Over 50 dead and 200 injured in a mass shooting in Las Vegas, making this the deadliest mass shooting in US history. The assailant fired down from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, and was shot and killed by police. I’ll update this throughout the day as I hear more. Absolutely horrific and heartbreaking.
President Trump said on Saturday that he believed President Vladimir V. Putin was sincere in his denials of interference in the 2016 presidential elections, calling questions about Moscow’s meddling a politically motivated “hit job” that was hindering cooperation with Russia on life-or-death issues.
Speaking after meeting privately with Mr. Putin on the sideline of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting in Danang, Vietnam, Mr. Trump said that he had again asked whether Russia had meddled in the contest, but that the continued focus on the issue was insulting to Mr. Putin.
Mr. Trump said it was time to move past the issue so that the United States and Russia could cooperate on confronting the nuclear threat from North Korea, solving the Syrian civil war and working together on Ukraine.
“He said he didn’t meddle — I asked him again,” Mr. Trump told reporters traveling with him aboard Air Force One as he flew to Hanoi for more meetings. “You can only ask so many times. I just asked him again. He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did.”
This article from The New York Times presents a number of useful graphs showing the disparity between global (and a selection of nations/groups- in addition to the US and EU there are also graphs for China and India) current GHG emissions, pledges under the Paris Agreement, and projections required to meet the 2C limit to global warming.