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United States and Japan stage military exercises in Sea of Japan

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Two of the United States' 10 nuclear aircraft carriers participated in a show of force in the Sea of Japan this week. The U.S. naval strike group, led by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson , will end its month-long mission near the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday night, the South Korean Navy said . Read More »

Trump tweets article with unnamed source after criticizing reports with unnamed sources

The White House faces mounting questions about potential ties between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign , which are also the subject of criminal and congressional investigations. This is not the first time McCain has been vocal about the Trump administration's relationship with Russian Federation. He is also concerned with the current overall dysfunction the administration is facing in the White House. Read More »

Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in 'friendly fire'

A video of the priest appeared on social media on Tuesday, in which he repeated the militants' demands to withdraw and said his captors were holding 240 people hostage. "We will incessantly push our way forward to retake the remaining part of Marawi and liberate the people that the terrorists continue to use as human shields". Read More »

'Moment of truth': Macron admits Trump handshake 'wasn't innocent'

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Trump and Macron's handshake was white-knuckle prolonged one, with as usual fierce, crunched bones, tightened jaws and both had a fixed smile and as per the French President is was entirely intentional. "I don't believe in diplomacy of the public invective but in bilateral dialogues". "I do not let anything pass", he told JDD. "That's how one makes oneself respected". Read More »

EU, China to reaffirm support for climate pact

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The Earth is likely to reach more unsafe levels of warming sooner as a result of the Trump's decision because America's pollution contributes so much to rising temperatures, scientists said. The Paris accord, reached by almost 200 countries in 2015, was meant to limit global warming to 2 degrees or less by 2100, mainly through country pledges to cut carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. Read More »

Oil mixed; global crude glut drags despite big United States inventory draw

The EIA also reported that total USA crude output (http://ir.eia.gov/wpsr/overview.pdf) last week climbed by 22,000 barrels to 9,342 million barrels a day. 2 oil producer. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Friday that he did not think that the global output cut agreement would be altered should prices go lower. Read More »

Tiger Woods Arrested for a DUI

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According to the CNN report , his speech was slurred and he initially did not appear to know where he was - claiming, at first, that he was coming back from golfing in Los Angeles. I asked Woods if he knew where he was at to which he stated he had no idea. I identified myself as Ofc. Mark Steinberg, Woods's longtime agent, would not say Monday evening whether the mix of medications Woods cited was related to his back problems. Read More »

Turkey slams US arming of Kurdish militia as 'extremely dangerous'

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No evidence, however, has been presented to prove a connection between the PKK and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters who are determined to destroy ISIS and rescue their own communities in Syria. US officials in Baghdad argue the gear will be issued on a need-by basis, meaning, as missions change, the Kurds will receive the necessary weapons and gear to meet the next obstacle, a policy aimed at allaying the concerns of Turkey that those weapons will be pointed toward Ankara after ISIS falls. Read More »

Putin hosts Modi at Russia's economic showcase

The strong reference to "zero tolerance" to terrorism came as India and Spain sealed seven agreements in areas such as energy, security and civil aviation. "Normally, global relations see ups and downs but history is witness Indo-Russia relations have not seen any ups and downs", the prime minister said and thanked the Russian president for playing crucial role in getting India Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) membership. Read More »

China makes concessions to Germany on electric car quotas

World leaders pledged Thursday to keep up the fight against global warming and urged Donald Trump to be part of that effort, hours before the US president was due to announce whether he would pull out of the Paris climate accord. Li makes an official visit to Germany for the annual meeting between the two heads of government, a mechanism established in 2004, and as part of his three-day tour of Europe, the Chinese Prime Minister will also travel to Belgium. Read More »

European Commission leader blasts Trump on climate plans

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Aides to Trump said he was listening with an open mind to the other leaders' arguments about Paris , but didn't feel obligated to heed their calls to remain within the pact. Meetings inside the West Wing about Paris have been contentious, sources told CNN , as aides expressed their deep grievances over the climate agreement that President Barack Obama helped broker with almost every country. Read More »

Trump Admin. to return Russian compounds in US

The facilities, long believed to be used for intelligence gathering, were cleaned out on December 29 as then-President Obama slammed Russian Federation with sanctions for its alleged role in trying to influence the 2016 election. R.C. Hammond, senior communications adviser for the State Department, said Wednesday night: "The U.S. and Russian Federation have reached no agreements". Read More »

Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem on hold for now

But, as he has repeatedly stated his intention to move the embassy, the question is not if that move happens, but only when, it added. After months of fierce debate within his administration, Trump chose to continue his predecessors' policy of signing a six-month waiver overriding a 1995 law requiring that the embassy be transferred to Jerusalem, an action that would have complicated his efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Read More »

Committee to hear input on ending concealed carry training

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It would allow anyone who is 18 or older to carry a handgun either openly or concealed without having to first qualify for a permit. "I voted for concealed carry", Sen. The bill has the support of the National Rifle Association , whose lobbyist Scott Meyer testified in favor of it. Meyer said the gun rights organization has learned that many people can't afford training. Read More »

Philippines says 500 militants involved in siege

Military chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Ano has ordered an investigation partly to prevent another incident, Padilla said, as government forces, backed by more than 30 assault aircraft, continue to advance toward the remaining positions of the militants. Read More »

