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Author: 0 At Fairbanks Arctic Council meeting, the big question mark is climate change

The Paris climate agreement is seen by many Arctic countries as a vital first step toward global reckoning with the effects of climate change, and want to see nations go farther. The officials are meeting with USA officials this morning to hammer out the final language of the ministerial statement. Prior to departing from Washington, D.C., our U.S.

Global Media UNESCO votes to condemn Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem
Author: 0 UNESCO votes to condemn Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem

In fact, it's yet another in a series of UNESCO resolutions denying any Israeli connection to, e.g., the Temple Mount. Although such a move would have merely symbolic value, it would likely be interpreted by Palestinian and other Arab leaders as tacit American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Arab east Jerusalem .

Author: 0 French Elect Youngest President Ever; DC Is Silent

It was the first time the men had appeared in public together since Macron resigned in August a year ago as the French minister for the economy and finance to run for president - a decision that was received coldly by the French leader at the time, according to French media.

Author: 0 S. Korea's leader willing to visit North, talk to US, China

China says the system does little to curb the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, which it has been pressing ahead with in defiance of USA pressure and United Nations sanctions. Then on Wednesday, the freshly elected Moon Jae In, who advocates engagement with Pyongyang, was sworn in as the new president of South Korea. A spokesman for the new president said his government would "review of the validity of the decision" which saw THAAD deployed.

Author: 0 S. Korea's next leader will engage North, reconsider THAAD

US President Donald Trump recently suggested Seoul should pay for the $1 billion deployment of the anti-missile system, sparking anger in Seoul . Moon was expected to fill the remaining Cabinet and presidential staff appointments swiftly to bring an end to a power vacuum left by the removal of Park Geun-hye in March in a corruption scandal that rocked South Korea's business and political elite.

Author: 0 US Special Ops Moving Quickly to Arm Kurds in Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim meanwhile told reporters that Turkey can not accept "direct or indirect" support for the PKK, and that the US should not try to use one terrorist group to defeat another. "I can't imagine somebody that's going to satisfy us all", Radsan said. "Every single one of these weapons that are being provided to our partner force, we intend to account for them, and to ensure that they are pointed at ISIS", he added, referring to IS.

Author: 0 Senate intel panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents

Flynn, who was forced to resign in February, has come under the committee's scrutiny over communications he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak while a representative of then President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. Flynn was sacked by Trump after less than one month on the job. Flynn was sacked by Trump in February after less than a month on the job. Yates also cited the possibility that Flynn could have broken federal law by operating as a paid foreign agent for the Turkish ...

Author: 0 China says Silk Road plan is not tied to presidency

The Asian Development Bank says the region, home to 60% of the world's people, needs more than $26 trillion of such investment by 2030 to keep economies growing. More broadly, the Belt and Road initiative could open a larger market for Indian businesses, he said. " We believe Prime Minister Sharif's visit and attendance at the forum will give a boost to our cooperation in the relevant field ", he said.

Author: 0 South Korea's Moon names inter-Korean talks veteran as spy chief

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the USA looked forward to continuing to "strengthen the alliance" and "deepen the enduring friendship and partnership". South Korean President Moon Jae-in takes an oath during his inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul , Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Coordination between South Korea and the critical in addressing North Korea, but may prove hard given the apparent policy gap that exists.

Global Media Wives of Buhari, Osinbajo meet 82 Chibok Girls in Abuja
Author: 0 Wives of Buhari, Osinbajo meet 82 Chibok Girls in Abuja

Allen Manasseh, Chibok parents' spokesperson, speaks during an interview in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. "The President has repeatedly expressed his total commitment towards ensuring the safe return of the #ChibokGirls, and all other Boko Haram captives", Buhari's office said in a statement.

Author: 0 Trump meets Abbas, predicts 'very good chance' of peace with Israel

It was the first time that Abbas had visited the White House in 24 years. Trump reiterated his stance that peace can not be imposed by the USA or "any other nation", stressing the parties themselves " must work together to reach an agreement that allows both peoples to live, worship, and thrive, and prosper in peace ".

Author: 0 Trump likely to visit FBI headquarters in coming days - White House

According to the Post, Spicer also shouted from his office that Comey had been fired, which doesn't really follow White House press secretary protocol, and then locked himself in his office around 5:40 p.m. Meanwhile, a farewell letter from Comey that circulated among friends and colleagues said he does not plan to dwell on the decision to fire him or on "the way it was executed".

