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As Trump exits Paris climate pact, other nations are defiant

It will take several years before the world "will have a proper understanding of what the implications are" of the United States withdrawal, Terblanche said. The minister said that it is not now known what kind of impact the decrease in USA funding to support developing countries will be. Thursday's announcement on the Paris agreement was a decision "to abdicate our leadership in the world", Stanton said. Read More »

Bloomberg pledges $15 million for Paris climate agreement

It could also spur Chinese investment in overseas renewable energy projects - and expand its political influence - as poorer countries increasingly look to their deep-pocketed trade partner for help. The final time she said, "You should ask him that". The Labour leader said he would invite the president to Number 10 to discuss Trump's controversial move over a cuppa. Read More »

Big US companies stay on White House panel despite climate jolt

There will be five-year reviews of each country's emission targets, which can only be scaled-up in ambition and not reduced. Several major U.S. companies, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc, JP Morgan Chase & Co and IBM Corp, on Friday said their CEOs will remain in an influential presidential advisory group despite objecting to President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord . Read More »

GOP legislative agenda incomplete, lags as Congress returns


The bill now returns to the Senate , which approved its own plan last month. Even worse, to think that they'll take any additional tax savings and invest them in jobs, research, and other growth-spurring initiatives instead of further enriching their shareholders is to indulge in the sheerest of fantasies. Read More »

California steps up efforts to battle climate change

The government of India has also said that all cars sold in the country by 2030 would have to be electric. President Donald Trump says the accord punishes the American economy and he hopes to negotiate a better deal. "Here we are 2017, we're going backwards". Citing the need to stay engaged with the administration, business leaders said they would remain in their advisory roles to continue working to influence White House policies. Read More »

Pence hits media circuit to defend Trump's Paris accord exit

I think there is a consensus, not only in the environmental community, but elsewhere that the Paris agreement in and of itself will have a negligible impact on climate, ' the official told reporters at a briefing. But Britain did not sign a joint statement by the leaders of Germany , France and Italy, who said they regretted Trump's decision and insisted that the accord can not be renegotiated. Read More »

Bloomberg to Give $15M for US' Share of Paris Agreement


Without significant support from the U.S. government, American industry is at risk of losing the initiative in a huge and growing chunk of the global economy. US: Claims that the Paris agreement was "badly negotiated" and accuses the deal of imposing "unrealistic" carbon emissions targets on the United States while giving China "a free pass". Read More »

Eight police fired 50 bullets to stop London attackers


No details have been released about the suspects, who were shot dead within minutes by police. A police officer looks at floral tributes near the scene of last night's terrorist attack on June 4, 2017 in London, England. Oliver Dowling's girlfriend, Marie Bondeville, underwent surgery at a different hospital, according to the injured man's sister, though she was unable to provide any status updates. Read More »

Van strikes pedestrians on London Bridge

Police said three suspects were shot at the scene within eight minutes of the first emergency call being received. But she proposed regulating cyberspace and said Britain had been far too tolerant of extremism. Rowley says the injured civilian's injuries are not believed to be critical and there will be an independent investigation. For the second time in two weeks, Britain's election campaigns paused for grief as the main political parties suspended national campaigning. Read More »

No Medicaid cuts? Really?


And you have a 13 percent cut in the Department of Education. There are cuts that will impact South Dakotans, if Trump's budget is approved by Congress. The budget calls for increased user fees from manufacturers of medical device, pharmaceutical drugs, generics, and other products to the tune of $1 billion. Read More »

Canadian amongst seven dead in London terror attack

According to Rowley, within eight minutes police had been dispatched, confronted the three male suspects, and shot them. A police officer, right, speaks with marchers near Borough Market in London , Sunday, June 4, 2017 . On March 22, five people were killed in London after Khalid Masood rammed his auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing a policeman outside the Houses of Parliament. Read More »

China vows to uphold Paris climate deal

That calculation doesn't take into account the role of other sectors in reducing emissions. But on Friday, the charitable foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies pledged to contribute $15 million to the UNFCCC secretariat. The US now falls into the same category of Syria and Nicaragua , the only other two countries not in the Paris accord. "Today, we are stepping up our cooperation on climate change with China ", Mr. Read More »

Main UK parties suspend election campaign after London attack

But she said Britain had been far too tolerant of extremism. Firstly, she said we need to deflect the "evil ideology that is a perversion of Islam" and reinforced the need to defend our superior "pluralistic British values". The opposition Labour Party says it will also suspend campaigning until Sunday evening. "We condemn them. My thoughts are with families of the deceased & prayers with the injured". Read More »

British police will name London Bridge attackers when "operationally possible"

Another French national was still unaccounted for, he added. The Royal Thai Embassy in London issued a warning to Thais in England to stay alert to possible danger. Police said the event would still take place, with additional security in place. Packed with people enjoying the summer night, the area around London Bridge and Borough Market soon turned to chaos and panic. Read More »

Lead of UK Conservatives holds, May now seen negatively

For Mr Jeremy Corbyn , the divisive and at times embattled leftist leader of Britain's main opposition party, things looked grim. Some polls and projections now suggest May could even end up losing ground this week. The decline in support for the Conservatives coincided with a surprise announcement by May last month that she would make elderly people pay more for their social care, despite concerns that it could undermine support among ageing, wealthy homeowners-a core source of ... Read More »

