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by | June 01, 2017 | 00:15

Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor, has told The Associated Press that Dubke handed in his resignation before President Donald Trump left for his global trip earlier this month. Spicer tells reporters when asked about the tweet: "I think the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant". "He's always proven that".

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:14

British voters will go to the polls on 8 June that will decide whether May, from the centre-right Conservatives , or Corbyn of the leftist Labour Party, gets to sit down with Brussels and hammer out an exit deal that will define the country's trade and diplomatic ties with the EU.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:08

The explosion occurred during the morning rush hour on Wednesday. "There was a clear failure to anticipate a major security threat in a highly secured area", said Michael Kugelman of the USA -based Wilson Center. The bombing is significant because of its scale and location, but also its timing. "They must be destroyed and uprooted". The explosion will add pressure to the fragile government of President Ashraf Ghani, which has faced mounting discontent over its inability to control the ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:14

The 36-year-old Kushner , a NY real estate executive before joining Trump's White House staff, is married to Trump's oldest daughter Ivanka , who also is a White House adviser. Some Democrats have called for cancelling Kushner's security clearance which he enjoys as a senior adviser to the president. Two people familiar with those 18 contacts said Flynn and Kushner were among the Trump associates who spoke to the ambassador by telephone.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:53

He says that "whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers". Flynn resigned in February following reports that he had diplomatically engaged Kislyak prior to President Trump taking office and that Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence about that conversation.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:06

He said the bomb had detonated "in the immediate vicinity" of the German embassy. The NATO statement, which praised the "courage" of Afghan forces, slammed the attack as "barbaric". The area is also host to schools, mosques, the Afghan Presidential Palace, and various Afghan government compounds. The explosion occurred in the morning near Zanbaq Square close to the embassies of Germany, Turkey and Japan.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:41

The fact that the Russians believe that Trump's inner circle is financially compromised should make it a top priority for investigators to get President Trump's personal tax returns , all financial information related to the Trump organization, and the financial information of both Trump campaign team and administration senior advisers.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:26

As a "proud ally", the USA also vowed to continue "to provide support and assistance to Philippine counterterrorism efforts". "If you had raped three, I will admit it, that's on me", Duterte said at a press conference referring to soldiers deployed under martial law in the Mindanao region where the army is fighting insurgent Islamist groups.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:12

Five people on the flight, which was headed to San Fransico, suffered from minor injuries. After the tower notified Flight 1579 of the fire, the flight crew deployed the plane's slide chutes and evacuated the passengers on the tarmac. However, the airport reopened an hour after the incident. Customers are being transported back to the terminal. Of the three minor injuries, one person reported an ankle injury, Guerin told CNN .

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:54

Also, some Pakistani diplomats were reportedly injured in the blast . It is unclear whether German embassy staff in Kabul were injured or killed , a security source said . No group has claimed responsibility for the horror. "Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers with the injured", Modi said. "While reiterating condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, we pray for early recovery of the injured".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:37

The threat comes as storms and showers move through the area. Several communities in the Midlands were affected by high winds and heavy rains Sunday night as a thunderstorm passed though. For the latest weather updates check out the Environment Canada website . The greatest threat with the storms that develop will be blinding downpours, damaging winds, and small hail but an isolated tornado could also occur.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:08

There were countless memes created by users, including several who thought Trump may have been talking about coffee. The original Twitter post, sent shortly before midnight local time, read "Despite the negative press covfefe". Moments after tweeting about the "meaning of covfefe" on Wednesday, he turned to Twitter again to blast the Russian Federation probes and address a series of other issues.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:02

Employees at the German embassy in Kabul were injured in a powerful bomb explosion in the Afghan capital on Wednesday and one Afghan security guard was killed, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Twitter . Later, another frenzy broke out outside the hospital as ambulances and police trucks began bringing in the bodies of those killed. The UAE's ministry released a statement today saying the explosion caused slight structural damage to the UAE's embassy building in Kabul , ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:52

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed for traffic today in view of the separatists' call for a march to Tral to pay tributes to Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat and his colleague, who were killed in an encounter with security forces recently.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:53

She's seeking a fourth term in September elections, and there's no doubt that standing up to Donald Trump plays well in Germany. President Trump took to Twitter yesterday to complain about a US trade deficit with Germany and his belief that the country must pay more for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:21

The country that gave us cricket remarkably have never won an ICC tournament suffering defeat in no fewer than five finals and will be desperate to pick up a win. "The only slight concern I have for India is that its selection was perhaps a little conservative, but it is still very strong", he said. "When your team is winning games, when your team is playing better cricket people will notice you, people will respect you".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:44

Her comments came after Mr Trump said he needed more time to decide if the United States would continue backing the Paris climate deal , which has frustrated European diplomats. The organization's main Twitter page quoted Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying, "Climate change is undeniable". Climate action is unstoppable.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:51

