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Elon Musk resigns from Trump business councils

He was concerned that the deal would hurt the USA economy, lead to higher energy prices and invite other countries to take advantage of an agreement with little enforcement capabilities. Ivanka Trump and her allies, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Trump's chief economist Gary Cohn, pressed Trump to alter the U.S. commitments to the Paris agreement without fully pulling out of the accord. Read More

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Election day ahead: Amber Rudd up for debate as PM heads west

Mrs May chose to stick to her decision not to take part, even though Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn announced earlier on Wednesday that he would be there. "It is disappointing that the Americans are pulling out", she said. "And frankly, I think Britain should put Britain first as well". "But I hope that we can use our relationship with President Trump and our close relationship with the USA to try and influence, to try and make sure they take the right steps". Read More

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Saudi, UAE pledge United States dollars 100 millions to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

Saudi, UAE pledge United States dollars 100 millions to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

The ministry spokesman also called on the U.S.to stop "warmongering" policies in the region. "These are people that push gays off buildings", he said . The president planned to be softer than he was on the campaign trail, using "Islamist extremism" rather than " radical Islamic terrorism ". The Washington Post said the probe had reached into the White House to include a Trump adviser, who was not named. Read More

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Cyclone Mora kills six in Bangladesh, alert sounded in coastal Odisha

Cyclone Mora kills six in Bangladesh, alert sounded in coastal Odisha

The Disaster Management Ministry said that it moved to safety more than 2.5 million people in 10 coastal districts which were most vulnerable to the tropical storm as the Met Office upgraded the cyclone warning to Great Danger No. He said, "Search and rescue for more survivors was hampered due to prevailing rough weather in the area". "Additionally, tropical cyclones in the region bring extremely heavy rainfall which often turns deadly in the densely populated areas". Read More

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Spicer refers Russia questions to Trump's outside attorney

The White House is in the midst of a communications shakeup, which began with the impending departure of White House Communications Director Mike Dubke . "He's always proven that", said Mr Spicer , "that he is the best messenger not just for what he wants to articulate but that the American people resoundingly chose him as their president - because he understands the frustrations and concerns and values of the American people and he is probably the best person to communicate that". Read More

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New Zealand coach Steve Hansen questions Lions' tour schedule

However, the Lions would win the third Test 13-3 in Wellington and then drew the fourth 14-all at Eden Park to clinch the series. a result which would have pleased my father. A private tour organised by three professional cricketers, while in Australia they played 19 Australian Rules matches. "The skill-set they have from numbers one to 23 - they've got props throwing 20-metre passes off left or right hand - their game understanding and game awareness is great". Read More

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[LATEST] Gunman kills himself after suspected robbery in Philippines casino

[LATEST] Gunman kills himself after suspected robbery in Philippines casino

It was not immediately clear if anyone was killed in the attack or even if it had concluded. ABC News reported that, according to the US -based SITE Intelligence Group, an Islamic State operative took responsibility for the attack. Manila, Philippines - A hotel/casino complex in the Philippines was placed on lockdown after reports of gunfire and smoke inside the popular resort. Read More

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Mayor of Pittsburgh Slams Trump for 'Pittsburgh Not Paris' Comment

A US withdrawal would come over the objections of scores of big USA corporations - from Wal-Mart to Exxon Mobil - anxious the move will complicate the business landscape instead of bolstering the economy. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world", Musk said in a Twitter post. "We will be environmentally friendly, but we're not going to put our businesses out of work". Read More

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Musk to quit advisory panels if Trump withdraws from climate deal

Musk to quit advisory panels if Trump withdraws from climate deal

He promised to "cancel" the Paris deal during his election campaign past year, saying it was "bad for United States business" because it allowed "foreign bureaucrats control over how much energy we use". The next day, 20 GOP members of Congress sent Trump their own letter, asking him to withdraw from the agreement. Another option, said University of California, Berkeley climate scientist Zeke Hausfather, would be for Trump to withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ... Read More

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State highway damage from winter storms tops $1B

State highway damage from winter storms tops $1B

According to Caltrans, at 9:30pm on May 20, the landslide at Mud Creek - about 9 miles north of the county line - sent millions of cubic yards of earth onto the highway and into the ocean. A monster of a landslide has buried a quarter-mile section of the scenic coastal highway in California's Big Sur region, piling fresh misery on a remote area that hasn't seen the road fully passable for months. Read More

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US starts delivering arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria

US starts delivering arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria

Arms and equipment were already being provided to Arab fighters within the Syrian Democratic Forces, and speaking to reporters at the Pentagon earlier this month, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. This southeastern area of the Syrian desert, known as the Badia, has become an important front in Syria's civil war between Assad, backed by Iran and Shi'ite militias, and rebels seeking to oust him. Read More

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Trump confirms decision to withdraw from Paris accord

Trump confirms decision to withdraw from Paris accord

The U.K.'s representatives in the United Nations released a statement calling Trump's decision "tragic" that Trump "has so little regard for the long-term future country". The US Conference of Mayors said it strongly opposed Trump's action and vowed that American mayors would continue efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming. Read More

