Tag: Paris

Kiribati’s President appreciative of Australia’s ‘very active’ function at Paris climate talks

Updated December 15, 2015 01:11:04 The President of Kiribati, a tiny island nation in the Pacific at danger of disappearing if sea levels rise, says he is quite appreciative of Australia’s “quite active” part at the Paris climate talks. President Anote Tong, an outspoken advocate for international action on climate adjust, mentioned the agreement reached…


One word virtually unravelled the Paris climate deal

Updated December 13, 2015 09:13:46 The acceptance of the Paris agreement was met with cheers that rang across La Seine, the specially-constructed hall for the historic talks. The voice of the English translator broke with emotion as she relayed the words of the host, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius. It was followed by laudatory speeches…


Cheers as planet adopts historic Paris climate deal

Updated December 13, 2015 06:19:57 Photo: Environmentalists hold a banner which reads, “Crank up the Action” at a demonstration in Paris (Reuters: Mal Langsdon) Associated Story: Final wording of Paris climate pact sorted Map: France The global climate alter conference in Paris has adopted an international accord aimed at transforming the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy…


‘We will not bend to fear’: Madonna plays impromptu tribute gig in Paris

Posted December 10, 2015 22:42:13 US pop star Madonna has offered an impromptu acoustic overall performance out in the open in Paris, a tribute to the city in the wake of the terrorist attacks last month. At Location de la Republique, which has grow to be an unofficial hub for mourners of the November 13…


Bishop readies for ‘beginning of the end’ of Paris climate negotiations

Posted December 10, 2015 08:41:31 A trimmed-down draft of a global agreement to limit climate change has been released right after a week and a half of negotiations in Paris. Audio: Draft climate adjust agreement released but a lot of concerns unresolved (AM) But there are hundreds of points still getting contested and the huge…


Climate-saving deal to reduce emissions within reach in Paris

Posted December ten, 2015 07:36:56 An elusive universal pact to save mankind from disastrous worldwide warming is inside attain, the French host of UN talks said as he released a new blueprint just 48 hours before the deadline for a deal. Foreign minister Laurent Fabius cautioned the toughest issues nonetheless required to be resolved as…


Third bomber at Paris Bataclan concert hall identified: police

Updated December 09, 2015 19:41:48 Related Story: Eagles of Death Metal make tearful return to Bataclan theatre Map: France A 23-year-old man from the eastern French city of Strasbourg has been identified as the third bomber involved in the attacks at Paris’s Bataclan concert hall, police sources say. Foued Mohamed Aggad went to Syria with…


Very first bar targeted in Paris attacks reopens

Posted December 04, 2015 22:11:53 A Paris bar where five individuals were killed by jihadist gunmen in the attacks three weeks ago has grow to be the initial targeted venue to re-open soon after what its manager called a “nightmare”. “I would like to thank everyone who has supported us for your poems, your messages…


‘Best news I have heard all day’: Brisbane butcher allegedly admired Paris attacks

Posted December 04, 2015 16:11:34 A supermarket butcher watching the Paris terror attacks on tv told his colleagues he wanted to go to Europe and kill people with a machete, a Brisbane court has heard. The Supreme Court heard Matthew James Hutchison was watching the coverage of the deadly attacks in Paris at perform final…


Early days but late nights for climate change negotiators in Paris

Posted December 04, 2015 10:53:48 It is nevertheless early days in the two-week extended negotiations for a new international agreement to limit climate alter, but negotiators are currently operating into the early hours of the morning. Key points: Friday deadline to lock in globe-wide deal to limit global warming Final agreement expected to limit boost…