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Revealed: 'fierce' Pacific forum meeting almost collapsed over climate crisis

Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison came under fire from Tuvalu’s leader Enele SopoagaCritical talks at the Pacific Islands Forum almost collapsed twice amid “fierce” clashes...

Revealed: 'fierce' Pacific forum meeting almost collapsed over climate crisis

Source: theguardian.com

Pacific Islands Forum: Tuvalu children welcome leaders with a climate plea Climate crisis is more than a meeting agenda item in a host country that could be left uninhabitable by rising sea levelsAs the leaders of Pacific countries step off their planes at Funafuti airport this week for the Pacific Islands Forum, they are b...
2019-08-11 19:48

Australia removes climate 'crisis' from Pacific islands draft declaration Sources say Canberra has softened language, getting rid of all but one reference to coalAustralia has succeeded in removing all but one reference to coal on the draft communique of the Pacific Islands Forum, and is expected to be able to get that rem...
2019-08-15 03:16

Pacific islands will survive climate crisis because they 'pick our fruit', Australia's deputy PM says Exclusive: Michael McCormack says island nations want Australia to shut down industry ‘so they can survive’Pacific island nations affected by the climate crisis will continue to survive “because many of their workers come here to pick our fruit”, Aus...
2019-08-16 13:16

Australia's coal use sharpens Pacific tension as Scott Morrison arrives for forum Tuvalu PM says no amount of funding makes up for Australia’s failure to cut emissions The scene has been set for tense discussions in Tuvalu as Scott Morrison arrives on Wednesday, after his announcement of $500m in climate funding for the Pacific fe...
2019-08-14 04:00

A quarter of Pacific islanders live below ‘basic needs poverty lines’, top UN development forum hears While progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been made over the past four years, some vulnerable island States are losing momentum in the race to 2030, according to discussions at the United Nations’ annual High-level Political Foru...
2019-07-10 22:48

Asia-Pacific showing ‘decisive leadership’ on road to 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, deputy UN chief tells key forum Nations across Asia and the Pacific need to take bold action to ensure empowerment, inclusiveness and equality if the region is to realize the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a major UN conference has heard....
2019-05-21 16:00

Teen climate activist urges leaders to admit climate crisis BERLIN — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg called on world leaders Tuesday to acknowledge the seriousness of global warming and that not enough is being done to curb it. Speaking at a conference in the Austrian capital, Vienna, Thunberg suggest...
2019-05-28 22:48

Guardian tells staff to use ‘climate crisis’ instead of ‘climate change’ Britain’s Guardian newspaper is officially changing its language concerning climate change, opting to call it instead “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown.” Editor-in-chief Katharine Viner advised the staff in an email Friday that the phrase...
2019-05-21 19:16

Asia Pacific stocks advance as investors await Trump-Xi meeting Markets in Asia Pacific advanced on Thursday as investors awaited the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit....
2019-06-27 20:48

UPDATE 2-Texas Pacific investors say nominee elected trustee at disputed meeting An investor group that holds about 25% in Texas Pacific Land Trust installed its preferred trustee in a shareholder meeting on Wednesday that the company, one of the biggest landowners in Texas, rejected as invalid....
2019-05-23 05:01

Should We Be Calling Climate Change a 'Climate Crisis'? How we talk about climate change is rapidly shifting as the ramifications of unchecked carbon pollution become ever clearer. The Guardian sped that shift along last week, when it updated its style guide to encourage reporters to refer to climate chan...
2019-05-21 23:16

UPDATE 1-Texas Pacific investors claim nominee elected as trustee at disputed meeting An investor group that collectively holds about 25% in Texas Pacific Land Trust said their nominee, Eric Oliver, was elected as a trustee at a special shareholder meeting, the validity of which was not recognized by the company....
2019-05-23 02:32

‘Our people are dying’: Australia’s climate confrontation in the Pacific Leaders at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum couldn’t disguise their anger over Canberra’s climate crisis ‘red lines’It was always going to be a showdown on the climate crisis.As leaders from the Pacific gathered in Tuvalu for their annual Pacific Is...
2019-08-18 06:16

Health effects of China’s climate policy extend across Pacific Improved air quality can be a major bonus of climate mitigation policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By cutting air pollution levels in the country where emissions are produced, such policies can avoid significant numbers of premature...
2019-07-31 19:01

Pacific Islands leaders agree on climate plan with loopholes Pacific Islands leaders failed to agree on tough new climate change commitments at an annual summit on Thursday, agreeing instead to endorse a plan that allows them to opt out of specific measures they opposed....
2019-08-16 21:48

Imperiled by climate change, Pacific nations chide Australia Small Pacific islands nations at risk from rising sea levels lambasted Australia on Friday after it blocked moves at a regional forum to set down tough policies to combat climate change....
2019-08-16 21:48

Australia, under fire for coal, pledges $339 mln for Pacific climate change Australia will donate A$500 million ($339 million) to Pacific Islands for renewable energy projects and to help its neighbours prepare for the impact of climate change, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday....
2019-08-13 13:48

Jacinda Ardern says Australia has to 'answer to Pacific' on climate change New Zealand prime minister warns Scott Morrison about Canberra’s stance but refuses to call for Australia to transition out of coalJacinda Ardern has declared that “Australia has to answer to the Pacific” on climate change, saying that New Zealand is...
2019-08-14 11:32

Pacific Island leaders start talks on climate targets Pacific Islands leaders began negotiations over climate change and other policies at an annual summit on Thursday, talks that will test Australia's relationship with the region as it refuses to embrace tougher emission reduction targets....
2019-08-15 05:48

Pacific leaders urge Scott Morrison to act on climate emergency following election win Samoan and Fijian leaders say Australia must take leading role in climate battlePacific leaders have congratulated Scott Morrison on his surprise election victory but have urged him to do more to fight the climate crisis, which poses an existential t...
2019-05-22 05:32

Australia, under fire for coal, pledges $339 million for Pacific climate change Australia will donate A$500 million ($339 million) to Pacific Islands for renewable energy projects and to help its neighbors prepare for the impact of climate change, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday....
2019-08-12 16:32

Australia 'has to answer to the Pacific’ over climate change, Jacinda Ardern says - video Jacinda Ardern has declared that ‘Australia has to answer to the Pacific’ on climate change, saying that New Zealand is doing what it can to limit global emissions and expects other nations to do the same. Pacific leaders have this week been urging A...
2019-08-14 15:48

New Zealand's Ardern says plight of Pacific Islanders should spur climate action Climate change is having a real impact on Pacific islanders and that should spur countries to greater action to tackle the problem, New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday....
2019-07-18 14:48

Paradise islands of Pacific increasingly vulnerable to climate change, as UN boosts resilience A seeming paradise, life on the Pacific islands is threatened by climate change and extreme weather, frustrated by remoteness and a lack of educational and economic opportunities. Secretary-General António Guterres begins a visit to the region this w...
2019-05-21 16:00

Australia's standing in Pacific has plummeted because of our climate change failure | Dermot O'Gorman It’s about the very survival of people, nations and cultures. If action isn’t taken there are islanders who may have nowhere to goScott Morrison flew to the Solomon Islands last weekend to “show our Pacific step-up in action” but this policy will fai...
2019-06-08 00:32

Scott Morrison blasted by Pacific heat while trying to project calm on climate | Katharine Murphy Things are not under control when it comes to Australia meeting our Paris target, even if Scott Morrison wants us to believe that We’ll get to climate, and the rumble in the Pacific, but I want to begin closer to home. It’s been a busy news week, so ...
2019-08-17 04:48

UN chief outlines ‘intertwined challenges’ of climate change, ocean health facing Pacific nations on the ‘frontline’ Visiting Fiji for the first time as Secretary-General, António Guterres outlined two “fundamental challenges” facing leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum on Tuesday, namely climate change and the world’s rising ocean, which threatens to submer...
2019-05-21 15:32

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: climate challenges for the Pacific, new global health tool, updates on Yemen, the Gulf and Somalia This Wednesday, top stories includes: the UN chief’s continued visit in the Pacific to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change; in Yemen, the fatal price that children are paying due to a conflict they did not cause; a new tool to track medi...
2019-05-21 14:38

Revealed: mental health crisis at Hinkley Point C construction site Several workers on nuclear plant have killed themselves or attempted to, says unionNo more ‘man up’: push for better mental healthWhy do so many construction workers kill themselves?Hinkley Point nuclear power station, Britain’s biggest construction ...
2019-08-14 04:00

Corbyn in emergency meeting over Labour antisemitism crisis Jeremy Corbyn has been forced to hold an emergency meeting of his shadow cabinet and a showdown with his MPs as the antisemitism crisis engulfing Labour threatened to spiral out of control....
2019-07-16 03:00

RBI Holds Meeting Over Coin-Storage Crisis Of Banks In Shirdi The Reserve Bank of India has instructed nationalised banks to continue to accept coins deposited by the Saibaba temple at Shirdi in Maharashtra, the temple's managing body said Wednesday....
2019-06-20 06:00

Italy president seen meeting party chiefs Wednesday on government crisis Italian President Sergio Mattarella will probably begin formal consultations with party delegations on Wednesday to try to find a way out of the government crisis, an Italian official told Reuters....
2019-08-20 19:16

Trump: Dems could help solve border crisis in '15 minutes to an hour' with one WH meeting President Trump said Democrats could stop stonewalling over immigration and solve the issue with just a quick meeting, in remarks broadcast Sunday with ABC News’ "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos....
2019-06-17 09:48

HD Kumaraswamy Back, Deve Gowda Heads Karnataka Crisis Meeting: 10 Points Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, back in India after a private visit to the US but yet to reach Bengaluru, has already started damage control measures. Sources close to him said at least some of the 13......
2019-07-07 19:01

BP faces climate protests at investor meeting, Shell gets boost Activists disrupted BP's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday shouting "this is a crime scene" in the latest climate protest against the oil and gas group, while rival Royal Dutch Shell got some rare praise from investors on its emissions policies....
2019-05-21 18:16

G20 Members At Odds Over Climate Change For Summit Meeting: Report G20 negotiators are wrangling over the wording of a summit communique on combatting climate change, with the United States pushing to downgrade the language against European opposition, according to......
2019-06-27 19:00

G20 members at odds over climate change for summit meeting: sources G20 negotiators are wrangling over the wording of a summit communique on combatting climate change, with the United States pushing to downgrade the language against European opposition, according to sources and drafts of the text....
2019-06-28 04:48

The five: genetic fixes for the climate crisis Scientists are discovering innovative ways to help the natural world adapt to environmental changeLast week, scientists from the University of Texas identified a gene in a species of coral that is activated when coral becomes heat stressed. Warmer wa...
2019-07-14 08:16

Meltdown: the climate crisis – in pictures MELTDOWN – a visualisation of climate change has opened at Natural History Museum of Vienna. Created by the climate crisis charity Project Pressure, the exhibition on vanishing glaciers uses art to inspire action and behavioural change. Unlike wildfi...
2019-06-19 21:32

Anna Wintour on fur and the climate crisis Anna Wintour's omnipresent status, crafted over a three-decade-long career at the helm of Vogue, is unrivaled in the fashion industry. Her reputation has transcended that of the magazine she edits, her image -- immaculately sliced bob, sunglasses -- ...
2019-08-16 16:48

Could geoengineering really help us solve the climate crisis? With increasing public concern over climate change, interest is turning to geoengineering again. Is it time to take a serious look at engineering our climate?...
2019-05-21 14:38

How do you write a play about the climate crisis? As part of a new initiative, playwright Bess Wohl was tasked with writing a play about climate crisis, a daunting proposition that’s morphed into the off-Broadway drama ContinuityTime. Comedic timing. The freezing of time. How much time humanity has ...
2019-05-24 12:48

Climate groups blast Saudi, US 'science-deniers' at UN environment meeting Officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States and Iran allegedly cast doubt on UN scientists' findings and their recommendations at a UN meeting in western Germany. The climate talks ended with little progress made....
2019-06-28 09:00

Angela Merkel urges 'humility' towards nature at Iceland climate meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Iceland for talks with leaders of Nordic countries. Climate is expected to dominate the agenda, and Merkel has called for 'humility' in our treatment of the environment....
2019-08-20 15:16

How the climate crisis will change your plate in 2050 In her new book, Amanda Little explores what it will take to continue feeding 7.5 billion people in the worldWhen Amanda Little was on tour to promote her 2010 book Power Trip: The Story of America’s Love Affair with Energy, she discovered something ...
2019-07-01 09:32

Migration and the climate crisis: the UN’s search for solutions Throughout human history, migration and climate have always been connected, but in the modern era, the impacts of the man-made climate crisis are likely to extensively change the patterns of human settlement....
2019-08-01 02:16

How to Talk to Your Friends and Family About the Climate Crisis Climate change is real, it’s happening, and everybody knows it. But sometimes it’s hard to bring it up in conversation, because we’re afraid the discussion will have a political aftertaste. Fortunately, chatting with friends and family is a small way...
2019-07-13 04:16

