Reaction to the COP26 climate agreement

Sun, 14 Nov 2021 07:25:45 GMTEuropeFrom “not enough” to “lifeline” to “blah, blah, blah”: Reaction to the COP26 climate agreement

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.
b025926c-451b-11ec-9c68-005056bf762bSun, 14 Nov 2021 07:24:48 GMT© Yves Herman, ReutersFRANCE 24MediumCOP26 climate agreement reached in Glasgow after coal deal
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.
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Asia / PacificThe United States and China are trading harsh diplomatic warnings over Taiwan ahead of the Biden-Xi summit
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.
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AfricaTigray conflict: Once a reliable Western ally, Ethiopia becomes a strategic headache
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.
dce2140c-44a2-11ec-a05e-005056bf762bSat, 13 Nov 2021 17:16:51 GMT© APDavid RICH
EuropeSyrian Cham Wings Airlines halts Minsk flights over Belarus’ border crisis
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.
74dea8c2-44b9-11ec-a1d5-005056bf762bSat, 13 Nov 2021 19:50:48 GMT© Safin Hamed / AFPNEWS SONS
AfricaAnti-coup rallies in Sudan become deadly when soldiers open fire coup-demonstrations
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.
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SportFrance qualifies for Qatar 2022 World Cup after beating Kazakhstan 8-0
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.
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AmericasDozens of inmates killed in the latest prison riot in Ecuador
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.
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EuropeDeath of a Syrian migrant highlights a tragedy taking place at the Belarusian border
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.
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FranceFrance honors victims on the sixth anniversary of terrorist attacks in Paris
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.
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AmericasSteve Bannon accused of refusing to testify in Capitol riot investigation
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.
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EuropeThe Netherlands imposes a partial blockade as EU cases increase
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”.
a1f90ba2-4452-11ec-9b6b-005056bf762bSat, 13 Nov 2021 07:33:41 GMT© Piroschka Van De Wouw, ReutersNEWS SONS
Europe# MeTooMédias: French journalists denounce sexual harassment and rape in the media industry
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.
b80a840a-4341-11ec-9d6b-005056bf762bFri, 12 Nov 2021 20:07:41 GMT© Pierre Verdy, AFP / FileCatherine BENNETT
AmericasBritney Spears was released from conservation after 13 years
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.
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EuropeAustria, Germany see new restrictions on unvaccinated as Covid-19 cases increase
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?
68bfae62-43e0-11ec-b95b-005056bf762bFri, 12 Nov 2021 18:59:44 GMT© Georg Hochmuth, AFPMonique EL-FAIZY
EuropeMarathon negotiations on track as COP26 enters “final hours”
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.
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The InterviewSaudi Arabian Foreign Minister: “We will continue talks with Iran”
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.
870e6c52-4401-11ec-830d-005056a97652Sat, 13 Nov 2021 09:38:59 GMTMarc PERELMAN
FULL COVERAGEParis attacks of November 13, 2015: The trial
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.
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EuropeEU sees “progress” as Turkey halts Belarusian flights, Russia rejects gas threats
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.
c6d70bf2-43cd-11ec-9d66-005056a97652Fri, 12 Nov 2021 16:15:52 GMT© Pola police distribution for ReutersFRANCE 24
EuropeCOP26 climate talks continue as wealthy nations urged to put “cash on the table”
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.
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FranceFrench prosecutors are investigating the alleged rape of a soldier in the Elysee Palaceĉe-%C3%A9lys%C3%A9e-palace
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.
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