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Corbyn pledges Labour transparency on UK carbon footprint

Labour in power would change law to reveal imported emissions and ‘carbon leakage’The UK will stop hiding its “true impact” on the climate by revealing its consumption of carbon emissions fr...

Corbyn pledges Labour transparency on UK carbon footprint

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Corbyn pledges Labour will back referendum on any Brexit deal Leader says his party would ‘do whatever is necessary to stop a disastrous no-deal outcome’Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that Labour will back a second referendum on any Brexit deal put to parliament, but warned of a “deliberately inflamed divide” as he ...
2019-05-30 03:30

Researchers: bitcoin’s carbon footprint equal to Las Vegas Researchers calculate that the electricity required for the virtual currency bitcoin generates as much carbon dioxide as cities like Las Vegas or Hamburg...
2019-06-13 18:30

Groundbreaking Report Gives Us a Glimpse of the US Military’s Gigantic Carbon Footprint There are a lot of superlatives that can be used to describe the U.S. military. It represents the biggest chunk of the federal budget. It’s extremely good at killing people. And it’s also a prolific carbon emitter and serial oil user.Read more......
2019-06-13 16:15

Montreal creates committee to curb climate change, reduce carbon footprint New partners are joining the fight, announced Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, including the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Montreal Public Health....
2019-06-20 01:15

Corbyn decries BBC's 'inaccuracies' over Labour antisemitism Labour leader says Panorama adopted ‘predetermined’ critical positionJeremy Corbyn has said there were “many, many, inaccuracies” in the BBC Panorama documentary about antisemitism in the party, saying that the programme adopted a “predetermined posi...
2019-07-13 16:30

New UK PM must put Brexit plan to second referendum: Labour's Corbyn Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday said Britain's next prime minister must put their Brexit plan to a second referendum on European Union membership, saying his party would campaign to remain....
2019-07-09 14:15

Corbyn in emergency meeting over Labour antisemitism crisis Jeremy Corbyn has been forced to hold an emergency meeting of his shadow cabinet and a showdown with his MPs as the antisemitism crisis engulfing Labour threatened to spiral out of control....
2019-07-16 09:30

Labour lawmakers in Scotland blame Corbyn for EU drubbing Senior members of Britain's Labour Party in Scotland blamed leader Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit "ambiguity" on Monday for a Labour wipeout in Scotland in the European Parliament election....
2019-05-27 17:45

Jeremy Corbyn defends Labour's position on Brexit The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn has said: "There has to be an agreement with the European Union and there then has to be a public vote."...
2019-05-27 18:30

| Labour's Jeremy Corbyn backs second Brexit referendum Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's main opposition Labour party, has said it is "right to demand" a second referendum on any deal about the country's departure from the European Union, or Brexit....
2019-06-19 22:15

Labour peers attack Corbyn over antisemitism in paper ad Labour peers have taken out a newspaper advert accusing Jeremy Corbyn of "failing the test of leadership" by allowing antisemitism to "grow in our party"....
2019-07-17 19:45

More than 60 British lords criticize Labour's Corbyn over anti-Semitism More than 60 opposition Labour members of Britain's upper house of parliament signed a statement in a newspaper on Wednesday accusing leader Jeremy Corbyn of failing "the test of leadership" over anti-Semitism in the party....
2019-07-17 11:45

Jeremy Corbyn lambasted by Labour MPs in ‘worst meeting as leader’ MPs criticise Labour’s handling of Brexit and complaints of harassment and antisemitism Labour MPs tore into Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit strategy at a party meeting on Monday night, with several MPs loyal to the leadership saying they felt ashamed to vote...
2019-06-10 23:00

UK's Jeremy Corbyn says Labour Party backs new Brexit referendum In a significant shift, Britain's main opposition Labour Party said Tuesday that the country's soon-to-be chosen new leader should hold a second referendum on whether to leave the European Union or remain in the bloc....
2019-07-09 17:15

Corbyn ally admits Brexit policy has 'damaged' Labour Labour's Brexit policy has "damaged" its electoral standing and the party should now discuss whether to revoke Article 50 if it wins the next election, according to an ally of Jeremy Corbyn on Labour's ruling body....
2019-07-07 18:30

Labour hits back at reports of frail Corbyn health MPs and activists rebut claims that party leader is not physically or mentally up to jobThe Labour party has hit back at a newspaper investigation that claims senior civil servants are worried Jeremy Corbyn is too frail to become prime minister and c...
2019-06-29 13:00

Pompeo pledges not to wait for Britain’s elections to ‘push back’ against Corbyn and anti-Semitism In a secret recording, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said the Conservative Party’s losses in European Parliament elections demonstrated “an absolute failure of leadership.”...
2019-06-08 18:30

Labour's McDonnell pledges to tackle 'scourge' of poverty John McDonnell is unveiling a socialist revolution aimed at reducing the "scourge" of poverty, which will be the centrepiece of Labour's manifesto in a general election....
2019-07-17 08:30

UK PM candidate Johnson: Labour Party leader Corbyn guilty of anti-Semitism The frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister, Boris Johnson, said on Monday that the leader of the main opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, was guilty of anti-Semitism....
2019-07-15 23:45

Support for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour plummets to lowest level in polling history Support for the Labour Party has dropped to just 18%, pushing the party into fourth in an opinion poll for the first time. The result matches lowest score for the party since polling began in the 1940s. Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit strategy and his leaders...
2019-07-04 14:15

UK PM candidate Gove: rushed no-deal Brexit would give Labour's Corbyn power Michael Gove, a leading contenders to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said he would delay Brexit rather than rush into a no-deal exit that could trigger an election that would propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to power....
2019-06-06 17:15

Labour antisemitism: Corbyn aide wanted to influence party’s panel Jeremy Corbyn's top aide instructed party officials to compile a dossier setting out how Labour's highest disciplinary body could be challenged, leaked emails have revealed....
2019-07-19 20:15

John McDonnell says he cried with joy when Jeremy Corbyn reached Labour leadership shortlist in 2015 Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has admitted that he cries "all the time" and burst into tears when Jeremy Corbyn reached the Labour leadership shortlist in 2015....
2019-06-01 17:15

#expelmetoo: Jeremy Corbyn and deputy at war over European elections purge of Labour party members Jeremy Corbyn was hit by a revolt led by his deputy today over the expulsion of Labour members who voted for rival parties in the European elections....
2019-05-29 15:15

Labour Party slips to fourth place in opinion poll as pressure builds on Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit stance Jeremy Corbyn has come under increasing pressure to secure a clear Brexit position for Labour as a new opinion poll showed the party has slipped into fourth place....
2019-07-04 16:45

Jeremy Corbyn says new Labour MP Lisa Forbes 'is not racist in any way' following calls for her to be suspended Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that the party's newest MP Lisa Forbes is "not a racist in any way" following calls for her to be suspended....
2019-06-08 21:15

Brexit news latest: Diane Abbott says Labour wants second referendum 'for any deal' as pressure mounts on Jeremy Corbyn Diane Abbott has become the latest Jeremy Corbyn ally to back a second Brexit referendum, as pressure mounts on the Labour leader following a disastrous European election....
2019-05-28 11:30

Pete Willsman suspended from Labour Party after Jeremy Corbyn ally 'blames Israeli embassy for anti-semitism row' Labour was engulfed in a new storm today after a senior ally of Jeremy Corbyn was suspended for accusing the Israeli embassy of "whipping up" complaints about anti-Semitism....
2019-05-31 17:30

Alastair Campbell claims 'senior' figures in Corbyn's office said vote against Labour Alastair Campbell has claimed "senior" figures in Jeremy Corbyn's office recommended voting against Labour after he was expelled from the party for backing the Liberal Democrats in the European elections....
2019-05-28 21:45

Senior Labour figures play down 'civil war' claims as Jeremy Corbyn 'held captive' by top aides Senior Labour figures have played down claims the party is in the grip of a "civil war" following reports Jeremy Corbyn's top aides have been keeping the party leader "captive"....
2019-07-07 15:00

What will your digital footprint tell people about you when you die? From exposing sexual secrets to repairing a bad image, the digital afterlife and who controls it matters in unexpected ways, as a fascinating new book explains...
2019-06-23 15:30

Apollo 11: the fight for the first footprint on the moon The decision to let Neil Armstrong take the first steps on the moon was controversial – especially with his colleague Buzz AldrinIt was 1969. The last year for President Kennedy’s pledge to land a man on the moon and return him safely “before this de...
2019-05-25 18:15

Stasi's pervasive footprint across two Berlins revealed In the former prison where the East German secret police locked up dissidents, a museum has painstakingly mapped the vast web of locations through which the Stasi carried out social control — and planned coups....
2019-06-11 17:30

How to minimize your 'noise footprint' | Paige Towers Noise pollution is an environmental and public health crisis. Here are some simple steps to fight backThe modern world is too loud. Noise pollution wreaks havoc on the behavioral patterns and stress levels of wildlife. Ecosystems shift in the wake of...
2019-06-07 11:45

8x8 acquires Wavecell to expand cloud communications footprint The acquisition will give 8x8 a greater foothold in the Communications Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) market and and expand its presence in the rapidly growing Southeast Asian market....
2019-07-18 02:15

Societe Generale Private Banking: Building a pan-European footprint Societe Generale has had a presence in Luxembourg since 1893, making it the oldest foreign bank in the Grand Duchy. As well as being one of the market leaders, Societe Generale is now the fifth largest employer in Luxembourg’s thriving and business-o...
2019-05-21 15:45

Fortnite Fortbyte 23 Location Found between RV campsite, gas station, monstrous footprint Found between an RV campsite, a gas station, and a monstrous footprint is the latest Fortbyte challenge players can complete today in Fortnite Battle Royale. Here's everything you need to know....
2019-07-12 23:30

Next Big Thing in ETFs: Less Transparency Capital Group, Legg Mason and JPMorgan plan exchange-traded funds that bet on stocks without daily disclosure of investments, drawing on a small New Jersey firm’s model....
2019-07-13 21:30

Price transparency is exactly what the doctor ordered On behalf of doctors across America and their patients, I am writing to underscore the importance of the executive order President Trump signed this week on “Improving Price and Quality Transparency in Healthcare.” Everyone will benefit from this, sa...
2019-06-28 06:30

| Tunisians seek 'transparency' on president's health Tunisian politicians and social media users called Monday for transparency on President Beji Caid Essebsi's health after he was hospitalised last week with a "serious illness"....
2019-07-02 12:30

'More transparency' needed on who banks are financing, says investor Eric Borremans of Pictet Asset Management discusses the investment strategy that takes into account environmental, social and corporate governance factors....
2019-07-05 07:45

ZTE launches Brussels cybersecurity lab as a transparency play The lab's main purpose will be to allow regulators and potential clients to perform black box and penetration testing, as well as review its source code and documents....
2019-07-11 10:00

Facebook Fined EUR 2 Million for Violating German Transparency Law German authorities have fined Facebook EUR 2 million for providing a distorted picture of the amount of illegal content on the social media platform....
2019-07-02 22:00

G20: May asks Saudi prince for transparency in Khashoggi case Prime minister urges open legal process over murder and raises Yemen concernsTheresa May has raised concerns about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the humanitarian cost of the conflict in Yemen during a face-to-face meeting with the Saudi crown pri...
2019-06-29 13:00

WHO agrees watered-down resolution on transparency in drug costs World Health Organization members agreed on Tuesday to push for clearer drug pricing but stepped back from proposals by activists to force pharmaceutical firms to disclose the cost of making medicines....
2019-05-28 13:15

Wealthy donation to state raises concerns about transparency HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Open government advocates and experts on philanthropic donations are questioning the decision to exempt a new partnership between the state of Connecticut and a private foundation from the state’s open records laws. Excit...
2019-06-27 20:15

EU's Juncker regrets lack of transparency in von der Leyen's nomination Retiring European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has expressed regret for the lack of transparency in the process to nominate his successor. His own appointment had followed an election campaign, he noted....
2019-07-05 14:45

India Criticises Lack Of Transparency In UNSC Sanctions Committees India has strongly criticised the lack of transparency in the functioning of the UN Security Council's Sanctions Committee which took over a decade to blacklist Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief......
2019-06-07 13:15

