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Here’s How Far the World Is From Meeting Its Climate Goals - The New York Times


Posted: Thu-May-2019



Two years after countries signed a landmark climate agreement in Paris, the world remains far off course from preventing drastic global warming in the decades ahead.

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Modi's party has early lead as Indian votes are counted
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party were off to an early lead as vote counting began Thursday following the conclusion of the country's weeks-long general election.

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'I don't do cover-ups': Trump's threat to refuse policy talks could move him closer to impeachment
USA-TRUMP/CONGRESS

U.S. President Donald Trump's attempts to stonewall Democratic investigations against him entered a new phase Wednesday, as the president issued an ultimatum: Stop the investigations, or he'll stop negotiating on policy.

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What U.S. flooding could mean for Canada's Prairie farmers
Congress Disaster Aid

Flooding across the United States agriculture belt continues to thwart the planting of key crops — something that could help some Canadian farmers fetch better commodity prices themselves.

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Theresa May in peril over Brexit on EU election day
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Prime Minister Theresa May was under intense pressure to name a date for her departure after her final Brexit gambit failed, overshadowing a European election that will show a United Kingdom still riven by divisions over its EU divorce.

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Rocks, rubber bullets fly in 2nd night of post-election clashes in Indonesia
INDONESIA-ELECTION/

A clash between Indonesian security forces and protesters angry over the result of last month's presidential election raged for a second night on Wednesday, turning central Jakarta into a battlefield of tear gas, rubber bullets, rocks and firecrackers.

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'There's a lot of anxiety': Author and activist Arundhati Roy on what's terrifying her about India's election
Arundhati Roy

The CBC's Nahlah Ayed speaks to author and political activist Arundhati Roy on the eve of India's election results.

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Sea levels could rise by up to 2 metres by 2100, new study finds
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Sea levels could rise by as much as two metres by 2100 in a worst-case scenario involving melting ice caps and high CO2 emissions, new research suggests.

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Canada hires company for $1.14M to bring trash back home from the Philippines
Philippines garbage

Canada is spending more than a million dollars to bring home dozens of containers of rotting garbage back to Canada from the Philippines in the coming days. Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced today that her government has awarded a contract to Bolloré Logistics Canada.  

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Supreme leader criticizes Iran's politicians amid U.S. tension
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Iran's supreme leader publicly chastised the country's moderate president and foreign minister Wednesday, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they had negotiated with world powers

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Brexit firebrand Farage appears poised for victory as EU divorce flounders
Farage and supporters

Nigel Farage's upstart Brexit Party is poised to make a splash in Thursday’s European elections, polling ahead of all others in voter intentions, including the U.K.’s governing Conservatives and opposition Labour.

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In double-whammy, officials inch closer to scoring Trump's tax, business records
Trump

In the second blow in a day against the U.S. President's stonewalling efforts, Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp. from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump's businesses.

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China's Xi Jinping tells his country to get ready for hard times in trade war
China Civilizations Dialogue

China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said in comments carried by state media on Wednesday, as the country faces increased tariffs in a bitter trade war with Washington.

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U.S. anti-abortion activists once 'chipped away' at Roe vs. Wade — now they've picked up a sledgehammer
USA-ABORTION/PROTEST

The anti-abortion movement is hitting an aggressive new stride in the United States. Whether it breaks into a sprint toward the Supreme Court is worrying reproductive rights activists amid a renewed push to reverse the long-standing precedent that legalized abortions.

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Lawyer who represented Stormy Daniels charged with defrauding her
Trump Porn Star Timeline

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, has been charged with ripping her off.

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Reports of chemical weapon attack denounced as Syrian fighting heats up
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A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Syria's civil war threatens to boil over again with allegations of a chemical weapons attack; Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party are under scrutiny by election officials.

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Change opioid prescribing guidance, U.S. lawmakers ask WHO
Opioid Crisis Lawsuits

World Health Organization asked to withdraw pain care guidelines that U.S. lawmakers say made false claims about safety.

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Trump says he won't work with Democrats on infrastructure, given coverup accusations
Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump blasted Democratic leaders Wednesday, making a surprise appearance and cutting short an infrastructure meeting with Democratic leaders after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of engaging in a coverup.

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How Modi's populist message could win the Indian PM a second term
Delhi

Over the last five years, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been seen both as an incorruptible champion of the masses and the “divider in chief.”

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Cyril Ramaphosa elected by South Africa's parliament, promises to tackle corruption
South Africa President

South African president-elect Cyril Ramaphosa has taken steps to crack down on corruption as the new parliament votes him to lead the country for a five-year term.

