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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 »

Climate action 'unstoppable,' nations should stay course — UN chief

European leaders reacted with anger after President Trump's announcement. Former Democratic President Barack Obama expressed regret over the pullout from a deal he was instrumental in brokering. However, businesses from around the world will not give up and will double down on their commitments to work together, in order to continue to find new and rewarding solutions in all countries of the world. Read More »

China Likely To Gain As US Withdraws From Paris Agreement

At an election campaign event in York, he said: "Given the chance to present a united front from our global partners she (Mrs May) has instead opted for silence and once again subservience to Donald Trump ". The dispute is the latest round of a years-long battle between scientists and politicians over how to interpret facts about the effects of burning fossil fuels on the global climate, and translate them into policy. Read More »

Obama Slams Trump Over Paris Climate Deal

He hit back on Twitter when the White House tweeted Trump's Pittsburgh quote, saying that "it's now up to cities to lead " and follow the guidelines laid out in the Paris Agreement . He also rejected Trump's claim that people of Pittsburgh voted for the Republican in the 2016 presidential election. In California , both foes and advocates of the president's decision used the business issue in commenting on Trump's move. Read More »

Putin on Trump's withdrawal from Paris Accord: 'Don't worry, be happy'

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Megyn Kelly, now working for NBC News, was moderating a panel discussion in St. Petersburg when she asked Putin about United States intelligence agencies' conclusions that Russian Federation had interfered with the 2016 USA election . His speech earlier, however, was nearly entirely devoted to attracting foreign investment. SPIEF attracts over 10,000 worldwide and Russian participants, including government and business leaders, as well as leading global voices from academia, the media and ... Read More »

Corey Lewandowski Says He's Open to Returning to Trump's Team

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Germany's top security official says he's ordered the re-examination of up to 100,000 decisions granting asylum to migrants. When Hunter Walker of Yahoo News asked whether people should be anxious about Trump posting late-night "incoherent tweets", Spicer said , "No". Read More »

Clinton: Trump unleashed 'dangerous' level of hate

Q: And at the time people thought you were. But Clinton's tin ear hasn't improved with age or experience. Several hours later, the president took to Twitter. At the conference, Clinton said her campaign's assertions that there was Russian meddling had been "basically shooed away". Hillary Clinton is not getting a warm reception from Democrats after blaming her own party for her election loss. Read More »

China says it will stick to commitment to fight climate change

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Trudeau said he was "deeply disappointed". "Such technologies will also help in our fight against air pollution and ensure greater energy security globally". The US accounted for 15 per cent of the world's carbon emissions in 2016, she noted. "Not us", he said. "Many others have too". (AP Photo/Nadine Achoui-Lesage). Read More »

OECD holds out hope US may return to Paris climate pact

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Leaving Trump green with envy. Theresa May has denied she is subservient to Donald Trump amid claims she did not protest enough about the U.S. Putin added that USA participation is essential for the success of global efforts. Responding to Trump's pointing to his city , Pittsburgh, Mayor Bill Peduto called the decision "disastrous for our planet, for cities such as Pittsburgh", and a step that "has made America weaker and the world less safe". Read More »

Trump's climate decision a 'disappointment: Justin Trudeau

Even more importantly, beyond state capitols and city halls, in factories and nurses' offices, in classrooms and community rooms, and in churches, mosques and synagogues, Americans are taking action. Trump's decision has triggered condemnation by scientists, rights groups and celebrities as well. That means the USA would remain in the agreement, at least formally, for another three-and-a-half years, ensuring the issue remains alive in the next presidential election. Read More »

United States unemployment rate dips, but job growth easing

The closely watched labor force participation rate fell 0.2 points to 62.7 percent although this measure has shown no clear trend over the last 12 months, according to the report. Ahead of Thursday's announcement to leave the Paris climate pact, Trump touted jobs growth since he took office. Exactly eight years after the Great Recession ended, the USA job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth. Read More »

Ronaldo? Zidane? Real Madrid boss names the ultimate Galactico

The France great inherited a disgruntled team from Rafa Benitez, but he united the dressing room and led the team to last year's Champions League title. Manchester United was the last team to come close to defending their title, but lost to Barcelona in the 2009 final. Real Madrid will be the fifth team to try and with their rich pedigree in the competition, it will be hard to bet against them creating another piece of history. Read More »

Putin denies Russian Federation behind U.S. election-related hacking

After fielding several questions about Russian involvement in USA elections , Putin fired back and accused the US of conducting active meddling in Russia's domestic politics. "Trump's team was more efficient during the election campaign". On the cultural side, the Prime Minister said the deep awareness of Russian culture in India, and of Yoga and Ayurveda in Russia, was a matter of deep satisfaction. Read More »

Election Shock: Pollster Points To Tory Losses And Hung Parliament

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The Panelbase poll, conducted between May 19-23, showed the Conservatives winning 48 per cent of the vote in June 8 elections, with Labour at 33 per cent. The euro was off 0.1 percent at $1.1183, posting a small recovery after fears of an early election in Italy and a softer-than-expected inflation reading in Germany dragged it lower on Tuesday. Read More »

