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White House Still Won't Say Whether Trump Believes Climate Science


In a short statement to the German parliament, Ms Merkel said there was no turning back from the path that began with the 1997 Kyoto climate protocol and continued with 2015's "historic" Paris deal. "I deeply disagree with the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and, as a matter of principle, I've resigned from the president's advisory council". Read More »

EU, China Renew Commitment to Fight Climate Change

After Trump's shocking statement, the leaders of France, Italy and Germany indicated in a joint statement that the USA could not unilaterally renegotiate the agreement. "Tillerson's credibility issues right now are far broader than just the Paris accord", said Cecile Shea, a retired USA diplomat, now of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Read More »

London terror attacks: What we know

They then ran toward Borough Market with a shout of "this is for Allah". The head of local policing for Northamptonshire has urged any witnesses to last night's terror attack to come forward. The death toll of seven didn't include the three attackers. "The Mayor is busy coordinate the response to this horrific and cowardly terrorist attack", said Khan's spokesman. Read More »

Golden State among best teams I've seen, says LeBron

His answer consisted all of two syllables. "So that's the most important thing, individually, just work on my game, like I said, approach the game like I always do, and we'll see what happens". Of course, the Cavs needed 86 shots to get to 91 points. 0 steals to be exact, and according to ESPN , they are the first team to not record a steal in an NBA Finals game. Read More »

Cavaliers want to ramp up physicality but won't 'dirty up' game

Let's clear up a misconception: Golden State's biggest undoing on the way to blowing that 3-1 lead in last season's NBA Finals was not Draymond Green's Game 5 suspension for connecting with LeBron James' midsection. There is a golden number here that Cleveland needs to keep in mind: 100 points. Thompson has become just the latest Cleveland player to speak out about the physicality of the 2017 NBA Finals . Read More »

China, EU claim climate leadership as United States steps back


President Donald Trump has announced that the USA will no longer participate in the 2015 Paris climate agreement , the landmark United Nations treaty that many of us worked so hard to achieve. When I was a member of the French government participating in a global tour to build consensus for climate action - an effort that eventually culminated in the Paris agreement - I experienced first-hand what American leadership can achieve. Read More »

SpaceX taking recycling all way to orbit for NASA


Reusability is SpaceX's watchword. The return of a triple-launch date, while essentially a coincidence, is a sign that after several years of growing pains, commercial rocket companies are starting to hit the tempos that have promised to boost access to space while reducing the cost. Read More »

Six killed, 48 injured in terror attack in London

Prime Minister Bill English: "New Zealand's thoughts are with the victims of today's attack, along with their families and friends". 'He was nothing short of complete praise for the role of the British police force, ' Mr Shorten said. People near London Bridge and Borough Market have been told to run away or hide. The mayor of London , Sadiq Khan, advised people to follow the police Twitter account for updates as emergency services dealt with the incident. Read More »

Six killed, 48 injured in terror attack in London

Prime Minister Bill English: "New Zealand's thoughts are with the victims of today's attack, along with their families and friends". 'He was nothing short of complete praise for the role of the British police force, ' Mr Shorten said. People near London Bridge and Borough Market have been told to run away or hide. The mayor of London , Sadiq Khan, advised people to follow the police Twitter account for updates as emergency services dealt with the incident. Read More »

Coal industry welcomes Donald Trump's climate change move

The team concluded that the global surface average temperature would go up, compared to pre-Industrial times, by 2°C (3.6°F) in 2053, and between 2.7°C (4.9°F) and 3.6°C (6.5°F) by 2100 - exceeding the 2°C goal. "Europe will lead through ambitious climate policies and through continued support to the poor and vulnerable", Canete said. The official, who declined to be identified by name or affiliation and requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the decision, ... Read More »

Trump desire to renegotiate Paris deal 'incoherent' and 'clumsy'

