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US Left as 'Footnote' in G7 Climate Talks

These actions contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 13 (climate action), 7 (affordable and clean energy), in particular target 7.2 (By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix), and 11 (sustainable cities and communities), in particular target 11.6 (By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management). Read More »

What we know about UT grad shot at congressional baseball practice

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In an interview with ABC13's Ted Oberg, Barth said he's recovering quickly from the gunshot that hit him in the calf. A day after being shot while at a Congressional Republican baseball practice in Virginia, Houston-native Zack Barth was walking around Capitol Hill, speaking to a sea of lights and cameras. Read More »

Women Are Taking Over in Virginia, One Primary Election at a Time

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Gillespie was expected to win handily, thanks to broad support among the party's elected leaders and a massive fundraising edge, but instead won by an uncomfortably close single percentage point. "The reality is we've got to do something and the Republicans know it", Corn said. "There are a lot of moderate, white-collar workers in Northern Virginia who might at one time have been moderate Republicans or independents, but now vote Democratic because they have become functionally Democrats", ... Read More »

Mattis Confirms White House Gave Him Authority to Set Afghanistan Troop Levels

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Mattis said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies are waiting for a new strategy from the additional US and the USA force commitment before publicly declaring their own . Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) told top Pentagon officials Tuesday their lack of coherent strategies is making it hard to argue for a larger military budget. Read More »

Turkish president slams US charges for guards

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A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey confirmed that Yildirim made his first appearance before a judge there on Wednesday. Public defender David Holman sought home confinement, arguing that Yildirim wasn't a flight risk and had never been convicted of anything before. Read More »

Trump on 'wrong side of history' over climate: ex-UN chief

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In a footnote to the communique, the United States said it wouldn't join with the other six countries in reaffirming their Paris commitments, but said it was taking action on its own to reduce its carbon footprint. The alliance, which includes the commonwealth of MA, collectively contributes about one-third of the nation's gross domestic product, and comprises approximately one-third of the nation's population. Read More »

A massive high rise fire in London has killed 6 people

Some people were trapped in the fire, with residents desperately shouting for help from windows on upper floors as the fire spread, some British media reported. She said the first fire trucks were on the scene within six minutes. She left with all six of them. The survivors, whose belongings are presumed to have been destroyed, gathered in the nearby Rugby Portobello community centre where they were given water, clothes and blankets. Read More »

US College Student Released by North Korea Home, But in Coma

University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier , 22, returned to his OH home in a coma after spending 17 months in the North on charges of stealing a political propaganda poster from a hotel. The North Koreans agreed to allow consular visits to four Americans held in the North. "Not necessarily. But this sort of engagement is a necessary precondition to have serious discussions". Read More »

Senate abandons tax reform, passes $4.22 billion budget

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Jim Justice to take effect. Delegates say they're less severe than in the budget the Senate passed Tuesday night. The Senate's move came after a House-Senate conference committee seeking agreement on a tax reform bill failed to report a measure to the Legislature by a midnight deadline. Read More »

Trump Lawyer Reportedly to File Complaint Against Comey Over Shared Memos

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He also denied that Comey's version of the events of a February 14 meeting, in which Trump said that he " hoped " that the FBI director could let go of an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . Trump cited that, as his outside lawyer has as well, as evidence that there was no collusion or obstruction in his administration. Marc Kasowitz, Trump's recently hired outside counsel, slammed Comey for "unilaterally and surreptitiously" disseminating the content ... Read More »

United Kingdom leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure

May's party won 318 seats, eight short of the 326 they needed for an outright majority. British media reported that there will be no formal coalition as neither party thinks it is necessary. She now risks more opposition to her Brexit plans from inside and outside her party. Its cartoon depicted May in a coffin with her feet sticking out and a speech bubble saying "Nothing has changed", a line she repeated several times as she reversed a key policy on social care during the campaign."The ... Read More »

Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea

When asked about the American citizens detained in North Korea, he simply said that the imprisoned are "not my goal right now". "He has a unique fantastic relationship between both President Trump and Marshall Kim Jong Un , he is the only man to have a relationship with both people", Volo says. Read More »

Bangladesh rescuers race to reach landslides victims

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Three districts, Rangamati , Bandarband and Chittagong , were particularly affected by heavy downpour since early Monday that caused flash floods and huge landslides early Tuesday. "People called us from several places saying people were buried". Seventy-seven injured people were rescued alive and hospitalized in the Rangamati district, Majumder said. Read More »

NKorea frees US college student; family says he's in coma

Rodman, in an interview with CNN before landing in North Korea, said he was "trying to accomplish something we both need ", referring to himself and the Trump administration. "He has to do his job", Rodman said of Kim in a press conference defending his visit. In 2014 , Rodman arranged a basketball game with other former NBA players and North Koreans and regaled leader Kim with a rendition of "Happy Birthday". Read More »

