Jerry Brown to Announce a Climate Summit Meeting in California

Jerry Brown to Announce a Climate Summit Meeting in California

Even before President Trump took office, Governor Jerry Brown of California said he was ready to fight climate change with the promise that in December California would launch its own satellite if M. Trump divert funds to The federal space missions.

Governor Brown will present a new challenge for management on climate change Thursday afternoon. In a video-conference speech at a global citizens’ festival in Hamburg, Germany, where President Trump and other officials are negotiating a statement on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Governor Brown will present an invitation to a global summit Weather in San Francisco.

“Look, it’s you and me and tens of millions more is bringing together the largest to push back the forces of carbonization and combine to fight against the existential threat of climate change.” Brown says to the thousands of people waiting to participate in the festival.

In the message, a preview of which was provided by the help, you will be asked “entrepreneurs, singers, musicians, mathematicians, teachers and others who represent” the world “to the conference in September 2018 in San Francisco.

“Yes, I know President Trump trying to get out of the Paris deal, but he does not speak for the rest of America,” Brown said in the video. “We, in California, and in the whole of America, believe that it is time to act.”
M. Trump said in May that the United States would withdraw from the 2015 pact in which nearly 200 countries pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to support projects in poor countries to develop their own energy and protection Against climate disasters.

This announcement triggered a nationwide reaction to mayors, governors and other local leaders, who pledged to continue the fight against climate change.

The California summit is part of a broader effort to push local organizations recently revitalized by the United States’ withdrawal from the climate deal and start making promises that thousands of businesses and municipalities have already made in Paris.

According to the Office of Governor Brown, this will be the first meeting of a United States welcomed the United Nations negotiations on climate change.

Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, who will present Governor Brown Thursday night, said the group tried to quantify the amount of commitments made in different countries and sectors.

But after having had the first meeting in California, he said, he sends a strong message to the Trump administration.

“A summit of this kind is even more important because it has become even more crucial for the United States to see evidence that the US economy continues to decarbonize,” he said.
Bruce E. Cain, a professor of political science at Stanford University, noted that Governor Brown was no stranger to environmental crusades and that California had a long history of distinguishing itself from Washington in environmental policy.

“It’s a perfect role for him,” said M. Cain. “The only problem is that he has less than two years in this role, so for him, the challenge is to leave the office and be relevant to the debate.”

Governor Brown said his goal was not to oppose the president, but to encourage everyone to do more.

Police Find Drugs in Raid of Vatican Apartment

Police Find Drugs in Raid of Vatican Apartment

Vatican police have attacked an apartment belonging to the Vatican and detained an aide to one of Francisco’s top advisers.

Police in late June have found widespread use of drugs and men involved in homosexual activities during the bust at the house belonging to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, according to Il Fatto Quotidiano, an Italian daily newspaper First to report the incident. Among its functions, to guide the congregation’s response to clerical cases of sexual abuse.

Authorities arrested the secretary of Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, who was a occupant of the dwelling, but the official charges related to the incident have not been reported.

Coccopalmerio, who serves as president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts and conducts interpretations of the laws of the Church, would have advised his secretary to promote the bishop.
Police were informed by neighbors, who complained of unusual behavior and a “constant coming and going” of housing.

The newspaper described the Pope as “crazy” and said that help was first taken in a clinic and hospital to be detoxified by the drugs he had used and “now he is back in an Italian convent.”

The scandal comes after the return of Cardinal George Pell in Australia to defend himself against charges related to multiple historical sex crimes. Pell, one of the Pope’s top advisers, is the highest ranking church official to deal with allegations of abuse.

Days after giving the Pell release, Francis has also recalled German Cardinal Gerhard Mueller as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, according to The Associated Press. It is not known whether the drug arrest noted played a role in the Pope’s decision.

The Pope has pledged a “zero tolerance” approach to abuse, but victim advocates said poor staffing decisions and the scandal of global abuses reaching the heart of the Vatican have tarnished its legacy.

As the India-China border standoff worsens, words of wisdom: Get over 1962

As the India-China border standoff worsens, words of wisdom: Get over 1962

In Ian Fleming Goldfinger, James Bond, said: “When it comes to a reality, twice is coincidence, and the third time is about the action of the enemy.”

For the first time since 1967, when its armies clashed in a short but brutal war, there are serious tensions between China and India on the Sikkim border.

The trial began in early June, before Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jinping to Astana made headlines before his visit to the United States.

This does not seem a coincidence: a clear pattern is emerging. If the Indian side that caused the increase or the Chinese side does not matter much.

The Indian public believes it is China, which has tensions. The Chinese public thinks it is India. In the new world of instant and massive communication, perceptions are true.

