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Comey to Testify Publicly Next Thursday - Unless Trump Blocks Him

Trump has denied firing Comey for the FBI's investigation of his associates' Russian Federation connections, but also said the investigation was on his mind when he did it. The term "executive privilege" is not in the U.S. Constitution. He has an incentive to push back against the White House portrayal of him as unfit for office. Read More »

Trump to announce decision on climate change Thursday

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Top White House aides have been divided. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Ivanka Trump , the president's daughter and adviser, are among those who urged him to stay in the deal, arguing it would be beneficial to the United States to remain part of negotiations and meetings surrounding the agreement as a matter of leverage and influence. Read More »

British PM, rival face angry voters as election nears

Opinion polls show Ms May, from the ruling Conservative Party, ahead of Mr Corbyn following a month of campaigning, but the gap has narrowed in the past week. The Conservatives now have 330 seats in parliament, and Labor 229. It is unlikely she would agree to stopping the Brexit divorce. The newspaper, edited by former Chancellor George Osborne, the politician fired by May previous year, said for the first time, more voters in the capital say they think the Labour leader would make a ... Read More »

Author of MIT climate study says Trump got it wrong

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Heurtel is trying to remain positive despite the American decision to leave the accord , noting he'd prefer the USA leave the accord rather than staying in it and weakening it. He added that the European states should review their emissions cuts targets so that they may achieve the goal set in the Paris accord. While government funding remains vital, Espinosa said, "this kind of support is crucial for the work of the Secretariat to assist nations in their efforts to implement their ... Read More »

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner should have security clearance reviewed

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But reporters wanted to talk about something else: White House adviser Jared Kushner . Democrats have repeatedly requested that Kushner's security clearance be retracted until the investigation is complete. His last day at the White House has not yet been determined. A criminal investigation by the Justice Department is being led by a special counsel, Robert S. Read More »

United States departure from Paris deal turns spotlight on China

The US decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement adopted by almost 200 countries, including India, will not stop its incredible momentum, the United Nations environment head said on Friday. And the framing of that publicity is not that climate change is not real. A number of USA indices rose on the back of Trump's latest move, although it had been anticipated by markets. Read More »

Peduto issues executive order committing Pittsburgh to climate change

The newly-elected French leader issued a statement following the announcement, calling Trump's decision a "mistake both for the us and for our planet". After the USA withdrawal from the Paris deal sparked pledges of money and solidarity, Figueres said via Twitter on Friday, "Thank you Trump ". Trump said he's willing to renegotiate and re-enter the agreement when he believes it better serves the interests of Americans. Read More »

Musk, Iger to quit Trump councils after Paris decision

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, speaking in Singapore on Friday, also called the United States decision "disappointing. but not at all surprising, ' adding that Australia remained 'committed to our Paris commitments". President George W. Bush provoked similar anger from European allies when he decided not to implement the 1997 Kyoto climate change treaty, which was ratified by 140 nations. Read More »

French President Emmanuel Macron says Paris climate agreement irreversible

Bloomberg Philanthropies said Friday it will pull together $15 million to "support the operations" of the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change , the arm of the UN that coordinates the Paris pact. China is the world's biggest polluter, but now its state-owned tabloid is calling the USA withdrawal "reckless" and said America's "selfishness and irresponsibility" would hurt its global standing. Read More »

Putin urges US business to help normalize Russia-US ties

Asked about suspicions that Russia might try to interfere in upcoming elections in Germany, Mr Putin raised the possibility of attacks on foreign votes by what he portrayed as free-spirited Russian patriots . Putin also sounded off Friday about USA scrutiny of meetings between Trump's team and Russia's ambassador to the United States . In a wide-ranging question-and-answer session, Putin also questioned Trump's call for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to increase their ... Read More »

Colorado reacts to Trump's Paris agreement pullout

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Congressman Morgan Griffith of southwestern Virginia is one of those lawmakers. The U.S. Conference of Mayors' climate change initiative dates to 2005. America became the world's largest producer of natural gas and oil in the Obama years, with oil production increasing a stunning 74 percent, and natural gas production growing 34 percent. Read More »

