• What would Paris climate deal look like without US?
What would Paris climate deal look like without US?

Cohn, the Trump economic adviser, also said last week that the president's views were "evolving". "The U.S. matters a great deal", Andrew Jones, the co-director of a computer simulation firm called Climate Impact, told the AP. Miguel Arias Cañete, European Union commissioner on climate action and energy, told CNN in a statement that the two pow...

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  • Trump's Speech On Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal, Annotated
Trump's Speech On Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal, Annotated

But with the world's sixth largest economy and a thriving tech sector, California hopes to hold together some of the worldwide alliances now frayed by Trump's decision. Former US President Barack Obama said the Trump administration was joining "a small handful of nations that reject the future" by withdrawing from the pact.

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  • Donald Trump will announce United States withdrawal from Paris climate accord: document
Donald Trump will announce United States withdrawal from Paris climate accord: document

On Wednesday morning, two White House sources confirmed that Trump was pulling out of the Paris climate deal. The terms of the agreement stipulate that a formal withdrawal can not go into effect until November 2020 at the earliest . Trump's closest staff was riven about whether to remain in the agreement, and recently 22 Republican senators ...

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  • Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Deal
Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Deal

That's according to multiple congressional officials and others briefed by the White House on the decision. Trump , who was on the end of his first official foreign trip, had asked for more time and said he would make a decision this week.

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  • Sterling drops after poll suggests hung United Kingdom parliament
Sterling drops after poll suggests hung United Kingdom parliament

Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour may gain 25 seats from its 2015 figure. But after sending shockwaves around the political world last night, the pollsters quickly stressed the drawbacks of their new model for the 2017 general election .

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  • Sri Lanka calls for help as mudslides claim 100 lives
Sri Lanka calls for help as mudslides claim 100 lives

The ship has on board diving teams along with rubber inflatable craft to evacuate persons in flood affected areas. The second ship INS Jalashwan will carry Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief stores with them. Meanwhile, following a request from the Sri Lankan government on Friday, India dispatched two ships with relief material and sent sp...

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  • The most entertaining moments from the Election Debate
The most entertaining moments from the Election Debate

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said during yesterday's live debate on the BBC . The broadcaster was accused of picking one of the " most left-wing audiences " for the seven-way debate, which saw Tory Home Secretary Amber Rudd stand in for Prime Minister Theresa May .

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  • House begins debating N Carolina budget plan
House begins debating N Carolina budget plan

And while tax cuts almost always poll well among USA voters, Trump's plan, which focuses on giving massive giveaways to billionaires like himself, has been widely viewed as a direct betrayal to the many low-income and working-class voters who helped usher him into office on promises that he would confront the establishment elite.

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  • Theresa May defends her no-show for election debate on BBC One
Theresa May defends her no-show for election debate on BBC One

But Mrs May said "debates where the politicians are squabbling amongst themselves doesn't do anything for the process of electioneering". United Kingdom opposition leaders have mocked Prime Minister Theresa May's absence from a key election debate as a new poll suggested the Conservatives could lose several seats in next week's general election a...

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  • Cyclone brings destruction to Myanmar refugee camps in Bangladesh
Cyclone brings destruction to Myanmar refugee camps in Bangladesh

Officials in Chittagong said there were no casualties reported as of Tuesday afternoon. Medical teams have been formed and doctors and nurses have had their leave requests canceled in anticipation of the storm's landfall, according to Bangladeshi state media.

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  • Venezuela Opposition Leader Says His Passport Annulled to Block Trip to UN
Venezuela Opposition Leader Says His Passport Annulled to Block Trip to UN

Riots and looting have erupted across the country over the past six weeks in anger at Maduro's handling of an economic and political crisis. Protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have unleashed a witch hunt overseas, with groups of emigrants identifying government-linked Venezuelans on social media and targeting them with insults...

