Caroline Kennedy met Wills and Kate at the Boston Celtics game after missing the Earthshot event

Caroline Kennedy greeted Prince William and the Princess of Wales backstage at the Boston Celtics game last night after bad weather delayed her flight from New York and prevented her from attending the opening ceremony of the Earthshot event. John Kerry, who was also due to attend, remains unwell after contracting COVD-19 at COP27 in … Read more

Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta stone

CAIRO (AP) – The debate over who owns ancient artifacts has been an increasing challenge to museums across Europe and America, and the spotlight has fallen on the most visited piece in the British Museum: The Rosetta stone. The inscriptions on the dark gray granite slab became the seminal breakthrough in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics … Read more

Qatar’s World Cup opener shows its reemergence after boycott

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Qatar opened the Middle East’s first World Cup on Sunday with its ruler sitting next to the leaders of two Arab countries that only a year and a half earlier had been part of a boycott trying to bring the energy- rich nation to its knees. No leaders of major … Read more

Last minute objections threaten historic UN climate deal

A last-minute fight over emissions-cutting and the overall climate change goal is delaying a potentially historic deal that would create a fund for compensating poor nations that are victims of extreme weather worsened by rich countries’ carbon pollution. “We are extremely on overtime. There were some good spirits earlier today. I think more people are … Read more

EU threatens COP27 walkout over weak deal – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – European Union ministers threatened to walk out of global climate talks here Saturday, with officials blaming China and Saudi Arabia for weakening the deal. “All ministers, as they have told me — like myself — are prepared to walk away … Read more

COP27: Activists hoped Egypt would bring a focus on Africa. They were disappointed

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN – The crowd was loving what Bhekumuzi Bhebhe had to say, cheering loudly as he yelled “don’t gas Africa!” into the megaphone. Standing under the baking Egyptian sun at the COP27 UN climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh on Tuesday, Bhebhe, a South Africa-based climate campaigner, was protesting against what he says … Read more

Draft deal criticized for paving the way to ‘climate hell’

Around 35,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries are expected to convene in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh to discuss collective action to tackle the climate emergency. Ahmad Gharabli Afp | Getty Images As talks at the COP27 climate summit enter the final stretch, government ministers and negotiators from nearly 200 countries are … Read more

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to summits in Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia

CNN – President Joe Biden arrives in Washington on Wednesday evening after a whirlwind slate of summits across two different continents – his biggest opportunity yet to play diplomat-in-chief among other world leaders in a world reemerging from the Covid-19 pandemic. The trip – spanning Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia for summits focused on climate, Southeast … Read more

These currencies have tanked this year — and one is down over 75% against the dollar

Zimbabweans queue to withdraw money from a bank on June 21, 2008 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Sky-high inflation continues to affect the Zimbabwean economy. John Moore | Getty Images News | Getty Images Foreign exchange markets have endured a rocky ride in 2022, but in some countries, a combination of geopolitical pressures and central bank missteps … Read more

As leaders discuss climate, Egyptians bear brunt of a crackdown Climate Crisis News

Envoys from around the globe gathered this week in a renovated Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where green development projects mushroomed in the lead-up to this year’s climate change summit. Recycling bins dot stretches of the city’s once-dishevelled roads as a fleet of solar-powered electric buses transports COP27 delegates at full throttle. But as … Read more