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Indonesian Muslim preacher named as porn case suspect

Religious and political tensions have soared in the last six months with Islamist-led rallies targeting the Jakarta governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama , an ethnic Chinese Christian who was jailed this month for insulting the Koran. Rizieq's lawyer accused Ahok supporters of fabricating the pornography charges against the imam, while a spokesman for his Islamic Defenders Forum (FPI) insisted the "unfounded" legal complaint was "engineered to criminalize the clerics".

Ireland Set to Have Its First Openly Gay Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar

Varadkar himself was a doctor before joining the active politics. Varadkar, who is also the son of an Indian immigrant, will be the fourth openly gay head of government in history: Luxembourg's current prime minister, Xavier Bettel, is also openly gay.

US environmental agency chief says humans contribute to global warming

We are the most methodical, most systematic and we will always remain committed. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parts of the USA have a strong coal history but struggle with unemployment today - like West Virginia, above; these are some of the places where Mr Trump commands a large support base Who still burns coal, anyway? The study , commissioned by a pro-industry group, projected the sharpest declines in coal, cement, and iron and steel, and the loss of 440,000 ...

'March For Truth': Ex-Obama White House Stars, Liberal Heavyweights Eye Trump

As the United States stepped back from its role as a global climate leader, it made room for others to take the lead - in particular, the European Union and China . Conway added that Trump thinks the Paris agreement is "too much of a financial burden" on the U.S. "We're going to have the cleanest air". "Donald Trump said he was elected by voters of Pittsburgh, but his misguided decision to withdraw from the Paris climate does not reflect the values of our city", Peduto said ...

President Trump denounces Kathy Griffin's decapitation stunt: 'Sick!'

CNN , whose New Year's Eve coverage Griffin has co-hosted for a decade, called the images "disgusting and offensive" and had suggested Tuesday that she might not be invited back. "She's actually begged for forgiveness, and I believe in forgiveness". Cooper was quick to denounce his long-time pal, calling the image "disgusting" and "completely inappropriate".

Pentagon chief: US-China ties 'important' for Asia-Pacific

Earlier, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who was the keynote speaker delivering opening remarks of the Asia security conference, on Friday night praised the U.S. A joint statement released by the US, Japan and Australia called for dialogue with China, but stressed commitment to global law and freedom of navigation.

CNN cuts ties with Kathy Griffin over President Trump "beheading" photo

But the response did more to unite liberals and conservatives in their condemnation of the sketch, which many said crossed a line - even Chelsea Clinton told her it was the wrong move. "As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing", read a statement from Melania released on Wednesday. "I made a mistake and I was wrong", she said in her video.

United Nations chief urges USA to retain Paris climate deal

Many nations pledged to ramp up their efforts to curb global warming instead. The immediate impact of Trump's move could be largely symbolic. He is also a UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. South Africa's government calls the US pullout "an abdication of global responsibility". The German foreign office also took a swipe at the US president, who in his speech Thursday said he represented the people of Pittsburgh, not Paris.

Trump tweets on London attacks: 'stop being politically correct'

The host retweeted Trump, whose initial response to the attack highlighted the nation's need for a travel ban. "If we don't get smart it will only get worse", Trump tweeted. In a series of early morning tweets, Trump also poured scorn on London Mayor Sadiq Khan's attempt to reassure the public after three assailants smashed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday then attacked revellers with knives.

United Kingdom parties suspend election campaign after terror attack

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "We won't be campaigning nationally during today, but we'll be resuming later on". A van is reported to have ploughed into pedestrians on the bridge and people were reportedly stabbed at the popular food market in south London .

London Attack: Terror returns to UK, assailants stab and mow down pedestrians

In the wake of what police are calling two terrorist incidents in London late Saturday night, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to urge support for his executive order blocking travel to the United States from six Muslim-majority countries.

Londoners offer up their homes to strangers amid terror attack

At least 48 people have been taken to five hospitals following the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market in London . "The suspects then left the vehicle and a number of people were stabbed, including an on-duty British Transport Police officer who was responding to the incident at London Bridge".

