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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

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

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

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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House Intelligence Committee Issues Subpoenas in Russia Probe

Comey to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his contacts with the president, according to a Comey associate. The leaders of the committee's Russian Federation investigation, Rep. However, Cohen said Tuesday that he would gladly testify if subpoenaed because he has "nothing to hide". Cohen was also mentioned as someone with Russian contacts in the still-unverified dossier on Trump campaign ties to Russia compiled by former British intelligence agent Christopher ... Read More

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Check Out the $8M Luxury Home the Obamas Just Bought in DC

Check Out the $8M Luxury Home the Obamas Just Bought in DC

Obama will be in Washington for at least another two and a half years, it made sense for them to buy a home rather than continuing to rent property", spokesman Kevin Lewis said . The Obamas used Homefront Holdings LLC to complete the purchase of the house, which the Lockharts bought in 2014 for $5.3 million. Now, with the Obamas' younger daughter, Sasha, still attending a private high school in Washington for two more years, the Obamas have bought the eight-bedroom home for $8.1 million. Read More

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Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt

There is no active shooter, and no shots were fired, according to an Orlando Police tweet . A crisis negotiator spoke with the suspect, police said on their verified Twitter account before the man was detained. While a rental vehicle employee told Channel 9 he heard what sounded like gunfire, no shots had been fired, Fennell said. The responding officers tried to talk to Pettigrew for a half hour until SWAT team members and police negotiators arrived. Read More

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Concerns over Jared Kushner's secret Russian 'back channel'

Concerns over Jared Kushner's secret Russian 'back channel'

Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday attributed President Trump's successful foreign trip to his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner's foreign relationships. Allen said it's highly likely those sources were people inside the White House, very close to Trump or Kushner. "Just because you have a back channel, if indeed that's what Jared was after, doesn't mean that he then keeps everything secret". Read More

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Trump pulls United States out of Paris climate accord

Trump pulls United States out of Paris climate accord

The president added he will "begin negotiations to re-enter - whether the Paris accord, or really, an entirely new transaction - on terms that are fairer to the United States , its business, its workers, its people, its taxpayers". He added that while France would continue to work with the United States on other matters, it would no longer discuss climate issues. Hours ahead of Mr Trump's announcement, China's premier Li Keqiang also pledged to stay the course on implementing the ... Read More

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Goldman Sachs condemned for buoying Venezuela with $2.8bn bond purchase

Goldman Sachs condemned for buoying Venezuela with $2.8bn bond purchase

And the death toll has mounted. Their path, however, is blocked by the armored vehicles and officers of the security forces. Protesters are injured daily and thousands have been arrested. "They merely broked [sic] the bonds to Goldman, making Goldman's statement that they "bought the bonds in the secondary market and did not buy them directly from Venezuela" bull**** technical spin". Read More

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Security forces kill 2 terrorists in Kashmir's Sopore

Security forces kill 2 terrorists in Kashmir's Sopore

The slain militants, police said, were behind the grenade attack on Wednesday near Sopore police station, which left four policemen injured. A police spokesman on a tip-off about presence of two Hizbul Mujahideen militants that Aijaz Mir and Basharat Ahmad Sheikh, a search operation was launched in Mir-Mohalla Nathipora Sopore and house of one Khazir Mohammad Mir encircled. Read More

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Guentzel shines again as Pens surge to Game Two win

Guentzel shines again as Pens surge to Game Two win

In the third period of Game 2 , the Preds' hope turned into dread in an instant - or, to be precise, in 10 seconds, which is how long it took Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel to score the go-ahead goal . The three-goal explosion from the highest scoring team in hockey during the regular season - occurring in three minutes and 28 seconds - mirrored the first period in Game 1 when the Penguins busted out for three in less than five minutes. Read More

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'Covfefe'? It's a message to the Russians, quips Hillary Clinton

Branding her "Crooked Hillary", President Trump said she had "blamed everybody but herself" for not winning the USA election. Twitter-users across the country united on Wednesday to determine the meaning of Trump's seemingly unintelligible gibberish, and though the original Tweet has since been deleted , it seems that even Hillary Clinton isn't going to let him live this one down. Read More

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Clinton quip on 'covfefe': It was a message to the Russians

The trouble started Wednesday when Clinton raised questions over whether Trump's campaign was linked to the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election. "I think it's pretty hard not to". He was referring to Clinton's assertions during her talk that false news about her was widely spread on Facebook, and that she was hamstrung because the Democratic Party did not have a sophisticated data operation, unlike the well-funded Republican Party data system. Read More

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Trump expected to delay US embassy move to Jerusalem

Trump expected to delay US embassy move to Jerusalem

Moving the embassy would be seen as the United States endorsing Israel's claim to the city and rejecting the Palestinian one. "Who will not accept this of course are the Israelis themselves, who do not believe in a Palestinian state, the very notion of that is heretical and they are never going to allow it to happen", he said . Read More

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