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World leaders condemn Trump over climate accord

Inslee today announced the formation of the United States Climate Alliance, a coalition that will convene USA states committed to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement and taking aggressive action on climate change . "This is an all-hands-on-deck moment, and without the hands of the federal government, it takes the rest of us to spring into action", 350.org's Henn said. [Full Article...]

A Labour government would create a million "real living wage" jobs

That means that 30 to 40 seats where the result would normally be safe are now in doubt. "It's not clear there is one", Lauderdale said . This number has surprised Tory strategists. Labour sources have also poured cold water on the narrowing polls. The poor, and even the very poor, flocked to them as the UK Independence Party imploded. [Full Article...]

Meet Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus - the new World Health Organization chief

The voting may continue for several rounds, with a victor expected late on Tuesday. Welcoming the choice, Women Deliver has said his appointment comes at a time when the world needs a fierce and proactive advocate for gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women more than ever. [Full Article...]

Putin: US Probe Into Alleged Meddling and President Trump Collusion is 'Hysteria'

And in Putin's prepared remarks, he was a smooth, genial salesman for his country. Russian President Vladimir Putin did not criticize President Trump for exiting the Paris Climate Accord but did take a mocking jab at environmentalists who have panicked over the move. [Full Article...]

Taiwan's top court backs same-sex marriage in historic ruling

Taiwan's top court backs same-sex marriage in historic ruling But it's not necessarily going to be smooth sailing, as legalising same-sex marriage isn't the same as giving the LGBTQ community in Taiwan completely equal rights to heterosexual couples. Last December, lawmakers approved the first draft of a Bill to amend the Civil Code for the objective of legalising same-sex marriages. "Family conflicts will increase and the whole definition of marriage ... [Full Article...]

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack on Egypt's Coptic Christians

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack on Egypt's Coptic Christians Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced on Friday that he had directed strikes against what he called "terrorist camps", declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished. Some high-profile Muslim entities in Egypt were among the first to condemn the attack, which occurred the day before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. [Full Article...]

POTUS puts onus on Middle East

POTUS puts onus on Middle East Washington earns huge profit from fomenting regional insecurity and creates tensions among Muslim countries, Rahim Safavi said . Iran's ruling powers represent the "tip of the spear" of global terrorism, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said in a speech on Sunday during Trump's visit to the kingdom. [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel Seems To Have Had Enough

Angela Merkel Seems To Have Had Enough Still, the European Union remains cautious about the direction of its second-largest trading partner, concerned by its militarisation of islands in the South China Sea and what it sees as increased authoritarianism under Xi. But only $5 of the work is actually done in China. China's ambitious plan to revive the ancient Silk Road trade routes provides a new set of opportunities for increase... [Full Article...]

Trump signs waiver keeping US embassy in Tel Aviv -- for now

A formal announcement is expected later Thursday. On October 23, 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and requiring the U.S. Plans to hold a joint teleconference and celebration marking fifty years since Jerusalem was unified during the 1967 war have been denounced by the Palestine Liberation Organization, the umbrella group that... [Full Article...]

Juventus keeper Buffon driven by fear in tonight's Champions League final

Though he has refereed a European final before - the 2014 Europa League final between Benfica and Sevilla - this will the first time the 41-year-old referee has officiated a Champions League final . Juventus' rock solid defense. He has declared himself fully fit for his third Champions League final, but coach Zinedine Zidane still won't say if he will return to the starting lineup. [Full Article...]

Mattis reassures allies as US turns to China on N. Korea

Mattis reassures allies as US turns to China on N. Korea Diplomatic pressure is just as unlikely to cause either North Korea or the United States to back down, experts say. Diplomats said it appeared China was still only likely to consider additional strong new United Nations sanctions measures, such as an oil embargo, a ban on Pyongyang's airline or tougher economic sanctions, if North Korea conducted a long-range missile launch or another ... [Full Article...]

Putin suggests US hackers could have interfered with election, blamed Russia

I mean, if we can't trust Putin, who can we trust? "But what has been said has been said. That's how we can fight terrorism", he further added. President Donald Trump on 1 June 2017 drew a lot of criticism from the world leaders and businessmen for his decision to pull the U.S. [Full Article...]

U.S. Tech Titans Vow to Resist Trump's Paris Pullout

U.S. Tech Titans Vow to Resist Trump's Paris Pullout That's why, when Donald Trump announced that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement , it was met with backlash from democrats, republicans, and countless U.S. economy as it hurts its chances of remaining a world leader in the field of science and technology. He called Trump's withdrawal from the pact a "mistake". [Full Article...]

World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' after Trump's snub

World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' after Trump's snub It will take several years before the world "will have a proper understanding of what the implications are" of the U.S. withdrawal, Terblanche said . We truly do believe that we don't have to make a choice between a clean environment or advancing innovation in energy technologies and low-priced energy. [Full Article...]

No compromise in fight against Mali militants, says Macron

Speaking during a trip to Mali, where some 4,000 French soldiers are deployed, Macron said France would work in close cooperation with Germany, but called on other European Union states to support military and development efforts in the region. [Full Article...]

Timing may thwart Trump's decision to quit Paris pact

Timing may thwart Trump's decision to quit Paris pact As Trump's aides explain his decision to leave the agreement - despite protests from members of his own administration, environmental experts, corporate titans and fellow foreign leaders - they have danced around the issue that is at its heart: climate change. [Full Article...]

Theresa May facing more pressure over social care u-turn

What has gone wrong? Jeremy Corbyn's so-called "refusal" to condemn the IRA in a TV interview is a "dead cat", his party's education secretary has said. And Labour MPs jumped on May's decision to make changes to her policy so soon after announcing it. Some 70% believe the Tories will win on June 8, while two in five (42%) think the party will score victory with a majority of more than 100 se... [Full Article...]

Moderate Rouhani Wins Iranian Election in Landslide

Moderate Rouhani Wins Iranian Election in Landslide The two other lesser known candidates, Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim and Mostafa Hashemi-Taba, got 478,215 and 215,450 votes respectively. Newly re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani smiles during a televised speech in the capital Tehran on May 20, 2017. [Full Article...]

NDP prepares for chance at governing

The NDP have 41 and the Green Party have 3 - that's 44. However, he hoped the parties could all work together. While many people fear minority governments, Morris says they can foster cooperation in the legislature. Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Notley came out in defence of the project, with Trudeau emphasizing that the project is in the national interest while Notley reminded B.C. [Full Article...]

Philippine army hits own troops, kills 10 in Marwai City

Philippine army hits own troops, kills 10 in Marwai City Worsening problems in troop movement is the Maute Group's use of civilians, including children, to deter attack by government forces. But the government's narrative of being in "full control" of Marawi took a hit Thursday when defence chiefs said 11 soldiers were killed in a misguided bombing mission. [Full Article...]


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