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Source: The Guradian

'We can move forward now': UN climate talks take significant step

Sunday 23:39 GMT

They lacked the drama, excitement and eventual breakthrough that marked the Paris agreement of 2015, but this year’s UN climate talks produced important steps forward in putting the landmark accord into practice.

He advocates sectoral agreements for heavy industries such as steel, aluminium and cement, that would require companies in those industries to reduce their emissions, removing any competitive disadvantage to businesses by being first-movers in cutting carbon.

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Source: DW

UN refugee compact - what you need to know

Sunday 23:39 GMT

The UN refugee compact contains a set of measures to help host nations, whose public services and infrastructure often struggle to cope with the increased burden of supporting people displaced by conflict, persecution, and natural disasters.

The refugee compact follows a similar accord finalized last week at a UN migration conference in Morocco that deals with all forms of migration. Just 10 countries host almost two-thirds of the world's refugees, including Turkey who alone has welcomed 3.5 million people seeking refuge.

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Source: BBC

Climate talks: Five things we've learnt

Sunday 23:39 GMT

Delegates to the UN climate conference in Poland have reached agreement on how to implement the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, which comes into force in 2020.

However dull it may be, the operational rules for the 2015 Paris climate agreement will govern the way the world tackles climate change for decades to come. The key thing was not to unravel the carefully negotiated Paris agreement by having one set of rules for the rich countries and another one for the poor.

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Source: BBC

Clashes in Brussels over UN migration pact

Sunday 23:39 GMT

The deal, which is not legally binding, seeks an international approach to migration that "reaffirms the sovereign rights of states to determine their national migration policy" and asserts the "fundamental" importance of legal migration.

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was forced to cancel its migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean this month after repeated battles with Italy.

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Source: The Guradian

What was agreed at COP24 in Poland and why did it take so long?

Sunday 23:39 GMT

Whoever hosts will have a diplomatic mountain to climb, if the fractious nature of this year’s talks is anything to go by.

Australia joined with the US in a celebration of coal, and Brazil signalled its climate scepticism under Jair Bolsonaro by withdrawing its offer to host next year’s talks. But the EU, a handful of other developed countries and scores of developing nations including the poorest and most vulnerable affirmed that they would strive to meet the IPCC’s advice on limiting warming to no more than 1.5C.

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Source: Global News

Nearly 200 nations agree on framework for Paris Climate Agreement

Sunday 22:43 GMT

Nearly 200 nations overcame political divisions on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.

World leaders gather for ‘impossible’ task of finalizing Paris climate agreement. After two weeks of talks in the Polish city of Katowice, nations finally reached consensus on a more detailed framework for the 2015 Paris Agreement which aims to limit a rise in average world temperatures to “well below” two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.

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Source: DW

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries strike deal over how to implement landmark Paris climate treaty

Sunday 22:43 GMT

A global climate summit has ended in Poland with an agreement to govern how the 2015 Paris climate accord will be implemented.

Almost 200 countries on Saturday reached an agreement on implementing the Paris Climate Accord after two weeks of negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations. The result of the tortured negotiations in the Polish city of Katowice is a 156-page rulebook on how countries will report and monitor their national pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions and update their emissions plans.

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Source: Fox News

Larry Elder: Democrats Warning of Left's Overreach Is 'a Sign of the Apocalypse'

Sunday 19:58 GMT

Larry Elder said Friday on Hannity that some top Democrats warning the left about potential overreach is "a sign of the apocalypse."

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Source: BBC

Climate deal to bring Paris pact to life

Sunday 21:49 GMT

Negotiators in Poland have finally secured agreement on a range of measures that will make the Paris climate pact operational in 2020.

Laurence Tubiana, a key architect of the Paris agreement, and now with the European Climate Foundation, said the agreement was a big boost for the Paris pact. "The key piece was having a good transparency system because it builds trust between countries and because we can measure what is being done and it is precise enough," she told BBC News on the sidelines of this meeting.

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Source: Fox News

'The Statute Isn't Clear': Former FEC Member, Dem Attorney Agree Trump Payments Aren't Criminal

Sunday 19:58 GMT

Former Federal Election Commission member Hans Von Spakovsky said Friday that the hush money payments made by President Trump are not criminal offenses.

Trump's payments to Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult film star Stormy Daniels have been scrutinized and looked upon as campaign finance violations. Former Federal Election Commission member Hans Von Spakovsky said Friday that the hush money payments made by President Trump are not criminal offenses.

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Source: CTV

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Sunday 18:08 GMT

A deal on the rules that govern the Paris climate accord appeared within grasp Saturday, as officials from almost 200 countries worked to bridge remaining differences after two weeks of UN talks in Poland.

The talks in Poland took place against a backdrop of increasing concern among scientists that global warming is proceeding faster than governments are responding to it. A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that while it's possible to cap global warming at 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) by the end of the century compared to pre-industrial times, this will require a dramatic overhaul of the global economy including a shift away from fossil fuels.

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Source: CTV

Increased push for free movement between Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand

Sunday 13:34 GMT

Armed with official support from the federal Conservatives in Canada and the promise of a Brexit deal next year, advocates of an agreement calling for freer trade, movement, and greater co-operation between Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom are ramping up their efforts.

Skinner said the agreement would only include Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K., for now, because it would be easy to build upon their shared historical, economic, diplomatic, and cultural ties as countries under the Commonwealth.

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Source: Common Domain

The Linde-Praxair Merger Explained

Friday 20:01 GMT

LIN -1.53% received U.S. regulatory approval for their merger in October 2018, almost two years after first agreeing to the deal.

The European Commission approved the deal on Aug. 20 after Linde and Praxair agreed to a suite of divestments in an effort to allay concerns that the merger would reduce competition in the region. Praxair agreed in July to sell off most of its European business to Japan’s Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp. for EUR5 billion.

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Source: DW

Ceasefire for Yemen's port and aid hub Hodeida agreed in Sweden

Friday 06:59 GMT

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Yemen's warring factions had agreed measures for the embattled Red Sea province of Hodeida, including a ceasefire for its rebel-held port city, part of a key conduit blocked in the past for humanitarian aid deliveries.

Both sides stand accused of failing to protect civilians, with 14 million Yemenis now at the brink of mass starvation, according to UN estimates.

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Source: Common Domain

Oil Slips After IEA Shows Inventory Build

Friday 06:59 GMT

OPEC faces the dilemma of giving up further market share if it contemplates more drastic cuts, the analysts added.

IEA: Global oil inventories are on the rise, with commercial stockpiles in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries up by 5.7 million barrels to 2.872 billion barrels in October. For the first time since March, stockpiles rose above the five-year average—a key metric used by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries when targeting inventories.


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