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It is Congress's Siddaramaiah versus BJP's Yeddyurappa in Karnataka Assembly election

It is Congress's Siddaramaiah versus BJP's Yeddyurappa in Karnataka Assembly election

He has resigned so as to focus on the state assembly elections next year. "The BJP is going all out to woo dalits and in fact its state president and former CM BS Yeddyurappa's food with dalit family campaign is gaining momentum". Rahul made a decision to retain G. Parameshwara as the state unit chief but asked him to immediately resign from the government to concentrate on his organisational responsibilities. Read More

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Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal

Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal

He set the US on a course to withdraw from the deal. Nearly 200 countries remain in the pact, which remains in effect regardless of the USA position. A wide chorus of voices are calling for Trump to recommit to the Paris agreement: Other world leaders and hundreds of scientists , of course, but also CEOs of major energy companies and other big USA corporations. Read More

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Trump's Speech on Radical Islam Praised by US Jewish Groups

United States President Donald Trump said India was a victim of terrorism and asked countries to ensure that terror groups don't find sanctuaries on their soil. Drive. Them. Out. Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Terming the Middle East as a holy land, Trump urged countries in the region to "drive out" terrorists. Read More

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Afghans mourn a day after massive truck bombing kills 90

Afghans mourn a day after massive truck bombing kills 90

The BBC said driver Mohammed Nazir, who had worked with the broadcaster for four years and had a young family, died in the blast. "The onus of setbacks in Afghanistan can not be put on Pakistan or others", Zakaria said. "These heinous acts go against the values of humanity as well values of peaceful Afghans", it added. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the bombing, the deadliest single attack in Kabul since the Taliban were toppled from power in a 2001 US-led invasion, as a "war ... Read More

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Philippine police chief says 1 gunman at large

Philippine police chief says 1 gunman at large

The gunman then ran back to the 5th floor, holed himself up inside room No. 510 and set the room on fire. A Filipino operative for the Islamic State group, in a quick communique, immediately took responsibility for the attack. Just after midnight on Friday local time, a man had burst into the Resorts World building, which is near Manila's worldwide airport. The suspect has yet to be identified, but Dela Rosa believes he may have lost a lot of money and has gone insane. Read More

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Narendra Modi meets Vladimir Putin

Narendra Modi meets Vladimir Putin

Russian Federation and India enjoyed a decades-long alliance forged during the Cold War, when the Soviet Union was New Delhi's largest trading partner, diplomatic ally and main arms supplier, providing everything from tanks to aircraft. In an interview to Spanish daily Expansion , Modi said the strong economic growth of India offers many opportunities for Spanish companies. The number of Spanish firms that operate in India has risen to over 230 now from just 70 in 2008. Read More

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Grande to record 'inspiring song' for Manchester victims

A spokeswoman for the company said: "Sadly, over 10,000 unscrupulous applications have been made". Following the general sale, dozens of people were seen on social media and eBay offering to sell their tickets at an increased price after major secondary ticketing sites Seatwave, Get Me In, Viagogo and Stubhub all pledged to not allow the reselling of tickets on their websites. Read More

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Jewish groups praise Trump call for Muslim nations to confront Islamist extremism

Jewish groups praise Trump call for Muslim nations to confront Islamist extremism

The Middle East, he said, had always been home to "Arabs and Christians and Jews living side by side" and could again be a place for "every person, no matter their faith". It was especially sensitive given tensions sparked by the Trump administration's attempted travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority nations and his previous remarks, including a 2015 statement that "Islam hates us". Read More

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Michael Moore And Other Celebs Blast Trump Over Exiting Paris Climate Accord

Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti announced Thursday afternoon that he was proud to continue to adopt goals of the Paris Agreement with 60 fellow mayors, who are committed to the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA). Under the terms of the climate agreement, the earliest the United States would actually be able to withdraw from the treaty would be November of 2020 - specifically November 4th of that year, otherwise known as the day after the 2020 presidential election. Read More

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Attack on Tourist Complex in the Philippines

A gunman was on the loose at a casino complex in the Philippine capital on Friday after firing an assault rifle in a gambling room, but nobody had been reported shot or taken hostage, the national police chief said. Witnesses said they saw masked gunmen attacked the hotel. "We ask for your prayers during these hard times", it wrote on Twitter. "There were other gunmen because we can hear gunshots elsewhere", he told Manila radio station DZMM. Read More

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Donald Trump attacks Germany over 'very bad' trade deficit

Amid media reports that the United States was to allegedly withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, President Donald Trump tweeted yesterday that he would soon declare his intentions. But Martin Schulz , leader of Gabriel's centre-left Social Democrats, was less emollient earlier in the day when he told reporters Trump was " the destroyer of all Western values ". Read More

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Donald Trump to announce he's pulling out of the Paris climate deal

Still, the United States pulling out of an agreement it initially helped champion sets a chilling precedent for the Accord, which relies on global participation to help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and rising temperatures. The Paris Agreement lays out a framework for countries to phase out fossil fuels and adopt clean energy in an attempt to prevent the planet from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels. Read More

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