Distrust Grows in Illinois Budget Talks

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Rauner has said he wants a permanent property tax freeze as part of a state budget . In other words, they're more concerned about politics and their re-election chances than actually helping the vulnerable they claim to represent. Davis added provisions to the measure to allow poorer districts with high property taxes to substitute newly arrived state funds. The Illinois Senate has approved a two-year property tax freeze. Read More »

After humbling Cavaliers, Warriors warn their best yet to come

Golden State had 11 first-half dunks in all, the most of any team in any Finals half in 20 years. Beyond the turnovers - which stood out in contrast to the Warriors' record-low four - it was nearly laughable at times how the Cavaliers abandoned the paint defensively as they tried to avoid getting killed by the Warriors 3-point shooting. Read More »

Trump views Germany as political opponent: senior SPD lawmaker

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Merkel regards her speech on Europe becoming more active internationally as a reflection of the reality during the Ukraine conflict and the refugee crisis, according to a senior German government official with knowledge of her thinking. "That's of huge importance and in no way directed against any other relationships and certainly not against the trans-Atlantic ties, which have historically been very important for us and will remain so in future", she said. Read More »

Merkel vows 'more decisive action than ever' on climate

Google's Indian-American CEO Sundar Pichai said: "Disappointed with today's decision". Brown joined Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state and Gov. Trump announced Thursday the United States would withdraw from the agreement, calling it "draconian". Along with NY and Washington , the three represent more than one fifth of USA gross domestic product. Read More »

Bloomberg says U.S. does not need Washington to fulfil Paris agreement

Under the Paris agreement , negotiated during former President Barack Obama's tenure, the United States voluntarily committed to reducing polluting emissions by 1.6 billion tons by 2025. "This is a responsibility shouldered by China as a responsible major country and what China's development calls for", she said. Scientists have warned failure to curb unsafe climate change will lead to sea level rises, more intense storms and flooding, more extreme droughts, water shortages and ... Read More »

Cities, states and companies vow to stick to the Paris climate agreement

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The group is reportedly preparing a plan which will pledge to meet the United States' greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris accord . But the 2015 Paris Agreement is different. He is also a UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. The U.S.is now one of only three nations to reject the agreement. Read More »

Donaldson 2 HRs, Blue Jays beat Yankees 7-5; Judge hits 18th

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This game was lost in the first three innings. CLEVELAND - Corey Kluber came off the disabled list to pitch six scoreless innings, and Cleveland benefited from three errors by Oakland that led to five unearned runs. Michelle Cherny of Pride Toronto threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Kevin Pillar , who was suspended two games last month after yelling an anti-gay slur at a Braves pitcher during a game in Atlanta. Read More »

Lexington remembers victims of gun violence

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In response, a group of teenagers close to Pendleton asked classmates, family and friends to wear orange to honor lives lost to gun violence every year. "Let us hope that in the future we will lose fewer of our fellow citizens to gun violence or the misuse of guns", Malloy said. Yes, that's a gun for every person in the country, and 30 times more guns than in the UK. Read More »

Barrasso, Enzi and Cheney comment on United States leaving Paris Climate Agreement

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Petersburg International Economic Forum. Supporters of the accord, including some leading U.S. business figures, called Trump's move a blow to worldwide efforts to tackle dangers for the planet posed by global warming. He knew Trump would hear what he had to say - even if it was unlikely to sway him. Hal Brands , a professor of global affairs at JHU's School of Advanced International Studies , is among 18 co-authors on a Foreign Policy article stating that "the decision will have ... Read More »

Putin ridicules US focus on ambassador contacts

Russia's hopes for better ties with President Donald Trump's administration have been dashed by the congressional and FBI investigations into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation. "The Jews are blamed for everything". "But we know what such sentiments lead to - it doesn't end in anything good", he said. He also said that USA accusations about Russian Federation were reminiscent of "anti-Semitism and blaming the Jews", describing them as "disinformation". Read More »

President Trump's Campaign Announces a 'Pittsburgh, Not Paris' Rally in DC

The colour was plastered on buildings across the world including France , Canada , Australia and, of course, the United States of America itself. " Climate finance is the biggest bad (from Trump's decision)", said Clare Shakya, director of climate change at the International Institute for Environment and Development think-tank in London. Read More »

