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In or out? Trump announcing decision on global climate pact

Withdrawing the United States from the agreement could take years due to the accord's legal structure and language, but such a move would weaken its goals nearly immediately. In this photo taken May 30, 2016, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks in San Francisco. Before Trump announced his decision Thursday afternoon, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told reporters during a visit to Ber... [Full Article...]

Killed in Sri Lanka in Monsoon Floods, Landslides

Killed in Sri Lanka in Monsoon Floods, Landslides The floods which were caused due to heavy rainfall, rendered over 2,900 people homeless, the Disaster Management Centre said. Flood waters were receding Saturday with only few showers in the worst affected areas where a military-led relief operation reached all marooned villagers as the monsoon death toll hit 113. [Full Article...]

Trump Wants Senate Rules Changed to Speed Up Health-Care, Tax Legislation

Trump Wants Senate Rules Changed to Speed Up Health-Care, Tax Legislation They are planning to use the same rules for a later tax overhaul. President Trump urged the Senate to eliminate its 60-vote threshold for ending debate on most legislative matters Tuesday morning, though his reasoning appears to be garbled. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Mora: Bad weather to linger today

All flights from Chittagong's Shah Amanat International Airport were cancelled from Tuesday morning to this afternoon. More than 200 000 people have been evacuated in Cox's Bazar districts and 20 000 houses damaged in Cox's Bazar town, St Martin's Island, Kutubdia and Teknaf. [Full Article...]

Jihadists behind Egypt convoy attack

Jihadists behind Egypt convoy attack But while police increased security around churches across the country, no one was prepared for a strike on the desert road leading to the Saint Samuel monastery in the southern province of Minya. Israel "strongly condemns the painful terror attack in Egypt and sends the condolences of the Israeli people to [Egyptian] President [Abdel-Fattah] Sissi and to the Egyptian people", a Friday statement f... [Full Article...]

Tweet That: #covfefe signals @realDonaldTrump is back

Wags around the world weighed in with biting sarcasm, and #covfefe quickly became the top trending item on Twitter . Comments included a mock Google translation of covfefe from Russian into English as "I resign", and comments like "Drain the covfefe " - a play on Mr Donald Trump's promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington . [Full Article...]

White House informing allies Trump will abandon climate pact

White House informing allies Trump will abandon climate pact Mr Trump is meeting secretary of state Rex Tillerson , who has favoured remaining in the deal, while chief strategist Steve Bannon supports an exit, and senior adviser Jared Kushner generally thinks the deal is bad, but would like to find a way to see if the USA emissions targets can be changed. [Full Article...]

Opinion Poll Shows UK Conservatives Could Fall Short Of Overall Majority

Opinion Poll Shows UK Conservatives Could Fall Short Of Overall Majority The gap was larger, at 12 points, in an ICM/The Guardian poll of 2,002 adults between May 26 and May 29, but still down 10 points on a survey from the same pollster just three weeks ago. The information was compiled through 50,000 interviews conducted over a week, says YouGov . The euro also recovered from Tuesday's low of $1.1110 to $1.1176, despite worries about an early election in Italy a... [Full Article...]

'Iran presidential election show of unity'

Rouhani, a cleric who, with foreign minister Javad Zarif broke the taboo of holding direct talks with the USA and reached an global deal in 2015 to curb Iran's nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions, won 57 per cent of the vote in Friday's election. [Full Article...]

Kushner Attempted to Set Up Direct Line to Putin — NYTimes

Senior administration officials have brushed off concerns of a back-channel link. "It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable", Kelly said . Kushner may have discussed a secret communication channel between Russian Federation and the transition team . [Full Article...]

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton trade jabs in Twitter skirmish

Andrew Therriault, former data science director for the DNC, tweeted (and later deleted) profanity at Clinton's convenient narrative: "DNC data folks: today's accusations are f--ing bull--, and I hope you understand the good you did despite that nonsense". [Full Article...]

SKorea fires shots at NKorea after object crosses border

SKorea fires shots at NKorea after object crosses border Hong said South Korea had not yet received official word from the USA on whether Seoul should pay for an anti-missile US radar system that has been deployed outside Seoul . North Korea said on Monday it had successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit U... [Full Article...]

Mayor Walsh: Boston 'Will Not Back Down' Regarding Climate Change

Mayor Walsh: Boston 'Will Not Back Down' Regarding Climate Change Mr Trump has not given any indication of which way he is leaning, saying he'd been "hearing from a lot of people, both ways". He said he'd be announcing his decision "very soon". UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has weighed in, arguing on Tuesday that the United States should not leave the Paris Agreement . According to the draft statement: "The EU and China consider climate action... [Full Article...]

May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with UK vote a week away

Pitching the election as a battle between leaders is still the biggest focal point for the Conservatives' social media strategy, with 83% of posts from the Conservatives and 80% from Theresa May mentioning one or both of the major party leaders. [Full Article...]

Show us your tweets: US unveils nosy new visa questionnaire

Show us your tweets: US unveils nosy new visa questionnaire That means a number of folks will be racking their brains to remember the details of the now-abandoned Livejournal account they kept in high school or the Vine/Foursquare/Tumblr accounts they'd totally forgot they opened. The Department of Homeland Security began asking visitors for social media information-including Facebook and LinkedIn accounts-on a voluntary basis past year, and the Trump Ad... [Full Article...]

Philippines: ISIL-linked Maute group using children as fighters

A video of the priest appeared on social media on Tuesday, in which he repeated the militants' demands to withdraw and said his captors were holding 240 people hostage. A colleague of Suganob confirmed to The Associated Press that the man in the video is the priest. He said the corridor will be implemented by the government and the main separatist group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, wh... [Full Article...]

PPG throws in towel and abandons quest for AkzoNobel

PPG throws in towel and abandons quest for AkzoNobel Akzo Nobel rejected the bid and said its own strategy was the best way forward. PPG said those talks lasted less than 90 minutes. "The deal collapsed because Akzo Nobel just did not want it, and as long as the current management board and supervisory board are there, I don't see that changing", ABN Amro Bank analyst Mutlu Gundogan said. [Full Article...]

Trump climate exit has bright silver lining

Trump climate exit has bright silver lining Trump is to meet Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who believes the US should stay in so it can keep its place at the worldwide bargaining table. During a trip to Europe this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed India's commitment to fighting climate change and said it would be a "crime" to spoil the environment for future generations. [Full Article...]

Proposed UN resolution would sanction 15 North Koreans

The newly sanctioned North Korean organizations are the country's top governing bodies, including the State Affairs Commission, the Korean People's Army and the Ministry of People's Armed Forces. Since then Pyongyang has launched several more ballistic missiles, including a short-range one on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast. [Full Article...]

BC premier welcomes feds $876M in softwood help

BC premier welcomes feds $876M in softwood help CTV News has learned the federal government will announce $867 dollars in aid, including $605 million in loan guarantees, $160 million in market transition help, and $9.5 million in EI support for workers. Softwood lumber, which includes pine and other varieties, is heavily used in the construction of new homes. They are created to complement provincial programs in provinces such as B.C., the so... [Full Article...]


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