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by | June 02, 2017 | 13:12

Reacting to Trump's address, the Council on American Islamic Relations said "one speech can not outweigh years of anti-Muslim rhetoric", and urged "concrete actions... He portrayed the conflict as one between good and evil, not between civilizations, and made clear in a forceful tone that Washington would partner with the Middle East but expected more action in return.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:05

Trump's top aides have been divided on the accord. "It will threaten our credibility in the world", said Nicholas Burns, a former USA diplomat and professor of global politics at Harvard University. The U.N.'s main Twitter page quotes Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying: "Climate change is undeniable". Speaking in Berlin about the Paris climate change accord, he said that " China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment".

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:05

Two other hopefuls - Mostafa Mirsalim and Mostafa Hashemi Tab - won 478,215 and 215,450 votes respectively. Iran's state television declared incumbent President Rouhani the victor of the country's presidential election on Saturday, May 20, giving the 68-year-old cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda calling for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:55

One such memo reportedly written by Comey, leaked following his firing on May 9, detailed a conversation Comey had with the president in which Trump asked Comey to "let go" the FBI's investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn .

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:16

Explosions were also heard at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City at around midnight local time (2am AEST) as terrified witnesses said they saw guests jumping from the second floor of the hotel, reports The Sun. Jeri Ann Santiago, who works in the emergency room at San Juan de Dios hospital, said patients were suffering from smoke inhalation and some had injuries such as fractures but none had gunshot wounds.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:52

Merkel was hosting a press conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when she was asked whether Germany was looking towards Asia to develop relations, following her comments on Sunday that " Europe could no longer rely on the United States and Britain", reports Efe.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:03

The other three focus on allegations of improper " unmasking " of Trump campaign officials, according to The Wall Street Journal . " We will continue to pursue this investigation wherever the facts may lead ", the Congressmen explained.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:30

Announcing his much-anticipated decision from the Rose Garden of the White House when the day temperature was around 26 degrees Celsius, Trump said he has been elected to represent Pittsburg and not Paris . "GM will not waver from our commitment to the environment and our position on climate change has not changed", the company said in a statement . "I think there is a consensus, not only in the environmental community, but elsewhere that the Paris agreement in and of itself will have ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:04

Brzezinski was national security adviser to President Carter throughout the Iran hostage crisis, when 52 American hostages were held in Iran for 444 days. In the 1960s he was an adviser to John F. Kennedy and served in the Johnson administration. When the communists took over Poland at the end of World War Two, the family remained in the West.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:24

White House adviser Jared Kushner , Trump's son-in-law, met in December with Russia's ambassador to the USA and discussed whether a secret line of communication could be used to facilitate sensitive policy discussions about the conflict in Syria, according to a person familiar with the talks.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:47

Mrs May called the snap election in April with a clear ambition that the campaign would be centred around who the country wants to lead Brexit negotiations. SNP Westminster leader Mr Robertson said his party would hold the Tories to account on Brexit , welfare and protecting public services, and vowed to offer "a strong voice for Scotland" in Westminster.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:56

Nunes retained his power to issue subpoenas. Asked over the weekend to respond to CNN's report that Nunes was still overseeing the committee's subpoenas, Schiff, one of the people who first called for the California Republican to recuse himself, said it was true, but he wished it were not the case.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:23

Still, the US emits about 15 percent of the world's greenhouse gases. Since taking office, Trump has aimed to please his base on issues ranging from immigration to national security and the environment , part of a determination to fulfill a raft of campaign pledges.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:21

Now the minister for social protection, Varadkar announced his intention to run for PM after Enda Kenny , the current premier, said he was stepping down from the Fine Gael party leadership and the premiership. "It's not something that defines me", Varadkar told an Irish radio channel of his sexual orientation. He was only 22 when he first entered Ireland's political scene.

by | June 02, 2017 | 11:56

Putin said, "What is happening is a very serious and alarming process. I am glad to have this opportunity to meet you and discuss the whole spectrum of bilateral relations and worldwide relations". "We strongly condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stress that there can be no justification whatsoever for any acts of terrorism, whether based upon ideological, religious, political, racial, ethnic or any other reasons", the two countries said in the St Petersburg declaration ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 11:05

STELZENMULLER: Well, it's certainly a very unusual way to conduct diplomatic relations. But other leaders, such as Romania's President Klaus Iohannis, rebuked Merkel and insisted that the relationship with the U.S. Census Bureau says was a $64.8 billion trade deficit with Germany in 2016 (down from $74.8 billion in 2015). "The Germans are bad, very bad ", said Trump, according to the magazine.

by | June 02, 2017 | 11:58

Democrats blasted the president's move. John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, said: "The government that once launched the Apollo space programme and helped found the United Nations has today turned its back on science and global cooperation".

