China and the United States agree that stronger pledges to fight climate change should be introduced before a new round of international talks at the end of the year, the two countries said in a joint statement on Sunday.
The Middle East foes are engaged in brinkmanship on several fronts. The long-running and undeclared shadow war between the two most implacable foes
As Palestinians begin the countdown to their general legislative and presidential elections in May and July of this year, there seems to be growing interest among foreign actors in shaping their outcome. This has started to worry the Palestinian leadership.
From Friday 2 April in Israel, dozens of protesters decided to gather outside the homes of political leaders Naftali Bennett, Gideon Sa’ar and Benny Gantz.
Well, kind of. The EU and UK are trying to strike a deal on their future relationship before the end of the transition period at the end of last year. Time is now very tight because any deal will have to be ratified by both sides and in particular on the EU side this involves significant work, including a vote in the European Parliament.
Senior Biden administration officials held their first face-to-face meeting with their Chinese counterparts in Anchorage, Alaska, since taking office earlier this year. In the meeting, China said on Saturday that it had agreed with the U.S. to take up climate change and a handful of other issues
Demonstrations took place in Bristol on Sunday 21, against the Government’s new Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill which imposes new restrictions on the right to protest, which passed its second reading in UK Parliament last Tuesday, March 16, and would see an increase in police powers, including allowing a start and finish time to be imposed on demonstrations.
At least 9 protestors were killed on Friday as protests continued in Myanmar against the military government which took over power from the civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.
“Humanity is waging war on nature. This is senseless and suicidal. The consequences of our recklessness are already apparent in human suffering, towering economic losses, and the accelerating erosion of life on Earth. Ending our war does not mean surrendering hard-won development gains. Nor does it cancel the rightful aspiration of poorer nations and people to enjoy better living standards.
Experts on U.S. climate diplomacy say the administration has been laying the groundwork for its new emissions pledge since the fall. It’s expected to draw on research from nonfederal analysts and think tanks that continued work on the issue during the Trump years when U.S. climate progress carried on in cities, states, and boardrooms while it languished in Washington.