Iran elects moderate cleric Rouhani president

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Nasrallah was apparently referring to gulf Arab nations that list Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Earlier this month, he promised to remove "all the remaining sanctions". In what many had predicted was going to be a closely contested election, Rouhanni won 57 percent of the vote, nearly 20 points more than the 38 percent his main challenger, hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi, received . Read More »

Dominant Nadal eases into 4th round at French

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Luckily for Wozniacki, she got her way when it began raining while she was down 5-2, suspending the match until Saturday. "In some important moments I was kind of hanging in there", said Djokovic. Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova , the eighth seed, beat No. 32 Zhang Shuai of China, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-5, in a grueling match lasting more than three hours. Read More »

Putin praises Trump, says US spies may have faked hacking evidence

The praise comes amid deepening scrutiny of alleged Russian meddling in America's democratic process on behalf of Trump, who's dismissed the probes as a "witch hunt". Putin said Moscow will continue talking with US President Donald Trump in order to normalize relations, but the task requires political will and a " readiness to solve issues of mutual practical interest ". Read More »

Putin: Syria chemical attack was provocation against Assad

Putin blamed the allegations on "internal political bickering". The problem is inside the American policy. Putin insisted that it was perfectly normal for Kislyak to try to establish contacts and discuss future ties , adding that he hadn't even started to discuss specifics. Read More »

Alan Johnson says he may have been wrong to write off Corbyn

The close relationship that she boasted of at the time is less of an asset in the light of Trump's decision to withdraw from the climate deal , a deal broadly supported in the U.K. Are the Tories three points ahead of Labour - or 12? Jeremy Corbyn has grown into this campaign mainly due to the fact that Mrs May has faded. In the middle of the campaign, the grassroots campaign " grime4corbyn " started up, promising a secret grime show for anyone registering to vote. Read More »

Rihanna Was the Real Winner of Game 1 of the NBA Finals

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They lost that battle an incredible 20-4, and they simply can not overcome that sort of disparity. The Warriors scored the first 13 points of the third quarter because the Cavaliers could not match their speed. Rihanna continued stealing the show - before and after the game - as cameras captured her bowing down to LeBron James and dabbing. Last season, James took some occasional breathers at the defensive end to guard Harrison Barnes . Read More »

Paris Accord: Angela Merkel vows 'more decisive action than ever' on climate

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Gentiloni was speaking after Merkel made waves with weekend remarks in which she suggested that Brexit-bound Britain and a Trump-led United States may no longer be reliable partners for the European Union . The German ambassador to the United States, Peter Wittig, claimed the relationship between Germany and the U.S.is "good and productive" Wednesday, despite speculation the countries have a rocky bond. Read More »

World's Biggest Wind-Turbine Maker Falls as Trump Drops Paris

The Trump administration is determined to retreat to fossil fuel dependence, reversing meaningful progress and setting us on a risky course toward catastrophic climate change . Many major corporations like Exxon, Shell, and Walmart had urged Trump to keep the U.S. in the Paris accord. "So Trump's decision to leave the Paris agreement will affect financing for countries like Uganda in the battle against climate change", he says. Read More »

What's behind the German trade surplus angering Trump?

And it was further inflamed Tuesday at 6:40 a.m. Washington time when Trump fired a white-hot shot straight at Berlin's glass-and-concrete chancellery. Spicer then claimed that Merkel's comments are in line with what Trump wanted all along. Angela Merkel has come under fire for hastening the end of the trans-Atlantic alliance for domestic political gain. Read More »

Paris agreement: what does China think?

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Putin said that he believes based on Trump's comments that the USA president still wants to address the issue of climate change . In the wake of the Trump administration's sudden withdrawal from the global stage, local leaders - especially, though not limited to, those in progressive areas of the country - are recommitting to their work on climate policy. Read More »

Best Memes of Durant & the Warriors Destroying LeBron James & the Cavs

The Cavs can score. Game 2 is set for Sunday at 7 p.m.in Golden State. That isn't the issue. Credit goes to their defense for generating majority. "I also know that you can not simulate what they bring to the table", James said. "A lot of us have been through both sides of a championship run and a Finals", Curry said. James said he would do his best to be ready for the series opener when his mind was elsewhere, concerned for his wife and children back in Ohio. Read More »