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Climate commitments at the 'One Planet Summit' in Paris

Paris - Moving away from using fossil fuels and leaning heavily on businesses to green up their act, the "One Planet Summit" in Paris on Tuesday set out a raft of wide-ranging commitments to turn the tables on climate change.

With fossil fuel subsidies, humanity investing in 'own doom': UN chief

Paris - By subsidising fossil fuels, humanity was "investing in its own doom", UN chief Antonio Guterres said Tuesday at a Paris summit seeking to unlock funds for the global shift towards greener energy.

US void hard to miss at Paris climate summit

Paris - Two years ago to the day, US secretary of state John Kerry shared in the cheers and champagne in Paris as world powers sealed a landmark global climate accord.

World Bank to stop financing oil, gas projects from 2019

Paris - The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, it announced Tuesday at a climate summit seeking to boost the global economy's shift to clean energy.

US absence at Paris summit a 'disgrace': Kerry

Paris - Former US secretary of state John Kerry blasted the absence of the American government at a major climate change summit in Paris Tuesday as a "disgrace".

EU summit set to unlock next phase of Brexit talks

Brussels - European Union leaders are set to open the next phase of Brexit talks at a summit this week, but may toughen their conditions after Britain cast doubt on whether a deal on divorce terms is binding.

Macron calls for 'much stronger mobilisation' on climate

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday called for stronger action in the fight against climate change, as he hosted world leaders for talks two years to the day since the Paris agreement.

Investors turn back on fossil fuels at Paris climate summit

Paris - Major investors vowed Tuesday to move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world leaders met in Paris seeking to unlock new cash to save humanity from climate "doom".

Climate summit: The greening of international finance

Paris - It is often said that the colour of money is green, but until recently the finance industry hasn't been well adapted to helping achieve policy objectives for the environment.

Macron's 'real world' climate summit to focus on finance

Paris - Two years to the day after 195 nations adopted the Paris Agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron will convene a follow-up climate summit Tuesday to jump-start the lagging transition to a greener global economy.

To save climate, stop investing in fossil fuels: economists

Paris - The development of oil, gas and coal energy must stop in order to avoid the worst ravages of global warming, 80 top economists said Thursday, days ahead of a climate summit in Paris.

Tall order to repatriate distressed migrants from Libya

Grand-bassam - European and African leaders have set themselves a tall order to stamp out horrific abuse of African migrants in Libya, where thousands are suffering in a vast, lawless territory.

AU, EU summit winds up after anti-slavery initiative

Abidjan - A summit gathering European and African leaders from more than 80 countries drew to a close Thursday with plans for the immediate evacuation of some 3,800 African migrants stranded in Libya.

Libya allows emergency migrant 'evacuations' amid slave scandal

Abidjan - Libya agreed Wednesday with EU and African leaders to allow migrants facing abuse in detention camps to be evacuated within days or weeks, French President Emmanuel Macron said.

Libya allows emergency migrant 'evacuations' after slavery uproar

Abidjan - Libya agreed Wednesday with key EU and African leaders to allow migrants facing abuse in detention camps to be evacuated within days or weeks, mostly to their home countries, French President Emmanuel Macron said.

EU, ex-Soviet states push ties in face of 'hostile' Russia

Brussels - The EU pledged to deepen ties with six former Soviet states Friday, as part of efforts to counter Russian influence, but warned them they had no chance of joining the bloc any time soon.

Leaders gather for EU Eastern Partnership summit

Brussels - Leaders from the EU and six former Soviet states meet in Brussels on Friday for the latest summit aimed at deepening ties, but thorny subjects like Russian influence and the war in Ukraine are off the agenda.

Don't mention the war: Ukraine off the agenda at EU summit

Brussels - The EU's bid to deepen ties with six former Soviet states enters its latest round in Brussels on Friday with anxiety about Russian influence running higher than ever in the bloc.

Euro summit still on despite German crisis: Tusk

Brussels - EU leaders will meet as planned next month to discuss reforms to the euro despite the crisis in Germany over the collapse of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition talks, EU President Donald Tusk said Wednesday.

N.Z. PM denies Trump mistook her for Trudeau's wife

Wellington - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday played down suggestions US President Donald Trump confused her with Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s wife at a summit in Asia last week.

EU, May say 'more work' needed for Brexit deal

Gothenburg - British Prime Minister Theresa May and EU leaders agreed on Friday that "more work" is needed on Brexit as fears mount that talks will fail to move on to the next phase as hoped in December.

EU summit in Sweden seeks fairer post-Brexit economy

Brussels - EU leaders meet in Sweden this week to launch an offensive on the economic inequalities fuelling populism, the first step in a two-year reform drive to show the bloc can survive after Brexit.

Trump hails 'fantastic job' on Asia tour, but ends it abruptly

Manila - Donald Trump said he had done "a really fantastic job" on a five-nation tour of Asia in which he had made a lot of friends, but he ended it abruptly Tuesday by skipping most of a Philippine summit.

Philippines' Duterte vows comfort for Russian drug suspects

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has pledged two accused Russian drug traffickers will be detained in a "comfortable house", rather than his nation's badly over-crowded jails.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets Tillerson, UN chief on Rohingya crisis

Manila - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced rising global pressure Tuesday to solve the crisis for her nation's displaced Rohingya Muslim minority, meeting the UN chief and America's top diplomat in the Philippines.

UN chief meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis

Manila - UN chief Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to allow Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to return, when they met Tuesday at a summit in the Philippines, his office said.

Trump hails 'great relationship' with self-proclaimed killer Duterte

Manila - Donald Trump declared Monday he had a "great relationship" with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a self-proclaimed killer who is waging a drugs war that rights groups say involves mass murder, as the leaders joked with each other in Manila.

Trump breaks the link as handshake photo op goes awry

Manila - Donald Trump was all fingers and thumbs during a carefully choreographed photo op Monday at a summit of world leaders, failing to grasp whose hands he was supposed to be holding and breaking a lineup intended to showcase unity.

Shooting from the hip: Trump and Duterte's fiery quotes

Manila - Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte meet Monday in Manila for their first official talks, an occasion that brings together two of the most outspoken statesmen of recent years.

Philippines' Duterte all smiles as he meets Trump

Manila - Donald Trump shook hands Monday with a smiling Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a man who boasts about personally killing people and who is waging a drug war that rights groups say involves mass murder.
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