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Paris Accord: Donald Trump resisting pressure from Europe, Pope on climate deal

After taking office, however, Trump faced pressure to stay in the deal from investors, worldwide powers and business leaders, including some in the coal industry. The Trump administration has been divided on the issue, with Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and Trump adviser Steve Bannon among the conservative hardliners who have been in favour of a U.S.


World risks four-year legal grey zone if Trump quits climate pact

World risks four-year legal grey zone if Trump quits climate pact

Friends of the Earth said the action would "sacrifice our planet to the fossil fuel industry" and make America the world's "foremost climate villain". He dropped the idea when Obama's carbon pricing proposal subsequently died in Congress, because he understood that going ahead without the US would amount to Canada putting a bullet in its own economy as it tried to recover from the 2008 global recession.



Spicer refuses to comment on Kushner "back channel" story

But they're also a way around intelligence agencies, which raises questions about why White House adviser (and President Trump's son-in-law) Jared Kushner attempted to create a backchannel with Russian Federation before Trump transitioned into office.



Trump plans to pull US from Paris deal

A decision is supposed to come this week on whether the United States will remain in the Paris climate change deal. After his trip overseas, during which European leaders lobbied him intensely, Trump now understands that most of the world wants the nation to remain in the pact.


Sweden drops Assange investigation, but UK police say he still faces arrest

Sweden drops Assange investigation, but UK police say he still faces arrest

Police officers stand outside the Ecuadorian embassy in August 2015. According to Swedish legislation, a criminal investigation is to be conducted as quickly as possible. Assange also faces a warrant for his arrest in London for breaking conditions of bail by failing to appear in court. Assange has been granted asylum by Ecuador and has been able to evade justice because he is on Ecuador's sovereign territory by being in the embassy.


Portland Stabbing Victim's Mother Wrote a Heartfelt Letter to President Trump

Portland Stabbing Victim's Mother Wrote a Heartfelt Letter to President Trump

Fletcher offers a simple explanation for why he stepped in. "As much as I can, in whatever way I can", Fletcher told the station. "I'm a kid from Portland". He then stabbed both men again, according to the affidavit. Micah David-Cole Fletcher, who survived a stabbing on a Portland light rail train. The incident began when Christian boarded a Green Line train at the Rose Quarter Transit Center Friday at 4:19 p.m.