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by | June 08, 2017 | 00:46

France will go beyond its initial worldwide commitments to combat climate change following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of last year's Paris accord, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. Almost six in 10 (57%) of voters said they opposed Trump's withdrawal from the deal, while just 24% said they agreed with the decision, the latest Politico / Morning Consult survey found.

by | June 08, 2017 | 02:15

Also Lt. Col. Kingsley Samuel, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations 7 Division Nigeria Army said the situation was under control. The federal government has however urged residents not to panic. Fighter jets roared overhead as soldiers and police sped towards the scene, the Reuters witnesses said. The attack, the first in the area since 2015, came as the nation's acting President Yemi Osibanjo visited for the distribution of food to over 2.5 million displaced by violence in the region.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:55

She vowed to crack down on terrorism suspects if she wins the election — "and if our human rights laws stop us from doing it, we will change the laws so we can do it". Support for the Conservatives has been hit by a controversy over social care for the elderly, alienating some traditional Conservative supporters over plans that would hit the ability of people to be able to pass on their homes, and earnings to their families.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:42

In a legal system that entertains such an argument, this president doesn't stand much of a chance, tweet or no tweet. Trump tweeted Monday that the USA needs a " travel ban" in order to protect Americans from "certain unsafe countries".

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:55

The Sunni extremist group is at war with Iranian-backed groups in Syria and Iran and views Iran's Shiite majority as apostates deserving of death. Security forces laid a siege to the parliament for several hours. According to The Associated Press, at least two security guards were killed in the attacks and more than 30 people were injured.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:20

Gunmen and suicide bombers have attacked Iran's parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader, killing at least 12 people and leaving dozens more injured. Iran is deeply involved in the fight against ISIS , both in Iraq and Syria, and together with Russian Federation is a major backer of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:29

Constand initially told police about the incident in 2005, but the then-district attorney declined to press charges against Cosby. She called Cosby, "A Temple friend". Constand told the jury the calls mostly involved the women's basketball team, especially around tournament time. Temple is Cosby's alma mater, and he was a powerful trustee there at the time.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:23

Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, confers with Chairman Sen. He is set to testify under oath Thursday in a public hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Trump consorting with prostitutes in Moscow several years ago. Comey is expected to speak about his conversations with the Trump that lead to his firing, and refute the president's suggestion that he was told he was not under investigation by the FBI.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:05

Twitter users said the integrity of both Rubio and Cotton will be tested after the dinner with Trump when they would be questioning Comey on Thursday about the Russian interference in the presidential election previous year. The Washington Post reported on May 22 that Trump had asked the officials to help push back against the FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and Moscow, citing current and former officials.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:41

Mattis and Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen affirmed the long-standing bilateral defense relationship between the United States and Singapore, Ross said , including countering violent extremism from terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:56

Jeremy Corbyn remained the most tweeted-about leader on the campaign trail as the General Election neared its end, analysis of Twitter data by the Press Association has found. OTHERS YOUGOV * YouGov is likely to publish another poll before Thursday's election but it is not clear when. May's tightly controlled campaign style, which saw her speaking largely to hand-picked groups of supporters, began to grate.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:51

Saudi Arabia has been a target of numerous lethal attacks by IS affiliates who see the kingdom's Western-allied leadership as heretics. According to reports, the attackers took a number of hostages and detonated suicide bombs. "Today is again a very sad day", Mogherini said in a press conference on Wednesday. "Condolences with the victims of the attack in Tehran". Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, said he "stands in solidarity with the President of Iranian Parliament ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:17

It calls Comey "just another DC insider only in it for himself", and claims he puts "politics over protecting America". Trump's tweets about Comey and the FBI's Russia investigation-which is probing Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign team colluded with Moscow-worry lawyers.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:50

Guterres, who has previously slammed critics of Israel as anti-Semites and reaffirmed Jerusalem's Jewish roots, shifted gears by saying the Israeli "occupation" sends "an unmistakable message to generations of Palestinians that their dream of statehood is destined to remain just that, a dream; and to Israelis that their desire for peace, security and regional recognition remains unattainable".

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:21

But Rogers said he had never been directed to do anything illegal, immoral or inappropriate during his time as NSA director while Coats said he had never felt pressured to intervene with shaping intelligence. Comey states that he considered Trump's request on Flynn "very concerning, given the FBI's role as an independent investigative agency" but made a decision to keep it "very closely held".

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:31

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was unsure if the president had reviewed Comey's testimony. "In his letter firing Mr Comey last month, the President wrote: ".I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation".

