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Author: 0 Iranian Ambassador in Afghanistan Not Injured in Kabul Blast

Vice President M. Hamid Ansari has condemned the terror attack in Kabul. People with grim, dazed faces strode along the sidewalks, avoiding piles of glass, or sat glumly in modern offices with all their windows gone, watching the news on TV.

Global News At least 90 killed after bomb rips through central Kabul
Author: 0 At least 90 killed after bomb rips through central Kabul

No group has yet claimed it. The explosives-laden truck reportedly tried to enter the Green Zone which houses embassies and other diplomatic offices and residences and the Resolute Support mission compound. Josh Smith, a correspondent for Reuters news agency in Kabul, headed to a major city hospital just a few blocks away from the blast site. Some parents rushed to the school as news of the blast spread, causing more panic and hampering the rescue and relief efforts, officials said.

Global News Former Panama Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies at 83
Author: 0 Former Panama Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies at 83

The cause of Noriega's death - which was pronounced at around 0400 GMT Tuesday - has not been given. More recently as his health deteriorated, he was allowed to spend the remaining years of his life in a Panama prison, where he was incarcerated for murdering political rivals during his regime in the 1980s.

Global News Trump criticises Germany after Merkel questioned U.S. reliability
Author: 0 Trump criticises Germany after Merkel questioned U.S. reliability

While Trump hit back in a tweet , and far-right commentators in the US aired their outrage at the chancellor's comments, at home Merkel was defended by even her most ardent political rivals. Merkel stressed that diplomacy is not a zero-sum game and that while Berlin was building strong ties with the rising Asian powers, transatlantic ties remained "of paramount importance".

Author: 0 John Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

During the Monica Lewinsky investigation, the Clinton White House brought on a dedicated group of lawyers and a created a separate media operation to handle investigation-related inquiries so they didn't completely subsume the president's agenda.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn is getting sassy AF with Theresa May on Twitter

But Mr. Corbyn made a U-turn at mid-day on Wednesday after criticizing the Tories over what he termed "a stage-managed arms-length campaign". "I heard they were coming and I'd seen on the news how great some of his rallies were so I thought I'd come down and check it out", said Jason Guy, a 28-year-old insurance worker who joined Labour a week ago after reading Corbyn's manifesto.

Author: 0 UN chief says 'absolutely essential' that Paris climate deal implemented

But neither should we remain in an agreement that would hamstring development of America's energy industry while China and India continue to build hundreds of coal-fired power plants. That's important because Trump says he'll base his decision on protecting US companies, not the environment . "A full, formal withdrawal could take up to three years to execute, unravelling one of former President Barack Obama's major achievements in office to reduce the impacts of climate change ", it ...

Author: 0 Trump posts vague, midnight tweet about 'negative press covfefe'

I have no fucking idea, and it doesn't really matter; everyone makes typos in their tweets, even if those tweets now carry the weight of USA government policy behind them. "Covfefe" also made its way into the Urban Dictionary, a website that collates online word submissions. The amount of comedy this odd new word has produced is endless, but here are our 13 current favorite attempts by the internet to humorously explain covfefe.

Author: 0 Senate Staffers to Begin Writing Healthcare Bill

Premium prices would rise across the board for lower-income pre-retirees under the healthcare bill which passed the House earlier this month. While the AHCA contains a few provisions meant to counterbalance this, such as high-risk pools, they're largely symbolic in nature and, according to the CBO , won't prevent the worst fears of repealing Obamacare from being realized.

Author: 0 China installs rocket launchers on disputed reef in South China sea

The proposal follows remarks by President Rodrigo Duterte that China was installing "some kind of armed garrison" on the disputed South China Sea islands it claims. China largely ignored the ruling , which explains Cayetano's doubt that any controlling legal authority to enforce anything stricter than a gentleman's agreement could be found.

Author: 0 Here's what the 'glowing orb' Trump touched in Saudi Arabia actually was

There was a George W Bush moment too when Mr Trump referred to the battle between good and evil. In a statement following the meeting, Trump addressed his meetings the previous day with Arab and Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia , and said that there is growing realization that they share a "common cause with you" in their determination to defeat extremism and deter "the threat posed by Iran".

Global News President Trump Shoves Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic At NATO Summit
Author: 0 President Trump Shoves Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic At NATO Summit

The act was being widely denounced online. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance leaders whisper to each other during Trump remarks about them not paying their fair share. Montenegro newspaper Vijesti reported: "It seems Donald Trump did not want anyone to overshadow his presence at the summit". After meeting Trump on Thursday in Brussels , Tusk told a news conference: "It was clear for both of us that the European Union at 27 is more united after Brexit than before Brexit".

Global News Egypt launches second round of air strikes over Libya
Author: 0 Egypt launches second round of air strikes over Libya

ISIL extremists have claimed responsibility for the shootings. As many as 10 masked attackers in three SUVs stormed the bus dressed in military uniforms and demanded that the passengers recite the Muslim profession of faith, witnesses said, according the Wall Street Journal .

