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COP25 Day 3: Activists call for big polluters to pay more
A small group of demonstrators today displayed banners asking "big polluters" to pay society for the damage they are doing to the planet. The protest took place on Wednesday morning.
Watch: Iranian's Rouhani says Europe unwilling to support nuclear deal
Iranian President Rouhani has slammed Europe for showing an "inability or lack of willingness" to keep the Iran nuclear deal going, putting "all the costs and burden on the shoulders of Iran".
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The luxury fashion CEO backs the sustainable efforts of the fashion industry, criticising Greta Thunberg's speech at the United Nations on Wednesday.
Thunberg and youth activists file complaint over climate crisis
Sixteen children, including Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg, announced on the same day as the UN's climate summit that they had filed a complaint with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child against five countries: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, and Turkey.
Allies killed more civilians in Afghanistan than anti-government force
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Switzerland and the UK ranked among the worst countries for families
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Artificial intelligence (AI) usually makes headlines for all the wrong reasons. [...] At the United Nations we have been exploring completely different scenarios for AI: its potential to be used for the noble purposes of peace and security.
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Today's Brexit Brief: Juncker doubts Wednesday's meeting with Theresa May will "be a productive discussion", a UN report says the UK will lose its global influence and the Dutch Brexit monster enjoys massive success.
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Sheikha Latifa: Robinson meeting 'does not prove she is safe'
A legal representative for Sheikha Latifa, a Dubai princess who was feared missing, said a meeting with Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, does not prove Latifa is safe.
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With effective management mechanisms at a global and regional level, migration could be rendered a source of prosperity instead of a source of conflict.
Bulgaria latest EU nation to snub UN migration pact
Bulgaria has become the latest EU nation to snub a UN migration pact that will be debated in December.
Europe is protecting big business over victims of rights abuse | View
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Global Compact on Refugees – an exclusive rich countries' model | View
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Watch: United Nations pays tribute to Kofi Annan
Watch: The first black African to become UN secretary-general died at age 80.
Failed conflicts threaten to overshadow Annan’s legacy
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UN says over eight million people are on the verge of famine
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US quits human rights agency
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