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UN discusses Sustainable Development Mechanism in Bonn - 07/02/2019

Rules of the work of the new economic mechanisms of the Paris Climate Agreement became the main topic of the regular session of the UN climate talks in Bonn. Although the final operating conditions of the sustainable development mechanism have not yet been approved, the new instrument’s format is already largely clear: priority will be given to projects to reduce emissions in the conditions of...

What happened to French Yellow Vests? - 07/01/2019

The Yellow Vests movement has not disappeared. The French, dissatisfied with the authorities, hasn’t missed a single Saturday rallying in the streets of Paris and French cities. Now, however, this protest movement is far from as strong as it was at the end of last year. Moreover, it has changed a lot in these eight months. Last Saturday, only a thousand people went to the streets of the capital....

Mogherini: EU-Iran trade mechanism is almost ready - 06/26/2019

The special INSTEX settlement mechanism between Iran and the European Union, bypassing US sanctions, is ready for launch, said Federica Mogherini, Head of European diplomacy. "We have worked a lot with the EU member states on a mechanism that would allow legitimate trade with Iran. I believe that it is now ready, and I hope that this will help Iran continue to fulfill its obligations under the...

Japan, US, Australia to oppose China - 06/26/2019

The United States, Japan and Australia intend to invest $ 1 billion in the construction of a plant for liquefaction of natural gas. The project in Papua — New Guinea will be the first real step of the three countries to create a counterbalance to the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative. Washington and its allies believe that Beijing is taking advantage of the fact that developing countries need...

Mexico deploys 15 thousand troops at the US border - 06/25/2019

Mexico deployed about 15,000 troops in the northern part of the country at the border with the United States to curb the flow of migrants from Central America, Mexican Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval told reporters. Under pressure from US President Donald Trump, Mexico promised earlier this month to strengthen its southern border with 6,000 national guards to slow down the wave of...

Agnes Callamard of UN: Saudis are responsible for Khashoggi murder, US should intervene - 06/20/2019

Against the background of rising tensions around Iran, the UN extrajudicial executions investigator Agnes Callamard proposed introducing sanctions against the country’s main regional opponent, Saudi Arabia. This is stated in Ms. Callamard’s report on the murder of The Washington Post columnist Khashoggi. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,...

European Commission warns Switzerland about risk of losing access to EU financial market - 06/18/2019

The EU authorities will not extend the existing agreement with Switzerland on the "equivalence" of the country's stock exchanges to the EU standards, and the Swiss authorities are not ready to sign a new agreement. Following the meeting of the European Commission on Tuesday, June 18, representatives of the EC noted the "lack of progress" in negotiations with the Swiss authorities to conclude a...

Are French Republicans about to disappear? - 06/17/2019

The former main center-right party of France The Republicans is experiencing a severe crisis. The lost presidential and then the European elections threatens its very existence. The catastrophe in the elections to the European Parliament continued a series of failures experienced by the main center-right party of France, The Republicans. Before that, the party missed its chance in the 2012...

Boris Johnson is getting close to UK Prime Minister position - 06/14/2019

On Thursday, British conservative parliamentarians were electing their party leader and, accordingly, the prime minister of Great Britain. It was possible to weed out three outsiders, and the remaining seven will continue to fight for the post of Head of Government in the next rounds until the end of July. The favorite of this race is Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London and the former...

Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife accused of embezzling state funds - 06/13/2019

Sara Netanyahu is accused of embezzling state funds in restaurants. The wife of the Israeli prime minister was ordered to pay €14 thousand to the treasury. Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, must pay the equivalent of almost €14,000 to the Israeli treasury for ordering expensive meals. The corresponding agreement between Sara Netanyahu and the country's...
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