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Stephen Hawking says Donald Trump could 'push earth over the brink'

The world-renowned physicist also said that quick action could prevent some of the worst effects of climate change , but Trump withdrawing from the agreement would cause "avoidable damage to our attractive planet". This is not the first time Hawking has predicted adverse effects on Earth as a result of climate change . In early June this year, the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump , made headlines by announcing that he wanted the U.S.to pull out of the Paris Agreement .

France's EDF raises cost estimates for UK's Hinkley Point after review

In 2015, Austria launched legal action against the European Commission over the Hinkley Point C project, saying its decision to approve a pricing arrangement that allowed EDF to finance it went against the EU's aim to support renewable energy.

Governor: Senate health bill must do more for Arkansans

In CBO's assessment, Medicaid spending under the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would be 26 percent lower in 2026 than it would be under the agency's extended baseline, and the gap would widen to about 35 percent in 2036 (see figure below).

Kristaps Porzingis not going anywhere - Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek

If you're going to be more of the leader on the team those things are lessons. Thought of as their future franchise player, many of their fans were left in shock and wondered why the team wanted to part ways with Porzingis, especially with the solid first two seasons he's had in the National Basketball Association.

African Union convenes summit in Ethiopia's capital

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President, on Media and Publicity confirmed this via his twitter page. According to Akande, the acting president is expected back in Abuja later today. President Robert Mugabe will today present funds from the proceeds of the cattle donation he pledged to the African Union (AU) Foundation towards the self sustenance of the organisation.

Faf du Plessis could feature in Lord's Test after birth of child

In du Plessis' absence, South Africa will have to choose between replacement batsmen Theunis de Bruyn and Aiden Markram , who was included in the squad as cover for du Plessis. Elgar becomes the 12th player to captain South Africa since their readmission to global cricket. 'He will link up with the squad in the United Kingdom later this week'.

Arab nations extend deadline for Qatar

The state's foreign minister will travel to Kuwait on Monday morning to deliver the letter, sent from the emir of Qatar to the emir of Kuwait, who is the main mediator in the Gulf crisis. "The United States supports and highly values Kuwait's efforts to mediate the dispute among Qatar and Saudi Arabia". The GCC - made up of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar , Kuwait and Oman - could also extend trade penalties to include countries and companies dealing with Qatar , Al-Arabiya added.

Stenhouse Jr. wins crash-filled race at Daytona

It marked his second victory of the season and his seventh top-10 finish. "On Thursday when we practiced, I knew that we had a really good-handling auto", Menard said. Rain postponed the race from Friday night until Saturday, and then a second weather delay of almost two hours made for a lengthy 250 miles. Not everyone was happy with McDowell's performance, though.

Ten injured as volcano erupts on Indonesia's main Java island

The Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency's helicopter was carrying four rescuers and four Navy crew when it crashed into a cliff in Temanggung in central Java on Sunday. Four of the visitors were injured, it added. Central Java police chief inspector general Condro Kirono said almost 100 rescue personnel had reached the crash site and were tackling the situation.

Bomb attack kills 14 in refugee camp in Iraq's Anbar province

Kesar also stated that security forces had already cordoned off the blast site as ambulances rushed to the area to take the wounded to the nearest medical center and transport the dead to a forensic medicine facility. The incident came as Iraqi security forces, backed by the anti-IS worldwide coalition, were simultaneously conducting a major offensive to dislodge IS militants from their major stronghold in western Mosul in northern Iraq.

Lions coach warns series rests on discipline

A better performance than today will get us through next week". The All Blacks are pleading with Kiwi rugby followers to take it easy on Sonny Bill Williams following his match-swinging red card against the British and Irish Lions . These are the ones you remember and it's going to be a long week in prep but it'll all be worth it if we get the processes right to go out and play our brand of footy'.

New Syrian pound features Assad for first time

The Syrian currency has decreased in value since the civil war in the country began in 2011. The new 2,000 pound banknote, which went into circulation on Sunday, is the first in Syria to feature the image of the current president al-Assad as reported by state news agency Sana.

