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The attack, just days into the holy fasting month of Ramadan, underscores spiralling insecurity in Afghanistan , where the NATO-backed military, beset by soaring casualties and desertions, is struggling to beat back insurgents. Shortly after the explosion, all roads in Wazir Akbar Khan were blocked off by Afghan security forces and helicopters were deployed. He said the bomb had gone off "in the immediate vicinity" of the German embassy .
  • Todays Trade: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

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    Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter. (NASDAQ:MRVL). The business's quarterly revenue was up 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. The company's 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at -38.76 and -11.78.
  • 1st State of Origin: New South Wales beats Queensland 28-4

    1st State of Origin: New South Wales beats Queensland 28-4

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    That they would come back. James Maloney opened the scoring for the visitors from Fifita's assist, before the hosts responded when Cooper Cronk's flawless cross-field kick found the rampaging Corey Oates late in the first half. Walters steadfastly refused to buy into a slinging match, backing away from talk that Jarryd Hayne represents a defensive weakness for the Blues, even if Boyd will pester him from fullback on every possible occasion.
  • Merkel, minister stress USA ties after critical Trump tweet

    Merkel, minister stress USA ties after critical Trump tweet

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    Up until this past weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has publicly avoided outright conflict with U.S. President Donald Trump . Others are glad to see Trump call Germany to account. His comments came days after Merkel said Europe could no longer completely rely on traditional ally the USA and needed to find its own way. "I've experienced that in the last few days".
  • Dozens killed in Afghanistan bombing

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    The area of the capital is called the Green Zone, one of the most fortified and tightly secured places in the country, and officials are unsure how the bomb - suspected to have been in a large truck - was allowed into the district. German and Pakistani authorities have said some of their employees and staff were hurt in the explosion. Witnesses said dozens of cars were blocking roads and some wounded people could be seen.
  • How to watch the TV debate TONIGHT

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    Ms Rudd , 53, has been praised for fighting through the heartache as she took on six party leaders in the BBC debate in Cambridge. Amber Rudd will step up to the plate to bat for the Tories and will square off against a representative from Labour - later revealed to be leader Jeremy Corbyn - Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, Ukip's Paul Nuttall, the SNP's Angus Robertson, Green co-leader Caroline Lucas and Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood.
  • United Nations chief: Climate action 'a necessity

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    Word of Trump's expected decision comes a day after the president met with Scott Pruitt , the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency . Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Secretary Frances Adamson said she was not aware of specific discussions and it was a matter for the Trump administration .
  • Kushner Wanted Back Channel to The Kremlin

    Kushner Wanted Back Channel to The Kremlin

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    The source says it never happened and no permanent back channel was considered. "Does anyone notice how the Montana Congressional race was such a big deal to Dems & Fake News until the Republican won?", Trump tweeted Sunday. Trump tweets that "it is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies" from what he calls the "FakeNews media".
  • Franken: Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet Was Yiddish For 'Bedtime'

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    Wednesday's tweet quickly drew a deluge of attention. As of 4 a.m., the tweet garnered more than 108,000 retweets and more than 135,000 likes. Some of his more recent tweets got in the lower tens of thousands of retweets. . Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? TV host Billy Eichner wasn't having it. But on Tuesday night (May 30), the tweeter-in-chief set the service on fire with one of his most confounding, freakish messages.
  • Trump's 'covfefe' tweet leaves Internet guessing

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    He says Trump is best served by having staff around him who know him well. I logged onto Twitter for all of six seconds Wednesday morning for patently unimportant reasons only to find myself awash in "covfefe" memes, jokes, and - inevitably - takes, all as burning hot as the dying star that will inevitably engulf this planet.
  • Utahns React To CBO Score Of Republican Health Care Legislation

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    The report also complicates the job of Senate Republicans - some of whom already have doubts about the House bill - as they craft their own healthcare legislation. Kevin Brady , R-Texas, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. The strong opposition of the bills clearly calls for another voting. Senate Republicans have been holding private meetings to narrow differences and produce their own health care package.
  • CNN cuts ties with Kathy Griffin over video

