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Kiwi injured in London terror attacks

The police said that "armed officers responded and shots were fired". Frank Gardner, a national security correspondent for the BBC , said terrorism is suspected but cited no sources or exiting reports . BBC radio said witnesses saw people throwing tables and chairs at the perpetrators of the attack to protect themselves. At 10.08 p.m. BST Saturday night (5.08 p.m.

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Best coach in the world? Zidane thinks not but confirms Madrid stay

Italian powerhouse Juventus quickly responded two minutes later when Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic executed an acrobatic volley to equalize. Real Madrid took total control in the second half with Ronaldo leading Real to a record 12 European crown overall.

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Meet Leo Varadkar, Ireland's New Gay, Young and Talkative Prime Minister

Leo Varadkar will also be the country's youngest ever leader, at 38-years-old. On Jan. 18, 2015, Varadkar announced publicly that he was gay , and nine months later Ireland voted to make same-sex marriages legal . Varadkar is expected to become prime minister when parliament returns on June 13. "I doubt he ever dreamed that his son would one day grow up to become its leader and despite his differences, his son would be treated the same and judged by his actions and character, and not ...

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US evangelical green groups pan Trump's climate accord exit

However, the US move might well affect Trudeau's plans to implement a national carbon tax and his overall environmental agenda that many critics say will make the Canadian economy less competitive than its American counterpart. "We will continue to lead", the letter promised. "Just the opposite - we are forging ahead", Bloomberg said in a statement released by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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'Climate Change' a Third-Rail Phrase for Trump

Yet, the Paris Agreement has no alternative. Meanwhile, if anyone is the leader of the beleaguered free world, it is German Chancellor Angela Merkel . Anticipating a possible US pullout, officials from China and the European Union - two of the world's major polluters - have prepared a declaration reaffirming their commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement, which is widely considered a landmark deal for bringing together nearly all countries under a common goal.

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Apple app developers, many of them Indians, earned over $70B

Over the past few weeks and months, we've seen scattered reports regarding what type of new iOS 11 features Apple may introduce. iPhone sales growth leveled off in recent years, management has been attempting to shift investor attention toward the tech giant's rapidly growing services segment.

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BA board set to demand external probe into bank holiday IT collapse

Servers at its data centre Boadicea House, near Heathrow, were physically damaged by the malfunction. "It was a power supply issue at one of our United Kingdom data centres". Details of the tussle between the airline and the insurance industry were first reported in the Financial Times . British Airways should automatically hand hundreds of pounds to every customer affected by its IT meltdown , according to consumer champions Which?, thereby saving thousands of passengers the stress ...

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SpaceX launches 1st recycled cargo ship

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 5:07 p.m. EDT, and Dragon has begun its journey to the International Space Station with an arrival scheduled for June 5. For now, SpaceX said savings are minimal because of all the inspections and tests performed on the already flown parts. As for the Dragon, when it reaches the orbiting lab Monday, it will be the first returning craft since the now-retired shuttles.

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Apple Set To Have A Crack At Siri Voice For The Home

According to Bloomberg , the Siri Speaker comes in as Apple's latest effort to compete directly with Alphabet Inc's ( GOOG ) Home speakers and Amazon .com, Inc.'s ( AMZN ) Echo . Even though the device may be unveiled at WWDC , it not expected to ship until later this year, possibly coinciding with the traditional launch of the next iPhone in September .

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Rumor: Apple Planning Siri Speaker

This is despite the slow purchase cycle in the smartphone market that continues to engulf year-on-year growth. The device would compete with Amazon.com's ( AMZN ) Echo speakers and Alphabet's ( GOOGL ) Google Home device. Apple does not release Apple Watch sales numbers, but some analysts have estimated about 12 million of the devices were sold a year ago. That is all well and good, but having a diversified portfolio of products could help Apple get by on a rainy day, should that ...

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French Open 2017: Djokovic survives scare to enter last sixteen

Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili may have been wearing a skull on his black headband and army-green shirt, but there was no intimidatory effect on Nadal, who dropped just one game to take his best-of-five match record on clay to 98-2. "For me, I do this on my own time and my own dime", said Agassi. "I've played a lot over the last weeks". "I think I played great", Nadal commented.

