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Here’s How Far the World Is From Meeting Its Climate Goals - The New York Times


Posted: Mon-Aug-2019



Two years after countries signed a landmark climate agreement in Paris, the world remains far off course from preventing drastic global warming in the decades ahead.

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China criticizes Taiwan over asylum offer for Hong Kong activists
APTOPIX Hong Kong Protests

China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully in the latest massive demonstration in the Chinese territory.

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Iranian tanker at centre of standoff with U.S., U.K. leaves Gibraltar, heads to Greece
APTOPIX Gibraltar Persian Gulf TensionS

The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West was sailing to Greece on Monday after leaving Gibraltar, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further.

... read more


Leaked U.K. government memos warn of food, drug shortages in a 'no-deal' Brexit
Britain Politics

Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to a report.

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'Forbidden and unjustifiable': Taliban condemns suicide bombing that killed 63 as ISIS claims responsibility
APTOPIX Afghanistan Wedding Hall Blast

The local Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for a bombing at a Kabul wedding hall Saturday, in which 63 were killed and 182 were wounded. Afghans are questioning how safe they will be under an approaching deal between the United States and the Taliban to end America's longest war.

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Canada 'disappointed' after U.K. reportedly strips Jihadi Jack of citizenship
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Jack Letts, a British-Canadian man often known as Jihadi Jack in the media, has reportedly been stripped of his British citizenship in a decision that has "disappointed" Canada.

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Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dies at 76
Obit Kathleen Blanco

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who led Louisiana through Hurricane Katrina as her state's first elected female governor, has died. The office of Gov. John Bel Edwards confirmed Blanco died Sunday. She was 76.

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White House aide Kudlow confirms Trump is interested in buying Greenland
USA-TRUMP/GREENLAND

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is confirming that President Donald Trump "wants to take a look at" buying Greenland, although the semi-autonomous territory of Denmark has said it's not for sale.

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Restrictions continue in Muslim areas of Kashmir though India claims lockdown is over
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Restrictions continued in much of India-administered Kashmir on Sunday, despite India's government saying it was gradually restoring phone lines and easing a security lockdown that's been in place for nearly two weeks.

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Heavy downpours wreak havoc in Istanbul and flood historic Grand Bazaar
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Strong rains in Istanbul on Saturday flooded several neighborhoods, as well as the Grand Bazaar, while officials said one person was found dead in the city.

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'She's a phenomenon': Climate activist Greta Thunberg sailing into stiff winds in U.S.
Greta Thunberg Sets Sail from Plymouth UK

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is both humble and keenly aware of the powerful pulpit she occupies, but the 16-year-old from Sweden could run into fresh opposition from climate doubters when she arrives in the United States.

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Baby dugong that captured hearts dies in Thailand
Thailand Baby Dugong

An eight-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste, officials said Saturday.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dead at 86
Who framed roger rabbit

Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in Who Framed Roger Rabbit helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died at age 86.

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At least 63 killed in suicide attack at Afghanistan wedding hall
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The death toll from a suicide bombing at a wedding in Afghanistan's capital is at least 63, officials said Sunday, as Kabul reeled from its deadliest attack this year.

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Hong Kong teachers march to 'protect our students' in 1 of several demonstrations
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Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong's famous harbour on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. Across the water, a pro-government rally called for an end to the sometimes violent protests.

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'The revolution has achieved its goals': Sudanese protesters ink final transition deal with army
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Sudan's pro-democracy movement signed a final power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council on Saturday at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, after weeks of tortuous negotiations.

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Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir
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Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India's government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region's autonomy.

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Medical examiner rules Epstein's prison death a suicide by hanging
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The New York City medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide on Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier hanged himself in his jail cell.

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How rollbacks to the U.S. Endangered Species Act could impact conservation in Canada
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U.S. President Donald Trump has announced some of the biggest changes in decades to the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The move will have ripple effects in Canada.

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U.S. lawmaker Tlaib won't visit West Bank under 'oppressive conditions' imposed by Israel
APTOPIX US Israel Congress

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib says she won't travel to the West Bank after all to visit her family after the Israeli government lifted a ban on her entry, citing "oppressive conditions" that she says just work to humiliate her.

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Mulan star Liu Yifei sparks boycott calls amid support of Hong Kong police
Disney's Mulan

The star of Disney's upcoming Mulan has become the latest entertainer to wade into the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, drawing praise from some while others call for a boycott of her anticipated live-action remake. 

