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China still committed to Paris climate change deal - foreign ministry


BEIJING China is still committed to the Paris climate change accord agreed in 2015, foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump signed overnight an order to dismantle Obama-era climate change regulations.


After six decades, U.S. set to turn natgas exporter amid LNG boom 6:03am BST

The last time the United States was a net exporter of natural gas was in 1957, when Dwight Eisenhower was president. That should change in 2018 when the country is expected to become the world's third-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG).


Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies 12:12am BST

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question U.S. support for an international deal to fight global warming. | Video


U.S. Senate backs Montenegro's membership in NATO 28 Mar 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed the expansion of NATO to allow Montenegro to join the alliance, hoping to send a message that the United States will push back against Russian efforts to increase its influence in Europe.


U.S. House intel panel chief Nunes says he will not divulge his sources 28 Mar 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said on Tuesday he will not divulge - even to other members of his panel - who gave him intelligence reports that indicated President Donald Trump and his associates may have been ensnared in incidental intelligence collection.


U.S. House Speaker backs intelligence panel chair in Russia probe 28 Mar 2017

WASHINGTON The top Republican in Congress on Tuesday stood by Devin Nunes, an ally of President Donald Trump who heads the House of Representatives intelligence committee and is under fire for his handling of an investigation into possible Russian ties to Trump's election campaign. | Video


As Trump targets energy rules, oil companies downplay their impact 28 Mar 2017

(This version of the March 23 story was refiled to fix spelling of Renaissance in first subhead) | Video

Egyptian president to meet Trump at White House on April 3 28 Mar 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the White House on April 3, the White House said on Tuesday.

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Texas death row inmate over IQ claim 28 Mar 2017

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Tuesday faulted Texas, the U.S. leader in executions, in a death penalty case for the second time in a month and again ruled in favour of a black inmate, finding the state used an obsolete standard to assess whether he is intellectually disabled and exempt from capital punishment.

Man in custody after bringing suspicious package near White House 28 Mar 2017

WASHINGTON Tours were suspended at the White House on Tuesday and the Secret Service established a "security perimeter" after a man with a suspicious package approached a Secret Service officer near the presidential mansion, a spokeswoman said.

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