In the new world of instant and massive communication, perceptions are true.

However, some light than under the closed doors of the two armed forces. At the other end of the Chumbi valley between Sikkim and Bhutan, the Chinese are building a road in the Doklam plains in an area Bhutan is supposed to be under control, but China has claimed.

Our army believes that the Chinese presence here seriously threaten the concentrations and communications of India.

This does not help much to find that the Chumbi valley appears on the map as a dagger, not only to break Sikkim and Bhutan, but also Assam and the Northeast of the rest of India.

Therefore, the Indian army wants to position to challenge the domain of cervical Doko-La or Doklam People’s Liberation Army. There is nothing wrong with it, since India and Bhutan have military ties.

Obviously, the two largest armies in Asia compete for advantageous positions. This is natural, when there are large concentrations of troops in the elbow to elbow, and confidence is low between the two governments.

More than 40 years after Sikkim officially became part of India in 1975, China has yet to accept unequivocally as an integral part of India. The two countries are also in dispute over the territories of Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh.

Despite statements by former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in 2005 that Sikkim was no longer a problem in bilateral relations, many Chinese maps continue to show the Northeast state as part of India.
Verification of reality

The deliberate ambiguity Beijing the Sikkim seems to be the result of the belief that it could give the influence of China in India border talks. From the point of view of India, the question of whether China accepts its sovereignty over Sikkim is clear: the state is formally a part of the Republic of India, its composition is ratified by a referendum.

On this day, with the two countries that have strong armed forces, it would be prudent to forget those old notions and face reality.

There are also several other misconceptions between the two countries. Some Chinese experts said the recent conflict showed that India was still recovering from its embarrassing defeat in the 1962 war with China in the context of growing competition for influence and hostility between the two countries.

Despite their growing economic and trade relations, the two sides are deeply suspicious of the other. According to Beijing, India plays an active role in creating a coalition against China with the United States, Japan, Australia and Vietnam to counter the statement of Beijing diplomatic, economic and military.

The notorious absence of the top of the belt and the Indian road in May in Beijing is cited by the Chinese media as further proof of the tense relations between the two countries.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Energy giants court Qatar for gas expansion role despite crisis

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Energy giants court Qatar for gas expansion role despite crisis

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) – Three of the biggest Western energy companies are pushing Qatar to participate in a massive expansion of its gas production, putting unintended but timely momentum in Doha in its brilliant conflict with neighboring Gulf Arabic.

ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell and Total France leaders met with Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar Tuesday before announcing a plan to increase LNG production by 30%.

Companies and industry sources told Reuters that CEOs had expressed interest in helping Qatar with its ambition to produce 100 million tonnes of LNG annually – equivalent to one-third of the world’s current supplies – within five of the Next seven years.

Companies that already have large investments in countries on both sides of the conflict and wish to remain neutral after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Doha June 5

Spokespersons for the three companies declined to comment. However, said a senior executive of a major energy with the intention of growing up in Qatar that the huge business opportunity is worth the considerable political risk.

“It’s not just a policy here: you have to behave like a trading company,” the executive told Reuters. “You should make your choice and be purely economic Qatar emirate in the UAE.”

Energy sales fueled Qatar’s rapid rise as a regional player since the late 1990s and oil industry interests for LNG expansion highlights its long-term economic muscle for the political line with its neighbors.

Darren Woods executives of Exxon and Shell Ben van Beurden gathered the emir after the four Arab countries have imposed sanctions. The total height of Patrick Pouyanne also visited Doha in recent weeks.

Qatar, the largest LNG supplier in the world and the second largest exporter of gas after Russia, has the lowest production costs. The plan was once considered a book in a price war, while Doha is trying to defend its market share, particularly against US supplies. Shale deposits where costs are higher.

Willingness to invest

The four Arab countries, which called for Qatar to stop favoring terrorism and to lure Iran, after meeting Wednesday that the response to its Doha complaints had been negative.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the political and economic boycott would remain until Qatar has improved its policies. Other measures would be taken at the appropriate time, he said.

Doha refuses to help terrorism and its Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, accused the four “clear aggressions” while adding that Qatar has continued to seek dialogue to resolve the conflict.

Exxon, Shell and Total have already invested heavily in Qatar, especially in gas liquefaction projects, which allows it to be sent by tanker trucks to consumer markets where pipeline transport is not feasible.

Woods, the Emir met on June 26 to discuss “cooperation” with Qatar, where Exxon has been present since 1935, according to a statement from the official news agency.

Sources close to the talks industry said that “Exxon CEO was very excited to join in the expansion of new gas capacity and expressed his readiness to invest.”