Police rush to London Bridge after reports of van hitting pedestrians

The Met's Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley stated that at 22:08hrs Saturday evening the Met began to receive reports that a vehicle had struck pedestrians on London Bridge. The attacks came within weeks of the May 22 suicide bombing in Manchester in northern England that killed 22 people at a pop concert by United States singer Ariana Grande .

Trump Climate Decision Could Affect FDI, Lead to Litigation, Says UN

President Donald Trump today declared the United States would withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement , saying the "draconian" deal unfairly punished America but benefited countries such as India and China . "The EU and China are switching to clean energy production too slowly to keep global temperature rises below levels that will cause catastrophic changes in our climate", Kiene said.

Seven dead, 48 injured and three suspects killed after London terror attack

Reuters television pictures showed dozens of emergency vehicles in the area around London Bridge. "Everyone in the bar started pushing people from the exits", one witness who gave his name as Brian, 32, told Reuters. "It appeared to myself and my friends that her throat had been cut". Chris Jacobs, 52, and his wife Kavita Jacobs, 49, were woken up by police officers banging on their door on the third floor of an apartment building at Borough Market.

UK parties suspend election campaign after London attack

Shortly after that, police said there had been reports of stabbings at Borough Market . "In the early hours of this morning, I visited one of the hospitals where the injured are being treated". In response to these incidents , police have posted a shelter-in-place graphic to Twitter , telling people in the areas to run or hide and to alert police when it is safe to do so.

Putin: US Could Have Hacked Election, Blamed Russia

During an interview with the news network's Megyn Kelly , Putin stated through the NBC News translator: "Hackers can be anywhere". While promoting the interview, Kelly teased that Putin also suggested the C.I.A. Putin also said it could have been the Central Intelligence Agency behind the hacking. Asked if Russia is happy to see divisions in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation over Trump's push for members to increase defense spending, the Russian leader responded on an acerbic note ...

Met chief: London attack death toll has risen to seven

Police responded late Saturday to reports of a vehicle striking pedestrians on London Bridge. Ms Jones said: "She told me in French: 'I don't know where those two other people are.' So the police are checking the Thames". All three suspects were shot dead by armed officers on the scene within eight minutes. Within an hour, Prime Minster Theresa May made a declaration.

UK PM May calls for beefed up terror response after London attack

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Manchester bombing, but there has not yet been a claim of responsibility for the London attack, which the prime minister linked to Islamic extremism. There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts. "Thank you to the emergency services". "The operation is ongoing so we are finding out more about who these three are", he said.

Auto runs into London Bridge pedestrians; multiple injuries

Streets around London Bridge and Borough Market , fashionable districts packed with bars and restaurants, would have been busy with people on a Saturday night out. "US citizens in the area should heed direction from local authorities and maintain security awareness. There are no trains leaving so we're just panicking a little".

A Pariah Country After Withdrawing From Paris Agreement

The governor of Hawaii has also pledged to continue concrete steps to implement the Paris accord, while governors of Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon and Virginia committed to clean air and clean energy. Peduto's was one of hundreds of verbal volleys criticizing Trump's decision. Keane said Trump is doing the right thing for American citizens, explaining that the deal hurt the USA economically, while not putting harsher restrictions on major polluters like India and China.

28 people had this to say about Trump's climate decision

Its goal is to keep the earth's average temperature from warming more than 2 degrees above its pre-industrial mark-the threshold beyond which climate scientists say sea level rise and other effects would be catastrophic. With the North American Free Trade Agreement on the cusp of renegotiation, environmental policy could well become integral to reaching a new agreement.

Goldman Sachs admits it bought Venezuelan bonds

Goldman Sachs defended its action, saying it bought the bonds - issued in 2014 by state-run oil company PDVSA - with the hope that life in Venezuela will improve. If the bonds do not default, Goldman Sachs stands to reap a whopping 40% annual yield, which could quiet its investors. The U.S. State Department is trying to persuade countries across the Americas to pressure President Nicolás Maduro into reinstating democratic norms after he tried to dissolve Congress.

