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Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord

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The US has insisted it will leave the Paris climate accord, despite reports that it may be softening its stance.Following a meeting of environment ministers on Saturday, the EU climate commissioner, Miguel Arias Canete, said Trump officials had indicated the US would either stay in the 2015 accord or review its terms.But the White House insisted there had been "no change" in the US position.In June President Donald Trump said the US would withdraw from the deal.He said it was part of his "solemn duty to protect America" and he would seek a new deal that would not disadvantage US businesses.But opponents say withdrawing from the accord is an abdication of US leadership on a key global challenge.The Paris agreement commits the US and 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures ...
Sky to stream midweek English Football League games after new £600m TV deal

Sky to stream midweek English Football League games after new £600m TV deal

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Sky will be able to stream midweek Championship matches after agreeing a new £600m five-year domestic rights deal with the English Football League.All EFL clubs will be able to stream midweek league games via their websites if Sky are not broadcasting it live.The contract will run from 2019-2024, with the value of the rights increasing by 36% from the present agreement.Sky will also continue to broadcast the Carabao Cup, Checkatrade Trophy and play-offs until May 2024.Matches played between 14:45 BST and 17:15 BST will continue to be blocked from live streaming.From next season, Sky will be able to offer an interactive service for all midweek Championship fixtures."These negotiations came at what was an incredibly challenging period in the sale and acquisition of sports rights in the UK,"
Stephon Tuitt: Pittsburgh Steelers sign DE to six-year deal

Stephon Tuitt: Pittsburgh Steelers sign DE to six-year deal

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Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Defensive end Stephon Tuitt has agreed to a six-year extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers.The contract is worth $ 60 million and runs through 2022, according to NFL Network.Tuitt, 24, was a second round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Notre Dame product had four sacks, three passes defended and two forced fumbles in 14 starts last season. He had 6.5 sacks in 2015 and registered one sack during his rookie campaign.The 6-foot-6, 303-pound defensive lineman was originally due about $ 1 million in 2017 in the final year of his rookie contract. He had one tackle in the Steelers' 21-18 win Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.Tuitt didn't leave the game unscathed. He suffered a biceps injury in the win and will be further evaluated. Further evaluation will be available on Tues...
Ministers want 'ambitious' post-Brexit research deal

Ministers want 'ambitious' post-Brexit research deal

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Ministers will aim to negotiate a special status for the UK's membership of the European Union's science funding bodies after exiting the EU.They say they want a "more ambitious agreement" on research collaboration than other non-EU countriesDetails of the government's negotiating stance on science have been published in a position paper.The news has been welcomed by the scientific community as a positive first step.The paper states that the the government wants to "strengthen collaboration" with the EU in science and innovation. "The UK will seek to agree a far-reaching science and innovation agreement with the EU that establishes a framework for future collaboration. There are a range of existing precedents for collaboration that the UK and the EU can build on, but our uniquely close re...