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by | June 02, 2017 | 10:14

Senior Israeli officials told Channel 2 that Israel did not consider the prisoners demands, and said the deal brokered between the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Palestinian Authority was not the result of USA pressure.

by | June 02, 2017 | 09:36

On taxes, the White House issued a one-page blueprint for overhauling the tax code but provided no new ideas or details when it unveiled its budget plan last week. A tax-law writer for the North Carolina House is downplaying differences with the Senate in their respective state budgets over which taxes to cut or incentives to offer.

by | June 02, 2017 | 09:51

If Trump does pull the United States out of the 195-nation Paris accord, it would be a blow to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . The president's decision makes USA one of three countries that have not signed on - the other two are Syria and Nicaragua.

by | June 02, 2017 | 10:04

Previous U.S. presidents have signed similar waivers . Successive U.S. administrations have maintained that the status of Jerusalem should be decided through negotiations. However, Nathan Thrall, the International Crisis Group's senior analyst on Israel/Palestine, speculated that Netanyahu may actually want the embassy to remain in Tel Aviv for now.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:42

Zarif's comments came hours after Trump, who is visiting Saudi Arabia , urged Arab and Islamic leaders to unite and defeat Islamist extremists. Trump, wearing a black skullcap, on Monday became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall.

by | June 02, 2017 | 09:59

During a meeting with clergy in the Italian port city of Genoa, Francis urged them to pray "for our brothers the Egyptian Copts, who were killed because they did not want to renounce their faith". Commending "the souls of the deceased to the mercy of the Almighty", the Pope also assured their grieving families and all who have been injured of his "ardent prayers" while pledging his "continued intercession for peace and reconciliation throughout the nation".

by | June 02, 2017 | 09:17

Gun shots and explosions rang out from an entertainment resort in the Philippine capital, Manila , as local media reported armed men were inside the complex. However, police suspect the man was attempted to rob the casino, and the attack was not terror-related. "I am very anxious as a parent, I need to find her", he said.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:42

The move may also harm the growing US clean-energy industry, which may now see China and Europe take the lead in developing advanced technologies. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell also said that "President Obama made commitments in this deal based off a costly power plan that we knew at the time was on shaky legal ground".

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:25

White House aides have been divided on the question of staying or leaving the accord and had been deliberating on "caveats in the language" as late as Wednesday, one official said. Think of it like this - if the US shirks the goals and defiantly marches down the path of emissions and fossil fuels, will any other nation feel held accountable? The official has insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the decision before the official announcement.

by | June 02, 2017 | 09:42

In its filing, the government asked the highest court in the land to rule on the legal standing of Trump's order , appealing a ruling by the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld a nationwide block of the travel ban . "Are there five votes to grant a stay and allow the ban to go into effect, or will everything remain frozen until the Court has the last word". His opinion came in the case of a US citizen seeking to challenge the denial of her Afghan husband's visa application.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:54

Dela Rosa said the man, who appeared to be acting alone, walked into one of the gambling rooms and fired the rifle at a large television screen, then poured gasoline onto a gambling table and set it alight. Resort owner Travellers International Hotel Group Inc said in a statement: "We have been informed of several casualties, the number and identities of whom have yet to be determined".

by | June 02, 2017 | 09:34

Dubke said in a statement "It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration". Yet as the President was said to have met with his own criminal defence lawyer who is helping him deal with the FBI's probe into possible collusion between his team and Moscow alleged effort to influence the election, increasing attention was being paid to Mr Kushner's future .

by | June 02, 2017 | 09:11

President Trump on Thursday took the highly symbolic step of abandoning the Paris climate pact entered into by President Obama in 2015 as a almost universal effort to rein in carbon emissions and global warming . How will this decision impact other countries? Trump's chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, has discussed the possibility of changing the US carbon reduction targets instead of pulling out of the deal completely.

by | June 02, 2017 | 09:00

A Philippine Marine fires his weapon towards the stronghold of Maute group in Marawi City, southern Philippines. Also speaking Thursday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said those behind the violence in Marawi were "purely ISIS".

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:42

He's been mentioned on a level with Michael Jordan - I've chimed in on that subject - and for the most part it's deserved. "If I don't play up to my standards, then that's what - that's when I get upset". - The Cavaliers hit 1,067 three-pointers in the regular season, the third-most in National Basketball Association history. LeBron's wing man is Kyrie Irving , who at times ranks as the third-to sixth-best player among the top six.

by | June 02, 2017 | 09:14

The result strengthens Rouhani's domestic mandate to integrate Iran with the global economy. "Today the election begins an era, and I, the president of all the people of Iran, need help of every single person, even those who were against me and my policy", he said.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:08

Mr Trump announced on Thursday the USA would withdraw from the accords , which he cast as a ploy by other global powers to gain "financial advantage" over America. "If Dems are smart, they should call for immediate meetings w POTUS to determine how to get back in the Paris Agreement ", Cuban tweeted . Energy giant Shell - one of several oil behemoths that have in recent years adopted environmentally friendly policies - voiced support for the agreement, even as it pledged to ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:08

President Barack Obama was instrumental in brokering. "Instead of keeping our promise to the world, Donald Trump would rather join Syria's Bashar al-Assad and Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega as the world leaders who refuse to participate in the Paris climate agreement ", he said in a statement .

