Arctic Nations Meet in Alaska Under Climate Change Concern

Eight countries are set to agree a ministerial statement on cooperation in the region, which is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. U.S. It was unclear how much influence the Arctic agreement, signed late on Wednesday and made public on Thursday, would influence Trump's decision. "We are appreciative that each of you has an important point of view, and you should know that we are taking the time to understand your concerns", he promised.

PM Nawaz to leave for China on Friday

But Western powers seem less enthusiastic about about the project, with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni the only leader coming from the Group of Seven industrialised nations. The initiative is so far little more than a marketing slogan that encompasses all sorts of projects that China had initiated overseas for years, and major world leaders like Trump, Angela Merkel and Shinzo Abe are staying away.

Lavrov visits White House for talks with Trump, Tillerson

Trump's firing of Comey has sparked new calls for an independent probe into Russia's role in last year's US presidential election, despite his administration's assertion that Comey is being replaced because of the way he handled the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server.

Trump retaliates on Twitter over Russian Federation photos

The US media never caught a glimpse of either Russian inside the White House. For its part, the White House denied that there is any danger, claiming that the photographer, "had to go through the same screening as a member of the USA press going through the main gate to the briefing room".

Climate talks open in Bonn, with all eyes on Washington

A planned meeting on Tuesday of Trump's advisers on whether to pull out of the agreement, however, was postponed , a White House official said, citing a scheduling conflict. "It is definitely the elephant in the room", a member of one national delegation told AFP on Tuesday. Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane, reporting from Bonn, said that "although there are delegates here that implement the Paris agreement in their own legislation, they very much fear what comes around the corner" from the ...

Tillerson: Trump will not rush United States climate policy review

His administration has aggressively begun trying to dismantle numerous climate policies created under the Obama administration, including federal rules to phase out coal-fired power plants, increase restrictions on vehicle emissions and limit methane leaks from natural gas production.