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U.S. Opens Up Secret Communications To Venezuela Socialist Boss: Report
Diosdado Cabello met last month in Caracas with someone who is in close contact with the Trump administration, AP reported Sunday. ... read more


Tens Of Thousands Of Hong Kong Protesters March Through Heavy Rain
Following weeks of violent clashes with police, pro-democracy demonstrators say they hope for a peaceful march. ... read more


Suicide Bombing At Kabul Wedding Leaves 63 Dead And 182 Hurt
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack at an Afghan wedding hall in a Shi'ite neighborhood. ... read more


WhatsApp Is Radicalizing The Right In Bolsonaro's Brazil
The app was used to spread misinformation that helped elect far-right authoritarian Jair Bolsonaro. It still serves as a platform for radicalization. ... read more


Greenland To Donald Trump: 'We're Not For Sale'
The country's foreign minister has poured cold water on the president's reported interest in buying the world's biggest island. ... read more


French 'Spiderman' Alain Robert Climbs Hong Kong Skyscraper, Hoists Reconciliation Flag
Robert was arrested after the climb and taken to a nearby police station. ... read more


North Korea Fired More Projectiles Into Sea, South Korea Military Says
The Joint Chiefs of Staff didn’t immediately say what the weapons were, how many were launched or how far they flew. ... read more


Israeli Flight Attendant Dies 4 Months After Contracting Measles
The 43-year-old mother of three fell into a coma shortly after a flight from New York City to Tel Aviv. ... read more


India's Prime Minister Defends Kashmir Decision Amid Clash With Pakistan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi used his India Independence Day speech Thursday to defend his decision to strip Kashmir of the disputed region's special status. ... read more


23 Injured As Russian Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Cornfield
The Ural Airlines A321 collided with a flock of birds that got into both of the plane's engines. ... read more


Hong Kong Prepares For More Protests
Pro-democracy protests forced the cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights this week. ... read more


Germany Headed Towards Recession As Stocks Slump
An ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China has weakened demand. ... read more


Flights Resume At Hong Kong Airport After Protests Ease
Protestors apologized for disrupting travel operations at Hong Kong's international airport over two days. ... read more


Alleged Christchurch Gunman Sends Inflammatory Letter From Prison
New Zealand officials said they made a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques to send the letter, which was posted on 4chan. ... read more


Hong Kong Airport Resumes Flights As Protesters Apologize
Hundreds of flights had been disrupted over the past two days as protesters clashed with riot police in a deepening crisis in the Chinese-controlled city. ... read more


First Came A Mysterious Explosion, Then The Russian Denials
The Kremlin won’t say much about a blast at a secretive Russian nuclear reactor. ... read more


Hong Kong Flights Canceled Again As Protesters Take Over Airport Terminals
The central government in Beijing ominously characterized the current protest movement as something approaching "terrorism." ... read more


Archeologists Unearth 'Sorcerer's Treasure Trove' In Pompeii Dig
Scientists speculate that a box of crystals, amulets, beetles and miniature figures of animals and penises may have been used for luck or fertility rituals. ... read more


Kashmir Enters Another Day Of India-Imposed Lockdown And Internet Blackout
Some in the mostly-Muslim territory were allowed to walk to mosques for Eid over a week after India stripped the disputed Himalayan region of its autonomy. ... read more


Hong Kong’s Airport Reopens After Unprecedented Closure Amid Protests
Hong Kong International Airport reopened on Tuesday after China said widespread anti-government protests had halted flights the previous day. ... read more


Gran Canaria: Wildfires displace 4,000 on holiday island
The Canary Islands regional president said the fires were out of control. ... read more


Big rescue operation in Poland to find trapped cavers
Explosives might be used to free two cavers trapped since Saturday in the Tatra mountains. ... read more


Iran tanker row: Detained ship sets sail from Gibraltar
The ship heads into the Mediterranean after Gibraltar rejected a US request to again seize it. ... read more


The floating farm for cows
The cows on this floating farm in the Netherlands are helping find ways of making food sustainably ... read more


Jeremy Corbyn: General election will stop Brexit 'crisis'
A general election would be the "change of direction" the UK needs, the Labour leader will say later. ... read more


The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons
Eduard Pernkopf created an "atlas" of anatomy by dissecting the bodies of Nazi political prisoners. ... read more


Russian sailor's 1969 message in a bottle washes up in Alaska
An Alaska man discovers the pristine 50-year-old message in a bottle while hunting for firewood. ... read more


Paris waiter 'shot dead over slow sandwich service'
A customer opened fire reportedly because his sandwich was not prepared quickly enough. ... read more


Italy's Salvini lets 27 teenagers off Open Arms migrant ship
The interior minister backs down reluctantly over the migrant minors amid a row within his cabinet. ... read more


Russia bird strike: How cool heads glided jet down to safety
Russian crew are hailed as heroes for saving everyone aboard an Airbus jet hit by a flock of gulls. ... read more


