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"Die is cast": EU refrains from late appeal to Trump on climate

One of the strongest voices in favour of the USA staying in the Paris deal has been corporate America. "We have to understand that if climate change is not addressed one of the greatest coastal cities on the earth will be increasingly threatened".


White House official quits amid tensions

White House official quits amid tensions

McMaster's suggestion that such back-channel communications might be typical and not concerning. Romania has been supportive of NATO's presence in Poland amid concerns about Russia's interventions in Ukraine. He remains an influential confidant within the White House as does his wife, Ivanka Trump. President Donald Trump says celebrity Kathy Griffin "should be ashamed of herself" for appearing in a video holding what looked like Trump's bloody, severed head.


Beef politics is taking a bite out of Meghalaya BJP

Beef politics is taking a bite out of Meghalaya BJP

On May 31, Bernard, a former militant leader who joined the BJP in January last year, put out a poster on Facebook stating that a beef and bitchi (a local brew) party would be held to celebrate three years of the Modi government . Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Harsh Vardhan had on Friday ordered that the ministry has notified the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 to ensure that the sale of cattle is not meant for slaughter ...


China vows to continue with Paris Accord even if US pulls out

China vows to continue with Paris Accord even if US pulls out

A study a year ago in the journal Nature Climate Change said America will probably only reach four-fifths of that goal. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, speaking to reporters during a visit to Berlin , said fighting global warming was a "global consensus" and an "international responsibility".



Al Franken: Kathy Griffin can recover from 'horrible mistake'

I move the line, then I cross it. I am sorry. I went too far. The image is way too disturbing. I understand how it offends people, it wasn't amusing, I get it. Franken cited Griffin's apology in explaining his decision. "Obviously, I do not condone any violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever", she wrote.