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Pakistan will do something out of the box against India: Sarfraz

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Team India will clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in an emotionally-charged atmosphere at Edgbaston , Birmingham on Sunday for their ICC Champions Trophy opener. Being sure about what they want, Pakistan have also managed to zero in on the players they want for their opening game and the combination has been dicated by the need to have wicket-takers in the middle overs. Read More »

Climate Change, Trump And The Paris Climate Accord46:10

Brussels and Beijing believe in "the full implementation, without nuances, of the Paris climate agreement ", Juncker said , and underlined that there can be "no backsliding". On Thursday the USA president announced he would pull his country out of the landmark agreement that has commitments from every country in the world except Syria and Nicaragua . Read More »

India would stick to climate accord even if US pulled out

Merkel , one of the strongest advocates of the global pact to curb emissions of gases that speed climate change , said there was no turning back from the path that began with the 1997 Kyoto climate protocol and led to 2015's Paris deal. In backing out of the accord, Trump said he didn't want other countries laughing at America. Merkel regards her speech on Europe becoming more active internationally as a reflection of the reality during the Ukraine conflict and the refugee crisis, ... Read More »

Polls show conflicting outcomes for UK's May in next week's election

The EU divorce has broken the mould of British politics, luring new voters like Hill to the ballot box and deeply eroding old party loyalties. Many have called it an unnecessary election . "It is clear that on contact with the voters, Mrs May is not going down well and she is losing ground in particular amongst middle-aged voters and female voters", Ben Page, chief executive of Ipsos MORI, told Reuters . Read More »

We are completely calm ahead of India match, says Pakistan coach Arthur

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Arthur, a former coach of both his native South Africa and Australia, added: " All I know is that the captain/coach relationship is nearly like a marriage". There was a time when Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Saqlain Mushtaq, Saeed Anwar, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf used to play in the same team! "That said, I quite like Sarfraz Ahmed , the wicketkeeper-batsman". Read More »

USA states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

Some of the largest United States companies had warned Trump against walking away from the Paris agreement . " Donald Trump has absolutely chosen the wrong course". Ansgar Kiene of the environmental activist group Greenpeace said it was clear from the global response to the American decision that leaders around the world were united in the fight against climate change . Read More »

Labour could be on course for shock election victory

But she has been accused of seeking to take advantage of her party's 20-point poll lead over the opposition Labour party - which has now dwindled to the low single figures. "We would have liked to have a bit of a poll lead throughout the campaign, but we will remind people what we said at the beginning of the campaign, that Corbyn is a credible threat and actually to a large extent this campaign has vindicated it". Read More »

Environment minister calls USA withdrawal from climate deal 'regrettable'

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British Prime Minister Theresa May was accused by opponents Friday of failing to stand up to the United States over its withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. The Labour leader said he would invite the president to Number 10 to discuss Trump's controversial move over a cuppa. Under the Paris accord , the US sent some $1 billion to the Green Climate Fund that is guided by the U.N. Read More »

Trump Not Planning to Invoke Executive Privilege for Comey Testimony — NY Times

Trump has already mentioned these conversations himself publicly, going so far as to definitely not threaten Comey over leaking info to the press, making the legality of invoking executive privilege in this case even shakier. And I think obviously it's got to be reviewed'. Trump fired Comey on May 9. In practice, executive privilege disputes between the White House and Congress have often been resolved through deals to accommodate investigators' needs without reaching definitive ... Read More »

Rep. Devin Nunes: Media Elites Have 'No Interest' in Americans Being Unmasked

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Thursday on MSNBC that no Democratic members of the committee were involved with or even informed of that move, which he said was spearheaded by the panel's Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA). James Comey, fired last month as FBI director amid a federal investigation into connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, is set to testify next Thursday at a highly anticipated congressional hearing that could shed light on his private conversations ... Read More »

No qualms with coach Kumble: Kohli

Arthur, a former coach of both his native South Africa and Australia , added: "All I know is that the captain/coach relationship is nearly like a marriage". There are all kinds of possibilities: "two spinners, two fast bowlers; three fast bowlers and a spinner". They must try and attack, especially when he is new at the crease. Read More »

Trump supporters plan 'Pittsburgh Not Paris' rally in Washington

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He said his own foundation will help coordinate the USA effort, which will be called America's Pledge , and it will help submit "nationally determined contributions" like other nations. His decision ended weeks of speculation, some of it fueled by Trump himself and his Cabinet members. "In order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord", he said. Read More »

London hit by terrorist attacks

Will Heaven, managing editor of The Spectator magazine, said on Twitter he saw "two casualties - one on pavement, one edge of road" and reported seeing armed police on the bridge. Soon after, reports started coming in of stabbings at Borough Market, a nearby area full of bars and restaurants surrounding a popular food market. Read More »

UK PM May's lead widens ahead of June 8 election - ORB poll

All recent polls have shown that the opposition led by Corbyn has made significant gains in recent weeks. Instead, the Conservatives are starting to get anxious. Her attempts to stay on message, no matter what, led to criticism that her campaign lacked any substance. There were dozens of seats "switching between us and them in key battlegrounds", a senior strategist for the Conservatives told Business Insider. Read More »

NBA PLAOYFFS -- Celtics stun Cavs with Game 3 steal, 111-108

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It was James' seventh straight playoff game with at least 30 points. And while James was criticized in some circles for not doing more, Celtics coach Brad Stevens was understandably cautious in his analysis. Conversely, after hitting 14 threes in the first half the Cavs made just 2 in the final 24 minutes. "We're all to blame", said Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue on Monday. Read More »

