The 10 most important things in the world right now

The Paris city Hall is illuminated in green in protest at the announcement by President Donald Trump that the US will withdraw from the 2015 Paris accord. Chesnot/Getty Images

Hello! Here’s what you need to know on Friday.

1. US president Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the landmark Paris climate agreement. It was one of his key election campaign promises. Trump also said he plans to renegotiate the US’ position in the agreement, but the exact terms are unclear.

2. Elon Musk has bailed on Trump’s advisory councils after US withdraws from Paris climate deal, as promised. On Wednesday Musk said would have “no choice” but to leave the advisory councils if the US withdrew. Several other executives from major companies have followed Musk’s lead urging the president not to abandon the agreement.

3. Here’s how pulling out of the Paris climate agreement could effect the US economy. While there may be some positive short-term economic effects, Trump’s decision to not fight to address climate change will most likely have devastating long-term economic consequences for the US and the world.

4. The French president has excoriated Trump in English over his withdrawal from the deal. “I do respect his decision, but I do think it is an actual mistake, both for the United States and for the planet,” Emmanuel Macron said in an unprecedented speech at the Élysée Palace.

5. Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage is a reported “person of interest” in FBI’s investigation into whether Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia. According to The Guardian, Farage attracted the FBI’s interest because of his connections with Trump’s team and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whom he visited in March.

6. The UK Labour party has surged to a 17-point lead over the Tories in London. According to YouGov, 37% of people think Jeremy Corbyn would make the best prime minister, while 34% of pollsters went with Theresa May. It is the first time Londoners have shown they would prefer him over May. The election is one week away.

7. Reducing net migration to the UK by “tens of thousands” by 2022. PM Theresa May has signalled the Tories would aim to reduce net migration.

8. Russia’s Northern Fleet has beefed up its nuclear capabilities to phase “NATO out of Arctic”. The fleet comprises of missile and artillery divisions, a motorised infantry brigade, an air-defense division and a number of other land-based structures.

9. A gunman has killed himself after a suspected botched robbery that left 36 people dead in a Philippine casino. The gunman is believed to have burst into the casino, firing shots and setting gaming tables alight. Local officials are saying the incident was a botched robbery attempt.

10. Here’s everything that’s wrong with the global economy today, according to Henry Blodget. He points out the growth in profit as a percent of GDP compared to the decline in wages as a percent of the economy.

And finally…

Here’s what could happen to Earth over the next 500 years if we ignore climate change

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