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US envoy says climate summit can yield ‘enormous progress’

US envoy says climate summit can yield ‘enormous progress’ U.S. climate envoy John Kerry says he thinks “enormous progress” can be made at upcoming U.N. climate talks in Scotland but more governments must come up with concrete commitments in the next 30 days By COLLEEN BARRY Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 3:38 PM• 4 min readShare …

UK’s Johnson to urge climate action over 4-day trip to US

UK’s Johnson to urge climate action over 4-day trip to US British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is travelling to the United States with senior Cabinet officials to urge world leaders attending the U.N. General Assembly to take urgent action on climate change ahead of this fall’s COP26 climate summit in Scotland By SYLVIA HUI Associated …

Animal rights group: Faeroes should end dolphin slaughters

Animal rights group: Faeroes should end dolphin slaughters The animal rights group Sea Shepherd says it hopes that pressure will build from within the Faeroe Islands to end its traditional drive of sea mammals into shallow water where they are killed for their meat and blubber By JAN M. OLSEN Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 6:30 …

Pope, patriarch, Canterbury archbishop make climate appeal

Pope, patriarch, Canterbury archbishop make climate appeal The world’s top Christian leaders have issued a joint appeal for delegates at the upcoming climate summit to “listen to the cry of the Earth” and make sacrifices to save the planet By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 5:36 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Environmental groups call for postponement of climate talks

Environmental groups call for postponement of climate talks A coalition of environmental groups has called for a pivotal climate conference to be postponed amid concern that many of those most affected by global warming won’t be able to attend because of the continuing threat from COVID-19 By DANICA KIRKA Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 4:48 PM• …

Pope, patriarch and Canterbury abbot issue climate appeal

Pope, patriarch and Canterbury abbot issue climate appeal The world’s top Christian leaders have issued a joint appeal for delegates at the upcoming climate summit to “listen to the cry of the Earth” and make sacrifices to save the planet By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 4:42 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

UK delays post-Brexit border checks, seeks new talks with EU

UK delays post-Brexit border checks, seeks new talks with EU Britain says it is postponing the start of post-Brexit border checks on goods going to Northern Ireland, as it seeks breathing space in its tense standoff with the European Union over trade rules By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021, 7:07 PM• 3 min readShare …

Pope inadvertently quotes Putin to chide West’s Afghan war

Pope inadvertently quotes Putin to chide West’s Afghan war Pope Francis criticized the West’s recent involvement in Afghanistan as an outsider’s attempt to impose democracy By ARITZ PARRA and FRANK JORDANS Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 5:09 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:14 On Location: September 1, 2021 Catch up on the …

Supply issues take shakes off the menu at British McDonald’s

Supply issues take shakes off the menu at British McDonald’s McDonald’s says it has pulled milkshakes from the menu in all 1,250 of its British restaurants because of supply problems stemming from a shortage of truck drivers ByThe Associated PressAugust 24, 2021, 11:19 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA …

Scottish Greens agree to back pro-independence government

Scottish Greens agree to back pro-independence government The Scottish National Party and the Scottish Greens have agreed a power-sharing deal that falls short of an official coalition government but could pave the way to another referendum on Scotland’s independence from the U.K. in the coming couple of years By PAN PYLAS Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, …

Scotch whisky makers welcome suspension of costly US tariffs

Scotch whisky makers welcome suspension of costly US tariffs Scotch whisky makers are breathing a sigh of relief after the United States agreed to suspend tariffs on one of Scotland’s main exports By PAN PYLAS Associated PressJune 17, 2021, 8:33 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE- This Friday, Nov. …

Zambia’s 1st president, Kenneth Kaunda, dies at age 97

Zambia’s 1st president, Kenneth Kaunda, dies at age 97 Zambia’s first president Kenneth Kaunda has died at the age of 97, the country’s president Edgar Lungu announced Thursday evening By NOEL SICHALWE and ANDREW MELDRUM Associated PressJune 17, 2021, 7:09 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this …