The Guardian view on climate crisis: what can we do? | Editorial Curbing meat and dairy consumption is critical to tackling global heating. But the issue must not be reduced to solely a question of personal choicesIt’s easy to despair. The scale of the problems we face looms as large as the shadows cast by unpalat...
2019-08-13 06:48

UK to put climate crisis and environment at the heart of overseas aid Government will spend £193m on directly tackling climate-related issues in first initiativeThe UK will have an “ethical” development policy that puts the climate emergency and environmental protection at the heart of overseas aid, with more than £190...
2019-07-03 17:48

Schoolchildren go on strike across world over climate crisis Hundreds of thousands walk out of lessons in 110 countries demanding urgent action Hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across the world have gone on strike in protest at the escalating climate crisis. Students from 1,800 towns and cities in more ...
2019-05-24 23:01

Jay Inslee Is Actually Taking the Climate Refugee Crisis Seriously In a future where storms are more powerful and entire communities are destroyed, people are going to need somewhere to go. They’re gonna need new homes—and a leader willing to let them in....
2019-06-06 19:00

Climate crisis may be a factor in tufted puffins die-off, study says Researchers believe 3,150 to 8,500 birds starved in Bering Sea due to loss of prey speciesThe death of thousands of tufted puffins in the Bering Sea may have been partly caused by the climate breakdown, according to a study.Between 3,150 and 8,500 se...
2019-05-30 03:32

One climate crisis disaster happening every week, UN warns Developing countries must prepare now for profound impact, disaster representative saysClimate crisis disasters are happening at the rate of one a week, though most draw little international attention and work is urgently needed to prepare developing...
2019-07-07 13:32

Greens to use EU election mandate to focus on climate crisis Green politicians to push agenda urging climate action, social justice and civil libertiesEurope’s Greens, big winners in Sunday’s European elections, will use their newfound leverage in a fractured parliament to push an agenda of urgent climate acti...
2019-05-28 06:16

'We cannot be radical enough': Attenborough on climate crisis action – video The naturalist David Attenborough appears before a parliament select committee to discuss environmental policy with MPs. He says the government’s commitment to net zero carbon emissions for the UK by 2050 is not necessarily the best approach. ‘The qu...
2019-07-09 16:32

Author of dystopian climate crisis novel is 'deeply optimistic' John Lanchester tells Hay audience that we have ‘a moral obligation’ not to despairPeople have “a moral obligation” to be optimistic about the climate crisis because the alternative would be to despair and allow the worst to happen, the novelist John...
2019-05-28 02:00

'Cartoons for Future': Artists react to the climate crisis Building on the "Fridays for Future" demonstrations, an exhibition in Dortmund shows 100 cartoons by international artists commenting on the climate emergency....
2019-06-07 22:16

New York to pass most progressive climate crisis plan in US Program projects state would produce 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040New York state would launch the most progressive policy in the US to combat the climate crisis and one of the most ambitious in the world under a new plan devi...
2019-06-19 21:32

The role of the business sector in tackling the climate crisis We can't reach the Paris Agreement climate goals without business on board. Some companies are taking action, but big polluters are lagging behind. It's a major topic at the climate talks in Bonn, Germany....
2019-06-20 18:01

'Act now with ambition and urgency' to tackle the world’s ‘grave climate emergency’, UN chief urges UAE meeting The world is facing “a grave climate emergency”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a climate meeting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi on Sunday, urging all participants to “seize this opportunity to take bold climate actio...
2019-06-30 20:32

Leonardo DiCaprio spotlights urgency of climate crisis in new film As you may have heard, celebrities have been using their clout to get out the message on climate change -- inviting the question, frequently, as to whether they're a hindrance or a help to that cause....
2019-06-11 20:32

Alpine climbing routes crumble as climate crisis continues High up in the French Alps, the climbers who spend their days on the rocks and glaciers have come to a grim conclusion: the mountains are crumbling around them Continue reading......
2019-08-16 13:48

Nuclear power is helping to drive the climate crisis | Letters Linda Rogers says the CBI has its head in the sand over nuclear reactors and Iain Climie wants politicians prepared to fund action to combat the climate emergencyHas the Confederation of British Industry got its head in the sand, or in the record lev...
2019-07-02 22:48

Climate crisis may be increasing jet stream turbulence, study finds Potential impacts of rise in vertical shear include longer, bumpier and dearer flightsThe climate crisis could be making transatlantic flights more bumpy, according to research into the impact of global heating on the jet stream.Jet streams are power...
2019-08-08 17:48

Climate crisis: Alaska is melting and it’s likely to accelerate global heating The state has just had its warmest spring on record, causing permafrost to thaw and dramatically reshaping some areasA city in western Alaska has lost a huge stretch of riverbank to erosion that may turn it into an island, amid renewed warnings from ...
2019-06-14 15:48

Mike Pence repeatedly refuses to say climate crisis is a threat to US Trump VP resists direct questioning in CNN interviewEPA moved this week to roll back Obama Clean Power PlanAt the end of a week in which the Trump administration rolled back Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, Mike Pence declined repeated invitations to...
2019-06-24 06:48

Climate crisis made Europe's heat wave 'at least' five times more likely Last week's record-shattering heat wave across Europe was at made at least five times more likely because of climate change, a group of European scientists said Tuesday....
2019-07-02 20:00

'People are in danger': the prisoners feeling the effects of US climate crisis A majority of Texas prisons have no air conditioning and no plans are in place to deal with global heating trendsRodney Adams had a job hauling luggage for airlines before bereavements and a back injury took their toll and he was convicted of drink d...
2019-07-02 10:48

Rewild a quarter of UK to fight climate crisis, campaigners urge Subsidies to restore woodlands and meadows would also boost wildlife, says Rewilding BritainA quarter of the UK’s land could be restored to nature, making a significant contribution towards cutting the nation’s carbon emissions to zero, under a new r...
2019-05-21 14:38

Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis National ‘green legacy’ initiative aims to reduce environmental degradationAbout 350m trees have been planted in a single day in Ethiopia, according to a government minister.The planting is part of a national “green legacy” initiative to grow 4bn tre...
2019-07-31 17:48

Life on thin ice: mental health at the heart of the climate crisis Mental health at the heart of the climate crisisGreenland’s melting has been adopted by the world as its own problem. But for the islanders grieving their dissolving world, the crisis is personal, and dangerous‘Ecological grief’: Greenland residents ...
2019-08-13 02:48

Young protesters at DNC headquarters demand debate on climate crisis DNC has declined to hold a climate-specific debate even as Democratic voters rank rising temperatures as a top priorityDozens of young climate protesters crowded outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington DC on Tuesday, dema...
2019-06-28 00:00

Dave Eggers: why we should listen to teenagers speak about climate crisis As the International Congress of Youth Voices kicks off in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Guardian invited young delegates to write about their fight against the climate crisisTeenagers speak with a directness and a moral clarity that is desperately rare...
2019-08-12 01:00

Governments and firms in 28 countries sued over climate crisis – report More than 1,300 legal actions over global heating brought since 1990, say researchersClimate action lawsuits against governments and corporations have spread across 28 countries, according to a new analysis.The study reveals that more than 1,300 lega...
2019-07-04 08:01

British parliament to hold Citizens' Assembly on climate crisis British lawmakers will hold a Citizens' Assembly to gather views on how to meet its newly-strengthened emissions targets, parliament announced on Thursday, in response to growing public unease over the climate crisis....
2019-06-20 18:48

Climate crisis, tree planting and new left economics | Letters Scotland’s major environment and conservation bodies call for legislation to tackle the climate emergency. Plus letters from Penelope Maclachlan, Charles Young, Dr Joseph Hanlon and Neil BlackshawScotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has acknow...
2019-06-28 00:00

Climate crisis: extremely hot days could double in US, study shows Amid widespread US heatwave, experts predict dangerous extremes in summer temperatures will only get worseAs the climate crisis progresses, the number of extremely hot days around the US could more than double, according to a peer-reviewed study and ...
2019-07-18 19:32

Rise in snakebites across US linked to climate crisis and sprawling suburbs Dramatic increase in bites continues recent upward trendNorth Carolina, Georgia and Texas on track to break recordsClimate warming and the expansion of human settlements across the southern states of the US has led to a dramatic increase in the numbe...
2019-08-07 21:32

Florida appoints first chief science officer to take on climate crisis Tom Frazer plans to make water quality a priority in new role created by Republican governor Ron DeSantisTo say Dr Tom Frazer faces a daunting workload as he begins his new job as Florida’s first chief science officer would be an underestimation. Fro...
2019-05-28 08:48

Climate crisis seriously damaging human health, report finds National academies say effects include spread of diseases and worse mental healthA report by experts from 27 national science academies has set out the widespread damage global heating is already causing to people’s health and the increasingly seriou...
2019-06-03 21:32

What if we covered the climate crisis like we did the start of the second world war? | Bill Moyers In the war, the purpose of journalism was to awaken the world to the catastrophe looming ahead of it. We must approach our climate crisis the same wayToday marks the official launch of Covering Climate Now, a project co-sponsored by The Columbia Jour...
2019-05-22 14:48

Republicans aren’t just climate deniers. They deny the extinction crisis, too Republican officials and their industry benefactors are sowing doubt about the wildlife extinction crisis that threatens as many as one million speciesMaybe you’ve read King Lear and remember this famous line: “‘Tis the time’s plague when madmen lead...
2019-05-23 12:48

'People should be terrified': one teen's hunger strike over the climate crisis Giovanni Tamacas starved himself for 10 days in the US capital to protest about a ‘criminally complicit’ government’s inactionFood shortages, social disruption and riots. That’s the future 19-year-old Giovanni Tamacas envisioned during the 10 days he...
2019-08-10 01:16

Climate crisis takes centre stage at Edinburgh Fringe Climate Change isn't a laughing matter - it's one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century - yet the crisis figures strongly at this year's Edinburgh Fringe festival....
2019-08-02 21:00

How Republican senators killed Oregon’s climate crisis bill After legislators fled the state, rightwing groups pledged their support and protesters demonstrated outside the state houseOregon politics has been thrown into chaos for more than a week after Republican legislators fled the state and took refuge in...
2019-06-29 10:32

Climate crisis: global economy needs major upgrade … fast Ex-US vice-president says only big solutions can offset impact of systemic shifts and avert disasterAl Gore has said the global economy requires a fundamental upgrade to become more sustainable in order for the world to survive an environmental crisi...
2019-06-28 00:00

Factbox: Companies spot big risks and opportunities in climate crisis More than 200 of the world's largest listed companies have forecast that climate change could soon cost them a combined total of almost $1 trillion, according to a report published by British-based charity CDP on Tuesday....
2019-06-04 11:01

G20 countries triple coal power subsidies despite climate crisis Major economies pledged a decade ago to phase out all aid for fossil fuelsG20 countries have almost tripled the subsidies they give to coal-fired power plants in recent years, despite the urgent need to cut the carbon emissions driving the climate cr...
2019-06-28 00:00

Britain to host critical UN climate crisis summit at end of 2020 Gathering aimed at keeping global heating close to 1.5C will be most significant since ParisThe UK is to host a critical global summit on the climate crisis at the end of 2020, at which the world’s 190 nations must commit to deep cuts in emissions.It...
2019-06-19 02:00

Can artificial intelligence in the energy sector help solve the climate crisis? Artificial intelligence conjures fears of job loss and privacy concerns — not to mention sci-fi dystopias. But machine learning can also help us save energy and make renewables better....
2019-05-21 20:48

Bezos snubs Amazon workers demanding action on climate crisis Thousands of staffers have signed a letter urging the company to overhaul its climate policyAmazon’s chief executive officer, Jeff Bezos, refused to address employees demanding the company take action on the climate crisis at its annual shareholder m...
2019-05-23 02:16

'Panic is setting in': Jayda G brings climate crisis home to fans DJ and producer wants to banish ‘disconnect’ between climate issues and daily livesOne of dance music’s rising stars is swapping a pair of decks for a microphone as she delivers a series of talks about the importance of environmental sciences in a bi...
2019-05-21 14:38

World’s biggest investor accused of dragging feet on climate crisis BlackRock, which controls $6.5tn in assets, urged to use its influence on planet’s biggest pollutersWhen a letter from BlackRock’s founder and chief executive, Larry Fink, landed in inboxes in January saying that the world’s biggest investor would no...
2019-05-21 14:31

Britain’s first climate assembly agrees plan for council to tackle crisis Camden citizens’ proposals focus on housing, transport and green spaceBritain’s first climate assembly has agreed 17 proposals that should be implemented to tackle the climate crisis, including installing solar panels on all available roofs and cutti...
2019-07-21 17:00

