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Mr McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, Ms Thornberry, the Shadow Foreign Secretary and Ms Abbott, the Shadow Home Secretary, are all close allies of the Labour leader. At the heart of David Cameron's 2015 campaign was a squeeze on Lib Dem seats, many of them in the South West of England. "Is the reason that you're doing so badly is that whenever people ask you about policy, all we get are cliches and platitudes?" There were problems with the substance, too.
  • OECD holds out hope US may return to Paris climate pact

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    One island nation that fears for its future is Fiji , an archipelago of 300 islands in the South Pacific, climate change is not new to them. "Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris agreement by leading from the bottom up", he said, flying to the French capital to meet President Emmanuel Macron in an expression of solidarity.
  • Trump sees job gains in Paris exit. Trade wars could erase them

    Trump sees job gains in Paris exit. Trade wars could erase them

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    A number of business and industry figures criticised Trump's decision , while others focussed on what it might mean to their trade. The fact is that, even if the USA had stayed in the Paris accord, it would probably still have met its climate change obligations, thanks to emission controls and a greater reliance on renewable energy .
  • World leaders pledge to boost climate efforts after Trump move

    World leaders pledge to boost climate efforts after Trump move

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    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says his foundation will fill a funding gap left by the U.S. He's seen here in Paris in March. Of course, when the newly appointed Trump Administration declared their interest in withdrawing "for economic growth in America", the tech giant attempted to sway the decision .
  • No surprises: Iran re-elected the President

    No surprises: Iran re-elected the President

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    Mostafa Mir Salim and Sayed Mostafa Hashemi Taba are trailing with 297 thousand and 139 thousand votes, respectively. Re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a televised speech in Tehran, capital of Iran on May 20, 2017. "Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to Hassan Rouhani congratulating him on a convincing victory in the Iranian presidential election", Sputnik reported the statement as reading.
  • Preparations underway for 2018 China-EU Tourism Year

    Preparations underway for 2018 China-EU Tourism Year

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    Rajoy and Modi agreed to boost bilateral cooperation in the field of combating climate change. Trump is expected to pull the US from the pact, a White House official said Wednesday, though there could be "caveats in the language" announcing a withdrawal , leaving open the possibility that his decision isn't final.
  • Bernie Sanders Slams President Trump's Climate Change Decision: 'It's an International Embarrassment'

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    The EPA head also emphasized that "it was a failed deal to begin with". The normal climate of North America in 2095 under business as usual warming (i.e.no Paris agreement ) according to a 2015 NASA study . A top atmospheric scientist at the U.N.'s weather agency said Friday that the "worst-case scenario" caused by the planned USA pullout from the Paris climate deal would be a further 0.3-degree Celsius (0.5 Fahrenheit) rise in global temperatures by 2100.
  • Langley NDP, Greens thrilled with minority announcement

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    Premier Christy Clark announced Tuesday May 30 she will not step aside but will force her government to be defeated in a confidence motion in the legislature, sometime in the coming weeks. "The formation of a Green/NDP coalition in B.C. could put future large-scale construction projects in the province at risk and lead to an overall state of uncertainty that would not be good for companies with exposure to the region", said Bastien.
  • China Likely to Gain as US Withdraws From Paris Agreement

    China Likely to Gain as US Withdraws From Paris Agreement

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    The pictures speak for themselves and show us what he thinks of Trump's decision. Keane said Trump is doing the right thing for American citizens, explaining that the deal hurt the US economically, while not putting harsher restrictions on major polluters like India and China .