• Sean Spicer: Trump will not announce Paris climate decision until after G7
Sean Spicer: Trump will not announce Paris climate decision until after G7

According to White House officials, Mr. Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka was set to meet with Cabinet officials and department heads to discuss whether to abandon the treaty altogether. Top White House advisers are expected to discuss whether the United States should withdraw from the landmark worldwide climate deal struck in Paris under the Obama a...

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  • Philippines President Duterte says he may turn down Trump's White House invitation
Philippines President Duterte says he may turn down Trump's White House invitation

The White House's announcement that President Donald Trump has invited Rodrigo Duterte , the controversial president of the Philippines, to Washington came as a surprise. I can not make any definite promise. Trump made the initial phone call to Duterte to ease tensions between the two countries in an overall strategic attempt to disarm Nort...

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  • ACB records Kapil Mishra's statement in tanker scam
ACB records Kapil Mishra's statement in tanker scam

Suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra on Tuesday dared Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to contest an election against him from any assembly constituency of his choice. "I am sitting on a " satyagraha " till I get a clarification on details of global travel expenses of some senior AAP leaders". Mishra had also threatened to go on an indefinit...

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  • Trump's climate stance casts shadow over Arctic meeting
Trump's climate stance casts shadow over Arctic meeting

Canada, the USA and its six Arctic Council partners adopted the nine-page " Fairbanks Declaration 2017 , " which noted that the Arctic is warming at more than twice the rate of the global average. The representatives also state that they recognise that "activities taking place outside the Arctic region, including activities occurring in Arctic Stat...

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  • Police identify trio responsible for killing of army officer
Police identify trio responsible for killing of army officer

Lieutenant Fayaz, a farmer's son, was commissioned into the Indian Army in December 2016. Inspector general of police Javeed Gillani said investigators have recovered two empty INSAS rifle cartridge cases used for the crime. "Though we have identified the militants, their names can not be revealed immediately", he said. The killing is the most ...

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  • RSS man killed by 'CPI(M) workers' in Kerala, BJP seeks AFSPA
RSS man killed by 'CPI(M) workers' in Kerala, BJP seeks AFSPA

Biju was Kakkampara Mandal karyavahak and accused number 12 in the case related to the murder of CPM activist Payyanur C V Dhanraj. It is suspected to be a case of political murder and retaliatory attack. "CPI (M) workers are unleashing violence against their political rivals and even the chief minister has failed to control them", alleged Rajasekh...

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  • North Korea show of strength as USA tensions rise
North Korea show of strength as USA tensions rise

Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times . South Korea's military said they would continue to analyse the test for more details. "We've tried persuasion, it's failed, we've tried coercion, it's failed". He said Kim Jong Un would not back down in terms of his nuclear ambitions and would keep building the cou...

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  • Experts predict instability in the legislature after BC election
Experts predict instability in the legislature after BC election

Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Clark deflected a question on how much she's to blame for the reduced Liberal vote into a chance to embrace the Greens. "People across British Columbia have shown they are ready for politics to be done differently in this province", Weaver said. Weaver said watching B.C.

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  • Michael Flynn subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe by US Senate Intelligence panel
Michael Flynn subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe by US Senate Intelligence panel

Mr Flynn, a retired general who advised Donald's Trump's election campaign, was sacked in February after it emerged he concealed the nature of his contact with Russia's United States ambassador, Sergei Kislyak, ahead of Trump's inauguration.

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  • Trump Says Government Shutdown Could Be Needed 'to Fix Mess'
Trump Says Government Shutdown Could Be Needed 'to Fix Mess'

The $1.1 trillion fiscal-year 2017 budget, which funds the federal government through September 30, includes concessions from both Democrats and the GOP; however, high-profile parts of the Trump administration's budget proposal were withheld.

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  • NHS cyber-attack: United Kingdom hospitals and Global Positioning System hit by widespread ransomware attack
NHS cyber-attack: United Kingdom hospitals and Global Positioning System hit by widespread ransomware attack

The hackers behind the "ransomware" attack were demanding $300 worth of the online currency Bitcoin to release files from encryption, the Mirror and the Telegraph reported. The UK's National Health Service (NHS) was also hit by a ransomware attack and screenshots of the WannaCry program were shared by NHS staff. Ransomware attacks are on th...