UK Labour chief challenges May to debate as race tightens

Mrs. May had earlier in the week said that Mr. Corbyn paid more attention to how many appearances he had on TV instead of concentrating on the Brexit negotiations. But a poll by Kantar put the Conservative party on 43% (+1) ahead of Labour on 33% (-1), the Lib Dems on 11% (+2) and Ukip unchanged on 4%. But it follows a trend. Read More »

Social media rushes to define Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

Trump later tasked his followers with figuring out the "true meaning" of covfefe , essentially solidifying the tweet as a meme. And others tried to figure out what it meant . But it also happens to Donald Trump to tweet to say ... anything! With an odd and incomplete tweet, President Trump became a viral sensation early Wednesday morning. Read More »

Russia Deconfliction Channel Active Ahead of Strikes Near Palmyra - Pentagon

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Moscow said it had notified the U.S., Turkish and Israeli militaries beforehand of the upcoming strike. A long-range cruise missile is launched by the Russian Admiral Essen frigate in the Mediterranean. Russian military intervention in the war in September 2015 turned the tide against a range of opposition groups backed by the USA and its allies, including Turkey . Read More »

Corbyn has everything to gain from TV debate

Singling out Mr Robertson over the SNP's calls for another independence referendum, she said: "I know that for Angus, there's no referendum result he will accept, every one seems to be wrong to him". By attracting thousands of zealous young new supporters and re-engaging hard-left activists who had abandoned the party under Blair, Corbyn created a power base that helped him survive an attempted coup by party moderates previous year. Read More »

Trump Reportedly Told Close Associates U.S. Will Leave Paris Climate Agreement

US President Donald Trump is reportedly pulling out the Paris climate accord. The US has been hesitant to give its backing to the Paris agreement amid shifting policies in Trump's administration, Efe news reported . This comes after Trump, who promised to pull the United States out of the deal during his presidential campaign, tweeted that he would be "announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days", adding: "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" During the presidential ... Read More »

Peacocks are Brahmachari, they don't have sex: Rajasthan HC judge

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Describing himself as a "Shiv bkaht", the judge, on the eve of his retirement, gave a ruling relating to the Hingonia Gaushala of Jaipur . Reports said the death of cows was due to alleged lapse in maintenance of cowshed. Speaking to reporters, Mahesh Chandra Sharma said, "Jo mor hai, yeh aajevan bhramachari hai". Regardless of Rajasthan being the only state in India to have its own cow minister, around 8,122 cows died from January 1 to July 31 in Hingonia, which the government claims ... Read More »

White House communications director, WNY native Michael Dubke, resigns

A final day has not been set, Dubke said. In the past, briefings at the State Department were daily happenings, but that has changed dramatically under Mr. The outgoing communications director was a last-minute addition to the administration following the resignation of Jason Miller, who served on Trump's campaign. Read More »

Malaysia Airlines Plane Diverted Over Disruptive Passenger

The claims about a "terror threat" and a "bomb" have not been confirmed by the police or the airline. Images posted on social media showed armed police officers on board the plane and the suspect on the ground in plastic handcuffs. The airline said the flight, MH128, departed Tullamarine Airport at 11.11pm Wednesday and was scheduled to arrive at the Malaysian capital at 5.28am Thursday. Read More »

Madras High Court stays ban on cattle trade for slaughter

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The Union Environment Ministry had last week notified the stringent Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, banning the sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for the objective of slaughter. Read More »

White House Briefing Amid Reports Of Staff Changes, Russia Developments

President Donald Trump began his first week back in Washington on Tuesday with news that his communications director is leaving the White House after less than three months on the job. "Your question supposes facts that have not been confirmed", Spicer said, when asked about Trump's son-in-law, top aide Jared Kushner , and whether he sought to coordinate secret discussions with Russian officials after the November elections. Read More »

Nearly Half Of Trump's Twitter Followers Seem To Be Phony

After digging into the possible case of follower-fraud, it seems Trump's numbers are even more pathetic than we could imagine! The president experienced an increase of 2.3 million followers in May, adding approximately 573,000 followers each week. Read More »

Ariana Grande to return for Manchester benefit concert

They also want to figure out who constructed the bomb that killed 22 people as they were leaving an Ariana Grande concert. The US President said intelligence leaks related to the Manchester attack in the US were " deeply troubling " and he promised to bring anyone caught leaking intelligence details to justice. Read More »

Trump criticises Germany after Merkel questioned US reliability

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Merkel spoke with reporters Tuesday after a meeting between her Cabinet and the government of India that resulted in cooperation agreements covering digital policy, development, and education. "We are all connected with one another", Modi said. Both countries, that are part of the G4, reaffirmed the urgent need for a comprehensive reform of the UN Security Council, including its expansion in both permanent and non- permanent categories of membership, to make it "more effective, efficient and ... Read More »

Putin, Macron meet amid strained French-Russian ties

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In an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro , Mr Putin reaffirmed his strong denial of Russian involvement in the hacking of Democrat emails. The unannounced meeting with Riad Hijab and a broader delegation from the Riyadh-based High Negotiations Committee (HNC), which includes political and armed groups, came as Macron seeks to review French policy on the six-year civil war. Read More »