• US withdrawing from Paris climate agreement
US withdrawing from Paris climate agreement

Former President Barack Obama in a statement regarding this decision by Trump said that the member states of the Paris Climate Accord will be the beneficiaries of new jobs and industries. "If the president wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement , we'll build and strengthen relationship...

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  • Trump raises security alarm by asking leaders to call him directly
Trump raises security alarm by asking leaders to call him directly

The eavesdropping threat is very real - and not just from hostile foreign governments. As German Chancellor Angela Merkel's learned in 2013, when a dump of American secrets leaked by Edward Snowden revealed the USA was monitoring her cellphone, good relations don't prevent some spycraft between friends.

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  • GTA publisher Take-Two has bought Kerbal Space Program
GTA publisher Take-Two has bought Kerbal Space Program

For their part, Take-Two head of corporate development Michael Worosz insists that his company are committed to growing the game, and says "We view Kerbal Space Program as a new, long-term franchise that adds a well-respected and beloved IP to [our] portfolio".

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  • Former President Obama responds to decision to withdraw from Paris agreement
Former President Obama responds to decision to withdraw from Paris agreement

Trump said the agreement was putting every other country at an advantage by putting America at a "great financial disadvantage". U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he has made a decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, a landmark global pact to fight climate change.

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  • World Reacts To Trump's Decision To Withdraw From Climate Agreement
World Reacts To Trump's Decision To Withdraw From Climate Agreement

It demonstrates the U.S.is willing to back away from a coalition it assembled just 18 months ago. "The cost to the economy is at this time would be $3 trillion in lost GDP and six and a half million industrial jobs", Trump said. "As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the nonbinding Paris accord", Trump said during a ...

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  • Obama Urges States, Cities to Keep Fighting Global Warming
Obama Urges States, Cities to Keep Fighting Global Warming

And if we can, that's great. "And if we can't, that's fine". "This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States ", he said , claiming that other countries have laughed at the US for agreeing to the terms".

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  • Donald Trump says USA will withdraw from Paris climate accord
Donald Trump says USA will withdraw from Paris climate accord

Catherine McKenna, Canadian environment minister, said her country is "deeply disappointed by the U.S. decision on the Paris accord". GOP lawmakers echoed the president's rhetoric , arguing the US leave the deal between 195 nations because it hinders economic growth.

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  • Trump will announce US withdrawal from Paris climate accord: document
Trump will announce US withdrawal from Paris climate accord: document

But he indicated that was hardly a priority. The Paris agreement is created to set the world on a path towards keeping the warming of the planet "well below" a 2C rise above preindustrial temperatures, an amount of warming that scientists would consider "dangerous" climate change .

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  • 'An global disgrace': Politicians Including Obama, Sanders Deride Trump's Climate Deal Decision
'An global disgrace': Politicians Including Obama, Sanders Deride Trump's Climate Deal Decision

He added, "if we can't, that's fine". President Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed he will withdraw the USA from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, spurning pleas from United States allies and corporate leaders in an action that fulfilled a major campaign pledge.

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  • Trump announces US withdrawal from Paris climate accord
Trump announces US withdrawal from Paris climate accord

White House aides have been divided on the question of staying or leaving the accord and had been deliberating on "caveats in the language" as late as Wednesday, one official said . implements a carbon tax on all goods exported from the U.S. to China, and others nations could follow suit", Sterman said. In another open letter to the President, w...

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  • Antarctica About to Lose 1 of Biggest Icebergs Ever
Antarctica About to Lose 1 of Biggest Icebergs Ever

Scientists from Project MIDAS warned in 2015 that the loss of such a large mass of ice would create a "significant risk" of the shelf as a whole becoming unstable and breaking up, although McGrath cautioned that the larger outcome is not guaranteed.

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  • Donald Trump pulls USA out of Paris climate accord
Donald Trump pulls USA out of Paris climate accord

He specified that the nation wouldn't follow through on billions of dollars in additional commitments to the Green Climate Fund, set up to help poor nations transition to clean energy sources. The United States is second only to China in terms of carbon emission. The deal's transparency rules also reflect US priorities, as countries including C...

