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China ready to shoulder responsibility to fight climate change

Dr Rhys Jones from OraTaiao: The NZ Climate & Health Council, says as the world's largest economy and the second largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions , the U.S. "We note the United States' decision with regret", the three countries said. "This is China's active participation in the global climate change as a responsible major country and we are making a positive contribution".



Pacific Islands accuse United States of 'abandoning' them to climate

The US has chose to pull out from it. Kerry accuses Trump of basing his decision on "alternative facts", calling it "one of the most disastrous, shallow, untruthful decisions a president of the United States has made in my lifetime". World Meteorological Organization said on Friday. How effective these worldwide efforts are going to be? "What is Russian Federation going to do about the Paris Agreement now?" Li and Merkel also witnessed the signing of a series of cooperation documents in ...


'I'm like Obi-Wan Kenobi' - Five things Tim Farron told Newsbeat

'I'm like Obi-Wan Kenobi' - Five things Tim Farron told Newsbeat

Tim Farron was at the centre of a fresh row over his views on homosexuality after refusing to say whether he thought it was a sin. The presenter said Mr Farron would not answer whether it was sin, and he replied: "I've already answered that - let's move on".


Paris agreement can not be renegotiated

Paris agreement can not be renegotiated

He said he was getting out of the deal, and immediately ending all compliance activity. The countries have pledged to pay $10.13 billion collectively, and the US share is $3 billion. "Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy, and it puts our children's future at risk", wrote Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook post.



Filipino bishops cautious about martial law in Mindanao

This incident comes a week after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law over the island of Mindanao in light of an ISIS attempt to take over the city of Marawi . Jerome Adonis, Kilusang Mayo Uno secretary general also hit Lorenzana, Esperon and AFP chief Eduardo Año as "peace spoilers" who want to expand martial law to the whole country.



Poll shows Conservative lead slashed to 3 points

Kathleen Brooks, research director at City Index Direct, added: "At this late stage of the United Kingdom election campaign, the pollsters are more divided on the size of the Conservative Party's lead than at any other time during the election".