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President Trump's Paris climate decision comes Thursday, with the world watching

An American withdrawal, promised by Trump during the 2016 USA presidential campaign, would deepen a rift with US allies and align the United States with Syria and Nicaragua as the world's only non-participants in the landmark 195-nation accord agreed upon in Paris in 2015. [Full Article...]

Chrome will have a built-in ad-blocker starting in early 2018

Chrome will have a built-in ad-blocker starting in early 2018 Google profits from online advertisement, as just last Google-parent Alphabet Inc.'s revenue for online ads was more than $90 billion. We've been part of Google's internal beta, but we're not quite ready to roll it out. This means that further down the road as much companies (hopefully) get in line with the standard, less ads will be blocked. Ad blocking is a growing problem, with varying level... [Full Article...]

Trump set to pull out of Paris climate accord

Trump set to pull out of Paris climate accord German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday called the climate change talks in particular "very unsatisfactory". The world's two biggest emitters signing the Paris climate agreement essentially meant it would come into force - it did in November 2016. [Full Article...]

White House official: Trump plans to pull US from Paris climate accord

Pulling out of the Paris Agreement does not make America great, it diminishes it in the eyes of the world '. Trump , a former reality star himself, advertised the announcement in a tweet late Wednesday . "There is a much stronger expectation from our partners across the world, from Africa, Asia and China , that Europe should assume leadership in this effort and we are ready to do that",... [Full Article...]

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year Scientists also hope to unlock the mysteries of the sun's corona, an aura of plasma around the star. It will be close enough to watch solar wind whip up from subsonic to supersonic. "You can [only] learn so much from looking out the window". "This may not sound particularly close - but if you think of the Sun and Earth as being 1 metre apart, then our spacecraft would be located just 4 centi... [Full Article...]

Billionaire Elon Musk's threat to Donald Trump

Billionaire Elon Musk's threat to Donald Trump During his electoral campaign, Trump called climate change "a Chinese Hoax" and insisted that he would pull the U.S. out of the Paris agreement . Trump's son-in-law and top aide, Jared Kushner , was said to be neutral on the deal. Former President Barack Obama and a host of other countries signed the climate change agreement in 2015, which aims to reduce global carbon emissions. [Full Article...]

What would the U.S. leaving the Paris climate deal look like?

What would the U.S. leaving the Paris climate deal look like? A White House official said earlier in the day that Trump was planning to pull out of the Paris deal, although a final decision hadn't been made. Trump has tweeted that he will announce his decision on the Paris deal on Thursday 3pm (US time). [Full Article...]

China will continue with climate pact even if US pulls out

China will continue with climate pact even if US pulls out The pact became one of President Barack Obama's signature achievements. The president has been known to change his thinking on major decisions and tends to seek counsel from both inside and outside advisers, many with differing agendas, until the last minute. [Full Article...]

Weekend-long computer outage could cost British Airways more than $125M

Following a computer outage that stranded thousands of passengers over Memorial Day weekend, British Airways has announced that passengers with cancelled flights will receive a full refund. Backup systems that should have kicked in also failed, he said, adding that there was no evidence of a cyber attack and "there has been no corruption or any compromise of any customer data". [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner Didn't Suggest Russian Communications Channel in Meeting, Source Says

Kelly , also defended Kushner's use of back-channel communications with Russian Federation on ABC's "This Week": "Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us is a good thing ". [Full Article...]

Silicon Valley urges Trump not to reject the Paris climate agreement

The official, who is involved in preparing the meeting between European Union officials and China's premier, was not authorized to speak publicly and discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because the meeting statement was not finalized. [Full Article...]

Trump urges other leaders to reach him via cellphone

Trump urges other leaders to reach him via cellphone Among the world leaders who have been given the president's cell phone number are Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, according to the wire service. Trump has struggled more than most recent presidents to keep his conversations with world leaders private . Another fun fact: this law reportedly contains several "blind spots", per George Washingto... [Full Article...]

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Launched in India: Price, Release Date Specifications,…

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Launched in India: Price, Release Date Specifications,… The Xperia XZ Premium comes with what Sony calls loop surface design. Competing directly with the Galaxy S8 and HTC U11, the Xperia XZ Premium is Sony's flagship attempt in 2017. The Sony Xperia Touch is a insane Android-powered projector, and today Sony has finally revealed how much it will cost and when you can buy it. The front too has SteadyShot with 5-axis stabilization. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Paying UK Users To Use Bing

Microsoft Paying UK Users To Use Bing The Microsoft Rewards programme was previously only available in the USA, and offers points for every Bing search you do. The Microsoft rewards program works on a simple mechanism; the more searches you do via Bing, the more points you will collect. [Full Article...]

Explosions, gunfire reported at Resorts World Manila in Philippines

According to SITE, he wrote: "The lone wolf soldiers of Khilafah attack the heart of Kufar the city of Manila in Resort World". A source told Reuters buildings were being evacuated and declined to give more details. "We can not attribute this to terrorism", dela Rosa said. The sprawling complex has an array of hotels, restaurants and bars. The Philippines has been grappling with incidents of... [Full Article...]

Ligo detects gravitational waves for a third time

Ligo detects gravitational waves for a third time The best fit turned out to be a pair of merging black holes, which the scientists calculated to be the second most massive stellar-mass binary black hole system, behind GW150914, LIGO's first gravitational wave detection. LIGO is primarily funded through the National Science Foundation , and at a cost of $30 million per year, is one of the most expensive experiments bankrolled by the organizatio... [Full Article...]

Spain and India PMs meet to boost economic, security ties

He also thanked President Rajoy for Spain's support for India's membership of the MTCR. Modi also said that both the countries can not and should not be satisfied with the achievements and must strive to open new vistas. "His visit will further strengthen the existing friendly and warm bilateral ties of India and Spain", the MEA had said in a statement . "But we can not and should not be sati... [Full Article...]

Divided House panel approves new subpoenas in Russian Federation investigation

Four of the subpoenas are part of the probe into Russia's role in the 2016 election and the other three-of the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Central Intelligence Agency-are in relation to the unmasking of individuals on the Trump team by Obama administration officials during the presidential transition. [Full Article...]

Pakistan violates ceasefire in two sectors in JK

One of the GREF personnel succumbed to injuries. "Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing and shelling on our positions on the LoC in Rajouri district's Naushera sector and Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch", Mehta had earlier said. The Pakistan Army had shelled forward areas and civilian belts along the LoC in Rajouri district on 15 and 16 May. Security forces were also engaged in evacua... [Full Article...]

New Gmail security updates introduced

New Gmail security updates introduced Google has introduced new Gmail security features , including early phishing detection using machine learning, click-time warnings for malicious links, unintended external reply warnings , and built-in defences against new threats. [Full Article...]


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