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  • England wins toss, bowls 1st in Champions Trophy opener
England wins toss, bowls 1st in Champions Trophy opener

Spectators have always been advised to get to sporting events early and they could miss the key part of Thursday's Champions Trophy opener between England and Bangladesh at the Oval if they aren't in on time. Morgan also had a favourable report on key all-rounder Ben Stokes , who was able to bowl briefly on the edge of the square during practi...

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  • China vows to adhere to Paris climate deal
China vows to adhere to Paris climate deal

A White House official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Trump is expected to withdraw from the deal, though aides cautioned he had not yet made a final decision. For the president, a withdrawal would reflect his "America First" approach to policy, unencumbered by global obligations. "President Trump's decision sends a strong message ...

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  • GOP Sen. Susan Collins 'Disappointed' By Trump Climate Change Move
GOP Sen. Susan Collins 'Disappointed' By Trump Climate Change Move

Indeed, Trump's supporters cheered the decision , which marked the fulfillment both of his campaign promise to scrap the climate accord and his broader pledge to put American interests above all else. You are welcome, " Macron said in the video. Russian Federation also said it would stick to its climate commitments, but said the Paris agreement...

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  • Trump to announce decision on Paris climate deal
Trump to announce decision on Paris climate deal

It's also the case that Trump has just made a vastly unpopular decision. Tesla founder and technology luminary Elon Musk said yesterday he would quit President Donald Trump's business advisory councils if Washington pulls out of the Paris climate accord .

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  • Microsoft's Skype draws inspiration from Snapchat in big redesign
Microsoft's Skype draws inspiration from Snapchat in big redesign

Yes, Highlights is basically the new Skype's version of Snapchat's Stories feature . In addition, you can change the background colors of your messages. You can add emojis and stickers to your highlights , sketch on highlights , add text, and do literally everything else that's possible on Snapchat Stories.

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  • Colossal rocket-launching plane rolls toward testing
Colossal rocket-launching plane rolls toward testing

The plane is created to carry up to three Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rockets at a time into the air, and then set them loose to launch payloads into orbit. Fueling tests will begin in the coming days, followed by engine runs, taxi tests, and finally first flight. The twin-fuselage plane is designed for air-to-low orbit space launches and is ready f...

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  • Trump announces withdrawal from Paris climate accord
Trump announces withdrawal from Paris climate accord

Obama said he still has hope that the agreement will help - those countries that are still in it. . The President campaigned against the climate agreement previous year as a candidate, and those close to him said he was insistent upon fulfilling his promises, despite urging from some members of his own administration to remain in the agreement....

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  • White House informing allies Trump will abandon climate pact
White House informing allies Trump will abandon climate pact

Some of Trump's aides have been searching for a middle ground - perhaps by renegotiating the terms of the agreement - in an effort to thread the needle between his base of supporters who oppose the deal and those warning that a USA exit would deal a blow to the fight against global warming as well as to worldwide US leadership.

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  • Exiting Paris, Trump leaves deal shaped by US priorities
Exiting Paris, Trump leaves deal shaped by US priorities

Last fall, Obama hailed the agreement as a "turning point for our planet". "If we can, great - if we can't, that's fine". The president's call to renegotiate the climate deal is mostly senseless. Or he could invoke a more dramatic option and choose to pull the USA out of both the Paris accord and the larger United Nations Framework Convention on ...

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  • Trump to Announce Plans to Withdraw From Paris Climate Change Accord
Trump to Announce Plans to Withdraw From Paris Climate Change Accord

During the campaign, Trump said the accord would cost the USA economy trillions of dollars with no tangible benefit. Newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron had something to say about that decision, however. "It proves that global cooperation on climate change is possible", he says, but it's just a first step as emission limits are...

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  • Trump expected to leave climate deal but with 'caveats'
Trump expected to leave climate deal but with 'caveats'

World leaders, who had hoped to put out a statement of consensus on the Paris Agreement , expressed their frustration, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel declaring: "We have a situation where six, or if you also include the European Union seven, are against one".

