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Trump's new environmental policies - the end of the fight against climate change?

Trump's new environmental policies - the end of the fight against climate change?

China and the European Union need to show joint leadership on climate change and can not expect the "same leadership" from the United States under the Trump administration, European climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete says . Nobody trolls President Donald Trump better than Vermont Sen. "All parties should work together to implement the Paris Agreement". Naval planners are looking at how drought and other disasters lead to conflicts around the globe. Read More

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China hopes Xi-Trump meeting to chart bilateral ties in new era

Lu also argued that bilateral trade has created 2.6 million jobs in the United States and said the two countries "are highly complementary". CHINESE President Xi Jinping's upcoming meeting with his U.S. Mr Trump put Mr Xi on notice on Thursday when he wrote in a series of Twitter posts that he plans to have "difficult" conversations with his Chinese counterpart about trade issues. Read More

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US turns down Russia invitation to Afghan peace conference

US turns down Russia invitation to Afghan peace conference

Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of USA forces in Afghanistan, told reporters in December a year ago that the Taliban "receive much of their funding from the narcotics trafficking that occurs out of Helmand ", adding that "there's a nexus here between the insurgency and criminal networks that's occurring in Helmand that makes Helmand such a hard fight". Read More

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Spicer: More Evidence Of CNN-Clinton Collusion Than Anything With Trump-Russia

Spicer: More Evidence Of CNN-Clinton Collusion Than Anything With Trump-Russia

The Russian President's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, for his part, said that "this is another piece of information without any sources which can't be commented on, neither can it be taken as some serious thing". Given the close ties between what Trump tweets and conservative media reports, it's likely that story is the root of his tweet. FBI Director Comey made clear most of the Russian efforts focused on discrediting Hillary Clinton . Read More

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Militants kill themselves with grenade in Bangladesh

Militants kill themselves with grenade in Bangladesh

He said some of those killed were women, and that there could also be children among the dead. "The forensic examinations could confirm the casualty figure but we assume they are seven or eight in number", Islam added. The Islamic State terrorist militia claimed responsibility for the bombs, the US-based monitoring group SITE Intelligence said Sunday. Seven people were killed during the operation, including three police officers. Read More

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Russian protest leader Navalny gets 15 days in jail

He was also fined 20,000 roubles (around $350) after being convicted of organizing the march and disturbing public peace. Responding to the protests, the Kremlin accused the opposition of encouraging lawbreaking and provoking violence. (AP Photo/Ivan Vodopianov). People hang trainers, which have become a symbol of corruption, from a lamppost in downtown Moscow , Russia, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Read More

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Trump set for action on trade gaps with China, India and others

President Donald Trump speaks as he holds a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) in the East Room of the White House in Washington , D.C., March 17, 2017. U.S. president Donald Trump is poised to sign two executive orders aimed at cracking down on trade abuses. Given Trump's tough talk on trade during the campaign and his criticisms of Chinese practices, U.S. Read More

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Queensland faces clean-up after Cyclone Debbie moves on

The most destructive wind gusts of 160 miles per hour (262 km/hr) were recorded on Hamilton Island, so it was expected to be hit hard, although its resorts were created to withstand category 5 storms. Safe inside their unit on Tuesday, Kim said preparations for the storm started at the end of last week when people were advised to stock up on food, water and batteries. Read More

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Trump escalates war on House Freedom Caucus over health care

If the White House is serious about ousting Amash, it will not be easy. If you're wondering how the 2018 national elections will unfold, just remember what happened in Nebraska in 2016, when Gov. "Trump admin & Establishment have merged into #Trumpstablishment ", he tweeted. I'll always stand up for liberty, the Constitution & Americans of every background'. Read More

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PM Netanyahu Welcomes New US Ambassador 'to Jerusalem'

He also expressed confidence in a US-Israeli partnership for preventing Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon, following its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, and for "confronting Iran's aggression in the region". As Pence said Sunday, that unequivocal promise has morphed into Trump now "giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy". Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today said the forces of "militant Islam" must be defeated to ensure safety and security of the U.S. Read More

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio OKs 'Fearless Girl' statue for another year

The extension comes after public advocate, Letitia James , and a Change.org campaign that received over 28,000 supporters, pushed for the inspirational statue to become permanent. "Sometimes a work of art captures a moment in history and that's what's happened here", de Blasio said on Monday in reference to Donald Trump becoming the US President, and which, he believes, "bodes hard times for women, the city and the nation", Efe news reported. Read More

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Ivanka, Kushner hold real estate worth $741M

Ivanka, Kushner hold real estate worth $741M

He and Ivanka Trump built up companies the documents show are worth at least $50 million each and have stepped away from their businesses while in government service. Trump disclosed his finances in May 2016, claiming his net worth to be "in excess" of $10 billion. He has stake in Cambridge somewhere between $1 million and $5 million, but the disclosure says he has an "agreement in principle" to sell his investment. Read More

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Brilliant Brazil seals its place for Russian Federation

