Racism, the climate crisis and the world’s worsening divisions will take center stage at the United Nations on Wednesday, a day after the U.N. chief issued a grim warning that “we are on the edge of an abyss.” ... The atmosphere was somber, angry and dire ... But Wednesday’s U.N ... “But the solidarity test that we were put to failed us miserably,” he said ... .
Turkey has sent more troops to north-western Syria as it prepares for a critical meeting with the leaders of Russia and Iran next week, signalling its determination to continue blocking an assault on one of the Syrian war’s last front lines ... Iran is also a supporter of the Syrian regime ... Turkey talks with UN over returning Syrian refugees ... .
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... the form of violating the JCPOA (the JointComprehensive Plan of Action, referring to the 2015Iran nuclear deal) and was followed by the ‘maximum pressure’ and arbitrary withdrawal from an internationally recognised agreement, has totally failed,” said Raisi.
A volley of shots was fired at a car carrying Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's principal aide on Wednesday in what a senior official called an assassination attempt. More than 10 bullets hit the car near the village of Lesnyky, around 5 km (3 miles) outside the capital Kyiv, wounding the driver, a police statement said ... .
Experts say the move could mark the beginning of the end of coal as a primary energy source for the world (it’s currently no ... Read More ...Major questions remain including how and when the announcement will be implemented, and whether it will only apply to state-run banks, but experts say Xi’s pledge is a positive signal ... U.S ... Read More ... .
(CNN)A human-rights catastrophe has taken shape on the border in Texas -- and it has happened on the Biden administration's watch. Monday, the nation saw horrifying images of Border Patrol officials appearing to chase and confront asylum seekers, who were largely Haitian, near the international bridge between Coahuila, Mexico, and Del Rio, Texas... .
Melbourne has just been rocked by an earthquake, with residents reporting strong shudders, offices being evacuated and tremors being felt as far away as Sydney, Canberra and Tasmania. VicSES says a magnitude 6.0 earthquake – that was 10km deep – has occurred with an epicentre near Mansfield in Victoria... ....
Quel rôle, readers may ask? As it turns out, at least in the Indo-Pacific, France plays a significant role, and has significant resources to commit to it ... — dubbed “AUKUS.”. France was blindsided by the announcement last Wednesday, having been kept in the dark about it by all involved ... On Friday, France called back its ambassadors to the U.S ... .