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BC premier welcomes feds $876M in softwood help

BC premier welcomes feds $876M in softwood help The federal government said it was considering a ban of United States coal exports and duties against several OR industries. "We're going to help", said Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. "I certainly think that is one approach they could take". Carr said the package defends the industry against the "unfair and unwarranted" duties. The government has been careful to characterize the money a... [Full Article...]

Juncker warns Trump to 'stick to' Paris climate deal

Juncker warns Trump to 'stick to' Paris climate deal Trump himself kept everyone in suspense, saying he was still listening to "a lot of people both ways". Rumours already swirling about the future of USA involvement in the Paris deal were further stoked when Mr Trump tweeted on Wednesday: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". [Full Article...]

Philippine soldiers killed in 'friendly fire' by its air force

But the government's narrative of being in "full control" of Marawi took a hit on Thursday when defence chiefs said 11 soldiers were killed in a misguided bombing mission. The capture or killing of Hapilon would be a much-needed public relations boost for the military as the Maute fighters capitalise on the publicity from their defiant stand. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation has never been involved in election hacking: Putin

US intelligence agencies have accused Russian Federation of hacking into Democratic Party emails, helping President Donald Trump's election victory, and the Congressional and FBI investigations into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation have shattered Moscow's hopes for a detente with Washington. [Full Article...]

Does Trump's Paris pullout threat matter for shipping?

He ended his tweet with: "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" Under Trump , who once called climate change a "hoax", the country has resisted intense pressure from its partners to commit to respecting the global accord . The Chinese government canceled construction of more than 100 new coal-fired power plants earlier this year, announcing plans to invest at least $360 billion in green-energy ... [Full Article...]

Washington college shut down over violence threat amid safe spaces debate

Washington college shut down over violence threat amid safe spaces debate Weinstein claimed campus police told him they could not protect him on campus and urged him to stay away. Some students called for Weinstein to resign, and conservative media pointed to the furor as an example of intolerance on college campuses, where protests have derailed multiple appearances by controversial figures. [Full Article...]

MISSILE TESTS: Japan prepares sanctions against North Korea

MISSILE TESTS: Japan prepares sanctions against North Korea North Korea's ballistic missile test on Monday was its ninth this year, the South Korean military says, in an ongoing challenge to new leaders in both the United States and South Korea . The launch of the short-range ballistic missile took place near Wonsan Airfield, Osorio said in a statement. But his administration is still working to solidify a policy to deal with North Korea's nuclear am... [Full Article...]

Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in 'friendly fire'

Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in 'friendly fire' Since the declaration last week, 120 Maute group fighters have been killed, at least 19 civilians, and 38 state security forces. According to global media, Delfin Lorenzana told reporters that seven other soldiers were injured on Wednesday when two air force SF-260 close air support planes dropped bombs on a target in the heart of city. [Full Article...]

White House adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

Brzezinski also helped in the normalization of US relations with China in December 1978, when the two countries established formal diplomatic relations for the first time . Brzezinski, during the early months of 1980, became convinced that negotiations to free the kidnapped Americans were going nowhere. After his Carter years, Mr Brzezinski became a consultant on worldwide affairs and a senior ... [Full Article...]

Jurors Selected In Cosby Sexual Assault Case

The panel that will decide Bill Cosby's fate in his sex assault trial began to take shape Monday with the selection of three jurors, two white men and one white woman. More than 80 percent of Monday's jury pool said they were familiar with the case, and two-thirds said it would be hard to spend several weeks sequestered across the state. [Full Article...]

Theresa May: Back my vision of brighter Brexit future

Theresa May: Back my vision of brighter Brexit future Her comments amount to the firmest rejection yet of Conservative claims that Mr Corbyn would form a "coalition of chaos" with the Scottish National Party , Liberal Democrats or Greens. "You are not worth Theresa May's time, don't give her yours". Corbyn said May's "no deal is better than a bad deal" would be a disaster for British industry and cause a jobs meltdown. [Full Article...]

Philippine police chief says 1 gunman at large

Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa says authorities have reviewed CCTV footage from the scene and the lone gunman "was not hurting anyone". A DZMM radio reporter on the scene said she saw two ambulances ferrying two people away, one with a bandage on the leg and another in wheelchair. [Full Article...]

Trump set to announce Paris climate accord decision

At a conference near Los Angeles, Democrat Hillary Clinton, who Trump defeated in the 2016 presidential election, said withdrawing would be a mistake. Like the other officials, that person was not authorized to describe the private discussions by name and spoke only on condition of anonymity. When he said on the campaign that he would "cancel" the Paris Agreement , he clearly didn't understand ... [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton Goes Tweet-to-Tweet with President Trump Over 'Covfefe'

Hillary Clinton Goes Tweet-to-Tweet with President Trump Over 'Covfefe' At 5.10pm Singapore time yesterday, Mr Trump's " covfefe " tweet had more than 120,000 retweets and had been shared 39,000 times, according to Twitter figures. Others suggested the tweet had taken the heat off United States comedian Kathy Griffin, who had earlier been under fire for posting a video in which she held a replica of Trump's severed bloody head. [Full Article...]

Philippine military air strike 'accidently' kills 10 soldiers

Philippine military air strike 'accidently' kills 10 soldiers Padilla said despite the unfortunate incident, soldiers now engaged in gun battle with members of the Maute Group in Marawi are determined to finish off the enemy. Directing his remarks to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte , he said: "We want to live few years and in your generosity, Mr. president, in your heart, we know you can make something [happen]". [Full Article...]

Putin says attempts to contain Russia won't work

Putin says attempts to contain Russia won't work The ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director had said during hearings there is no evidence Russian hackers changed any vote tallies in the election while maintaining they are highly confident the country interfered with the goal of getting Trump elected. [Full Article...]

"Die is cast": European Union refrains from late appeal to Trump on climate

Even in regions of the USA where coal is plentiful, electric utilities are increasingly shifting to cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. Withdrawing the USA from the agreement would take years due to its legal structure and language, but would weaken its goals nearly immediately. [Full Article...]

Trump says US will abandon global climate accord

Trump says US will abandon global climate accord A White House official said on Wednesday that there could be "caveats in the language" announcing a withdrawal, leaving open the possibility that his decision isn't final. They include Apple , Google and Walmart. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said that fighting climate change was a "global consensus" and an "international responsibility". [Full Article...]

Obama Criticizes Trump for Killing Climate Change Legacy

Obama Criticizes Trump for Killing Climate Change Legacy But the targets were voluntary, meaning the US and the almost 200 other nations in the agreement could alter their commitments. In a tweet , Trump said he would be announcing his decision on the 2015 Paris climate deal in the next few days. [Full Article...]

EU's Juncker lashes US climate decision as 'seriously wrong'

EU's Juncker lashes US climate decision as 'seriously wrong' President Trump announced the Thursday airtime for his big decision on the Paris Climate Agreement like it was the penultimate episode of a reality show before he fires Earth from the universe. The U.S. under Obama was one of 195 original signatories to the Paris Climate accord, which seeks a gradual reduction in global carbon emissions to fight the increased temperatures and destructive w... [Full Article...]


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