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho curled in a low opener and Neymar capped an eventful evening with a goal in the second half before Marcelo added a late third in Sao Paolo. The top four in South America earn direct places at the World Cup, while the fifth-ranked team goes into a playoff against a team from Oceania for a spot in Russian Federation. Read More

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United Nations secretary-general starts official visit to Iraq

Islamic State fighters have begun forcing civilians in Mosul into buildings rigged to explode, according to top US commanders, and the new tactic could explain why scores of people died in the Iraqi city recently. The Iraqi forces number around 100,000 men, he added. Among those who lost loved ones, resentment appears to be building toward the US -led coalition and the ground forces it supports. Read More

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GST Council finalizes rules, next meeting in Srinagar on May 18

GST Council finalizes rules, next meeting in Srinagar on May 18

Rules on composition will specify whether other small businesses can avail the Composition Scheme which has a tax rate of 2.5 percent for businesses with a turnover of up to Rs 50 lakh. "And the four new rules that have been tentatively approved, will be put in public domain and in the next meeting will be taken up for consideration", finance minister Arun Jaitley said. Read More

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18 hurt in accidental blast at French carnival

18 hurt in accidental blast at French carnival

Local authorities told the media that the blast was 'accidental '. As per the Fox News, five of the injured people were rushed to the hospital, which included one child. Firefighters and paramedics were immediately dispatched to the scene. It added that an initial investigation has been opened by prosecutors, but the cause of the explosion is not yet known. Read More

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EU demands 'sufficient progress' on Brexit divorce

European leaders today said trade talks with Britain will only begin this autumn after "sufficient progress" on a "divorce" settlement with Brussels. Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, said the announcement proved there was a "lot of goodwill, a lot of willingness to achieve what the Prime Minister has said she wants to achieve, which is an orderly transition and then a deep and special partnership between a strong European Union and a strong UK". Read More

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White House Says New Information Has Emerged On Russia Probe

This distinction is important because it raises questions about the independence of the congressional investigation Nunes is leading, which may lead to officials at the White House. Trump's claims that Trump Tower was "wiretapped" by Obama have been refuted by Obama administration officials, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and FBI Director James Comey, among others. Read More

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United Kingdom government: Terrorists should not be able to communicate secretly via WhatsApp

Ministers have invited industry representatives to a meeting on Thursday to discuss the matter, along with the presence of extremist content on Facebook and Google. She continued: "We're not saying open up , we're not going into the cloud - we don't want to do all sorts of things like that". WhatsApp's encryption means that messages are unreadable if intercepted by anyone, including law enforcement agencies or even WhatsApp itself. Read More

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Clinton criticizes proposed Trump budget cuts for diplomacy

Clinton criticizes proposed Trump budget cuts for diplomacy

Arguing the White House's case Friday, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said: "There is a concern that people misused, mishandled, misdirected classified information - leaked it out, spread it out, violated civil liberties". Flynn attorney Robert Kelner said that Flynn's first filing was a draft that normally would have been revised through a consultation between the White House counsel's office and the U.S. Read More

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Venezuela's supreme court reverses ruling

The announcement came hours before the opposition hoped to mount major protests against the socialist government, spurred by anger over the ruling. The magistrates had ruled late on Wednesday that as long as lawmakers remained in contempt of past rulings, the high court, or an institution it designated, could assume the constitutionally assigned powers of the national assembly, which has been controlled by the opposition for almost a year and a half. Read More

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Top US diplomat meets wife of jailed American in Turkey

He said his talks focused on the creation of "stabilization zones" in Syria so refugees could return home and that a number of options on how to secure such areas were being explored. "To my understanding there must be some convincing words to Turkey on the issue... words definitely would not be sufficient", he added. Both Tillerson and Cavusoglu are conscious of the significance of warmer ties between the two countries. Read More

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French election candidate Francois Fillon vows to fight Islamic extremism

The poll also showed that conservative Francois Fillon's score rose to 18 per cent from 17 per cent in what was the first increase since he was engulfed by a scandal over payments to family members for work they may not have done. According to the survey, hardline left-wing Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon , who has seen his party implode over the last week, is now down to 8 per cent of voting intentions in fifth place. Read More

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Sen. Reed Calls On Rep. Nunes To Recuse Himself From Russia Investigation

She said his actions raise questions about whether the panel's investigation can be unbiased and independent. This week's hearing at which Yates was expected to testify has been canceled. Nunes' prior role in Trump's transition team has added to concerns that he can't conduct an impartial investigation. "You've got to have bipartisanship; otherwise, the committee loses credibility", he continued. Read More

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Gujarat assembly makes cow slaughter non-bailable offence

Gujarat assembly makes cow slaughter non-bailable offence

During the Assembly proceedings when the Bill was debated, scores of temple priests and saints, who came to support the government's move to make the law stringent, were sitting in the gallery. The seven-year jail term was increased to life term. In another change, the present Bill proposes that all offences shall be considered cognisable as well as non-bailable. Read More

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