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Key Cop26 pledges could put world 9% closer to 1.5C pathway

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New Cop26 pledges announced on methane, coal, transport and deforestation could nudge the world 9% closer to a pathway that keeps heating to 1.5C, according to a study by the world’s most respected climate analysis co...

Global deal on 15% minimum tax rate for multinationals edges closer

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Almost 140 countries are edging closer to a global deal on the taxation of multinationals, with agreement on a minimum 15% rate of corporation tax set to be announced as part of a landmark statement at the OECD in Par...

US has ‘no closer ally than Australia’, says Biden after Aukus pact

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Joe Biden and the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, have welcomed their new security ties after last week’s announcement that Washington would provide Canberra with advanced technology for nuclear-powered sub...

World’s largest tree wrapped in fire-resistant blanket as California blaze creeps closer

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Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California’s rugged Sierra Neva...

One upshot of Brexit Johnson didn’t foresee: bringing the Irish closer

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It was supposed to be a deal no UK prime minister could ever agree to, an Irish sea border between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Half a year on from Boris Johnson doing exactly that, while denying the fact, the ...

Did the pandemic draw us closer together – or pull us further apart?

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In spring of last year, when the full severity of the pandemic began to get clearer, it became common to claim that we were all in the same boat (as Madonna also explained to us from a video taken in her bathtub, sinc...

Animals farmed: EU cage-ban moves closer, magic of horse power and ‘egg-mageddon’

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The European Commission has committed to table a proposal to phase out the use of cages in farming by the end of 2023, with the aim of enforcing the ban from 2027. It comes after the EU parliament passed a non-binding...

The US’s greatest danger isn’t China, it’s much closer to home

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China’s increasingly aggressive geopolitical and economic stance in the world is unleashing a fierce bipartisan backlash in America. That’s fine if it leads to more public investment in basic research, education, and ...

UK Covid vaccine supply hit as rise in Indian cases diverts doses closer to home

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An office worker in India’s Maharashtra state develops flu-like symptoms - and upsets the vaccination plans of a British forty-something in lockdown thousands of miles away. Such is the butterfly effect of the global ...

Have Meghan and Harry moved the monarchy closer towards its end? If only

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Will this be the moment? Will Meghan and Harry do to the monarchy what Diana threatened but never quite achieved, shaking the institution so severely it eventually collapses? Those who believe Britons should be able t...