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COP26: Glasgow to host UN climate change summit in 2020

COP26: Glasgow to host UN climate change summit in 2020

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A major United Nations climate change summit will take place in Glasgow.The UK has won the bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties, known as COP26, following a partnership with Italy.Up to 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the event at Glasgow's Scottish Events Campus (SEC) at the end of next year.It is designed to produce an international response to the climate emergency. The UK will host the main COP summit while Italy will host preparatory events and a significant youth event, as part of the agreement.Claire Perry, UK nominated president for COP26, said: "In 2020, world leaders will come together to discuss how to tackle climate change on a global scale ...
G20 summit: Trump and Xi agree to restart US-China trade talks

G20 summit: Trump and Xi agree to restart US-China trade talks

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The US and China have agreed to resume trade talks, easing a long row that has fuelled a global economic slowdown.US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping reached agreement at the G20 summit in Japan.Mr Trump also said he would allow US companies to continue to sell to the Chinese tech giant Huawei, in a move seen as a significant concession. Ahead of the G20 summit Mr Trump had threatened an additional $ 300bn (£236bn) in tariffs on Chinese imports.However after the meeting on the sidelines of the main summit in Osaka, he confirmed that Washington would not be adding the additional tariffs, and that he would continue to negotiate with Beijing "for the time being".And at a subseque
G20 summit: Trump jokes to Putin about Russian election meddling

G20 summit: Trump jokes to Putin about Russian election meddling

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has appeared to make light of Russian election interference during a meeting with the country's leader, Vladimir Putin.A smirking Mr Trump wagged his finger at the Russian president and said: "Don't meddle in the election, please."The pair were holding talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan.It was their first meeting since Robert Mueller concluded his investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.US intelligence agencies concluded that Russia was behind an effort to influence the presidential election with a state-authorised campaign of cyber-attacks and fake news stories planted on social media.But special counsel Mueller's report found...
Everest: Three more die amid overcrowding near summit

Everest: Three more die amid overcrowding near summit

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Three more climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking the death toll to seven in a week - more than the total for the whole of last year.The three died of exhaustion while descending on Thursday.It comes amid traffic jams near the summit as record numbers make the ascent, despite calls to limit the number of climbing permits.Nepal has issued 381 permits at $ 11,000 (£8,600) each for the spring climbing season at the world's highest peak. Two Indian climbers - Kalpana Das, 52, and Nihal Bagwan, 27 - died while scaling back down the mountain on Thursday. Local tour organiser Keshav Paudel told AFP news agency that Bagwan had been "stuck in the traffic for more than 12 hours and was exhausted".A 65-year-old Austrian climber died on
Trump: U.S.-N. Korea summit to be held in Vietnam Feb. 27-28

Trump: U.S.-N. Korea summit to be held in Vietnam Feb. 27-28

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Feb. 6 -- U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be held in Vietnam Feb. 27-28 with the talks to center on dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. The date and venue had been shrouded in secrecy as the two countries negotiated the next steps following a vague denuclearization deal reached at their first summit in Singapore in June. "Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong-un is a good one," Trump said during his State of the Union address. "Chairman Kim and I will meet again on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam," he said, stopping short of revealing the city. The announcement came shortly after Washington's nuclear envoy, Stephen Biegun, arrived in Pyongyang to prepare for the next summit....