27th Jan 2022


Northern Ireland Assembly restored after three years

The Northern Ireland Assembly in Belfast has sat for the first time in three years. The body, designed to split power between the Catholic and Protestant communities in Northern Ireland, collapsed after a 'cash-for-ash' recycling scandal in 2017, which saw hundreds of millions of pounds wasted. Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, visited the assembly on Monday, along with Ireland's taoiseach Leo Vardakar, after its first sitting at the weekend.

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Global North will be responsible for sixth mass extinction

The issue isn't that voices from the Global South simply aren't heard – they are actively muted. A recent study found less than one-percent of climate research papers were written by African authors, despite the continent being the most vulnerable.


European shibboleths

Europe is green, humane and has defeated populism. These are common views among the EU chattering classes. But they often seem more reflexive than reflective, and some of them amount to shibboleths.

Greenpeace demands EU end 'ghost flights'

Pressure is mounting for the European Commission to revise rules requiring airlines to run at least 80% of booked flights to secure their airport slots, leading some to fly so-called 'ghost flights'.

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