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by | June 03, 2017 | 09:35

The bodies of some of the dead, wrapped in white shrouds were held in the open by protesters. Afghan police clash with protesters during the protest . The Pentagon has reportedly pressed US President Donald Trump to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan after a top commander warned of "stalemate" in the fight against the Taliban.

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:59

The fighting began when police and soldiers on Tuesday raided an apartment in Marawi where Isnilon Hapilon, the leader of the notorious Abu Sayyaf group and the Philippine head of IS, was suspected of hiding. As the government retakes much of the city, the scope of the battle is becoming clearer. Ano said foreign fighters were believed to be inside, but he was more cautious.

by | June 03, 2017 | 10:26

Speaking at Russia's annual showcase economic forum in Saint Petersburg on Friday, Putin slammed accusations that Moscow meddled in the election. He blamed the Democrats for the failure to acknowledge their mistakes in the campaign, and "taking internal USA political squabbles into worldwide arena".

by | June 03, 2017 | 10:29

If "they wake up and read that something is going on in interstate relations", they may decide to act, he added. Putin joked that while it's still chilly and rainy in Russia , Trump and American imperialism could now be blamed for global warming.

by | June 03, 2017 | 10:34

Trump undercut that narrative just days later by saying he dismissed Comey in part because of the " Russia thing". Three close associates of three contenders for the job, all of whom have been interviewed by Trump, said the candidates were summoned to the White House for 10- to 20-minute conversations with Trump , Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions .

by | June 03, 2017 | 10:05

Mr Putin further said that just because Russian Federation has a "special relationship" with India , it does not mean that India should be restricted in having contacts with other "partnering countries". It reminds me of anti-Semitism'. "It's surprising", he said, raising a laugh even out of the impassive Indian PM, Narendra Modi , who was seated next to him.

by | June 03, 2017 | 10:11

A bill simply embracing tax cuts - not tax reform - has a chance, as long as a fight over the debt ceiling doesn't grind Washington to a halt later this summer. The proposed law provides that personal income tax rates will be adjusted to shift the burden from lower income brackets to the rich, with those earning P250,000 a year exempt from paying income tax .

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:29

Syria is in the middle of civil war and under U.S. and European sanctions. "His job saving decision has driven the left insane, and hundreds are expected to march in Washington protest President Trump's actions" said the email invitation by the Fairfax GOP.

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:01

Smh. The announcement follows Trump's decision to pull out of the climate deal that almost 200 nations agreed to in late 2015. "Am departing presidential councils". "We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has chose to withdraw from the Paris agreement ", Trudeau said in the statement released by the PMO .

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:10

He described the focus on Kislyak's contacts as "catastrophic nonsense". Investigators are also reportedly looking into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, and whether any campaign officials were complicit in colluding with the 2016 election meddling.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:56

Met , the longtime mascot for the New York Mets , is apparently out of a job after the figure was caught giving an obscene gesture to fans toward the end of the Mets' 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on Wednesday . New York Mets manager Terry Collins was ejected Thursday after arguing over a freakish play involving a bat boy at Citi Field. The general manager of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, the Mets' top minor league affiliate, tweeted that "unfortunately" ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:55

U.S. intelligence agencies have accused Russian Federation of hacking into Democratic Party emails, helping Donald Trump's election victory, and congressional and FBI investigations into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation have broken the Kremlin's hopes for a detente with Washington.

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:14

Jerry Brown said , blasting the decision as "deviant behavior from the highest office in the land". "That was done in the absence of the Paris agreement ", Tillerson said. Specific targets haven't been set for each state. Charlie Baker said Friday he made a decision to partner with other states to combat climate change after speaking with Vermont Republican Gov.

by | June 03, 2017 | 10:29

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are considered ceasing airstrikes over Marawi because of the incident, but Lorenzana told reporters they had yet to make a decision, and the government would ultimately leave the decision at the hands of military commanders.

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:37

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday placed the country on its highest level of terror alert - "critical" - meaning a new attack is believed to be imminent. Investigator described that attack as "Islamist-related terrorism" but have not charged anyone over the incident. The attack was the latest in a series of deadly incidents across Europe claimed by IS that have coincided with an offensive on the group's redoubts in Syria and Iraq carried out by US, British and other Western forces.

by | June 03, 2017 | 10:36

Mr Turnbull's delegation in Singapore includes his wife Lucy, Defence Minister Marise Payne, and officials from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Department of Defence. Senator Penny Wong criticised commentators who have sought to strip the element of love from marriage. 'Donald Trump's announcement today is obviously very significant but Australia will carry on because as our prime minister has made very clear, when we ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 10:18

He also rubbished claims the Kremlin had struck secret deals with Trump's team. He added that while watching the USA campaign unfold, he would sometimes think that Trump was going "over the top". He noted that Russian Federation and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance needed to cooperate to fight terrorism because if they didn't there would be more attacks, RIA Novosti reported.

by | June 03, 2017 | 10:13

Cox's Bazar district administration said some 538 shelters were ready to accommodate more than 500,000 people. Almost 70% homes have been damaged on the Saint Martin's island, some 9 km south of the tip of the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf peninsula and the southernmost part of Bangladesh.