Trump to meet airline executives to discuss 'competition and transparency' U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with top executives from a handful of airlines on Thursday to discuss "competition and transparency," a White House official said....
2019-07-18 21:00

Bats Targets Transparency with Dedicated Data Feeds for U.S. Listed ETFs KANSAS CITY and NEW YORK – May 1, 2017 – Bats, a CBOE Holdings, Inc. company, and a leading market for exchange-traded fund (ETF) trading globally, today announced the planned introduction of the Bats ETF Implied Liquidity Feed, which provides invest...
2019-05-22 08:15

Universal Music Group on master tapes fire: 'We owe artists transparency' Company to investigate 2008 storage unit fire in which up to 500,000 master recordings by Aretha Franklin, Elton John and others may have burnedUniversal Music Group CEO and chairman Sir Lucian Grainge has said that the company owes its artists “tran...
2019-06-19 16:00

China Belt And Road Can Speed Development, Needs Transparency: World Bank China's massive Belt and Road infrastructure drive could speed up economic development and reduce poverty for dozens of developing countries, the World Bank said on Tuesday in a new report that called......
2019-06-19 07:30

WFE Board urges consistent regulation and more transparency from G20 market reform efforts Paris, 22 September 2009 - The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Board of Directors urged leaders of the G20 nations at their upcoming summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA), to press for market reforms that enhance transparency and create more u...
2019-05-23 21:15

Facebook launching political ad transparency tools ahead of Canadian federal vote The roster of additional tools will include ad authorization functionalities to verify advertisers on the platform and an ad library, which will provide users additional information about the reach and ownership of an ad....
2019-06-10 12:15

'AGT': Howie Mandel leaves a literal footprint on golden buzzer for this ambitious student Joseph Allen tried out for "AGT" to see how big a footprint he can leave on the world. His audition ended with Howie Mandel leaving a literal footprint.        ...
2019-06-05 06:15

Trump issues executive order increasing transparency in hospital prices, doctor fees President Trump on Monday issued an executive order that would pressure insurers, doctors and other providers to disclose more information about health-care prices....
2019-06-28 00:45

How College Board's Environmental Context Dashboard highlights algorithm transparency vs. explainability issue The Environmental Context Dashboard is a tool to provide socio-economic metrics on student populations for university admissions officers. Here's a look at the data as well as potential bias and transparency issues....
2019-06-10 00:30

Missouri governor’s use of message-destroying app didn’t violate state transparency laws, judge finds The lawsuit revealed that nearly all employees on Gov. Eric Greitens's staff had the Confide app on their personal cellphones, according to the Kansas City Star....
2019-07-09 09:15

Trump to issue executive order seeking transparency on healthcare costs: Wall Street Journal U.S. President Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order on Monday asking health insurers and doctors to disclose new details about healthcare costs, in an attempt to improve price transparency, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citi...
2019-06-21 04:45

Greater transparency, fairer prices for medicines ‘a global human rights issue’, says UN health agency  While developing countries have long struggled with the price of medicines, today’s costs have rendered it a world-wide challenge, and the key topic of concern at a global medicines forum in South Africa, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization...
2019-05-21 19:15

UK opposition leader Corbyn: We must have an election Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday Theresa May was right to resign as prime minister and whoever replaced her as leader of the Conservative Party must call an election....
2019-05-24 12:45

Corbyn calls on next PM to put Brexit deal to second referendum Jeremy Corbyn has challenged the next PM to put their Brexit deal or a no-deal exit to a second referendum, saying Labour would campaign for Remain in those scenarios....
2019-07-09 23:30

Jeremy Corbyn's message to Donald Trump Jeremy Corbyn tells crowds at an anti-Trump protest in Whitehall that the president should "think on, please, about a world that is one of peace and disarmament"....
2019-06-05 04:45

Trump says he turned down Corbyn's request to meet US president calls Corbyn ‘somewhat of a negative force’ as Labour leader joins protestsLatest on Trump’s state visit – live updatesDonald Trump has revealed he turned down a request from Jeremy Corbyn to meet, as the Labour leader joined a protest a...
2019-06-04 17:30

UK's Corbyn to back second Brexit referendum: The Times British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will back a move on Wednesday for the Labour Party to change its Brexit policy and support a second referendum in all circumstances, The Times reported, citing a senior Labour source....
2019-06-19 06:00

Corbyn ally suspended after 'antisemitic rant' One of Jeremy Corbyn's close allies has been suspended from the party after he was recorded claiming Labour’s antisemitism crisis was "whipped up" by the Israeli embassy, according to Sky sources....
2019-06-01 07:45

Corbyn urged to boot out anti-Semitism row MP Jeremy Corbyn is facing growing demands to kick Chris Williamson out of the party with a long-time ally of the Labour leader arguing the controversial MP "has to go"....
2019-06-28 11:45

Corbyn as PM would be 'west's first antisemitic leader since WWII' Health secretary Matt Hancock warns Tory MPs of risks of not choosing right leaderThe health secretary, Matt Hancock, has claimed that if Jeremy Corbyn won a general election he would be “the first antisemitic leader of a western nation since the sec...
2019-06-06 02:00

Corbyn writes to top civil servant over 'too frail' claims Jeremy Corbyn has written to Britain's most senior civil servant to demand a "speedy and thorough independent investigation" into reported claims the Labour leader is "too frail" to be prime minister....
2019-07-02 11:15

Corbyn to outline Brexit strategy – but unlikely to back remain Labour leader under pressure from shadow cabinet over position on fresh referendumJeremy Corbyn plans to use a speech in the coming days to outline the latest evolution in Labour’s Brexit policy – but is expected to stop well short of the clarion cal...
2019-06-19 02:01

Corbyn criticised as 'pathetic' over response to oil tanker attacks Jeremy Corbyn has been called "pathetic" after saying the government needed to provide "credible evidence" that Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers....
2019-06-15 12:15

Jeremy Corbyn on Joyce's Ulysses: ‘Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t understand it' Politicians including Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and the Labour leader have lined up to praise the impenetrable novel. Ahead of Bloomsday, Corbyn discusses the power of Joyce’s political visionIn defiance of its reputation for being hard to finish – P...
2019-06-14 13:45

Lib Dem leadership hopefuls rule out coalition with Corbyn or Johnson Liberal Democrats leadership hopefuls have ruled out going into coalition with either Jeremy Corbyn or Boris Johnson, branding both men "Brexiteers"....
2019-06-01 01:15

MPs tell Jeremy Corbyn: get a grip or lose a general election Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner says frontbenchers are ‘totally exasperated’ by the party’s handling of antisemitismSenior MPs from both wings of the Labour party expressed fears last night that they could lose a snap general election to a r...
2019-06-30 02:15

Jeremy Corbyn open to meeting with Trump, despite rejection Jeremy Corbyn fired up a crowd of anti-President Trump protesters in London on Tuesday, as he implored the American commander-in-chief to “chase down” racism. The Labour Party leader — who is seeking to replace outgoing British Prime Mini...
2019-06-04 20:30

Corbyn rubbishes 'civil service' claims about his health Jeremy Corbyn has angrily questioned the neutrality of the civil service after officials reportedly told a newspaper he was "too frail" to become prime minister....
2019-06-29 20:15

Corbyn defies call to start referendum campaign 'now' Jeremy Corbyn has defied calls from Labour MPs to start campaigning for a Brexit referendum but agreed any deal passed by parliament should be put to one....
2019-05-31 04:15

Brexit: Corbyn under pressure to clarify backing for second vote Facing a Boris Johnson premiership, Labour shadow cabinet to debate its stanceJeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet is set to debate Brexit on Monday, as the prospect of a Boris Johnson premiership accelerates Labour’s drift towards supporting a second refe...
2019-06-15 02:30

PMQs: Does May believe Hammond or Johnson on Brexit, Corbyn asks Jeremy Corbyn asks Theresa May who she believes - Philip Hammond, who is totally against a no-deal Brexit, or Boris Johnson, who is happy to accept one?...
2019-07-03 21:30

Britain's Corbyn calls for general election or second referendum Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the British public should be asked again to give its verdict on Brexit, either through a general election or a second referendum....
2019-05-27 02:45

In full: Theresa May's Brexit letter to Jeremy Corbyn Prime Minister Theresa May has written a letter to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urging him to back her new Brexit deal, saying she has met the party's Brexit demands. Here is her letter in full:...
2019-05-22 11:15

Donald Trump meets with Nigel Farage - after turning down Corbyn NIGEL Farage arrived at the the US ambassador's residence in London this afternoon for a meeting with President Donald Trump - after he turned down a sit-down with Corbyn...
2019-06-05 03:15

Corbyn backs referendum on Brexit deal after voter exodus To break parliamentary deadlock, deal has to be put to public vote, Labour leader saysJeremy Corbyn has pledged to support a second referendum on any Brexit deal after the Labour leadership came under overwhelming pressure to halt the exodus of its r...
2019-05-27 23:30

Corbyn to join anti Trump protesters after snubbing banquet The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will join thousands of anti-Trump protesters on the streets of central London today, as Scotland Yard's Commissioner warns her officers will take firm action against any protesters who break the law....
2019-06-04 05:15

Corbyn wishes Amazon 'many happy tax returns' on its 25th anniversary Labour leader sends barbed message to the online retailer’s founder, Jeff BezosThe Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has sent a barbed birthday card to Jeff Bezos to mark Amazon’s 25th anniversary, wishing the him “many happy tax returns” and demanding t...
2019-07-05 12:15

Jeremy Corbyn under fire from Tom Watson over handling of anti-Semitism Jeremy Corbyn was today under fire today from deputy leader Tom Watson over his office's handling of anti-Semitism cases after last night's "watershed" BBC Panorama documentary....
2019-07-11 20:45

UK opposition leader Corbyn: Real danger of no-deal Brexit There is a danger of a no-deal Brexit and Britain's main opposition Labour Party will do everything it can to stop that from happening, its leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday....
2019-05-30 14:45

Corbyn accuses Trump of interfering in UK politics with Johnson comments UK Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Saturday U.S. President Donald Trump's comments endorsing Conservative front-runner Boris Johnson as the next prime minister were an "unacceptable interference" in Britain's affairs....
2019-06-01 21:15

Jeremy Corbyn calls for general election following May resignation – video Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed Theresa May’s resignation and called for an immediate general election. The Labour leader said the vision of the country outlined in her speech was not one he recognised, and that a new Conservative leader would not solve t...
2019-05-24 21:30

Jeremy Corbyn to lead massive protest against Trump in London Jeremy Corbyn will lead a protest of thousands raging against President Trump in London on Tuesday after the British labor leader snubbed the president at a formal banquet hosted by the Queen. Corbyn — who aspires to become the UK’s next prime minist...
2019-06-04 00:30

What would life be like in a zero-carbon country? Drastic restrictions on almost every aspect of people's lives, from the cars they drive, the way they heat their homes, to the fridges they buy -- even the food stored in them. That is the reality of what awaits us in 2050 if a UK government pledge t...
2019-06-16 12:30

How much carbon does our lumber sequester? Enlarge (credit: US BLM) Carbon sequestration is generally thought of as locking carbon out of the atmosphere semi-permanently by incorporating it into rocks or forests that are then preserved. But there's a large cache of carbon in a form that's n...
2019-07-07 16:15

Pathways to a low-carbon China Fulfilling the ultimate goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change — keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, if not 1.5 C — will be impossible without dramatic action from the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China. T...
2019-07-09 05:15

An escape route for carbon As many of us may recall from grade school science class, the Earth’s carbon cycle goes something like this: As plants take up carbon dioxide and convert it into organic carbon, they release oxygen back into the air. Complex life forms such as oursel...
2019-06-13 05:00

Man Pledges To Do 100 Holes Of Golf A Day For Charity LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Bradley Sutherland has set a goal of 100 holes of golf in a day to raise money for the Larry Gilbert-Dave Bunnell Foundation. The organization that provides support for junior golfers in the area. Sutherland received d...
2019-06-19 23:15

UK opposition leader Corbyn calls remarks by President Trump racist Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the comments by President Donald Trump about four minority Democratic congresswomen are racist and called on the candidates to be the country's next prime minister to use the term....
2019-07-19 05:15

