Nations agree rulebook on climate change

Nearly 200 nations have agreed rules on implementing the 2015 Paris agreement. After marathon talks in Katowice, Poland, the rulebook was approved unanimously on Saturday evening. The final session was delayed by more than 30 hours amid an ongoing stand-off over the question of carbon credits and carbon markets to reduce emissions. Rich nations often More...

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Catholic priest at teenager's funeral condemns suicide

Parents of a teenage boy who took his own life have complained after their Catholic priest criticised him at the funeral for killing himself. Father Don LaCuesta in the service questioned whether Maison Hullibarger, More...

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Katowice: UN climate talks stand-off continues

Climate talks in Poland have gone into an extra day as negotiators try to agree the next steps forward for the Paris climate agreement. Some delegates believe that poor handling of the conference by the Polish More...

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US returns looted Balangiga church bells to Philippines

Three bells looted by US troops more than a century ago have been returned to their church in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte praised his countrymen and the US at a ceremony in Balangiga, where the More...

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'Yellow-vest' protesters gather on Paris Champs-Elysées

“Yellow vest” protesters have gathered on the Champs-Elysées in Paris for a fifth consecutive weekend of demonstrations. Thousands of police will be deployed in case of violent clashes and More...

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UN climate talks extended due to sticking points in Poland

Climate talks in Poland have continued through the night as negotiators try to agree the next steps forward for the Paris climate agreement. Thousands of delegates worked well past the official deadline for reaching More...

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Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as Sri Lanka’s prime minister, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis. Mr Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former president, signed More...

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Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish independent church

Ukrainian Orthodox priests are due to hold a historic council in Kiev to create a new national church – a move condemned as schism by Russian clergy. This comes after the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, More...

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Court rules Obamacare is unconstitutional

A federal judge in the US state of Texas has ruled that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. A coalition of 20 states argued the entire law had been invalidated More...

By SLPundit On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that his government will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. However, he said Australia’s embassy would not move from Tel Aviv, until More...