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USA withdrawal from Paris agreement to have limited impact on global emissions

The political price of Trump's climate denial stance was already visible after his first official trip to Europe. Because the Paris accord is an agreement rather than a treaty, the president can tak...

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Qatar Airways suspends all flights to Saudi Arabia following diplomatic crisis

Qatar Airways suspends all flights to Saudi Arabia following diplomatic crisis

Sunni Kingdom Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite-led Iran are at odds over what Riyadh sees as Tehran's efforts to tighten its grip on Arab states, from Iraq to Lebanon, and Syria to Yemen . Turkey has...

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Trump wants to 'stay engaged' on climate: Tillerson

In an unusual move, France's foreign ministry on Friday issued a pointed fact-check of Donald Trump's claims about the U.N.'s Paris climate agreement . Commentary Magazine: Goodbye to Paris - ...

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Brisbane woman survives London attacks

British police on Monday made several arrests in two dawn raids following the London attack claimed by the Islamic State group which left seven people dead. Writing in The Jewish Chronicle, StandW...

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91 killed, 110 missing in Sri Lankan floods, mudslides

Almost 24,000 people in 13 districts have been impacted by flooding or landslides, the disaster center said. Over 600 millimeters of rain was recorded in some areas with other badly affected areas...

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Islamic State group claims responsibility for London attacks

Islamic State group claims responsibility for London attacks

The president has renewed his push for the travel ban in the wake of the vehicle and knife attack in London that left seven people dead and dozens injured. The Canadian killed in London has been ident...

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Dufner hanging with the younger crowd and winning again

The former US PGA champion, seeking a fifth PGA Tour title, produced a second successive round of 65 to take control of the OH event on 14 under par. "And unfortunately we just had a little bit at t...

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China reaches for climate leadership mantle

Though China's stance has changed little, its diplomatic position was enhanced first in Paris, where joint pledges made by Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping helped push the deal over the li...

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Business Will Continue the Journey to Deliver the Paris Agreement

The money, offered by Bloomberg's philanthropic foundation, would ensure there was no disruption to the UN's work on climate change in the wake of Trump's decision, he said. At this time , Pr...

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Oil and Gas: Investors bet Trump climate withdrawal to boost United States drilling

Global leaders and scientists are saying jobs can be created in green technology, which will give the China the edge. "The U.S. withdrawal from Paris may slow down global progress on climate change...

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Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai Indefinitely Suspend Flights to Qatar

Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai Indefinitely Suspend Flights to Qatar

The diplomatic withdrawal was put into motion by Bahrain then Saudi Arabia early on Monday. Qatar is going to host the FIFA World Cup 2022 and is a member of US-led coalition for defeating the Is...

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US climate decision to negatively impact financing green tech: Latvian ministry

Pittsburgh's mayor issued an executive order Friday committing the city to the accord by continuing efforts to end the use of landfills, reduce energy consumption by half and develop a fossil fuel...

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London Bridge attackers to be named when 'operationally possible'

Police have foiled 18 terror plots since 2013 and arrest around one person every day in counter-terror raids, Ms Dick said . "The police are working hard to establish the identities of all those wh...

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Saudi-Qatar rift is old theme with Trumpian twist

Saudi-Qatar rift is old theme with Trumpian twist

A Saudi-led coalition which for more than two years has been fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen separately announced Qatar was no longer welcome in the alliance. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cav...

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Maldives joins 4 other nations in cutting ties with Qatar

Qatar, for long, has been facing accusations that it is sponsoring terrorism. Qatar had assigned warplanes to the coalition conducting air strikes against Yemen's Huthi rebels. In a sign that the ri...

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London attack: Book of condolences opens in Belfast

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has claimed responsibility for Saturday's terror attack in London that killed seven people and injured scores more . Crying wolf "You can not protect th...

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EU, China claim leadership on drive for low-carbon economy

That also meant there could be no agreement on a formal pledge to work together to reduce global steel production. The U.S. was supposed to provide an additional $2 billion, but President Trump ...

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Qatar flights halted as Gulf crisis escalates

Qatar flights halted as Gulf crisis escalates

Kristian Ulrichsen, a Gulf expert at the U.S-based Baker Institute, said if Qatar's land borders and air space were closed for any length of time "it would wreak havoc on the timeline and delivery" of...

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Republicans Believe God Will Take Care of Climate

Even so, that's well under the temperature increase projected if no deal were in place: 7.6 degrees F (4.2 degrees C). Enacted in 2015 during then-President Obama's administration, the Paris climat...

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Only 8% of Americans think GOP health care bill should pass

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), the bill recently passed by the US House, is a storm rolling in from Washington, DC. Some states are in danger of having no insurers on the exchanges next year...

