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USA is pulling out of Paris climate change accord

The Weather Channel is airing a Paris Climate Agreement special on Thursday. Although there had been some discussion of keeping the United States in the Paris accord , while changing its carbon emissions commitments, as a way of maintaining global unity, in the end, Trump made a decision to cut the cord entirely. [Full Article...]

Zbigniew Brzezinski, prominent Ukraine supporter, dies at 89

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 . after World War Two, and in 1977 joined Carter's administration. When the communists took over Poland at the end of World War Two, the family remained in the West. [Full Article...]

Obama reacts to U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate agreement

In a video message from the Elysee Palace, Mr Macron said there was no question of Mr Trump renegotiating the USA commitments under the Paris Accord, saying: "There is no plan B because there is no planet B". "I believe the Unites States of America should be at the front of the pack", Obama said in a written statement. Obama insisted that USA business, state governors and the mayors of major cit... [Full Article...]

The error of exiting the Paris Accord

The leaders of Germany, France and Italy responded by expressing their disappointment and asserting that the accord could not be renegotiated. On the other hand countries like India and China are benefiting the most from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change , he added. [Full Article...]

Climate Change Commission, Legarda, environment NGO blast Trump pullout from Paris pact

And if we can't, that's fine", he said. "This will play right into their narrative that China is the ascendant global superpower and the United States is a nation in decline". Trump faced last-minute pressure from business tycoons, foreign allies and from inside his own White House not to pull out of the 196-party accord. [Full Article...]

Lankan passenger's bomb threat disrupts Malaysia airlines flight

A Malaysia Airlines plane returned to Australia after the man threatened to detonate a bomb and attempted to enter the cockpit before he was tackled and tied up by passengers, police said Thursday. Daniel Andrews , Premier of Victoria, said he had faith in the relevant authorities to appropriately deal with situations and praised the passengers and crew for their actions. [Full Article...]

Trump under fire over expected global climate deal withdrawal

Trump has said he will announce his decision on whether or not he would pull the USA out of the global deal later on Thursday. Language for the withdrawal was still being prepared Wednesday, and will likely include specific legal conditions crafted by Trump's administration. [Full Article...]

States seek to fill the void after Trump dumped the climate pact

States seek to fill the void after Trump dumped the climate pact At several points, Trump took the opportunity to highlight the economic benefits he claims have already returned to the heartland since his election. Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States. In Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed regret at the decision, and called for a continuation of "climate policies which preserve our world". [Full Article...]

Explosions, gunfire reported at Resorts World Manila in Philippines

Explosions, gunfire reported at Resorts World Manila in Philippines Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan, reporting from southern Philippines, cautioned that the group has a history of claiming responsibility for incidents, which later turned out to be unrelated local crimes. "It's too early to tell, but so far as we are concerned there was no ISIS", Dela Rosa said. Officials said at least 54 people were hurt, some seriously, as they rushed to escape what at first ha... [Full Article...]

With Comey set to testify, more questions arise

One such memo reportedly written by Comey, leaked following his firing on May 9, detailed a conversation Comey had with the president in which Trump asked Comey to "let go" the FBI's investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn . [Full Article...]

Spicer refers Russian Federation questions to Trump's outside attorney

They're peppering the president's national security team with questions about the damage they believe Trump caused by sharing top-secret intelligence with the Russians on May 10. The White House has said the Trump administration's national security team is putting together a "holistic solution" to defeat ISIS. "I think [President Trump] is very pleased with the work of his staff", said Spice... [Full Article...]

Former FBI Director Comey to testify before Senate panel next week

Trump has maintained that he's not under investigation and that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation during the election. He also said the US intelligence agencies were cooperating with the House panel and that it was therefore unclear why Nunes would issue the subpoenas, which constitute a formal demand for information. [Full Article...]

Liam Gallagher takes a fresh pop at big bro Noel

I prefer to be in a band", he told Radio X . On the likelihood of him getting back in the band with his sibling - who quit the group in 2009 after they had on stage bust-up - he said: "I've said this a million times before -the person holding an Oasis reunion back is Noel , not me". [Full Article...]

France's Macron says Trump's Paris deal withdrawal will harm Americans

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, who will serve as president of the COP 23 talks in Germany later this year, labelled the United States move "deeply disappointing". "Tonight the United States has turned its back on the world, but France will not turn its back on Americans", he said. Withdrawing would leave the United States as one of just three countries outside the agreement. [Full Article...]

Comey Planning To Testify Publicly As Early As Next Week

Trump has repeatedly denounced the investigation as a "witch hunt", claiming it is being perpetuated by "fake news" organizations. The associate wouldn't discuss what Comey plans to tell the Senate intelligence committee . He said an announcement could come "soon" and that former Sen. The House Intelligence Committee is proceeding with its own parallel inquiry, which is focused more on Russ... [Full Article...]

Trump wrongly labels Manila shooting a terror attack

Trump wrongly labels Manila shooting a terror attack Police said the gunman, who initially escaped the scene after his attack just after midnight local time on Friday, had gone into a room at the Maxims hotel, which is connected to the casino, and set himself on fire on the bed. It was not clear how the gunman smuggled enough gasoline into the crowded casino to cause explosions and what prompted Dela Rosa to rule out terrorism so quickly. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk Threatens To Leave Trump Team Over Global Warming

Instead, she thinks more targeted tariffs on parts of the US economy could gain momentum. Trump tweeted late Wednesday that he would announce his decision at 3 p.m. Almost 200 nations, including the United States, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change. [Full Article...]

Trump Slams Kushner Russia Back-Channel Reports As 'Fake News'

Trump Slams Kushner Russia Back-Channel Reports As 'Fake News' Clapper previously testified before a Senate judiciary subcommittee that he was not aware of any evidence demonstrating collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation - but he also said he had been unaware of an FBI investigation into the matter until former FBI Director James Comey announced it publicly at a House hearing in March. [Full Article...]

Police release dash-cam footage of Tiger arrest

Police in Florida released a video Wednesday of Tiger Woods performing roadside sobriety tests just before his DUI arrest early Monday as well as photos showing "fresh damage" to his Mercedes Benz , including two flat tires. The affidavit listed four medications including Vicodin that Woods reported taking. On Monday, the Florida Police had noticed Woods' Mercedes pulled to the side of the ro... [Full Article...]

Trump and Hillary trade jabs in Twitter skirmish

Clinton also described the attention around her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs as having been blown out of proportion. "I was the victim of the very broad assumption I was going to win", she said . That was a fascinating issue. But he defended his handling of both investigations, saying that not disclosing that they were re-opening the investigation just before the election would have jeopard... [Full Article...]


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