COP27 delivers climate fund breakthrough at cost of progress on emissions

COP27 delivers climate fund breakthrough at cost of progress on emissions

COP27 climate summit ends after marathon weekend negotiations Final deal delivers on creating historic climate finance fund Negotiators say some blocked tighter emissions targets SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Countries closed this year’s UN climate summit on Sunday with a hard-fought deal to create a fund to help poor countries being battered by … Read more

COP27 nears breakthrough on climate finance in scramble for final deal

COP27 nears breakthrough on climate finance in scramble for final deal

Countries studying details of new draft agreement Delegates herald possible breakthrough on loss and damage US proposes “phase out” of fossil fuels Some nations want firmer goals on long-term action SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Negotiators at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt neared a breakthrough deal on Saturday for a fund to … Read more

Biden administration says Saudi prince has immunity in Khashoggi killing lawsuit

Biden administration says Saudi prince has immunity in Khashoggi killing lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The Biden administration ruled on Thursday that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has immunity from a lawsuit over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, drawing immediate condemnation from the slain journalist’s former fiancee. Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in October 2018 by Saudi agents in the Saudi consulate in … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine 'in strongest terms'

‘Most members’ of G20 condemn war in Ukraine – statement Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening To pursue efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5C NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” … Read more

Wrangling over Ukraine war dominates summit of G20 major economies

Wrangling over Ukraine war dominates summit of G20 major economies

Draft declaration: ‘Most’ G20 members condemn Ukraine war Ukraine’s Zelenskiy pushes his plan to end conflict Indonesia appeals for end to political polarization Inflation, debt, monetary policy also on the agenda US President Biden skips gala dinner on island of Bali NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – A Western-led push to condemn Russia’s invasion … Read more

Now is the time to press Russia for peace, Zelenskiy says

Now is the time to press Russia for peace, Zelenskiy says

Zelenskiy urges world leaders to push for peace now Ukraine PM says Russia’s Kherson defeat time to end war Zelenskiy welcomes US-China no nuclear threat comment Kherson residents recount abuse by Russian forces KHERSON, Ukraine, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday urged world leaders to back a plan to end the … Read more

Biden, Xi clash over Taiwan, but military action seen as unlikely

Biden, Xi clash over Taiwan, but military action seen as unlikely

Biden, Xi hold 3-hour Bali meeting ahead of G20 Both leaders stress need to get ties back on track Russia rejects reports of foreign minister’s hospitalization Indonesia seeking concrete progress on global economy at G20 Ukraine’s Zelenskiy due to address G20 on Tuesday NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said … Read more

Six dead in Istanbul blast, Erdogan says it ‘smells like terrorism’

Six dead in Istanbul blast, Erdogan says it 'smells like terrorism'

Explosion on busy pedestrian avenue wounds 81 Erdogan calls it a bomb, vows culprits to be punished No one has claimed responsibility for blast Turkish cities were targeted in series of attacks in 2015-2016 ISTANBUL, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Six people were killed and 81 others injured on Sunday when an explosion rocked a busy … Read more

At COP27, climate change framed as battle for survival

At COP27, climate change framed as battle for survival

China, United States have leading role Guterres seeks coal phase-out by 2040 UAE, host of 2023 talks, says will keep producing fossil fuel SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 7 (Reuters) – World leaders and diplomats framed the fight against global warming as a battle for human survival during opening speeches at the COP27 climate summit in … Read more

Iran says it shipped drones to Russia before Ukraine war

Iran says it shipped drones to Russia before Ukraine war

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Iran acknowledged for the first time on Saturday that it had supplied Moscow with drones but said they were sent before the war in Ukraine, where Russia has used them to target power stations and civilian infrastructure. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said a “small number” of drones had been shipped … Read more