Mike Pompeo tells Jewish leaders he would 'push back' against Corbyn US secretary of state made comments in recording leaked to Washington PostLabour has accused Donald Trump’s top official, Mike Pompeo, of trying to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister, after he was caught on tape telling Jewish leaders that he...
2019-06-10 00:15

Donald Trump: I turned down Jeremy Corbyn's request to meet – video Donald Trump has revealed he turned down a request from Jeremy Corbyn to meet, as the Labour leader joined a protest against his state visit and declined to attend a dinner hosted by the QueenTrump says he turned down Corbyn's request to meetLatest o...
2019-06-04 17:30

The Londoner: Tony Blair blasts Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism Former PM says Labour leader is anti-Semitic but "doesn't think he is"/ James Cleverly and Matt Hancock show pulling power/ Grayson Perry on Glastonbury...
2019-06-05 16:15

New natural gas plants will have to pay carbon tax on all emissions The change made this week means new natural-gas plants will have their emissions standard toughened each year after 2021, until in 2030 they will pay the carbon price on every ounce of their emissions....
2019-06-29 00:15

Learning from Canada’s carbon blunder Last month, Canada rolled out its federal carbon tax to four provinces, creating a new tax on all goods based on their total carbon footprint. While polluting less is a worthy goal for us all, the plan will only take money from taxpayers to fill gove...
2019-05-21 19:30

U.S. TVA to cut carbon emission by 70 percent by end of next decade: CEO The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) expects to reduce carbon emissions at the U.S.-owned power generator by 70 percent from 2005 levels by the end of the next decade, the company's chief executive officer said on Friday....
2019-06-01 01:30

South African carbon tax finally becomes law South Africa's long-delayed carbon tax has been enshrined in law, the treasury said on Sunday, as one of the continent's worst polluters transitions to lower emissions in its efforts to meet agreements on global climate change....
2019-05-26 19:30

Here’s where the federal parties stand on the carbon tax For the first time in years, climate change and environmental policies are shaping up to be a major issue in the federal election campaign this fall....
2019-07-17 15:15

Star Manager Woodford Pledges to Cut Borrowing A fund run by star investor Neil Woodford is aiming to slash its debt and pledged to recruit more independent directors to its board while it attempts to assuage investor concerns over the value of its investments....
2019-06-28 16:30

Billionaire pledges to pay off Morehouse students’ debt Billionaire investor Robert Smith surprised graduating students at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, by using his speech at Sunday's commencement ceremony to pledge to pay off the student loan debt of the entire class of 2019....
2019-05-21 14:45

Low pay in the garment industry still a reality despite pledges – study Report finds fashion brands use living wage rhetoric to improve social sustainability perceptionCommitments by global fashion brands to pay the living wage are not translating into “meaningful change on the ground”, a study has found.A report by the ...
2019-05-30 17:15

Trump pledges $16B to farmers hurt by trade war President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, insisting the money "all comes from China," specifically the tariffs on Chinese goods. (May 23)        ...
2019-05-24 02:30

Facebook Pledges to Move Dumb and Eat Shit Slipping-on-a-banana-peel-into-a-pile-of-rakes firm Facebook, a name which is now synonymous with massive, irreparable fuckups, has recommitted itself to mistakes, failures, and harebrained flights of fancy. We know this because they said so, and the...
2019-07-10 01:30

Green pledges £25m more to save Arcadia empire Sir Philip Green has pledged another £25m to Arcadia's pension scheme in an eleventh-hour bid to secure regulators' backing for a restructuring of his Top Shop empire....
2019-06-04 22:45

Theresa May pledges to make UK aid spending more eco-friendly Prime minister will tell G20 leaders they are last generation that can limit global warmingTheresa May is to pledge that Britain’s aid budget will in future be spent in a more environmentally sustainable way and tell her G20 counterparts: “We are the...
2019-06-29 03:45

Joshua pledges to ‘beat up’ Ruiz in rematch British heavyweight Anthony Joshua lost his world titles in a stunning upset in New York The post Joshua pledges to ‘beat up’ Ruiz in rematch appeared first on Boxing News....
2019-06-03 13:30

Boeing pledges $100 million to help 737 MAX crash families Boeing Co said on Wednesday it would give $100 million over multiple years to local governments and non-profit organizations to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia....
2019-07-03 23:30

Pompeo says White House will 'push back' against Jeremy Corbyn's anti-Semitism Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised Jewish leaders that the White House won’t wait for UK’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to become prime minister to “push back” against him and his actions that would make the life of Jews in Britain more dif...
2019-06-11 17:30

Spain proposes EU carbon tax on energy imports Spain's acting government has called on the European Union to assess a potential carbon tax on power imports to protect the bloc's interests and help it to pursue its environmental targets amid growing public concern over climate change....
2019-05-27 22:15

Pantry ingredients can help grow carbon nanotubes Baking soda, table salt, and detergent are surprisingly effective ingredients for cooking up carbon nanotubes, researchers at MIT have found. In a study published this week in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the team reports that sodium-containing ...
2019-05-29 11:15

6 Brazilian tourists die of carbon monoxide in Chile SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean authorities say six Brazilian tourists died of carbon monoxide poisoning while staying in an old apartment in central Santiago. Authorities said Wednesday that police had been alerted by the Brazilian Embassy, which was...
2019-05-23 02:15

German environment minister proposes carbon tax Svenja Schulze has said such a plan is important for sinking carbon emissions, yet other measures are needed. She claims the plan would not unduly burden the poor, but reward those who use less fuel....
2019-07-06 06:30

Could fracking with carbon dioxide instead of water be greener? Using CO2 to fracture rocks for oil and gas is being touted as a more environmentally friendly approach to fracking, but it may not be greener overall...
2019-05-30 19:45

Theresa May commits to net zero UK carbon emissions by 2050 UK to put down legislation but Greenpeace warns of impact on developing nationsTheresa May has sought to cement some legacy in the weeks before she steps down as prime minister by enshrining in law a commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2...
2019-06-12 00:45

MacKenzie Bezos pledges at least half her wealth to charity Jeff Bezos’ former wife, known as world’s 22nd richest person with $36.6bn fortune, signs up to the Giving PledgeMacKenzie Bezos, who recently became the world’s fourth richest woman after her divorce from Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of A...
2019-05-29 02:15

Green pledges £25m more to save Arcadia empire ‎ Sir Philip Green has handed another £25m to Arcadia's pension scheme in an eleventh-hour deal that improves his chances of averting the collapse into administration of his Top Shop empire....
2019-06-05 04:15

Apple Pledges to Be More Upfront About iPhone Battery Health: CMA Britain's competition watchdog said on Wednesday that Apple has committed to be "clearer and more upfront" with iPhone users about battery health and performance....
2019-05-23 09:15

Hunt pledges £6bn war chest to handle no-deal Brexit Jeremy Hunt will tell MPs he is planning to ramp up preparations for a no-deal Brexit which will include a £6bn war chest for farmers and fishermen exporting to Europe....
2019-07-01 07:01

Pence tours Oklahoma flood damage, pledges help Vice President Mike Pence traveled to storm and flood-ravaged Oklahoma Tuesday, pledging to rebuild parts of the state damaged by flooding. (June 4)        ...
2019-06-05 02:15

Panama's new president takes office, pledges end to corruption Panama's new President Laurentino "Nito" Cortizo vowed to curb corruption and close the wealth gap in the isthmus nation at his swearing-in ceremony on Monday....
2019-07-02 01:30

Centre-left looks set to win Denmark election on welfare pledges Voting began in Denmark on Wednesday in a parliamentary election that could deliver the Nordic region's third leftist government in a year as voters rebel against austerity they fear could dismantle their cherished welfare model....
2019-06-05 09:15

MacKenzie Bezos Pledges to Donate Half of Her Wealth MacKenzie Bezos, one of the richest women in the world, has committed to donate at least half of her wealth to charity following her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos....
2019-05-28 15:15

UK's Hammond pledges to fight a no-deal Brexit from outside government British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Monday he would not stay in his job when the country's next prime minister takes over next week, and he would do everything he could to stop a no-deal Brexit....
2019-07-15 17:30

France pledges to fight for plant where GE plans 1,044 job cuts French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday he would fight to save jobs at a General Electric Co (GE) factory in eastern France where more than 1,000 posts are threatened....
2019-05-28 21:45

UPDATE 3-Boeing pledges $100 million to help 737 MAX crash families Boeing Co said on Wednesday it would give $100 million over multiple years to local governments and non-profit organizations to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia....
2019-07-03 20:45

Indonesia president pledges more infrastructure, investment in second term Indonesia's recently re-elected President Joko Widodo on Sunday outlined his vision for a second term, pledging faster infrastructure development and more investment opportunities to create jobs and growth in Southeast Asia's biggest economy....
2019-07-15 03:45

Giannis pledges to extend reign at Milwaukee fete Giannis Antetokounmpo took the stage, grabbed a microphone with the Bucks' moniker on it and asked the crowd for three favors: show up for every game next season, pose for a crowded selfie and don't call him the MVP anymore -- until he wins it again....
2019-07-15 02:30

UPDATE 5-Boeing pledges $100 million to help 737 MAX crash families Boeing Co said on Wednesday it would give $100 million over multiple years to local governments and non-profit organizations to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia....
2019-07-03 23:30

| Aid pledges to cyclone-ravaged Mozambique inadequate - UN chief UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said funds pledged to help Mozambique recover the devastation of two successive cyclones "is far below what is needed"....
2019-07-14 01:45

Boeing pledges $100M for families of 737 Max crash victims Aviation giant Boeing said Wednesday it's setting aside $100 million for families and communities affected by two crashes of its 737 Max 8 that killed 346 people....
2019-07-04 05:01

Simeone pledges future to Atletico despite player exodus "Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has pledged his future to the Liga club despite an expected exodus of senior players from the Estadio Metropolitano in the close season."...
2019-05-22 17:45

Center-left looks set to win Denmark election on welfare pledges Danes were voting on Wednesday in a parliamentary election that could deliver the Nordic region's third leftist government in a year as people rebel against austerity measures they fear could dismantle their cherished welfare model....
2019-06-05 17:30

MacKenzie Bezos pledges half of $35B fortune to charity MacKenzie Bezos said on Tuesday that she would pledge half of her enormous fortune to charity, something her ex-husband, Jeff, has been criticized for not doing. ...
2019-05-29 05:45

UPDATE 4-Boeing pledges $100 million to help 737 MAX crash families Boeing Co said on Wednesday it would give $100 million over multiple years to local governments and non-profit organizations to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia....
2019-07-03 22:45

Afghan Taliban leader pledges to keep fighting until goals met The head of the Afghan Taliban pledged on Saturday to continue fighting until the movement's objectives were reached and indicated it was still not ready to open talks with the Western-backed government in Kabul....
2019-06-01 10:45

New president pledges to cure 'sick child' El Salvador El Salvador's new President Nayib Bukele took office on Saturday pledging to cure the Central American country that he described as a "sick child" following years of violence and migration that has strained relations with the United States....
2019-06-02 00:45

U.N. calls out Saudi Arabia, UAE for not paying Yemen aid pledges United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock called out Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday for only paying a "modest proportion" of the hundreds of millions of dollars they pledged five months ago to a humanitarian appeal for Yemen....
2019-07-19 00:30

UK PM hopeful Hunt pledges to support U.S.-style entrepreneurs British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt said on Monday if he becomes prime minister he would seek to boost poor national productivity by supporting entrepreneurs in a bid to emulate the business culture of the United States....
2019-07-09 00:15

United Nations Says 80 Countries May Ramp Up Climate Pledges The countries may increase their climate goals, but the United Nations says that to avert extreme warming, an “exponential increase in ambition” is needed....
2019-05-29 01:30

Shell pledges to reveal the taxes it pays in every country Oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC will disclose how much tax it pays in every country in which it operates, an executive told a Dutch parliamentary panel on Wednesday, in a report to be published later this year....
2019-05-29 22:15

Hamilton pledges no repeat of Rosberg F1 feud with Bottas Given how dominant Mercedes has been in Formula One this season, it seems the only thing that could stop the Silver Arrows at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix might be another outbreak of infighting        ...
2019-05-21 14:31