The town fighting the climate crisis to stay afloat, one hurricane at at time Fair Bluff has already been hit by two hurricanes – but if another arrives this year, it could become one of the US’s first climate crisis ghost townsThe water slithered up while the people went to sleep. No text alerts. No sirens. Just the Lumber Ri...
2019-07-21 10:48

Deadly cliffside collapse underscores California's climate-fueled crisis Tragedy in Encinitas comes as nearly 75% of state’s coastlines erode, endangering lives, homes, and infrastructureThree women were killed last week while sunning on a beach in Encinitas, California, when the bluff above them gave way.The sudden trage...
2019-08-07 13:48

White House ‘undercutting evidence' of climate crisis, says analyst who resigned Rod Schoonover, who was an intelligence analyst for 10 years, said the Trump administration halted his report on global heatingA former senior government analyst has accused the Trump administration of “undercutting evidence” of the threat to nationa...
2019-07-31 17:48

Labour would force firms to fight climate crisis or lose contracts Exclusive: Companies bidding for public sector contracts must ‘put people and planet before profit’Companies bidding for public sector contracts will be forced to take radical steps to tackle the climate crisis under new regulations being proposed by...
2019-05-31 20:48

UK gardeners given tips to avoid wildfires as climate crisis raises risk Scores of wildfires mean 2019 has already broken the record set during last year’s heatwavePlant aspen trees, avoid eucalyptus, and have a word with your lazy neighbour if you want to protect your property against wildfires, gardeners have been warne...
2019-06-22 11:00

Goldsmiths bans beef from university cafes to tackle climate crisis University of London college will also seek to limit single-use plasticsA university has banned the sale of beef in campus food outlets in order to help tackle the climate emergency.Goldsmiths, University of London, is also attempting to phase out si...
2019-08-13 06:48

Teen activist Thunberg urges leaders to admit climate crisis BERLIN (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is urging world leaders to acknowledge that global warming “is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced.” Thunberg told political and business leaders at a conference in Austria on T...
2019-05-28 14:32

Much shorter working weeks needed to tackle climate crisis – study UK workers must move to nine-hour week if carbon levels do not change, says thinktankPeople across Europe will need to work drastically fewer hours to avoid disastrous climate heating unless there is a radical decarbonising of the economy, according ...
2019-05-22 14:48

Climate crisis reducing land’s ability to sustain humanity, says IPCC UN report finds ecosystems never before under such threat and restoration is urgentHow climate’s impact on land threatens civilisation – and how to fix itThe climate crisis is damaging the ability of the land to sustain humanity, with cascading risks...
2019-08-08 14:16

How the climate emergency could lead to a mental health crisis | Anouchka Grose ‘Ecological grief’ is making Greenlanders depressed. They might not be alone for longThe Greenlandic Perspective Survey tells us that 90% of Greenlanders accept that climate change is happening. More than that, it’s making them anxious and depressed....
2019-08-13 20:16

US schools accused of censoring climate crisis message in graduation speeches Students say authorities have barred them from reading a text that warns of ‘catastrophic climate change’ for being too politicalSchools and colleges across the US have been accused of censoring students who have attempted to use their graduation spe...
2019-06-07 11:16

Animals failing to adapt to speed of climate crisis, study finds Scientists warn of ‘alarming’ lag between human-driven seasons shift and animals’ behavioural changesThe speed of climate disruption is outstripping many animals’ capacity to adapt, according to a study that warns of a growing threat to even common s...
2019-07-23 17:48

BHP boss announces $US400m plan to combat 'indisputable' climate crisis The mining giant’s chief executive Andrew Mackenzie endorses drastic action to tackle global warmingThe chief executive of the world’s largest mining company has endorsed drastic action to combat global warming, which he calls “indisputable”, and an ...
2019-07-23 12:32

Climate crisis more politically polarizing than abortion for US voters, study finds Democrats ranked global heating as the third most important issue on their list, while Republican voters ranked it last in a Yale poll Surging concern among Americans about an overheating planet has done little to shift a political polarization that ...
2019-05-22 07:48

Number of flights taken by officials from department tackling climate crisis soars Number of flights taken by BEIS staff rises to 4,500 from 2,700 in previous year despite carbon footprintThe Whitehall officials responsible for tackling the climate crisis dramatically increased their domestic flights last year despite the huge carb...
2019-08-17 19:32

Tree planting 'has mind-blowing potential' to tackle climate crisis Research shows a trillion trees could be planted to capture huge amount of carbon dioxidePlanting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first...
2019-07-04 21:32

Millions of Bangladeshi children at risk from climate crisis, warns UNICEF More than 19 million children in Bangladesh are at risk from devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday in a new report. ...
2019-05-21 17:48

A Democratic debate on the climate crisis? Party to vote on urgent idea Calls for an officially sanctioned debate have been growing louder, but party leaders are resistantAs delegates from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) meet this week in San Francisco to hear from 2020 candidates, hold fundraising events and ten...
2019-08-22 13:16

Eco-venues and no-flyer zones: Edinburgh fringe tackles the climate crisis Mass extinctions, carbon emissions and freak storms will feature at a festival where artists are finding new ways to raise the alarm‘I no longer think of this as a technological problem. I don’t think of it as a political problem.” Alanna Mitchell is...
2019-08-02 09:32

Automakers snub Trump to side with climate crisis, says Obama-era official Companies are considering years of regulatory uncertainty when aligning with California’s mileage standards dealAutomakers pushing back against Donald Trump’s rollbacks to mileage standards want to avoid drawn-out court battles and be seen as on the ...
2019-08-22 13:16

Climate crisis and antibiotic use could 'sink' fish farming industry – report Investors’ network warns of serious risk to aquaculture from global heating as well as over-reliance on medicinesThe climate crisis, drug use and feeding farmed fish with wild stocks risks “sinking” the $230bn (£180bn) aquaculture industry, according...
2019-06-05 12:32

Climate crisis: aviation industry hears clamour for electric planes Shift from fossil fuels top of agenda for Paris air show, industry having lagged behind other sectorsFaced with growing calls for action on the climate crisis, aerospace companies gathering for the Paris air show next week are turning their thoughts ...
2019-06-15 12:16

Theresa May discusses climate crisis and Russia in her final G20 summit – video The prime minister held her final G20 news conference on Saturday, and said she had confronted Vladimir Putin over the Salisbury poisonings last year. May also spoke about Britain's efforts to tackle the climate crisis, urging other countries to foll...
2019-06-29 16:32

Groups sue Trump for weakening protections of animals endangered by climate crisis Administration’s move is a ‘head in the sand approach’ that will further imperil creatures threatened by the climate crisisLife as a sea turtle is already harrowing. Emerging alone from a shell to crawl through a deadly gauntlet of predatory birds, d...
2019-08-23 08:32

The planet's on fire but candidates' climate crisis response remains tepid The 10 candidates on stage in Miami accurately conveyed the urgency of global heating but missed chances to show how it underlies all key political issuesThe second night of the first Democratic 2020 presidential debates on Thursday demonstrated just...
2019-06-28 16:48

The urgency of climate crisis needed robust new language to describe it | Paul Chadwick Changes to how the Guardian writes about climate announced by Katharine Viner prompted a discussion with readersInitial reader response was positive to the Guardian’s recent changes to the way it will refer to climate. “This is an epic struggle of id...
2019-06-17 00:00

Scotch on the rocks: distilleries fear climate crisis will endanger whisky production Scotland’s whisky-makers reveal they had to halt production in 2018 heatwave because they ran out of waterScotland’s nature conservation agency last week painted an apocalyptic vision of a country devastated by the climate crisis, from polluted river...
2019-06-02 10:32

There's a climate crisis – but Trump's cabinet continues to backtrack on science | Kate Aronoff Conservative donors and fossil fuel companies have the most to lose from large-scale decarbonization – and they know itIn an effort to suppress federal climate research, the Trump administration will direct state agencies to no longer consider worst-...
2019-05-29 14:48

Fossil fuel exports make Australia one of the worst contributors to climate crisis Australia looking to become an emissions superpower, the Australian Conservation Foundation saysAustralia is responsible for 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions and could be contributing as much as 17% by 2030 if the pollution from its fossil fuel ...
2019-07-07 22:16

Sea turtles at risk as Trump weakens protections of animals endangered by climate crisis Administration’s move is a ‘head in the sand approach’ that will further imperil creatures threatened by the climate crisisLife as a sea turtle is already harrowing. Emerging alone from a shell to crawl through a deadly gauntlet of predatory birds, d...
2019-08-23 13:32

Germany's Green leader sorry for linking Angela Merkel's shaking to climate crisis German Green party leader Annalena Baerbock has tweeted her apologies after suggesting that the chancellor's trembling may have been caused by climate disruption. Germany is currently in the middle of a heat wave....
2019-06-29 17:16

Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez move to declare climate crisis official emergency Exclusive: Democrats to introduce resolution in House on Tuesday in recognition of extreme threat from global heatingA group of US lawmakers including 2020 Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders are proposing to declare the climate crisis a...
2019-07-08 20:32

The Lion King missed an opportunity to talk about the climate crisis | Greta Moran Like the movie’s characters, the audience is experiencing the unprecedented, rapid destruction of earth – but the film doesn’t acknowledge itThe Lion King was my first, brief encounter with grief. When watching the original 1994 movie, I bolted from ...
2019-08-20 12:48

Major global investor drops US firms deemed climate crisis laggards Legal and General Investment Management cuts companies including ExxonMobilAn ethical investment operation by the UK’s largest asset manager has dumped shares in a string of US companies it has deemed climate crisis laggards, including oil giant Exxo...
2019-06-21 01:48

We’re stepping up – join us for a day to halt this climate crisis | Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and others We’re calling for a global strike on 20 September. Disrupting our normal lives is the only way to secure our futureOn 20 September, at the request of the young people who have been staging school strikes around the world, we’re walking out of our wor...
2019-05-24 12:32

Death, blackouts, melting asphalt: ways the climate crisis will change how we live From power cuts to infrastructure failure, the impact of climate change on US cities will be huge – but many are already innovating to adaptBetween record heat and rain, this summer’s weather patterns have indicated, once again, that the climate is c...
2019-08-20 14:16

Democratic National Committee rejects mounting calls for climate crisis debate Members cited concerns over changing party rules and opening the door for a flood of single-issue eventsThe Democratic National Committee has rejected mounting calls for a party-sponsored debate on the climate crisis, voting down a resolution that wo...
2019-08-23 08:32

Democratic candidates fail to challenge opponents or convey scope of climate crisis in debate Presidential hopefuls mostly reiterated campaign talking points and policy proposals during seven minutes on climate discussionThe first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday night spent around seven minutes on a discussion around climate chang...
2019-06-27 20:00

Six sentences of hope: Defining a unifying vision in the face of the climate crisis | Richard Flanagan A sense of futility haunts us all, so I sought to distill in as few words as possible what could be done by us as a people. Writing them, I felt my despair liftIn 1971, the Liberal Billy McMahon – routinely judged the worst Australian prime minister ...
2019-08-21 23:32

Philip Hammond won’t tackle the climate crisis. But a Green New Deal would | Molly Scott Cato The chancellor says we can’t afford to save ourselves. Let’s leave such absurd thinking behind – and invest in green policies• Molly Scott Cato is the Green MEP for the South West of EnglandI’m surprised I can still be shocked at the incompetence and...
2019-06-06 20:48

A Deadly Heat Wave After the Hottest June on Record: How the Climate Crisis Is Creating ‘a New Normal’ As millions of people prepare for sweltering heatwaves in the U.S. Midwest and East Coast, scientists say July will likely be the hottest July on record, following the hottest June on record. These types of heatwaves are expected to become more frequ...
2019-07-19 21:16

UN Youth envoy launches coding competition to help solve climate crisis and ‘Reboot the Earth’ Can young coders help solve the climate crisis? The UN’s Youth Envoy launched a global competition earlier this month, “Reboot The Earth”, in collaboration with the Office of Information & Communications Technology, to try and answer that question, f...
2019-07-23 07:32

Heat-trapping gases broke records in 2018, climate crisis report finds Report finds 2018 was the fourth-warmest on record since the mid-to-late- 1800s and sea levels were the highest on recordThe gases heating the planet in 2018 were higher than humans have ever recorded, according to an authoritative new report from th...
2019-08-13 02:48

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2019-06-08 08:48

I'm a scientist. Under Trump I lost my job for refusing to hide climate crisis facts | Maria Caffrey I was a climate scientist in a climate-denying administration – and it cost me my jobThe Trump administration’s hostility towards climate science is not new. Interior climate staffer Joel Clement’s reassignment and the blocking of intelligence aide R...
2019-07-25 08:32

Amazon fires: Emmanuel Macron calls infernos 'international crisis' ahead of G7 meeting French President Emmanuel Macron has called the fires in the Amazon an "international crisis" and called for them to be discussed at the G7 summit this weekend....
2019-08-23 06:48

