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Author: 0 Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate agreement next week

He said the G-7 "was a tremendously productive meeting where I strengthened America's bonds". A stand-off is underway between Italian riot police and the protesters on Saturday evening in Giardini Naxos, a seaside town down the hill from Taormina, where leaders of seven large industrialized democracies had gathered for a two-day summit.

Global News Tension rises over United States airstrikes on pro-Assad regime convoy
Author: 0 Tension rises over United States airstrikes on pro-Assad regime convoy

The official statement said that the vehicles did not stop despite the show of force and warning shots. Muzahem al Saloum, from the Maghawir al Thwra group, told Reuters that the jets struck after rebel forces clashed with advancing Syrian and Iranian militias that were about 27km away from the base along the Damascus-Baghdad highway.

Author: 0 Suspect in Portland stabbings ranted about Muslims

The attack began shortly before 4:30 P.M. when a man started yelling ethnic and religious slurs toward two women who appeared to be Muslim on a MAX train at the Hollywood Transit Station, the Portland Police Department said in a statement .

Global News Residents flee militant siege in Philippines
Author: 0 Residents flee militant siege in Philippines

ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) - Foreign fighters are among the militants linked to the Islamic State group who are battling government troops in the southern Philippines, an official said Friday. "I'm just praying that the bullets will not find its way to my house and hit us", he said as he left the city. The Maute group's rise is a source of concern for Mindanao native Duterte, who is familiar with Muslim separatist unrest but alarmed by the prospect of rebels helping Islamic State to ...

Global News Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate deal next week
Author: 0 Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate deal next week

Prior to Trump's arrival, the pope had publically disagreed with some of the president's plans and policies, inlduing ones to build a wall along the entire U.S. The joint communiqué made clear that all the G-7 nations except the United States remained determined to carry out the Paris agreement. Six members of the Group of Seven plan to stick with their standing endorsement of the 2015 Paris deal to fight climate change by reining in greenhouse gas emissions and await a decision from the ...

Author: 0 Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

The battles with the Maute group, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State , started on Tuesday during a failed raid by security forces on one of the group's hideouts that spiralled into chaos. It has transformed into invasion by foreign terrorists who heeded the clarion call of ISIS to go to the Philippines if they feel difficulty in going to Iraq or Syria.

Global News Russians 'boasted spies had links to Trump aides' during election campaign
Author: 0 Russians 'boasted spies had links to Trump aides' during election campaign

He also referred to past reports that the White House asked allies on Capitol Hill to refute negative press stories about Trump associates' ties to Russian Federation. The committee acknowledge in mid-March that it was investigating leaks and pressing the FBI, CIA, and National Security Agency to cooperate. "Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm.

Author: 0 Donald Trump launches review into Manchester attack leaks

On that call, he purportedly told his mother: "Forgive me", said Ahmed bin Salem, a spokesman for the Special Deterrent Force. "We are getting a greater understanding of the preparation of the bomb", Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley said.

Author: 0 Civilians wave white flags as Philippines forces hit militants in siege city

At least eleven soldiers and 31 militants had been killed. Thousands of people have since fled the mainly Muslim city in Lanao del Sur province on the southern island of Mindanao . "The United States condemns the recent violence perpetrated by an ISIS-linked terrorist group in the southern Philippines", Spicer said. The black flags of the Islamic State group were planted atop buildings and flown from commandeered vehicles, including a government ambulance and an armored auto, said ...

Global News Palestinians injured during rallies for prisoners
Author: 0 Palestinians injured during rallies for prisoners

Shapira also criticised the Israeli government for its procrastination in changing the management of these checkpoints from the military to civilians, or handing them over to private companies. Several hundred Palestinians are being held without charges or trial, in so-called administrative detention. Amin Shuman, who heads a support group for Palestinian prisoners and ex-detainees, said he hopes the issue will be addressed during the meeting between Trump and Abbas "because it is important ...

Author: 0 AFP confirms foreign terrorists in Marawi

They said six soldiers died in Thursday's fighting. The President issued the pronouncement as sporadic fighting between government troops and local terror groups continued in some parts of Marawi City , 45 kilometers southwest of Iligan City.

