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Brazil's Bolsonaro dismisses COP25 'game'

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a climate change skeptic, on Sunday dismissed as a "commercial game" the result of the COP25 climate talks in Madrid.He particularly singled out rich European nations as the players.

UN chief calls climate summit a 'lost opportunity'

Madrid - A major climate summit wrapped up in Madrid Sunday with a compromise deal that left little to show, prompting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to lament a "lost opportunity" to act.

As displacement soars, global meet to seek new paths to help refugees

Geneva - As the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes continues to climb worldwide, a global summit in Geneva next week will aim to drum up fresh and concrete support for refugees.

UN expert report unmasks Libya arms embargo violations

Tripoli - From buying an Irish navy boat re-registered as a "pleasure yacht" to enlisting a Canadian firm to recruit Sudanese fighters -- Libya's warring parties are running rings around a UN arms embargo.

Chile police response to protests 'repressive': UN

Geneva - Chilean police responded to recent mass protests in a "fundamentally repressive manner," resulting in serious abuses including unlawful killings and torture, UN investigators said Friday.

Chile police response to protests 'repressive': UN

Geneva - Chilean police responded to recent mass protests in a "fundamentally repressive manner", resulting in serious abuses including unlawful killings and torture, UN investigators said Friday.

UN talks struggle to stave off climate chaos

Madrid - United Nations climate negotiations in Madrid were set to wrap up Friday with even the best-case outcome likely to fall well short of what science says is needed to avert a future ravaged by global warming.

Net zero: climate-saving target or delay tactic?

Madrid - With the European Union set to decide whether to adopt a plan to green their economies and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, how does carbon neutrality relate to the climate crisis?- Why net zero?

Mammoth field fires up Norway's oil industry

Norway - Under yellow metal legs stretching beneath the sea, billions of dollars lie buried. As the world tries hard to halt global warming, a huge oil field breathes new life into Norway's oil sector."Massive!

Greenpeace chief locked out of UN climate meet amid protests

Madrid - Hours after sharing a podium at 196-nations climate talks with Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, the head of Greenpeace International found herself locked out of the building Wednesday along with hundreds of other observers ejected from the talks.

US warns N.Korea of consequences for 'Christmas gift'

New York - The United States on Wednesday warned North Korea of consequences if it makes good on threats of a spectacular weapons test in the New Year, while offering flexibility if it stays in talks.

US accused of seeking climate funding waiver at UN talks

Madrid - The United States was accused Wednesday of using crunch UN talks to avoid compensating poorer nations hit by climate change, despite its decision to leave the process to limit global warming.

Greta slams 'misleading' climate pledges at chaotic UN summit

Madrid - Swedish activist Greta Thunberg accused rich countries of "misleading" people over climate action at UN talks in Madrid on Wednesday hours before a veteran leader of the global environmental movement with whom she shared the podium was locked out of th...

Solving climate crisis requires leadership: Bloomberg

Madrid - The world doesn't need a miracle to tame global warming, just leadership, US presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg told UN climate talks Tuesday in Madrid, calling for an end to government handouts to oil, gas and coal companies.

Bloomberg at UN climate talks to push for US action

Madrid - American presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg will attend UN climate talks in Madrid Tuesday with the message that the US is "still in" the fight against global warming despite its looming withdrawal from the world's climate plan.

US, North Korea on collision course as New Year deadline looms

Washington - Tensions are quickly rising between the United States and North Korea, which has ramped up pressure as it demands concessions by President Donald Trump's administration by the end of the year.

US asks UN to discuss risk of N.Korea 'provocation'

Washington - The United States on Monday called a UN Security Council meeting this week on the risk of North Korean "provocation" as Pyongyang demands US concessions by a year-end deadline.

Beleaguered DR Congo rainforest attacked on all sides

Kisangani - Lush rainforest covers millions of hectares of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a central part of Earth's natural defence against global warming -- but it is under severe threat from a perfect storm of mismanagement and corruption.

High stakes: Myanmar's Lady gambles image in Rohingya genocide lawsuit

From democracy champion to defending Myanmar against genocide charges, the shock decision by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to face the UN's top court risks further damaging her image overseas and deepening the siege mentality at home.

North Korea says US denuclearization talks 'out of negotiation table'

New York - North Korea on Saturday said denuclearization talks with the United States were "out of the negotiation table," while slamming European UN Security Council members who had recently denounced its "provocative" ballistic missile launches.

Thousands in Myanmar rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date

Nay Pyi Taw - Thousands rallied in support of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar Saturday, on the eve of her departure for the UN's top court to defend Myanmar against charges of genocide against Rohingya Muslims.

Fossil fuel groups 'destroying' climate talks: NGOs

Paris - Oil and gas groups were accused Saturday of seeking to influence climate talks in Madrid by paying millions in sponsorship and sending dozens of lobbyists to delay what scientists say is a necessary and rapid cut in fossil fuel use.

Thunberg urges climate action because 'people are dying'

Madrid - Teen activist Greta Thunberg on Friday urged world leaders gathered in Madrid for a UN climate conference to take urgent action to fight climate change, warning "we can't afford" more delays because "people are dying".

Activists to rally for mass climate march in Madrid

Madrid - Thousands of activists from around the globe will simultaneously hit the streets of Madrid and Santiago on Friday to demand urgent action on the climate crisis from world leaders attending the COP25 summit.

Iran working on nuclear-capable missiles: European powers

Berlin - Britain, France and Germany have accused Iran of developing nuclear-capable ballistic missiles in a letter dismissed by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Thursday as "a desperate falsehood".

'Do it for our children,' parents plead at UN climate meet

Madrid - Parents from around the globe Thursday said governments locked in negotiations at UN talks in Madrid must beat back the threat of global warming to "give our children the future that they deserve".

Climate change threatens end of trail for Niger's nomadic herders

T - Ali's sharp eyes scanned the heat-shimmered horizon, searching in vain for clouds. It was noon and 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) on the ninth day of their quest to reach new pastures.

In nations rich and poor, climate-related disasters on the uptick

Madrid - Japan, the Philippines and Germany top a list of countries worst hit by climate-enhanced extreme weather last year, with Madagascar and India close behind, researchers said Wednesday.

UN launches $29 bn emergency funding appeal

Geneva - The UN launched a humanitarian appeal for nearly $29 billion on Wednesday as climate change and increasingly protracted conflicts put tens of millions of people in urgent need of aid.

Khashoggi fiancee slams international 'passivity' to Saudi

Apo - The Turkish fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi denounced on Tuesday the international community's passivity towards Saudi Arabia, 14 months after the journalist's murder.
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