President Joe Biden has invited 109 countries to the virtual summit which will take place on December 9 and 10. China said adding Taiwan to the guest list was a "mistake."
The Turkish lira hit new lows against the US dollar and euro. Analysts place the blame on the low interest rates and the cheap money policies preferred by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Italy's antitrust authority has fined U.S. tech giants Amazon and Apple a total of more than 200 million euros ($225 million) for alleged anti-competitive cooperation in the sale of Apple and Beats products.
Adunni Abdul says using charcoal and firewood causes her chest pain - but amid a price rises for liquified petroleum gas, she has little choice to go back to such fuels despite the environmental and health risks.
Following the opening ceremony for what was India's biggest-ever IPO, shares in mobile payment giant Paytm lost a quarter of their value.
The Netherlands is one of Europe's largest per capita emitters of greenhouse gases and the livestock industry is largely to blame. Home to 4 million cows, the country is now under pressure to tackle methane emissions but also a so-called nitrogen crisis ravaging ecosystems.
The yearly practice of "stubble burning" in Northern India has far-reaching effects. Delhi, some 250 kilometers away, once again faces dangerous levels of smog as farmers burn off their fields to prepare for the next crop. It's a major cause of air pollution in the country.
The oil giant has announced it will take up a new tax residency and remove "Royal Dutch" from its name. The relocation follows a Dutch court order to slash its emissions by 2030.
Cuba's opposition plans to go ahead with protests demanding greater freedom and the release of political prisoners. The US has accused Havana of orchestrating a clampdown.
The US consumer price index rose at an annual rate of 6.2 percent in October, its biggest jump since 1990. Also, amid the country's tight labour market, Starbucks workers hope to form the first-ever unions at the company's US branches. Finally, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sells $5 billion in company shares.
Inflation is continuing to soar in advanced economies around the world. In the UK, the consumer price index rose by 4.2 percent in October, the highest in a decade, while the eurozone's inflation rate hit a 13-year high. Also in the show: the EU proposes new rules to combat deforestation, and thousands of Chinese millennials seek a new life on rural farms.
While talking to US President Joe Biden, China's Xi Jingping warned that attempts to control China with Taiwan were "like playing with fire."