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President Trump announces US withdrawal from Paris climate change accord

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That means that regardless of Trump's actions, the United States will remain in the agreement until shortly after the 2020 election. But when it's complete, the United States will join a lonely club. After the secession became official on Thursday, a number of business leaders issued statements condemning the move. 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 ... Read More »

France, Italy, Germany defend Paris Accord and say it cannot be renegotiated

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He said that the country would happily re-enter the agreement that would see "the burdens and responsibilities that are equally shared". The President said that by pulling out of the pact - which has been signed by nearly 200 nations - he is keeping his campaign promise to stop worldwide agreements that he believes disadvantage the US. Read More »

Gov. Inslee: Withdraw from climate agreement would be 'shameful course of action'

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President Donald Trump will withdraw the U.S. from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change , spurning pleas from USA allies and corporate leaders in an action that fulfilled a major campaign pledge. John Schellnhuber, the director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, told the Associated Press that the U.S.' withdrawal from the Paris accord isn't the end of the world. Read More »

World reaffirms climate commitment

Within moments of President Donald Trump's announcement that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement , the usually apolitical weather service site clapped back at the president through their top stories homepage module. Read More »

Musk to quit Trump advisory councils after Paris accord decision

Campaigner Samir Dathi, coordinator of the Stop Trump coalition and one of the demonstrators outside the US Embassy, said other world leaders have said Mr Trump should not pull out of Paris , adding: "She could at least say that". From the moment Donald Trump was elected president, we knew there would be days like these, when hope would be overwhelmed by despair. "As President, I can put no other consideration before the wellbeing of American citizens", he said . Read More »

Google to block some ads in Chrome -- even its own

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Once the ad blocker is released next year, Chrome users will start to see fewer ads as they browse through the internet, with the tool to primarily focus on annoying ads online. Chrome's new feature will filter out ads that have been classified "unacceptable" by the Coalition for Better Ads, an industry coalition which includes companies like the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the digital ad world's number one trade group. Read More »

GOP applauds U.S. exit from Paris pact

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, assailed President Trump's announcement that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement . Read More »

President Trump Set To Announce Decision On Paris Climate Treaty At WH

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) applauded the decision of the Trump administration to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and protect the economic and energy sovereignty of the United States . But this option may not be the likely route, since two senior officials say Trump is expected to withdraw from the climate deal. The UNFCCC is the body that created both the failed Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Unboxing and First Impressions

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As we mentioned, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM. Earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress 2017, Sony introduced the high-end Xperia XZ Premium smartphone which is already up for pre-orders in several markets across the globe. Read More »

J&K: 2 militants killed in encounter with security forces

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The incidents coincide with the spike in militancy and mass protests that followed the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani last July. Expressing delight over the death of two terrorists in the Sopore encounter earlier in the day, the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) on 1 June said no terrorist activities will be tolerated in the nation, adding that the Indian Army is competent enough to tackle any such issue. Read More »

More than 10000 'unscrupulous applications' for Manchester benefit gig tickets

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The spokeswoman added: "At Ticketmaster we are doing everything we can - including extending today's deadline - to ensure that tickets go to the actual fans and not the opportunists or touts who have also been applying for free tickets". "We worked through the night and verified thousands of original bookings although there were some we could not verify". Yup, in less than six minutes, tickets (45,000 of them, to be exact) to the June 4 show were completely gone, the event's official Twitter ... Read More »

Putin says US election allegations are 'fiction'

He lamented a lack of commonly agreed rules to govern cyberspace and said nations "must work collectively, not just with two or three Western countries, but on a global scale". "We are urging the global community to open their doors to all those fleeing homophobic persecution in Chechnya ", he said . " Any use of chemical weapons will mean an immediate relation at least on the part of French forces", he added. Read More »

Trump decides on Paris climate accord

Without mentioning the US specifically, Li said that "China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment" and pointed out that his was one of the first countries to ratify the 2015 Paris Agreement . Trump said that he will announce his decision on Thursday in a tweet. If the United States does withdraw from the Paris accord, it would join Syria and Nicaragua as the world's only non-participants in the agreement signed by 195 nations and so far ratified by 147 parties . Read More »

A guide to global warming, Paris pact and the United States role

That's because President Donald Trump has stated that at 3 pm Thursday, Eastern Time, he'll give a Rose Garden address outlining whether the US will stay in the Paris climate agreement . Earlier, a group of 22 Republican Senators including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a letter urged Trump to withdraw from the agreement. Read More »

SoundCloud is Coming to Xbox One

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Mike Ybarra, the vice president of Xbox, gave us a sneak peek of the Xbox One Scorpio processor on Twitter today via a picture . But, it's an encouraging development for game enthusiasts for the reason that it shows the development of the Xbox Project Scorpio is going well , Express reported. Read More »

