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Despite Trump, cleaner energy growth expected to carry on

McKenna says the Canadian government remains committed to the Paris Accord amid concerns that the US will walk away from the landmark global climate agreement. administration, Europe is ready for the leadership (on climate change) and we will definitely provide it", he added. We have seen more and more that those who are betting on technologies that allow us to fight climate change will be those that dominate the economy of tomorrow. Read More »

Czech Republic One Of World's Most Peaceful Countries


But the study also finds that despite perceptions the world is becoming a more peaceful place. The Middle East and northern Africa remained the world's most violent region, followed by sub-Saharan Africa. They recorded some of the largest falls in Italy, France and Spain. "While the true extent of such significant political polarity in the USA will take years to be fully realised, its disruptive influence is already evident", Killelea said in a statement. Read More »

Damian Marley Now Part Owner Of High Times Magazine


TechCrunch has obtained a memo sent by Levin to the High Times team, embedded below. A new company, High Times Holding, has acquired Trans-High, owner of the magazine, an events business and a collection of websites, in a transaction valued at $70 million, according to an emailed statement. Read More »

Iran's Watchdog Council Approves Election Results


The Guardian Council's announcement came as no surprise as its influential chairman, Ahmad Jannati, said last week that he could confirm the validity of the election despite violations. Iran's electoral watchdog, the Guardian Council, has approved the presidential elections results. Official authorities in Iran describe the protests that took place in 2009 after the presidential elections as riot - protests spurred when the two reform candidates claimed that election results were ... Read More »

Obamas Buy $8.1 Million House In DC


The Obamas are remaining in Washington until their youngest daughter, 15-year-old Sasha, finishes high school. Property records show the deed transfer was recorded Wednesday. According to records, Lockhart purchased the house in May 2014 for $5.295 million. The Obamas' (now former) landlord at their new Belmont Road, Northwest, address was Joe Lockhart, once press secretary for President Bill Clinton and a political strategist in Washington before being named executive vice president of ... Read More »

Russian Federation turfs 2 Estonian diplomats in tit-for-tat move


Later in the day, Mukhametshin confirmed to Sputnik that the embassy had received the relevant note from the Moldovan Foreign Ministry and was studying it. The move provoked an angry reaction from Moldovan President Igor Dodon, who said he was " deeply embarrassed by this unfriendly step " against Moldova's " strategic partner ", Russian Federation. Read More »

Sean Spicer Thinks We're Dumb Enough To Believe Donald Trump *Meant

This exit is believed to be a part of broader staff changes as President Trump tries to limit political damage from investigations into the role of Russian Federation in his presidential campaign. Spicer's evasive posture has given many pundits an opening to do one of the things that have him so frustrated: speculate about impending changes to the White House press briefing or a reorganization of the communications team, including formalizing the reduced length of the Q&A portion. Read More »

Prognosis poor for GOP health care plan

As a service to readers, we are going to explain one surprising element of the CBO report - that in some states, the law's efforts to protect people with preexisting medical conditions might end up undermining the individual insurance markets so much that effectively there is no protection at all. Read More »

Canada seeks tough line on Boeing jets but sends mixed message


However, Boeing also is now engaged in a trade conflict with Bombardier, and recently asked the U.S. Commerce Department to investigate subsidies for Bombardier's CSeries aircraft. "We're going to continue working with the US Navy, providing information on the Super Hornet that will be provided to the government of Canada". Day defended the company's trade action. Read More »

Ex-FBI director to testify as soon as next week

It doesn't sound like Comey will speak on the campaign's possible involvement with Russia's election interference, but he will spill the beans on #45's attempts to stop the FBI's probe. Yeah, we're eager too. "The bottom line is he's going to testify", CNN's source said. "If the investigation encompasses Comey's firing, it would seem Rosenstein was involved in that, and he'd be a witness", law professor Kathleen Clark told Politico. Read More »

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's NSC chief, dies at 89

She did not give a cause of death. He was 89 years old. The Iranian hostage crisis also was under Brzezinski's watch. Due to his books and articles on the Soviet Union in the 1950s, Brzezinski established his status as an expert on the Soviet Union and began to attract the attention of the White House . Read More »

Trump to announce decision on climate change today


The vast majority of world nations have backed the major climate agreement, with Syria and Nicaragua the only states from the 197 entitled to be in the pact that have rejected it. He said he'd be announcing his decision "very soon". 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 more violent weather events. Read More »

Corbyn will join TV election debate, but without May

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May at a question and answer session during a general election campaign rally at Cross Manufacturing in Bath, south-west England , May 31, 2017. "Jeremy Corbyn's shaky grip on the facts clearly hasn't improved since his vehicle crash interview about childcare costs yesterday", said a Conservative spokesman. Read More »

Trump to pull out of climate deal

Silicon Valley has had a complicated relationship with the Trump White House in its early months. "We have approximately 800,000 clean energy jobs in USA today", Hugh Welsh, President of DSM North America said. Worldwide leaders began reacting to the reports of Trump's plans. The entreaties from the business community appeal to Trump's sense of nationalism, stressing the economic and financial benefits of remaining in the agreement while underplaying the environmental factors. Read More »

Auston Trusty scores in U20 World Cup blowout of New Zealand


After the break, though, New Zealand were blow away as Jeremy Ebobisse , Brooks Lennon , Justen Glad , Auston Trusty and Lagos Kunga all scored in the last 30 minutes. After missing out on the opening goal, there was no doubt in the 76th minute when Glad's powerful header on a corner found the back of the net. Sebastian Saucedo played a corner on the ground and Trusty, unmarked at the top of the box, ran to the spot and fired a screamer into the top post. Read More »

Are Oasis reforming for Manchester tribute gig?

