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Dutch minister says "bitter disappointment" if United States quit Paris agreement

Trump has said the accord would cost the US economy trillions of dollars without tangible benefit. For him, a withdrawal might be a way of making good on his pledge to put "America First", ahead of wo...

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Spicer Offers Cryptic Explanation for Trump 'Covfefe' Tweet

Dubke tendered his resignation on May 18, however, he offered to work through President Trump's first foreign trip and that offer was accepted. "Mike tendered his resignation just before the Preside...

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Hassan Rouhani re-elected as Iranian president

Rouhani believes in detente with the West and even with the United States, and he has, to some extent, achieved this, Zibakalam said, adding that "he will try to maintain good and warm relations with ...

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Refusal to clasp hands causes French Open flap

Refusal to clasp hands causes French Open flap

Eventually, he spoke about a problem with his left calf that he said forced him to pull out of other recent clay-court tournaments and made him consider withdrawing from the French Open . Sam Querrey...

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EC leader questions Trump's grasp of Paris pact

According to Reuters , Trump neither confirmed nor denied the news in a post on Twitter , saying only, "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". Guterres said ...

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German FM says United States 'older and bigger' than current conflict

U.S. President Donald Trump responded by criticising Germany via Twitter earlier on Tuesday. Trump and Merkel "get along very well", Spicer said. According to German media, he called the countr...

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New survey predicts huge Tory losses and hung Parliament

Corbyn, who has faced a raft of resignations from the shadow cabinet and a vote of no confidence in his leadership, went with the children. Odds on an outcome of nooverall majority are now at 6/1, in ...

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Rivals for 10 Downing Street come face to face

She frequently referred to former Cabinet colleague Ken Clarke's description of her as a "bloody hard woman" and said she was ready to walk away from negotiations if there was only a "bad deal" on o...

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Trump Leaning Toward Withdrawing US From Landmark Paris Climate Deal

The decision over the Paris climate agreement has deeply divided the Administration, with Ivanka Trump and the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging the president to remain in the deal and ...

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Donald Trump's trip to West Asia, Europe 'historic', says White House

How do you characterize Saudi Arabia's commitment to democracy, and does the administration believe that democracy is a buffer or a barrier against extremism? ". While in Riyadh both Trump and King Sa...

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Coal stocks fall; United States exit from climate deal may hurt, not help

In 2014, according to the Environmental Protection Agency , the United States was responsible for approximately 15 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. The president's EPA Administrator, ...

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Gov. Inslee: Withdraw from climate agreement would be 'shameful course of action'

After 1940 temps dropped below to 1880's levels before rising again. Economists also warn that climate change could inflict a devastating impact on the global economy. But a USA withdrawal from th...

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US Urging Israel to Transfer More of West Bank to PA Rule

US Urging Israel to Transfer More of West Bank to PA Rule

In public remarks in the West Bank town of Bethlehem and in Jerusalem , Trump avoided mention of a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict, and made no references to controversial Jewish settl...

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World risks 4-year legal grey zone if Trump quits climate pact

World risks 4-year legal grey zone if Trump quits climate pact

A pullout by Washington would deal a devastating blow to global efforts to combat climate change less than 18 months after the historic 196-party pact was signed in Paris. How does withdrawal from t...

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Like Corbyn and Trump, Theresa May needs to ditch the script

Theresa May has played down polling that puts her on course to lose the General Election . Jeremy Corbyn , leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, poses for a selfie at a campaign event in ...

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Guterres calls for climate action

Guterres calls for climate action

Now the U.S.is not part of that group. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , economic adviser Gary Cohn, and daughter Ivanka Trump were all reportedly lobbying Trump to stay within the Paris deal. Chi...

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Bomb targets Baghdad ice-cream parlour, killing 13

The attackers struck during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when many people stay up past midnight and eat out to prepare for the next day's fast. A few hours later, a second bombing killed seven p...

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States, cities pledge action on climate even without Trump

The Paris Agreement , spearheaded by Trump's predecessor Barack Obama and signed by 195 countries in April 2016, aims to fight climate change by reducing carbon emissions and limiting global tempera...

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European Union leader urges Trump not to ditch Paris climate deal

Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental law advocacy group, called the likelihood of Trump's decision a wrong turn. But Trump thinks he knows better than the sci...

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India Have Edge over Others in Champions Trophy 2017

The 31-year-old, along with Shikhar Dhawan (60) and Hardik Pandya (80*), helped India post a big 324-6 in their 50 overs which the Indian bowlers defended with precision. Apart from the duo, Moh...