Author: 0 Israel Marks 50 Years of Reunited Capital on Jerusalem Day

On Thursday, special envoy of the Trump administration to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt is coming to Israel to continue the peace discussions with Netanyahu. Trump earned a warm welcome from the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it clear during the trip that he preferred Trump to his predecessor, Barack Obama, whom he believed pressured Israel too much.

Author: 0 Social media users baffled by Donald Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

It's also a reminder of how different he is from past presidents and the traditional, carefully orchestrated pronouncements typically associated with the office. President Trump's cellphone has brought security concerns , reports the Washington Post , with Mr. Trump reportedly urging world leaders to call him on his phone, instead of using traditional means that presidents have used in the past to communicate with one another.

Global News At least 64 killed in car bombing in Kabul's diplomatic zone
Author: 0 At least 64 killed in car bombing in Kabul's diplomatic zone

The German Embassy was severely damaged in the blast , as pictures from the location show. Germany, Japan and Pakistan said some of their embassy employees and staff were hurt in the explosion. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said a security guard at the embassy was killed and some staff were wounded. Residences and offices of Pakistani, Indian, French, and German diplomats, among those of other countries, were damaged.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn takes part as Theresa May sits it out

The parliamentary election takes place on Thursday June 8. Representing the Conservatives after Theresa May rejected Mr Corbyn's challenge to take part in the seven-way debate, Home Secretary Amber Rudd accused the opposition parties of offering "bluff, bravado and tempty, shiny election promises".

Global News Trump expected to leave climate deal _ but with 'caveats'
Author: 0 Trump expected to leave climate deal _ but with 'caveats'

Everyone cautioned that no decision was final until Trump announced it. Apple, BP, Google, Microsoft, Shell, and several other companies sent Trump a letter in April encouraging him to keep the United States in the pact because they believe it strengthens their competitiveness, creates jobs, and reduces business risk.

Global News UK Labour chief challenges May to debate as race tightens
Author: 0 UK Labour chief challenges May to debate as race tightens

Speaking to a rally of supporters in Reading, Mr Corbyn called challenged Mrs May to join him at the debate in Cambridge. But the Labour leader also faced fresh questions about his approach to immigration as a Labour discussion document indicated the party could open up routes for unskilled foreign workers to come to the UK.

Author: 0 Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80, wounds scores

Associated Press images from the scene showed the German Embassy and several other embassies located in the area heavily damaged. The official said none of the wounded Americans appears to have life-threatening injuries. By God's grace, Indian Embassy staff are safe in the massive #Kabul blast. A Taliban attack on an Afghan army training compound in the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif last month killed at least 135 soldiers, and led to the resignation of the defence minister and army ...

Author: 0 Blast in diplomatic area of Afghan capital kills, wounds 50

The U.S. embassy is located about half a mile from the scene. The commander of United States forces in Afghanistan , General John Nicholson, told a congressional hearing this year that he needed several thousand more troops to help Afghan forces break a "stalemate" with the Taliban .

Author: 0 Trump's 'covfefe' tweet leaves Internet guessing

The " covfefe " thing may have been a complete and total accident or even just a typo , but it started yet another round of memes and jokes about America and its president. Regardless, I guess we'll never know until someone deliberately asks Donald to his face what he meant to type. " CNN declared that " 'Covfefe' tells you all you need to know about Donald Trump ".

Global News Korea defends latest missile launch, seeks support
Author: 0 Korea defends latest missile launch, seeks support

According to state media thousands of people took to the streets of Pyongyang in colourful and traditional clothes, to welcome back the scientists and workers behind the test at the weekend. He added: "Combining nuclear warheads with ballistic technology in the hands of a volatile leader like Kim Jong Un is a recipe for a disaster". North Korea has rejected all calls to end its nuclear and missile programs, even from its major ally China, calling them legitimate means of self-defence.

Author: 0 Manchester mosque refuses to bury the body of Salman Abedi

Police in Manchester, England, warned people to stay away from Manchester Arena after reports of two loud explosions during an Ariana Grande concert Monday night on May 22, 2017. "We will make sure that we put the right resources in to keep people safe always", she added. The BBC reported that Abedi had taken part in the armed uprising against Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi's regime as a teenager during school holidays.

Author: 0 Trump vows to 'change' how much Germany gives to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

US President Donald Trump called Germany's trade and spending policies " very bad " on Tuesday, intensifying the row between the longtime allies. Camerota, however, argued that Trump's recent tweet , criticizing the United States' trade deficit and Germany's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and defense payments point to a feud.

Author: 0 Trump expected to withdraw US from climate deal: White House official

Trump himself kept everyone in suspense on the question of staying or leaving, saying he was still listening to "a lot of people both ways" but promising a decision "very soon". After he returned to Washington , Trump lashed out at Merkel over other matters, including North Atlantic Treaty Organisation funding and Germany's trade deficit.