Tillerson: North Korea Releases US Citizen Otto Warmbier

A senior administration official said the Trump administration did not authorise this trip. On Monday, during the administration's first cabinet meeting - a freakish, North Korean-style pageant of loyalty pledges and recitations of praise for the leader - Tillerson laid down a marker for friend and foe alike. Read More »

Gulf crisis: PM returns home after talks with Saudi King

In company news, Dubai's Drake & Scull's former chief executive Khaldoun Tabari sold his stake in the company to Tabarak Investment, a source reportedly told Zawya, a Thomson Reuters publication. The Association sharply criticized the decision of several Arab countries to include a number of well-known theologians and charitable organizations in the list of terrorists. Read More »

California mayor hopes local has winning ticket

The store caters to local residents in the Sun City area of Menifee, which was originally developed as a retirement community in the 1960s, and is also a common stop for motorists passing through the area about 80 miles (130 kilometers) from Los Angeles. Read More »

Sessions to face sharp questions on Trump, Russia, Comey

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a public hearing, APA reports quoting Sputnik. "I was your colleague in this body for 20 years, and the suggestion that I participated in any collusion, that I was aware of any collusion with the Russian government to hurt this country that I have served with honor for 35 years, to undermine the integrity of our democratic process, is an appalling and detestable lie". Read More »

Mattis: Russia wants no 'positive relationship' with US

Mattis made his comments Monday night in testimony to the House Armed Services Committee . Mattis said Monday he expects to soon submit recommendations to Trump on how to move forward in Afghanistan. Senator McCain highlighted the attack on Tuesday. "So all I can tell you is, unless we get a strategy from you, you're going to get a strategy from us ..." They said this will be separate from the request to increase the number of advisers for training and assistance and the U.S. Read More »

Bradley's stunning early goal helps US to 1-1 tie at Mexico

Unfortunately for Bradley and the USA , however, they were unable to build on their lead and Real Sociedad winger Carlos Vela combined with Javier Hernandez to level the score just over fifteen minutes later. And to think it could have been more. Take Sunday's lineup, which featured an unusual five-man backline and four players who started the night having played fewer than 50 minutes for the national team this year. Read More »

Backed anti-IS forces to announce Raqqa assault start date on Tuesday

Islamic State captured Raqqa from rebel groups in 2014. "With the global coalition's warplanes and the state-of-the-art weapons they provided to us, we will seize Raqqa from Daesh". US -backed Syrian militias said they seized a major dam on the Euphrates river from Islamic State on Sunday, their latest gain as they push towards Raqqa city. Read More »

United Nations condemns Hamas for tunnel under schools in Gaza

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Israel has claimed many times in the past that UNRWA and other United Nations organizations aid Hamas. "Those who will bear the consequences of this decision are the Israeli enemy... Hamas and Fatah have been at loggerheads since a brief civil war in 2006 following elections in which Hamas gained the upper hand, and several sputtering reconciliation attempts over the years have failed. Read More »

Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument

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In an interim report Zinke gave to the White House on Saturday, he proposes Trump ask Congress to give tribal officials authority to co-manage "designated cultural resources" in the area and "make more appropriate conservation designations" within an area that President Barack Obama formally protected in southeastern Utah late previous year. Read More »

USA says 'worst behind us' in Qatar crisis

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Moutaz Al Khayyat, chairman of Power International Holding told about his incredible plan first to the Bloomberg news agency, stating that it would take as many as 60 flights to deliver the cattle, which were bought in Australia and the US. Read More »

Qatar Airways profits $540 million, braces for Gulf crisis

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 10, 2017. He said 90 tons of vegetables already have been sent. They accuse Qatar of supporting terrorist groups, charges denied by Doha . Qatar Airways also stopped its flights to the four Arab countries in response to the UAE's Etihad, Emirates, FlyDubai, EgyptAir and Bahrain's Gulf Air suspending flights ... Read More »

Britain votes in shadow of terror, looming Brexit talks

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A DUP delegation is set to hold talks with Mrs May in Downing Street next week as the party pledged to help bring stability to Westminster. The move has been slammed as a " coalition of chaos " by Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, who condemned Mrs May for putting her "party before her country". Read More »

Secret Service: We Don't Have Any Trump White House Tapes

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Acosta attempted to ask Spicer if Donald Trump has confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller, who was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee the Russian Federation investigation. "Why leave open this question of whether there are tapes?" Following the briefing, a CNN panel took Spicer apart for his continued footsie with the press on what would seem to be a simple yes-or-no question. Read More »

British Prime Minister Vows to Carry on Despite Election Losses

Looking tense as she delivered remarks after being re-elected to her Maidenhead constituency, 30 miles west of London , May said, "The country needs a period of stability and whatever the result the Conservative Party will ensure that we fulfill our duty in ensuring that stability ". Read More »

Korea's ICBM and nuclear weapons nears completion

North Korea has reliable short- and mid-range ballistic missiles, and its new intermediate-range ballistic missile has a range just short of an intercontinental ballistic missile and could comfortably hit Guam. Japan's ruling party urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to consider building missile shelters and carrying out more evacuation drills in response to the growing threat from North Korea . Read More »