Artificial intelligence summit focuses on fighting hunger, climate crisis and transition to ‘smart sustainable cities’ Artificial intelligence, or AI, is at the forefront of fighting hunger, mitigating the climate crisis and facilitating “the transition to smart sustainable cities", said the chief of the UN agency which specializes in information and communication te...
2019-05-28 23:00

Our food system accounts for a whopping 37% of greenhouse-gas emissions, a UN report found. But it could also offer a solution to the climate crisis. Mark Hirsch/Getty Images The way we use land — for farming, mining, logging, and raising livestock — accounts for 23% of human-produced greenhouse gas emissions, a new report from the United Nations has found. The report calculated that ...
2019-08-08 11:32

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: violence surges in Nigeria, anti-Semitism on the march, taxing pollution to tackle climate crisis, and more Tuesday’s main stories include: thousands fleeing into Niger as violence surges in Nigeria; UN rights office condemns rise in anti-Semitic incidents; UN chief says tax pollution, not people for climate’s sake; North Koreans trapped in vicious cycle o...
2019-05-28 23:00

Thursday's Daily Brief: Climate crisis and food risks, fresh violence threat for millions of Syrians, calls for calm in Kashmir Thursday’s top stories: food security risk from climate crisis, fresh violence threat for millions of Syrians, UN chief urges “maximum restraint” in Jammu and Kashmir, calls for investigations into “brutal abduction” of Libyan politician....
2019-08-09 02:00

Italy’s Government Has Collapsed. What Happens Next? Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned this week, bringing an end to the country’s 66th government since 1945. Why It Matters: Italy is the Eurozone’s third-largest economy, and the two-trillion-dollar economy is fragile. No...
2019-08-23 20:00

Why Russia’s relationship with the G-7 collapsed President Trump’s hope that Russia will rejoin the Group of Seven is rooted in misunderstandings. But if it did rejoin, it would be another blow to meetings designed to offer a unified front to global problems....
2019-08-22 20:48

Residents view damage from collapsed Dallas crane Residents of a five-story Dallas apartment building badly damaged Sunday when a construction crane fell on it were allowed back into their apartments Monday to salvage what they could. (June 10)        ...
2019-06-11 02:16

Ibiza scandal: why has Austria's government collapsed? – video Austria is preparing for an election in September after a video from 2017 appeared to show the far-right vice-chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, offering lucrative public contracts in exchange for campaign support. The country's coalition governmen...
2019-05-21 14:31

Remaining parts of collapsed Italian bridge are demolished GENOA, Italy (AP) — A spectacular planned explosion has knocked down the remaining spans and supporting columns of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year, killing 43 people. The blast in Genoa Friday morning triggered a huge cloud of dust. Some ...
2019-06-28 10:16

Facebook usage has collapsed since scandals, data shows Company’s own upbeat figures thrown into doubt by business analytics firm Mixpanel Facebook usage has plummeted over the last year, even as the company continues to insist that its use has stayed stable or even grown in the same period, according to ...
2019-06-20 18:32

Italy blows up remains of collapsed Genoa bridge The two remaining towers from the Genoa bridge collapse that killed 43 people in August 2018 have been demolished. The Italian government said a new bridge would be ready in April 2020....
2019-06-28 19:48

A Residential Building Collapsed in Mumbai, Killing at Least 2 People (MUMBAI, India) — A four-story residential building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, killing at least two people, an official said. Rescuers were looking for several others feared trapped in the ru...
2019-07-16 12:00

70-Year-Old Bony Elephant Was Paraded In Sri Lanka. She Later Collapsed Sri Lanka Friday ordered an investigation after a skeletal 70-year-old elephant was paraded at a high-profile Buddhist pageant in a move criticised as cruelty to the ailing animal....
2019-08-16 17:16

Watch How A Collapsed 4,500-Tonne Italian Bridge Was Blown Up In Seconds The two remaining towers of the motorway bridge in the Italian city Genoa that collapsed nearly a year ago killing 43 people were demolished on Friday to make way for a new structure, authorities......
2019-06-28 15:01

Dallas residents displaced by collapsed tower crane still can't get belongings Hundreds of Dallas residents displaced by a tower crane that fell on their apartment building don't know when they will be able to retrieve their belongings....
2019-06-23 14:00

How Jon Stewart Became a Fierce Advocate for 9/11 Responders “You should be ashamed of yourselves,” the former “Daily Show” host told lawmakers on Capitol Hill for not funding health care for emergency personnel....
2019-06-13 02:16

Collapsed bridge causes havoc to Yorkshire 2019 World Championships route "The route of this year\u0027s UCI Road World Championships has been thrown into doubt after flash floods in North Yorkshire led to the collapse of a bridge."...
2019-07-31 19:16

Student shares shocking images of collapsed lungs after vaping for a year Costly cartridges and an addiction to nicotine aren’t the only things vapers need to worry about. Chance Ammirata, 18, said it only took him a couple of days to go through one Juul pod. Now, he’s going viral for sharing images of his lung...
2019-08-08 18:48

Egyptian prosecutor: Mursi collapsed in cage in court, no sign of injury Egypt's public prosecutor said on Monday that ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi had collapsed in a cage in the court after addressing the tribunal and had been pronounced dead in hospital at 4:50 p.m. (1450 GMT)....
2019-06-17 20:16

Downfall of North Korean Negotiator Was Sealed When Trump-Kim Summit Collapsed The fate of Kim Yong-chol provides the latest example of how a senior North Korean official’s political fortune is made or broken at the whims of Kim Jong-un....
2019-05-31 19:16

The Fierce Amorites and the First King of the Babylonian Empire The Amorites, also called Amurru or Martu, were an ancient Semitic-speaking people who dominated the history of Mesopotamia, Syria, and Palestine from about 2000 to 1600 BC. Tribal nomads who forced themselves into the lands that they needed; the Amo...
2019-07-31 20:32

2 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Fierce Firefight in Afghanistan The latest American military deaths, bringing this year’s total to nine in the country, come days before the next round of peace talks between the United States and the Taliban....
2019-06-27 19:48

Collapsed Jet Airways' ex-partners, rivals scramble to fill India capacity void Former partners and rivals of Jet Airways Ltd are launching replacement routes and looking for new codeshare partners as they scramble to fill a lucrative gap left by the collapse of the India's once-largest international airline....
2019-06-03 05:16

In wake of ‘collapsed’ agreement, new wave of violence threatens millions in Syria’s Idlib Following the collapse of the latest truce in Idlib at the start of this week, the Senior Humanitarian Adviser to the UN’s Syria Envoy urged Member States on Thursday to increase their support for “critical humanitarian needs” in the country’s last o...
2019-08-08 23:48

Arrest made in hate crime that left black woman with collapsed lung Cops have busted the guy who allegedly sucker-punched and stabbed a black woman in November, leaving her with a collapsed lung, officials said Tuesday. Aleksejs Saveljevs, 33, was already cooling his heels on Rikers Island for allegedly attacking a c...
2019-08-21 04:00

Trump Appoints Fierce Loyalist to Top Border Post The appointment of Thomas D. Homan to oversee border policy is likely to undercut the homeland security secretary’s traditional role as the top official responsible for border security....
2019-06-14 19:32

The chilling story of one of the most fierce fights in boxing history The tragic story of 1991's Fight of the Year between Robert Quiroga and Kid Akeem The post The chilling story of one of the most fierce fights in boxing history appeared first on Boxing News....
2019-06-15 05:48

Six tourists killed in fierce storm in northern Greece Two children among dead after series of incidents in Halkidiki region, with dozens injuredSix tourists have been killed and dozens of people injured in a fierce storm in northern Greece, authorities have said.Strong winds and hail hit the Halkidiki r...
2019-07-11 14:48

21 Times Rosalía Perfected the Art of Fierce and Fabulous Fashion When it comes to Rosalía, the word "basic" isn't part of her vocabulary. From her flashy music videos to her audacious beauty and fashion lewks, the 25-year-old singer is......
2019-08-25 13:32

Esports injuries real for pros and at-home gamer, from finger sprains to collapsed lungs From minor injuries to collapsed lungs, both professional esport athletes and recreational players see the physical toll gaming takes on their body.       ...
2019-07-31 22:00

NTSB: Landing gear collapsed as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s plane bounced then crashed According to the NTSB report, airport surveillance video captured the plane's initial touchdown near the runway touchdown zone.       ...
2019-08-24 17:16

The Netherlands Are The Most Fierce And Wild-Eyed Of All The World Cup Dark Horses There’s a tier below the highest level of Women’s World Cup contenders, and that second tier is the most interesting in the tournament. The top teams are known quantities. It’s pretty easy to figure out how and how well the United States, France, Ger...
2019-06-11 00:32

Amazon Ends Restaurant Delivery in Face of Fierce Competition Amazon.com is shuttering its restaurant delivery service Amazon Restaurants in the U.S., putting an end to a four-year experiment that sought to compete with the likes of Grubhub and Uber Eats but failed to gain much traction....
2019-06-11 12:16

Versace apologizes after T-shirt triggers fierce criticism in China Italian luxury label Versace and its artistic director Donatella Versace apologized on Sunday after one of the company's T-shirts was widely criticized on social media in China for identifying the Chinese-controlled territories of Hong Kong and Maca...
2019-08-12 01:00

Versace Apologises After T-Shirt Triggers Fierce Criticism In China Italian luxury label Versace and its artistic director Donatella Versace apologised on Sunday after one of the company's T-shirts was widely criticised on social media in China for identifying the......
2019-08-12 06:32

Greece U-turns over draft law redefining rape after fierce criticism Government caves in after protests from rights groups and senior judicial officialsGreece’s government has rushed to revise legislation that redefines rape after unprecedented criticism from activists, human rights groups and senior judicial official...
2019-06-07 16:48

Viking Berserkers – Fierce Warriors or Drug-Fuelled Madmen? Today, the word ‘berserk’ is used to describe anyone in an irrational, agitated state of mind who cannot or does not control his or her actions. The meaning of the word originates with the Viking berserkers, the fierce warriors who were known for bat...
2019-05-26 14:48

| WATCH: Fierce storm kills seven in Greek tourist peninsula Seven people died and at least 23 were injured as a fierce storm ripped through beachfronts in one of Greece's top tourist areas, terrifying thousands of holidaymakers caught in the open, authorities said Thursday....
2019-07-12 09:00

REFILE-Versace apologises after T-shirt triggers fierce criticism in China Italian luxury label Versace and its artistic director Donatella Versace apologised on Sunday after one of the company's T-shirts was widely criticised on social media in China for identifying the Chinese-controlled territories of Hong Kong and Maca...
2019-08-12 01:00

Warren and Sanders face fierce challenges by moderates during tense debate Leading liberal contenders face challenges from more moderate candidates on first night of second debates in DetroitThe progressive Democratic presidential frontrunners Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren faced fierce challenges on Tuesday from moder...
2019-07-31 18:16

Scythian Priesthood of Fierce Fighting Eunuch Shamans of the Snake Goddess The Scythian goddess Argimpasa was half-human, half-snake with a priesthood of powerful shamans, who despite their self-inflicted castration ...
2019-07-18 07:00

Jessica Biel Weighs In on Vaccine Fight, Drawing Fierce Pushback The entry of Ms. Biel, the Hollywood actress, into the conversation broadened the scope of the national debate, but also provoked a furious response....
2019-06-13 23:48

England ready for fierce World Cup warm-ups against Wales, says Elliot Daly • England out to build on intense training work in Treviso• Daly: ‘It will be similar to a Six Nations game’Elliot Daly is expecting full-blown Test match intensity during England’s back-to-back World Cup warm-up matches against Wales, with Eddie Jon...
2019-08-04 09:32

Smriti Irani's Daughter Was Bullied In School. Read Her Fierce Response Union Minister Smriti Irani took to Instagram this afternoon to share a powerful post against bullying, talking about an experience that her daughter, Zoish Irani, recently had to face in school....
2019-06-21 15:32

Biden mounts fierce defense of Obama legacy after debate attacks Democratic presidential front-runner and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden mounted a fierce defense of Barack Obama's legacy on Saturday after several of his White House rivals attacked that record in debates this week....
2019-08-04 02:32

Wild video shows club worker tossed into air by fierce storm This storm really blew them away. A wild new video shows workers at a South Carolina club getting thrashed around by a storm — including one guy who is flung 20 feet into the air. Samuel Foster and his co-workers at the Esso Club in Clemson wer...
2019-08-22 01:32

Fierce Fashionistas! See Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson's Memorable Style Moments They're influencers for a reason! It's no secret that Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson are some of the best trendsetters out there. Whether they're taking selfies with their......
2019-05-21 14:48

U.S. billionaire Steyer, fierce Trump foe, enters Democratic White House race Billionaire Tom Steyer, who has pushed Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump and previously flirted with running for the White House, said on Tuesday he will now seek the Democratic nomination....
2019-07-09 22:32