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Virginia probe can't conclude whether governor is in 1980s blackface photo
Blackface Scandal Northam

An investigation ordered by a Virginia medical school failed to determine whether Gov. Ralph Northam is in a 1984 yearbook photo of a man in blackface next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan hood.

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Theresa May Defies Tory Coup Over Support For Second Brexit Vote
House of Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom, a top Cabinet member, resigned on Wednesday over Brexit concerns. ... read more


Iranian Proxies Play A Key Role In Trump's Hawks Push For Armed Conflict
Experts warn that treating a wide array of groups as official Iranian actors is dangerous and misinformed. ... read more


North Korea Calls Joe Biden 'Fool Of Low IQ' Over Kim Criticism
Biden has accused President Donald Trump of cozying up to "dictators and tyrants" like Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin. ... read more


How Theresa May's Frankenstein Brexit Deal Twitched And Gasped Its Last Breath
Analysis: too little, far too late from the PM as all sides monster her 'new' offer. ... read more


Concrete ‘Coffin’ Storing U.S. Atomic Bomb Waste At Risk Of Rupture, UN Chief Warns
The aging Runit Dome, which stores radioactive waste from Cold War-era bomb tests in the Marshall Islands, is threatened by storms and rising sea level. ... read more


Police Charge Suspected Christchurch Mosque Gunman With Engaging In Terrorism
Brenton Tarrant, a suspected white supremacist, also faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder. ... read more


Julian Assange: Swedish Prosecutors Request Arrest Over Rape Allegation
U.S. authorities are also seeking the WikiLeaks founder's extradition. ... read more


Bomb Explosion Near Egypt's Giza Pyramids Injures 17 People
The roadside bomb hit a tourist bus carrying 25 people mostly from South Africa, officials said Sunday. ... read more


Anger Grows Against Construction Of New Machu Picchu Airport
The international airport will feature multiple runways to accommodate more travelers, despite the historical site's threat from overcrowding. ... read more


When The Far Right Took Over Brazil, Its Only LGBTQ Congressman Fled For His Life
Jean Wyllys left Brazil amid death threats from backers of authoritarian President Jair Bolsonaro. Now, he's a "living representative" of Bolsonaro's oppression. ... read more


Northern Ireland's Abortion Laws Are Even Worse Than Alabama's
Women in Northern Ireland have faced a harsh reality for ages. ... read more


Germany's Top Court Orders Broadcaster To Air Neo-Nazi Party Ad
The party is hoping to make gains in the European Parliament, where it has one lawmaker, in elections later this month. ... read more


Taiwan Parliament Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage In First For Asia
“Today, we have a chance to make history," Taiwan's president said in a message before the vote. ... read more


Iran Claims Rights To Respond To 'Unacceptable' U.S. Sanctions, Escalation
At the root of the recent spike in tensions appears to be Trump’s decision a year ago to pull out of the nuclear deal. ... read more


Dallas City Council, LGBTQ Groups To Protest Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's Visit
Welcoming Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right homophobic president, “sends the wrong message not only to our city but to our state, our country and the world." ... read more


1 Million Londoners Set To March Against Trump During UK State Visit, Poll Suggests
A YouGov/Queen Mary University London survey shows huge opposition to President Donald Trump's visit. ... read more


U.S. Pulls Nonessential Staff From Iraq Amid Rising Tensions With Iran
It's the latest sign of tensions sweeping the region over still-unspecified threats that the Trump administration says are linked to Iran. ... read more


China Strikes Back With Plans To Hike Tariffs On $60 Billion Of U.S. Imports
Beijing had vowed to respond to the latest U.S. tariffs. ... read more


Saudi Arabia Says 2 Oil Tankers Damaged By Sabotage Attacks
One of them was reportedly en route to pick up Saudi oil to take to the United States. ... read more


Julian Assange: Swedish Prosecutors Reopen Inquiry Into Rape Allegation
The WikiLeaks co-founder avoided extradition in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for 7 years. ... read more


European elections begin in UK and Netherlands
UK voters will elect 73 Members of the European Parliament from 12 constituencies. ... read more


Austria's Kurz appoints technocrats after FPÖ leaves cabinet
The chancellor unveils a caretaker cabinet after the far-right Freedom Party quit the ruling coalition. ... read more


Ukraine's Zelensky picks TV colleagues for presidential staff
Volodymyr Zelensky used to play the role of president on TV. Now he has given old colleagues key roles. ... read more


Eurovision 2019: UK's last-placed entry has score lowered
Contest organisers revise the final scores after admitting they miscalculated the jury voting. ... read more


