• What to know about the Paris Agreement, possible US withdrawal

    What to know about the Paris Agreement, possible US withdrawal

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    A senior European Union official said the EU and China would reaffirm their commitment to the pact regardless of what Trump did, and spell out, during talks Friday in Brussels, how they would meet their obligations. Other top Trump advisers, including daughter Ivanka and Gary Cohn, the head of the president's National Economic Council, are said to favor staying in the treaty.
  • John Kelly, Homeland Security Sec, defends back-channel with Russia

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    Though under scrutiny by the FBI, Kushner has yet to be accused of unlawful behavior, and he has offered to share any information about meetings with Russian officials. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, described some staffers as speechless when they learned about reports of a purported Russian Federation back channel.
  • As House budget advances, pay differences with Senate emerge

    As House budget advances, pay differences with Senate emerge

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    Mnuchin also said that he wants Congress to pass a "clean" debt ceiling bill, without any amendments calling for spending cuts or other policy changes , to keep the legislation from turning into a political football. Trump has proposed lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but Republicans could pursue a tax rate that's somewhere in the middle.
  • Bundestag: Merkel is considering trump as a political opponent

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    Merkel also praised India for confirming it will comply with the Paris climate accords - a pledge Trump refused to commit to last week. PM Modi said economic collaboration between Germany and India was still "below full potential". "I experienced that in the last a few days, and therefore I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands, of course in friendship with the United States and in friendship with Great Britain and as good neighbors wherever it is ...
  • Trump 'to ditch Paris climate deal'

    Trump 'to ditch Paris climate deal'

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    Politico, which later confirmed the report with its own unnamed source , called it a victory for senior White House adviser Stephen Bannon, who argued against the deal as hampering the USA economy. "It is a sad day for our country, it is downright unAmerican for our president to abdicate leadership to the great challenges facing our planet", he added.
  • Philippine military air strike 'accidently' kills 10 soldiers

    Philippine military air strike 'accidently' kills 10 soldiers

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    General Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press in an interview on Tuesday the military has made advances in containing the week-long siege of Marawi city. Padilla said the video indicates the extremists are fighting for survival. He said the Marawi violence showed that local militant groups were uniting behind ISIS and becoming a major security threat across Mindanao.
  • Trump likely to withdraw from Paris climate deal

    Trump likely to withdraw from Paris climate deal

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    A late-night, nonsensical tweet by President Donald Trump took the Internet by storm Wednesday, even as the White House faces major policy decisions and a continuing swirl of controversy. The ad said that climate change is both a "business risk" and a "business opportunity", and said continued participation in Paris will actually benefit the US economy and job growth.
  • Israelis Elated, Palestinians Disappointed by Trump Visit

    Israelis Elated, Palestinians Disappointed by Trump Visit

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    This includes a renewed effort at peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and I thank the prime minister for his commitment to pursuing the peace process. How successful President Trump is in bringing peace to the region depends on many factors, including the desire for peace on the part of the leaders and residents of the region; a common front against extremism, and the ability to curb Iran's support of terrorism.
  • Planned Parenthood to close three Bay Area facilities

    Planned Parenthood to close three Bay Area facilities

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    Planned Parenthood kindly addresses this scandal on page 11, where they take the opportunity to repeat their talking points that the videos were "highly edited" and have been "discredited". "This sham organization's focus is increasingly on higher abortion numbers and higher profits". At the same time, its prenatal services and cancer screening and prevention services are dropping.