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Saturday, March 23, 2019

South America

Dutch journalists set free after a week in captivity

Two Dutch journalists have been freed unharmed after being held captive for almost a week by leftist rebels in Colombia.

Media in BRICS nations vow deeper cooperation

BRICS comprises five major developing countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Will the US pull out of the UNHRC too?

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the US is "reviewing its participation" in the Human Rights Council over what said is the group's "chronic anti-Israel bias".

US and Russia try to exploit Venezuela food crisis

The United States and Russia have found a new geopolitical 'battlefield' in Venezuela.

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.
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Pierre Rolland solos to stage 17 Giro win

Rolland was among the first riders to get in a breakaway which at one point numbered more than 40, and bolted clear of the remaining escapees with 7.8km to ride.

Taiwan becomes the first Asian country to allow same-sex marriages

Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent’s most liberal democracies.
Dumoulin extends his Giro d'Italia lead

Phenomenal Dumoulin extends his Giro d’Italia lead

The Dutchman showed his climbing strength during the ascent to Oropa and crossed the finish line just before Ilnur Zakarin and Mikel Landa.

Fourth Giro stage win for Fernando Gaviria

Dutchman Tom Dumoulin clung to his overall lead despite several attacks from his rivals.



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