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AI and maths to play bigger role in global diplomacy, says expert

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International diplomacy has traditionally relied on bargaining power, covert channels of communication and personal chemistry between leaders. But a new era is upon us in which the dispassionate insights of AI algorit...

UK to push plan to ‘halt and reverse global deforestation by 2030’ at Cop26

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The UK government is pushing for an ambitious agreement among world leaders at Cop26 to halt and reverse forest loss and degradation, the Guardian can reveal. Big producers and consumers of deforestation-linked commod...

UN development goal of zero hunger ‘tragically distant’, global index shows

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Global targets to eradicate hunger by 2030 will be missed as a “toxic cocktail” of the climate crisis, conflict and the Covid-19 pandemic reverses progress, new projections have revealed. The fight to end hunger is “d...

Liverpool teacher shortlisted for $1m global teacher prize

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A UK PE teacher who has pioneered new ways of teaching sports to visually impaired children at a special needs school in Liverpool has been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious global teacher prize. David Swanston,...

Scientists abused and threatened for discussing Covid, global survey finds

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Scientists around the world have received threats of death and sexual assault after speaking to the media about Covid-19, a survey has revealed. Of 321 scientists asked by Nature magazine, 15% said they had received d...

NFL ‘combine’ has become a key pillar in gridiron’s global marketing strategy

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Doing shuttle sprints in the north London drizzle might seem a long way from the razzamatazz of the NFL, but maybe that’s the point. For the 50 athletes competing at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the chance of a g...

Global energy crisis: how key countries are responding

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Global energy markets are facing the perfect storm. Demand for energy shot up after China and other major economies began to recover from the pandemic. In Europe, a cold winter depleted gas reserves, while a long spel...

US treasury secretary Yellen: global minimum corporate tax will pass

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The US treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, said on Sunday she was confident Congress would approve legislation to implement the global corporate minimum tax agreed by 136 countries. Yellen told ABC’s This Week actions ...

The return of Adele: industry bills new album 30 as ‘huge global event’

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There has been a rush to define the remaining months of 2021. It will be a winter of discontent, of supply chain disruption and potential blackouts; a post-lockdown return to dressing up and going out. It will also, u...

Rising inflation could trigger global sell-off that would harm UK, says Bank

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The Bank of England has warned that rising inflation could trigger a sell-off in global financial markets, with damaging consequences for the UK economy. Against a backdrop of soaring energy prices and severe shortage...

More than 150 global business leaders call for end of death penalty

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More than 150 global business leaders have signed a declaration calling for the end of the death penalty around the world and criticizing capital punishment for perpetuating inequality. The declaration, part of the Bu...

Coronavirus live news: ‘Great vaccination divide’ hinders global recovery, IMF warns

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The world economy will not make a full recovery until the vaccine gap between rich and poor nations is reduced, IMF says; a senior scientist calls for more Covid booster shots in a bid to prevent a virus surge over wi...

Facebook explains error that caused global outage

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Facebook has said an error during routine maintenance of its network of data centers caused a cascade of problems that took down its platforms for more than six hours on Monday. In a blogpost published on Tuesday, San...

Facebook outage highlights global over-reliance on its services

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From bereft Brazilians to relaxed Russians and internet-savvy Indians, Facebook’s outage highlighted the dependence much of the world has developed on its social media products, and put the spotlight on its global pow...

The global corporate tax deal doesn’t add up – we’re about to be ripped off again

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As revelations continue to emerge from the Pandora papers, it would be easy to forget the other big tax event happening this week. Representatives of 140 countries meeting at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...

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...

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