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    1. June 30, 2015

      Greenhouse gas pledges bolster hopes for global deal

      The US and three big emerging market countries have bolstered hopes for a global deal to combat climate change this year by...

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      June 29, 2015

      Iran gears up for post-sanctions optimism

      By Christopher de Bellaigue, Trusted Sources The prospects for an Iranian economic revival and new opportunities for foreign...

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    1. June 29, 2015

      Differences remain as Iran nuclear talks reach crunch time

      When negotiators from six world powers meet with Iran in Vienna this week, they will be within touching distance of a...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Responsible investment: Vice versus nice

      The movement to divest from fossil fuels has some powerful friends. Last month Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s...

    3. June 25, 2015

      UN-backed report warns against complacency in fight against Aids

      Peter Piot has spent much of the past year focused on Ebola — the virus he helped discover as a young Belgian microbiologist...

    4. June 24, 2015

      Isis destroys two shrines near Palmyra

      Militants of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) have blown up two ancient shrines near eastern Syria’s historic...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      June 23, 2015

      International widows' day

      Indian widows greet the founder of Indian NGO Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International. They participate in an event to...

    6. June 22, 2015

      Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes in Gaza, UN says

      A UN commission of inquiry concluded in a report published on Monday that both Israel and Palestinian militant groups may...

    7. June 22, 2015

      EU agrees to launch military operation against people smugglers

      EU officials have warned that casualties were possible after deciding to launch military action against people smugglers in...

    8. June 21, 2015

      Laurent Fabius tries to reboot peace talks with West Bank visit

      Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, travelled to Jerusalem and Ramallah on Sunday in an effort to seize the...

    9. beyondbrics

      June 19, 2015

      Attacks on Libya's institutions must be resisted for the good of the country

      Our country is sadly in the world headlines for all the wrong reasons. Libya is racked by conflict with rival factions...

    10. FT Alphaville

      June 18, 2015

      Sovereign default: how to do it in rhetorical style

      The governments change, the debts change. The rhetoric, on the other hand… In light of the Greek prime minister’s recent...

    11. June 17, 2015

      Where Europe’s holidaymakers meet the boat people of the Mediterranean

      It was not such a startling outburst from Luca Zaia. The Northern League anti-immigration governor of Veneto was not known...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      June 17, 2015

      Waiting in line

      A Haitian woman peeks through a fence surrounding the Ministry of Interior and Police while waiting to register in Santo...

    13. June 17, 2015

      North Korea says drought worst in 100 years

      North Korea has been hit by its worst drought in a century, state media say, raising fears of another looming food crisis in...

    14. FT Data

      June 16, 2015

      Datawatch: Global Food price index

      Global food prices have been trending downwards and are at their lowest since late 2009, according to the UN food and...

    15. June 15, 2015

      Pope calls for cut in carbon emissions

      Pope Francis will call for a “drastic reduction” in carbon emissions and lash out against “economic powers” that are...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      June 12, 2015

      Searching for survivors

      Yemenis search for survivors under the rubble of houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site in the old city of Yemeni capital...

    17. June 12, 2015

      Big differences hold up efforts to secure global climate deal

      The two men chairing UN talks aimed at securing a global climate deal have made an unusually public plea for understanding...

    18. June 11, 2015

      UN welcomes oil groups’ help to fight global warming

      The UN will take up an offer from six of Europe’s largest oil and gas groups to help it fight global warming as countries...

    19. beyondbrics

      June 8, 2015

      Playing politics with migrants - on both sides of the Mediterranean

      Over the past 18 months, hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants have paid smugglers to set sail from Libya on barely...

    20. June 4, 2015

      Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci sparks hope of Cyprus unity

      Two ageing Cypriot politicians chatting amicably on a terrace along the pedestrianised Ledra Street in Nicosia’s old town...

    21. June 3, 2015

      Ikea vows to spend €1bn on climate change measures

      Ikea, the Swedish home furnishing group, has vowed to spend €1bn on renewable energy and other measures to tackle climate...

    22. June 3, 2015

      Chevron chief lashes out at European oil groups on climate change

      The head of Chevron, one of the largest US oil companies, has attacked his European counterparts for backing a global carbon...

    23. June 2, 2015

      UN sets sights on sustainable development goals

      In September, global leaders will gather at a United Nations summit in New York to agree on a plan to address the world’s...

    24. June 2, 2015

      Sustainability measurement: index looks to connect investors

      At one time, few might have seen the United Nations as an organisation willing or able to create a real-time stock index....

    25. May 31, 2015

      European energy groups seek UN backing for carbon pricing system

      Six of Europe’s largest oil and gas companies have banded together for the first time to ask the UN to let them help devise...

    26. May 31, 2015

      Libya: Families, friends and feuds

      Just before the journey deeper into the buffer zone, Adel Abu Nawar picks up the phone and makes one last call to the...

    27. May 29, 2015

      Myanmar hits back over SE Asia migrant crisis criticism

      Myanmar condemned “finger pointing” over Southeast Asia’s migrant exodus on Friday, as an international meeting laid bare...

    28. May 28, 2015

      France’s Ségolène Royal lambasts slow pace of climate talks

      Ségolène Royal, France’s environment minister, has criticised the sluggish pace of UN climate negotiations, saying they are...

    29. May 27, 2015

      Tony Blair to step down as Middle East envoy next month

      Tony Blair will step down as Middle East envoy next month, bringing to an end a controversial eight-year role that made him...

    30. May 27, 2015

      Ukraine takes ‘odious’ path to default

      Ukraine’s decision last week to grant its government the power to stop foreign debt payments marks a distinct shift in tone...

    31. May 27, 2015

      More than half world’s countries now producing jihadis

      More than half of the world’s countries are now producing jihadis to fill the ranks of violent Sunni terrorist organisations...

    32. May 27, 2015

      Brands must adapt to an ageing world

      The world is not merely ageing. It is trading young for old. In 1950, more than a third of the world’s population was 15 and...

    33. May 26, 2015

      Russia says it is not ‘right time’ to deliver missiles to Iran

      Russia says it will not deliver high-end air defence missiles to Iran in the near future, despite last month lifting an...

    34. May 26, 2015

      Rapid urban growth requires prompt action

      Seeing the future does not require a crystal ball — just an understanding of cities. The world is moving from agrarian to...

    35. May 26, 2015

      Rich nations told they are failing world’s poorest

      Rich countries are failing the world’s poorest by targeting insufficient aid to the least developed nations, a leading...

    36. May 26, 2015

      Calpers and Calstrs urge G7 to back emissions goal

      The chief executives of US public pension giants, Calpers and Calstrs, have taken the unusual step of urging G7 finance...

    37. May 25, 2015

      Give Syria’s refugees cash and dignity, not food and blankets

      The oasis city of Palmyra has been seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis). What if Damascus were to fall?...

    38. May 22, 2015

      The unwanted Rohingya refugees dumped at sea

      Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants reach shelter Roshida loaded herself and four of her children on to a cramped cargo boat...

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