Poor countries have accused a handful of richer nations of holding up progress on tackling the climate crisis at UN talks in Madrid, as demonstrators and activists vented their frustration in the final hours of two weeks of negotiations.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the Trump administration remained ‘fully committed’ to the Indo-Pacific, amid questions over US strategy in the region fueled by the president’s absence from a regional summit.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said US President Donald Trump’s economic terrorism against Tehran has failed to hinder Iranian youth from developing “cutting-edge technology and nano-medicines.”
Women’s empowerment and gender equality are ‘essential to global progress’, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres stressed in his message for International Women's Day (Friday, March 8) which this year puts “innovation by women and girls, for women and girls”, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.
The United States and Russia have failed to make any progress in negotiations on a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty, with Washington expected to go ahead with a unilateral withdrawal from the key pact this weekend, a senior Russian diplomat says.
The euro is about to celebrate its 20th birthday, but the countries that use it are still wrestling over how the shared currency should work and how to fix flaws exposed by the debt crisis that marred its second decade.