Manila casino attacker was gambling addict, not ISIS terrorist

The identification of the attacker as Jessie Javier Carlos, a Catholic, proves that claims of responsibility by the Islamic State group for Friday's attack were false, President Rodrigo Duterte and police said. Thirty-seven people died of suffocation due to the thick smoke from the fire that the suspect started. Militants allied with Islamic State have been fighting Philippine troops in the country's south for almost two weeks, leaving more than 100 people dead .

Goldman Gives Lifeline to Venezuela's Socialist Dictator

Nevertheless, the transaction highlights the extent to which investors are willing to take on increasing levels of political and economic risk as they seek high-yielding investments when interest rates still hover near zero, the New York Times explained.

12-year-old crowned champion of Scripps National Spelling Bee

He missed after spelling " marram " incorrectly, a word that refers to a type of coarse, perennial grass. "It's a like a dream come true". "I am so happy right now". The young girl - who, the Times noted, remained expressionless, save for a slight lift in one cheek - stood still on the stage until her father rushed up and gave her a big hug.

Trump likely to withdraw U.S. from Paris climate accord, senior official says

The UN chief also said that he will work with UN Member States to mobilise national and worldwide resources for adaptation, resilience, and the implementation of national climate action plans, and called for new and strengthened partnerships, including with the private sector and through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation.

Why China is stepping up against climate change

One of the recurring arguments for the stay in the Paris Climate Agreement was that if we left, we'd be giving up leadership on the global fight against climate change. In a jibe at the USA administration, Juncker told the audience at an event of the Confederation of German Employers in Berlin that "not everything that is written in global agreements is fake news".

Highlights of the NDP-Green deal in British Columbia

Horgan and B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver have signed an accord to defeat Clark and install a minority NDP government. Although Clark appeared resigned to the outcome, she said she is not ready to walk away from office before recalling the legislature to see if she can get support to continue governing.

Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela "hunger bonds"

Anti-government protestors say the situation is already out of control - and that the global community needs to intervene before it's too late. Venezuela has been rocked over the last two months by widespread protests against Maduro's government that have left at least 60 people dead.

'Friendly fire' kills 11 soldiers and wounds seven in Philippines

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is sticking to his self-imposed deadline to finish the crisis in Marawi by Friday, June 2. It appears that the military record still does not include the 10 deaths from the airstrikes. A displaced resident of Marawi city puts his baby to sleep at an evacuation center in Balo-i township, Lanao del Norte province in southern Philippines.

Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of son-in-law's outreach to Russian Federation

Trump's advisers assisted in the Russian campaign. Also present at the meeting was Michael Flynn , the retired general who would become Mr. Trump's short-lived national security adviser, the three people said . "They are not our friends". The disclosures dogged the president during his first trip overseas since taking office and threaten to overwhelm and stall the agenda for his young administration.

MI baseball to face FGCU in NCAA Tournament

The Tar Heels and Demon Deacons are regional hosts while the Wolfpack has to travel to Lexington , Ky. Over the last 30 years, 90 percent of ACC teams that went.500 or better in league play made the NCAA tournament . The newly crowned Atlantic Sun Conference champions were, however, ranked as high as ninth nationally after starting the season at 24-3 and list ACC tournament victor Florida State and Florida as their victims.

Why Did Trump Get 5M Twitter Bots To Follow Him This Week?

Twitteraudit says that the last time his account was audited, four months and one week ago, or shortly after Trump took office, 79 percent of Obama's followers were human and 21 percent appeared to be bots. Twitter users had a field day Tuesday with news of Trump's surge. "The practice of buying followers has existed as long as Twitter has existed", said Chris Dessi, the founder of Silverback Social.

Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of son-in-law's outreach to Russia

Echoing President Trump's tweets , a White House spokesman blasted "fake news " about the Administration and declined to answer questions about recent reports on Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner . Adam Schiff said. According to CNN , Kushner was working with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in hopes of sharing military operations in Syria with the Russians .

More People Support Impeaching President Trump, Poll Finds

The signatures soared to more than 1 million after the Texas Democratic Congressman Al Green's called for impeachment proceedings from the House floor. The second, more significant factor, is whether members of Congress would find it in their own interests to impeach the president. On May 22, a Harvard-Harris survey found that only 41 percent of registered voters believed that Trump's presidency would end in impeachment while 59 percent were skeptical, The Hill reports.

Lawmakers: Trump should make good on campaign pledge on Jerusalem

I know you've heard it before. At face value, Mr. Trump's enthusiasm for reaching a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians is commendable; the Obama administration was so pessimistic about the chances for peace that it wasn't even made a priority.

Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

Kelly said that if such a line of communication was set up, the critical thing would have been for Kushner and other transition officials to understand that the information provided by the Russians might be intentionally false. The piece was based on one anonymous source who claimed that the Russians, and not Kushner, broached the idea of the secret backchannel during the meeting, which was held at Trump Tower and was attended by Russia's ambassador and retired Lt.

North Korea problem 'will be solved'

Bishop said the "loud and clear" message from Haley was that "when the United States said all options are on the table, they mean it, they are not kidding", pointing to the USA sending a nuclear submarine to the region. At the meeting, Abe referred to North Korea, saying: "We have taken measures for peace, and provided various support in exchange for denuclearization, but the result has been a continued breach of promises with the democratic community".

Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states

Jen Psaki, who served as White House communications director for President Barack Obama, said every White House has to contend with the risks of letting events at home step on a trip's message. Their victories are a repudiation of hard-line rule by conservatives. Rouhani and his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, are players in the most vital of these struggles-whether Iran grinds on as a bastion of revolutionary zeal or joins the community of nations.

Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

Analysts believe the atmosphere was better than expected since the original time-table of their meeting was set within 20 minutes. Mr Trump gave the pope a boxed set of five first-edition books by murdered U.S. The only thing President could response was: "We can use peace". Despite her husband being inaugurated USA president in January, she is not due to move into the White House until the summer.

Germany's trade surplus "neither good nor evil" - government spokesman

He described the Germans as " bad, very bad " in regards to worldwide trade and vowed to put a halt to German vehicle imports into the U.S. "Look at the millions of cars that they sell in the U.S. But Trump specifically pointed to the amount of German vehicles that were sold in the United States, according to their article. A weaker euro has helped the export performance.

Britain's Labour launches 'radical, responsible' election manifesto

The Institute for Fiscal Studies say this is a blueprint for state intervention on a scale not seen since the 1970s, and Labour is not disputing it. "The focus on their manifesto may have helped them this week, but on many fundamentals such as leadership the public still puts them a long way behind the Conservatives, and their vote is much softer, with one in six of their supporters considering voting for Theresa May's party".