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Merkel: Pope urged her to fight for Paris climate deal

Pope Francis I and Angela Merkel on Saturday held a 38-minute talk in which they discussed the need for a multilateral world without walls and the importance of the African continent due to its proximity to Europe, Efe news reported. As he did when President Donald Trump visited last month, Francis gave Merkel a copy of his environmental encyclical, "Praise Be", which casts fighting climate change and caring for the environment as an urgent moral obligation. Lire la suite »

'No. of missing' USS Fitzgerald sailors found dead

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Japan's coastguard, which is probing the incident, has sent five vessels, two planes and a team of specially trained rescue personnel to help in the search for the missing crew, a spokesman said. The Fitzgerald , an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, typically carries a crew of about 300 sailors, the Navy said. USA and Japanese military ships continued to scour the waters near the crash site for sign of the seven missing soldiers. Lire la suite »

Bodies of USS Fitzgerald sailors found in ship: US Navy

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In a video statement earlier as the search was ongoing, US 7th Fleet commander Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin said , "It's been a tough day for our Navy family". Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, where they will be identified. Nippon Yusen KK, which chartered the merchant vessel, said it would "cooperate fully" with the investigation into the crash. Lire la suite »

US Service Members Wounded In 'Insider Attack' In Afghanistan

There has been a series of attacks lately which targeted the USA army based in Afghanistan , Earlier this week, a convoy carrying U.S. and Afghan forces was struck by a roadside bomb and came under small arms fire. The Afghan soldier was killed after appropriate measures were taken. Another attack on June 17 left seven US troops wounded. So far this year, six US troops have been killed by hostile fire in Afghanistan . Lire la suite »

Lacob: Warriors will keep Curry at any cost

There are plenty of Warriors players and coaches who have been outspoken about some of Trump's comments and policies, including David West who told The Undefeated's Marc Spears that he would probably decline the invite. There really isn't anything teams can do to slow Curry and Durant pick-and-rolls down unless they have two wing defenders - think James and someone like Paul George - who can keep up with both Curry and Durant in isolation. Lire la suite »

Congressman Scalise's condition improves after another surgery

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Scalise was one of several people shot by suspect James T. Hodgkinson ― a 66-year-old resident of IL ― who targeted a GOP team baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. The person did not disclose the names, but said those listed had been briefed. He has been sedated, but has been brought out of sedation periodically and been able to recognize and communicate with his family, Sava said. Lire la suite »

More than 20 dead from forest fires in central Portugal

On Saturday, a wildfire spread onto the town of Pedrogao Grande , about 120 miles north of Lisbon . "Three of them died from smoke inhalation and 16 burned to death in their cars when they found themselves trapped by flames on the road from Figueiro dos Vinhos to Castanheira de Pera", said Interior Minister Jorge Gomes said, clarifying that all of the victims were civilians. Lire la suite »

TRT reporter says S Arabia briefly detained his team

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Likewise, Qatar's support to the then regime of Mohammad Morsi of Egypt made sense because it was a legitimate and democratically-elected government which was overthrown in a military coup. They later issued a list of 59 people and 12 groups with links to Qatar , alleging that they have ties to "terrorists". Qataris in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have been given two weeks to leave, and citizens of those three countries were given the same June 18 deadline to leave Qatar . Lire la suite »

Rep. Scalise's Condition Upgraded to 'Serious'

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Scalise remains in critical condition at a hospital near the Capitol and has undergone multiple surgeries. The motive for the shooting remained unclear but authorities were zeroing in on the life of James T. Police stood alongside the fence at the field where the women's team often gathers for early morning practices. Once recovered, Mr Scalise will be able to walk and hopefully run, the doctor said. Lire la suite »

Details on the dangers of Rep. Steve Scalise's injuries

Steve Scalise's (R-LA) condition after he sustained gunshot wounds at Wednesday's congressional baseball practice. When the members of the Republican team were announced at Nationals Park in Washington DC, mention of Scalise's name drew a standing ovation from the areas designated for Republican, Democrat and nonpartisan fans alike. Lire la suite »

Fleetwood: 'Pictured winning the US Open a lot'

Make it a six-way tie atop the U.S. Open leaderboard. In addition to breaking new ground in the U.S. Open, Thomas also equalled the lowest score in any major championship and that was the landmark on his mind as he played the final hole. Lire la suite »

