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White House: Trump Expected To Pull US From Paris Climate Pact

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As media reported Wednesday that Trump was prepared to exit the 2015 global pact aimed at reducing the effects of climate change , Musk warned the president to uphold the agreement. "It's a voluntary agreement". Still, the fact that the world managed to agree on a target was celebrated as a diplomatic achievement, one multiple world leaders have emphasized as crucial to support. Read More »

UK PM criticised for missing debate

Friends of Ms Rudd confirmed that she would accept the job if it was offered. "You saw the coalition of chaos in action". Amber Rudd won plaudits from senior Tories following her spirited performance in the BBC's seven-way debate. "We have to stop thinking, as you do, that there is a magic money tree". "Our government needs to be at our strongest to take us through Brexit". She performed strongly when she represented the Remain campaign during an European Union referendum debate ... Read More »

Protesters Beaten in 'Brutal Attack' During Turkish President's United States Visit

Erdogan, who met with US President Donald Trump at the White House just hours before the fighting broke out on Tuesday, briefly witnessed the brawl in which nine people were left requiring hospital treatment. Turkey called Thursday for the removal of the USA diplomat coordinating the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, accusing him of backing Syrian Kurdish militias. Read More »

A guide to global warming, Paris pact and the United States role

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Trump claimed before taking office that climate change was a "hoax" created by the Chinese to hurt the US economy. It has been signed by 175 countries and took effect in November 2016. The EU and China will also "call on all parties to uphold the Paris agreement" and "to strengthen efforts over time, in accordance with the goal and provisions of the agreement". Read More »

Turkey says US support for Syrian Kurdish YPG not befitting of alliance

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The request does not detail which vetted Syrian groups will receive certain pieces of equipment - the USA has numerous partners in Syria assisting with the fight against ISIS , not just Kurds. The Pentagon said on Tuesday that the weapons shipments began ahead of an upcoming offensive to recapture Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIL in northern Syria. Read More »

India, Russia are 'natural partners' in fighting terrorism: Modi

There are more than 200 Spanish companies in India that are actively involved in road construction projects, railways, wind power, water desalination, defence and smart cities. "Rather than praising China or being critical of Europe, they will try to say "We are going to be diversified, we are going to be open". "The Prime Minister also referred to the power of Indian films, not only Hindi but also regional and invited Spain to take advantage of the opportunities, not only to promote ... Read More »

Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate deal, reports say

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump wrote on Twitter that he would reveal his decision on whether the United States will stay in the Paris accord in the next several days. But Trump campaigned on a promise to nix the deal, saying it would mean stricter environmental policies that would hobble the economy and cost jobs. Lawyers and other administration aides have planned a withdrawal announcement, but recognize Trump has changed his mind at the last minute previously on important decisions where ... Read More »

Four NRL stars in doubt after Origin I

Coach Laurie Daley was still wary of a Queensland side embracing the underdog tag after losing Matt Scott (knee), Johnathan Thurston (shoulder), Billy Slater (overlooked), Greg Inglis (knee) and Corey Parker (retired). Another solid State of Origin debut was new Nine host James Bracey, slotting in effortlessly alongside league legends Paul Vautin, Ray Warren, Peter Sterling, Phil Gould, Andrew Johns and Wally Lewis. Read More »

Turkish foreign minister says wants US envoy McGurk changed

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Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham called the attack against protesters "brutal" and said that it's not something that will be tolerated in the nation's capital. "I also said if those terror groups threaten our country we will apply our rules of engagement and do what's necessary. because we have no time to lose", he said. Read More »

Mahama warns Trump against withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

A decision to drop out would put the U.S.at odds with almost every other nation on Earth. Speaking alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said his country had "stayed true to its commitment" in fighting climate change over the past few years, including "promoting the signing of the Paris Agreement ". Read More »

PM Modi arrives in Spain on second leg of four-nation tour

Modi met the President of Spain Mariano Rajoy and discussed bilateral relations, trade and other issues. He said, both the countries have witnessed the menace of terrorism . The Prime Minister arrived in Russian Federation on Wednesday on the third leg of his six-day, four-nation tour of Europe. According to the statement, Modi and Rajoy "expressed their strong commitment to reinforce their cooperation in the fight against terrorism, through regular bilateral consultations and ... Read More »

