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Merkel delivers furious response to Trump over climate decision

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Trump announced last night that the United States, the world's second largest polluter, will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement because it's bad for American jobs. China, the world's largest carbon emitter, said it would stick by its commitments to the Paris agreement despite the United States decision. Hours before Trump's decision, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russian Federation fully supports the Paris Agreement. Read More »

Christy Clark to stay on as B.C

Greens in the Pacific Coast province, with just three seats in the knife-edge May 9 election, joined forces with the New Democrat Party (NDP) on May 29 to unseat the incumbent Liberals who had been in power for 16 years. The Greens and NDP agree on issues including electoral reform and banning corporate and union donations from politics but others will require compromise. Read More »

War of words between Trump and Merkel continues

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In addition to picking needless public fights with Mexico, Canada , Germany , NATO countries and even Australia while cozying up to the dictators of Russia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, Trump has withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and now from the Paris agreement to reduce man-made carbon emissions that are poisoning the planet. Read More »

China reaches for climate leadership mantle

Canete also predicted that the European Union would seek new alliances from the world's largest economies to the most vulnerable island states, as well as USA businesses and individuals supportive of the accord. The Paris agreement commits the USA and 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels and "endeavour to limit" them even more , to 1.5C. Read More »

Macron confronts Putin on alleged Chechnya human rights abuses, Trump still silent

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But at a joint news conference after their talks, ill-feeling came to the surface over past allegations made by Macron's camp that state-funded Russian news outlets had sought to destabilise his campaign. He said the claims of Russian meddling are driven by the "desire of those who lost the USA elections to improve their standing by accusing Russia of interfering". Read More »

Week In Review: Paris Climate Accord, Fentanyl Raid23:40

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The goal of the accord is to reduce emissions by 2025, and most nations are expected to begin reducing emissions around 2020, although China, which has a severe smog problem in some cities, may be doing so ahead of schedule. "We have a lot of momentum in the U.S.to continue the fight at the state and city level", said Heurtel. "They don't have the luxury of ignoring climate change". Read More »

CNN Asks Spelling Champ To Spell 'Covfefe'

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Ananya Vinay from California , won the competition by correctly spelling " marocain ", which is a type of fabric. Ananya participated in the last year's bee but could not make it to the top 50. She said although he has talent and works hard he is still extremely modest about his abilities. 16-year-old Lily Tugbah was the only African among 291 representatives drawn from various countries to participate in the competition and she believes that the experience amassed from the competition ... Read More »

Trump endorses report defending Jared

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And to most Americans, the very sound of his voice is a mystery. President Donald Trump's son-in-law is now under FBI scrutiny as part of the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Recently, Trump's longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, joined a still-forming legal team to help him shoulder the intensifying investigations into alleged Russian interference in the election and his associates' potential involvement. Read More »

Corporate, world leaders vow to uphold Paris Agreement

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Trump's announcement sent the issue of climate change - and May's attempts to bolster the trans-Atlantic "special relationship" with the US - to the top of the agenda Friday in campaigning for Britain's June 8 election. "The White House would be able to state its intent to withdraw on November 5, 2019, and not a day sooner", she continued. The U.S. only sources about 13 percent of its electricity from renewables. Read More »

Putin denies Russian meddling in US election

Speaking at the plenary session of the 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Putin proposed the initiative because young people will be the driving force in many countries. The Kremlin's aspirations for better ties with Washington have withered amid Congressional and FBI investigations into Trump campaign ties with Russian Federation. Read More »

Waiters at Pippa Middleton's wedding were models, insiders reveal

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Middleton, 33, and Matthews, 41, said "I do" at St. Mark's Church in Englefield, England , and from there, a reception was held at her parents' home in nearby Bucklebury. Pippa Middleton got to the church on time Saturday for her wedding to a wealthy financier with a party of senior royals, including her sister, looking on. Read More »

