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Mattis: US and allies 'don't scare' in face of IS attacks

Mattis: US and allies 'don't scare' in face of IS attacks

Two of the most senior officials in the Trump administration have reassured Australia that its long-standing alliance with the United States remains strong, and won't be hurt by perceived isolationist decisions taken by the USA president. With growing fears that the United States could not be relied on to maintain a buffer against China's assertiveness, several Asian nations have bolstered informal alliances among themselves. Read More

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Cher honors ex-husband Gregg Allman at rocker's funeral

Entertainer Cher and Jimmy Carter , former president of the United States, were among the mourners at Gregg Allman's funeral in Georgia Saturday. They used to write songs while hanging out in the cemetery, Alan Paul wrote in "One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band ". Carter says The Allman Brothers Band helped his 1976 presidential campaign, helping draw bigger crowds than Carter got alone at the time. Read More

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NSA to Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski passes away

NSA to Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski passes away

After serving in the Carter administration, Brzezinski continued to be a major voice in United States foreign policy. In December 1976, Carter offered Brzezinski the position of national security adviser. He also taught American foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University. The oldest son of Polish diplomat Tadeus Brzezinski, Zbigniew was born on March 28, 1928. Read More

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Liverpool set to complete £35m move for Salah

Liverpool set to complete £35m move for Salah

The Egypt global is coming off the back of a fine season in the Italian capital where he scored 19 goals and provided another 15 in all competitions as the Giallorossi sealed their return to the Champions League . "Being really good and feeling there's not a lot more possible - that's still okay but you think how can you keep this?" "In order to improve, we need four or five quality reinforcements, because we'll be taking part in the Champions League too next year". Read More

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Trump withdraws United States from Paris climate change deal

After that, "it didn't take too long for it to become clear that if they lifted sanctions, there would be a political firestorm", Malinowski said. See more reactions from world leaders to the US withdrawal from the Paris accord here. The agreement - negotiated by 195 nations in Paris - was created to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are contributing to climate change. He said the deal "front loads costs on American people", "disadvantages the US" to benefit other countries and causes a ... Read More

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President Trump's First Trip Abroad

President Trump's First Trip Abroad

Trump first cast doubt on the provision during his presidential campaign, shocking members of the alliance when he suggested the USA might only defend members of the alliance who "fulfill their obligations to us". That unprecedented one-two punch from a president in his first major speech in Europe further rattled a continent anxious about Trump's commitment to their bonds and reeling from another deadly terror attack. Read More

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Canadian killed in London terror attack: Trudeau

Canadian killed in London terror attack: Trudeau

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Manchester bombing, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the London attack, which the prime minister linked to Islamic extremism. He said he backed the "full authority for the police to use whatever force is necessary to protect and save life as they did last night, as they did in Westminster in March". Read More

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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull warns China against trying to bully neighbours

North Korea's aggressive rhetoric, as well as regular missile and nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations resolutions, have continued to vex the global community. The Prime Minister also spoke of the ongoing threat of terrorism. "Time to dump Trump", Mr Bandt wrote on Twitter . "These new visa arrangements will further boost tourism and business links between Australia and Singapore". Read More

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Canadian 'impacted' by London terror attack

Chief constable Paul Crowther said: "For an officer who only joined us less than two years ago, the bravery he showed was outstanding and makes me extremely proud". In March, a British convert to Islam ran down people with a vehicle on Westminster Bridge , killing four before fatally stabbing a policeman on Parliament's grounds. Read More

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UK Conservatives Set to Lose Seats in General Election

However, the Conservatives´ advantage has eroded over the campaign, with pollster Survation giving the ruling party just a one point lead over Labour on June 4. ICM for The Sun on Sunday gives the Tories a healthy 11-point lead, despite a slight tightening, with the Conservatives down one on 45% and Labour up two on 34% with the Lib Dems on 9% and Ukip on 5%. Read More

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Officer confronted London attackers with baton; Canadian killed

Officer confronted London attackers with baton; Canadian killed

One of the attackers shouted "this is for Allah" as he knifed a man near a pub. "Everyone in the bar started pushing people from the exits", one witness who gave his name as Brian, 32, told Reuters. Two suspects were also detained in East Ham. Saturday's attack was the second to involve a vehicle driving into pedestrians on a bridge in London in just three months. Read More

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Ariana Grande returns to Manchester to honor victims with benefit concert

The Canadian singer performed the acoustic versions of "Love yourself" and "Cold water" to pay tribute to the victims of the terror attack at Ariana Grande's May 22 gig in the British city that claimed 22 lives, reported Us weekly. "The only thing we'll feel here tonight is love, and positivity". The 23-year-old pop star, who had to leave Manchester after the horrific attack at her May 22 concert here, made sure that her return filled the entire city with joy and happiness once again. Read More

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United Kingdom police arrest 12 in east London

In March, in a attack similar to Saturday's, five people died after a man drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in central London and stabbed a policeman. "Well, we don't scare". He also criticized Khan for his response to the attacks. "Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days", he said. Read More

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Islamic State claims London attack: IS-linked agency

The Islamic State claimed responsibility in a statement distributed through its Amaq News Agency, saying the attack was carried out by "a detachment of Islamic State fighters". Another witness called Eric told the BBC, he had seen three men getting out and thought they were going to help. Plans to use bombs, such as at Manchester Arena, are rarer because plotters need to have the technical skills for such an appalling attack - but attacking people with cars and knives is far easier and has ... Read More

