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Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal - Axios

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They also pledged stepping up their efforts in the fight against worldwide terrorism. The president arrived in Israel amid revelations that he had divulged highly classified intelligence provided by the key ally to Russian officials. But as a presidential candidate, Trump campaigned on bolstering American fossil fuels, particularly the coal industry. G7 nations risk unprecedented deadlock today after US President Donald Trump ditched the charm for snarls, resisting calls for concerted ... Read More »

Cavaliers advance to finals

The Warriors beat Cleveland for the title two years ago, and the Cavaliers turned the tables last year with a remarkable rally from a 3-1 series deficit to capture the title in seven games. Iguodala then returned to close out the final two games of the series , not having a huge impact but showing a ray of hope toward the end of Game 4 , springing up for a semi-explosive dunk and a few layups. Read More »

Donald Trump's Middle East Comment in Israel

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But candidate Trump said during the campaign that he would move the embassy if elected president. Speaking of Iran and its recent election, Jubeir said, "From our perspective, we judge Iran by its actions, not by its words". Both sides are wary of being accused of resisting Trump's peace efforts or being cast as obstructing the resumption of talks. President Trump again stressed his belief that peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible. Read More »

Trump isolated at G7 talks over climate

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The other six members reaffirmed their commitment to swiftly implement the 2015 accord to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Instead of a press conference President Trump will deliver a speech to United States troops. Nevertheless, the clean energy revolution is "unstoppable" with support from other governments and from industry, she said. "We understand that this is a tool that the administration finds useful to deal with adversaries", she said. Read More »

Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate agreement next week

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He's set to visit American troops at a Naval air station there before returning to Washington. But he refused to join the consensus on climate change , sending a tweet to say: "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" President Trump resisted pressure at the summit from European leaders to stay in the agreement. Read More »

Castroneves fastest on Carb Day as another Honda engine goes

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The three-time Indy 500 champion will start 19th. On one hand, Honda has shown the most speed this month, taking the pole with Scott Dixon and six of the top nine spots in qualifying. It was the 18-year-old Brazilian's first series victory. Helio Castroneves goes for historic Indy 500 win #4. Those familiar voices of Jim McKay and Chris Schenkel, Brent Musburger and Marty Reid, have beckoned viewers to settle into a recliner, grab a cold lemonade and become engrossed in the colors, ... Read More »

Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await

The other six powers in the Group of Seven have agreed to stick with their previous commitment to implement that Paris deal to rein in greenhouse gases to fight climate change . Trump's visit to Sicily was carried out as part of his first trip overseas as the United States president which had started on May 19. President Donald Trump says G-7 allies are pushing to end "all trade-distorting practices". Read More »

Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69

The cause of death was not immediately released. The older you get the more you start to understand your own mortality. "As much as I hate it, it's time for me to take some real time off to heal". "I don't know where he stuffs it". "I'm grateful for every gold record, good review and award I've ever received, but I'm just so into what I'm doing and that's where my focus is". Read More »

Israelis Elated by Trump Visit; Palestinians Disappointed

U.S. President Donald Trump , left, French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Council President Donald Tusk, right, watch the Frecce Tricolori Italian Air Force acrobatic squadron performing, in Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. "The Saudis showered Trump's inexperienced negotiators with attention, arms deals and donations to a World Bank fund that Ivanka Trump is championing", he said. Read More »

Top 10 Storylines Heading into the Indianapolis 500

What's more American than that? For Alonso's rookie test at the Brickyard, more than two million fans tuned in to watch the live streaming, keenly aware of the task facing Alonso and Harvey. For all the success I had, for all the years I spent in IndyCar, I might want to come and say "This is my last year" like Tony (Stewart) did, like Jeff (Gordon) did, Dale is doing it. Read More »

Can Trump revive the Mideast peace process?

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The prime minister, who had a frosty relationship with Trump's predecessor, heaped praise on the president throughout the two-day visit, declaring: "We understand each other". "On the national level for the first time the Palestinians are talking unanimously about the two-state solution, even Hamas changed its charter and they are ready to tolerate and accept the '67 borders". Read More »

Saudi Claim to Lead Muslims Gets a Trump Boost

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He met multiple times with Netanyahu and said in a joint appearance with the prime minister Tuesday, "I can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace - and, from my meeting with my friend Benjamin Netanyahu , I can tell you Israelis are ready to reach for peace as well". Read More »

Trump tells North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders to spend more for defense

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Defence spending NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance has agreed to develop annual national plans outlining how member states intend to meet defence targets. But as Macron approached the other leaders, he appeared to swerve away from Trump to instead embrace German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He added that Trump and his top officials had previously voiced Article 5 support, including "personally" with Stoltenberg at their meeting in the U.S. Read More »

Donald Trump faces new controversies as foreign trip winds down

There is no evidence that money has begun to "pour in" - and countries do not pay the US or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation directly. Trump has held no news conferences during the nine-day trip, allowing him to avoid questions about the Russian Federation investigations. Read More »

Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states

Perhaps the strongest evidence of this is the nuclear deal that he struck with six countries - China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States - and the European Union in 2015. In a jibe at the billion-dollar deals signed by Mr Trump and the Saudi government, he said: "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower". Read More »

After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home

In his speech, Trump steered clear of such invective, but he echoed former President George W. Bush's famous declaration after the September 11, 2001 attacks, "Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists". While in Israel, on the second stop of his tour, he said that the nuclear deal signed with Iran two years ago had saved the mullahs' regime from collapse. Read More »

Trump meeting with G-7, African leaders

Four of the seven participating countries - the United States, United Kingdom, France , and Italy - are under new leadership. Trump, on the final leg of a nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe, arrived in Sicily late Thursday after publicly criticizing partners in Brussels for what he called their "chronic underpayments" to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance. Read More »

