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Oil prices slide amid glut concerns, US withdrawal from climate deal

Goldman Sachs has cut their crude oil forecast for Brent from an average of $56.76 to $55.39 a barrel and for the WTI from $54.80 to $52.92 a barrel. Libya's oil production has risen to 827,000 bpd, above a three-year peak of 800,000 bpd reached earlier in May, the National Oil Corporation said. Read More »

European Union and China backing Paris climate pact after Trump withdrawal

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Germany is the driving force behind the Europe Union's economy, one of the world's biggest with more than 500 million people. If the U.S. pulls out and other countries do not adjust their plans, that target will not be met, which would raise the risks of flooding, extreme weather including heat waves, and changes to freshwater patterns and food production. Read More »

Joe Root century helps England beat Bangladesh in Champions Trophy

Waqar agreed that the team's chances are not great this year, but like millions of fans have come to expect from Pakistan, he too is banking on their unpredictability. Bangladesh at 4/1 certainly make more appeal than England at 1/5, but I'd want to know the Tigers have won the toss and are bowling first before getting involved. Read More »

Paris deal: Game theory and Donald Trump's climate negotiation

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He stressed all European Union nations are sticking together to make the deal work and expressed his doubts that any country around the world would follow Trump's lead. The Green Fund is created to help poor countries adapt to climate change and bypass some of the heavily polluting technologies formerly used by rich countries. Read More »

Angela Merkel Slams Donald Trump's Decision to Quit Paris Accord

The Paris accord , reached by almost 200 countries in 2015, was meant to limit global warming to 2 degrees or less by 2100, mainly through pledges to cut carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg , Microsoft President Brad Smith and many others voiced their disappointment as well. He said that Brussels and Beijing believe in "the full implementation, without nuances, of the Paris climate agreement", ... Read More »

Capsule carrying astronauts from International Space Station returns to Earth

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For Pesquet, a first-time astronaut, the 196-day trip fell just shy of breaking the record for a space mission by a European Space Agency astronaut. Along the way, their Soyuz craft will separate into three parts, leaving the orbital and propulsion modules to burn up as they fall to Earth. Jean-Yves Le Gall, the head of CNES, France's space agency, told AFP Pesquet "worked in a remarkable fashion". Read More »

Nintendo Switch Online service details revealed

So what do you get for your $20? If you choose not to pay the subscription, you'll still have access to Nintendo's eShop, as well as the ability to add new friends, manage your friend list, share screenshots, and access to the Parental Controls app on the Switch. Read More »

How to talk about NASA's first mission to the Sun

Marking the world's first probe to the Sun , the proposed mission is part of Nasa's Living With a Star (LWS) programme to explore aspects of the sun-Earth system that directly affect life and society. "We will brush closely by it", she said at an event in Chicago to unveil the mission, which NASA has touted as promising to provide humanity's closest-ever observations of a star. Read More »

Trump pulling US out of Paris climate accord

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Trump said the United States would begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris Agreement or a "new transaction" on terms more advantageous to the country. Leaving the agreement is "not good for America or for the world", the Tesla ( TSLA ) and Space X CEO said in a tweet . "This includes ending the implementation of the nationally determined contributions and very importantly, the Green Climate Fund, which is costing the United States a vast fortune". Read More »

Trump pulls US out of pact on climate

By withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement , Donald Trump has detached himself and the USA from facing more legal challenges in future regarding climate change . The U.S. has to wait three years before it can withdraw then wait another year for that to take effect. "We will succeed", Macron added. "The U.S.is not only the largest historical emitter of greenhouse gases , but also one the major current emitters". Read More »

Responses to Trump's Paris exit

He said his administration would begin talks either to re-enter the Paris accord or to have a new deal with better terms for the United States . The Labour Party leader labelled Mr Trump's move to withdraw from the accord as "reckless and dangerous" - and he accused Mrs May of a failure of leadership in not signing up to the statement. Read More »

This is NASA's plan to touch the sun

NASA has revealed plans for a mission which will brush past the sun , coming closer than any spacecraft in history. A 4.5-inch-thick carbon-composite shield will protect the instruments inside the spacecraft from insane temperatures of around 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Read More »

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN): Are There Still Some Reasons For Optimism?

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Moreover, Whittier Com Of Nevada has 1.44% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. Northern Trust Corp now owns 4,637,241 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock valued at $3,882,808,000 after buying an additional 59,052 shares in the last quarter. Its down 0.03, from 1.29 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 126 investors sold AMZN shares while 478 reduced holdings. 157 funds opened positions while 606 raised stakes. Read More »

England and Bangladesh aim to banish batting blues

Woakes missed two of the three games against South Africa , though Morgan admitted " Chris Woakes is 100 per cent fit". These are tough conditions since it has rained a lot here during the last few days. "A game between Pakistan and India is always good and Birmingham has always had a very good atmosphere", he added. He's been very good when he's come in, but one of the strongest parts of reinforcing the way we play, and the freedom, is backing that up with (consistent) selection. Read More »

