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Bloomberg says US does not need Washington to fulfil Paris agreement

The loss of the U.S. as a partner in climate action is a big blow to Beijing. "My handshake with him, it's not innocent", he said. "I would not exaggerate the crisis in their relations but it is the worst one in the history of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, if we don't count the Vietnam and Iraq wars", he stressed. Read More »

Trump says pulling out of Paris climate accord best for US

Guterres has met Trump in person just once - at the White House for about 15 minutes. The mayor said her voters are more optimistic about the future of coal than they've been in years, thanks to Trump. His remarks at New York University's Stern School of Business came at a time when the world waits for Donald Trump to announce whether the country will continue to uphold the Paris deal, which almost 200 countries signed as a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

8 foreign fighters among militants killed in Marawi


Several buildings were also set alight as the military tried to flush out about 100 fighters to meet a deadline set by Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to re-take the city of 200,000 people by the end of the day. Lorenzana said air strikes might be suspended, describing the rebels as a small force that "cannot hold that long". Lorenzana said Saudi, Malaysian, Indonesian, Yemeni and Chechen militants were among eight foreigners killed, in what experts say is a sign the Philippines could ... Read More »

What we know about the Manchester attacker's bomb

With 19 people killed and 59 more injured, road and transit closures have stranded many concert-goers in the city, which has local residents springing into action, giving hope to those affected. A Polish couple living in Britain, identified as Angelika and Marcin Klis, were also caught in the explosion as they went to collect their daughters. Read More »

England beat Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener

However, they will have to be anxious about the manner in which they lost to the Proteas in the last ODI. Bangladesh 305 for 6 in 50 overs ( Tamim Iqbal 128, Mushfiqur Rahim 79; Plunkett 4/59) lost to England 308 for 2 in 47.2 overs (Alex Hales 95, Joe Root 133*, Eion Morgan 75) by eight wickets. Read More »

Trump's Paris Withdrawal Cedes Global Leadership to China

As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & future. Announcing that the USA will withdraw from the Paris climate accord , President Donald Trump misplaced the blame for what ails the coal industry and laid a shaky factual foundation for his decision. Read More »

Military rejects IS claim of Manila attack


Philippines government forces are now fighting ISIS-linked militants on the southern island of Mindanao, where the two sides have been battling for control of the city of Marawi for over a week. Hours later, when company officials announced the names of employees who perished in the attack, Hazel Anne was first on the list of 23 employees. In the event it does come to pass, we hope Congress and the judiciary will still remain the bulwarks of democracy they were instituted to be and that ... Read More »

Cuomo unveils clean energy jobs program following Paris accord decision

On Thursday the president withdrew the US from the worldwide deal that aims to reduce the effects of global warming, breaking rank with almost 200 other countries who've signed on to the agreement. Cuomo also wants solar usage to double by the end of 2018. NYPA has established a new partnership with a consortium of banks that, will for the first time ever through NYPA, enable municipalities to access low-priced capital from commercial banks to finance energy efficiency and solar projects. Read More »

Putin to NBC's Megyn Kelly: Children could hack election


It's like anti-Semitism. 'The Jews are to blame. Russian hacking of elections has been at the centre of a controversy since the United States elections that gave Donald Trump the presidency. Putin also said that Trump's promise to negotiate new conditions for the U.S. leaves hope for reaching a compromise before the Paris deal is set to take effect in 2021. Read More »

Church Bulletin: Churches hosting vacation Bible school

June 10 with games and prizes. Clark's Chapel Baptist Church is at 806 Eufola Road, Statesville. Capernaum Missionary Baptist Church , Denmark, will celebrate its 151st church anniversary at 7 p.m. Franklin UMC , Denmark, will have its spring revival at 7 p.m. Friday, June 2. Family events from 1- 5 p.m. Bishop Anthony M. Jones brings forth a Word from the Lord. Read More »

Risk of hung parliament drives down sterling


But if she does not handsomely beat the 12-seat majority her predecessor David Cameron won in 2015, her electoral gamble will have failed and her authority could be undermined just as she enters formal Brexit negotiations. Pollsters predict Conservatives will lose 20 seats with Labour gaining almost 30. Other projections suggested May would win soundly. Joshua Mahony, market analyst at IG, said the pound's initial weakness was in reaction to the "distinct chance that we could see the ... Read More »

Putin: 'Don't worry, be happy' as Trump ditches climate deal

Kelly mentioned these collusion claims as a topic for her one-on-one interview with Putin, which she announced on Thursday would follow the forum. The official, who declined to be identified by name or affiliation and requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the decision, said that Japan chose to issue its own statement, not as part of the group. Read More »

Trump vows to do everything to achieve Israel-Palestine peace

U.S. President Donald Trump extended his condolences on Tuesday to the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing that killed 22 people and said those behind the attack were "evil losers". "Making peace, however, will not be easy, we all know - both sides will face tough decisions - but with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal", Trump said. Read More »

