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by | June 04, 2017 | 19:49

Chancellor Merkel had already made an announcement overnight alongside French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni saying that there would be no renegotiation of the Paris accords with Trump . He added that the US president was undermining the peaceful cooperation of nations based on mutual respect and tolerance. "This takes nothing away from the importance of our trans-Atlantic ties and our alliance with the United States ".

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:44

British police said they were dealing with "incidents" on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market in the heart of the British capital Saturday, as witnesses reported a vehicle veering off the road and hitting several pedestrians. The Thai embassy posted the warning on its Facebook page on Sunday morning. On March 22, 52-year-old Briton Khalid Masood drove a auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, injuring dozens of people.

by | June 04, 2017 | 19:19

Chaffetz , whose term was set to last until 2019, confirmed the news in a letter to constituents , saying his last day will be June 30 . "His work will leave a lasting impression in the halls of Congress , and his impact will never be forgotten", he said .

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:54

That means that the Conservative hold a nine-point lead going into the final week of campaigning, up from six points a week earlier. Since then, the gap appears to have shrunk significantly - down to just five percentage points compared to 15 just over two weeks ago, according to a survey from Ipsos MORI.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:23

It said Pakistan strongly "condemns" the terrorist attack and sympathise with the people and the UK. Flags were flying at half-mast over her Downing Street residence on Sunday morning. British Transport Police confirmed that there were "a number" of casualties and said there was an "incident that possibly involved a van and a knife".

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:18

Modi closed his European tour meeting with Macron on Saturday by reaffirming his country's commitment to the Paris climate change agreement that Trump conversationally pulled out from a few days prior. Modi said several Indians fought in the first two world wars for world peace. "We are both convinced that our countries have to do a lot for the ecological and environmental transition and the fight against global warming", Macron said, according to French media .

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:23

While candidate Trump dubbed climate change a " hoax " and "bulls--", senior White House officials are mum about whether President Trump still thinks that. That commitment has much of the world now looking to Beijing, which wants to assert itself on the global stage. "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris", he added.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:42

The British Transport Police said one of its officers was seriously injured after being stabbed as he responded to the incident, but his condition was not said to be life- threatening. "I thought, 'Oh maybe they're anxious about them and trying to comfort them...'" "We have declared a major incident", the statement said. The news channel CNN , citing a local witness, reported that two men should have entered a restaurant in Borough Market and have attacked two restaurant guests with ...

by | June 04, 2017 | 19:43

Though he backtracked on his comments after assuming the presidency, Trump went on to criticize North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member nations for not paying their defense dues at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels last month.

by | June 04, 2017 | 19:28

Varadkar said he was "delighted and humbled" at the result. After the final counting of the votes by all three electoral colleges, it was revealed that Varadkar won with 60 per cent votes against 40 per cent votes garnered by his opponent, Housing Minister Simon Coveney.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:10

Nicola Sturgeon is flying by helicopter in a bid to visit half of Scotland's constituencies before polling day. The former Labour leader has reunited with Lord Darling of Roulanish, his former chancellor, to try to capitalise on the recent bounce that Labour has received in the opinion polls.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:47

The Indian army said one person was killed and another wounded on its side of Kashmir , and blamed Pakistan for starting the exchange of fire. The unprovoked assault was followed by an anti-terror operation by the Indian Army which carried out "punitive" strike and destroyed many Pakistani posts that were facilitating cross-border incursion.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:36

Armed police on St Thomas Street, London , near the scene of last night's terrorist incident at Borough Market . He said: "Although he is seriously unwell, he was able to recount how he faced the attackers armed only with his baton, outside London Bridge station".

by | June 04, 2017 | 19:24

But despite starting off strongly ahead in polls, the Conservative Party has been losing ground in recent days. The selloff was largely triggered by a poll that shows the margin of victory for the Conservatives declined to just 6 percent after this month's deadly bombing in Manchester that has taken the lives of 23 people.

by | June 04, 2017 | 19:03

When pressed about whether or not the American people deserve to know where the president stands on climate science, Spicer argued that the president had made his views clear, that he supports clean air and clean water. Brussels and Beijing believe in "the full implementation, without nuances, of the Paris climate agreement ", Juncker said, and underlined that there can be "no backsliding".

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:40

And on Friday at a public plenary session at the economic forum in St. Petersburg , Putin once again took full advantage of the spotlight. USA intelligence agencies have accused Putin of ordering a hacking and influence campaign aimed at tilting the November 2016 election in favor of Republican Donald Trump, who had pledged to boost ties with Moscow .

by | June 04, 2017 | 19:02

The Metropolitan Police head of counter-terrorism, Mark Rowley, said police believe all of the attackers were killed, but investigations are underway to ensure there are no more. People in London should expect more police on the streets in the coming days, Khan said in a television interview on Sunday morning. We went toward Borough Market and everyone went inside (the bar).

