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Trump to decide next week on Paris climate accord

For a world power such as the U.S.to decide against implementing the Paris Agreement would be "grave", said Gentiloni. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says G-7 talks on climate change were "unsatisfactory". Mr. Trump has always been a critic of climate change. Tensions recently escalated between the two countries after the Trump administration imposed new tariffs on softwood lumber fro... [Full Article...]

Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation debut does little to assure allies

Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation debut does little to assure allies And while Trump made rhetorical nods toward common defense, speaking of "the commitments that bind us together as one" and saying the U.S. Almost 200 nations, including the US, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. [Full Article...]

At least 15 Afghan soldiers killed southern Kandahar

At least 15 Afghan soldiers killed southern Kandahar Meanwhile, at least six civilians and 15 fighters from an Islamic State group affiliate were killed in eastern Nangarhar province, said Attullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor. Also, on April 21, the Taliban stormed the headquarters of the ANA in the north, the 209-Shaheen Corps in northern Balkh province, at a time when the soldiers were either having lunch of performing the Fr... [Full Article...]

Philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiers

Their condition remains unknown. "I saw two jets swoop down and fire at rebel positions repeatedly", Alexander Mangundatu, a security guard, told The Associated Press in Marawi as a plume of black smoke billowed in the distance. "But those who are out-and-out terrorists, and you can not be convinced to stop fighting, so be it. Let us fight". Hapilon is still hiding out in the city under the ... [Full Article...]

Krauthammer: Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

Krauthammer: Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia By comparison, 17 percent consider Saudi Arabia "unfriendly", only 11 percent said it was an "enemy" of the USA, while 26 percent said they were not sure how to characterize the relationship. Trump wants a grand alliance of the Arab states, and that is much more important than accommodating Israel with the recognition of our holiest site and East Jerusalem as Israel's current and eternal poss... [Full Article...]

Republican Senators have started writing their own Obamacare repeal bill

Republican Senators have started writing their own Obamacare repeal bill Patrick said the people of Texas want a bathroom bill and accused the Speaker of putting his views over his constituents. "Some of their assumptions appear not to be backed up by real analysis, specifically as it relates to obviously the number of people uninsured", he said. [Full Article...]

Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe - media reports

The meeting was initially disclosed in March by the White House . The sources said the information was detected through intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by US officials. Gorelick has not commented on the Washington Post report . Moreover, the sheer weight of these daily revelations is taking attention away from other issues, and they have disrupted any progress with Trum... [Full Article...]

Some GOP Lawmakers Really Don't Like Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts

What Mulvaney never addressed is the effect all of this would have on state budgets, 31 of which are run by Republican governors, and almost all of which would have their budgets obliterated by the cost-shifting that the Trump budget achieves. [Full Article...]


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