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China tells U.S. to stop wasting time in coronavirus battle

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The U.S. should stop wasting time in its fight against the coronavirus and work with China to combat it, rather than spreading lies and attacking the country, the Chinese Government’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, said on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Chinese President, Xi Jinping The Sino-U.S. ties have nosedived since the outbreak of the new coronavirus, with the administrations of ...

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Trump notes significant decline in COVID-19 cases, says he takes hydroxychloroquine

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U.S. President Donald Trump has noted a significant decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country in recent days. President Donald Trump of the US “The number of coronavirus cases is strongly trending downward throughout the U.S., with few exceptions. Very good news, indeed!” Trump said on Twitter on Monday, May 18, 2020. According to the latest data ...

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Old people in U.S. complain of discrimination amid pandemic

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On the good days, Bonnie Reed believes that, for the first time in a long time, just about everyone is united for a common cause – to protect society’s most vulnerable citizens against the coronavirus. President Donald Trump of the US On the bad days, the Sherman Oaks senior is stunned by the carelessness she sees around her. She sees ...

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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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Hawai’i emerges first U.S. state to enact Paris Agreement law

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In a show of support for the Paris climate agreement, Gov. David Ige and Hawai’i county mayors and representatives on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 gathered for the signing of two bills and a mayors’ agreement that support the commitments and goals of the Paris climate accord. Hawai‘i is the first state in the nation to enact legislation that implements portions ...

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Paris climate accord: We’re still in, say U.S. leaders

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President Donald Trump’s action notwithstanding, Americans appear to have stood firmly by the Paris Agreement, thanks to what looks like an unprecedented outpouring of support for the famous climate treaty. Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, on Monday, June 5, 2017 submitted an unique statement of unity from hundreds of U.S. mayors, governors, ...

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

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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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Condemnation, despair as Trump withdraws U.S. from Paris Agreement

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, May 1, 2017 finally announced his long-awaited decision for the country to withdraw from the Paris Agreement during a Rose Garden address. “In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect its citizens,” he said, “the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord.” The process could be a lengthy one, as both ...

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U.S. accused of delaying progress at Bonn climate talks

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United Nations climate change talks inched slightly closer to finalising a rule book on how to implement the Paris Agreement, in spite of continued U.S. intransigence across a host of technical and political issues. With only a few years before the window of opportunity to meet the 1.5 temperature target closes, civil society groups had advocated for progress on a number ...

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No new GCF money under Trump – U.S. diplomat

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A top U.S. diplomat has said that America will no longer deliver money to help poor countries deal with the impacts of climate change. The decision is no surprise domestically. Republicans have long made clear that the Green Climate Fund (GCF) won’t see another dime of U.S. money under the Trump administration. But the comments of U.S. Deputy Special Envoy ...

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