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:23

Right after his assumption as PNP chief a year ago, dela Rosa disclosed that drug lords in Metro Manila and Luzon have met in Marawi City and even sought refuge in the area with the help of the Maute gunmen. Lorenzana earlier said eight foreign fighters, suspected to be members of ISIS, have been killed in Marawi. Nine members of the Maute Group reportedly surrendered.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:04

The attack was the third to hit Britain in quick succession after a similar incident on Westminster Bridge in March and a suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester , northern England, less than two weeks ago.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:09

Could you imagine something like that? In the midst of a political battle. Putin also said that those who uploaded the documents to WikiLeaks made a decision to do so when it was convenient for them after taking into consideration political developments.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:49

Police said they fired shots after reports of stabbings in the nearby Borough Market area, and that they were also responding to an incident in the Vauxhall area further west, but gave no immediate details. Police say three men, reportedly armed with machetes, leapt out of the van and starting stabbing people in the vicinity. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: "Tonight's horrific incidents in London remind us how much we owe our emergency services".

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:57

But Ronald Neumann, a former USA ambassador who heads the American Academy of Diplomacy, noted Tillerson, like all secretaries of state, would occasionally lose policy battles. Of course, we have to start getting involved in organizing for the mid-term federal elections. And in response to Trump's announcement , almost 70 mayors of major cities including Los Angeles, New York and Houston made the same commitment to uphold the targets of the Paris Agreement in their own backyards.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:30

Severe shortages of food and medicine along with hyperinflation have Venezuelans yearning for what they once had, and what most other Latin American nations take for granted. The shares of fell almost by 2 percent on Tuesday and this is the biggest resistance on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which fell down 0.24 percent.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:54

While on the campaign trail, Trump called climate change a " hoax " that was invented by the Chinese. Several major USA corporations, captains of industry and business groups urged Trump to honor the endangered agreement, with oil super majors ExxonMobil and Chevron among those reiterating their support for the accords.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:23

Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla told a news conference the soldiers were killed and wounded by a rocket bomb fired by an SF-260 attack plane around noon on Wednesday. "We will not prevent the ground commander from using this means of delivering military power if he decides that it is still required and needed". Lorenzana said the AFP may limit airstrikes following the "friendly fire" incident.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:36

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, becoming the first player to find the net in three Champions League finals. "To win this cup you have to be stronger than everything against you". At the end of the 25th season of the Champions League , Ronaldo is the first player to score in three of the competition's finals. "We have made more history, we are very happy to win the 12th".

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:15

Jared Kushner , the son-in-law of President Donald Trump and one of his top advisers, early this year stepped down as chief executive officer of his family's real estate company. The Trump administration has downplayed concerns about Kushner's talks with the Russians. Against this relentless opposition, the president on Wednesday morning deployed a tweet about his agenda: "Hopefully Republican Senators, good people all, can quickly get together and pass a new (repeal & replace) ...

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:33

The injured also included a police officer who was one of the first responders on the scene and was stabbed in the face and leg. The US Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs in its twitter posting has advised its citizens in London to avoid London Bridge and Borough Market areas.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:33

He signed a presidential waiver, stipulating that the embassy will remain in Tel Aviv for six more months. A wise call that will enhance chances for resuming effective peace talks. the historic section of the city, to serve as the capital for any future Palestinian state. However, he has not presented a specific plan as to how that goal could be achieved.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:38

And just last month, a state news agency in the North fired back that Pyongyang "will never beg for the maintenance of friendship with China ". Targeted sanctions against North Korea were expanded by the U.N. North Korea's trade with China made up 90 percent of external transactions, with coal and iron ore making up 40 percent of goods traded between the two neighboring countries.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:28

He added that police patrols will be stepped up across London on Sunday. "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" Trump said . Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said: "We stand resolute with our friends in London and send prayers to the victims. GOD BLESS!" - and highlighting his thwarted ban on travellers from six mainly Muslim countries.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:51

Russia has repeatedly denied any effort to interfere in the USA election, but Putin said on Thursday some Russians might have acted on their own without their government's involvement. Flynn was ousted on 13 February. Comey plans to testify that Trump asked him to shut down an investigation of fired national security advisor Flynn.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:44

He said: "Given the chance to present a united front from our worldwide partners she has instead opted for silence and once again subservience to Donald Trump ". He's received awards as a businessman in that regard. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt gave his own view on the subject, saying he believes human activity plays a role in global warming, but measuring that contribution with precision is hard.

by | June 04, 2017 | 17:59

He said the USA would stop implementing measures to meet its commitments under the agreement to cut emissions by 26-28 per cent on 2005 levels by 2025, and end funding for poor countries to cope with climate change. "Americans don't need Washington to meet our Paris commitment, and Americans are not going to let Washington stand in the way of fulfilling it". How did the world respond to Trump's decision? Trump said that the agreement punished the United States of America.

by | June 04, 2017 | 18:08

It will benefit the future generations as well as us. " Make our planet great again ", he concluded. Modi said protecting "mother Earth" was part of Indian culture. "The African continent, though less guilty than others for anthropogenic (man-made) factors which cause climate change, is the one that suffers most directly", Guinean President Alpha Conde, the current AU president, said in a statement.