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White House informing allies Trump will abandon climate pact

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He said it would take at least three to four years for any country to leave the agreement. Dozens of other companies have also supported the USA involvement in the Paris agreement . Pence introduced Trump in the Rose Garden Thursday. He is expected to withdraw from the landmark agreement, according to two senior USA officials familiar with his plans. Read More »

Matt Lewis Schools CNN Panel On Paris Agreement

Almost 200 nations, including the USA under former president Barack Obama's administration, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change. "This scientific question has been settled for years, yet the few deniers who are still out there have gained outsized and risky influence with our president at the expense of our safety and security". Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn to make surprise appearance at the BBC leaders debate

Mr Corbyn's intervention comes as a seat projection by pollster YouGov suggested that the United Kingdom could be heading for a hung parliament, with Labour making gains and Mrs May's Tories suffering losses. However, Geoffrey Yu, head of the United Kingdom investment office at UBS Wealth Management, had his own doubts on the survey results and said the fall in sterling was a buying opportunity. Read More »

New MacBooks, iPads and keyboards are set for a WWDC launch

Apple hopes to differentiate its version of a common product with better sound quality, and features like virtual surround sound and sensors that are able to measure a room and adjust the acoustics accordingly. Apple is rumoured to be working on a standalone product to house its virtual assistant Siri , which could be unveiled next week. Having pretty much kick-started the market for voice-based AI with Siri on the iPhone , Apple has had to endure Amazon's Echo voice-based AI ... Read More »

Donald Trump to 'press' Paris pact exit button

The Trump administration can invoke the accord's formal withdrawal mechanism, which takes four years - though US officials could stop participating in any future climate talks immediately. Tearfund's head of advocacy Paul Cook said: "World leaders need to uphold their commitments to prevent lives and livelihoods being hit hard by an unstable and changing climate". Read More »

European Commission leader blasts Trump on climate plans

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When he said on the campaign that he would "cancel" the Paris Agreement , he clearly didn't understand how such binding agreements work. "Congress deserves a detailed explanation from the administration", she tweeted . We have worked hand-in-hand with the federal government to help make our profession and country competitive global leaders in the quest for an energy efficient built environment. Read More »

Illinois Legislature, governor set national futility record

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Bruce Rauner (R) intends to sign legislation supported by both chambers of the IL legislature that will automatically register people to vote when they interact with state drivers' facilities and other state agencies. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has insisted on a freeze on local property taxes for more than two years. All eyes are on Springfield today as the spring session ends, and there's still no budget in place. Read More »

Trump's communications director to quit

The White House did not acknowledge the meeting or Kushner's attendance until March. The position had gone unfilled after campaign aide Jason Miller - Trump's original choice for communications director - backed out of the job in December before the president's inauguration. Read More »

Blue Jays' Happ to return from DL Tuesday

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At least not when he hit it. Joey Votto and Scott Schebler homered for the Reds (24-28), who ended their road trip at 3-4. Donaldson was asked if he checked the distance on his home run after the game had concluded. He was replaced by Danny Barnes , who gave up a home run to short stop Zack Cozart , his second of the night. Marco Estrada (5-2, 4.42 ERA) will go up against CC Sabathia (4-2, 3.15 ERA) tomorrow night at 7:07 p.m. Read More »

Putting together a holistic solution to defeat ISIS: White House

Lawyers for Kushner said he was willing to talk with federal and congressional investigators about his foreign contacts and his work on the Trump campaign. " #FakeNews is the enemy!" "If you know Jared, he's a very calm, stable voice", Haley told MSNBC . And on Tuesday, Michael Dubke , his communications director, resigned after being on the job for just three months . Read More »

Kevin Durant And LeBron James Unveil New PEs During Practice

Will J.R. Smith get hot from three one game? "As a lifelong Cleveland sports fan, I'm looking forward to seeing King James and the Cavs settle the score once and for all", said Brown. Stintsman is a five-year season ticket holder who is selling his tickets for games 3 and 4. "I'm just proud of the work we've put in from the beginning of the season", Durant said. Read More »

Trump to pull U.S. out of Paris climate accord

US President Donald Trump is poised to pull the country out of the Paris climate accord , US media report , quoting senior officials. White House officials, however, reportedly cautioned that the decision to exit the 2015 worldwide accord, which committed almost every country to take action against warming the planet, was not yet final - something Trump reaffirmed on Twitter . Read More »

Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports

The New York Times and Washington Post said he wanted to use Russian facilities to avoid USA interception of discussions with Moscow . Tensions were eased after then-President John F. It's been reported he met with Russia's ambassador to the USA, Sergey Kislyak , at the time , and failed to disclose earlier phone calls with Russian officials. Read More »

Kevin Durant Can't Win in These NBA Finals with Fans or Media

The third National Basketball Association title clash between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will kick off on June 1 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland , California. There is no debate about Cleveland's offensive potency, especially with Kevin Love making about 48 per cent of the three pointers he tries. Who is going to win the 2017 NBA Finals: LeBron James and the Cavaliers or Steph Curry and the Warriors? That was in 2012 when James and the Miami ... Read More »

