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by | June 04, 2017 | 02:39

The App Store is home to the most innovative apps in the world and in the past 12 months alone, downloads have grown over 70 percent. The statistic casts doubt on the reports of "app fatigue", a phenomenon that is widely thought to be spreading through the smartphone population.

by | June 04, 2017 | 01:37

Trump, she said, is "playing on a past generation and a lost industry, and we can't bring it back". Former U.S. president Barack Obama expressed regret over the action, saying: "The nations that remain in the Paris agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created".

by | June 04, 2017 | 02:05

Raonic was leading 6-1, 1-0 when Garcia-Lopez stopped. The Serb won on his first match point with a forehand victor down the line to complete the comeback in 3 hours, 19 minutes. Grisly for everyone in the way of the fourth seed. The top four teams here already are out of men's doubles. What did I say? "What did I say?" - Grigor Dimitrov on the return of Roger Federer in Stuttgart later this month.

by | June 04, 2017 | 00:20

In addition to controlling HomeKit-compatible third-party smart devices, Apple will reportedly also let third-party developers create voice functions for the speaker. Since the Apple AirPod manufacturer is allegedly doing the work we should expect a high-quality result. The company also revealed that app downloads have grown by over 70 percent in the last twelve months.

by | June 03, 2017 | 21:54

Experts said the Golden State, which has the sixth largest economy in the world, was well placed to pick up the mantle of leadership on the global stage given its aggressive policies on climate issues. Moreover, she said that China is willing to strengthen effective communication and practical cooperation with the European Union to safeguard and advance the process of multilateral governance on climate change.

by | June 03, 2017 | 21:22

Trump announced America is " getting out " of a deal he said imposed "draconian" burdens that would cost the USA millions of jobs and billions in cold hard cash. Largely independent of Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement , his obstruction of federal policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions means these targets are not likely to be met .

by | June 03, 2017 | 21:25

Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more unsafe levels of warming sooner as a result of the president's decision because America contributes so much to rising temperatures. "This is not a message to anyone in the world that America should be apologetic of its Carbon dioxide position". Conway would only say: "The president believes in a clean environment, clean air, clean water".

by | June 03, 2017 | 21:29

Then EPA Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington , on January 18, 2017, at his confirmation hearing . "I don't know that we really thought it was realistic that he would go against that campaign promise given the pressures on him from economic forces that don't want to come to grips with the idea that climate change is real".

by | June 03, 2017 | 21:20

In Paris, where the agreement was reached after painstaking negotiations, President Emmanuel Macron encouraged an American brain drain, inviting United States climate scientists to move to France instead. President Morton Schapiro joined the presidents of other colleges and universities as well as governors, mayors and business leaders around the U.S.in signing the Grand Coalition Statement on the Paris Agreement and vowing "to take forceful action and to ensure that the US remains a ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 22:40

Trump's decision to walk out of Paris accord is a case of history repeating itself. This week, she used a now famous beer tent speech to get the two largest countries, India and China , to line up with her to support Germany's agenda for the G-20 summit in Hamburg in July as well as the climate accord.

by | June 03, 2017 | 21:55

Prime Minister Modi had also called up Macron to congratulate him on his poll victory and said he looked forward to work with him to further deepen the bilateral ties. Regarding the new world order, the Declaration said both India and Russian Federation "regard the establishment of the multi-polar global order in worldwide relations as a reflection of natural and inevitable process of evolution of interstate relations in the 21st century".

by | June 03, 2017 | 21:16

Nobody at the White House seems to have asked President Donald Trump about his position on climate change . In Brussels, European Council President Donald Tusk said the EU is "stepping up our cooperation on climate change with China" following a summit with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, although EU officials said the two sides failed to endorse a joint statement due to a separate trade row.

by | June 03, 2017 | 20:43

The newly elected Macron , who has made on a mark on the global stage in the month since he was elected after talks with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders and the heads of the world's richest industrialized nations, further bolstered his diplomatic credentials in meeting with Modi.

by | June 03, 2017 | 21:03

Members of his administration, including Vice President Mike Pence and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt , said on Friday that the Paris deal put an extraordinary burden on the United States. China and the European Union wrote in their joint statement that they thought investing in tackling climate change would actually contribute to job creation, investment opportunities and economic growth.

by | June 03, 2017 | 22:24

The deal's transparency rules also reflect US priorities, as countries including China, the world's biggest carbon polluter, grudgingly agreed to open up their emissions reporting to outside scrutiny. We, the undersigned mayors, governors, college and university leaders and businesses are joining forces for the first time to declare, that we will continue to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement .

by | June 03, 2017 | 20:43

Bloomberg is U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's special envoy for cities and climate change. Jeff Immelt, chief executive officer of USA conglomerate General Electric (GE.N), tweeted: "Climate change is real". He said participating in the pact would undermine the USA economy, wipe out jobs, weaken national sovereignty and put his country at a permanent disadvantage.

by | June 03, 2017 | 21:48

As he left Sicily, he sent a tweet saying he would make a decision on the Paris accord this week. Many of Modi's comments contrasted sharply with positions of Trump, who has denied climate change, criticised the European Union , predicted more countries will leave the European Union and spoken out against free trade while pushing an "America First" policy.