Political cartoon site The Nib has lost its funding, pledges to go on If you’ve spent much time on Twitter over the last few years, you’re probably familiar with The Nib, the political cartoon site and magazine founded and run by cartoonist Matt Bors in 2013. We’ve highlighted the site’s work numerous times, applauding...
2019-06-30 07:15

U.K.'s Boris Johnson Pledges to Deliver Brexit With or Without a Deal Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to become the U.K.’s next prime minister, laid out his plan to take the country out of the European Union by Oct. 31, if necessary without a divorce deal to smooth Britain’s exit....
2019-06-12 18:45

Airbus pledges counter-punch to new Boeing mid-sized jet Airbus hinted on Tuesday at a price battle to counter a possible new Boeing aircraft in the middle of the jet market, promising a "left hook, right hook" salvo from two of its well-established models....
2019-05-21 17:15

Malawi president, at inauguration, pledges to root out corruption Malawi's President Peter Mutharika began his second five-year term with a tough stance against corruption and pledged to revive the economy, following accusations of corruption and mismanagement....
2019-06-01 00:01

Favorite Johnson pledges tax cut as race to succeed PM May starts Leading Brexit advocate Boris Johnson promised tax cuts for higher earners if he becomes Britain's next prime minister as the contest to replace Theresa May - and take charge of the EU divorce - officially kicked off on Monday....
2019-06-10 16:45

Steyer pledges to spend $100M on 2020 presidential bid, already going up with TV ads Billionaire progressive activist and Trump impeachment advocate Tom Steyer is planning to pour millions of his own money into his newly launched campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination....
2019-07-09 22:45

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal The company is joining other oil companies and corporate giants to endorse a plan from the Climate Leadership Council to tax fossil fuels and pay the dividends to taxpayers....
2019-05-21 19:45

Oil giants BP and Shell pledge $1M each to Republican-backed carbon tax Oil and gas giants BP and Shell are donating $1 million each over two years to a Republican-backed group urging Congress to pass a federal carbon tax to fight climate change....
2019-05-21 19:30

The Latest: Oil firms commit to ‘meaningful’ carbon pricing VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Vatican summit on climate change (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Some of the world’s major oil producers have committed to supporting “economically meaningful” carbon pricing regimes at the end of a ...
2019-06-14 16:15

Britain commits to goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday set a goal for the nation to reach net zero carbon emissions within about 30 years -- the first major economy in the world to set that kind of goal....
2019-06-12 13:30

Atmospheric carbon levels are leaping. We can't afford more years like this Each year of high emissions adds to the stock of carbon in the air, bringing us closer to catastropheOne of the many ironies of the climate crisis is that as temperatures change and extreme weather becomes more common, we need more energy to maintain...
2019-06-11 21:15

Democratic candidate John Delaney wants to pay you a carbon dividend Former Maryland congressman John Delaney's presidential campaign climate change platform includes a fee on carbon to reduce fossil fuel use and paying Americans $3 trillion in carbon dividends....
2019-07-18 20:30

Radical action needed to hit UK’s zero-carbon target | Letters Michael Stone on the reality of Britain’s consumption, Celia Forsyth on support for fossil fuel projects, Gemma Cantelo on making cities greener and Stephen Martin on the sustainable development goalsTheresa May is deceiving us, either deliberately o...
2019-06-16 20:15

UK carbon emissions target 'doing more harm than good' - Thunberg Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has told Sky News that the UK's pledge to produce net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is "actually doing more harm than good"....
2019-07-17 18:30

More than 20 people sickened by carbon monoxide at Midtown church More than 20 people were sickened — including three who were hospitalized — at a Midtown church Tuesday by suspected carbon monoxide poisoning possibly caused by a malfunctioning stove, FDNY officials said. Approximately 80 people were i...
2019-07-16 19:30

Ontario vows to keep fighting carbon tax after 2 courts uphold it On Friday, Ontario’s top court ruled that the Trudeau government is within its rights to impose a carbon pricing system on provinces that do not have their own....
2019-06-29 00:15

Oregon Senate Republicans end walkout over carbon bill SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending a walkout that began on June 20 over a carbon emissions bill they said would harm their rural constituents. The minority Republicans returned after Senate Presi...
2019-06-29 18:15

Picking up Branson’s rocketing carbon bill | Letters Virgin Galactic | Headlines | Women’s tennis | Saw joke | Bull run | IzalI was surprised to find no mention in your report (Floating into space: Branson reveals plans to list Virgin Galactic on stock exchange, 10 July) of the environmental costs of u...
2019-07-10 21:15

EU fails to set firm deadline for zero carbon emissions goal The European Union has failed to set a firm deadline to end its contribution to climate change, after a group of eastern European countries blocked a proposal to slash EU carbon emissions to net zero by 2050....
2019-06-21 02:45

EU leaders converging on goal of zero carbon emissions in 2050 There is a growing number of European Union leaders who support the goal of making the EU economy neutral in terms of carbon emissions by 2050, but there is no unanimity yet, a senior EU official said on Wednesday....
2019-06-20 02:00

Alberta’s carbon tax cut helping to fuel love for big trucks A recent report from the International Energy Agency found Canadians are driving the least fuel-efficient vehicles in the world and are emitting the most CO2 per kilometre driven....
2019-05-31 00:00

Build more nuclear reactors to reach net zero carbon target – CBI Business group says nuclear programme will be key for low carbon economy in UKThe UK should keep building large-scale nuclear plants and “mini-nuke” reactors to help reach a net zero carbon target by 2050, according to Britain’s biggest business grou...
2019-06-28 01:45

France sets 2050 carbon-neutral target with new law French lawmakers on Thursday voted into law the first article in a climate and energy package that sets goals for France to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and go carbon-neutral by 2050 in line with the 2015 Paris climate agreement....
2019-06-28 02:01

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2019-05-22 19:01

UK firms will face 'deliberate disruption' to hit zero carbon goal State ready to disrupt or phase out the most polluting business activities to meet 2050 targetUK companies must brace for the government to deliberately disrupt or phase out business areas that are unfit for a net zero-carbon economy, according to a ...
2019-06-19 13:45

A four-day work week could improve our health and cut carbon emissions Campaigners want us to reduce our working hours to boost mental health, increase productivity and lower carbon emissions, but is it really that simple?...
2019-05-22 07:01

Thawing permafrost releasing more carbon than previously thought The problem of thawing permafrost is worse than climate scientists thought. New research suggests previous studies have underestimated the rate at which thawing permafrost is releasing carbon into the atmosphere....
2019-07-03 23:15

Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction In the brain, when neurons fire off electrical signals to their neighbors, this happens through an “all-or-none” response. The signal only happens once conditions in the cell breach a certain threshold. Now an MIT researcher has observed a similar...
2019-07-09 05:15

Hunt pledges £60bn war chest to handle no-deal Brexit Jeremy Hunt will tell MPs he is planning to ramp up preparations for a no-deal Brexit which will include a £6bn war chest for farmers and fishermen exporting to Europe....
2019-07-01 05:30

The Latest: Hong Kong leader pledges to listen to the people HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Hong Kong’s leader says a series of protests that have rocked her city have taught her that she needs to listen better ...
2019-07-01 03:45

Taiwan pledges help for Hong Kong protesters seeking sanctuary More than 30 protesters arrive in Taiwan to seek shelter from prosecutionTaiwan’s government has said it will provide assistance to Hong Kong protesters seeking sanctuary, after local media reported dozens of activists involved in an unprecedented st...
2019-07-19 14:15

Eurogroup chief urges Italy to respect debt pledges Mario Centeno, who chairs meetings of the finance ministers from the 19 countries that use the euro currency, has urged Italy to reassure European partners that it will respect its commitment to bring its deficit down to prescribed rules....
2019-06-13 16:45

Boeing Pledges $100 Million to Families, Communities Hurt by 737 MAX Crashes Boeing pledged $100 million in financial support to families and communities affected by two fatal crashes of its 737 MAX plane, part of the company’s effort to restore its reputation shaken by the tragedies....
2019-07-03 18:30

Joe Biden, Echoing Obama, Pledges to Shore Up the Affordable Care Act Mr. Biden, detailing his health care plan in Iowa, paraphrased a notorious promise made by Mr. Obama: “If you like your private insurance, you can keep it.”...
2019-07-16 07:15

Greece will proudly raise its head again, pledges new PM after poll victory Greece's new leader today vowed the country will "proudly raise its head again" after his conservative New Democracy party stormed to victory in a snap election....
2019-07-08 14:30

Steve Bruce pledges to ‘prove the doubters wrong’ at Newcastle • ‘There are big shoes to fill. But I’ll give it everything’ • Hoffenheim coach says Newcastle target Joelinton will leaveSteve Bruce has vowed to win over the doubters at Newcastle after admitting he has always regretted turning down the manager’s j...
2019-07-18 21:15

Google Pledges $1 Billion For Housing Crisis Near California Headquarters Google on Tuesday pledged to commit more than $1 billion to help address the severe housing crisis in the region that includes its headquarters and Silicon Valley....
2019-06-19 07:30

Google pledges $1B to tackle housing crunch it helped create SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is making a $1 billion commitment to address the soaring price of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, a problem that the internet company and its Silicon Valley peers helped create as the technology industry hired tens ...
2019-06-18 23:45

UK PM hopeful Gove pledges to talk to Germany, Ireland to win better Brexit Michael Gove, a candidate to replace Britain's Theresa May, said on Monday if he became prime minister he would try to win changes to a Brexit deal by opening talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar....
2019-06-17 15:45

UK PM front-runner Johnson pledges to 'end the digital divide' by 2025 Boris Johnson, the front-runner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, pledged on Sunday to "end the digital divide" in Britain with the rollout of full fiber broadband by 2025....
2019-06-17 10:45

UPDATE 2-Erdogan pledges return to low interest rates in Turkey Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he remains opposed to the country's tight monetary policy and pledged a "definitive solution" to soon lower the central bank's key interest rate from 24%....
2019-06-20 17:45

'It was a political lynch mob': Steve King pledges to fight GOP over his exile Rep. Steve King, hellbent on making a congressional comeback, is vowing to fight the GOP and force his way back on to the committees from which he was exiled.Still, King remained defiant and promised to look at all procedural options to get back on t...
2019-06-05 15:45

| UK's Boris Johnson pledges post-Brexit migration controls British leadership hopeful Boris Johnson pledged to introduce a new points-based system to control migration after Brexit, addressing a key issue from the EU referendum but not explicitly promising to cut numbers....
2019-06-27 21:45

Jeremy Hunt pledges to cancel student debt for entrepreneurs Conservative leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt has said he wants to cancel student debt for those who start up their own businesses and employ others....
2019-06-28 00:30

Renault chairman pledges to restore 'damaged' Nissan partnership Even though trust between Renault and Nissan have deteriorated, nothing was beyond repair, Senard told Renault shareholders. Time, patience and effort from both Renault and Nissan will be needed, he said. Senard on Wednesday faced investors for the f...
2019-06-13 02:30

French fashion group Kering pledges to hire only over-18 models Kering, the French fashion group whose brands include Gucci and Saint Laurent, said it would only work with models aged over 18, as the fashion industry aims to tighten up its ethical guidelines....
2019-05-21 15:15

Tom Brady pledges to break diet and eat this if ‘Jeopardy!’ phenom lost New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady put his intense diet on the line Monday, betting that if “Jeopardy!” phenom James Holzhauer lost he would do the unthinkable: eat a strawberry....
2019-05-21 15:30

Trump defends Mexico migration deal and pledges more detail U.S. President Donald Trump defended his administration's deal with Mexico against criticism that there were no major new commitments to stem a flow of Central American migrants crossing into the United States, and said on Sunday more details would s...
2019-06-09 20:45

Apple pledges to notify users of potential iPhone slowdowns Apple became more upfront with iPhone users after it was compelled to admit that it deliberately slowed down iPhones in older devices to balance out performance and battery life. Now, the tech giant has promised UK watchdog Competition and Markets Au...
2019-05-23 18:15

