27th Jan 2022


German court finds ex-Islamic State member guilty of genocide

Frankfurt's higher regional court has found a 29-year-old guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity resulting in death, sentencing him to life in prison. The Frankfurt case is the first in the world to decide whether a former member of the so-called Islamic State group played a role in the attempted genocide of the Yazidi religious group. The defendant passed out when the verdict was read aloud in court.

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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

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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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