They should take full advantage of rapid technology advances and falling costs to reap the economic benefits of transitioning to a clean energy economy. So this study concludes that the Paris agreement is not yet enough . Merkel, invoking her background as a scientist and a veteran of more than 20 years of worldwide efforts to protect the planet, noted that it was especially important to help developing nations meet the challenges of global warming. Read More »

Russian President Vladimir Putin avoids criticizing Trump's climate accord decision


It says the agreement is a "cornerstone in the cooperation between our countries" and that they believe it offers "substantial economic opportunities". "Because wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the same responsibility". And Europe, while generally basking in the glow of the Paris Agreement , has been quietly lobbying the Trump administration since February to fast-track approvals of multi-billion-dollar terminals for exporting America's abundant shale-drilled natural gas as ... Read More »

Putin Upbeat After Trump Withdraws US From Global Climate Agreement

Like Arnold Schwarzenegger said earlier, one man can not destroy our progress. Speaking about possible re-entry, he said, "If we can, great". The Green Fund is created to help poor countries adapt to climate change and bypass some of the heavily polluting technologies formerly used by rich countries. Read More »

EU chief: EU, China believes Trump climate decision 'a big mistake'

Bill Peduto said he stood with the French capital instead of the USA president over his choice to leave the climate agreement. The money, offered by Bloomberg's philanthropic foundation, would ensure there was no disruption to the UN's work on climate change in the wake of Trump's decision, he said. Read More »

United Nations says Trump climate move won't derail accord

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi provided leadership at the Paris Summit and the Government is committed to ensure the best is done to address the issues relating to climate change and global warming. And officials around the world said that they would press for the climate agreement to be respected regardless of the USA decision. The White House also says the accord imposed "unrealistic targets on the USA for reducing carbon emissions while giving China a free pass". Read More »

SpaceX tries again to launch 1st recycled supply ship


SpaceX on Saturday blasted off a shipment of food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station using for the first time a vessel that had flown before. The Dragon spacecraft is carrying about 6,000 pounds of cargo that includes a number of supplies, scientific modules and experiments. The experiments on board will support about 220 investigations now happening at the space station. Read More »

Does Trump Believe In Climate Change? White House Won't Say

Pruitt claimed Trump wants better terms within the Paris framework or an entirely new deal, and dismissed warnings from world leaders that it is not negotiable. Hence, Trump has ignored the US's historic responsibility for being the world's biggest polluter. "There is no reverse gear to energy transition". So why the hysteria now, since the Paris agreement, like Kyoto, places demands on the developed world, led by the US, that it does not on the developing world, led by China? Moreover, ... Read More »

Elon Musk Leaves President Trump's Advisory Council After Paris Agreement Exit

Embassy in Berlin. The White House said the president was citing this study done by researchers at MIT. "In addition to being disappointed, I'm also angry", Yamamoto said. The same message was echoed in the president's books. Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk, and Walt Disney (DIS.N) CEO Robert Iger said they would leave White House advisory councils after Trump's move. Read More »

Thomas Pesquet, astronaute et… mélomane


La capsule va ralentir au dernier moment avant de toucher le sol, ce qui fait une grosse fumée dans les steppes du Kazakhstan ". Mais que va faire Thomas Pesquet maintenant qu'il est redescendu sur Terre? Le voyage retour commencera vendredi autour de 7h30 GMT ( 9h30 heure de Paris) lorsque que les deux astronautes monteront dans le Soyouz. Read More »

Washington business leaders vow to redouble efforts on climate

Peduto became just one of many city and state officials signalling that despite Trump's decision to leave the agreement that seeks to cut global C02 emissions, they would forge ahead with their own plans to combat climate change. The business mogul met with French President Emmanuel Macron and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo in Paris on Friday, where he announced his foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, would help coordinate a United States effort called America's Pledge. Read More »

