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by | June 02, 2017 | 13:16

Republicans representing northeast IN in Congress applauded President Donald Trump's announcement Thursday that he is pulling the United States out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement , while a Democratic lawmaker panned the move. General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt said he was disappointed, adding, "Climate change is real". "This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States", he said.

by | June 02, 2017 | 14:37

But in the diplomatic arena, where leader-to-leader calls are highly orchestrated affairs, it is another notable breach of protocol for a president who has expressed distrust of official channels. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. But even before his formal appointment, Kushner played a significant role in his father-in-law's presidential campaign.

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:22

An upper floor of a nearby mall was on fire, and photos circulating on social media showed plumes of smoke pouring out of the building. The police official said police forensics team found that the victims died due to suffocation. Kimberly Molitas, a spokeswoman for the capital's police office, said 113 million Philippine pesos ($2.27 million) worth of casino chips stolen during the raid had been recovered.

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:10

But they also pledged to defend the agreement and not to backtrack in the fight against climate change. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, meanwhile, announced that Canada would host climate talks in September with the European Union and China .

by | June 02, 2017 | 14:13

Trump tweeted Tuesday that "we have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military". In his return to the White House briefing room Tuesday after a two-week absence, Spicer showed off his pugilistic side, taking aim at members of the press for their reporting on everything from the shakeup rumors to Trump's foreign trip.

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:18

Israel considers all of the city its indivisible capital. Moving the embassy would be seen as the United States endorsing Israel's claim to the city and rejecting the Palestinian one. Under a 1990s law passed by Congress, the president must move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem or the State Department loses half its funding for overseas facilities.

by | June 02, 2017 | 14:31

The killer's sister, Jomana Abedi, told the Wall Street Journal her brother may have been reacting to US-led strikes in the Middle East. "From the day we started putting the " Dangerous Woman Tour" together, I said that this show, more than anything else, was meant to be a safe space for my fans".

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:31

An adult California sea lion is about the same size as a 1.8m-tall man and weighs about 275kg to 390kg. Lesson learned: cute as they may seem, sea lions are hard as hell and they will take your kid if you're not watching closely enough.

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:21

It was powered by a 7.668-litre engine , and excelled at high-speed cruising. But we do know the new Phantom will be built on a modular aluminium platform, which will make the new Phantom lighter than the old auto, allow flexibility to deliver the Cullinan SUV on the same basic platform and make it far easier to create real one-off models like the Sweptail .

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:55

Former Vice President Joe Biden joined Obama in condemning the decision. Now, he says, he is putting America first. "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris ", he added. "From big retailers like Walmart to electric utilities like Pacific Gas & Electric to technology companies like Google and Apple, American businesses have been steadfast in their support for the Paris Agreement".

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:59

Osibanjo stressed on the need for peace and unity amongst the diverse ethnic nationalities of Nigeria, saying the President Muhamadu Buhari-led Federal Government would work always to ensure unity and greatness of the country. "Unity is absolutely important because God wants us to be united". On arrival at the airport, Acting President Osinbajo had inspected the guard of honour mounted by troops of the Army, Navy and Air Force before proceeding to the Palace of the Obong of Calabar for a ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:45

Even a direct appeal from the Vatican wasn't enough to persuade the president. The pact, which went into force in November 2016, is considered the world's most comprehensive plan to date for fighting climate change. Since the election, administration officials have labored to explain that Trump does not intend to insulate the U.S. from the rest of the world or leave allies in a lurch.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:57

While the agreement between the New Democrats and the Greens struck Monday significantly raised the likelihood of losing power, Clark confronted this prospect by telling the public that she would test the confidence of the legislature, while pleading for co-operation across party lines.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:47

Given that this contradicts most of the mainstream opinion polls, and indeed the modern electoral history of Shropshire and mid-Wales, it would be fair to conclude that a disproportionate number of Labour supporters took part our survey. Britons will go to the polls in a vote for a general election on 8 June, that will see either May, from the centre-right Conservatives , or Corbyn of the leftist Labour Party, be the UK's Prime Minister during negotiations with Brussels for an exit deal ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:43

On this ceremonious day, we remember the fallen, we pray for a lasting peace among nations, and we honor these guardians of our inalienable rights. After the ceremony, the president visited with families in Section 60 of the cemetery, where most of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried.

