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Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate deal next week

That would be one reason why Trudeau is praising the outcome, but there were other leaders who avoided the tap dance and expressed frustration with the new man in the White House . Trump "is isolating the US from its most important allies and those allies stood strong in the face of backsliding", Heather Coleman, climate director at Oxfam America, said in a statement referring to the Paris Agreement policy of not weakening climate-related commitments over time. Read More

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France's Macron calls for 'historic reconstruction' of Europe

France's Macron calls for 'historic reconstruction' of Europe

Macron, the fervently pro-European centrist sworn in as head of state on Sunday, in keeping with tradition made his first trip overseas to Berlin , its "power couple" partner in the heart of the European project. Other member nations may be nervous at Mrs Merkel's agreement to Mr Macron's call for a joint "road map" on the future of the European Union, although reviving the Franco-German engine is a traditional pledge of incoming presidents and few concrete areas of agreement were clarified. Read More

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Trump in the Middle East

Trump in the Middle East

Commenting on the Riyadh summit, the top parliamentarian said US President Donald Trump admitted at the beginning of the summit that he had received huge sums of money from Saudi Arabia to attend the meeting. They are ready to reach for peace. While Netanyahu and Abbas both hailed Trump -Netanyahu stating "working with you, I believe we can advance a durable peace", and Abbas envisaging that Trump "will go down in history" as the president who secured peace, the verdict ... Read More

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Kingdom and Al-Azhar condemn attack on Christians

The injured were taken to local hospitals and some were being transported to Cairo . Security officials quoted witnesses as saying they saw eight to 10 attackers in military uniforms and masks. "Egypt will not hesitate in striking terror camps anywhere, either inside (the country) or outside it", Sisi said. 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, ... Read More

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North Korea May Be Responsible For Global Cyberattack

North Korea May Be Responsible For Global Cyberattack

Ambulances taking patients to some hospitals were forced to follow procedures that diverted them to other units after the health service was left crippled by a "ransomware" cyber attack on Friday. Though North Korea has never admitted any involvement in the Sony Pictures hack, security researchers and the USA government are confident in the theory and neither can rule out the possibility of a false flag. Read More

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Macron unshaken by Trump power grip

Macron unshaken by Trump power grip

These are the titles that the US President Donald Trump has with regards to his elected position. Macron and May first met in February in London. When Nato leaders greeted Mr Macron at the new alliance headquarters later, Mr Macron pointedly headed straight for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, embracing her and shaking the hand of Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg before another muscular handshake with Mr Trump . Read More

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G7 communiques to include reference to trade-German source

Aso made the remarks when asked whether he shared the view by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that other G7 countries are growing comfortable with U.S. Subsequently, many global trade issues were put off the table during the Bari meeting, and the G7 discussed economic growth, cyberattacks, fiscal policies, and financial regulation (or deregulation, the case with the US). Read More

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Another probe joins the lengthening line to question ex-Trump adviser Flynn

Another probe joins the lengthening line to question ex-Trump adviser Flynn

Russian officials with indirect ties to both men were allegedly confident that the advisers could be used to help shape Trump's opinion of the country. Russians were heard bragging about their relationships with Flynn, while others talked about their ties to deposed Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovich - Manafort used to lobby for Yanukovich's political party, the Times reported, citing three current and former US officials who are familiar with the intelligence. Read More

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France's Macron cites trade, climate as G7 goals

France's Macron cites trade, climate as G7 goals

The summit will end on Saturday. President Donald Trump says on Twitter that he's getting "ready to engage" his fellow G-7 leaders "on many issues including economic growth, terrorism , and security". While terrorism would also be a primary concern for the leaders during their two days of talks on the Italian island, North Korea's nuclear weapons testing and ballistic missile development comprise "a big problem, it's a world problem", said Trump. Read More

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Iran Ready for Talks 'toward Peace' with Arab States

Iran Ready for Talks 'toward Peace' with Arab States

Rouhani , no doubt mindful of the Guard's power, made a point of flattering the force and other conservative power centers such as the Basij volunteer militia during his first postelection news conference. Rouhani, however, has no power on the IRGC; they are under the direct control of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Khamenei has the final say on all state matters. Read More

