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Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation debut does little to assure allies

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Instead, he highlighted NATO's decision to invoke the article for the only time after 9/11 and said the USA would "never forsake the friends that stood by our side". Trump also took a dig at the cost of the brand-new building where he was speaking. "First and foremost on counter-terrorism and I am sure I don't have to explain why, but some issues remain open, like climate and trade", Tusk, who represents the 28 leaders of the European Union, said. Read More »

Lanka floods: Death toll rises to 164, 111 missing

But many villages remain inundated and cut off from basic services. She said that they won't be able to return home for days. "We have lost everything else". Sri Lankan residents walk through floodwaters in Kalutara. A Pakistani relief ship was also expected to arrive later on Tuesday. The navy vessel Shardul called at Colombo on Sunday with a large consignment of medicines, inflatable boats and medical teams to join the relief operations. Read More »

Trump, EPA chief meet ahead of decision on climate change

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Pruitt has been a vocal proponent of withdrawing from the accord. "Ultimately, he wants a fair deal for the American people". If Trump bails on the agreement, which has been signed by 195 countries, he will do so over the objections of hundreds of major US businesses. Read More »

Kathy Griffin releases photo holding a severed Trump head

The controversial photograph was roundly condemned by leading figures across the spectrum of U.S. political opinion. Chelsea Clinton , daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton, called the photo "vile and wrong."It is never amusing to joke about killing a president", she posted on Twitter ". Read More »

Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for charity show

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She posted a letter on Twitter to express her remorse over terror attack at her concert earlier this week in Manchester, England , reports the CNN . His father, Ramadan, and another brother, 18-year-old Hashim, were detained a day later by Libyan authorities in Tripoli, where they now live. But Mohammed Fadl, a spokesman for Manchester's close-knit Libyan community who knew Abedi's family, said that Abedi appeared "normal" and he was not aware of any alarm bells sounding about him. Read More »

Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

Germany will push hard in Brussels for progress to be made on a free-trade agreement between India and the European Union , Chancellor Angela Merkel has said in a speech warning of growing "protectionist tendencies" worldwide. During their talks, the two leaders also expressed their commitment to strengthen global non-proliferation efforts. Later in the day, Trump's spokesman and the US ambassador to the United Nations said there were no problems in relations with Merkel or North ... Read More »

Storm hits Bangladesh, destroying hundreds of homes

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Packing heavy rain and winds, the storm made landfall between Cox's Bazar and the port city of Chittagong early on Tuesday morning. The image below, which was captured by NASA's Aqua satellite shows the center of the storm over Bangladesh , while the edges extended westward to India and eastward to Myanmar . Read More »

Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

Erekat said that by deciding "to mark 50 years of occupation, and the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan", with a meeting in the tunnels, Netanyahu was "sending a clear message to the Palestinian people that the systematic violations of their inalienable rights are going to continue". Read More »

Four facts about the history of Memorial Day

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In 2018, Memorial Day will fall on May 28. Her young grandsons, just like Shai El, might not understand what Memorial Day is all about, but rose by rose and year by year, she knows they will one day. Rhodes said, "When they would get a special package from home all the way in Vietnam, the cookies were stale but we enjoyed them, we shared them (and) we enjoyed them". Read More »

Jerry Brown: Pope Will Convert Trump to 'Climate Change' Religion

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Trump, seeming subdued, said "it is a great honour" before heading into the potentially awkward audience. Trump is the 13th president to visit the Vatican and, as part of his tour, he will view the Sistine Chapel. In his gift to Trump, The New York Times notes , "the pope seemed eager to impart a lesson". Melania Trump accompanied the president to the Vatican on Wednesday, wearing a black veil and a long-sleeved black Dolce & Gabbana dress. Read More »

Justices side with police in California shooting case

In its ruling, the nation's highest court found that law enforcement can not be sued for injuries they caused during a search unless the search itself is " unreasonable " under the Fourth Amendment. Angel said he had picked up his BB gun at the time officers entered in order to move it. In March 2016, Mendez and Garcia prevailed at the 9th Circuit, which rejected the officers' pleas for qualified immunity and instead held that the two detectives were "liable for the shooting as a foreseeable ... Read More »

Has Kushner become too much of a liability for Trump?

