Month: October 2021

Mexico celebrates Day of the Dead after pandemic closures – Yahoo News

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico returned Sunday to mass commemorations of the Day of the Dead, after traditional visits to graveyards were prohibited last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the one-year hiatus showed how the tradition itself refuses to die: Most families still celebrated with home altars to deceased loved ones, and some …

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A small island nation just reported its first case of COVID-19 since the pandemic began – Yahoo News

Tonga NEIL SANDS/AFP via Getty Images Five hundred and ninety-seven days after the World Health Organization first identified the novel coronavirus as a pandemic, the small island nation of Tonga has confirmed its very first case of COVID-19, NPR reports. Tonga’s Prime Minister Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa said that the positive case came from a traveler who’d …

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G-20 make mild pledges on climate neutrality, coal financing – Associated Press

ROME (AP) — Leaders of the world’s biggest economies made a vague commitment Sunday to seek carbon neutrality “by or around mid-century” as they wrapped up a two-day Rome summit that was laying the groundwork for the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland. According to the final meeting communique, the Group of 20 leaders also …

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Biden faults China, Russia for absence at G-20 climate talks – NBC News

ROME — President Joe Biden on Sunday said that G-20 leaders had made “tangible progress” on shared challenges including climate change, as pressure ramps up for the United States and other high carbon-emitting countries to commit to more aggressive action ahead of this week’s United Nations climate summit. When asked at a press conference Sunday …

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The Latest: Macron says Australia’s Morrison lied to him – Associated Press

The Latest on the Group of 20 summit in Rome: ROME — French President Emmanuel Macron called the Group of 20 summit in Rome “a success” that delivered results, especially on climate change issues, “despite many division” between nations. Macron said the two-day summit provided an opportunity “to revive convergence” among the world’s largest economies …

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Biden holds press conference to conclude G20 Summit – Fox News

President Biden on Sunday held a press conference in Rome to conclude a two-day meeting with G20 leaders before heading to a United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Biden, who showed up more than 20 minutes late to the briefing, began by apologizing for his tardiness. “I apologize to keep you waiting,” he said. …

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At least 17 injured in knife attack and fire on Tokyo subway crowded with Halloween revelers – The Washington Post

At least one person, a man in his 70s, was stabbed and is in serious condition, according to Japanese media. It was not clear how many people were injured by the knife, the fire or the resulting chaos as passengers fled the scene. The express train on the Keio Line made an emergency stop so …

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Adam Schiff says the Marjorie Taylor Greenes of the Republican party are ‘legitimately nuts’ – Yahoo News

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks at a news conference on September 21, 2021. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Schiff during a recent Daily Beast interview blasted “the MTGs” who continue to push Trump’s debunked election claims. “They’re not stupid,” the California Democrat said. “They know exactly what they’re doing.” Schiff said that Republicans were still consumed with …

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‘Last, best hope:’ Crucial climate summit opens in Glasgow – Associated Press

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The U.N. climate summit in Glasgow opened Sunday with appeals for action and prayers, kicking off two weeks of intense diplomatic negotiations by almost 200 countries on how to tackle the common challenge of intensifying global warming. Following the opening gavel Sunday, leaders from around the world will gather in Scotland’s …

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Global Climate Talks Face Hurdles After G-20 Nations Struggle to Find Common Ground – The Wall Street Journal

ROME—The world’s leading economies made no major progress on Sunday over how to cut greenhouse gas emissions, showing how difficult it will be to achieve a breakthrough at United Nations climate talks in Glasgow over the next two weeks. During a two-day summit in Rome, leaders of the Group of 20 major economies, which includes …

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