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by | June 01, 2017 | 15:29

Trump was following a total of 45 people on Twitter as of Tuesday. The White House said the memo is not an accurate portrayal of the conversation between Mr Comey and the President. The president also reportedly met Monday with former campaign officials Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie about joining his crisis-communications war room, according to the news outlet.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:35

The last-minute scramble comes as Trump tweeted late Wednesday that he would announce his final decision on the climate pact Thursday afternoon in the White House Rose Garden, following initial reports that a decision to leave would be announced.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:14

Other meetings over the two days will include discussions of global economy and climate, a meeting with small African nations - Trump will be seated between the leaders of Niger and Tunisia - and migration issues. And in the heart of Europe, Trump berated NATO allies over their financial commitments and would not explicitly endorse the "one for all, all for one" defense doctrine that has been the cornerstone of trans-Atlantic security for decades.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:09

The neighbourhood 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. The explosion destroyed or damaged more than 50 vehicles, the Ministry of Interior Affairs said . It struck near Zanbaq Square in the heavily fortified zone, with civilians said to be the main casualties.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:16

The government said it is close to retaking Marawi from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria-linked Maute group, which seized parts of the city after a failed attempt by security forces to capture Isnilon Hapilon , the militants' so-called emir of South-east Asia.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:05

Despite the difficulties in doing business in China, 55 per cent said they increased their revenue in the Asian country in 2016, but few were hopeful that the barriers to their operations would change in the short-term. But the results of the latest business confidence survey by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China suggest Beijing has a long way to go before its rhetoric matches reality.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:20

Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will return to Manchester for a benefit concert. In the Libyan capital Tripoli, Abedi's younger brother, 20-year-old Hashem, and their father, Ramadan, are being held by special forces linked to the interior ministry.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:31

Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had "extremely frank" and "direct" talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and launched an extraordinary attack on two state-funded Russian media outlets he accused of spreading "lying propaganda" during France's presidential campaign.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:55

WASHINGTON | Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is defending an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications with Russian Federation as a "good thing", while the Trump administration sought to quell mounting questions over secret ties to the Kremlin.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:52

Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry , said at least 50 people were killed or wounded in the suicide auto bombing Wednesday. Almost two hours after the explosion near Zanbaq Square, a crowded area in the capital that leads to the presidential palace as well as major foreign embassies, plumes of smoke were still rising from the scene.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:00

White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Mr Dubke resigned before Mr Trump left for his worldwide trip earlier this month, suggesting that his departure is not linked to any pending shake-ups. "They have talked to many people, including me", Mr Bossie said. More attorneys with deep experience in Washington investigations are expected to be added in the weeks ahead.

by | June 01, 2017 | 14:41

Trump has maintained that the standards under the deal are unfair and would reduce job growth, as well as wages while increasing utility costs in the U.S. A withdrawal would put the United States in league with Syria and Nicaragua as the world's only non-participants in the Paris agreement . On Tuesday, Modi said in Berlin that it would be a "crime" to spoil the environment for future generations as the world awaits a decision on USA climate policy.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:23

Michael Kugelman of the US-based Wilson Center, told the Associated Press the deadly attack, signified an "intelligence failure" in Kabul . "The terrorists, even in the holy month of Ramadan, the month of goodness, blessing and prayer, are not stopping the killing of our innocent people", said President Ashraf Ghani.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:05

Pakistan has chose to send its Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali to lead its team at the next meeting of "agents" in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the Hague, PTI reported on Wednesday. They have also said his case will be handled according to Pakistan's laws and Constitution. India had approached the ICJ citing that it had been repeatedly denied consular access to Jadhav in violation of the provisions of the Vienna Convention.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:58

Michael Atkins was granted immunity from prosecution for telling police the location of Matthew's body. NSW Police detectives remove remains believed to Matthew Leveson's , on Thursday. The parents of missing Sydney murder victim Matthew Leveson have been painstakingly scouring bushland for nearly a decade in a bid to find their son's remains.

by | June 01, 2017 | 14:42

The news comes amid a broader crackdown in China on independent groups pushing for better labor rights in the world's second-largest economy. They were looking into conditions at Huajian shoe factories on behalf of China Labour Watch, a NY based non-profit organisation devoted to defending worker's rights.

by | June 01, 2017 | 14:39

Here's a quick primer on what that means. It was negotiated in December 2015. Climate scientists argue that climate change would become worse if the USA pulled out of the agreement since the nation contributes so much to rising temperatures.

by | June 01, 2017 | 14:45

Trump faced considerable pressure to hold to the deal during visits with European leaders and Pope Francis on his recent trip overseas. "But one overriding, mega trend finding its way at the top of that list is climate change ", he said during his prepared speech.

by | June 01, 2017 | 14:28

A majority of Americans in every state support the USA remaining part of the 2015 treaty, according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, including fossil-fuel-producing states that Trump won by wide margins last November.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:12