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  • Global extortion cyberattack hits dozens of nations
Global extortion cyberattack hits dozens of nations

Although cyber extortion cases have been rising for several years, they have to date affected small-to-mid sized organisations, disrupting services provided by hospitals, police departments, public transportation systems and utilities in the United States and Europe.

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  • LOCAL ELECTIONS: Conservatives take control of Warwickshire Council
LOCAL ELECTIONS: Conservatives take control of Warwickshire Council

Undeterred by the results, the Labour leader will be in Leicester today setting out his strategy for the coming weeks until the general election on June 8. Ukip results resemble a vehicle crash. It was a bad day for the Labour party in Ashfield as just one councillor was elected to Nottinghamshire County Council .

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  • New S. Korea President to Defuse Tensions
New S. Korea President to Defuse Tensions

But former US officials held two days of informal talks in Oslo, Norway, this week with a Pyongyang delegation led by Choe Son Hui, a senior diplomat for North America. But challenging Washington on THAAD would be hard for Moon, despite widespread opposition to it in South Korea " especially after Trump suggested South Korea should pay the roug...

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  • Central Intelligence Agency establishes 'Korea Mission Center' to focus on NK threats
Central Intelligence Agency establishes 'Korea Mission Center' to focus on NK threats

The issue has clouded efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, and also led to recriminations by Beijing against South Korean companies. "According to our law, the Central Public Prosecutor's Office of the DPRK will use all available methods to start to work to demand the handover of the criminals involved, so as to punish the...

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  • Venezuelan President calls for new constitution
Venezuelan President calls for new constitution

It was the third pay increase Maduro has ordered this year and the 15th since he became president in 2013. Venezuela suffers from one of the world's highest rates of inflation - forecast by the International Monetary Fund to come in at 720 per cent this year.

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  • President Trump Cites 'Made Up' Russia Story in Interview on Comey Firing
President Trump Cites 'Made Up' Russia Story in Interview on Comey Firing

This was an excuse for having lost an election. But Mr. Comey went because he did not believe he could turn down a meeting with the new president. "I want that to be so strong and so good and I want it to happen", he said. "It's a DOJ process", Priebus said during a brief interview. Democrat Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Judiciary Committee's to...

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  • Scottish Conservatives launch Angus general election campaign
Scottish Conservatives launch Angus general election campaign

And she presented the June 8 General Election as a straight choice for Scottish voters between the Conservatives, who are set to win power at Westminster on the back of their support in England, and the SNP, who would "stand up for Scotland's interests".

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  • USA defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security
USA defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security

The SDF is led by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) which Ankara views as a terrorist organization over its alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Meanwhile, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis expressed confidence that the United States can allay Turkey's concerns over the decision. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan c...

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  • France's new president proving a keeper of secrets
France's new president proving a keeper of secrets

The movement already announced 14 candidates. Despite losing, it was still a record day for Marine le Pen and the National Front who are happy with their vastly increased popularity. Far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon got almost 20 percent of the vote in the first-round vote. Mr Camus said Ms Marechal-Le Pen distanced herself from the party bec...

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  • Former Congresswoman Guilty on 18 Fraud Charges
Former Congresswoman Guilty on 18 Fraud Charges

WJCT's Ryan Michael Benk reports the sentencing phase could take 90 days or longer for Brown, who left office earlier this year after losing her re-election bid in the district she'd represented for almost a quarter-century. Of the $833,000 raised by Brown's "One Door For Education" charity, only $1,200 was given to students. "It's about fraud and ...

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  • Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing
Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

US President Donald Trump has met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House. US President Donald Trump praised the bilateral meeting, saying that the negotiations were successful. "You're kidding?" while keeping a straight face and leaving with Tillerson. The Russian Embassy followed on Twitter with a photo of Trump smili...

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  • Serial killer suspect went undiscovered for more than a year
Serial killer suspect went undiscovered for more than a year

Update 8.17pm: A former bus driver arrested over a string of killings that terrorised several neighbourhoods of Phoenix, Arizona, has declared "I'm innocent" during a brief court hearing. He said he recognized Saucedo's face. Police say Saucedo had no connection to Pena or most of the other victims. They said they would be giving out the U...

