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by | May 28, 2017 | 15:45

In addition to frostbite and snow blindness, dozens of climbers were rescued by helicopter and treated for altitude sickness. Ravi Kumar remains missing and his condition and whereabouts are unknown. Nepal has issued permits to 375 would-be Everest climbers, the highest number in one season since 1953, when Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary became the first climbers to reach the top.

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:29

Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled that a provision in the current civil code banning same-sex marriages violated two articles of the constitution that guard human dignity and equality. If new laws are cleared, Taiwan would join Canada, Colombia, Ireland, Brazil, the United States and 16 other countries that have legalised same-sex marriage over the past 15 years.

by | May 28, 2017 | 15:37

China has announced a suspension of coal imports from North Korea through the rest of the year, but has been generally reticent about what other steps it's taking to use its leverage as Pyongyang's most important trading and diplomatic partner.

by | May 28, 2017 | 15:44

Seemingly encouraged by the country's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , hardliners have accused incumbent Hassan Rouhani of wanting to import Western decadence and to open up Iran to the destructive power of US business. The coalition attempt to beat Hassan Rouhani , the incumbent president who is running for his second term. Raisi still faces "an uphill battle" as Rouhani will also benefit from Qalibaf's exit, Vaez said , noting the "paradox" that Iran's so-called Principlist or ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:09

The two then proceeded to walk down the aircraft's stairs without touching one another. Melania's refusal to hold President Trump's hand for a second day in a row didn't go unnoticed. They stepped outside of the presidential plane. President Trump's hand lingered at his wife's side for a few agonizing moments, and he even appeared to extend his fingers out in an attempt to catch The First Lady's eye, but it was to no avail.

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:38

Meanwhile, Democrats are urging Trump not to withdraw from the agreement. The U.S. broke from the other six nations in a joint statement issued at the summit's conclusion, saying America is reviewing its climate policies while the other G-7 members remain committed to the Paris agreement.

by | May 28, 2017 | 15:29

It would have been better if Trump had coupled that message - pay up, folks - with a more explicit expression of the United States' commitment to the alliance. Instead, he returned to a grievance about Europe's drop in defence spending since the end of the Cold War and failed to publicly commit to NATO's founding Article V rule which stipulates that an attack on one ally is an attack against all.

by | May 28, 2017 | 13:47

Cohn, asked to explain his comment Friday that the president's view on the Paris climate accord is evolving, said Trump is "continuously talking to people about the issue to gain more knowledge about the issue". Reports that the FBI has now turned its attention to Kushner-though he is reportedly not the formal subject of a probe or the target of a criminal investigation-mean the investigation has reached the White House , increasing pressure on the Trump administration.

by | May 28, 2017 | 15:13

Also in 1978, Brzezinski helped Carter to attain the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty. "M$3 y role was that of supporting the president, helping him formulate the USA strategic approach and sometimes indicating to him my own view that we ought to be tougher on some issues, that we ought to be more compromising on some issues; in effect, playing the role of a personal strategic adviser", Brzezinski told NPR in 2003 .

by | May 28, 2017 | 15:10

Islamic State terrorists (ISIS) have claimed responsibility for the attack Friday on a group of Coptic Christians in Egypt that killed at least 29 and left more than 20 others wounded. Sisi also directly addressed US President Donald Trump , saying, "Your Excellency, I trust your ability to wage war on terrorism as your first priority, with the cooperation of the whole global community, that should unite against terrorism".

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:50

Kushner is Donald Trump's son-in-law and a trusted adviser to the president.The Washington Post report cites anonymous US officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications.The newspaper says Ambassador Sergei Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for their discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor.

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:20

On March 31, Flynn filed revised financial disclosure forms that included payments from three Russian companies with ties to the Kremlin prior to joining Trump's campaign. He was sacked from his position at the White House in February, after less than a month on the job, for failing to disclose the content of talks with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, and misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.

by | May 28, 2017 | 13:57

We had lots of chances. "How do you think that after you lose 7-0?" And one shouldn't be surprised if No. 71 plays a big role in helping his team win Thursday. The "boring" Senators will need to be even more than "better than the last time " they were in Pittsburgh to complete another chapter in the unlikeliest season of their existence.

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:47

They are appealing to the public for more information about the bomber and the days leading up to the attack, in which 22 were killed and almost 120 wounded following an Ariana Grande concert. "There is still much more to do - there will be more arrests, there will be more searches". The British-born 22-year-old was known to security services and was part of a wider network of collaborators.

by | May 28, 2017 | 13:46

It carried out two atomic tests a year ago, insisting it needs nuclear weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion. "We'll be discussing terrorism but I think there will really be a particular focus on the North Korea problem - it's a big problem it's a world problem".

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:08

Gabriela, a women's political party in the Philippines , also expressed outrage., saying, "Rape is not a joke". "It is painful for the Maranao (the name for local Muslims) that it is Ramadan but our action now is to protect Marawi ", Herrera said.

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:44

He said it would speed up development in both Arunachal Pradesh and Assam states and help tens of thousands of farmers gain access to new markets. If work had continued then you would have had the bridge 10 years ago. The biggest asset of the BJP government is that it is decisive and has restored the authority of the prime minister's office (PMO), he added .

