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by | May 31, 2017 | 20:08

In a statement given to the New York Times , Mr Trump praised the "great job" Mr Kushner is doing. "I have total confidence in him". "He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of dollars", he said .

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:42

Trump had waffled on his decision whether to keep the USA committed to the landmark 2015 agreement or fulfill his campaign promise to pull out. The leaders also reaffirmed their dedication to the Paris Agreement - that is, all did but President Donald Trump .

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:01

Spicer read Merkel's comment Sunday in which she suggested the European Union go forward amid "friendships" with the USA and other nations. Modi's support comes at a crucial time for Merkel, who has been fighting secessionist tendencies within the bloc since Britain made a decision to leave the 28-member bloc through a referendum in June previous year.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:35

The curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Kralkhud and Maisuma police station areas. Meanwhile, authorities in Ganderbal district imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in the region, restricting movement on people.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:23

And Trump tweeted that he would announce his official decision within the next few days. When, on top of it, scientists attest to the global warming , it is hard to believe that someone - let alone the leader of a big country - would still believe that it is a hoax .

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:23

On Tuesday, Merkel repeatedly stressed the importance of trans-Atlantic ties. Merkel, trying to fix damage after shocking Washington on Sunday by declaring the era in which Europe could rely on its partners was somewhat over, repeatedly stressed the importance of trans-Atlantic ties.

by | May 31, 2017 | 21:09

On Sputnik and Russia Today , Macron showed little restraint, saying the two organizations spread "untruths about me and my campaign" during the French election. It also accused the Russians of having a hand in a massive cyberattack on key Macron aides. Coinciding with Putin's visit to France on Monday, two gay couples unfurled a banner reading "End Homophobia in Chechnya" and kissed with the Eiffel Tower in the background.

by | May 31, 2017 | 21:37

However, the eve of his return brought the biggest story to date: A Washington Post report Friday about Mr Kushner's alleged proposal to the Russians to create a secret channel out of earshot of United States spymasters. And the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, suggested that Kushner's security clearance should be reviewed. "You have to ask, well, who are they hiding the conversation from?" he said on ABC.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:58

This time, the handshake was warmer but the tone guarded after an hour of talks on the 300th anniversary of a visit to Versailles by tsar Peter the Great. Putin is being welcomed to France". "Maybe they were Russian hackers, maybe they were not", he said. During Macron's election campaign, RT and Sputnik were denied access to his campaign headquarters .

by | May 31, 2017 | 21:28

It has made no comment so far on the latest attack. Passers-by stopped and helped the wounded into private cars, others congregated outside the nearby Italian-run Emergency Hospital. Closer to the explosion it shattered glass in homes, offices and cars. " I was lucky because I was in the shower at the time ". This month, another attack targeted a convoy of foreign troops near the US Embassy in Kabul , killing eight people.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:19

Following Trump's tweet, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel acknowledged that the alliance between the US and Germany was strained. "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", she said about the group of seven (G7) discussions on climate in which Mr Trump participated while in Taormina, Italy.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:46

Those officials said only Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken Trump on his offer and called the cellphone , instead of ringing the President's secure lines in the White House . Presidents' phone calls with world leaders often involve considerable advance planning. This revelation comes on the heels of reports that Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner , attempted to create a secret communications channel with the Russians during the presidential transition.

by | May 31, 2017 | 21:22

And while he likely will remain, it may be as damaged goods in the eyes of his father-in-law, AKA the President. As much as Trump complains internally about his communications staff, they can't have any credibility when they're told to defend Trump's spectacular bumbling and endless waterfall of lies.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:16

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he didn't know if the news reports were true but described back-channel communications as a "good thing". "He has expressed his desire to leave the White House and made very clear he would see through the president's global trip", White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told Fox News on Tuesday, referring to Trump's first overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:05

On a visit to the London Early Years Foundation nursery in Westminster, he replied: "I would urge them to think again and I would appeal to the Scottish people to think again on this". Barnett: You're holding your manifesto, you're flicking through it, you've got an iPad there, you've had a phone call while we're in here and you don't know how much it's going to cost? She was pressed by Mr Paxman over her climbdowns on a proposed Budget hike in national insurance and her social care ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:36

The bomb, which went off near the entrance to the German embassy, was hidden in a sewage tanker, police spokesman Basir Mujahid told Reuters. Kabul is the diplomatic district of the Afghan capital. "Terrorist attacks are condemned and unacceptable and must be responded to no matter where they occur or by which group or under whatever pretext", Ghasemi stressed.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:05

Speaking in New York , Mr Guterres said if any country doubted the need for the 2015 Paris climate accord , then other countries must "stay the course". Guterres said countries can either "get on board or get left behind" when it comes to taking action on global warming because they will miss out on new economic opportunities from greener industries.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:51

Maybe it's a plot by Trump to overtake former President Barack Obama , who is sitting pretty on Twitter with 89 million followers. Since then, that number has ballooned to over 31 million. In a Twitter direct message with Business Insider - the user chose to remain anonymous - @txmockingjay said they "may not have been accurate numbers-wise" but left the tweet up to bring attention to an alleged high number of bots following Trump.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:46