Summer Reading Program Kickoff June 6

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Livermore Ave. No registration is required, but those planning to attend are encouraged to arrive early. Participants of all-ages can take a culinary and language-learning trip around the world during the "International Night at the Library" on Wednesday, July 12. Read More »

Mattis presses China on North Korea, South China Sea

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To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. He was, however, unrelentingly critical of North Korea , a politically and economically isolated nation whose leaders have long viewed the United States as a military threat, in part because of periodic US military exercises with South Korea, which the North sees as preparations for attacks aimed at destroying its ruling elite. Read More »

Christy Clark Won't Go Down Without A Fight

Green MLAs on confidence and supply matters", said Weaver on Monday. Here's a look at five major items the parties have agreed to work on together. Adam Olsen, a Green member who was elected in Saanich North and the Islands, said his party made compromises in its negotiations with the NDP but the agreement addresses democratic-reform issues critical to the party's agenda. Read More »

Idlib chemical attack provocation against Syrian government: Putin

Putin, speaking at an economic forum in Russian Federation, said that although he thinks it would have been better for the U.S.to try to change the agreement rather than leave it, he isn't rushing to condemn Trump for his decision. Relations between Russian Federation and the USA have been in sharp decline since 2014, when Western powers reacted to Moscow's annexation of Crimea by slapping sanctions on the country. Read More »

Donald Trump défie le monde — Climat

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Une décision qui suscite la consternation en Europe, après des semaines de négociations pour tenter de convaincre la deuxième puissance la plus pollueuse du monde de la nécessité de cet accord. Le premier à s'exprimer aura été Emmanuel Macron . Que pensez-vous de cette attitude? Ce coup de communication est un réel coup de projecteur. "La France, en particulier doit faire preuve d'exemplarité en augmentant les fonds pour ces pays et en soutenant d'ici l'été, la mise en place de la taxe ... Read More »

Trump pulls USA out of Paris climate pact

Nicaragua balked because it found the deal's standards insufficient. In a commentary published on Friday, Xinhua suggested that no one country was now likely take up leadership of global efforts to fight climate change. On the campaign trail, Trump had called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by China. On Thursday, he removed the United States from its leadership role. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Serves Donald Trump's Covfefe Right Back At Him

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And they've just gotten unwitting support from one of the Trump administration's most addled representatives: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer . The president seemed to make a joke about the incident several hours later, tweeting: "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ". And among the names brought up, David, are you and Corey Lewandowski . Read More »

'Friendly fire' kills 11 soldiers and wounds seven in Philippines

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The "hold and secure" operation in Davao City has seen crime plummet from among the worst rates in the city to an impressive - if questionable - zero reports over 24 hours . "They were able to get an armored vehicle of the police". Families of the victims have been notified, Padilla added. "We need wisdom to be watchful and vigilant, to be prayerful of course and continue to pray that there would not be any attack to churches that will create another reaction and the whole situation would ... Read More »

Corey Lewandowski says he's open to White House communications job

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Shortly after the election, Kushner allegedly discussed setting up a secret communications channel with the Russian government to facilitate sensitive discussions about the conflict in Syria. Perhaps there is a reasonable explanation, but so far, it's not been forthcoming from the White House, and that's distressing. Mr. Lewandowski said it would be easier for someone who has a "pre-existing" relationship with Mr. Read More »

Elon Musk to Trump: You quit Paris deal, so I quit you

I'd be much more pessimistic if we still had to fight that fight, and we don't - they got it a long time ago", deMenocal said. Ball points out the nonbinding nature of the agreement - which is the only way the deal could be struck - means most nations have not contributed what they've pledged to the Green Climate Fund . Read More »

MIT officials: Trump misunderstood our climate research

The Paris accord, reached by almost 200 countries in 2015, was meant to limit global warming to 2 degrees or less by 2100, mainly through country pledges to cut carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. "We governors are going to step into this cockpit and fly the plane", Inslee told reporters. In his announcement on Thursday, Mr Trump said the deal, which involved voluntary commitments, put the United States at a disadvantage. Read More »

The White House Says It Won't Answer Questions About Russia Anymore

Spicer discussed ongoing possible connections to Jared Kushner and Russians, the president's global trip, and other topics. The FBI probe "coupled with the president's habit of undercutting his staff" have "driven away candidates for West Wing jobs that normally would be among the most coveted in American politics", the newspaper reported . Read More »

CT Politicians React to Trump Decision on Paris Accord

He has also been skeptical of man-made global warming and at times called it a hoax. California is already working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% from 1990 levels by 2030 and Mr Brown has cast himself as Mr Trump's chief foil on climate policy. Read More »

Trump Seemingly Downplays Allegations Against Kushner About Russia

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Cites the fakery because it is an anonymous source, therefore fake. The Washington Post and other media outlets reported over the weekend that Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, suggested to Russia's ambassador to the USA that the Kremlin and Trump's transition team set up a secret communications channel and meet in Russian diplomatic facilities in order to avoid US intelligence operations. Read More »

USA quits Paris climate pact

At a news conference in the White House Rose Garden on Thursday afternoon, Trump said the accord is "very unfair to the United States ". However, now the president has made his position clear - potentially to the detriment of future generations - the billionaire entrepreneur has also chose to make a stand by vacating his position at Trump's advisory council. Read More »