Fears for passengers as coach bursts into flames in Germany

Police spokeswoman Irene Brandenstein said two drivers and 46 passengers were on the bus. Helicopters and ambulances were on the scene to rescue the injured and the A9 motorway was closed in both directions because of the accident. The bus was traveling towards Nuremberg when the collision occurred, according to German newspaper, Bild . It is not clear how seriously the truck driver was injured.

China's Bond-Connect Program in Five Charts

The PBoC said in a statement Monday that the new platform would promote integration between Hong Kong and mainland China, "promote Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability, and provide a more convenient investment channel for overseas investors".

White House says Donald Trump not planning flying visit to the UK

However, the visit was largely opposed by UK public, which demanded Trump to be barred from making a state visit to the United Kingdom amid his executive order banning Syrian refugees from entering the United States and implementing a three-month block on any entrants from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya.

Dom Lever waiting to see Jess Shears again

The careers advisor from Manchester has left the infamous villa after his former partner Montana Brown failed to couple up with him again. Turning to host Caroline Flack , he said: "I get to go home and see the girl I love". "I'm going to speak to her and once we air things out, we'll talk about being official", he revealed. Being evicted from the Love Island villa is clearly not dampening the spirits of Jessica Shears , who has earned a reputation for her on-screen romps.

Suing my siblings would further besmirch our parents' names, says PM Lee

Lee said he would have sued in normal circumstances, before explaining that any such action would "further besmirch my parents' names" and drawn out legal proceedings would distract and cause distress to Singaporeans. "Hongyi, my son, has publicly said he is not interested in politics". He stressed that it was not tasked to come up with a decision on the fate of the house.

Defence experts points that China's border action can lead to a war

Bhutan has serious objections to it and has told China to pull back to their own position as they existed. When China ignored Bhutan's protests, Indian troops approached the PLA. As a fallout of the standoff, the Chinese refused to allow the first batch of 47 pilgrims, who were to conduct the annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, into Tibet.

"PSG" interested in the Brazilian star Liverpool

The Mirror claim they've approached Liverpool over a potential transfer. The Brazil global has been regularly linked with a move to Barcelona after a season that saw him score 14 goals from 36 games and propel the Merseysiders to a Champions League spot for next term.

Police officer adopts child he helped save from severe child abuse

He responded with quite a bit of emotion when asked at what point he knew he would never leave the then 8-year-old's side. "When I'd seen him in that house shivering and his hands tied - just soaking wet and confused - I knew at that moment the only time I would be satisfied and sure that he was safe is if he was with me", he told CBS News .

Trump makes push on health bill; repeal-only vote an option

GOP factionalism in the Senate will nearly certainly prevent coming to an agreement that could pass muster in the House. That's more than most Senate Republicans have done at the start of a 10-day break wrapped around the Independence Day celebration.

Two militants of Zakir Musa group killed in Pulwama

The slain terroristswere reportedly identified as Kifayat and Jehangir of the Zakir Musa group. India Today reported that three militants are suspected to be holed up, of which two have been identified as Reyaz Naikoo, a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander and his aide Saifulla Mir.

Illinois House begins tax hike debate

It's created to start repairing the fiscal calamity caused by the nation's longest budget stalemate since the Great Depression. The tax increase goes back to the Senate for concurrence. The votes come two days after the state entered its third straight year without a budget, a stalemate that has left IL with a $14.7 billion backlog of overdue bills.

Andy Murray declares himself fit to defend his Wimbledon title

However, the 30-year-old Briton said he was hopeful of being a force to be reckoned with at his home Grand Slam for years to come. Sir Andy Murray is an extreme perspective tennis player, for him, it will be rather hard to build a schedule now.

