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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies need 'to pay their fair share: Prez Trump

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies need 'to pay their fair share: Prez Trump Currently, only five of NATO's 28 members - the United States, United Kingdom, Poland, Estonia, and Greece - meet the alliance's benchmark of spending 2 percent of GDP on defense. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tweeted that the USA cannot "add an asterisk" to Article 5 . Not so Trump today at #NATO . The former U.S. [Full Article...]

Texas considers trans bathroom bill for public schools

Texas considers trans bathroom bill for public schools Drew Scheberle, Senior Vice President of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, said that while the bathroom bill debate has "certainly gotten a lot of attention", it's not the only problem before the legislature that affects business. And ahead of the House's vote on the property tax measure - which was set on the House calendar ahead of Patrick's special session ultimatum - Straus argued that the House... [Full Article...]

American arms deal with Saudis is under fire in Israel

American arms deal with Saudis is under fire in Israel Israeli officials hailed the speech as a triumph for the country's far-right government, which includes ministers opposed to the idea of an independent Palestinian state . His visit to the West Bank lasted around two hours. Many people in the Arab world still harbor complicated feelings toward the USA president. Even though its global clout has shown signs of waning, the United States , ... [Full Article...]

Trump urges Nato members to 'pay fair share'

Trump urges Nato members to 'pay fair share' During his presidential campaign, Trump cast doubt on NATO , calling it " obsolete " and calling out 23 out of 28 NATO members who are not meeting their pledge to pay 2% of their GDP to fund NATO. "I will be making clear to President Trump today that intelligence that is shared between law enforcement agencies must remain secure", May said. [Full Article...]

Trump's Bromance With Duterte Is a Risky Foundation for US-Philippine Ties

Trump's Bromance With Duterte Is a Risky Foundation for US-Philippine Ties Some in the submarine community said they were not alarmed because Trump didn't give specific coordinates and they're confident the submarines will not be found. It has conducted dozens of missile launches and two nuclear bomb tests since the start of past year. One diplomatic source in Washington said, "It appears that Trump wants to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through dialogue, b... [Full Article...]

G7 fails to agree on climate change because of Trump's refusal

However, the USA has refused to recommit to the agreement, saying it will make a decision next week. "I think that all of the leaders present, starting with President Trump, appreciated the informality with which one in this format. An enduring motif of the G7, which represents the lion's share of global economic output, has been to champion free trade. Merkel said the leaders agreed to "act again... [Full Article...]

KISS cancels concert in Manchester after terrorist attack

KISS cancels concert in Manchester after terrorist attack With British police investigating an alleged network linked to the British-born suicide bomber, Salman Abedi , the matter of information leaked to US media will be taken up by British Prime Minister Theresa May when she meets President Donald Trump at a later North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, the BBC reported . [Full Article...]

OPEC agrees to extend output curbs, but falls short of experts' expectations

Oil had climbed back above $51 a barrel after Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC member Russian Federation rallied support from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other nations to extend the deal into 2018. Hamid stated that only decisive action from OPEC will boost prices from current levels, which is constantly facing the challenges of increasing USA shale output. [Full Article...]

Trump returns home after overseas trip

Trump returns home after overseas trip During the summit he didn't mention support for Article 5 , which is NATO's commitment to mutual defense in the event of an attack on a member. Mr Trump described his first foreign trip as "a truly historic week for our country" and said he was "more hopeful than ever that nations of many faiths. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump tells 'confidants' USA will leave Paris climate deal

Donald Trump tells 'confidants' USA will leave Paris climate deal That would be one reason why Trudeau is praising the outcome, but there were other leaders who avoided the tap dance and expressed frustration with the new man in the White House. While the president was warmly received in Saudi Arabia and Israel , his reception in Europe was been more tepid given his campaign criticisms of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union, the continent'... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Says Decision on Paris Agreement Coming 'Next Week'

Donald Trump Says Decision on Paris Agreement Coming 'Next Week' Climate was among the most disputed issues separating Trump from other leaders at the two-day meeting on the Sicilian coast. And she described the debate on climate change as "very unsatisfactory".Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had promised that the Sicily leg of the trip would showcase Trump's strengths as a communicator. [Full Article...]

Remarks by President Donald Tusk after meeting with President Donald Trump

Remarks by President Donald Tusk after meeting with President Donald Trump The greatest task today is the consolidation of the whole free world around those values , and not just interests . " Values and principles first - this is what we, Europe and America, should be saying", said Tusk. Mr Tusk said he had been "positively surprised" by the U.S. president's take on Britain's decision to leave the European Union when they met in Brussels on Thursday. [Full Article...]

US Senate committee advances bill to impose new sanctions on Iran

US Senate committee advances bill to impose new sanctions on Iran The Foreign Relations Committee voted 18-3 on Thursday despite concerns from former Secretary of State John Kerry and several Democrats that the measure could nonetheless lead to the unraveling of the nuclear accord negotiated by the Obama administration. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Russian Federation, new report alleges

Jared Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Russian Federation, new report alleges On Friday, the Washington Post and New York Times reported that Mr Kushner had wanted to use Russian facilities to avoid United States interception of discussions with Moscow. Lt Gen McMaster and Mr Cohn, who were accompanying Mr Trump as part of his first foreign trip as president, were asked several times about the reports during a news conference in Italy. [Full Article...]

G-7 source: USA gets more time for climate pact answer

The G7 was also unlikely to reprise its oft-used terminology against protectionism, after Trump reportedly described the Germans as "bad, very bad" in their trade practices while visiting Brussels this past week. However, the other G7 leaders pledged to "reaffirm their strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement". "Money is actually starting to pour into North Atlantic Treat... [Full Article...]

Trump Expected To Talk Climate Change At G-7 Summit

The ongoing 43rd summit of G7 leaders in the Sicilian town of Taormina includes the heads of state of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States, plus the EU. "On the major theme of global trade, we are still working on the shape of the final communique, but it seems to me the direct discussions today have produced common positions that we can work on", said Gentiloni. [Full Article...]

Trump leaves G-7 with trade deal, no climate commitment

Trump leaves G-7 with trade deal, no climate commitment The announcement on the final day of the US president's first worldwide trip comes after he declined to commit to staying in the sweeping climate deal, resisting intense global pressure from his peers at the summit. That would be one reason why Trudeau is praising the outcome, but there were other leaders who avoided the tap dance and expressed frustration with the new man in the White House. [Full Article...]

Nicola Sturgeon promises to put young people at centre of SNP manifesto

Nicola Sturgeon promises to put young people at centre of SNP manifesto Nicola Sturgeon will set out SNP manifesto plans for Scotland's young people and say votes for her party are "vital to ensure a strong voice for Scotland, and prevent the dangers of an unopposed Tory government at Westminster". Meanwhile, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said that every Lib Dem MP would "stand against the political dividers of our time". Nicola Sturgeon has tried t... [Full Article...]

British police arrest another man after Manchester attack

British police arrest another man after Manchester attack This comes after the New York Times published photographs Wednesday from the scene of attack, which Islamic State group ( ISIS ) took responsibility for. " We are now carrying out associated searches at a number of addresses ". Authorities have detained a total of 11 people since the attack, but a 16-year-male and an adult woman were released without charges. [Full Article...]

PM Narendra Modi congratulates Iran's Hassan Rouhani on his re-election

Tillerson was speaking at a joint press conference with his Saudi counterpart, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. Following President Rouhani's victory in the Friday's presidential election, congratulatory messages poured in from Western and Eastern leaders. [Full Article...]


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