G7 leaders agree to increase contributions to boost climate finance

G7 leaders agreed on Sunday to raise their contributions to meet an overdue spending pledge of $100 billion a year by rich countries to help poorer countries cut carbon emissions and cope with global warming, but only two nations offered firm promises of more cash. Alongside plans billed as helping speed infrastructure funding in developing… Read More G7 leaders agree to increase contributions to boost climate finance

China cautions G7 leaders over global power rivalry

China on Sunday pointedly cautioned Group of Seven leaders that the days when “small” groups of countries decided the fate of the world was long gone, hitting back at the richest democracies as they sought to act in concert to counter Beijing’s might. The re-emergence of China as a leading global power is considered to… Read More China cautions G7 leaders over global power rivalry

G7 seeks to counter China with grand infrastructure plan

The Group of Seven richest democracies sought on Saturday to counter China’s growing influence by offering developing nations an infrastructure plan that could rival President Xi Jinping’s multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative. The G7, whose leaders are meeting in southwestern England, has been searching for a coherent response to the growing assertiveness of Xi after… Read More G7 seeks to counter China with grand infrastructure plan

Wife of Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo pleads guilty for role in cartel

The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Emma Coronel Aispuro, on Thursday pleaded guilty in federal court for her role in helping her husband run the Sinaloa cartel of smugglers. Clad in a green jumpsuit and wearing a white face mask, Coronel appeared for a court hearing before U.S. District Judge Rudolph… Read More Wife of Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo pleads guilty for role in cartel

Nigerian government demands that social media firms obtain local operational licence

Social media firms wanting to operate in Nigeria must register a local entity and be licensed, the country’s information minister said on Wednesday, the government’s latest move since it banned Twitter last week. “We are insisting that for you to operate in Nigeria you must first be a Nigerian company and be licensed by the… Read More Nigerian government demands that social media firms obtain local operational licence

U.S. President Joe Biden withdraws Trump-administration executive orders seeking ban of TikTok and WeChat, orders new review

President Joe Biden on Wednesday withdrew a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a Commerce Department review of security concerns posed by those apps and others. The administration of former President Donald Trump had attempted to block new users from downloading the apps and… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden withdraws Trump-administration executive orders seeking ban of TikTok and WeChat, orders new review

U.S. imposes visa restrictions on several individuals over Cameroon separatist crisis

The United States stepped up pressure for a peaceful resolution to Cameroon’s conflict between state forces and English-speaking rebels on Monday, imposing visa restrictions on individuals believed to be undermining efforts to end the crisis. Cameroon’s two western Anglophone regions have been gripped by fighting since 2017 as the rebels try to break away from… Read More U.S. imposes visa restrictions on several individuals over Cameroon separatist crisis