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Global News Congress approves tax reform package with new excise tax on fuels
Author: 0 Congress approves tax reform package with new excise tax on fuels

President Donald Trump on Thursday praised a Republican tax-reform bill that "is moving along in Congress", though Congress is not yet considering a tax plan. The 8 percent tax on the self-employed and professionals will now only be imposed on gross receipts in excess of PHP250,000. The tax reform measure is critical to President Rodrigo Duterte's economic program, which focuses on infrastructure spending and fiscal efficiency to lift growth to as much as 8 percent before his six-year term ...

Global News Chelsea's Abraham close to Newcastle loan move
Author: 0 Chelsea's Abraham close to Newcastle loan move

Newcastle are expected to make a change in goal, with Napoli's Pepe Reina targeted. He was superb last season and managed 26 goals at a mediocre Bristol City team. "It was really important for us to be promoted back to the Premier League ". For Abraham's sake, it will be a test he will want to take on on Tyneside if he wants a future at Chelsea .

Global News Attacker sets fire in crowded Philippine casino, killing 36
Author: 0 Attacker sets fire in crowded Philippine casino, killing 36

The gunman then ran back to the 5th floor, holed himself up inside room No. 510 and set the room on fire. "So we have to approach this thing in a very sober manner and regarding the tweets coming from overseas, I think we should listen to our own people first", Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a news briefing when told that even Trump mentioned that the incident in Manila was a "terror attack ".

Global News Thunder C Kanter's father detained in Turkey
Author: 0 Thunder C Kanter's father detained in Turkey

View the tweet below. He claimed that his opposition to the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spurred the incident. The Turkish government issued a warrant for his arrest earlier May 26 following an episode from May 20, when Turkey canceled Kanter's passport while he was on a flight from Indonesia to Romania in a likely attempt to get him deported back to his home country.

Global News Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal and Sai Praneeth into the Quarter Finals
Author: 0 Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal and Sai Praneeth into the Quarter Finals

While 12th seeded Sourabh fought hard before going down narrowly 16-21, 25-23, 11-21 to fifth seeded Brice Leverdez of France, Sai Uttejitha Rao went down in straight games 15-21, 17-21 to Pattarasuda Chaiwan of Thailand . With no player ready to give an inch, it was Saina who brought up match point at 20-19 but it was Suzuki who won three consecutive points to level the match at a game apiece.

Author: 0 Philippine military air strike 'accidently' kills 10 soldiers

Earlier, Lorenzana said government troop movements in Marawi were being hampered by hard enemy terrain and rebels frequently move and change positions within concrete houses and other structures that were close to each other. Villegas also pleaded with government forces to "make the safety of the hostages a primordial consideration". The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed concern for those who remained trapped in the region and also called for a ...

Global News Trump tests waters for achieving Middle East peace
Author: 0 Trump tests waters for achieving Middle East peace

Prime Minister Netanyahu was one of the first world leaders to visit the United States after President Trump's inauguration and today's visit is one more step the President has taken to reaffirm the bond of friendship between the United States and Israel.

Global News US and Japan stage military exercises off Korean Peninsula
Author: 0 US and Japan stage military exercises off Korean Peninsula

USS Ronald Reagan and USS Carl Vinson strike groups trained with 10 other warships, including two carrier air wings, in the routine exercise, according to the U.S. The Sea of Japan separates Japan from the Korean peninsula. Responding to the launch, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that Tokyo would take " specific action " and join forces with the USA to deter North Korea.

Author: 0 'Friendly fire' kills 11 soldiers in the Philippines

The clashes began on May 23 leading the President of the Philippines , Rodrigo Duterte , to place the southern island of Mindanao under martial law as government forces counterattacked insurgent Islamist militant groups, including Maute, which has pledged alleged to the ISIS terrorist group (" Islamic State in Iraq and Syria").

Author: 0 Trump retweets report based on anonymous source after blasting anonymous sources

The Post's report says that Sergey Kislyak , the Russian ambassador to the United States, told superiors that it was Kushner who broached the subject . "It's clear that Jared Kushner will be under intense scrutiny at a time when his father-in-law has named him everything but chief cook and bottle washer", Democratic strategist David Axelrod, a former top White House adviser to President Barack Obama, told Politico.

Author: 0 'Are you nuts?': Putin ridicules US focus on ambassador contacts

Petersburg International Economic Forum. Russia's harboring of Snowden , who is wanted in America for revealing intelligence secrets, sparked a major confrontation with the U.S. He said in a show airing this month on Showtime that Snowden "didn't betray the interest of his country". "We do not have any tight (military) relations with Pakistan".

Author: 0 Trump to announce decision on global climate deal on Thursday

Trump's decision to withdraw from the climate agreement drew strong reactions from various quarters. During the US Presidential campaign, Trump had promised to withdraw from the Paris agreement . The technology industry is not united. It said it would bring down its emissions intensity - the emission per unit of GDP - by 35 to 33 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030; it said it would generate at least 40 per cent of its total electricity in 2030 from non-fossil fuel sources, and it ...

