Thursday, October 28, 2021

Nobel Physics Prize honors climate work

STOCKHOLM: US-Japanese scientist Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann of Germany and Giorgio Parisi of Italy yesterday won the Nobel Physics Prize for climate models and...

Companies at the heart of ‘Pandora Papers’

PARIS: Offshore companies are a lynchpin in the system used by leaders and the ultra-rich to hide assets that was exposed in the trove...

Inquiry finds ‘massive’ child sex abuse in French Catholic Church

PARIS: French Catholic clergy sexually abused some 216,000 minors in the seven decades since 1950, a "massive phenomenon" that was covered up for decades...

OPEC+ sticks to output increase as prices soar

LONDON: The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its key allies decided at a meeting yesterday to stick to planned moderate increases in...

Half a degree ‘makes a big difference’ in a warming world

PARIS: Half a degree Celsius may not seem like much, but climate experts say a world that has warmed 1.5 degrees Celsius above 19th-century...

Algeria escalates France dispute with flight ban

PARIS: The diplomatic discord between Algeria and France deepened yesterday after Algiers banned French military planes from its airspace, its latest response to a...

In Cyprus, migrant parents decry separation from kids

KOFINOU: "I can only cry. I'm devastated - my family too," said 25-year-old Syrian Kawthar Raslan, cradling her newborn child in a migrant camp...

Georgia’s ruling party leads polls, opposition alleges electoral fraud

TBILISI: Georgia's ruling party led yesterday in municipal polls held after ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili's arrest, with the opposition alleging electoral fraud as a protracted...

Fuming France in no hurry to mend Australia ties

PARIS: More than two weeks after the shock scrapping of a submarine contract with Australia, France is in no hurry to mend ties with...

Embattled French ex-president Sarkozy given second jail term

PARIS: A French court yesterday handed former president Nicolas Sarkozy a one-year prison sentence for illegal financing of his 2012 re-election bid, dealing a...

UK police officer gets a rare whole-life jail term

LONDON: A British police officer who falsely arrested a woman for breaking coronavirus restrictions, then kidnapped, raped and murdered her, was given a rare...

Small boats and big tensions between France and Britain

ESCALLES: "The moment they are in the boats at sea, they've won," says a French policeman as he looks out across a windswept departure...

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