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June 2, 2017 3:54 PM Trump climate agreement: Rest of world rallies around Paris deal

China, the EU and India, which along with the US make up the four biggest emitters of carbon dioxide, have restated their commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Top EU official Donald Tusk said at a summit with China that Brussels and Beijing would step up co-operation. Mr Trump announced the US was leaving for economic reasons, saying 75

June 2, 2017 12:43 PM Trump Says United States Will Withdraw from Paris Climate Accord

U.S. president Donald Trump declared yesterday that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris climate accord to limit greenhouse gases. Trump, in a much anticipated speech in the White House Rose Garden, called the accord unfair to the United States and said that the country will immediately cease implementing the agreement. Specifically 107

June 2, 2017 6:39 AM AP FACT CHECK: Holes in Trump's reasoning on climate pullout

WHITE HOUSE: The Paris climate accord "would effectively decapitate our coal industry, which now supplies about one-third of our electric power." THE FACTS: The U.S. coal industry was in decline long before the Paris accord was signed in 2015. The primary cause has been competition from cleaner-burning natural gas, which has been made cheaper and more abundant 68

June 1, 2017 9:13 PM Paris climate deal: Trump pulls US out of 2015 accord

President Donald Trump has announced that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. He said moves to negotiate a new "fair" deal that would not disadvantage US businesses and workers would begin. Mr Trump said during last year's presidential election campaign that he would take the step to help his country's oil and coal industries 76

June 1, 2017 5:57 PM Analysts: Leaving climate deal likely wouldn't add US jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has declared that abandoning the Paris climate agreement would be a victory for the American economy. They say the agreement would likely help create about as many jobs in renewable energy as it might cost in polluting industries. Should the United States pull out of the pact and seek to protect old-school jobs in coal and oil, it would 77

May 31, 2017 12:59 PM Trump, back home and on Twitter, continues spat with Germany

White House official says Trump is expected to withdraw U.S. from Paris climate accord A White House official says President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. But the official says there may be "caveats in the language" that Trump uses to announce the withdrawal — leaving open the possibility that the decision 42

May 31, 2017 5:06 AM Trump’s pro-Saudi, pro-Russia, anti-Europe foreign policy

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. To state the blindingly obvious: President Trump's European visit did not go well. The reported tidbits of his gruff exchanges with European leaders — combined 40

May 31, 2017 1:19 AM Blind Spots in Trump’s Trade Tirade Against Germany

Mr. Trump was continuing a drumbeat he began during his visit to Europe, when he told European Union officials that Germany was “very bad” on trade. But the president’s campaign against Germany, while accurate on the statistics, overlooks the benefits in the German-American trade relationship, and overstates Berlin’s ability to do much about it. German 57

May 28, 2017 4:55 AM Trump has 'made up his mind to withdraw US from Paris climate deal' despite saying publicly he will decide next week

President Donald Trump has reportedly told multiple people in private that he will withdraw the US from the Paris climate agreement. Though Trump has publicly said he has not yet made up his mind, Axios reports he has privately told several people of his decision, including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. The outlet spoke with three sources who confirmed 32

May 28, 2017 3:49 AM Climate change: World awaits Trump decision on Paris deal

Donald Trump has said he will decide whether to pull out of a key climate change deal in the next week, having apparently shrugged off pressure from US allies in recent days. The US president tweeted he would make his "final decision" on the Paris accord after his return to Washington. Mr Trump left the G7 summit in Sicily on Saturday without reaffirming 17