Author: 0 Sterling stuck below seven-month high before output data, Bank of England

In the report, the Bank cautioned the expected slowdown in consumer spending "may have started". The snap general election called by Prime Minister Theresa May put policy makers into purdah from the middle of last month. While inflation is set to reach 2.8 per cent by the end of 2017, the BOE is balancing its price concerns against the threats from Brexit and weak wage growth.

Global Media Baton Rouge cops who shot Alton Sterling won't be charged
Author: 0 Baton Rouge cops who shot Alton Sterling won't be charged

The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the death of Sterling, whose death was captured on cell phone video, fueling protests in Louisiana's capital and beyond. The officers - Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II - were placed on paid administrative leave after the shooting. Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will also hold a press conference after the Department of Justice releases its decision.

Author: 0 Former French Prime Minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections

PARIS (AP) - French ex-Premier Manuel Valls suggested Tuesday that he wants to abandon France's Socialist party and run in June parliamentary elections under the banner of the president-elect's centrist political movement. If another party wins a majority, Macron could be pressured to choose a prime minister from that party, a situation the French call "cohabitation". He took 66.1 percent of the vote compared with 33.9 percent for Le Pen.

Author: 0 Moon Jae-in sworn in as new S. Korean president, makes appointments

Moon advocates a less confrontational policy. Moon backs engagement with the nuclear-armed North in the quest for peace - in contrast to the threatening rhetoric from the Trump administration in recent weeks - and has immediately declared his willingness to visit Pyongyang.

Global Media Manchester City Star Advises Celta Vigo Ahead of Old Trafford Clash
Author: 0 Manchester City Star Advises Celta Vigo Ahead of Old Trafford Clash

Jose Mourinho's now hold a 1-0 advantage from the first leg in Spain thanks to Marcus Rashford's excellent free-kick. The forward said: "Would I like to stay?" I don't think it's consistent with the enthusiasm. United's last eight matches in all competitions have all seen an Under 2.5 Goals bet land, and that's true of their last seven outings at Old Trafford .

Author: 0 Turkey PM criticises Trump's decision to arm PKK to fight Daesh

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu , speaking during a visit to Montenegro yesterday, said weapons supplied to the YPG had, in the past, fallen into PKK hands. "We will work very closely with Turkey in support of their security on their southern border", he told reporters during a visit to Lithuania. "If the opposite decision is made, the consequences will bring negative outcomes, not only for Turkey but also for America", Anadolu quoted him as saying.

Global Media Eurovision 2017: Watch UK entry Lucie Jones's full performance
Author: 0 Eurovision 2017: Watch UK entry Lucie Jones's full performance

Demy did much better during this Semi-Final Performance than she did in the rehearsals, and I am more then confident that she will improve even more by the final on Saturday. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! "It's a great honour for me to be in Sevastopol today, it's very exciting and joyful to perform here on such a day", said Ms Samoylova.

Author: 0 Trump Names More Conservative Judges to Federal Bench

Trump issued during the campaign. The 6th Circuit, based in Cincinnati, handles federal appeals from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. Trump will nominate judges John K. Tim Pawlenty. The list of judicial nominees was confirmed to Politico news by a Trump advisor. At the end of Bush's presidency, 10 of the 13 circuit courts had a majority of judges nominated by Republican presidents.

Global Media S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties
Author: 0 S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

Security Council resolutions, dominating talks. Moon assumed presidential duties early in the morning after the National Election Commission finished counting Tuesday's votes and declared him victor of the special election necessitated by the ousting of conservative Park Geun-hye, whose downfall and jailing on corruption charges is one of the most turbulent stretches in the nation's recent political history.

Author: 0 Syria safe zones to come into force

Iran's Revolutionary Guard troops have been fighting on the front lines alongside Assad's troops, as well as fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah and Shiite militias from Iraq. The call came as a Russia-initiated plan to set up safe zones was to take effect. Fighting subsided in Syria on May 6 after a deal signed by government backers Russian Federation and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey to create four "de-escalation zones" began to take effect.

Author: 0 Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

FBI and congressional investigations are looking into possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and the Kremlin related to last year's presidential election. Trump told reporters that the two had a "very very good meeting" and talked about the crisis in Syria. Tillerson's office says his meetings with Lavrov will focus on "Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral issues".

Author: 0 Trump Issues Executive Order Designed To Protect Religious Freedom

Metcalf-Armstrong said although the order stops short allowing groups and businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community- the overall vagueness of the executive order could be unsafe. "Jefferson asked, 'Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?' Among those freedoms is the right to worship according to our own beliefs".

