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Biden says Netanyahu must change government, Israel losing global support

Biden says Netanyahu must change government, Israel losing global support

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks, following a hostages-prisoners swap deal between Hamas and Israel, during a press conference in Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S., November 26, 2023. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that Israel is losing support over its “indiscriminate” bombing of Gaza...

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Egypt’s Sisi cruises towards victory in subdued election

Egypt’s Sisi cruises towards victory in subdued election

An Egyptian man walks next to a banner of presidential candidate and current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the New Administrative Capital (NAC), east of Cairo, Egypt, December 12, 2023. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights Vote comes amid economic crisis, war in Gaza Sisi set to stay in power until 2030...

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Iranian foreign minister says neither Iran nor Israel believe in a two state solution

Iranian foreign minister says neither Iran nor Israel believe in a two state solution

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian attends a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Moscow, Russia December 7, 2023. Sputnik/Pavel Bednyakov/Kremlin via REUTERS/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights DUBAI, Dec 11 (Reuters) – The only thing Iran and Israel share is that both do not believe in a two-state solution, Iran’s...

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Israeli tanks reach centre of Khan Younis in new storm of southern Gaza

Israeli tanks reach centre of Khan Younis in new storm of southern Gaza

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS: Gaza health authorities say 18,000 dead WHO says improving health situation nearly impossible Israel-Hezbollah fighting intensifies on Lebanese border GAZA/CAIRO, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Israeli tanks battled their way to the heart of Khan Younis on Sunday in a major new push into the main city of the southern Gaza Strip, as health...

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US envoy Kerry launches international nuclear fusion plan at COP28

US envoy Kerry launches international nuclear fusion plan at COP28

DUBAI, Dec 5 (Reuters) – U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry on Tuesday launched an international engagement plan to boost nuclear fusion, saying the emissions-free technology could become a vital tool in the fight against climate change. Kerry said the plan involved 35 nations and would focus on research and development, supply chain issues, and...

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Phasing out fossil fuels among options on table for COP28 climate talks

Phasing out fossil fuels among options on table for COP28 climate talks

Draft COP28 text includes fossil fuel phase out Text adds other options, include no phase out deal Fossil fuel CO2 emissions hit record high in 2023 DUBAI, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Countries at the COP28 climate conference are considering calling for a formal phase-out of fossil fuels as part of the U.N. summit’s final deal...

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Energy efficiency could offer major climate wins. But what is it?

Energy efficiency could offer major climate wins. But what is it?

[1/2]A general view of a wind turbine at Westmill Wind Farm & Solar Park, which is owned by the community and supports local renewable energy, at Watchfield, near Swindon, Britain, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights DUBAI, Dec 5 (Reuters) – What if the world could quickly slash climate-warming emissions, without having...

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Israel presses ground offensive in southern Gaza, air strikes intensify

Israel presses ground offensive in southern Gaza, air strikes intensify

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS: U.S. says too early to definitively assess if Israel heeding advice to minimise civilian harm GAZA, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Intense Israeli air strikes hit the south of the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing and wounding dozens of Palestinians, including in areas where Israel had told people to seek shelter, residents and journalists...

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Putin to visit UAE, Saudi Arabia this week – Russian news outlet

Putin to visit UAE, Saudi Arabia this week – Russian news outlet

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a ceremony awarding the prize winners of a civic engagement forum in Moscow, Russia, December 4, 2023. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool via REUTERS Acquire Licensing Rights MOSCOW, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia this week, Russian news outlet...

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Canada to target methane leaks from oil and gas operations in new rules

Canada to target methane leaks from oil and gas operations in new rules

[1/2]People walk at the Dubai’s Expo City during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 4, 2023. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky Acquire Licensing Rights DUBAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Canada issued draft regulations for reining in emissions of methane on Monday, seeking to limit the release of the potent greenhouse gas...

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COP28: France, Japan to support African development bank push to leverage SDRs

COP28: France, Japan to support African development bank push to leverage SDRs

A person walks past a “#COP28” sign in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 1, 2023. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights DUBAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) – France and Japan have announced they will lead in supporting the African Development Bank’s facility to leverage IMF Special Drawing Rights for climate and development, the COP28 presidency...

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IMF head says high carbon price is best incentive for decarbonisation

IMF head says high carbon price is best incentive for decarbonisation

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas//File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights DUBAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund is keen to see the price on carbon increase to give the “biggest possible incentive for decarbonisation”, its Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva...