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May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with United Kingdom vote a week away

The poll is the latest to show a narrowing lead for Mrs May. A YouGov model based on different data estimated Ms May's Conservatives would win 317 seats, nine short of an overall majority of 326 seats. The Ipsos MORI poll found May's personal ratings had fallen, although she still held a 15-point lead over Corbyn over who would make the better prime minister.


China vows to uphold climate pact after United States pullout

China vows to uphold climate pact after United States pullout

There has been widespread condemnation from Irish political and business figures of the decision by U.S. president Donald Trump to exit the Paris climate accord. "While the USA decision is disheartening, we remain inspired by the growing momentum around the world to combat climate change and transition to clean growth economies", Trudeau said on Thursday in a statement .


Donald Trump berates Germany on Twitter amid climate tension

Donald Trump berates Germany on Twitter amid climate tension

At the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, Trump was the first president since North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was founded to refuse to state his support for Article 5, which outlines how an attack on one member would be viewed as an attack on all members.



Philippines soldiers killed in botched airstrike against Islamic State group

They have been using weaponry found and a stolen police vehicle, believed to have been manufactured in the United States, to keep the army at bay, according to Reuters , which cited Restituto Padilla, a military spokesperson . The urban battle prompted Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to impose martial law across the whole island of Mindanao, an area roughly the size of South Korea with a population of around 21 million.


Scott Pelley Out As CBS Evening News Anchor

Scott Pelley Out As CBS Evening News Anchor

Coronado High School and Texas Tech alumnus, Scott Pelley , has been fired from his anchor position at the CBS Evening News after an argument with CBS News division president David Rhodes . Pelley's onscreen demeanor - "strict and steeling, disavowing both charm and irony" - was appropriate for the nation's mood in the wake of last decade's financial crisis, news consultant Andrew Tyndall told ABC .



Protests, new climate pledges after Trump's Paris pullout

Spokesman Dmitry Peskov added that its implementation will not be as effective "without the key signatories". "Despite Trump's announcement, the USA can not immediately withdraw from the Paris Agreement ", stressed Richard Klein, of the Stockholm Environment Institute.