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by | June 01, 2017 | 20:00

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain about a U.S. trade deficit with Germany and his belief that the country must pay more for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance. Merkel stressed that diplomacy is not a zero-sum game and that while Berlin was building strong ties with the rising Asian powers, transatlantic ties remained "of paramount importance".

by | June 01, 2017 | 19:32

He was transferred to Evangelismos hospital along with his driver who was also injured. The hospital said Papademos, 69, was transported by ambulance to the hospital's emergency ward at 6.10 p.m. He said that all three were in "stable condition, are conscious and are undergoing all the necessary medical tests". A police official said the explosion occurred when Papademos opened an envelope inside the vehicle.

by | June 01, 2017 | 19:32

Corbyn , the left-wing Labour Party leader, had initially meant to skip the debate himself, since the Conservative prime minister would not be present, but, buoyed by new polling that shows his party closing on the Conservatives and an assured performance in a televised forum earlier in the week, he changed course and tried to goad May into joining him.

by | June 01, 2017 | 19:06

The resulting explosion killed 22 and injured 64 others. With the official threat level raised to "critical", meaning a further attack could be imminent, troops have been deployed to free up police, and armed officers patrolled trains for the first time in Britain.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:52

Some of Trump's aides have been searching for a middle ground - perhaps by renegotiating the terms of the agreement - in an effort to thread the needle between his base of supporters who oppose the deal and those warning that a US exit would deal a blow to the fight against global warming as well as to worldwide USA leadership.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:43

As the Trump administration considers withdrawing from the Paris climate accord , Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said Wednesday that plans to hold an worldwide climate summit in Boston this summer, an event announced to fanfare a year ago in Beijing , have been scrapped for lack of federal support.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:45

France, India, Turkey, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Bulgaria also reported damage to their missions, including shattered windows, as the blast drew an avalanche of global condemnation. The explosion took place at a sensitive area which houses foreign embassies and houses of diplomats. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned Wednesday's blast as an "inhuman and cowardly attack" against innocent civilians in the holy Islamic month of Ramadan .

by | June 01, 2017 | 20:10

At some point, anyone with an ounce of common sense realizes that Sessions didn't accidentally forget to disclose the meetings with Russia's ambassador. "Let me be clear: I never had meetings with Russian operatives or Russian intermediaries about the Trump campaign", Sessions said at the time. "I do not recall any discussions with the Russian ambassador, or any other representative of the Russian government, regarding the political campaign on these occasions or any other occasion", ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 19:18

Dubke, who served in the post for three months, tendered his resignation May 18. US President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as "fake news", following reports that his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:50

As disagreement over whether to withdraw appeared to intensify, Woods wanted to communicate his stance directly. Donald Trump with fellow leaders of the G7 in Sicily at the weekend. Trump's top aides have been divided on the accord . She's worked to ensure her father hears pro-Paris viewpoints, including during a phone call with former Vice President Al Gore.

by | June 01, 2017 | 19:01

Though both the leaders are trying to portray the image of warmth and bonding between the two nations, everyone is aware that Russian Federation and India no longer share the bonding like it had before 1991. Modi termed Russian Federation as natural partners in fighting terrorism and said that its equipment and technology is backbone of India's defence forces.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:31

Early Tuesday, Trump Twitter-tweaked Germany, saying the status quo on trade and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expenses are " very bad for U.S. This will change". Over the course of his presidency, Nixon worked to achieve détente - the relaxing of tensions between the USA and the Soviet Union - largely through a back-channel diplomatic relationship between Henry Kissinger and Soviet ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin because he was wary of press leaks and distrustful of traditional channels of ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 20:02

Ojek (motorcycle taxi) driver fell victim, public mini-van driver, store sellers, as well as policemen", he told reporters in his home town in Central Java, referring to the three dead police officers and 11 people injured. "We have actually been prepared, but we didn't know where exactly the attack will take place and when", National Police spokesman Insp. He was referring to a suicide bombing this week that killed 22 people in a crowded concert hall in the British city of Manchester.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:38

As any good reality TV star would, Trump teased the big reveal, tweeting Saturday that he would "make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" In a worst-case scenario, one group of scientists found that if the US doesn't curb its emissions, even if other countries met their Paris Agreement targets, America would contribute up to 0.3 C of warming to the planet by 2100; however, scientists were divided on how reasonable this outcome could be.

by | June 01, 2017 | 19:06

This "an attack on one is an attack on all" pledge has only been invoked once in NATO's history - for the United States after the September 11 attacks. The British Trade Envoy to Iran, Norman Lamont, has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's treatment of Iran, saying "no attention is paid to the insecurity of Iran while the West goes on pouring arms to the enemies of Iran, a country that has been invaded by its Arab neighbors ".

by | June 01, 2017 | 19:05

Under Trump , who once called climate change a "hoax", the country has resisted intense pressure from its partners to commit to respecting the global accord. While a 2-degree shift wouldn't be noticeable during the course of a day, it would represent a historic change for the Earth as a whole that's faster than any change in the climate since the last ice age ended some 10,000 years ago.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:59