Brexit negotiations with European Union to begin on Monday: Britain

Fighting for her political survival, May has been trying to strike a deal with a small Northern Irish Protestant party to avoid a second election that could delay Brexit talks and damage the $2.5 trillion economy. Ms Day, who is special adviser to Jean-Claude Juncker, expects the European Union and the United Kingdom to "get down to the nitty gritty" around arrangements on trade and for citizens in each other's countries when formal negotiations start on Monday. Lire la suite »

Russia set for World Cup stress test in Confed Cup

Shprygin was among a group of Russian fans expelled from France after violence flared before and during Russia's Euro 2016 match against England in Marseille. Where we became accustomed to hordes of machine gun-wielding police and army staff at any major event around the world these days, the security staff in St Petersburg were discretely at a distance and out of sight. Lire la suite »

Coupe des Confédérations: Bons débuts de la Russie

L'essentiel est assuré pour le pays organisateur, qui prend très provisoirement la tête du groupe A , avant le match qui doit opposer le Portugal de Cristiano Ronaldo au Mexique dimanche, à Kazan. du défenseur néo-zélandais Michael Boxall pour ouvrir le score (31e). A un an de leur Coupe du Monde, les joueurs de Stanislav Cherchesov ont montré la voie, en s'imposant face à une faible équipe de Nouvelle-Zélande (2-0). Lire la suite »

Baseball practice shooting raises debate over gun control

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Pro-gun voters lean heavily toward the Republican Party. "If it's not the day for it why are you bringing it up?" snapped a reporter. "Everyone was focused on the facts of the case" and what might be needed to enhance lawmakers' security, said Republican Representative Barbara Comstock. Lire la suite »

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Is Now Investigating Jared Kushner's Business Dealings

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According to The Washington Post , Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now examining whether Trump obstructed justice as part of the Justice Department's widening investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election. As Bob Mueller, the special investigator now heading the FBI's probe into allegations of Russian election meddling, filled out his legal team and prepared to begin interviews, Trump erupted furiously for a second consecutive day. Lire la suite »

Trump Is Worried About The Trade Deficit With Germany. He Needn't Be

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Those jitters about already weakening trans-Atlantic alliances were surely heightened as President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning and accused Germany of maintaining a trade imbalance and under-contributing to NATO . The German leader reiterated the main thrust of her remarks on Tuesday, saying the "current situation" gives Europe more reasons "to take our destiny into our own hands". Lire la suite »

Sanctions targeting Iran, Russia pass US Senate

The administration official emphasized that the White House supports sanctions on Russian Federation and that the political ramifications of any veto have not been discussed yet. At the same time, he also said he doesn't want to preemptively shut down a potentially productive conversation. Asked where Tillerson stood on the legislation, Corker said he wasn't sure, but noted that the bill "strikes a great balance" between executive and legislative power. Lire la suite »

Trump allies hit Mueller on relationship with Comey

Trump expressed frustration Thursday at the prospect of that review, again taking to Twitter to denounce the probe as a " witch hunt ", and complaining that Hillary Clinton should be the subject of a Russia-related investigation, not him. Lire la suite »

Trump tells Qatar to stop funding terror

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In an interview with BBC radio, UAE Ambassador to Russia Omar Saif Ghobash said Qatar had to choose between supporting extremism or supporting its neighbours. It wasn't immediately clear how Trump's sharp condemnation might affect US cooperation with Qatar, which hosts some 10,000 USA troops and a major USA air base that serves as a staging ground for operations in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Lire la suite »

Trump uses social media to question investigation of his campaign

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Trump wrote, "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on May 17, is investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election, and related matters. Lire la suite »

Trump cries 'witch hunt' amid Russian Federation probe

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Mark Warner of Virginia, the top two members of the panel, said after the meeting Thursday that Coats was speaking to the committee to "clear up a number of questions" after he testified in an open session last week. He is reportedly interviewing three top intelligence officials - Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and retired deputy NSA director Richard Ledgett - as part of the probe as early as this week. Lire la suite »

Govt announces 149 new post office passport kendras

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Therefore, we collaborated with Manoj Sinha, Minister for Communications, to establish Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs) and now at the end of three years, we announce 83 POPSKs, out of which 52 have become operational in the first phase. Lire la suite »

Philippines: Duterte makes first appearance in 5 days

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He said there was no date for when Mr Duterte would resume his official duties, although he insisted the president was healthy. The Butuan visit is the first public appearance of Duterte since Sunday evening, June 11, during the "Dignified Transfer of the Fallen Philippine Marine Corps Personnel" rites at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City. Lire la suite »