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Trump denounces 'horrific attack' on London

Former Vice President Al Gore, speaking on CNN's State of the Union programme, said he thought Trump's tweet misrepresented what the mayor had said. We need the courts to give us back our rights. "We need to work with allied, democratic governments to reach global agreements that regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremism and terrorist planning", she added. [Full Article...]

ACP decries withdrawal from climate agreement

He also belongs to Trump's manufacturing jobs council. The city was one of 83 to sign onto a agreement promising to uphold the Paris Agreement. German Chancellor Angela Merkel , the EU's most powerful leader , pledged "more decisive action than ever" to protect the climate after Trump's "highly regrettable" decision. [Full Article...]

Iraq paramilitary troops take strategic town west of Mosul

Iraq paramilitary troops take strategic town west of Mosul UNICEF said it has received reports of civilians including children being killed in west Mosul, some of them as they sought to flee. "An estimated 100,000 girls and boys remain in extremely risky conditions in the old city and other areas of west Mosul". [Full Article...]

Isolated US lashes out at climate critics

China on Friday said it will uphold the Paris climate agreement after the U.S. pulled out from it, saying that as a "responsible" major country, it was Beijing's responsibility to carry forward the principles of the accord. President Vladimir Putin refused to condemn the United States decision at an event in St Petersburg, saying that he would not judge the USA president and questioning whe... [Full Article...]

Mayors come out against Trump's Paris catastrophe

He did so in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , where he said Trump's attempt to pander to "this dirty old town that relies upon big coal and big steel to survive" represents a Pittsburgh that no longer exists. But the "precise shape of future climate talks remains an open question ". Early indications point to a global rise of anti-Americanism as poorer countries suffer the consequences of global wa... [Full Article...]

Five nations cut ties with Qatar, flights cancelled

Meanwhile, Qatar Airways has suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia until 02.59 Doha time on June 6, a report said . " Qatar's practices of dealing with the (Houthi) coup militas and supporting extremist groups became clear", the government said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Trump's Shaky Claims On Climate Accord

The official added that "I have not talked to the president about his personal views". "So, that's been my focus". White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer echoed other officials earlier this week when asked about his conversations with the president about climate policy. [Full Article...]

RT America: House Intel Committee issues subpoenas in Russian election & unmasking investigations

Public testimony by the former FBI director could mark another major development in the controversy engulfing the Trump administration about past contacts with Russian officials - and whether the president or White House officials took steps to try to squelch the investigation. [Full Article...]

Harvard Revokes Admissions From Students Who Shared Insensitive Memes

Harvard Revokes Admissions From Students Who Shared Insensitive Memes The school contacted students involved in the group chat in April and asked them to explain themselves, then sent at least ten of them a message rescinding their acceptance. Cassandra Luca, an incoming student who joined the first meme group but not the second, told the Harvard Crimson the "dark" group chat was a "just-because-we-got-into-Harvard-doesn't-mean-we-can't-have-fun kind of thing"... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation 'brazenly interfered in our election — Ex CIA Chief

Russian Federation 'brazenly interfered in our election — Ex CIA Chief But upon questioning from Rep. Trey Gowdy , R-S.C., Brennan said: "I saw interaction that in my mind raised questions of whether it was collusion". The information was considered to be credible enough by intelligence officials that it was passed along to the FBI, which then opened up an ongoing counterintelligence investigation. [Full Article...]

Middle East states cut ties with Qatar; block airspace access

Middle East states cut ties with Qatar; block airspace access Trump recently visited the Saudi capital and addressed 55 Muslim leaders in a landmark speech urging them to double down on efforts to combat terrorism. Economic disturbances loomed immediately, as Abu Dhabi's state-owned Etihad Airways said it would suspend all flights to and from Doha from Tuesday morning until further notice. [Full Article...]

Corbyn cuts Tories' poll lead again

But in the last month or so, things are gradually starting to go a bit wrong for the conservatives . Almost 3 million more people voted in the referendum than at the 2015 national election, with the biggest increases in leave-supporting areas, like Wakefield in northern England. [Full Article...]

Marchers walk 200 miles protesting for IL budget

Marchers walk 200 miles protesting for IL budget The Senate last week passed a $37.3 billion fiscal 2018 budget plan that includes income tax hikes, a sales tax on services and spending cuts without Republican votes. Instead, House Speaker Michael Madigan said that the House will hold public budget hearings in June, beginning with one in Chicago on June 8. He said he never got a reply. [Full Article...]

How Michael Bloomberg is defying Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords

How Michael Bloomberg is defying Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords In the wake of Trump's decision , Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto reaffirmed his city's commitment to the 2015 Paris accord and called the president's move "reckless" and "unacceptable". Pruitt, who has previously been called a climate change skeptic, defended his own views when asked about them during the briefing. They asked White House advisor Kellyanne Conway during a television appearance F... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump handshake a "moment of truth" says Emmanuel Macron

Donald Trump handshake a Yet another handshake wrestle followed the snub, as Trump imposed on Macron the full force of his trademark grab-and-pull maneuvers with Macron having to hold onto Trump's arm for leverage. "One of the things we do with our handshakes is we establish comfort". "I do not let anything pass", he told JDD. The first meeting between Trump and Macron at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit ... [Full Article...]

Does Trump Believe In Climate Change? The White House's Lips Are Sealed

Although he has abandoned the idea of imposing heavy tariffs on China, Trump has signed a trade agreement that opens the domestic banking sector to China in exchange for allowing the United States to sell beef to China. Trump administration officials pushed back against company criticisms in television interviews on Friday. 'It's not just MIT. "If US-China climate co-operation gave birth to th... [Full Article...]

Bahrain cuts diplomatic ties to Qatar as Gulf rift deepens

Bahrain cuts diplomatic ties to Qatar as Gulf rift deepens Qatar had no immediate comment. The statements by the Arab countries Monday, however, went beyond the usual criticism of Qatar , accusing it of playing a treacherous role in a host of regional conflicts, including the war in Yemen, Egypt's struggle against the Islamic State in Sinai and longstanding tensions in Bahrain between the Sunni monarchy and the country's Shiite-led opposition. [Full Article...]

Palestinian protesters hold Trump effigy at gunpoint to decry visit

Palestinian protesters hold Trump effigy at gunpoint to decry visit But the reality remains that both sides are stressing different things. "Peace is a choice we must make each day, and the United States is here to help make that dream possible for young Jewish, Christians and Muslim children all across the region", Trump said. [Full Article...]

Prince Harry hosts a polo match for Sentebale in Singapore

Prince Harry hosts a polo match for Sentebale in Singapore Prince Harry certainly proved he knew the ropes of a traditional iftar , as he shared fruit and porridge with Singapore's Muslim community on Sunday. Prior to the sun setting, Prince Harry was greeted at the centre by drummers and a flower-strewn pathway, before being presented with a robe for the regionally-practiced martial art of silat. [Full Article...]

Japan holds evacuation drill amid tension from N. Korea

Japan holds evacuation drill amid tension from N. Korea Some US officials acknowledge that Harris is playing a greater role to reassure allies, in part because a number of senior positions have not been filled by the Trump administration in the Pentagon and State Department. David Helvey, a senior USA defense official dealing with Asian and Pacific security affairs, said the move was about sending a message of reassurance and "a message of resolve". [Full Article...]


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