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    Well, if that's the case, why the hell did you hire Kathy Griffin in the first place? 'The image is too disturbing.I understand how it affects people. "We have to move to Mexico today because we're going to go to prison", she said. She has apologized - a real, fulsome apology. Griffin later tweeted, "OBVIOUSLY, I do not condone ANY violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever!" As Fox & Friends points out this morning, that apology video was not an apology to Donald Trump .
  • Iranian Foreign Minister Denies Trump Accusations from Saudi Kingdom

    Iranian Foreign Minister Denies Trump Accusations from Saudi Kingdom

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    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross praised President Trump for a trip to Saudi Arabia that was so successful it didn't draw a single protester. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have chose to pour money into a women's entrepreneurship fund run by the World Bank and inspired by Ivanka Trump following her father's visit to the Arab world.
  • China installs rocket launchers on disputed reef in South China sea

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    ASEAN is now chaired by the Philippines , whose leader Rodrigo Duterte has pursued a bilateral rapprochement with Beijing since being sworn into office in June 2016. In a ruling by a year ago, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague clarifies Philippine sovereign rights in its 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone to access offshore oil and gas fields, including the Reed Bank, 85 nautical miles off its coast.
  • Philippines Confirms ISIS Presence in Mindanao

    Philippines Confirms ISIS Presence in Mindanao

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    The predominantly Muslim city of Marawi , home to some 200,000 people, has been under siege since a failed army raid Tuesday on a suspected hideout of Isnilon Hapilon, who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists. On Friday, Duterte ordered his troops to crush the militants, warning that the country is at a grave risk of "contamination" by Isis. Hapilon was the target of Tuesday's botched raid and Duterte said ISIS in the Middle East had anointed him as its man in the Philippines ...
  • Watch Jeremy Corbyn argue why Theresa May should debate him on TV

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    He added: 'Refusing to join me in Cambridge tonight would be another sign of Theresa May's weakness, not strength'. In the debate , which will be shown live at 7.30pm on BBC One, the Conservatives will instead be represented by Amber Rudd, the home secretary, who performed strongly in a similar encounter as a Remain campaigner ahead of the European Union referendum.
  • Trump Appears to Shove NATO Leader to Get to Front of Group

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    Regarding climate change, Mr. Macron said he respected the fact that Mr. Trump had reviewed the Paris agreement, adding, "No hasty decision should be taken on this subject by the United States". To the White House, Trump's first trip overseas was an embodiment of the promises he made as a candidate to put America's interests first and break through the guardrails that have long defined US foreign policy.
  • Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal, reports say

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    Trump himself tweeted that "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". Meanwhile, the news outlet Axios dropped the report Tuesday saying Trump had chose to pull out of the United Nations accord aimed at fighting climate change-one that almost every country signed onto.
  • Dozens dead after attack on Coptic Christian buses in Egypt

    Dozens dead after attack on Coptic Christian buses in Egypt

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    This is the latest in a series of attacks on Egypt's Coptic Christians , who comprise an estimated 10 percent of Egypt's population. Trump said in his statement that the US "makes clear to its friends, allies and partners that the treasured and historic Christian communities of the Middle East must be defended and protected".
  • USA grants Israel extra defence aid

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    Speaking ahead of Trump at the Israel Museum, Netanyahu said , "President Trump, working with you, I believe we can advance a durable peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors, as well as the Palestinians, because of the common danger that the Arab world and Israel face from Iran, and because of the leadership that you bring to this process".
  • Everyone wants to know what 'covfefe' is after Trump tweet