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  • Trump set to announce decision on climate pact
Trump set to announce decision on climate pact

He has apparently been pondering what to do about that promise since the November election. During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump denounced the accord, and called global warming a hoax aimed at weakening USA industry. Trump's top aides have been divided on the accord. "This agreement is less about the climate and more about other co...

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  • Trump withdraws US from Paris climate deal; says deal not
Trump withdraws US from Paris climate deal; says deal not

But Trump said the agreement disadvantaged the U.S. Obama pledged a lowering of American emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2025, as well as $ 3 billion to the United Nations Green Climate Fund, but Congress' most recent spending deal leaves out those funding dollars.

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  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on President Trump's Paris Climate Agreement speech
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on President Trump's Paris Climate Agreement speech

Everyone cautioned that no decision was final until Mr Trump announced it. Trump's decision to pull the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change spurned pleas from US allies and corporate leaders in an action that fulfilled a major campaign pledge.

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  • EU President warns Trump against Paris climate deal exit
EU President warns Trump against Paris climate deal exit

So far, about 470 Facebook users had committed to going to the protest and more than 1,000 were "interested" in attending. Perdue was one of 20 senators who signed a recent letter to the president, urging him to "make a clean exit from the Paris Agreement so that your Administration can follow through on its commitment to rescind the Clea...

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  • Leaving climate deal likely wouldn't add US jobs
Leaving climate deal likely wouldn't add US jobs

The statement follows speculation that President Donald Trump may soon announce USA withdrawal from the Paris worldwide agreement of 2015 to reduce climate-warming carbon emissions. Trump vowed during his 2016 presidential campaign to "cancel" the Paris deal within 100 days of becoming president on January 20, part of an effort to bolster USA oil...

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  • President Trump will announce his decision on the Paris Accord Thursday
President Trump will announce his decision on the Paris Accord Thursday

Juncker further said that the European stakeholder's attempts to explain the importance of the climate accord have failed. Details on how the USA will be withdrawing are still being worked out by a team including EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, CBS News reported .

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  • Trump To Announce His Decision On Paris Climate Accord Thursday Afternoon
Trump To Announce His Decision On Paris Climate Accord Thursday Afternoon

Still, Cohn said that the carbon levels agreed to by the prior administration "would be highly crippling to the USA economic growth", and if the president had to choose between limiting carbon and economic growth, "growing our economy is going to win".

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  • British Airways restores full Heathrow and Gatwick schedule
British Airways restores full Heathrow and Gatwick schedule

Thousands of travellers were affected by the crash when BA was forced to cancel flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports - many customers being families embarking on half-term holidays. Having asked staff via a tweet not to discuss the problems of the shutdown, Mr Cruz has been blamed for the problems thanks to a cost cutting exercise which saw...

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  • White House Responds To Allegations About Kushner, Russia Communications
White House Responds To Allegations About Kushner, Russia Communications

There are indications that members of the Trump campaign may have been in contact with the Russians , and may have colluded with the Russians in this effort. Kushner may possess substantial information relevant to the investigation, officials told NBC News . President Donald Trump has renewed his criticism of Germany following Chancellor An...

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  • Built-In Chrome Ad Blocker Coming Early 2018
Built-In Chrome Ad Blocker Coming Early 2018

Google will stop showing all ads on offending websites in its Chrome browser starting next year, the search giant announced today. The browser will gain a sort of ad blocker, hiding ads on sites that are marked as not following the Better Ad Standards .

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  • China will continue with climate pact even if US pulls out
China will continue with climate pact even if US pulls out

Earlier in the day, Trump said only that he'd been "hearing from a lot of people, both ways". "Now, with President Trump going AWOL, China is emerging as the leader on climate change for the world", Brown said. Peskov said Russian Federation has yet to see what announcement Trump makes. The president argues the Paris climate accords put...

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  • Trump's use of private cellphone raises security concerns
Trump's use of private cellphone raises security concerns

But it remains unclear whether the president might envision them working inside the White House or in outside roles. Indeed, Dubke offered his resignation before the president's departure, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told The Associated Press , but offered to stay on during the trip.

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