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:06

Since the Philippine government lost control of the city, at least 39 soldiers, 19 civilians and some 120 militants, several of whom were foreign fighters, have been killed in the fighting there, according to the news service. Adding to concerns about the rising threat of IS, Lorenzana said militants from Saudi Arabia , Chechnya, Yemen , Malaysia and Indonesia were among the dead.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:49

Locals gather to watch rescue operation in Bellana village in Kalutara district, Sri Lanka , Friday, May 26, 2017. The Sri Lankan government has appealed to the United Nations and neighbouring countries for assistance. A second ship, INS Shardul, has left Kochi and is scheduled to arrive at Colombo Port by mid-day on May 28. Sri Lankan government have also called for temporary arrangements for providing shelters in schools and other public buildings so that people residing in low-lying ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 11:11

We are just alert. "We can not say this is an act of terror. he did not hurt anyone", he said. According to Dela Rosa, a single gunman wielding an assault rifle entered the gaming area, fired shots that were not directed at individuals in the room, and set gambling tables on fire with gasoline.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:04

While China has moved quickly to step into the leadership role vacated by Trump, it's likely that Xi will be looking for more than just increased prestige and prominence in worldwide affairs. The US accepted the Paris agreement on September 3, 2016 and was bound by the agreement on its entry into force on November 4, 2016. After all, this is the man who famously claimed that climate change was a hoax created by the Chinese.

by | June 02, 2017 | 11:59

The various Paris pledges by each nation were not actually enough to achieve that target. The Democratic governors' new pact commits to that same goal, which requires a 26 to 28% reduction in emissions from 2005 levels. "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris", the Republican president said. There is much more opportunity in green technology.

by | June 02, 2017 | 11:13

After all, this is the man who famously claimed that climate change was a hoax created by the Chinese. In a related message also posted Thursday afternoon, Musk cited a latest Scientific American article and noted that "under Paris deal, China committed to produce as much clean electricity by 2030 as the USA does from all sources today".

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:29

British police have arrested two more men in connection with the Manchester attack, taking the number of people in custody to eight, Greater Manchester police said. Sixty-four people are being treated in hospitals across Manchester , 20 of whom are dealing with life-changing injuries, including "major wounds, damage to organs, embedded objects", said Jon Rouse, chief officer of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

by | June 02, 2017 | 11:01

And the rest of the public was in awe at the most British of insults. She can't be bothered, so why should you? In one of the biggest exchanges, Rudd rounded on Labour's plans , telling Corbyn: "You have to stop thinking there is a magic money tree".

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:10

Reuters learned from the Badr militia, linked to the us -backed PMU, that its advance to the Syrian border would benefit the Assad forces. An Iraqi Shia Muslim force backed by Iran said it pushed Islamic State out of a group of villages on the border with Syria on Monday, a manoeuvre that could weaken the militants' hold on the frontier.

by | June 02, 2017 | 11:02

Before Trump announced his decision Thursday afternoon, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told reporters during a visit to Berlin that fighting global warming was a "global consensus" and an "international responsibility". European leaders have also dispelled Mr Trump's assertion that the US's role in the accord will be renegotiated. "I am proud to stand with other governors as we make sure that the inaction in D.C.is met by an equal force of action from the states", Inslee said in a statement .

by | June 02, 2017 | 11:30

Theresa May took a decision early in the campaign not to take part in any of the head-to-head televised debates. And in a nod to the comment by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron who said "Theresa May might be sizing up your house", in reference to Conservative policy which would see elderly voters in England with more than £100,000 in assets have to pay for their social care costs, one person tweeted "Peering out my window to see if Theresa May is outside my house".

by | June 02, 2017 | 11:03

Some 300,000 migrants passed through the vast West African nation in 2016 alone, according to the International Organization for Migration. "The number of migrants who died in the desert is 44 for now", said Rhissa Feltou, the mayor of Agadez, a remote town on the edge of the Sahara desert that has become the smuggling capital of Africa.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:12

The same story features on the front of the Sun, saying that she will deliver what Leavers voted for. He said: "Yes, there is a block of those that now have a massive debt, and I'm looking at ways we could reduce that, ameliorate that, lengthen the period of paying it off, or some other means of reducing the debt burden".

by | June 02, 2017 | 10:23

President Trump, angry over what he continues to call the "fake news" hampering his agenda , is going to take the lead role in getting out his message, the White House said Tuesday. White House communications director Michael Dubke announced his resignation this week and, amid reports of an imminent shake up, there has been much speculation about Spicer's future as press secretary.

by | June 02, 2017 | 11:44

Hundreds of guests and employees rushed out of a hotel at Resorts World Manila after a masked gunman on the second floor began firing at guests, hotel employees fleeing the scene told CNN Philippines . "We have cleared the rooms (on the floor of the hotel the gunman was last seen) but we don't see where he is", dela Rosa said. In Friday's attack, the gunman stole gambling chips, shot TV screens and set gambling tables ablaze by pouring gasoline on them at Resorts World Manila , dela Rosa ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 11:12

Earlier today, Trump signed the waiver postponing the move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on Thursday, meaning that the embassy will remain in Tel Aviv for now. "The President knows that Jerusalem is the eternal and undivided capital of Israel and we strongly believe that the location of our embassy should reflect that reality", the organization said in a statement .

by | June 02, 2017 | 11:33

Metropolitan Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde said none of the bodies had gunshot wounds. ISIS reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack quickly, but the terrorist group hasn't offered any proof. Gunfire erupted at the sprawling Resorts World Manila overnight Thursday when a masked man began firing on the second floor of the hotel resort - leading to dozens of injuries and a stampede by guests looking for shelter.

by | June 02, 2017 | 10:54

The agreement lays out a $5/year increase to the carbon tax beginning in April 2018. We'll have another election sooner rather than later, and more people will pay attention. It's vitally important that British Columbians see the specific details of the agreement announced today by the B.C. NDP and Green Party leaders, which could have far-reaching consequences for our province's future.