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by | June 03, 2017 | 10:00

Trump cast his decision to exit the Paris agreement as an "America First" policy focused on improving the economy in the Rust Belt, specifically mentioning Pittsburgh, Penn., and Youngstown, Ohio. Opinions were split over Trump's decision to remove the US from the pollution-reduction deal. 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.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:28

WHITE HOUSE , citing a study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: "If all member nations met their obligations, the impact on the climate would be negligible", curbing temperature rise by "less than.2 degrees Celsius in 2100". Trump said that he would begin negotiations to re-enter the agreement or establish "an entirely new transaction" to get a better deal for the U.S.

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:39

Led by Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron , they have branded Trump's decision as misguided and vowed to defend an accord they consider crucial to the future of the planet. Instead, the Paris targets became "nationally determined", which allowed Obama to use his executive powers to adopt the deal on behalf of the United States, upsetting many Republicans who felt the deal should have gone to Congress .

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:51

That could leave the Conservatives 16 seats short of the overall majority of 326 needed to govern without the support of other parties, the newspaper said. An ICM poll for the Guardian on Tuesday showed Labour gaining ground - a trend consistent with other pollsters - but suggested the Tories were still enjoying a healthy advantage.

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:52

Putin also sounded off Friday about US scrutiny of meetings between Trump's team and Russia's ambassador to the United States . Putin said officials accusing Russian Federation of hacking the USA election "reminds me of anti-Semitism and blaming the Jews.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:53

There will still be American officials like Brown and other governors and mayors taking the lead on climate change . But if there was regret in Beijing, it was mixed with not a little gloating. This was attributed to the MIT, reported Reuters . The United States accounts for more than 15 percent of total worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, second only to China .

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:59

Vladimir Putin pushed back against NBC News' Megyn Kelly at a forum on Friday, saying that blaming Russian Federation for the hacking of the Democratic National Committee is just like "blaming the Jews". Modi said he was asked a similar question in Germany earlier this week, before the United States decision was made public. "I would like to say - Paris or no Paris, it is our conviction that we have no right to snatch from our future generation their right to have a clean and lovely earth".

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:42

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Russian Federation "thinks highly" of the accords and sees no alternative to it. "Once China's development reaches a certain level, it has to move to a sustainable model, that means we have to push green development", he said. Hours ahead of his 1900 GMT announcement, the world's biggest carbon emitter China pledged to stay the course on implementing the 2015 accord.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:14

Mr. Helvey said the United States had consulted with South Korea throughout the process and had been transparent. United States officials and diplomats say that in spite of Trump's overtures to Beijing , China still appears reluctant to agree to tougher sanctions unless North Korea escalates tensions further by conducting another nuclear test or a launch directly related to its ICBM program.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:04

President Trump , who once proclaimed global warming a Chinese hoax, said in a tweet Saturday that he would make his "final decision" this coming week on whether the United States stays in or leaves the 2015 Paris climate change accord in which almost every nation agreed to curb its greenhouse gas emissions.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:21

Your underage daughter could do that. The FBI is now investigating Russian influence on the presidential election and any possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow. He added: "The U.S. demands from their allies to raise their spending and simultaneously says that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is not going to attack anybody".

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:26

Coverage of Trump's announcement obviously gets top billing on the site, but the other front page links are nothing short of superb. Weather Channel executives have confirmed to multiple media outlets that the story selection is no coincidence, but rather a teachable moment.

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:48

China on Friday said it will uphold the Paris climate agreement after the USA pulled out from it, saying that as a "responsible" major country, it was Beijing's responsibility to carry forward the principles of the accord. Our absence in the Paris accord, which represents not only the future of the globe but of the next generation of the energy industry, has left the top spot wide open for China to swoop in and set the post marks.

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet again proved he's willing to say even the most outlandish things to convince people that his government played no part in influencing the 2016 US election. The Kremlin has sought to ridicule Americans for what Putin and his aides have dismissed as a witch hunt. Putin also said that Trump's promise to negotiate new conditions for the US leaves hope for reaching a compromise before the Paris deal takes effect, adding that USA participation is ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:28

Baker and Scott wrote to Energy Secretary Rick Perry last month urging the Trump administration to remain in the pact, and Perry was reportedly one of the officials who advised the president not to withdraw . "Even if the Paris Agreement were implemented in full, with total compliance from all nations, it is estimated it would only produce a two-tenths of one degree Celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100", Trump said .

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:53

Speaking at Thursday's meeting with senior editors of the world's leading news agencies, Putin said Russian Federation had been encouraged by Trump's campaign statements in which he lamented Russia-U.S. "It reminds me of anti-Semitism", Putin said, his voice rising. "I would be exchanging views with the French President on important global issues including UN Security Council reforms and India's permanent membership of the UN Security Council, India's membership of the various ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:23

European and Canadian officials have warned Mr Trump that the USA risks ceding global leadership on combating climate change to China , if it withdraws from the Paris accord. The joint statement, the first between the China and the European Union, is believed to commit to cutting back on fossil fuels, developing more green technology and helping raise US$100 billion (S$138 billion) a year by 2020 to help poorer countries cut emissions.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:09

The first suspect is now arrested in southern China and the other two are being chased by the authorities, announced China Labor Watch - an organization based in NY who stands for employee's labor rights. The Ivanka Trump brand declined to comment on the matter when contacted by the newswire. He says he has evidence that the workers at the factory were forced to put in overtime without pay.

