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by | June 03, 2017 | 15:25

In a constituency-by-constituency projection by YouGov for The Times the Tories are set to win 310 seats which is short of the 326 seats required to form a Government and 21 fewer than secured by David Cameron's successful General Election in 2015.

by | June 03, 2017 | 15:52

Nadal demonstrated why he is once more considered the overwhelming favourite with a brutal demolition of Nikoloz Basilashvili , romping to a 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 win, only narrowly missing out on becoming just the sixth man in the Open era to record a "triple bagel".

by | June 03, 2017 | 15:44

The terms of the Paris agreement prevent the United States from withdrawing from the pact for four years, which means that the final word on USA participation would not come before November 2020 - around the time of the next presidential election.

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:28

Green party leader Andrew Weaver issued a statement saying the results of the election clearly demonstrated voters wanted to put an end to the bitter, divisive and cynical politics of the past, and get on with productive governance. The Greens have agreed to support the NDP on "budgeting and supply", which includes most confidence votes. "That's what this agreement delivers for people", said Sayeed.

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:12

Bloomberg's offer to donate such a large sum of money to combat climate change is not entirely surprising. Announcing his decision on Thursday, Trump claimed the Paris deal allows countries such as China and India to carry on polluting at the expense of the United States economy and jobs.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:53

Jeremy Corbyn will be heading to York to talk about his party's industrial strategy while Theresa May will be also heading to South Yorkshire to campaign. So if you want to help us stay truly independent, please think about subscribing . "Whether talking about her cruel and muddled dementia tax , her underfunding of schools, her cap on public sector pay and her scandalous under-funding of mental health provision, she looked rattled".

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:06

One island nation that fears for its future is Fiji , an archipelago of 300 islands in the South Pacific, climate change is not new to them. China has emerged as Europe's unlikely partner in this and other areas - underlining Trump's isolation on many issues .

by | June 03, 2017 | 15:55

In the wake of Trump's exit, China , the European Union and other countries around the world have reaffirmed their commitment to the accord, leaving the USA on a diplomatic island with only Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (and to be fair to Ortega, his country didn't join because the accords weren't strong enough).

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:33

Originally, the President had aimed to make a decision on Paris before arriving in Europe for his first summit talks with foreign leaders, but in mid-May the White House announced he was delaying a decision. The White House indicated it would follow the lengthy exit process outlined in the deal. And he did not specify what measures he might take to sever the United States' pledge to the 195-nation agreement should he resolve to withdraw.

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:07

Zakaria said, "After India stood exposed on state-sponsored terrorism and financing terrorism, it tried to divert attention by presenting the Kulbushan Jadhav case with a humanitarian angle". "The ICJ has only asked Pakistan to keep a stay on Jadhav's execution until it arrives at a decision", Aziz said. But a tougher test lies ahead for India when the global court takes up the case in greater detail.

by | June 03, 2017 | 15:04

The FTSE 100 rose in the morning session amid weakness in the pound . Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May meets Carl Hatton who works on the fishing vessel Avon Valley as she visits the Plymouth fisheries in Plymouth, May 31, 2017 .

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:57

The move was criticised by Tory Culture Secretary Karen Bradley, who said: "Mr Corbyn has confirmed he'll appoint a Marxist as chancellor, a home secretary who wants to scrap MI5, and a foreign secretary who mocks the English flag". "These are odd times so we don't know what will happen, but the Labour 40 percent share. does include a lot of younger voters who have not voted before, people who don't normally vote", Ipsos MORI chief executive Ben Page said on Friday, after his company put ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 15:38

Mr Corbyn hit out at US President Donald Trump over his decision to pull out of the Paris climate change deal. Among people aged 35-54 there has been an even more dramatic switch. Mr Corbyn highlighted Labour plans to pump £250 billion into industry through a new National Investment Bank and create a network of Regional Development Banks as well as a National Transformation Fund.

by | June 03, 2017 | 15:59

Mattis outlined the Trump administration's approach in remarks to reporters traveling with him to Singapore , where he will deliver a policy speech at an global security conference Saturday and meet with several Asian counterparts. Amid growing threats to security, the USA secretary of defense on Saturday sought to reassure nervous allies about America's commitment to the Asia-Pacific region.

by | June 03, 2017 | 15:38

Mr Trump , tapping into the "America First" message he used when he was elected president past year, said the Paris accord would undermine the U.S. The alliance will convene USA states that are "committed to taking aggressive action on climate change", according to Cuomo's office. This country is the world's second biggest carbon emitter behind China .

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:19

He offered to re-enter the agreement if new terms can be reached. A group of leaders from USA cities , states and corporations are working to negotiate with the United Nations to combat climate change in the United States after the federal government began the process of withdrawing from the Paris agreement .