The Trump-Russia story - in 198 words

Flynn served briefly as Trump's national security adviser before being fired in February. Kushner's ties to the Russian government have caught the attention of federal investigators running the FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Read More »

Trump says Berlin must do more for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

US President Donald Trump called Germany's trade and spending policies " very bad " on Tuesday, intensifying the row between the longtime allies. Trump used his first morning tweet to lash out at the European powerhouse, noting the United States has "a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany" and griping that the Germans "pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military". Read More »

Amit Shah Arrives In Kerala On Three-Day Visit

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The party's in-charge of the state H Raja said the meeting is aimed at "understanding each other" and added that Shah will undertake an "in-depth" analysis of the organizational work in the state during his three-day stay. The BJP is looking at Kerala very seriously keeping in mind the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. A few such cases are on the cards. The BJP chief is eyeing to win at least a few of Kerala's 20 Lok Sabha seats in the aftermath of the saffron party increasing its vote share ... Read More »

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to let travel ban go into effect

The Justice Department has asked the court to expedite the case so that the justices could hear it at the beginning of their next term, which starts in October. Judges must "step away from our deferential posture and look behind the stated reason for the challenged action" when a lawsuit makes a strong argument about bad faith motivating the policy, Gregory wrote, citing Kennedy's opinion. Read More »

Timeline: North Korea missile launches test US, South Korea

It's the latest in a string of test launches by North Korea as it seeks to build nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach the USA mainland, a drive that puts North Korea high on the list of foreign policy worries for Japan , Washington and Seoul. Read More »

After humbling Cavs, Warriors warn best yet to come

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The Dubs took a 8 point lead into halftime despite having 18 more field goal attempts in the first half. Curry sported a fresh haircut for the occasion and the two-time reigning MVP initially wore a black sleeve on his shooting arm to protect a tender elbow that still had some swelling, but he quickly removed it and found his stroke. Read More »

Egypt Receives Saudi Backing in Fight Against Terrorism

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Twenty-nine people were killed Friday morning when a bus carrying Christian Copts pilgrims was shot at by masked gunmen in the Egyptian Minya province, south of Cairo . Funerals for some of the 29 victims of Friday's shootings have taken place. El-Sisi also appealed to US President Donald Trump to lead the global war against terror. Read More »

Some LGBT facts for Pride Month

Trump is not only NOT a friend, he is, in fact, a huge enemy to our community, despite his daughter's claims of love and support for all her LGBT friends. She added: "I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made enormous contributions to our society and economy". Her tweets were posted after her father, Donald Trump , 70, noticeably stayed quiet on acknowledging the popular positive stance. Read More »

Africans Who've Won The Champions League

He has struggled with injury this season and is fighting to be fit for Saturday night's final against Juventus which will be played in his hometown of Cardiff . "This is slightly different because there is such a worldwide interest", he added. "I usually have to play a match in the afternoon!" Ramos, however, said his side were still as hungry as ever to win Europe's biggest prize. Read More »

Conservatives could lose majority at general election, says poll

YouGov's prediction model showed the Conservatives winning 317 seats, the main opposition Labour Party on 253 and other parties winning 80 seats in the 650-seat lower house of parliament. The model is based on 50,000 interviews over a week, with voters from a panel brought together by YouGov . He added: "This has been the general pattern of general elections for an age, and whether you believe our poll findings or those of others will depend on whether or not you think Jeremy Corbyn ... Read More »

Police arrest another man after Manchester attack

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It's a leak that has British officials furious at their American counterparts. British police meanwhile made an arrest in Nuneaton, south of Manchester, after Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Salman Abedi "likely" did not act alone and had been known to security forces "up to a point". Read More »

Gunman Torches Philippine Casino, Killing 36 People

MANILA , Philippines A gunman stormed a casino in the Philippine capital and torched gambling tables in the crowded space, creating a choking level of smoke that killed at least 36 people, authorities said . One woman told AFP that she had received a call from her daughter as the attack happened. Resort World disputed that there was more than one assailant. Read More »