While they ended up losing that game, as Pakistan chased down the score, India will know this will be a hard batting order to rattle through. "We couldn't be more excited to have Intel as our "Official Innovation Partner " of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 ", said David Richardson, CEO, ICC, on Tuesday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:48

Meanwhile, new South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday (17 May) said there was a "high possibility" of conflict with North Korea . North Korea repeatedly flaunts that it intends to develop a missile capable of striking the US mainland.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:55

Jeremy Corbyn's odds to be named Prime Minister following the general election next week have been shortening throughout May and he's now as short as 4/1 having been 13/1 a couple of weeks ago . Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, the party's only MP and who will also take part in the debate, applauded Corbyn for his decision, while asking May whether she too would finally emerge from her " hiding place ".

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:46

Making a special recognition to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly , a retired general, Trump offered his thoughts to the Kelly family for their son, who died in Afghanistan. "In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person". "And while we can not know the extent of your pain, what we do know is that our gratitude to them and to you is boundless and undying".

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:51

President Donald Trump on Tuesday asserted that the Russian government must be "laughing" about the news coverage surrounding the massive scandal that's engulfing his administration. The latest revelations to emerge last week involved Trump's son-in-law and top aide, Jared Kushner . Reuters has reported that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak previous year, including two phone calls between April and November.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:36

As screenwriter John Niven pointed out Tuesday morning, Trump's Twitter account saw an unusal spike in followers over the weekend, many of which appear to have been created artificially. I noticed just how much the comment threads of major newspapers were beginning to be dominated by trolls and bots last summer, and futilely tried to bring it to the attention of the news media.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:50

Buildings hundreds of metres away from the explosion were damaged with windows and doors blown off their hinges. But Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Twitter one Afghan security guard at the embassy was killed and several employees were injured in the blast .

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:35

The Rodong Sinmun, the North's ruling Workers' Party newspaper, said in an editorial on Wednesday that the US should remember that Pyongyang's declaration to burn the enemy's base with nuclear weapons is not empty rhetoric. "Sensors on the ground picked it up and guided an interceptor that blasted off from California". The interceptors are, in essence, the last line of US defense against an attack by an intercontinental-range missile.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:57

Turkey denounced the bombing, saying in a Foreign Ministry statement, "We strongly condemn this heinous terrorist attack, wish Allah's mercy upon those who lost their lives, speedy recovery to the wounded, and convey our condolences to the brotherly government and people of Afghanistan ".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:19

Withdrawing would leave the U.S. aligned only with Russian Federation among the world's industrialised economies in rejecting action to combat climate change. "Eighty percent of the world's energy still comes from fossil fuels - oil, gas and coal", Guterres said. The Paris climate agreement was established during a 2015 conference in the French capital.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:46

Since most global troops withdrew at the end of 2014, the Taliban have gained ground and now control or contest about 40 percent of the country, according to US estimates, though Ghani's government holds all provincial centres. Pakistan also issued a statement, saying it "strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Kabul this morning that has caused loss of precious human lives and injuries to many".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:06

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will face a televised grilling as the General Election campaign intensifies. Challenged over whether he would "soften" the UK's foreign policy, Mr Corbyn said: "It's not about softening our foreign policy".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:18

Trump was reportedly warned by top United States officials not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital during the May 22-23 visit, for fear that it could have broad regional risks, echoing recommendations from leaders in the region including Jordan's King Abdullah who warned Trump that an embassy move would have a negative impact on the peace process.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:05

President Zuma extended his congratulations and best wishes to President Rouhani and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran. "The gathering in Saudi Arabia was just a show with no practical or political value of any kind", Rouhani said at a press conference.

by | May 31, 2017 | 23:46

Leaders of seven wealthy democracies, at a summit in Sicily, urged Trump to commit his administration to the agreement , but said in their closing statement that the USA, for now, "is not in a position to join the consensus". The U.S. State Department defines a treaty as "a formal, written agreement between sovereign states or between states and worldwide organizations".

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:51

Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, right, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a hearing July 9, 2014 in Washington . He voiced support for USA policy in Vietnam in the mid-1960s, and served on the policy planning staff of President Lyndon Johnson's State Department.

by | June 01, 2017 | 01:14

President Emmanuel Macron of France said he had told Trump that it was "indispensable for the reputation of the United States and for the Americans themselves that the Americans remain committed" to the climate agreement. Nor did President Trump agree to be a part of the Paris climate accord. President Donald Trump may find Washington a hostile home lurking with political foes who want payback for his harsh rhetoric on the campaign trail.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:27

A spokeswoman for the Israel Prison Service confirmed the agreement, but denied the strike had forced the authorities to negotiate over conditions in the jails with the prisoner representatives. The service said 834 prisoners had ended their protests. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas had urged U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to raise the issue with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to the region earlier this week.