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:47

After confirming Thursday he will depart the presidential advisory board, Musk took aim at one of Trump's claims about the agreement - that the pact will allow China to continue increasing emission for the next dozen years. According to reports , Macron spoke with Trump after his announcement , and told him directly that renegotiation was a nonstarter. World leaders criticised the decision, with Prime Minister Theresa May telling Mr Trump in a phone call of her "disappointment" ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:32

Nicaragua refrained from signing because the punishments outlined in the climate agreement for non-complying nations were not harsh enough. He said the US will negotiate either re-entering the Paris agreement or a new deal that would put American workers first.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:18

Brown joined Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo of NY to form the U.S. Climate Alliance to uphold the Paris climate agreement, a pact involving almost 200 nations aimed at slowing the warming of the planet. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced he would quit the president's advisory council, making good on a previous promise ahead of President Trump's decision.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:18

President Vladimir Putin has insisted that Russian Federation as a country has never engaged in hacking activities, but conceded that some "patriotic" individuals may have, likening a hacker's free will to that of an artist in a speech delivered to news agencies on Thursday.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:27

Above all, leaders reaffirmed their committed to the terms of the Paris agreement, with or without the United States - something the European Union and China had planned to do no matter the outcome of Trump's Rose Garden press conference.

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:06

The man was holding something with antennas and then the man was chased to the back of the plane by crew members and passengers. Malaysian media has reported the country's Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Seri Aziz Ab Kaprawi told the Australian Federal Police, the "disruptive passenger" was "drunk".

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:45

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. Trumps reported decision has been criticised by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who said withdrawing from the agreement would impact of Americas global standing.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:10

This is murder, even if Trump's willful ignorance of climate science prevents him from seeing it. History will not be so blind. He criticised the pact as a job-killer that put the United States as an unfair advantage. "We will buy and create more demand for electric cars and trucks", a group of more than 50 mayors from cities ranging from Houston, Texas to New Orleans, Louisiana said in a statement on Thursday.

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:22

Despite wishing him a happy 50th birthday this week, Liam remains one of Noel's least favourite people and they both have solo records to promote over the coming 12 months. "Mate, I don't think so". "No, it ain't. Everyone knows I love our kid". But Liam later added, in a more sombre tone, that "as much as we get into all the tittle and tattle and that", "he's my brother, man, and I love him".

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:14

Spicer's evasive posture has given many pundits an opening to do one of the things that have him so frustrated: speculate about impending changes to the White House press briefing or a reorganization of the communications team, including formalizing the reduced length of the Q&A portion.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:02

After an open session in the morning, the committee will then be further briefed by Comey behind closed doors, said Sens. Watch live in the player above. Investigators - led by newly appointed special counsel Robert S. Mueller III - are still working on the Russian Federation case. Meanwhile, The New York Times reports that, during his meeting with Russian officials at the White House on May 10, the president besmirched Comey and spoke about cutting him loose.

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:13

Comey is expected to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee as early as next week in connection with the committee's investigation into Russian Federation and the 2016 election. Trump has continued to dismiss the probes, labeling them a "Witch Hunt" in a tweet Wednesday and saying that Democrats are still sore about losing the election.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:11

Despite the decision by the USA, the second biggest polluter after China, to pull out of the deal, many analysts suggest the shift to a low carbon economy is now unstoppable, with renewable prices tumbling and new clean technology being developed and deployed.

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:33

The bodies were found in the smoky gambling room of the Resorts World Manila by firefighters. Several of the victims died of suffocation as they tried to escape the smoking premises. Ronald Romualdo, a maintenance worker at Resorts World , said he and his colleagues heard gunshots and saw people smashing the windows on the second and third floors to escape.

by | June 02, 2017 | 11:56

The decision, which will be announced this week, would put the United States at odds with almost every other nation on earth. However, since taking office, the president has had environmentalists on the edge of their seats, planning and then canceling meetings to discuss the agreement, setting deadlines to make his decision and then pushing them back.

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:35

But Jerusalem is also important to Palestinians, who want the predominantly Arab eastern part of the city, which Israel captured in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, to be the capital of a Palestinian state . At the same time , a lasting peace deal with the Palestinians remains a fantasy of American presidents and diplomats. The White House also said in the statement that while Trump's signing of the waiver under the Jerusalem Assembly Act puts the move on hold for now, "the question is not if ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:08

Dismissing the shooting in the Resorts World Manila as a terror attack , Dela Rosa said the masked gunman who carried out the attack only tried to steal green chips from the casino. "He ransacked the storage room of the chips of the casino", he told reporters , taking with him about 113 million pesos. Resorts World Manila said on Twitter: "Resorts World Manila is now on lockdown following reports of gunfire from unidentified men".

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:49

The SITE Intelligence Group, a US terrorism monitor, said an Islamic State-linked Filipino operative who provides daily updates on the ongoing clashes in Marawi claimed that "lone wolf soldiers" of the Islamic State group is responsible for the attack at Resorts World Manila .

by | June 02, 2017 | 12:19

Trump has said he's reviewing whether to fulfil his campaign promise to move it to Jerusalem, comments that were welcomed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . Though Israel claims Jerusalem as their capital, virtually no other nation recognizes this. The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, while Israel has declared the entire city as its capital.

by | June 02, 2017 | 13:14

Though the majority of those inside were rescued or able to escape on their own, two are still missing. "They're injured, they need our help, they're going to do it", Dunahee said. Riley Didion, president of Didion Milling, also spoke at the press conference. Company officials haven't returned messages seeking comment from The Associated Press .