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G7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way

G7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way

Trump posting on Twitter earlier in the day that he would make a final decision next week about whether the United States would remain in the deal, in which the major countries agreed to cut back on the emission of greenhouse gases and pollutants believed to be increasing the earth's temperature and harming the environment.


Trump bumbles across Middle East

Trump bumbles across Middle East

Back in the States, I wondered whether the commemorations of the Six Day War in Israel would be marked by reflection and even expressions of misgivings, after 50 years of occupation, but when I got out here I saw how mistaken I was. Standing next to Abbas, Trump said, "If Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East", and that such an event "would be an wonderful accomplishment".


Trump tells 'confidants' U.S. will quit Paris climate deal

Trump tells 'confidants' U.S. will quit Paris climate deal

During the two-day conclave, other leaders repeatedly urged Trump to recognise that the USA had to show leadership on climate issues being the world's second biggest carbon emitter. Mr Trump barged past Montenegro's leader for prime photo real estate at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, while France's new President Emmanuel Macron snubbed Mr Trump's embrace - the vigorous, vigorous handshake.


Texas set to pass embrace new abortion restrictions

Texas set to pass embrace new abortion restrictions

The law, Senate Bill 16 , reduces the first-time fee for a license to carry from $140 to $40 and the renewal fee from $70 to $40. The likely challenges include a bill passed early Monday in the Senate that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections.



US Supreme Court rejects two congressional districts in N Carolina

The Voting Rights Acts (VRA) allows states to use race as a factor when drawing district lines so as to ensure adequate representation of minorities in legislative bodies. "The Supreme Court rightly found that North Carolina had unlawfully drawn these congressional districts in such a way as to separate citizens into different voting districts on account of race", said Bradley Phillips, partner for Munger Tolles & Olson LLP.



Manchester attack: Police try to trace bomber's last movements

But leaks from the investigation were creating a trans-Atlantic diplomatic mess. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to raise the issue of the leaks with President Donald Trump in Brussels later. "There is still much more to do - there will be more arrests, there will be more searches". Ahmed bin Salem, a spokesman for the Special Deterrent Force in Libya, said Abedi placed his final call to both his mother and a brother.