Woods has replaced Rex Tillerson of Exxon under whom he helped build LRG in the LNG industry until he left to become Secretary of State for the United States earlier this year.

Trump Aides’ Biggest Worry About Europe Trip: Meeting With Putin

Trump Aides’ Biggest Worry About Europe Trip: Meeting With Putin

VARSÉAGIE – President Trump arrived in Europe on Wednesday for three days of diplomacy culminating in a meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir V. Putin, which has possible global implications and political consequences in the country.

Even his best people do not know exactly what Mr. Trump decides to do or say when he and M. Poutine will meet on Friday at the Economic Group of 20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

And that is what most worries the advisers and officials of his administration, while Mr. Trump begins his second trip overseas as president, first stopping in Warsaw on Thursday to give an address then in Hamburg.

The expected conversation with M. Poutine is in many ways a necessity, given the critical conflicts that divide the United States and Russia.

But it also poses risks for Mr Trump, who is facing a network investigating possible links to his campaign with Russia, as well as questions about his willingness to take Moscow for his military aggression and for-profit electoral interference.

The air of uncertainty about the meeting was highlighted by the president’s willingness to unpredictable states and the optics uncomfortable.

And that’s not the only packed meeting to expect M. Trump this week. Following the launch of North Korea on Tuesday to an intercontinental ballistic missile, it also faces new pressure to act against a Pyongyang threat that has long confused US presidents and has some attractive ways to tackle.

It should meet in Hamburg with Chinese President Xi Jinping as he complains that Beijing has not done enough to stop North Korea.

“There is a lot of nervousness in the White House and the State Department about the meeting and how they manage because they see many potential risks,” said Steven Pifer, former ambassador to Ukraine, who worked for the National Security Council and State Department .

“There is a gray cloud for the president of the collusion investigation, so any agreement will be subject to a review:” Is it a gift for Russians? ”

M. Trump himself does not appear to be concerned about the meeting. He told participants that he is more upset by the prospect of being scolded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders to leave agreements on Paris’s climate and its hard line on immigration.

Team M. Trump said he could evoke Russia’s documented interference during the 2016 election, but he is unlikely to insist on this: doubts about the legitimacy of his election should be highlighted.

Aides hope they will focus on issues related to Syria, including setting up security zones, anti-reluctant Islamic state and M. Poutine to prevent the government of President Bashar al-Assad from using chemical weapons against the civilian population.

The Latest: Trump arrives at Royal Castle for Duda meeting

The Latest: Trump arrives at Royal Castle for Duda meeting

Warsaw, Poland – President Donald Trump’s last official visit to Europe (all local times):

9:30 in the morning.

President Donald Trump meets with Polish President Andrzej Duda (AHN-Zhay Doo-Dah) as he begins his second trip abroad.

Trump arrived at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland shortly before 9:30 pm local time.

The two leaders exchanged extensive handshakes in front of a white marble bust of Stanislaus II Poniatowski, the last king of Poland, and then posed for the photos before starting their closed meeting.
President Donald Trump is preparing to welcome his Polish counterpart when he begins a 16-hour tour of the Eastern European nation.

Trump and Andrzej Duda (AHN-Zhay Doo-Dah) will hold morning meetings and hold a joint press conference at the end of the day.

Trump is also expected to deliver an opening speech to the poles of Krasinski Square, site of a monument to the Warsaw uprising of 1944 against the Nazis.

He will also meet with the heads of a dozen countries bordering the waters of the Baltic, and black Adrian known as the Three Seas Initiative. The group aims to develop and modernize energy and trade in order to reduce the region’s dependence on Russian energy.
The Polish Jewish community deeply expresses “regret” that President Donald Trump has not scheduled a visit to a monument in honor of those who fought and died in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising during his short visit to Warsaw.

The community issued a statement Tuesday saying that all US presidents and vice presidents traveling to Warsaw since 1989 have visited the monument, a tribute to the Jews who took up arms against the odds against the Nazi Germans in The ghetto of Warsaw.

The statement said that, for the Jews of Poland, “this gesture meant recognition, solidarity and hope.”

He added: “We deeply regret that President Donald Trump, despite speaking publicly within a mile of the building, chose to break with this laudable tradition, along with many others.”
The Polish Defense Minister said the Trump administration has agreed to the sale in Poland of a new batch of Patriot missiles in the medium term to improve the European air defenses.

Trump Aides’ Biggest Worry About Europe Trip: Meeting With Putin

Trump Aides’ Biggest Worry About Europe Trip: Meeting With Putin

VARSÉAGIE – President Trump arrived in Europe on Wednesday for three days of diplomacy culminating in a meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir V. Putin, which has possible global implications and political consequences in the country.

