• Hawaii Signs Legislation To Implement Goals Of Paris Climate Accord Anyway
Hawaii Signs Legislation To Implement Goals Of Paris Climate Accord Anyway

Perhaps more surprising has been the opposition from among the most greenhouse gas-intensive industries, such as leading U.S. carmaker General Motors. It is based on scientific evidence - not some far left ideology that went looking for a cause. Secretary of State John Kerry was also present with his legal team, fine-tuning the American approach.

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  • Attacks reported inside Iran's parliament and Khomeini shrine
Attacks reported inside Iran's parliament and Khomeini shrine

IRIB says that one of four attackers exploded a suicide vest inside the parliament building, though other local news agencies said the explosion may have been caused by grenades thrown by the attackers. Another lawmaker said one of the assailants was surrounded by security forces and all the doors to the building had been closed, the Aljazeera re...

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  • Former homeless shelter worker among London Bridge terror attack victims
Former homeless shelter worker among London Bridge terror attack victims

Britain has received messages of solidarity from numerous world leaders including Donald Trump , although the US president also struck a discordant note by issuing tweets criticizing London Mayor Sadiq Khan. IS previously said it carried out both the Westminster attack and suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester on May 22, which left 22...

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  • Iran:
Iran: "State Sponsor of Terror" or Major Victim?

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked Iran's parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing at least 12 people in a twin assault at the heart of the Islamic Republic, Iranian officials and media said.

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  • Woman accused of leak made pro-environment, anti-Trump posts
Woman accused of leak made pro-environment, anti-Trump posts

Victor is still in federal custody, and she will have a detention hearing on Thursday. Not only did an Augustan make worldwide news , but she is facing serious federal charges for sending a top-secret National Security Agency report about Russia's possible activity in the 2016 presidential election to an online news outlet called The Interc...

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  • London Attack: Attacker Known to Authorities As PM's Record Called Into Question
London Attack: Attacker Known to Authorities As PM's Record Called Into Question

Italian news reports said authorities sequestered Zaghba's cell phone and passport when he was stopped at the airport, but that he successfully got them back after a court determined there wasn't enough evidence to accuse him of any terrorism-related crime.

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  • ISIS claims deadly attacks on Iran parliament, shrine
ISIS claims deadly attacks on Iran parliament, shrine

IRIB and Fars said an armed man was inside the mausoleum in southern Tehran , around 20km from the parliament building, with reports of several injuries. According to the Guardian, this the first attack conducted by ISIS inside majority-Shia Iran. Ebrahim Ghanimi, who was around the parliament building when the assailants stormed in s...

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  • Saudi FM: Qatar measures taken with great pain
Saudi FM: Qatar measures taken with great pain

The country has been forced to hold talks with Turkey and Iran to try and secure food and water supplies. Sheikh Hamad took over as Qatar's emir in 1995 and expanded his nation's presence on the worldwide scene through negotiating hostage releases, briefly flirting with diplomatic ties to Israel, hosting a Taliban office and creating Al-Jazeera.

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  • Clapper: 'Watergate Pales' In Comparison To Trump's Scandal Parade
Clapper: 'Watergate Pales' In Comparison To Trump's Scandal Parade

In March Clapper denied Trump's accusation that the Obama administration spied on him throughout the campaign. Trump has been unable to provide any proof that such surveillance occurred. Clapper explicitly accused Russian Federation of planting "fake news" to aid the Trump campaign, and said Russian Federation "are not our friends".

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  • Trump renews attack on London Mayor
Trump renews attack on London Mayor

May defended Khan, noting how he has been closely working with her to get the city back on track after a series of deadly attacks. You stand shoulder to shoulder with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong and you tell them when they are wrong.

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  • Trump says Qatar dispute could end terror
Trump says Qatar dispute could end terror

Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2017 ...extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. In an interview with CNN , Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said Trump has mentioned news reports claiming Qatar has funded terror groups, which he said were false.

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  • Two London Bridge attackers named
Two London Bridge attackers named

On Saturday three men used a van to swerve repeatedly on to the wide pavement of London Bridge, knocking down about five people and killing at least one. On Monday the Liberal Democrats urged May to publish a report that covers the funding of extremist activities in the United Kingdom that dates back to her time as Home Secretary.

