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Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

BONN: Syria told the UN climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday that it would join the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only nation in the world opting to stay outside the landmark treaty. "We are going to join the Paris Agreement," the Syrian delegate, speaking in Arabic, said during a plenary session at the 196-nation talks, according to Safa Al Jayoussi of the IndyAct NGO, who was monitoring the session. The United States ratified the 2015 pact but US President Donald Trump announced earlier this year that…

Trump ‘not invited’ to Paris climate summit

PARIS: US President Donald Trump is not among the around 100 heads of state and government invited to next month's climate summit in Paris, a French presidential aide said Tuesday. "For now, President Donald Trump is not invited," he said, while noting that representatives of the US government would attend. Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the historic 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting carbon emissions in June. The pact calls for capping global warming at "well under" two degrees…