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At least 36 people dead in botched robbery of Philippine casino

At least 36 people dead in botched robbery of Philippine casino Dela Rosa said security footage showed the gunman ignoring a security guard who tried to question him at the entrance to the complex. "One of the employees told me that the suspect began pouring the contents of the bottle on one of the tables and lit it on fire", Dones said. [Full Article...]

Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal: Axios

President George W. Bush provoked similar anger from European allies when he decided not to implement the 1997 Kyoto climate change treaty, which was ratified by 140 nations. That included the CEO of Shell, as well Exxon shareholders , the former employer of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "With [Trump] pulling out of the Paris agreement, L.A. [Full Article...]

Michael Dubke, Trump's communications director, quits

Shortly after he returned, he seemed agitated about negative press about him. After maintaining a limited social media presence throughout his trip, Trump on Sunday unleashed a furious flurry of tweets , lashing out at what he called the "fake news" media . [Full Article...]

Trump calls for global coalition against terrorism, 'isolation' of Iran

During the speech , Trump implored Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries to extinguish "Islamic extremism" in the region, describing a "battle between good and evil" rather than a clash between the West and Islam. "I thought it was a welcome 180 on everything he's been saying over the past two years", said Dalia Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Unders... [Full Article...]

China's media calls Trump's withdrawal from Paris accord 'global setback'

President Trump's beliefs regarding climate change have ranged from his claim that it is a "hoax" to being a signatory on a 2009 New York Times advertisement making the case for action on climate change. Microsoft's Brad Smith: "We're disappointed with the decision to exit the Paris Agreement ". But Trump's intentions concerning the Paris accord were unclear even to some of his ai... [Full Article...]

Fromer FBI Director Comey to Testify June 8

Facing rising pressure, the Justice Department last month named Robert Mueller , another former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, as a special counsel to investigate the matter. In a memo, the White House says it "cannot defend the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails", and does "not understand his refusal to accept the almost universal... [Full Article...]

City siege was start of extremist plan — Philippine military

Lorenzana said Thursday eight of the militants killed were foreigners, including Chechen and Arab fighters. President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law across the entire southern region of Mindanao, home to roughly 20 million people, in response to the crisis. [Full Article...]

Trump Asks Supreme Court To Reinstate Travel Ban

Additionally, the department asked the justices to issue a stay of the injunction entered in that case - International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump - until the justices resolve the case out of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. [Full Article...]

'We're getting out': Trump confirms pullout from 'draconian' Paris climate deal

Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict. "But even in the absence of American leadership; even as this Administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future; I'm confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up a... [Full Article...]

United States and Japan throw down gauntlet days after North Korean missile test

United States and Japan throw down gauntlet days after North Korean missile test Two U.S. aircraft carriers have started military exercises together in the Sea of Japan, U.S. Navy officials tell VOA. A Japanese military spokesman said: "It's the first time we have exercised with two carriers". Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to work with the United States to "take specific action to deter North Korea". By linking several of the engines used in this missile, Nort... [Full Article...]

Stench of corruption hangs around Jared Kushner

Sunday: The New York Times reported that Kushner was among the voices in the White House that strongly urged President Trump to fire James Comey. government. Mr Kushner, 36, who is married to Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Lukaku's agent talks up move away from Everton

Lukaku's agent talks up move away from Everton Chelsea and Manchester United have both been linked with moves for the 24-year-old, who netted 25 Premier League goals in 37 appearances during the 2016-17 season. The player's camp are indeed said to nearly expect it, as United still want to sign a "marquee name" this summer. Raiola is known to have added fuel to the fire of transfer stories in the past but what he has said about Lukaku is t... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn to make surprise appearance at the BBC leaders debate

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron attacked May for not taking part. When quizzed earlier over her no-show, the Prime Minister said: "Jeremy Corbyn seems to be paying far more attention to how many appearances on TV he's doing". Michael Deacon in the Telegraph said Mr Corbyn's performance had shades of his shadow home secretary Diane Abbott when she could not recall how much it would cost to re... [Full Article...]

Melania, Ivanka Trump abstain from wearing headscarves in S. Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said his country wants the U.S. to know that they are "not an enemy" and are committed in the fights against extremist groups like Daesh, also known as the Islamic State. During the 2016 United States campaign, Mr Trump mused about his belief that "Islam hates us". During his monumental speech in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia on Sunday, President Don... [Full Article...]

Cyclone Mora kills five, damages 1000s of homes in Bangladesh

Cyclone Mora kills five, damages 1000s of homes in Bangladesh The Disaster Ministry ordered authorities to evacuate people from the coast, the ministry's additional secretary, Golam Mostafa, told reporters in Dhaka . Meanwhile all flights in and out of Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport have been suspended till this afternoon. In the wake of deadly cyclone Mora , Assam's Meteorological Department in Guwahati on Tuesday issued a warning and al... [Full Article...]

China, ASEAN OK draft code of conduct in S. China Sea

China, ASEAN OK draft code of conduct in S. China Sea Beijing claims nearly all of the South China Sea including a cluster of islands, reefs and atolls further south called the Spratlys. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. Philippines' newly appointed Foreign Minister and outgoing senator Alan Peter Cayetano in Pasay city, metro Manila , Philippines, on May 17, 2017. [Full Article...]

PM and Jeremy Corbyn face separate TV grillings by Jeremy Paxman

PM and Jeremy Corbyn face separate TV grillings by Jeremy Paxman May was challenged over her change of heart on several issues, including an abrupt shift last week over plans to finance long-term care, and the merits of Brexit , which she once opposed but now embraces. He said he described the death of Osama Bin Laden as a "tragedy" because he wanted him to be arrested and put on trial. But he stumbled on some of the topics that may be most critical for un... [Full Article...]

Philippine police chief says 1 gunman at large

Philippine police chief says 1 gunman at large A casino worker from the third floor of the complex, named Julio, told DZMM radio he heard many gunshots and saw people running up the stairs from the second floor. "We took out a ladder to save them". "We are very anxious about her". She was not moving and was probably dead. About 90 minutes after the attack began, Resorts World Manila said on its Facebook page that it was "on lockdown foll... [Full Article...]

Damascus calls for cessation of US-led coalition strikes

The American air raids have been criticized by Damascus as well as Syria's allies in Moscow and Tehran saying that the strikes are causing needless and unnecessary deaths. On 18 May, an ISIL attack on the Government-controlled village of Aqareb in rural eastern Hama Governorate allegedly resulted in the deaths of 36 civilians including women and children. [Full Article...]

US Withdrawal From Paris Climate Deal Disappoints Many Businesses

Their top corporate officers signed a letter to Trump several months ago, arguing that failing to build a low-carbon economy would put US "prosperity at risk". - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a statement "Trump is betraying the country, in the service of Breitbart fake news, the shameless fossil fuel industry, and the Koch brothers' climate denial operation". [Full Article...]


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