You know, the old 1.6 million followers. "But that's not happening, so you can't sit at home twiddling your thumbs, do you know what I mean?" The musician explained: "I just woke up, you know with all the stuff that went on in Manchester , I woke up and I just thought: 'You know what?" "No, it ain't. Read More »

Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Per Mertesacker display against Chelsea


Wright believes Arsenal should have singled out Wenger's eventual successor some time ago and now fears what the knock-on effect could be if the Frenchman does go at this point, with regards summer planning and transfer activity. "I know I am in a public job. We have played some games in a hostile environment and I never accept that". "I didn't realise he was on a yellow so when that happened [the sending off] that was more of a surprise for me". Read More »

Cyclone Mora makes landfall in Bangladesh coast

Cox's Bazar district administration said some 538 shelters were ready to accommodate more than 500,000 people. This is published unedited from the IANS feed . Large camps have been set up in Cox's Bazar for hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who have fled violence from neighbouring Myanmar. It comes after heavy rains in Sri Lanka caused landslides that killed at least 180 people. Read More »

Big Bang's TOP faces probe over marijuana use


T.O.P. had just started a break from the group in which he was serving his mandatory two years of military service to the country, ironically, as part of the Korean National Police Agency . The police has forwarded the case to the public prosecutor's office, accusing T.O.P of violating illegal drug laws. "We apologise for worrying so many people", the statement read. Read More »

Theresa May's lead over Labour falls to three points


Sterling weakened against the dollar late Wednesday after the YouGov poll but was trading at $1.2857 on Thursday, about 3 cents above where it was trading at the start of the campaign. In a poll of polls compiled by election expert John Curtice, the Conservatives were leading 44 points to Labour's 35 points. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the manifesto would create a "war between generations" if implemented. Read More »

India, Spain sign 7 agreements during PM Narendra Modi visit


The last one was in 1988 by the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Prime Minister arrived in Russian Federation on Wednesday on the third leg of his six-day, four-nation tour of Europe. From Russia , PM Modi will leave for France which will be the concluding part of his tour where he is expected to meet the newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Read More »

Senate panel eager to hear from Comey, given OK to testify

The subpoenas were issued for two companies Flynn owns, Flynn Intel Group Inc. and Flynn Intel Group LLC. "Today the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence approved subpoenas to be issued as part of the ongoing investigation into Russian active measures during the 2016 campaign", the release stated. Read More »

Polls show narrow gap between Conservatives and Labour in UK election


The prime minister ruled out appearing on televised debates soon after calling the election. " Theresa May called this election because she is taking you for granted". "Let's face it, Jeremy only chose to come, I think, late this morning". And there's already talk about who will be the next Conservative leader after she goes, with Home Secretary Amber Rudd in the frame. Read More »

UK Labour chief Corbyn challenges Theresa May to debate as race tightens

That's right. If you went to uni from 2012 onwards, and paid the £9,000 Lib Dem toll to do so, you could have your debt erased. Follow our live updates on twitter . Nicola Sturgeon also missed the debate, sending her SNP deputy Angus Robertson who is standing for election in Moray, but those party behemoths on the podium did not waste an opportunity to highlight the absence of the Prime Minister . Read More »

US House committee issues subpoenas


The subpoenas were issued for two companies Flynn owns, Flynn Intel Group Inc. and Flynn Intel Group LLC. Read the bipartisan statement from Reps. USA intelligence agencies reported in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a campaign of computer hacking, fake news and propaganda meant to swing the election to Republican Trump over his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton . Read More »

Why can't the Afghan government protect Kabul?

Windows in the Indian Embassy were shattered. "The plan for today's [Wednesday's] attack was drawn up by the Haqqani network with direct coordination and cooperation from Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI)", the National Directorate of Security said in a statement . Read More »

Senate GOP Noncommittal on How to Pay for Tax Rate Reductions

Since his unpopular health care and tax cut ideas are unlikely to pass the Senate, a tantruming President Trump is demanding that Senate Republicans kill the legislative filibuster. "I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere". The American Health Care Act, the House GOP plan to replace Obamacare, was pulled from the floor in March as the party failed to muster enough support to pass it. Read More »

Texas House offers a path to avoid special session

It's the final day of the 85th Legislature, or is it? Patrick has deliberately not moved Senate versions since then, and says it could mean Texas might not be able to fully license physicians and other medical personnel after September, when previous laws expire. Read More »

Trump pulls USA from Aust on Paris, trade


Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists advocacy group, said "I don't think any other countries will follow the US out of Paris , so if he does leave, Trump will be in splendid isolation with the leaders of Syria and Nicaragua ". Read More »

Theresa May puts 'promise of Brexit' at heart of pitch to voters

Theresa May will today urge voters to "have faith" in her to secure a good Brexit deal for Britain , as she attempts to shake off criticism of her decision not to take part in last night's debate. "Amber, have you been to a food bank?" Have you seen people sleeping around our stations? Mr Corbyn responded that Mrs May and other senior Conservatives had voted against anti-terror laws in 2005. Read More »