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  • Activists around the world called for climate change action ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Students and employees planned to walk out in protest, including employees of large U.S. companies like Amazon and Google.

  • CARACAS, Sept 19- Venezuela's opposition is preparing to seek an asset protection program from the United Nations to prevent creditors from seizing the country's crown jewel overseas asset, U.S. refiner Citgo, a lawmaker and two opposition sources told Reuters. The meeting will see representatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition head...

  • Robert C. O'Brien, special envoy sent by Donald Trump, leaving the courthouse during the lunch break on the second day of the A$AP Rocky assault trial at the Stockholm city courthouse on August 1, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.

    President Donald Trump named Robert O'Brien as his national security advisor on Wednesday, eight days after the abrupt departure of John Bolton. O'Brien, a State Department official, will become Trump's fourth national security advisor, following the departures of Bolton and three-star Army generals Michael Flynn and H.R. McMaster.

  • Vice President Mike Pence has declined to meet Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare after the nation cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China this week, a senior U.S. administration official said on Tuesday. The meeting was to have taken place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. "But the decision by the Solomon...

  • *Energy sector under scrutiny ahead of U.N. climate summit. LONDON, Sept 18- Investors managing $15 trillion in assets turned up the heat on oil and gas sector on Wednesday ahead of a United Nations summit in New York aimed at accelerating efforts to fight climate change. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants governments to make more...

  • Isrseli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu gives an announcement on September 10, 2019 in Ramat Gan, Israel.

    The ballot comes at a precarious time for the country's longest serving prime minister, with the right-wing incumbent facing formidable challenges.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16- As some world leaders question whether the world is facing a climate emergency, more than a dozen cities are stepping up to tackle global warming and sustainable development and will next week pledge to report their progress to the United Nations. Sixteen cities will commit to implementing global goals to end poverty, inequality and...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16- As some world leaders question whether the world is facing a climate emergency, more than a dozen cities are stepping up to tackle global warming and sustainable development and will next week pledge to report their progress to the United Nations. Sixteen cities will commit to implementing global goals to end poverty, inequality and...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16- United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths told the U.N. Security Council on Monday that it was "not entirely clear" who was behind Saturday's attack on Saudi oil facilities but he said it had increased the chances of a regional conflict. "It's not entirely clear who was behind the attack, but the fact that Ansar Allah has claimed...

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he was looking forward to a completed U.S.- Japan trade agreement at the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this month. Pompeo's tweet expanded remarks made on Friday by White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, who told Fox Business Network that the trade accord reached with Japan "may be finished...

  • Fires burn across Brazil's Amazon rainforest

    As fires in the Amazon prompt renewed global outcry over climate change, Bill Gates is backing the first experiment of one controversial solution. It's called solar geoengineering, and it would create a huge chemical cloud that would cool the earth.

  • As fires in the Amazon rainforest prompt renewed global outcry over climate change, Bill Gates is backing the first high-altitude experiment of one radical approach to help. It's called solar geoengineering, and it would create a massive chemical cloud around the whole planet, cooling the surface. It could eradicate blue sky and cause massive shifts in weather patterns that could cause famine and drought. It's also cheap, and the technology is not far off today.

  • NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 5- Stunned residents of the Bahamas surveyed the wreckage of their homes and officials struggled to assess the number killed by Hurricane Dorian, as the storm bore down on the South Carolina coast, threatening record flooding on Thursday. The United Nations said 70,000 people in the Bahamas needed immediate humanitarian relief after the...

  • *More than 13,000 homes destroyed or damaged in Bahamas. NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 5- Hurricane Dorian left stretches of the Bahamas looking as if they had been carpet bombed and was regaining strength as it crawled up the U.S. The United Nations said 70,000 people in the Bahamas needed immediate humanitarian relief after the most damaging storm ever to hit the island...

  • DUBAI, Sept 5- Syria's wheat and barley crops this year improved helped by favourable rainfall and better overall security but food security remains a challenge, a joint report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme said on Thursday. "It is an improvement but a lot remains to be done... it is still 50% less than the...

  • NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 4- Survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas thronged rescue helicopters on Wednesday and the United Nations said 70,000 people needed immediate humanitarian relief after one of the most powerful Caribbean storms on record devastated the island group. The most damaging storm to strike the island nation, Dorian killed 20 people when...

  • PARIS, Aug 23- Major fashion companies from around the world said on Friday they had signed a pact which they would present at this week's G7 summit to help protect the environment. Protecting the environment will be a leading issue at the G7, with French President Emmanuel Macron and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres having expressed concern...

  • PARIS, Aug 28- France is looking at introducing pesticide-free buffer zones around housing areas after a number of local mayors defied the government by banning weed killers such as glyphosate in their towns. A World Health Organization agency said in 2015 that glyphosate probably causes cancer and French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to ban it by...

  • Leonardo DiCaprio

    The funding announcements come as a petition urging the Brazilian government to preserve the Amazon rainforest surpasses 5 million signatures.

  • Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, Brazil August 17, 2019.

    World leaders, environmental groups and celebrities have publicly decried the vast swaths of forest being destroyed by the fires.