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EU Commissioner: Paris climate deal can not be renegotiated

And if we can, that's great. Apple, Starbucks, Gap, Nike, Adidas, L'Oreal and Monsanto all voiced their support for the Paris deal. "We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies", the leaders wrote.


Not Having It: Obama Checks Trump About Exiting Paris Climate Deal

Not Having It: Obama Checks Trump About Exiting Paris Climate Deal

Announcing the withdrawal on 1 June, he called for a fresh round of negotiations to reach a new, "fairer" accord. With the move, the USA joins Nicaragua and Syria as the only other non participants to the accord, inked by 195 nations, including Washington , in Paris in December 2015, to fight climate change .



Palestinians welcome Trump's decision not to move embassy to Jerusalem

Under a 1990s law passed by Congress, the president must move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem or the State Department loses half its funding for overseas facilities. No Israeli government, including Netanyahu's, has wished to create conflict with the U.S.by insisting on the embassy move, says leading Israeli columnist Nahum Barnea.



Sweden Drops Rape Investigation Into Julian Assange

At a press briefing on Friday, Ms Ny said that by remaining in the embassy in London Mr Assange had evaded the exercise of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) that would have seen him extradited to Sweden. Moments after the announcement, Assange's Twitter account posted a photo of him smiling. As the founder of WikiLeaks , Assange said it will continue its publication.



China Says Trump's Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal is Global Setback

Trump's announcement that the US would leave the Paris accord immediately sparked global criticism, deepening perceptions of an America in retreat after recent reversals on free trade and foreign aid. The President's justification that this is an economic decision is irresponsible and ill-informed. Still, the European Union remains cautious about the direction of its second-largest trading partner, concerned by its militarisation of islands in the South China Sea and what it sees as ...


Osinbajo Visits Cross River

Osinbajo Visits Cross River

Osinbajo speaking during a courtesy call on the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, in Cross River state, on Thursday, June 1, insisted that Nigeria can not afford to disintegrate, The Punch reports. "Unity is absolutely important because God wants us to be united", Osinbajo said. The acting president stated that the federal government was doing everything possible to accommodate every Nigerian.