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World Existing climate efforts expected to keep US goals on track
Author: 0 Existing climate efforts expected to keep US goals on track

Later, when asked by the AP what could prompt the U.S.to return to the forefront of climate change efforts, Brown replied, "Science, facts, the world, the marketplace". Hawaii is joined by many other U.S. states and localities to declare that the Paris agreement would be honoured, with many governors and mayors signing executive orders or pledging to continue the fight.

World GM shareholders reject proposal to split stock in two
Author: 0 GM shareholders reject proposal to split stock in two

Greenlight's dual-class stock would have split common shares into one class that would concentrate on dividends paid to investors based on GM's healthy profits, $2.6-billion net in 2016, and one that would "reflect GM's growth potential", according to Reuters .

Author: 0 Two London attackers named by police

They said he also went by the identity Rachid Elkhdar. Police chief Rowley said Britain's security services had foiled 18 plots since 2013, including five in the past two months. One of the properties is believed to be the home of one of the attackers. The attack, and prior attacks in Manchester and near Parliament in London , have prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to call for tougher counterterrorism laws even if it means changing human rights protections.

World UN chief warns of serious clean water shortages by 2050
Author: 0 UN chief warns of serious clean water shortages by 2050

US President Donald Trump's recent decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord is anticipated to be a hot topic at the talks, which no high-ranking US officials are expected to attend. Plastic is already cluttering vast swaths of ocean and killing marine life and birds. "Small island states can not afford to be dismayed or feel down or depressed about any of this", said Jumeau during a United Nations press conference.

Author: 0 UK Conservatives Set to Lose Seats in General Election

Yet, as voting day looms, those fears are looking less and less likely. Sanders pointed out similarities between anti-establishment movements that he and Corbyn have pushed. With the general election now less than a week away it was an opportunity for May and Corbyn to defend their respective plans for government. The two, who did not appear on screen together, but rather in separate segments on a BBC programme called Question Time .

World Trump proposes privatising air traffic control
Author: 0 Trump proposes privatising air traffic control

The group praised the Trump plan, which most airlines back. "At a time when every passenger has GPS technology in their pockets, our air traffic control system still runs on radar and ground-based radio systems that they don't even make anymore, and which they can't even fix anymore".

World Londoners Pay Respects To The Victims Of Saturday's Bridge Attack
Author: 0 Londoners Pay Respects To The Victims Of Saturday's Bridge Attack

On Sunday, Trump tweeted that Khan had said there was no reason for Londoners to be alarmed by terrorism. Khan, the city's first Muslim mayor, has refused to respond directly to Trump's taunts, but he did offer a sort of live subtweet, mentioning in an aside on Monday that London's police force had many pressures, including state visits "some, welcome, some not".

World Canadian foreign minister says Trump's America can't be trusted for 'global leadership'
Author: 0 Canadian foreign minister says Trump's America can't be trusted for 'global leadership'

While she didn't name Trump specifically, the foreign minister noted the USA withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord and warned trade protectionism would hurt smaller nations like Canada the most. "In the days ahead, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau will unveil a "feminist international assistance policy", which will target women's rights and gender equality", Freeland said.

World Twitter users, blocked by Trump, cry censorship
Author: 0 Twitter users, blocked by Trump, cry censorship

The missive was also sent to White House counsel Donald McGahn, press secretary Sean Spicer , and social media director Dan Scavino. It's social media. Among her other tweets was one that she suspected was responsible for Trump blocking her. "YOU ARE THE LEAKER, you bloody idiot". "If somebody was talking to him and he stuck his fingers in his ears and said , 'La la la, I'm not listening to you, ' that's not a First Amendment violation either", he said .

Author: 0 Kashmiri people defy Indian imposed curfew on 1st day of Ramadan

Normal life remained crippled in Occupied Kashmir for the second consecutive day on Monday due to complete shutdown, marked by strict curfew and other restrictions to control protests against the killing of Hizb commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhut by Indian troops.

World Washington state granted REAL ID extension through mid-July
Author: 0 Washington state granted REAL ID extension through mid-July

Oklahoma driver's licenses will continue to be accepted in lieu of Real ID-compliant identification until at least July 10, the state Department of Public Safety said Monday. Preliminary work on REAL ID has begun, and PennDOT estimates REAL ID-compliant driver licenses and identification cards will be available at the customer's option in 2019.

World John Kerry Blasts Trump Administration for Paris Move
Author: 0 John Kerry Blasts Trump Administration for Paris Move

The coalition, calling itself " We are still in ", includes leaders from nine states, 125 cities, 902 businesses and investors, and 183 colleges and universities. More than 1,200 U.S. mayors, companies, university presidents and state governors pledged by Monday to uphold the Paris Agreement to combat climate change.

