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June 8, 2017 6:45 PM Zinke says Interior Department will continue climate research

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told lawmakers Thursday that his agency is doing research on climate change, but it will be focused in one division of the sprawling department instead of four or five. "So, on the climate issue … we saddled it in one division because I want to know from a division what's going on," Zinke told the House Appropriations Committee's 7

June 8, 2017 4:19 PM Trump's foreign policy fantasies are eroding US leadership role

On June 1, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement and immediately cease implementation of the commitments the United States had made in signing it in December 2015. He claimed he had come to his decision for a variety of debunked rationales and added that he would be open to renegotiating 104

June 8, 2017 2:01 PM Trump's Climate Withdrawal Is An Impeachable Offense

When President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, he acted in concert with 22 Republican senators, who collectively receive $10,694,284 in contributions from the coal and oil industries. These 22 senators wrote to Trump, asking him to pull out of the accord. The president and the senators put their own political 39

June 8, 2017 10:58 AM Final poll shows Conservatives on track for majority in UK election

UK PM's lead widens on eve of vote2:34 An opinion poll says British PM Theresa May's Conservative Party is on course to win the national election. Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn would pull off the impossible if he was to achieve a win over the Conservatives in today’s UK election. Picture: AP Photo/Frank Augstein. AUSTRALIANS living and working 105

June 8, 2017 10:58 AM Britons vote in election seen strengthening May's Brexit hand

LONDON Britons began voting on Thursday in a snap election predicted to give Prime Minister Theresa May a larger parliamentary majority, which she hopes will strengthen her hand in looming divorce talks with the European Union. A final survey backed other opinion polls in the last 24 hours, suggesting that the Conservatives had widened their lead following 30

June 8, 2017 8:22 AM Zinke defends Trump’s climate cuts by getting facts wrong

Debunking more misleading climate claims from the Trump administration. On Thursday, while every major news channel was trained on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was busy defending the Trump administration’s budget before the House Appropriations Interior and Environment 23

June 8, 2017 7:51 AM Premier League Transfer News June 8, 2017: Jose Mourinho Target Valued at £87 Million, Arsenal Deal Breaks Down

Less than 24 hours until the transfer window slides open and the Premier League’s top teams are being linked with spending big this summer. Manchester United paid a world-record sum to sign Paul Pogba last summer, and it may have to do so again during this window as Jose Mourinho seeks a new striker. His former club Chelsea is also in the market for a new forward 8

June 7, 2017 4:45 PM Driver jailed eight years for stealing salt

A truck driver arrested over the theft of 1,600 bags of salt, valued at GHȼ48,000.00, has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment by a Kumasi Circuit Court. Abdul Rahman Mohammed was additionally ordered to pay the full cost of the stolen salt after serving the jail term. The convict had been instructed by his employer to transport the commodity from Aflao 66

June 7, 2017 4:17 PM Minority lacks understanding on $2.25bn bond issue – Ofori-Atta

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has subtly taken a swipe at the Minority in Parliament over the issuance of the $2.25 billion domestic bond, saying they lack understanding of the actual processes involved. “It may be tempting to say that the apparent attempt to manufacture some form of integrity deficit is generally borne out of a lack of understanding 58

June 7, 2017 3:39 PM $2.25bn bond was very transparent – Ken Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has told Parliament that the recent 2.25 billion dollar bond is devoid of infractions and improper procedure. According to him, the accusations by the minority may be due to a genuine lack of understanding of the processes of bond issuance by the Minority. The Minister’s statement is in response to a half-hour motion 52