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by | June 03, 2017 | 14:19

When Trump met with the Saudis, he failed to even give a perfunctory statement that the USA hoped for improvement in its human rights record, emphasizing instead the country's creation of a new center for fighting terrorism. Most risky are Trump's moves to attack one of America's most important allies, Germany. All NATO nations are partners in the U.S-led coalition against the Islamic State.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:14

The Food and Drug Administration is urging caution and beginning an investigation of frozen tuna shipped from Indonesia that may be tainted with the hepatitis A virus. Tropic Fish Hawaii LLC initiated a product recall because the affected product had been distributed to its customers in Oahu, Hawaii (U.S. mainland and other Hawaiian Islands were not affected by the recall).

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:24

A weakening of those standards might help sell more SUVs to USA consumers, but automakers still have to design and build electric and other fuel-efficient cars to meet mileage standards in California, China, Europe and elsewhere, Lindland said.

by | June 03, 2017 | 15:03

The attack comes as the country is still under a three-month state of emergency period following twin attacks on Coptic churches on Palm Sunday last month that killed dozens of people. In December, a suicide bomber struck a church in Cairo , killing 29 Copts. But many Copts complain that the Egyptian authorities are not doing enough to protect them, says the BBC's Orla Guerin in Cairo .

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:57

Washington earns huge profit from fomenting regional insecurity and creates tensions among Muslim countries, Rahim Safavi said. "Foreign Policy or simply milking KSA of $480B?" And later in his speech , Trump directly focused his sights on Iran , noting its current regime's fueling and funding of terrorism.

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:23

A formal announcement is expected later Thursday. On the campaign trail, Trump's pro-Israel rhetoric raised expectations that he would act quickly to move the embassy. Congress passed a law in 1995 making it USA policy to move the embassy to Jerusalem, symbolically endorsing Israel's claim on the city as its capital.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:10

The good thing is that they're going to be on the bench... Madrid will get that chance on Saturday against Juventus , and Ronaldo will be leading the way. How can you watch the Champions League final? Real arrive in Cardiff already on a high after winning the Spanish title for the first time in five years.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:30

The U.S. Treasury Department announced fresh unilateral sanctions against North Korea Thursday in Washington , tackling key suppliers to the regime's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program and revenue from labor, coal and minerals. She adds that Gen Mattis sought to reassure his peers that the USA was not turning its back on Asia. "On May 29, the United States imperialists committed a grave military provocation by letting a formation of infamous B-1B nuclear strategic bombers fly ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:10

In Moscow , it's raining and cold and even, they say, some snow", Putin told an audience at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. They can even be hackers, by the way, in the United States, who very skilfully and professionally, shifted the blame, as we say, on to Russian Federation.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:35

He'd essentially ditched the deal long before Thursday, they say . Never mind that natural gas and other cheaper energy sources have killed United States coal production, not global climate agreements . In a sign of how far along the in that transformation, more than twice as many people were employed in the solar sector past year than in coal mining, according to the U.S.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:53

Together, we will remain actively engaged with the worldwide community as part of the global effort to hold warming to under 2°C and to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy that will benefit our security, prosperity, and health.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:20

President Macron, who is scheduled to spend four hours with the French Special Forces, will deliver a speech and hold a tete-a-tete meeting with President Ibrahima Boubacar, according to reliable sources. He also met European Council President Donald Tusk over lunch on Wednesday in Paris , saying he said to wanted to start working immediately on the overhaul of the bloc.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:48

Bloomberg is not the only business leader to oppose Trump's decision, either. "The ( Paris) agreement is a good one". Now we could blame this all on American imperialism, that it's all their fault. Kennedy. Putin pointed to the third successive quarter of growth in the economy and said that the level of foreign investment had climbed to a three-year high despite ties with the West hitting their lowest ebb since the Cold War ended.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:59

Abdul Salam, a Rohingya community leader, said around 20,000 homes had been damaged and some residents injured. They said Mora already weakened and has gradually been reducing to a depression as it moves further north. An official of Bangladesh's National Disaster Response Coordination Center (NDRCC) told Xinhua Tuesday night that the cyclone caused the deaths of six people in two districts as it erased most houses, crops and infrastructure.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:05

He further said that partial loss might take place in Tripura and Mizoram and major damage can happen to roads, power supply and communication system. "The coastal districts of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Noakhali , Laxmipur, Feni , Chandpur and their offshore islands. will come under danger signal number ten (repeat) ten".

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:48

Mr Trump caused worldwide outrage when he confirmed this week his administration would withdraw from the Paris climate accord , fulfilling a key pledge from his 2016 presidential campaign. "It just, in my opinion, presents America in a poor light on an worldwide scene in terms of being a leader", he said. It's unclear when discussions between the three governors began, but they announced their new pact within an hour of Trump's announcement .

