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Countries appeal to Trump over climate change as COP22 ends

Environmental groups such as Greenpeace have welcomed the united front displayed by nearly 200 countries in Marrakesh in the face of Donald Trump’s campaign threat to quit the Paris accord on climate…

Environmental groups such as Greenpeace have welcomed the united front displayed by nearly 200 countries in Marrakesh in the face of Donald Trump’s campaign threat to quit the Paris accord on climate…

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Good COP, bad COP? Will applying the Paris Climate agreement be a COP-out?

November 4th sees the application of the Paris COP21 agreement on fighting climate change, but will polluting nations take the necessary steps and live up to their promises?

November 4th sees the application of the Paris COP21 agreement on fighting climate change, but will polluting nations take the necessary steps and live up to their promises?

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Paris climate accord is signed by record 175 countries

As Earth Day was being observed around the planet on Friday, a record number of 175 countries signed the historic Paris accord to slow global

As Earth Day was being observed around the planet on Friday, a record number of 175 countries signed the historic Paris accord to slow global

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Climate deal signals global recognition, sets out to fix problem

The hottest year on record draws to a close, and with it four years of hard negotiating, which produces, at long last, an international agreement to

The hottest year on record draws to a close, and with it four years of hard negotiating, which produces, at long last, an international agreement to

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20th anniversary of Dayton peace accord that ended Bosnian war

A metal capsule containing over 20-thousand wishes has been stored away in a Sarajevo museum – to mark the 20th anniversary of the peace deal that

A metal capsule containing over 20-thousand wishes has been stored away in a Sarajevo museum – to mark the 20th anniversary of the peace deal that

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UN Security Council endorses Iran nuclear deal

The UN Security Council votes unanimously in favour of the Iran nuclear accord, but warns sanctions could be imposed if the deal is broken.

The UN Security Council votes unanimously in favour of the Iran nuclear accord, but warns sanctions could be imposed if the deal is broken.

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Iranians celebrate a future with no sanctions after nuclear deal

Iranians have been celebrating since the news emerged from the talks in Vienna of the landmark deal with the West over its nuclear programme.. For

Iranians have been celebrating since the news emerged from the talks in Vienna of the landmark deal with the West over its nuclear programme.. For

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US Congress split over Iran nuclear deal

Congress splits over the Iran nuclear deal with Republicans already seeking ways to circumvent a presidential veto as they attempt to over turn it.

Congress splits over the Iran nuclear deal with Republicans already seeking ways to circumvent a presidential veto as they attempt to over turn it.

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Iran nuclear talks continue as latest deadline passes

Bridging gaps at the Iran nuclear talks has proved so difficult that yet again a deadline has been missed. Tuesday was supposed to mark the end of

Bridging gaps at the Iran nuclear talks has proved so difficult that yet again a deadline has been missed. Tuesday was supposed to mark the end of

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EU foreign ministers mull sanctions against Ukrainian separatists

EU foreign ministers met in Brussels on Monday as the bloc mulled which pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists should be hit with sanctions after disputed

EU foreign ministers met in Brussels on Monday as the bloc mulled which pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists should be hit with sanctions after disputed

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France 'to deliver' Mistral warship, says Russia

A senior Russian defence official has announced that France will go ahead with the delivery to Russia of one of two Mistral helicopter

A senior Russian defence official has announced that France will go ahead with the delivery to Russia of one of two Mistral helicopter

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Russia and China get friendly over trade and energy deals

Sino-Russian relations took on a warmer glow on Tuesday as President Vladimir Putin met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. As relations with the

Sino-Russian relations took on a warmer glow on Tuesday as President Vladimir Putin met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. As relations with the

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Ukraine considers key postponed EU deal amidst Moscow pressure

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has taken his latest step on the perilous regional tightrope, submitting an altered EU association agreement to

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has taken his latest step on the perilous regional tightrope, submitting an altered EU association agreement to

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Russian marines begin training in France to man Mistral warship

Some 400 Russian sailors have arrived at the western French port of Saint Nazaire for the start of a training mission to learn how to handle the

Some 400 Russian sailors have arrived at the western French port of Saint Nazaire for the start of a training mission to learn how to handle the

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Poroshenko to sign EU deal that triggered Ukraine revolution

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is due to sign a long-awaited association agreement with the European Union on Friday. It was the decision by

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is due to sign a long-awaited association agreement with the European Union on Friday. It was the decision by

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The future of the sporting world

‘Where Sport Meets’ was the slogan for the 12th annual SportAccord Convention held in Turkey. It brought together the 108 sports federations that

‘Where Sport Meets’ was the slogan for the 12th annual SportAccord Convention held in Turkey. It brought together the 108 sports federations that

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Ukraine signs political deal with EU

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has signed a political agreement for a future trade deal with the EU. The crucial provisions on trade

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has signed a political agreement for a future trade deal with the EU. The crucial provisions on trade

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Back in the day: "Vive le Québec libre!"

July 24, 1967. In a speech during an official visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle said to a crowd of over 100,000 people in Montreal

July 24, 1967. In a speech during an official visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle said to a crowd of over 100,000 people in Montreal

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Back in the Day: Live Aid charity concert

July 13, 1985. The Live Aid charity concerts took place in London and Philadelphia. The concerts were organized by Bob Gedolf and Midge Ure to raise

July 13, 1985. The Live Aid charity concerts took place in London and Philadelphia. The concerts were organized by Bob Gedolf and Midge Ure to raise

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Syrian opposition rejects latest peace plan

The Syrian National Council has rejected a plan by world powers to create a transitional government in the country. Their cool reaction comes after

The Syrian National Council has rejected a plan by world powers to create a transitional government in the country. Their cool reaction comes after

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Towards a complete nuclear test ban

Forty years of Soviet nuclear testing turned a large area in Kazakhstan into a radioactive wasteland. Today it is at the heart of a nuclear

Forty years of Soviet nuclear testing turned a large area in Kazakhstan into a radioactive wasteland. Today it is at the heart of a nuclear