The view of banners for the UN climate conference COP26 displayed in central Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow summit pledge to phase out fossil fuel subsidies faces an uphill battle


Subsidies that make coal, oil and gas cheaper are widely recognized as a roadblock to a transition toward cleaner energy. But they’ve proven hard to get rid of.

President Joe Biden meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington

US and Chinese presidents strike conciliatory tone during hourslong meeting

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Migrants make their way to the checkpoint "Kuznitsa" at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus

EU places new sanctions on entities facilitating migration to Belarus

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Xavier Matsutaro is a climate negotiator from the islands of Palau.

‘A heavy load to carry’: A day in the life of a negotiator at COP26

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Portraits of China's former top leaders from left Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and including the current President Xi Jinping are seen at a military camp in Beijing, China

Chinese Communist Party cements Xi Jinping’s rule

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Pastoralists and their livestock at one of the few functioning boreholes in Marsabit County, Kenya. Community leaders organize when people and their animals can drink from the borehole, Nov. 3, 2021.`

Who will pay for ‘losses and damages’ caused by climate change? Developing countries make their case at COP26.

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Talking about compensation for damages from climate change has been taboo at climate talks. That’s starting to change. 

A view of a tent camp set by migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere gathering at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus

EU officials accuse Belarus of creating a new migrant crisis

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The EU accuses Belarus of trying to create a new migrant crisis in Europe. Also, Ethiopian authorities detain more than 70 drivers working for the United Nations by delivering aid. And, nearly 200 nations compose a draft of the Glasgow agreement at the COP26 climate conference.

Colorful trees stand near a road through the Taunus region near Frankfurt, Oct. 2, 2021. More than 100 countries are pledging to end deforestation at COP26 in Glasgow.

More than 100 countries pledge to curb deforestation at COP26 conference

More than 100 countries pledge to end deforestation in the coming decade during the COP26 conference in Glasgow. Also, A deadly explosion at a military hospital kills at least 19 people in Afghanistan. And, Yahoo pulls out of China.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres greet US President Joe Biden at the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland

COP26 climate conference kicks off in Glasgow

World leaders, climate activists and scientists have kicked off the UN climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Also, the conflict between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray’s People Liberation Front (TPLF) continues to escalate. And, the COVID-19 pandemic has now killed more than 5 million people globally, according to data by the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.