Honor 20 Lite review: Budget smartphone with good cameras, but competition is fierce Honor's entry-level 20-series handset offers decent battery life and performance, good cameras and plenty of internal storage. Among the downsides are Micro-USB for charging and an LCD rather than OLED screen....
2019-05-21 17:32

Biden faces fierce attacks, fights back in combative Democratic debate Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden came under heavy fire over healthcare, immigration and criminal justice reform on Wednesday, but fought back against a stage full of rivals eager to knock him off his perch during a contentious debate....
2019-08-01 08:16

‘I Thought I Was Meeting a Nerd:’ Michelle Obama Shares Her First Time Meeting Barack Obama Like I’ve said before, the America in which I reside is currently single and is using this time to rediscover itself after the Obamas’ departure from the blackest administration in history....
2019-07-07 22:32

Woman who tripped on collapsed 'wet floor' sign at casino awarded $3 million by jury A woman who fell at a Cincinnati casino by a collapsed "wet floor" sign was awarded $3 million this past week by a Hamilton County jury.        ...
2019-06-29 20:32

We must mobilise for the climate emergency like we do in wartime. Where is the climate minister? | Ian Dunlop and David Spratt Unfortunately, much scientific knowledge produced for climate policymaking is conservative and reticentThe second Morrison ministry contains no one with nominal responsibility for “climate” in any sense, despite the fact that it is the greatest threa...
2019-06-03 09:16

'Historic moment' for indigenous people at climate talks, new climate leader says Climate leader Pasang Dolma Sherpa has just been elected to head the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform in climate talks. She says indigenous people now finally have a voice to tackle the climate crisis....
2019-06-28 09:00

At Poverty Forum, Joe Biden Says He Can Win in the South Mr. Biden said he planned on taking North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from President Trump in 2020. He also defended his approach to working with Republicans....
2019-06-18 01:00

What the 2020 Democrats Said About Trump and Race at the N.A.A.C.P. Forum The candidates argued that the president is a bigot and outlined their plans to uplift black people at the civil rights group’s convention in Detroit....
2019-07-24 21:32

Elizabeth Warren to Appear at Native American Forum The forum in Iowa will give her a chance to showcase her policy plans intended to help Native communities — and perhaps address the lingering controversy over her past claims of ancestry....
2019-08-19 17:00

Fortnite Pro-Am brings 'Showtime' back to The Forum "Showtime" returned to The Forum this weekend as Fortnite pros, along with sports and entertainment celebrities, flocked to the Fortnite Summer Block Party....
2019-06-19 07:32

Reddit Restricts Pro-Trump Forum Because of Threats The subreddit The_Donald was “quarantined” after users posted threats of violence against police officers and politicians in Oregon, administrators said....
2019-06-27 19:16

Our planet is in crisis. But until we call it a crisis, no one will listen | Caleb Redlener, Charlotte Jenkins and Irwin Redlener We study disaster preparedness, and ‘climate change’ is far too mild to describe the existential threat we faceWhen Senator Kamala Harris was asked about climate change during the Democratic debate in June, she did not mince words. “I don’t even call...
2019-07-31 17:48

Michigan candidate stuns forum with racial comment A city council candidate shocked a public forum when she said she wants to keep the town a white community "as much as possible." Jean Cramer made the comment in response to a question about diversity in Marysville, a city northeast of Detroit. (Aug....
2019-08-24 12:00

U.S. boycotts U.N. arms forum as Venezuela takes chair The United States walked out of the Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday to protest against Venezuela assuming the rotating presidency of the U.N.-sponsored forum - as it did a year ago when Syria took the chair....
2019-05-28 15:48

Where's Security? Man Grabs Sen. Kamala Harris' Microphone at Forum A protester interrupted Senator Kamala Harris’ speech on Saturday, snatching the microphone from the presidential candidate and beginning his rant before being escorted from the stage.Read more......
2019-06-02 23:48

Forum used by extremists loses protection over mass shootings Controversial image board 8chan, which has been used to celebrate mass shootings in the US and New Zealand, has been abandoned by a firm designed to protect websites from digital attacks....
2019-08-06 08:32

Owner of forum used by white supremacists summoned to Congress The owner of an online message board used by far-right extremists and white supremacists has been summoned to testify to the US Congress after the forum was linked to a mass shooting in Texas....
2019-08-07 16:00

Climate action: Can we change the climate from the grassroots up? The past couple of years will likely go down in history as the ones when climate change really hit. Maybe also, however, as the ones in which people started to hit back. DW looks at some civil society victories....
2019-06-13 17:32

Traditional knowledge at ‘core’ of indigenous heritage, and ‘must be protected’, says UN Forum Traditional knowledge is at the core of indigenous identity, culture and heritage around the world, the chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said at the annual event’s opening day on Monday, stressing that it “must be prot...
2019-05-21 15:16

Monday’s Daily Brief: human rights in the Near East and a Forum for Refugees Monday’s top stories include: human rights issues in Syria, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territory; a global forum to find coordinated solutions to the plight of refugees worldwide; the election of the new head of the UN Food and Agriculture Org...
2019-06-27 20:32

Berlin’s Troubled Humboldt Forum Pushes Back Opening The high-profile museum project in the German capital has aroused controversy over its treatment of colonial-era objects. Now technical problems have delayed its premiere....
2019-06-13 15:00

U.S. to boycott flagship Russian investment forum over detained investor U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman will boycott a flagship investor forum in St Petersburg this summer to protest against Moscow's prosecution of prominent U.S. investor Michael Calvey, a State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday....
2019-05-28 17:16

Eastern Kentucky University President To Serve On NCAA Forum RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — The president of Eastern Kentucky University has been selected to represent the Ohio Valley Conference on the NCAA’s Division 1 presidential forum. Michael Benson was chosen at the May 31 meeting of the board of the confere...
2019-06-06 13:16

‘Evil’ suicide forum encouraged woman to kill herself, relatives say A young Pennsylvania woman with severe depression and anxiety killed herself after allegedly getting detailed instructions on a site that bills itself as a “pro-choice” suicide forum. Shawn Shatto, 25, was found dead on May 22 in her family’s Newberr...
2019-05-30 18:00

At Latino Forum, Democratic Candidates Channel Anxiety Over Immigration The event, hosted by Lulac, played out amid fights over adding a citizenship question to the census, the crisis at the border and planned raids on immigrant families....
2019-07-12 12:48

El Paso Murder Spree Renews Spotlight on 8chan Online Forum The suspect in the Walmart rampage in El Paso allegedly posted a hate-filled manifesto on 8chan, the same fringe online message board used this year by the suspect in the New Zealand mosque massacre....
2019-08-05 19:48

'I am sorry for the harm I have caused': Elizabeth Warren at Native American forum – video The Democratic presidential candidate offered a public apology on Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that has proved to be her biggest political liability. 'Like anyone who has been honest wit...
2019-08-20 21:00

Elizabeth Warren Apologizes at Native American Forum: ‘I Have Listened and I Have Learned’ The forum in Iowa gave Ms. Warren a chance to showcase her plans to help Native communities — and to address the lingering controversy over her past claims of ancestry....
2019-08-19 18:16

Opening of Berlin's ambitious Humboldt Forum museum project delayed Housed in Berlin's reconstructed Prussian palace, the Humboldt Forum was planning to open exhibitions this year to mark the 250th birthday of Alexander von Humboldt. But like Berlin's new airport, everything is on hold....
2019-06-12 19:01

Planned Parenthood to Host Women’s Health Forum for 2020 Democrats The majority of the candidates have agreed to participate in the forum, the first of the presidential primary season to focus on reproductive rights....
2019-06-12 16:16

Urban Air Mobility, Alternate Propulsion Among NASA Research at Aviation Forum NASA’s cutting-edge aeronautics research will be the focus of agency discussions and demonstrations at this year’s American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) annual Aviation Forum and Exposition, otherwise known as Aviation 2019....
2019-06-18 16:32

Photos: Democratic presidential hopefuls address gun safety forum in Iowa Democratic presidential hopefuls took aim at President Donald Trump and the gun lobby Saturday at a "gun safety" forum in Iowa that was organized in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio....
2019-08-11 00:32

Founder of 8chan wishes he could 'uncreate' forum popular with white supremacists Brennan no longer has control of 8chan, which has been run by Jim Watkins, a U.S. Army veteran, out of the Philippines since 2015, but said he now feels that he must speak out about what it has become....
2019-08-06 22:16

Abortion forum: 2020 Democrats to take part in first US debate on reproductive rights Nearly all of the Democratic candidates will participate in a first-of-its-kind forum, amid a climate that’s increasingly hostile to women’s healthAs state after state enacts sweeping new restrictions on abortion, several Democratic presidential hope...
2019-06-21 16:48

UN-backed intercultural dialogue forum urged to keep working to ‘bridge gap between the like-minded’ As a United Nations-baked intercultural forum drew to a close in Baku, Azerbaijan, the participants agreed that the journey to a better world, fuelled by the discussions over the past two days, including the important input by youth, will continue mo...
2019-05-21 14:32

8chan Owner Defends Speech Forum in Wake of El Paso Shooting The owner of online forum 8chan defended his company against the internet-services provider that effectively took it offline and against attempts to silence platforms of speech....
2019-08-07 03:32

Brazil frost damage in focus as global coffee forum kicks off Brazilian coffee farmers expect damage to their crops due to frosts in recent days, but investors are nevertheless keeping their expectations for record production in 2020, generating debate at the 2nd Global Coffee Producers Forum on Wednesday....
2019-07-10 20:48

Science is ‘key’ to pushing forward the 2030 Agenda, UN development forum told The implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was front and centre at the United Nations on Thursday as the third day of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) focused on the import ...
2019-07-12 04:00

World must avoid a new Cold War, UN chief tells economic forum in Russia In a world where international relations have become "more chaotic," world leaders must avoid a new Cold War, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told delegates attending the International Economic Forum, in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg on ...
2019-06-06 22:32

Governments at UN forum on development urged to close spending gaps, honour aid commitments The main UN platform following up on Member States’ actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) continued its work Monday taking up the issue of finance, including examining ways to better align and distribute funds for development at...
2019-07-18 01:16

‘Critical moment’ for sustainable development, UN chief tells major financing forum “Uneven growth, rising debt levels, possible upticks in financial volatility, and heightened global trade tensions” are hampering progress on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN chief António Guterres told the Forum on Financing for...
2019-05-21 15:32

Key economic forum in Russia: New technology a ‘vector of hope’ but also ‘a source of fear’ says Guterres Technological innovation is continuing to transform the world, with the potential to propel us all towards reaching the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) said the UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday, at the Saint Petersburg Intern...
2019-06-07 21:16

De Blasio, wife Chirlane McCray share a smooch at Iowa political forum “I am so excited to be here. I also have to share something personal with you. A few weeks ago I had the joy of celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary,” de Blasio began​ in Cedar Rapids​....
2019-06-10 02:48

World Economic Forum launches Global AI Council to address governance gaps The World Economic Forum is creating a series of councils that create policy recommendations for use of things like AI, blockchain, and precision medicine.Read More...
2019-05-30 04:01

Now is the time to seize ‘unprecedented opportunity’ of the Sustainable Development Forum, says ECOSOC President Nations across the world now have an “unprecedented opportunity to talk to each other and learn from each other”, Inga Rhonda King, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ESOSOC), said on Tuesday, kicking off the annual High-level Political...
2019-07-09 20:32

Developing countries should not be liable for emissions ‘accumulated throughout history’, key UN development forum hears Citing climate change as being caused by “emissions accumulated throughout history”, the head of China’s Xiamen Airlines told the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York on Friday that heavy carbon diox...
2019-07-12 22:16

Self-driving cars face two important challenges, says World Economic Forum executive Autonomous driving companies need to make sure the technology works and that business models can actually make money, according to World Economic Forum's Michelle Avary....
2019-07-01 08:32

US cybersecurity firm Cloudflare terminates service for online forum after El Paso shooting Cloudflare said it was ending its service to online message board 8chan after the suspected terrorist gunman in El Paso — who killed at least 20 people on Sunday — appeared to have been inspired by the forum....
2019-08-05 11:32

Heavy carbon dioxide emitters should take on greater responsibility, key UN development forum hears Heavy carbon dioxide emitters should “take on greater responsibility” to address climate change, the head of China’s Xiamen Airlines told the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York on Friday....
2019-08-08 14:48

US-India Forum To Honour Wipro's Azim Premji, Mastercard's Ajay Banga Wipro Chairman Azim Premji and Mastercard Chief Executive Officer Ajay Banga would be honoured with the global excellence award for their contribution to strengthening economic ties between the US and......
2019-07-03 18:48

Democratic Candidates Talk Black Money Matters at South Carolina Forum With more than 20 (at last count) Democrats in the running to win the party’s presidential nomination, it’s probably more important than ever to differentiate oneself, especially among black voters, one of the most important voting blocs in the Democ...
2019-06-18 08:16