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:11

There were some restrictions that would allow people to hold onto their home while they lived in it and then have the value deducted from their estate after they die. 'By allowing social care funding decisions to become a topic for political point-scoring, exemplified by today's apparent reversal on manifesto proposals, policymakers risk losing sight of the fact that social care is not a short-term tax and spending initiative which can be tweaked on a rolling basis, like income tax or VAT, ' ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:46

Of the 41 million votes cast, Rouhani won 23 million, the Interior Ministry Abdolreza Rahmanifazli said, soundly defeating his chief opponent, Ebrahim Raisi , who received 15.7 million, thus avoided a second round runoff. Once again, the Iranian people have shown their persistence to choose their own destiny and to reject all attempts to stymie that right". Given the importance of the IRGC to the clerical leadership, few Iranians harbour high hopes that Mr Rouhani will fulfil all his promises.

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:56

Mr. Putin also criticised US eavesdropping on its own allies like Germany, saying such activity inevitably backfired. It's easier for them to say that they are not guilty, that the Russians are the guilty ones for interfering in our election.

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:43

Prime Minister Modi said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Ambassador Sergei Kislyak's meetings with members of Trump's team have been a focus of the congressional investigation. "There were no agreements". On Thursday, Putin came closer than he ever has to admitting the Kremlin's role in meddling in Trump's election. "We didn't even start negotiations".

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:40

We have not formed the government yet". With what happened in relation to Andrew Weaver's performance with negotiations on concessions with the NDP, Andrew has proven to the B.C. "This is not something to be decided in a hotel room at midnight", he said. The two parties said they will disclose details of their plans on Tuesday.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:31

Smoke rises from a fire after an air strike inside the conflict area as fighting between Islamist militants and government forces continues in Marawi City, Mindanao Island, southern Philippines, 01 June 2017. In an earlier text message to reporters, he said of the "friendly fire" incident: "Sometimes that happens". "We will be unrelenting in the pursuit of our mission".

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:01

Speaking at the EU-China business summit before the formal gathering of political leaders on Friday, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström regretted that EU companies continue to face barriers in China , not without acknowledging that it was time to depart from the old model of partnership, in response to a changing world.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:18

The EPA head also emphasized that "it was a failed deal to begin with". "The Paris agreement is a bad deal for the American people", he said . " Climate change is real". The officials said they collectively could show the worldwide community that the United States remained committed to cutting the emissions that scientists blame for global warming .

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:11

What's an ambassador supposed to do? "Someone needs to give you a pill or something!" "We will definitely do this (make environmental policy) regardless of whether we are part of the agreement or not", he added. "There is no longer any Soviet Union but North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is still there". The Prime Minister further said India has been a victim of cross-border terrorism for 40 years and that thousands of innocent citizens have lost their lives because of this menace.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:44

Earlier on Friday, Modi , as Prime Minister, attended for the first time the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, an annual business and economic event, hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin . Putin also repeated that there was no evidence of Russian state involvement in attempts to sway the election in Trump's favor. The fact that Mr Trump referred to India along with China is certain to not go down well with New Delhi.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:13

That means all parties - Liberals, NDP, and Greens - have an incentive not to politicize the position and to figure out an arrangement that doesn't routinely involve the Speaker casting tie-breaking votes. While the BC NDP has yet to ratify its alliance with the BC Greens, the small three member caucus from the latter party is all-in. The decision comes a day after NDP Leader John Horgan and Green Leader Andrew Weaver reached a power-sharing agreement to lead the house.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:14

USA intelligence officials have said Russian Federation tried to interfere in the US election by hacking Trump's opponents, a charge that has deepened a political scandal which has focused on whether Trump had improper ties with Moscow , something he flatly denies.

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:22

The Indian Express, another respected English-language newspaper, says the decision has "stunned the world". And as Business Insider's Josh Barro pointed out , the climate agreement is non-binding in nature, so therefore Trump's withdrawal from it is largely symbolic.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:01

Prior to the visit Modi had already hailed Macron's victory over the far-right as an opportunity to reinforce ties between the two countries nearly 20 years after agreeing in 1998 a strategic partnership. "We would find it very hard to compete with other countries from other parts of the world". Aside from displaying a stunningly wrong-headed interpretation of what "Paris Accord" means-it's called that because it was signed in Paris, dumbass-apparently Trump was behaving in ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:33

LONDON - A series of polls over the past week have shown Labour and its leader Jeremy Corbyn , closing the gap with Theresa May and the Conservatives in the race for Downing Street. The Labour leader replied that he's "not a dictator" and that the manifesto was the result of consultation with his party. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were left bruised but not battered as they survived tough questioning from voters and veteran interviewer Jeremy Paxman on Sky News.

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:50

The 1997 legally binding climate treaty that made it mandatory for industrialised countries to reduce their carbon emissions by specified amounts while developing countries had no obligations instead addressing developmental needs was their "overwhelming priority".

by | June 03, 2017 | 12:13

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 03, 2017 | 13:15

It argued that the opposition violence was part of the plan of the "international right wing, with the complicity of the most powerful governments of the world, with the sole objective of taking control over Venezuela's energy resources". Capriles also called on the people to hang the Venezuelan flag on the balconies and windows of their homes as a "protest and rescue of democracy". We made the investment in part because we believe it will.”.

by | June 03, 2017 | 11:58

When pressed on that not being a no, Spicer added: "Literally, my understanding is the date for that hearing was just set". I haven't spoken to counsel yet. White House advisor Kellyanne Conway said Friday that the president is still considering whether he should use executive privilege to block the testimony.