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Under Armour's Kevin Plank disagrees with Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate agreement

Plank drew widespread criticism in February for praising Trump's pro-business approach to the presidency and the company subsequently issued several clarifying statements , but Plank made his opposition to Trump's climate change ideas clear. [Full Article...]

Musk to Trump: You quit Paris, so I quit you

Musk to Trump: You quit Paris, so I quit you A White House official said earlier in the day that Trump was planning to pull out of the Paris deal, although a final decision hadn't been made. China has been investing billions in clean energy infrastructure, as it battles to clear up the choking pollution enveloping its biggest cities. The UNFCCC is the body that created both the failed Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. [Full Article...]

BBC report: Wenger has signed new deal

BBC report: Wenger has signed new deal The announcement from Arsenal on Wednesday will extend Wenger's reign to 23 years if the 67-year-old Frenchman completes his contract. Speculation over the Frenchman's future has been rife in recent months but despite a backdrop of supporter unrest, he has now committed to the club with a fresh deal that will extend his reign to nearly 23 years. [Full Article...]

Sterling hammered by poll showing risk of hung parliament

Sterling hammered by poll showing risk of hung parliament When May called the snap June 8 election at the beginning of March, the Conservative Party led Labour by some 20 points in most opinion polls. Britain could be on course for a hung Parliament in nine days time, according to a new projection that suggested the Conservatives could fall 16 seats short of an overall majority. [Full Article...]

Russian President Vladimir Putin urges 'joint work' with Trump on climate

Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. "It's harmful, hurting worldwide relations, the global economy, security and the fight against terror". "What else is the ambassador supposed to do?" It was now better to try to see what kind of climate deal could be agreed, said Putin. We didn't even come close to that. [Full Article...]

Germany to Stick to Paris Climate Deal Amid US Withdrawal - Merkel

The U.S.is the world's second-largest emitter of carbon, following only China . But the national targets are voluntary, leaving room for the USA and the almost 200 other countries in the agreement to alter their commitments. It is a theory consistent with the highly transactional view Trump harbors of agreements, alliances and institutions like North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. [Full Article...]

Putin ridicules claims of meddling in U.S

Speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Mr. Putin said he and President Trump did not have any agreement or plan to influence the presidential election a year ago, and he compared Hillary Clinton blaming Russian influence to anti-Semitism. [Full Article...]

McDonnell, Abbott and Thornberry would get top jobs in Labour cabinet - Corbyn

McDonnell, Abbott and Thornberry would get top jobs in Labour cabinet - Corbyn The Labour leader also agreed there might be a "group hug" with rebel Labour MPs if the party won more seats than expected. Mr Corbyn hit out at US President Donald Trump over his decision to pull out of the Paris climate change deal - and Mrs May's decision not to sign a letter with other European Union leaders condemning the move. [Full Article...]

German envoy to US downplays Trump-Merkel tensions

Trump also has demanded that Germany meet the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance's defence spending target of two per cent of gross domestic product and criticised Merkel's open-door migration policy. Both corroding relationships have always been goals of Russian President Vladimir Putin , raising speculation about Trump's rhetoric and actions being more in line with the Kreml... [Full Article...]

Germany and China should cooperate on protecting climate - Merkel

Germany and China should cooperate on protecting climate - Merkel China says it will work with the European Union to uphold the worldwide agreement on climate change even if the US pulls out . "China will stand by its responsibility", he said, adding that Beijing would keep working with worldwide partners to address the problem of climate change. [Full Article...]

Defense chief Mattis seeks continuity in policy toward Asia

But Mattis told reporters that in a speech planned for Saturday at the defence and security summit, he would talk about the "international order" needed for a peaceful Asia, a reference to countering North Korea's nuclear and missile programme. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Will Withdraw From Paris Climate Pact

That means the USA would remain in the agreement, at least formally, for another 3ᄑ, ensuring the issue remains alive in the next presidential election. The accord, agreed on by almost 200 countries in Paris in 2015, aims to limit planetary warming in part by slashing carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. [Full Article...]

Putin: Normalization of Russia-US ties to benefit both sides

Putin made his second denial in as many days regarding purported Russian involvement. Speaking at an economic forum in St. Petersburg on Friday, Putin strongly reaffirmed Russia's view that Assad's forces weren't responsible for a fatal chemical attack in Syria in April. [Full Article...]

Illinois' Credit Rating Takes Another Hit

Illinois' Credit Rating Takes Another Hit Comptroller Susana Mendoza sought to reassure investors. The agency also warned it could cut the state to junk status next month if its Republican governor and Democratic legislature can't overcome their budget standoff. The state's 2018 fiscal year begins on July 1. This indicates Illinois' borrowing costs are ratcheting higher. Concern is growing that debt service could be crowded out by an in... [Full Article...]

Reaction to Trump's move on environment

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) said Trump made the right choice by relieving a burden on the United States and freeing private enterprise to create more jobs. "Our ongoing negotiations on an investment agreement are a constructive means to re-balance the situation and expand trade and investment". "What was said was said and so you have to think what to do next.Bad summer... [Full Article...]

Putin says Russian Federation never involved in hacking

Perhaps anxious that, as the investigations make headway, evidence will show the Russian state or at least Russians were clearly involved in the hacking , Mr Putin seemed to be setting up a pre-emptive line of defence, as the Kremlin did when it became hard to simply deny initially secret Russian deployments to Ukraine in 2014, and to Syria in late 2015. [Full Article...]

New England states join Paris climate goal alliance

Trump " signed by 22 senators, including Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), urged Trump to pull out of the agreement . Pruitt briefed reporters at the regular White House briefing on the President's Thursday decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accords . [Full Article...]

Putin urges end to 'harmful chatter' over Russian meddling

Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to suggest Thursday that "patriotic hackers" may have meddled in the USA election, but insisted that none of their potential activities were state-backed. "The Paris agreement is no longer seen by the Russian leadership as beneficial". Evidence of interference in other elections around the world, most recently in France , have also been traced back to... [Full Article...]

Brazil´s J&F agrees to pay $3.2 bln fine in leniency agreement

Brazil´s J&F agrees to pay $3.2 bln fine in leniency agreement Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA in the city of Lapa, Parana state, Brazil. Brazilian President Michel Temer is linked to the scandal; the owners of J&F, Joesley and Wesley Batista, told prosecutors as part of a plea bargain agreement that they've paid millions of dollars in bribes to almost 1,900 politicians, including presidents. [Full Article...]

Germany and China vow to deepen ties amid Trump concerns

Germany and China vow to deepen ties amid Trump concerns Miguel Arias Canete, the European commissioner who has led climate talks with Beijing, said of the Paris accord: "No one should be left behind, but the EU and China have chose to move forward". Speaking to reporters on Thursday, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Russian Federation "thinks highly" of the accords and sees no alternative to it. [Full Article...]


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