Trump tells 'confidants' United States will leave Paris climate deal - Axios

Cohn stressed Friday that the president was simply being critical of the USA trade deal with Germany. At the heart of his speech was his assertion that the shouldering an unfair burden of NATO's defense costs, and that member countries must spend at least two percent of their GDP on defense, a target that all members agreed on in 2014.

Duterte vows to ignore Supreme Court on martial law

The media wing of ISIS , Amaq Agency, put out a statement announcing that "fighters of the Islamic State launch a wide-scale offensive on positions of Philippine troops in the city of Marawi ". Some civilians tied white cloths to poles to distinguish themselves from militants as soldiers on foot huddled behind armoured vehicles that crawled along deserted streets.

McMaster: We are not anxious about 'back channel'

A rally planned Thursday in Iowa was postponed due to "an unforeseen change" in Trump's schedule. Schiff said he disagreed with White House National Security Adviser H.R. The back channel was meant to connect Michael Flynn, who later became Trump's first national security adviser, with Russian military leaders, said the person, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy considerations and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Tom Dumoulin wins 100th Giro d'Italia

He's the first-ever Dutch victor at the Giro, and also the first Dutch Grand Tour victor since Joop Zoetemelk won the 1980 Tour de France . Tom Dumoulin came from behind to win the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday to become the first ever Dutch victor of the flagship three-week Italian cycle race.

Ariana Grande plans show for Manchester victims

Almost two dozen people died and more than 100 others were injured after a suicide bomber triggered an explosion on Monday night as attendees began to leave one of Grande's concerts in Manchester . The singer tweeted that she was "broken" on May 22, in the early morning hours after the attack. Police used an explosive device to get into a property to make the arrests.

North Korea behind 'WannaCry' global cyber attack

With rising concerns that Pyongyang might be behind of cyberattacks, Korea's Defense Ministry raised its security level. FireEye said it was aware customers had used its reports to successfully identify some associated with the attack. "It would represent an entirely new type of cyberattack by the DPRK". It matches code used in a 2016 hack of global banks and mirrors methods used in the 2014 Sony hack - both hacks have since been linked to North Korea-run Lazarus Group .

Porter killed on LoC: Army

Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said that an intruder from PoK was killed in an ambush at about 2.30 am on Sunday on the LoC in KG Sector. Earlier on Sunday, the Army killed an intruder on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, a defence official said.

Spain: 8 hurt as car fleeing police rams into crowded street

Police were last night investigating whether he deliberately mounted the pavement and drove down a pedestrian area leading to the club after getting into his vehicle. According to sources, this event took place at about 9:00 p.m. local time, and is not related to terrorism in principle. 'Three pedestrians were injured at the scene of the original incident.

Trump 'wide open' on whether to support Paris climate accord

A pullout, he added, "means that the leader of the Republican Party is in a different spot than the rest of the world". "If he does withdraw, that would be a definitive statement from the president that he believes climate change is a hoax", Graham said in the interview , referring to a comment made by Trump in 2012.

Kushner ties to Russian Federation questioned as Trump blasts media — AP Report

Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, spoke exclusively to ABC News' Martha Raddatz on "This Week" Sunday about his concerns with Kusher, Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor. But the USA intelligence community has concluded that Moscow directed hacking into the computer of Clinton campaign chief John Podesta, and the subsequent release by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks of thousands of his emails in the weeks leading up to the election.

Man dies after being hit by Sydney train

Emergency services were called to Kingsgrove train station after receiving reports that a man had been found unresponsive on the tracks late on Sunday evening. Other passengers were left confused after reportedly not hearing or seeing a thing while on their nightly commute. A crime scene has been established and will be examined by forensic specialists.

Trump praises trip while aides avoid Kushner queries

AFP | The probe into Russia's role in the United States election pierced the innermost circle of the White House Saturday, with reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law sought a secret communications line with Moscow - the most damning allegation yet from the scandal.

Fine Gael leadership contenders prepare for final hustings

The latest poll which comes just four weeks after the previous shows that the party have a 29 points whilst Fianna Fáil have fallen drastically to 21. It's home advantage for housing minister Simon Coveney who is still trying to over-turn Leo Varadkar's lead in the Parliamentary Party. Mr Coveney received loud cheers and standing ovations but party members turned on Mr Varadkar, the social protection minister and frontrunner in the leadership race, when he refused to answer a question from ...

Philippines' Duterte vows to ignore Supreme Court on martial law

President Rodrigo Duterte , who declared martial law on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines on Tuesday night, vowed to crack down on local militants who have alleged links with ISIS and seek to carve out a caliphate out of Mindanao.

North Korea fires off 'unidentified projectile — South Korea military

However, North Korean media said South Korean troops had fired at a flock of birds and accused them of being "reckless" and taking the confrontation between the two countries to a new level of "hysteria". "We conduct increasingly complex test scenarios as the programme matures and advances", Mr Johnson said. A senior US diplomat warned China to do more to curtail North Korea's nuclear threat even while lauding some steps taken since President Donald Trump took office.

Latest N. Korean missile test may show progress toward ICBM, experts say

Ji also repeated an assertion by North Korean officials that Pyongyang has successfully foiled a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jong Un last month with a biochemical poison. North Korea's latest missile test was one of its most successful yet and may have been a major step toward its goal of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the USA mainland, experts said.

John Brennan: Russia Interfered In US Election Process

Though both Trump and Francis are known for their unpredictability, papal visits with heads of state are carefully arranged bits of political and religious theater that follow a specific program, with little room for deviation or unwanted surprises.

