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by | June 01, 2017 | 07:58

Sri Lanka's health minister, Rajitha Senaratne, said medical teams have been dispatched to the worst affected areas to prevent an outbreak of waterborne diseases, and said cholera and diarrhoea had been successfully prevented in past floods.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:05

In his first briefing since President Trump returned from his nine-day global trip , White House press secretary Sean Spicer was looking to highlight the trip's successes. Dubke, who was brought into the White House in March to head the office that runs press and other public relations issues, oversees the White House's message strategy while spokesman Sean Spicer , a more high-profile figure, handles daily media briefings.

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:59

The move marks a dramatic departure from the Obama administration, which was instrumental in crafting the deal. The U.S.is already no longer a leader in the clean energy economy, said Hayhoe, who argued that withdrawing from the Paris agreement is a giant step in the wrong direction.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:26

The executive order issued Thursday marked the second time the USA has sanctioned leaders of Venezuela's socialist government since Donald Trump became president this year. The officials say the list of blacklisted officials is likely to include members of Venezuela's Supreme Court, which issued a controversial late March ruling stripping congress of its last powers.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:06

Merkel indirectly warned Trump he risked isolating the United States: "Anyone who today puts on national blinkers and no longer has eyes for the world around him is, I am convinced, ultimately out on a limb". then I say that the West has become smaller - it has at least become weaker". The bilateral strains mean that the United States has, to some extent, lost the trust of one of Europe's most pro-American leaders.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:17

The committee had issued subpoenas for documents from two businesses Flynn operated - Flynn Intel LLC and Flynn Intel, Inc. - with a list of documents they wanted after Flynn stonewalled the panel. The subpoenas mark new signs of life in the House committee's investigation, which seemed to stall after Comey's testimony. A wider overhaul is expected, aimed at more aggressively responding to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of possible ties between Trump's ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:48

The time is now to act on climate change . It's too early to tell if the Paris targets are working, but global carbon emissions did plateau in 2015 , with US and Chinese emissions falling while Indian emissions rose. He said he will strengthen North-South, South-South and other partnerships to implement the Paris Agreement. He also had to navigate a split among his advisers.

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:47

The blast was caused by a suicide attack near the German Embassy , according to Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry . Emergency workers were still pulling bodies from under the rubble and a number of buildings had collapsed.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:00

SHANGHAI (AP) — The arrest and disappearance of three labor activists investigating a Chinese company that produces Ivanka Trump-branded shoes in China prompted a call for her brand to cease working with the supplier and raised questions about whether the first family's commercial interests would muddy USA leadership on human rights.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:41

Trump also has to decide soon on a Pentagon recommendation to add more U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan, as well as boosting reinforcement for the beleaguered Afghan forces."The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters.Others signaled hope that the United States would remain in the accord.

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:46

Aid workers warned Wednesday of an "acute crisis" in Bangladesh after a cyclone damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and devastated camps housing Rohingya refugees , leaving many without food or shelter. At least 16,010 homes in the camps were destroyed or damaged by the cyclone, Sahany said. Meteorologist Abdur Rahman said estimated wind speeds were between 89 to 117 kilometres per hour, with torrential rain and thunder expected across the South Asian nation.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:30

The attack is one of the deadliest seen inside Afghanistan. Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that along with the Afghan guard who was killed, a German diplomat was lightly wounded while an Afghan staffer sustained severe injuries.

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:17

Duterte's rape remark came during a speech on Friday aimed at reassuring soldiers that he would take full responsibility for any backlash to martial law, which he imposed last week on Mindanao island. Duterte also said American forces had raped women in the Philippines and Japan. 'You Americans, like Chelsea, be careful because you live in a glass house , ' he said.

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:32

In the televised debate, Rudd accused Corbyn of having drawn up a "fantasy wishlist" manifesto paid for with a magic "money tree", and noting that most of his MPs backed a failed coup against him a year ago. "It is a sign of extreme weakness for a Prime Minister to avoid these debates". Mr Corbyn said analysis from the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies showed that the Conservative manifesto for the June 8 General Election showed they were offering no new money for the NHS ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 09:17

As soon as news about the gunfight spread to neighbouring villages, dozens of protesters marched to the site and pelted stones at the security forces. Separatists have appealed to people to march to Tral in Pulwama district to offer funeral prayers (fateha) of Bhat, alias Abu Zarar, who succeeded militant "poster boy" Burhan Wani .

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:20

She's criticizing what she says are "destructive and short-sighted" decisions by the Trump administration. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday in Alaska that he had "yet to read what the actual Paris Agreement is", and would have to read it before weighing in.

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:51

The FBI director is generally appointed to a 10-year term so that the person in the job enjoys a measure of independence from politics. Comey, the FBI's previous director, was ignominiously fired by Trump in early May. Subpoenas were approved Wednesday for Flynn and his company, Flynn Intel Group, and Cohen, and his firm, Michael D. Cohen & Associates. A spokeswoman for the committee's chairman, Sen.

