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The main points agreed to by leaders of the G7 nations:CLIMATE CHANGEThe G7 said it would meet a long overdue funding pledge of $US100 billion ($A130 billion) a year by rich countries to help poorer ones cut emissions and cope with global warming. Aid campaigners said the promises remained......
Author: Shiro Armstrong, ANUThe major global economies came together to put aside differences and coordinate policies to avoid the worst economic downturn since the great depression in the 1930s. That was in 2008 in the middle of the global financial crisis, half a lifetime ago. Yet the G20 and......
DES MOINES (AP) — The former head of the Iowa Department of Human Services alleges in a lawsuit against Gov. Kim Reynolds that he was ousted because he raised concerns that one of her aides was being paid with federal Medicaid money.Jerry Foxhoven contends in a lawsuit filed this......
G7 leaders face biggest climate change decisions in history - David Attenborough  BBC News Read more......
🍦 Scoop! 🏰 Where the leaders are staying: Joe Biden at Tregenna Castle, the others at Carbis Bay Estate (Biden is using his lodge there only as a workspace). 🍿 No Biden-Putin joint press conference next Wednesday? What’s Vlad afraid of, we wonder? Let’s get into it. G-7 leaders want a vaccine......
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a far-left political leader in France and a likely high-profile candidate in next year’s presidential election, was pelted with flour at a protest on Saturday, days after President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face as he sought to shake hands with voters.It is not uncommon for......
The main representative of the Chinese government in Hong Kong said on Saturday people trying to turn the city into a "pawn in geopolitics" were the "real enemies" and Beijing was the true defender of the city's special status.Luo Huining, director of China's Hong Kong Liaison Office, told a......
Washington – The U.S. Justice Department’s internal watchdog will probe efforts by the department during President Donald Trump’s administration to seize the communications data of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, the watchdog confirmed.Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office was beginning a review...
Member States at the High-Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS adopted a Political Declaration in order to get the world on track to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Re-committing to urgent action over the next five years, Member States agreed......
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President Abdelmadjid Tebboune called the election following the dissolution of the National People's Assembly (APN) in an attempt to take the wind out of the sails of nation-wide protests organised by the "Hirak" movement. '"Hirak," which means "movement" in Arabic, can be best described as a pro-democratic...
Individuals making small contributions — the kind of donors candidates love to talk about at campaign rallies — transformed the political landscape in 2020.Small donors, those giving $200 or less to a candidate, accounted for a whopping $1.8 billion in federal campaign contributions by the weeks leading up to......