Author: 0 Philippine Police Identify Resort Attacker As Indebted Gambler

Early Friday, a gunman entered the Resorts World Manila , an upmarket hotel and casino complex near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, firing shots from an assault rifle and setting fire to gambling tables. "He could have killed hundreds of people inside that establishment". GUNMAN'S KIN. NCRPO Director Oscar Albayalde presents the family of Jessie Carlos in a press conference at Remington Hotel, Pasay City on June 4, 2017.

World Newspaper: Harvard pulls student offers over offensive memes
Author: 0 Newspaper: Harvard pulls student offers over offensive memes

The Boston Globe reports that one of the students who lost her place at the university was the daughter of a major Harvard donor. Meanwhile, others wondered if Harvard had gone too far given that the offensives memes had been shared in a private Facebook group.

Author: 0 Trump sides with Saudis, other Arab nations against Qatar

The official is pointing to offers that Kuwait and Turkey have made to mediate. The official wasn't authorized to comment publicly Tuesday and requested anonymity. He did not say how the Arab blockade might do that. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that Arab leaders complained about Qatar in his recent visit to Saudi Arabia .

World Qatar says Kuwait trying to mediate, solve Gulf crisis
Author: 0 Qatar says Kuwait trying to mediate, solve Gulf crisis

Trump's tweet appeared at odds with comments from USA officials who had said on Monday that the United States would quietly try to calm the waters between Saudi Arabia and Qatar because Qatar is too important to U.S. Blocking the Qatari vessels could displace up to 25 percent of the between 800,000 and 900,000 tonnes of marine fuels sold in Fujairah each month, said two trade sources familiar with the market.

World White House, allies scramble for ways to counter Comey
Author: 0 White House, allies scramble for ways to counter Comey

With outside groups already rushing to try to control the narrative on Mr. Comey's first public comments on his firing, Republican lawmakers will likely challenge his credibility while Democrats will push the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to detail Mr.

Author: 0 Backed Force Launches Assault on Islamic State's 'Capital' in Syria

Syrian fighters have been inching toward the gates of Raqqa from different directions since November of past year, only now reading themselves to overtake the city as a whole. "We expect many civilians to come to our territories as fighting continues. We will take them to safety before we return stability to Raqqa". The coalition began its air campaign against IS in Iraq in Aug 2014, expanding its operations to Syria the following month.

Author: 0 London Bridge attacker was carrying ID card issued in Ireland

It is not known if he came to their attention while living in Ireland. Seven people were killed during Saturday night's attack near London Bridge and Borough Market , while forty eight people are being treated for injuries in London hospitals.

Author: 0 Ahead of Comey testimony, Republicans prep response efforts

On March 22, less than a week after being confirmed by the Senate, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats attended a briefing at the White House together with officials from several government agencies. However, he has never felt pressured by the President or anyone else in the Administration to influence any intelligence matters or ongoing investigations".

Author: 0 Atleast 1 man opens fire inside Iran parliament; many injured

Two separate semi-official news agencies, Fars and Mehr , also confirmed that a shootout was taking place at the Parliament. The identity and the motivation of the shooter was still unclear, Tasnim said. A witness told Reuters news agency that the incident at parliament was over. Moreover, it was also reported that armed man stormed inside the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini and injuries were reported, according to the state media.

Author: 0 Van strikes pedestrians on London Bridge

He appeared in a Channel 4 documentary entitled "The Jihadis Next Door" about British extremists that was broadcast past year, British media reported . "We're calling for a restoration of police numbers, and there's a call being made for her to go, because of what she's done on the police numbers". He said many people were "very anxious that she was at the Home Office for all this time, presided over these cuts in police numbers, and now is saying that we have a problem".

World New search underway near home of London Bridge attackers
Author: 0 New search underway near home of London Bridge attackers

This is what we know about the terrorist Khuram Shazad Butt, who was one of three that carried out the deadly London Bridge attack on Saturday night. Londoner James McMullan, 32, and 30-year-old Canadian Christine Archibald were the first victims killed in the attack to be named. French authorities said a French national was also killed.

World Trump lags in filling government posts
Author: 0 Trump lags in filling government posts

There are 188 ambassadorial positions. The hundreds of vacant posts, and the handful of nominees who have withdrawn, are an indication that demand for a stink that won't wash off is surprisingly low, even among Republicans. Recaps of Trump's decision-making process have highlighted many influences upon it, but none of them principally scientific in nature. Businessman Bill Hagerty, Trump's pick for ambassador to Japan, who founded a private equity firm and previously worked as a consultant ...

World Police name 2 of 3 London attackers
Author: 0 Police name 2 of 3 London attackers

Seven people were killed and 48 others were initially admitted to hospital. They've also searched six properties, officials said . Police and counter-terrorism officers have arrested 12 people since Saturday night's attacks. She stressed the importance of flagging suspicious behaviour to police, noting some of the suspects were already known to police. Commissioner Mark Rowley said.