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by | June 02, 2017 | 22:48

European leaders expressed dismay and anger in equal measure Thursday at President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States , the world's second-worst polluter, from the landmark Paris climate accord. "I call on them, come and work here with us, to work together on concrete solutions for our climate, our environment". Mr Trump - who has previously called climate change a hoax - said the accord undermined the United States economy and cost jobs, claiming that other countries ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 22:12

Is that possible? Yes, theoretically possible. The Russian President insisted that sanctions against Russia have had "zero effect" and said his country will be forced to respond to the development of USA anti-missile systems in Alaska and South Korea .

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:58

She said: 'The times when Europe could rely exclusively on others is somewhat in the past. With all President Donald Trump has on his plate this week - staff shakeups, the Russian Federation probes and Jared Kushner; health care, budget, debt ceiling and the Paris climate deal - Trump on Tuesday morning chose to escalate his attack on Germany over trade.

by | June 02, 2017 | 22:11

Military chiefs had repeatedly said the assaults involved "precision" and "surgical" airstrikes, and assured they were not harming any of the trapped civilians or hostages. The army insists the drawn-out fight in Marawi is not a true sign of the militants' strength because the military has held back to spare civilian lives.

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:57

Scott Pelley's career in the news started nearly six years ago when he succeeded Katie Couric who left the show in 2011. Pelley has been on assignment for 60 Minutes and has not anchored the nightly news broadcast for several days. Pelley, who's reporting in Syria, knew of his firing and took action ahead of next week's planned announcement of his move to " 60 Minutes ". Pelley's has a long history with " 60 Minutes ", winning almost all of his 33 Emmys with the investigative program.

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:39

The vast majority of scientists believe that global warming - bringing with it sharp changes in climate patterns - is mainly the result of human activities from agriculture to industry. Premier Li and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will address a business conference in Brussels , before joining European Council President Donald Tusk for the summit.

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:39

Zuma and the Gupta family deny wrongdoing. "Just because they read newspapers". The Gupta family of businessmen has said the leaks were "political inspired". ANC MPs are deployees of the ANC and have no authority to redeploy one another. Opposition parties hope ANC infighting and public anger at government corruption, high unemployment and slowing growth will help them unseat the ruling party at an 2019 election.

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:07

Early on Friday morning, in the Philippines , a lone gunman who is believed to have had mental issues stormed into the Resorts World Manila casino, attempted to steal casino chips worth over a million dollars, overturned gambling tables and then started fires that killed 36 people from smoke inhalation before he committed suicide.

by | June 02, 2017 | 22:06

Political risks would remain high in the run-up to the ANC elective conference in December 2017. And though it expects the economic growth rate to rise to 1% this year, from 0.3% last year, it warned that weak growth could constrain SA's ability to bring down inequality.

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:03

The preliminary injunction in Maryland was upheld by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals . It also halt the flow of refugees to the US. "Unless corrected by the Supreme Court, the majority's new approach, which is unsupported by any Supreme Court case, will become a sword for plaintiffs to challenge facially neutral government actions, particularly those affecting regions dominated by a single religion", he wrote.

by | June 02, 2017 | 22:07

TICKETS for the all-star benefit concert in aid of the victims of the Manchester bombing have sold out in six minutes as the website selling them struggled under the weight of massive demand. United Kingdom time Thursday. "We're working hard to get tickets direct to fans". Last Monday, 22 people died and 116 were injured in a suicide bombing after Grande's concert at the city's arena .

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:48

Over the past couple of years the escalating crises in what once was the richest South American country has led to steep deterioration of public health with infectious diseases such as malaria creeping back . The latest death came in Lara state, where 46-year-old Maria Rodriguez was shot during a demonstration on Thursday, the state prosecutor's office said, without giving more details.

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:29

But Trump said the agreement disadvantaged the U.S. Notably, Michael Bloomberg , the former mayor of New York City , is coordinating an effort among leaders, businesses and universities to formally submit a plan to the United Nations that pledges to meet the USA targets drawn up in the agreement, the Times said .

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:00

However, Trump blasted back against Merkel on Tuesday, tweeting Americans "have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO&military". Merkel today repeated her call for Europe to take control of its own destiny, but also dismissed any talk that Germany is shifting away from its old ally and pivoting East.

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:53

Now, The Associated Press has a bombshell report that one man has been arrested and two others have been reported missing after investigating the working conditions at the Ganzhou Huajian International Shoe City Co.'s factory in southeast China that produces Ivanka Trump branded shoes.

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:57

Later on, President Trump spoke to several world leaders on the phone to explain the rationale behind his decision to exit the Paris climate agreement , said the White House , without divulging the names of the leaders. The Philippine government has urged the United States president to reconsider its withdrawal from the agreement. But within minutes of Trump's speech, the leaders of France, Germany and Italy issued a joint statement saying the Paris climate agreement was ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 22:10

Labour would get 257 seats, up from 229, the Liberal Democrats 10, up from the nine Tim Farron's party held when the election was called, the SNP 50, the Greens one and Plaid Cymru three. When asked about the possibility of losing her majority, May said: "The only poll that matters is the one that is going to take place the 8th of June".

