"Let me be very clear. I don't blame professional US diplomats here in Poland for this irresponsible behaviour. The problem is right at the top with President (Donald) Trump," said Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
The ruling, clarifying Article 50 of the EU treaty, rejected arguments put forward by the EU executive, which said other EU states would need to agree, partly on the grounds that otherwise governments could use threats of withdrawal to gain advantage.
At the Katowice meeting, countries are trying to finalise the rulebook, containing the processes and guidelines, for the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, that seeks to keep the global average temperatures from rising above 2 degree Celsius from pre-industrial times.
The luxury footwear collection — 55 pairs with brand names like Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Jimmy Choo — is estimated to be worth around 18,500 pounds, or about $23,500, the Gloucestershire police force said in a statement Saturday.
In the last week of November, they staged a breakout from the Hajin pocket, attacking the American-allied Syrian Democratic Forces in the Syrian town of Gharanij, which those forces had captured a year earlier.