Monday, 11 December, 2017

Around 50 leaders set for Paris climate summit

Obama laments lack of US climate leadership in Paris Obama: We need to elect more women because 'men seem to be having problems'
Charlie Simmons | 05 December, 2017, 02:38

Speaking at a private event in Paris the former President commented that women should be promoted to positions of power as men, "seem to be having some problems these days".

Former U.S. president Barack Obama speaks at a conference during his first visit to France since he left the White House, Paris, France December 2, 2017.

"Not to generalise, but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly due to their socialisation", said the 56-year-old Democrat who left office in January.

Macron, 39, sought to channel Obama's "hope and change" message during his campaign for the presidency, focusing on mobilising grassroots support for his upstart centrist movement En Marche!

But as is his grand tradition the former president could not resist the opportunity to apologize for America on foreign soil, and take a shot at President Donald Trump at the same time.

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Around 50 world leaders are expected in Paris for a major climate summit this month but US President Donald Trump will skip it, the French presidency said Monday (Dec 4).

But the USA remains on track to meet its targets, he said, thanks to the action of some states, cities and because it made "business sense".

Back in the U.S., President Trump gave a speech in the Rose Garden after deciding to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. "What I would say is Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, all these various platforms are extraordinarily powerful tools, and those tools can be used for good and they tools can be used for ill", he said.

Obama's wife Michelle recently took what was seen as a subtle swipe at Trump, asking the audience at an event to spellcheck and not tweet everything that comes into their mind.

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