Daily News Digest July 13, 2018

This Week's Headlines: 

Ireland on Thursday became the first country to divest from fossil fuels.

The country’s parliament passed a bill calling for Ireland’s $10.4 billion strategic investment fund to withdraw money invested in coal, oil and gas over the next five years, Reuters reported.

California's greenhouse gas emissions have reportedly fallen below 1990 levels, which means the state met its goal to reduce emissions years ahead of schedule. 

“California set the toughest emissions targets in the nation, tracked progress and delivered results,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.

Strzok, testifying at a joint hearing held by the House Judiciary and House Oversight committees, called Russian interference in the 2016 election a “grave attack on our democracy” that was “wildly successful” in “sowing discord in our nation and shaking faith” in American institutions.

“I have the utmost respect for Congress’ oversight role, but I truly believe that today’s hearing is just another victory notch in [Vladimir] Putin’s belt and another milestone in our enemies’ campaign to tear America apart,” Strzok said, referring to the Russian president.

Instead the comments are likely to stoke acute tension within Mrs. May’s Conservative Party, following the publication on Thursday of the government’s plan for exiting the bloc, which would keep Britain tied to European Union rules on goods and agricultural products.