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    Former Obama White House videographer Arun Chaudhary tweeted this theory: "As a human with sleeping issues and a former WH staffer I can safely say Ambien is the source of #covfefe". But any hopes of an evocative translation were dashed by the default result: "covfefe". So here's what we know happened. Trump's tweet is the latest example of his ability to draw attention on social media - and keep the public guessing as to the meaning behind many of his remarks.
  • Trump dismisses ´fabricated´ report of son-in-law´s outreach to Russia

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    US President Donald Trump has swatted down a report that his son-in-law Jared Kushner sought a secret communications link to Russian Federation "fabricated". administration and the Kremlin. But there have been a number of contacts - during the 2016 presidential campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton and afterwards - between other top Trump aides and Russian officials.
  • Number of homeless counted in Los Angeles County up sharply

    Number of homeless counted in Los Angeles County up sharply

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    That was the largest percentage increase among the city's 15 council districts. A homeless encampment in Los Angeles . According to the count, the 14th Council District, which includes Skid Row and the rest of Downtown Los Angeles, saw about 1,700 more homeless individuals than previous year - a 32% rise.
  • Sources to CNN: Trump to Keep Embassy in Tel Aviv

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    Passed in 1995, the Jerusalem Embassy Act requires a president to sign a waiver indicating the delay is on "national security" grounds if the embassy isn't to be moved. Jerusalem was divided between Israeli rule in the west and Jordanian in the east until 1967, when Israel was attacked by allied Arab armies. Palestinians want East Jerusalem - including the Old City and its sites holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians - to become the capital of an eventual state.
  • Detienen a ecuatoriano y guatemaltecos con cargamento de cocaína — El Salvador

    Detienen a ecuatoriano y guatemaltecos con cargamento de cocaína — El Salvador

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    Se logró decomiso de 840 kilos, valorados en más de 21 millones de dólares . Este es el segundo decomiso con más de 800 kilogramos de cocaína que realiza la Fuerza Naval en la costa salvadoreña en este año. Autoridades salvadoreñas decomisaron 840 kilos de cocaína y detuvieron a un ecuatoriano y a cuatro guatemaltecos que la transportaban en un pequeño barco pesquero en el litoral Pacífico, informó este miércoles la Fiscalía de El Salvador .
  • Why Jeremy Corbyn won't be in the West Country today

    Why Jeremy Corbyn won't be in the West Country today

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    Now, when it was Mr Corbyn's turn, he chose not to take his wife, Laura Alvarez, with him. "Failing to show up to tonight's debate would show extreme cowardice from a Prime Minister resolutely avoiding proper scrutiny", said Lucas. The prime minister insisted that she was determined to take on hard issues and do the right thing for the country. "Theresa may needs to find her inner Margaret", a reference to Margaret Thatcher, known as the Iron Lady.
  • Bomb blast in Kabul; Diplomatic zone attack kills dozens

    Bomb blast in Kabul; Diplomatic zone attack kills dozens

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    An injured man is helped from the scene after a bomb exploded in Kabul , Afghanistan , Wednesday. If the death toll is confirmed , the blast will be the deadliest to hit the Afghan capital this year. Hameed Hakim, who works for a French non-profit group, was on his way to work in Kabul's Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood when the blast stopped him in his tracks.
  • Denunciarán en Aladi y OEA atropellos de Chile contra Bolivia

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    El viceministro lamentó que las autoridades chilenas no resuelvan el paro que sostienen los funcionarios de la aduana de ese país al considerar que afecta los acuerdos en materia de transporte. El representante de transporte pesado de Bolivia, Gustavo Rivadeneira, anualmente se mueven cerca de 2,2 millones de toneladas de productos bolivianos, por los puertos de Arica y Antofagasta, y en una mínima proporción por Iquique.
  • After deleting prior tweet, Trump asks world to find out 'covfefe' meaning

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    ET, and no one had any earthly idea what "covfefe " had to do with anything. That's what happened after his nonsensical tweet in the early hours of Wednesday: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe ". The freaky tweet by Donald Trump unleashed a wave of speculation amid reports the United States president is poised to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement.
  • Ex-Trump campaign manager open to returning