Billionaire MacKenzie Bezos pledges to donate half her fortune Billionaire MacKenzie Bezos has signed on to Warren Buffet's Giving Pledge, agreeing to donate at least half of her fortune to charity.        ...
2019-05-28 19:30

Michael Bloomberg pledges $500M to shutter U.S. coal plants Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday will launch what he calls the largest ever coordinated campaign to beat climate change, which will close all U.S. coal plants by 2030....
2019-06-07 15:00

MacKenzie Bezos Pledges To Donate Half Of Her $36 Billion Fortune MacKenzie Bezos, the former wife of Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, pledged on Tuesday to give half of her $36 billion fortune to charity, following a movement founded by......
2019-05-29 03:30

European elections 2019: Nigel Farage, Jeremy Corbyn and other party leaders have their say as results roll in Political leaders have reacted to the European election results after it emerged the Brexit Party and the Liberal Democrats were the biggest winners in the UK, punishing the Tories and Labour....
2019-05-27 04:30

More EU leaders sign up to carbon net-zero goal by 2050 ahead of summit Germany has joined a growing number of EU nations to back going carbon neutral by mid-century, EU documents show, building momentum for the bloc's leaders to agree the ambitious climate goal at a summit this week....
2019-06-17 18:30

Tech's favorite bag brand will sell you a $600 carbon fiber tripod Peak Design is known for its trendy (and pricey) camera bags and straps -- it's the kit du jour for photographers and vloggers. And now it's adding a travel tripod to the fold. It might not be the most exciting product launch ever, but it l...
2019-05-21 16:30

Ontario court upholds validity of Trudeau's federal carbon tax Ontario's Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that Canada's federal carbon tax is constitutional after a challenge from the province's Conservative government, in a blow to efforts to strike down Justin Trudeau's environmental policies....
2019-06-29 07:45

Britain's royal family doubles carbon emissions from travel Britain's royal family -- known for its advocacy surrounding the environment and conservation -- has doubled its carbon footprint from business travel, according to the Royal Household's latest annual financial statement....
2019-06-27 21:00

EU energy chief says Europe must commit to carbon neutrality by 2050 Reluctant European Union nations must be convinced to back the goal of zeroing out carbon emissions by 2050, the bloc's energy chief told the European Parliament on Thursday, saying the fight against climate change topped the political agenda....
2019-07-04 14:45

Daimler Plans to Make Its Cars Carbon Neutral by 2039 The carmaker's new climate plan is bold—for a company. But it falls short of recommended emissions cuts and shows the limits of corporate self-policing....
2019-05-21 21:30

Alberta set to pass law to kill provincial carbon tax, as federal tax looms The premier's office says that, as with all tax change announcements, it takes effect at the time it's announced, with legislation to support the change coming at a later date....
2019-05-30 21:45

Dozens hospitalized after carbon monoxide exposure at Winnipeg motel Forty-six people have been hospitalized and 15 are in critical condition after they were exposed to carbon monoxide at a motel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, city officials said Tuesday....
2019-07-10 03:15

46 people hospitalized after carbon monoxide exposure at Canadian hotel A hotel in the Canadian city of Winnipeg was evacuated and 46 people were hospitalized Tuesday due to high levels of carbon monoxide exposure.       ...
2019-07-10 02:45

Pipelines remain contentious as more provinces opposed federal carbon tax Premiers Scott Moe and Francois Legault find common ground in wanting Ottawa out of what they see as provincial territory, but remain split on pipelines....
2019-07-10 23:30

Merkel favors carbon pricing to meet environmental targets Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she flavored carbon prices to incentivize savings in climate-damaging emissions, as Germany struggles to meet its 2030 environmental targets....
2019-07-19 14:45

Germany's Merkel hopes for ambitious EU goal to cut carbon emissions Germany will push for an ambitious goal of making the European Union economy neutral in terms of carbon emissions by 2050 at the EU summit on Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said....
2019-06-20 22:15

Sen. Joe Manchin: Bloomberg's carbon initiative would 'punish' West Virginians Sen. Joe Manchin, D., W.V., has argued that philanthropist Mike Bloomberg's new carbon initiative would "punish" his constituents and fail to combat climate change in the way it intends to....
2019-06-12 20:30

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2019-07-16 19:30

Solar company says UK needs new policies to meet 2050 carbon target Solar power could help Britain achieve its new climate goal more efficiently than many politicians realize if the government adopts policies to unlock faster growth, a leading solar company said on Thursday, citing new research....
2019-06-13 21:45

Joe Biden’s $5 Trillion Climate Proposal: Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pitching a $5 trillion-plus climate proposal that he says would lead the U.S. to net zero emission of carbon pollution by 2050. Biden’s plan calls for $1.7 trillion in federal spending over 10 year...
2019-06-04 20:15

Canada's oil-rich Alberta introduces bill to repeal carbon tax Canada's main crude-producing province Alberta introduced a bill to repeal the provincial carbon tax on Wednesday, setting up a legal tussle between Premier Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party and Justin Trudeau's Liberal government in Ottawa....
2019-05-23 11:15

Australian state pledges $420 million to fix fire-prone building cladding Australia's second most populous state Victoria pledged on Tuesday to spend A$600 million ($422 million) replacing flammable building cladding in the wake of London's fatal 2017 Grenfell Tower blaze....
2019-07-16 06:30

Von der Leyen pledges social and climate reforms ahead of crunch EU vote The European Union's nominee to head its executive Commission proffered economic, environmental and social reforms in a bid for support from a lukewarm EU parliament in a confirmation vote taking place on Tuesday....
2019-07-15 21:15

Scheer’s climate plan puts focus on ‘tech not taxes’ with $2.5B in pledges The Conservative leader's long-awaited climate plan pitches $2.5 billion in new spending that puts the emphasis on private sector green tech investments....
2019-06-20 00:15

City Council pledges overhaul of public cemetery on Hart Island Often abandoned by their families and disdained by society, scores of New Yorkers stricken with HIV/AIDS found their final resting place in mass graves on a barren dot in the middle of Pelham Bay — Hart Island. They’re buried in a city public cemeter...
2019-05-31 05:30

MacKenzie Bezos pledges half her fortune to charity after Amazon divorce MacKenzie Bezos, the former wife of Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, pledged on Tuesday to give away half her fortune to charity, following a movement founded by billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates....
2019-05-28 15:30

Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledges to decriminalize immigration violations, expand immigrant cap Sen. Elizabeth Warren outlined plans to decriminalize immigration violations and reform the process of detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants if elected president in 2020....
2019-07-11 23:45

Hong Kong Protest Live Updates: Leader Pledges to Listen More Tense scenes as the police push back protesters attempting to disrupt an annual ceremony marking the anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese control from Britain....
2019-07-01 05:30

Amazon boss' ex-wife pledges half her $36bn fortune to charity The ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has promised to give away to charity half of the reported $36bn (£28.4bn) she received following her divorce....
2019-05-28 22:45

South Carolina governor pledges to sign state's 'heartbeat' abortion ban As more states across the nation advance abortion restrictions, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster told Fox News he will sign the state's "heartbeat" abortion ban when it reaches his desk....
2019-05-21 18:30

Central European countries block EU moves towards 2050 zero carbon goal Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic refuse to sign up to text that activists already viewed as too vagueA trio of central European countries have blocked the EU from inching closer to a net-zero carbon emissions target for 2050.European leaders meetin...
2019-06-20 23:30

Indoor carbon dioxide levels could be a health hazard, scientists warn CO2 in bedrooms and offices may affect cognition and cause kidney and bone problemsIndoor levels of carbon dioxide could be clouding our thinking and may even pose a wider danger to human health, researchers say.While air pollutants such as tiny part...
2019-07-08 19:45

Biden unveils $1.7 trillion climate plan to end U.S. carbon emissions by 2050 Former Vice President Joe Biden released a plan on Tuesday to address climate change that would pour $1.7 trillion of investment into achieving 100% clean energy and net-zero emissions by 2050, in part using revenues from reversing Trump administrati...
2019-06-04 20:01

It's high time to create a World Carbon Bank | Kenneth Rogoff We could use a global carbon tax to give developing countries incentives to phase out coalAlthough much derided by climate-change deniers, not least Donald Trump, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal hits the nail on the head with its urgent cal...
2019-07-08 14:15

Companies lobby U.S. Congress on carbon tax; senator expects bill in weeks Representatives from more than 70 companies met with U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to push for a tax on carbon emissions to fight climate change, and a senator said bipartisan legislation containing such a plan could be introduced in weeks....
2019-05-23 01:45

The World's Second-Largest Rainforest Is Losing the Carbon It’s Held for a Thousand Years The Congo Basin is the second-largest rainforest on Earth, and like most tropical forests, it’s getting chewed up by humans. That’s a problem for the climate, and not just because trees are a natural sponge helping to mop up humanity’s ever-rising ca...
2019-07-04 12:30

Tata Chemicals plans first UK industrial carbon capture demo plant Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) plans to build Britain's first industrial-scale carbon capture and utilization (CCU) demonstration plant to trap emissions for use in sodium carbonate manufacturing, the firm said on Thursday....
2019-06-27 21:00

Nuclear power doesn't stack up without a carbon price, industry group says Nuclear could provide cheap energy but would only be competitive with gas and coal if carbon pollution is priced, nuclear association saysAustralia would need to adopt a carbon price for nuclear power to be economically viable, a peak lobby group for...
2019-06-04 01:30

‘Anything That Moves the Ball Forward.’ Some Green New Deal Supporters Back Carbon Tax, Too How should we fight climate change? The most progressive Democrats say the answer is something like the Green New Deal, a massive government program aimed at reorienting American society. A more traditionally conservative answer is something like a c...
2019-07-13 00:15

Russia's hypersonic weapon is reportedly running short on carbon fiber Russia's plans to build a hypersonic weapon system that can travel at more than 20 times the speed of sound, and also evade US missile defenses, has predictably rattled the world. Last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted that the Avan...
2019-07-02 07:15

Climate hawk Republicans are wrong to look to carbon tax as Green New Deal alternative Some Republicans have seized on the idea that a carbon tax could serve as a free market alternative to sweeping environmental regulations and reforms such as those in the Green New Deal. This is troubling: If enough Republicans are beguiled into stri...
2019-07-02 04:45

EU leaders fail to agree on 2050 carbon neutral climate target A proposal for the European Union to go carbon neutral by 2050 failed to garner unanimous support at a leaders summit in Brussels. The target date has been relegated to a footnote on the final summit statement....
2019-06-20 22:00

EU leaders fail to get full support for 2050 carbon neutral target A push to agree for the European Union to go carbon neutral by 2050 failed to get unanimous support at an EU leaders summit on Thursday, with the goal being moved to a footnote in the final summit statement....
2019-06-20 21:45

Carbon emissions from energy industry rise at fastest rate since 2011 BP report reveals swings in global temperatures are increasing use of fossil fuelsCarbon emissions from the global energy industry last year rose at the fastest rate in almost a decade after extreme weather and surprise swings in global temperatures ...
2019-06-11 21:15

The new plan to remove a trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere: Bury it. The most prominent efforts to prevent that crisis involve reducing carbon emissions. But another idea is also starting to gain traction — sucking all that carbon out of the atmosphere and storing it underground....
2019-06-13 00:00

EU summit draft conclusions back call for carbon neutrality by 2050 European Union leaders may agree to back going carbon neutral by 2050 on Thursday, according to language in the latest draft conclusions for their summit seen by Reuters....
2019-06-20 02:00

Andy Burnham reveals 2038 carbon target for Greater Manchester Plans for airport expansion and new roads lead to mayor being accused of ‘empty rhetoric’ The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has pledged to make the region carbon neutral by 2038,more than a decade earlier than the target date adopted by ...
2019-06-13 21:15

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2019-05-21 19:30

The new plan to remove a trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere: Bury it The most prominent efforts to prevent that crisis involve reducing carbon emissions. But another idea is also starting to gain traction — sucking all that carbon out of the atmosphere and storing it underground....
2019-06-12 22:45

Germany seeking EU summit decision on going carbon neutral by 2050: official Germany is aiming to get European Union leaders to agree to make the bloc carbon neutral by 2050 at this week's summit, a government official said on Wednesday....
2019-06-19 16:45

