Under President Barack Obama , the United States , with world's second biggest carbon emitter, pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. Lindsey Graham of SC is among those who say the US should stick with the deal. G7 leaders on Friday found common cause on combatting terrorism after the bloodshed in Manchester but failed to bridge a gulf between Donald Trump and USA partners on trade and climate change.
According to the person familiar with the Kushner meeting, the Trump team eventually felt there was no need for a back channel once Rex Tillerson was confirmed as secretary of state, and chose to communicate with Moscow through more official channels.
House Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday that British officials have "every right to be furious" over leaks regarding the Manchester bombing suspect. Stern words will likely be directed to the U.S. side, he said, but "on balance, it's probably not going to change intelligence-sharing arrangements all that much".
The committee also has asked Trump's campaign to produce all documents, emails and telephone records going back to the beginning of his run for the White House in June 2015, the Washington Post also reported on Friday, citing two unnamed people who were briefed on the request.
The leaked phone call transcript which had a "confidential" coversheet was the conversation of Trump and Duterte after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Leaders' Summit last April 29. On May 1, just after the call with Duterte, Trump said he would be "honoured" to meet Kim Jong Un, under the right conditions. He added Kim has a "dangerous toy in his hands that could create so much agony and suffering for all mankind".
The member countries are: Canada, France, Italy , Japan, Germany, the United States and the UK. And Trump's policy agenda has run into problems. Trump said he had helped forge more worldwide cooperation in the fight against Islamist militants, a threat he said was underscored by a suicide bomber in Manchester , England, and the killing of Coptic Christians in Egypt .
He did not elaborate, but those arrests around the northwestern English city include Ismail Abedi, the brother of 22-year-old Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi . Britain's national terror threat level was raised late on May 23 to "critical", meaning another attack may be imminent. British police have reopened information-sharing ties with the USA following a spat over leaked evidence from the Manchester bombing, police chiefs said.
Prof Bob Pearson, medical director of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, said 18 adults and 14 children injured in the blast remained in hospital. On Wednesday, a series of raids were executed across Manchester, Wigan and Nuneaton , Warwickshire, while relatives of bomber Salman Abedi were detained in Libya.
And now Trump has arrived at the final stop of his maiden global trip, a grueling nine-day, five-stop marathon. After a meeting with Trump, European Council President Donald Tusk said the leaders "discussed foreign policy, security, climate and trade relations".
There was a very frank exchange of views on climate. At every stop in Donald Trump´s whirlwind of summit meetings in Europe, the issue of climate change - and the USA president´s threat to ditch the 196-nation Paris Agreement - is never far from the surface.
During the meeting, Trump did not restate commitment to NATO Article 5 - a provision of membership that says an attack on one member state is an attack on all member states. Tusk said he is not "100 percent sure" that he and Trump "have a common opinion about Russia" but said they share the same beliefs about the conflict in Ukraine.
In a terse five-minute speech broadcast nationwide, Temer said he had done nothing wrong, that his presidency was helping turn around Brazil's stalled economy and he welcomed an investigation so that he could prove his innocence. On the audio Temer himself tells Batista to "keep that going", in regards to his bribes to ex-congressman Eduardo Cunha . The attorney general's formal presentation of evidence against Temer worsened public anger triggered by O Globo's report late Wednesday ...
The troops will gradually be withdrawn from Monday, May said . "Members of the public should remain vigilant". Mr Rowley, the country's leading anti-terror officer, said: "We are getting a greater understanding of the preparation of the bomb".
The Palace welcomed the position of Mindanao bishops, even seeing it as a form of support for martial law in the Southern Philippines . At least 44 people, a lot of them suspected militants, have been killed. Malabang Police Chief Romeo Enriquez told The Associated on Friday that he is fine. Police Chief Romeo Enriquez said there may have been confusion because his predecessor in Malabang, a town near Marawi , was killed in the fighting on Tuesday, although he was not beheaded.
United scored one goal in away matches against other members of the Premier League's top six this season. Wednesday night saw Jose Mourinho's side complete the - dare we say it - treble by defeating Ajax in the Europa League final.
The New York Times reported that the backchannel between Trump officials and Russian Federation would be in service of Michael Flynn - McMaster's predecessor - who was ousted from the job in February after he misled the administration about his contacts with Kislyak.
Trump advisers repeatedly described the trip as historic and groundbreaking, including one senior official who brashly said without evidence that Trump had "united the entire Muslim world". Nile Gardiner, director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at The Heritage Foundation, said that the U.S. president has made the correct points.
The country " has taken all necessary measures to respond quickly and efficiently to this new outbreak ", he said. Congo representative Allarangar Yokouide said in a statement that at least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country's north-east.