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Trump expected to pull out of Paris Climate Agreement

It very likely will take place in Canada, around the same time as the United Nations General Assembly opens in New York City on September 12. "Today, the economy and social aspects are linked ...

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UK's Labour Party Invigorated By New Polls Days From Election

The paper adds she will be looking to "rise above accusations of political cowardice". "We will make sure that the defence budget is well funded". Labour would get 257 seats, up from 229, the Libe...

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Trump 'ready to pull US out of the Paris climate accords'

As part of a wide-ranging talk about the 2016 campaign, Clinton said a withdrawal from the Paris accord would be "a breach of an agreement" that would cede US leadership on fighting global warming. ...

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United Kingdom police search Manchester property as part of bombing probe

When the bomb detonated at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on May 22 , it killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens. Publicists say Ariana Grande will play a charity concert in Manchester on...

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What you need to know about the UK's election next week

May said that while she was ready for negotiations set to start 11 days after the June 8 vote, the Labour leader would "find himself alone and naked in the negotiating chamber of the European Union"...

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France Vows 'Immediate Riposte' to Future Chemical Weapon Use in Syria

Macron, whose country is part of a Western coalition that supports rebel groups and has accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons , said any further use of chemical weapons i...

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Trump Possibly Replacing Priebus, Floating New Names for Chief of Staff

He remains an influential confidant within the White House as does his wife, Ivanka Trump. "How are you supposed to have a communications strategy when the president is potentially undercutting you ...

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Theresa May criticised for missing TV election debate

In fact, the Labour leader beats May by 36 per cent to 30 per cent on "shares my values". (Steve Parsons/PA via AP). May surprised nearly everyone in April when she called the snap election, sayin...

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Angela Merkel says Europe must step up as diplomatic player

The sharp words from Gabriel came after Trump concluded his first official tour overseas which took him to Saudi Arabia , Israel , Brussels and then Italy for a G7 summit, the German website Local.d...

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Theresa May, pound both take a pounding

Earlier this week Mrs May warned that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was not prepared for Brexit negotiations and would go into talks with Brussels - scheduled to begin on 19 June - "alone and naked". ...

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India, Spain to give fresh impetus to multifarious relationship, says PM Modi

India, Spain to give fresh impetus to multifarious relationship, says PM Modi

India's traditional ties with Russian Federation dating back to the days of Soviet Union have been complicated by Moscow's growing economic and political alliances with China and Pakistan. Their ex...

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Candidates to lead UN health agency make pitches

Candidates to lead UN health agency make pitches

Dr. Tedro defeated David Nabarro , MD, a physician and longtime United Nations adviser from Britain, in the second round of voting. Diplomats emerging from the hall said Ethiopia's candidate, unive...

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At least 7 US citizens injured in Kabul blast

At least 7 US citizens injured in Kabul blast

The Afghan government's media center has raised the death toll from the massive suicide truck bombing in Kabul to 90 killed. He said embassy officials had been injured but that "all employees are s...

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Trump expected to renew waiver postponing U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem

Trump expected to renew waiver postponing U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem

Officials say, however, that Trump's renewal of the six-month hold to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv does not mean he's made a final decision about the embassy's location. Presidents George W. Bush and ...

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Kabul attack highlights security challenges in Afghanistan as USA mulls more troops

Investigators will seek to understand how insurgents managed to get an explosives-packed tanker truck into one of the best-protected areas of Kabul . A day when bombing killed at least 80 people , ...

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Manchester bomber said to have told mom "forgive me" before attack

USA officials first caused outrage after they leaked the name of the attacker on Monday before Manchester police did so themselves. "All those people are in the mix and they have to be looked at",...

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Malaysia Airlines flight forced to land over bomb scare

In a statement , the airline said: "Safety and security are of Malaysia Airlines' utmost priority". Malaysia Airlines' technical and cabin crew that operated MH128/31May will not operate on fli...

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Afghans Mourn a Day After Massive Truck Bombing Kills 90

The bombing raises serious questions about the Afghan government's ability to provide basic security. "By God's grace, Indian Embassy staff are safe in the massive Kabul blast ", India's fore...

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Trump expected to delay United States embassy move to Jerusalem

The same official said that while Trump may not authorize the move this week, the President still envisions moving the embassy at some point. If it is not signed by then, the USA government will be le...

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Trump's communications director quits

Dubke was originally brought in to be communications director when White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked to focus on the briefing job and drop the time-consuming obligations of the job. ...

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