Malta migrants: Sole survivor describes 11 days in dinghy
Mohammed Adam Oga says 14 others died as they waited to be rescued in the Mediterranean. ... read more


Greenland: Trump warned that island cannot be bought from Denmark
Officials on the island say it's keen for trade and cooperation but it's not on the market. ... read more


Paros - the Greek paradise island that wants to ditch plastic
Paros in Greece is at the centre of a drive to turn it into the world's first island free of plastic waste. ... read more


Iceland's Okjokull glacier commemorated with plaque
A plaque placed on Sunday commemorates Okjokull glacier, which was officially declared dead in 2014. ... read more


The New Yorker reviving Jewish life on a holiday island
Dani Rotstein arrived in Majorca knowing nothing of its hidden Jewish past. Now he's helping reinvigorate its Jewish community. ... read more


German finger wrestling pulls a crowd in Bavaria
The traditional contest sees men trying to pull each other across a table with just one finger. ... read more


Plastic particles falling out of sky with snow in Arctic
Even in the Arctic, microscopic particles of plastic are falling out of the sky with snow, a study has found. ... read more


The children sent to a DR Congo 'holiday camp' never to come back
A Belgian court is investigating an orphanage for alleged abduction of children from DR Congo. ... read more


ASAP Rocky: A complete timeline of rapper's assault case
ASAP Rocky and his co-accused are found guilty of assault in Sweden, a month after his arrest. ... read more


The 'poetry of concrete' and the tragedy of a broken bridge
Seven people tell the story of their connection to the Genoa bridge collapse. ... read more


'I don't see a recession': Trump, advisers downplay economic fears
"Our consumers are rich," Trump told reporters Sunday. "I did a tax cut. They're loaded up with money." ... read more


When parents say 'no' to HPV shots, teens have no choice. Some states are changing that.
Some legislatures are trying to create a legal way for dependent teens to get the HPV vaccine without their parents' consent. ... read more


Cruise ships are dangerous and disease-prone — how are they still a thing?
As an expert in microbiology and infectious diseases, what I see when contemplating a cruise excursion does not sound like a fun vacation. ... read more


White nationalist arrested for alleged threat against Ohio Jewish community center
James Patrick Reardon, 20, allegedly posted an Instagram video of himself firing a gun along with a caption about shooting at a Youngstown JCC. ... read more


Breakthrough heart surgery gets FDA approval
A game-changing procedure is now available to almost all patients in need of aortic valve replacement. The hour-long procedure is less invasive and has a quick recovery time. It’s the same surgery musician Mick Jagger had earlier this year. ... read more


Trump says he's still interested in buying Greenland. Denmark says it's not for sale.
"I strongly hope that this is not meant seriously," the Danish prime minister told local media. ... read more


'The suffering will continue': Groom mourns 63 killed at Afghan wedding as U.S. withdrawal looms
The deadliest attack to hit Kabul this year comes as the Trump administration appears to be on the verge of signing a deal to end its involvement in the 18-year conflict. ... read more


#MyPalestinianSitty trends as Rep. Tlaib refuses Israel offer to see grandmother
People posted emotional stories of their Palestinian grandmothers after Tlaib said she wouldn't see her "sitty" due to Israel's "oppressive conditions" on the trip. ... read more


This huge telescope could lead us to alien life. First it has to get off the ground.
Astronomers and protestors are at an impasse over a plan to build the Thirty Meter Telescope atop a dormant volcano on the Island of Hawaii. ... read more


Shell workers would have lost pay if they missed Trump speech at plant
One worker who attended told NBC News that he didn’t really want to come, but wanted to get his full pay. ... read more


Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dies at 76
Blanco was panned after the 2005 hurricane as unprepared, overwhelmed and indecisive, but views of her performance have since moderated. ... read more


Tens of thousands rally in Hong Kong as China condemns U.S. lawmakers' support
The large turnout suggested the movement retains widespread support after recent protests were marked by violent clashes with police that have garnered increasing global attention. ... read more


He's a gang intervention worker. But California police call him a gang member.
“I’m like, man, how the hell did they figure that just by looking at me,” said Larry Sanders, who was added to the state's gang database in the park where he works with an anti-violence program. ... read more


Nearly four tons of pot buried in jalapeños seized in San Diego
The seizure came days after an even larger shipment of marijuana was found at the same border facility. ... read more


Serial wedding crasher in Texas steals gifts for newlyweds
The Comal County Sheriff's Office is offering a $4,000 reward to anyone who helps lead to the crasher's arrest. ... read more


Sweating, chafing, chlorine: Solutions to summer's biggest hair and skin challenges
From heat to humidity to pool days, the elements of summer take a toll on our bodies. Here's what you can do to keep your hair and skin healthy. ... read more