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ISIS claims responsibility for London attack

Eyewitnesses said they heard the men shout " this is for Allah ", British media reported. May said the series of attacks were not connected in terms of planning and execution, but were inspired by what she called a "single, evil ideology of Islamist extremism" that represented a perversion of Islam and of the truth. Read More

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Macron Calls Russian Media 'Propaganda' as Putin Stands Next to Him

The report went on to allege that at least several gay men had been killed by their relatives in " honor killings " while the authorities turned a blind eye. The relations between Moscow and Paris have deteriorated during the tenure of former French president, as France along with other western countries accused Russian Federation of interference in the Ukrainian affairs and imposed anti-Moscow sanctions. Read More

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Nature reminds us with disasters to protect environment; President

Nature reminds us with disasters to protect environment; President

Just days before during his 4-nation tour in Europe, Prime Minister Modi, speaking at the St. Petersberg International Forum (SPIEF) 2017 meeting in St. The environment has a big impact on human health, quality of life and economic development of any country. This year's World Environment Day themed as, " Connecting people to nature " calls the whole world to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the nature, says the President in the statement. Read More

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Polls show conflicting outcomes for UK's May in next week's election

Polls show conflicting outcomes for UK's May in next week's election

May was accused of "broken promises" for going for an early election on June 8 after she had repeatedly said she would not, and for a U-turn on a key manifesto pledge on elderly social care. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said while May was no longer certain of increasing her parliamentary majority, she was sceptical about suggestions the Conservatives would lose their current slim majority. Read More

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Thousands may have been killed in Philippines: ICRC

Thousands may have been killed in Philippines: ICRC

More than 160 people, almost 50 children among them, were rescued from Marawi on Saturday, the army said . As many as 2,000 people remained trapped in desperate conditions in these areas, the government said, likely without food and water and with some injured or ailing as security forces mount a relentless assault. Read More

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As US threatens withdrawal, Feds still committed to Paris Accord, McKenna says

As US threatens withdrawal, Feds still committed to Paris Accord, McKenna says

But Trump said the agreement disadvantaged the U.S. "If we can, great. If we can't, that's fine". By abandoning the world's chief effort to slow the tide of planetary warming, Trump was fulfilling a top campaign pledge. In a rare statement on his successor's policies, Obama said: "Even in the absence of American leadership; even as this administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future, I'm confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more ... Read More

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Indian PM, French leader talk climate in Paris

Modi vowed to go "above and beyond" the Paris accord to combat climate change . "We have natural resources because our previous generations protected these resources". "Terrorism is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing today", Modi said, adding that he and Macron discussed extensively on how to save the world from terrorism and radicalisation. Read More

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Police negotiating with man holding woman hostage in Melbourne apartment building

A major police presence, including specialist tactical officers, remains at the Bay Rd scene. According to reports, the police operation was launched at the Bay Street apartment in Brighton following reports of an explosion . "It's believed a woman is with him who he won't allow to leave". Undercover armed police with bulletproof vests were also seen running up the street. Read More

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Arrested as UK Prime Minister Vows Crackdown After London Attack

Arrested as UK Prime Minister Vows Crackdown After London Attack

Andrew's misfortune is summed up at the end of the video, with the Australian explaining the night of the attack was his last night in London before flying out of the city. "Everyone in the bar started pushing people from the exits", one witness who gave his name as Brian, 32, told Reuters. All the major political parties apart from UKIP suspended national campaigning for Sunday but Mrs May insisted Thursday's General Election will go ahead. Read More

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UK Conservatives' lead over Labour seen narrowing: Panelbase

In a leisure centre vehicle park on the outskirts of Reading, 64km from London , more than 1,000 people gathered in the middle of a working day, leaving behind their desk jobs and even climbing trees to catch a glimpse of Mr Corbyn. That will not help her when she has, nearly immediately, to begin the Brexit negotiations in Brussels. YouGov's latest surveys show leaving the European Union as the most important issue for voters by a two percent margin, ahead of the National Health Service, ... Read More

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Wenger: My future cost Arsenal top 4 spot

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Arsenal midfielder, Alex Iwobi, has reflected the excitement and enthusiasm at the London club following the contract extension of manager Arsene Wenger whom he aptly describes as "Mr. 'That means a big signing is not necessarily linked with the amount of money spent'. With Wenger's suggestion that Arsenal will only make three signings this transfer window attention will now turn to the identities of those potential signings. Read More

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Trump 'very forceful' with Abbas, Netanyahu on restarting peace talks

Trump 'very forceful' with Abbas, Netanyahu on restarting peace talks

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the attack, although authorities said they had yet to uncover any connections between suspected suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, and any wider terrorist organization. The three dailies printed photos of Abbas and Trump in Bethlehem and at their joint press conference. He stressed, however, that the real problem was in occupation and settlements. Read More

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London terror attacks: ISIS claims responsibility

London terror attacks: ISIS claims responsibility

A statement from the Archibald family said they were mourning the loss of their "beautiful, loving daughter and sister". Another witness called Eric told the BBC, he had seen three men getting out and thought they were going to help. The attack in central London came just weeks after a suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester left 22 dead, and it recalled an attack in March when a man drove a auto into pedestrians near the seat of Parliament, killing five. Read More

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