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:16

The gunmen on Tuesday planted black ISIS flags, took a priest and up to 14 other people hostage from a church, and set fire to buildings. Their condition is unknown. Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said government forces are working to "clear the city of all remnants of this group". He said some civilians refused to evacuate because they want to guard their homes, which is slowing down the government operations.

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:28

OPEC and non-members led by Russian Federation on Thursday chose to extend cuts in oil output by nine months to March 2018 as they battle a global glut of crude after seeing prices halve and revenues drop sharply in the past three years.

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:14

The general discomfort was reflected in the terrible optics of the event. The deployment of US troops to Poland and the Baltics have been central to an expansion of NATO's presence in eastern Europe to levels unprecedented since the Cold War.

by | May 28, 2017 | 13:23

Islamist militants locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city have killed 19 civilians, the military said Sunday, bringing the official death toll from almost a week of fighting to at least 85. On Friday, President Duterte urged the militants to start negotiations, saying that they could " still solve this through dialogue ". Hapilon's group has received a "couple of million dollars" from the Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:13

Conservative Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has used her remarks to launch an attack on the Labour leadership: " Jeremy Corbyn's lies have been exposed by his own shadow home secretary". "We must be fearless enough to admit the "war on terror" is simply not working", Mr Corbyn, a longtime peace activist who opposed British involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, planned to say.

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:32

The incident happened at Ben Gurion International Airport where the US President Donald Trump was walking the red carpet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara. Ahead of this overseas trip - which is the first for the couple since Donald became president - Melania seemed excited enough, saying, "I am very excited for the upcoming trip".

by | May 28, 2017 | 13:56

The European Commission president, speaking alongside Donald Tusk , said he wanted "to build bridges, not walls", seemingly referencing President Trump's campaign pledge. During his visit, discussions will be held on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, regional security issues and reaffirmation the U.S.' commitment to its alliance with Israel.

by | May 28, 2017 | 13:15

Although police are still trying to determine a motive for the cause, the man reportedly headed into the first class cabin with a blanket over his head in what flight crew believed was meant to be a breach of the cockpit door. Airport police determined he had been drinking, but he did not meet the criteria for being drunk in public, LAX police said. When Uskanil returned, the passengers gave him the laptop and a flight attendant escorted him back to his seat.

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:08

It also made headlines like, " Where do you think you are going? " and " America First ", while newspaper Vijesti said "it seems Donald Trump did not want anyone that overshadows his presence at the summit". "Many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years". While he has since changed his tone, his speech indicated that he still feels that the U.S.

by | May 28, 2017 | 13:50

Bush to pursue substantial cuts in greenhouse gases. During a working lunch in Brussels ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, President Trump made it clear to Macron he would not announce a decision on the Paris climate agreement prior to the G7, this official told CNN.

by | May 28, 2017 | 13:37

Top intelligence and security officials in Britain's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) on Tuesday raised the threat level to "critical" - meaning an attack is expected imminently - the day after the Manchester attack. Police said on Friday that they have "got hold of a large part" of the network linked to the attack. The attack, which has been claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, targeted concertgoers at the end of a show by U.S.

by | May 28, 2017 | 13:53

Abedi's father was allegedly a member of the al- Qaeda-backed Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s, a claim he denies. Ms May said in a televised statement on Thursday (UK time ) she would "make clear" to Mr Trump at an upcoming North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit that intelligence shared between the two countries must remain secure.

by | May 28, 2017 | 13:39

In other words, in this - as in other worldwide agreements (I'm looking at you, UN) - the United States pays for much more than it receives. Other Balkan websites ran headlines such as "America First" and "Where do you think you are going?" "Look at the millions of cars they're selling in the U.S; bad...

by | May 28, 2017 | 14:28

German Chancellor Angela Merkel characterized climate change talks with Trump as "very unsatisfying". The President has previously threatened to pull out of the agreement. Should Trump leave the pact, the USA would be the first country to exit, which would also be the second time that America has signed onto a global climate deal under a Democratic president only to walk away from the same agreement under a Republican predecessor, as President George W.

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:57

British officials were particularly angry over photos published by The New York Times showing remnants of a blue backpack which may have held the explosive. After May warned the United States to keep classified information "secure", Trump ordered his Justice Department to look into how sensitive information - including photos of the remains of the explosive device used in Monday's concert bombing - made their way into U.S.

by | May 28, 2017 | 13:09

Pulling out of the Paris climate deal would unravel Obama-era climate change policies, and possibly the agreement itself. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came out of the G7 summit Saturday calling it a success, even though the United States did not commit to the Paris climate accord.

by | May 28, 2017 | 13:21

An FBI investigation into Trump's possible collusion with Moscow as well as Russia's alleged meddling in the USA 2016 presidential election recently pointed to a current White House official as a "person of interest" in the probe.On Friday, the Washington Post and New York Times reported that Mr Kushner had wanted to use Russian facilities to avoid United States interception of discussions with Moscow .The FBI regularly monitors the communications of Russians officials in the us ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 13:53

Because of the unrealistic information that is being shared on social media, the real scenario in Mindanao is not seen as they are. They are one of the dozens of new Muslim groups who have pledged allegiance to ISIS. Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao pointed out that Armed Forces chief Gen. Eduardo Ano, the implementer of martial law, previously faced charges of human rights violations.