Salman, Katrina and Alia Promote IIFA Awards

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While Salman then joked about the age difference between him and Alia saying, "We are trying to remake Papa The Great ", Katrina quickly added, " Please leave Alia for Varun Dhawan and Salman for me ". starting on July 7, which will be "the Air India connect with IIFA and this year we are going to connect more flights", apart from NY and New Jersey. Read More »

Shah Rukh Khan addresses death hoax rumours on Twitter

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Amazed by the death hoax, Shah Rukh made a satirical post on micro-blogging site Twitter and shared a amusing picture of himself along with the caption, "TGIF!" Though Bollywood is keen to avoid such mishaps if some accidents have to happen, it happens anyways. Read More »

UK PM May's election lead narrowing, sixth poll since Manchester attack shows

The Prime Minister insisted the only poll that matters is the June 8 vote after the seat projection study suggested the United Kingdom faces a hung parliament. A YouGov analysis has suggested the United Kingdom faces a hung parliament. May called the snap election in a bid to strengthen her hand in negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union, to win more time to deal with the impact of the divorce and to strengthen her grip on the Conservative Party. Read More »

Bihar Education Minister backs board topper Ganesh Kumar

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The agency has booked a criminal case against a total of eight people, including former Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairman and four principals, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), as per sources. Bihar education minister Ashok Choudhary had also extended his support to the topper and said he's a genuine student, news agency ANI had reported. Read More »

Chennai textile showroom fire continues for second day

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Because the building was damaged beyond fix, Tamil Nadu minister RB Udayakumar told reporters that the entire building would need to be demolished by Thursday afternoon. Appropriate action will be initiated if warranted, he added. About three years ago, the T Nagar Residents Welfare Association had approached the Madras High Court over alleged violations in a section of buildings and lack of fire safety mechanism in the neighbourhood. Read More »

Decades From Now, Will Trump's Paris Decision Matter?

He complained in particular about China's terms under the agreement. The liberal hypocrites Trump railed against in private were among the most distraught with his decision to withdraw from the Paris accord . According to British news outlet The Telegraph , Macron's speech marked the first time a French leader has addressed his nation in English from the president's official residence. Read More »

As Trump steps backward on climate, Panetta looks forward

Donald Trump's inexcusable withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement was widely expected and amply telegraphed by Trump himself, of course. Indeed, Trump gave short shrift to global warming - his own White House staffers could not say in a briefing after the speech if Trump believed in climate change - while framing exiting the Paris deal as "reasserting US sovereignty" and preventing "a massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries". Read More »

Ravens CB Young tears ACL, could be lost for 2017 season

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Young had to be helped off the field after the injury. "There wasn't much contact at all", Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said immediately following practice, via Baltimore's team website. 16 overall pick of the draft out of Alabama. Young graded out as the NFL's No. 26 cornerback by Pro Football Focus last season. The regular season is still three months away, so Young has a fair amount of time to heal, but ACL's take a long time, and while he might not be out for the entire season, ... Read More »

Business dismay over Trump's Paris pull-out

There's already evidence that a galvanizing influence has occurred. A pre-Paris agreement between the two nations - the world's two largest emitters - galvanized worldwide action that culminated in the final deal endorsed by almost 200 governments. Read More »

Top American executives slam Donald Trump's withdrawal from Paris accord

He responded to Trump's decision Thursday by stating he remained committed to goals of a 2015 agreement with mayors from China that agreed to carbon-emission reduction benchmarks. "France believes in you (the US), the world believes in you, but don't be mistaken on climate; there is no plan B because there is no planet B", Macron said. Read More »

EU and China backing Paris climate pact after Trump withdrawal

Despite his concerns, Musk made a decision to remain on the president's business councils - even as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick departed amid public pressure. He was joined on Thursday by other tech and industrial sector representatives who expressed frustration with the White House's decision and pledged to continue working to combat global warming. Read More »

Enterprise ID management firm OneLogin covfefes to security breach

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OneLogin, an online platform that allows customers to use a single password to access multiple sites and applications, has suffered a data breach. While the disclosure offered few details, an email notification sent to customers and obtained by Motherboard states that "customer data was compromised, including the ability to decrypt encrypted data ". Read More »

Climate groups hit Trump for quitting Paris climate deal

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The Agreement was finally ratified on November 4, 2016. Under the pact, the U.S. had committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent below its 2005 level by 2025. Investing in a Clean Energy Economy will drive a state-of-the-art technologies that will spur economic growth. It puts the U.S.in a very small camp; the only other countries not part of the agreement are Syria, which is in the midst of a civil war, and Nicaragua, which argued that the Paris accord did not go far ... Read More »

USA employers add modest 138K jobs; rate dips to 4.3 percent

The economy needs to create 75,000 to 100,000 jobs per month to keep up with growth in the working-age population. Last month's decline came as people left the labor force. The President of United States, who inherited a strong job market, has pledged to boost the economy sharply by strengthening the labor market and slashing taxes. Read More »

States seek to fill the void after Trump dumped the climate pact

In intial statements, USA corporate heads and business leaders have largely rejected Donald Trump's portrayal of his decision as a needed corrective to unfair climate rules. "Industry must now lead and not depend on government". "Make no mistake, climate change is on the ballot for every election until we reverse this immoral action", said Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii. Read More »