Sam Warburton to lead Lions in tour opener

After being called up as a replacement for Ben Youngs , scrum-half Laidlaw partners Ireland's Jonny Sexton at half-back, with Ben Te'o paired with fellow Englishman Jonathan Joseph in the centre. "It was quite amusing last week when I asked to speak to the 10s at the end of training", revealed Gatland. You can have your say via our special Lions v All Blacks readers' competition, coming soon.

Sigmar Gabriel plays down spat between Merkel and Trump

Italy on Tuesday backed German Chancellor Angela Merkel's call for Europe to be a stronger player on the world stage in the era of Donald Trump and Brexit . "The new US President's policies hinge not on worldwide cooperation, but on isolationism and the presumed right of the strongest", Schulz said. Peter Navarro, an economist who serves as the head of Trump's National Trade Council, made the complaint in an interview in the Financial Times shortly after Trump took office.

Trump set to dump Paris Climate Accord

Q: Why do we need it? Drought and water shortages could sap growth. He had once tweeted that the concept of global warming was "created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. The president has pledged to reverse decades of decline in coal mining. Q: What is the mechanism for quitting? With a USA exit there's more scope for fairly swift consensus as well as more room for China, as one prominent example, to take a greater leadership role.

Kabul blames Pakistan, Haqqani network for bombing

Ambulance driver Alef Ahmadzai said: "I have been to many attacks, taken wounded people out of many blast sites, but I can say I have never seen such a frightful attack as this morning". The Pentagon has reportedly pressed Mr Trump to send thousands more troops back to try to counter gains by the Taliban. In the past, the majority of Afghans whose asylum bids were declined were allowed to remain in Germany due to the security threat in their country.

Oil price plunges 4%% as OPEC agrees to extend production cuts

Libya and Nigeria will remain exempt from the output curbs, he said. Prices fell due to profit-booking after testing a one-month high on May 23, 2017. OPEC and its allies are meeting in Vienna Thursday to discuss prolonging their output curbs. The latest reductions have been in effect since November, when the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to cut production by 1.2 million barrels a day.