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Champions League draw: Liverpool v Bayern Munich, Man Utd v Paris St-Germain

Champions League draw: Liverpool v Bayern Munich, Man Utd v Paris St-Germain

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Liverpool will take on German giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16, while Manchester United have been drawn against Paris St-Germain.Premier League champions Manchester City and Tottenham also face Bundesliga sides, with City meeting Schalke and Spurs playing Borussia Dortmund.The first legs will take place on 12-13 and 19-20 February, with the return fixtures on 5-6 and 12-13 March. Group winners will be away from home in the first legs.Teams could not be drawn against sides from the same country in the last 16, nor against teams who they played in the group stage.Elsewhere, holders Real Madrid will face Dutch side Ajax, who have reached the knockout stages for the first tim...
Climate change: COP24 deal to bring Paris pact to life

Climate change: COP24 deal to bring Paris pact to life

Science
Negotiators in Poland have finally secured agreement on a range of measures that will make the Paris climate pact operational in 2020.Last-minute rows over carbon markets threatened to derail the meeting - and delayed it by a day.Delegates believe the new rules will ensure that countries keep their promises to cut carbon.The Katowice agreement aims to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature rises to well below 2C. "Putting together the Paris agreement work programme is a big responsibility," said the chairman of the talks, known as COP24, Michal Kurtyka."It has been a long road. We did our best to leave no-one behind." Climate change: Where we are in seven charts What is climate change? Rich nations often reduce emissions by paying for car...
Climate change: 'Trump effect' threatens Paris pact

Climate change: 'Trump effect' threatens Paris pact

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President Donald Trump's words and actions are restricting global efforts to cut carbon, according to a new study.The analysis says the US' withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement has created the political cover for others to go slow on their commitments.The author says the world is in denial about President Trump's true impact. The study comes as delegates begin two weeks of UN-led talks here on the future of the Paris pact.President Trump has justified pulling his country out of the landmark climate agreement by asserting that he was elected to serve the citizens of Pittsburgh and not Paris. However, other international leaders promised that there would be no going back, and that the US pull-out would galvanise efforts to cut carbon. The sense of u...
Emmanuel Macron to hold emergency Cabinet meeting over Paris protests

Emmanuel Macron to hold emergency Cabinet meeting over Paris protests

World
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- French President Emmanuel Macron planned to hold an emergency security meeting Sunday one day after the third weekend of at-times violent protests in Paris. Saturday's anti-government clashes between demonstrators and police led to some 183 arrests and left at least 100 people injured, including law enforcement officers. A car crash caused by a traffic jam associated with the demonstrations left one person dead -- the third person to die in protest-related traffic since protests began Nov. 17. Macron, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner planned to hold a Cabinet meeting to determine how to deal with the protesters, who are angry at higher living costs spurred in part by an increased fuel tax. The president returned from t...
David de Gea: Manchester United goalkeeper ‘poised to join’ Paris Saint-Germain and sign £60million deal

David de Gea: Manchester United goalkeeper ‘poised to join’ Paris Saint-Germain and sign £60million deal

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sacre bleu The Spain international will reportedly move to France when his contract expires at the end of the season David de Gea will leave Manchester United at the expiration of his contract and join Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports. De Gea, the Spain goalkeeper, will become a free agent at the end of this season with his existing deal coming to an end. De Gea has not lived up to his usually elite standards this season The 28-year-old has yet to put pen to paper on fresh terms, with De Gea reportedly unwilling to commit his future to a club who look far, far away from consistently challenging for silverware. And, according to the Mail on Sunday, De Gea is aware a huge offer is on the table from PSG. ...