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The Paris agreement has long divided the Trump administration, with the president taking much of the spring to make up his mind amid an intense campaign by both sides to influence his decision. Gary Cohn, the National Economic Council director, told reporters last week that Trump "wants to do the right thing for the environment". "It sends a combative signal to the rest of the world that America doesn't prioritize climate change and threatens to unravel the ambition of the entire deal".
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    He added that the agreement on climate change was unfair to the United States , as it badly hit its businesses and jobs. "On behalf of the people of New York City, and alongside mayors across the country, I am committing to honour the goals of the Paris agreement with an executive order in the coming days, so our city can remain a home for generations to come".
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    Putin , however, stressed that the Russian government itself had no involvement in any cyber-attacks during the 2016 USA election season. He alleged that some evidence pointing at Russian hackers' participation in cyberattacks - he didn't specify which - could have been falsified in an attempt to smear Russia .
  • Israeli official disappointed with embassy delay

    Israeli official disappointed with embassy delay

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    In an official statement , Israeli Prime Minister's Office accused Trump's decision of breaking his campaign promise and driving peace away. 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.
  • New acting police commissioner appointed by Zuma

    New acting police commissioner appointed by Zuma

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    Zuma announced earlier on Thursday that he had appointed Mothiba as new acting national commissioner with immediate effect. Spokesperson Richard Mamabolo said Popcru had placed all hope in Mothiba restoring the integrity of the office of the police commissioner‚ adding that the union had felt that the SA Police Service had been "compromised" under Phahlane's leadership.
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    It also reports getting around 20 million visits to its website every month. While cannabis is medicinally legal in more than half of the states in America and recreationally legal in eight states, High Times launched when marijuana was viewed akin to heroin.
  • Philippines says 500 militants involved in siege

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    Sometimes the fog of war . Lorenzana added that the failed airstrike was the first accident of its kind in the history of the Philippine air force and that the military would investigate what went wrong to prevent future incidents. The unrest has boosted fears that the Islamic State group's violent ideology is gaining a foothold in the country's restive southern islands, where Muslim separatist rebellions have raged for almost half a century.
  • Conservatives make formal complaint to BBC about 'biased' Leaders' election debate

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    The Conservatives have made an official complaint to the BBC about the "biased" audience in Wednesday's leaders' debate and warned there must be no repeat when Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn appear on a Question Time special tonight. Ms Rudd fumed: "The most important challenge that this Government is going to have going forward is getting a good negotiation with the EU". "We have said we will continue to reduce those numbers", she said.
  • Trump Official Awkwardly Struggles After Saudi Arabia Question

    Trump Official Awkwardly Struggles After Saudi Arabia Question

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    Gulf countries have made no official comment on the rift, which emerged after Trump's first visit to Saudi Arabia and his meetings with Arab and Muslim heads of state since he took office. The U.S. should NOT do nation-building. Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud presents President Donald Trump with the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal at the Royal Court in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017.
  • Brown expecting to coach Warriors in Game 1 of NBA Finals

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    With a motivated Kevin Durant playing some of the best basketball of his career and taking the pressure off Stephen Curry , Golden State dominated Cleveland 113-91 in Game 1 on Thursday night and showed that Cavaliers-Warriors III might not look anything like the previous showdowns.
  • How bad could Trump's Paris Agreement withdrawal be? A scientist's perspective

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    Andrew Cuomo of NY to form the U.S. Climate Alliance to uphold the Paris climate agreement , a pact involving almost 200 nations aimed at slowing the warming of the planet. "Leading scientists believe that window of opportunity for us to avert the most disastrous scenarios caused by climate change is quickly closing". "As someone who cares deeply about our environment, I can not in good conscience support a deal which punishes the United States", he said.