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White House Again Postpones Meeting on Paris Climate Pact

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron has told his USA counterpart Donald Trump in a telephone call that he will defend the climate change deal agreed in Paris in 2015, his spokeswoman says. US officials plan to meet Tuesday in Washington to discuss whether to withdraw from the Paris deal that Trump has said he would "cancel" - or find a way to back away from emissions targets set by the Obama administration.



Trump denies he asked Comey for loyalty, threatens to cancel press briefings

Comey declined an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed meeting on Tuesday for scheduling reasons, said a spokesman for Senator Mark Warner, the panel's top Democrat. Trump blurted out in an interview Thursday that he fired Comey over the Russian Federation investigation, which he dismissed as "a made-up story" to excuse Hillary Clinton's election loss.


Trump says he'll cancel 'all future press briefings'

Trump says he'll cancel 'all future press briefings'

The New York Times' Maggie Haberman tweeted that foreign leaders have been nervous about the former possibility for some time. Trump's allusion to tapes of conversations with Comey comes out of nowhere. Later Wednesday, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Trump was "considering letting Director Comey go since the day he was elected".



Joël Matip Hopeful For West Ham Clash

It is of course a huge weekend for Klopp and the Reds, with their games from now until the end of the season a must win should they want that illusive Champions League spot. The England striker starts his first Premier League game since the 2-2 draw with Sunderland on January 2. "In a year you can learn a lot, " said the Netherlands midfielder.


China's One Belt, One Road initiative ignores India's territorial sovereignty, says Centre

China's One Belt, One Road initiative ignores India's territorial sovereignty, says Centre

Huang Rihan, researcher with the Beijing-based Centre for China and Globalisation, said the forum was, however, likely to give some guidance on the direction of future global cooperation. The delegation was part of a 10-point list of understanding announced on Friday in which China promised to help narrow its trade surplus by increasing imports from the USA and opening up more of its financial sector to foreign players.