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EU Leaders Remain Committed to Paris Climate Deal After US Rollback

EU Leaders Remain Committed to Paris Climate Deal After US Rollback This outlook challenges projections that forecast an increase in natural gas consumption. "We will not ignore the science and reality of climate change , which is why I am also signing an Executive Order confirming New York's leadership role in protecting our citizens, our environment , and our planet". [Full Article...]

Defiant Nancy Pelosi says she's not going anywhere

House Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi fires up fellow Democrats at an election night rally at the Hyatt Regency Hotel near the Capitol in Washington, Nov. Even in the minority, the votes she commands are often needed to pass spending bills or other must-pass legislation that House conservatives disdain, and GOP speakers have had to come to her repeatedly hat in hand. [Full Article...]

Saudi security forces foil attack on Grand Mosque in Makkah

Saudi security forces foil attack on Grand Mosque in Makkah A total of three terror groups were involved in the plot - two in Mecca and one in Jeddah, according to the reports. Al-Arabiya says a suicide bomber hiding in a house in Mecca opened fire on security forces and later blew himself up. [Full Article...]

Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Criticism after criticism that Republicans have lobbed at Democrats over the years about how the Affordable Care Act was passed apply to a far greater extent to the health-care bill the GOP leadership has been drafting... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn takes first poll lead as voters' favourite for Prime Minister

Jeremy Corbyn takes first poll lead as voters' favourite for Prime Minister The YouGov survey conducted for The Times newspaper and published on Friday found that 35 per cent of respondents voted for Corbyn and thought that the Labour Party leader would be the best choice for the country's prime minister. A similar poll by the YouGov on the eve of the June 8 election discovered that 43 per cent of voters believed May would make the best prime minister, while 32 per cent... [Full Article...]

US Seeks More Chinese Contribution to Fight Terror

Mattis was speaking after high-level security talks Wednesday with China in which North Korea was a key topic of discussion. Even direct talks with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un - which seem less likely after the death of Otto F. [Full Article...]

European Central Bank takes steps to extend CCP oversight powers

European Central Bank takes steps to extend CCP oversight powers The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted a Recommendation to amend Article 22 of the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank. The ECB has tabled a prospective legal amendment that would give it a "significantly enhanced" role in regulating the lucrative market, which settles business and trade conducted in the European Union cu... [Full Article...]

Presidential Polls 2017: Opposition's nominee Meira Kumar gets Z plus security

After the meeting, Lalu said Nitish Kumar, whose party JD (U) has chose to support Kovind, had taken a wrong decision. Announcing Meira Kumar's candidature at a press conference in Delhi, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said: "Opposition parties have unanimously proposed the name of Meira Kumar for the upcoming Rashtrapathi Election..." She is the daughter of l... [Full Article...]

Israeli sources: Iran missile strike a 'flop,' with most missing target

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cautioned Iran not to threaten Israel after Tehran said it launched missiles at Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria . The Dutch government is sending a military refueling plane to Kuwait to assist the US -led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria . [Full Article...]

Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession Duffin ordered Dassey freed in November, but his release was halted while Wisconsin authorities appealed the decision. Dassey was serving a life sentence for helping his uncle, Steven Avery , murder Teresa Halbach . The majority opinion by Rovner said " no reasonable court " could have any confidence that Dassey's confession was voluntary. Dassey's uncle, Steven Avery , is in the pr... [Full Article...]

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care Rep. Steve Scalise , who was gravely wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice last week, has left the intensive care unit, reports say. Ron DeSantis , R-Fla., and others in the baseball field parking lot. And the reason why he arrived at Alexandria from his hometown of Belleville also remains under review, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. [Full Article...]

Meira's nomination Oppn.'s strategy to divide Dalits: Adityanath

The Presidential Election is scheduled for July 17, while the counting of votes will take place on July 20. "He had worked in Bihar without any bias". However, dashing the Opposition's hope, the JD (U) rejected Lalu Prasad's request to reconsider its support to the NDA's presidential nominee, saying its stand is based on merit and it will stick it. [Full Article...]

Finsbury Park mosque van attacker identified as Darren Osborne

Finsbury Park mosque van attacker identified as Darren Osborne British authorities have said the attacker, who is being held on terror charges, was not known to them or associated with extremist groups, but investigators are exploring reported anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim remarks. The following day, Osborne repeated the insult to Mrs Sherizi's 10-year-old daughter. He said the attack was one of terror and that it was "similar" to those which have re... [Full Article...]

U.S. lays down gauntlet to China on N. Korea regime

U.S. lays down gauntlet to China on N. Korea regime Earlier this week, Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, told reporters that a top priority in this week's talks will be about ramping up pressure on North Korea so as to change Pyongyang's calculus over its nuclear and missile programs . [Full Article...]

Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

The list, compiled by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain, which cut economic, diplomatic and travel ties to Doha on June 5, also demands the closing of a Turkish military base in Qatar, the official told Reuters . [Full Article...]

S. Korean leader observes missile test amid threats from N. Korea

But having dialogue is only possible when we have a strong military. Saying that he wanted to evaluate South Korea's missile capability for himself, Moon added that he is now reassured. Medium- and small-sized enterprises accounted for more than two-thirds of companies on the list. Citing an anonymous USA official, it reported Thursday Washington time that the North appeared to have conducte... [Full Article...]

Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria However, the Pentagon states that the Syrian jet had dropped bombs near USA partner forces involved in the fight to extract Raqqa from Islamic State (ISIS) control. The Australian Defence Force (ADF), which includes about 780 personnel, including 300 service members working in its air group, has announced it would resume airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq. [Full Article...]

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP). Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall across the Texas/Louisiana Gulf Coast early on Thursday Morning dumping copious amounts of rain in the Deep South. Another had been issued for Tuscaloosa and Bibb Counties elsewhere in the state as remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy pushed through the Southeast. It has since weakened to a depression while heading far inland. [Full Article...]

White House: US Envoys' Meeting in Jerusalem Was 'Productive'

Kushner first met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , along with U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman , Israeli envoy in Washington Ron Dermer and American Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt , at Netanyahu's office in Jerusalem . [Full Article...]

Iran displays missiles in Quds Day rally

Speaking as he partook the Shia anti-Israel Quds (Jerusalem) Day rallies, Rouhni made the statement in reaction to a recent US Senate legislation that poses new sanctions on Iran, IRNA news agency reported June 23. The Iranian nation will use all its capacity to support the Palestinian intifada, or uprising, and the Islamic resistance movements, the statement noted according to IRNA. [Full Article...]


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