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Climate change: Critical year for climate change starts in Madrid

Climate change: Critical year for climate change starts in Madrid

Science
A critical 12 months in the battle against rising temperatures begins in Madrid this week, as UN delegates gather for key talks. The 25th Conference of the Parties, or COP, will see negotiators from almost 200 countries in attendance. Ahead of the meeting the UN secretary general has warned that the world is at the point of no return. António Guterres said the global response to date has been "utterly inadequate". The conference takes place amid a welter of bad news on climate change in recent days. The World Meteorological Organisation announced that greenhouse gas concentrations reached their highest recorded level in 2018.The UN Environment Programme showed that there's a huge gap between the plans that governments currently h
TSB resolves payments glitch days after critical IT crisis report

TSB resolves payments glitch days after critical IT crisis report

Business
TSB says it has resolved a glitch that delayed customer payments overnight, just days after a critical report into the bank's IT meltdown last year.The bank responded to a flurry of complaints via social media early on Friday morning when it said: "Some payments into TSB accounts have been delayed overnight and we are working to process these as soon as possible today." It later confirmed that the operation to clear the backlog was completed just before midday. @TSB really TSB when will you put my wages into my account? These system issues you keep having is outrageous! I will defo be moving my account after this. Its happening too often now 😡— Sarah (@Weesarahlou) November 22, 2019 "We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused," TSB said.I
Hong Kong protests: Two ‘critical’ after day of chaos

Hong Kong protests: Two ‘critical’ after day of chaos

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Two people are in critical condition after another day of violent demonstrations in Hong Kong.The first person - a protester - was injured on Monday morning, when he was shot by a police officer.He is the third person shot by police since rallies began 24 weeks ago.Later, a pro-Beijing supporter was doused in flammable liquid and set alight after arguing with protesters, who are demanding greater democracy and police accountability.There were a number of other flashpoints during the day, with police firing rubber bullets and tear gas in others parts of Hong Kong. At one point, tear gas was fired in the central business district - a rare occurrence during working hours on a weekday.Monday's violence followed a we...
Shot HK teen in critical condition charged with attacking police officer

Shot HK teen in critical condition charged with attacking police officer

World
A teenage protester who was shot by police during an anti-China rally in Hong Kong has been charged with rioting and assaulting an officer.Tsang Chi-kin, who took a bullet in the left shoulder during a fight with riot officers in the Tsuen Wan district of the city on Tuesday, is still in a critical condition in hospital. The 18-year-old, known as "Tony", was shot at close range - with police saying the officer had fired because he feared for his life. ...

Gold ETF (GLD) Is Approaching A Critical Level: Here’s A Way to Play It

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]After languishing and trading sideways for several years, gold, and therefore the ETF that is frequently used for trading it (GLD), finally broke higher in June of this year. A week or so ago though, GLD reversed and lost over four percent in a series of down days. That move has brought it close to what could prove Latest Articles in