Danger loomed for morning commuters in parts of Sampson and Duplin Counties Tuesday morning all because of a brutal storm system that struck overnight, according to area emergency officials. "It could have been worse". Several barns along Highway 701 and Keener Road are reportedly damaged or destroyed along with about 10 homes. At least 14 people were injured from the storm.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:35

It then showed a fireball engulfing a building. Photos and videos shared on social media revealed the extent of the devastation, depicting bloodied and wounded people crying for help among the burning wreckage. Karrada was hit by a massive truck bomb in July 2016 that killed at least 324 people, the deadliest attack in Iraq since the USA -led invasion that drove Saddam Hussein from power in 2003.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:48

On May 9th, Obama defended his climate change legacy, calling the agreement "the one that will define the contours of this century more dramatically perhaps than any other". "However, there is a lot going on at the next level down between provinces and states", he added, using California as an example of a state taking a different approach on climate than Trump with its cap-and-trade system.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:28

He then tweeted that he would make an announcement this week. Climate Action Tracker, a competing computer simulation team, put the effect of the US pulling out somewhere between 0.1 to 0.2 degrees Celsius by 2100. Axios news outlet , which first reported the withdrawal, said details of the pullout are being worked out by a team that includes EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, an ally of fossil fuel industries.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:54

A vehicle bomb in Kabul has killed more than 80 people and injured hundreds more, officials confirmed Wednesday, including staff at the German Embassy in the the Afghan capital. "The attack was aimed at civilians and those who are in Afghanistan to work with the people there for a better future of the country", Gabriel said.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:25

He suggested that the German embassy might not have been the target of the blast, which sent clouds of black smoke into the sky near the presidential palace. "We express our honest condolences to his relatives", Gabriel said as quoted in a statement. The commander of USA forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, told a congressional hearing earlier this year that he needed several thousand more troops to help Afghan forces break a "stalemate" with the Taliban.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:04

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which police said came from a water tanker truck packed with explosives. Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health has confirmed that almost 80 were killed and 350 others wounded in the Kabul blast .

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:48

Separately Tuesday, the Pentagon ratcheted up threats against pro-Syrian government forces patrolling an area near the Jordanian border where the US -led coalition is training allied rebels. However, many in both Iraq and Syria are concerned about how the forces made powerful by the coalition will leverage their influence and arms once the Islamic State group has been vanquished.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:46

Eight people were killed in that attack, including the militants. "It's highly likely it was done by pro-IS group people", Jakarta-based security expert Sidney Jones told media, referring to the Islamic State group, adding that several groups in Indonesia may have carried out Wednesday's attack.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:55

But in Taormina , for the final throes of the G7, Mr Trump isolated himself, and the U.S., from the world's other wealthiest countries, refusing continued commitment to the Paris climate change deal. "Climate solutions provide opportunities that unmatchable", the tweet reads. The Sierra Club's executive director, Michael Brune, called the expected move a "historic mistake which our grandchildren will look back on with stunned dismay at how a world leader could be so divorced from ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:38

Trump refused to endorse the landmark climate change accord at a summit of the G7 group of wealthy nations on Saturday , saying he needed more time to decide. As a first step, Guterres said he would press for ratification of an agreement reached previous year on phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a major source of greenhouse gas emissions .

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:43

The position had gone unfilled after campaign aide Jason Miller — Trump's original choice for communications director — backed out of the job in December before the president's inauguration. presidential election. The person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy deliberations and insisted on anonymity. A senior administration official said Kushner was keeping his head down and focusing on work after the foreign trip.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:53

And that was it. And he kept the ball rolling with a tweet shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager says he'd be willing to join the White House staff if "the right role is there".

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:16

Macron made his remark in answer to a question at a joint news conference with Putin . "The French president did not show any interest, and I even less". On Monday, he defended that gesture as simple good manners, saying it would have been unusual to rebuff Le Pen's Russia-friendly overtures. This did not indicate an attempt to influence the outcome of the election, though, Putin said.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:19

It's what he said last week in Brussels, too, telling European Union leaders that "the Germans are bad, very bad ", according to Der Spiegel . At a press conference in Berlin , Merkel, who is in the midst of a campaign for re-election, had said that the diplomatic relationship with the United States was of " outstanding importance " but that discord meant that "we in Europe must take our fate into our own hands ".

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:32

The U.S. hasn't decided yet. The Trump administration has argued that trade must be balanced and fair as well as free. But from Brussels to Sicily, there were uneasy smiles, awkwardness and no disguising rifts on a range of issues - from trade and immigration to sanctions on Russian Federation and climate change .

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:13

In conversations with European leaders, western diplomats and aides during his first worldwide trip, Trump indicated he was poised to honor his campaign commitments to either withdraw from the agreement altogether or make significant changes to the United States carbon reduction goals that underpin its participation in the accord.