by | June 03, 2017 | 20:23

Peril and Promise is an ongoing series of reports on the human impact of, and solutions for, Climate Change. The daily quoted Christiana Figueres , a top former United Nations climate official, as saying: "If the U.S.is not going to be with them there, shoulder to shoulder as they used to be, well then China , could be the leader".

by | June 03, 2017 | 19:34

We may be able to do this without the president. Cities that have signed onto the effort led by Bloomberg include Los Angeles, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City. Referring to what he called "the latest unfortunate decisions of the new administration", Tusk said that the European Union and China had "demonstrated solidarity with future generations".

by | June 03, 2017 | 18:57

The 15-year-old gymnanst now needs £78k for the pioneering surgery in the U.S., and while she has been offered spinal fusion surgery on the NHS, it involves using metal rods to fuse her spine meaning she would have less flexibilty. Simon has now said he will cover the costs of the operation, telling The Sun: "You get letters, you get calls". "You create a connection". He said: "I'm not going to say anything good about anyone I like ever again because it's not working out well for us so ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 19:29

Nonetheless, Liberal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna also found Trump's resolve to extricate the USA from the accord "deeply disappointing" and even suggested that the president will be missing out from the "inevitable" increase in green energy jobs that climate change proponents believe will soon be mushrooming around the world.

by | June 03, 2017 | 18:45

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who is also on Trump's manufacturing council, called the withdrawal "a failure of American leadership". Mr Bloomberg is the United Nations special envoy for cities and climate change. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: But leaders from numerous other 195 nations in the deal said there was no appetite for renegotiation. "We're going to look very carefully".

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:12

Beyond the severe energy restrictions inflicted by the Paris Accord , it includes yet another scheme to redistribute wealth out of the United States through the so-called Green Climate Fund-nice name-which calls for developed countries to send $100 billion to developing countries all on top of America's existing and massive foreign aid payments.

by | June 03, 2017 | 18:08

Addressing mediapersons at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Putin said, "There is no specific evidence, just assumptions and allegations". Kislyak's meetings with members of Trump's team have been a focus of the congressional investigation. Also pushing back on Kelly's assertion that there is sufficient proof to determine the hacks came from Russia, Putin said, "IP addresses can be invented, a child can do that!" He's paid for holding meetings, discussing current affairs.

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:45

After pleading for China's cooperation to address Pyongyang's threat, Mattis warned Beijing that the U.S. will not accept its militarization policy in the South China Sea, whose sovereignty is also partially claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan.

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:20

When US President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of the Paris agreement , he said he was elected to represent "Pittsburgh, not Paris". This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. But what do Americans think is causing climate change, and what do they think should be done about it? "If the President wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement , we'll build and strengthen relationships around ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:48

Here's a breakdown of just some of the mayors' responses to the president's decision. "Any long-term investment is going to have to consider the world after Trump". "It ( Paris accord) did not hold nations like China and India accountable", he said. "We believe that the momentum created in Paris in December 2015 is irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris agreement can not be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, businesses and economies", said the ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 18:03

The Trump administration is now acting to throw away its predecessor's achievement. "Our deepest, deepest apologies". Criticism of his decision rolled in from blue-chip companies like Facebook Inc, Apple Inc, Ford Motor Co and Microsoft Corp, while the response from fossil fuel groups with the most to gain from a relaxation of U.S.

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:16

At least 10 states across the country have said they're still committed to the accord, including New York, California, Washington and Colorado. And if the president wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement , we'll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks.

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:24

The U.S., for instance, committed up to $3 billion in aid to poorer countries. The Paris Agreement commits signatories to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, which is blamed for melting ice caps and glaciers, rising sea levels and an increase in extreme weather events.

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:18

Spicer said on Tuesday that Trump planned to meet that afternoon with John Pistole, a former deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and head of the Transportation Security Administration, and Chris Wray, former head of the Justice Department's criminal division.

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:14

The petition asks the high court to review the legality of the lower-court blockade of Trump's ban, whether the ban violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution, and whether the blockade of the ban is "impermissibly overbroad".

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:48

The earliest possible date for America's official withdrawal from the Paris agreement is November 4, 2020 - the day after the next USA presidential election - although Trump's current term in office is not due to end until January 20, 2021.

by | June 03, 2017 | 17:12

One anonymous Tory MP who spoke to Huffington Post Uk was sceptical that Corbyn-mania will fuel a major upset at the polls. The media, and the odd Tory politician, gleefully stuck the knife into Mrs May. But wait a second. The national vote share is not a prediction of how the 650 seats in the House of Commons will be divided among the parties, because coming second or third in individual constituencies does not result in any seats."Political context matters a lot in United Kingdom ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 16:13

It was the eighth consecutive year that Djokovic has reached the round of 16 here in Paris . With new coach Andre Agassi watching from the stands and under threat of becoming the first defending champion to lose before the round of 16 since Juan Carlos Ferrero in 2004, Djokovic took the initiative.