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Author: 0 The Netherlands back in top five of world competitiveness stakes

The prestigious Lausanne, Switzerland institute assessed each economy on four competitiveness factors, namely, economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency and infrastructure, each consisting of five sub-factors. "These countries have maintained a business-friendly environment that encourages openness and productivity", he said. Mohd Razali said the decline in business and government efficiency has much to do with perception, which is influenced by external and internal ...

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn left spluttering over Labour's childcare figures

She will seek to rejuvenate her campaign in the north east on Thursday (1 June) and appeal to those who backed Brexit . (Steve Parsons/PA via AP). Britain votes in a parliamentary election on Th. But May had earlier told a campaign rally that "debates where the politicians are squabbling among themselves doesn't do anything for the process of electioneering".

Author: 0 'Runaway May is a coward'

Leaders or deputy leaders from the Lib Dems, UKIP , SNP, Green Party and Plaid Cymru will all join the debate. The news comes as the most recent YouGov poll predicts a hung parliament, as the Conservatives are forecast to lose up to 20 seats while Labour stands to gain an extra 28 constituencies, meaning the Tories will be left 16 seats short of an overall majority.

Author: 0 Encounter underway between security forces, militants in north Kashmir

Yesterday, four police personnel were injured in a militant grenade attack near police station Sopore . According to reports, acting on a specific information about the presence of militants in the area, forces including army and SOG cordoned off the village which shortly triggered off an encounter.

Global Media US coal stocks fall; exit from climate deal may hurt, not help
Author: 0 US coal stocks fall; exit from climate deal may hurt, not help

Charlie Crist says the idea of President Donald Trump pulling the USA out of the Paris climate accords would be "shortsighted, irresponsible, and immoral". A study past year in the journal Nature Climate Change said America will probably only reach four-fifths of that goal. Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune called potentially pulling out of the pact "a historic mistake which our grandchildren will look back on with stunned dismay".

Global Media Trump returns to White House after first worldwide trip
Author: 0 Trump returns to White House after first worldwide trip

Based on a September 2016 agreement, the USA will be bankrolling Israel's military spending to the tune of around $38 billion dollars effective from 2019 for the next 10 years. Harkening back to a tactic favored by George W. Bush in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, Trump spoke of the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) and Iran in similar terms, implying a connection without explicitly making one.

Author: 0 Hassan Rouhani wins Iran President election for the second time

In what many had predicted was going to be a closely contested election, Rouhanni won 57 percent of the vote, nearly 20 points more than the 38 percent his main challenger, hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi, received . Press TV has talked to Tehran University professor Foad Izadi, and the president of the American Institute for Foreign Policy Michael Lane to discuss the significance of President Rouhani's victory and the message it sent to the worldwide community.

Author: 0 WH communications director stepping down

Reports said Trump is infuriated with his staff's inability to contain the allegations that his campaign officials colluded with the Russians during the election and that he is considering creating a "war room" to aggressively battle the claims.

Author: 0 Trump Pulling US Out of Paris Climate Deal

Michael Brune says future generations will look with "stunned dismay at how a world leader could be so divorced from reality and morality". Climate action is unstoppable. "There's no doubt that regulations have costs, but they are not the primary driver of employment", says Michael Greenstone, an economist at the University of Chicago.

Global Media Elon Musk threat to quit Donald Trump on Paris climate change withdrawal
Author: 0 Elon Musk threat to quit Donald Trump on Paris climate change withdrawal

Almost 200 nations, including the United States under President Barack Obama's administration, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change. But the Alliance of Small Island States says the endangered islands will seek other "genuine and durable partners" if the USA withdraws. Rajoy and Modi agreed to boost bilateral cooperation in the field of combating climate change.

Global Media Trump to pull out of Paris climate deal
Author: 0 Trump to pull out of Paris climate deal

President Donald Trump is reportedly set to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, according to several USA news reports , dealing a giant setback to efforts aimed at cutting global emissions . "The U.S. traditionally has been an absolute leader on the climate agenda, certainly in the last eight years, and if they do pull out we'll have to see what other countries are prepared to step up on a leadership position on this", he said.