Global News Tillerson: Trump Pressuring Israel, Palestinians
Author: 0 Tillerson: Trump Pressuring Israel, Palestinians

Trump was cajoled for three days - first in Brussels at meetings of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union, then in Sicily for G-7 - but will leave Italy without making clear where he stands. "The last two days was not a matter of policy". Cohn stressed Friday that the president was simply being critical of the US trade deal with Germany.

Author: 0 Trump ignores question about Kushner back channel reports

The New York Times and Washington Post said he wanted to use Russian facilities to avoid United States interception of discussions with Moscow . More attorneys with deep experience in Washington investigations are expected to be added , along with crisis communication experts. The stench of greed, dishonesty, and illegality is growing around Jared Kushner , the president's son in law and top adviser (" As White House defends Kushner, experts question his back-channel move ", ...

Global News White House Press Briefing Gets Contentious
Author: 0 White House Press Briefing Gets Contentious

There was little movement on Trump's legislative agenda. Trump undercuts them constantly, and he obviously wants to be the public face of the administration himself. A senior administration official said Kushner was keeping his head down and focusing on work after the foreign trip. "The US Senate should switch to 51 votes, immediately, and get Healthcare and TAX CUTS approved, fast and easy".

Global News PM Modi inaugurates Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam
Author: 0 PM Modi inaugurates Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam

He said that good connectivity in the North-East will also link the region with the economy of South-East Asia. In addition to being a strategic asset, the new bridge will also serve the civilians and will bring a huge respite to those traveling between the two regions.

Author: 0 Cyclone Mora: 14250 people affected in Chittagong

The cyclone has affected over a quarter million people in the country, the disaster management ministry said. Of the 16 districts, Cox's Bazar experienced the worst destruction, the additional secretary said, adding that 39,599 houses were also damaged partially.

Global News Chelsea Manning a Free Woman
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning a Free Woman

Manning's clemency application to Obama maintained his belief that he was unfairly sentenced to such a long period in prison, saying, "I have never made any excuses for what I did". "I am looking forward to so much!" said a statement released by Manning through her legal team, the Los Angeles Times reports. "For the first time in her life, Chelsea will have the opportunity to live freely as her authentic self, to grow her hair, engage with her friends, and build her own networks of ...

Global News No deal in Brexit talks an option: UK's May
Author: 0 No deal in Brexit talks an option: UK's May

In the televised debate, Rudd accused Corbyn of having drawn up a "fantasy wishlist" manifesto paid for with a magic "money tree", and noting that most of his MPs backed a failed coup against him past year. "But because of the higher real yields we would expect and hopes of a soft Brexit - or indeed no Brexit at all - this should eventually provide support to the currency".

Global News Pope Francis Condemns 'Barbaric Attack' on Egyptian Christians
Author: 0 Pope Francis Condemns 'Barbaric Attack' on Egyptian Christians

Senior Egyptian officials said fighter jets targeted bases in eastern Libya of the Shura Council, an Islamist militia known to be linked to al-Qaida, not the Islamic State grop. In December a year ago, an attack on a Coptic church in Cairo killed 25 people. "They chose death", said Mr Makarios, who has been an outspoken critic of the government's handling of anti-Christian violence in Minya, where Christians account for more than 35 per cent of the population, the highest anywhere in ...

Author: 0 Syria: Turkey slams U.S. move to arm YPG militia

Turkey believes the Syrian Kurds are linked to the PKK (also known as the Kurdistan Workers' Party ) which is recognized as a terrorist organization not only by Turkey, but also by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the United States, the European Union and by Israel.

Global News Horgan and Weaver drop off NDP-Green agreement to Lieutenant Governor
Author: 0 Horgan and Weaver drop off NDP-Green agreement to Lieutenant Governor

Liberal MPs opposing it. - A referendum on proportional representation will take place in the fall of 2018, concurrent with the next municipal elections in the province . "We want to hear from BC Hydro what it signed, how binding are these agreement and what are the consequences of proceeding", said Horgan. "You don't decide the government on the steps of a hotel, you decide it in the legislature", said Ashton, adding that when the legislature is recalled they will see how the NDP and ...

Author: 0 Palestinian prisoners in Israel suspend hunger strike

A spokeswoman for the Israel Prison Service confirmed the agreement, but denied the strike had forced the authorities to negotiate over conditions in the jails with the prisoner representatives. The Palestinian Authority will now fund the second visit, according to Hebrew media. "The crisis must be resolved in line with International Humanitarian Law and Israel's human rights obligations", he said, calling for maximum restraint and taking any steps to avoid further escalation.

Author: 0 Covfefe: When a typo goes viral

Donald Trump has about 31 million followers on Twitter. When we asked the White House for a hint of the term's meaning Wednesday, representatives didn't respond before this story was published. President Trump's early morning tweet about " covfefe " got many in the media guessing about what the indecipherable typo referred to. For anybody sleeping or off Twitter at 12:06 a.m., Trump Standard Time, the president tweeted a freaky sentence fragment that read, in its entirety: "Despite the ...