South African anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and veteran of South Africa’s struggle against white minority rule, died on Sunday at the age of 90. In 1984 Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent opposition to apartheid. A decade later, he witnessed the end of that regime and chaired a Truth and Reconciliation… Read More South African anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90

U.S., UK, Australia and Canada announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Canada joined Australia, Britain and the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing on Wednesday, with China calling the boycotts “political posturing” and a smear campaign. The United States was the first to announce the boycott this week, saying on Monday its government officials would not attend February’s Beijing Olympics… Read More U.S., UK, Australia and Canada announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

World leaders pledge to cut methane emissions, stop deforestation at COP26 climate summit

Leaders at the COP26 global climate conference pledged on Tuesday to stop deforestation by the end of the decade and slash emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane to help slow climate change. The second day of the two-week summit in Glasgow, Scotland also saw some overdue moves by wealthy nations to provide long-promised financial… Read More World leaders pledge to cut methane emissions, stop deforestation at COP26 climate summit

UK PM Boris Johnson meets with French President Emmanuel Macron over post-Brexit fishing dispute

Britain and France clashed again in a post-Brexit fishing row on Sunday, with London denying it had shifted its position and Paris insisting it was now up to Britain to resolve a dispute that could ultimately hurt trade. The two sides painted different pictures of a meeting between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Emmanuel… Read More UK PM Boris Johnson meets with French President Emmanuel Macron over post-Brexit fishing dispute

UK PM Boris Johnson to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron amid post-Brexit fishing row

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet French President Emmanuel Macron this weekend amid a row over post-Brexit fishing rights in which France has seized a British boat and London has threatened to board French trawlers. The flare-up is part of a wider dispute over post-Brexit trade arrangements between Britain and the European Union that… Read More UK PM Boris Johnson to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron amid post-Brexit fishing row

Australian PM Scott Morrison heads for Quad meeting amid submarine deal row

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday departed for Washington to meet with leaders of the Quad grouping amid criticism over his government’s decision to abandon a $40 billion submarine deal with France. Australia last week said it would scrap a deal with France’s Naval Group to build a fleet of conventional submarines and would… Read More Australian PM Scott Morrison heads for Quad meeting amid submarine deal row

British PM Boris Johnson urges U.S. President Joe Biden to extend Afghan evacuation deadline

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge U.S. President Joe Biden this week to extend the evacuation deadline from Afghanistan, but even if one is agreed, the West will also need the approval of the Taliban, a defence minister said. Johnson will host a virtual meeting of leaders from the Group of Seven advanced economies… Read More British PM Boris Johnson urges U.S. President Joe Biden to extend Afghan evacuation deadline

UK PM Boris Johnson suffers embarrassing defeat as party loses parliamentary by-election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered an embarrassing defeat when his Conservative Party lost a parliamentary by-election on the outskirts of London, just a few miles from his own seat. Since its creation in 1974, the Conservatives had comfortably held the leafy, affluent Chesham and Amersham constituency, capturing more than 50% of the vote on… Read More UK PM Boris Johnson suffers embarrassing defeat as party loses parliamentary by-election