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by | May 31, 2017 | 16:53

Bots post lots of tweets in bursts and usually have few followers. President Donald Trump's personal Twitter account is drawing hordes of new followers - by one count, 3 million in less than a week. Trump tweeted. That message was retweeted - passed to other Twitter users - almost 28,000 times. Publications like Newsweek , The New York Daily News , and Mashable , have picked up on the Twitter action, analyzing Trump's new followers and implying they could have been purchased.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:47

Time reported that Trump, on Saturday, said he would give his decision on the agreement next week. The US is one of more than 140 countries and organisations that have ratified the agreement, but Mr Trump railed against it on the campaign trail saying it was bad for the US economy .

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:22

The First Minister originally insisted the vote should take place between autumn 2018 and spring 2019 but the manifesto document made no mention of these dates. In a pointed remark about the National Health Service, she said her lawmakers would support raising per-capita spending in England by 7 percent to the level in Scotland.

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:55

Rick Best, the other victim, stood closest to the man and tried to calm him down. As a memorial to Friday's stabbing victims grew, one large chalk message stood out, streaked by rain under a gray sky: "Remember Mulugeta Seraw". Namkai-Meche had recently finished his economics degree and was working at a consulting firm. He also stabbed another man, Micah Fletcher, 32, after he and the two others confronted him about what he was saying.

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:27

Police have announced they have arrested a 22-year-old Mill Park man following the incident. Police have released a CCTV image as they search for the man responsible for the assault. He was taken by ambulance to The Alfred with critical head injuries at about 8.30pm on Tuesday night. 'Our thoughts are with the doctor so brutally attacked at his place of work - as well his family, colleagues and patients, ' he tweeted.

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:32

Beneficiaries and their families should start seeing changes next April, Medicare announced Tuesday. During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing last week on the switch to the new cards, CMS' deputy chief operating officer, Karen Jackson, said in her testimony (PDF) that the agency wants to "minimize disruption" as much as possible during the transition.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:44

Jared Kushner , the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, was looking for a direct line to President Vladimir Putin of Russia - a search that in mid-December found him in a room with a Russian banker whose financial institution was deeply intertwined with Russian intelligence, and remains under sanction by the United States.

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:10

In its current form, the TPP requires US participation before it can go into effect. One of the biggest challenges is keeping Vietnam and Malaysia on board, which signed up for the TPP deal and promised to make major reforms largely to get better USA market access.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:50

The probe concluded that the U.S. strike in the Al-Jadida district inadvertently triggered explosives placed in the building by Isil fighters, causing it to collapse. U.S. Central Command ( CentCom ) said it had targeted two snipers from so-called Islamic State (IS) with what it called a "precision-guided munition".

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:07

The Unionist parties said the First Minister was prepared to jeopardise jobs and the economy, regardless of cost, in a headlong pursuit of independence. "We can not afford a Tory government with a free hand to do whatever it likes", Sturgeon said, arguing that "only the SNP is strong enough to keep the Tories in check".

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:25

Later, White House spokesman Sean Spicer clarified that the US President views Germany as an important ally and gets along very well with Ms Merkel. "The discussions with the U.S. are just as important as with other partners - the transatlantic relations is of incredible importance", she said during a joint news conference with Modi.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:31

United States president Donald Trump will decide whether or not to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement within a week, he said at the closing of a meeting with G7 leaders in Italy. Speaking to an audience of students, civil society and business leaders at New York University , Guterres delivered his subtle pitch to the USA administration, which has said a decision about whether to stay in the 2015 agreement will come soon.

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:50

Mrs May came under intense pressure over social care following the launch last Thursday of the Conservative manifesto, which included plans to include the value of individuals' homes when calculating how much they must pay towards the cost of care in their own home, as is now the case for residential care.

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:46

The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff described it as a Scud-type missile which flew for some 280 miles, NPR's Jihye Lee tells our Newscast unit, from Seoul. Short range SCUD missiles are not a concern to US officials, given that they are based on a Soviet-era technology that is decades old. This sets up the possibility that North Korea hopes to use the test to show it can hit USA targets near and far and emphasize its defiance of US -led pressure on its missile and nuclear programs, which has ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:45

During her session from the studio audience, Mrs May was accused by a police officer of presiding over "devastating" cuts, asked by a midwife to justify her "chronic underfunding" of the NHS and heckled over school funding. Theresa May launched an assault on Jeremy Corbyn's credibility as the Labour leader struggled with the cost of a key manifesto commitment. And she promised to listen to charities and voters and put a cap on social care costs to the elderly, though she said the level ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:30

The decision to stop sharing police information with USA agencies was an extraordinary step as Britain sees the United States as its closest ally on security and intelligence. Following the arrest, police conducted a search at a property in the same area. The BBC reported that British police had stopped sharing information about the Manchester bombing with the United States, due to anger over the detailed disclosures.