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  • Chinese police detain activist probing an Ivanka Trump shoe factory
Chinese police detain activist probing an Ivanka Trump shoe factory

Hua's wife, Deng Guilian, told CNN that she received a call from Jiangxi police telling her that her husband has been detained for conducting illegal surveillance and that she should expect to receive a formal notice in the mail soon. Hua and the two other activists, Li Zhao and Su Heng, have been unreachable since Sunday. Hua Haifeng was stopp...

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  • Trump expected to exit Paris climate deal
Trump expected to exit Paris climate deal

Pelosi says most Americans - regardless of political affiliation - want clear, decisive action to arrest the effects of climate change . "They're going to make their own decision, but we all need to be moving forward". Trump has several options, climate experts said. The non-binding global agreement went into effect past year and calls for...

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  • Pakistan condemns terrorist attack in Egypt
Pakistan condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

A bombing at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49 in December 2016, including many women and children. A source in Haftar's Libyan National Army told Reuters that they had coordinated with Egyptian counterparts to strike ammunition stores belonging to the Derna Mujahideen Shura Council, an Islamist umbrella gr...

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  • Trump plans to pull US from Paris deal
Trump plans to pull US from Paris deal

Tesla founder and technology luminary Elon Musk said Wednesday he would quit President Donald Trump's business advisory councils if Washington pulls out of the Paris climate accord. The official is involved in preparing the meeting between top EU Council President Donald Tusk , Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Chinese Prem...

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  • Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate deal
Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate deal

President Trump announces the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement , but "begin negotiations" to re-enter or make new deal. That option would provide a fast track and could be done in a year, but would deny the US a future seat at the table, locking the country out of future climate talks.

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  • Tweet That: #covfefe signals @realDonaldTrump is back
Tweet That: #covfefe signals @realDonaldTrump is back

Or perhaps, it was his jibe at Trump critics who has unleashed endless waves of mockery with their wild guesses of its meaning. Celebrities have taken to their own Twitters to react to the amusing tweet and are debating the meaning of " covfefe ", which quickly became the number one trending topic.

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  • Explosions, gunfire reported at Resorts World Manila in Philippines
Explosions, gunfire reported at Resorts World Manila in Philippines

All terminals at nearby Ninoy Aquino International Airport were also locked down because of the attack. Dela Rosa was less equivocal, saying that it appeared not to be a terrorist attack but that an investigation would determine the gunman's motive.

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  • Nawaz felicitates Hassan Rouhani on his re-election as Iran's president
Nawaz felicitates Hassan Rouhani on his re-election as Iran's president

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has pledged to open the country to the world and deliver freedom its people have yearned for after securing a decisive re-election for a second term. After the results were announced, thousands gathered in central Tehran to celebrate Rouhani's victory that will embark him on a hard second term.

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  • Trump signs waiver keeping USA embassy in Tel Aviv - for now
Trump signs waiver keeping USA embassy in Tel Aviv - for now

The US president stressed his keenness to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as part of drive towards regional cooperation between moderate states. Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani said Thursday that "we strongly welcome the decision and highly value the message it is sending". Palestinian leaders cheered the move and said it ...

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  • UK opposition's Corbyn criticises PM May for refusing live TV debate
UK opposition's Corbyn criticises PM May for refusing live TV debate

British Prime Minister Theresa May boycotted a primetime television debate yesterday, just days before the June 8 general election , prompting accusations of a floundering campaign as polls slashed her ruling Conservative party's lead. Answering questions following Mr Corbyn's speech in Basildon, Ms Thornberry ruled out any coalition deals when ...

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  • Trump to announce decision on Paris Accord on Thursday amid exit reports
Trump to announce decision on Paris Accord on Thursday amid exit reports

He ended his tweet with: "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" The president repeatedly blasted the agreement on his campaign trail. The alliance will be "a coalition that will convene USA states committed to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement and taking aggressive action on climate change ".

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  • UK PM May's Conservatives See Poll Lead Narrow Again
UK PM May's Conservatives See Poll Lead Narrow Again

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party risks falling short of winning an overall majority of seats in parliament in a national election on June 8, The Times newspaper said on Tuesday, quoting research by polling firm YouGov .