UK’s Johnson spared vote on foreign aid cut ahead of G7

UK’s Johnson spared vote on foreign aid cut ahead of G7 British lawmakers have failed to force a vote on the government’s cut to foreign aid spending, but may get a chance to debate the contentious decision on Tuesday By DANICA KIRKA and PAN PYLAS Associated PressJune 7, 2021, 5:26 PM• 4 min readShare to …

UK backs plans for in-person COP26 climate meeting

UK backs plans for in-person COP26 climate meeting The U.K. official leading preparations for the U.N.’s COP26 climate conference says Britain hopes to host the delayed summit in person in November despite the coronavirus pandemic By MIKE FULLER Associated PressMay 14, 2021, 2:47 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPresident …

Scotland’s nationalist government set to be shy of majority

Scotland’s nationalist government set to be shy of majority Scotland’s governing Scottish National Party is on course to win its fourth straight parliamentary election By PAN PYLAS Associated PressMay 8, 2021, 5:54 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFirst Minister and SNP party leader Nicola Sturgeon celebrates after retaining her …

UK’s Johnson hails electoral win as focus turns to Scotland

UK’s Johnson hails electoral win as focus turns to Scotland Britain’s governing Conservative Party has made further inroads in northern England and won a special parliamentary election in the post-industrial town of Hartlepool By PAN PYLAS Associated PressMay 7, 2021, 4:07 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressVotes are counted …

Chair says UN climate talks in Glasgow must be COVID-safe

Chair says UN climate talks in Glasgow must be COVID-safe The chair of this year’s U.N. climate talks says he’s planning for a physical meeting but organizers are also discussing contingency arrangements due to the pandemic By FRANK JORDANS Associated PressMay 7, 2021, 3:10 PM• 3 min readThe Associated PressGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) participates …

Britain to use G-7 meeting to press for climate finance

Britain to use G-7 meeting to press for climate finance British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will use the Group of Seven meeting in June to “bend the ear” of fellow leaders to provide more financial help for poor countries to cope with climate change By FRANK JORDANS Associated PressMay 6, 2021, 4:52 PM• …

Super Thursday: Britons vote in a bumper crop of elections

Super Thursday: Britons vote in a bumper crop of elections British voters are casting their ballots in local and regional elections that could have huge repercussions for the future of the United Kingdom By PAN PYLAS Associated PressMay 6, 2021, 3:59 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:11 On Location: May 6, …

100 years old: Low-key centenary for Northern Ireland

100 years old: Low-key centenary for Northern Ireland Northern Ireland is marking what is widely considered to be its centenary, with Queen Elizabeth II stressing the need for “reconciliation, equality and mutual understanding.” By PAN PYLAS Associated PressMay 3, 2021, 5:35 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA display on …

Under fire, Scottish leader defends handling of sex claims

Under fire, Scottish leader defends handling of sex claims Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has strongly denied being part of a plot against her predecessor By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressMarch 3, 2021, 5:23 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:07 On Location: March 3, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories making …

UK extends job support, tax breaks for pandemic-hit economy

UK extends job support, tax breaks for pandemic-hit economy Britain’s treasury chief has announced an additional 65 billion pounds ($91 billion) of support for an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic By DANICA KIRKA Associated PressMarch 3, 2021, 4:53 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:07 On Location: March 3, 2021 Catch …

Busta Rhymes – Oh No Lyrics

Bitch, what’s the problem? f*ck you talkin’ ’bout, my nigga? I got ’em (Dready) I got ’em Bitch, what’s the problem? f*ck you talkin’ ’bout? Nigga, I got ’em Need I remind ’em? They must’ve forgotten f*ck this bitch up from the top to the bottom Kill ’em all ’til they decay and they rotten …

UK’s Johnson to hold news conference as new lockdown urged

UK’s Johnson to hold news conference as new lockdown urgedBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to hold a news conference alongside his top scientific advisers Saturday amid anticipation of him announcing a new national lockdown for England to stem a resurgence of the coronavirusBy JILL LAWLESS Associated PressOctober 31, 2020, 2:11 PM• 4 min …