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:35

The Kremlin leader, who has been in power for 17 years and is widely expected to seek re-election next March, compared Russian hackers to free-spirited "artists" who see how their homeland is being maligned in the foreign press and decide to act on their own.

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:02

Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted that the president didn't make a typo and that he clearly meant to type the seven-letter "word" that dominated social media feeds. Donald J Trump, the president of United States and the benevolent provider of memes for the Internet , posted a cryptic (or confusing?) tweet around midnight on May 31.

by | June 03, 2017 | 09:01

The now one of only three nations to reject the agreement . Former New York City major, Michael Bloomberg , is coordinating an effort among 30 mayors, three governors, 80 university presidents and over 100 businesses to independently align with the Paris Agreement's goal of curbing USA carbon emissions, the New York Times reported Friday .

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:51

Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga said the Americans were turning their backs on his country in its time of need, despite their alliance during World War II. "Our commitment to the Paris Agreement is unshakeable". "Deeply disappointed by US decision, despite our efforts at G7". Asked if Mr Trump was right to say that the United States would continue to be the most environmentally friendly country in the world, Mr Terblanche said the president's announcement had been complex and would ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:04

The investment deal will benefit the two-way opening-up and equality between the Chinese and European Union markets, and improve the mutual trade and investment scales of the two sides. China had said it will keep up its end of the Paris climate change accord, even if the United States pulls out from the agreement. Still, the European Union remains cautious about the direction of its second-largest trading partner, concerned by its militarization of islands in the South China Sea and it ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:16

There was a mix of dismay and anger across the world. But now it seems that Trump's decisions have gone too far against the Disney CEO's principles. And he's hardly the only major corporate figure to express support for the accord. The air we breathe, the waters of our rivers, lakes, and oceans, the incredible landscapes of national parks: these natural resources are carefully stewarded by USA government programs for long-term sustainability.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:20

Speaking at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Putin said he did not want to judge Trump for his decision, but thought Washington could have remained in the 2015 Paris climate pact by amending the scale of existing USA undertakings.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:01

The Obama administration previously pledged in 2015 the USA commitment to the agreement, planning to cut its greenhouse gas emission 26 to 28 percent by 2025. California Governor Jerry Brown , New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Washington state Governor Jay Inslee announced a United States Climate Alliance to convene states committed to upholding the Paris Agreement.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:41

Trump's announcement on Thursday that he would take the United States out of the Paris accord, saying the agreement would undermine the USA economy and cost jobs, drew anger and condemnation from world leaders and heads of industry . A broader final communique will be issued focusing on a range of other issues expected to be raised at the talks, including a commitment to free trade and measures needed to reduce a global steel glut.

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:43

President Putin thanked the US businessmen for their participation in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum amid continuing slump in Russian-US relations. Mr Putin insisted it was perfectly normal for Mr Kislyak to try to establish contacts and discuss future ties, adding that he had not discussed specifics.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:43

The little boy's 9-year-old brother was the one who called 911 when he realized the baby wasn't breathing. "He's a hero", Lt. Rick Edwards, with the Akron Police Department, told Fox 8. The baby's brother told police he saw him playing with a baggie that had residue in it, which officials are now testing. Police said both of the children will be turned over of Summit County Children's Services.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:35

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk as he arrives prior to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, June 1, 2017. "We made the decision to join, and I don't think we will (change) it", Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich was quoted as saying by RIA news agency.

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:28

Asked to comment on reported disagreements within the alliance, Putin commented, with irony: "Well, if you suggest that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation could fall apart, then these [disagreements] would help us". "All should come together to fight terrorism ", he said. Putin also said he was personally convinced that hackers could not materially alter election campaigns in Europe, America or elsewhere.

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:58

It was the closest an American intelligence official has come to explaining the genesis of the FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign cooperated in Russia's meddling in the U.S. Asked Tuesday if the Intelligence Committee should call Flynn in to testify even knowing that the former national security adviser would refuse to answer questions citing the Fifth Amendment protections, Senate Minority Leader Charles E.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:18

In a speech to global businesses gathered for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), he quoted the Vedas to say "exploiting of the nature is a crime but milking of the nature by humans is a right". Putin said that economic restrictions against Russian Federation have had "zero effect", predicting that the current strain in relations will ease, because "it's counterproductive and harmful for all".

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:52

Saying he was "not proud" of his behavior, he added, "I should not have responded the way I did". I should not have treated that reporter that way, and for that I'm sorry, Mr. "It is a little shocking to learn that someone who is trying to be our leader behaves in that way", Montana voter Rachel Pauli, 27, said as she waved anti-Gianforte signs on a bridge over the Clark Fork river.

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:44

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani , after securing a decisive re-election, has pledged to open the country to the world and deliver freedom its people have yearned for. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani won his second term presidential race on Saturday by a wide margin. He seeks to normalise ties with the West. Rouhani's central first-term achievement was a deal with six powers led by the United States that eased crippling economic sanctions in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program.