Global News Homer Simpson to be 'inducted' into Baseball Hall of Fame
Author: 0 Homer Simpson to be 'inducted' into Baseball Hall of Fame

Note: " Homer Simpson was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame before Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens , Mike Piazza and Tim Raines" is a real-life sentence (sort of). Sax, who won two World Series rings and was a five-time All-Star, said he gets asked more about his role in " The Simpsons " than about his career.

Global News Vietnam urges prevention of WannaCry ransomware
Author: 0 Vietnam urges prevention of WannaCry ransomware

Then there's the USA government, whose Windows hacking tools were leaked to the internet and got into the hands of cybercriminals. Meanwhile, IT experts have also warned IT organizations, businesses and other sectors to take required precautions and update their systems.

Global News Philippine troops press attack on Marawi militants
Author: 0 Philippine troops press attack on Marawi militants

They have pledged allegiance to the flag of ISIS. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines also condemned the terrorists and called on Filipinos to pray for peace in Mindanao, which has been placed under martial law in the wake of street skirmishes between government troops and the Maute in Marawi City.

Author: 0 Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

The violence prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the country's south, where a Muslim rebellion has raged for decades. After the raid failed, gunmen swept through the streets, fending off government forces and taking over large parts of the city.

Author: 0 Turkey recalls diplomat over clashes during Erdogan's USA visit

A brawl erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence during Erdogan's visit to Washington to meet U.S. "In the same way, we should never allow those groups who want to change the ethnic or religious structures in the region to use terrorism as a pretext", he added, suggesting that the Kurds were using the anti-Isis fight as cover for separatist nationalism.

Global News Trump Campaign Documents Requested by Senate Intelligence Committee as Russia Investigation Expands
Author: 0 Trump Campaign Documents Requested by Senate Intelligence Committee as Russia Investigation Expands

Mr Kushner held meetings with Russia's ambassador to Washington , Sergey Kislyak , and a banker from Moscow after Mr Trump's election victory a year ago. The senior White House aide has not commented on the latest reports . The Post and other media have been careful to note that their sources did not say Kushner was a "target" of the investigation, nor that he was accused of any wrongdoing.

Author: 0 FBI Russia investigation looking at Kushner role

Kushner discussed the idea with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak in December, as the Trump team was preparing its transition to the White House after its unexpected election victory a month earlier. When The Washington Post broke an explosive report in which intelligence officials alleged that Trump shared highly-classified information with Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting, McMaster went in front of cameras to call the story false as reported and to defend the ...

Author: 0 Trump Set to Welcome Turkey's Leader Erdogan to White House

Besides the upgrade in weapons, the Syrian forces received help in capturing the strategically important town and its adjacent dam from the U.S. -led global coalition fighting IS, which has provided backup with air strikes and special forces.

Author: 0 Mattis: Trump 'wide open' on climate change

President Donald Trump said Saturday he would make a decision on the Paris Agreement on climate change "next week" following months of intense speculation and lobbying on both sides of the issue. On leaving Sicily, Trump said he would make his decision next week. His body language on the trip demonstrated his typically brash behavior, dramatized by his demands that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies pay more for their defense and his refusal to explicitly declare that the ...

Global News Ariana Grande to hold concert in Manchester for bombing victims
Author: 0 Ariana Grande to hold concert in Manchester for bombing victims

Twenty-two people were killed in the blast, including seven children, while on Friday NHS England said 66 injured were still being treated across eight hospitals, 23 of whom are in critical care. pop star Ariana Grande in the latest atrocity claimed by the Islamic State group in Europe. As the message continues, Grande praises the "compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness" her fans have shown each other in the wake of what happened at her concert, as well as offering to support ...

Author: 0 President Trump Decries 'Evil Losers' Who Carried Out Manchester Attack

This week ISIS struck again in Manchester, England , where a suicide bomber killed 22 people, including children outside the concert arena where singer Ariana Grande performed. While it was Israel that Trump lavished with praise, in the end neither side got all it wanted. "We are telling you right now that Iran will not have nuclear weapons", he stated unequivocally.

Author: 0 Modi inaugurates India's longest river bridge in Assam

The objective is to bring the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer to each other. The 9.15-km-long bridge will reduce the travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh from six hours to just one hour as the distance will shrink by 165 kms.

