Trump to decide next week whether to quit Paris climate agreement

Donald Trump continued to distance himself from fellow world leaders over climate change at the G-7 summit, and said he'll determine next week whether to pull the US out of the landmark Paris climate accord. That is despite U.S. defence secretary James Mattis saying in an interview to air on Sunday that the president was now "wide open" on the issue. Read More

Jeremy Corbyn rules out deal with SNP in hung parliament

The Scottish First Minister and SNP leader said that she did not think Labour's leader Jeremy Corbyn was "credible as an alternative prime minister". Mr Corbyn told the hundreds at the rally that the SNP is "obsessed" with securing another independence referendum, while Labour is on the side of the majority of Scots who don't want a second referendum. Read More

First defeat for USA, but America's Cup holders still in control

Luck was on Team New Zealand's side in a tight race against Artemis on day three of the America's Cup . Oracle opened Saturday's racing with a 2:11 rout of Groupama Team France. Team NZ has won three of four races to start the Challenger Series and sit equal with Ben Ainslie Racing on three points, two off Oracle Team USA. Read More

Had good interaction with Chancellor Merkel PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earlier today, arrived in Berlin at the start of his six-day, four-nation tour of Germany , Spain, Russia and France. "We are still left with about three weeks for the International Yoga Day". Speaking ahead of Modi's visit, Randhir Jaiswal, Joint Secretary (Europe West) in the External Affairs Ministry, said that Germany is the largest trading partner of India in the European Union. Read More

Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words

Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words

The president added that "the issue of terrorism can not be solved through giving money to superpowers". Ironically, Trump's call to isolate Iran came just days after his administration waived nuclear-related sanctions and a day after centrist President Hassan Rouhani won re-election by a wide margin. Read More

Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

Kushner was a trusted Trump adviser past year, overseeing the campaign's digital strategy, and remains an influential confidant within the White House as does his wife, Ivanka Trump . what that allows you to do is communicate in a discreet manner". United States media also said the White House is creating a new rapid-fire communications unit to respond to the controversy, led by Kushner, senior presidential adviser Steve Bannon and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Read More

UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested

UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested

Hundreds gathered at the landmark in their homes. There were prayers for the victims at church services across Manchester on Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May said developments in the investigation into the bombing meant that intelligence experts had chose to lower the threat level from its highest rating "critical", meaning an attack could be imminent, to "severe". Read More

Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states

Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states

President Donald Trump . "The stupid Saudi government thinks it can attract the friendship of enemies by giving them money", said Khamenei. They quoted him querying USA hostility towards Iran, speaking of tensions between Doha and Washington, defending Qatar's support for Hamas and Hizbollah, and speculating that president Donald Trump might not remain in power for long. Read More

Trump Called Netanyahu, but White House and Israel remain silent

Trump Called Netanyahu, but White House and Israel remain silent

This is unlikely while Benjamin Netanyahu remains prime minister of Israel. Refusal to recognize Jerusalem is anti-Semitic. President Donald Trump will not relocate the US embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, to Jerusalem , according to multiple reports Wednesday. Read More

Russians 'boasted spies had links to Trump aides' during election campaign

Russians 'boasted spies had links to Trump aides' during election campaign

On Wednesday morning, the top Democrat on the committee said it would subpoena Flynn in its probe into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election after he declined to appear before the panel. The controversy has engulfed Trump's young administration since he fired FBI Director James Comey two weeks ago amid the agency's investigation of possible Russian Federation ties. Read More

20 policemen killed in Afghanistan Zabul province

20 policemen killed in Afghanistan Zabul province

The coordinated attack is another blow to NATO-backed Afghan forces, just one month after the Taliban killed at least 135 security forces in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. ISIS claimed responsibility for the blast. Gunmen have stormed a bank in eastern Afghanistan and opened fire, killing at least three people and wounding many more before being shot dead by security forces, officials said. Read More

BJP urges Mayawati not to 'add oil in Saharanpur fire'

BJP urges Mayawati not to 'add oil in Saharanpur fire'

Hindustan Times via Getty Images BSP Supermo Mayawati in attempt to regain lost political ground on way to Shaharanpur following recent clash involving dalits and upper caste at Murad Nagar on May 22, 2017 in Ghaziabad, India . She visited Shabbirpur and blamed the BJP and RSS for the trouble but her visit triggered a fresh round of violence leaving a man dead after he received gunshot injuries and 20 others injured. Read More