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Apple to unveil software plans at Worldwide Developers Conference

Apple's live stream of WWDC can be viewed on devices with its Safari web browser, Windows 10-enabled PCs and via Apple TV , starting at 1:00 PM Eastern on Monday. Inventec Corp. will manufacture the smart Siri Speakers . Most games are free to download but then make money from in-game perks which help the player progress through the game.

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US Still Will Cut Emissions Despite Paris Pullout: Tillerson

In December 2015 in Paris, world leaders signed the first global commitment to fight climate change. Bloomberg is not the only business leader to oppose Trump's decision, either. "We made the decision to join, and I don't think we will (change) it", the RIA news agency cited Dvorkovich as telling reporters.Separately, Kremlin aide Andrei Belousov told reporters that the USA withdrawal punched a gaping hole in the pact, rendering it unworkable.Putin, whose own spokesman said this week that ...

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PM Narendra Modi, French President Macron talk climate change, terrorism

China and the European Union have restated their commitment to the agreement, while Mr Macron called Mr Trump's decision a "mistake both for the USA and for our planet". PM Modi also appreciated the leadership of France at various forums, in Europe and across the world. The newly elected Macron, who has made on a mark on the global stage in the month since he was elected after talks with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders and the heads of the world's richest industrialized ...

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Austrian officials join international criticism of Trump Paris agreement withdrawal

The same poll found majority support for the Paris agreement in every U.S. state, amongst the general voting population. Pop star John Legend , 38, called the US President an "a*****e" and said he was "a national embarrassment". "If the USA has to withdraw , it's better to withdraw completely than be a negative influence", he said. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was in Brussels for an EU-China business summit.

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Bloomberg says United States does not need Washington to fulfil Paris agreement

According to the EPA administrator, if nations around the globe want to learn from the United States on what it is doing to reduce its Carbon dioxide footprint, it is going to share that with them. What is the Paris Climate Agreement? He echoed Trump's attack on members of the agreement as having economic rather than environmental motives.

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Trump misrepresented MIT climate research, officials say

Trump has started the mechanisms to leave the Paris accord , but he's also said he's open to renegotiating the deal. Theresa May has insisted the United Kingdom is committed to the Paris Agreement on climate change as she faced criticism over her response to U.S.

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Erie County Seeks to Hold Itself to Paris Climate Agreement

Bloomberg is U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's special envoy for cities and climate change . Trudeau and Trump exchanged words over the phone on Thursday night when the prime minister "expressed his disappointment with the president's decision", according to a news release from the Prime Minister's Office.

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Microsoft pushes a mixed reality, connected future at Computex

The computer come with their own eSIM slot and are thus mostly meant for people that are on the move, such as students and business customers, who don't want the hassle of sharing their mobile data from a smartphone. Microsoft is making a hard push into the mixed reality segment with Windows 10 as the platform of choice. Echoing the software giant's relatively new "cloud-first" ethos, Microsoft envisions a new breed of Windows PCs that enable users to remain continually connected to the ...

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US states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

Yet the world's most populous country remains heavily reliant on coal to generate electricity and power its steel mills - a habit that could be hard to break without stifling its economic aspirations. Environmental activists in Bosnia, one of the poorest European countries, said they were anxious the Trump's move would empower global polluters. A dozen large companies including oil major BP, agrochemical giant DuPont and tech heavyweights Google, Intel and Microsoft had urged Trump to stick ...

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Trump's Twitter remarks intensify row between US and Germany

In a major boost to Merkel, who has been fighting against secessionist tendencies within the economic bloc since the Brexit vote in June previous year, the prime minister praised her "strong leadership". Trump has raised the rhetoric to a different level altogether. She also noted that Merkel is seeking a fourth term as chancellor in September, and does not want to be seen as being too close to an American president who is widely disliked in Europe.

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NYC Lights Up Green in Support of Paris Climate Accord

It even drew criticism from some Republicans, as small demonstrations erupted in NY and Washington . Prior to his visit to Paris, Modi hailed the victory of Emmanuel Macron in last month's French presidential election as an opportunity for India and France to boost ties.

