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The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as their capital. Moving the embassy would be seen as the United States endorsing Israel's claim to the city and rejecting the Palestinian one. The long-standing US position is that Jerusalem's fate must be worked out through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. A White House statement on Thursday said Trump remains committed to moving the embassy, but that the delay is meant to "maximize the chances" of helping the two sides reach a peace deal.
  • Stamp duty overhaul for Sydney first home buyers

    Stamp duty overhaul for Sydney first home buyers

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    BATHURST first home buyers will save more than $12,000 on a median priced property under new concessions to come into effect on July 1. Premier Gladys Berejiklian , who announced the package on Thursday ahead of the state budget on June 20, pitched the measures as an attempt to defuse the political anger over the doubling of house prices in Sydney over the past five years.
  • Trump escalates threats to Germany over trade on Tuesday

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    Merkel herself described her diplomatic encounter with the Americans as "very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory". She said following the election of the U.S President Donald Trump and Brexit , Europeans "really have to take destiny into their own hands".
  • Trump says US will withdraw from Paris climate accord (XOM, CLD)

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    Trump is to make the announcement from the Rose Garden Thursday afternoon. He was also an adviser on the president's manufacturing jobs initiative , and has met with Trump to talk about infrastructure spending. A dozen large companies including oil major BP, agrochemical giant DuPont, Google, Intel and Microsoft, have also urged Trump to remain part of the deal.
  • India, China showing strong leadership to combat climate change

    India, China showing strong leadership to combat climate change

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    President Trump is not putting America first, he is tethering it to the past". The White House did not say whether Trump talked to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron , Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the UK's Theresa May before or after he announced his decision .
  • Suspect in casino attack near Manila found dead

    Suspect in casino attack near Manila found dead

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    The gunman, whom authorities have yet to identify or apprehend, was carrying a liter of gasoline that was poured onto gambling tables that were then set on fire, according to dela Rosa. The shooting sparked a security lockdown and a manhunt in the complex, which ended when his body was found. Consular officials at the Australian Embassy in Manila are making urgent enquiries to determine if any Australians have been affected by the attack at Resorts World.
  • Spicer refers Russian Federation questions to Trump's outside attorney

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    Dubke's last day has not yet been determined, and a successor has not been chosen. "I think [President Trump] is very pleased with the work of his staff", said Spicer. Both announcements could come this week, officials say, offering Trump a chance to drive a news cycle away from Russian Federation. Coats said he'd been traveling and hadn't spoken to Trump about his Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S.
  • Former FBI Director Comey to testify before Congress on June 8

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    According to United States media reports, Comey is likely to tell the lawmakers that he was asked by Trump not to go ahead of the FBI investigations against Michael Flynn , the former national security advisor to Trump. The CIA declined to comment on the subpoenas and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and NSA did not immediate respond to requests for comment. Mr Trump has denied any collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign and has questioned claims by U.S.
  • Former FBI Director James Comey to testify in Senate June 8

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    Mr Trump has backed Mr Nunes' efforts to investigate actions by USA security and other officials who had served under previous president Barack Obama . The most famous instance of the privilege came under President Richard Nixon and his Supreme Court case, US vs. Nixon in 1974, which resulted in the White House having to give up tape recordings linked to the Watergate scandal.
  • White House official: Trump plans to pull United States from Paris deal

    White House official: Trump plans to pull United States from Paris deal

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    Withdrawing would leave the United States as one of just three countries outside the agreement. Junker spoke Wednesday in Berlin. The EU official involved in organizing the EU-China meeting said it would will "send important signals for the multinational system", as Trump moves to unpick some of the global trade agreements the USA has signed up to.
  • Iranians deliver emphatic win for Rouhani

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    His nearest rival in the four-man race, hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi , secured 38 percent of the vote. Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, another presidential candidate, stood 3rd with 1.16 percent of the ballots after winning 478,215 votes. "Today, Iran - prouder than ever - is ready to promote its relations with the world based on mutual respect and national interests", he said. Among the congratulatory messages sent to Rouhani by world leaders, Iran's battlefield ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ...