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Obama unveils 'Clean Power Plan' to tackle climate change

Barack Obama has unveiled his Clean Power Plan to tackle climate change.

The Clean Power Plan includes:

  • The US President's Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution
  • The Clean Air Act to address carbon pollution from power plants
  • Proposed power plant regulations fixed in law to reduce CO2

France and Britain to lead robust approach to migrants

Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond has today chaired an emergency Cobra meeting to discuss the migrant crisis.

Speaking to journalists afterwards, he said France and Britain are determined to work together to lead the campaign in Europe for a more robust approach to returning migrants to their countries of origin.

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Obama: No challenge greater threat than climate change

Obama: No challenge poses greater threat to future than a change in climate Credit: Reuters

President Obama has told a press conference that "no challenge poses a great threat to the future than climate change".

He said that if the world does not get climate change right, it may not be able to reverse it.

The US President added that a new power plan would ultimately save Americans money on their energy bills.

Landlords could face jail over failed asylum seekers

In the latest measure to discourage migrants travelling to Britain, the government has said landlords who do not evict failed asylum seekers could face five years in jail.

The new proposals would also see landlords who don't carry out checks punished.

ITV News' Juliet Bremner reports:

Hauliers may have to wait for PM to respond to invite

David Cameron has been invited to travel to Calais to witness the impact of the migrant crisis. Credit: PA

An invitation by the Road Haulage Association for the Prime Minister to visit Calais to witness the "appalling conditions that drivers are facing" is unlikely to get an immediate response as he is on annual leave.

David Cameron is on holiday in the UK and is not due back at his desk in Downing Street until Thursday.

He is then is expected to spend much of August away from work, with trips to Portugal, Scotland and Cornwall planned.

However Downing Street has insisted Mr Cameron will continue to run the country throughout August.

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