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29 апреля, 20:18

Advocacy group demands Egypt free Al Jazeera journalist

US rights group asks UN to pressure Egypt to free Mahmoud Hussein as Egyptian authorities extend his detention.

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29 апреля, 20:13

The good, the bad and the bigly: Trump’s early presidency in photos

He signed dozens of executive orders, welcomed leaders from around the globe, and, oh boy, did he tweet. As Donald Trump enters his 100th day as the 45th president of the United States, POLITICO takes a day-by-day look back at the command, color, and at times chaos, he's brought to the office.

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29 апреля, 20:12

A comeback for kingmaker: German FDP keeps options open for next govt

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Free Democrats (FDP) said on Saturday his party was confident of returning to parliament in September and eager to put its pro-business stamp on the next government - whether with Angela Merkel's conservatives or the Social Democrats.

29 апреля, 20:10

Will President Trump Live Up To His Campaign Promises? Opinions Are Split

As President Donald Trump completes his hundredth day in office, Americans are split on whether or not he is likely to live up to his campaign promises, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov survey. Nine percent of Americans say Trump has already lived up to most of his campaign promises, while another 31 percent expect him to do so in the future. Forty-four percent say he’s unlikely to ever do so. Voters who supported Trump in last year’s election remain optimistic, with 22 percent saying he’s already fulfilled most of his campaign promises, 64 percent that he’s likely to do so, and just 8 percent that he’s unlikely to do so. In contrast, 86 percent of voters who supported Hillary Clinton believe Trump is unlikely to live up to his promises. The public has more faith in some of Trump’s promises than others. Most recognize his accomplishment in naming Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and nearly two-thirds think the Keystone XL pipeline, which Trump pushed forward with an executive order, is likely to be built. A majority also believe Trump will succeed in renegotiating international trade deals, temporarily banning refugees from some Muslim countries and deporting millions of undocumented immigrants, although few yet credit him with reaching any of these goals. Just shy of half think he has or will eventually bring manufacturing jobs back to the country. But fewer than half of the public now expects Trump to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a feat he promised to accomplish on the first day of his presidency, or to fulfill his perennial pledge to “make America great again.” Fewer than a third thinks the president has or will eventually “drain the swamp” in Washington. And the majority recognize that Trump’s promised border wall, a centerpiece of his campaign, is unlikely to materialize ― and even unlikelier to be funded by Mexico. Not all these pledges are of equal importance to the public. Asked which three of the listed campaign promises they most want to see the president keep, Trump voters prioritize repealing Obamacare (44 percent) and restoring manufacturing jobs (38 percent). Clinton voters also name restoring manufacturing jobs as a priority (42 percent), along with “draining the swamp” in Washington (28 percent). Trump’s proposed border wall ranks near the bottom of the list, along with the renegotiation of trade deals and the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. While a president’s first 100 days have also become a traditional time to take stock of their early accomplishments, Americans are also divided on the significance of that time period. Thirty-seven percent consider it a meaningful milestone, while 40 percent say it’s a meaningless deadline. The rest aren’t sure. For once, there’s little sign of a partisan divide, with a similar 43 percent of Clinton voters and 45 percent of Trump voters saying the first hundred days are meaningful. Use the widget below to further explore the results of the HuffPost/YouGov survey, using the menu at the top to select survey questions and the buttons at the bottom to filter the data by subgroups:  The HuffPost/YouGov poll consisted of 1,000 completed interviews conducted April 26-27 among U.S. adults, using a sample selected from YouGov’s opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. The Huffington Post has teamed up with YouGov to conduct daily opinion polls.You can learn more about this project and take part in YouGov’s nationally representative opinion polling. Data from all HuffPost/YouGov polls can be found here. More details on the polls’ methodology are available here. Most surveys report a margin of error that represents some, but not all, potential survey errors. YouGov’s reports include a model-based margin of error, which rests on a specific set of statistical assumptions about the selected sample, rather than the standard methodology for random probability sampling. If these assumptions are wrong, the model-based margin of error may also be inaccurate. Click here for a more detailed explanation of the model-based margin of error. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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29 апреля, 20:09

