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Yesterday, 83 mayors - who represent 40 million Americans in total -  committed to honoring the US commitments made in Paris regardless of the Trump administration . "Because, by choosing to withdraw from this landmark climate agreement, Mr Trump is telling the world that he intends to fix problems alone". Since Trump's inauguration on January 20, there has been the hope that the administration would gradually modify its policy approach and that the "adults" would gradually assert ...
  • Poorer nations robust in the face of Trump pullout from climate deal

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    But activist Samir Lemes of the Eko Forum group in the industrial town of Zenica voiced hope the "unfortunate decision" would energize environmental protection efforts. A statement slated to be presented at a meeting says that "the European Union and China consider climate action and clean energy transition an imperative more important than ever".
  • Congress leader C.P. Joshi elected president of Rajasthan Cricket Association

    Congress leader C.P. Joshi elected president of Rajasthan Cricket Association

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    The ballot boxes were kept in government treasury and were brought in RCA academy, where after a long drama, the election results were announced by election officer A K Pandey. Mehmood Abdi and Rajya Sabha MP Harshvardhan Singh withdrew their names, making the contest a direct fight between Ruchir Modi and CP Joshi. Another Modi supporter, Pinkesh Jain , beat Azad Singh 18-15 margin for the post of treasurer.
  • USAA says it will reinstate ads on 'Hannity'

    USAA says it will reinstate ads on 'Hannity'

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    USAA was one of 10 companies that had pulled ads from " Hannity ", who had been attacked for reporting a discredited story involving the death of a Democratic National Committee staff member. The company added that it never sought to support one set of views over another. "Today, the lines between news and editorial are increasingly blurred".
  • EU, China united on climate, still divided over trade

    EU, China united on climate, still divided over trade

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    The trade implication of steel overcapacity and state subsidies by China , the EU's second-largest trade partner, will also be discussed. The new dynamic will be on full display on Thursday in Brussels , when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets with EU counterparts at the annual EU-China Summit.
  • Death toll from Sri Lanka's floods rises to 164

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    The meteorological department said it is forecasting more rain in the next two days. The disaster has left almost 2,000 homes destroyed and more than half a million people displaced, according to Al-Jazeera. Last May, a massive landslide killed more than 100 people in central Sri Lanka. People in Agalawatte, 46 miles from the capital Colombo , said they were losing hope of water levels falling soon.
  • EU, China Renew Commitment to Fight Climate Change

    EU, China Renew Commitment to Fight Climate Change

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    The EU's commissioner for climate action and energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, said the climate accord would continue and that it would be global leaders who would fill the void left by the U.S. The meeting was to end with a joint statement pledging full implementation of the Paris deal, committing China and the European Union to cutting back on fossil fuels, developing more "green" technology and helping raise US$100 billion per year by 2020 to help poorer countries reduce their ...
  • Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

    Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

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    In an apparent jab at French President Macron , who has accused RT and Sputnik of false reporting, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has invited Macron to come "search for truth" in Russia's southern republic, and bring Germany's Angela Merkel along with him.
  • UN votes to add 15 North Koreans, 4 entities to UN blacklist

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    The U.N. Security Council first imposed sanctions on Pyongyang in 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs and has ratcheted up the measures in response to five nuclear tests and two long-range missile launches. SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S.
  • Flynn to Turn Over Subpoenaed Documents to Senate Intel Committee

    Flynn to Turn Over Subpoenaed Documents to Senate Intel Committee

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    The committee had issued subpoenas for documents from two businesses Flynn operated - Flynn Intel LLC and Flynn Intel, Inc. - with a list of documents they wanted after Flynn stonewalled the panel. Trump's fellow Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have urged him to tweet less and more wisely. The initial batch is due by June 6, a person close to Flynn said Tuesday.