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Tillerson: US still will cut emissions despite Paris pullout

Tillerson: US still will cut emissions despite Paris pullout

Tillerson said people need to recognize that the USA has a "terrific record" of reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions, adding that it is "something I think we can be proud of". U.S. allies have largely panned the Trump administration's decision to leave the deal. Tillerson heads to Australia and New Zealand this weekend, where the President's decision is sure to be raised by his foreign counterparts.



Trump pushes aside PM for photo opportunity

Finally, as aghast fellow leaders whispered amongst themselves, Trump blasted them for owing "massive amounts of money", leaving allies back in the uncertain space they were past year. British Prime Minister Theresa May also took Trump to task over USA intelligence leaks from the probe into this week's deadly Manchester bombing. British officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb used in the Manchester attack were published .



Notre Dame graduates walk out in protest during Pence commencement speech

A commencement speech Pence gave Saturday at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, was also met with peaceful protestors as some students grappled with the university's decision to invite someone so closely linked to a president whose morals many conservatives have criticized.


Trump pulls USA out of 'draconian' climate deal

Trump pulls USA out of 'draconian' climate deal

Since Taiwan is also making efforts to achieve the carbon emission reduction aims put forward by the global community, "our efforts will not change just because the US are withdrawing from the climate change agreement ", Huang said. While exploring ways to cooperate with the United States , Japan will "work with other parties to the Paris agreement for its steady and full implementation" to tackle the "important issue of climate change", Kishida added.


After dumping Paris climate deal, Donald Trump calls world leaders

After dumping Paris climate deal, Donald Trump calls world leaders

A Maori climate change campaigner says New Zealand can't take the high moral ground over the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement because of its own poor record. "France believes in you (the US), the world believes in you, but don't be mistaken on climate; there is no plan B because there is no planet B", Macron further said.


Trump climate move: Elon Musk quits White House advisory panels

Trump climate move: Elon Musk quits White House advisory panels

Withdrawal opponents - said to include Trump's daughter Ivanka - had warned that the USA global leadership role was at stake, along with the environment. Indeed, 190 nations are showing strong determination to work with them to protect this and future generations. "These are not tree huggers, these are leading industrialists", she said.