Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's final $121 Billion offer
Florida woman flushes pet hamster down airport toilet after being denied passage
Qatar Petroleum & partners win exploration rights in 5 offshore blocks in Mexico
US CEOs urge Trump to stay in Paris agreement
02 June 2017, 01:45 | Cedric Leonard
But the future of American involvement in the 2015 accord now hangs in the balance, as US President Donald Trump weighs up whether to withdraw the United States from the global pact.
The Kremlin said the climate deal will be less effective without its key participants. The president met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington on Wednesday afternoon, and some news outlets reported that the White House was completing legal language related to an impending USA withdrawal.
Such a move would be a major break from worldwide partners that would isolate the United States in global efforts to curb global warming.
"President Trump is ceding the future to the Germans, the Chinese, the Indians, and other nations rather than having the United States continue to lead the world on clean energy solutions", said Sen.
It is uncertain whether he will withdraw from the deal - a process which could take up to three years - or if he will simply exit the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from which the Paris climate agreement originated.
So, if abiding by the terms of the agreement don't accomplish what we need and only serve to jeopardize the health of the American economy, then why move forward with it? Don't forget. It's not even man-made climate change.
The document will be published on Friday after a summit in Brussels.
In March, the US President rolled back Mr Obama's record on climate change with a series of executive orders undermining America's commitment to tackling global warming.
Globally, renewable power is surging, with sustained investment transforming the world's energy system.
"Global climate change is a threat to the economy", says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics.
President Donald Trump says he will announce his decision on the Paris accord this afternoon.
On Tuesday, Modi said in Berlin that it would be a "crime" to spoil the environment for future generations as the world awaits a decision on USA climate policy.
Juncker pointed out that climate change was putting 83 countries at risk of disappearing from the map as sea levels rise.
Trump says on Twitter that he'll be making the announcement Thursday at 3 p.m.
But officials cautioned that details were still being finalized.
The White House did not confirm those reports, and it was unclear whether Trump would fully scrap U.S. participation, merely water down United States emissions objectives - or surprise everyone with a decision to follow the status quo.
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, an outspoken critic of Trump, chimed in. After the meetings concluded, the USA refused to sign onto a statement of support for the Paris accord that all other G7 participants approved.
The Paris climate agreement was deeply flawed from its start. The Paris deal has been ratified by 147 out of 197 countries so far.
Phoenix police: Comicon suspect threatened police, performer
Prop weapons, which were previously allowed to be brought on site pending security screening, will now be banned effective Friday. According to USA Today , the 30-year-old man was carrying "three handguns and one shotgun", along with an assortment of knives.
Apple Is Making a Siri Speaker to Outdo Google and Amazon
However, it'll also take on other tasks to help distinguish itself in the increasingly crowded smart speaker market. Three years later, Apple has yet to introduce a voice-control speaker that isn't tied to its mobile software iOS.
Half of President Trump's twitter followers are bots
Still, Trump's peculiar Twitter following in the last month has stoked speculation about the veracity of his Twitter followers. According to numerous reports, Donald Trump's Twitter account has grown by 5 million followers in the last three days.
Highlights of the NDP-Green deal in British Columbia
NDP government is an important aspect of collaboration in this new political era, but cross-partisan work is not limited to it. With no party holding a clear balance of power, the question becomes who the Green Party will throw its support behind.
Derek McInnes: 'No shame in losing to Celtic'
The game was played at a frenetic pace as both teams went looking to win the final piece of silverware of the season. They are a big club that has had a change and now needs someone who can organise: someone who has been at a big club.
More arrests in Manchester bombing probe
Fourteen men remain in custody on suspicion of being connected to the attack at Manchester Arena. Home secretary Amber Rudd on Sunday refused to say whether chances were missed to stop Abedi.
United Nations condemns North Korea missile test
Speaking to reporters during his visit to China , Putin said Monday that "there's nothing good about" the launch. The missile flew 787 km (489 miles) on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles), KCNA said.
Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states
Khamenei himself recently admitted that the probability that his successor should be named in the near future was "not low". The main focus this week is the Presidential elections results in Iran and the upcoming OPEC meeting on Thursday.