Australia fires: Prime minister defends climate policy after Greta Thunberg criticism
25 December 2019 | 1:43 pm
Following criticism of his climate policy by climate activist Greta Thunberg, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said "I'm not here to impress people overseas." Over 200 fires are still raging across Australia.
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Since August, a new British ambassador to France has been in post. Menna Rawlings has taken up the job at a time when the two countries have butted heads over various issues, from migration to Northern Ireland to fishing, while still bound together on other international issues – including the COP26 climate summit and as permanent members of the UN Security Council. Speaking to FRANCE 24 in a week when around 1,000 undocumented migrants crossed from France to England in small boats in a single day, she defended British border policy and spoke out about the ongoing disputes over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
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Canberra fears that countries such as China are gaining access to Australian innovations, often through academic cooperation.
24 Nov 2021
Australia's weather bureau said the weather phenomenon known as La Nina has developed in the Pacific. It is the second year in a row and could result in larger wheat yields.
25 Nov 2021
The Australian government said the militant group poses a "real" and "credible" threat to country. The group is already banned in the US, Israel, and Germany.
28 Nov 2021
Twenty years ago, Portugal was plagued with heroin addiction and HIV infections. The country decided to take a new approach to the problem, becoming the first in the world to decriminalise drug taking. Since then, drug users are no longer treated as criminals to be locked up in jail, but as people who need medical care and supervision. The gamble has paid off, as our team found out.
28 Nov 2021
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ayman Safadi, Jordan’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, said it was time to reassess Western policy vis-à-vis Syria and that the approach followed in recent years had failed. “The only end to the crisis is a political solution,” he added. The Jordanian minister also hinted that his country was favourable to bringing Syria back into the Arab League.
5 Dec 2021
New legislation is intended to hold social media giants accountable by forcing them to reveal the identity of anonymous online bullies who post defamatory material.
29 Nov 2021
Migration, development, and security are still the focus of the incoming German government's Africa policy. But the private sector feels snubbed by the government's new coalition deal.
3 Dec 2021
President Joe Biden had scrapped the Trump-era policy on his first day in office. But a Texas judge has now ordered its reinstatement.
14 Dec 2021
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have signed a defense deal worth 1 billion Australian dollars as the two countries mark 60 years of diplomatic relations.
26 Dec 2021
During the pandemic, Australia closed its borders and stopped most people, from coming in or going out. As a result, COVID-19's impact has been mild there — but people there have had to endure long lockdowns that are only now being lifted.
26 Dec 2021
Annalena Baerbock is Germany's first female foreign minister. According to the new government's coalition agreement, she wants to pursue a "feminist foreign policy." But opinions differ as to what that actually means.
A Catholic priest, a policeman and 10 others conspired to commit a brutal murder in rural Malawi in 2018. A court has found them guilty of mutilating the 22-year-old victim for the pigment of his skin.
Finnish President Niinisto says Turkey has agreed to support Finland and Sweden joining the NATO military alliance. Turkey says it "got what it wanted" after weeks of threatening to veto accession.
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The leader of Scotland's government said Scotland was "ripped" out of the EU as she outlined a possible route to Scottish independence, including a referendum late next year.
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A snakebite to the farm owner led German police to finding more than 110 snakes. The woman who was poisoned is in a critical condition in hospital.