Scientists boost the carbon-capturing abilities of metal-organic frameworks Scientists in Switzerland have found a way to make metal-organic framework lattice more rigid, helping the materials more effectively capture and separate gas molecules....
2019-05-21 20:15

Canada's Conservative leader unveils climate plan without carbon pricing Canada's Conservative Party leader unveiled his long-awaited climate and environmental plan on Wednesday that would eliminate the current federal carbon pricing program and focus on promoting green technologies....
2019-06-20 02:00

Warren pledges to reverse Justice policy that prevents indicting sitting presidents The Democratic presidential candidate said she would also push Congress to make changes to the law that make clear a president can be charged with obstruction of justice....
2019-05-31 16:15

Trudeau pledges billions for new coast guard fleet but mum on how he plans to circumvent delays Talks between the government and Quebec's Chantier Davie are slated to start on Thursday after pledge to open up shipbuilding contracts to a third supplier....
2019-05-22 22:30

No-deal Brexit tangled: UK House of Commons Speaker Bercow pledges to stay on John Bercow, the speaker of Britain's House of Commons, plans to stay on despite previous expectations he was about to leave, risking the fury of hardline Brexiteers who believe he wants to thwart a no-deal departure, the Guardian newspaper reported....
2019-05-29 09:01

Matildas player Aivi Luik pledges to donate 1% of earnings to charity – video The World Cup-bound midfielder says joining the Common Goal global movement was 'a no-brainer' after being introduced to the idea by her teammate Alex Chidiac. The pair have decided to give 1% of their earnings to the growing global cause, which tack...
2019-05-30 00:15

'Money to share' - MacKenzie Bezos pledges half her Amazon fortune to charity MacKenzie Bezos, the former wife of Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, pledged on Tuesday to give half of her $36 billion fortune to charity, following a movement founded by billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates....
2019-05-28 20:30

Carbon Dioxide Concentration in the Earth’s Atmosphere Has Hit Levels Unseen for 3 Million Years The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has reached levels not seen for 3 million years, scientists at Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii said Monday – offering a dire warning about the impact of human activity on the p...
2019-05-21 17:15

European airline chiefs push back against flight shaming, carbon taxes The heads of some of Europe's largest airlines hit back on Wednesday against efforts to discourage Europeans from flying, arguing the industry was making huge strides in cutting its carbon footprint and that there was no shame in air travel....
2019-07-11 01:15

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2019-06-17 20:00

Momentum builds for EU leaders to agree carbon neutral 2050 pledge at summit A push by Germany, France and other EU nations for the bloc to go carbon neutral by mid-century looks likely to be endorsed by EU leaders on Thursday, despite resistance from eastern European nations worried it could cost jobs....
2019-06-20 02:00

Scheer promises to scrap clean fuel standards alongside carbon tax if elected In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Scheer surmises the new standards could increase the cost of gas by at least four cents a litre over and above the government's carbon tax....
2019-07-09 06:30

Pope backs carbon pricing to stem global warming and appeals to deniers Pope Francis said on Friday that carbon pricing is "essential" to stem global warming - his clearest statement yet in support of penalizing polluters - and appealed to climate change deniers to listen to science....
2019-06-14 19:45

South African court dismisses sulfur dioxide emissions changes ahead of carbon tax South Africa's average temperatures are rising more than the global average and the carbon tax law aimed at slashing emissions responsible for extreme climate breakdowns is too little, too late, according to campaigners and the communities where poll...
2019-05-24 19:30

Shell Quest carbon capture and storage project reaches milestone of 4M tonnes Shell Canada says the Quest carbon capture project near Edmonton has reached the milestone of four million tonnes of stored carbon dioxide, equivalent to the annual emissions of about one million cars....
2019-05-23 21:30

Carbon pollution import tax proposed by Biden and Inslee would be unworkable, economists warn Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Jay Inslee both took a shot at China and other heavy-polluting countries this week by releasing climate change plans that would tax imports of carbon-intensive goods....
2019-06-07 08:30

Labour has 'failed' to address antisemitism, says top MP Labour has "failed" to address the issue of antisemitism and there should be more "tolerance" of differing views at the top of the party, a leading MP has said....
2019-07-08 05:30

Labour antisemitism row: 30 whisteblowers come forward Labour's Jewish affiliate has said that 30 whistleblowers have come forward to detail their experiences of the party's handling of antisemitism allegations....
2019-07-11 18:30

Tom Watson: My job is to hold the Labour Party together Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson tells Sophy and Matt about his 'craziest moment' at Glastonbury and how he's learned to love the Labour supporters who dislike him....
2019-06-12 12:45

Ex-wife of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos pledges half of her £27.5 billion fortune to charity The ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has promised to donate at least half her fortune to charity, just months after finalising her divorce from the world's richest man....
2019-05-28 21:45

Patriots owner Robert Kraft pledges $100G to families of bikers killed in NH crash New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft pledged Saturday to donate $100,000 to the families of seven motorcyclists killed in a New Hampshire crash last month....
2019-07-14 21:30

Amazon CTO Vogels battles through protesters in AWS keynote as company pledges $700 million to upskill workers Amazon CTO Werner Vogels noted protesters during a keynote and said: "I'm more than willing to have a conversation, but maybe they should let me finish first."...
2019-07-11 19:30

Trump EPA snubs carbon capture, an emissions reduction technique favored by environmentalists and Republicans The Trump Environmental Protection Agency is dismissing a technology that is favored by many Republicans and is widely considered to be among the most effective at slashing emissions from coal plants....
2019-06-22 07:15

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to require carbon monoxide detectors in public housing A bipartisan Senate bill to require carbon monoxide detectors in public housing was introduced Thursday in the wake of multiple deaths of low-income residents from the toxic gas. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., worked closely w...
2019-07-19 03:15

LanzaTech aims to fuel jets and make consumer goods from recycled carbon pollution LanzaTech has proved it can transform greenhouse gas emissions into fuels and chemicals. Now the company is trying to bring its clean tech to the masses....
2019-05-22 01:45

Newly-elected Nigerian UN General Assembly President pledges focus on ‘peace and prosperity’ for most vulnerable The global reach of the United Nations makes it “the world's best hope for peace and security, sustainable development and the promotion and protection of human rights and social progress”, said the top Nigerian diplomat who will be the next Presiden...
2019-06-04 20:45

Rock star Bret Michaels pledges $10,000 donation in honor of Vandy pitcher's daughter Vanderbilt pitcher Tyler Brown won a national title and learned his 1-year-old daughter will not need another surgery anytime soon while in Omaha.       ...
2019-06-27 20:45

Labour lifts suspension of MP embroiled in antisemitism row Labour has lifted the suspension of MP Chris Williamson, who claimed the party had been "too apologetic" about its handling of antisemitism allegations....
2019-06-27 19:30

Labour antisemitism whistleblower: 'In 30 years I’ll be very proud of myself' Louise Withers Green fears attracting abuse, but has hopes for the party’s redemptionIt was in February, while on holiday with her former Labour colleagues in Berlin, that Louise Withers Green decided she had to speak out about her role in investigat...
2019-07-11 15:45

How does Labour plan to pay for its energy nationalisation policy? Taking back control from private shareholders will cost a Labour government billionsThe Labour Party has announced plans to take back control of Britain’s energy network from private shareholders, as part of a sweeping nationalisation policy. We look...
2019-05-21 21:01

Tom Watson on Brexit: ‘Me leave Labour? It’s leaving me’ Deputy leader calls for party to back a second referendum and remaining in the EU Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has said he believes his party would be “leaving me” if it cannot fully endorse a second referendum, hours after giving a speech in ...
2019-06-18 03:45

Labour to end energy consumer 'rip-off' and renationalise network Jeremy Corbyn and Rebecca Long-Bailey will say heat and electricity are a human rightLabour will announce plans on Thursday to seize back control of Britain’s energy network from private shareholders in an effort to fight climate change and end fuel ...
2019-05-21 21:01

'Labour must find backbone and back second referendum' Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson has said the party must fully commit to supporting a second referendum on Brexit to have any chance of winning the next general election....
2019-05-26 09:30

Labour u-turn over decision to readmit antisemitism row MP Labour has been forced into an embarrassing U-turn over a decision to reinstate left-wing MP Chris Williamson, who had been suspended in an antisemitism row....
2019-06-29 09:00

Whistleblowers to take legal action against Labour Party Two former Labour officials who criticised the party's handling of cases of alleged antisemitism are planning to take legal action against the party....
2019-07-14 22:30

The Londoner: Labour's mixed feelings over win Labour MPs express fears that Peterborough result excuses anti-Semitism/ Ruth Wilson on "ferocious" Glenda Jackson/ Liam Gallagher throws some shade/ Will the Penny (Mordaunt) drop?...
2019-06-07 15:45

Labour 'must move now' on switching Brexit position John McDonnell has told Sky News that Labour needs to "move now" on shifting its Brexit stance, as union boss Len McCluskey insisted there was "no panic"....
2019-06-30 20:30

Are your tinned tomatoes picked by slave labour? How the Italian mafia makes millions by exploiting migrants. By Tobias Jones and Ayo AwokoyaOn 6 August last year, 14 immigrant farmhands in Foggia, on the ankle of the Italian boot, were coming home from a 12-hour shift picking tomatoes in 40C heat....
2019-06-20 10:15

Labour to be probed by human rights watchdog over antisemitism An investigation into whether the Labour Party "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish" has been launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)....
2019-05-28 17:30

Labour pivots to support second EU referendum after election slump Labour has performed a dramatic pivot to support an EU referendum "now" because it is "highly unlikely" the party can force another general election....
2019-05-27 20:15

Watson: Labour's response to antisemitism documentary 'deplorable' Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson has hit out at the party's dismissal of claims of interference in cases of antisemitism, saying the response to the allegations was "deplorable"....
2019-07-11 12:30

Inside the neo-Nazi plot to kill a Labour MP – podcast A plot to kill a Labour MP and a police officer was only disrupted after an informant within the neo-Nazi group National Action blew the whistle. Robbie Mullen passed the details on to Hope Not Hate’s Matthew Collins. Here, they tell their extraordin...
2019-05-23 08:45

High heels at work are necessary, says Japan's labour minister Ministry responds to #KuToo petition calling for end to women having to wear heels at workJapan’s health and labour minister has defended workplaces that require women to wear high heels to work, arguing it is “necessary and appropriate” after a peti...
2019-06-06 02:00

From 44 to 4, Centre to Streamline Labour Laws To Bring In Business More than 40 labour laws will be shrunk to just four as the Centre plans to make it easier for companies to do business in India and recapture the momentum it lost in the recent months....
2019-06-11 23:30

Hancock attacks 'antisemitic' Labour at Tory hustings Health Secretary Matt Hancock has attacked Labour at a hustings event, where he apparently warned of the danger of an "antisemitic party" taking power....
2019-06-06 02:00

Boris Johnson challenged by Labour over climate science Rebecca Long-Bailey questions how much authority the government has on issueBoris Johnson has been challenged by Labour to clearly disavow his previous denial of climate science, after several other Conservative leadership hopefuls said they accepted...
2019-06-05 23:45

UK's Labour Party spars with BBC over charges of anti-Semitism British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn's office interfered in independent party discipline processes aimed at rooting out anti-Semitism, the BBC said on Wednesday, a claim that the Labour Party sharply rejected....
2019-07-11 03:45

Union chiefs agree Labour should back Remain Labour-affiliated trade unions have agreed the party should campaign for a second EU referendum and support Remain if the next Conservative prime minister negotiates a fresh Brexit deal....
2019-07-09 03:00

Alastair Campbell expelled from Labour over EU election vote Former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell has been expelled from the party after admitting to voting Liberal Democrat in the European elections last week....
2019-05-28 17:30

Controversies make it seem that Labour is failing to listen to critics Tuesday saw the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) launch an investigation into Labour's handling of antisemitism allegations. Meanwhile, the party expelled Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former director of communications, after he admitted...
2019-05-29 08:30

Angry voters abandon Conservatives, Labour in UK vote Nigel Farage said Monday that Britain should get ready to break free from the European Union even if there is no agreement on a divorce deal after his Brexit Party and pro-EU forces trounced the mainstream parties in the European Parliament election...
2019-05-27 19:15

