Nations agree on global climate pact rules

Nations agree on global climate pact rules

Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.
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China confirms detention of employee of British consulate in Hong Kong

China confirms detention of employee of British consulate in Hong Kong

A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening already strained ties between Beijing and London.
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Israel holds back on Trump's 'disloyalty' remark

Israel holds back on Trump's 'disloyalty' remark

Israeli officials on Wednesday offered a muted response to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump who said American Jews who vote for the Democratic Party were 'disloyal.' Yahaira Jacquez reports.
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UK fast-tracks firms for customs roll as it readies for Brexit

UK fast-tracks firms for customs roll as it readies for Brexit

Britain will automatically enrol nearly 90,000 companies in a customs system in order to reduce the risk of Brexit disruption, the government said, its latest attempt to show it can leave the European Union without a deal if necessary.
Fiat-Renault deal hints lift European shares

Fiat-Renault deal hints lift European shares

Car industry shares drove a rebound in European stock markets on Wednesday, helped by an Italian newspaper report suggesting merger talks between Fiat Chrysler and Renault have gained some traction in recent weeks.
Migrants disembark Open Arms rescue ship

Migrants disembark Open Arms rescue ship

Nearly one hundred migrants who had been stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship off the coast of Lampedusa disembarked on the Italian island on Tuesday night, ending a prolonged stand-off between the Spanish charity operating the boat and the government in Rome.
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China rules out same-sex marriage: spokesman

China rules out same-sex marriage: spokesman

A parliament spokesman said on Wednesday that China's legal position on marriage will not change, remaining between a man and a woman, despite pressure from activists.
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EXCLUSIVE: Alibaba shelves HK listing amid unrest

EXCLUSIVE: Alibaba shelves HK listing amid unrest

Sources have revealed to Reuters that China's tech titan Alibaba will delay its listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, saying "it would certainly annoy Beijing" at a time of pro-democracy protests.
Ex-Vatican cardinal Pell loses sex abuse appeal

Ex-Vatican cardinal Pell loses sex abuse appeal

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell lost an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choir boys and will remain in prison for at least another three years.
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