Trump's 'America First' may leave the world a little warmer

It found that seven in 10 registered voters (69 per cent) said the United States should participate in the agreement, compared with only 13 per cent who said the USA should not. Which begs the question, what will the next UK Prime Minister say and do. But what do Americans think is causing climate change , and what do they think should be done about it? "Pittsburgh stands with the world & will follow Paris Agreement".

Global anger at U.S. for quitting climate pact

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from it. My Christian faith teaches me that we are supposed care for each other no matter the apparent boundaries between us and to take care of this Earth given to us by God. Bloomberg's plan calls for his foundation to work with other groups, from governments to philanthropies, that want to support the U.N.'s climate change agency.

Trilateral joint patrols to target Asia's Islamic State group

Minister Hishammuddin Hussein made the comments at a security conference in Singapore as Philippine troops continued to battle self-styled Islamic State group gunmen who attacked the city of Marawi on Mindanao island almost two weeks ago.

Six killed, 48 hospitalised in London terror attack

One image taken by a witness showed a man on the ground surrounded by police; he appeared to be wearing a vest with canisters attached to it. Gerard Vowls told The Guardian newspaper that he saw a woman being stabbed by three men at the south end of London Bridge.

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London terror attack: Six dead, 20 injured

She was at home when she heard a loud commotion outside and later learnt that the London terror attacks had taken place directly outside her apartment. National Crime Agency director general Lynne Owens said: "First and foremost our thoughts have to be with the family and friends of everyone killed or injured in last night's horrific attack".

World vows to save Earth after Donald Trump snub

His feeble rationale of seeking renegotiation for a "fairer" agreement won't cut any ice with world leaders who negotiated for years to make the framework equitable enough and seek to limit global warming to a 2ºC rise. "It's hugely disappointing to everybody". Here are some of the best reactions from stars, politicians, scientists, and more! Lauderhill has continued to search for ways to increase energy efficiency, Kaplan said.

U.S. departure turns spotlight on China

As part of a different agreement , the U.S. Conference of Mayors announced yesterday that 29 cities will move to 100 percent clean energy in response to Trump's decision. "Does the president believe today that climate change is a hoax? ". US President Trump on Thursday withdrew from the historic Paris climate agreement saying the deal was "poorly" negotiated and signed out of "desperation".

Police make 12 arrests in connection with London attack - statement

On Twitter, police confirmed they are also dealing with an "incident" at Borough Market, a short distance from London Bridge, adding that armed police were at that scene too. Dozens of people were locked into the hotel and went up to the third floor. "When I open the door I see three dead people on the floor", he said.

Paris didn't hold India, China accountable on Carbon dioxide emissions: White House

Referring to what he called "the latest unfortunate decisions of the new administration", Tusk said that the European Union and China had "demonstrated solidarity with future generations". "And that kind of soft power and economic engagement is going to translate very much into political influence". The school noted yesterday that the number cited by Trump is "misleading" because it measures the Paris agreement's incremental impact over a previous Copenhagen agreement, and that it assumes ...

May sees lead slip further, still set for majority - Opinium poll

In practice, the threshold for a majority is around 323, because the Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party takes up no seats that it wins in Northern Ireland. The Conservatives' other coalition options are limited. Gillian Cruise, a lifelong Labour voter in Wakefield until she switched to the Conservatives in 2015 due to their promise to hold the referendum, has now volunteered to campaign for May's party.

President Trump pushes travel ban after terrorist attack in London

The Manchester bombing on May 22 was the deadliest attack in Britain since July 2005, when four British Muslim suicide bombers killed 52 people in coordinated attacks on London's transport network. Around 10.08 pm, a report emerged that a white van had rammed into the pedestrians on London Bridge. The BBC cited police as saying there had been more than one fatality.

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