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16th Jul 2018

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US sends 'much smaller' team to UN climate talks

The United Nations will hold technical talks this week in Bonn on how to implement promises made in Paris about preventing and preparing for climate change. News website Climate Home reported Monday that the United States delegation "will be much smaller this year than in recent years", according to a State Department spokesman. US president Donald Trump is still considering whether to remain party to the Paris treaty.

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How the World Cup exposed Russian chauvinism

The suggestion that Russians themselves play a role in the condition of their state today is often dismissed as "xenophobic" or "Russophobic". But if not addressed, the evils of nationalism, chauvinism, and imperialism will continue even after Putin is gone.

Stage set for Trump-Putin finale

Trump hoped to befriend Putin at a showcase summit in Helsinki, following US president's attacks on Nato and British leaders this week.

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