Top UN sustainable development forum closes with galvanized effort toward ‘empowerment, inclusiveness and equality’ In closing the High-level Segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Friday, President Inga Rhonda King assured participants that the session had contributed significantly to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ...
2019-07-20 01:48

'Charlie's Angels' official trailer shows Kristen Stewart and her co-stars getting fierce Kristen Stewart, "Aladdin" star Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska get fierce and beat baddies in the official trailer for 'Charlie's Angels."        ...
2019-06-28 00:00

How fierce are '47 Meters Down: Uncaged' sharks? Summer's best movie villains, ranked The sharks of '47 Meters Down: Uncaged' enter our summer's villain rankings. Will Thanos continue to reign, or is it time for him to get out of the water?        ...
2019-08-18 00:48

How fierce are those '47 Meters Down: Uncaged' sharks? Summer's best movie villains, ranked The sharks of '47 Meters Down: Uncaged' enter our summer villain rankings. Will Thanos still reign, or is it time for him to get out of the water?        ...
2019-08-19 12:48

Not faith, ‘but those who manipulate the faithful’ driving wedge between religions, UN-backed forum in Baku told Following a string of hate-fuelled attacks on places of worship around the world, the High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations (UNOAC), said on Thursday that it was with a “heavy heart” that he was opening the annual UN-backed forum in B...
2019-05-21 14:32

CBOE Holdings to Present at Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum on Wednesday, February 8 CHICAGO, IL -- February 2, 2017 -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) announced today that Edward T. Tilly, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 18TH annual Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum in Florida on Wednesday, February 8, at 9:30 a...
2019-05-21 17:16

At China’s Belt and Road Forum, Guterres calls for 'inclusive, sustainable and durable' development China’s international trade and economic development plan – known as the Belt and Road Initiative – could contribute to a more equitable, prosperous world, and to reversing the negative impact of climate change, Secretary-General António Guterres sai...
2019-05-21 15:32

2020 Democrats rail against charter schools and flaunt big spending plans at education forum Democratic presidential hopefuls railed against charter schools and flaunted billion- and trillion-dollar education proposals during a Friday forum hosted by the largest union in the U.S....
2019-07-06 01:16

CBOE Holdings To Present At Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum On Tuesday, February 11 CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) announced today that Edward Provost, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Alan Dean, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Credit Suiss...
2019-05-21 22:48

CBOE Holdings to Present at Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum on Tuesday, February 10 CHICAGO, IL – February 6, 2015 – CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) announced today that Edward Provost, President and Chief Operating Officer, will present at the 16th Annual Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday, Fe...
2019-05-21 18:48

CBOE Holdings, Inc. to Present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum on Friday, February 10 CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE) today announced that Edward T. Tilly, President and Chief Operating Officer, will present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum in Miami, Florida on Friday, February 10,...
2019-05-22 05:32

AI and machine learning dominate World Economic Forum’s list of 2019 Technology Pioneers The World Economic Forum announced 56 companies selected as be Technology Pioneers, many using AI and machine learning across a broad range of sectors.Read More...
2019-07-02 09:01

A year after a journalist’s assassination, Saudi Arabia announces media forum to ‘boost’ reputation The announcement made no mention of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination, an unsurprising omission as the kingdom has dismissed findings that its leaders were probably involved in the killing....
2019-07-31 20:00

CBOE Holdings to Present at Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum on Wednesday, February 10 CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2016 -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. announced today that Edward Provost, President and Chief Operating Officer, will present at the 17 th Annual Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum in Miami, Florida, on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 8:...
2019-05-21 18:01

CBOE Holdings, Inc. to Present at Credit Suisse 2011 Financial Services Forum Friday, February 11 CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE) today announced that Executive Vice Chairman Edward T. Tilly will present at the Credit Suisse 2011 Financial Services Forum, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Mi...
2019-05-22 07:00

CBOE Holdings To Present At Credit Suisse 14th Annual Financial Services Forum On February 14 CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) announced today that Edward T. Tilly, President and Chief Operating Officer, will present at the Credit Suisse 14th Annual Financial Services Forum in Miami, Florida on Thursd...
2019-05-22 03:01

Schiff, House Intelligence chair, says he first learned of Russian attacks on Senate campaigns at a security forum The California Democrat recalled his surprise when a Microsoft representative said at a conference last year that three Senate campaigns had been attacked by what seemed like the same Russian government-linked group that interfered in the 2016 electi...
2019-07-21 23:32

‘Stay together and step up’ action to meet Global Goals, ECOSOC President tells development forum We can realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 “if we all stay together and step up our actions”, Inga Rhonda King, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ESOSOC), said on Thursday....
2019-07-19 02:16

Warren outlines plan to cancel student loans at Poor People's Campaign forum – live Senator also spoke of a tax on people earning more than $50m, free pre-kindergarten and $100bn over 10 years for opioid crisisSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 11.29pm BST Senator Bernie Sanders is now on stage at the Poor People’...
2019-06-18 00:32

Cboe Global Markets to Present at the Credit Suisse 2019 Financial Services Forum on Tuesday, February 12 CHICAGO – February 6, 2019 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, announced today that Chris Isaacson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will present at the Credit Suisse 2...
2019-05-21 15:16

White House invites Trump business allies to forum in search for a Middle East 'deal of the century' The meeting is part of Trump's plan to strike the "deal of the century" for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Colony Capital's Tom Barrack will attend....
2019-06-06 20:16

Baku forum to push back against ‘rise of hate’ with strong call for cultural and religious tolerance, says UN official Just off a plane from Sri Lanka, Miguel Angel Moratinos, United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations (UNOAC), said on Wednesday that tomorrow’s 5th World Forum for Intercultural Dialogue is opening at a “very timely” moment....
2019-05-21 14:32

El Paso shooting: 8chan offline after Internet company Cloudflare pulls support for 'cesspool of hate' online forum Controversial online forum 8chan is offline after Internet services company Cloudflare pulled its support for the site in the wake of the horrific El Paso mass shooting that left 22 people dead and two dozen injured....
2019-08-05 23:32

Engaging world’s youth vital to preventing violent extremism, building sustainable peace, UN official tells Baku Forum The spotlight for the second and final day of the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan, shined brightly on youth, with a lively discussion on the vital role young people play in countering and preventing violent extremism....
2019-05-21 14:32

5G Adoption Will Be Slow Across Asia-Pacific: Moody's Moody's Investors Service had said that current business case for 5G is not compelling and adoption will be slow across Asia-Pacific. Lack of demand and a clear business case for deployment are likely......
2019-07-02 06:48

2018: A “Bizarre Year” for the Asia-Pacific Judging by the headline-grabbing events from the Korean Peninsula to India, China, Japan and Australia, social mood across the region is in flux. Watch our Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast editor, Mark Galasiewski, give you the highlights of the new,...
2019-05-22 11:32

Alvin becomes first hurricane of 2019 Pacific season Alvin became the first hurricane of the 2019 tropical season and could be just the first of several tropical systems to travel through the Eastern Pacific in the coming week....
2019-06-29 01:32

Hurricane Barbara close to Category 5 far out in Pacific A powerful Hurricane Barbara has rapidly gained strength and is close to growing into a Category 5 storm Tuesday night as it pushes out over the eastern Pacific Ocean, far from land...
2019-07-03 06:16

Netflix's 'Pacific Rim' anime will debut in 2020 Netflix's anime adaptation of Pacific Rim will emerge from the depths when it hits the streaming service sometime next year. The animated expansion of the giant mech saga will run for at least two seasons, IGN reported....
2019-07-05 01:16

China not seeking 'sphere of influence' in Pacific, Xi says China is not seeking a sphere of influence in Pacific Ocean island states, President Xi Jinping told the visiting prime minister of Vanuatu amid fears in Western capitals of China's growing role in the region....
2019-05-29 05:48

Chinese space station Tiangong-2 is about to burn up over the Pacific The final hours for China’s Tiangong-2 space station are at hand, as the 8-ton piece of hardware will fall to earth, or rather sea, some time in the next 20 hours or so in a controlled deorbit manuever.  But unlike with its predecessor, it isn&...
2019-07-19 03:32

Union Pacific Cuts Costs, Bolsters Profit The railroad operator’s second-quarter profit rose even as it shipped less cargo, as the company got a boost from cost cuts tied to its new operating plan, including fewer jobs and lower fuel expenses....
2019-07-18 21:00

Cathay Pacific Says It’s Recording Passengers With Onboard CCTV If you find yourself on a Cathay Pacific flight, smile, because you might just be on camera. The Hong Kong-based airline recently revealed it is using CCTV to monitor passengers on board, reigniting debates about travelers’ privacy 35,000 feet ...
2019-08-07 05:16

Australia to step up challenge to China in Pacific with new investment Australia will soon offer millions of dollars in funding for infrastructure projects in the Pacific, two sources familiar with the plan told Reuters, as part of its efforts to undercut Chinese influence....
2019-06-13 08:32

Hate groups ‘maintaining a presence’ in Pacific Northwest SPOKANE, Wash. — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations’ Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the US, but it has particular resonanc...
2019-05-28 08:32

First East Pacific hurricane forms, then weakens off Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first hurricane of the Eastern Pacific season has formed and faded far off the coast of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Alvin’s maximum sustained winds hit nearly 75 mph (120 kph) Thursday evening, but sli...
2019-06-28 14:48

Canadian Pacific Railway reports 33% rise in profit Canadian Pacific Railway reported a 33% rise in adjusted quarterly profit on Tuesday, as the country's second-largest railroad operator earned more from moving energy, chemicals, plastics as well as grains....
2019-07-16 15:32

Australia to create new Pacific military unit in bid to woo the region Australia will create a new military unit dedicated to training and assisting Pacific allies, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said on Tuesday, as Canberra accelerates plans to undercut Chinese influence in the region....
2019-07-23 08:16

Australia signals Indo-Pacific focus for Five Eyes Defence Minister Linda Reynolds says Australian-US cooperation will be about coordinating the nation's respective Indo-Pacific strategies, with an emphasis on developing "complementarities" and building self-reliance....
2019-06-13 11:16

Plastic junk creates island disaster in Pacific Floating plastic garbage has swamped a remote Pacific island once regarded as an environmental jewel and it may be impossible to save.        ...
2019-07-31 19:32

US Says China Destabilising Indo-Pacific: Pentagon Chief The United States says China is destabilising the Indo-Pacific, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, charging Beijing with predatory economics, intellectual property theft and "weaponising......
2019-08-04 12:32

China destabilizing Indo-Pacific: U.S. Defense Secretary China is destabilizing the Indo-Pacific, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, charging Beijing with predatory economics, intellectual property theft and "weaponizing the global commons"....
2019-08-04 14:16

Pacific Rim Anime Series to Release in 2020 on Netflix The Pacific Rim anime series will release in 2020 on Netflix, production company Legendary Entertainment revealed Thursday at Project Anime in Los Angeles. It has a two-season commitment....
2019-07-05 12:48

Canada reapproves contentious Pacific coast pipeline Canada's federal government has once again approved the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast....
2019-06-19 00:48

Coast Guard siezes alledged drug sub in Pacific The U.S. Coast Guard says a cutter interdicted a submarine suspected of smuggling drugs in the Pacific Ocean. A video shows Coast Guard officers boarding the submarine and ordering those inside to open the hatch. (June 18)     &#...
2019-07-12 08:48

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits California near Pacific Coast SCOTIA, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.5 earthquake has hit near the Pacific coast of Northern California. The agency says the earthquake struck at 8:53 p.m. at a spot 17.3 miles (27.9 kilometers) southwest of Scotia, a t...
2019-06-23 10:16

Cathay Pacific says it's monitoring passengers via onboard cameras Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific reveals it is monitoring passengers via cameras on its aircraft, reopening an uncomfortable debate over surveillance aboard airplanes....
2019-08-05 21:48

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns amid Beijing pressure The resignation demonstrates the intensifying pressure from Beijing on some of Hong Kong’s best-known businesses after their employees dared to back the protests....
2019-08-16 16:48

Pacific Standard shutters online investigative magazine Pacific Standard, an online investigative magazine, is shutting down abruptly after its backer said it was pulling the plug on the eleven-year old not-for-profit journalism venture. “Today is an extremely difficult day, the worst day—and I’m heart-br...
2019-08-09 04:48

TS Ivo grows in Pacific off Mexico; Chantal ebbs in Atlantic Tropical Storm Ivo has gained strength off the southwestern coast of Mexico but isn’t expected to threaten land, while the once-Tropical Storm Chantal is meandering in the Atlantic as a tropical depression far from North America...
2019-08-23 01:16

US official urges Pacific nations to keep ties with Taiwan A top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia has urged Pacific island nations not to withdraw diplomatic recognition of Taiwan, warning that Chinese pressure to change Taiwan’s international standing threatens to increase the possibility of conflict...
2019-05-24 07:16

