G20: Communique stalls on climate as the US insists on fossil fuel clause

G20: Communique stalls on climate as the US insists on fossil fuel clause

Hamburg: Climate has become a sticking point at the G20 summit in Germany, with every aspect of a joint statement agreed apart from a section on climate. EU officials say talks have stalled, with the United States insisting on a reference to fossil fuels. Play VideoDon’t Play Cattle farming in Indonesia Play VideoDon’t Play Previous slideNext slide Merkel’s ‘epic’ eye roll for Putin Merkel’s ‘epic’ eye roll for Putin German Chancellor Angela Merkel rolls her eyes during a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Germany. Cattle farming in Indonesia…

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Social media firms urged to tackle online body shaming

Social media firms urged to tackle online body shaming

Image caption Campaigner Harnaam Kaur said she received death threatsInternet companies should do more to tackle body shaming online, social media users have told an inquiry into how body image affects young people. One told Parliament’s annual Youth Select Committee that “so many” young people were suffering from online abuse and feelings of inadequacy. There should also be greater diversity in the media, the committee heard. A Facebook and Instagram policy manager said the sites were committed to making sure users had positive experiences. ‘Mean comments’ The Youth Select Committee,…

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Trump and Putin finally come face to face

Trump and Putin finally come face to face

Updated July 08, 2017 07:23:32 Photo: The two leaders appeared jovial and barely struck a sour note in the meeting, but who had the upper hand — Mr Trump or Mr Putin? (AP: German Government) Related Story: Trump-Putin meeting dominates heated G20 as Russia denies election meddling Related Story: Two against one: China, Russia at odds with US over North Korea US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin clearly had plenty to talk about in their highly-anticipated meeting, which was scheduled for 30 minutes and ran for more…

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Former official charged with human rights violations

Former official charged with human rights violations

The announcement came amid fresh clashes between police and protesters on the rain-soaked streets of Caracas. A day earlier, Venezuela’s Supreme Court banned Ortega from leaving the country and ordered her assets frozen ahead of a pretrial hearing scheduled for Tuesday. An ally of embattled President Nicolas Maduro’s requested the inquiry to determine if Ortega committed unspecified “grave errors while in her position” and if there is enough evidence for charges to be filed against her. Ortega, a vocal critic of Maduro’s government, could face a trial. In a statement…

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