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Trump, ex-Vice President Gore meet to discuss climate policy | Reuters

Updated : Dec 06, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Trump, ex-Vice President Gore meet to discuss climate policy | Reuters

By Amy Tennery and Timothy Gardner | NEW YORK/WASHINGTON NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Former Vice President Al Gore, a leading voice in the fight against climate change, and Donald Trump, who at one point called it a hoax, met on Monday in what Gore called a "productive" session.Gore, a Democrat, spent about 90 minutes in meetings at the president-elect's Trump Tower apartment and office building in Manhattan. In addition to seeing Trump, he also met briefly with the Republican's daughter, Ivanka, who attended a series of high-level meetings since her father won the Nov #Business #Middle East #Hillary Clinton #Argentina #United Kingdom #President #lifestyle
Merkel's conservatives meet to prepare for 'toughest' election | Reuters

Updated : Dec 06, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Merkel's conservatives meet to prepare for 'toughest' election | Reuters

By Paul Carrel | ESSEN, Germany ESSEN, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel will rally her conservatives at a party conference on Tuesday to gird for a German election next year that she expects to be "tough like no other".Seeking a fourth term in office, Merkel must unite her Christian Democrats (CDU) and try to recapture some of her personal popularity, undermined by the crises that have rocked Europe.Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's referendum defeat on Sunday and the impending departure of French President Francois Hollande underline Merkel's status as Europe's most experienced leader, but she needs to win back disgruntled voters at home.The CDU has seen its support eroded by the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), which has profited from popular concern about the influx into Germany last year of around a million migrants, many fleeing war in the Middle East."We know our world is changing. It always has been. Anyone who promises to be able to stop that isn't being honest," said CDU Secretary General Peter Tauber #Business #Middle East #United Kingdom #conservative #christian
U.S. seeks to reassure Beijing after Trump call with Taiwan leader | Reuters

Updated : Dec 06, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

U.S. seeks to reassure Beijing after Trump call with Taiwan leader | Reuters

By Roberta Rampton and Ben Blanchard | WASHINGTON/BEIJING WASHINGTON/BEIJING The White House said on Monday it had sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing.The statement from a spokesman for U.S. President Barack Obama highlighted concerns about the potential fallout from Trump's unusual call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday, which prompted a diplomatic protest from Beijing on Saturday.White House spokesman Josh Earnest said senior National Security Council officials spoke twice with Chinese officials over the weekend to reassure them of Washington's commitment to the "One China" policy and to "reiterate and clarify the continued commitment of the United States to our longstanding China policy."The policy has been in place for 40 years and is focused on promoting and preserving peace and stability in the strait separating China and Taiwan, which is in U.S #China #Middle East #Vietnam #President #Taiwan #Jordan
French PM Valls launches presidential bid, quits government | Reuters

Updated : Dec 06, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

French PM Valls launches presidential bid, quits government | Reuters

By Christian Hartmann | EVRY, France EVRY, France French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared on Monday that he would seek the Socialist Party's nomination for next year's presidential election and said he was quitting the government to focus on campaigning.Although opinion polls bill Valls as the favourite for the Socialists' ticket, they also forecast that neither he nor any other left-wing candidate will win the election, rather that conservative candidate Francois Fillon will beat far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off. "We're told the left does not stand a chance, but nothing's set in stone," Valls said to applause from supporters in his fiefdom of Evry, the gritty southern suburb of Paris where he was mayor for over a decade. [L5N1E00L9]"I want us to lead the left to victory!" the 54-year-old said, urging his much-divided camp to unite. #United States #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Election #article
Greek court rules against extradition of three Turkish soldiers - lawyer | Reuters

Updated : Dec 05, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Greek court rules against extradition of three Turkish soldiers - lawyer | Reuters

ATHENS A Greek court ruled against the extradition to Turkey of three Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece after an abortive coup attempt against President Tayyip Erdogan in July, their lawyer and court officials said on Monday. Turkey said the soldiers, eight in total, were involved in a July 16 coup attempt, an allegation they have denied. "I am very pleased with the ruling, they shouldn't have been extradited.. #Middle East #Greece #markets #Crime #lawyer
Putin says Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities | Reuters

Updated : Dec 04, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Putin says Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities | Reuters

MOSCOW U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV.Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump will help restore U.S.-Russia relations, and analysts said he was unlikely to want to dial up anti-Western rhetoric before Trump's inauguration in January."Trump was an entrepreneur and a businessman #United States #India #Middle East #Europe #markets #Argentina #Entertainment
Fleeing Aleppo fighting, Syrians describe terrifying choices | Reuters

Updated : Dec 04, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Fleeing Aleppo fighting, Syrians describe terrifying choices | Reuters

BEIRUT As Syrian government forces advanced into Aleppo's rebel-held al-Sakhour district, Hasan al-Ali said he faced the choice of staying put and being caught by the army, or fleeing into a shrinking rebel enclave under relentless bombardment.A father of three children, he opted for the latter, though food, fuel, water and medicine are running critically low in rebel-held areas, such is his fear of the Syrian government that insurgents have been trying to unseat for more than five years."I didn't take anything with me. I took the kids, ran to my car, and left... We took the decision at the final hour, because the army could have swooped in at any moment," the 33-year-old said, speaking in eastern Aleppo. #Middle East #Europe #Army #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment #city
Singapore minister urges U.S. focus on strategic interest in Asia | Reuters

Updated : Dec 04, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Singapore minister urges U.S. focus on strategic interest in Asia | Reuters

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. The United States should focus on larger strategic interests in the Asia-Pacific region, including expanding trade ties, the defense minister of Singapore said on Saturday, when asked about the controversy sparked by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with the president of Taiwan.Ng Eng Hen said it was not Singapore's place to comment on Trump's phone calls, but welcomed comments by his aides reaffirming Trump's support for the longstanding U.S. #China #Middle East #markets #President #Entertainment #lifestyle
Morocco arrests suspected militant involved in French plot | Reuters

Updated : Dec 04, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Morocco arrests suspected militant involved in French plot | Reuters

By Aziz El Yaakoubi | RABAT RABAT Moroccan authorities have arrested a suspected militant accused of acting as an intermediary between Islamic State commanders and a cell dismantled by French authorities last month, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.France said late last month it had foiled a possible attack after detaining seven people, including some who had been in the ranks of Islamic State in Syria."For his mission (the suspect) met Islamic State messengers on the Turkish-Syrian border and he received instructions ... to pass on to the group that has been arrested on French soil," the Moroccan ministry said in a statement.The suspect was supposed to travel to France via Germany using a forged passport, the ministry added. It gave no details about the suspect but a security source told Reuters he was a Moroccan national who lived in Spain. #Islam #France #Middle East #Africa #Iraq #French
Nine dead, many missing, in California party fire | Reuters

Updated : Dec 03, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Nine dead, many missing, in California party fire | Reuters

By Peter Henderson | OAKLAND, Calif. #Economy #India #Business #Middle East #Fire #Entertainment #city