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Trump announces U.S. will withdraw from Paris climate deal

Trump announces U.S. will withdraw from Paris climate deal

USA supporters of the pact said any pullout by Trump would show that the United States can no longer be trusted to follow through on global commitments. "Civic leaders, mayors, governors, CEOs, investors, and the majority of the business community will take up this challenge", he added. China overtook the U.S.



Ahead of Trump decision, China will stick to Paris climate deal

The warning came after turbulent North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits last week failed to paper over the deepening rifts between Europe and the Trump White House . Trump has several options, climate experts said. "It proves that global cooperation on climate change is possible", he says, but it's just a first step as emission limits are non-binding.



The pound is falling after a new poll predicted a hung parliament

An ICM poll for the Guardian on Tuesday showed Labour gaining ground - a trend consistent with other pollsters - but suggested the Tories are still enjoying a healthy advantage. "Debate their record, debate their plans, debate their proposals and let the public make up their mind", said Corbyn, who was joined at Wednesday's debate by representatives of smaller parties, including Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and UK Independence Party chief Paul Nuttall.


Pakistan condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

Pakistan condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

Islamic State said it carried out the attack - the latest in a series against Coptic Christians that has seen more than 100 people killed since December. Majlis Mujahedeen Derna ousted IS from Derna in 2015 and also fights Haftar's forces. Israel "strongly condemns the painful terror attack in Egypt and sends the condolences of the Israeli people to [Egyptian] President [Abdel-Fattah] Sissi and to the Egyptian people", a Friday statement from the office of Prime Minister Benjamin ...


Syrian rebels say Russian jets halt advance on desert outpost

Syrian rebels say Russian jets halt advance on desert outpost

On Monday, rebel sources told Syria Direct that the US-led coalition provides financial and logistical support for opposition forces to combat IS but stops short of funding the rebels to directly attack the regime. "Coalition forces are prepared to defend themselves if pro-regime forces refuse to vacate the de-confliction zone". US air strikes on May 18 targeted Iran-backed fighters who had moved into the area.