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Former Mayor Bloomberg pledges millions to support Paris accord
- June 03, 2017

While we don't necessarily disagree on " America First , ' it can not be 'America Only" - pitting environmental protection against economic growth, which is a false choice. "We're going to need more manufacturing in the United States just to deal with domestic consumption". Announcing his decision to withdraw from the Paris deal, Trump had alleged that India and China have been left accountable in the agreement. (more...)
Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify next week in Russian Federation probe
- June 03, 2017

Three close associates of three contenders for the job , all of whom have been interviewed by Trump , said the candidates were summoned to the White House for 10- to 20-minute conversations with Trump , Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions . (more...)
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull warns Asian leaders of 'coercive China' Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull warns Asian leaders of 'coercive China'
- June 03, 2017

In a much-anticipated keynote speech to a major security meeting in Singapore on Friday night, Mr Turnbull expressed confidence the United States would remain engaged in Asia despite global despondency in the wake of its Paris climate pact withdrawal. (more...)
US evangelical green groups pan Trump's climate accord exit
- June 03, 2017

The price of oil has fallen sharply as investors bet that President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement will increase the country's oil and gas production . The U.S. decision also prompted irate reactions in Asia and Latin America. "We will continue to make sure that the scientific knowledge is out there" in hopes of shaping better policy decisions, Terblanche said. (more...)
Novak Djokovic survives scare to reach fourth round Novak Djokovic survives scare to reach fourth round
- June 03, 2017

He was the better player probably for first three sets, and then the fourth and fifth set went the way I hoped that the whole match [would] go. "I was expecting a very, very hard match but not something like this", Basilashvili told reporters. (more...)
NBA Finals predictions: Warriors to sweep LeBron, Cavaliers? NBA Finals predictions: Warriors to sweep LeBron, Cavaliers?
- June 03, 2017

ET, ABC). Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love smiles as he fields questions before an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif . Prediction: Warriors in 7. But the Cavs are 12-1 in the playoffs. Golden State also did a great job of having Durant, or Draymond Green , or Zaza Pachulia , stay near the rim and help on the drives of LeBron and Kyrie Irving . (more...)
Cosmic vibrations felt from merger of black holes Cosmic vibrations felt from merger of black holes
- June 03, 2017

Like the previous two detections, the gravitational waves discovered in January slightly jiggled the L-shaped, 2.5 mile-long (4 km) laser beams that comprise the heart of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO . "It traveled 3 billion light years until hitting twin detectors in Louisiana and Washington". The second detection took place in December 2015. The black holes in the first and second detections are located 1.3 and 1.4 billion light-years away, ... (more...)
Methane exploded from Arctic sea-floor as Ice Age ended Methane exploded from Arctic sea-floor as Ice Age ended
- June 03, 2017

Andreassen's team has yet to calculate how much methane would have been released during this period, but she says the blowouts must have been powerful to create such massive craters . It was stored as gas hydrate in the sediment, constantly fed by gas from below, creating over-pressured conditions. As climate warmed, and the ice sheet collapsed, and enormous amounts of methane were abruptly released. (more...)
Tenth suspect arrested as 'significant' progress made in Manchester attack investigation Tenth suspect arrested as 'significant' progress made in Manchester attack investigation
- June 03, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II visited victims of the attack at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, telling 14-year-old Evie Mills and her parents: "It's awful". "Make no mistake: The fight is moving from the battlefield to the Internet", she added. "I will have details to share with you as soon as everything is confirmed". (more...)
McDonnell, Abbott and Thornberry would get top jobs in Labour cabinet - Corbyn
- June 03, 2017

In her speech, Mrs May said voters had the opportunity to reaffirm last year's referendum vote for Brexit by backing her to carry on in Downing Street. "The country is coming together but Westminster is not", she said at the time . "We have made real progress in fixing the mess we inherited from Labour , helping businesses create 2.9 million more jobs so there are a record number of people in work". (more...)
12-year-old wins Scripps National Spelling Bee
- June 03, 2017

