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US evangelical green groups pan Trump's climate accord exit

Scott said yesterday that Vermont also is joining the US Climate Alliance to uphold the Paris climate agreement , which was started by the Democratic governors of California, New York and Washington . Trump said he took the decision to protect the interest of American businesses and workers. Plank drew widespread criticism in February for praising Trump's pro-business approach to the... [Full Article...]

Indebted gambler behind Philippines casino attack - police (AGI)

In 2014, Philippine newspapers had reported that Carlos was sacked from his job at the government's Finance Department "for grave misconduct and neglect of duty" because he failed to disclose that he owned a Manila house, a Toyota SUV and other business interests - an annual requirement for government officials and employees. [Full Article...]

Successful ICBM interceptor test shows U.S. can outpace missile threats through 2020

Successful ICBM interceptor test shows U.S. can outpace missile threats through 2020 Vice Adm. Jim Syring told reporters Wednesday that the interceptor that shot from the ground-based midcourse defense system (GMD) and blew up a mock ICBM over the Pacific "helps us outpace the threat through 2020". The interceptor missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Director Syring went on to say that the tested system is a vit... [Full Article...]

May's Conservatives send new mixed message on tax as United Kingdom election nears

According to the poll, carried out online between May 31 and June 2 among 2,038 people, the Tories are now up one point on 47 percent and Labour, also up one point, on 35 percent. If she fails to handsomely beat the 12-seat majority her predecessor David Cameron won in 2015, her electoral gamble will have failed and her authority will be undermined both inside the Conservative Party and at talks w... [Full Article...]

Corbyn: It's a shame PM has not joined in head-to-head debate

But since then, May's lead has been eaten away to as little as 3 percentage points, according to opinion polls, meaning she might no longer score the thumping victory she had hoped for ahead of this month's launch of formal Brexit negotiations. [Full Article...]

Merkel: 'We have to protect Mother Earth' after Trump Quits Paris Accord

Schweitzer said other countries should stick to their commitments, but warned that attempting to compensate for the USA withdrawal by other countries redoubling their commitments would be self-defeating. In Rome, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said he agreed with Merkel that Europe needed to forge its own path. In a televised speech, Macron called Trump's withdrawal a "mistake" and sai... [Full Article...]

False! Trump Claims Paris Deal Would Only Make 'Tiny' Difference

The Dominican Sisters of Peace call on President Trump to reconsider his decision , which, if implemented, will have long-term negative effects on the health of the planet. In a speech from White House's Rose Garden on Thursday, Trump pointed out that New Delhi would get billions of dollars for meeting its commitments under the Paris deal. [Full Article...]

Pedestrians run over by vehicle on London Bridge; Police dealing with 'incident'

The Conservative party said national campaigning would be suspended, but canvassing by local candidates could still go ahead, and that a view would be taken later whether to resume. British authorities have classified the incidents as terrorist attacks. The Metropolitan Police tweeted that it was the third incident after they had responded to reports of a vehicle running in to pedestrians ... [Full Article...]

Police rush to London Bridge after reports of van hitting pedestrians

Police rush to London Bridge after reports of van hitting pedestrians A man, named as Gerard Vowls by the Guardian , said that he was in the Ship pub near Borough Market when the attack, which left seven dead and 48 injured, took place. London's Metropolitan Police said armed officers were at two scenes - on the bridge and the nearby market, a busy area of restaurants and bars. [Full Article...]

United Nations says Trump climate move won't derail accord

Also on the list was Donald J Trump , joined by Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump. Pruitt declined to tell reporters at the White House whether Trump now believes it is real and threatens the country. She shrugged off Trump's remark that he was elected to represent the people of Pittsburgh, not Paris. Trump raised the possibility of negotiating to re-enter the accord - or an entirely n... [Full Article...]

Amid Trump climate turmoil, France to push stability in India talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday issued joint statement at Elysee Palace in Paris . Macron's most audacious intervention yet came on Thursday night, in a remarkable video address to the American people responding to Trump's withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord that quickly went viral. [Full Article...]

The way Sean Spicer sees it

Later in the day, Trump took to Twitter to blast Clinton as a " terrible candidate ". Fresh off Trump's first official trip overseas, his administration is looking for ways to respond more aggressively to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow. [Full Article...]

Final stage of voting in Fine Gael leadership contest

Final stage of voting in Fine Gael leadership contest Ireland made history today by electing openly gay politician, Leo Varadkar , as the country's new Prime Minister . Varadkar came out as gay in 2015 during the build up to Ireland's same-sex marriage referendum. He declared that the election results proved that "prejudice has no hold on this Republic". Varadkar might seem to be an unexpected pick for leader of Ireland - a country that's sti... [Full Article...]

Fine Gael set to announce new leader

Fine Gael set to announce new leader Leo Varadkar applauds on stage to make his acceptance speech at the count centre as he wins the Fine Gael parliamentary elections to replace the prime minister of Ireland as party leader. Nonetheless, after winning the overall electoral college-style vote, Mr Varadkar is now expected to be appointed Ireland's new leader if he gains the backing of the Dail, the Irish parliament, which sits again o... [Full Article...]

Trump misstated our climate change data, MIT researchers say

We all know Trump loves to tweet . Counties are already enacting their emission pledges, and - as could be expected by design of the Paris agreement - most countries show signs of exceeding their conservative emission pledges. Separately, the Trump administration is reviewing fuel-economy standards that were reaffirmed in the final days of President Barack Obama's tenure. [Full Article...]

CNN fires Kathy Griffin over offensive Trump photo

CNN fires Kathy Griffin over offensive Trump photo Griffin had co-hosted the live special every year with Anderson Cooper since 2007. Chelsea Clinton called it " vile and wrong ". "I went too far", she said in a video posted to Instagram late Tuesday . In the wake of the immediate, bipartisan backlash the stunt generated, Squatty Potty dropped Griffin from a social media ad campaign promoting its line of bathroom accessories. [Full Article...]

US hackers could have framed Russia: Putin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin headed the 18th India-Russia annual bilateral summit that got underway here on Thursday. "The economy has entered a new phase of expansion", Putin said at a keynote speech in Saint Petersburg, insisting Russian Federation was "open for joint work, for making good on joint projects that are profitable for all". [Full Article...]

Comedian sacked by CNN after Trump severed head photo

Comedian sacked by CNN after Trump severed head photo First lady Melania Trump said the content of the video is disturbing and raises questions about Griffin's mental health in a statement obtained by NBC News. And he called Griffin's apology "phony" Wednesday morning. "The image is way too disturbing". She deleted the images and tweeted , "I am sorry". [Full Article...]

Two French citizens injured in London attack: President's office

That toll does not include the three attackers who were fatally shot by officers within eight minutes of the first emergency call, Dick said. Only hours before, bursts of gunfire echoed through the streets - likely from armed police - and at least three blasts rang out as officers performed controlled explosions after sweeping the area for possible bombs. [Full Article...]

Putin tells NBC: US hackers could have framed Russia in election hack

Putin also said that those who uploaded the documents to WikiLeaks chose to do so when it was convenient for them after taking into consideration political developments. Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to show on Friday understanding toward a nuclear-armed North Korea in his remarks at an worldwide conference held in St. [Full Article...]


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