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:26

He said he'd be announcing his decision "very soon". But the president is doing his best to maintain suspense. More than 190 nations agreed to the text of the accord in December of 2015 in Paris , and 147 have already ratified or otherwise joined, including the United States , representing more than 80 percent of the globe's greenhouse gas emissions.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:33

Exiting the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has been championed by conservatives who want to make sure a future president can't simply rejoin the Paris agreement , which 147 countries signed onto in 2016. business" because it allowed "foreign bureaucrats control over how much energy we use". The White House did not confirm the reports , while Trump restated that his decision would be announced this week.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:03

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said at the time that the law gives the benefit of the doubt to officers who must make "split-second" decisions when they believe their lives are in danger. Surveillance video contradicted his account, showing Loehmann shooting Rice just seconds after the patrol vehicle pulled up to the boy. She and her attorney, Subodh Chandra, said Cleveland city agencies suffered from systematic problems and that they hope a Department of Justice ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:28

He then delivered a 20-minute address extolling not only those who died in battle, but also the Gold Star families they left behind. Christian, wearing a mini Marine uniform, traveled with his mother Brittany to Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day and got a high five from President Trump.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:37

Trump has alternated between bellicosity and flattery in his public statements about North Korea , but his administration is still working to solidify a policy on handling the North's nuclear ambitions. "We continue to monitor North Korea's actions closely". Early analysis suggests this was a short range scud-type ballistic missile, which follows Pyongyang's rapid testing of long and medium-range missiles in recent weeks.

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:59

In contrast to signs from a string of opinion polls that have suggested May's Conservatives will increase their majority, the new constituency-by-constituency modeling by YouGov showed it might lose 20 of the 330 seats it holds and the opposition Labour Party could gain almost 30 seats, The Times said.

by | June 01, 2017 | 08:33

News of Trump's expected decision drew swift reaction from the United Nations . The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC ) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020.

by | June 01, 2017 | 06:51

David Valadao (R-CA). Mrs Clinton talked at length about Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential contest, referring to United States intelligence assessments that Russia not only meddled in the election, but did so to help Mr Trump defeat her.

by | June 01, 2017 | 06:46

Hayne's representatives had previously sounded out the possibility of a return to Parramatta, but the Eels stated he was not part of their future plans. The Titans confirmed on Thursday that Hayne had opted against moving back to Sydney to invoke the final-year option of his $1.2-million a season deal with the club, ending months of speculation.

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:13

The cable network first said it was evaluating her role, but announced Wednesday afternoon it was terminating her contract. "I moved the line, then I crossed it". A New Mexico casino has also cancelled a performance by Griffin, who was scheduled to perform at Route 66 Casino, operated by Laguna Pueblo, on July 22.

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:15

Also quoted by the NYT was Marawi Bishop Edwin de la Pena, who said he was glad to see Suganob alive, but also "saddened because the fact that the terrorists are ready to negotiate means they are pressed against the wall and they are also desirous to get away from the situation and their bargaining chip are the hostages".

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:39

White House Communications Director Mike Dubke confirmed reports he had resigned, saying in a statement , "It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration". "Trump dismissed as " #FakeNews " the anonymously sourced Washington Post and New York Times reports that his top adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner had suggested back-channel communications with Russian Federation.

by | June 01, 2017 | 06:35

So since you're misquoting the Chancellor, let me read what she actually said. "The U.S. has a trade deficit because consumers have money to spend - and they spend it", said Merrill Matthews, resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, in a recent post.

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:33

When campaigning began last month, polls showed the Conservatives up to 20 points ahead of Labour. Sterling fell by more than 0.5 percent to $1.278 on Wednesday, its lowest level since May called a snap election on April 18. "The only poll that matters is the one that's going to take place on June 8", she said on a campaign visit to Plymouth in southwest England. Four opinion polls published on Saturday showed that May's lead narrowed by a range of two to six percentage points.

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:49

In a statement issued to the New York Times , Mr Trump said that his son-in-law was "doing a great job for the country". Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said it was "obviously very concerning" if a key Trump campaign figure was possibly seeking secret communications during the transition period with a country that intelligence experts say intervened in the 2016 USA presidential election.

by | June 01, 2017 | 06:46

The statement comes as U.S. President Donald Trump is set to withdraw from the Paris Agreement which aims to phase out net greenhouse gas emissions by the second half of the century and limit global warming to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:04

Mr. Modi said Germany has prime place in skilling India's youth, adding that the two countries are "made for each other". Relations between Berlin and Washington are in a hard phase but the United States is "bigger and better" than the current spat shows and ties will improve again, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 07:50

Klein, however, expressed disappointment that Trump did not call on Muslim leaders to condemn the terror groups by name, and that Trump also did not insist Muslim leaders end the use of textbooks promoting Islamic extremism. "For decades, Iran has fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror", he said. Saudi Arabia is well known as the world's most gender-segregated nation, where women live under the supervision of a male guardian and need his permission to travel, study and get some ...