Britain and the US once ran the world. Now theyre all at sea | Linda Colley

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The parallels are striking. Both were global and political giants. Now both must adjust to their loss of influence Events last Thursday on the two sides of the Atlantic were at once momentous and in some ways connected. In Washington the former FBI director Theresa May squandered her majority. As a result, on both sides […]

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US senators reach deal to stop White House easing Russia sanctions without approval

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The agreement, which includes new sanctions, is intended to punish Russia over issues including its alleged meddling in the 2016 US election US senators have reached an agreement on legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia, including a provision that would prevent the White House from easing, suspending or ending sanctions without congressional approval. The agreement, […]

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Iran attacks: Trump reaction to Isis killings ‘repugnant’, says foreign minister

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Mohammad Javad Zarif hits back at the US presidents comments on the suicide bombing which has been claimed by Islamic State Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that US President Donald Trumps reaction to the deadly Islamic State group attacks in Tehran was repugnant. Repugnant WH [White House] statement… as Iranians counter […]

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Michael Bloomberg: US states and businesses will still meet Paris targets

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Former New York mayor, now UN cities and climate ambassador, says Trump may have withdrawn from Paris accord but American people havent The United States will meet its Paris accord greenhouse gas targets despite Donald Trumps withdrawal from the agreement, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has said. A decision by the Kyoto Protocol, because […]

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The top five worst things Trump has done on climate change so far

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As the US president weighs up whether or not to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, we look at his most frightening actions on global warming 1. Nominating Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator In March, Scott Pruitt infamouslyties to fossil fuel interests and joined with them on numerous occasions to challenge EPA pollution rules while […]

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‘Pretty ridiculous’: thousands of names stolen to attack net neutrality rules

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Letter says nearly half a million comments on FCC website may have been spam, set up by net neutralitys enemies to push for deregulation Last Tuesday, Joel Mullaney, a software engineer from Watertwin, Massachusetts, was browsing Reddit when he spotted a thread about people whose names and postal addresses had been falsely used to post […]

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Donald Trump hails Vatican meeting with Pope Francis as ‘an honour’

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Pontiff greets US president in Apostolic Palace midway through Trumps first overseas trip since he entered White House Donald Trump has met Pope Francis as part of his first overseas trip as US president. TV images of the hastily arranged meeting at the Vatican showed a smiling Trump being greeted warmly by Francis, before reporters […]

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Trump treading water over climate change deal, says deputy UN chief

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Amina Mohammed says president seems to be avoiding making decision on whether US will renege on historic agreement The UNs deputy secretary general has accused President Donald Trump of treading water over a decision on the future of the Paris climate change agreement, on which the fate of millions of people depend. Amina Mohammed told […]

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