Published:  12:01 AM, 12 May 2019

Worldwide waffling(12.05.2019)

Worldwide waffling(12.05.2019)

Entire communities might need to be moved away from coasts and rivers as the UK takes urgent action to prepare for an average global temperature rise of 4C, the Environment Agency warned. The agency said on Thursday that difficult decisions would have to be taken in the coming years to make sure the UK was resilient amid flooding that would not be held back by higher land defences.


Children are young as four dressed in Russian military uniforms are being taught to march ahead of Thursday's biggest Kremlin armed forces display of the year. One group of boys and girls aged around six even paraded with models of the American M16 rifle. The spectacle - shown on a video that has gone viral in Russia amid claims of a growing militarization of the country. It comes as Vladimir Putin's 'Yunarmia' - likened by critics to the Hitler Youth in Nazi Germany which offers military training to eight to 18 year olds - has swelled in numbers to more than half a million.


U.S. President Donald Trump declared that China's leaders "broke the deal" he was negotiating with them on trade, ratcheting up his rhetoric ahead of fresh negotiations already clouded by imminent tariff increases and Beijing's threats of retaliation. At a campaign rally Wednesday night in Panama City Beach, Florida, the president noted that top Chinese trade negotiator Liu He was traveling to Washington for further talks. "Good man," Trump said, "but they broke the deal," leading him to order higher tariffs.


EU proposals to establish export restrictions on spyware are being held back by Germany, which has adopted an ambiguous stance on the matter, EURACTIV has learnt. A recent proposal from EU member states backing the European Commission plans "doesn't have anything in it that would change the situation on the controls for cyber surveillance goods," said an EU official close to the matter who spoke to EURACTIV under conditions of anonymity. This may be, the source said, due to Germany's commercial interest in exporting such goods.

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