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Economists also warn that climate change could inflict a devastating impact on the global economy. A White House official says Trump's expected to withdraw the United States from the landmark agreement . According to the language of the agreement, a party that has fully joined the accord, as the US has, can not formally withdraw for three years after the date of joining - and that is then capped by an extra year long waiting period.
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    Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris accord sometime this week, but Juncker said "that's not how it works". Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a Twitter post on Wednesday that he had done "all I can" to convince Trump to stay in the Paris accord, and threatened to leave White House advisory councils if Trump announces a USA exit.
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    Going back to his days in the Eastern Conference playing for the Philadelphia 76ers, Iguodala's combination of size (6-foot-6, 215 pounds), smarts and athleticism gives him as good a chance as anyone of trying to slow down the unstoppable force that James is on a basketball court.
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    O Globo has published the audio, in which a voice reportedly belonging to Batista confirms he is paying Eduardo Cunha a monthly bribe to keep him from testifying against JBS or Temer . The share sales, originally reported by news website Brazil Journal on Thursday, represented 2.6 pct of stock held by JBS's controlling shareholders at the beginning of April.
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    Speaking to a rally of supporters in Reading, Mr Corbyn issued a challenge to Mrs May to join him at the debate in Cambridge. The Prime Minister launched a ferocious assault on the Labour leader's fitness to run the country, insisting he has no plan for extracting the country from the European Union.
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    A top communications aide to President Donald Trump is exiting the White House as the embattled president considers a broader shake-up amid rising anxiety over investigations into his campaign's contacts with Russian Federation. Dubke, 47, helped found Crossroads Media, a Republican advertising firm in Virginia. President Trump also met yesterday with Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie about potentially joining the Russian Federation war room as outside assets.
  • Watford appoint Marco Silva as head coach

    Watford appoint Marco Silva as head coach

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    The Hornets sacked Walter Mazzarri ten days ago and the Vicarage Road board are believed to see the former Hull head coach as the flawless man to revive a club that ended the season with six straight defeats. I understand why he wants to stay in the Premier League or got to a big European club with the prospect of European football. "I'm excited. It's a good challenge and I'm really happy".
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    You got no safe place. It wasn't clear if he said something to draw Christian's attention, but he stood up as Christian began shouting at him. "Get out if you don't like free speech". "I'm a patriot, and I hope everyone I stabbed died." he was recorded saying by the audio system of police vehicle. "I don't know that officers came in contact with him that night", Simpson said.
  • President Donald Trump's Communications Director Mike Dubke resigns

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    Dubke served as White House communications director and as assistant to the president for three months. Prior to joining the White House, Dubke founded Republican media services firm Crossroads Media, which provides strategy and ad services for political candidates and conservative groups such as GOP operative Karl Rove's super PAC American Crossroads.
  • White House says Trump expected to pull United States from Paris climate agreement

    White House says Trump expected to pull United States from Paris climate agreement

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    Two senior USA officials told CNN on Wednesday that Trump has made a decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a landmark 2015 agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions signed by almost every nation in the world. There is also a Climate Solutions Caucus with 34 members, including 17 Republicans ― but that's not enough to push through any kind of substantial climate change legislation in the House.
  • CNN fires comedian Kathy Griffin over anti-Trump photo shoot

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    Her apologies notwithstanding, Kathy Griffin's act incited a debate over what the president's 11-year-old son saw and his reaction to it. On Tuesday (Wednesday NZ time), the photo was condemned by a bipartisan chorus of politicians and pundits as soon as it went public; hours later, Griffin apologised in a video statement.
  • Kabul blast: 11 US citizens injured, death toll rises to 90

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    The Afghan Intelligence agency, NDS, in a brief statement, has blamed the Haqqani network , which allegedly is based in neighboring Pakistan and fighting alongside the Taliban . "I think we're seeing the results of the failure of that effort". Afghan officials said it was a suicide bomb attack which also injured 400. "It used to be that Kabul was this island of security.
  • Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in 'friendly fire'

    Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in 'friendly fire'

