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by | June 02, 2017 | 07:42

Trump promised on the campaign trail past year to withdraw from the pact. The Climate Mayors' statement echoes a call in November by Michael Bloomberg , the former New York City mayor, for the 128 USA mayors who are part of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy to join the Paris Agreement in the federal government's place.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:10

Republicans largely praised the move, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) applauding Trump "for dealing yet another significant blow to the Obama administration's assault on domestic energy production and jobs". "The president's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord is a mistake for American jobs, American innovation, American leadership in the world, and the future of the planet", said Rep.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:26

Despite repeated pressing questioning from Mr Paxman, the Prime Minister refused to answer whether she had changed her mind on the question of Brexit . Ms. "We know she would demand a referendum in independence as part of any deal with Labour". And she promised to listen to charities and voters and put a cap on social care costs to the elderly, though she said the level of the cap would be decided only after the election.

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:28

Obama's office released the statement in the middle of Trump's Rose Garden announcement that the USA would be withdrawing from the landmark climate pact. The move would isolate the United States in a global effort to curb the warming of the planet, and leave an opening for countries like China to fill the leadership void.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:25

Jay Dones, a witness on the scene, said some employees had told him a gunman fired shots in the air. Resorts World Manila is the largest resort in the Philippines and sits across from the capital city's worldwide airport. He says law enforcement has seen CCTV footage that appears to show the lone gunman "not hurting anyone", The Associated Press reports - though a police spokesperson referred obliquely in a statement to "the loss of lives due to suffocation" without explaining ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:47

A GOP aide emphasized this divide to the Wall Street Journal , saying that "the unmasking investigation was now considered separate from the Russian Federation probe, allowing Mr. Leaders of the House investigation have guided their probe back to normalcy over the past two months, since Nunes announced he would step aside. President Trump has argued that the leaks should be the focus of the investigation.

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:48

Opener Alex Hales made 95 and Morgan's 75 not out steered his team to victory with Root as England began their bid to win a first global 50-over title. For England , Liam Plunkett was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with the figures of four for 59, while Jake Ball and Ben Stokes chipped in with a wicket each.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:09

The former vice president's warning comes as Trump is said to be considering possibly withdrawing the USA from the 195-nation agreement, which is aimed at broadly cutting carbon emissions and slowing the effects of climate change. Either way, one thing is for sure: if Trump chooses to officially withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement - an outcome that seems exceedingly likely at this point - then Ivanka failed.

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:35

Cohen & Associates PC, Representatives Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Adam Schiff (D-California) said on Wednesday afternoon. Former FBI Director James Comey plans to confirm reports that President Donald Trump pressured him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation in congressional testimony, CNN said on Wednesday, citing an unidentified source close to the issue.

by | June 02, 2017 | 06:59

The United States has also called on all states to sever or downgrade diplomatic and commercial relations with North Korea. North Korean media claimed that mass production of its new medium-range ballistic missile could begin immediately.

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:57

The United States would join Syria and Nicaragua as the world's only non-participants in the landmark 195-nation accord agreed upon in Paris in 2015. He said that if unchecked, sea-level rise caused by climate change could mean that New Orleans and other coastal cities "will cease to exist". Trump appeared unswayed and a communique coming out of the meeting pointedly failed to include the US among G7 countries backing the agreement.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:08

He added that he would be open to return to the deal under new terms that do not hurt the US. Trudeau vowed to continue working with USA states that support climate action "to drive progress on one of the greatest challenges we face as a world".

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:17

Israeli media reports cited a US official present at the meeting. It appears Trump is also going down this path, as the New York Times reports the president signed a new waiver Thursday. "It will be when, not if". Israel's prime minister says the US decision not to move its embassy to Jerusalem has hurt the prospects for peace with the Palestinians.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:33

After the announcement Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk followed through on his threat to leave the White House advisory councils he had been serving on. Donald Trump has confirmed the USA will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change in a speech in which he claimed he "cares deeply about the environment".

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:54

You got no safe place. "Free speech or die, Portland ". The Portland, Ore ., man accused of killing two men after they stood up to him as he shouted anti-Muslim hate speech will be arraigned today. She saw Fletcher step between Christian and the other two men . In a statement posted on Twitter , Trump said, " The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable ".

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:35

A 5.0 magnitude natural disaster has hit Haryana's Rohtak. No reports of casualty or damage to property were available at the time of this update. Several people took to Twitter after the tremors were felt.

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:18

White House aides were divided on the topic and had been deliberating on "caveats in the language" as late as Wednesday, one official said . The uncertainty over Trump's decision has lent the Paris announcement a reality show-like air, with Thursday's unveiling a finale to a months-long debate that has split members of the President's inner circle and led to deep consternation from global allies.

by | June 02, 2017 | 06:53

Local leaders also expressed their disappointment in Trump's decision. While travelling overseas last week, Trump was repeatedly pressed to stay in the deal by European leaders and the pope. The United States also contributed a sizable amount of money to help fund developing countries' efforts to combat climate change . For months, advisers debated how the agreement would affect Trump's domestic policy agenda as well as the political implications of the decision.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:36

The two leaders agreed to combat the menace of terrorism and stressed that there should be zero tolerance to terrorism. "Come, become a yogi in the movement to make yoga popular and create a better and healthier society", Modi said. As a signatory to the Paris Agreement on climate change, India is committed to ensuring that at least 40 percent of its electricity will be generated from non-fossil-fuel sources by 2030.

by | June 02, 2017 | 06:57

He also helped the Carter White House navigate through the Iran hostage crisis and Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. "He was brilliant, dedicated and loyal", said Carter, who awarded Brzezinski the Presidential Medal of Freedom days before leaving office in 1981.

