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Bloomberg says United States does not need Washington to fulfil Paris agreement Bloomberg says United States does not need Washington to fulfil Paris agreement
- June 04, 2017

It is not yet clear exactly what process he will deploy to achieve his desired exit from the deal, but Article 28 of the Paris Agreement provides a clause allowing parties to pull out which would take four years to complete. He said the president's decision cedes energy and job creation to other nations - especially China - which is already winding down coal plants and investing more than any other country in renewable energy. (more...)
Curiosity rover's crater 'offered multiple microbe-friendly environments'
- June 04, 2017

In short, the variety of conditions available in the lake at various times during its history could have offered ideal conditions for life to take hold, and that's pretty huge news if you're hoping to one day hear that humans have found evidence that martian life was real. (more...)
Fans in near-stampede in Turin after Champions League match
- June 04, 2017

Of course, Real's win was about much more than the contribution of its Portuguese forward. Cristiano Ronaldo became one of the few to score twice in a UEFA Champions League Final. "I'm happy, I'm incredibly satisfied". Prior to the match, Coach Zidane expressed confidence that Real would deal with the pressure when they face the 1996 European champions. (more...)
Paris climate deal: Trump's decision leaves him isolated
- June 04, 2017

Closer to home, two corporate leaders resigned from one of Mr Trump's advisory councils and several USA city mayors pledged to "stand for environmental justice". NBC News' Kristen Welker followed up later: "You're the EPA administrator", she said. Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Disney CEO Robert Iger withdrew from the president's advisory council in protest. (more...)
Dries Mertens Reveals Chelsea Links But Not Planning On Quitting Napoli Dries Mertens Reveals Chelsea Links But Not Planning On Quitting Napoli
- June 04, 2017

If I had accepted I would go to Catalonia to be the reserve for Messi, Neymar and Suarez. Mertens' new contract at Napoli does contain a release clause, but it is only valid for Chinese Super League clubs, offering the Serie A side some degree of protection when it comes to keeping the winger. (more...)
Trade spat blocks EU-China climate statement
- June 04, 2017

Putin attributed the accusations of Russian interference to the Democrats' anger over losing the vote, adding that Trump won because he has been more successful in his campaign. Even if other countries change their positions, China will continue its plan of innovation, coordination, green development, opening-up and sharing, she said. (more...)
3 attackers, 6 others killed in London Bridge area terror attacks 3 attackers, 6 others killed in London Bridge area terror attacks
- June 04, 2017

Witnesses described the van speeding into several pedestrians on London Bridge and then one or more knife-wielding men sprinting towards bars packed with revellers enjoying a Saturday night out. The Sun newspaper reported that two explosions were heard outside the paper's offices near London Bridge . The attacks come days ahead of a June 8 election and less than two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a pop concert by USA singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern ... (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo breaks UNBELIEVABLE Champions League record
- June 04, 2017

Ronaldo underscored his status as Europe's most lethal striker with the first and third goals as Real were crowned champions of Europe for a record-extending 12th time. Mario Mandzukic equalised for the Italian side with a spectacular overhead kick after Ronaldo had put Madrid ahead but the complexion of the game changed after the interval. (more...)
Irish PM to-be Leo Varadkar's family beaming with pride Irish PM to-be Leo Varadkar's family beaming with pride
- June 04, 2017

Ireland is excited as they predict a change of style, which is likely to follow the election of a minister known as a straight talker. Kenny, 66, resigned as party leader in May and will remain as head of the government until the Irish parliament returns. (more...)
Rahm slams Trump on Paris pullout, joins pledge to meet climate goals
- June 04, 2017

I think you're abdicating American's leadership". "It's both bad energy policy and, as equally important, bad for America's leadership in the world when you couple this with what he did not do overseas in supporting and reaffirming America's commitment on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and pulling out of the Asia-Pacific trade agreement". (more...)
Apple is expected to improve Siri's capabilities at WWDC
- June 04, 2017

