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Greater Cincinnati leaders weigh in on Trump's Paris Accord decision

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The president said the agreement gives "countries an economic edge over the United States", adding, "that's not going to happen while I'm president". John Kerry called this move of Trump "self-destructive" and stated how it will cost America jobs and development aspects. The US, under Obama, promised it would reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases by between 26 to 28 percent in 2025, compared to its 2005 level. Read More »

California, New York, Washington unite to back climate pact

Trump said at an announcement at the Rose Garden on Thursday that the United States would withdraw from the worldwide agreement negotiated under Obama, citing a desire to protect American jobs and fuel what he has claimed would be three percent economic growth. Read More »

Rep. Jason Chaffetz set to announce he will leave Congress in June

Chaffetz announced in mid-April that he would not be running for reelection in 2018 to "return to the private sector", and mere days later said he hadn't "ruled out the possibility of leaving early". from enacting medical-aid-in-dying at the same time that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was sacked from the White House. Chaffetz said he nonetheless thought that Comey's firing should be investigated. Read More »

Tillerson: Trump won't apologize for sharing Israeli intel with the Russians

Social media users mused that the image, in which Trump touches a globe with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, resembled a scene where villains enact their master plan. B'nai B'rith in a statement issued Sunday evening praised Trump for calling on Arab nations to join in the fight against Islamic terrorism and for "challenging the Arab world to unite in confronting Iran - the largest state sponsor of global terror". Read More »

Indian Navy rescues 33 Bangladeshis from the Bay

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Due to very heavy rainfall, Bangladesh Disaster Ministry's Additional Secretary, Golam Mostafa told journalists Tuesday that 468,000 people have been evacuated or sought safe shelter before the storm hit the Bangladesh coast from the Bay of Bengal on Monday afternoon. Read More »

Xi Threatens War if Philippines Drills South China Sea: Duterte

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After a meeting between Chinese and ASEAN officials in the Chinese city of Guiyang, China's foreign ministry said the framework had been agreed upon, although it gave no details of its contents. Sources with the Foreign Ministry said the three committees focus on navigation security and search and rescue technology cooperation, maritime scientific research and environmental protection, and fighting maritime cross-border crime. Read More »

The lure of the Lions endures as the last Great Tour

And when it came for the test series to begin, huge expectations were put on the All Blacks to win their third successive series over a Lions team. Welshman James had never coached his national side, but his innovation proved the backbone of a dogged 2-1 Test series victory. Read More »

How Jeremy Corbyn Survived Jeremy Paxman's 'Over The Top' Interview

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One audience member called John got to the crux of Labour's long-term dilemma, telling Corbyn he liked his policies but wasn't sure about him as a leader. "There's nothing in there because we're not going to do it", he said. Mrs May was asked about the Tories' planned reforms to the way social care is funded, with a man in the audience describing the changes as a "dementia tax". Read More »

Macron, Putin to meet in Versailles next week

He was speaking yesterday alongside Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita at the Gao military base in the north of the country where some 1,600 troops are based. Another resident, Mohamed Gaiga, said he wants Macron "to put an end to the massacre of Malians". Macron says he has no doubt the cooperation will continue, given recent comments by President Donald Trump about his commitment to eradicate terrorism. Read More »

Trump pulls out of climate deal

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The decision was long-awaited, given that Mr. Trump promised on the campaign trail past year to withdraw from the pact. CBS News' Major Garrett confirmed Wednesday that the president was expected to pull out . "Regardless of what the President decides on the accord, we expect America's solar industry to continue to thrive and create jobs, boost the economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions", the Solar Energy Industries Association said in a statement. Read More »

Trump Pulls US Out of Paris Climate Agreement

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The decision snubbed the almost 200 nations who came together for the first major worldwide agreement that aims to tackle climate change. According to those briefed, Trump will argue that the Paris pact is a bad deal for American workers and was poorly negotiated by the Obama administration. Read More »

Trump addresses explosion in Philippines

Dela Rosa said security footage showed the gunman ignoring a security guard who tried to question him at the entrance to the complex. Philippines reported that police, fire trucks, and SWAT teams were called to the scene. The suspect has yet to be identified, but Dela Rosa believes he may have lost a lot of money and has gone insane. The shooter, described by police as a 6-foot tall, foreign-looking Caucasian with a mustache, was seen pouring gasoline onto the gambling tables. Read More »

Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks

The judge will bring in more people as needed. The jury pool was drawn from the Pittsburgh area because of concerns raised by Cosby's defence team that it would be hard to find open-minded jurors in Montgomery County, near Philadelphia, where Cosby has a home and where his trial is scheduled to start on June 5 in Norristown . Read More »