Author: 0 Corbyn vows to meet Merkel 'straight away' if he becomes PM

That's what we are fighting to do. "I am still going to vote for him, because in my heart I vote Labour , as my parents did before and my grandparents", she said. Mr Corbyn hit back with a warning that Mrs May's hardline approach to Brexit risked Britain crashing out of the European Union without any deal at all.

Global News Radiohead Releases New Video For Unreleased
Author: 0 Radiohead Releases New Video For Unreleased "OK Computer" Track "I Promise"

Twenty years on from OK Computer , and even longer still since its live debut, Radiohead have finally shared a studio version I Promise . " I Promise " was premiered on BBC 6 Music last night, on the show "6 Music Recommends". The video was directed by Michal Marczak, the director of Mark Pritchard's Thom Yorke-featuring "Beautiful People" video as well a vignette for Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool track "Identikit".

Global News Oil price outlook grows more gloomy despite OPEC cut extension - Reuters poll
Author: 0 Oil price outlook grows more gloomy despite OPEC cut extension - Reuters poll

That compared with analyst expectations for a decrease of 2.5 million barrels. USA oil production could break an all-time high of 10 million barrels per day by the end of the year, according to a new report . Oil prices dropped more than 4 percent after the decision as the market had been hoping oil producers could reach a last-minute deal to deepen the cuts or extend them further, until mid-2018.

Global News Tiger Woods 'found by police asleep at the wheel'
Author: 0 Tiger Woods 'found by police asleep at the wheel'

The latest report contradicts an earlier report from TMZ that Woods was driving erratically when cops pulled him over. "Both rims on the driver's side of the vehicle are damaged and both tires on the driver's side are flat." His pupils were dilated, according to the AP.

Author: 0 Putin urges US business to help normalize Russia-US ties

Megyn Kelly , now working for NBC News, was moderating a panel discussion in St. Petersburg when she asked Putin about United States intelligence agencies' conclusions that Russian Federation had interfered with the 2016 US election. "If the islands were put under the sovereignty of Japan, there is a theoretical possibility that USA forces would be stationed there". He added that while watching the USA campaign unfold, he would sometimes think that Trump was going "over the top".

Global News UK PM criticised for missing debate
Author: 0 UK PM criticised for missing debate

In a separate survey, it found that Labour had closed the gap with the Tories to four percentage points. "Take a look out your window, she might be out there sizing up your house to pay for social care". "What that debate showed very clearly is the wisdom of the prime minister in not coming". He also delivered a similarly dig at Mrs May in his very British closing statement that garnered a big laugh from the studio audience when he advised viewers to make a brew and watch Bake Off ...

Author: 0 B.C. politics leaves Valley in power position

Judith Guichon. Ultimately, Clark said, it would be up to the lieutenant-governor to decide whether the NDP gets the green light or whether a new election is called. "I think people want a change and they are going to see it". "Of immediate concern are the parties' positions on projects like Site C and Kinder Morgan, particularly when those have gone through proper consultation and assessment process", Famulak said.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby arrives for day three of jury selection

Constand is expected to take the stand during the trial. Prosecutors vigorously disputed this charge. A ferociously fought jury-selection battle marred by racism allegations and the surprise removal of a seated juror ended late Wednesday with the empaneling of seven men and five women who will decide whether comic legend Bill Cosby is guilty of sexual assault.

Global News Champions Trophy: Tamim Iqbal ton powers Bangladesh to 305
Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Tamim Iqbal ton powers Bangladesh to 305

England , set 306 for victory, enjoyed a commanding eight-wicket victory on Thursday. Root's innings was his highest in one-day internationals, surpassing his 125 against South Africa at Centurion previous year. However, they fell in successive balls - both to Liam Plunkett - as they failed to make the most of having wickets in hand towards the end of their innings and they eventually reached 305-6 from their 50 overs.

Global News North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies need 'to pay their fair share: Prez Trump
Author: 0 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies need 'to pay their fair share: Prez Trump

He added that Trump and his top officials had previously voiced Article 5 support, including "personally" with Stoltenberg at their meeting in the United States in April. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, who attended meetings of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member leaders on Thursday when Trump spoke, said he was confident having heard the USA leader speak that the United States would fulfil its obligations and wanted Europeans to do the same."What I heard from him yesterday ...

Author: 0 EU, China summit to back Paris deal regardless of Trump

Almost 200 nations, including the United States, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change . This shifted U.S. power generation from coal to natural gas. United States withdrawal will not unravel the accord but could weaken the global effort significantly with the world's largest economy out of it.

Author: 0 Flynn to give Senate panel some documents in Russian Federation investigation

For the first time on Wednesday, White House press secretary SeanSpicer directed all questions on the Russian Federation matter to outside counsel. When Comey was sacked, White House officials first claimed it was because of his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server when she was secretary of state.

