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Obama talks at climate change summit as mayors sign charter

Obama talks at climate change summit as mayors sign charter

It was billed as a first-of-its-kind worldwide pledge that supports the principles of the Paris Climate Accord that U.S. President Donald Trump rejected in June. There are many specific pledges in the charter signed today, including: investing in public transit and reducing the carbon footprint in new and existing buildings and infrastructure.


Yashwant Sinha detained after protesting with farmers in Vidarbha

Yashwant Sinha detained after protesting with farmers in Vidarbha

Other disgruntled BJP leaders, like Bollywood actor and MP Shatrughan Sinha, MP Varun Gandhi and former telecom minister Arun Shourie are also likely to join agitation on Wednesday. Pawar, who spoke to Sinha on phone, attacked the government for not doing enough to provide much needed relief to farmers. In his speech, Sinha accused the ruling party at the centre and in Maharashtra (BJP) of going back on its pre-poll promises of giving 50 percent above the MSP to the farmers.


UN Official: Treatment of Rohingya May Contain Elements of Genocide

UN Official: Treatment of Rohingya May Contain Elements of Genocide

Yet, he added, prosecutions for alleged acts of violence against them, including sexual violence - whether committed by security forces or civilians - appeared to be extremely rare. Mainly Buddhist Myanmar denies the Muslim Rohingya are its citizens and considers them foreigners. Zeid said his Office had sent three teams to Bangladesh this year to monitor the situation and interview refugees.


Two students shot outside Washington high school, sheriff's department says

Two students shot outside Washington high school, sheriff's department says

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is reporting that officers are responding to gunshots outside Graham-Kapowsin High School. "Deputies are actively sweeping the school grounds, at this point no indications that shooters are on campus", The Pierce County Sheriff's Office tweeted.


Trump sexual harassment accuser Summer Zervos due in court for defamation lawsuit

Trump sexual harassment accuser Summer Zervos due in court for defamation lawsuit

Her lawsuit sought an apology and at least $2,914. "She instigated a debate". Trump's team also argues the U.S. Constitution bars civil lawsuits in a state court against a sitting president. Zervos has accused Trump of groping her during meetings in 2007. Trump apologized for his sexually charged comments after the video emerged. Since the lawsuit was filed, numerous accusations of sexual misconduct have been made against powerful men in politics, media and entertainment.


Mike Pence: 'President Trump is a Believer and So am I'

Mike Pence: 'President Trump is a Believer and So am I'

Reports surfaced this week that Vice President Mike Pence and ex-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus were planning to snatch the presidency right from under President Donald Trump . "He thinks the Pences are yokels'". Although the rumor doesn't seem too far-fetched, Pence's press secretary Alyssa Farah emphatically denies that a coup was ever in the works.