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by | June 02, 2017 | 17:21

The SITE Intelligence Group, a United States terrorism monitor, said an IS-linked Filipino operative who provides daily updates on the clashes in Marawi claimed "lone wolf soldiers" of IS were responsible for the attack. The suspect was English-speaking but had no identification cards. The gunman, who dela Rosa described as "white, with a mustache", about 6 feet tall and English speaking, fled the gambling area and barged into a room on the 5th floor of Maxims Hotel, which is part of the ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:02

A statement issued by the White House on Thursday, however, said that the president still intends to relocate the U.S.'s diplomatic seat in the country, and that the move was a question of "when, not if". "We are ready to start the consultation process with the USA administration", he said after Trump's announcement. Because of that, the USA and other nations keep their embassies in Tel Aviv, the country's financial center.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:24

Professor James Renwick from the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University, who has also been involved with the IPCC, agreed it could be the beginning of the end for the U.S. He complained in particular about China's terms under the agreement. In New York, Cuomo announced he would use executive orders to ensure his state continues to abide by the Paris agreement.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:45

The President of the United States Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement , an agreement which every country adopted in December 2015. "We will not renegotiate a less ambitious accord. There is no way", Macron said. Peter Altmaier, head of the German Chancellery, said that Trump's decision was a disappointment, adding: "It's sad that one of the most important allies in climate protection is pulling out with a single stroke of the pen".

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:01

The article noted that Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, is resented by some White House staff, who describe him as "Jared Island" in reference to the special status that allows him to wield power and take on a vague portfolio without the same consequences of failure as the rest of the staff.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:08

But long before Trump even declared candidature for the White House , he has been issuing periodic statements affirming his belief that man-made global warming is a myth. "Even in the absence of American leadership; even as this administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future; I'm confident that our states, cities , and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we've got".

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:28

In his speech , Trump complained that the Paris Accord required wealthy nations to help developing countries build renewable energy sources. The Paris Agreement remains a historic treaty signed by 194 and ratified by 147 countries.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:16

The suitcase was not used in the attack, which was carried out when Abedi detonated an improvised bomb minutes after the concert ended, Greater Manchester Police Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson said . singer Ariana Grande had been performing in Manchester, northern England, May 22, 2017. "Today we have released without charge two men aged 20 and 24 from the Fallowfield area and a 37-year-old man from the Blackley area".

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:10

However, he noted the importance of an agreement that recognizes climate change . "Now, more than ever, we must be determined to solve climate change, and to challenge those leaders who do not believe in scientific facts or empirical truths", DiCaprio continued .

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:08

USA TODAY reports that jury selection is now underway and is expected to last for a couple of days. Yanez is charged with second-degree manslaughter, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Yanez has pleaded not guilty in this case, arguing self-defense. The video recorded by Reynolds shows a bloody Castile slumped over and moaning in the moments after he was shot.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:23

The Russia-related revelations of recent weeks have forced Republicans to take a more skeptical stance of the president's administration. "If the speaker wants to allow this type of thing to go on, that's up to him", Schiff said Monday on MSNBC.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:17

Eighty-nine militants have been killed in the fighting, and the gunmen have murdered 19 civilians, the military said on Wednesday. "One of our SF-260 aircraft conducting airstrike (when) the last ordnance round it (fired) went wayward for an unknown reason and accidentally hit and caused the lives of our ground forces", Padilla said.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:40

The Coral field, which will be moored in 2,000 meters of water depth, has been estimated to contain around 450 billion cubic meters (16 TCF). The President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi, the Minister of Mineral Resources Leticia Klemens, and Eni's CEO Claudio Descalzi , participated today to the launch of the Coral South LNG project implementation phase.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:26

But he added that the USA would begin negotiations to possibly re-enter the Paris accord or a similar deal that, he said, would result in a better deal for American workers. Back in the United States, former President Barack Obama - who helped shape the Paris accord - said Mr Trump's administration was joining "a small handful of nations that reject the future".

