Published: Sun, June 04, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

German Politicians Reject Trump Decision over Paris Agreement

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a news conference that following the announcement from President Donald Trump, all remaining parties of the Paris climate agreement had to "look to the future", according to DW.

Trump's decision would not stop those who feel committed to protecting the planet, she said: "On the contrary, in Germany, in Europe and in the world, we will join forces to take on and successfully tackle big challenges facing humanity". "Very bad for U.S. This will change", Trump tweeted. "Chancellor Merkel and the US President, they have a good and productive relationship", said Ambassador Wittig on Wednesday.

Rather than ask Germany and other countries to increase defense spending, maybe we need to ask why we need to increase defense spending by 10 percent, or more than $50 billion, when we spend more on defense ($600 billion) than the next 10 countries combined??

Those comments, which caused shock in Washington, vented Europe's frustration with President Trump on climate policy in particular.

Merkel had already begun finessing her message on Monday, stressing that she was a "convinced trans-Atlanticist", a message she repeated after a meeting with visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin. He added that the USA president was undermining the peaceful cooperation of nations based on mutual respect and tolerance. In a televised speech, Macron called Trump's withdrawal a "mistake" and said "climate change is one of the major issues of our time".

Pakistan will try live up to expectations against India
With AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla in the side, one can not rule them out from reaching the knock-out stages. They did so admirably in the West Indies, so there is no reason why they can't do it again.

The United States is the only advanced industrialized country that does not provide universal healthcare to all its citizens. He has a lot of respect for her. ...

Merkel hailed private initiatives around the world on climate protection, including in the United States, saying they would help ensure "more prosperity and opportunities for the world".

"It's not a change in policy".

"Once China's development reaches a certain level, it has to move to a sustainable model, that means we have to push green development", he said. She joins us on the line via Skype.

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