Category: Europe

Texas bears brunt of US plastic pollution

Published by AFP Point Comfort (Etats-Unis) (AFP) – Former shrimper Diane Wilson watches in disgust as a Taiwan-owned factory in Texas spews millions of plastic pellets into the Matagorda Bay. For years Wilson has been documenting this pollution by Formosa Plastics Group, the world’s fourth largest plastic manufacturer. It set up shop in 1983 south

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US warns it will not let Iran ‘slow walk’ nuclear talks

Published by AFP Washington (AFP) – The United States warned Saturday it would not allow Iran to “slow walk” international negotiations over its nuclear program while at the same time ramping up its atomic activities — but stopped short of slamming the door on talks. The warning came a day after Washington hit out at

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US warns it will not let Iran ‘slow walk’ nuclear talks

Published by AFP Washington (AFP) – The United States warned Saturday that it would not allow Iran to “slow walk” international negotiations over its nuclear program while at the same time ramping up its atomic activities. The warning came a day after Washington hit out at Iran, saying talks with world powers had stalled because

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Islamic countries to meet on Afghanistan crisis

Published by Al-Araby Pakistan’s foreign minister called on Saturday for a fresh effort to stop neighbouring Afghanistan sliding further into crisis as he announced an extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) later this month. The meeting of foreign ministers from Islamic countries will be held in Islamabad on Dec. 19, with delegations

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Pope calls for ‘good politics,’ warns against enemies of democracy

Published by DPA During his visit to Greece, Pope Francis praised the achievements of politics while warning against the enemies of democracy. “Democracy was born here,” the pontiff recalled in Athens on Saturday after being received by President Katerina Sakellaropoulou. “From the cradle, millennia later, became a house, a great house of democratic peoples: I

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Pope calls for ‘good politics,’ warns against enemies of democracy

Published by DPA During his visit to Greece, Pope Francis praised the achievements of politics while warning against the enemies of democracy. “Democracy was born here,” the pontiff recalled in Athens on Saturday after being received by President Katerina Sakellaropoulou. “From the cradle, millennia later, became a house, a great house of democratic peoples: I

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France, Europeans working to open joint Afghan mission

Published by Al-Araby Several European countries are working on opening up a joint diplomatic mission in Afghanistan that would enable their ambassadors to return to the country, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday. Western countries have been grappling with how to engage with the Taliban after they took over Afghanistan in a lightning advance

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U.S., EU stance on China “increasingly convergent”: senior diplomat

Published by Kyodo News The United States and the European Union are increasingly on the same page in countering China’s growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman indicated Friday following talks with the secretary general of the EU’s diplomatic service. “We see our approach and the EU’s approach to

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