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Bombs in Jakarta blasts were made from pressure cookers

Bombs in Jakarta blasts were made from pressure cookers

Muslim-majority Indonesia has carried out a sustained crackdown on militants since the 2002 Bali bombings by al-Qaida-affiliated radicals that killed 202 people. Police said they raided the homes of two suspects in West Java on Thursday, one in Bandung city and another in the nearby city of Cimahi. In recent years, the security forces have been the main target of Indonesian militants, who have largely turned their attention away from Westerners.



Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal - USA media

At a summit meeting of the G7 group of leading economies over the weekend, Trump refused to join the other six leaders in pledging to implement the Paris accord and said he would announce the USA position this week. "I think it is very important that the American government stays engaged, but this is not the end of the world", he said. His comments on the USA were consistent with statements he has made since replacing Ban Ki-moon as secretary general this year.


Spicer Ends Briefing After Being Asked About Possible Communications Shake Up

Spicer Ends Briefing After Being Asked About Possible Communications Shake Up

Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, as well as rollout plans for policy and other initiatives. It was never expected to be an easy re-entry for the President. But if Trump remained unseen, he was certainly not unheard. He also lashed out at Germany after an increasingly sour back-and-fourth with Chancellor Angela Merkel, who suggested over the weekend that her meetings with Trump in Europe had proceeded so poorly that she questioned the durability of US-Germany ties.



Social Media Rushes To Define Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet

And that was it. With no correction or further explanation issued, the made-up word #Covfefe was soon trending on Twitter as users debated what he could have meant. "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ". Nearly instantly, the word " covfefe ", which according to some had never been tweeted before, became a hit.


Macron talks Syria, LGBT rights, fake news with Putin

Macron talks Syria, LGBT rights, fake news with Putin

The comments underscored the clear differences between the two men on multiple issues and fulfilled the French President's campaign promises to pull no punches with Russian Federation when needed. Although, Macron consulted with them to prepare the visit. Syria has been accused of using chemical weapons , including chlorine gas and much deadlier nerve agents, during the conflict.


Trump vows to 'change' how much Germany gives to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Trump vows to 'change' how much Germany gives to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

When pressed by a reporter who cited Merkel's comments about lessening the country's reliance on the USA that seemed to allude to Trump's election and presidency, Spicer was quick to decry those comments as out of context. Polls suggest that Merkel has overwhelming backing among German voters, and even among her political opponents, for taking a stand. But his tweet echoes comments he reportedly made during private meetings with European leaders in mid-May.