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Michael Bloomberg to give $4.5 million to cover USA climate accord commitment


Bloomberg, 76, said on CBS News's " Face the Nation " that if the government of the United States was not doing it, it was others' responsibility to complete the task. The Paris agreement commits the U.S. and 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels. "It's unsafe to keep doing what we're doing", he said. Read More »

Crews battle fires Thursday, conditions still critical


In the Texas Panhandle, a fire has burned an estimated 50 square miles (130 sq. kilometers) and was 80 percent contained, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. Rain and thunderstorm risk this week - could lightning spark more fires? Fires in Colorado licked Denver suburbs on Tuesday, stretching firefighting resources to their limits and taking out homes. Read More »

Comey memos: Trump fixated on lewd accusations


It's not a bad read, especially if you like to know details of what goes on behind the headlines and are interested in how a bullied 12-year-old went on to run the world's most important law enforcement machine. Noting he's been the subject of 50 Trump tweets, Comey told "The Today Show", "I'm like a breakup (Trump) can't get over". Comey could toss the Chicago audience a little red meat by bringing up the untruth, but he was doing so, he said, to make his point that "without truth-telling ... Read More »

Russia hints at missile supply to Assad


Earlier today, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that US President Donald Trump invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to the United States during a phone call, and said he would be glad to see Putin in the White House. The strikes targeted a research facility in Damascus, the Syrian Guard headquarters, an air defense base, a few military airfields and army depots. It was in response to Israeli pleas that Putin froze a contract to supply the missiles to Syria, Bloomberg ... Read More »

Nikki Haley is simply not having it


But instead of offering that explanation, the White House tried to blame Haley. "With all due respect, I don't get confused", she said in a statement obtained by CNN's Jake Tapper. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin further muddled the narrative Thursday when he told Fox Business Network that the administration "refined the strategy after Nikki made that announcement". Read More »

Britons killed in coach crash in Saudi Arabia


It was travelling between Mecca and Medina when the accident happened around 30 miles North of the Holy site. Three people from Preston were also killed and a man from Accrington was also travelling on the coach. The Umrah is a pilgrimage to Mecca that can be undertaken at any time year-round. "There was a crash between the coach and a petrol tanker", Gulfaraz Zaman, the director of the Blackburn company, told the Lancashire Telegraph . Read More »

China says 36 died in North Korea traffic crash


The tweet was later deleted. In the report, FMPRC said that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) informed the Chinese Embassy in North Korea about a serious accident that occurred on Huanghai Road on Sunday night which caused heavy casualties to Chinese tourists. Read More »

New Brexit survey reveals Mid Sussex residents' views


On Sunday, cabinet members Sajid Javid and Michael Gove tweeted their backing for leaving the customs union. The government is looking at two options after the United Kingdom leaves on 29 March 2019 - a new customs partnership with the European Union which would do away with a customs border altogether and a highly streamlined "customs arrangement" using technology to facilitate the movement of goods. Read More »

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, goes into labour


Catherine - who was known as Kate Middleton before her marriage - carried out her last official royal engagement last month at the Team SportsAid event in London and will be on maternity leave until the autumn. The Lindo Wing, located in St Mary's Hospital, Paddington is 0.7 miles from the Palace, and is the place where both Prince William and Prince Harry were born. Read More »

North Korea summit 'should have been done a long time ago'


While North Korea has promised to halt testing and close a weapons test site, it has not officially said that it is committed to denuclearization. Trump wrote on Twitter , apparently responding to remarks made by an NBC news host. In another potential breakthrough, Mr. Kim will hold a summit next week with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. A senior Foreign Ministry official said that the announcement could never be considered a specific move toward the abandonment of its nuclear and ... Read More »

Miller County Deputy Killed in Two Car Accident on Friday


Shoemate, 26, died at the scene. The driver of the auto was wearing a seatbelt and was not hurt. A man is dead following a fatal motorcycle crash in Lexington County. He was injured and taken by air ambulance to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, where he was listed in serious condition. The crash report said he was not wearing a safety device. Read More »

Big 5th inning pushes Rockies to victory against Cubs


He allowed just two total hits and two walks while striking out six. On paper, this was a game in which the Cubs had a major advantage. In his career, he has gone 31-31 with a 3.41 ERA in 96 games (95 starts) on the road and 9-9 with a 4.39 ERA in 28 starts during March/ April, plus he has gone 18-27 with a 4.07 ERA in 77 games (74 starts) during the daytime, while against the Rockies he has gone 1-0 with a 3.65 ERA in two starts, with both starts coming here at Coors Field. Read More »

G7 Will Not Consider Any More Sanctions on Russian Federation


It is the first high-level meeting of the allies since the United States , France and Britain launched 105 missiles targeting chemical weapons facilities in Syria in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack on April 7. The G7 members, including frontline state Japan, support efforts to convince Kim to end his efforts to develop a strategic nuclear missile arsenal, but are also keen to hear more from the USA side. Read More »

