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Trump poised to pull US out of Paris climate accord

President Donald Trump is teasing the world about whether the United States will stay in the Paris climate agreement , an global accord aimed at combating climate change . Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said not only did the Trump's decision fly in the face of scientific consensus about the impacts of climate change, it also defied the wishes of the business community, worldwide allies, and religious leaders, including the Pope Francis .



German ambassador to US: 'Healthy relationship' between Trump, Merkel

This caused something of an worldwide media storm, with questions around what it would look like for Europe to go it alone and what Merkel's statement would mean for U.S. Yet following Trump's trip overseas, Merkel said Sunday that " the times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days ".



Donald Trump is backing out of the UN's Paris climate change deal

While Trump now favors an exit, he has been known to change his thinking on major decisions and tends to seek counsel from a range of inside and outside advisers, many with differing agendas, until the last minute. And Sweden's Climate Minister Isabella Lovin says "it would be deeply regrettable" if the United States decides to pull out of a landmark global climate agreement, adding "it is also contrary to what we expect from the USA leadership when humanity faces major challenges".



Scottish Conservative leader hopes to rein in independence

But proposals along those lines, presented in December, were rejected by May's government . In the Conservative package of election proposals, May reinforced her vision of Brexit, promising British voters she would deliver a clean break from the European Union and reiterating her warning that no deal is better than a bad one.