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    David Sanger , National security correspondent, The New York Times; author, "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power". Urban would bring Capitol Hill connections, but no prior White House experience. In the background, Mr Trump's advisers are reportedly beginning to establish a crisis-control communications operation to separate inquiries regarding the Russian Federation investigation and related scandals from issues connected to policy and ...
  • Barbosa condena agresión contra AMLO en Veracruz

    Barbosa condena agresión contra AMLO en Veracruz

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    Yunes lamentó que la agresión y refiere que desde ayer la Fiscalía estatal ya investiga el acto, por lo que se castigará a quien arrojó el huevo, pero agrega que también se sancionará a quien lo planeó. Beatriz Ramos presuntamente es integrante de la CNC en Veracruz , además de haberse registrado como precandidata del PRI a la alcaldía de Coscomatepec.
  • The BBC Election Debate 2017

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    She attacked the Labour leader hours after the pair faced a live TV audience. However, the Conservatives are also likely to seize on the findings to ramp up their warnings of a coalition of chaos under Mr Corbyn. And he stressed the party's plans to cap class sizes at 30 for five, six and seven-year-olds. "The futures of our NHS and schools are at stake in this election", Mr Corbyn will claim.
  • Trump plans to pull U.S. from Paris climate deal

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    Frantic calculations by several thinkthanks and universities have estimated that United States withdrawal would add up to 3bn tonnes of extra carbon dioxide to the atmosphere every year, raising the global temperature by 0.1C to 0.3C by the end of the century.
  • Clemson announces two more kickoff times for football schedule

    Clemson announces two more kickoff times for football schedule

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    The Tigers week three road trip to Louisville on September 16 has been set as a 3:30 PM kickoff. That contest will be shown on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. CT on ESPN. Times for Clemson's remaining games on the schedule will be announced at a later time. In Week 2, SU hosts Middle Tennessee State on Saturday, Sept.
  • PM Modi backs Merkel's European Union leadership as Trump scolds Germany

    PM Modi backs Merkel's European Union leadership as Trump scolds Germany

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    Gentiloni was speaking after Merkel made waves with weekend remarks in which she suggested that Brexit-bound Britain and a Trump-led United States may no longer be reliable partners for the European Union . As the president considers wider staff changes amid growing political fallout over probes into Russian Federation and his presidential campaign, the White House said a senior aide to Trump is leaving the job.
  • June 8 Poll: Theresa May Defends UK Political Debate Boycott

    June 8 Poll: Theresa May Defends UK Political Debate Boycott

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    Come on Prime Minister, come and have a chat, come and have a debate and I can be ever so polite, but there are a number of questions I want to put to you. A revolution in which millions of our fellow citizens stood up and said they were not prepared to be ignored anymore. Asked a third time , why she was "snubbing" TV voters, the Prime Minister insisted: "I've not been off the television screens, I've been doing things in the television.
  • Trump expected to keep USA embassy in Tel Aviv - for now

    Trump expected to keep USA embassy in Tel Aviv - for now

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    Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said Monday that US President Donald Trump will not be able to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict simply because the two-state solution is no longer "viable". The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, while Israel has declared the entire city as its capital. On the campaign trail, Trump's pro-Israel rhetoric raised expectations that he would act quickly to move the embassy.
  • Qatar ranks 8th in IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2017

    Qatar ranks 8th in IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2017

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    It was ranked 17 a year ago in the Swiss-based IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook - which ranks and assesses 63 countries - after being 16 in 2013. Ireland has climbed to sixth in the latest world competitive rankings from Swiss business school IMD.
  • Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 64 - wounds hundreds

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    The BBC's Harun Najafizada in Kabul says questions are already being asked about how the vehicle could have penetrated such a heavily fortified area, with its 3m (10ft) high blast walls, to carry out the deadliest attack in the capital in years.