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  • Election drive in United Kingdom back on in terror's shadow
Election drive in United Kingdom back on in terror's shadow

British Prime Minister Theresa May said , "Things need to change", in remarks delivered outside 10 Downing Street on Sunday. These emergency calls were quickly followed by reports of multiple stabbings in the popular Borough Market area on the south side of the bridge.

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  • Pentagon: China Stocking Arms on Artificial Islands in South China Sea
Pentagon: China Stocking Arms on Artificial Islands in South China Sea

Mr Tillerson added that Australia and the United States "speak with one voice in calling for North Korea to abandon its illegal nuclear weapons programme". Tillerson reiterated USA and Australian commitment to freedom of navigation in the South China Sea to "ensure unimpeded flow of lawful commerce in a rules-based order".

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  • Hawaii enacts law to align goals with Paris climate accord
Hawaii enacts law to align goals with Paris climate accord

In the wake of President Donald Trump withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord, Mayor Rick Gray has joined a group of mayors committed to mitigating global warming . The Obama administration hyped up the summit, but it was largely seen as a failure. Ige signed Senate Bill 559 , which "expands strategies and mechanisms t...

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  • Critics say Trump tweets may undercut legal case
Critics say Trump tweets may undercut legal case

George Conway is a lawyer who last week withdrew from contention for a senior Justice Department post; his wife was Trump's 2016 campaign manager before joining him in the White House as a senior adviser who is one of Trump's most vigorous defenders.

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  • Germany moves closer to pulling troops from Turkey base
Germany moves closer to pulling troops from Turkey base

Issues fueling the tension between Germany and Turkey include Berlin's criticism of Turkey's crackdown on alleged anti-government activists in the wake of a failed military coup previous year. German Defense Minister Ursula Von Der Leyen has called his Turkish counterpart Fikri Isik on Wednesday and informed about German cabinet's decision, a T...

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  • British police confirm 8th person killed in London Bridge attack
British police confirm 8th person killed in London Bridge attack

He did not name the third victim. Le Parisien newspaper named the second Frenchman to die in the attack as 36-year-old Sebastien Belanger, while the other French victim was 27-year old Alexandre Pigeard. Witnesses reported seeing a man falling into the river after being hit by the van driven by terrorists on London Bridge. Thomas had been...

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  • India condemns Iran terror attacks
India condemns Iran terror attacks

As the parliament attack unfolded, gunmen and suicide bombers also struck outside Khomeini's mausoleum on Tehran's southern outskirts. The latest reports indicate that all terrorists who took part in the siege of the parliament building have been killed.

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  • Paris attacker shot by police as tourist area locked down
Paris attacker shot by police as tourist area locked down

Footage shows the moment a hammer-wielding man was shot and wounded near the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris Tuesday. The man reportedly swung a hammer at the officer, and also had knives on him. The last fatal attack in France dates to April 20, when a policeman was shot dead on Paris's prestigious Champs-Elysees avenue, three days before the ...

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  • Trump offers to help resolve Qatar crisis
Trump offers to help resolve Qatar crisis

While Qatar maintained the story was false, the report was followed by diplomatic problems between the country and other Middle Eastern nations Bahrain , Egypt , Saudi Arabia , as well as the UAE . Qatar is dependent on imports for its basic needs, which are transported by land and sea. Four of the eight nations involved in the Gulf Cup of...

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  • Qatar seeks Kuwaiti mediation after major Arab League states cut ties
Qatar seeks Kuwaiti mediation after major Arab League states cut ties

On Wednesday, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates , Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai , Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, held a meeting with Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait.

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  • Australian PM says melbourne seige'a terrorist attack'
Australian PM says melbourne seige'a terrorist attack'

A fatal shootout in Melbourne on Monday was being treated as a terrorist attack after it was claimed by Islamic State , Australian police said today. He had called a female escort and arranged to meet with her at the said location. Police were called to Buckingham Serviced Apartments in Bay Street, Brighton, at 4pm on Monday after reports of a...