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:37

Two to four hurricanes could be major with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour. June 1st not only marks the beginning of a new month and the start of Meteorological Summer, but it also is the start of Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean .

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:25

Now, after months of denials that Russia had any involvement, Russian President Vladmir Putin has reportedly suggested that Russian individuals might have indeed been behind the hacks. "We are patient, we know how to wait and we will wait", Putin said on Wednesday. Moreover he said that any influence there may have been from any hackers during the 2016 presidential campaign was likely inconsequential.

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:03

Among older voters, aged 55+, satisfaction with May has dropped from 70 to 57, though she is still positive on balance. But analysts warned that younger people are the least likely to vote, and not in enough numbers to give Labour a chance of victory or stave off a Conservative landslide.

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:27

People have been evacuated to shelters, schools and government offices. Community leaders said damage to the camps was extensive and there had been no attempt to evacuate the Rohingya. Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader told the media in Dhaka that around 20,000 houses were damaged. Cox's Bazar provides shelter for an estimated 200,000 Rohingyas, who fled Myanmar to escape persecution.

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:20

Trump slammed Griffin, branding the comedian "sick" in a Tweet today and saying she "should be ashamed of herself" for the stunt. In a post on his Twitter account Wednesday morning, Trump said , "My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this".

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:53

Mueller's investigation could include a look at the circumstances of Comey's firing , especially since Trump has said publicly that he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he made the move. NBC News reported that Comey had been "cleared for takeoff" by Mueller. The source added that Comey is unlikely to be willing to discussed details of the FBI's investigation into the possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

by | June 02, 2017 | 22:02

Local candidates reacted Monday as the B.C. NDP and Green parties announced a deal that could see them share power in the province's first minority government since 1952. Horgan has said he wouldn't want to change the electoral system without a referendum. "We're going to implement that, and we're hopefully going to have the support of the Green Party at that time", said Horgan.

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:13

Apart from that, the testimonies of those who had survived in the attack are expected to help the experts identify the attackers, the news outlet added. Relatives of Coptic Christians who were killed during a bus attack, surround their coffins, during their funeral service, at Abu Garnous Cathedral in Minya, Egypt, Friday, May 26, 2017.

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:22

He has denied any wrongdoing but the Supreme Federal Tribunal has suspended him from office indefinitely. Brazil's highest court opened an investigation into the accusation against Mr Temer on Thursday and lifted the seal on the almost 39-minute recording, which is scratchy and often inaudible.

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:49

As Labour was boosted by a string of positive polls, Brussels signalled it was willing to postpone the start of the withdrawal negotiations if Mr Corbyn wins the election and needs more time to prepare. "We know the three Tories in whose hands Theresa May has placed our national future - David Davis, Boris Johnson and Liam Fox", Mr Corbyn said. May, spelling out what the dire consequences of getting Brexit negotiations wrong, said there are people elsewhere in the European Union who ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:15

Her husband and senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also lobbied to stay in the agreement. "They can be an incredibly effective tool in the diplomatic tool box", says Richard Moss, a professor at the U.S.

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:41

The unsettled Arsenal stars are holding out for weekly wages of around $385,000 per week with their present deals due to expire at the end of next season. This of course comes after Wenger and Kroenke outline their vision on how to make Arsenal again challenge to win the Premier League. "At some point, of course, we will have to transition to the era beyond Arsene", Gazidis said, "and that is not a sentimental connection that we have, that is a connection that is driven by what is best ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:53

But he was also breaking from many of America's staunchest allies, who have expressed alarm about the decision. According to a draft of the statement, seen by The Associated Press, Brussels and Beijing will say they "are determined to forge ahead with further policies and measures for effective implementation of their respective nationally determined contributions" to fighting climate change.

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:12

And efforts to stop global warming. The United States is the world's second biggest carbon emitter , after China . Top EU officials, including Juncker, and Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang , plan to say in a joint statement that "The EU and China underline their highest political commitment to the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement in all its aspects".

by | June 02, 2017 | 20:32

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 | 21:35

The Obama administration was convinced of Russian interference soon after the election and retaliated. Putin said that the allegations against Moscow "reminds me of anti-Semitism". "Do I think it was a real influence on the result of the election?" "Trying to spy on your allies , if you really consider them allies and not vassals, is just indecent", said Putin.

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:29

A group affiliated with the Islamic State had earlier said "lone wolf soldiers" were behind the attack, but Philippine authorities said the only person shot was a guard who wounded himself by accident, the Associated Press reported. The gunman killed himself hours after he stormed the Resorts World Manila and plunged the hotel into chaos around the midnight Thursday. Trump, before announcing the United States was leaving the Paris climate agreement , opened the event by saying "our ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 21:33

Later in the flight, Uskanil, wearing a towel of blanket over his head and carrying the laptop, tried to get back into first class, but a flight attendant blocked his way with a serving cart. The FBI is yet to file a complaint against Uskanli who was taken for a medical evaluation after his arrest. LAX police spokesman Rob Pedregon said that the Turkish national told the airport authorities that he lost his way because he was tipsy from drinking and that he did not appear to meet the ...