Author: 0 White House official: Trump plans to pull U.S. from Paris deal

Trump said in a Twitter post on Wednesday night that he would make the announcement at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) on Thursday in the White House Rose Garden, ending his tweet with "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" Reports swirled on Wednesday that President Donald Trump had made a decision to withdraw from the agreement, which President Barack Obama entered into in 2015 along with almost every country in the world in an effort to reduce worldwide greenhouse gas emissions and limit global ...

Global News Reaction to Trump pulling US out of global climate change accord
Author: 0 Reaction to Trump pulling US out of global climate change accord

Trump, who has called global warming a "hoax", said the accord's regulations disadvantage the American economy without making a significant impact on the environment. Last fall, Obama hailed the agreement as a "turning point for our planet". "I don't want anything to get in our way", Trump said . Trump says the Paris accord is more about other nations gaining a "financial advantage" over the USA than it is about climate change.

Global News Trump expected to delay US embassy move to Jerusalem
Author: 0 Trump expected to delay US embassy move to Jerusalem

The president has mentioned during news conferences over the past month that he backs moving the embassy, but believes the timing may not be right due to the imminence of possible progress in peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, or regional peace talks.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn says Tories planning five more years of austerity

And why I will be reaching out to everyone - in every community", she said in a speech, in an apparent reference to her television no-show. "After last night it's clearer than ever that just 11 days after the election when the negotiations begin, Jeremy Corbyn's focus wouldn't be on trying to negotiate a deal for Britain in Europe, but on trying to stitch up a deal with Nicola Sturgeon and the rest", the PM said.

Global News Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal
Author: 0 Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal

Trump described the Paris climate accord as an " agreement that is disadvantageous to the United States to the exclusive benefits of other countries". In a phone call with the USA president shortly after his White House announcement, the Prime Minister stressed that the United Kingdom remained committed to the 2015 agreement, which aims to limit the rise in global temperatures caused by the use of carbon-based fuels by 2C.

Global News Train Stabbing Survivor: Portland Has 'White Savior Complex'
Author: 0 Train Stabbing Survivor: Portland Has 'White Savior Complex'

While being transported in a police vehicle, he said , among other things, "Get stabbed in your neck if you hate free speech", and said he could now "die in prison a happy man", according to the affidavit. On Monday, Deliverance penned an open letter to President Donald Trump , urging him to be a be a "President for all Americans". "I just want to say thank you to the people who put their life on the line for me", Mangum told CNN affiliate KPTV , as her voice cracked.

Author: 0 Trump to Announce Plans to Withdraw From Paris Climate Change Accord

Under former President Barack Obama, the US had agreed under the accord to reduce polluting emissions by more than a quarter below 2005 levels by 2025. On the campaign trail, he criticized the agreement that the USA formally signed onto a year ago. Major U.S. allies, business leaders and even the Pope had urged the U.S.to remain in the deal.

Global News 4.7-magnitude quake jolts Delhi
Author: 0 4.7-magnitude quake jolts Delhi

Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and adjoining regions which woke up many residents with a rude jolt. Tremors were felt in Delhi and other parts of northern India.

Author: 0 Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate deal

The U.S.is now only the third nation out of 197 that is eligible to participate in the agreement but refuses to do so. The White House signaled that withdrawal was likely. Putin is meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later on Thursday. Meanwhile, Ivanka has attempted to moderate their influence, inviting former Vice President Al Gore and other advocates for action on climate change to meet with her father over the last several months.

Global News Rajoy And Modi Boost Bilateral Relations Between Spain And India
Author: 0 Rajoy And Modi Boost Bilateral Relations Between Spain And India

Prime Minister also spoke about the GST, which is likely to be implemented in India from July 1. To strengthen this bond further, the PM will be visiting St. According to the statement, Modi and Rajoy "expressed their strong commitment to reinforce their cooperation in the fight against terrorism , through regular bilateral consultations and cooperation and in the global fora".

Author: 0 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's NSC chief, dies at 89

Brzezinski, who became a US citizen in 1958, was one of the first, if not the first, talking head to predict decades before that the Soviet Union would dissolve. Once the embassy was taken by followers of Islamic leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Vance sought Carter's backing for an attempt to come to terms with Khomeini.

Author: 0 Elon Musk Exits Trump's Advisory Councils Over Paris Climate Decision

Trump said that he would begin negotiations to re-enter the agreement or establish "an entirely new transaction" to get a better deal for the U.S. But re-entry was hardly a priority, he suggested: "If we can, great. "This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States". A person familiar with Trump's thinking said the President was convinced he needed to withdraw from the pact, and there was little chance of talking ...

Author: 0 Spicer refers Russian Federation investigation questions to Trump's outside attorney

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus thanked Mr. Dubke in a statement and said Mr. Dubke had "offered to remain onboard until a transition is concluded". Although the White House communications director is a much less recognisable figure than Spicer, they are usually major players - defining how the West Wing communicates and shaping the media agenda.