Leaked U.K. memos warn of food and drug shortages in Brexit chaos
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is ready to leave the E.U. “do or die" on October 31. ... read more


Gibraltar rejects U.S. pressure to hold Iranian tanker
The U.S. had unsealed a warrant Friday to seize the vessel, a day after Gibraltar lifted the ship's detention. ... read more


How 2020 Democrats stack up against history
One 2020 candidate would break the historic birth order mold. ... read more


Eduardo Padrón transformed a college and a city. Now he's ready for his next act.
"I’m a strong believer that talent is universal. However, opportunity is not universal," says the man leading the U.S. college awarding the most degrees to minorities. ... read more


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'I don't see a recession': Trump, advisers downplay economic fears
"Our consumers are rich," Trump told reporters Sunday. "I did a tax cut. They're loaded up with money." ... read more


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When parents say 'no' to HPV shots, teens have no choice. Some states are changing that.
Some legislatures are trying to create a legal way for dependent teens to get the HPV vaccine without their parents' consent. ... read more


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Cruise ships are dangerous and disease-prone — how are they still a thing?
As an expert in microbiology and infectious diseases, what I see when contemplating a cruise excursion does not sound like a fun vacation. ... read more


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White nationalist arrested for alleged threat against Ohio Jewish community center
James Patrick Reardon, 20, allegedly posted an Instagram video of himself firing a gun along with a caption about shooting at a Youngstown JCC. ... read more


Breakthrough heart surgery gets FDA approval
A game-changing procedure is now available to almost all patients in need of aortic valve replacement. The hour-long procedure is less invasive and has a quick recovery time. It’s the same surgery musician Mick Jagger had earlier this year. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_19/2854781/190512-larry-kudlow-cs-341p_821b66323fc570bdbc428e1970fce2d0.jpg
Trump says he's still interested in buying Greenland. Denmark says it's not for sale.
"I strongly hope that this is not meant seriously," the Danish prime minister told local media. ... read more


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'The suffering will continue': Groom mourns 63 killed at Afghan wedding as U.S. withdrawal looms
The deadliest attack to hit Kabul this year comes as the Trump administration appears to be on the verge of signing a deal to end its involvement in the 18-year conflict. ... read more


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#MyPalestinianSitty trends as Rep. Tlaib refuses Israel offer to see grandmother
People posted emotional stories of their Palestinian grandmothers after Tlaib said she wouldn't see her "sitty" due to Israel's "oppressive conditions" on the trip. ... read more


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This huge telescope could lead us to alien life. First it has to get off the ground.
Astronomers and protestors are at an impasse over a plan to build the Thirty Meter Telescope atop a dormant volcano on the Island of Hawaii. ... read more


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Shell workers would have lost pay if they missed Trump speech at plant
One worker who attended told NBC News that he didn’t really want to come, but wanted to get his full pay. ... read more


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Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dies at 76
Blanco was panned after the 2005 hurricane as unprepared, overwhelmed and indecisive, but views of her performance have since moderated. ... read more


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Tens of thousands rally in Hong Kong as China condemns U.S. lawmakers' support
The large turnout suggested the movement retains widespread support after recent protests were marked by violent clashes with police that have garnered increasing global attention. ... read more


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He's a gang intervention worker. But California police call him a gang member.
“I’m like, man, how the hell did they figure that just by looking at me,” said Larry Sanders, who was added to the state's gang database in the park where he works with an anti-violence program. ... read more


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Nearly four tons of pot buried in jalapeños seized in San Diego
The seizure came days after an even larger shipment of marijuana was found at the same border facility. ... read more


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Serial wedding crasher in Texas steals gifts for newlyweds
The Comal County Sheriff's Office is offering a $4,000 reward to anyone who helps lead to the crasher's arrest. ... read more


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Sweating, chafing, chlorine: Solutions to summer's biggest hair and skin challenges
From heat to humidity to pool days, the elements of summer take a toll on our bodies. Here's what you can do to keep your hair and skin healthy. ... read more


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Leaked U.K. memos warn of food and drug shortages in Brexit chaos
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is ready to leave the E.U. “do or die" on October 31. ... read more


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Gibraltar rejects U.S. pressure to hold Iranian tanker
The U.S. had unsealed a warrant Friday to seize the vessel, a day after Gibraltar lifted the ship's detention. ... read more


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How 2020 Democrats stack up against history
One 2020 candidate would break the historic birth order mold. ... read more


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Eduardo Padrón transformed a college and a city. Now he's ready for his next act.
"I’m a strong believer that talent is universal. However, opportunity is not universal," says the man leading the U.S. college awarding the most degrees to minorities. ... read more


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