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School Leaders Criticize US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

This means that the trade-off scales nearly certainly tilt toward the jobs/money side of the ledger for Republicans and toward the climate change side for Democrats. In October 2015, when Trump was the front-runner for the GOP nomination, he tweeted: "It's really cold outside, they are calling it a major freeze, weeks ahead of normal".


White House official says Trump expected to pull USA from Paris deal

White House official says Trump expected to pull USA from Paris deal

He said that his decision was "a reassertion of America's sovereignty". However, Trump declared, emphasizing every word: "As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the nonbinding Paris accord ". The ultimate goal of the Paris agreement is to hold the warming of the planet to "well below" two degrees Celsius of warming above the temperatures found in the preindustrial times of the late 1800s.



North Korea 'poses a threat to us all': Mattis

The other 13 included senior officials from North Korea's Workers' Party and heads of trading firms tasked with securing purchases for Pyongyang's military programs. The reclusive state said Washington will be unable to intercept its nuclear weapons and called the test a military provocation. The posture shifts have left some in the region seeking clarity on USA policy.



May's lead down to 5 points, model estimates 60-seat majority

In a two-part BBC Question Time broadcast last night the Prime Minister defended her decision to call a vote and denied that her campaign was an
exercise in hiding from the electorate. "He responded saying "it is a serious and realistic document that addresses the issues that many people in this country face and we've been fearless enough to put it out there with all the policies that are in it".



At least 6 dead after series of explosions rock funeral in Kabul

Hundreds of demonstrators calling for President Ashraf Ghani to step down clashed with police on Friday, prompting officials to beat them back with live rounds in the air, tear gas and water cannon. Kabul police chief General Hassan Shah Frogh said his officers were left with no choice when they realised some of the protesters were carrying weapons.



Bloomberg says USA does not need Washington to fulfil Paris agreement

The Paris Climate Agreement is a pact among almost 200 nations to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to fight climate change. Pruitt also pushed back on critics calling him a "climate denier". "I would say that there are climate exaggerators", he said. I don't know what it means to deny the climate.