Labour victory in Peterborough rattles Tory nerves Brexit Party hits Tory vote Labour wins Peterborough by-election More MPs show support for Boris Johnson in Tory leadership contest Peterborough by-election winner hit by backlash over 'anti-Semitic' likes online...
2019-06-07 15:45

Jewish leaders accuse Labour of 'letting off' antisemites Party says it is taking ‘decisive action’ after leaked draft of disciplinary process sparks further angerLabour has been accused by the Board of Deputies of British Jews of “letting off” people accused of antisemitism without sanction, after a leaked...
2019-07-19 22:30

Labour will call for no-confidence motion in next Tory PM, McDonnell says Shadow chancellor says any incoming prime minister should go to the country and seek a mandateLabour will try to force a vote of no confidence in the next prime minister as soon as they take office, John McDonnell said, as Conservative candidates thr...
2019-05-25 13:30

UK’s Labour shifts policy, now backs new Brexit referendum In a significant shift, Britain’s main opposition Labour Party says the country’s next leader should hold a referendum on whether to leave the European Union or remain in the bloc...
2019-07-09 15:15

Labour antisemitism row: Formby hits back at Watson The general secretary of the Labour Party has accused the party's deputy leader Tom Watson, of "traducing her" while she is undergoing cancer treatment in a bitter row over antisemitism. ...
2019-07-12 08:15

Watson 'undermining' Labour on antisemitism to 'attack leadership' Labour's deputy leader has "undermined" efforts to handle antisemitism complaints in order to "attack the leadership", according to a member of the party's governing body....
2019-07-09 03:00

Ex-Labour official to defend breaking gagging order Labour's ex-head of disputes will argue whistleblowing laws allow him to give testimony to journalists on the party's handling of antisemitism allegations, Sky News understands....
2019-07-09 03:00

Jeremy Corbyn 'must show his shame on anti-Semitism' Jeremy Corbyn was urged to show "anger and shame" for the anti-Semitism scandal engulfing Labour by one of the party's most respected grandees today....
2019-07-17 20:30

Major oil producers commit to supporting ‘economically meaningful’ carbon pricing regimes after Vatican climate summit VATICAN CITY (AP) — Major oil producers commit to supporting ‘economically meaningful’ carbon pricing regimes after Vatican climate summit. The post Major oil producers commit to supporting ‘economically meaningful’ carbon pri...
2019-06-14 15:45

Republican lawmakers return to the Oregon Senate, ending a walkout that began on June 20 over a carbon-emissions bill SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican lawmakers return to the Oregon Senate, ending a walkout that began on June 20 over a carbon-emissions bill. The post Republican lawmakers return to the Oregon Senate, ending a walkout that began on June 20 over a carbon-...
2019-06-29 18:15

Trump Climate Advisor Compared 'Demonization of Carbon Dioxide' to Hitler's Treatment of Jews in Bizarre Interview The New York Times published a shocking article over the Memorial Day long weekend about the Trump regime’s dangerous policies on climate change. But one quote in the article really stuck out:Read more......
2019-05-28 20:30

| WATCH | Jeremy Corbyn: Hunt and Johnson are perusing post no-Deal Brexit trade deal with Trump UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused Conservative leadership candidates Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson of using the possibility of a no-deal Brexit as a way to form a new trade agreement with Donald Trump's US administration. WATCH NOW....
2019-07-15 09:45

UK Labour expels ex-Blair spin doctor Alastair Campbell One of the best-known figures in Britain's Labour Party for the last 20 years, Alastair Campbell, says he has been expelled for backing another party in last week's European Parliament election....
2019-05-28 18:30

"If I Disappear...": Chinese Student Amid Crackdown Over Labour Activism The video opens with the 21-year-old sociology student facing the camera. His voice quivers as he recounts his interrogation - his humiliation - for days at the hands of Beijing police....
2019-05-26 08:15

Labour must back Remain to survive, warns Tom Watson memo Deputy leader fears ‘catastrophic’ vote loss to Lib Dems and GreensLabour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has warned MPs and peers that an analysis of the party’s losses in recent local and European elections that was presented to the shadow cabinet las...
2019-06-23 01:15

This government is neglecting cycling – Labour would change that | Andy McDonald MPs must stop prioritising cars over people if we are to stand a chance of meeting climate goalsThe UK is among the worst countries in Europe for cycling participation, and the government is predicted to achieve just a third of the 800m extra cycling...
2019-07-09 11:15

Never again can Labour find itself on the wrong side of a historic choice | Tom Watson Appealing to Leavers and Remainers has failed : we must prevent a hard BrexitVoting in the European elections is over, with the results about to come in. The Tory leadership race, which will be won by a hardline Brexiter, has just begun. Everyone who...
2019-05-26 01:45

Trump's labour secretary quits after Jeffrey Epstein case row US Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta has quit amid criticism of his handling of a plea deal with billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls....
2019-07-13 05:45

UK Labour Party plan consultation on price of nationalising industries Britain's opposition Labour Party will consult on the best way for parliament to determine the price of nationalising water and energy infrastructure, Labour finance policy chief John McDonnell said on Tuesday....
2019-05-21 15:15

Labour body to back Panorama anti-Semitism whistleblowers Whistleblowers who spoke to the BBC Panorama programme about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party will be given support by the body representing hundreds of MPs and peers....
2019-07-16 14:45

Labour deputy demands expulsion 'amnesty' over Euro elections Labour members who backed other parties in the European elections should be granted an amnesty from expulsion, the party's deputy leader has demanded....
2019-05-30 03:30

UK Labour kicks out Blair spin doctor Alastair Campbell Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's chief press secretary has been kicked out of the party for voting Liberal Democrat in the EU elections. Alastair Campbell has been pushing for second referendum on Brexit....
2019-05-28 18:01

UK opposition Labour's McDonnell says must work to block a 'no deal' Brexit Britain's opposition Labour Party will seek to prevent Prime Minister Theresa May's successor taking the country out of the European Union without a deal, its finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Sunday....
2019-05-26 11:45

Automatically kick out antisemitic members, Starmer urges Labour Labour should change its rules to automatically throw out members involved in "clear" cases of antisemitism, a member of Jeremy Corbyn's top team has said....
2019-07-10 12:30

EU elections: Tories and Labour suffer as Brexit Party triumphs The Conservatives and Labour have fallen victim to a Brexit backlash from voters in the European elections, with the Brexit Party coasting to victory....
2019-05-27 20:15

Calls for boycott of Japan grow in S.Korea as labour row simmers Calls in South Korea for a boycott of Japanese goods in response to Japanese restrictions on the export of high-tech material to South Korea picked up on Monday, as a dispute over compensation for forced wartime labour roiled ties between the U.S. al...
2019-07-05 09:15

UK's Labour discusses timing of no confidence vote with Conservative lawmakers Britain's opposition Labour Party will call a no confidence vote in the government when it believes members of the ruling Conservatives will support it, the party's trade spokesman Barry Gardiner said on Sunday....
2019-07-07 11:30

Labour’s plans for cheap green energy are no more than electric dreams Proposals for renationalising gas and electricity are based on hopes of buying companies on the cheapLabour’s plans to renationalise water, energy and rail companies have widespread support and with good reason: these industries are failing to meet t...
2019-05-21 21:01

Labour split over 'futile' gagging orders amid new antisemitism row Labour's shadow cabinet is split over the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in relation to former staff, as the party braced itself for another row over its handling of antisemitism allegations....
2019-07-07 18:30

Tories and Labour may move to Brexit extremes to stop the bleeding It is customary on nights like last night, where both Labour and the Tories have performed badly, for political journalists to trot out the trusty, if glib cliche, that voters were saying "a plague on both your houses"....
2019-05-27 20:15

UK equalities body probes Labour Party over anti-Semitism LONDON (AP) — Britain’s human rights watchdog says it is investigating whether the country’s main opposition Labour Party is guilty of illegal anti-Semitism. The Equality and Human Rights Commission says it is examining whether the party ...
2019-05-28 15:01

Trump snubs UK Labour leader, calls him a "negative force" U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had decided not to meet opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on his trip to Britain, describing him as a "negative force"....
2019-06-04 16:30

Suspending parliament for no-deal Brexit would be scandalous: Labour's Benn Any suggestion of suspending parliament to try to force through a so-called no-deal Brexit would be "scandalous" and probably will never happen, Hilary Benn, an opposition Labour lawmaker and chair of the Brexit parliamentary committee, said on Sunda...
2019-06-16 13:45

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Donald Trump of spreading 'hate' as he makes speech at London demonstration Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused Donald Trump of spreading "hatred" and "racism" while speaking at a major demonstration against the US President's state visit....
2019-06-05 02:45

Civil service to probe claims staff said Jeremy Corbyn would not be 'physically or mentally' up to being prime minister The civil service is set to launch a probe into claims senior officials said Jeremy Corbyn would not be "physically or mentally" up to the job of prime minister, Labour has said....
2019-07-03 21:15

Britain's Labour tells PM May: Don't bother putting your Brexit deal to a vote British Prime Minister Theresa May should not put her Brexit deal to a fourth vote in parliament after her new offering to lawmakers met with renewed criticism, the opposition Labour Party said....
2019-05-22 09:15

UK business group condemns Labour nationalization plans, Brexit delay Plans by Britain's opposition Labour Party to nationalize utilities including the country's electricity grid will damage investment as well as hurting many small shareholders, one of the country's main business groups warned on Tuesday....
2019-05-22 02:45

John McDonnell urges Brexit referendum pledge in Labour manifesto John McDonnell and two senior shadow cabinet ministers will tonight pressure Jeremy Corbyn to shift to an explicit pledge for a second referendum in Labour's next election manifesto....
2019-07-15 22:45

We must have a green industrial revolution. And Labour will lead it | Rebecca Long-Bailey We must draw on our history to find a way through the environmental crisis that faces usWhere I grew up, visits to Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum were a staple rainy-day activity. I remember the clanking of the huge, iron waterwheel and bei...
2019-05-21 21:01

Britain's Theresa May begs Labour to support her 'last chance' Brexit compromise British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to support her Brexit deal after offering sweeteners including the chance to vote on whether to hold a second referendum....
2019-05-22 09:15

Labour of luxury: the migrant workers who build high-end Shanghai – in pictures Photographer Jonathan Browning pictures Chinese migrant workers in front of advertising billboards for the projects they are helping to construct – office complexes and luxury apartments for the wealthy of Shanghai Continue reading......
2019-06-18 09:45

My colleagues needed a scalp... and there I was, says sacked Labour peer Baroness Hayter A senior Labour peer sacked by Jeremy Corbyn today blasted him for "wanting a scalp" after he was criticised by peers over his handling of the party's anti-Semitism crisis....
2019-07-18 15:15

Labour MP Jess Phillips: "I'm Just Trying To Constantly Remind People, 'Don't Forget Women'" In the August 2019 issue of Vogue, features director Giles Hattersley meets Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley – and Britain's brightest new political star...
2019-07-04 12:15

Alastair Campbell's expulsion from Labour will be reviewed, Shami Chakrabarti says Labour will review its decision to expel Alastair Campbell from the party after he voted for the Liberal Democrats in the European elections, the shadow attorney general has said....
2019-05-30 14:30

Labour would force firms to fight climate crisis or lose contracts Exclusive: Companies bidding for public sector contracts must ‘put people and planet before profit’Companies bidding for public sector contracts will be forced to take radical steps to tackle the climate crisis under new regulations being proposed by...
2019-05-31 17:30

Senior North Korean official reappears after 'forced labour' report Photo shows Kim Yong-chol attended an art performance with Kim Jong-un on SundayA senior North Korean official who was reportedly sent to a labour camp has attended a concert alongside the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, state media have said.There ha...
2019-06-03 10:30

More funding needed to tackle child labour in agriculture says UN, marking World Day The number of children working in agriculture has increased by 10 million since 2012, which is why on Wednesday’s World Day Against Child Labour, the UN agency for the sector is urging countries to allocate more funding to address a global surge in s...
2019-06-13 01:00

