusive political solution in a much more collective way ". "Putin likes these big symbolic things". It is Macron's latest test of his diplomatic mettle after the G7 talks in Sicily last week and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels where he turned the tables on Tr... [Full Article...]

Senate intelligence panel requests Trump campaign documents -WashPost

Senate intelligence panel requests Trump campaign documents -WashPost CNN first reported the omission. The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued amid reports that the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials. An unclassified report from the US intelligence community revealed in January that Russian Federation regularly attempts to involve itself clandestinely in USA elections, including the one in 2016. [Full Article...]

Trump Calls People Who Executed Manchester Attack "Evil Losers"

Trump Calls People Who Executed Manchester Attack At President Trump's meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, the president altered his prepared remarks. The Abbas escalation campaign majorly targeted the Hamas resistance movement in a show of commitment to confrontation of what the United States labels terror. [Full Article...]


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