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:22

The Trump administration's announcement undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change and damages the world's ability to avoid the most unsafe and costly effects of climate change. Why is the USA paying other countries to reduce their emissions? Together, we will remain actively engaged with the worldwide community as part of the global effort to hold warming to under 2°C and to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy that will benefit our security, ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 15:31

The European Union's top economy official says a deal to unlock further financial help and debt relief for Greece is near and may emerge at a meeting of finance ministers from the 19-country eurozone . Dijsselbloem said the International Monetary Fund welcomed the progress made by Greece and was "impressed" by the reforms undertaken, adding that it stands ready to go to the board to get involved financially.

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:58

But making up things has been part and parcel of the Trump administration , although we wait for the details to be disclosed about how much Kushner discussed with the Russians, and it couldn't be any more than what his father-in-law disclosed.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:06

Upon Spanier's release, he must serve another four months on house arrest, 2 years probation, and he must pay a $7,500 fine. Curley's sentence was the most severe, as he must serve three months in prison followed by four months of house arrest.

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:51

Taking a harder stance, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, a far-right member of Netanyahu's coalition, said delaying the move would "damage the prospect of a lasting peace by nurturing false expectations among the Palestinians regarding the division of Jerusalem, which will never happen".

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:58

Bob Ross, president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, on Saturday said the attendants intervened to "defuse a high-risk situation". "When we got off the plane and there were bomb sniffing dogs and seeing the F-22s flank the plane, it was starting to sink in then", said Basden. Uskanil returned to his seat a short time later only to cause another stir roughly midway through the six-hour flight, when he allegedly began approaching the cabin with his laptop and what other ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:10

A convoy of trucks, one marked "Urban Search and Rescue", rumbled toward the mill Thursday afternoon. Recovery crews searched a mountain of debris on Thursday followi. Another body was recovered Thursday. He added that employees were not allowed to smoke inside the building, but he refused to speculate on other causes for the explosions besides dust ignition.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:26

In late May, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner became a person of interest in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe after reports that he had undisclosed meetings with Russian officials. And, even as Dubke was on the way out, there was increasing chatter that two longtime Trump loyalists - Corey Lewandowski, who managed Trump's campaign during its formative stages, and David Bossie, who served as deputy campaign manager in its later stages - were on their way back in.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:50

Amnesty International has called for an investigation into the use of force by security agencies against protesters, saying it "illustrates the authorities' contempt for the lives" of the Afghan public. "The only way to get security is to punish criminals", said another protester, Asadullah, who like many Afghans goes by one name. Officials are considering plans to increase the number of American troops in the country by between 3,000 and 5,000 to help break what USA commanders say is a ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:38

Their legacy will endure forever". "What is means to me and what it means to all of us is we're honoring those that have given up everything in the line of duty from the beginning of time until today and we just feel this is support for the family", she said.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:00

Challenged by Kelly to explain what US intelligence referred to as a disinformation campaign meant to undermine faith in the elections, Putin pointed to leaked emails that showed the Democratic National Committee's favoritism for Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, which led to the resignation of the committee's chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:08

Trump did not bring Sean Spicer into a close circle of advisers whom he took to meet Pope Francis during his trip to Rome, prompting sympathy from even the most jaded reporters who spend most of their day mocking his role in the White House .

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:50

Russian President Vladimir Putin has weighed in on the furor surrounding alleged Russian hacking . " And we sometimes see such attempts [in Syria ]", Putin said , explaining that forces within the country are being used by other foreign parties to fight Assad.

by | June 03, 2017 | 13:36

On the economy: "There isn't a magic money tree ... you might hear later that you can have anything you wish for, but you can't". However, after the terrorist attack in Manchester, she might be able to recover some of this ground by exploiting primitive tendencies.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:08

But if you're looking for the root cause of that disaster, I don't think it was Dubke. According to the press secretary-who is, at this moment, still the head mouthpiece-everyone who needs to know already knows what it means. Should the White House ever get around to changing its communications strategy, one suggestion put forward by the president himself in an interview with NBC News would see Trump giving briefings to reporters once every two weeks , in lieu of the daily ritual hosted ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:08

The Islamic State claimed credit for the bombing, which killed 22 people and injured dozens more , but police are investigating whether the militant jihadist group directly supported the suspected attacker, 22-year-old Salman Abedi . The development came as the Duke of Cambridge visited the city and met police officers and volunteers before paying a visit to Manchester Royal Infirmary to meet some of those injured in the attack on May 22.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:12

Even then she managed to give a serious and important defence of foreign aid: millions of girls around the world are being educated today because of it, and she sounded nearly Blairite in saying that it was in our interest to stabilise countries that might descend into conflict.

by | June 03, 2017 | 15:12

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt defended the White House's use of a MIT study that the authors now say is being misinterpreted. "We certainly do not support the withdrawal of the USA from the Paris agreement ", said Erwan Monier, a lead researcher at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, and one of the study's authors.

by | June 03, 2017 | 14:51

He said her supporters were now trying to blame Russian Federation for their failure."But the problem is not with us, the problem is inside American politics", said Putin. Julia Ioffe of The Atlantic is essential reading on all things Putin and Russian Federation, not least because she was born there and still speaks the language.