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London attack: More detentions in hunt for accomplices

The first known victim of the attack was named as Christine Archibald from Castlegar, Canada. Earlier Sunday, Trump had criticized London's mayor after the mayor sought to reassure residents abo...

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Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia has been pretty bad, but Qatar is actually worse. Doha has dismissed these allegations calling them a " shameful cybercrime " and stating the state news agency was hacked. How ar...

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Jeremy Corbyn takes swipe at Theresa May as General Election campaigning resumes

The lead of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party over the opposition Labour Party was unchanged at 12 points ahead of a June 8 election but May's personal approval ratings turne...

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Tillerson: Trump not 'walking away' from addressing environment

Tillerson: Trump not 'walking away' from addressing environment

Greenhouse gas emissions trap heat in the atmosphere and have caused a warming planet, sea level rise, droughts and more frequent violent storms, leading climate scientists claim . "I call on them, ...

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Qatar calls Arab moves to cut ties unjustified, baseless

Qatar calls Arab moves to cut ties unjustified, baseless

Saudi Arabia said the move was necessary to protect the kingdom from what it described as terrorism and extremism. To "protect its national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism" Ri...

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Just in: Ex-minister, head of UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin, is dead

Just in: Ex-minister, head of UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin, is dead

He died in the early hours of Monday morning, aged 68, a release from the UNFPA has confirmed. He also was a former head of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), a position he occupied...

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Trump vows to do whatever is necessary to protect US

The SITE Intelligence Group said on Sunday ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack . Police said a "number of people" had been detained following the raids, in Newham and Barking. "Evil, evi...

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Climate action continues despite United States withdrawal: COP22 President

He's occasionally backed away from such sweeping denunciations. And Halstead said in about three weeks, he will announce 12 to 15 Fortune 100 companies as founding members of his group, which alre...

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100000 children in dangerous conditions in Mosul

100000 children in dangerous conditions in Mosul

The Iraqi army on Sunday denied using white phosphorus while shelling Islamic State (IS) positions in western Mosul . Iraqi forces have retaken an area near the Syrian border from Islamic Stat...

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May vows to get tough after attack in London kills 7

Soon after, reports started coming in of stabbings at Borough Market , a nearby area full of bars and restaurants surrounding a popular food market. "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough". Twent...

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Pelosi objects to subpoenas issued by GOP intel chairman

The House Intelligence Committee, under the leadership of Republican Rep. Devin Nunes , made at least 5-6 unmasking requests to U.S. spy agencies related to Russia's election meddling between June ...

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Yemen says it too is cutting ties to Qatar

Yemen says it too is cutting ties to Qatar

In a series of tweets, UAE has asked the country diplomatic mission to leave the country within 48 hours. Iran - long at odds with Saudi Arabia and a behind-the-scenes target of the move - immedia...

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Theresa May On Defeating Terrorism:

Theresa May On Defeating Terrorism: "Yes, That Means Taking Military Action"

She noted that Saturday's attack and other recent attacks in Britain may not be directly connected, but they all shared the "evil ideology of Islamist extremism". 'That means taking military action to...

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'I will do what is necessary' in wake of London attack

Police arrested 12 people in the Barking district of east London following the attack, though one was later released. Ms Hedge, who moved to London a year ago, called her family from St Thomas...

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More people taken into custody in London Bridge attack probe

More people taken into custody in London Bridge attack probe

Floral tributes line the pavement outside Monument underground station in the London Bridge area of London , Monday, June 5, 2017. (Yui Mok/PA via AP). Earlier Sunday, Trump had criticized Londo...

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Pittsburgh, nearly 100 other cities, defy Trump and stand with Paris Accord

Bloomberg Philanthropies said Friday it will pull together $15 million to "support the operations" of the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change, the arm of the UN that coordinates t...

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No Proof of Trump Team's Contact With Russians, Says White House

No Proof of Trump Team's Contact With Russians, Says White House

The intelligence was among the clues, including information about direct communications between Trump's advisers and Russian officials, USA officials received past year as they began looking into Ru...

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New raids, 'several' arrests for terror attack at London Bridge

New raids, 'several' arrests for terror attack at London Bridge

May called the snap election in a bid to strengthen her hand in negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union, to win more time to deal with the impact of the divorce and to strengthen her gr...

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Arab nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Arab nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar on Monday over its relations with Iran and support of Islamist groups, isolating the tiny energy rich country by cutting off its land, sea and air routes...

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US states, cities and companies unite behind Paris accord

US states, cities and companies unite behind Paris accord

Pence insisted the US has already shown "real leadership " and "real progress" by somewhat reducing carbon emissions over the last decade. Tapping into the "America First" message he used on the e...

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