Author: 0 What does council vote tell us about general election?

The Tories gained 500 seats and seized control of 11 councils. So, even if the SNP's performance in the local elections may not necessarily signal a sharp decline in the party's prospects for June's general election across Scotland as a whole, it does look as though the party's position has weakened significantly in the north east.

Author: 0 Bradley Scores 29, Celtics Power Past Wizards, 123-101

Bradley, Jae Crowder (18 points) and Al Horford (19 points, seven assists, six rebounds, three blocked shots) combined to score 66 points, 50 of which came in the first half. We'd be nowhere near where we are without him, and I don't think there's any player, coach, anybody that is around him day to day that doesn't understand and appreciate him.

Author: 0 Pakistani, Afghan Troops Trade Fire Along Border, At Least 15 Killed

He said Afghan border forces targeted civilians even though they had been informed about the on-going census exercise. The border is not the only area of dispute between the neighbours: Afghanistan has long accused Pakistan of sponsoring the Afghan Taliban, though Islamabad says it provides the militants with safe haven as a "lever" to bring them to peace talks.

Global Media Bernie Sanders Laughs at Trump's Comment to Australian PM
Author: 0 Bernie Sanders Laughs at Trump's Comment to Australian PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the most prominent advocate for single-payer health care in the U.S., was quick to exploit Trump's admission. Donald Trump is turning his first trip home as president into a victory lap. "It didn't mean anything more than that". MSNBC's Chris Hayes aired the president's praise of the Australian system on his show last night, and asked the Vermont senator for his reaction.

Global Media North Korea's missile test fails
Author: 0 North Korea's missile test fails

He said sanctions must be backed by a "willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action if necessary". U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview on Thursday North Korea was his biggest global challenge and a "major, major conflict" with it was possible over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

Author: 0 Turkey to take further anti-Kurdish military action in Iraq, Syria

The Syrian Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) are seen by Washington as the most effective fighting force in the battle against jihadists in Syria. Ankara is hopeful about the future of the relationship with Washington under Mr Trump after ties frayed in the final years of the Obama administration.

Author: 0 New Hamas chief backs hunger-striking prisoners

Hamas' Gaza spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the leadership transition would be smooth. Outgoing Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said Hamas's fight was not against Judaism as a religion but against what he called "aggressor Zionists". He has however pledged strong support for Israel and backed away from the United States' long commitment to a two-state solution, saying he could back one state if it meant peace.

Author: 0 Israel linked to series of blasts in Damascus

Syrian state TV quoted a military source saying rockets fired from Israeli territory targeted a military area in the south-western part of the airport which caused explosions. In Moscow, visiting Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu that the Jewish state would not allow "concentration of Iranian or Hezbollah forces on the Golan border", Lieberman's office said.

Author: 0 ASEAN leaders air concerns over threats to peace, stability

The Philippines issued a chairman's statement almost five hours after the end of the 30th ASEAN summit to make sure that it reflected the improvement of ASEAN-China relations and their cooperation in reducing tensions in the South China Sea.

Global Media Trump Dismantles Michelle Obama Healthy School Lunch Initiative
Author: 0 Trump Dismantles Michelle Obama Healthy School Lunch Initiative

Schools, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture, want more control over the sodium , whole grains, and milk they are now serving children. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the changes Monday, stating that the federal government will halt sodium reduction requirements for the next three years and allow schools to serve non-whole grain products.

Global Media Judge agrees to toss Aaron Hernandez's conviction in 2013 murder
Author: 0 Judge agrees to toss Aaron Hernandez's conviction in 2013 murder

Susan Garsh set aside his conviction Tuesday, ruling that state law requires dismissal when a defendant dies before their appeal is decided. Early Tuesday morning, Hernandez's case went before a MA court and his team team argued that their client's original conviction can not stand because he had not exhausted all of his appeals before the time of his death.

Author: 0 ISIS Raid in Afghanistan Leaves at Least 2 US Service Members Dead

It is also where the MOAB bomb was dropped. As President Donald Trump's administration drafts an Afghanistan policy, USA officials are seeking a way to reverse gains by militant groups without wading deeper into a 15-year-long war that has no end in sight.

Global Media Cinco de Mayo: Why is it a holiday?
Author: 0 Cinco de Mayo: Why is it a holiday?