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    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was determined that ISIS and linked groups wouldn't gain influence in the region. Attack helicopters were streaking low over Marawi on Monday, firing rockets at hideouts, as heavily armed soldiers went house to house.
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    La explosión ocurrió en una calle ubicada en la zona diplomática de la ciudad, cerca de la Embajada de Alemania y de edificios del Gobierno. El ministro alemán de Asuntos Exteriores , Sigmar Gabriel , informó que resultaron heridos empleados de la Embajada alemana y ha muerto un guardia de seguridad afgano destinado a proteger el recinto.
  • Trump's communications director set to quit

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    This will change", the president wrote in a tweet from his personal account, @realDonaldTrump. Spicer notes that Merkel's full remarks included a commitment to work in "friendship" with the United States and other countries. We've also learned that White House communications director Mike Dubke has announced he'll leave the White House, which has some speculating it could be a sign of a larger staff shakeup to come.
  • Oregon Lawmakers Hail Portland Stabbing Victims As Heroes

    Oregon Lawmakers Hail Portland Stabbing Victims As Heroes

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    He wore a blue jail jumpsuit and didn't say anything other than to yell slogans, including "Death to the enemies of America. Leave this country if you hate our freedom". The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/y5ktAS ) that MAX operators will stop trains at their nearest station and bus drivers will pull over at stops or along their routes at noon Friday.
  • Donald Trump's key levers were with Russian Federation

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    Russian officials must be laughing at the US & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News. The Russians apparently believed "they had the ability to influence the administration" by using the derogatory information.
  • Trump was 'exhausted' when he deviated from prepared Saudi speech

    Trump was 'exhausted' when he deviated from prepared Saudi speech

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    In the first official reaction to the U.S. president's speech during the summit he held in Riyadh with leaders from 55 Arab and Islamic states, Zarif rejected allegations that Tehran exports and promotes terrorism and interferes in the internal affairs of its Arab neighbors.
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    Según el secretario de Relaciones Exteriores mexicano, Luis Videgaray , "la grave situación política, económica y social de Venezuela constituye uno de los mayores retos para el continente americano". Para la toma de decisiones en la reunión, como aprobar una declaración o resolución , se necesitan dos tercios de los Estados representados, es decir, 23 votos de los 34.
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    She continued: "You're holding your manifesto, you're flicking through it, you've got an ipad there, you've had a phone call while we're in here and you don't know how much it's going to cost". Mr Corbyn also dismissed suggestions made by some of his supporters online that he had been treated unfairly in the interview. "Where you ask the Banker for the red money to buy the electrics, the green money to buy the railways, and the yellow money to buy the gas works".
  • Did Hillary Clinton just figure out what Donald Trump's "covfefe" means?

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    The panel asked Clinton about several judgments she made before and during the election, which could have caused her to lose. Russian agents, in the mind of Hil-Dog. "I think Jeff Bezos saved the Washington Post ", Clinton said. "Change is certain", Clinton warned in 1992. To imply such a thing would be sexist.
  • Illinois Legislature, governor set national futility record

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    In a statement, Madigan denounced Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's "reckless strategy of holding the budget hostage to create leverage for his corporate agenda". The General Assembly passed a two-year property tax freeze while Rauner had previously insisted on either a four-year freeze or a permanent freeze. But Rauner has already indicated that it doesn't go far enough.
  • UN Security Council Looks Towards Venezuela Crisis

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    Venezuela's latest wave of anti-government unrest, which has left at least 44 people dead in the last six weeks, began with the Supreme Court , packed with Maduro loyalists, assuming the powers of the opposition-led Congress in late March.
  • Fierce battle over last ISIL-held enclave in Mosul

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    He noted that the USA was not directly responsible for the latest deaths as Daesh had placed explosives in a structure full of civilians, a move which he said showed their "callous disregard that is characterized by every operation they have run".
  • Trump's communications director has resigned

    Trump's communications director has resigned

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    Nonetheless, Lewandowski, who led the small team that steered Trump's primary victory, has the trust of the president - an advantage that many of Trump's aides lack. His last day has not yet been determined. Mr Dubke tendered his resignation on 18 May and is leaving on good terms, according to Axios News, a politics website which first reported his exit.
  • Manchester attack: Abedi bought most bomb parts 'himself'

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    Abedi was believed to have been visiting his parents and siblings in Tripoli, Libya, before returning to Manchester four days before carrying out his attack. Abedi's father and brother have also been arrested in Libya. " We have done this by examining his movements on CCTV and other interactions he has had whether it be with people or the phone calls he has made ", said Jackson.
  • House Dems to WH: Revoke Kushner's security clearance

