Trump abandons global climate pact; allies voice dismay


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Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, a move that fulfilled a major campaign pledge but drew condemnation from U.S. allies and business leaders.

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French presidential race tightens further

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Adrian Croft and Elizabeth Pineau

Polls showed France’s presidential election campaign tightening further on Wednesday as financial markets fretted about the rising popularity of a far-left candidate who wants to put France’s European Union membership to a vote.

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