Trump met Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has favoured remaining in the agreement. China and the United States are two of the world's biggest carbon polluters, and when both entered the Paris Agreement the moves were seen as a win for the rest of the world.

by | June 01, 2017 | 19:15

British Prime Minister Theresa May has defended her absence from Wednesday evening's TV General Election debate after opting to take questions up and round the country. "Have you seen the level of poverty that exists because of your government's conscious decision on benefits". Mr Corbyn engaged in a series of clashes with Ms Rudd over the squeeze on living standards and cuts to welfare as the debate heated up.

by | June 01, 2017 | 19:42

Scientists warn that any delay in weaning the country off fossil fuels could exacerbate the negative effects of climate change for the rest of the globe. "The cancellation of the worldwide climate summit in Boston is another indication of how the Trump administration is pulling out of global engagement in a way that ultimately cedes economic opportunities to other countries", said David Cash, the former commissioner of the state's Department of Environmental Protection who now serves as ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:03

Two more men were arrested early Thursday morning, bringing the number in custody in connection to the bombing to eight. British police have stopped sharing information on the suicide bombing in Manchester with the United States , a British counterterrorism source said on Thursday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:27

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive for the group photo at the G7 Taormina summit on the island of Sicily on May 26, 2017. "The short-sighted policies of the American government stand against the interests of the European Union ", he added, judging that " the West has become smaller, at least it has become weaker ".

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:08

The prime minister ruled out appearing on televised debates soon after calling the election. Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn did not directly attack Mrs May's absence as he clashed with Home Secretary Amber Rudd , who represented Mrs May's Conservative Party.

by | June 01, 2017 | 19:15

President Donald Trump is turning his attention to domestic issues after his nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe . In Brussels , he bashed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners for not spending more on defense, shoved the prime minister of Montenegro and renewed his attacks on Germany's trade surplus with the United States.

by | June 01, 2017 | 19:21

Social media users responded Tuesday to reports that President Trump gave out his cell phone number to foreign leaders, turning the story into a meme. It was unclear whether such a phone call would be logged and archived under the Presidential Records Act of 1981, which passed in response to the Watergate scandal.

by | June 01, 2017 | 19:43

Other studies and organisations point to a general move away from coal , not just in the U.S. but worldwide, spurred by concern about climate change and growing worries about the impact on health of air pollution resulting from the burning of coal.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:41

Trump's return home also shifts attention back to the storm clouds of scandal hovering over the White House. The drama overseas comes at an inopportune time for the Trump administration as it battles serious allegations about suspected ties with Russian Federation.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:15

White House officials have defended Kushner against the barrage of revelations, and President Trump released a statement on Sunday stating that Kushner has his full confidence. Back in Washington on Sunday afternoon, Ivanka Trump was spotted outside the White House, chatting with lawyer Marc Kasowitz before boarding an SUV together.

by | June 01, 2017 | 19:49

Trump's comments came during a brief press availability in the Oval Office with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Trump is to meet Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who believes the USA should stay in so it can keep its place at the global bargaining table.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:15

Prior to the meeting, the oil giant recommended shareholders vote against the resolution, saying that the risk of climate change and related technological investments "must be taken seriously", but that the company is in the best position to determine whether to invest or return capital.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:29

He says that "whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names ... it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers". - According to several aides and outside allies of President Donald Trump , his top priority upon his return from his first foreign trip will be a possible retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a "war room" inside the White House.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:46

Trump's withdraw from the Paris accord would be a symbolic blow to the unified global to fight climate change, but it would not automatically mean United States emissions will increase. Informing of his intention to convene a dedicated climate summit in 2019 to reach the critical first review of implementation of the Paris Agreement, the United Nations chief called on all , including those who might hold divergent perspectives on climate change to engage with him on the way forward.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:27

Iraqi forces are more than seven months into the massive operation to retake the city from ISIS, and have already recaptured its whole east side and much of the west. But U.S. troops are now stationed at a number of bases in the Mosul area and the Pentagon has acknowledged that hundreds of U.S. soldiers operate inside Mosul backing Iraqi ground troops in the fight.

by | June 01, 2017 | 19:37

Gutteres never mentioned the American leader by name in his speech at New York University's Stern School of Business , his first major address on climate change since taking the reins of the United Nations on January 1. He also pointed to the opportunities that climate action can provide, such as through the creation of jobs and increased economic growth. NY and California have already pledged to combat climate change without the Trump administration's support.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:48

Trump needs more longtime allies on his communications team, Trump's former campaign manager said, arguing that those without prior ties to the real estate mogul can't always "keep up with him". The official was not authorized to publicly discuss private thinking and spoke on the condition of anonymity. The president has denied any collusion, repeatedly denouncing the probes by a special counsel at the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and several congressional panels ...

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:54

Mrs Clinton talked at length about Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential contest, referring to U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia not only meddled in the election, but did so to help Mr Trump defeat her. "They are a threat", Clinton said at the event near Los Angeles. Clinton also described the attention around her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs as having been blown out of proportion.