Thursday, June 1, 2017

World News Briefs -- June 1, 2017



Reuters: Trump poised to announce decision on global climate deal

President Donald Trump on Thursday will announce his decision on whether to keep the United States in a landmark global pact to fight climate change, after a source close to the matter said he was preparing to pull out of the Paris accord.

Trump said in a Twitter post on Wednesday night that he would make the announcement at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Thursday in the White House Rose Garden, ending his tweet with "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

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MIDDLE EAST

In Iraq, IS seals off area around symbolic mosque in Mosul.

Iraq forces move on IS in Mosul but civilians slow advance. Dozens of fleeing civilians killed, wounded by Islamic State mortar fire in Mosul.

US ignores evidence of atrocities by blacklisted Iraqi military unit.

Oil tanker fired on off Yemen: Saudi-led coalition.

13 Turkish troops die in helicopter crash near Iraq border.

Car bomb explodes in eastern Saudi Arabia: TV.

Trump to keep US embassy in Tel Aviv - for now.

ASIA

Death toll rises after Kabul bomb, extensive damage to German embassy.

Afghan military helicopter destroyed in Taliban IED attack.

11 US citizens injured in Kabul blast.

Kabul bomb: Pakistan says Afghan claim 'baseless'.

Philippine crisis deepens as air strike on rebels kills 11 soldiers. Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in Marawi friendly fire.

Islamist militants resist week-long military assault in southern Philippines.

Report: Kim Jong Un guides missile tests near luxury villas.

Report: North Korea enacts death penalty for distributing foreign media.

Japan, US conduct joint naval drill off Korean peninsula.

Sri Lanka pressed over anti-Muslim hate crimes.

AFRICA

Six killed in attack on Niger military post: security source.

Tunisians get jail terms for eating during Ramadan.

US senators criticize Egypt’s crackdown on NGOs.

Over 40 people 'die of thirst' in Sahara Desert.

China rejects Uganda ivory trafficking claims against diplomats.

South African leaked emails heap more pressure on Zuma.

Ethiopia blocks internet 'to stop exam cheats'.

EUROPE

EU leader urges Trump to stay in Paris climate deal.

UK election: Jeremy Corbyn ridicules Theresa May for refusing to debate as race tightens. BBC debate: Rivals attack Theresa May over absence.

Putin denies involvement in hacking, hails Trump.

Putin, Modi talk business at St. Petersburg forum.

Merkel: Germany, China must expand partnership in 'times of global uncertainty'.

Russia, Moldova expel respective diplomats.

Macedonian MPs vote in new government after deadlock.


Russia Black Sea air crash: Pilot error blamed.

George Soros attacks Hungarian president for building a 'mafia state'.

AMERICAS

Trump to announce decision on Paris climate pact Thursday.

U.S. says ‘no agreements’ with Russia amid reports some sanctions could be lifted.

How Trump is smashing Obama’s legacy with decision to exit Paris climate deal.

Clinton blames loss on US-Russia collusion against her.

OAS fails to agree on Venezuela as protests continue.

Move to re-write Venezuelan constitution amid planned protests.

Brazil emerges from recession as GDP grows 1%.

Cuban entrepreneurs start first private business group.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Report: Worldwide terrorism at all-time high.

Saudi-owned TV drama fights Islamic State propaganda.

UK military ends week-long counter-terrorism deployment.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Apple says payouts from App Store total $70 bn.

Facebook, Google crack down on hate speech: EU.

Brazil meat-packing giant JBS to pay record $3.2bn corruption fine.

1 comment:

fred lapides said...

Move embassy or not. Will announce Thursday because I like to stage a show