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China, which overtook the United States as the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in 2007, and the European Union will seek on Friday to buttress the Paris agreement , with Li meeting top EU officials in Brussels. "We will see if we can make a deal that's fair". President Trump's decision to leave the Paris climate-change deal has all the hallmarks of a base-pleasing move - and none of the signs of a decision that will have any major political consequences for him.
  • Critical Trump tweet sends shockwaves to Germany

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    President Donald Trump . "The times in which we could completely depend on others are, to a certain extent, over", she said at a campaign event from a Bavarian beer tent in Munich on Sunday. As a result, they were forced to back off and pledge to spend no less than 2 percent of their GDPs on common defense. However, while the Christian Democrats were beneficiaries of a short-lived "Trump bump" after the 2016 USA presidential election, Merkel also may have found ways to use Germans' ...
  • California, New York, Washington unite to back climate pact

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    In a commentary published on Friday, Xinhua suggested that no one country was now likely take up leadership of global efforts to fight climate change . "As it appears, that attempt failed", said Mr Juncker. "But independently of the decision of the American government, it's important that all other governments stay the course".
  • Exiting Paris, Trump leaves deal shaped by US priorities

    Exiting Paris, Trump leaves deal shaped by US priorities

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    An American pullout from the 196-nation Paris Agreement would deal a major blow to the so-called "climate diplomacy" which, less than 18 months ago, celebrated the historic pact made possible by a hard-fought agreement between Beijing and Washington , under president Barack Obama's leadership.
  • The Obamas are Washington homeowners

    The Obamas are Washington homeowners

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    According to property records, Barack and Michelle Obama purchased the home for $8.1 million. The Obamas have said they plan to remain in D.C. while their younger daughter, Sasha, finishes high school at Sidwell Friends . "Given that President and Mrs. Obama will be in Washington for at least another two and a half years, it made sense for them to buy a home rather than continuing to rent property", a spokesman for the family told The Post.
  • 61 mayors adopt Paris climate accord after U.S. pulls out

    61 mayors adopt Paris climate accord after U.S. pulls out

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    Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump is "choosing to put American jobs and American consumers first" with his announcement that the USA will withdraw from the Paris accord. The emissions goals are voluntary , with no real consequences for countries that fail to meet them. "The Paris Accord is a BAD deal for Americans, and the President's action today is keeping his campaign promise to put American workers first", the talking points read.
  • Rouhani wins second term as Iran's President

    Rouhani wins second term as Iran's President

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    The two other candidates left in the race, Mostafa Mirsalim, a former culture minister, and Mostafa Hashemitaba, a pro-reform figure who previously ran for president in 2001, each garnered fewer than half a million votes compared to Rouhani's more than 41 million.
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Two militants shot dead in encounter at Sopore

    Jammu and Kashmir: Two militants shot dead in encounter at Sopore

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    This is published unedited from the PTI feed . To avoid any incidents, mobile phone services have been blocked and schools and colleges have been closed in Sopore area, a police officer said. Bhat along with another militant, Faizan, was killed in a gun-battle with security forces in the Saimoo area of Tral on Saturday. "In the ensuing encounter two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed inside a house", said Munir Ahmad Khan, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir .
  • Pro hockey: Penguins take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead

    Pro hockey: Penguins take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead

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    Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette answers questions during a news conference Thursday, June 1, 2017 , in Nashville, Tenn. Guentzel's two goals , along with a strong goaltending performance from Matt Murray , have given the Penguins a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, as they try to become the first National Hockey League team in two decades to defend the Stanley Cup .
  • Trump withdraws U.S. from Paris Agreement amid opposition at home

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    They described it as a coalition that will convene US states committed to upholding the Paris Climate agreement . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement that by withdrawing from the "unattainable mandate", Trump has reiterated "his commitment to protecting middle class families across the country and workers throughout coal country from higher energy prices and potential job loss".
  • Israeli left blames Netanyahu for embassy decision

    Israeli left blames Netanyahu for embassy decision

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    US officials say the process of moving the embassy would take at least six months and involve major adjustments in security, office and housing space and staffing at both the existing facility in Tel Aviv and the consulate general in Jerusalem.