Trump is believed to be considering bringing back Corey Lewandowski, his hard-charging former campaign manager who had been fired for falling foul of the Trump children and Kushner. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters in an off-camera news conference that he does not find backchannel communications with Russian Federation problematic. Read More »

Shares in BA-owner IAG fall after IT cancellation chaos

BA said it would try to get affected customers onto the next available flight although the re-booking process was being hindered by the system problems. The airline has, however, apologized to its passengers and advised them not to come to the airport until the issue is resolved. "In 2016, BA made hundreds of dedicated and loyal IT staff redundant and outsourced the work to India ", said Mick Rix , national officer for aviation at the union. Read More »

To many Americans, Memorial Day should command more respect

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Decoration Day gradually became known as Memorial Day and now honors all USA military personnel who have died during a military conflict. Barbecues. Douglas and Rene Kicklighter, Iraq veterans at the cemetery with their 10- and 12-year-old sons, said they believe most people understand what the holiday's about. Read More »

Officials Weigh In on Embassy Clash with President Erdogan's Bodyguards

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Another wrenches a woman's neck and throws her to the ground. "I've seen America is very sensitive on the Raqa issue and I said "good luck", we can not join an operation with a terror organisation", he said. Instead, Erdogan's guards were released under a globally recognized custom under which nations don't arrest or detain visiting heads of state and members of their delegations, said the official, who wasn't authorized to comment publicly on the matter and requested anonymity. Read More »

After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home

The requests of US President Donald Trump to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member-states to meet their financial obligations imposed by the alliance's membership do not contradict with the messages of the previous US administration under President Barack Obama and George Bush, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told in an interview to the CBS broadcaster. Read More »

Strong winds, thunderstorms hit Moscow, killing 6 people

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Five people died from injuries at the scene. Moscow's Mayor, Sergei Sobyanin tweeted: "My condolences to the friends and family of those killed". Hundreds of trees were toppled by the storm, and more than 50 people sought medical help, BBC reported on Monday. Read More »

New California Mudslide Is Enormous

Officials said that it is the largest mudslide in California history. Now the only way into Big Sur south of Pfeiffer Canyon is by helicopter, or via the long and treacherous, over-mountain Nacimiento-Fergusson Road, which is being used by some locals to access the 101 freeway. Read More »

Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await

Trump's first foray on the worldwide stage saw him engage in a series of powerhouse diplomatic sessions in which he touched on the most pressing global issues: from terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the state of USA alliances and the global economy. Read More »

JFK's Life, Legacy to Be Celebrated on His Centennial

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Kennedy . The United States Postal Service commemorated Kennedy's centennial Monday with a dedication of a new JFK postage stamp in Brookline, Massachusetts, where the late president was born on May 29, 1917. Kennedy was elected to Congress, and also served in the Senate before at age 43, he was elected as America's youngest President. To mark JFK's centennial, 247 Wall St. Read More »

At least 5 dead, 10 wounded in Jakarta bus terminal bombing Featured

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Another figure who may come under scrutiny is Indonesian man Bahrun Naim , who is fighting with ISIL in Syria and has been accused of directing a series of mostly botched plots in his homeland. The spokesman said the bombing was parts of a global terrorist movement, which is strongly linked with the IS group. Police said Wednesday's attack had targeted officers, using pressure cookers packed with explosives. Read More »

Wenger says Cup triumph has no bearing on his future

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Victor Moses forced David Ospina into a fine save in the second period, before the Chelsea wing-back was given a second yellow card on 68 minutes for diving in the penalty area. when we put in incredible performances then I know we are capable of that", the Ox said . "The first goal should never have been allowed - it was clearly a handball and then Ramsey was offside because he was interfering in play ", the goalkeeper was quoted as saying by Chelsea's official website on Sunday. Read More »

EU, US to meet Wednesday over in-flight laptop ban

United States and UK authorities implemented a ban on larger mobile devices being taken into airline cabins on some flights from the Middle East and North Africa in March. The US restrictions, introduced in March, apply to devices "larger than a smartphone" being brought into cabins on flights from Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Read More »

Deal between BC NDP and Green Party causes ruckus in Alberta legislature

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The Liberals fell shy of securing a majority government with only 43 seats in the May 9th election, needing 44 for a majority. Other top priorities of a Green-backed NDP government: Banish "big money" from B.C. A full text of the NDP-Green agreement is to be released Tuesday after it's ratified by the NDP caucus. The NDP also wants to bring in $10-a-day child care while the Greens promised free childcare for children under three years old. Read More »

Oracle goes 2-1 to take lead in America's Cup qualifiers

The Kiwis held the lead down the first run but the American's got the split at the bottom gate and stayed out of phase with the Kiwi's but in phase with the wind up the second windward leg. "However, I'm extremely proud of the way the whole team regrouped from that defeat and fixed everything in an nearly flawless race against Oracle Team USA". Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn rules out deal with SNP in hung parliament

With 10 days to go until the General Election, the Prime Minister and Labour leader will go before TV's grand inquisitor in a live grilling by Jeremy Paxman tonight. "I'm pretty sure we all know what the cost of that deal would be, she'd want a second independence referendum and Jeremy Corbyn has already said on a recent visit to Scotland that he'd be absolutely fine with that". Read More »

PM Narendra Modi reaches Germany

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On the Indo-German ties, he said India sees Germany as an important partner in the national flagship programmes of Make in India , Skill India, Start-up India, Clean India and Smart Cities . Modi also promised daily postings about yoga on Twitter till the eve of the Yoga Day and urged the people to contribute towards promoting the "movement on preventive health care". Read More »