Author: 0 Trump poised to spark fury by pulling U.S. out of climate deal

A White House official said Wednesday that Trump was planning to pull out of the Paris deal, although a final decision had not been made. Two major news outlets , Axis and CBS News reported that the United States president had made a decision to withdraw from the climate change agreement and the administration has been informing world leaders about it.

Author: 0 Modi leaves for Russian Federation after 'successful' visit to Spain

Rajoy welcomed the efforts of India to provide a positive business environment for foreign companies and to further worldwide investment, for which, adequate protection of investments and legal certainty are instrumental. Both the leaders held the fourth India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC) to set a roadmap for the bilateral strategic ties, PTI said.

Global Media Large explosion near embassies in Afghanistan capital
Author: 0 Large explosion near embassies in Afghanistan capital

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said a security guard at the embassy was killed and some staff were wounded. U.S. military says checkpoint prevented truck getting closer to embassies. The attack seriously damaged the offices of broadcaster 1TV Afghanistan, blowing off the windows and doors. "I felt like it was an natural disaster, and after that, I do not know what happened", said Mr Mohammed Hassan, 21, who was attending a training programme at the Azizi Bank, half a block from ...

Author: 0 A new Director-General for the World Health Organization

In the final ballot, where a simple majority is required to select a victor from the two remaining candidates, delegates cast 133 votes in favor of the Ethiopian to Nabarro's 50. But she defended her legacy, stressing WHO had "made quick course corrections", brought the outbreak "under control, and gave the world its first Ebola vaccine".

Author: 0 Russian Federation fires missiles at ISIS targets in Syria

They are usually directed against Syrian rebels opposed to the Russian-backed Syrian government. In the northern city of Raqqa, the declared capital of the Islamic State group, warplanes of the USA -led coalition destroyed the main telecommunications center in the city, the Islamic State-linked Aamaq news agency said.

Global Media Donald Trump's communications director Mike Dubke to leave White House
Author: 0 Donald Trump's communications director Mike Dubke to leave White House

The daily cited an email to friends by Dubke in which he wrote: "It has been my great honour to serve president Trump and this administration". The termination comes as the role of President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is also under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny for his alleged establishment of a back-channel of communications with the Kremlin during the transition.

Author: 0 United Kingdom police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

Police chiefs have also been criticised for leaking information, with a national counter-terrorism policing spokesperson saying: "We greatly value the important relationships we have with our trusted intelligence, law enforcement and security partners around the world".

Author: 0 Malaysia Airlines plane diverted over disruptive passenger

Those passengers held the man on the floor "with eight feet" on his head, back and legs, and hog tied him as the flight turned around the returned to Melbourne Airport. A passenger who was on board a plane forced to return to Melbourne four kilometres after take-off described the "genuine fear" when another passenger began saying that he wanted to blow up the plane.

Global Media New balance of terror: Why North Korea clings to its nukes
Author: 0 New balance of terror: Why North Korea clings to its nukes

Tuesday's test involved the midcourse phase and was system's first live-fire event, matching a ground-based interceptor carrying an exo-atmospheric kill vehicle against an intercontinental ballistic missile-class threat created to replicate something that might come at the United States from North Korea or Iran, Syring said.

Author: 0 Russians discussed 'derogatory' info about Trump, aides

Sources close to President Donald Trump say the USA president has been "down in the dumps" since he returned to the White House from his first foreign trip. "Allowing a special counsel to happen was idiocy", a Trump ally told Borger. Donald Trump returned from his overseas diplomacy trip "lonely, angry and not happy with much of anyone", CNN's Gloria Berger reported Tuesday.

Global Media President Trump will announce his decision on the Paris Accord Thursday
Author: 0 President Trump will announce his decision on the Paris Accord Thursday

At a summit meeting of the G7 group of leading economies over the weekend, Trump refused to join the other six leaders in pledging to implement the Paris accord and said he would announce the USA position this week. The White House's legislative affairs office has suggested another route: sending the Paris agreement to the Senate for ratification as a treaty.

Author: 0 The way Sean Spicer sees it

White House . Let's turn now to reports that back in December before Donald Trump became president, his son-in-law Jared Kushner explored setting up a back channel to communicate with Russian Federation. White House communications director Michael Dubke has quit after only three months on the job, and the White House may set up a rapid-response war room to deal with the Russian Federation investigations.

