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Trump Announces US Withdrawal From Climate Accord

ET Thursday in the White House Rose Garden, ending his message with "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" "We will continue to lobby the Americans and the White House to show the leadership they have shown in the past on reducing CO2", he said. and countries around the world are determined to move forward", says David Waskow, director of the International Climate Initiative at the World Resources Instit... [Full Article...]

United Nations warns Trump against quitting Paris Climate Deal

As of Tuesday, 147 nations had ratified the Paris Agreement , representing more than 82 percent of global emissions, the U.N. chief said . " Canada is going to show leadership with China and the European Union and we certainly hope the USA will be joining us", McKenna said. [Full Article...]

President Trump Withdraws US From Paris Climate Agreement

But the diplomatic repercussions of a US withdrawal could be vast, as demonstrated when European leaders last week pushed Trump to stay in the climate deal at the G-7 meeting in Italy. Under former President Barack Obama , the USA had agreed to reduce emissions to 26 per cent to 28 per cent of 2005 levels by 2025 - about 1.6 billion tons. [Full Article...]

Poll Suggests Theresa May Will Lose Her Majority

Poll Suggests Theresa May Will Lose Her Majority May called the snap election in the hope of winning a bigger majority and a mandate for her vision of Brexit. But the 20-point opinion poll lead of the time is now into single figures. How have the polls changed during the campaign? The Conservatives were represented by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who accused Labour of having a "money-tree, wish-list manifesto and no plan for Brexit". [Full Article...]

Indian naval ship arrives in Sri Lanka with flood relief supplies

Indian naval ship arrives in Sri Lanka with flood relief supplies Sri Lanka's government appealed to the United Nations as well as other countries for help with rescue and relief measures. Military boats and helicopters have been sent to help rescue operations. At least 200,382 people belonging to 52,603 families were affected in 14 districts. "The [Indian] High Commission is in contact with Sri Lankan authorities and will coordinate any requirement of a... [Full Article...]

Senate approves budget, policy change bill yet to pass

Senate approves budget, policy change bill yet to pass In addition, White House officials are now demanding that Congress vote to raise the debt ceiling before the August break - pressing members to take a hard vote before they head back to their districts. Roy Cooper . On Sunday, Mr. Trump tweeted about the health-care legislation that has already passed the House after a tough fight, which his own aides hope will not be tossed aside by the S... [Full Article...]

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as Cyclone Mora crosses Bangladesh coast

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as Cyclone Mora crosses Bangladesh coast Cyclone Mora lashed Bangladesh's southeast coast early Tuesday, packing storm surges and gusts of more than 135 kilometers (85 miles) per hour, officials said. Authorities in Chittagong district moved at least 350,000 Bangladeshis out of harm's way. Hundreds of homes and trees have been reported damaged in St. [Full Article...]

Egypt says Christian massacre attackers trained in Libya

Egypt says Christian massacre attackers trained in Libya Egyptian air force planes have carried out six strikes directed at camps near Derna in Libya where armed men responsible for a deadly attack on Christians are believed to have trained, Egyptian military sources say. Ravaging the whole country, ten gunmen opened fire against a bus transporting Coptic Christians in Minya, southern Egypt, killing 29 and wounding dozens. [Full Article...]

China warns of 'global consensus' on tackling climate change

China warns of 'global consensus' on tackling climate change Trump promised during his presidential campaign to pull the USA out of the deal, which was signed by almost 200 nations. Abandoning the pact was one of Trump's principal campaign pledges, but America's allies have expressed alarm about the likely consequences. [Full Article...]

Trump to pull out of climate deal

Trump to pull out of climate deal A withdrawal would put the United States in league with Syria and Nicaragua as the world's only non-participants in the Paris agreement . They also signed a multitude of business deals. Earlier this month, the governors of MA and Vermont called on the Trump administration to maintain the nation's commitment to the climate accord, writing that "the impacts of climate change have already ... [Full Article...]

The #covfefe conundrum: Donald Trump does it again!

Memes were created and news outlets across the world published articles examining the weird incident, pondering 'what is a covfefe?' Trump later poked fun at the typo: "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ". And that was it for almost six hours before the unfinished tweet was removed from the president's account. Soon after, Mr Trump himself joined the deciphering game. [Full Article...]

Syria Rebels: US Sending More Arms to Fight 'Iran-Backed Militias'

Syria Rebels: US Sending More Arms to Fight 'Iran-Backed Militias' Speaking to Syrian state television on Wednesday, Ahmed al-Assadi said the Iraqi popular forces were previously active in the area of Abu Jarees in Mosul, and are now moving towards al-Qaim town, located some 400 kilometers northwest of Baghdad near the Syrian border, and other areas to fully liberate them from Daesh. [Full Article...]

White House informing allies Trump will abandon climate pact

The Paris agreement , which 195 nations signed in December 2015, set the global goal to keep the planet from warming by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels - a threshold that scientists say could keep the planet from launching into a tailspin of irreversible consequences, from unpredictable superstorms to crippling heat waves. [Full Article...]

Trump Signs Waiver to Keep US Embassy in Tel Aviv

Despite that, most experts are skeptical of Trump's chances for achieving a peace deal that had eluded other US presidents. "Israel's consistent position is that the American embassy, like the embassies of all countries with whom we have diplomatic relations, should be in Jerusalem , our eternal capital", Netanyahu said. [Full Article...]

Rouhani sweeps second term as Iran's president

Rouhani sweeps second term as Iran's president Hassan Rouhani in the presidential election", Iranian state media channel IRINN announced in an on-screen news ticker. Turnout in the election was unexpectedly high, at around 70 per cent. And it delivers a setback to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), the powerful security force which controls a vast industrial empire in Iran. In another message, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe hailed Presi... [Full Article...]

Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns

Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns Associated Press writers Sarah Brumfield in Washington and Juliet Linderman in Baltimore contributed to this report. The Secret Service said in a statement it also was investigating the incident but said that no-one under its protection was ever at risk. [Full Article...]

California governor looks to China for climate bond

California governor looks to China for climate bond The US leader refused to reaffirm his country's commitment to the accord at a G7 summit in Italy last week. The official said the president and his staff were finalising the details of a pullout. Trump did not confirm the decision in a post on Twitter . Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in Brussels late Thursday for talks with EU president Donald Tusk and European Commission head Jean-Clau... [Full Article...]

UK PM May's election lead narrowing, 6th poll since Manchester attack shows

UK PM May's election lead narrowing, 6th poll since Manchester attack shows The pound slipped against the dollar and the euro in early trading on Wednesday after a new poll suggested that Britain could be on course for a hung parliament in next week's election . "Combining the model probabilities and estimated census counts allowed the pollster to produce what it hopes is a fairly accurate estimate of the number of voters in each constituency intending to vote fo... [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton Says She Knows What 'Covfefe' Means

Upon hearing Clinton's remarks, DNC's former director of data science, Andrew Therriault-and several other current and former DNC staffers-started hitting back with a furious vengeance. Evidently Hillary's been consulting Michael Moore post-election. Former democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be appearing at the Javits Center Thursday for the ticketed BookExpo event, whe... [Full Article...]

More than 40 House Democrats want Jared Kushner's security clearance revoked

The news website Politico called Kushner the White House's " lead distraction" following what is being seen as Trump's mostly successful first foreign trip, which featured a stopover in Israel . Trump then criticized the media's use of unnamed sources saying that it was "possible that those sources don't exist". " #FakeNews is the enemy!", Trump said in a series of tweets. [Full Article...]


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