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European banks exit Honduras dam project

Two European development banks financing construction of a controversial dam project in Honduras have pulled out following the murders of local activists including Berta Caceres, a 2015 winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

Antonio Tajani urges for building refugee camps in Libya

The European Union committed 50 million euros to help the countries of West Africa's Sahel region set up a multinational force to combat Islamist militant groups.

EU rejects renegotiation of Paris climate deal

Trump has made a vague suggestion that he could try to renegotiate terms with better guarantees for US industry.

EU wind power to increase by 500 percent

Germany, Denmark, and Belgium are joining forces with industry giants to install some colossal new offshore wind farm projects in the next decade.
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EU funds African force to combat Islamist militants

The European Union committed 50 million euros to help the countries of West Africa's Sahel region set up a multinational force to combat Islamist militant groups.

EU ignores Washington and seeks direct climate cooperation with US states

The US is slowly withdrawing from the Paris agreement, but the rest of the world’s not having it.

UN chief calls for sustained climate action

The governor of the Bank of Portugal has called the measures that the European Commission has taken.
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United States pulls out of climate deal

Nearly 200 nations, including the US, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change.
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China joins the EU in support of Paris Agreement

China has been the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases stoking global warming since 2007.
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Should the EU sanction the US for reneging on Paris deal?

Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the US retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution.

More than 60,000 migrants reach European shores in 2017

The organization has also recorded at least 1,530 deaths on the Mediterranean in 2017.

Militants attack Coptic Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a packed bus taking Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of Egypt’s capital, killing at least 28 people, including two little children.

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