China vows to adhere to Paris climate deal

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Trump was working out terms of the planned withdrawal with US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, an oil industry ally and climate change doubter. "I'm one of those Republicans who thinks we are getting warmer and that we contribute to that", he said during a speech in 2015. India and Spain on Wednesday expressed their commitment to fighting climate change and reiterated their support for implementing the ... Read More »

Macron visits French troops in Mali's deeply-troubled north

That has been brought further to light after a spike in violence across Mali, where the former colonial power intervened more than four years ago to drive out al Qaeda-linked militants who hijacked a rebellion in 2012 by ethnic Tuaregs and attempted to take control of the central government in Bamako. Read More »

Damien Marley becomes part owner of 'High Times' marijuana publication

The company will operate as High Times Holding Company (HTHC). It originally built a reputation for being a countercultural magazine. It also reports getting around 20 million visits to its website every month. According to Levin, the plans for building up High Times Holding Company (HTHC) include boosting the well-known global High Times Cannabis Cup , which debuted in 1988 and is held in multiple locations each year, and creating new events. Read More »

Iran's watchdog council approves election results

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During his election campaign, "a candidate said during a gathering of his supporters that he wanted to end the house arrest" of two reformist leaders, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani said, without directly naming Rouhani. Larijani said it was for Iran's Supreme National Security Council to take an initial decision on the detention of the opposition leaders, after which the judiciary would take over. Read More »

Obamas are Washington homeowners

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Looks like former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are putting down deeper roots in Washington - after renting a house for their post-White House stint in Washington, the couple has purchased the eight-bedroom, nine-and-a-half-bath home for $8.1 million, according to property records. Read More »

Russia calls for expulsion of Estonian, Moldovan diplomats

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Sputnik news agency quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying that Moscow declared Estonian Consul General in St. Petersburg and the Consulate General's Pskov chancellery head persona non grata. On May 29, the Moldovan Foreign Ministry sent the Russian Embassy in Chisinau a note, informing it that five Russian diplomats must leave the country within 72 hours. Read More »

In Shift, White House Refers Russia Questions to Outside Counsel

Sean Spicer isn't taking your questions. Other allies of Fox News anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle fueled reports that Trump was considering her for the job , rumors that she was willing to confirm . But when it comes to communication, policy details need to be clear, he said. A security analyst who worked at the Central Intelligence Agency for 25 years said yesterday it was "hard to believe" the President had no knowledge of his son-in-law's actions. Read More »

UK's Labour Party Invigorated By New Polls Days From Election

May said "the only poll that matters is the one that's going to take place on June 8", and insisted that only she had the plan to take Britain through Brexit . YouGov acknowledged that its predictions were controversial and suggested big swings in the usual voting patterns for many Britons. Is the United Kingdom heading for a Hung Parliament? One Conservative elected in 2015 told the Huffington Post that Tories "up and down the country are just f****d off". Read More »

Malaysia Airlines plane diverted over disruptive passenger

Tullamarine Airport was placed into lockdown and flights were diverted immediately after the incident. "It also proves that the cabin crew were competent when facing such unsafe situations.it is also crucial and important to have sufficient crew members on all flights". Read More »

Berks lawmakers react to CBO report on health care plan

Congress is aiming to pass the bill under a process called reconciliation, which requires only a simple majority of votes in the Senate, where Republicans hold a 52-48 majority, instead of 60 votes. Health care is an issue that touches virtually every American. Coming at things from a slightly different angle, Trump also promised to fulfill a longtime priority of conservative health care reformers: Allowing people to buy insurance across state lines. Read More »

Canada's defense minister threatens Boeing deal in speech

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Boeing's violation of the "trusted partnership" supposedly occurred when it criticized the business practices of Montreal's Bombardier aircraft, a company that is chronically in facing financial disaster and has received billions of dollars of federal government assistance over the decades. Read More »