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China warns of 'global consensus' on tackling climate change

President Donald Trump was set to unveil his decision on the Paris climate accord Thursday in dramatic fashion, teasing an afternoon Rose Garden statement while revealing little about his final thinking. Hundreds of high-profile businesses have spoken out in favor of the deal, including Apple, Google and Walmart . Both were key to reaching an agreement at Paris in 2015, which came into force ... [Full Article...]

White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is out

The president made it clear that Spicer's and Dubke's jobs were on the line, the sources said. In fact, Clinton's staff shake-up was much more extensive than what Trump has done so far, going all the way to the top of his administration, according to Patrick Maney, a Professor of History at Boston College and author of Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President . [Full Article...]

The error of exiting the Paris Accord

Despite last-ditch appeals from the chief executives of several major USA companies and months of letters and outreach to the White House from some of America's largest companies and CEOs, President Trump announced that the United States would exit the Paris climate agreement , breaking ranks from almost all the world's countries and saying he would try to renegotiate the deal or enter ... [Full Article...]

Suspect in casino attack near Manila found dead

Suspect in casino attack near Manila found dead Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa on Friday confirmed that the lone gunman behind the attack on Resorts World Manila is dead. Most of the victims are believed to have suffocated in the smoke, which filled the building after the unidentified gunman used a canister of gasoline to start fire at the casino earlier on Thursday night. [Full Article...]

Comey to testify to US Senate intelligence panel on June 8

The move came after Nunes announced finding evidence - allegedly given to him by the White House - that showed Trump officials had been unmasked in surveillance transcripts of foreign officials. Trump claimed in that missive that Comey had told him three times he was not under investigation. The staffer said the Democrats were informed that the unmasking subpoenas were being issued. [Full Article...]

'Axis of love': Saudi-Russia detente heralds new oil order

'Axis of love': Saudi-Russia detente heralds new oil order Saudi Arabia's new shipbuilding facility is set to begin operations in 2019 as Saudi Aramco, Bahri, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Lamprell put pen to paper. Ltd ("HHI") to enter into a joint venture ("JV") partnership with respect to the establishment, development and operation of a world-class maritime yard , which is the anchor project within the King Salman International Complex for M... [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton Slams New York Times, DNC, Comey for Loss

Clinton went on to dismiss her email scandal as: "the biggest nothing-burger ever". Clinton also blamed her stunning election loss not on her own decisions, but on Facebook, The New York Times , former FBI Director James Comey and sky-high expectations on the race: "Look, I take responsibility for every decision I made...but that's not why I lost ". [Full Article...]

Trump Actively Looking For New FBI Director

According to CNN , Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee "as early as next week", although no official date has been scheduled. Besides Lieberman, Trump has interviewed three other candidates for FBI chief: Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe , who took over from Comey, former FBI agent Richard McFeely and Frank Keating , the former Republican governor of Okl... [Full Article...]

Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal

The Paris agreement has long divided the Trump administration, with the president taking much of the spring to make up his mind amid an intense campaign by both sides to influence his decision. Even in regions of the USA where coal is plentiful, electric utilities are increasingly shifting to cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. In a Washington Post opinion piece , three former Republican Envi... [Full Article...]

Dispute erupts over House panel subpoenas for CIA, FBI

That didn't stop Trump, however - in a subsequent interview, he continued to claim, without evidence, that what the Obama administration did was "horrible". Another aide disputed that account, saying that "the minority was fully informed and consulted in accordance with committee rules". Nunes spoke the day after he stepped down from his role in the Russian Federation investigation after coming ... [Full Article...]

Dash cam footage released of Tiger Woods arrest

Woods was arrested after police found him asleep behind the wheel, his vehicle pulled over on the side of the road near his home in Jupiter, Florida. He told police he had taken several prescriptions. Sports commentator Skip Bayless raised the question of why Woods did not appear to have known how his body would react to the medication he had been taking for a long time and chose to get behi... [Full Article...]

Trump to pull out of climate deal

Trump said on Twitter late Wednesday he will announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event Thursday afternoon. Worldwide leaders began reacting to the reports of Trump's plans. The news from the White House led to a swift and strong reaction from the United Nations. [Full Article...]

Trump's communications director set to leave White House: Trump adviser

Trump's communications director set to leave White House: Trump adviser Frustrated with what he views as his team's inability to push back against the drumbeat of new revelations, Trump is seeking expanded teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands. As the allegations gain specificity, Trump's supporters on Capitol Hill have begun to recalibrate their loyalties to the White House . While Trump could distance himself from the actions of his former associa... [Full Article...]

Israelis Elated, Palestinians Disappointed by Trump Visit

The fate of the area is an emotional issue at the heart of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. "The raising of Israeli flags and removal of dozens of Palestinian flags will not change reality", the ministry said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Saudi, UAE pledge $100m to Ivanka Trump women fund

Trump is now in Israel on the second leg of his nine-day trip, with stops in Italy and Belgium to follow . Middle Eastern countries " cannot wait for American power", Trump said , but must instead "decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children". [Full Article...]

EU, China summit to back climate deal even without US

Responding to shouted questions from reporters in the White House Oval Office, Trump declined to say whether he had made up his mind, saying, "You'll find out very soon". President Trump can not continue to bury his head in the sand about the devastating consequences of climate change at the expense of our planet's future. [Full Article...]

Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate deal, reports say

Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it clear that he thinks protecting the environment is key and that failing to guard against global warming would be "morally criminal". It was negotiated by 195 countries at a conference in 2015. Earlier in the day, Trump said only that he'd been "hearing from a lot of people, both ways". [Full Article...]

Aid groups warn of chaos after Mosul civilians told to flee

On Friday, it announced it had captured the Sinjar military base, cutting the road between two cities that remain under Islamic State control west of Mosul , Tal Afar and Baaj, and getting closer to the Syrian border. The U.N. called on the Iraqi government and its partners "to undertake an urgent review of tactics to ensure that the impact on civilians is reduced to an absolute minimum, in f... [Full Article...]

Beef axe on BJP man

Beef axe on BJP man The anger against the Centre's rules restricting the selling and buying of cattle was so much palpable within the BJP in Meghalaya that a leader of the saffron party was reportedly planning to host a beef party to mark three years of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. [Full Article...]

China will continue with climate pact even if United States pulls out

Carbon dioxide stays in the air for 100 years and about one-fifth of what's accumulated in the atmosphere over the last century came from the United States, more than any other country. Speaking in Berlin about the Paris climate change accord, he said that "China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment". The Guardian newspaper has reported that in a statement prepared ahead of an EU-... [Full Article...]


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