Even his best people do not know exactly what Mr. Trump decides to do or say when he and M. Poutine will meet on Friday at the Economic Group of 20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

And that is what most worries the advisers and officials of his administration, while Mr. Trump begins his second trip overseas as president, first stopping in Warsaw on Thursday to give an address then in Hamburg.

The expected conversation with M. Poutine is in many ways a necessity, given the critical conflicts that divide the United States and Russia.

But it also poses risks for Mr Trump, who is facing a network investigating possible links to his campaign with Russia, as well as questions about his willingness to take Moscow for his military aggression and for-profit electoral interference.

The air of uncertainty about the meeting was highlighted by the president’s willingness to unpredictable states and the optics uncomfortable.

And that’s not the only packed meeting to expect M. Trump this week. Following the launch of North Korea on Tuesday to an intercontinental ballistic missile, it also faces new pressure to act against a Pyongyang threat that has long confused US presidents and has some attractive ways to tackle. It should meet in Hamburg with Chinese President Xi Jinping as he complains that Beijing has not done enough to stop North Korea.

“There is a lot of nervousness in the White House and the State Department about the meeting and how they manage because they see many potential risks,” said Steven Pifer, former ambassador to Ukraine, who worked for the National Security Council and State Department .

“There is a gray cloud for the president of the collusion investigation, so any agreement will be subject to a review:” Is it a gift for Russians? ”

M. Trump himself does not appear to be concerned about the meeting. He told participants that he is more upset by the prospect of being scolded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders to leave agreements on Paris’s climate and its hard line on immigration.

Team M. Trump said he could evoke Russia’s documented interference during the 2016 election, but he is unlikely to insist on this: doubts about the legitimacy of his election should be highlighted.

Aides hope they will focus on issues related to Syria, including setting up security zones, anti-reluctant Islamic state and M. Poutine to prevent the government of President Bashar al-Assad from using chemical weapons against the civilian population.

Before the meeting between the US And presidents of Russia, said Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on Wednesday that the United States “is ready to explore

Lawmakers hurt in clashes at Venezuelan National Assembly

Lawmakers hurt in clashes at Venezuelan National Assembly

(CNN) Armed with pipes, sticks and stones, supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attacked the country’s National Assembly in Caracas on Wednesday and attacked opposition lawmakers, witnesses said.

The Independence Day clashes in the opposition-controlled chamber were the latest outbreak of violence in a country that has experienced a broad economic crisis and demonstrations on the occasional streets that require a change of government.

Videos and photos of the scene showed supporters of the government – a little use of handkerchiefs and wearing Venezuelan tricolor – invading the assembly building and the opening of its doors of solid wood.

Inside, the bloodstained floors and the walls act hall because the injured legislators were treated by colleagues.

At least seven lawmakers and five lawmakers were injured, according to National Assembly President Julio Borges.

Journalists inside the Assembly building reported being beaten.
The US State Department issued a statement late Wednesday calling the conflict “an assault on the democratic principles appreciated by the men and women who fought for Venezuela’s independence 206 years ago today.”

The statement called on the Venezuelan government “to provide immediately for the protection of the National Assembly, to ensure that those injured in today’s attack can
Before concluding a military parade on the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Maduro condemned the violence and said that “strange things always happen with the opposition.”

He also ordered an investigation.
“I will never be complicit in any act of violence,” he said. “I want peace for Venezuela. I do not accept the person of violence.”

Lawmakers promised the vote will continue
Despite the violence, lawmakers have pledged to hold a planned meeting to discuss an unofficial plebiscite – a national vote would be a move toward an election to oust Maduro.

Vice President of the National Assembly and opposition leader Freddy Guevara told the official television station Capitolio that he would continue the session as scheduled on Wednesday.
The July 16 plebiscite was asked about the level of confidence in Maduro and seek public opinion in his rewriting of the Venezuelan constitution.
Guevara told CNN en Español that lawmakers Armando Armas and Américo De Grazia were injured during the clash with loyal Maduro. Lawmakers Nora Brancho, Luis Carlos Padilla and Leonardo Regnault were also injured, according to a Twitter meeting.

The assembly member, Armando Armas, with his head and bloody white shirt, posted a video on Twitter with the message. “We were elected to defend the country today, July 5, barbarism is to impose the courtesy before.With the dictatorship!”

The main story lines as Trump returns to Europe

The main story lines as Trump returns to Europe

President Trump has left a wet and soaking Washington Wednesday for his second official visit to Europe.