Eastern Pacific Ocean gives birth to Tropical Storm Ivo Newly formed Tropical Storm Ivo is forecast to hug the west coast of Mexico into this weekend, while a second feature is now much less likely to have significant impact on Hawaii early next week....
2019-08-22 05:32

Tropical Storm Ivo strengthening as it tracks over the eastern Pacific Ivo is soon expected to become the eastern Pacific Ocean's next hurricane as it parallels the western coast of Mexico and unleashes dangerous surf into the weekend....
2019-08-24 06:48

Cathay Pacific’s C.E.O. Resigns Amid Criticism From China The departure of the executive, Rupert Hogg, illustrates Beijing’s power over global companies whose bottom lines depend upon access to the mainland....
2019-08-16 15:16

Bernie Sanders blasts Trump as 'racist' at forum on immigration In California, where an early primary next year makes it a prime target for candidates, immigration could become a front-burner issue.        ...
2019-06-01 03:00

Keep city as white 'as much as possible,' council candidate says, stunning forum in Michigan Jean Cramer, a candidate for city council in Marysville, Michigan, made the comment at Thursday night in response to a question about diversity.        ...
2019-08-23 19:00

Great Pacific garbage patch: giant plastic trap put to sea again Floating boom is designed to trap 1.8 trillion items of plastic without harming marine life – but broke apart last timeA floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in a second attempt to clean up a huge island of garbage swir...
2019-06-23 06:00

Asia-Pacific meth drug trade worth up to $61 billion, U.N. says Transnational crime groups are trafficking vast quantities of methamphetamine made in Southeast Asia, the United Nations said on Thursday, putting the value of the Asia-Pacific market for the drug between $30.3 billion and $61.4 billion....
2019-07-18 09:32

A weird Pacific cycle could make the Arctic warm up even faster The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) is cyclical, switching from warm to cold phases every 20 years or so. When it switches again it could speed up Arctic warming...
2019-05-21 14:38

Quake of magnitude 6.4 strikes off Kermadec islands in Pacific: USGS A 6.4 magnitude quake struck off the Kermadec islands in the Pacific on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage in area frequently hit by quakes....
2019-06-28 04:48

US defense chief condemns China's action in Indo-Pacific US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Shanahan asserted that the Indo-Pacific region was a "priority theatre" where the US would support partner nations against attempts by any one nation to control it....
2019-06-01 09:16

Device to trap plastic waste in Pacific Ocean relaunches SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in second attempt to clean up a huge island of trash swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. Boyan Slat, creator of The Ocean Cleanup proj...
2019-06-23 02:16

Cathay Pacific says has fired two pilots over Hong Kong protests Cathay Pacific Airways has terminated the employment of two pilots, the company said on Wednesday, after it suspended them in the past week over their involvement in protests in Hong Kong....
2019-08-14 18:00

Cathay Pacific's new boss puts emphasis on safety and security Cathay Pacific Ltd needs to focus on safety and security, its customers and the completion of a three-year financial turnaround plan, the airline's new chief executive told staff on Monday....
2019-08-19 16:32

Mumbai Pilot First Ever Woman To Fly Solo Across Atlantic, Pacific Ocean Mumbai girl Aarohi Pandit, currently on a global flight in a small plane, on Wednesday created history by becoming the first woman pilot to cross both Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean solo in a Light......
2019-08-21 17:00

Why the Asia-Pacific region is high on Dell Technologies' radar Advancements in innovations such as 5G, robotics and automation, and autonomous vehicles has made the region one to watch for global companies, Dell Technologies' president of Asia Pacific & Japan, Global Digital Cities has said....
2019-07-16 03:00

Near-collision between U.S. and Russian warships in Pacific requires emergency maneuvers The U.S. Navy accused the Russian destroyer of “unsafe and unprofessional” conduct after the incident involving the USS Chancellorsville. The Russian Pacific Fleet countered that it was the U.S. vessel that had engaged in dangerous maneuvering, Russi...
2019-06-08 07:16

South Korea, Japan take part in U.S.-led Pacific naval exercise South Korea and Japan participated in a U.S.-led naval exercise on Thursday in the first joint maneuvers between the two countries since their military ties were strained seriously over a radar row, officials said....
2019-05-23 17:16

Shares of Cathay Pacific rebound, but the airline may still be in a 'very tough place' Shares of Cathay Pacific rebounded in Wednesday morning trade, but "much uncertainty" remains ahead in the market, according to Luya You of Bocom International....
2019-08-14 08:00

Cathay Pacific CEO quits over Hong Kong protest blowback Rupert Hogg is the first major corporate casualty of the Hong Kong protests, as firms face pressure to support Beijing. The airline has been forced to clamp down after some of its staff joined the protests....
2019-08-16 14:48

Groups remove 40 tons of fishing nets from Pacific Ocean SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmentalists cleaning up plastic in the ocean pulled 40 tons (36 metric tons) of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The crew of volunteers with the California-based nonpr...
2019-06-28 20:00

Australia should reduce emissions, coal mining: Pacific leaders Australia should do more to reduce its carbon emissions and giving cash to countries battling climate change was not enough, Pacific island leaders said on Tuesday in a rebuke of Canberra's latest attempt to improve ties with the region....
2019-08-13 13:48

Exclusive: Sweden's EQT targets Asia Pacific as IPO decision looms High above Stockholm's skyline, Sweden's EQT Partners is plotting the next chapter in its rapid rise from a Nordic-focused investor to the world's seventh-biggest buyout firm, with a focus on growth in the Asia Pacific region....
2019-07-03 23:32

Airbus sells another 31 planes to Cebu Pacific at Paris Air Show The airline has no intention to put a premium class in its A320neo and said it would be the first plane of its type to have 194 seats in a single class layout....
2019-06-18 14:32

Union Pacific Earnings Help Put Rail Stocks Back on Track Shares of U.S. railroad operators were on the mend Thursday following a better-than-expected earnings report from Union Pacific, easing investor fears over a trade-related slump among freight rail giants—for now....
2019-07-18 20:16

New Papua New Guinea leader a wildcard in Pacific power play When Papua New Guinea's lawmakers started to shift their weight in their parliamentary seats in preparation for a tense vote on a new prime minister on Thursday, James Marape looked uninterested, his head lowered, fingers tapping his phone....
2019-05-31 11:48

Lonely Planet's best places to visit in Asia Pacific for 2019 From sweeping vineyards and turquoise oceans to gleaming city lights and12th-century temples, check out Lonely Planet's best places to visit in the vast Asia Pacific region for 2019....
2019-07-05 02:32

Australia coal use is 'existential threat' to Pacific islands, says Fiji PM Frank Bainimarama appeals to larger neighbour to ‘more fully appreciate’ climate risks and reduce carbon emissionsThe prime minister of Fiji has warned Australia to reduce its coal emissions and do more to combat climate change as regional leaders pr...
2019-08-12 08:32

As China Looms, Australia’s Military Refocuses on Pacific Neighbors The Australian military’s role in regional stability is evolving in the face of a rising, powerful China and a United States in seeming retreat from the global stage....
2019-06-11 22:16

Cathay Pacific CEO Resigns After Backlash Over Hong Kong Protests The flag carrier said Rupert Hogg is stepping down to “take responsibility” after the company suffered a backlash from Beijing over employees’ involvement in protests against the city’s government....
2019-08-16 18:48

Forecasters predict busy Central Pacific hurricane season HONOLULU (AP) — Forecasters say Hawaii and the Central Pacific could experience more storms than normal during this year’s hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects five to eight named tropical cyclones in th...
2019-05-23 03:16

China Warns Of Countermeasures Over US Missile Plans In Asia-Pacific China warned Tuesday it would take unspecified countermeasures if the United States goes ahead with plans to deploy ground-based missiles in the Asia-Pacific region....
2019-08-06 08:32

Paddling in plastic: meet the man swimming the Pacific garbage patch Ben Lecomte is making a trans-Pacific journey to better understand how plastics pollution is affecting our oceansBen Lecomte is spending his summer swimming in trash – literally. So far, he’s found toothbrushes, laundry baskets, sandbox shovels and b...
2019-07-31 18:16

Sneak Peek: Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast -- May 2018 In this May 2018 Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast Sneak Peek, Mark Galasiewski walks you through what's unfolding in Asian markets and what to expect over the course of the next month....
2019-05-22 11:32

Judo helps Japan get to grips with China's expansion in Pacific In a large church hall near the Samoan parliament, 175-kg (386-lb) judo practitioner Derek Sua is being thrown to the mat by his Japanese coach, a black-belt who is just a third his size....
2019-08-08 04:48

Global Media Forum 2019: Populists, media and power Who holds the power in politics and society? That is one of the questions to be discussed in depth by international participants at DW's Global Media Forum 2019....
2019-05-26 09:48

Asia Pacific stocks broadly decline amid expectations of less aggressive Fed Stocks in Asia saw broad declines on Friday, amid expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve could be less aggressive than expected with monetary policy when it meets next week....
2019-07-31 18:16

'America’s military primacy in the Indo-Pacific is over,' Australian analysts worry U.S. strategists are confronting “an unprecedented crisis” because of China’s growing military strength in the Indo-Pacific, according to a new report from Australian defense analysts....
2019-08-20 01:16

Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes south southeast of Kermadecs in Pacific: USGS A magnitude 6.8 quake struck south southeast of Raoul Island in South Pacific chain of the Kermadec Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of casualties....
2019-06-19 11:16

Hong Kong unions urge Cathay Pacific to end 'white terror' The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions on Friday called on Cathay Pacific to put an end to what it described as "white terror", following the dismissal of Rebecca Sy, the head of Cathay Dragon's Airlines Flight Attendants' Association....
2019-08-23 08:32

Asia Pacific trade pact can go on without India 'for the time being:' Malaysian PM Mahathir Sixteen Asia Pacific countries have been negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership since 2013, with India's reluctance to open up its markets a major sticking point....
2019-06-24 01:16

The new drug highway: Pacific islands at centre of cocaine trafficking boom Explosion in number of boats carrying cocaine and meth from Latin America to Australia is causing havoc for islands on the way • Cocaine used as washing powder: police struggle with Pacific drug influxIt is the drug route you’ve never heard of: a mul...
2019-06-24 06:48

Pacific Ocean coup: how Ronald Reagan helped bury a Beach Boy at sea The US president had promised the band that if they ever needed his help, he would be on hand. So when Dennis Wilson died, he started making some callsMinutes after sunset on 4 January 1984, the body of Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson entered the Pa...
2019-05-22 14:32

Astronauts snapped an incredible photo of a volcano erupting in the Pacific Ocean Astronauts who head to the International Space Station get to see things that the rest of us can only imagine. As the orbiting laboratory rapidly orbits Earth, it affords its inhabitants the chance to see all manner of jaw-dropping sights, and on the...
2019-06-27 19:16

Cathay Pacific shares slump after China cracks down on staff protests Shares in Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways fell more than 4% in early trade on Monday to close to a 10-year low, after the airline fired staff in response to demands from China....
2019-08-12 07:32

Biden now opposes Trans-Pacific Partnership that Obama administration pursued Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that he now opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade deal for which the Obama administration sought congressional approval. Biden, then vice president, was involved in lobbyin...
2019-08-01 04:48

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns after Beijing pressure following Hong Kong protests Company chairman John Slosar said the airline needed new management because events had “called into question” its commitment to safety and security.        ...
2019-08-16 15:16

Eastern Pacific Ocean to give birth to tropical storms this week One tropical feature is forecast to develop and hug the west coast of Mexico, while a second tropical feature may form and eventually pass close to Hawaii in the coming days....
2019-08-20 03:16

Sneak Peek: Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast -- June 2018 "Off the cliff" is how editor Mark Galasiewski says markets are supposed to feel at this point in the patterns that are unfolding right now, in several markets across Asia....
2019-05-22 11:32

Putin and Xi test a budding military alliance in the Pacific -- and step up confrontation Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a clear message on Tuesday: They are ready to test the limits of their budding military partnership in the Pacific....
2019-07-23 22:48

Hong Kong unions urge Cathay Pacific to end "white terror" The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions on Friday called on Cathay Pacific to put an end to what it described as "white terror", following the dismissal of Rebecca Sy, the head of Cathay Dragon's Airlines Flight Attendants' Association....
2019-08-23 10:32

Pacific Gas & Electric to shut power in Northern California for fire safety PG&E said it will shut off power Saturday and may do the same for thousands more to reduce the risk of wildfires in Northern California.        ...
2019-06-08 18:00

Henderson Island: a Pacific paradise turning into a plastic trap – video Thousands of tonnes of plastic have accumulated on the pristine beaches of Henderson Island in the Pacific's Pitcairn archipelago. Along one stretch of 2.5km, an estimated 18 tonnes has piled up over decades, at the rate of several thousand pieces of...
2019-07-31 18:16

