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Pound slips after poll suggests hung parliament

Pound slips after poll suggests hung parliament A new projection by YouGov for the Times finds that the Conservatives are set to lose twenty seats and Labour gain almost 30 seats in next week's general election in a result that would completely defy previous expectations. The YouGov Poll , which was based on 50,000 interviews over the course of a week, showed May would win 310 seats, down from the 331 seats won by predecessor David Ca... [Full Article...]

Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord

Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord She said it would be a "rocky road" toward full implementation of the agreement but called it "irreversible". Among environmental groups , Climate Action Network said the withdrawal "signals that the Trump Administration is in total discord with both reality and the rest of the world". [Full Article...]

Trump to pull out of Paris climate deal

Trump to pull out of Paris climate deal Trump added to the intense speculation about the future of the agreement today, tweeting that his decision will be announced "over the next few days". Michael Brune, executive director of the environmentalist Sierra Club, denounced the decision. Asked whether Trump - who once called climate change a hoax - believes human activity is contributing to global warning, Spicer said he wasn't sure. [Full Article...]

Wenger Signs 2-Year Contract to Remain as Arsenal Manager

Wenger Signs 2-Year Contract to Remain as Arsenal Manager Looking back on a 21-year association with Wenger, Arsenal was unwilling to leap into the dark and part with its most successful manager. Wenger has come under increased pressure from supporters this season as the Gunners slipped to a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League that saw them miss out on qualification for the Champions League for the first time since Wenger took charge in 1996.... [Full Article...]

Weather.com trolls Trump's climate decision

China may be poised to fill the breach. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world", Musk said . The U.S. only sources about 13 percent of its electricity from renewables. Announcing his decision on Thursday, Mr Trump claimed the Paris deal allows countries such as China and India to carry on polluting at the expense of the USA economy and jobs. [Full Article...]

EU to block any US attempts for bilateral trade deals with members

EU to block any US attempts for bilateral trade deals with members In a speech on Thursday in Berlin , Juncker said he hoped the US would stick with the Paris deal and warned Trump that one - legally at least - can't pull out of the agreement " overnight ". The Commission president called his meetings with Trump an "open exchange of views" but acknowledged that it "was not always amusing for both sides". [Full Article...]

White House communications director Mike Dubke resigns

White House communications director Mike Dubke resigns Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, noted that Kushner has been willing to answer questions. They settled their children into new schools and a new home in DC's posh Kalorama neighborhood, just two miles from the White House, and around the corner from the Obamas. [Full Article...]

Putin praises Trump, says US spies may have faked hacking evidence

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a chemical attack in Syria was a provocation against Syrian President Bashar Assad. He said both Russian Federation and USA have witnessed the collapse of the groundwork of bilateral cooperation that had taken decades to build. [Full Article...]

May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with UK vote 1 week away

How have the polls changed during the campaign? The Labour leader replied: "I'm going to plump for Oasis, but I know this will immediately divide the audience". Others try to make allowances for turnout. "Labour has pledged to raise tax on high earners, but history tells us that the hoped-for additional revenue often doesn't materialise as people re-organise their finances to shield their... [Full Article...]

Clinton jokes covfefe 'a hidden message to the Russians'

He went on to say the "irony of her bashing DNC: *our* models never had [Michigan/Wisconsin/Pennsylvania] looking even close to safe". Clinton also claimed she was treated unfairly for accepting millions of dollars in speaking fees from Wall Street firms. [Full Article...]

Wisconsin crews recover third body from debris of corn mill blast

Wisconsin crews recover third body from debris of corn mill blast The bad news was that two of those who work nights were in comas Thursday afternoon. The blast happened at the Didion Corn Mill in Columbia County, Wisc, halfway between Madison and Fond Du Lac. "It's good for the kids, because a lot of these kids are from right here in Cambria", Surges said. A dozen other employees were taken to hospital. Clark said Didion is "quite confident" in the systems ... [Full Article...]

Trump administration nearing completion of Cuba policy review

Trump administration nearing completion of Cuba policy review Kavulich said he believes there have been discussions of reversing the Obama rule that individuals can travel to Cuba for educational and humanitarian reasons rather than going in groups. "We're hopeful that the administration's Cuba policy review will take into consideration the opinions of a USA industry that supports 7.6 million U.S.jobs, the vast majority of the American public, and th... [Full Article...]

Awkward! Donald Trump gaffe prompts Israeli Ambassador to face-palm during meeting

Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip staged protests for days during his visit , including most recently on Tuesday where they also called for solidarity with the thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails who have begun their sixth week of a hunger strike. [Full Article...]

Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela "hunger bonds"

Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela The deals had Goldman Sachs Group Inc buying the $2.8 billion worth of bonds from Venezuela for 31 cents per their dollar worth. The value of the bonds would then rise too. Instead, it focused on exporting oil, its only source of revenue. The Trump administration announced earlier this month sanctions against eight Venezuelan government officials on the nation's Supreme Court to support the ... [Full Article...]

Putin denies Russian meddling in US election

Speaking at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum , Putin said he did not want to judge Trump for his decision, but thought Washington could have remained in the 2015 Paris climate pact by amending the scale of existing USA undertakings. [Full Article...]

Trump Expected to Withdraw US From Paris Climate Accord

While traveling overseas last week, Trump was repeatedly pressed to stay in the deal by European leaders and the Vatican. The official, who insisted on anonymity to discuss the decision before the official announcement, said the president and his aides were finalizing the details of a pullout. [Full Article...]

White House says Donald Trump, Germany's Merkel share excellent relations

White House says Donald Trump, Germany's Merkel share excellent relations Mr. Trump escalated the feud Tuesday by tweeting: "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany , plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military". German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel was even more blunt on Monday, slamming the U.S. president's "short-sighted" policies that have "weakened the West" and hurt European interests. [Full Article...]

Puerto Rican nationalist to march, but not as parade honoree

Puerto Rican nationalist to march, but not as parade honoree But in a statement released late Thursday, the mayor said Rivera - who spent 35 years in prison before President Barack Obama commuted his sentence in January - would no longer be formally recognized. It was still unclear whether Rivera still planned to march in the parade or what role, if any, his presence would constitute. Police Commissioner James O'Neill has also referred to Lopez Rivera a... [Full Article...]

PM Modi leaves for France to meet President Macron on Saturday

Trump earlier in the day said the U.S. was withdrawing from the Paris climate change deal, agreed by 195 nations. "President Putin mentioned that no other country, except India has the high level of close cooperation with Russian Federation on defence technology and this shows the comfort and the level of strategic convergence of interests between the countries", he said. [Full Article...]

China calls climate change 'global consensus'

China calls climate change 'global consensus' He added: "Fighting climate change is a global consensus, it's not invented by China... and we realise that this is a global consensus agreement and that as a big developing nation we should shoulder our worldwide responsibility". President Donald Trump will announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event Thursday afternoon. [Full Article...]


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