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Duterte warns of 'contamination' risk by Islamic State

Duterte declared martial law, which covers both the city of Marawi and the wider island of Mindanao , of which Marawi is a part. Fighting erupted on Tuesday when heavily-armed militant Maute group affiliated with Islamic State (IS) swooped into Marawi City , the capital of Lanao del Sur province.



Trump's son-in-law had 'undisclosed contacts' with Russian envoy

Michael Flynn, who would become Trump's national security adviser before being fired 24 days into the job for not telling the truth about meetings he held with the Russian ambassador, was also at the meeting, the Post said. NBC News reported on Thursday that Kushner was under scrutiny by the FBI, in the first sign that the investigation, which began last July, has reached the president's inner circle.


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

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

He also predicted "fairly robust" talks on whether Trump should honor a USA commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement. Accusations from USA intelligence agencies that Russia intervened in the U.S. election to help Trump, and investigations into his campaign's contacts with Russian officials, have dogged his presidency and prevented him from delivering on a campaign promise to get close to Moscow.


Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

President Trump has not acted on his campaign promise to recognize Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem and to move Israel's embassy there, but his Kotel visit sent an electrifying message to the Muslim world: America stands by Israel's 3,000 -year claim to its ancient capital.



Trump 'evolving' on climate action, pressured by Europeans

Summit protesters were isolated a few miles away, with one group urging Trump not to abandon the Paris Climate Accord. He has yet to act on the threat, having said he would listen to what USA partners have to say before making a decision on how to proceed.


Landslide buries California's scenic highway near Big Sur

Landslide buries California's scenic highway near Big Sur

According to Caltrans, at 9:30pm on May 20, the landslide at Mud Creek - about 9 miles north of the county line - sent millions of cubic yards of earth onto the highway and into the ocean. Road crews also have stopped work at another damaged stretch of Highway 1 in the area, for the same reason. Even before Saturday's slide, Caltrans had no specific timetable for reopening the road, which already has been closed at Ragged Point for months since rains caused the first damage early this year.