27th Jan 2022


Taliban killings dampen French embassy idea

The leaders of 21 countries and the EU said Sunday they were "deeply concerned" over alleged killings and "enforced disappearances" of former, pro-Western security personnel by the the Taliban in Afghanistan. France also evacuated over 250 at-risk Afghan nationals on Friday, while French president Emmanuel Macron said Saturday "several European countries" were looking for a "common location [embassy] ... which would allow our ambassadors to be present," in Kabul.

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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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