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by | May 31, 2017 | 23:11

During Trump's overseas trip last week, European leaders pressed him to keep the the pact. Almost 200 countries, including the USA under President Obama, signed the 2015 treaty agreeing to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change .

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:06

Trump made withdrawing from the agreement , entered into by former President Barack Obama in 2015, a central focus of his campaign, arguing that it overburdened US consumers and energy producers with carbon pollution limits that didn't apply to developing economies.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:07

CCTV stills of Abedi, bespectacled and casually clothed, were released by police in a plea for information about his movements between May 18 and the attack. Detectives say the 22-year-old shopped alone for most of the components he used to make the bomb. Asked during the interview: "Are you happy that MI5 should be investigating themselves?" "I think he had finished, or was still training, to be a pilot".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:37

But Spicer also said that Trump viewed his relationship with Merkel as "fairly unbelievable" - a choice of words that drew some mocking attention on social media. The press secretary did knock media reports for not being based on named sources. Jared Kushner led three meetings in the West Wing on Tuesday - and never once acknowledged the recent stories about him.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:19

The explosion occurred at the peak of Kabul's rush hour when roads are packed with worktime commuters. The blast left a gaping crater, at least five meters (yards) deep. Some Pakistani diplomats and staff sustained minor injuries in the attack and their residences were also damaged, according to the press release of Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:47

During Ramadan, work starts an hour late. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said a security guard at the embassy was killed and some staff were wounded. The alliance praised "the courage of Afghan Security Forces, especially the police and first responders" following the attack. "I've never seen such a powerful explosion in my life", said Mohammad Haroon, who owns a nearby sporting goods store.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:19

With all President Donald Trump has on his plate this week - staff shakeups, the Russian Federation probes and Jared Kushner; health care, budget, debt ceiling and the Paris climate deal - Trump on Tuesday morning chose to escalate his attack on Germany over trade.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:44

These include the Patriot missile, which numerous countries have purchased from the USA, and the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense , or THAAD, which the US deployed this year to South Korea to defend against medium-range missiles from North Korea.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:17

Comey is expected to validate reports that surfaced in the wake of his May 9 dismissal that Trump suggested Comey drop his investigation of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. Related: Who are key players in the Russia/Trump saga? According to CNN , Comey will soon meet with his predecessor, Robert Mueller, to discuss what the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director is and is not allowed to discuss in the Senate hearing.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:38

Months of worry about the worst possible scenario - an asylum seeker dying in an attempt to illegally cross the border into Canada - became a reality last week after the body of a woman was found a short distance away from the border. "We thought maybe we would find somebody who had frozen to death, I guess, in the winter, but weren't expecting that this time of year". Canada has seen a spike in refugee claims, with more than 2,000 people crossing the U.S.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:57

Spokesman Ismael Kawoosi said: "They are still bringing bodies and wounded people to hospitals". Images from the scene showed the German embassy and several others heavily damaged. The health ministry said the casualty figures were expected to rise further. Afghanistan has been suffering from a surge of attacks from the Taliban movement since it declared a new spring offensive, including spectacular attacks on the once secure capital.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:12

He called on the Middle-eastern countries to combat Islamic extremism, pointing out that "95 per cent of the victims of terrorist attacks are themselves Muslims". The approach was also created to contrast with former President Barack Obama , whom Trump has criticized for his handling of the fight against Islamic State.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:36

The Washington Post says, "It's a good guess that the word he was looking for was "coverage.' But the tweet, and the thought, remained incomplete". Even Merriam-Webster sounded off, though its tweet didn't specifically mention " covfefe " or Trump .

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:05

Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken , in a CNN interview on Wednesday morning, joked: "A covfefe is a Yiddish term for 'I got to go to bed now, '" dismissing the tweet as a late-night error. The Washington Post reports the tweet, seemingly an unfinished thought with a typo, received more than 127,000 retweets and 162,000 likes before it was deleted.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:34

As well as the German embassy, the French, Turkish and Chinese embassies were among those damaged, the three countries said, adding there were no immediate signs of injuries among their diplomats. Kabul blast has also caused damage to the residences of some Pakistani diplomats and staff, living in the close vicinity, and inflicted minor injuries to some.

by | May 31, 2017 | 22:58

Public health ministry spokesman Ismail Kawasi told the Associated Press that 350 people were injured in the bombing, which happened during rush hour in the center of Kabul . "Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured", he tweeted. The explosion also shattered windows at the Japanese Embassy.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:56

He is due to speak with Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita during his short visit. Speaking alongside Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita at the Gao military base in the north of the country where some 1,600 troops are based, Macron also said France was determined to act for continued security in the region, and would seek to strengthen cooperation with France's European Union partner Germany to that end.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:14

The meeting took place on the 300th anniversary of Russian Tsar Peter the Great's visit to Versailles . While the Trump administration has not outwardly denied any visas as of yet, a spokesperson for the Russian LGBT Network said , "We were informed there was no political will".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:07