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  • Pakistan PM travels to China to attend Belt and Road Forum
Pakistan PM travels to China to attend Belt and Road Forum

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here on Friday to participate in the One Belt, One Road Forum, aimed at the regional development through win-win cooperation. He will also visit Hangzhou and Hong Kong where he will interact with business leaders and attend investment conferences. While India is yet to confirm its participation in the Fo...

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  • Colbert gleefully responds 'I won' to insults from Trump
Colbert gleefully responds 'I won' to insults from Trump

Trump said Colbert's comments "only build up my base" and "helps me". Like many in the entertainment business and in politics, Trump is someone whose very life force is the attention other people pay to him. Admirably restrained. But now, you did it. "That I do", Colbert said . The late-night host's never-ending barbs are really getting un...

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  • Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity
Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

The name Zayn also rose in 2016, which could be based on Zayn Malik, the former One Direction star, Forbes reported. The agency's website provides lists of the top 1,000 baby names for each year, dating back to 1880. Kehlani is a singer, songwriter and dancer who has collaborated with Chance the Rapper and Zayn. Singer Chris Brown also has a yo...

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  • Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russia-Related Documents
Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russia-Related Documents

According to a publicized press release , the Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed former national security advisor Michael Flynn for Russia-related documents. She didn't refuse to enforce the travel ban until January 30 - the same day she was sacked. The presence of her co-witness, Washington veteran and former Director of National ...

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  • US Joins Arctic Council In Calling For Action To Curb Climate Change
US Joins Arctic Council In Calling For Action To Curb Climate Change

They disagree with Trump administration efforts to weaken the references to climate change and the Paris climate accord. It became an observer member of the Arctic Council in 2013. After the rally, the protesters marched behind a sign reading, "Welcome to the frontline of climate change", to the building where the Arctic Council welcoming celebrati...

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  • Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud
Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud

Deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders announced five additional members who will be added to a list of about a dozen: Connie Lawson , Indiana's secretary of state; Bill Gardner , New Hampshire's secretary of state; Matthew Dunlap , Maine's secretary of state; Ken Blackwell , former secretary of state of OH; and Christy McCormick , who already serv...

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  • US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments
US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

Trump hosted Russia's US ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House on Wednesday. "We have nothing to do with it. U.S. press photographers were not invited to the meeting, there had been no plans to immediately release images, and in an official White House account of the meeting, the presence of ambassador Ki...

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  • North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions
North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions

The government of his impeached predecessor, who is in jail awaiting a corruption trial, closed it previous year following a nuclear test and satellite launch by the North. Moon has made it known he is no fan of THAAD, which was hurriedly deployed just before his election. "The security situation in Northeast Asia is increasingly intense".

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  • USA agencies review Kaspersky Lab use over Russian spy fears
USA agencies review Kaspersky Lab use over Russian spy fears

Until those remarks at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing today, such concerns have been communicated only behind closed doors and in private memos, as ABC News first disclosed in a report Tuesday. Florida Senator Marco Rubio asked the assembled intelligence leaders. Kaspersky, of course, denies the allegations. No one has publicly tied Kas...

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  • Police officer who fatally shot Jordan Edwards is fired
Police officer who fatally shot Jordan Edwards is fired

Haber said at first that the vehicle was "backing down the street" towards officers in "an aggressive manner ", so police confronted them and fired . The vehicle continued to reverse and back into the main roadway despite commands from the officer. Officers in the town are discouraged from firing at moving vehicles even when a auto is headed...

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  • Modi visits Temple of Tooth in Sri Lanka
Modi visits Temple of Tooth in Sri Lanka

It is operated by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) which has a subsidiary in Sri Lanka, Lanka IOC. Highlighting that India has given the world the invaluable gift of Buddha and his teachings, PM Modi said that Buddhism and its various strands are deep seated in Indian culture and philosophy.

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  • Israeli Cabinet committee pushes bill that downgrades Arabic
Israeli Cabinet committee pushes bill that downgrades Arabic

As he hosted Abbas in Washington, Trump confidently predicted that a peace agreement was within grasp, brushing aside the complexities of a decades-old conflict that has bedevilled successive USA leaders. Also on Sunday, a Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli police at the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem's Old City. A report by the...

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