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This Happened—December 12: Paris Agreement is Signed

Often referred to as the Paris Climate Accords, the Paris Agreement is an international treaty aimed at forcing countries and companies to change their behavior to reverse climate change. It was signed on December 12, 2015 at the end of the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference near the French capital.

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Why The World Needs To Move On Without Trump

It's time for other countries to push back rather than just sit back and accept the consequences of Trump's me-first approach to trade and diplomacy.


PARIS — America is run by a carpet seller. Donald Trump negotiates on the international stage the way he did with building contractors and local communities back when he was a developer: fiercely, stingily, and with only his interests in mind. His goal then was to increase his financial capital. Now, he looks to consolidate political capital — by snatching concessions from other countries, those where he has no voters.

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Trump's Defeatist America, Burning Questions For The World


PARIS — The world is witnessing an unprecedented diplomatic event. America is retreating as the world faces one of the most serious issues of our time — climate change. It's deciding not to exert its leadership. It will be neither model nor guide. This continent-sized country is shrinking and retreating into itself, as it accuses others of wanting to do it harm. Through Donald Trump's voice, it was Charles Lindbergh's 1940 America that was speaking yesterday in Washington.

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Trump Exits Paris Climate Deal, 24 Front Pages From Around The World

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and seek a new deal. "The planet's enemy," a "coup against the future" — and even some barely printable expletives: Here's how international newspapers reacted to the news Friday.

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Monsanto's 'Guerrilla War' Against Science

PARIS — Monsanto, the multinational producer of pesticides and genetically-engineered crops, has sought to discredit virtually anything that stands in the way of its business, reports leading French daily Le Mondein a multi-part investigative series that began Thursday.

Among the targets of the U.S.-based agro-chemical giant are scientists, regulators and even the World Health Organization, according to the investigation based on the "Monsanto Papers," a batch of internal documents released by a U.S. federal court more than two months ago.

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