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South Africa was prepared to accept binding targets on cutting greenhouse gas emissions provided its developmental goals were not compromised, government spokesperson Themba Maseko said on Wednesday. "Cabinet would like to correct the wrong
Korean student Tae Won Chung will appeal the 18 month jail sentence he has been given for stabbing Avondale College teacher Read More The sale of 60 Ralph Hotere works has been postponed indefinitely after the artist has disputed their ownership
Krishna said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. "They are still together," Krishna said suggesting the Pakistan government has been unable to break the ties between its spy agency
Actor Hugh Jackman has called for increased pressure on world leaders to make progress in climate change talks at the United Nations in New York this week. The star of Australia and X-Men joins several high profile forces, including former British
Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, on Tuesday opened a climate summit of about 100 leaders saying that failure to reach a new treaty this year on fighting global warming would be "morally inexcusable". Obama, in what was his first speech at the
Illustration: John Spooner Philosophically adrift and relying on sound-bite blows as its tactical armoury, the Liberals are in serious disarray. T IME is starting to run out for the federal Liberals in this electoral term.
Australia's prime minister warns an international agreement on climate change is not likely at an upcoming summit in Denmark. An accord at the December gathering in Copenhagen is "not nearly a done deal," Kevin Rudd told The Australian.
Key meetings unfolding in Washington, New York and Pittsburgh in the coming week may determine whether a two-year effort to combat climate change will triumph or be written off as a flop of historic dimensions. Negotiations under the United Nations
It is designed to help countries, particularly poorer nations, cope and adapt with new environments as a result of climate change. Later this year, delegations will gather in Copenhagen to try and hammer out a political agreement on cutting
Sweden holds the rotating presidency of the European Union for the rest of the year, during which time global climate talks, culminating in a conference in Copenhagen in December, are supposed to agree on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. "The