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Bloomberg says US does not need Washington to fulfil Paris agreement

The agreement signed by 195 countries in Paris in December 2015 has been ratified by 147 countries so far. In a TV address broadcast both in French and English, Macron said he respected Trump's decision, "but I do think it is an actual mistake both for the United States and for our planet".


German envoy to US downplays Trump-Merkel tensions

German envoy to US downplays Trump-Merkel tensions

That is just what President Trump has been telling the Europeans since the beginning of last year's US election campaign, demanding in particular that Europe pay more for its own defense. But Martin Schulz, leader of Gabriel's centre-left Social Democrats, was less emollient earlier in the day when he told reporters Trump was "the destroyer of all Western values".



Venezuelan Opposition Threatens Goldman Sachs over $2.8bn Bond Deal

The country's well for repaying debt is drying up. "A lot of people have had their eyes on Venezuelan assets, including these bonds", said Francisco Rodriguez, chief economist at Torino Capital. The Information Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Alvarado has described Goldman's move as "a grave reputational error".



Trump's Press Chief Quits Amid White House Shake-up

Early Wednesday morning, the president tweeted "Witch Hunt!" in reference to testimony by Comey and former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan before Congress on the topic. The president has denied any collusion , repeatedly denouncing the probes as an effort by Democrats to explain Hillary Clinton's upset defeat in the election.


Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina congressional district maps

Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina congressional district maps

The justices ruled Monday that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor's office in 2011 placed too many African-Americans in the two districts. The Tar Heel State GOP argued that this move was constitutional, since they were not diluting the influence of black voters for the sake of racial discrimination, but merely for that of partisan advantage.


Mount Everest's 'Hillary Step' destroyed, mountaineer Tim Mosedale confirms

Mount Everest's 'Hillary Step' destroyed, mountaineer Tim Mosedale confirms

The 12m-high rocky outcrop was a almost vertical climb on the southeast ridge of the mountain. Contrary to reports saying that there was reduced snowfall on Mount Everest this year, Ang Tshering Sherpa claimed that Hillary Step was covered by "excessive snowfall", which could lead climbers to erroneously assume it had collapsed.