Superbike rider Nicky Hayden dies five days after cycling crash

CESENA, Italy (AP) - Four days after being hit by a vehicle while training on his bicycle, American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden remains in "extremely serious" condition in an Italian hospital. Hayden, who raced for Red Bull Honda, was training in Italy following his 12th-place finish in the World Superbike Championship race at Imola the previous Sunday. Read More »

Evangelical Reactions to Trump Pulling Out of Paris Climate Deal

This information contradicts some of President Trump's claims that the Paris agreement gives China a free pass to use fossil fuels. Pruitt briefed reporters at the regular White House briefing on the President's Thursday decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris climate accords . Read More »

Putin: Patriotic Russians May Have Hacked in Election

Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Friday that Moscow had colluded with members of Donald Trump's campaign team before the new administration took office, and said that USA allegations that Russia tipped the 2016 presidential election on behalf of Trump "reminds me of anti-Semitism and blaming the Jews ". Read More »

China still treating foreign firms unfairly: European Union group


In the face of global uncertainties, anti-globalisation sentiment and rising protectionism in the world, China and Germany should continue to promote trade liberalisation and investment facilitation and safeguard the regulations of the World Trade Organisation, Mr Li said during talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin . Read More »

Brazil's J&F agrees to pay $3.2 billion fine in leniency agreement


In their testimony, JBS Chairman Joesley Batista and Chief Executive Wesley Batista, who stepped down from their positions last week, admitted to paying US$150 million to almost 1,900 Brazilian politicians and government officials. The JBS testimony was the most damaging yet to Brazil's political class, hitting virtually all major figures past and present. Temer has said the recording is genuine and was taken from a meeting in March but denies any wrongdoing. Read More »

In Saudi Arabia, Trump admits India is 'victim of terrorism'

Trump spoke in the Saudi capital to leaders of 55 Muslim-majority countries. " President Trump's refreshing honesty is welcome and needed in describing the Islamist extremist threat that developed in the Middle East years ago, and spread across the region and around the world", said David Harris, CEO of the American Jewish Committee. Read More »

New England states join Paris climate goal alliance


Friday. Those who supported Trump's decision to pull out of the deal aren't concerned about local actions on climate, as long as the United States is not a party to the worldwide agreement , said Tom Pyle, president of the conservative American Energy Alliance. Read More »

Tillerson: US still will cut emissions despite Paris pullout

New York's Bill de Blasio and Los Angeles' Eric Garcetti were among the those in the group saying, "The world can not wait - and neither will we". On June 2, Mayor Bill Peduto said that he is joining a coalition that intends to uphold the Paris Agreement , called Mayors for 100% Clean Energy . Read More »

Putin praises Trump, says U.S. spies may have faked hacking evidence

Petersburg , Putin avoided criticizing Trump for the move that has caused global opprobrium. "It is about introduction of a sort of infrastructure mortgage when infrastructure facility is obtained through private investors' loan and the user of the facility gradually pays back that loan", said Vladimir Putin . Read More »

Ariana Grande Returns to England Ahead of 'One Love Manchester' Concert

The beauty posed for pics with several young girls injured when a bomber attacked her show on May 22. "I haven't spoken with her ( Ariana ) but I feel her pain", he explained. Manchester time (noon PT, 3 p.m. ET); check back then to watch the livestream right here. While viewers have been advised to check their local listings for details, it's said the concert will start at at 7 P.M. Read More »

Putin avoids criticizing Trump climate decision

Putin blamed the allegations on "internal political bickering". "The problem is not here, the problem is within American politics". Finally, he said that USA officials blaming Russian Federation for electoral meddling was "disinformation" akin to "anti-Semitism and blaming the Jews". Read More »

Paris climate deal: Trump's decision leaves him isolated


Even Trump's voter base largely supports Paris. If you're one such person, and would like to contact your representative about the Paris climate accord , there are many ways to do so. He is breaking from many of America's staunchest allies, who have expressed alarm about the decision. California is already working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent from 1990 levels by 2030, and Brown has cast himself as Trump's chief foil on climate policy. Read More »

Putin denies involvement in hacking, hails Trump


His lawyer said in January that Snowden had the right to remain in Russia until 2020 and to apply for Russian citizenship in 2018. " Don't worry, be happy ", Putin said in English. "In India, sky is the limit". "Was it so important who leaked it?" he said. The prime minister said leading global agencies agreed that India is a "fast growing economy" and that the country figured on top in the list of foreign direct investment destinations in the world. Read More »

In victory for moderates, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wins re-election


More than 99 percent of the ballots have been counted. Election officials repeatedly extended voting hours until midnight to accommodate long lines of voters, some of whom said they waited hours to cast their ballots. "I am the president of the nation and need assistance from every single Iranian, even those who oppose me and my policies". In a telegram to Rouhani, Putin "confirmed the readiness to continue active joint work to further develop the Russian-Iranian cooperation partnership", ... Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to create one million 'decent jobs'

The veteran left-winger said it would take time to reduce numbers, but Mr Corbyn said it would be "realistic". "I wouldn't be surprised if we held onto some southern marginal seats against the Tories but lost some other safe seats with 6,000 vote majorities elsewhere", they said. Read More »