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Trump ditched Paris, Paris got Macron, Isis lost Mosul

America On 1 June, President Donald Trump fulfilled one of his election promises by pulling the US out of the Paris Accord on climate change. He said the agreement had put America at a "very, very big economic disadvantage". The move was widely criticised. Later in the year parts of the US and nearby islands were battered by a larger-than-normal number of hurricanes and tropical storms—a clear sign, many said, of climate change. Earlier in the year, Trump's "America First" plan saw him pull the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He maintained throughout 2017 that he could do the same with Nafta too. Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro spent the year tightening his grip on power and c

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