Palestinian dies of wounds in Gaza


Police markers indicated 14 bullets had been sprayed at the victim, some of them hitting a wall. The autopsy was being carried out on Sunday. "Please note I am not asking you to reiterate the EU's desire, wish, aspiration, hope, belief etc, for such an investigation", my inquiry stated. Read More »

Colorado man survives shark, snake and bear attacks


He was enjoying the Pacific waves on Thursday morning when he felt something hit his leg. "I just like started kicking at him and I kicked him". "I don't know", the visitor from Grand Junction, Colo., said Friday. "I guess I was just in the wrong spot at the wrong time", he said of the attack, which caught the attention of media outlets worldwide. And certainly not after he was bitten by a rattlesnake in Utah a little over three years ago. Read More »

Keys, Stephens move US into second straight Fed Cup final


The second victory was far less straightforward, although Keys showed great fortitude in methodically recovering from a double-break deficit in the first set, when Parmentier jumped to a 4-1 lead via impressive low-percentage groundstrokes which were often finding their spots. Read More »

Napoli coach Sarri gives finger to 'spitting' Juve fans


Senegal star Koulibaly headed the victor from a Jose Callejon corner in the final minute to give Napoli a first ever win at the Allianz Stadium. Juventus began to show second place Napoli why they are on course for their seventh consecutive Scudetto , as their stubborn defense continued to prevent Napoli from scoring only the 20th goal against the league leaders this Serie A season. Read More »

White House says no decision yet on fresh Russian Federation sanctions

Speaking to reporters, Ryabkov said that Russian Federation assumes the USA has no new plans to carry out more air strikes in Syria. The two officials, who were not authorized to discuss private administration deliberations publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Haley had misspoken when she said on CBS' Face the Nation that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would announce the sanctions Monday "if he hasn't already". Read More »

Teen who hacked top United States officials gets two years in prison


Guidelines put the maximum sentence at two years' detention and training if Gamble had been dealt with at the time of the offence. The presiding judge, Charles Haddon-Cave, called it a "nasty campaign of politically motivated cyber-terrorism" but his defense lawyer argued that he had simply been "naïve, immature and childish" and hoped to effect a change in United States policy from his action - he claimed to have acted out of support for Palestinians. Read More »

Medication Disposal Day April 28

During the last collection event, MSP gathered 2,551.54 pounds of medication. Kansans should contact their local sheriff's office or police department for more information. It also prevents medicines from entering streams and rivers when poured down the drain or flushed down the toilet. On Saturday, April 28, from 10 2 p.m. Read More »

Kabul voter registration centre blast: 57 dead


The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group said it carried out the Kabul attack, but no group has claimed responsibility for the Baghlan blast yet. They (the government) should be keeping the country safe. On Sunday, a roadside bomb near a registration centre in the northern city of Pul-e Khumri killed six members of a family and wounded three, although there was no indication that the incident was directly linked to the Kabul attack. Read More »

Impeachment Move Against CJI Dipak Misra Bid to Denigrate Judiciary: BJP

The leaders of these parties earlier met in Parliament and gave final shape to the notice. I've never seen a day like this. Among the signatories include 45 MPs of the Congress besides six former party MPs who have retired recently, including its senior leaders Azad, Sibal, Anand Sharma, Ahmed Patel, A K Antony, Motilal Vora, Ambika Soni, Jairam Ramesh and Abhishek Singhvi. Read More »

European agency orders expanded Boeing 737 engine checks after accidents


A window on the plane was blown out during the incident, and the passenger, Jennifer Riordan , was partially sucked out of the plane, which made an emergency landing in Philadelphia . It said that any fan blades that failed the inspection would have to be replaced. The engine is in use by a number of airlines. On Wednesday, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Robert Sumwalt, the chief investigator of US aviation accidents, said he could not yet say if the incident ... Read More »

Syria chemical attack: Experts visit site of suspected attack near Damascus


Meanwhile, Sussan slammed the USA and its Western allies for overstepping their boundaries by making their allegations and attacks on Syrian positions ahead of the global investigation into the chemical weapons' allegations. Smoke billows in a southern district of the Syrian capital Damascus . Investigators reached Syria a week later at the country's invitation, arriving just hours after a coordinated wave of French, American and British missile strikes. Read More »

Mexican president says optimistic about reworking NAFTA trade deal


The move sends a message to the U.S. after President Donald Trump announced a series of protectionist trade measures. The EU is Mexico's third largest trading partner after the United States and China, writes Reuters. The agreement in with Mexico follows a deal struck previous year with Japan and comes ahead of talks next week with the Mercosur bloc of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Read More »

Protests in Armenia, the detention of activists


At the same time, the police continues to issue statements that the protests were prohibited, and urges activists to refrain from participating in promotions. "The genie is out of the bottle", a 32-year-old protester, Sona Petrosyan said. "A peaceful resolution requires meaningful political dialogue in good faith", the embassy said in a statement. Read More »