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Author: 0 Germany and China vow to deepen ties amid Trump concerns

In Berlin , Li and Merkel oversaw the signing of a slew of deals including electric auto projects between Germany's biggest automobile groups, Volkswagen and Daimler, with Chinese companies. "President (Vladimir) Putin signed this convention in Paris". EU officials say they will bring up the South China Sea in the talks on Friday, but they will be wary to avoid a repeat of last year's tense EU-China summit in Beijing, which failed to agree a joint statement because of the maritime issue.

Author: 0 US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

Newsham added that nine people were hospitalized following the skirmish, and two men were arrested . At least one of those arrested was a protester. Turkey called Thursday for the removal of the USA diplomat coordinating the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, accusing him of backing Syrian Kurdish militias.

Author: 0 House Intel Committee Approves Subpoenas For Flynn, Cohen

On Wednesday, various news outlets reported that the intelligence committee had subpoenaed three former Obama administration officials to address Nunes' allegations. Epshteyn is able to reasonably provide it". Nunes called the accusations that he improperly shared classified information with the White House " entirely false ".

World Rubin: Israelis pleased, over all, with Trump visit
Author: 0 Rubin: Israelis pleased, over all, with Trump visit

Palestinian protesters shout slogans and hold placards outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem during a demonstration in support of prisoners refusing food in Israeli jails, on May 23, 2017, during a visit of the United States president to the West Bank town.

World Trump accuses Democrats of blocking testimony, doesn't offer evidence
Author: 0 Trump accuses Democrats of blocking testimony, doesn't offer evidence

But even sources inside his administration say the president is looking for any excuse to undermine what is a serious, fact-based investigation. Flynn has agreed to hand over some documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee after that committee subpoenaed his records, and fired FBI Director James Comey has spoken with Robert Mueller - the special counsel in the FBI's Russian Federation investigation - and is cleared to testify before Congress.

World Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement
Author: 0 Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement

On top of rolling back Obama's climate change efforts, sending a message that the environment isn't a USA priority, and damaging foreign relations, pulling out of the Paris Agreement will inevitably hurt women everywhere. Juncker wasn't the only European politician taking a shot at Trump's climate views. "Will @realDonaldTrump invite his granddaughter to sit on his lap as he signs the EO pulling the U.S.

World Hillary Clinton blame tour hits a new target: the Democratic Party
Author: 0 Hillary Clinton blame tour hits a new target: the Democratic Party

Clinton, who has increasingly jabbed Trump, including at last week's commencement address at Wellesley College, blasted his reported plan to pull out of the Paris climate accord as "really stupid" because of the economic implications. "You could see my drop". The former first lady and NY senator later turned more serious during an interview at a conference hosted by tech blog Recode .

Author: 0 UK May's Conservatives dwarf rivals in election campaign donations

YouGov , along with Survation, has consistently shown Labour faring better than in other polls. But the pound proved resilient on the news, falling just 0.2% against the dollar to $1.287. "Polling analysts note that a lot of support for Labour has come from younger people who tend not to vote, so who knows what will happen on June 8th".

World Brazil emerges from recession as GDP grows 1%
Author: 0 Brazil emerges from recession as GDP grows 1%

Meanwhile, Brazil's central bank cut its interest rate again by 100 basis points late Wednesday, despite the political crisis, but hinted that the pace of easing would moderate at its next meeting. Policy makers have now shaved 400 basis points off the key rate since last October as they try to pull Latin America's largest economy out of its worst recession on record.

Author: 0 NY Times rips Trump over 'embarrassing' North Atlantic Treaty Organisation speech

In the video, Trump appears to grab Markovic's shoulder and forcibly move him aside so that the USA president can make his way to the front of the group. "I'm not 100 percent sure that we can say today - "we" means Mr President and myself - that we have a common position, common opinion about Russian Federation", said Tusk, a former Polish premier who grew up protesting against Soviet domination of his country.

World Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela
Author: 0 Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela "hunger bonds"

In that time, the list of protesters' demands - from the resumption of local elections to an end to the nationwide food shortage, to even the ouster of Maduro himself - has grown. Last month, Borges sent over a dozen letters to global banks requesting that they refuse to service transactions with the Venezuelan government. Asked at the forum if Venezuela is governed by a dictatorship, Videgaray said, "Well, I believe that, today, it is not a democracy and we are frankly seeing ...

Author: 0 Philippines says 8 foreign fighters killed in southern siege

Lorenzana said it was Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Datu Abul Khayr Dangcal Alonto who informed him of the identities of the foreigners. Air strikes may also be suspended as militants will not be able to resist in a long time.