Devout Catholic Sean Spicer Excluded From Trump's Vatican Trip


President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis , the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. This week Donald Trump and his political revenue, consisting of his daughter/personal assistant, Ivanka , and his wife-who-maybe-hates-him , Melania , visited Vatican City. Read More »

Trump tweets against Germany

Germany wants to develop its ties with India but this should not be at the cost of its trans-Atlantic relationship, Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi . One source briefed on the decision said Trump would pull out of the pact. " Very bad for U.S. This will change", Mr Trump tweeted . In a sign of Berlin's shifting focus towards Asia, Merkel is also due to meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Read More »

In Brexit heartlands, May's election gamble could depend on turnout

May called the snap election in April when opinion polls were showing she had a lead of more than 20 points over Labour under the leadership of left-winger Jeremy Corbyn . Others put the gap between the two main parties at between four and 11 points, with the other smaller parties apparently stalled. Ladbrokes' latest projections are 370 seats for the Tories, 199 for Labour and 11 for the Lib Dems. Read More »

Ariana Grande, Niall Horan perform at 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert

Fans seemed to have forgotten any lingering fears about security towards the end of the evening, with a lively crowd of middle-aged fans singing " Tonight, I'm a rock and roll star " as they made their way out of the stadium. Further emphasizing that theme was Katy Perry's message to "choose love" at One Love Manchester concert on Sunday. Ariana took to the stage at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground and said: "I had the pleasure of meeting Olivia's mommy a few days ago". Read More »

Trump slams London's mayor in wake of attacks


Witnesses reported a vehicle hitting pedestrians and seeing injured people on the ground on the bridge. He also said security arrangements for forthcoming events were being reviewed and the public could expect to see additional police, both armed and unarmed, across the capital. Read More »

Trump Aides Defend His Decision to Exit Paris Climate Accord

Rather than quitting Paris, Trump could "adjust" the Obama administration emissions target downward, Stern wrote last month in an opinion piece in The Washington Post . "Does the president still believe that global warming is a hoax? ". He's received awards as a businessman in that regard. Tapping into the "America First" message he used on the election trail, Trump announced the withdrawal on Thursday, saying that participating in the pact would undermine the USA economy, wipe out ... Read More »

Clinton jokes covfefe 'a hidden message to the Russians'

Speaking at a technology conference in California, Mrs Clinton said Russia's government "could not have known how best to weaponise that information unless they had been guided" by Americans with polling data. "It was a mistake". She told the assembled crowd: 'I take responsibility for every decision I made but that is not why I lost. "They had to be ready for that, and they had to have a plan for that and they had to be given the go-ahead; 'OK, this could be the end of the Trump ... Read More »

London Bridge terror attack: 'Gunshots' heard near terror raids in Barking

Britain's transport police chief praised the actions of one of his officers injured in the attack who took on the assailants armed only with a baton. Meanwhile police have arrested 12 people, including four women, who were into custody in a dramatic raid at block of flats where one of the London Bridge terrorists reportedly lived. Read More »

Analyst group: IS claims London attack

Politicians and commentators pointed out that Mr Trump Sr had taken Mr Khan's "no reason to be alarmed" remark out of context. Three women hand flowers to a police officer at a police cordon at the north end of London Bridge on June 4, 2017 , to add to tributes piled their to the victims of the June 3 deadly terror attack . Read More »

Islamic State claims London attack: IS-linked agency


He said the official threat level in Britain remained at severe, meaning a militant attack is highly likely. Singer Ariana Grande took some time out ahead of her Manchester benefit concert to Tweet, " Praying for London ". She said she saw at least four or five people on the ground. The three attackers were in a white Renault transit van which ploughed into pedestrians at about 10pm on Saturday. Read More »

Fearless police officer tackled attackers 'armed only with baton'

Police specialists collected evidence in the heart of London after a series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured more than 40 others. "I commend the strong leadership of the @ MayorofLondon as he leads the city forward after this heinous attack", he said , quoted on the U.S. embassy's Twitter account. Read More »

Nunes Issues Subpoenas on 'Unmasking'

Schiff added that he and Republican Representative Michael Conaway, the top Republican now leading the panel's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, would not be distracted from their investigation. The House Intelligence Committee issued seven subpoenas related to the investigation on Wednesday. In March, Nunes came under fire for reportedly sharing confidential details, including information on Trump's associates and their alleged ties to Russian Federation, with a ... Read More »

Report of Multiple Casualties in Incident on London Bridge

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Monday. One of their victims was Christine Archibald , a Canadian woman who is believed to have worked in a shelter for the homeless until she moved to Europe to be with her fiancé. Even in the worst of Saturday's horror in London , heroes were on the scene, including the Transport cop who went after the terrorists with just his police baton and the immigrant chef who fended off one attacker with a bread basket. Read More »

UK Conservatives pledge no tax hike for top earners

Asked by interviewer Julie Etchingham if she thinks the United Kingdom will have broken up by 2025, Ms Sturgeon replied: "I think Scotland will be independent, yes, but, you know, that's a choice for the Scottish people". "But we have to be prepared to stand up for Britain". It marks a significant turnaround after the Tories were 19 point ahead at the start of the campaign. Read More »

May, Corbyn grilled by voters in final TV showdown before elections


As the polls suggest, the country does appear to be divided with strong support for the Labour party from bettors in London , Manchester, Liverpool, Brighton and Nottingham. There were problems with the substance, too. But she suffered on questions about social care, particularly in response to a question from a nurse who said her payslips hadn't risen in nearly a decade. Read More »