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New Chinese 'Fireball' malware infects 2.5 crore computers in India

Indonesia, India and Brazil top the list of countries whose corporate networks have been hit with Fireball , with 60% of Indonesian corporations infected. "Although Rafotech uses Fireball only for advertising and initiating traffic to its fake search engines, it can perform any action on the victims' machines", Check Point said.

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You don't speak for us on climate

The figure represents the USA commitment to the climate agreement . The landmark agreement succeeded where past attempts failed because it allowed each country to set its own emission reduction targets and adopt its own strategies for reaching them.

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Killer Instinct Developer's New Action Title Is Called Extinction, Watch The Trailer

The press release that accompanied Extinction's reveal doesn't detail the moment to moment gameplay, but rather alludes to an open-world (or large world) title filled with side quests and complimented by custom battle options and a horde mode.

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US states, cities and companies unite behind Paris accord

In order to ensure that all the nations that have pledged themselves to the agreement are on track, they are obliged to meet every five years. "Like Canada and Japan, we've made very very clear views known to President Trump and others". If the United States wants to be a leader in the world then we have to be willing to work with others and truly lead. Trump's decision to exit the agreement will make the U.S.

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Climate fight to go on without US

But on a deeper level, the speech marked that Trump's proclaimed policy of "America First", aggressively launched in his inaugural address, should in effect be replaced by a policy of "America Alone". Clearly, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other world leaders are hopeful that the states and cities will keep up the momentum for emission reductions in the United States.

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Corbyn to keep 'top team' if they win election

Mr Corbyn is making a speech in York to set out his plans to create one million "high quality" jobs by investing £250 billion in industry. Ms May and Mr Corbyn each faced questions from the audience for 45 minutes in separate sessions in the last major televised event of the campaign.

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Putin ridicules claims of meddling in U.S. vote

Snowden , 33, was given asylum in Russian Federation in 2013 after leaking classified information about USA spy operations. Putin went on to say the reports from American intelligence agencies are "null and void", suggesting only the classified details would reveal the truth.

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US Def. Sec'y Mattis touts Trump predecessors' Asia policy

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Singapore today to speak at the Shangri-La Dialogue, an Asia-focused defense summit of ministers and delegates from more than 50 countries, to discuss security challenges and opportunities.‎. "We can not accept Chinese actions that impinge on the interests of the worldwide community, undermining the rules-based order that has benefited all countries represented here today including, and especially, China", he told some 500 delegates at the ...

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Michael Bloomberg Is Happy To Bankroll The Paris Climate Accord

In announcing plans to pull the USA out of the Paris climate accord , President Donald Trump declared that he was "elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris". According to the statement via LinkedIn, Microsoft has been a headstrong supporter to the Paris Agreement since its initiation in 2015. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

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Paris didn't hold India, China accountable on Carbon dioxide emissions: White House

Prior to the visit Modi had already hailed Macron's victory over the far-right as an opportunity to reinforce ties between the two countries nearly 20 years after agreeing in 1998 a strategic partnership. One reason for supporting climate policy is that most businesses are now transnational and have incentives to develop policies that are acceptable across the world.

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Time for a Chill Pill on Trump's Climate Action

Italy , France and Germany have issued a collective statement dismissing US President Donald Trump's suggestion of revising the global pact, hours after the latter chose to "get out" from the Paris climate accord . "In order to achieve Paris in full and deliver a low emissions, resilient and more secure future for every man, woman and child, it is very encouraging to see that all actors reaffirm their willingness to work together", Espinosa said.

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Yale considering joining group committed to Paris climate accord

So, let's go through some of those claims. He suggested that countries around the world are celebrating the deal because it gives them an economic edge over the US. When the group meets in Miami this month, Benjamin will present a resolution urging city governments to commit to getting 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2035.

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Ex-FBI chief to testify in Russia-link probe

The White House has also denied that the President asked Comey for a pledge of loyalty shortly after he took office. White House advisor Kellyanne Conway said Friday that the president is still considering whether he should use executive privilege to block the testimony.


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