He landed in Poland on Wednesday for a brief visit before the main item on his agenda: the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg. There, Trump is expected to meet Russia’s face for the first time Vladimir Putin to face.

According to most accounts, Trump’s time at a NATO meeting in Brussels and the Group of Seven summit in Sicily in May did not work. It was characterized by embarrassing public exchanges with their counterparts and European commentaries closed in private.

The following week, apparently annoyed by the enthusiastic remarks of French President Emmanuel Macron balding hands with the President of the United States, Trump decided to look in the nose to Europe and leave the United States agree on the weather in Paris.

The big world puzzle in everyone’s mind is to the east. North Korea’s Independence Day gift to Americans – the first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile – may have been its most provocative move. This provoked a strong rejection of the heads of the USA. And an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, said that the option of using military force against North Korea was on the table. She urged China, whose president will be in Hamburg, to exert more pressure on Pyongyang.

He also said that the United States was preparing a resolution to extend sanctions against North Korea. Chinese and Russian counterparts Haley to the Security Council and did not warn against escalation and pressed for the continuation of the dialogue. Wait for concern about the threat of North Korea to the surface at the top.
On Friday, the biggest interest for many Americans is the tete-a-tete between Trump and Putin, a meeting that has been expected since Trump’s triumph in November.

In the months that followed, Trump’s readiness to improve relations with the Kremlin had faced a storm of controversy in the country in Russia’s efforts to get into the US elections and suspicious collusion between camp members and Trump The Russian authorities.

“In the foreseeable future, the most important element by far, the program of relations between the United States and Russia will avoid a direct collision, which could lead to war,” said Dmitri Trenin, director of the Moscow Carnegie center, my colleague David Filipov.

According to reports, the aid repeatedly reported to Trump – which clearly seems to oppose preparation – before the meeting. The conflict in Syria and Ukraine, among other thorny issues should be discussed.

However, national security adviser HR McMaster said last week that Trump had no “specific program” for the meeting, and feared that Trump, a rookie in the realpolitik world, where Putin is a master, is sujétisé In problematic discussions.
“You could get all the talk about [Putin] issues and their terms,” said Jon Finer, a former Obama administration official, my colleague David Nakamura.

“There is a lot of nervousness in the White House and the State Department about the meeting and how they manage because they see many potential risks,” said Steven Pifer, former US ambassador to the United States, the New York Times.

“There is a gray cloud for the president of the collusion investigation, so any kind of agreement there will be a scrutiny” Is it a gift to the Russians? “”

As for Russia, Trump has some good options for granting or obtaining concessions from Putin. As some experts have suggested, no agreement can be the best so far.

New coach: BCCI CEO set to meet Virat Kohli and team in Jamaica

New coach: BCCI CEO set to meet Virat Kohli and team in Jamaica

NEW DELHI: BCCI CEO (CEO) Rahul Johri will be in Jamaica to meet with Indian captain Virat Kohli and his team in order to receive an opinion on the appointment of the new coach.

Johri must arrive in Kingston on Wednesday night for a detailed discussion with skipper Kohli on the appointment of the coach and other support staff members.

“Yes, Rahul went to Jamaica with the permission of the Steering Committee (COA). He was responsible for receiving comments from the team captain.

Team observations will be forwarded to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) to take into account all parameters, “said a BCCI development officer.
The measure is considered by many as the COA BCCI method and try to measure the team’s mood because they want discord in the new designee.

There are some days, Kohli said he will only give out his point of view, if asked for BCCI.
“From a personal point of view, I can not identify all or provide details. As a team, contrary to many perceptions, we do not express our opinions when BCCI asks for suggestions.

So it’s something we’ve always traveled as a process and it’s something we respect as a team, “Kohli said during an interaction with the media during the Antigua stage of the series.

But also questions are posed, either by taking comments from the team of experts to show CAC including Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman in bad light.

The move according to many is another indicator that this is a formality before Ravi Shastri resumes the role of trainer.

In another order of things, we have also learned that the first pacemaker half Venkatesh Prasad has not requested the head coach, contrary to popular belief.

“Venkatesh Prasad is not one of those who applies for the position of coach, he served as chairman of the selectors with the junior team, we do not know that he spread the news Venky his part n He has never confirmed that he had applied for the job “The source said.

The BCCI cuff finds itself in a sticky situation on the issue of criteria for being a full-time manager of the Indian team.
It was learned that the ACO wants former international and first class players as a director, but the administrative work requires a different set of skills.

“The manager must distribute diets, check if the team bus arrived on time, players receive the food they want. They should also book family tickets and make other office supplies.

“How do you expect even an ex-player who played – say ranji 75 games of these jobs,” asked the official.