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On Wednesday, U.S. Embassy Kabul Special Charge D'Affaires Hugo Llorens released a statement condemning the attack, which, taking place during the holy month of Ramadan, "demonstrates these terrorists' complete disregard for human life and nihilistic opposition to the dream of a peaceful future for Afghanistan ".
  • Severe thunderstorm watch until 9 PM

    Severe thunderstorm watch until 9 PM

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    The storms could continue into the early evening, the national weather agency confirmed. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means severe thunderstorms are either in progress or are imminent. An unsettled weather pattern is taking hold for much of the week. Several communities in west-central Alberta are being told to brace for "dangerous" thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Kabul bombing: More than 80 killed by explosion in Afghan capital

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    The Taliban denied responsibility for the bloodbath and said the identity of the attackers "shall become clear at a later stage". Wednesday's blast was the latest in a string of attacks in Kabul . Among the dead were two Afghan media workers, two Afghan guards at the German Embassy and nine security guards at a base for foreign forces in the area.
  • Trump in new attack on German trade tactics and defence spend

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    Merkel appeared to rebuke Mr. Trump in remarks on Sunday in which she urged the European Union to stick together in the face of weakening US support. Although she's still leading in the polls, Shultz stands as a "formidable" rival , and should he rise victorious, German citizens now gain confirmation that neither their current leader nor her possible replacement will cave to Trump's intimidation tactics.
  • Trump To Withdraw From The Paris Climate Accord

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    A White House spokeswoman would not confirm that a final decision had been made and reiterated the president's claim that an announcement would be forthcoming, The Hill reported . There have been influential voices urging Trump not to ditch the Paris accord. The Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group, estimates that unchecked climate change could cost the us economy nearly $2 trillion per year in current dollars by 2100.
  • South Korea: Sanctions, Dialogue to Denuclearize North Korea

    South Korea: Sanctions, Dialogue to Denuclearize North Korea

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    South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo confirmed North Korea launched a missile Sunday which was large enough to carry a nuclear warhead and with the range to possibly deliver that warhead against targets on the mainland United States. South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-In, speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 10. The missile flew 787 km (489 miles) on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles), KCNA said.
  • Almost half Trump's Twitter followers are fake - audit site

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    A University of Southern California study released earlier this year concluded that anywhere from nine to 15% of all Twitter users are fake or "bots" , although some "bots" - such as ones that help disseminate news or reports during a natural disaster - can be helpful.
  • Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal

    Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal

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    While it has been celebrated in its historic mission, the emissions reductions set forth in the Paris accord are fragile goals that are very much based in good faith of all the countries participating. On the global front, Trump has vowed to halt funding to a United Nations -run Green Climate Fund. "While it may be hoped that the good work being done on USA emissions reductions by states, cities, businesses, and individuals will continue, the reduction of federal support for [research and ...
  • Germany pauses Afghan deportations after blast but policy stays

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    He went on to say the U.S's commitment to Afghanistan is unwavering; "we stand with the Afghan people and the government of national unity as they strive to build a brighter, safer tomorrow for the people of this great nation". An Afghan health official says the rush-hour suicide vehicle bombing in Kabul has killed at least nine people and wounded as many as 90. One Afghan security guard was killed and others were likely among the dead, Gabriel said.