Union Pacific CEO signals caution on Trump's China tariff threat Union Pacific Corp's chief executive said another round of tariffs on Chinese goods could badly hurt his railroad and the U.S. economy, but he feels U.S. President Donald Trump is listening to his concerns....
2019-06-20 06:00

Cathay Pacific shares in choppy trade after shock exit of CEO Hogg Cathay Pacific shares were choppy in opening trade on Monday after the shock exit of CEO Rupert Hogg, as the airline grapples with mounting Chinese scrutiny over the involvement of some of its staff in anti-government protests in Hong Kong....
2019-08-19 09:00

Asia Pacific stocks trade mixed amid expectations of Fed rate cut Stocks in Asia Pacific traded mixed on Thursday as shares on Wall Street saw a record close overnight, following raised expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve could cut interest rates at its upcoming July meeting....
2019-07-04 07:16

Video conferencing growth and unique challenges in the Asia Pacific region Analysts report that the use of video conferencing in the Asia Pacific has increased in recent years. Read about three challenges to adopting and using video conferencing in that region....
2019-05-23 04:48

Asia Pacific shares trade mixed as Dow winning streak ends Shares in Asia Pacific traded mixed on Wednesday morning following an overnight trading session on Wall Street that saw the end of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's winning streak....
2019-06-12 03:00

Sink or swim: Chinese port plans put Pacific back in play Early in the morning, before sunrise, low tide on the Samoan island of Savai'i reveals the remnants of an old American airstrip, washed away by decades of erosion, cyclones and tsunamis....
2019-08-07 03:32

Fiji PM accuses Scott Morrison of ‘insulting’ and alienating Pacific leaders Exclusive: Frank Bainimarama says Australian leader is pushing nations towards ChinaScott Morrison has been accused of causing an extraordinary rift between Australia and Pacific countries by the prime minister of Fiji, who said the Australian prime ...
2019-08-17 06:16

U.S. seeks to renew Pacific islands security pact to foil China U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday negotiations have begun with three Pacific island nations to renew a national security agreement that would help Washington counter growing Chinese influence in the region....
2019-08-05 20:48

Asia and Pacific on course to miss all Sustainable Development Goals, says UN region chief Unless progress is accelerated, Asia and the Pacific are on course to miss all of the 17 Goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Executive Secretary of the UN regional commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), told UN News a...
2019-07-18 17:32

Australia's Kyoto loophole eight times larger than entire Pacific emissions Analysts say Kyoto credits being used to back out of promised cuts as Tuvalu’s PM calls Australia’s $500m pledge an immoral ploy to quell debate Australia has been accused of using a loophole to back out of a promised emissions cut nearly eight times...
2019-08-14 11:32

Rugby: Japan claim Pacific Nations trophy in World Cup boost Japan overpowered a dogged United States 34-20 to win the Pacific Nations Cup in Suva on Saturday and enjoy a timely confidence boost six weeks out from hosting the World Cup....
2019-08-10 13:48

Cathay Pacific Suspends Pilot Arrested In Hong Kong Protests Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said on Saturday it had suspended a pilot arrested during anti-government protests in Hong Kong and that "overly radical" staff would be barred from......
2019-08-11 05:00

Upset city: 9-1 shot Higher Power wins $1M Pacific Classic Higher Power won the $1 million Pacific Classic by 5 1/4 lengths at Del Mar, leading a trio of long-shot finishers       ...
2019-08-18 05:48

Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan deploys to Indo-Pacific region The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and commander task force units began underway operations in the Indo-Pacific region, the Navy announced on Wednesday....
2019-05-22 23:48

PM, Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe Focus On Indo-Pacific During Trilateral Meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a "productive" trilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and extensively discussed issues of the Indo-Pacific region,......
2019-06-28 08:48

Union Pacific: 12 train cars derailed in central Tucson Tuesday TUCSON – A train derailment that occurred early Tuesday in central Tucson has prompted an investigation, Union Pacific officials say. According to officials, about 12 cars derailed at around 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Union Pacific’s rail yard...
2019-08-15 03:16

Australian PM to visit Solomon Islands as Pacific nation eyes ties to China Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will visit the Solomon Islands next week, he said on Monday, as Western nations seek to rein in China's influence on the tiny Pacific island. With the United States and its allies keen to ensure China does ...
2019-05-27 07:48

Cathay Pacific, Icon of Hong Kong’s Rise, Now Reflects China’s Grip The airline agreed to bar employees who support or join protests from working on flights to mainland China, though it didn’t say how they would be identified....
2019-08-11 23:16

UPDATE 2-Hong Kong unions urge Cathay Pacific to end "white terror" Cathay Pacific Airways , which is caught in the crosswinds between authorities in Beijing and anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, must put an end to "all forms of white terror", trade unions in the Chinese-ruled city said on Friday....
2019-08-23 10:32

Massive pumice 'raft' spotted in the Pacific could help replenish Great Barrier Reef The 150 sq km field of floating rock was created by an underwater volcanic eruption near TongaA giant raft of pumice, which was spotted in the Pacific and is expected to make its way towards Australia, could help the recovery of the Great Barrier Ree...
2019-08-25 16:32

Chile to study trans-Pacific cable to connect South America with Asia Chile on Friday took a step toward building the first fiber-optic cable to directly connect South America and Asia, a project that has piqued the interest of China's Huawei and Japan's NEC....
2019-07-12 22:16

Cathay Pacific CEO Resigns Amid Pressure From Beijing Over Hong Kong Protests (HONG KONG) — The CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways has resigned following pressure by Beijing on the Hong Kong carrier over participation by some of its employees in anti-government protests. Cathay Pacific said Rupert Hogg resigned Friday “...
2019-08-16 21:16

Cathay Pacific CEO Resigns, Airline Releases Cryptic Statement About Hong Kong Rupert Hogg, the CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways, has resigned following conflict between the Hong Kong-based airline and the Chinese government in Beijing. The new CEO will be Augustus Tang Kin-wing, according to the South China Morning Post, and the ...
2019-08-16 15:48

U.S., Japan, South Korea, Australia hold first naval drills in Western Pacific U.S. Navy ships conducted joint drills with warships from allies Japan, Australia and South Korea in their first combined exercise in the Western Pacific, the U.S. Navy said on Thursday....
2019-05-23 11:32

Scott Morrison's betrayal of the Pacific was immoral – and completely unnecessary | Nicky Ison Australia’s regional and global influence will not grow unless we are fair dinkum about acting on climate changeAs the Pacific Islands Forum comes to an end, Australia has yet again been shamed on a global stage for our inaction on climate change. Th...
2019-08-16 13:16

Cathay Pacific C.E.O. Quits as China’s Power Looms Over Hong Kong Protests The departure of the executive, Rupert Hogg, illustrates Beijing’s power over global companies whose bottom lines depend upon access to the mainland....
2019-08-16 16:48

Monday’s Daily Brief: #ClimateAction for the Pacific, Gaza blockade, attack in Burkina Faso This Monday, top stories are: Gaza's aid dependency due to the ongoing blockade; a special focus on climate change and its impact on islands and people of the Pacific; UN condemnation after a deadly attack in Burkina Faso.  ...
2019-05-21 15:16

First Russian-Chinese air patrol in Asia-Pacific draws shots from South Korea Russia carried out what it said was its first long-range joint air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region with China on Tuesday, a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots, according to South Korean officials, and a strong protest from Japan....
2019-07-23 23:32

Cathay Pacific boss quits after Hong Kong protests hit share price Rupert Hogg resigns as China pressures airline to stand down staff who support ralliesThe head of Cathay Pacific has quit after protests in Hong Kong led to a plunge in the airline’s share price and it came under pressure from Chinese authorities to ...
2019-08-17 06:16

UPDATE 1-Canadian Pacific quarterly profit rises on higher commodity shipments Canadian Pacific Railway reported a 33% rise in adjusted quarterly profit on Tuesday, as the country's second-largest railroad operator earned more from moving energy, chemicals, plastics as well as grains....
2019-07-16 16:48

‘Unacceptable’: Beer named after Pacific island nuke test site draws criticism Manhattan Project Beer Company is under scrutiny by Marshall Islanders who were exposed to high levels of radiation by US government research from 1946 to 1958....
2019-08-17 23:16

China could win military conflict in Indo-Pacific region even 'before America can respond', think tank warns A new study warns the U.S. has lost its military supremacy in the Indo-Pacific region, with China being able to launch and win a military conflict even before American forces are able come up with a response....
2019-08-20 16:16

Major Asia Pacific markets higher; trade war concerns dampen investor sentiment Major markets in Asia Pacific traded higher on Monday, following a volatile last week for global markets as growing trade war fears dented investor sentiment. Markets in Japan, India and Singapore were closed for public holidays....
2019-08-12 10:00

U.S. Coast Guard jumps onto moving suspected drug-smuggling submarine in Pacific Ocean The US Coast Guard cutter Munro intercepted several suspected drug-smuggling vessels, including a semi-submersible vessel and two boats in June 2019.        ...
2019-07-12 08:48

Turns out there's more plastic pollution in the deep ocean than the Great Pacific Garbage Patch The problem of plastic in the ocean is worse than feared. There’s actually more microplastic 1,000 feet down than there is in the Great Pacific Garbage.        ...
2019-06-07 01:32

Wall St Week Ahead-Union Pacific, other freight co earnings eyed for tariff effects Results from two major U.S. railroads next week are likely to attract more scrutiny than usual as investors look for signs of how deeply U.S. President Donald Trump's multi-front trade war is affecting freight companies and the wider economy. Amo...
2019-07-12 16:48

Asia-Pacific ‘regional parliament’ underway to advance equality, empowerment, for more than four billion citizens The top United Nations body in the Asia-Pacific region opened its annual session this week, calling for greater empowerment of disadvantaged and marginalized groups if the region is to achieve the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an...
2019-05-29 17:48

A giant pumice stone floating in the Pacific could help heal Australia's Great Barrier Reef A pumice "raft" the size of Manhattan is drifting towards Australia, bringing along with it new marine life that could help with the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef's corals that have seen rapid deterioration in recent years due to climate change....
2019-08-25 21:00

Asia Pacific stocks trade mixed as Trump makes China tariff threat Stocks in Asia Pacific traded mixed on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Chinese goods should Chinese President Xi Jinping fail to attend the G-20 meeting....
2019-06-11 03:16

RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Union Pacific, other freight co earnings eyed for tariff effects Results from two major U.S. railroads next week are likely to attract more scrutiny than usual as investors look for signs of how deeply U.S. President Donald Trump's multi-front trade war is affecting freight companies and the wider economy. Amo...
2019-07-15 04:00

Cathay Pacific C.E.O.’s Resignation Shows China’s Looming Power Over Hong Kong Unrest The departure of the executive, Rupert Hogg, illustrates Beijing’s influence over global companies whose bottom lines depend upon access to the mainland....
2019-08-17 00:48

Cathay Pacific boss quits after Hong Kong airport protests hit share price Rupert Hogg ousted and new management brought in to ‘reset confidence’, says chairCathay Pacific’s boss has quit after protests in Hong Kong led to the airline’s share price plunge, as it came under intense pressure from Chinese authorities to rein i...
2019-08-16 13:48

Relentless sequence of disasters in Asia-Pacific ‘sign of things to come’, cautions UN regional body Changing patterns and worsening impacts of natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific, coupled with environmental degradation and climate change, are not only making efforts to predict such catastrophes more difficult, but are also a “sign of things t...
2019-08-22 21:48

MOVES-Bank of America names new Asia-Pacific investment banking co-head - memo Bank of America Merrill Lynch has named Peter Guenthardt as co-head of Asia-Pacific investment banking, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Wednesday....
2019-07-03 04:32

Friday’s Daily Brief: Fundraising for Mozambique, Assange’s rights, Asia-Pacific development, Somalia updates This Friday, we cover: a donor conference to support life-saving and recovery aid for Mozambique following two recent devastating cyclones; the need to respect Wikileaks’ Assange’s rights; how Asia-Pacific is working towards achieving the 17 Sustaina...
2019-05-31 21:32

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Development forum focuses on inclusion; monsoons pummel Asia; young children at greater Ebola risk; small islands fight hunger, obesity; Yemen ceasefire for Red Sea port In today’s Daily Brief: Inclusion resonates widely at development meeting, UN offers help after monsoons devastate Asia, DR Congo Ebola effecting children, obesity plagues island communities, Yemen’s warring parties agree to ceasefire for key port...
2019-07-16 23:16

New BMW M8 revealed with up to 616bhp BMW M8 Coupé and Convertible will go public in Frankfurt BMW M division’s M8 Coupé and Convertible revealed in tweaked Competition form The new four-wheel-drive BMW M8 Coupé will become the most powerful and fastest two-door model yet sold by the ...
2019-06-05 00:48

BMW Concept R18 Revealed BMW Motorrad took the wraps off the gorgeous R18 cruiser motorcycle concept. The company has said that the motorcycle will also go into production as early as next year....
2019-05-27 10:48