Ariana Grande to play Manchester benefit concert

The final of Britain's Got Talent will no longer take place on Sunday night and will instead go ahead on Saturday evening. All net ticket proceeds of the show will go directly to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund , set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross to support grieving families and victims of the attack. Read More »

Trump interviewing ex-TSA chief John Pistole for Federal Bureau of Investigation job

Trump , after firing Comey, cited him for 'poor performance, ' among a variety of other faults. The associate wasn't authorized to discuss details of Comey's testimony and so spoke on condition of anonymity. The Senate testimony would mark Comey's first public comments since his firing . Page has called out "false narratives" of any inappropriate Russian Federation contacts. Read More »

New acting police commissioner appointed by Zuma

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Mothiba, another lieutenant-general, was until now the police's divisional head of the management intervention unit. Zuma announced earlier on Thursday that he had appointed Mothiba as new acting national commissioner with immediate effect. Read More »

Philippine police chief says 1 gunman at large

Scores of people are thought to have been injured as militants attacked a tourist resort in the Philippine region of Metro Manila . The Philippine Red Cross confirmed three people were transported to nearby hospitals. Local news media reported that explosions had been heard coming from the vicinity of the hotel, which is across a road from the city's worldwide airport. Read More »

Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal

Musk had vowed Wednesday to quit the business panels if Trump made good on a pledge to scrap the agreements . According to a November 2016 poll by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, almost 70 percent of Americans were in favor of the Paris agreement . Read More »

Explosions, gunfire reported at casino in Philippines

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The attack has sparked fears that the militants may attack elsewhere to divert the focus of thousands of troops trying to quell the siege. Police, fire trucks and SWAT teams are in the area. Gunfire and explosions have been heard at the Resorts World Manila in the Philippines, CNN Philippines reported . "They were not targeting the casino players, and we rushed out through the emergency exits". Read More »

Trump and Merkel 'get along well' despite spat

That she has made the same remarks over the past few days a couple of times shows that she is convinced that with America under the leadership of Trump, the US can no longer be counted on as a reliable partner. 'They get along very well. Merkel told a meeting last Sunday that Germany can't rely on others. Recounting that Mr Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia had been "met with near universal praise" he said that the U.S. Read More »

Cuomo: NY will abide by Paris accord regardless of Trump

Musk said on Wednesday that he had done "all I can" to convince Trump to stay in the accord, and threatened to leave presidential advisory councils if Trump announced a USA exit. Many experts don't think former President Barack Obama's pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 26 percent by 2025 will hurt US businesses. Read More »

Trump 'to withdraw' from Paris climate pact

Trump said the "badly negotiated" accord would cost the USA economy 2.7 million jobs by 2025, citing a study from NERA Economic Consulting criticised by clean energy advocates for assessing a decarbonization pathway that is unrealistic and unnecessarily costly. Read More »

Obama pans Trump withdrawal from climate deal

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Trump is able to withdraw from the agreement since it was nonbinding. If he does pull the USA, the world's second largest greenhouse gas polluter, from the accord it would leave just America, Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations not committed. Read More »

Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in 'friendly fire'

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The military has warned there would be "collateral damage" as they deployed SF-260 close-air-support planes to back attack helicopters. "We are only talking of soldiers that is why this is a case of friendly fire", Mr. Philippines officials said he was likely still in the city, pointing to the ferocity of ongoing resistance from the Maute fighters. Jenita Abanilla, 47, a laundrywoman, arrived exhausted and hungry at an evacuation centre in Marawi on Wednesday afternoon after heavily ... Read More »

Islamic State claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

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While expressing his "heartfelt solidarity" with all those affected by the attack , Francis said he was particularly mindful of the children who lost their lives when masked gunmen opened fire on a busload of Christian pilgrims on their way to the Monastery of St. Read More »

Orlando International Airport terminal shut down as armed suspect held, in custody

Min impact to ops. Pettigrew was waving the gun at police and shouting 'shoot me, shoot me'. Pettigrew, identified as a former U.S. Marine faces a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm. The incident took place in the rental vehicle area of Level 1, Side A, the airport tweeted. Greater Orlando Aviation Authority chairman Frank Kruppenbacher praised the response of both police and airport employees. Read More »

Stay in Paris climate change deal

Their rationale: Remaining in the climate change deal would make it more hard to unwind former President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, in effect arguing for a despicable daily double of more pollution and a hotter planet. More than 190 nations agreed to the accord in December 2015 in Paris, and 147 have since formally ratified or otherwise joined it, including the United States - representing more than 80 per cent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to revive travel ban

Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the same assertion last month after the 4th Circuit Court's ruling, saying "The Department of Justice strongly disagrees with the decision of the divided court, which blocks the President's efforts to strengthen this country's national security". Read More »