Global Media Billionaire Elon Musk's threat to Donald Trump
Author: 0 Billionaire Elon Musk's threat to Donald Trump

He has apparently been pondering what to do about that promise since the November election. Elon Musk says that he'll have "no choice" but to withdraw from the advisory councils he's now serving for President Trump , should Trump decide to step back from the Paris climate agreement as he's reportedly been considering.

Author: 0 India, Russia to sign deal on Kudankulam nuclear reactors in St Petersburg

Memorandum of Understandings on cooperation in Organ Transplantation, in Cyber security, on Technical Cooperation in Civil Aviation, Cooperation in Renewable Energy, Agreement on visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports and an MoU between Foreign Service Institute and Diplomatic Academy of Spain was signed.

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

Authorities said they were taken by surprise when many gunmen emerged to protect Hapilon and then went on a rampage through Marawi, which has a population of 200,000. Duterte's declaration unnerved Filipinos who lived through the rule of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who imposed martial law in 1972 and used it to hold power for more than a decade.

Author: 0 In Saudi Arabia, Trump Touches Glowing Orb and Unleashes Memes

It was his first major speech outside America, his first foreign tour (as president) and probably the first time he has addressed dozens of Muslim leaders (again as president). As many on social media have pointed out, that may have something to do with Saudi Arabia's track record of jailing and sometimes beheading protestors.

Author: 0 Clinton quip on 'covfefe': It was a message to the Russians

Her loss to Trump was due in part social media platforms becoming "weaponized" and used by the Russians to spread misinformation about her, she said. Later in her appearance on Wednesday, Clinton slammed Trump's ability to create distractions using Twitter. "People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe", she wrote in a brief message.

Global Media White House communications director Dubke resigns
Author: 0 White House communications director Dubke resigns

While White House jobs are typically among the country's most coveted and respected positions, the Trump administration is reportedly struggling to fill key positions throughout the government as top tier talent keep their distance from the Justice Department investigation into Trump's campaign ties to Russian Federation.

Global Media Trump Considering Pulling US out of Climate Deal, Sources Say
Author: 0 Trump Considering Pulling US out of Climate Deal, Sources Say

The organization's main Twitter page quoted Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying, "Climate change is undeniable. Climate solutions provide opportunities that are unmatchable". Former President Barack Obama and a host of other countries signed the climate change agreement in 2015, which aims to reduce global carbon emissions.

Author: 0 Clinton says false stories on Facebook helped Trump win election

Clinton also claimed that Russian Federation wanted to spread misinformation about her but couldn't have known how best to do so unless they had been "guided by Americans and guided by people who had polling and data information". Democrats, she said, "are not good historically at building institutions, and we've got to get a lot better". ( Clinton) "Win elections in New Jersey and Virginia in 2017 ".

Author: 0 Administration Submits Notice Of NAFTA Renegotiation

Negotiations will begin no earlier than August 16, 2017. "The United States seeks to support higher-paying jobs in the United States and to grow the U.S. "President Trump is going to change that". Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday with the NAFTA announcement "we intend to notify not just Congress, but all our trading partners, that free and fair trade is the new standard for USA trade deals".

Global Media Saudi Aramco-Hyundai in $5.2 billion shipyard deal
Author: 0 Saudi Aramco-Hyundai in $5.2 billion shipyard deal

The companies will construct a maritime yard to be part of the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries & Services in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Aramco will hold a 50.1 percent stake, Bahri will have a 19.9 percent interest while HHI will have a 10 percent stake. The government's Saudi Industrial Development Fund has agreed to provide a debt facility worth about $1 billion.

Global Media Frustrated Louisiana GOP lawmaker drops tax overhaul plan
Author: 0 Frustrated Louisiana GOP lawmaker drops tax overhaul plan

So Edwards can not wait to see if lawmakers settle their differences by the close of the regular session before calling a special session to begin the same evening. Other bills that were shelved today, the two bills to protect federal monuments in the state. Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling a special legislative session to start next week, a precaution for the possibility that he won't reach an agreement with lawmakers on Louisiana's budget and that the House won't resolve an impasse over ...

