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Trump's threat to exit the climate agreement has concerned dignitaries around the world , but Guterres, who became secretary general on January 1, has said the accord is not dependent on the United States government's participation. "But the U.S.is the world's second-largest carbon polluter, and its decision to walk away threatens to weaken the resolve of major emitters such as China and India to keep their own pledges, even though both nations have pledged to remain in the agreement".
  • German envoy to US downplays Trump-Merkel tensions

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel doesn't appear to be President Donald Trump's biggest fan after he made a series of diplomatic missteps during his recent trip overseas, saying that Europe needs to look out for itself. German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with President Donald Trump during a photo with G7 leaders at the Ancient Greek Theater of Taormina, during the G7 Summit, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Taormina, Italy .
  • Cyclone Mora makes landfall in Bangladesh

    Cyclone Mora makes landfall in Bangladesh

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    It formed after monsoon rains triggered floods and landslides in Sri Lanka , off India's southern tip, which have killed at least 180 people in recent days, authorities said. "Nobody came to alert or evacuate us". Apart from the Rohingya shelters, at least 17,000 homes were damaged and many low-lying villages were inundated by a 1.3-meter (four feet) storm surge, officials said.
  • Trump expected to leave climate deal but with 'caveats'

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    Pelosi added that she believes withdrawing from the pact will have economical ramifications for the US: "Rejecting the pact also sends a strong message to the marketplace to direct innovative, entrepreneurial investments in the clean energy economy elsewhere".
  • Hillary Clinton Goes Tweet-to-Tweet with President Trump Over 'Covfefe'

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    While she said she takes "responsibility" for the loss, Clinton appeared reluctant to publicly discuss her own campaign mistakes. "Hits Facebook & even Dems & DNC", he tweeted Wednesday. There's just one catch: She says her decisions weren't the reason that she lost to Donald Trump . But there is also an emerging divide inside the Democratic Party about whether her continued presence on the national political stage is helping her party move forward.
  • May Avoids Debate As Labour Cuts Tory Lead

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    May chose to stick to her decision not to take part even though Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn announced he would do so earlier Wednesday. The prime minister called the general election in a bid to strengthen her hand at the Brexit negotiating table, but the move could backfire.
  • Spicer refers Russia-related queries to Trump's private lawyer

    Spicer refers Russia-related queries to Trump's private lawyer

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    As ever, the President dismissed the allegations as the work of the "fake news media". And he fomented a worldwide mystery with a middle-of-the-night post that introduced a new word: " covfefe ". Kasowitz's office , which was still setting up operations, had no comment. Mr Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary, on Tuesday held his first White House briefing since the President returned from a nine-day worldwide trip amid talk that Mr Spicer's own role may change.
  • Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia

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    After the firing, U.S. media reported that Trump asked Comey in a private meeting to halt an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's business ties with Moscow. It's unclear, however, just how much Comey will be able to reveal in the public portion of the hearing. Comey, who was sacked May 9 by President Donald Trump, is expected to speak about how his agency assessed Russia's role in November's election.
  • White House Communications Director Dubke Resigns

    White House Communications Director Dubke Resigns

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    Trump said in a statement to The New York Times: " Jared is doing a great job for the country". Some U.S. news reports, citing Trump aides, say the president could soon establish a White House "war room" to deal with the burgeoning number of questions about his administration's links to Russian Federation.
  • UK's Labour Party Invigorated By New Polls Days From Election

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

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    When May called the election, polls indicated a 12-point lead for the Conservatives but recent polls have shown the opposition Labour Party gaining. The pound got a fright on this news-YouGov's projections showed Labour poised to gain nearly 30 seats and give them a hypothetical chance of forming a center-left coalition government with other opposition parties.
  • Corbyn on leading a coalition: 'Ask me on June 9'

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    But the Prime Minister's apparently commanding poll lead over Labour has since narrowed, reducing expectations of a landslide victory. Sterling fell sharply late on Tuesday when the Times newspaper reported the first estimate from the model, which unexpectedly showed May was 16 seats short of an outright majority of 326 seats.