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  • COP28 President urges governments to ‘think bigger, act bolder’

    COP28 President urges governments to ‘think bigger, act bolder’

    BERLIN, April 26, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Speaking in the High-Level Segment of the annual Petersberg Climate Dialogue, attended by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and a number of Climate and Foreign Affairs Ministers, COP28 President Dr Sultan Al Jaber urged governments to “think bigger, act bolder” on national climate plans that are aligned…

  • Israel’s brutal revenge on Iran begins with fighter jets

    Israel’s brutal revenge on Iran begins with fighter jets

    By nytimespost In a series of retaliatory strikes, Israel has intensified its attacks on southern Lebanon, targeting several areas overnight and in the early morning hours. The escalating violence has raised concerns of a broader conflict in the region. The Israeli strikes have hit locations including Nabi Sheet in the Bekaa area, Iqlim al-Tuffah, and…

  • Super election year increases risks of political violence, warns Allianz

    By Staff Reporter Munich, April 10, 2024: With an unprecedented ‘super-cycle’ of elections in 2024, almost half the world’s populations will go to the polls before the year is out. According to a new report from Allianz Commercial, security is a concern in many territories, not only from the threat of localized unrest but because of…

  • Biden campaign raises over $187 million

    Biden campaign raises over $187 million

    Story by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign announced Saturday it raised over $187 million in the first quarter 2024, almost double what it took in during the previous quarter. In March alone, when Biden clinched the Democratic Party’s nomination, the campaign raised more than $90 million, up from over $53…

  • US welcomes new Palestinian Authority government, calls for reform

    US welcomes new Palestinian Authority government, calls for reform

    By AGENCIES and TOI STAFF – The Times of Israel This handout picture provided by the Palestinian Authority’s Press Office (PPO) shows Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, left, with the newly appointed Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa, in Ramallah on March 14, 2024. (PPO/AFP) The United States has welcomed the formation of a new Palestinian Authority government,…

  • Russia’s most notorious mafia king freed from jail early

    Russia’s most notorious mafia king freed from jail early

    By Will StewartRussia Correspondent & Zesha Saleem ‌Crime boss Shakro Molodoyv has been quietly freed from jail almost four years early as a “thank you” from Putin for not ordering his fellow prisoners to boycott the Russia-Ukraine war Russia’s most notorious mafia king was today quietly freed from jail almost four years early – as a…

  • NATO Leader Blasts Trump’s Suggestion He Would Encourage Russian Invasion of U.S. Allies

    NATO Leader Blasts Trump’s Suggestion He Would Encourage Russian Invasion of U.S. Allies

    Story by Annie Linskey President Biden and NATO leaders on Sunday denounced presidential candidate Donald Trump’s latest comments that he would encourage Russia to invade U.S. allies that don’t contribute sufficiently to military defense. “NATO remains ready and able to defend all Allies,” said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in a statement. “Any suggestion that allies…

  • For Palestine and the World

    For Palestine and the World

    The region of Palestine since October 7 has entered into a terrible war. And, of course, there the flowers have withered, and the sun has disappeared because darkness has come, and the youths cannot sing, and the children cannot play carelessly in the streets, and the white doves of peace do not fly in the…

  • Global debt growing faster and higher than projected pre-pandemic

    The IMF sees global debt growing faster and higher than projected before the pandemic, Vitor Gaspar, head of the Fund’s Fiscal Affairs Department said ahead of the launch of the Fiscal Monitor (FM) on Wednesday in Marrakech, Morocco. “Government debt ratios declined in 2021 and 2022. It will turn back up in 2023. Going forward…

  • Climate Crossroads: Fiscal Policies in a Warming World

    The report takes stock of mitigation policies across countries and presents the trilemma facing policymakers of balancing between achieving climate goals, debt sustainability, and political feasibility. New insights from the report shows that the only way to achieve these joint goals is through a carefully calibrated mix of revenue and spending-based policies. Carbon pricing is…

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