Global Media Ahead Of Possible Comey Hearing, Chaffetz Leaving Congress Early
Author: 0 Ahead Of Possible Comey Hearing, Chaffetz Leaving Congress Early

Utah representative Jason Chaffetz , whose committee chairmanship has tasked him with oversight of the tumultuous Trump administration, announced his intention Thursday to resign from Congress at the end of June . Even after the 2016 election Chaffetz vowed to continue investigations into Clinton. Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz said that anyone leaking information to the press should be prosecuted, regardless of who they are.

Author: 0 China PMI Data Weighs Asian Stocks

The May data is the first contraction in 11 months. All the major indicators deteriorated over the month, pushing the index below the crucial 50-point barrier, which indicates the sector is contracting. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down at 21,008.65, down 0.10%. The Nasdaq composite fell 19 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,184. Most analysts agree that momentum will slow after strong first quarter growth of 6.9 per cent, as Beijing's crackdown on its financial sector is expected ...

Author: 0 North Korea fires what appears to be a ballistic missile towards Japan

Trump declared at the G7 summit last week that the "big problem" of North Korea "will be solved" and has previously warned that no option is off the table. "The United States confirmed that North Korea has test-launched another ballistic missile". Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned Pyongyang's provocations, saying that Japan will take "specific actions to deter North Korea " together with the U.S.

Global Media Trump to pull US from global climate deal, official says
Author: 0 Trump to pull US from global climate deal, official says

Mr Trump is meeting secretary of state Rex Tillerson , who has favoured remaining in the deal, while chief strategist Steve Bannon supports an exit, and senior adviser Jared Kushner generally thinks the deal is bad, but would like to find a way to see if the U.S.

Global Media White House communications director Dubke steps down
Author: 0 White House communications director Dubke steps down

Kushner's attorney has said that Mr. Kushner has volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings, and he will do the same if he's contacted and connected with any other inquiry". Trump rattled some in Europe with his statements on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation last week. White House chief of staff Reince Priebus thanked Dubke in a statement and said he had "offered to remain onboard until a transition is concluded".

Global Media Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal
Author: 0 Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal

He said he will strengthen North-South, South-South and other partnerships to implement the Paris Agreement . Almost 200 nations, including the United States under President Barack Obama's administration, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change .

Author: 0 PM's jibe about 'alone and naked' Jeremy Corbyn 'totally inappropriate'

She might be out there sizing up your house to pay for your social care. "What we need to do is have proper control of our immigration and, of course, we are going to be able to put in rules for people coming from the EU to the United Kingdom once we leave the European Union", she said.

Global Media Donald Trump to announce decision on Paris climate deal tomorrow
Author: 0 Donald Trump to announce decision on Paris climate deal tomorrow

The other countries are Syria and Nicaragua. A second White House official, who was not authorized to discuss private conversations and also insisted on anonymity, said Trump had not made a final decision on how to proceed. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former Exxon CEO, is among those in the Trump administration urging the president to keep the USA commitment. It would reflect a major reversal of the Obama administration's efforts on climate change.

Global Media 'CBS Evening News' drops Scott Pelley
Author: 0 'CBS Evening News' drops Scott Pelley

Pelley joined CBS Evening News in 2011 following the high-profile departure of Katie Couric . Scott Pelley , who couldn't lift the CBS Evening News out of its perennial third-place ratings finish, is being replaced, according to news reports.

Author: 0 Philippines' Duterte uses Lewinsky affair to hit back at critical Clinton

Duterte shortened his visit to Russian Federation last week as clashes occurred between Philippine Government forces and the Maute insurgent group in Mindanao. "We call for courage, for bearers of light to stand against the looming tide of darkness upon our land", he added. "We oppose any violation of the Constitution on matters pertaining to the martial law declaration", the senator was quoted by the Philippines Daily Inquirer .

Author: 0 Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Agreement

State and religious leaders have expressed desire for Trump to continue US participation in the agreement. Trump's top aides have been divided. He is set to meet Wednesday afternoon with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who supports remaining in the agreement.

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