Italian teen released after killing abusive father
Deborah Sciacquatori, 19, acted in self-defence in an episode of domestic abuse, say prosecutors. ... read more


Russian city of Yekaterinburg rejects plan to build church in park
Residents of a city in the Urals vote against a proposal to build a cathedral in a beloved park. ... read more


Prada to stop using fur from next year
The Italian fashion house will no longer use fur from next year, joining the list of fur-free brands. ... read more


A really simple guide to the European elections
Voters across the EU are about to go to the polls - find out who's involved and what's at stake. ... read more


European elections 2019: A moment of truth for nationalists
Italy's Matteo Salvini is gathering an array of right-wing leaders, but can such an awkward alliance work? ... read more


European elections 2019: How does voting work?
With about 170 million votes in 28 nations, European elections can be complex. Here's how it works. ... read more


What's at stake in the EU elections
Europe is preparing for a key test of democracy with elections to the European parliament later this week. ... read more


European elections 2019: Political climate may boost Greens
The environment is a hot topic in Europe now - so can Green parties turn that into more votes? ... read more


European elections 2019: Love and hate in EU after economic rescues
Enthusiasm for the EU is strong in Ireland, weak in Greece - yet both had huge EU bailouts. ... read more


European elections 2019: What the European Parliament has done in the last five years
Cutting phone bills abroad and tightening internet copyright – MEPs have been busy since 2014. ... read more


Is Russia trying to sway the European elections?
EU officials say Russian disinformation could help boost the vote for anti-EU parties. Is the threat being exaggerated? ... read more


European elections 2019: Why adults are giving kids their vote
Climate-conscious adults are allowing children to cast their ballots at the 2019 European election. ... read more


Candidates spar for European Commission president job
Frontrunners to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker clash in a televised debate in Brussels. ... read more


Being black in Nazi Germany
A new film explores the little-known story of Germany's mixed-race population in the 1930s and 1940s. ... read more


Lyon striker Hegerberg is BBC Footballer of Year
Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg is voted BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2019 by fans. ... read more


'Most courageous act of any sportsman' - Tributes to Lauda
John Watson, Sir Jackie Stewart and Nico Rosberg lead the tributes to former world champion Niki Lauda following his death at the age of 70. ... read more


Trump's new message: Me first, America second
Analysis: By saying the quiet part out loud again, Trump has owned the decision to make the next 18 months about him and not the American public. ... read more


Aretha Franklin's handwritten wills raise tangled legal questions
Aretha Franklin's handwritten wills might not pass muster in some states. But a court in Michigan, where she died, is more likely to take them seriously, experts say. ... read more


3 killed in tornado as deadly storm system takes aim at Missouri
Three people were killed in southwest Missouri on Wednesday night, and extensive damage was reported in the capital city. ... read more


In letter, 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh said ISIS 'doing a spectacular job'
Lindh is set to be released from prison Thursday amid concerns among U.S. authorities that he remains a potentially violent Islamic extremist. ... read more


Senate Dem. warns Trump could push through Saudi bomb deal without congressional approval
Congress approves arms sales to foreign governments. But Trump could bypass lawmakers by declaring a national security emergency to sell weapons to Riyadh. ... read more


Sixth migrant child's death was undisclosed for eight months
The 10-year-old El Salvadoran girl, who entered U.S. care in March 2018, died in September of fever and respiratory distress. ... read more


U.N. agency is accused of helping Purdue Pharma make opioid epidemic global
Lawmakers say the World Health Organization is helping Purdue wage a "propaganda campaign" about opioids. ... read more


Natalie Portman denies dating Moby
Portman says she recalls the musician as "a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school.” ... read more


These are the 10 most affordable vacations in the US
These family-oriented US vacation spots boast adult- and kid-friendly attractions at a reasonable price. ... read more


How Uber and Lyft drivers are using the companies' algorithms against them
Community is more powerful than technology. ... read more


Voting has begun in tense E.U. elections
The elections have been overshadowed by the growth of nationalist, Euroskeptic parties. ... read more


VA employee charged with hiding cameras in women's restroom
A VA employee could face a year in prison if he's convicted of videotaping five women in a VA restroom about a half-mile from the White House. ... read more


Penn State professor moonlighting as Uber driver charged in second kidnapping case
The second incident happened the same night he allegedly attempted to kidnap two women by locking them in his car. ... read more


North Carolina teacher allegedly threatened to shoot up school, Florida teacher allegedly brought Glock to class
In both instances from this week, which were unrelated, the elementary school teachers were arrested. ... read more


New York Yankees announce LGBT scholarship recipients at historic Stonewall Inn
“I know you’re going to be successful because we at the Yankees don’t take anything but championship talent," said Randy Levine, president of the Yankees. ... read more