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  • Hezbollah threatens to strike US in Syria over 'red lines'
Hezbollah threatens to strike US in Syria over 'red lines'

Brett McGurk , the US envoy for the global coalition against IS, said the USA and its local allies, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces , were prepared for a protracted fight for the northern Syrian city. Tuesday's attack marks the second time in less than three weeks that Iranian proxies in Syria have been targeted by USA warplanes near a tr...

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  • Led Coalition Begins Offensive to Liberate Raqqa From Daesh
Led Coalition Begins Offensive to Liberate Raqqa From Daesh

A senior State Department official recently described the U.S. relation to the Syrian Kurds as "temporary, transactional and tactical", signaling that Washington will betray the Kurds as soon as they have served their goal. Townsend, commanding general of the coalition, said the fight for Raqqa will be long and hard, but victory will deliver a dec...

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  • Cleveland police officer who killed Tamir Rice fired after rules violations
Cleveland police officer who killed Tamir Rice fired after rules violations

Though the caller specified that the gun was " probably fake ", the responding officers were not made aware of this. In March, an emergency dispatcher was suspended from work for eight days for violating protocol in her handling of the call.

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  • Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing
Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who was present to receive the ship, said: "We are grateful to India for sending relief at such a short notice so quickly". The government arranged temporary shelters in schools and other public buildings for people in low-lying areas to move in, the DMC said. The disaster management center said 91...

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  • German rock fest cleared to resume after terror-threat scare
German rock fest cleared to resume after terror-threat scare

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, who played his first-ever solo gig on Tuesday in aid of the victims of the attack in his native Manchester, was among the performers due to play Rock am Ring on Friday. "After a threat could not be ruled out, all necessary measures were taken immediately". The rock festival's official Facebook page thanked ...

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  • New raids, 'several' arrests over London attack
New raids, 'several' arrests over London attack

British authorities have now identified all three men behind Saturday night's rampage at London Bridge - and are investigating whether others were involved. The London Bridge mainline rail station was also open, but for exit only. We recently witnessed this after the attacks in Manchester and in the Westminster area of London .

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  • Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russia investigation
Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russia investigation

It was during that conversation that Comey said the president asked him what could be done to "lift the cloud" of investigation that was damaging his administration. The Senate intelligence committee and the special counsel are investigating "very grave matters", Kaine said. "That was true; we did not have an open counter-intelligence case on him...

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  • Putin Says 'Nobody Would Survive' US-Russia 'Hot War'
Putin Says 'Nobody Would Survive' US-Russia 'Hot War'

But asked if he'd take a shower in a submarine next to a gay man, the Russian leader replied, laughing: "Well, I'd prefer not to shower with him. Why provoke him? But you know, I'm a judo master", he said . In the third clip, published Tuesday by Showtime , Stone claimed he had credible information that the Russian leader survived at least five...

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  • USA report warns of China's
USA report warns of China's "military development overseas"

This is the Trump administration's first report on the Chinese military. The People's Liberation Army is now being modernised, and is focusing on building up its naval strengths, which analysts believe is meant to protect its interests in the South China Sea , where it has territorial disputes with most of its neighbours.

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  • Qatar crisis: Donald Trump calls Saudi's King Salman, asks for Gulf unity
Qatar crisis: Donald Trump calls Saudi's King Salman, asks for Gulf unity

Major Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway said in a statement that USA military aircraft continue to fly missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria from Qatar's Al-Udeid air base. "We are courageous enough to sit and talk about it to change the course", Al-Thani said. "The president underscored that a united Gulf Cooperation Council is critical to defeatin...

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  • Police arrest man in connection with Manchester terror attack
Police arrest man in connection with Manchester terror attack

A man has been arrested in connection with the May 22 bombing of Manchester Arena, which killed 22 people including seven children, making him the 17th person to be held in custody. Six people, including two cousins of attacker Salman Abedi, have been released without charge. Grande is scheduled to perform a benefit concert in Manchester on Sun...

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  • UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders
UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain made the announcement on June 5. They also cut off food shipments to Qatar, prompting a dash to supermarkets for residents - although for now it seems that Doha has the economic resources to weather the storm in the short-term.

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