Author: 0 Lawmakers: Trump should make good on campaign pledge on Jerusalem

Palestinian officials stressed they believed longstanding U.S. policy remained unchanged as president Mahmud Abbas sought to convince Trump to remain committed to a two-state solution to the decades-long conflict. Trump is looking to create an Arab NATO, he added. "But we need to take out Assad and Iran, because Russia", Cernovich tweeted Tuesday, referring to Trump's strong rhetoric against Assad and Iran while in Israel .

Author: 0 Trump to seek Supreme Court review on travel ban

The other plaintiffs include refugee resettlement organizations - in addition to the ban on entry for nationals of the six countries, Trump's executive order also suspended all refugee admission - and six individuals who allege that Trump's executive order would impact the ability of their immediate family members to obtain visas or enter the refugees.

Author: 0 French PM swerves out of Trump's way to meet Merkel first

However, Macron claimed that the lunch meeting with Trump was "a very good, frank and warm discussion". The French leader says he believes the arguments made by the six other members enabled Trump to understand the importance of that issue and the necessity the Paris agreement for the US economy.

Global News Bug grounds all BA flights
Author: 0 Bug grounds all BA flights

He urged people who booked flights for Saturday not to come to the airport. “We are working hard to get our customers who were due to fly today on to the next available flights over the course of the rest of the weekend. BA warned people not to come to the "extremely congested" airports, but an AFP photographer at Heathrow's Terminal 5 said many travellers were waiting outside the departure area with their luggage in "chaotic" scenes.

Global News Reports swirling about Kushner and back channel with Russia
Author: 0 Reports swirling about Kushner and back channel with Russia

Kislyak allegedly told his higher-ups that Kushner floated the proposal for back-channel communications during a conversation between the two and former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn at Trump Tower on December 1 or December 2. The Post and other media have been careful to note that their sources did not say Kushner was a "target" of the investigation, nor that he was accused of any wrongdoing.

Global News Kaine's son, 7 others, charged in protest of pro-Trump event
Author: 0 Kaine's son, 7 others, charged in protest of pro-Trump event

A criminal complaint says Kaine and others changed into black clothing during the March 4 rally and entered the state Capitol. Counter-protesters went in the Capitol and "began chanting, yelling, blowing whistles, using air horns, and confronting the Trump supporters", the complaint said .

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in prison

Manning tweeted a photo, writing, " first steps of freedom ". Manning served those seven years out of her 35-year sentence in an all-male military prison, despite requests to be transferred to a civilian prison. She walked out of prison still on active duty with the U.S. military, because soldiers serving out prison terms are still considered to be active duty, but most experts suspect she will be dishonorably discharged before the end of the week.

Global News Arsenal Win 13th FA Cup Title, Beating Chelsea 2-1
Author: 0 Arsenal Win 13th FA Cup Title, Beating Chelsea 2-1

The Arsenal Gunners took home the win with a 2-1 victory. Aaron Ramsey was the match-winner, just like in the 2014 final, restoring Arsenal's lead in the 79th minute shortly after Diego Costa leveled for 10-man Chelsea at Wembley Stadium .

Global News China 'strongly dissatisfied' with G7 statement on East, South China Seas
Author: 0 China 'strongly dissatisfied' with G7 statement on East, South China Seas

According to reports , an American P-3 surveillance plane, which was flying in worldwide airspace and was around 150 miles away from Hong Kong , was subjected to an unsafe intercept by Chinese aircraft. Chinese defense ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang told a monthly briefing two Chinese guided-missile warships had warned the USA vessel to leave the waters, and China had complained to the United States.

Global News Iran's Supreme Leader: Saudi Arabia 'cow milked' by US
Author: 0 Iran's Supreme Leader: Saudi Arabia 'cow milked' by US

While they lauded Trump's anti-Iran stance, Netanyahu and his right-wing coalition didn't cheer at all for what the United States president had to say about the Palestinians . I am telling you - that's what I do. Trump's trip and hour-long meeting with Abbas had all the pomp of a state visit - a quickly corrected public schedule from the White House even referred to "Palestine", which many Israelis object to as a recognition of a Palestinian state - with little of the public chiding ...

Global News Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains
Author: 0 Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

Iran and the Gulf Arab states are backing opposing sides in the wars in Syria and Yemen , and the unrest in Bahrain. "We are waiting for the government to be well established so we can pass judgment", Rouhani said. Rouhani built his resounding win in the presidential election by promising more economic opportunities for Iran's youth, as well as social justice, individual freedoms and political tolerance.

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