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:23

Trump met Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has favored remaining in the agreement . Pence praised Trump's leadership and said Trump is "is choosing to put the forgotten men and women of America first". Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, a Democrat thinking of running for Florida governor, was one of 61 mayors who pledged to uphold the Paris Agreement's commitments.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:12

As he stepped up to the podium at the White House Rose Garden Thursday, the president expressed his desire to "begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States , its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers".

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:13

With the United States producing almost one-fifth of all global emissions, the USA withdrawal from the accord could undercut collective efforts to reduce carbon output, transition to renewable energy sources, and lock in future climate measures.

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:05

Nineteen French soldiers have died serving in Mali since 2013 when Hollande launched an intervention to chase out jihadists linked to Al-Qaeda who had overtaken key northern cities, according to the latest defence ministry figures. Mr Macron - accompanied by Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard and her predecessor, now Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian - will review some of the 4,000 anti-insurgent troops France has deployed in the region.

by | June 02, 2017 | 08:18

Former FBI Director James Comey , Facebook , The New York Times , Russia, WikiLeaks , misogyny, the pressure of high expectations and the Democratic National Committee have been among the people, organizations and attitudes Clinton has saddled with responsibility in recent days for her stunning November loss.

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:31

On Sunday, Trump and Saudi Arabia's king announced the Terrorism Financing Targeting Center , co-chaired by the US and Saudi Arabia. "However, the president should have demanded that Muslim leaders and religious leaders should likewise condemn and delegitimize these terrorist groups by name".

by | June 02, 2017 | 06:28

However, Russia signed on to the Paris agreement , and the USA is joined only by Syria , a war-torn nation, and Nicaragua , which argued for a stronger agreement , in opposing the worldwide accord. Rep. Patirck Meehan of Pennsylvania's 7th District tweeted , "Withdrawal from #ParisClimateAccord will diminish America's leadership role on the world stage".

by | June 02, 2017 | 06:20

Congress passed a law in 1995 requiring the U.S.to move its embassy to Jerusalem , the Israeli leader at the time, Yitzhak Rabin, was said to be hesitant about the embassy move. "We incite and the Israelis incite", he reportedly said. Many analysts, however, see little prospect of a breakthrough, citing years of deadlock over issues such as the status of Jerusalem and Israeli settlement building, as well as little diplomatic experience in the new USA administration.

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:50

Bush. "The Secretary-General looks forward to engaging with the American government and all actors in the United States and around the world to build the sustainable future on which our grandchildren depend". But even in the absence of American leadership; even as this Administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future; I'm confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 07:15

The attack has sparked fears that the militants may attack elsewhere to divert the focus of thousands of troops trying to quell the siege. A gunman killed himself after bursting into a Manila casino, firing shots and setting gaming tables alight, Philippine police said, sowing panic in a country on high alert after martial law was declared in the south.

by | June 02, 2017 | 06:35

Following the deadly attacks in Manchester on May 22, Corbyn said that Britain had to undergo a change of foreign policy, but the Labour leader refused to be drawn on whether he would authorise a drone strike against a terrorist plotting overseas to attack the Britain.

by | June 02, 2017 | 06:52

Some of his aides have been searching for a middle ground in an effort to thread the needle between his base of supporters who oppose the deal for fear it will hamper US economic growth and those warning that a USA exit would deal a blow to the fight against global warming as well as to worldwide US leadership.

by | June 02, 2017 | 06:02

Environment Minister Ze'ev Elkin (Likud), in his capacity as minister for Jerusalem affairs, posted on Facebook that he was disappointed that Trump signed the waiver. He said that with "determination, compromise, and the belief that peace is possible", Israelis and Palestinians could make a deal. "I will continue to provide assistance to the USA administration and do all I can to ensure that the relocation happens as soon as possible".

by | June 02, 2017 | 05:58

Andrew M. Cuomo and Sen. Under former President Barack Obama , the USA had agreed under the accord to reduce polluting emissions by more than a quarter below 2005 levels by 2025. "If the U.S. would leave it would be kind of a self-isolation and the USA would find itself in an odd company, just Syria and Nicaragua are the only countries not part of the Paris agreement and we don't think that is a good option".

by | June 02, 2017 | 05:56

He says the United States will immediately cease "all implementation" of Paris climate change accord standards. The European Union's top climate change official said it was "a sad day for the global community". Trump met Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has favored remaining in the agreement. "Brazil is seriously concerned with the negative impact of such decision on the multilateral dialogue and cooperation to respond to global changes", the country's Ministry of Foreign ...