‘We are losing the race’ on climate change: UN chief

The commitments made in Paris were already ‘not enough’ but Guterres was ‘not hopeful’ that nations would find the necessary resolve.

The world is "losing the race" against climate change, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned today, demanding bolder action from governments to arrest runaway warming.

‘We are losing the race’ on climate change: UN chief
‘We are losing the race’ on climate change: UN chief

‘We are losing the race’ on climate change: UN chief

The commitments made in Paris were already ‘not enough’ but Guterres was ‘not hopeful’ that nations would find the necessary resolve.

Pompeo warns Venezuela’s Maduro against use of force

Pompeo warns Venezuela’s Maduro against use of force

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin today called Maduro and expressed support. He also warned the US against military intervention.
Israeli teenager charged with killing Palestinian woman

Israeli teenager charged with killing Palestinian woman

The woman’s vehicle was hit by a rock that the 16-year-old purposely threw at her.
UN chief warns ‘we are losing the race’ on climate change

UN chief warns ‘we are losing the race’ on climate change

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday warned that the world is “losing the race” on climate change as he demanded that governments make bolder commitments beyond the Paris accord.
South Australia heatwave smashes record temperatures

South Australia heatwave smashes record temperatures

Temperatures in southern Australia topped 49 degrees on Thursday, shattering previous records as sizzling citizens received free beer and heat-stressed bats fell from trees.
Canada acquires rare book previously owned by Adolf Hitler

Canada acquires rare book previously owned by Adolf Hitler

Library and Archives Canada announced Wednesday it had acquired a rare 1944 book that once belonged to Adolf Hitler.
Trump’s ex-lawyer delays testimony over president’s ‘threats’

Trump’s ex-lawyer delays testimony over president’s ‘threats’

The threats were unspecified, but allegedly came from both the president and his current personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
After a month of shutdown, US federal workers turn to food banks

After a month of shutdown, US federal workers turn to food banks

Most never needed help from a food pantry. But a month since the US government shutdown began, dozens of federal employees have been lining up in Brooklyn for basics.
Venezuela accuses US of ordering coup, seeks ‘revision’ of ties

Venezuela accuses US of ordering coup, seeks ‘revision’ of ties

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday accused Washington of ordering a coup against his government and called for a “total revision” of ties with the US.
Oscar nominations: all the fun facts

Oscar nominations: all the fun facts

The nominations for the 91st Oscars were announced Tuesday, with “Roma” and “The Favourite” leading the pack.
Drunk passenger tries to divert Russian plane, forcing emergency landing

Drunk passenger tries to divert Russian plane, forcing emergency landing

He was detained after the aircraft landed in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Indonesia reviewing early release for Bali bombing-linked cleric

Indonesia reviewing early release for Bali bombing-linked cleric

Plans to free a radical cleric linked to the deadly Bali bombings are under review, Indonesia has said, after the surprise decision drew sharp criticism.
Brazil’s new leader rides far-right wave in Davos

Brazil’s new leader rides far-right wave in Davos

Skirting the first political scandal of his new presidency, far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro will tout a “new Brazil” when he addresses the world’s business elite in Davos on Tuesday.
‘Indiana Jones of art’ finds stolen Spanish carvings in English garden

‘Indiana Jones of art’ finds stolen Spanish carvings in English garden

A Dutch art detective has returned two priceless stone reliefs stolen from an ancient Spanish church after tracing them to an English nobleman’s garden where they were displayed as ornaments.
Social media left horrified as woman allegedly raped live on Facebook

Social media left horrified as woman allegedly raped live on Facebook

The only person who could have helped her was instead taking a video of the crime.
DR Congo prepares to install Tshisekedi as president

DR Congo prepares to install Tshisekedi as president

DR Congo was today making plans to install Felix Tshisekedi as its new president this week after a long and bitter election whose outcome was disputed.
President’s inauguration in DR Congo may be postponed: party source

President’s inauguration in DR Congo may be postponed: party source

The swearing-in of the newly-elected president of DR Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, may be postponed by two days until Thursday, a source in his coalition said Monday.
Indian man killed by lion after scaling zoo wall

Indian man killed by lion after scaling zoo wall

An Indian man was mauled to death by a lion after he scaled the wall of a zoo in northern Punjab state, officials said Monday.
British PM turns to Brexit ‘Plan B’

British PM turns to Brexit ‘Plan B’

British Prime Minister Theresa May unveils her Brexit “Plan B” to parliament on Monday after MPs shredded her EU divorce deal, deepening the political gridlock 10 weeks from departure day.
World’s 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity – Oxfam

World’s 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity – Oxfam

The world’s 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday, urging governments to hike taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality.
Israel says strikes Iranian targets in Syria

Israel says strikes Iranian targets in Syria

Israel’s military said it carried out strikes on Iranian targets in Syria early Monday after it intercepted a rocket fired from Syrian territory hours before.
Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 79: official

Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 79: official

The death toll from a fiery explosion at the site of an illegally tapped fuel line in central Mexico rose Sunday to 79, officials said.
‘World’s oldest man’ dies in Japan at 113

‘World’s oldest man’ dies in Japan at 113

“World’s oldest man” Masazo Nonaka, who was born just two years after the Wright brothers launched humanity’s first powered flight, died on Sunday aged 113, Japanese media said.
Trump offers concessions on immigrants in return for wall funds

Trump offers concessions on immigrants in return for wall funds

US President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to temporarily shield a million immigrants from deportation if Congress authorises funding for his Mexican border wall — an idea Democrats rejected, making the US government shutdown likely to continue.
Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 21, injures dozens

Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 21, injures dozens

Witnesses say scores of locals with jerry cans and buckets had been collecting gasoline that was gushing from a leaking pipeline when an explosion occurred.
Macron’s debate put to test as ‘yellow vests’ stage tenth protest

Macron’s debate put to test as ‘yellow vests’ stage tenth protest

France’s “yellow vests” took to the streets on Saturday for a 10th straight weekend of anti-government protests, defying attempts by President Emmanuel Macron to channel their anger into a series of town hall debates.

 

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