Belmore is an on-air personality on Radio Newport 105.9FM, on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust, and is the organizer of the Newport Holiday Stroll. It's been big in the United States since Mexican Americans raised awareness for it in the 1960s . Rather, Cinco de Mayo commemorates a battle victory that became a symbol of Mexican resistance to foreign powers.

Author: 0 White House was warned Flynn at risk of blackmail

Graham , along with Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Charles Grassley (R-IA), and others, grilled Clapper and Yates over the unmasking of Flynn and his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, and the subsequent leak to the Washington Post .

Author: 0 James Comey Virginia's for Lovers Of Unemployment

Trump advisers said the president met with Rosenstein, as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on Monday after learning that they were at the White House for other meetings. But it wasn't always this way. "I view the firing based it seems entirely on Comey's mishandling of the Clinton investigation by making various inappropriate public statements as a sham", Ayer said in a statement.

Author: 0 Jakarta governor given 2-year prison sentence for blasphemy

The conviction and imprisonment of Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as "Ahok", will tarnish Indonesia's reputation for tolerance, Amnesty International said today. Anies Baswedan, a university rector and former Minister of Education and Culture, handily beat Ahok, who became acting governor after his boss, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, won the 2014 presidential election.

Global Media Beijing gets its own way in ASEAN chair's statement
Author: 0 Beijing gets its own way in ASEAN chair's statement

ASEAN member states Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam have claims that overlap those of China in the South China Sea through which much global commerce passes, and where marine resources, and potentially oil and gas deposits, are abundant.

Author: 0 South Korea's new president Moon Jae-In 'would visit Pyongyang'

President Donald Trump is extending an invitation to the new president of South Korea. "We look forward to working with President-elect Moon to continue to strengthen the alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea and to deepen the enduring friendship and partnership between our two countries", press secretary Sean Spicer said.

Author: 0 Putin says Comey's firing will not impact US-Russia relations

In a series of morning tweets , he said both Democrats and Republicans "will be thanking me". Rosenstein's memo makes no mention of the FBI's Russian Federation investigation, which is probing both Russia's hacking of Democratic groups a year ago and whether Trump campaign associates had ties to Moscow's election interference.

Author: 0 Young Royals Mark Princess Charlotte's Birthday With New Portrait

Like her brother, Charlotte was born at St. Mary's Hospital in London, a short drive away from her parents' London base, a lavish 20-room apartment at Kensington Palace. She was named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana in a tribute to her grandmother Diana, Princess of Wales, and her great- grandmother - Queen Elizabeth II .

Author: 0 'AAP worker' creates ruckus at Mishra's hunger strike, party

Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra who was on a hunger strike was attacked on Wednesday evening, reported Times Now. Before Mishra could reply, the man allegedly grabbed him by his collar. He sought details about the foreign trips of Sanjay Singh, Ashish Khetan, Raghav Chadha, Satyendar Jain and Durgesh Pathak. Mishra, who is considered close to Kumar Vishwas, failed to gather any support from the poet-turned-politician who said, "Even Kejriwal's enemies will not accept ...

Author: 0 Obama warned Trump about hiring Michael Flynn

He built a close relationship a year ago with then-candidate Trump and became a frequent Trump campaign surrogate before assuming a brief tenure as national security advisor. This photo taken on January 10, 2017 shows Lieutenant General Michael Flynn speaking during a conference in Washington DC. She didn't hear back from him until that afternoon.

Author: 0 Russia: No US Coalition Jets Allowed in Syrian De-escalation Zones

Syrian government supported the de-escalation plan, but said it would continue to fight. According to the accord, checkpoints will ensure the safe flow of humanitarian aid and provide secure passage for civilians. Under the Russian plan, Assad's air force would halt flights over the designated areas across the war-torn country. "Any person or state who enters this land to divide it is the enemy of the Syrian people" activist Abed al-Basset Sarout told the crowd.

Author: 0 Russian foreign minister, asked about Comey's firing: 'You are kidding'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday said that their dialogue was non-politicised. But Lavrov said he detected a USA willingness to participate, especially with a zone being formed in Syria's south, near the border with Israel and Jordan.

Global Media Animal Watch: Dog confronts bear in backyard standoff
Author: 0 Animal Watch: Dog confronts bear in backyard standoff

The bear, who we will now refer to as James Comey Jr. because it's America and we do what we want, also swam in a pool and snacked on fruit, according to NBC 4 . With the brouhaha over, the two combatants went their separate ways, with the bear sticking around the neighborhood for a few more hours before finally heading back home in the forest.

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