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Paris mayor says Trump climate withdrawal 'a mistake with fatal consequences'

Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more unsafe levels of warming sooner as a result of the president's decision because America contributes so much to rising temperatures. That's not going to be reversed". "Industry must now lead and not depend on government". Trump said the climate agreement, as presently written, would cost US businesses "a vast fortune" and lead to the loss of 7 million jobs by 2025. Read More »

Thanks to Eminem, "Stan" Is Now Officially in the Dictionary


Origin: "Early 21st century: probably with allusion to the 2000 song " Stan " by the American rapper Eminem , about an obsessed fan". Dear Slim: Your definition of " stan " is now Oxford-approved. For those that don't remember, " Stan " is written in the form of fan letters to Eminem from his biggest fan. In it, a super fan pens a letter to his rap hero who fails to respond in time, and he ends up driving his auto off a bridge with his pregnant girlfriend in the trunk. Read More »

Trump pulls out of Paris agreement for its "Draconian" economic burden

Trump said he was "someone who cares deeply about the environment", but said the "Paris accord is very the United States". Reaction from the United States came quickly after the Trump's announcement. "Candidate Trump made a number of statements and wrote a bunch of tweets that caused concern, but he also has other statements that at least give rise to the possibility that he and his team will take a fresh look at the reality of what we're facing here". Read More »

Without state help, Three Mile Island plant to shut down in 2019


Exelon , the energy company that runs the nuclear power plant says it will close around September 2019 - barring a last-second policy shift by state officials to include nuclear power in the state's alternative-energy ambitions. "Nuclear fuel is still cheaper than natural gas fuel, but nuclear power plants have much higher maintenance costs", said Jaimin Patel, an analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence, reports CNN . Read More »

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Will Not Include A Han/Leia Style Romance

All four Vanity Fair covers were photographed by Annie Leibovitz on set. A regal and commanding Carrie Fisher stands alone as General Leia on a new cover of Vanity Fair honoring 40 years of Star Wars . The article, which you can read here, features interviews with numerous key plays involved in Episode VIII , including Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, director Rian Johnson , and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill . Read More »

WONDER WOMAN's Gal Gadot, Chris Pine Tackle Some Role Reversals

I thought back to this as the film took a needlessly convoluted twist that led into an ugly superhero soup climax of flashing lights and indistinguishable smashing. "I'm excited for her to come to America and become the Wonder Woman we are all familiar with from having grown up around her as an American superhero". Read More »

Palestinian woman stabs Israeli soldier; gets shot, wounded by army

President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman, Nabil Abu Rdeneh (nah-BEEL' ah-boo reh-DAY'-nuh), says the decision is an "important positive step" that illustrates the USA seriousness about promoting peace. The Israeli military said the soldier was moderately wounded. Jordan is the custodian of a major Muslim holy site in east Jerusalem , an area captured and annexed by Israel in 1967 and sought by Palestinians as a capital. Read More »

Rocker Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging, official says


The message, given to the Associated Press from Brian Bumbery, revealed his family had asked for privacy as they worked with medical examiners to determine his cause of death. The band signed to Sub Pop in 1987 and would go on to release a series of albums that shaped the massive grunge movement of the early '90s. From 2001 to 2007, he was the lead singer of Audioslave , which consisted of Rage Against the Machine members after their lead singer, Zack de la Rocha, left in 2000, and he ... Read More »

Spicer says Trump, Merkel 'get along very well'

The president has joked repeatedly with Priebus, whose mother is of Greek descent, that he would send him to Athens as ambassador to Greece. It isn't always necessary for a president to have a strong command on the finer details of policies; they can set the overarching goal and others can deal with the specifics. Read More »

Yankees, Mets talk about Nats-Giants brawl


So Tuesday afternoon rolled around, and justice was in the hands of a Baseball Person, someone who Played the Game, someone with more than a half century in the game, at that. Bryce Harper , of the Washington Nationals , has been reportedly suspended for four games. Giants first baseman Michael Morse , a former teammate of Harper's with the Nats, rushed in from the opposite side and collided with Samardzija. Read More »

Lebanese group trying to ban Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman manages to walk the fine line between being an over-the-top cartoon style comic book movie and being too dark and not fun. Economy Ministry official Alia Abbas told the AP that her department, which is responsible for enforcing the boycott of Israel, had delivered a request to ban " Batman v Superman " previous year. Read More »

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Posters tease Leia's new look and more

Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars , The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. Driver revealed , "I feel like nearly everyone is in that rehabilitation state [at the beginning of The Last Jedi ]". Each of the pictures are simple yet glamorous at the same time , and hint at the different plot threads we're likely to see in Episode 8. Read More »

Captain Morgan will not rob Roy of England opening spot

England won the toss and chose to field first as they went with a five-man seam attack along with Moeen Ali as the spin bowling option while Bangladesh went on win an extended batting line-up. It was a result that led England to completely revamp their approach to the white-ball game. Root insisted he was "fine" afterwards and certainly the way he coasted with increasingly comfort to his highest ODI score, a century which lifted him level with his captain on 10 hundreds and just two ... Read More »

Climate expert, religious community concerned about potential USA withdrawal from Paris Agreement


Olof Skoog, whose country is serving a two-year term on the U.N. Security Council, told reporters Wednesday that a USA pullout would also "fly in the fact of pleas from very friendly European nations". Climate experts said Li's remarks showed Beijing was keenly aware of the possible far-reaching impact of an American withdrawal from the Paris climate accord on the existing global geopolitical order. Read More »

Wonder Woman scenes filmed in Hatfield

Previously the Ministry of Economy and Trade had requested that Batman v Superman should be banned in 2016, as Gadot also appeared as Wonder Woman in the film, but the request wasn't successful. The movie is based on a comic book character introduced in 1941, fighting villains , rescuing victims and unearthing evil plots. With her scene-stealing appearance in last year's "Batman vs. Read More »

Wenger to target title after signing new two-year deal with Arsenal


Here is what he wrote : 'I am writing to you to let you know that we've agreed a two-year extension to Arsene Wenger's contract as our manager. "He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing". His side are the only team to win the Premier League in an unbeaten season where they chalked up 26 wins and 12 draws. "We're committed to mounting a sustained league challenge". Read More »

Troian Bellisario opens up about past eating disorder


Troian Bellisario may have talked about her eating disorder in the past , but now she is opening up about how her experience was perceived by the people around her. For Bellisario, those two factors - the lack of understanding and newfound empowerment - inspired her to share her story in its rawest form through her new movie Feed , which she wrote, directed, and stars in. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg Talks about Automation at Harvard

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg thinks society should consider giving everyone a universal basic income-a flat salary, regardless of employment, wealth, or need. com , before dropping out in his sophomore year to further his pursuits at the fledgling company. The theme of his talk was objective, which he said would be even more important in the future when more people are entrepreneurs and "tens of millions" of jobs are lost to automation. Read More »

Trump 'to announce Paris deal pullout'


Musk serves on the president's business advisory council - where, according to a review from GreenTech Media, almost every single member is a strong proponent of climate action and every business represented is heavily invested in renewable energy production. Read More »