How Anti-Semitism in Britain’s Labour party made me feel Jewish again Two weeks ago I went to my local synagogue for the first time in 33 years. This was surprising, chiefly because I haven’t set foot in a shul in all this time apart from a couple of weddings and the odd bar mitzvah. In 2001, I had even gone as far as ...
2019-07-07 01:45

Labour MP Stella Creasy bombarded with teddies and notes in 10 years of harassment Labour MP Stella Creasy was pursued for 10 years and showered with bizarre gifts including soft toys and a tobacco pipe by a man who wanted her to be his wife, a court heard....
2019-06-19 17:45

UK opposition Labour fight off Brexit Party to retain parliament seat Britain's opposition Labour Party held on to the parliamentary seat of Peterborough in eastern England on Friday, seeing off a challenge from Nigel Farage's insurgent Brexit Party....
2019-06-07 04:45

'Purged' North Korea Official, Thought To Be In Labour Camp, Re-Appears A senior North Korean official reportedly purged after talks collapsed between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump appeared at an arts performance with the country's top brass, official......
2019-06-03 03:45

Tom Watson: Labour must find some backbone and back second Brexit referendum... fast Labour's deputy leader has said the party must "find some backbone" and fully commit to supporting a second referendum on Brexit to have any chance of winning the next general election....
2019-05-26 15:15

UK Labour's trade union backers support second referendum on Brexit deal British trade union leaders linked to the opposition Labour Party have agreed to back a second referendum on any Brexit deal reached by the next Conservative prime minister or a no-deal exit, according to a copy of the agreement seen by Reuters....
2019-07-09 00:15

UK PM candidate Stewart says will not vote for Labour move to stop no-deal Brexit Rory Stewart, one of the candidates vying to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Tuesday he would not vote for a move by opposition Labour lawmakers that would try to prevent a no-deal Brexit by taking control of the parliamentary age...
2019-06-11 21:30

Labour must back second Brexit vote or lose next election, Tom Watson warns Deputy leader says far more Remain supporters than Leavers have abandoned the partyLabour’s deputy leader Tom Watson today warns that his party will lose the next general election and any chance to form a radical, reforming government unless it quick...
2019-05-26 01:45

Tory rebels line up with Labour to say: We'll unite to block no deal Senior Tories today hit out at leadership contenders threatening to suspend Parliament to ram through a no-deal Brexit as MPs prepared for a crunch vote to block such an "anti-democratic" move....
2019-06-12 23:15

In upset, Dutch Labour party trumps populists in European vote The Labour party of European Commissioner Frans Timmermans on Thursday won a surprise victory in a Dutch election for European Parliament, an exit poll showed, easily beating a Eurosceptic challenger who had been topping the polls....
2019-05-24 07:15

Britain's Labour Party Leader Warms to Referendum on Brexit Deal Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said Wednesday that any Brexit deal should be put to a referendum, the strongest signal yet that a major British political party is willing to officially back a vote that could cancel the U.K.’...
2019-05-30 10:15

Baroness Hayter: Shadow Brexit minister sacked for comparing Jeremy Corbyn 'bunker mentality' to Nazi regime Labour's deputy leader in the Lords has been sacked from her post as a shadow Brexit minister for comparing Jeremy Corbyn's leadership to the Nazi regime....
2019-07-18 09:30

Alastair Campbell booted out of Labour Party after voting for Lib Dems in European elections Tony Blair's former spin doctor Alastair Campbell has been expelled from the Labour Party after voting for the Liberal Democrats at the European elections....
2019-05-28 21:45

Labour frontbencher Barry Gardiner denies second referendum is official Brexit policy A senior Labour frontbencher has denied the party's official stance on Brexit is to push for a second referendum despite a host of senior colleagues backing a new public vote....
2019-06-09 17:15

Labour members pile on pressure to kick out MP Chris Williamson in anti-Semitism row Grassroots Labour activists and MPs are piling pressure on Labour's most senior figures to push for suspended MP Chris Williamson to be expelled from the party....
2019-07-05 15:30

The future of work ‘with social justice for all’ tops agenda of centenary UN Labour conference The Centenary International Labour Conference got underway on Monday at the UN in Geneva, with ILO chief Guy Ryder, calling on hundreds of delegates from around the world to help “construct a future of work, with social justice for all”....
2019-06-10 21:15

Claresholm welcomes foreign workers in new pilot project to address labour shortages A new pilot project from the federal government will see Claresholm welcome more foreign workers next year, helping address long-term labour shortages in the town....
2019-06-22 01:45

Labour peer Lord Brookman claimed £50,000 in expenses despite not speaking in Lords for year A Labour peer claimed nearly £50,000 in allowances over the space of a year despite not making any written or spoken statements in the House of Lords....
2019-05-31 17:30

Turn toxic e-waste into a source of ‘decent work’, UN labour agency urges  A “toxic flood of electric and electronic waste” that is growing by the day across the world, should be urgently converted into a source of decent work, that can also protect populations from its harmful effects, the United Nations labour agency said...
2019-05-21 15:30

UK Labour politicians slam party for re-admitting lawmaker in anti-Semitism dispute Senior politicians in Britain's Labour opposition expressed fury with their party on Thursday for readmitting a lawmaker who was suspended over comments he had made about anti-Semitism and demanded that leader Jeremy Corbyn intervene....
2019-06-27 20:45

No deal would be disastrous. Labour must lead a national campaign to stop it | Owen Jones After alienating supporters with its Brexit stance, it can regain the initiative by blocking Boris Johnson’s dangerous fantasyOff a cliff they march: bowler hat-wearing, besuited Englishmen, left leg raised theatrically – à la Ministry of Silly Walks...
2019-07-19 14:15

With potential to boost profits by up to 20 per cent, a woman’s place is at work, says UN labour agency Businesses perform better – sometimes by as much as 20 per cent – when they employ more women in top positions, UN labour experts said on Wednesday, warning nonetheless that most still pay lip-service to the idea of gender equality in the boardroom. ...
2019-05-22 16:45

"EVMs Transported By Child Labour": Tejashwi Yadav Attacks Poll Body RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav tweets photo of children carrying EVM boxes amid claims by opposition parties that BJP workers are tampering with the machines...
2019-05-22 12:15

Mary Honeyball quits Labour party in protest over Europe and anti-Semitism Jeremy Corbyn suffered a new blow today as one of London's longest serving MEPs quit the Labour Party in protest at the party's shift to the left under his leadership....
2019-05-24 11:30

UPDATE 2-Japan may take S.Korea wartime labour dispute to International Court of Justice-NHK Japan is considering taking a dispute with South Korea over its compensation for wartime forced labourers to the International Court of Justice as the deadline for seeking third-country arbitration passes on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK reported....
2019-07-18 05:15

WRAPUP 2-Japan, S.Korea diplomats trade words in escalating row over wartime forced labour Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono summoned South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a deepening diplomatic row over compensation for Korean wartime forced labour that threatens global supply of memory chips and display screens....
2019-07-19 08:30

Brexit news latest: Labour-affiliated unions agree party should back second vote Labour-affiliated union chiefs have agreed the party should support a second referendum on any Brexit deal as pressure mounts on Jeremy Corbyn to change tack....
2019-07-09 02:45

Expel Labour Party members automatically for clear anti-Semitism, says Sir Keir Starmer Labour members guilty of "clear cases" of anti-Semitic behaviour should automatically be thrown out of the party, a shadow cabinet minister urged today....
2019-07-10 17:45

Earth's carbon dioxide levels are highest they've been in millions of years Carbon dioxide – the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming – peaked again at record levels last month, scientists announced.        ...
2019-06-04 18:45

UK Labour leader slams Trump's attacks on 'squad', one day after being criticized for party's lingering anti-Semitism Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and his fellow British lawmakers slammed President Trump over his “racism” after he attacked four freshmen congresswomen just a day after Corbyn was accused by his own party of allowing anti-Semitism to prevail....
2019-07-19 00:15

Monday’s Daily Brief: the future of food and digital tech, labour justice in focus, denuclearization, and Kosovo This Monday, top stories includes: a new report on risks and opportunities of digital technology; social justice for all at the centenary UN labour conference; updates on Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear programmes; tackling today’s problems with foo...
2019-06-11 01:30

Stress, overtime, disease, contribute to 2.8 million workers’ deaths per year, reports UN labour agency Stress, excessively-long working hours and disease, contribute to the deaths of nearly 2.8 million workers every year, while an additional 374 million people get injured or fall ill because of their jobs, the UN labour agency, ILO, said on Thursday....
2019-05-21 16:15

Labour civil war deepens with Diane Abbott retweeting call for Tom Watson to go amid anti-Semitism row Labour's civil war intensified today as Diane Abbott retweeted a call for deputy leader Tom Watson to consider quitting in the ongoing row over anti-Semitism....
2019-07-12 17:45

Former Labour home secretary also admits to voting Lib Dem and calls for Alastair Campbell's reinstatement to party A former Labour home secretary has admitted he also voted for the Liberal Democrats, and called on the party to reinstate the membership of Alastair Campbell....
2019-05-28 23:30

Liberal Democrats top election poll as support for Tories and Labour plunges amid Brexit backlash The Liberal Democrats have surged into first place ahead of the Tories and Labour in a poll on how Britons would vote if a general election was to be held now....
2019-05-31 05:30

French carbon emissions fell 4.2% year-on-year in 2018 Carbon dioxide emissions in France fell by 4.2% in 2018 compared with the previous year due to a drop in emissions from the transport sector, a mild winter, and abundant supply of French nuclear energy which curbed the use of thermal power....
2019-06-18 20:15

Tory leadership latest: Boris Johnson pledges 'Australia-style immigration system' if he becomes prime minister Boris Johnson has pledged to deliver an Australian-style points-based immigration system if he becomes prime minister as he moved to seize the initiative in the Tory leadership race....
2019-06-27 22:15

Monday’s Daily Brief: biodiversity and forests, labour and road safety, women’s rights, and fallen UN staff remembered This Monday, we cover: how one million species face extinction; the importance of safeguarding forests; a look at labour inequalities worldwide; efforts to tackle road safety; a new intergenerational campaign for the realization of women’s rights; an...
2019-05-21 16:30

UK's Labour Party suspends senior figure after claims anti-Semitism crisis was manufactured by Israeli Embassy The UK’s Labour Party was hit with another anti-Semitism crisis after a senior party figure was suspended after ranting that the party’s anti-Semitism crisis has been manufactured by Israel....
2019-05-31 17:30

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: mental health, conflict prevention, Ebola in Uganda, Sudan protests, child labour This Wednesday’s top stories are: one-in-five conflict-affected people suffer from a mental illness; the Security Council holds a special session on conflict prevention; 5-year-old Congolese boy is first to die from Ebola in Uganda; Sudanese protesto...
2019-06-12 23:45

Jeremy Corbyn calls for 'thorough' probe into civil servants claiming he is 'too frail' to be prime minister Jeremy Corbyn has called for a "speedy and thorough" independent probe after senior civil servants allegedly claimed that he is "too frail" to be prime minister....
2019-07-02 12:15

Brexit news latest: Shadow chancellor John McDonnell backs second referendum after disastrous European election for Labour Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell has backed a second Brexit referendum after a disastrous night for the Labour Party in the European elections....
2019-05-27 18:30

#expelmetoo: Furious members who voted against Labour in European elections dare party to kick them out after Alastair Campbell's expulsion Furious Labour members have dared the party to kick them out after Alastair Campbell was expelled for voting for the Liberal Democrats in the European elections....
2019-05-29 12:30

Labour deputy Tom Watson steps up call for second referendum saying 'our hearts are Remain' Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson has reiterated his call for the party to fully commit to a second EU referendum, insisting "our future doesn't need to be Brexit"....
2019-06-17 19:00

Labour anti-Semitism row intensifies with 'Kick Out Chris Williamson' campaign A Labour pressure group today launched a campaign to kick Chris Williamson out of the party as infighting over its handling of anti-Semitism intensified....
2019-06-27 22:15

'Brexit Party' supporters tell British-Asian Labour MEP to go home during acceptance speech A newly-re-elected Labour MEP of British-Asian Sikh heritage was heckled by people telling her to "go home" during her acceptance speech in the West Midlands....
2019-05-27 18:30