Macron's 18-member Cabinet has old, new faces

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France's youngest ever president wants to create a new centrist force in French politics - at the expense of the traditional Socialist and Republicans parties - which will be put to the test in parliamentary elections next month. He is the most famous face MAcron has brought in from civic society, which was one of his pledges. They are also strategic, with Mr. Macron, a former Socialist Economy Minister, reaching out to the moderate right of the Les Republicains (LR) party in order to get ... Read More »

Arsenal hand Wenger record 7th FA Cup win

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Here are final things we learned from the final. Desperate Chelsea huffed and puffed, but the extra man played against them as Arsenal held off their London rivals for a third FA Cup trophy in four years and a record seventh for Wenger. Read More »

G7 leaders turn gaze to Africa, climate harmony elusive

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta left the country on Friday for Taormina , Italy , for the 43rd Group of Seven (G7) summit . This is the final stop of President Trump's first overseas trip in office. The German trade surplus, which reached a record 253 billion euros ($283 billion) in 2016, has also been a source of contention within Europe, with Berlin's partners encouraging it to do more to promote domestic demand. Read More »

Philippine troops battle terrorists in besieged city with helicopters, tanks

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is telling troops fighting Muslim militants for the control of southern Marawi city to use martial law powers to defeat the Islamic State group-linked extremists. Foreign jihadists have been fighting with local militants in the southern Philippines in an "invasion" aimed at establishing a caliphate of the Islamic State in the country, officials say. Read More »

Texas Moves Forward With "Bathroom Bill" Legislation

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But the problem with seeking a compromise on such a bill is that "there is no moral middle ground on discrimination", explained Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller in a statement . Robertson, legal and policy director for the ACLU of Texas, said in a statement. Pharmacists refuse to fill birth control and hormone therapy prescriptions. Read More »

Trump expresses commitment to peace in West Asia

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As an ordinary Israeli, it was nice from the start of the Trump visit to hear an American president speak so positively about Jerusalem and Israel . Next year will mark the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel . A commentary in Israel's centrist Yediot Aharonot newspaper said that after two days of waiting for Trump's keynote address "the only thing we could learn from that speech was how to say nothing with a whole lot of words". Read More »

Filipino troops, gunships fight militants in southern city

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The media wing of ISIS, Amaq Agency, put out a statement announcing that "fighters of the Islamic State launch a wide-scale offensive on positions of Philippine troops in the city of Marawi ". "We were so scared and so were our Muslim brothers and sisters". "They have showed what is available to us". The Philippine president told local media that in his stay in Russian Federation he would deal with the right ways to achieve a balance between Philippine imports and exports to Russian ... Read More »

Can dealmaker make the ultimate deal?

Donald and Bibi behaved like old friends and the messages of unshakeable support for Israel and his promise never to allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons were warmly received. Late-night TV hosts in the USA and Israel took aim at President Trump's visit to Israel , highlighting some of the less delicate moments and off-the-cuff remarks of the president , who is in Rome visiting the Vatican today . Read More »

Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net

Mulvaney's comments, which came during a House Budget Committee hearing, resurrected an issue that Congress has mostly ignored in recent months but will soon trigger tough political decisions. Saying the economy will grow 3 percent every year for the next 10 years doesn't make that happen, either. That advantage no longer exists. The House and Senate budget committees will bring forward their own proposals in June, and a compromise budget will eventually be agreed before the fiscal year ... Read More »

Korea welcomes Iran president's re-election, expects better ties

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France's stance is contradictory to comments made by US President Donald Trump , who accused Tehran of funding terrorism and stoking the fires of sectarian conflict in the region, and called on all nations to work towards isolating Iran. They also fear more a confrontational policy with the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. The Sunni kingdom and Shiite power Iran haven't had diplomatic relations since early 2016. Read More »

G7 summit talks open amid rising global crises

Trump spent much of the day in meetings in Italy , demanding that the world's wealthiest nations to do more to fight terror while listening to their urgings about the need to stay in the Paris climate agreement. Ahead of his meeting with G7 leaders Friday morning, Trump met with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss North Korea , among other issues. Read More »

Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group

The violence is the latest in four decades of conflict across the southern third of the mostly Catholic Philippines , where a Muslim separatist rebellion has claimed more than 120,000 lives. "It has transmogrified into invasion by foreign terrorists, who heeded the call of the ISIS to go to the Philippines if they find difficulty in going to Iraq and Syria". Read More »

G7 deadlocked on climate, but USA position "evolving"

And then there was the chat between the G-7 leaders. During Friday's gathering of the Group of 7 wealthy democracies - as well as at earlier stops on Trump's first worldwide trip - leaders have implored him to stick with the 2015 accord aimed at reducing carbon emissions and slowing potentially disastrous global warming. Read More »

Trump shoves fellow Nato leader aside on his first summit

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But to European leaders, it fell far short of an explicit affirmation of Nato's Article 5 clause, the "one-for- all, all-for-one" principle that has been the foundation of the alliance since its establishment 68 years ago. Article 5 has been invoked only once in NATO's six-decade history - after September 11, 2001, attacks on NY and Washington. Tension over USA support for Article 5 began during Trump's campaign for president, when he repeatedly threatened to militarily support only ... Read More »

India a victim of terror: US President Trump

Social media users mused that the image, in which Trump touches a globe with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz , and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, resembled a scene where villains enact their master plan. Zarif also criticised Trump's arms deal and other investments with Saudi Arabia worth hundreds of billions of dollars. But Rohani said stability in the Middle East without Iran's help was impossible and accused the United States of "lacking knowledge" of the region. Read More »