Hizbul terrorist killing: Kashmir still tense, but situation under control

Situation in Kashmir remained grim on Sunday, with separatists calling a complete shutdown to protest the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat . All the roads remained deserted while as shops and other business establishments remain shut across Kashmir. On Saturday, over 25 civilians were injured in the clashes, with the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SHMS) hospital in Sirnagar reporting that 12 seriously injured civilians had been admitted.

South Korea Opens Fire After North Korean Mystery Object Crosses Border

Its members condemned the launch in a statement, calling it highly destabilizing behavior in "flagrant and provocative defiance of the Security Council". He also described North Korea as a "fully-fledged nuclear power". "The North Korean nuclear issue could never be resolved through war". "Many more "Juche weapons" capable of striking the USA will be launched from this land".

Macron vows French support for Britain in fight against terror

French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that there was indeed a deeper significance to the prolonged handshake he shared with US President Donald Trump in Brussels . Macron said in the interview that he believed he could establish a "cordial relationship" with Trump. But of course, France itself knows what it is like to suffer from terrorist attacks.

Trump slams recent leaks about Russian Federation as possibly 'fake news'

He says the government needs to "get to the bottom" of the allegations, and if they are true, "there's no way" Kushner should keep his security clearance. Down to the final day of his lengthy first global trip, President Donald Trump will lift off for Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, returning to a White House that sits under a cloud of scandal.

G7 leaders make progress on trade, remain split on climate change

McMaster. The president said recent terrorist attacks in Manchester, England and Egypt underscored the need for the "defeat terrorism and protect civilization". As a candidate Trump denounced the deal, but has since said he's waiting to make a final decision. While US president Donald Trump backed a pledge to fight protectionism he refused to endorse a major accord on climate change .

On first day back, Trump lashes out at "fake news media"

Trump said in a series of tweets. "You have to ask, well, who are they hiding the conversations from?" Rep. Adam Schiff (R), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, suggested on Sunday that President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , may lose his security clearance if he lied about collaborating with Russian Federation to establish back channel communications before the president took office.

Torrential downpours, thunder and flooding possible say Met Office

Temperatures across the country had soared throughout Thursday and today, with temperatures in the high twenties recorded. The Met Office says the bad weather could last from Sunday midday through until midday on Monday - and has issued a yellow weather warning .

Tackle Iran, Terrorism, Not Israeli-Palestinian Peace

He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem , had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood center stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the diplomatic calendar. Trump's nine-day, five-stop worldwide tour resulted in few tangible policy achievements. At NATO, the White House touted the alliance's commitment to boosting defense spending, though the resolution was essentially a continuation of a pact agreed to two years earlier.

Appeal to identify body found in Preston bin

Vision courtesy Seven News Melbourne . A unique T-shirt featuring Korean boy band Big Bang could now hold the clue to the man's identity. He has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 171 centimetres tall and with a medium build.

Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation scolding long overdue

By Saturday morning, Trump was already tweeting that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners had given him a big win on this issue and that the money was beginning to roll in. "Many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years", he said. Trump ended his nine-day trip with a speech to USA troops in Sicily, where he recounted his visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Belgium and Italy and his work to counter terrorism.

Weiner Cries in Court as He Pleads Guilty

He is expected to receive approximately two years in prison. "I knew this was a morally wrong as it was unlawful", Weiner told the court. The charge stems from sexually charged text messages he exchanged with a 15-year-old girl last year .

Former intelligence officer who gave United States secrets to WikiLeaks leaves prison

The notorious transgender intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning , who joined the Army as Brad Manning, was released from military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, today. The statement was emailed just hours after her release from a military prison in Kansas. Manning criticized Jenner back in December 2015, claiming she was "the grinch who stole (& sold out) the trans movement", according to Mic .

War with North Korea would be 'worst kind of fighting': Mattis

Each year the Department of Defense spends less than half of 1 percent of its budget - less than the government spends on office supplies - on this vital insurance policy that could save an American city if North Korea follows through on its threats.

Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

Mr Trump vowed America's "absolute solidarity" with the United Kingdom and said that the time had come for the "wicked ideology " behind the attack to be "completely obliterated". Later on Tuesday, Trump will return to Jerusalem to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and give a speech at the Israel Museum before wrapping up his two-day stop.

Israel Isn't in the Middle East

During his trip, Trump pitched the idea of a coalition of Sunni Arab states against Iran and "Islamic extremism" and said Israel could find a communality of interest with such a grouping. That's largely because Trump's primary asset, when it comes to foreign policy, is that he's not Barack Obama . Netanyahu has expressed tentative support for parts of the initiative, but there are many caveats on the Israeli side, including how to resolve the ever more complex refugee issue and ...

The investigation of Julian Assange for rape was dropped

In a statement released online Friday morning, Sweden's director of public prosecutions Marianne Ny says authorities have moved to drop their investigation of the Australian WikiLeaks founder, revoking the Swedish arrest warrant against him.

Trump makes historic visit to Western Wall during trip

A group of left-wing Israeli protesters also attempted to prevent the marchers from entering the Old City by linking arms and blocking the entrance of the Damascus Gate. No injuries were reported and a Palestinian man was held for questioning, a police spokesperson said. The parade came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump left Israel finishing a two-day visit to the country and the occupied West Bank, during which he visited the Western Wall.

Maute group occupies some areas in Marawi

The food agency's offices in other regions are ready to augment the buffer stocks in Mindanao to meet the residents' requirements during the 60-day implementation of martial law in the area. "The Philippines is facing a risky group with more solid worldwide connections", security expert Rommel Banlaoi said of the Maute. It said the fighting erupted after Maute members attacked security forces sent to the area following intelligence reports that gunmen were hiding in the village.

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