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    Dubke, 47, who has worked closely with White House press secretary Sean Spicer , served as a behind-the-scenes player helping manage communications strategy and responses to crises such as the firing of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, as well as rollout plans for policy and other initiatives.
  • European Commission leader criticizes Trump on climate plans

    European Commission leader criticizes Trump on climate plans

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    Nancy Pelosi, one of the top Democrats in Congress, described the apparent decision as a "stunning abdication of American leadership and a grave threat to our planet's future". Steyer spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention and founded the climate change nonprofit NextGen Climate in 2013. The U.N.'s main Twitter page quotes Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying: "Climate change is undeniable.
  • Ariana Grande announces benefit concert in honour of the victims

    Ariana Grande announces benefit concert in honour of the victims

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    A spokesman said the brother was aware of Abedi's attack plan and both belonged to the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack. After the bombing Britain raised its official threat status from terrorism to the top level, " critical " - meaning another attack may be imminent.
  • Reports say U.S. to exit Paris pact, Trump still to announce

    Reports say U.S. to exit Paris pact, Trump still to announce

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    McKenna says the Canadian government remains committed to the Paris Accord amid concerns that the US will walk away from the landmark global climate agreement . The accord, agreed on by almost 200 countries in 2015, aims to cut emissions blamed for global warming. The EU official involved in organizing the EU-China meeting said it would will "send important signals for the multinational system", as Trump moves to unpick some of the global trade agreements the USA has signed up to.
  • Man arrested at Trump hotel in DC with 2 guns

    Man arrested at Trump hotel in DC with 2 guns

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    A police report says a Glock pistol, a Bushmaster rifle, and ammunition were found in the man's vehicle outside of the hotel. The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Moles checked into the Trump International Hotel at around 1 am and was arrested shortly after without incident, "bringing this potentially tragic situation to a peaceful end", Newsham said.
  • Clinton quip on 'covfefe': It was a message to the Russians

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    When asked by Walt Mossberg why she gave a paid speech to Goldman Sachs, Clinton responded , "Why do you have Goldman Sachs here?" "How did they know what messages to deliver?" "I just urge them to hurry up". "I'm just using everything that anybody else said about it besides me to basically say this was the biggest nothing-burger ever". "I always thought it was going to be a close election".
  • President Trump expected to leave climate deal, but with 'caveats'

    President Trump expected to leave climate deal, but with 'caveats'

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    He has apparently been pondering what to do about that promise since the November election. "The President will make an announcement when he's made a final decision", said a senior White House official as quoted by Reuters . Trump could decide as early as this week whether the United States will remain in the historic Paris Agreement , which reflects a voluntary commitment by the world's governments to reduce their carbon emissions.
  • Trump to announce decision on Paris climate pact today

    Trump to announce decision on Paris climate pact today

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    The future of our planet - and people's lives - depend on every country keeping its commitment to meeting the Paris Agreement's achievable standards. "And so my argument today is that it is absolutely essential that the world implements the Paris agreement and that we fulfil that duty with increased ambition".
  • German ambassador to U.S. downplays Trump-Merkel tensions

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    Trump used his first morning tweet to lash out at the European powerhouse, noting the United States has "a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany" and griping that the Germans "pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military".
  • Se conmemora el Día mundial sin tabaco

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    La OMS califica al tabaco como una amenaza en desarrollo. En medio de la dualidad de cultivar el tabaco más famoso del mundo y tener un 24 por ciento de fumadores entre su población total y más de la mitad de las familias cubanas afectadas por el tabaquismo pasivo, Cuba opta por sumarse cada año a la campaña mundial contra esta adicción , y así priorizar la salud de todos.
  • Clinton says false stories on Facebook helped Trump win election

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    Hillary Clinton delivered the commencement address at her alma mater, Wellesley College. "I had to inject money into it to keep it going". "Goldman Sachs", one of the moderators said . I spoke to just a wide range of groups. According to Clinton, topics discussed included the bin Laden raid. She shared how her daughter's fascination with Peter Rabbit stories inspired the family to plant a garden at her parents' home in Chappaqua, New York .