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Paris climate accords: US notifies UN of intention to withdraw

Paris climate accords: US notifies UN of intention to withdraw

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The United States has formally notified the United Nations of its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.The notification begins a one-year process of exiting the global climate change accord, culminating the day after the 2020 US election. The agreement brought together 188 nations to combat climate change.Announcing the plan last month, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the agreement had imposed an "unfair economic burden" on the United States.The Paris agreement committed the US and 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures below 2C above pre-industrial levels and attempting to limit them even more, to a 1.5C rise.The decision to withdraw - taken by President Donald T...
Paris Agreement: Trump confirms US will leave climate accord

Paris Agreement: Trump confirms US will leave climate accord

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The US will definitely withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, President Trump has confirmed.He made the announcement at an energy conference in Pittsburgh on a stage flanked by men in hard hats.He described the accord as a bad deal and said his pro fossil fuel policies had made the US an energy superpower.The earliest he can formally start the process of withdrawing the US from the Paris accord is 4 November.The pull-out will take effect a year later - the day after the 2020 US presidential election – assuming that Mr Trump is re-elected.The Paris agreement brought together 195 nations in the battle to combat climate change.It committed the US to cutting greenhouse gases up to 28% by 2025 based
Paris police attack suspect had ‘radical’ belief, witnesses say

Paris police attack suspect had ‘radical’ belief, witnesses say

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Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A prosecutor said Saturday the police employee suspect in the stabbing death of four colleagues two days ago had a 'radical' belief in Islam recently, according to witnesses. Anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said the suspect who allegedly killed four colleagues during the suspected terrorist attack Thursday at Paris police headquarters had recently believed in a "radical vision of Islam," witnesses say. The suspect has been identified by police as Mickael Harpon, who was a 45-year-old employee of the police department's technology department. He had worked at the headquarters for more than 15 years, officials said. A 24-year-old police intern shot Harpon to death at the scene, the prosecutor said. Harpon had converted to Islam "about 10 years ago" and recent...
Neymar: Paris Saint-Germain forward’s Champions League ban reduced to two matches following CAS appeal

Neymar: Paris Saint-Germain forward’s Champions League ban reduced to two matches following CAS appeal

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has had his three-match Champions League ban reduced to two games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled.The 27-year-old was punished for insulting match officials over social media comments made in the wake of his side’s controversial 3-1 home defeat by Manchester United in March which denied them a place in the Champions League quarter-finals. AFP or licensors Neymar will now miss only two Champions League matches rather than three PSG challenged the decision and, after UEFA had initially dismissed the claim, the Ligue 1 champions appealed to CAS – who ruled on Tuesday that the Brazil international will now serve a two-match ban. “The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rendered its final decision in the app
Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal wins, Geraint Thomas second, Caleb Ewan wins in Paris

Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal wins, Geraint Thomas second, Caleb Ewan wins in Paris

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Egan Bernal became the youngest rider in 110 years to win the Tour de France after Caleb Ewan won the traditional sprint finish in Paris.With the race leader not challenged on the final stage, 22-year-old Bernal became the first Colombian winner.He crossed the line in the peloton, hand-in-hand with his Ineos team-mate and last year's winner Geraint Thomas, who finished second this time. "To finish second behind a team-mate makes it OK," said Welshman Thomas."Two years ago I had my arm in a sling with a broken collarbone watching Chris Froome win, wishing I was riding and I would've taken second then, but it just shows how time and expectations have moved on."Egan is the future and when I'm 45...