Aleppo evacuation agreement back on as guns fall silent

Aleppo evacuation agreement back on as guns fall silent

A new agreement has been reached for the evacuation of civilians and rebel fighters from the last pocket of territory they control in Aleppo, Syrian regime and rebel sources said Thursday, a day after a previous agreement fell through. A senior Syrian military source told AFP: “A deal has been reached for rebels to leave, […]

India ratifies Paris climate change agreement

India ratifies Paris climate change agreement

India, the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, formally joined the Paris agreement on tackling climate change on Sunday, the United Nations said, taking the global pact a step closer to its enactment. The deal, agreed by nearly 200 countries in Paris last December, aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions by shifting away from […]

China ratifies climate agreement ahead of G20 Summit

China ratifies climate agreement ahead of G20 Summit

China announced on Saturday that it has ratified the emissions-cutting agreement reached last year in Paris, giving a big boost to efforts to bring the accord into effect by the end of this year. The United States was also expected to announce that it was formally joining the Paris Agreement in advance of the Group […]

Paris and Berlin in ‘full agreement’ on how to proceed on Brexit

Paris and Berlin in ‘full agreement’ on how to proceed on Brexit

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday confirmed they were in “full agreement on how to handle the situation” created by Britain’s vote to quit the EU, according to French presidency sources. Both heads of state, who will hold further talks in Berlin in Monday, “want the greatest clarity to avoid […]