Rohan, an eighth-grade student, missed the word " marram ", a Scandinavian-derived word for beach grass. She quickly spelled two words correctly in succession, winning on " marocain ", which is "a type of dress fabric of ribbed crepe", and with which Vinay is more well-acquainted than you are with probably 90 percent of your surroundings. (more...)
After a dunkfest in Game 1, Cavs must slow Warriors at rim
- June 03, 2017

They've won 28 of their last 29 games . Thompson did not have a lot to say about Golden State's concerted effort to neutralize him. The surprise may have been how dominant Durant was in his first Finals game with the Warriors . Kyrie going to score, that is what he does and he's one of the best in the world at it. So of course Korver is not going to come up on pin-downs and things like that. (more...)
UK PM May's Lead Over Labour Nearly Halves to 8 Points
- June 03, 2017

IG's general election seats market allows traders to buy and sell the total amount of seats each party could win. May's response on Thursday (1 June) to tumbling ratings for her party and her personally was to double down on Brexit, telling voters that having "voted to leave the European Union and embrace the world" previous year, next Thursday's poll was the "opportunity to affirm that decision". (more...)
Three Lawmakers Question Kushner Cos On Concerns Over White House Tie Three Lawmakers Question Kushner Cos On Concerns Over White House Tie
- June 03, 2017

That's what the White House press secretary told reporters in a short, off-camera briefing Wednesday, directing reporters to contact President Donald Trump's private lawyer, instead. Democratic US senator Al Franken, in a CNN interview, joked: "A covfefe is a Yiddish term for "I got to go to bed now". After all, If Kushner and Russian Federation were arranging a "back-channel communication" in December, it means the Trump camp didn't have one with Russian Federation during the ... (more...)
NASA mission into sun's atmosphere named after astrophysicist NASA mission into sun's atmosphere named after astrophysicist
- June 03, 2017

It's the first NASA spacecraft to be named after a researcher who is still alive, noted the agency's science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen. The probe, which is expected to come within the orbit of Mercury, will be more than seven times closer to the Sun than any spacecraft to date. (more...)
Putin ridicules claims of meddling in U.S Putin ridicules claims of meddling in U.S
- June 03, 2017

Petersburg Declaration carefully, to understand this relationship, and see how the two countries move forward. Russian President Vladimir Putin says a chemical attack in Syria was a provocation against Syrian President Bashar Assad. "In any case, they don't think so", Putin said, referring to the European Union bloc, with which Moscow has had a frosty relationship since Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014. (more...)
Pokemon GO: Legendaries and PvP confirmed for this summer Pokemon GO: Legendaries and PvP confirmed for this summer
- June 03, 2017

GameSpot has contacted Niantic to clarify whether the features will definitely come to Pokemon Go this summer. "Because of the great success, we had to postpone some new features that were planned", Mathieu de Fayet, Niantic's vice president of strategic partnerships, told O Globo . (more...)
NASA probe to fly into sun's atmosphere NASA probe to fly into sun's atmosphere
- June 03, 2017

The US space agency has revealed the probe will "touch the Sun" as it flies within 3.9 million miles of the star's surface into the solar atmosphere, which is known as the corona . "You can see the sun is shining, you can see the birds are singing". The ESA mission will be called Solar Orbiter and will take place in February 2019.In 1958, Parker-then a young professor at the university's Enrico Fermi Institute-published an article in the Astrophysical Journal called " Dynamics of the ... (more...)
Bloomberg says U.S. does not need Washington to fulfil Paris agreement
- June 03, 2017

Paris deal supporters, including Kerry, predicted Trump's withdrawal would cause nearly irreparable damage to America's standing overseas and potentially its ability to negotiate future diplomatic agreements. "As mayors, we recognize that climate change poses a unique threat to the future of our planet", she wrote, "We will not relent". Since Trump's inauguration on January 20, there has been the hope that the administration would gradually modify its policy approach and that the "adults" ... (more...)
Leaders say world will abide by Paris Accord, with or without US
- June 03, 2017

The comparison shows the striking differences between the 44th and 45th president. A group of leaders from USA cities , states and corporations are working to negotiate with the United Nations to combat climate change in the United States after the federal government began the process of withdrawing from the Paris agreement . (more...)

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