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Donald Trump signs order to roll back Obama’s climate change measures

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Washington : President Donald Trump, accompanied by coal miners and, from left, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, second from right, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, and Vice President Mike Pence, far right, holds up the signed Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington. AP/PTI(AP3_29_2017_000007B)

Washington, March 29 (PTI): US President Donald Trump today signed another controversial executive order to radically change his predecessor Barack Obama’s climate policies, dealing a body blow to the international efforts to combat global warming. Trump signed the order at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), keeping his campaign promise to support the coal industry.

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Brexit countdown begins as Article 50 triggered

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London : Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons in London  in this image taken from video  Wednesday March 29, 2017. May will announce to Parliament that Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union Wednesday, ending a 44-year relationship, enacting the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago and launching both Britain and the bloc into uncharted territory. AP/PTI(PTI3_29_2017_000129B)

London, March 29 (PTI): Prime Minister Theresa May today said there could be “no turning back” as the countdown to Britain’s exit from the EU began after the British envoy to the economic bloc delivered her letter to the European Council in Brussels, announcing the UK’s intention to end its 44-year association. In her statement […]

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Committed to resolving South China Sea issue peacefully: Philippines

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Manila, March 29 (IANS): The Philippines on Wednesday said it was committed to resolving the South China Sea issue peacefully. China and the Philippines will hold the first meeting of a bilateral consultation mechanism on the South China Sea issue in May. Jose said the bilateral consultation mechanism is significant because it will provide a […]

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Human waste found in Coca-Cola cans, probe launched

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London, March 29 (IANS): Coca-Cola has called in police to investigate after human waste turned up in a consignment of its drink cans at one of the companys factories in Northern Ireland. Police officials confirmed on Tuesday that they have opened an inquiry into how faeces ended up in the cans at the Hellenic Bottling […]

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100 pc committed to Paris deal, says China after Trump snubs

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Beijing, March 29 (PTI): China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, today reaffirmed that it remains “100 per cent” committed to the landmark Paris climate deal, looking to seize the leadership of global environment policy after US President Donald Trump began dismantling Obama-era policies. In another controversial executive order, Trump decided today to radically […]

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Gen Rawat conferred honourary general title of Nepal Army

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Kathmandu, March 29 (PTI): Indian Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat was today conferred the title of honourary general of the Nepal Army by Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari. Gen Rawat was honoured at a special ceremony at the president’s official residence ‘Sheetal Niwas’ in Kathmandu. She handed over a sword, an insignia and a certificate […]

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Ex-French PM to back presidential hopeful Macron

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Paris, March 29 (IANS): Former Socialist French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday said he would vote for the independent centrist presidential candidate rather than his own party’s option in order to thwart a right-wing victory in the upcoming elections. Valls was speaking to BFM TV when he confirmed rumours that he would back former […]

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Warplanes target Syria’s Euphrates Dam workers

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Damascus, March 29 (IANS): Warplanes targeted maintenance workers of the Euphrates Dam in Syria’s Raqqa province, a monitor group has said. Airstrikes believed to be conducted by the US-led anti-terror coalition killed Engineer Ahmad Husain and another maintenance worker in Tabqa city on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency quoted Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying.

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White House staff to skip correspondents’ dinner

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Washington, March 29 (IANS): White House staff plan on skipping the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner this year in “solidarity” with US President Donald Trump, media report said on Wednesday. WHCA President Jeff Mason said the White House informed this on Tuesday and the board “regrets this decision very much”, The Hill news reported.

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Hillary gets political again

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Washington, March 29 (IANS): US President Donald Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has made her most political comments since losing the 2016 presidential election, slamming the new administration for its policies relating to women, race and health, a media report said. “There is no place I’d rather be than here with you,” Clinton said on […]

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