ASEAN leaders hold retreat, sign agreements during regional summit

Southeast Asian Leaders attend a retreat and a signing ceremony in Manila as the annual ASEAN summit draws to a close, protesters are blocked from reaching the venue. Rough cut (no reporter narration) Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, accuracy, and impact while providing exclusives, incisive commentary and forward-looking analysis. http://reuters.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Reuters https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/reuters https://twitter.com/Reuters

29 апреля, 20:05

EPA Purges Pages That Highlight Climate Change From Its Website

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); The Environmental Protection Agency removed portions of its website related to climate change on Friday evening ― hours before thousands were set to protest President Donald Trump’s environmental policy. Sections dealing with climate change were only part of what is being reviewed, the agency said in a Friday press release. The EPA was making the changes “reflect the approach of new leadership,” it said. “As EPA renews its commitment to human health and clean air, land, and water, our website needs to reflect the views of the leadership of the agency,” said J.P. Freire, the EPA’s associate administrator for public affairs, in a statement. “We want to eliminate confusion by removing outdated language first and making room to discuss how we’re protecting the environment and human health by partnering with states and working within the law.” The Hill noted that pages dealing with climate change and its impacts, climate science, and what readers can do to combat climate change now say they are being updated. The agency has also updated a page on the Clean Power Plan, which the Obama administration had implemented, to reflect the Trump administration’s effort to undo it. The EPA did leave in place a snapshot of the website under the Obama administration, which visitors can see only if they scroll to the bottom of epa.gov. The EPA made the changes to reflect the agency’s “new direction” under Trump  and Administrator Scott Pruitt. Trump has suggested that climate change is a hoax and Pruitt has repeatedly questioned how much human beings are contributing to it. But the science on climate change is overwhelmingly clear. Ninety-seven of actively publishing climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends are extremely likely due to human activity. Astrid Caldas, a climate scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said that the changes were deliberately made to coincide with Saturday’s climate march. “At a time when Americans are increasingly experiencing climate impacts in their daily lives, the administration has seemingly buried its head in the sand,” Caldas said in a statement. “The administration appears to have timed these changes to make information about climate science more challenging to access to coincide with the Peoples Climate March and related news stories, which will likely drive thousands of Americans to visit the EPA website.” “The facts about climate change have not changed, however, and politics are not a valid reason to archive basic explanations of science,” the statement continued. “While it is unclear what the administration has planned for updating the web page, climate scientists will be watching closely to ensure the scientific accuracy of whatever replaces it, and that the underlying scientific data remain accessible to Americans.” Officials purged the climate change section a week after Trump released a statement on Earth Day touting his commitment to the environment and scientific inquiry. His administration has taken a number of actions over its first 100 days that threaten the environment. In an interview with The Washington Post, Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University, questioned why the website needed revision at all. “It’s hard to understand why facts require revision,” she said. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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29 апреля, 19:59

Pope urges unity against fanaticism at Cairo mass

Pope Francis celebrated an open air mass that gave Egypt's embattled Christians an occasion to be joyful.

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29 апреля, 19:57

British PM May's Conservatives see lead slip to 17 points: Opinium poll

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's governing Conservative party has a 17 point lead over Labour, an Opinium poll showed on Saturday, slightly down from last week as support for smaller parties slipped.

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29 апреля, 19:57

British PM May's Conservatives see lead slip to 17 points: Opinium poll

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's governing Conservative party has a 17 point lead over Labour, an Opinium poll showed on Saturday, slightly down from last week as support for smaller parties slipped.

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29 апреля, 19:50

‘Just knowing he’s here makes me feel good’: Women at NRA convention cheer Trump

Women, in a minority at the gun owners convention, stood strongly behind the president despite his dropping approval ratings among the demographic overall.

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29 апреля, 19:42

EU approves 'divorce' guidelines for Brexit process

Leaders meet and approve eight pages of negotiating guidelines hammered out by diplomats over the past month.

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29 апреля, 19:39

Western diplomats condemn attack on Macedonia’s parliament

Western diplomats in Macedonia have issued a joint statement condemning the attack on the country’s parliament Thursday night.