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Cook memo condemns Trump's withdrawal from climate pact

Trump made this announcement in front of a battery of reporters when the temperature this afternoon was reported to be around 26 degrees Celsius. In 2015 when the Paris Agreement was signed , 11...

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Putin urges 'joint work' with Trump on climate

The UNFCCC is the body underpinning all global climate negotiations, including the Kyoto Protocol (which the United States famously failed to ratify) and the Paris Agreement (which the United Stat...

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Mayor Landrieu criticizes Trump decision on Paris accord

Mayor Landrieu criticizes Trump decision on Paris accord

Less than a year later, US policymakers are weighing the possibility of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement . But he may be overstating how much it would have hurt the economy. Speaking with MIT Te...

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Philippines president Duterte says he ``will not talk to terrorists``

Duterte's rape remark came during a speech on Friday aimed at reassuring soldiers that he would take full responsibility for any backlash to martial law, which he imposed last week on Mindanao island....

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FTSE 100 rises as pound slips on fresh election poll

May surprised nearly everyone in April when she called the snap election , saying she wanted to strengthen her hand for negotiations with the rest of the European Union about Britain's exit from th...

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May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans

She called the election three years early to increase her majority, now 17 seats, so she could strengthen her negotiating hand in Brexit talks with the rest of Europe . YouGov acknowledged that ...

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May and Corbyn clash over Brexit ordeal

Speaking in the North-east and referring to Mr Corbyn , Ms May said: "What we know in this election is that the only other person that can be Prime Minister in seven days' time is simply not up t...

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Schwarzenegger chides Trump over Paris climate agreement pullout

United States president's decision is "extremely regrettable" but Germany and other countries are more determined than ever to tackle climate change , chancellor says . "190 nations are showing str...

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House committee issues more subpoenas in Russia probe

The requests were made by former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, former national security adviser Susan Rice and Samantha Power, the former US representative to the United Nations...

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With wind in sails, Corbyn wins hearts in Brexit town

With wind in sails, Corbyn wins hearts in Brexit town

Her answer, which came during a Q&A session with journalists, gives the most detailed outline yet of Labour's plan in the event of no party gaining overall control in the June 8 general election. Th...

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CEOs blast Trump's move to withdraw U.S. from Paris deal

Announcing his much-anticipated decision from the Rose Garden of the White House when the day temperature was around 26 degrees Celsius, Trump said he has been elected to represent Pittsburg and not...

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What do the polls during an election campaign actually mean?

In the latest in a series of polls showing the election race tightening, a Panelbase survey put the Conservative lead over Labour at eight points - down seven from a similar survey a fortnight ago. In...

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Japan disappointed by Trump's decision to quit Paris agreement

Governors from four states - California, New York , Massachusetts and Washington - plan to uphold the Paris Agreement , the Golden State's governor said in a statement . The president of the Eu...

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Merkel, minister stress U.S. ties after critical Trump tweet

Merkel, minister stress U.S. ties after critical Trump tweet

Germany wants to develop its ties with India but this should not be at the cost of its trans-Atlantic relationship, Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday after meeting Prime Minister Narendra M...

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Philippines air strike on rebel positions kills 10 government troops

A group of our military, army men, were hit by our own airstrike. "10 killed and 8 wounded", Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a text message to reporters. Lorenzana said the military might...

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CBS anchor Pelley exiting the evening news broadcast

CBS anchor Pelley exiting the evening news broadcast

Even though, evening news shows don't have the clout they once had - with CNN , Fox News and MSNBC gaining in audience - network broadcasts still reach more than 21 million viewers each night. The ...

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Billionaire Bloomberg pledges $15 million to United Nations for climate change

Leaders of scores of cities and some states across the country said Thursday they'll continue to follow global climate goals, even though President Donald Trump said the country is withdrawing f...

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South African Leaked Emails Heap More Pressure on Zuma

South African Leaked Emails Heap More Pressure on Zuma

ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa told ENCA television that allegations Zuma's son Duduzane Zuma had acted as a middleman between the government and private interests should be part of any investigation....

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S&P reaffirms South African BB+ credit rating

S&P reaffirms South African BB+ credit rating

S&P Global and Fitch downgraded the country to junk status earlier this year after President Jacob Zuma fired finance minister Pravin Gordhan and reshuffled his cabinet. "Improvement in policy d...

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

The appeals court ruled against reinstating the travel policy by a 10-3 vote last week. The court has a 5-4 conservative majority. Trump's legal team has asked the apex court to expedite the h...

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Over 10000 'false claims' made for free Manchester benefit concert tickets

Over 10000 'false claims' made for free Manchester benefit concert tickets

A Ticketmaster spokeswoman said: 'Sadly, over 10,000 unscrupulous applications have been made'. Grande announced Tuesday she would return to Manchester with the benefit concert and all pro...

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Maduro taps top aides to lead Venezuela constitution rewrite

Maduro taps top aides to lead Venezuela constitution rewrite

As Venezuela continues to collapse under socialist rule, left-leaning countries who support President Nicolas Maduro insisted at a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) that other n...

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Trump slams Germany trade deficit, defense shortfall

This will change". "Trump's insistence on 2-percent contribution of GDP for military purposes seems nearly created to call the Europeans' bluff on their commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organis...

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Dutch politicians 'deplore' USA exit from Paris climate agreement

Dutch politicians 'deplore' USA exit from Paris climate agreement

Its secretariat headquartered in this city in Germany also notes the announced intention to renegotiate the modalities for the USA participation in the agreement . The President of the European C...

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Philippines soldiers killed in 'friendly fire' air strike in Marawi

The bombing error came during the first offensive deployment of fixed-wing aircraft in the operation, aimed at flushing out the Islamist gunmen who have defied expectations by clinging on through days...

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DNC: Ivanka should cut ties with China company

Li Qiang , executive director of the group, said it had never attracted this level of scrutiny from the security services before. The reported arrest and disappearances come at a time of susta...

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Leonardo DiCaprio decries Donald Trump's move to withdraw from Paris agreement

President Trump did say he plans to "renegotiate" or create an 'entirely new transaction, on terms that are fair to the United States .' But other global leaders involved in the Paris Accord re...

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Atlantic hurricane season starts with forecast of more activity

Atlantic hurricane season starts with forecast of more activity

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast calls for 11 to 17 named storms, with five to nine hurricanes . Even though we've already seen one tropical storm in the Atlantic ...

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Putin hints Russian 'artists' may have hacked United States election

Putin hints Russian 'artists' may have hacked United States election

Petersburg. The four-part special from Stone will air a week after Putin's much publicized interview witg NBC's Megyn Kelly and comes at a time when allegations continue to swirl that Russian intell...

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In Bangladesh Nearly 300000 evacuated as cyclone approaches

While briefing reporters at the ministry, Additional Disaster Management and Relief Secretary Golam Mostafa on Wednesday said six people were killed and 61 others injured by the cyclone that swept 1...

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