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  • Recent internet attacks in which Russians suspected
Recent internet attacks in which Russians suspected

Modi will be addressing a large gathering of business leaders tomorrow at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), where India is the guest country for the first time. He also denies that Russian Federation is doing any organized hacking like this "on the state level", because they "do not need it". We aren't planning to be inv...

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  • Is a White House, Trump administration shake-up underway?
Is a White House, Trump administration shake-up underway?

Mr Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to mark Memorial Day, but had to quickly pivot to the Russian Federation uproar after returning to Washington last Saturday from his first global trip since taking office. But they did not dismiss the idea that the administration would go outside normal US government and diplomatic channe...

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  • Clinton jokes covfefe 'a hidden message to the Russians'
Clinton jokes covfefe 'a hidden message to the Russians'

While she listed a slew of reasons as to why she lost, the former Secretary of State and Democratic candidate spent a large chunk of the interview - conducted at Recode's Code Conference in California - tearing into her very own party. I suppose that's fair when you consider she was under FBI investigation for mishandling classified information...

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  • South Korea fires at North 'object'
South Korea fires at North 'object'

Ambassador Francois Delattre said a new sanctions resolution will be discussed. He said that if the Trump administration wants peace on the Korean Peninsula it should replace the Armistice Agreement that ended the 1950-53 Korean War with a peace accord and halt its anti-North Korea policy, "the root cause of all problems".

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  • Flynn to give Senate panel some documents in Russian Federation investigation
Flynn to give Senate panel some documents in Russian Federation investigation

USA intelligence agencies concluded 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 .

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  • 'India and Germany are MADE for each other', says PM Modi
'India and Germany are MADE for each other', says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek to fix India's drifting partnership with Russian Federation when he meets President Vladimir Putin this week. Knowing that Germany is world-leader in investment, trade and technology, forming business relations with both countries will strengthen our investment ties.

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  • Trump orders USA visa applicants to provide social media details
Trump orders USA visa applicants to provide social media details

In March, reports surfaced that USA airport security agents were going through travelers' phones and laptops. The new questionnaire , which is a step towards stricter vetting for visitors to the U.S., was approved by the Office of Management and Budget on May 23 despite criticism from education officials and academics.

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  • Trump to withdraw from Paris climate deal
Trump to withdraw from Paris climate deal

But they don't want Trump to leave either. But without the participation of the United States, the world's largest economy and second-largest greenhouse gas producer, the deal loses much of its heft, said May Boeve, executive director of 350.org, an organization that backs action to combat climate change.

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  • Texas lawmakers OK budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo
Texas lawmakers OK budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo

Patrick says the version of that passed by the House is insufficient . When asked about the Senate Republican stance that a House amendment to SB 1929 was not germane, state Rep. The two chambers adjourned late at night, without any apparent compromise on those issues, which Patrick has said are worth carrying into an overtime round.

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  • Trump says 'big story' isn't Russian Federation probe
Trump says 'big story' isn't Russian Federation probe

The aides maintain Nunes failed to consult with Democrats when he subpoenaed the CIA, FBI and the National Security Agency (NSA). Trump is not expected to reverse all of the changes, but he could announce that the US will now longer make unilateral concessions to the country.

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  • More than 40 House Democrats want Jared Kushner's security clearance revoked
More than 40 House Democrats want Jared Kushner's security clearance revoked

Don Beyer of Virginia, who also signed the letter. During the meeting the Russians broached the idea of using a secure line between the Trump administration and Russia, not Kushner , a source familiar with the matter told Fox News .

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  • CEOs' urgent plea: Don't pull out of Paris accord
CEOs' urgent plea: Don't pull out of Paris accord

This is not, after all, a president given to poring over data and scientific evidence before making a decision. Calculations suggest withdrawal could result in emissions of up to 3 billion tons of additional carbon dioxide a year - enough to melt ice sheets faster, raise seas higher and trigger more extreme weather.

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