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

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

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    The United Nations has labelled climate change as one of the greatest threats the world is facing, and people were already experiencing its impacts, including changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events. For all the talk of sweeping changes, the Paris agreement sets goals that climate scientists believe are modest and easily achieveable. European leaders pushed Trump to stay in the Paris pact during his recent overseas trip.
  • Departure of communications aide could be first in Trump shake-up

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    Dubke is the latest White House staffer to leave the administration as scrutiny intensifies over contacts Trump staffers may have had with Russian government officials during the campaign and transition. He later added: "It's an ongoing conversation and that's a fair way to put it". Jared Kushner , the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, was looking for a direct line to President Vladimir Putin of Russia - a search that in mid-December found him in a room with a Russian banker ...
  • Sri Lanka Rescuers Find Bodies as Death Toll Rises

    Sri Lanka Rescuers Find Bodies as Death Toll Rises

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    Sri Lanka's ministry of disaster management says nearly 558,000 people from 15 of the country's 25 districts have been hit by the disaster. "Strong winds about 80km/ph can be expected over the country (these wind conditions are especially expected over the western slope of the central hills) and surrounding sea areas", the Department said in its latest weather report for Monday.
  • Italy backs Merkel call for stronger Europe in age of Trump

    Italy backs Merkel call for stronger Europe in age of Trump

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    This will change ", Trump tweeted. Germany's startling assessment came after Trump's first tour overseas, when he snubbed pressure from G7 allies to sign up to upholding the 2015 Paris climate accord . stand against the interest of the European Union ". "Anyone who accelerates climate change by weakening environmental protection, who sells more weapons in conflict zones and who does not want to politically resolve religious conflicts is putting peace in Europe at risk", Gabriel said.
  • A guide to global warming, Paris pact and the US role

    A guide to global warming, Paris pact and the US role

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    Guterres said he will also rally countries to raise the bar on efforts to limit temperature rise and the United Nations system to promote climate action. In a statement backed by all 28 EU states, the European Union and China will commit to full implementation of the accord, EU and Chinese officials said.
  • Deadly Kabul blast kills 80, injures over 300

    Deadly Kabul blast kills 80, injures over 300

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    Both the Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ) have staged large-scale attacks in the Afghan capital in the past. A foreign security guard, center, and Afghan forces patrol near the site of a massive explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan , Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
  • 90 dead, 400 injured after explosion in Afghanistan's Kabul

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    However was not immediately clear what the target was. "Having learned with sadness of the abhorrent attack in Kabul and of the many dead and seriously injured, Pope Francis expresses his heartfelt condolences to all affected by this brutal act of violence", said a May 31 telegram signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
  • House panel issues subpoenas for Flynn, others

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    At a Wednesday briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer said inquiries about the Russian Federation investigation must be directed to Marc Kasowitz, another of Trump's personal attorneys. Officials with the Justice Department and Mueller's office declined to comment. Lawyers for Flynn did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the House subpoenas, and the House Intelligence Committee leaders did not provide exact details of what they had requested from Flynn.
  • Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

    Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

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    On Tuesday, Christian Jacobs, the 6-year-old son of a fallen U.S. Marine, adorably shared his experience exchanging a high five with President Trump at Arlington National Cemetery. Robert Kelly , 29, was killed in a roadside bomb blast in 2010 during a foot patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand Province. Mr. Trump concluded by thanking the "unknown soldiers".
  • Huma Abedin Files for Divorce After Anthony Weiner Guilty Plea

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    Weiner pleaded guilty to a charge of transmitting sexual material to a minor and could get years in prison. He was released on bail pending sentencing in early September. And yet I remained in denial even as the world around me fell apart. "I'm relieved, I'm happy for the kid that he was talking to", Leathers said of Weiner's 15-year-old victim.