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:22

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 US targets drawn up in the agreement , the Times said .

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:31

While the president has broad power over immigration, "that power is not absolute". "We need not probe anyone's heart of hearts to discover the objective of [this executive order], for President Trump and his aides have explained it on numerous occasions and in no uncertain terms", Circuit Court Chief Judge Roger Gregory wrote in his opinion.

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:30

Putin said that he believes based on Trump's comments that the US president still wants to address the issue of climate change. "And they won't be", Trump said. In a summit last week, U.S. President Donald Trump created alarm among allies by reprimanding them for not contributing enough for their defense and declining to specifically endorse NATO's mutual defense clause.

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:02

Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California asserted that the ongoing investigation into President Donald Trump's alleged connections to Russian leadership was created because Democrats are unable to accept Hillary Clinton's loss in the 2016 presidential election .

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:55

With British police investigating an alleged network linked to the British-born suicide bomber, Salman Abedi , the matter of information leaked to USA media will be taken up by British Prime Minister Theresa May when she meets President Donald Trump at a later North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, the BBC reported .

by | June 03, 2017 | 10:12

After a suspension that lasted about a day, Britain's most senior counter terrorism officer said late on Thursday that the police had resumed sharing information with the United States after receiving "fresh assurances". A relative told AFP that Abedi had travelled to Manchester from Libya four days before the bombing. But Rowley said there were still "gaps in our understanding" of the plot, as investigators probed Abedi's potential links to jihadis in Britain, Europe, Libya and the ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:28

The poll points to a remarkable change in fortunes for the Tories , which had a 24-point lead over Labour when the snap general election was called in April. Corbyn, a 68-year-old peace campaigner, has been pulling in big crowds at rallies across the country despite warnings from opponents in his own party that he is leading Labour to the worst defeat in its history.

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:02

The Congressional Budget Office says 23 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if the American Health Care Act becomes law. That's $30 billion less than the first version. But since insurance companies would be able to charge based on age and health status, premiums wouldn't decrease by much for older, sicker people.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:42

The White House is reviewing whether to invoke executive privilege to prevent former FBI Director James Comey from testifying before a congressional panel next week. Moreover, a background on executive privilege from the Brennan Center for Justice suggests that legal decisions show Congress has a special power to roll back executive privilege "in any instance that it exercises its constitutional powers to legislate and conduct oversight".

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:58

In a statement released late Thursday, Nike voiced its concerns over Trump's decision and vowed to continue to its push to be environmentally conscious. "We just have to show consistent leadership and can't be "willy nilly" entering and exiting agreements", Stanton said. Local newspaper Berliner Kurier use the powerful, if not vulgar, headline: "Earth to Trump: F*** you!" on its front page, in response to the United States president backing out of the climate change deal.

by | June 03, 2017 | 10:07

And he indicated he would seek to bring some of his internal party critics - many of whom resigned from the shadow cabinet and voted no confidence in him past year - back into the fold if he won power, saying: "I reach out to everyone in the party".

by | June 03, 2017 | 10:05

Russian President Vladimir Putin said USA officials blaming Russia of interfence in the US election to help Donald Trump become president "reminds me of anti-Semitism and blaming the Jews". Their attacks depend on how they feel that day, he said. "He's paid for holding meetings, discussing current affairs". "What else the ambassador is supposed to do?" He added: "The U.S.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:46

Putin said he "wouldn't start to condemn President Trump" over the decision, adding that perhaps Trump thought agreements by former President Barack Obama "hadn't been totally thought through". "We simply said we should think about how we're building our relations", he said. Visibly irritated by having to discuss the matter, Putin was equally forthright about denying separate accusations that there had been some kind of secret deal between Moscow and the Trump team before his inauguration.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:17

According to Kelly, Putin also suggested that the Central Intelligence Agency may have framed Russian Federation for the hacking. Mr Putin's remarks opened room for verbal manoeuvring by Moscow - and also by President Trump - amid multiple investigations in the United States into Russian meddling.

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:37

Musk now serves on Trump's manufacturing jobs council and infrastructure council, as well as the president's strategic and policy forum, according to CNBC . Anifa Kawooya, the vice chairperson of the Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change (PFCC) describes Trump's action as "absurd". Trump, who has called climate change a hoax, argued that the Paris accord hurts the American economy.

by | June 03, 2017 | 10:00

Trump cast his decision to exit the Paris agreement as an "America First" policy focused on improving the economy in the Rust Belt, specifically mentioning Pittsburgh, Penn., and Youngstown, Ohio. Opinions were split over Trump's decision to remove the US from the pollution-reduction deal. Pruitt claimed Trump wants better terms within the Paris framework or an entirely new deal, and dismissed warnings from world leaders that it is not negotiable.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:28

WHITE HOUSE , citing a study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: "If all member nations met their obligations, the impact on the climate would be negligible", curbing temperature rise by "less than.2 degrees Celsius in 2100". Trump said that he would begin negotiations to re-enter the agreement or establish "an entirely new transaction" to get a better deal for the U.S.