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9 local guards dead, 11 Americans wounded in Kabul

The Taliban, seeking to reimpose Islamic rule after their 2001 ouster by USA -led forces, denied responsibility and said they condemned attacks that have no legitimate target and killed civilians. Hua said China strongly condemned the attack and offered its condolences to the victims and their families. She told reporters that the Chinese government will be assessing the situation and considering ... [Full Article...]

At least 11 US citizens injured in Kabul blast

At least 11 US citizens injured in Kabul blast The bombing raises serious questions about the Afghan government's ability to provide basic security. The blast in the Wazir Akbar Khan area happened near several embassies and not far from the presidential palace. "These heinous acts go against the values of humanity as well values of peaceful Afghans", it added. "We want peace but those who kill us in the holy month of Ramadan aren't worth a... [Full Article...]

Wristwatch of Panamanian Dictator has New Owner in Kirkwood

Wristwatch of Panamanian Dictator has New Owner in Kirkwood The United States version was much different. Gen. Noriega had a different take on his ouster, however, accusing the US of a conspiracy to keep him behind bars and tied his legal troubles to his refusal to cooperate with a USA plan aimed at toppling Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista government in the 1980s. [Full Article...]

Explosion hits near diplomatic area in Afghanistan

Explosion hits near diplomatic area in Afghanistan The US president Donald Trump is considering to deploy extra troops to Afghanistan to bolster the Afghan forces to help them fight Taliban . Another lightly wounded victim, Nabib Ahmad, 27, said there was widespread destruction and confusion. [Full Article...]

PM's jibe about 'alone and naked' Jeremy Corbyn 'totally inappropriate'

The Tories remain firm favourites to win the most seats at the General Election and are favourites to win a seat in 395 constituencies a decrease of three since last week. Michael Deacon in the Telegraph said Mr Corbyn's performance had shades of his shadow home secretary Diane Abbott when she could not recall how much it would cost to recruit 10,000 police officers. [Full Article...]

Trump praises son-in-law Jared Kushner amid Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny, tension in relationship

The pitch played off the family's relationship to Trump and brought up immigration, which are two no-nos for the president, according to the newspaper. They are both "focused on their work", an administration official told CNN Monday. In a response to CNN a White House spokesperson said "This is yet another round of false and unverified claims made by anonymous sources to smear the president... [Full Article...]

US President Donald Trump hits back at Germany after awkward trade summit

US President Donald Trump hits back at Germany after awkward trade summit Trump took to Twitter early in the day in the United States to attack Germany, a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel ramped up her doubts about the reliability of Washington as an ally. Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said on Monday the chancellor was a "deeply convinced trans-Atlanticist" who believes in the idea of Western unity. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to pull out of Paris climate deal

The U.S. could become the third. Politico and CNN are also reporting that Trump intends to pull out of the agreement , citing White House officials. The head of the United Nations has a clear message for countries and companies dragging their feet on climate change: "Get on board, or get left behind". [Full Article...]

Times Trump Broke His Own Health Care Promises

The bill is in the Senate, where it will likely undergo major changes and opposition from New York's senators. Senate Republicans left their last lunch meeting before a weeklong recess optimistic that they can at least start working on their own version of a health care bill, with something on paper to discuss when they return in June. [Full Article...]

Musicians Respond to Donald Trump's Strange 'Covfefe' Tweet

Griffin has apologized, saying that the brief video was "too disturbing" and wasn't amusing. "I went too far", she said in a second video. But Corey Lewandowski is declined to say whether he's been contacted by Trump or anyone else about a return engagement as the president considers an overhaul of his communications team. [Full Article...]

Philippines, China hold first South China Sea dialogue

Headquarters missiles were also noted on Woody Island in the South China Sea , which Taiwan and Vietnam claim ownership. China on Friday, May 19, 2017, said it reached agreement with the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) on the rough outline of a legally binding code of conduct created to prevent clashes in the strategic South China Sea . [Full Article...]

Worry about another 9/11 rather than Iran, Zarif tells US

Worry about another 9/11 rather than Iran, Zarif tells US Without naming Pakistan, Trump said "every country must ensure that terrorists do not find any sanctuary on their lands". While running for the job he now holds, Trump heartily criticized President Barack Obama for not using the term "radical Islamic extremism" and said that refusal indicated that Obama did not understand America's enemy. [Full Article...]

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation head defends 'blunt' USA leader

The act was being widely denounced online. The rebuke was being criticized by opponents. To the White House, Trump's first trip overseas was an embodiment of the promises he made as a candidate to put America's interests first and break through the guardrails that have long defined USA foreign policy. [Full Article...]

Trump sends confusing 'covfefe' tweet, lighting up Twitter

Initially, Josh Dawsey, a Politico White House reporter, noted on Twitter an instance whereby President Trump decided not to take to Twitter to express his anger regarding John Boehner. Blow of The New York Times published a take on Trump-as-chef, sprinkling a dash of covfefe that could presumably take a dish to the next level. It has everything: "Russian entanglements, spray tans, creepy ha... [Full Article...]

ISIS claims deadly shooting of Christians, as Cairo strikes militants

ISIS claims deadly shooting of Christians, as Cairo strikes militants The Egyptian military said on its official Facebook page that the airstrikes were continuing "day and night" and that they have "completely" destroyed their targets. "No one should fear for his life by exercising the fundamental right to freely practice his faith". Sisi, in his address, asserted that "if Egypt falls, the whole world will be in chaos". [Full Article...]

United States increases military aid to Israel in the wake of Trump's visit

He did not say over what timeframe the money would be disbursed. The "pilgrim" initiated his journey, by signing at Riyadh a 110 billion dollar agreement for the sale of USA arms to Saudi Arabia. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday he was uneasy over a massive U.S. -Saudi arms deal announced at the weekend, saying it was part of a "crazy" regional arms race. [Full Article...]

Kabul blast hurts German embassy staff, kills guard: minister

Kabul blast hurts German embassy staff, kills guard: minister The explosion also raised serious questions about the Afghan government's ability to secure the war-battered nation. France, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Bulgaria similarly reported damage to their embassies, while India and Pakistan joined in worldwide condemnation of the blast . [Full Article...]

Sierra Club on Paris Agreement Withdrawal

The European Union and China will issue a statement Friday declaring climate change "an imperative more than ever" in the face of expected USA withdrawal from the Paris Agreement . The European Union and China are working on a joint declaration reaffirming their commitment to climate and energy policy and the implementation of the Paris agreement, according to an EU official with knowledge of... [Full Article...]

UK Labour's Corbyn to join TV debate as gap with Conservatives narrows

The Prime Minister has appointed a stand-in to take part in the latest seven-way TV debate on the BBC . Labour played down reports that Mr Corbyn could open the door to unskilled foreign workers as part of his immigration shake-up, insisting the document leaked to the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail was a discussion paper and "not a statement of Labour policy". [Full Article...]

Hardline Israelis descend on Old City for Jerusalem Day

Hardline Israelis descend on Old City for Jerusalem Day Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum. During his campaign, Mr. Trump , addressing the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), vowed to move the U.S embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a controversial plan that would imply recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. [Full Article...]


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