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:58

Per Mertesacker says his key role in Arsenal's FA Cup final triumph was fuelled by the critics who claimed he was past his best. "I think that my players were distracted", he added. 'But in the game, you support the team, it's as simple as that'. Diego Costa equalised for Chelsea late in the second half, after Chelsea had lost Victor Moses to a second yellow card for diving, but Wenger's men had the flawless response as Aaron Ramsey bagged the winner three minutes later.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:03

Hillary Clinton has blamed her unexpected defeat in the United States presidential elections on a variety of factors including Russian meddling, her own party, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the media and "a very broad assumption that I was going to win".

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:23

Asked whether China had talked to the Trump administration about the Paris agreement , she said: "China and the United States have close communications about a wide variety of topics, and of course, this includes the issue of climate change ".

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:39

Despite the decision by the United States, the second biggest polluter after China, to pull out of the deal, many analysts suggest the shift to a low carbon economy is now unstoppable. He said the deal allowed countries such as China and India to carry on polluting while the United States economy was harmed, saying it was "less about the climate and more about other countries obtaining a financial advantage over the US".

by | June 02, 2017 | 09:26

In preparation for the series , Sportsmail spoke with two men who know all about the NBA's biggest stage - Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy. Events like the 2016 NBA Finals underline just how good this rivalry can be. I think that everybody expects that and hopes for that. The Warriors will play their best players for the majority of the minutes and with rest between games fatigue shouldn't come in to play.

by | June 02, 2017 | 09:28

John's Episcopal Church on January 20, 2017, before Trump's inauguration. "Anti-American forces are going after our economy and they are going after our unity as a nation", she said at conference . It would be nice if Clinton acknowledged this as an unforced error - perhaps less important than James Comey's intervention in the election, or the email saga in general, or the underlying sexism she struggled against - but important nonetheless.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:30

In a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House, Mr Trump said he was fulfilling his "solemn duty to protect America and its citizens". He complained in particular about China's terms under the agreement. Those rules require a nation to wait three years from the date the pact gained legal force, November 4, 2016, before formally seeking to leave. President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will pull out of the Paris climate agreement , something his daughter and top ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 09:16

I am telling you, that's what I do. "The question is does making this move prejudice" the peace process, the official said. Move the Embassy! Keeping the Embassy in Tel Aviv has not brought the Palestinian Authority to the table to talk peace.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:33

Putin urged to "Stop contriving mythical Russian threats, some hybrid wars". Russian Federation protested that the US retaliation violated global law and said it would ruin bilateral relations. Putin said Macron proposed a framework for French and Russian anti-terror experts to meet and work together. "I will be constantly vigilant on these issues", Macron said.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:39

He also said the coalition has created a full-time casualty assessment team to speed up investigations and increase accountability when there is a potential civilian casualty incident. They said the size of the blast suggested there was four times as much explosive material as contained in the USA bomb. "This engagement was conducted using all available intelligence entirely according to stringent coalition rules of engagement and in accordance with the law of armed conflict", said Air ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:40

Additionally, the agreement puts significant burdens on the United States while we have already taken substantial steps in reducing Carbon dioxide emissions in our country. But Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk , disagreed with the president's move. "With cost estimates as high as $750 billion, the Paris agreement imposes an extremely expensive burden without moving the needle on greenhouse gas emissions".

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:42

Trump promised on the campaign trail past year to withdraw from the pact. The Climate Mayors' statement echoes a call in November by Michael Bloomberg , the former New York City mayor, for the 128 USA mayors who are part of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy to join the Paris Agreement in the federal government's place.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:10

Republicans largely praised the move, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) applauding Trump "for dealing yet another significant blow to the Obama administration's assault on domestic energy production and jobs". "The president's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord is a mistake for American jobs, American innovation, American leadership in the world, and the future of the planet", said Rep.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:26

Despite repeated pressing questioning from Mr Paxman, the Prime Minister refused to answer whether she had changed her mind on the question of Brexit . Ms. "We know she would demand a referendum in independence as part of any deal with Labour". And she promised to listen to charities and voters and put a cap on social care costs to the elderly, though she said the level of the cap would be decided only after the election.

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:28

Obama's office released the statement in the middle of Trump's Rose Garden announcement that the USA would be withdrawing from the landmark climate pact. The move would isolate the United States in a global effort to curb the warming of the planet, and leave an opening for countries like China to fill the leadership void.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:25

Jay Dones, a witness on the scene, said some employees had told him a gunman fired shots in the air. Resorts World Manila is the largest resort in the Philippines and sits across from the capital city's worldwide airport. He says law enforcement has seen CCTV footage that appears to show the lone gunman "not hurting anyone", The Associated Press reports - though a police spokesperson referred obliquely in a statement to "the loss of lives due to suffocation" without explaining ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:47

A GOP aide emphasized this divide to the Wall Street Journal , saying that "the unmasking investigation was now considered separate from the Russian Federation probe, allowing Mr. Leaders of the House investigation have guided their probe back to normalcy over the past two months, since Nunes announced he would step aside. President Trump has argued that the leaks should be the focus of the investigation.