He however admits he has a "second chance" and that he would not have been so lucky at "a big club". "For the first goal, I felt Sterling made an effort for the ball but I wasn't sure if he is in an offside position". Find us on Facebook too! A La Masia product, the left-back was said to be admired by Pep Guardiola and the rumour was much commented on by the Portuguese press, as he now plays for Benfica.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said "a significant amount of police activity" and several arrests had led to the threat level being lowered. "The country should remain vigilant". Mohammed El-Hudarey, a friend of the landlord, said after Abedi moved out about six weeks ago there was a strong smell of chemicals and debris including metal rods and cut-up fabric.
Arsenal scored 12 minutes from time to win the FA Cup final in a pulsating 2-1 victory over Chelsea . "And I'm so happy for the players and the manager". This team has suffered, united, and responded. But the season has ended with a run of six victories in May after Wenger adopted the three-man defense that has served Conte so well, until now.
Jared Kushner , President Donald Trump's son in law and closest adviser, talked with the Russian ambassador in December about setting up a back channel of communications between Washington and the Kremlin. While the White House confirmed that encounter in March, it was reported on Friday that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak during and after the 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump's rally on Saturday was full of his campaign rally theatrics with Marine One taxiing to the terminal as the theme song for " Air Force One " played in the background and the audience of hundreds of service members and their families looked on.
Pundits and partisan political activists warned that Trump would undermine peace, seal the coffin on Palestinian rights and undermine Middle East stability, creating havoc that would fuel extremism. But did Donald Trump's whistlestop trip to the region actually achieve anything or was it simply a chance for him to escape the whirlwind of hostile headlines back home and bask in the adoration that a president usually expects during the honeymoon period following his inauguration? A ...
When Trump tried to lighten the mood with a joke about NATO's gleaming new home base - "I never asked once what the new NATO Headquarters cost" - there was no laughter from his counterparts. President Trump later changed his mind. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that joining the US -led anti-Islamic State coalition "will send a strong political message of NATO's commitment to the fight against terrorism and also improve our coordination within the coalition".
Iranian channel Press TV reported that the decision of the 13-nation cartel that includes Iran and Saudi Arabia , to extend the cuts for 9 months would effectively lower OPEC's production by 1.8 million barrels per day. To counter the U.S. shale industry's sudden oil boom, the OPEC, in 2014, flooded the market with excess oil causing a supply glut. The first phase of the deal on production cuts was reached late past year to control falling oil prices that inflicted a massive trade ...
A senior Italian diplomat said Trump and the heads of Britain, Germany, France, Italy , Japan and Canada saw eye-to-eye on many issues ahead of the two-day summit, but Washington remained isolated on commerce and the environment. French President Emmanuel Macron also chimed in on the climate issue, praising Trump's "capacity to listen". "I was sitting in on some of the discussions in Brussels, by the way, where climate change came up, and the president was open".
Trump, during the Group of 7 (G7) summit this week in Sicily, Italy , was the only leader within the group of nations not to recommit to the accord. In a speech this week at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Brussels, Mr. Trump said he was "honored" to address an alliance that has "promoted safety and peace across the globe".
Earlier Saturday, the other six members of the G-7, a group of some of the world's wealthiest nations, voted to abide by the Paris climate agreement, according to a person familiar with the talks. Only one - President Trump - stood apart. And the United States president flew home on Saturday boasting he had "scored a home run" everywhere he'd been, saying he had forged bonds with friends old and new in the fight against terrorism.
But even as he touted the successes of his nine-day sweep through the Middle East and Europe before boarding Air Force One, Trump appeared eager to delay his return to Washington, where a storm of controversy awaits him. Earlier on Saturday, the other six members of the G-7, a group of some of the world's wealthiest nations, voted to abide by the Paris climate agreement, according to a person familiar with the talks said.
Moderate Hassan Rouhani will repeat as Iran " s head of state after being declared the victor of the presidential election with 57 percent of the votes, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli announced today. Despite increased tensions with the USA since Trump's election, Rouhani sees Iran as benefiting from better ties with the West and from foreign investment.
The summit's communique noted that the Trump administration would take more time to consider whether it will remain committed to the 2015 Paris deal to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. Republicans with a big assist from their Russian friends managed to replace an energetic and young forward-thinking president, with a exhausted older president who can't keep up with the world around him.
Tension between British and USA officials began following a series of leaks about the investigation into the bombing, which has led to the U.K.to raise its terrorism threat level to " critical " and has resulted in the arrest of at least two other suspects connected to a terror network.
Trump hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for a working lunch today at the official residence of the United States Ambassador to Belgium. French newspaper Ouest France reported that Trump told Macron he didn't support Le Pen as a candidate for the French presidency.
The stadium held a minute of silence for the bombing victims. A relative, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said the 22-year-old was driven to extremism after his friend was fatally stabbed last year. But she added defiantly: "We will not quit or operate in fear". "We won't let hate win". His father, Ramadan Abedi, was arrested in Tripoli soon after, and has been accused of being a member of the al-Qaeda-backed Libyan Islamic Fighting Group in the 1990s.