COP27 summit agrees on landmark climate ‘loss and damage’ fund, but does little to encourage rapid cuts to fossil fuel use | CNN

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN – Representatives of nearly 200 counties at the COP27 climate summit agreed to establish a “loss and damage” fund to help vulnerable countries cope with climate disasters Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The entire COP27 agreement, of which the fund is a part, reaffirmed the goal of keeping global warming … Read more

‘The jury’s out’ says frontrunner for UK Prime Minister when asked if France is a ‘friend or foe’ | CNN

London CNN – A major contender to be the UK’s next Prime Minister She does not know whether French President Emmanuel Macron – the leader of one of Britain’s closest allies – should be considered a “friend or foe”. Liz Truss, who is the UK’s current foreign secretary, was attending a hustings event in Norwich, … Read more

Germans urged to cap heat in offices this winter to save gas

BERLIN (AP) – German businesses and public institutions must keep their offices no higher than 19 degrees Celsius (66.2 degrees Fahrenheit) this winter to reduce the country’s natural gas consumption, Germany’s finance minister said Saturday. Germany, the European Union’s largest economy, has tried to redeem itself by using natural gas from Russia in response to … Read more

Ukraine and Russia trade blame over nuclear risk

Ukraine and Russia blame trade for nuclear riskCBS News Inside the Ukraine power plant is raising fears of a nuclear disaster in EuropeCNN opinion | A disaster has struck a Ukrainian nuclear power plantThe Washington Post The UN called for a demilitarized zone around Ukraine’s nuclear facilitiesCBS News See full coverage on Google News Source … Read more

Give and take: West gives Ukraine weapons, bans Russian coal

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a day of give and take, Western nations pledged more arms to Ukraine while the European Union imposed a blanket ban on Russian coal imports Thursday and added sanctions on Moscow that intelligence claims are troubling. Export its protection. Germany, seen as a lackadaisical Ukrainian ally at the start of … Read more

Russian disinformation spreading in new ways despite bans

WASHINGTON (AP) – After Russia invaded Ukraine last February, the European Union blocked two of the Kremlin’s top channels, RT and Sputnik, for spreading propaganda and disinformation about the war. Nearly six months later, the number of sites pushing similar content has grown as Russia finds ways to circumvent the ban. They have rebranded to … Read more

Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal end, produce ‘final text’

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Talks to revive Tehran’s scrapped nuclear deal with world powers in Vienna ended on Monday as the parties hammered out a final text and key negotiators prepared to hold consultations in their capitals, diplomats said. After 16 months of grueling on-and-off indirect negotiations to restore the deal, EU foreign affairs … Read more

Spain bans offices, bars and shops from setting AC below 80 degrees

Struggle as a European this summer with extreme heat and rising energy costs, Spain issued a decree Public spaces must be air-conditioned at 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit) this week. The measure will apply to offices, shops, bars and restaurants as well as public transport systems and transport hubs. The guidelines also include keeping … Read more