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Finally, White House directs staff to wear face coverings

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The White House in the U.S. has directed most of its staff to wear face masks or face coverings at all times in the building. Observers have described the development as a major change of course for an administration that has consistently refused to follow guidelines of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). President Donald Trump of the ...

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Coronavirus reaches White House as Trump, Pence’s aides test positive

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A press secretary to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the second White House staffer to be diagnosed in as many days. Donald Trump, US president The person appears to be spokeswoman Katie Miller, who is married to Stephen Miller, a close adviser to President Donald Trump and a key speechwriter. The White House is ...

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White House staffer positive for virus, Trump said to be negative

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A member of the U.S. military who works in close proximity to President Donald Trump has tested positive for the new coronavirus. President Donald Trump of the US However, “The president and the vice president have since tested negative for the virus and they remain in great health,” Hogan Gidley, a spokesman, said in a statement. Vice President Mike Pence ...

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Millions of Americans in support of climate action, study finds

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Even as the Donald Trump Administration in the US seeks to roll back and eliminate government programs to address climate change, a national survey conducted recently by the Centre for Climate Change Communication of the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, finds that a majority of American voters support more climate action. A majority of registered voters – including large majorities of ...

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Brown, Bloomberg defy Trump, launch Paris Agreement support initiative

Michael Bloomberg

In an apparent defiance of the recent President Donald Trump resolve, Governor Jerry Brown of California State and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg have launched “America’s Pledge on climate change”, a new initiative aimed at compiling and quantifying the actions of states, cities and businesses in the United States to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris ...

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Paris Agreement: How President Trump got it wrong – Climate Scorecard

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Climate Scorecard, a citizen-based effort to monitor and report on efforts to implement the Paris Agreement, believes that President Donald Trump does not get the Paris Agreement or American resolve to ensure that the Agreement succeeds The rest of the world is aware that US President Trump does not get the Paris Climate Agreement. His decision to withdraw the United ...

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Faith groups ask Trump to reconsider Paris accord pull-out

Mattias Söderberg

Faith-based organisations have called on U.S. President Donald Trump to give a second thought to his decision to pull the country out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Representatives of the faith groups, who are preparing for an inter-faith gathering, on Thursday, June 8, 2017 expressed deep concern about the US decision. “To care for creation, is a moral ...

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Paris accord pull-out: Trump surrenders US global leadership – Greenpeace

Njeri Kabeberi

Denouncing President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International has said the decision will cost the US its global leadership position and its share of the economic benefits of the clean energy transition. Greenpeace Africa Executive Director, Njeri Kabeberi, said: “Thursday, June 1st 2017 will be written in history as the day the US, under the administration ...

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Indigenous Peoples describe U.S. climate accord pull-out affront to planet, human rights

Indigenous Peoples

On Thursday, June 1 2017, President Donald Trump announced that his government would withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The U.S. now joins Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries not party to the agreement (Nicaragua said they did not sign on because it did not go far enough). “This irresponsible and reckless action is consistent with his and ...

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Paris Agreement withdrawal: Trump in discord with reality – Activists

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The decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement signals that the Trump Administration is in total discord with both reality and the rest of the world, the Climate Action Network (CAN) has said. According to the group, the first to suffer from “the injudicious decision” is the American people. “This action is totally contrary to their best interests: their ...

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