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the movement's fighters had no involvement and said the movement condemned any such untargeted attacks that caused civilian casualties. "Germany will not carry out flights deporting rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan in the next few days", a German official said, but stressed the underlying policy remained.

by | May 31, 2017 | 22:55

McMaster told reporters ahead of the trip. Back in Washington, the ongoing Russian Federation investigations await him along with another appeals court setback for his travel ban . Earlier in the day, Trump declined to join six other world powers Italy in affirming the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Standing with Trump after their talk in Abbas' presidential residence, Abbas said that Palestinians "are committed to working with you to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel".

by | May 31, 2017 | 22:45

The office of TV1 is located close to the site of the explosion. According to RS: "The attack demonstrates a complete disregard for civilians and reveals the barbaric nature of the enemy faced by the Afghan people. The devastation in a heavily fortified district left Kabul in shock and underlined the country's security struggles as it confronts a sustained wave of insurgent and terrorist attacks.

by | May 31, 2017 | 22:54

A small team including Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is working on the details of how the withdrawal will be executed, the Axios news site reports, quoting unnamed sources. The US is the world's second-biggest emitter of carbon dioxide behind China . For all its symbolic importance, the decision may have little practical effect on USA carbon emissions.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:08

Activist Nasser Zefzafi was arrested for allegedly interrupting a preacher at a mosque, and calling for further demonstrations against corrupt officials. Moroccan security forces late Tuesday dispersed demonstrations in several cities - including Rabat , Casablanca and Fez - amid an ongoing wave of protests in the country's northeast.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:23

The White House is also assembling a team of lawyers to protect the President from potential legal troubles. The questions have been intensified in the wake of disclosures on Friday that a senior adviser, Jared Kushner, the husband of Trump's daughter Ivanka, had contacts with the Russians in December about opening a secret back channel of communications with Moscow.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:51

While Wenger's future still rests in the hands of Stan Kroenke and Ivan Gazidis , the report claims that he's expected to sign the contract, as long as his "authority remains unchallenged". "We have played some games in a hostile environment and I never accept that". Arsene Wenger might be celebrating a new deal just days after winning a record seventh FA Cup title.

by | May 31, 2017 | 22:46

The other G7 countries Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan reaffirmed their support for the accord last week. Today, he announced via Twitter that he would announce his decision in the next few days. Though no final decision has been made, Trump mulling whether to snub the climate deal - inked in Paris during a United Nations Climate Change Conference - is unsurprising, one source added .

by | May 31, 2017 | 22:38

Neighbouring Pakistan condemned the attack in a statement from the Foreign Ministry . The neighborhood is considered Kabul's safest area, with foreign embassies protected by dozens of 10-foot-high blast walls and government offices, guarded by police and national security forces.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:06

Artemis and New Zealand don't have to wait for a rematch. Oracle Team USA is frustrated by their performances despite sitting atop the America's Cup round robin after completing their first round robin section. "I've actually found it quite emotional to see what they've done", Whitmarsh said. "Clearly there is something here worth fighting for". They will be challenging against the current champions, the Americans and their Golden Gate Yacht Club.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:01

Two and a half years after the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice , the police officer who killed him was finally terminated. Within minutes of the discipline announcement for the officers involved in the death of Tamir Rice , the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association revealed it filed grievances regarding the decision.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:45

Canada remains committed to the Paris Accord , the federal environment minister said Wednesday, amid concerns that the USA will walk away from the landmark global climate agreement . manufacturing non-competitive". Trump has already taken action in recent months to weaken the environmental legacy of the Obama administration by paving the way to overturn rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions and protect American waterways clean from pollution.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:08

British police have also resumed sharing information with their counterparts in the U.S. after a brief suspension over a series of leaks by American officials to journalists providing details of the Manchester bomb investigation. A suicide bomber blew himself Monday night during Grande's concert at Manchester Arena concert hall killing 22 people and injuring over 110 others.

by | May 31, 2017 | 22:24

The U.S. leader visited Arlington National Cemetery to mark Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for the nation's war dead, but had to quickly pivot his attention to the Russian Federation scandal after returning to Washington late Saturday from his first global trip since taking office.

by | May 31, 2017 | 22:27

Donald Trump was at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to help honour the America's fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. Asked what meaning Memorial Day held for him, John Kelly said: "Sad". Kelly's other son, Johnny , is getting ready for his fifth military deployment . On a holiday that began after the Civil War as Decoration Day the focus was on those who've died and those they left behind.

by | May 31, 2017 | 22:51

Donald Trump is under attack by internet trolls once more for his supposed "disgraceful behavior" and "childish antics" during the Memorial Day festivities. Remembrances of fallen military members went from New York City, where Memorial Day fell on the last day of Fleet Week New York, to Los Angeles, where an 8-foot bronze sculpture was being unveiled in honor of the dead.

by | May 31, 2017 | 22:18

Per a White House official, the plan was always for them to depart after the first part of the trip, during which the President spoke to three of the world's biggest religions in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican. Fresh off Trump's first official trip overseas, his administration is looking for ways to respond more aggressively to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow.