Car explodes after hitting police van on Paris’s Champs-Elysees

A car burst into flames after it crashed into a police van on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, police and investigators say, adding that the driver was armed and it appeared to be a “deliberate” act. Interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet has said the driver is “very likely dead.” IMAGES of crashed car

Beat Break: Phoenix Breaks Down How They Composed “J-Boy” (HBO)

Phoenix vocalist Thomas Mars and guitarist Laurent ‘Branco’ Brancowitz chatted with VICE News about the making of J-Boy, a single from their album Ti Amo, released last Friday.

Ti Amo’s vibe was inspired by a song called, “Weekend in Rome,” by the French artist Étienne Daho.

“We talked a lot about this song and especially the video which is really cool because it’s a song about Rome, but you can really tell that [Daho] had never been to Rome,” said, Laurent Brancowitz, “it’s a fantasy of Rome, and the video is shot not in Rome but in a tube station in Paris which is called Rome,”

The album is about Italy, from a French perspective, “from the tube station. That’s [where] the beauty comes from, this contrast of not living a dream, which is boring, but wanting to live a dream and failing but that’s the beauty of it.”

J-Boy is the first song on Ti Amo. “The song started with an ‘ah,’ and we wanted that sound to be the first thing that comes off it because this record is about being relieved,” said Mars.

The song’s creation stemmed from Phoenix’s favorite musicians, including an LM1 Drum Machine– closely tied with Prince’s music legacy– to achieve the distinct flanged effect in J-Boy.

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Paris Is Out, And So Is Coal: VICE News Tonight Full Episode (HBO)

This is the June 1, 2017, FULL EPISODE of VICE News Tonight on HBO.

Trump decided to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, but he got climate change almost entirely wrong in his speech announcing the decision. But regardless of the accord — which didn’t even prevent America from using more coal — the demand for coal is drying up. We explain how the closing of two coal plants will affect the local businesses of Adams County, Ohio.

Plus, in a new series called Beat Break, Beach Fossils breaks down how they composed Saint Ivy, a song from their upcoming album Somersault.

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Trump Didn’t Save These 700 Coal Jobs (HBO)

President Trump has announced that the Unites States would pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. One of the motivations behind this decision was the potential to keep a major campaign promise: bringing jobs back to coal country. But the demand for coal is already drying up. Paris may be out, but so is coal.

Despite President Trump’s plan to revive the coal industry, 255 coal plants have closed or have announced their closure since 2010. Two of these plants are in the Trump strong hold of Adams County, Ohio, where the J.M. Stuart Station and the Killen Station are scheduled to close next year.

These plants are responsible for some 700 jobs in the small community of 28,000 people. While that may not seem like much, 700 jobs translates to about $35 million in salaries and $9 million in property taxes, or roughly $50 million of the county’s economy.

Local leaders are trying to figure out how to prevent decades of economic instability and recovery after the plants are shut down.

This segment originally aired June 1, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.

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Tesla’s Solar Facility is Part of Hawaii’s Goal For Energy Independence (HBO)

Less than a week after President Trump pulled out of the Paris agreement, at least ten state governors and the mayors of more than 200 American cities had recommitted to the climate accord’s emission standards. But Hawaii was way ahead of the curve — the state passed a law enforcing even stricter clean energy standards back in 2015. And they did it to save money.

Life in Hawaii looks pretty good, but there’s a challenge to living on an island in the middle of the pacific. It’s expensive. And nothing is more expensive than energy. Ninety percent of Hawaiian energy comes from fossil fuels and 100% of that needs to be imported.

An average Hawaiian family can pay up to $600 a month in energy bills. So Hawaii’s governor has set a goal: to power the island completely with renewable energy by 2045.

Getting off oil by 2045 will take wind turbines, volcanic energy, bio-mass recycling, and ocean energy. But Hawaii’s biggest power source will be solar. The trouble is, a sunny day in Hawaii is so sunny, the electrical grid can’t handle all the solar power that is captured, So the state’s opening giant battery fields. Meanwhile, Tesla is building the world’s largest battery factory.

This segment originally aired June 5, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.

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‘This is for Syria’: Moment Notre Dame attacker struck police officer with hammer

Police have shot and injured a man who attacked three officers with a hammer near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris while shouting “this is for Syria.” The man, who injured one of the officers, was also armed with two knives, according to French media. Read More: https://on.rt.com/8dsm

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First official event for French First Lady Brigitte Macron

French First Lady Brigitte Macron on Tuesday welcomed Princess Mary of Denmark to the Elysée Palace in Paris, on the eve of the meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and Danish PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen. It was Brigitte Macron’s first official event as first lady. IMAGES

Modi tells Macron India will ‘go beyond’ Paris climate accord

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vows after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron to go “above and beyond” the Paris Agreement on climate change, after the US said it would quit the deal.

Putin: We can blame snow in June on Trump’s withdrawal from Paris agreement, but we won’t

Russian President Vladimir Putin has largely resorted to irony at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) as reporters seemingly failed to come up with new questions, focusing on Moscow’s alleged meddling in the US elections, and Donald Trump.

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Indian PM Modi meets French president Macron at the Elysee

French president Emmanuel Macron greets Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at the Elysee. India figures among the world’s top 5 polluting countries, but Modi has reiterated the country’s commitment to the Paris climate accord irrespective of the position of other nations, after the US announced plans to pull out of the global pact. IMAGES

Bloomberg says US cities, firms will honour climate pact

Billionaire climate advocate Michael Bloomberg meets with French President Emmanuel Macron as the political and grassroots response to Donald Trump’s ditching of the Paris Agreement builds up steam.

Macron, tweaking Trump, says ‘Make our planet great again’

French President Emmanuel Macron said Donald Trump had made an historic error Thursday by abandoning the Paris climate agreement, and urged frustrated US climate scientists and entrepreneurs to come and work in France. URGENT