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:29

At a committee hearing into tax avoidance, tax evasion and the Panama Papers at the European parliament on Tuesday, chaired by German MEP Werner Langen, Juncker was probed about his role and involvement in the tax deals, which saw over 300 worldwide companies including Pepsi, Ikea and Abbott Laboratories involved in deals to reduce their tax liability, during his time as finance minister and then prime minister of Luxembourg.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:02

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that President Trump has a lot of respect for the German Chancellor. White House communications director Michael Dubke has confirmed he is leaving the White House and says his last day on the job has not been determined.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:16

The Economist delivered an even more critical assessment of Labour under veteran leftist Jeremy Corbyn, saying he "poses as a radical but is the most conservative - and the most risky - of the lot". From Brexit to the economy, health to education - all the key pledges are covered in our quiz. That compares with just 17 in the last parliament and would boost her power base as she prepares for Brexit.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:36

He said the Tories are "weak and wobbly" and can not be believed after the PM's U-turn on her controversial social care reforms and her failure to set out how many pensioners stand to lose their winter fuel payments - policies that have been widely credited as a factor in the narrowing of the polls.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:30

Others slammed Trump for what they characterized as reckless abandonment. The U.S. mayors are joined by dozens of worldwide mayors who have made their own commitments to the climate agreement meant to limit the rise of global average temperatures to 2.0 degrees Celsius.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:16

Based on initial report , Apolinario said the suspect sustained an "exit gunshot wound" in the head. The Philippines' national police chief, Ronald dela Rosa, said there was no indication the incident was related to terrorism and it may have been a robbery.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:49

Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of NY. He later joined and ran the Enron Task Force. The source also said Comey is expected to confirm the accusations that Trump asked him to end the FBI's investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn .

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:05

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will provide documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned. The statement came as NBC News confirmed a Wall Street Journal report that the intelligence committee issued seven subpoenas - four related to the Russian Federation investigation and three related to so-called unmasking.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:08

The imposition of martial law in the midst of Duterte's "war on drugs", in which more than 7,000 people have been killed since June, raises grave concerns of ever-widening human rights violations in the country, Human Rights Watch said. Placing Mindanao under martial law empowers the Philippine military to supersede civilian authorities in enforcing the law. "The least we can do as law-abiding citizens is to repose our trust in the wisdom and determination of President Duterte to excise ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:54

Gabriel also spoke of "a loss of the United States as an important nation" and said that the unsuccessful G7 talks would have a bigger impact. Speaking after a meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi , she went out of her way to laud the South Asian country as a "reliable partner" on major projects and noted that India was working hard to implement the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement .

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:04

It is interesting that in order to properly engage this investigation, they felt it necessary to reach out to three high-ranking Obama administration officials with a tremendous amount of security clearance in order to get answers. It was unclear why the subpoenas to the agencies were not mentioned in the committee's announcement of the approval of the subpoenas to former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Michael Cohen, one of the president's personal lawyers.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:12

He added, "It is sad but sometimes that happens, sometimes in the tug of war". General Padilla said the military was aware of the video but said he was confident the militants would not harm the priest because they wanted to use him to gain concessions.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:24

A man who fired shots inside a casino in the Philippine capital apparently killed himself on Friday, the national police chief said, after initially claiming police shot the assailant dead. 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.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:59

Tanks arrive at a military camp in Iligan, near the besieged Philippine city of Marawi , on Wednesday. The minister raised the possibility of limiting airstrikes if government troops converge within cities controlled by militants. "The first plane dropped the ordnance accurately, but the second one missed and hit our troops", Lorenzana said . "There must be some mistake there", he said.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:13

Most recently during a sit-down interview at a conference in California, Clinton again claimed to take "full responsibility" for her decisions on the campaign trail. Clinton's scathing tweet was clearly a reference to the now-infamous "covfefe" tweet Trump sent out earlier in the week. That's because of the reported role Russian Federation played in meddling with the election through a series of computer hacks against her top campaign aides and the Democratic National Committee, ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:39

The Jerusalem Embassy Act was passed during Bill Clinton's first term in 1995, but has been waived every six months by USA presidents ever since. Daniel Shapiro, Obama's ambassador to Israel , says the USA should move the embassy later this year.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:07

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said that President Donald Trump developed a "fairly unbelievable" relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week during the European leg of his first trip overseas as President.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:54

The measures are unpopular with most Brazilians , however, and Temer can expect little backing from the streets. Brazil's President Michel Temer reacting as he spoke at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia , Brazil, May 18, 2017. " The only way out of the crisis is direct elections, now " she said. This came after authorities released what they said was a secretly recorded conversation between Temer and a business executive in which the president is purported to have given his ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:36

Business leaders are dismayed that Trump's decision to pull out of the deal, which has been signed by 147 countries including all the major industrialised nations, will diminish America's position in the world and reduce innovation, says Sky News .

by | June 02, 2017 | 14:45

Part of a series marking the 100-year anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy in Brookline. The President, speaking to newsmen in his White House office, November 2, 1961 in Washington, said he will order such tests only if they become necessary for security reasons.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:31

Downing Street said: "President Trump called the prime minister this evening to discuss his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement ". The White House said it would stick to United Nations rules for withdrawing from the pact. The U.S. has to wait three years before it can withdraw then wait another year for that to take effect.