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COP26: Coal compromise as leaders near climate deal

COP26: Coal compromise as leaders near climate deal

Science
Getty ImagesA draft agreement at the COP26 climate summit has watered down commitments to end the use of coal and other fossil fuels, as countries race to reach a deal after two weeks of talks. While the language around fossil fuels has been softened, the inclusion of the commitment in a final deal would be seen as a landmark moment.A deal must be agreed by the end of the summit, which is in its final hours.The UN meeting is seen as crucial for limiting the effects of global warming.The draft agreement, which was published early on Friday following all-night talks, also asks for much tighter deadlines for governments to reveal their plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And it also strengthens support for poorer countries fighting climate change.Negotiations over a final deal could str...
Prince Philip: World leaders and royals send heartfelt sympathy

Prince Philip: World leaders and royals send heartfelt sympathy

World
Monarchs, heads of state and prime ministers across the world, past and present, have sent heartfelt tributes following the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the age of 99.Spain's king and queen telegrammed "Dear Aunt Lilibet" to mourn the passing of "Dear Uncle Philip".Along with tributes from Europe's royal households, many Commonwealth nations praised his exceptional public service.They paid tribute to a life of duty, purpose and devotion to the Queen."He was a heck of a guy... 99 years old, he never slowed down at all," said US President Joe Biden. All living former US presidents also sent tributes.PA MediaThe duke, whose death was announced by Buckingham Palace on Friday, accompanied the Queen during hundreds of overseas visits.'Cherish the memories'Prince Philip had blood...
N Ireland leaders call for calm after night of violence

N Ireland leaders call for calm after night of violence

World
Young people set a hijacked bus on fire and hurled gasoline bombs at police in Belfast in at least the fourth night of serious violence in a week in Northern Ireland, where Britain's exit from the European Union has unsettled an uneasy political balanceBy PETER MORRISON and JILL LAWLESS Associated PressApril 8, 2021, 10:16 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Young people set a hijacked bus on fire and hurled gasoline bombs at police in Belfast in at least the fourth night of serious violence in a week in Northern Ireland, where Britain's exit from the European Union has unsettled an uneasy political balance.People also lobbed bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs Wednesday night in both directions over a concrete “peace wall” that se...
Leaders of Russia, France, Germany discuss global crises

Leaders of Russia, France, Germany discuss global crises

World
The Kremlin says the leaders of Russia, France and Germany had a call to discuss coronavirus vaccines and a slew of international crises, including the situation in eastern Ukraine, Libya, Syria and the Iranian nuclear standoff among other issuesBy VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressMarch 30, 2021, 10:16 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMOSCOW -- The leaders of Russia, France and Germany met by conference call Tuesday and discussed coronavirus vaccines, the Iranian nuclear standoff and the conflicts in eastern Ukraine, Libya and Syria.The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin also responded to questions about jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny raised by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron in their “frank and bus...

Black leaders share their advice on how to help Black Americans succeed

Finance
kate_sept2004 | E+ | Getty ImagesIn celebration of Black History Month, CNBC Invest in You is featuring weekly stories from CNBC contributors and members of the Financial Wellness Council, including the lessons they've learned growing up, their advice to Black youth, their inspirations and how they are working to close the racial wealth gap.More needs to be done to help Black Americans find financial and work success, several Black leaders say.That includes providing access to the same financial literacy resources and job opportunities that White Americans have.Many Black Americans have been left behind in the economic recovery. In January, the unemployment rate for Black or African American workers was 9.2%, compared to 5.7% for White workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. ...