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Trump 'does believe in climate change', says US ambassador to UN

US President Donald Trump “believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation,” says the US ambassador to the UN. He knows “the US has to be responsible for it and that’s what we’re going to do,” said Nikki Haley. The president provoked widespread condemnation when he announced on Thursday the US would withdraw from ...

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Philippines police identify Manila casino killer

Police in the Philippines say they have identified an attacker who killed at least 36 people when he set fire to a casino in Manila on Friday. They said he was a Filipino, Jessie Javier Carlos, who had heavy gambling debts, and was not a terrorist. Manila’s police chief Oscar Albayalde told reporters that the attack was believed to have ...

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Turin stampede: '1,500 injured' at Juventus screening

Media playback is unsupported on your device About 1,500 people were injured in the Italian city of Turin after a firecracker provoked a stampede on Saturday night, police say. Thousands of football fans were watching a live relay of Juventus’ Champions League final against Real Madrid in Cardiff when a bang was heard and rumours of an explosion spread. At ...

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Malta election: PM Joseph Muscat wins snap poll

Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has won the snap general election he called a month ago amid corruption allegations concerning his wife. The full results have yet to be announced. But Mr Muscat claimed victory based on projections and the opposition’s Simon Busuttil conceded. The Labour PM called the poll on 1 May saying the corruption allegations risked undermining the ...

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Global beer sales drying up, says report

People are drinking fewer alcoholic drinks, according to a new industry report tracking consumption worldwide. Beer sales continued to slide last year and the trend towards cider sipping stalled. The global market for all alcoholic drinks contracted 1.3% in 2016, driven by a 1.8% fall in beer sales, the International Wine and Spirits Record (IWSR) found. Cider sales went in ...

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London attack: Macron and Turnbull lead world condemnation

French President Emmanuel Macron has led the global condemnation of Saturday’s terror attack in London which left seven people dead. A French citizen was among those killed, the foreign ministry says. The dozens of people injured also included four French nationals. Mr Macron spoke by phone with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and said France was “more than ever at ...

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Philippines violence: Marawi civilians trapped as fire breaks truce

Hundreds of civilians remain trapped in the besieged Philippine city of Marawi after gunfire disrupted a four-hour truce to evacuate them. Officials had hoped that around 1,000 residents would leave the city but only some 130 were freed, reports said. The ceasefire between the army and militants allied to so-called Islamic State (IS) had been reached through intermediaries. The fighting ...

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EPA chief Scott Pruitt's climate change denial refuted by scientific paper

In a sign of growing tensions between scientists and the Trump administration, researchers have published a scientific paper that was conceived and written as an explicit refutation to an assertion by Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt about climate change. The study, in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, sets up a direct test of a claim by Pruitt, made in ...

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Jose Mourinho refuses to talk Antoine Griezmann as he reveals he's given Ed Woodward his list of summer targets

Jose Mourinho refused to be drawn on Manchester United‘s interest in Antoine Griezmann but revealed he has given Ed Woodward his list of transfer targets for this summer. United secured all-important qualification for the Champions League with the win in the Europa League final, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scoring the goals to see off Ajax in Stockholm. United are ...

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It was naive to praise Melania and Ivanka Trump for refusing the headscarf in Saudi then covering up at the Vatican

The Trumps are on tour. And the only thing scarier than the political allegiances forged between the US President and some of the Middle East’s most war-hungry men has been the spilling of commentary on the First Lady’s wardrobe choices. Because while Donald was signing a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia – the first port of call of ...

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