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China likely to gain as US withdraws from Paris agreement

China likely to gain as US withdraws from Paris agreement Japan's environment minister, Koichi Yamamoto, said in Tokyo: "I'm not just disappointed, but also feel anger". World leaders have clamoured to condemn Donald Trump for pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement . "The rest of the world will have to continue to act on climate change, regardless of what the United States does". Macron's dig at Trump came amidst a tidal wave of g... [Full Article...]

UK's May urged to take tougher line against Trump on climate

UK's May urged to take tougher line against Trump on climate Prior to this, many Hollywood celebrities pleaded with Donald Trump to stay in the Paris climate agreement . But if there was regret in Beijing, it was mixed with not a little gloating. The joint statement, the first between the China and the European Union , commits to cutting back on fossil fuels, developing more green technology and helping raise $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poorer... [Full Article...]

India, Russia to set up JVs to build aircraft, automobiles

During the campaign, Trump similarly dismissed increasing alarm in the US that Russian Federation was purposefully targeting the USA political system. Asked if he could offer any advice to Trump, Putin said it would be "counterproductive" to give advice to a political counterpart and added that "a person like President Trump doesn't need any advice, especially if it comes to political issues". [Full Article...]

Denver Post writer fired after expressing discomfort at Japanese Indy 500 victor

The 40-year-old won the 101st staging of the Indy 500 by holding off multiple-time champion Helio Castroneves in the final laps. "They worked really hard to get us here", team owner Michael Andretti said. Frei's explanation was about what Memorial Day and, by extension, the Indianapolis 500 , mean to him. The alarm rang early Monday for the traditional victor photos on the Yard of Bricks... [Full Article...]

France's Macron decries Russian media's 'fake news' while hosting Putin

But a report released in early January by the US intelligence community said that its agencies had concluded that Putin ordered a campaign involving covert intelligence operations and overt propaganda to undermine faith in the USA election, disparage Hillary Clinton and help Mr. [Full Article...]

EU, China united on climate, still divided over trade

EU, China united on climate, still divided over trade Without mentioning the U.S. specifically, Mr Li said that "China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment", and pointed out that it was one of the first countries to ratify the 2015 Paris Agreement. "China is already exporting electric buses to the United Kingdom, much cheaper than Germany for example, so that nobody can compete", Rae Kwon Chung, who is also a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize lau... [Full Article...]

Sterling dips after poll suggests hung parliament

Sterling dips after poll suggests hung parliament The landslide Conservative victory May hoped to seal by calling a snap election for June 8 seemed much less likely with eight days to go, with the polls narrowing and the premier putting in a lacklustre performance in a major television interview. [Full Article...]

Notley pitches NDP to progressives put off by United Conservative Party

Alberta's environment minister upped the ante in the cross-border war of words on Thursday , saying the B.C. Green Party leader is "hypocritical in the extreme" for his recent comments about Premier Rachel Notley. "That's the critical piece". If the school needs more than $250,000 to build the desired playground, the extra funds will need to be raised by the school itself. [Full Article...]

Kellyanne Conway Blasts 'Joyless' Hillary Clinton: 'I Hope' She Finds 'Self-Awareness' Soon

Kellyanne Conway Blasts 'Joyless' Hillary Clinton: 'I Hope' She Finds 'Self-Awareness' Soon Asked a second time about whether Trump thinks climate change is a hoax, Conway delivered a almost identical response. If Clinton isn't yet done with the postmortem of her failed 2016 bid, Conway - the conservative pollster and strategist credited with helping pull the volatile Trump campaign across the finish line - seems fine with that. [Full Article...]

United Nations chief urges action on climate change as Trump debates

Once in power, Trump and Pruitt have moved to delay or roll back federal regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions while pledging to revive the long-struggling USA coal mines. The White House invited representatives from several groups that support withdrawing from the Paris accord, including staff from the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank with close ties to the administration, a... [Full Article...]

European Union chief Juncker denies involvement in Luxembourg tax deals

European Union chief Juncker denies involvement in Luxembourg tax deals Juncker added that he held his own in talks with the USA president: " A Luxembourger is not afraid of an American ". "We can not allow individual (trade) agreements between the Americans and individual European countries to take place", Juncker said. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump pulls United States out of Paris climate deal

Donald Trump pulls United States out of Paris climate deal Noting that United States is only the largest historical emitter of greenhouse gases, but also one the major current emitters, CSE said any action to combat climate change will be "insufficient" by a huge margin without the US' active contribution. [Full Article...]

Rouhani says Iran to live in peace with world

Rouhani says Iran to live in peace with world Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri, who briefly contested the presidency before dropping out and supporting Rouhani, tweeted congratulations to Rouhani and all Iranians for the "gigantic victory". "Not everyone who voted for Rouhani thought his record was excellent, but the majority decided his competitor would be even worse", said Izadi. He pushed boundaries over the past fortnight with his veiled... [Full Article...]

Holes in Trump's reasoning on climate pullout

Beijing has repeatedly insisted the pledges , which also included plans to establish a nationwide carbon trading system by this year, were part of its own sustainable development goals and did not depend on a successful Paris deal. Energy Secretary Rick Perry had voiced support for renegotiating the terms of the agreement, which Trump pledged to do Thursday - but in the aftermath of US withdraw... [Full Article...]

EU, China to Unite on Global Warming after Trump Withdrawal

EU, China to Unite on Global Warming after Trump Withdrawal Juncker denounced as "seriously wrong" Trump's shock announcement Thursday to pull out of the deal that his predecessor Barack Obama and Chinese leaders had been instrumental in brokering. China is ready to forge a closer innovative partnership with Germany, Prime Minister Li Keqiang said in a meeting here. Trump's presumed plan to follow through on an election campaign pledge to bolt from the P... [Full Article...]

In Saudi Arabia, Trump Touches Glowing Orb and Unleashes Memes

In Saudi Arabia, Trump Touches Glowing Orb and Unleashes Memes Trump continued, contending, "Terrorists do not worship God; they worship death". When those leaders refuse to give an opening even to moderate points of view, they ensure the Middle East will never escape the cycle of dictatorship, oppression and instability that has made it such a fertile recruiting ground for groups like al-Qaida and Islamic State. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: Trump Visit To Western Wall 'Destroyed UNESCO's Lies'

During Trump's press conference with Abbas in Bethlehem, the PA leader reiterated the long-held Palestinian position that peace with Israel is conditioned on the creation of a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 lines, with its capital in eastern Jerusalem . [Full Article...]

Trump Stands By 'Great' Jared Kushner Amid Crisis Over Russia Probe

Trump Stands By 'Great' Jared Kushner Amid Crisis Over Russia Probe Until this week, Kushner had largely escaped the focus on Trump's links with Vladimir Putin's Moscow regime, which has so far forced the resignation of Trump's national security adviser and the recusal of his attorney-general from the FBI investigation into Russian influence. [Full Article...]

Trump tests waters for achieving Middle East peace

Israeli opposition Labour party leader Isaac Herzog attended the rally and threw his support behind a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "The Saudi initiative includes a demand for full Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders and the absorption of millions of Palestinian" refugees" into Israel. [Full Article...]

Israeli soldiers shoot 15-year-old girl in occupied West Bank

Israeli authorities say most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks. She is reported to have stabbed an Israeli soldier at the entrance to the Mevo Dotan Jewish settlement near Jenin before being shot. [Full Article...]


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