How climate change could be a factor in UK free trade deal

You sometimes come across the argument in New Zealand that, ‘We are such a tiny fraction of emissions, it doesn’t make a difference, and why should we, when every week a new coal-fired power station is coming online somewhere else in the world?’

John Hume: Family of former SDLP leader says streets of Derry should not be lined for funeral

On the eve of the funeral, Father Farren said: “Instead of lining roads and streets to show respect to John, it is the wish of the Hume family that we remain at home, light a candle and join with the family to pray the Prayer of St Francis of Assisi: Lord, make me an instrument […]


Also according to the World Bank’s report, although the Vietnamese economy suffered from COVID-19 in the first half of 2020, prospects remain positive for both the short and medium term. If the world situation gradually improves, economic activity should rebound in the second semester of 2020 such that the economy will grow by around 2.8 […]

Coronavirus latest: Beijing outbreak ‘extremely severe’ as fears grow over second wave

In reporting on the coronavirus pandemic, unless otherwise specified, DW uses figures provided by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Coronavirus Resource Center in the United States. JHU updates figures in real-time, collating data from world health organizations, state and national governments, and other public official sources, all of whom have their own systems for compiling […]

This dairy farmer figured out how to power your BMW with cow manure

Since taking over management of the family’s California dairy farm, in 1977, Albert Straus has used it as a force for change, becoming the first 100% certified organic, zero-waste, non-GMO creamery in North America, processing milk from about a dozen partner farms. Since 2004, Straus Family Creamery has been using bio “digesters” to convert methane […]

Beirut explosion: British embassy staff injured in deadly Lebanon blast

“Beirut’s main port, now completely damaged, is vital for much of the food, grains and fuel that Lebanon imports, and families will immediately feel the shortage in basic needs as a result of this tragedy.”

Ferrari partners with MSN for official channel on

Jane Reeve, Ferrari Chief Communication Officer, said: “In a world where content is king, the agreement with Motorsport Network arrives at an ideal time allowing us to significantly amplify our story living.  Story living as opposed to story telling because, without doubt, any Ferrari event involves the whole range of emotions and senses in a truly empathic experience.  […]

London Labour council set to be first local authority in the country to ban MEAT at its events

“Our Climate Action Plan acknowledges the significant impact livestock farming has on greenhouse gases and global deforestation, which is why the plan encourages more vegetarian and vegan based options”.

‘The fear has gone’ – Sri Lankans hope for peace and reform under new president

Foreign policy is tricky too. The Rajapaksa administration swung Sri Lanka closer to Beijing, with scores of agreements signed with Chinese state firms for huge infrastructure projects and massive private investment too. The most high profile project involves building a marina, a Formula One circuit, luxury flats and businesses on a 200-plus hectare plot reclaimed […]

Wide impacts to be made with new law changes

Moreover, the law amends the concept of state-owned enterprises (SOE) and defines both types of SOEs, the one in which the state holds 100 per cent of charter capital and the one in which the state holds more than 50 per cent, in order to introduce suitable governance and supervision methods.