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:38

A Japanese government official told reporters, according to the Associated Press , that the launch was "extremely problematic in terms of safety of aircraft and ships". Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis said Tuesday's test was not timed to coincide with the current North Korean tensions. And the world should know that America will defend itself from nuclear attack.

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:56

The Washington Post reported on Friday that Kushner discussed the possibility of setting up a direct and secret line of communication with Moscow. Schiff said the government needed to "get to the bottom" of the matter and urged a review of Kushner's security clearance "to find out whether he was truthful".

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:16

The target was a custom-made missile meant to simulate an ICBM, which flew faster than the missiles used in previous intercept tests, according to the MDA's spokesperson Christopher Johnson. It carries an exoatmospheric kill vehicle ( EKV ) made by Raytheon . During the U.S. -Soviet Cold War era, President Ronald Reagan vowed to develop a missile defense that became known as "Star Wars", because it involved a satellite-based system.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:44

A German magazine, meanwhile, reported that British police informed their German counterparts that Mr Abedi had received paramilitary training in Syria. The U.S. president has for months been troubled by leaks - often relating to the investigation of Russia's alleged meddling in the election that brought him to power - though he personally came under fire when it emerged he had revealed highly classified information, that had been shared by Israel, to Russian officials during a recent ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:45

The key visit was marred by bloody clashes that took place outside the Turkish ambassador's residence after Erdogan met American counterpart Donald Trump . The outlet also released footage of what appears to be a Turkish security guard charging peaceful demonstrators. The US State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , Washington Mayor and several Congressmen condemned the incident.

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:21

The Comb Over versus Comey dominated the news for days until Trump's departure on a foreign visit that pundits coined a do-or-die test to see if he could manage to behave himself overseas and still hang on to the shreds of political office.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:43

Ms Sturgeon announced in mid-March that she wanted a vote "between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019", once Brexit terms were known, to give Scots a choice between a hard Brexit in the United Kingdom and pro-European independence.

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:35

On her Facebook page, Norway's prime minister, Erna Solberg, known for her wit and for being an avid Pokémon Go player , doubled down on the collective stunt, which took place amid a regional cooperation meeting between the Nordic PM's in Bergen, Norway.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:11

Assange has resisted going to Sweden due to fear of a US extradition bid, which could present wealth of charges for Wikileaks-related shenanigans, but he won't be leaving the embassy yet. It remains unclear whether there is a standing US extradition order for Assange. Though one of the allegations was dropped after the statute of limitations ended two years ago, the investigation into rape - which was the more serious accusation of the two - continued.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:06

Jim Syring, director of the Defense Missile Agency. Davis said the USA also has other means of shooting down an intercontinental ballistic missile headed towards the U.S. mainland. According to an article from the Union of Concerned Scientists, the programme's track record is not strong, with nine failures from 17 attempts so far, with the last success dating back to 2008.

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:30

There were 11 people hurt, including on USA police officer. US officials have criticized the Turkish government over violence outside its ambassador's residence in Washington. In a statement, the Turkish Embassy blamed the violence on the demonstrators, saying they were "aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President".

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:50

She also described Brexit as a "quiet revolution" and said getting the best Brexit deal would be the "foundation" of achieving a stronger economy to boost public services including the NHS and schools. Mr Corbyn defended his description of the Palestinian group Hamas as "friends" and his comment that the killing of Osama bin Laden by United States special forces had been a "tragedy".

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:04

A missile targeting the USA mainland was launched from the Marshall Islands located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday. The Pentagon announced it has staged a test in which the military shot down a missile similar to the type that North Korea could someday use to threaten the United States.

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:11

The tweet immediately went viral and became one of the president's more popular posts before it was taken down after almost six hours online. Some on Twitter speculated that he meant to say "coverage" but mistyped it, while others supplied their own tongue-in-cheek meanings.

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:08

It has led to all manner of interesting replies, and has been retweeted over 76,000 times. At 6:09 a.m., Trump tweeted again: "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ". He presumably meant to discuss strength and/or success in the face of negative press coverage, but his message features two notable mistakes. However he seems to have jumped the gun with his latest tweet.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:57

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party risks falling short of winning an overall majority of seats in parliament in a national election on June 8, The Times newspaper said on Tuesday, quoting research by polling firm YouGov.

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:26

His last day has not yet been determined. Having offered little in the way of policy specifics - and with Congress on recess next week - Trump's White House could struggle to distract attention from the Russian Federation probes. It's been reported he met with Russia's ambassador to the USA, Sergey Kislyak, at the time , and failed to disclose earlier phone calls with Russian officials.

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:32

Philippine forces pressed their offensive to drive out militants linked. A spokesperson for the provincial government of Lanao del Sur also said the army had arrested a suspected militant trying to flee Marawi . "That 10 per cent is most likely the area that is heavily guarded and defended by any armed men if they are protecting any individual of high value", Padilla said.

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:41

His next court date is scheduled for June 7. His court-appointed attorney, Gregory Scholl, did not immediately return a call for comment. Two black teenagers, one of whom was wearing a hijab, were already on the train and he began shouting at them.