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Finland’s PM Resigns After Losing Trust Of Coalition Partner

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Finland's PM Resigns After Losing Trust Of Coalition Partner

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne has on Tuesday resigned after a member of the governing five-party coalition, said it had lost confidence in the Social Democrat leader in the wake of a crippling postal strike.

Rinne’s government has been widely criticized by the Center Party over its handling of a two-week strike at Finland’s state postal service, Posti. The strike spread to the national airline, Finnair , and to other industries before being settled last week.

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Center Party chairwoman Katri Kulmuni questioned Rinne’s role in handling the strike on Monday but said she wanted the same five-member coalition to continue under an unspecified new prime minister.

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In response to the resignation at the presidential residence, President Sauli Niinisto told reporters assembled that he accepted the resignation request, “but at the same time I ask your cabinet to continue as a caretaker government until a new government is in place.”

34-year-old Sanna Marin, who is the Social Democrat Minister of Transportation and Communications is seen as a frontrunner to replace Rinne.

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Marin came back from Brussels due to the crisis and told reporters at Helsinki airport she won’t “dodge the responsibility.”

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EU Leaders Agree To 2050 Carbon Neutrality Deal Without Poland

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EU Leaders Agree To 2050 Carbon Neutrality Deal Without Poland

The European Union has left Poland out of a 2050 climate neutrality agreement that will see carbon emissions reduced to zero by 2050.

This agreement came after hours of haggling with three eastern European member states that demanded more funds for economic transition and support for nuclear power.

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European Council new president, Charles Michel said the bloc was committed to the 2050 target but that “one member state at this stage cannot commit to implement this objective.

The conclusions also acknowledge the need to respect the rights of EU member states to decide on their own energy mix.

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If the agreement had passed unanimously, Europe would have become the biggest economic bloc yet to set a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

Polish negotiators had reportedly pushed for a climate neutrality date of 2070 instead of 2050.

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Poland relies on coal for almost 80 per cent of its electricity.

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U.S. And China Agree To A ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal

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U.S. And China Agree To A ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal

US president Donald Trump has signed off on a phase-one trade deal with China, averting Sunday`s introduction of a new wave of US tariffs on about $160 billion of consumer goods from the Asian nation.

The deal, presented to Trump by trade advisers, includes a promise by the Chinese to buy more us agricultural goods.

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Officials also said they discussed possible reductions in existing duties on Chinese products. The terms have been agreed, but the legal text has not yet been finalized.

Trump has changed his mind on deals with china before. Negotiators have been working on the terms of the phase-one deal for months, after the president announced in October the two nations had reached an agreement that could be put on paper within weeks.

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The US has added a 25 per cent duty on about $250 billion of Chinese products, and a 15 per cent levy on another u$110 billion of its imports over the course of the roughly 20-month trade war.

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House Judiciary Committee Approves Impeachment Of President Trump And Sends To House

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House Judiciary Committee Approves Impeachment Of President Trump And Sends To House

The House Judiciary Committee has on Friday voted to approve the articles of impeachment against president Trump.

Earlier the US house judiciary committee postponed till today a vote on two impeachment charges against president Donald Trump.

The decision was taken by Democratic committee chairman Jerry Nadler, after two days of acrimonious debate.

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Republicans had attempted to stall the process they have described as an illegitimate attack on the president.

It is now almost certain that Trump will become the third U.S. President in history to be impeached. Trump has however denied any wrongdoing

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On Friday morning in a proceeding of about seven minutes, the committee immediately began voting on the first article, abuse of power. The members, 23 Democrats and 17 Republicans voted along party affiliation. The committee then moved to the second article, obstruction of justice, which also passed 23 to 17.

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The White House on Friday dismissed the inquiry as a “desperate charade.”

The full House vote on the articles is expected next week, before Congress goes on recess for the Christmas holiday.

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