UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of an imminent “climate disaster”, while environmental activist Greta Thunberg dismissed Saturday’s agreement on a COP26 climate conference as “blah, blah, blah”. After a last-minute drama in Scotland to reach an agreement, even those who welcomed the agreement in Glasgow said a large amount of work remains to be done.
A revised agreement was approved at the United Nations climate conference on Saturday after a last-minute change to the coal text, which attracted complaints from vulnerable nations wanting a more definitive declaration of an end to fossil fuel subsidies.
Leading diplomats from China and the United States exchanged stern warnings about the problem of Taiwan’s flashpoint, ahead of the hotly-awaited summit between its leaders on Monday.
As the battle between the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and rebels in the Tigray region continues, tensions are growing between Washington and its Ethiopian former ally. The Biden administration is now considering imposing sanctions on Addis Ababa, once considered a strategic and reliable partner in an unstable East Africa.
Private Syrian airline Cham Wings Airlines on Saturday halted flights to Minsk as hundreds of migrants mostly from the Middle East remained trapped at the Belarus-Poland border.
Sudanese security forces killed at least five protesters on Saturday in suppression of anti-coup protests, doctors said, after the military tightened its grip on forming a new ruling council.
Owners France reached the final of the 2022 World Cup with a match to spare after four goals from Kylian Mbappe helped them to an 8-0 home win over Kazakhstan in their Group D qualifier on Saturday.
Fierce clashes left 68 inmates dead in an Ecuadorian prison, police said Saturday, in the latest riot in Guayaquil prison that was the scene of a September riot that killed 119 prisoners.
The body of a young Syrian man was found in Poland near the border with Belarus, Polish police said on Saturday, amid growing international tension over a migrant crisis, which the European Union says was directed by Minsk.
France on Saturday marked the sixth anniversary of the night when Islamic State activists killed 130 people in coordinated strikes against a concert hall, bars, restaurants and a football stadium. Prime Minister Jean Castex and other government officials stood in silence to remember the victims of the November 13, 2015 attacks.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Steve Bannon was charged Friday with refusing to testify before the congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot, the Justice Department announced.
European governments on Friday looked at unpopular Covid borders, and the Netherlands chose the first partial closure of Western Europe of the winter, as EU experts said 10 countries in the bloc were causing “very high concern”.
A new #MeToo scandal has caught French media attention this week after eight women accused Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, a former main news anchor of the French TV channel TF1, of rape and sexual assault. Now more journalists are going to social media to denounce the harassment, intimidation and abuse they say they have suffered in the industry.
Pop star Britney Spears on Friday recovered her personal life and her money when a judge ended a 13-year stint that has become a celebrated cause for fans and critics of an arrangement usually intended to protect the elderly.
As the number of Covid-19 cases has hit new record highs, governments in Europe and elsewhere are beginning to put targeted limits on the movements of unvaccinated. Are these measures justified or do they unfairly restrict people’s freedom of movement?
Britain on Saturday urged a compromise between disputed COP26 delegates as it advertised a “balanced” package to help avoid the worst effects of climate change as marathon negotiations entered their final hours.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, said talks with Iran would continue and that a further round of negotiations between the regional rivals is expected soon.
A lengthy trial by the perpetrators on November 13, 2015, attacks that left 130 dead and 350 injured in and around Paris opened on September 8. More than 300 witnesses, including survivors of that terrible night, will be heard over a period of nine. months. The Special Contribution Court of Paris will try 20 defendants including Salah Abdeslam, the only survivor among the Islamic State group activists who launched the attacks.
The European Union said on Friday it was making progress in dealing with a migrant crisis on the border of Belarus and Poland after Turkey banned citizens of three Middle Eastern countries from flying to Minsk and Russia rejected Belarus’ threat to suspend a gas pipeline to Europe.
Two weeks of the UN COP26 on climate talks in Glasgow lasted beyond a deadline on Friday after the conference president called on countries to make a last-ditch effort to secure commitments that will curb the rising temperatures that threaten the planet.
Prosecutors opened an investigation into an alleged rape of a soldier by a fellow military man at the French presidential palace in Paris last July, a judicial source told AFP on Friday.