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:56

They identified a second attacker who had not aroused suspicion prior to Saturday's rampage that killed seven people. Given the speed with which the attack was ended, it wasn't clear whether having more police on the beat would have prevented it, but questions persisted over whether investigators had the resources to look into such complaints and whether crucial opportunities were missed that could have saved lives.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:33

While it's unclear whether Merkel has deliberately picked a fight with Trump, challenging his stance is popular in Germany. Relations between the United States and Germany veered further toward crisis on Tuesday as President Donald Trump complained about the U.S.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:17

President Trump has drawn harsh criticism for attacking Khan in the aftermath of Saturday's attack. "And I think to suggest something like that is utterly ridiculous". In a morning appearance on the U.K.'s Sky News , Khan was asked how authorities can stop future attacks in the city. He spoke to The Guardian during a visit to London and Oxford, one day before former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify in Washington before the Senate Intelligence Committee on potential links ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:15

The FBI recently sent a team of investigators to Doha, Qatar's capital, to help the Qatari government investigate the alleged hacking incident, Qatari and United States government officials said . On Tuesday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that to rebuild relations, Doha must cut its support for "extremist" groups, including Hamas .

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:12

Chris Christie on Tuesday, June 6. Christie now has a stunningly low 18 percent approval rating. Murphy and Democrats are pitching themselves as a bulwark against Trump and promising a departure from Christie. Phil Murphy giving his victory speech on Tuesday night. Murphy contributed to state's powerful county political machines, drawing harsh attacks from his opponents that he was trying to buy their support, while giving him the lead position on ballots across the state's 21 counties ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:24

The Republican National Committee has been preparing talking points ahead of the hearing, which will be aired live on multiple TV stations. While thanking participants for their efforts to advance Trump's political agenda, he stopped at Kushner, who this week, is featured on the cover of Time.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:40

The act was being widely denounced online. Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and shortchanges "the people and taxpayers of the United States".

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:14

Little Mix , Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas have been added to the bill for the One Love Manchester benefit concert headlined by Ariana Grande on Sunday, June 4. And once it was announced that A-listers like Katy Perry , Justin Bieber , and Miley Cyrus would be joining Ari G onstage, it was clear this concert would NOT be one to miss.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:41

Afterward, Khan told London residents they had "no reason to be alarmed " about the increased police presence they would see in the city in the following days. president "insults" national values at a time when the country is still grieving over Saturday night's ordeal. Donald Trump Jr. never explicitly said what he thought Londoners should do, nor what he thought would have prevented the attack.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:31

Butt was investigated by officers in 2015 but they found no evidence he was planning an attack and he was "prioritised in the lower echelons of our investigative work", police said. One of the dead attackers has been pictured wearing an Arsenal shirt. Both the named men were from Barking in east London , where police raided multiple addresses on Sunday and Monday and arrested more than 12 people.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:37

Ige noted at the signing ceremony Tuesday at the state capitol that Hawaii is seeing the impacts of climate change first-hand. But consider that following the Thursday announcement to withdraw from the accord, California Gov. Colorado companies including Western Union, New Belgium Brewing and several ski resorts have joined hundreds of USA mayors, governors and chief executives, all promising to make good on the nation's commitment to reach climate goals set in Paris.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:27

Khan has pushed back, calling Trump bigoted and saying that he doesn't need advice from the US President. Trump wrote this afternoon: "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement".

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:43

Brazilian President Michel Temer has withdrawn his objection to a corruption investigation against him, his lawyer confirmed Monday, saying he wants to clear up the controversy as quickly as possible. Filippelli heads the Brasilia branch of Temer's Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, was vice-governor of the Federal District under Queiroz and is one of the five special aides to the president.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:49

The New York Times published detailed pictures of the crime scene, including the remains of the suspected bomb and the rucksack worn by the suicide bomber. Abedi reportedly returned from Libya only a few days before the attack, but police are still trying to pin down his movements as well as a wider network.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:41

Israel captured the region in the Six Day War, and has said it must keep control over it to maintain security in the area, CGTN reported . "Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will remove a driver of violent extremism and terrorism in the Middle East and open the doors to cooperation, security, prosperity and human rights for all", he said.

by | June 08, 2017 | 01:25

The IS group's Aamaq news agency released a 24-second video purportedly shot inside the complex, showing a bloody, lifeless body on the floor next to a desk. CNN has not independently verified the number of victims in both attacks and it was not immediately clear whether the number of dead included the suicide bombers .

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:27

According to Tasnim , the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) hostage rescue teams have killed one of the four attackers inside the parliament. Sources said that the attacker blew himself up in front of the Mausoleum. Soon after the parliament attack, a suicide bomber and other assailants targeted the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini located just outside the capital.

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:56

Assailants reportedly killed a security guard and wounded 12 other people, and a suicide bomber also detonated an explosive vest. State TV reported four attackers are involved in the parliament attack, and said eight people were wounded. Iran's deputy interior minister said the attackers dressed as women entered the parliament from the main gate. Islamic State has often urged its fighters to attack Iranian targets and lambasted "heretic" Shi'ite Iran for helping the Syrian and Iraqi ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:57

Seven people were killed and dozens wounded. One man in Barking had reported concerns about Butt to the anti-terrorism hotline in 2015 and another woman had said he was trying to radicalize her children and she was scared of him. Police said Zaghba had not been a subject of interest for them or for the MI5 domestic intelligence agency. Rowley said the security services had stopped 18 plots since 2013, including five since the Westminster attack two months ago.