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16 Nov
The UN climate summit has been slammed as a failure after India and China weakened language on phasing out fossil fuels and historical polluters refused to accept liability for damage caused by extreme weather.
2 Nov
More than 100 world leaders, including Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, are supporting the agreement at the climate summit. Activists say it greenlights "another decade of deforestation."
31 Oct
Heads of state and government gathering for the climate conference in Glasgow will argue over plans to burn fewer fossil fuels, the only way to honor their pledges to protect the planet.
14 Oct
Officials are scrambling to help clear supply chain backlogs, with two of the US's largest ports operating 24 hours per day as traffic jams of container ships wait offshore. Also, the IMF unveils a new mechanism for rich countries to lend or donate to poor nations, and Hollywood braces for the biggest crew strike since the 1940s.
12 Oct
Most countries have now signed up to a historic deal to ensure a minimum 15% corporate tax rate. Only four smaller economies are still holding back.
5 Oct
A trove of leaked documents has revealed links between leaders and offshore tax havens. Officials in Pakistan and other countries are facing calls for investigation while Germany urged patience in fighting tax avoidance.
27 Sep
Political and business leaders have committed more than $400 billion to the expansion of renewable and clean energy, the UN announced. They also vowed to dramatically expand access to electricity in developing nations.
7 Feb
Calls are growing from the international community for jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be freed. Moscow has hit back, saying other countries should not interfere in Russia's internal matters.
16 Dec 2020
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres described the situation as "dramatic" and urged countries to take drastic action. A virtual conference is taking place to mark five years since the Paris climate accord.
5 Dec 2020
The UN and France have said an emergency aid fund will be set up to help Lebanon cope with reconstruction after the Beirut port blast. However, long-term economic support depends on forming a viable new government.
8 Nov 2020
Some of the United States' biggest and closest allies quickly congratulated Democrat Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris on Saturday (November 7), recognising their presidential election victory even though Donald Trump, with whom several have had rocky relations, had yet to concede.
31 Oct 2020
Leaders from around the world are expressing solidarity with France following a deadly knife attack at a cathedral in Nice. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was "deeply shaken."

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