Don't Judge Trump For Exiting Climate Accord, Says Putin

Trump said the deal was "very unfair" to the United States and would impact the job market. In a phone call with the USA president shortly after his White House announcement , the Prime Minister stressed that the United Kingdom remained committed to the 2015 agreement, which aims to limit the rise in global temperatures caused by the use of carbon-based fuels by 2C. Read More »

U.N: Trump climate move could divert FDI, spark litigation

There will be five-year reviews of each country's emission targets, which can only be scaled-up in ambition and not reduced. Governor Jerry Brown of US' California state vowed on Thursday to resist President Donald Trump's withdrawal from Paris agreement on climate change. Read More »

Trump says United States to quit Paris climate pact; allies voice dismay

In a 2016 paper, Climate Change and Health , published in the Annals of Internal Medicine , ACP outlined the negative consequences that climate change will have on public and individual health. Trump has called climate change a " hoax " multiple times in the past, including in 2014, when he tweeted , "Snowing in Texas and Louisiana, record setting freezing temperatures throughout the country and beyond". Read More »

Ariana Grande visits fans injured in Manchester terror attack

The little girl was among scores of people wounded when suicide bomber Salman Abedi blew himself up at the Manchester Arena as crowds left the concert . A fearless Ariana Grande has touched down in London for her return to Manchester after the horrific bombing last Monday, which saw 22 people lose their lives at the end of her Manchester Arena gig. Read More »

Trump keeps his promises scrapping climate deal

Countries, cities, businesses are reiterating their commitment to the Paris Accord . "And time to pursue a new deal that protects the environment, our companies, our citizens, and our country". It is possible that these countries, particularly developing ones, will become more ambitious in their climate-related pursuits. "We will continue to lead", the letter promised. Read More »

Sarfraz promises to do something out of the box against India

I am going to enjoy Virat's sixes. He also assured that his team have plans in place for the Indian skipper and hopes that the men under him would execute the same. This is at least good news for the cricket team trying to bring back the Champions Trophy as they can now focus on the game without being anxious about the Kohli-Kumble spat. Read More »

Bale 'proud', Ronaldo outstanding as Real Madrid make Champions League history

It was also a special evening for Madrid's Gareth Bale , who saluted his team historic triumph as the Spanish giants became the first side to retain the trophy for 27 years. The pressure created by RM finally paid off when in the 61 minute, Casemiro's speculative shot found its way into the bottom corner, with the ball flicking off Sami Khedira's heels and spinning beyond Buffon's reach. Read More »

Climate action continues despite United States withdrawal: COP22 President

In announcing plans to pull the us out of the Paris climate accord , President Donald Trump declared that he was "elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris". France said it would work with USA states and cities to keep up the fight against climate change. The group is still hashing out the details after an initial rush of statements from mayors condemning Trump's decision, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (D) said in a phone interview Thursday. Read More »

Trump to announce decision on Paris climate pact Thursday

His speech comes as Trump this week decides whether the United States - the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China - will adhere to the limit its emissions as layed out in the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The report added that Trump commented to close confidants about his stance in recent weeks, but a public letter sent to him a few days ago by 22 Republican senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, helped seal his decision. Read More »

Lead of UK Conservatives holds, May now seen negatively - ComRes poll

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The Crown Prosecution Service announced on Friday that Craig Mackinlay, who hopes to retain his seat in the election on June 8, "falsely" declared expenses. The impression gaining ground that May really struggles to answers questions without platitudes. They governed together until 2015. There is little difference between potential Conservative and Labour voters with 75% and 76% respectively saying they have definitely decided who they'll vote for. Read More »

Texas House Declines To Negotiate With Senate On Its Proposed 'Bathroom' Compromise

The disagreement hinges on an arcane process called "sunset", in which lawmakers periodically review state agencies and decide to either phase them out or keep them open. The bill approved Friday by the state Senate is the Legislature's response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision last summer striking down Texas' 2013 law that prompted more than half the state's abortion clinics to close. Read More »

Does President Trump Believe In Climate Change? Aides Won't Say

Along with Mr Trump , Mr Pruitt and White House press secretary Sean Spicer were among those who refused to answer repeated questions on the subject. and the governor, by sheer force of will and passion, will continue to accelerate that work", said Evan Gillespie, deputy director at the Sierra Club, where he oversees California's clean energy program. Read More »

Gianluigi Buffon cannot explain Juve's second half Champions League final slump

Gianluigi Buffon confessed the Champions League Final defeat to Real Madrid was "a big disappointment, because we thought we'd done everything necessary to win". His career total in all competitions now stands at 600, a record 108 of which have come in the Champions League. Ronaldo scored twice in the final, finishing the season with 16 goals in his last 10 games. Read More »

Egypt: Daesh claims attack on Coptic Christians killing 29

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Egypt has been fighting Islamic State group-linked militants who have waged an insurgency, mainly focused in the volatile north of the Sinai Peninsula but there have been also attacks on the mainland. "This merciless slaughter of Christians in Egypt tears at our hearts and grieves our souls". A Libyan air force statement said: "The operation was a success and the losses of the Al Qaeda terrorists were heavy in casualties and equipment". Read More »

Corbyn cuts Tories' poll lead again

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn met with Basildon firefighters during his trip to Pitsea yesterday, to discuss his emergency services policies. The speedy readmission of Jackie Walker, only for the party to have to suspend her again, stand out. Read More »

The White House's Contradictory Message on Kushner

Politicians are likely to ask Comey about his interactions with Trump as the bureau pursued its investigation into his campaign's contacts. The White House is building a special unit of attorneys, researchers, and communication specialists to take over the effort to fend off those annoying Russian Federation allegations, the Wall Street Journal reports . Read More »