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Trump pulls United States out of Paris climate agreement

He also misrepresented China's commitment to the pact, and generally sought to paint the accords as a devious plot by 194 nations to take America's money. To be sure, Trump's decision is calamitous to the global effort to tackle climate change, and its reverberations have yet to be fully seen. A small group of sceptics - some of whom are in the Trump White House - believe this is a hoax an... [Full Article...]

All so difficult for Djokovic, easy for Nadal at French Open

All so difficult for Djokovic, easy for Nadal at French Open Basilashvili , 25, hit just five winners and committed 34 unforced errors in a one-sided defeat that lasted 90 minutes and finished just as rain clouds were gathering overhead. A ruthless Rafael Nadal snuffed out any safe space for Nikoloz Basilashvili today. Sixth seed Dominic Thiem , one of the dark horses to win the tournament, outplayed American Steven Johnson with thundering groundstro... [Full Article...]

BC NDP and Green Party intend to form minority government

He's also looking to have the voting system changed to a form of proportional representation; while the NDP supports that idea, Horgan had previously said the change would require a referendum which the Greens opposed. Greens, with just three seats, to support one of the other two parties to be the government. On Tuesday, Clark pledged to recall MLAs to the Legislature by the end of June at the ... [Full Article...]

Climate action 'unstoppable,' nations should stay course — UN chief

Contacts, Communication and Public Affairs Office Chief at the World Meteorological Organization Michael Williams told Sputnik that the major businesses in the United States responsible for the lion share of the greenhouse gas emission were willing to adhere to their climate goals, and would likely not follow any directive dictated by the government. [Full Article...]

Nike Issues Statement on Donald Trump's Withdrawal from Paris Climate Deal

Baker and Scott last month urged Trump to continue the United States commitment to the climate agreement . Rauner has yet to take a public stance on Trump's Paris exit, but governors in California, New York and Washington agreed to pursue their own carbon emission accord. [Full Article...]

Buchanan urges Trump to keep USA in climate accord

Buchanan urges Trump to keep USA in climate accord In addition to blaming China for "hurting our air", Trump also previously tweeted, "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive". "The United States does something and then we get China to do more, we get India to do more, we get Europe to do more and we benefit from all of those actions as well". [Full Article...]

ICJ directs Pakistan not to execute Kulbhushan Jadhav

Directives issued by these world bodies are ignored by some countries, Musharraf said when asked whether Pakistan could have realistically avoided sending a team to the ICJ to defend against India's claim. But a tougher test lies ahead for India when the worldwide court takes up the case in greater detail. In a post on Facebook, Katju said India has given Pakistan an opportunity to approach IC... [Full Article...]

New survey predicts huge Tory losses and hung Parliament

New survey predicts huge Tory losses and hung Parliament Earlier in the session it had slipped to a one-month low against the USA dollar, briefly making it the worst performing major currency , after a seat-by-seat prediction by YouGov suggested that the Conservatives were on course to win 310 seats at the election - short of an absolute majority of 326 seats needed to form a government. [Full Article...]

Theresa May: Calling election shows I have 'balls'

Mr Corbyn's speech aims to redirect the election debate onto domestic policy, after a day when both the main parties focused on Brexit. How did we get from the main parties having nothing to say on the European Union , to everyone talking about Brexit, in the space of a week? The Conservative Party Campaign believes the election results in up to 30 or 40 seats are now in doubt, as unexpe... [Full Article...]

Corbyn hits all-time high as the young back Labour

Corbyn hits all-time high as the young back Labour Mr Corbyn swung the election's focus onto the importance of tackling the "grossly imbalanced" economy , rather than the themes of leadership and Brexit favoured by the Tories . "Basildon used to be a Labour stronghold but it seems to have gone the other way..." Listing manifesto proposals to pump more resources into education and mental health care, Mr Corbyn said: "We have to respect the ne... [Full Article...]

Diplomats say United Nations council to vote Friday on blacklisting more North Koreans

Diplomats say United Nations council to vote Friday on blacklisting more North Koreans Petersburg International Economic Forum. "The ongoing presence of the United States in the Indo-Pacific continues to under-guard the rules-based order of the region". It also expresses "gravest concern" that the North's nuclear and missile activities are generating "increased tension in the region and beyond" and continue to threaten global peace and security. [Full Article...]

The World Reacts to Trump's Exit from the Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump announced the United States' withdrawal from the Paris agreement in a speech from the White House Rose Garden Thursday afternoon. "Americans are not walking away from the Paris Climate Agreement ", Bloomberg added. "Today's announcement by the president leaves the full responsibility of climate action on states and cities throughout our nation". [Full Article...]

How Trump climate decision is seen as an economic win

Climate analysts say Trump's many attempts to roll back climate regulations since becoming president had already been jeopardizing America's ability to meet its Paris commitments. Bush administration refused to join the Kyoto deal. Bloomberg has also urged USA cities , states and businesses to follow suit so that the country fulfils its commitments under the accord even though it has o... [Full Article...]

Erie County Seeks to Hold Itself to Paris Climate Agreement

Erie County Seeks to Hold Itself to Paris Climate Agreement Nations involved in the agreement were not as willing to submit to such negotiations. He said Trump's decision to pull out of the accord has worked as a mobilizing force in some American cities and states , such as California, Washington and NY states. [Full Article...]

Australia test cricket captain Steve Smith hopeful of resolution to pay dispute

Australia test cricket captain Steve Smith hopeful of resolution to pay dispute He said: "I saw the comments [Warner's on missing the Ashes]". A pay dispute between the players and administrators led Aussie vice-captain David Warner to suggest this month CA "might not have a team for the Ashes" . "I think everyone has signed up to that", Smith said. Cricket Australia says all players will be better paid under the new deal, which promises massive salary increases for prof... [Full Article...]

International Monetary Fund needs more realism in euro zone assumptions on Greece

Nor should it be a shock to learn who is behind the delay: German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble has been putting his foot down with the International Monetary Fund , insisting that there should be no binding deal on debt relief before Greece's bailout is concluded, and its reforms implemented, in summer 2018. [Full Article...]

Trump Shake up begins, Communications Director quits

Trump Shake up begins, Communications Director quits At the same time , Trump is frustrated with what he views as his team's inability to push back against the drumbeat of new revelations. The Washington Post reported last week that Kushner allegedly proposed setting up a secret "communications channel" between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin. [Full Article...]

Adam Schiff wants to review Jared Kushner's security clearance

Adam Schiff wants to review Jared Kushner's security clearance People familiar with the interactions told The New York Times the relationship began to fray after Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, which Kushner had strongly advocated, and because of his repeated attempts to oust Stephen Bannon, Trump's chief strategist, as well as the president's press secretary Sean Spicer . [Full Article...]

Former Penn State administrators sentenced to jail time in Sandusky case

All could have done more, he said. Former vice president Tim Curley was sentenced to seven to 23 months' confinement, with at least three months in jail, and fined $5,000. But, Liddle said, "it is my hope that by spending some time behind bars, they not only will atone for their crimes , but will spend each day thinking about what they can do to make the world a safer place for children". [Full Article...]

Frozen tuna recalled after testing showed hepatitis A virus

Frozen tuna recalled after testing showed hepatitis A virus Although no illnesses have been reported, the FDA is warning consumers that restaurants in Texas , Oklahoma and California may have received some of the contaminated fish. The FDA said Thursday no reports of illness have been linked to the tuna. Tuna was also shipped to restaurants and retail establishments in New York, however the New York State Department of Health and the FDA verified that... [Full Article...]


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