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China urges North Korea talks, skirts questions on U.S. sanctions push

The attack came as tensions ran high between the two countries after North Korea held a ballistic missile test on Sunday, prompting strong condemnation from South Korea and the worldwide community, including China. Liu spoke to reporters after emergency Security Council consultations behind closed doors on the North's latest missile test. South Korea's military fired warning shots after it spotted an unidentified object flying from North Korea across the Demilitarized Zone that divides ... Read More

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International Monetary Fund could join Greek bailout in three weeks - Eurogroup head

International Monetary Fund could join Greek bailout in three weeks - Eurogroup head

Greece is locked in negotiations with creditors in an effort to release another tranche of bailout funds to repay debts that fall due in July, as a second review into its progress has dragged on for months. Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has long called for the country to be given debt relief, but did not comment after the International Monetary Fund and eurozone yesterday failed to reach a deal. Read More

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UK police: Officers, soldiers responding to incident at college

UK police: Officers, soldiers responding to incident at college

A bomb disposal team was deployed to a property being searched in Wigan following an arrest linked to the Manchester attack. British army bomb disposal experts and police have arrived at a college in Manchester , police said. "It was undercover police and they were armed with balaclavas on". The Greater Manchester Police aren't just yet releasing the names of the suspects that were taken into custody during several raids conducted on Wednesday, but are working under the suspicion that ... Read More

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Iran: Rouhani hits back at Trump, pledging to continue ballistic missile enrichment

Iran: Rouhani hits back at Trump, pledging to continue ballistic missile enrichment

The legislation also requires President Trump to block the property of all individuals and entities involved in supplying, selling, and transferring prohibited arms and other weaponry to Iran. But who funded the terrorists? Mr Rouhani dismissed the criticism and said it was actually Iran and its allies that were fighting terrorists . Already fragile diplomatic and trade ties between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite-dominated Iran were severed past year after Saudi Arabia executed a ... Read More

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2 more arrested in Manchester bombing attack

2 more arrested in Manchester bombing attack

The senior source revealed that 18 plots had been foiled since 2013 in Britain. It is understood the scale of the threat being dealt with by counter-terror agencies is on an "unprecedented" scale. British Prime Minister Theresa May will raise the issue with U.S. President Donald Trump when she meets him at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels later on Thursday, a government source told Reuters . Read More

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I'd have won big trophies under Klopp - Gerrard

Former Liverpool captain Gerrard, who was recently appointed as the club's new U18 manager, claims the Reds are now the ideal position to sign marquee players thanks to the magnetism of Klopp. Steven Gerrard played for Liverpool in Wednesday's friendly in Australia. Top class individuals and managers. "If I'm a top player around Europe and Jurgen picks the phone up and I get offered the chance to play for this club, which is moving forward in every single department and has a ... Read More

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Jared Kushner Sought Back Channel With Russians... Say Russians

Jared Kushner Sought Back Channel With Russians... Say Russians

Citing three current and former American officials, the Times said US intelligence officials collected information last summer showing Russians zeroed in on Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Mr Flynn, a former head of U.S. Reuters meanwhile, citing seven unnamed current and former U.S. officials, reported on Friday that Kushner had at least three contacts with the Russian ambassador that he did not previously disclose, including some during the campaign. Read More

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Ariana Grande cancels upcoming shows on her tour

May also said in televised comments that the terror threat level would remain at "critical" - the maximum level - after being raised on Tuesday following the attack in which 22 people were killed . One such effect is that Grande has opted to cancel her Dangerous Woman tour through June 5. Salman Abedi, for his part, lived for years with family in a modest red-brick house in the Fallowfield section of Manchester , a middle- to working-class neighborhood. Read More

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Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke

Lambasting the planned assembly as an attempt to avoid a presidential election, the opposition vowed to double down on street protests and called on supporters to march to the electoral council on Wednesday. Almost two months of anti-government protests have left at least 53 people dead as opposition members demand early presidential elections. Despite the mounting outrage among Venezuelans, Maduro retains the military's public backing along with control of most state institutions. Read More

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