Trump Handshake Showdown: France's Macron Just Won't Let Go

Trump tried to set a jocular tone for their lunch, greeted Macron with smiles and congratulated Macron for his "incredible campaign" and "tremendous victory" with no apparent irony. Earlier this week, Tajikistan's president Emomali Rahmon was also prepared for Trump's game of tug-of-war. "Congratulations, great job", Trump said. Read More

Newark reopens after United engine fire shuts airport down

Newark reopens after United engine fire shuts airport down

Five minor injuries were reported, a United spokesperson told Travel + Leisure. A spokesman for United, Jonathan Guerin, says the tower notified the crew of what appeared to be flames from one of the engines. He said that passengers had been transported back to the terminal and would be accommodated on later flights to San Francisco. "The images and information presented were neither graphic nor disrespectful of victims, and consistent with the common line of reporting on weapons used in ... Read More

Button feeling 'surreal' ahead of Monaco F1 return

Button feeling 'surreal' ahead of Monaco F1 return

Button isn't anxious, though, believing the additional running in Bahrain wouldn't have benefitted him a great deal given the drastically different nature of the circuit. The Briton will take the wheel of the McLaren despite missing the first five races of the season, having chose to take a year out from the sport in which he spent 17 previous seasons. Read More

Protests expected as Senior PGA tees off at Trump National

The Senior PGA Championship is being played at Trump National this week, the first time a major golf tournament has been played at a course owned by a sitting president. "I love what he's doing for our country", he said. "They have the right to maybe yell from the river or something. The greens were bumpy, I don't think that's a secret to anybody". Read More

US Navy ship sails near South China Sea reef claimed by Beijing

Under the previous administration, the US Navy conducted several such voyages through the South China Sea. The maneuver was conducted near Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, which are the subjects of territorial disputes between China and other countries in the region. Read More

Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

That would "make it even more complicated for Trump to try to renegotiate the nuclear deal", Nuseibeh said. But as long as he continues to be involved in the region like his predecessors, he will continue to only help, not hinder, the proliferation of terrorism in the region, as America's involvement generates resentment and is often used as recruitment tools by terrorist cells. Read More

South Korea tourist numbers hit after China boycott

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile test and vowed to push all countries to tighten sanctions against Pyongyang. Sunday's test fire is the 10th launch by Pyongyang this year, as it presses to gain global recognition as a nuclear power. North Korea's state news agency, KCNA , said the latest missile test was supervised by leader Kim Jong Un and verified the reliability of Pukguksong-2's solid-fuel engine, stage separation and late-stage guidance ... Read More

Xi Jinping wants to reset relations with South Korea

Xi Jinping wants to reset relations with South Korea

It wasn't clear if THAAD came up in Xi's talks with Lee, during which the Chinese leader sat at the head of the table in a manner usually reserved for meetings with lower-ranking Chinese officials. In phone talks with Abe on May 11 after his inauguration, President Moon said that many Korean people can not accept the deal emotionally, hinting at a possible move to renegotiate the deal. Read More

Trudeau photobombs prom photo shoot in Vancouver

Trudeau photobombs prom photo shoot in Vancouver

Trudeau's official photographer , Adam Scotti , wrote on Instagram that he also enjoys jogging, and has been documenting the Prime Minister's running as a side project. Mr Trudeau agreed and the students gathered together for a group shot . "At first, we were like, 'Why is the prime minister of Canada running the seawall?' And then we started yelling for Trudeau to get in the photo". Read More

Trump plans return trip to the Middle East with President of Egypt

Trump plans return trip to the Middle East with President of Egypt

The comments came after Sisi, through a translator, praised Trump, saying he has a "unique personality" and is "capable of the impossible". President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia. Read More

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Having declared that finding a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is "maybe not as hard as people have thought", President Donald Trump will make his first visit to Israel with few concrete ideas of solving a problem that has vexed presidents for decades. Read More

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces in West Bank, Gaza

And journalist Peter Beinart, in the Forward , recently claimed that the Palestinian Arabs "are colonial subjects" and that "West Bank Palestinians can not vote for the government that dominates their lives". Some have managed to pressure Israel into releasing them, although some have been re-detained. Thousands rally in occupied West Bank and Gaza in support of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Read More

Final results confirm Macron wins French presidential election

Final results confirm Macron wins French presidential election

The centrist's emphatic victory, which also smashed the dominance of France's mainstream parties, will bring huge relief to European allies who had feared another populist upheaval to follow Britain's vote to quit the EU and Donald Trump's election as USA president. Read More