Married 'Hot Mugshot Guy' Jeremy Meeks Seen Kissing Heiress

The father-of-two shot to fame in 2014 when his mug shot - featuring a smoldering gaze and piercing blue eyes - went viral, and he was subsequently dubbed the "hot convict". The father-of-two left her heartbroken after getting close to the heiress to disgraced tycoon Sir Philip's empire. American Meeks' record includes street terrorism, gun possession, grand theft and corporal injury to a child.

Amber Alert canceled after 3 children abducted in Anderson, Indiana

A statewide Amber Alert was issued in Indiana Sunday for three children believed to be abducted and "in extreme danger". Two-year-olds Adyson and Peyton Rindahl along with their 8-month old brother Jayden, were last seen around 2 p.m. Adyson Rindahl is 2 years old, 30 pounds, with brown collar length hair. She was last seen wearing a white, polka-dot shirt and a diaper. He is believed to be driving a silver 1995 Oldsmobile with Aurora, Minnesota license plate #399VED.

Fireworks Safety Tips from US Consumer Product Safety Commission

No property damage has been reported. We urge our readers to simply be courteous and good neighbors. Following your city's fireworks ordinance is one of the key tips from the National Council of Fireworks Safety. Older children should only be permitted to use fireworks under close adult supervision. Chuck Karam owner of Bulldog Fireworks holds up a free shirt with donation that will benefit the Children's Advocacy Center in Moosic on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Amtrak tain derails in Steilacoom area of Pierce County

Gig Harbor Police also are on scene. Four passenger cars from an Amtrak train derailed Sunday afternoon in West Pierce County, about 20 miles south of Seattle. Open. There is no word on the cause of the derailment. Multiple agencies have responded to the scene, including the Pierce County Sheriff's Office, which said there are no reports of major injuries.

Trump backs repealing 'Obamacare' now, replacing it later

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts has stated he favors the current bill while the Junior Senator from Kansas Jerry Moran does not. Short said the White House remained hopeful after Senate Republicans submitted two versions of the bill to the Congressional Budget Office for scoring over the weeklong recess.

GST Showdown: Defiant NC warns Govt of dire consequences

Sharma hoped that a decision making GST applicable to Jammu Kashmir anytime between July 4 -July 8, the days for which Legislative Assembly session has been called. "Everything has to be done in consultation with constitution of India", he said. Questioning the wisdom of holding the special session of the Jammu Kashmir Assembly, which would be reconvened on July 4, Rather said the Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu was already on record saying that the government would implement the GST from July ...

Worldpay Group PLC's (WPG) "Neutral" Rating Reaffirmed at Citigroup Inc

Therefore 69% are positive. Worldpay Group PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 255.70 and a 1-year high of GBX 327.40. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of GBX 1,528.17 ($19.44).

McCain calls Pakistan a 'close' friend, ally of US

USA officials say they seek greater cooperation with Pakistan, not a rupture in ties, after the review the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, due in mid-July, where some 8,800 US troops remain to support the Western-backed government. "Sartaj Aziz apprised the United States delegation about Pakistan's success in combating terrorism through military operations and informed them the terrorist networks have been dismantled, their sanctuaries eliminated under the overarching National Action Plan", ...

Flights into Gatwick diverted after drone reports

Three incoming EasyJet flights were sent to different airports over safety fears, while British Airways diverted one of its flights to Bournemouth. Several passengers also tweeted their displeasure at the delays. "It did four or five circles, heading further east, before the captain said we were landing at Stansted". Craig Jenkins, from Greenwich in London, was on the easyJet flight from Naples and said the pilot alerted the passengers to the incident.

TEGNA (TGNA) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.22

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in TGNA . OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 15,799 shares of the company's stock worth $405,000 after buying an additional 67 shares during the period. The company's revenue was down.4% compared to the same quarter past year. On average, analysts expect that TEGNA Inc. will post $1.38 earnings per share for the current year.

Derek Fisher formally charged with DUI for vehicle crash

Additionally, Fisher told TMZ Sports following the crash: "The most important part is that we're here and that no one else was injured". Fisher was arrested after he lost control of a Cadillac Escalade , slammed into a guardrail and flipped the vehicle around 3 AM.

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