Apple set to expand Siri, taking different route from Amazon's Alexa

Production is in the early stages, but the device could be unveiled as early as next week at WWDC , Apple's annual developer conference, according to the report . This feature will automatically changes the entire screen background. It's a quick and easy way to save a little battery life and appease some of the more hardcore fans. Read More »

Evangelical Reactions to Trump Pulling Out of Paris Climate Deal

But the Conservative premier failed to sign a joint statement with France, Germany and Italy condemning Trump's actions. Others, including Australia and India , signalled their commitment to the accord, but Russian President Vladimir Putin said that while the United States should have remained in the 2015 deal, he would not judge Trump. Read More »

Europe & China reaffirm commitment to combat climate change

Tesla CEO Elon Musk quit the president's economic advisory councils following Trump's decision . They can do whatever they want for 13 years. He has pledged to try to renegotiate the deal to make it more favourable to U.S. Study co-author Erwan Monier, a lead researcher at the joint program, said that the school's climate researchers "certainly do not support the withdrawal of the USA from the Paris agreement ". Read More »

Developer earnings from the App Store top $70 billion

Reports claim the Cupertino-based firm may also use the event to introduce a smart home speaker featuring its virtual assistant Siri, created to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home . Much of the credit should go to developers themselves, according to Schiller. Amazon puts no such restrictions on Alexa, wagering that the voice assistant with the most "skills", its term for apps on its Echo assistant devices, will gain a loyal following, even if it sometimes makes mistakes and ... Read More »

Trump's lawyer will now answer all Russia-related questions, Spicer says


According to the White House , Kushner met with Gorkov as the Trump transition team's "official primary point of contact with foreign governments" and insists discussions were unrelated to personal business. A top communications aide to President Donald Trump has resigned, in what many inside and outside the White House see as the first exit before a wider overhaul. Read More »

UN votes to add 15 North Koreans, 4 entities to UN blacklist

According to the OFAC press release issued at the time, Kumsan is linked to the North's nuclear programme and Kangbong exports sanctioned minerals including coal and zinc. China, a permanent Security Council member and longtime ally of North Korea, lent its yes vote to the resolution. The exercise followed three ballistic missile tests by Pyongyang in as many weeks. Read More »

Egypt to Compensate Victims of Minya Attack on Coptic Christians

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack on the Christians, which followed a series of church bombings claimed by terror group ISIS in a campaign of violence against the Copts. It happened on the eve of the start of Ramadan, a Muslim holy month of fasting that commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammed according to Islamic faith. Read More »

May denies Trump 'subservience' over climate deal

But they also pledged to defend the agreement and not to backtrack in the fight against climate change . "We think the Paris Accord reflects the widest agreement of the worldwide community with regards to climate change, and parties should cherish this hard-won outcome", Hua Chunying, ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson said at the regular ministry briefing on Friday. Read More »

Pruitt: Climate pact should lead to exporting U.S. technology

The president announced his decision Thursday afternoon. Nicaragua and war-torn Syria are the only countries not party to the Paris accord, the former seeing it as not ambitious enough. After the president's speech, the White House arranged a briefing for reporters with two officials, but insisted that neither be named in reports . Read More »

Warriors Blow Out Cavaliers 113-91 In Game 1 Of NBA Finals


Those players were Kyle Korver, Deron Williams, Derrick Williams and James Jones. How else to explain the fact that Durant was more wide open than Draymond Green's mouth during most of Thursday's Game 1? So why has Tyronn Lue made a decision to go a different route? Durant is not Harrison Barnes or Jae Crowder, he's a complete player and he has a chip on his shoulder. Read More »

False! Trump Claims Paris Deal Would Only Make 'Tiny' Difference

Obama was a driving force in the agreement and had committed to his country curbing carbon emissions by up to 28 per cent by 2025. While the industry is split on their stance toward the Paris agreement , some coal executives like Bob Murray, chief executive officer of Murray Energy, have supported Trump's talking points on the US economic implications of the Paris agreement. Read More »