World Environment Day: 24% of Green House Gas emission come from Agriculture – UN
By TVC News Nigeria
09 June 2019 | 9:15 am
World Environment Day: 24% of Green House Gas emission come from Agriculture - UN
Activists slammed UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet for her restrained criticism directed at China's leaders after her return from Xinjiang. But Bachelet noted that her visit was "not an investigation."
A decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin stipulates that Western countries must start paying for gas through a Russian bank that will transfer foreign currency into rubles.
The UN says it is the sixth time a peacekeeping convoy has been targeted in less than a month. The West African country has been gripped by a jihadist insurgency for the past decade.
At a UN General Assembly meeting, China and Russia explained their vetoes of a proposal that would have imposed new sanctions on North Korea.
Human rights campaigners say China is committing cultural genocide against its minority Uyghur residents in Xinjiang, where an estimated 1 million to 2 million residents have been incarcerated
The German government is planning to expand the powers of its antitrust authorities. The move comes after recent measures to compensate for rising gasoline prices have turned into a profit windfall for oil companies.
Already-strained global gas supplies have been shaken once again. An LNG terminal in Texas will remain offline for longer than expected after a fire last week, while Russia's Gazprom has said it's cutting supplies to Europe by some 40 percent. Also in the show: investors look ahead to a possible 0.75% interest rate hike as the US Federal Reserve tries to rein in spiralling inflation, and farmers in Ukraine worry about this year's harvest.
The UN Refugee Agency said this was the highest number of displaced people recorded since World War II. Refugees coming to the EU from Africa's Sahel region could rise, said the report.
"What a special moment," European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said after signing the gas memorandum. Europe is looking for alternate sources of energy since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
An Italian energy firm says the Russian company is slashing its deliveries by 50%. France's gas operator says it has not received any natural gas from Russia via its pipeline from Germany for more than a month.
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