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Iraqi officials raise death toll from Baghdad bombing to 15

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State group carries out frequent bombings targeting civilians in the Iraqi capital. US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert condemned the bombings, calling them "barbaric". The UN called the bombings an "outrage" while Paris turned off the lights of the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday night in tribute to the victims. [Full Article...]

Obamas buy house they were renting in tony DC neighborhood

Obamas buy house they were renting in tony DC neighborhood The former first couple traveled to French Polynesia for an extended vacation after leaving the White House, and vacationed in Tuscany. The Obamas elected to remain in Washington after leaving the White House until their daughter Sasha can finish high school. [Full Article...]

British police stop sharing Manchester attack info with the United States after leaks

British police stop sharing Manchester attack info with the United States after leaks A woman arrested over the Manchester Arena attack has been released without charge, leaving six people in United Kingdom custody as counter-terrorism police swooped on the suicide bomber's suspected "network". "Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and more generously than we did before", she said. [Full Article...]

Nowhere to go for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh after cyclone wrecks camps

Television footage showed that many island residents who were moved to safety in cyclone shelter centers started returning home after the wind speed receded. In neighbouring India, the National Disaster Management Authority advised fishermen in the eastern coastal state of West Bengal to remain in port. [Full Article...]

Philippine military air strike 'accidently' kills 10 soldiers

Philippine military air strike 'accidently' kills 10 soldiers On May 24, President Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao, following the May 23 clashes between the military and the Maute group, as the former attempted to serve a warrant for extremist leader Isnilon Hapilon . Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was determined that ISIS and linked groups wouldn't gain influence in the region. Last week, two suicide bombings in Jakarta, Indonesia,... [Full Article...]

Leaving the Paris climate deal will take the US years - Juncker

Leaving the Paris climate deal will take the US years - Juncker The agreement has been criticised as far too cautious to hold back the rise in temperatures by more than a fraction of what is needed - but its defenders say its enrolment of nearly all the world's governments makes it crucial. Macron had "asked his ministers to take a number of initiatives, with our European partners or directly in France". Trump has said the accord would cost the US economy tr... [Full Article...]

Manchester attack: Police 'not sharing information with US'

In a tweet , Ariana Grande said she would be returning to Manchester for a benefit concert. Her comments came after British officials said they would no longer share intelligence on the attack with USA officials after information was leaked tot he US media. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: Trump put 'pressure' on Netanyahu and Abbas to revive negotiations

Tillerson: Trump put 'pressure' on Netanyahu and Abbas to revive negotiations The White House late Tuesday released a readout of Trump's meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem from earlier that day. Before the USA president touched down in Israel, however, his coming visit was marred when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters the US delegation was heading to " Tel Aviv , home of Judaism". [Full Article...]

Danish police investigating vandalism against Little Mermaid sculpture

Danish police investigating vandalism against Little Mermaid sculpture Each year, its inhabitants hunt pilot whales-which are not endangered-by driving them into a shallow bay and knifing or spearing them. The graffiti was thought to be in reference to the harvesting and slaughter of pilot whales in the Islands, which are an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, located half way between the north coast of Scotland and Iceland. [Full Article...]

Planned Parenthood in Vacaville to close June 30

Planned Parenthood in Vacaville to close June 30 The letter cites the work of David Daleiden and his Center for Medical Progress which released undercover videos of "meetings with abortion providers and companies involved in the transfer of fetal tissue", which "detailed the relationship between fetal tissue procurement companies, including Advanced Bioscience Resources, DaVinci Biologics, and StemExpress, as well as several abortion clinics". [Full Article...]

NY Times on Trump's First NATO Meeting: 'He Failed'

Some NATO leaders, such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have sought to skirt the 2% quota by arguing that "there are many ways of evaluating one's contribution to NATO " besides increasing defense spending. In neighbouring Serbia, the Alo tabloid called the move "brutal", with the Blic newspaper claiming Trump wanted to "show who's in charge". Another Democrat, Rep. [Full Article...]

After being charged with allegedly assaulting reporter, Gianforte wins Montana House seat

After being charged with allegedly assaulting reporter, Gianforte wins Montana House seat Greg Gianforte , the man who is facing charges for physically assaulting a reporter , is projected to win the Montana special election for the seat vacated by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Gianforte had been silent in the wake of the allegations, with his campaign only releasing a statement claiming that The Guardian's Ben Jacobs had been the aggressor. [Full Article...]

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, dies at 89

During his time serving as a counsellor to President Lyndon B Johnson from 1966 to 1968, he persuaded the administration to adopt peaceful engagement as the United States strategy to undermine the Soviet bloc. Born in Warsaw and educated in Canada and the US, Mr Brzezinski was an acknowledged expert in Communism when he attracted the attention of US policymakers. [Full Article...]

Kushner and the back story of back channels

Dubke has no attachment to Mr. Trump and has always been something of an outsider. Officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed USA sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call. [Full Article...]

Typo has Twitter take time out for a 'covfefe' break

An incomprehensible tweet by Donald Trump ignites the WebDonald Trump is a president full of surprises and capable of everything. It was an incomplete sentence containing the word " covfefe ". "But Donald Trump took the opportunity to tweeter again: " Who can find the true meaning of" covfefe "??? "Don't covfefe up this evenings commute", one man replied . [Full Article...]

What's behind the German trade surplus angering Trump?

Trump has also said he plans to make a decision this week on whether to withdraw the United States from the Paris accord - widely considered a key achievement of the Obama administration and a necessary measure if the world wants to avoid a sharp rise in global temperatures. [Full Article...]

UK Labour's Corbyn to join TV debate as gap with Conservatives narrows

Jeremy Corbyn had previously said he would not be attending the debate, changing his mind last minute today. It was left to Home Secretary Amber Rudd to defend the prime minister only days after the death of her 93-year-old father. And the PM said Mr Corbyn's decision to rule out walking out of Brexit talks without a deal "means being willing to accept any deal, however bad, signing up to a... [Full Article...]

One victim in Portland hate speech stabbing has Juneau ties

One victim in Portland hate speech stabbing has Juneau ties They recognized the truth: we are more alike than we are different. "They were just human beings that we all have the capacity to be". The murder suspect in an alleged hate speech stabbing made repeated outbursts during his appearance in court on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

EU Head Mockingly Says Trump Doesn't 'Fully Understand' The Paris Climate Accord

EU Head Mockingly Says Trump Doesn't 'Fully Understand' The Paris Climate Accord Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and 21 other Republican sent Trump a letter last week urging him to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the climate accord. "Mr. Trump believes that because he doesn't know the details". The plan calls for intensified political engagement on lowering global temperatures; stronger, "integrated" United Nations support for countries; a... [Full Article...]

Sean Hannity Will Return to Show

Sean Hannity Will Return to Show A few advertisers, including Cars.com, have pulled their business from Hannity's show. In April , former Fox News mainstay Bill O'Reilly left the network after allegations of sexual harassment caused more than half his advertisers to pull the plug. [Full Article...]


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