The new device would improve on its predecessor's CPU mainly, and come with the latest Intel seventh-generation processor, which is based on the Kaby Lake architecture. With the exception of Apple TV, Apple's hardware is aimed at a single user, and that makes it unsuited to home use. The Siri Speaker is all but assured to be there, and I expect developers will be able to get early access to the device while consumers will have to wait for an official launch later this year. (more...)
Local climate experts decry USA withdrawal from Paris Agreement
- June 04, 2017

The official, however, did lay down a marker for any coming talks, saying any revised Paris pact or a new one could not place "burdens" on the United States that it also did not place on other signatory nations. "This is not the type of leadership Britain needs either to negotiate Brexit or stand up to defend our planet in an era of climate change". Referring to "the latest unfortunate decisions of the new administration", Tusk said that the European Union and China had "demonstrated ... (more...)
Watch Falcon 9 Take Off On NASA Mission, If Weather Permits Watch Falcon 9 Take Off On NASA Mission, If Weather Permits
- June 04, 2017

During the same mission NASA will also carry out the world's first demonstration of X-ray navigation in space. After a two-day delay caused by thunderstorms, the unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off on Saturday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. (more...)
Apple add developers earn over $70 bn, many Indians included
- June 04, 2017

Here's what investors should know. Since the subscription business model was made available to developers across all 25 app categories , the App Store's active paid subscriptions are up 58 per cent year over year. By the numbers, Apple's bread and butter is still the iPhone, which accounted for more than $33 billion of its $52.9 billion in revenue during the second quarter of 2017 . (more...)
Erie County Seeks to Hold Itself to Paris Climate Agreement
- June 03, 2017

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 U.S. To which, France President Emmanuel Macron said: "We will not renegotiate a less ambitious accord". While UN officials stress that it could take several years before there is a proper understanding of the implications of a USA withdrawal, they also say the deal was structured to require action at multiple levels of government, ... (more...)
Corbyn challenges Theresa May over 'dementia tax' Corbyn challenges Theresa May over 'dementia tax'
- June 03, 2017

One journalist told the PM her reliance on a small set of catchphrases led some people to worry " there's nothing there " and that the Tories are doing " so badly " because she so often resorts to clich├ęs. While her hardline Brexit strategy is opposed by all other major parties, Britain has already started the clock ticking on leaving the bloc by triggering a two-year negotiation period with Brussels. (more...)
'Trump's climate claims on China, India false'
- June 03, 2017

He blamed the Democrats for the failure to acknowledge their mistakes in the campaign, and "taking internal US political squabbles into the worldwide arena". "Quite the opposite, we are trying to combat it inside our country", said Putin. Kislyak's meetings with members of Trump's team have been a focus of the congressional investigation. (more...)
Investment groups reassure as Trump pulls plug on Paris accord
- June 03, 2017

Bloomberg and other groups also pledged to donate at least $15 million to the U.N. climate secretariat, which could lose funding if the United States withdraws . It is clear that whoever takes office in the United Kingdom on the 9th of June will be committed to tackling climate change . Many other mayors and local political leaders have joined him in verbalizing their continued commitment to the Paris agreement , making it clear that they do not agree with the president . (more...)
Republicans Believe God Will Take Care of Climate
- June 03, 2017

She shrugged off Trump's remark that he was elected to represent the people of Pittsburgh, not Paris . Ever the showman, the 70-year-old Trump gave his decision a reality TV-style tease, refusing to indicate his preference either way until his announcement. (more...)
Yale considering joining group committed to Paris climate accord
- June 03, 2017

This group includes 30 mayors, three governors, more than 100 businesses and more than 80 presidents of American universities. According to an article in the MIT Technology Review , Donald Trump and his team quoted figures from an earlier MIT study which was done a year before the Paris Climate Agreement was signed and therefore could not factor in the emission pledges of all the signatories to the accord. (more...)

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