But they're also a way around intelligence agencies, which raises questions about why White House adviser (and President Trump's son-in-law) Jared Kushner attempted to create a backchannel with Russian Federation before Trump transitioned into office.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:10

President Donald Trump's overseas trip self-proclaimed home run ball actually landed in foul territory. -European relations. Trump's comments came in an early-morning tweet on Tuesday issued just as Merkel hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin, where they held a joint cabinet meeting and signed cooperation agreements.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:03

However, Assange still faces arrest from United Kingdom officials for "minor charges", if he were to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been holed up for the last five years. Assange has always denied the rape allegation, which stems from a WikiLeaks conference in Stockholm in 2010 . He feared Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution for information leaks as thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents were published by WikiLeaks .

by | June 01, 2017 | 14:59

Army veteran Ricky Best, 53, and college graduate Taliesin Namkai-Meche were stabbed to death Friday by Jeremy Christian while protecting 16-year-old Destinee Mangum and her friend, who was wearing a hijab. Meche, who was stabbed in the neck, was clinging to life. Video shows Best trying to intervene, which is when he was also stabbed. He also made anti-Muslim remarks.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:48

It was not immediately clear how the fifth person died. Significant damage is reported in refugee camps housing Rohingya Muslims from neighbouring Myanmar . It comes after heavy rains in Sri Lanka caused landslides that killed at least 180 people. "We will reopen the airport if weather permits after 2 p.m.

by | June 01, 2017 | 14:43

White House officials cautioned that details were still being hammered out and that, although close, the decision on withdrawing from the global accord, agreed to by almost 200 countries in Paris in 2015, was not finalised. leaves the pact, an EU official said Wednesday, May 31. Trump did not confirm the decision in a post on Twitter . Like his boss, Pruitt has questioned the consensus of climate scientists that the Earth is warming and that man-made climate emissions are to blame.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:21

Politicians refused to approve debt financing and then warned that future governments would not be obligated to pay back the money if Maduro secured the funds without assembly approval. Venezuelan police have arrested almost 3,000 people in the two months since a wave of anti-government protests erupted, a judicial campaign group said on Tuesday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:46

After checking himself for wounds, he began to look for his friends. A 12-year-old schoolgirl from Victoria was reportedly among the dead. Videos of the attack posted on social media show wounded and bloodied people crying for help on the sidewalk outside the ice cream parlor.

by | June 01, 2017 | 14:25

The uncertainty over Trump's decision is leaving room for last-minute lobbying by both sides - those who want the president to abide by his campaign promise to "cancel" the deal, and others who argue that it would encourage a global power vacuum that might be filled by USA competitors, like China.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:04

The Post spoke with "people familiar with the matter", "officials", "current and former US intelligence officials" and other unnamed sources in reporting the story. However, Trump has privately and publicly pinned much of the blame for his administration's woes on the communications effort. Kelly said he did not know if the reports were true, but added that he supports attempts to foster communication with Russian Federation.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:17

Trump has not given any indication of which way he is leaning, saying he'd been "hearing from a lot of people, both ways". If the U.S. backs out of the Paris Agreement, what would that look like? Since taking office on January 20, Trump has sent contradictory signals on the Paris deal - reflecting the different currents within his administration, both on climate change but also on the wider issue of America's role in the world and its position on multilateralism.

by | June 01, 2017 | 14:09

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon have backed Trump's plan to leave the Paris Agreement in the past. During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump blasted the accord, and called global warming a hoax aimed at weakening USA industry.

by | June 01, 2017 | 14:23

But he changed his mind just hours before the live BBC hustings on Wednesday - and said May was treating voters with "contempt" by failing to join him. "Far from being a tiresome election, I think this one may come to be seen as the beginning of a realignment in politics that changes the political map and our concepts of right and left" - Daniel Finkelstein in the Times .

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:35

Wednesday at the Didion Milling Plant in Cambria. Multiple fire departments, ambulances and medical helicopters were called to the scene. A spokesperson from the Beaver Dam Community Hospital said they are treating people who were injured in the explosion, but wouldn't say how many people or the extent of their injuries.

by | June 01, 2017 | 14:53

Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. A Republican consultant, Dubke joined the White House team in February. The New York Times reported that four possible candidates for Dubke's job all declined to be considered. Instead of asking about the worldwide consequences of withdrawal, a reporter asked Spicer whether Trump believes climate change is a result of human activity, a claim he famously denied on Twitter and has since doubled down on.

by | June 01, 2017 | 14:17

He could unilaterally withdraw from the Paris agreement without any action by Congress. Contending that mayors across the country and both parties share concerns about climate change , Walsh pledged to fight efforts to undo the agreement, which committed almost every country to cutting and ultimately eliminating greenhouse gas pollution.