White House communications director Michael Dubke resigns

Kushner was reportedly joined by Michael Flynn, who would resign, after just 24 days as Trump's national security adviser following reports that he secretly spoke with Kislyak about sanctions and lied about it. Dubke's last day as White House Communications Director is likely to be Tuesday and he is expected to meet with his staff at the White House. "In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person", Trump told the New York Times . Read More »

UK PM May's lead narrows slightly to 12 points: ICM poll

The same data sees Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party picking up 28 seats, the Scottish National Party gaining 4, and the Liberal Democrats gaining just one seat in the lower chamber. How does constituency-by-constituency actually work? - The model is based on the fact that people with similar characteristics tend to vote similarly, but not identically, regardless of where they reside, YouGov said. Read More »

Kelly defends plan for Russian Federation back channel as a 'good thing'

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said it was "obviously very concerning" if a key Trump campaign figure was possibly seeking secret communications during the transition period with a country that intelligence experts say intervened in the 2016 USA presidential election. Read More »

UK PM Theresa May's Conservatives see poll lead narrow again

New constituency-by-constituency modeling by YouGov showed the Conservative Party might lose 20 of the 330 seats it holds while the opposition Labour Party could gain almost 30 seats. The study , which entailed thousands of interviews with a panel of participants over a week, was the same approach used by YouGov to gauge sentiment about the referendum on withdrawal from the EU. Read More »

Mark Fields is Reportedly Out at Ford

Under Mr Fields' three-year tenure at the helm, Ford's shares have tumbled nearly 40% and he has come under fire for not focusing enough on the core business. The resulting shrink in profits has triggered a decrease in share prices of close to 40% in just over two years. Fields, as president of the Americas in the late 2000s, was the second highest-ranking Ford executive and learned from Mulally. Read More »

Uber fires top self-driving engineer following lawsuit with Waymo

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A federal court has ordered Uber to return documents Alphabet accuses him of stealing. Levandowski was a senior engineer in Waymo , the eight-year-old self-driving vehicle programme launched by Alphabet, Google's parent company. Almost two weeks ago, Uber's General Counsel Salle Yoo warned Levandowski that the company would take adverse employment action including termination of his employment if he fails to comply with a court order to return all Waymo documents related to its ... Read More »

Wenger clings on to Arsenal reign

Wenger's contract as manager of the club ended with the final match of the season and decisions on his future have been made by senior management. Every 50-50 challenge went to Arsenal , and regardless of how many boots the Blues stuck in, they couldn't rob Arsenal of possession. Read More »

Cyclone Mora Hits Bangladesh With Heavy Wind And Rain

A man and woman were killed after getting hit by a falling tree as the cyclone cut its path through the tourist district of Cox's Bazar, police said. Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated to shelters to escape Cyclone Mora in Bangladesh. "We have mainly alerted PWD based on our last experience of some landslides, especially in rural areas", Dkhar said. Read More »

IPhone 8 to feature new display format

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The much anticipated iPhone is rumored to feature a 5.8-inch display. While some have claimed that Apple is going to embed the sensor underneath the display, others have been apprehensive about such a radical approach, stating that Apple is facing issues in ramping up yield rates of the new sensor. Read More »

Alleged Manchester bomber phoned mom before attack, said 'forgive me'

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A venue has not yet been revealed but it will not be held at Manchester Arena, where the terrorist attack took place, just after Ariana had finished performing to 21,000 fans. "Here is a live investigation taking place and we can not have information put into the public domain that is not in the direct control of the British police and security services". Read More »

Trump reportedly tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal

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The goal is to keep the rise in global temperatures no higher than 2 degrees Celsius, as compared with pre-industrial levels. It's more than just energy firms, though: Microsoft ( MSFT , Tech30 ), Apple ( AAPL , Tech30), Starbucks ( SBUX ), Gap ( GPS ), Nike ( NKE ), Google ( GOOGL , Tech30), Adidas ( ADDYY ) and L'Oreal ( LRLCY ) all support continued USA involvement. Read More »

Three-homer inning powers Toronto to second straight win over Cincinnati

Starter Lisalverto Bonilla lasted only 2 1/3 innings, giving up six runs. On Friday that changed, with the return of Josh Donaldson and Tulowitzki. More stability in Toronto might help the Herd, and Happ's return was a step in that direction. Still, to highlight any one hitter would be missing the point on a night so many contributed. Read More »

PlayStation 3 Production Stops After Over 10 Years

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The PlayStation 3 console has had a long, successful-albeit occasionally bumpy-life, but that life is coming to an end, as Sony is ceasing production on the console in Japan. Despite its struggles against stiff competition, the PS3 was still in production for an impressive 11 years. PS4 Update 4 .70 rolls out today, and Sony has issued the official patch notes detailing what this new system software does. Read More »

Upcoming iPhone 8 to feature new display format

This also further nullifies the rumor wherein Apple was speculated to be shifting the location of its fingerprint sensor on the back of the device . He also said that production output will also be scaled back, as reported by Apple Insider . Apple is expected to debut the new iPhone in the fall alongside updated versions of its current 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch device lineup. Read More »