World Briefs: Climate change split with US still wide: G-7

Climate change split with US still wide: G-7

BOLOGNA • Differences between the United States and other leading economies over climate change remain wide and are destined to stay that way, Italy's environment minister Gian Luca Galletti said yesterday.

Environment ministers and officials from the Group of Seven are holding a two-day meeting in Bologna, ending today, to discuss issues including climate change and litter at sea.

US environment chief Scott Pruitt was recalled yesterday from the G-7 talks to hold a meeting with President Donald Trump in the US.


Libel case: Israeli PM, wife awarded $45k

JERUSALEM • An Israeli court has awarded Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife US$32,500 (S$45,000) in a libel case over a journalist's claim that Mrs Netanyahu kicked her husband out of the car during a row.

In yesterday's ruling, the judge said the allegations of the writer, Mr Igal Sarna, were not substantiated by witnesses. Mr Sarna said the sources for his account had refused to go public.


One winning ticket in $621m US lottery

NEW YORK • One ticket sold in California matched all the winning numbers drawn on Saturday for the Powerball jackpot that soared to an estimated US$448.7 million (S$620.6 million) on a surge of last-minute buying.

The grand prize soared to its highest in months after 19 straight lottery draws failed to produce a winner.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 12, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Subscribe