World Turkey says US arming Syrian Kurdish militia 'extremely dangerous'
Author: 0 Turkey says US arming Syrian Kurdish militia 'extremely dangerous'

The latest push by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces backed by the USA, on the northern edges of Raqqa follows two days of intense clashes with ISIS militants in the area. The separatist group continues to fight an armed insurgency in southeast Turkey. While America supports the YPG, it has officially designated the Marxist PKK a terrorist organization.

Author: 0 PM Modi arrives in Russian Federation

Ahead of summit level talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin today, Prime Minister Modi drove to the monument on the north-eastern outskirts of the city that holds the graves of around five lakh who died during the Siege of Leningrad.

Author: 0 UK Labour chief challenges May to debate as race tightens

For Ukip, Mr Nuttall began with a pledge to "put the interests of British people first" by boosting social care and wages and slashing immigration and the foreign aid bill. Those figures are from the model's central estimate, which acknowledges a large range of variation. Polls consistently show Corbyn's Labour is favoured by younger voters over the Conservatives, whereas the over 50s and pensioners have a strong preference for the Conservatives.

Author: 0 Comey to Testify Before Senate Intel on June 8

But Trump himself has repeatedly said that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind when he removed Comey. It is possible that the Trump White House could try to raise executive privilege claims in arguing that any conversations with the president could not be discussed publicly.

Author: 0 EU, China to reaffirm support for climate pact

World leaders pledged Thursday to keep up the fight against global warming and urged Donald Trump to be part of that effort, hours before the US president was due to announce whether he would pull out of the Paris climate accord. Trump" at a recent summit in Italy. "We will continue to lobby the Americans and the White House to show the leadership they have shown in the past on reducing CO2, " he said.

Author: 0 Russia Could File Financial Claim Over US Expropriation of Diplomatic Compounds

Perez asserted in his statement that restoring the compounds would signal to the Putin government that they could continue committing cyber espionage against the USA without repercussions. Kremlin spokesman Yury Ushakov said Wednesday that Russia understands "the hard internal political situation for the current administration", but would explore options to retaliate for what it considers the "expropriation" of its property, according to Russian news outlet Sputnik.

World Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI in Florida
Author: 0 Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI in Florida

The engine was running, the brake lights were on and the right turn signal was blinking. As noted in his earlier statement, Woods claims that the arrest was the result of "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications". Woods tried to tie his shoes by placing his foot on the grill of the cruiser and almost lost his balance, and eventually he just took them off. Woods is scheduled to be arraigned July 5 in Palm Beach County on the DUI charge.

Author: 0 Trump signs waiver keeping USA embassy in Tel Aviv

Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem should not be seen as dilution of that support. He signed a waiver delaying such a move for at least six months, something his predecessors from both political parties have done routinely for decades. Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani said Thursday that "we strongly welcome the decision and highly value the message it is sending". Trump discussed the possibility of a peace deal with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his recent ...

Author: 0 May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with UK vote a week away

Theresa May is urging voters to back her plans for Brexit amid further signs of trouble in her General Election campaign. The prime-time debate is also making headlines in the papers, with the Guardian calling it "fractious", adding it was a "gamble" for Jeremy Corbyn to turn up given a poor performance on Woman's Hour on Tuesday.

World Regional Tensions Flare Over Fate of Canada Pipeline Project
Author: 0 Regional Tensions Flare Over Fate of Canada Pipeline Project

This will pave the way for New Democrats and leader John Horgan to form a minority government with 41 seats, with the backing of three Greens led by Andrew Weaver, for a slim majority of 44 in the 87-seat legislature. But since Weaver's been clear that he won't defeat a potential NDP government for four years, he'll be stuck supporting their decisions on all the major items.

Author: 0 Turkey says US support for Syrian Kurdish YPG not befitting of alliance

Weapons, training, and airstrikes provided by the coalition have propelled ground forces in both Iraq and Syria , allowing Iraq's military, Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Syrian Kurdish fighters to retake 21,235 square miles of territory from the extremists in the almost three-year long fight.

World Jeremy Corbyn to take part in live TV debate despite May boycott
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn to take part in live TV debate despite May boycott

Jeremy Corbyn is going to take part in tonight's live TV debate after all . It's the direct head-to-head debate with Jeremy Corbyn that she, just like David Cameron in 2015, has refused to take part in. British Prime Minister Theresa May attacked opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday for being unprepared for Brexit, as her Conservative party's poll lead narrowed further ahead of next week's election.

World US shoots down mock warhead over Pacific
Author: 0 US shoots down mock warhead over Pacific

President Donald Trump . From Harris Grade Road north of Lompoc, Calif., spectators watch an interceptor missile launch from an underground silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base , and fly toward an intercontinental-range missile fired from a test range on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific.