Donald Trump has said he will decide whether to pull out of a key climate change deal in the next week, having apparently shrugged off pressure from US allies in recent days. The US president tweeted he would make his “final decision” on the Paris accord after his return to Washington. Mr Trump left the G7 summit in Sicily on Saturday without reaffirming his commitment to the accord, unlike the other six world leaders in attendance. He previously threatened to pull out.
Over in Mosul, Iraqi forces began a fresh offensive on Saturday to retake areas that remain under the control of the Islamic State. The commander of Nineveh Operations, Abdul-Amir Yarallah, said that the Iraqi Army had announced the launch of the operation termed “We are coming Nineveh.” An average of 10,000 people continue to flee conflict areas in Western Mosul as fighting intensifies. About 80,000 children are said to be trapped in the Old City.
Lastly, Singer Ariana Grande has announced she will return to Manchester, England, for a benefit concert following a terror attack at her concert earlier last week. The event, she said, will honor and raise money for the victims and their families. In one online campaign, to which Grande shared a link, more than $2 million has been raised so far for victims and their families.
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