One Icelanders quest to remove carbon from the air
04 December 2021 | 12:55 pm
One way of reducing global warming is to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. An entrepreneur in Iceland is trying to do just that with innovative technology that he hopes will help his country, and the world, become carbon-neutral.
June 10, 2023
With the UN's refugee agency bureau on the verge of closing, those in limbo fear their already grave situation is about to get worse.
Prime Minister-designate Petteri Orpo announced that he struck a deal with other right-wing parties. His incoming government will include the far-right Finns Party.
Most countries logged a slight uptick in improving representation for women. The US slipped to 43, while Liberia made the biggest leap towards closing the gap — but global parity is not forecast for another 131 years.
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The threat of not being eligible for office for the next two decades hangs over the opposition lawmakers who were considering a boycott of the national ballot.
Incumbent President Julius Maada Bio declared winner of country's presidential elections. Bio on Tuesday was re-elected for a second term with 56.17% of the vote, according to the head of the electoral commission.
International efforts are underway to supply US-made F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, with US President Joe Biden giving the green light at a recent meeting of G7 leaders. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been lobbying relentlessly for the jets.
Maria Corina Machado was set to run for the president of Venezuela against Nicolas Maduro in 2024. Officials said the ban was triggered by her support for US sanctions and Maduro's rival Juan Guaido.
Senegalese President Macky Sall says he won't seek a third term in 2024 elections after protests. In a speech shared live on his Facebook account, Sall said that he would not be a candidate 'even if the constitution allows me to do so.'
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has told some 80 countries that the drug fentanyl is likely to spread further than the US. Washington at least partly blames China, which did not attend the meeting.
We look at reactions from the French press after the Élysée Palace confirms that Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne will not be part of a rumoured reshuffle of Emmanuel Macron's cabinet. Also: British papers focus on a game-changing Alzheimer's drug, Le Monde looks at findings from a new report on Uber's dominance in France and finally, a converted office for sale in San Francisco's Bay Area is ridiculed by TikTok users!
The film set a record for Greta Gerwig, making her the first solo female director to pass the billion-dollar benchmark. The film's distributors said it exceeded their "most optimistic predictions."
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