Wells Fargo, TD Bank have already given Trump-related financial documents to Congress
The disclosures come as a federal judge ruled Wednesday that two other banks — Deutsche Bank and Capital One — can give financial documents to Congress. ... read more


House Democrats propose $25 million fund for CO detectors and other health upgrades in public housing
The program would allow local public housing authorities to apply for federal grants to install carbon monoxide detectors, combat mold and remove asbestos. ... read more


Director of day care arrested after baby left in van for 5 hours dies
The girl was discovered inside a van at Ewing's Love & Hope Preschool and Academy in Jacksonville. ... read more


Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban as concern grows in U.S. Congress
In the past year Amazon has found itself at the center of a growing debate over the use of facial recognition by governments. ... read more


School district rescinds job offer for fired cafeteria worker
The New Hampshire district says it has “commissioned an independent administrative review of all facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.” ... read more


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Trump's new message: Me first, America second
Analysis: By saying the quiet part out loud again, Trump has owned the decision to make the next 18 months about him and not the American public. ... read more


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Aretha Franklin's handwritten wills raise tangled legal questions
Aretha Franklin's handwritten wills might not pass muster in some states. But a court in Michigan, where she died, is more likely to take them seriously, experts say. ... read more


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3 killed in tornado as deadly storm system takes aim at Missouri
Three people were killed in southwest Missouri on Wednesday night, and extensive damage was reported in the capital city. ... read more


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In letter, 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh said ISIS 'doing a spectacular job'
Lindh is set to be released from prison Thursday amid concerns among U.S. authorities that he remains a potentially violent Islamic extremist. ... read more


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Senate Dem. warns Trump could push through Saudi bomb deal without congressional approval
Congress approves arms sales to foreign governments. But Trump could bypass lawmakers by declaring a national security emergency to sell weapons to Riyadh. ... read more


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Sixth migrant child's death was undisclosed for eight months
The 10-year-old El Salvadoran girl, who entered U.S. care in March 2018, died in September of fever and respiratory distress. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_21/2737691/190201-purdue-pharma-mc-1238_cc64c8a18ccba53c2a169fdab7d73e7a.JPG
U.N. agency is accused of helping Purdue Pharma make opioid epidemic global
Lawmakers say the World Health Organization is helping Purdue wage a "propaganda campaign" about opioids. ... read more


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Natalie Portman denies dating Moby
Portman says she recalls the musician as "a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school.” ... read more


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These are the 10 most affordable vacations in the US
These family-oriented US vacation spots boast adult- and kid-friendly attractions at a reasonable price. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_21/2866801/190522-uber-lyft-reagan-airport-cs-1248p_86e59774ac07735c57d9d44b42baf7a5.jpg
How Uber and Lyft drivers are using the companies' algorithms against them
Community is more powerful than technology. ... read more


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Voting has begun in tense E.U. elections
The elections have been overshadowed by the growth of nationalist, Euroskeptic parties. ... read more


VA employee charged with hiding cameras in women's restroom
A VA employee could face a year in prison if he's convicted of videotaping five women in a VA restroom about a half-mile from the White House. ... read more


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Penn State professor moonlighting as Uber driver charged in second kidnapping case
The second incident happened the same night he allegedly attempted to kidnap two women by locking them in his car. ... read more


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North Carolina teacher allegedly threatened to shoot up school, Florida teacher allegedly brought Glock to class
In both instances from this week, which were unrelated, the elementary school teachers were arrested. ... read more


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New York Yankees announce LGBT scholarship recipients at historic Stonewall Inn
“I know you’re going to be successful because we at the Yankees don’t take anything but championship talent," said Randy Levine, president of the Yankees. ... read more


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Wells Fargo, TD Bank have already given Trump-related financial documents to Congress
The disclosures come as a federal judge ruled Wednesday that two other banks — Deutsche Bank and Capital One — can give financial documents to Congress. ... read more


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House Democrats propose $25 million fund for CO detectors and other health upgrades in public housing
The program would allow local public housing authorities to apply for federal grants to install carbon monoxide detectors, combat mold and remove asbestos. ... read more


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Director of day care arrested after baby left in van for 5 hours dies
The girl was discovered inside a van at Ewing's Love & Hope Preschool and Academy in Jacksonville. ... read more


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Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban as concern grows in U.S. Congress
In the past year Amazon has found itself at the center of a growing debate over the use of facial recognition by governments. ... read more


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School district rescinds job offer for fired cafeteria worker
The New Hampshire district says it has “commissioned an independent administrative review of all facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.” ... read more


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