New photos show flat tires on Tiger Woods' vehicle during DUI arrest

Woods then walks unsteadily through the frame. Upon approaching the vehicle, the police discovered that both wheels on the driver's side had been twisted, while the respective tires were flat, indicating that Woods had recently hit something - you'll find the photos of the damaged auto in the lower part of the gallery to your right. Read More »

Superyachts Market Global Competitive Analysis and 2022 Forecasts

The report titled, Global Superyachts Market: Analysis By Type (Motor, Sailing, Open, Expedition, Sport Fishing), By Region, By Country: Opportunities and Forecast (2017-2022) - By Region (North America, Europe, Middle East, APAC, ROW), By Country (U.S., Canada, Italy, Netherlands, U.K, U.A.E, Japan, China), has covered and analysed the potential of Global Superyachts Market and provides statistics and information on market size, shares and growth factors. Read More »

Trump to announce decision on Paris climate deal

But in this case, even leading American companies think the CEO-in-chief is making the wrong call. "He didn't want to do anything to put the U.S.at a disadvantage", Cohn said. Other countries rallied behind the Paris accord on Wednesday. The non-binding global agreement went into effect past year and calls for countries to set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

County receives $300000 to investigate former industrial sites

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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) will receive a total of $900,000 in federal grant funds for brownfield site revitalization efforts. Studies have shown that residential property values near brownfield sites that are cleaned up increased between 5 and 15 percent and can increase property values in a 1.24-mile radius of that site, according to a press release announcing the grant. Read More »

Explosions, gunshots heard at casino resort in Philippines capital

The U.S. State Department is urging people to avoid the area, which is near the airport. Fire trucks, ambulances and police cars have already rushed to area. Thick smoke coming off from the top floor or Resorts World Manila. The building is burning, according to witnesses. Images and videos posted on social media on Thursday evening showed emergency medical workers giving several injured people first aid. Read More »

Exxon vote shows Wall St diverging from Trump on climate change

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Shareholders in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM), perhaps surprisingly, backed a motion requiring the United States oil giant to assess the risks from climate change at its annual meeting on Wednesday. But he suggested that the company is already doing enough to protect shareholders by, among other things, assuming a "proxy cost of carbon" when predicting energy demand and planning new projects. Read More »

Jared Kushner & The Back Story Of Back Channels

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The White House spokesman, during a truncated, off-camera briefing Wednesday, brushed aside a question about a report that fired FBI Director James Comey plans to testify publicly that President Donald Trump pressured him to end an investigation into a top Trump aide's ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump uses personal phone number for diplomacy, breaches protocol

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As several outlets reported on Wednesday, ex-FBI director James Comey says he will testify next week that Trump pressured him to drop the FBI's investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Now there's a communication shake up at the White House, and it started yesterday morning, on Tuesday morning. FILE - In this January 28, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office of the White ... Read More »

Fighting climate change is 'global consensus'

Trump said he'd been "hearing from a lot of people, both ways". Trump had vowed during his 2016 presidential campaign to "cancel" the Paris deal within 100 days of becoming president as part of an effort to bolster us oil and coal industries. Read More »

Trump under fire over expected global climate deal withdrawal

Almost 200 nations, including the United States , agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change . Everyone cautioned that no decision was final until Trump announced it. "Depending on the stance some people or others are taking, we'll have to be very pro-active for France to be the homeland of the (fight against) climate change", the spokesman said. Read More »

Hour of terror on Malaysia Airlines 128

The man who tried to enter the cockpit was reportedly subdued by other passengers, according to social media reports. "But it was not a bomb but a powerbank", Aziz added. Andy said the man ran to the back of the plane, where two other men grabbed and disarmed him of a "giant black thing" and "put hog ties on him". "Safety and security are of utmost priority to Malaysia Airlines". Read More »

LIGO snags another set of gravitational waves

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The results are published in Physical Review Letters . "They may have played an important role in the early universe". The merging black holes were more than twice as distant as the two pairs that LIGO previously detected, which were located 1.3 and 1.4 billion light-years away. Read More »

Trump is pulling United States out of Paris climate change deal, reports say

When, on top of it, scientists attest to the global warming , it is hard to believe that someone - let alone the leader of a big country - would still believe that it is a hoax . An American pullout from the 196-nation Paris Agreement would deal a major blow to the so-called "climate diplomacy" which, less than 18 months ago, celebrated the historic pact made possible by a hard-fought agreement between Beijing and Washington , under president Barack Obama's leadership. Read More »

Hastings' Amber Rudd to stand in for PM at BBC election debate

However, in part because of the Great Depression, Prime Minister MacDonald formed a coalition government including Conservatives, some Liberals and a small number from his own party. In a leisure centre vehicle park on the outskirts of Reading, 40 miles from London , more than a thousand people gathered in the middle of a working day, leaving behind their desk jobs and even climbing trees to catch a glimpse of Corbyn. Read More »