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Palestinians protest Trump's Jerusalem decision

Palestinians protest Trump's Jerusalem decision

World
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Portests erupted along the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Protesters took to the streets of Gaza City burning flags and photos of Trump while shouting chants including "down with America...America is the mother of terror," The Independent reported.Demonstrations stretched from Gaza City to Jordan's capital Amman and the West Bank town of Bethlehem where Palestinians switched off Christmas lights in the Biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ.Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced the United States would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during a televised address on Wednesday in what he called a "pursuit of peace" between Israel and Palestine.While Isra...
US embassies beefing up security ahead of Trump's expected announcement on Jerusalem

US embassies beefing up security ahead of Trump's expected announcement on Jerusalem

World
Several teams of U.S. Marines will reinforce security at some American embassies in the Middle East, according to U.S. officials, in advance of President Donald Trump’s expected announcement that the U.S. embassy in Israel is moving to Jerusalem. The U.S. military has made prudent precautionary planning in the Mideast region if violence flares up following Trump's expected announcement, according to several U.S. officials. Trump is expected to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and initiate the process of relocating the U.S. embassy to the city from Tel Aviv, two U.S. officials and a source close to the White House confirmed to ABC News Tuesday. U.S. officials said planning has been underway to send several Marine Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Teams (F
Sir Paul McCartney: President Trump's resistance to climate change is madness

Sir Paul McCartney: President Trump's resistance to climate change is madness

Entertainment
Interview by Jimmy Blake, words by Steve Holden Newsbeat reporters Sir Paul McCartney has criticised President Trump's attitude towards climate change, stating that some of his actions are "madness".He's accused the American leader of turning around "a lot of the advances that have been made" to help the environment. The former Beatle is continuing his long running vegetarianism campaign. In June, President Trump announced he was pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement to cut global emissions.He said one of the reasons was to seek a new deal that would not disadvantage US businesses.However, there have since been mixed messages from the US government over whether it would actually stay in the agreement. President Trump also once said the concept of global warming was ...
Key moments from Trump's wide-ranging press conference with McConnell

Key moments from Trump's wide-ranging press conference with McConnell

Technology
In a wide-ranging impromptu press conference from the White House Rose Garden on Monday, President Donald Trump — joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — addressed a number of his administration's current goals as well as ongoing controversies. For over 30 minutes, Trump touched on the rumors of his rocky relationship with fellow Republicans, his action to halt Obamacare subsidy payments, the federal response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the nation's opioid epidemic, his former rival Hillary Clinton, the NFL national anthem protests and the ambush of U.S. soldiers in Niger, among other issues. Trump and McConnell ate lunch with Vice President Mike Pence at the White House earlier in the day, but the press conference was not listed on his daily schedule. Here are some o
Trump's one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights

Trump's one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights

Health
In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and others. At a time when Trump finds himself embattled on many fronts, the two directives — issued almost simultaneously on Friday — demonstrated the president's eagerness to retain the loyalty of social conservatives who make up a key part of his base. Leaders of that constituency were exultant. "President Trump is demonstrating his commitment to undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom," said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Cou