Italy farmers call for Christmas blacklist of planet-polluting food

2015-11-29 20:19

Italy's farmers have called for Alaskan salmon, Californian nuts and Peruvian asparagus to be banished from the nation's Christmas tables to support efforts to stop global warming after the Paris climate summit.

Protesters push leaders to avert climate catastrophe

2015-11-28 14:46

Protesters have joined a worldwide wave of marches demanding leaders craft a pact to avert a climate catastrophe when they gather in a still-shaken Paris.

Nearly 1 000 'security risks' denied entry to France

2015-11-28 13:40

Nearly 1 000 people thought to pose security risks have been prevented from entering France since stepped-up border controls were imposed ahead of the COP21 climate talks in Paris.

German arms dealer probed over possible link to Paris attacks

2015-11-27 20:29

German prosecutors said Friday they were investigating whether an illegal arms dealer had sold four assault rifles to a person in the French capital and whether there were "possible links to the attacks in Paris".

UN: Natural disasters inflict $80bn in farming losses

2015-11-27 10:07

Natural disasters in developing countries over the past 10 years have caused at least $80bn worth of agricultural damage, according to a UN report.

Security steps in Europe may be spreading anxiety

2015-11-26 21:37

Experts say after the attacks in Paris and the alert in Brussels, security steps may spread anxiety among tourists and inhabitants.

Brussels mosque alert: Powder was flour

2015-11-26 19:25

Belgian emergency services say the white powder they found after the biggest mosque in Brussel was evacuated, has turned out to be flour.

World facing grave environmental crisis - pope

2015-11-25 21:00

Pope Francis has said the world is facing a "grave environmental crisis" as he arrived in Kenya on a landmark Africa trip just days before a crucial UN summit aimed at curbing climate change.

Belgium terror suspect to be held for a month

2015-11-25 19:58

A man arrested in Belgium in relation to the November 13 attacks in Paris, will be kept in detention for a month, prosecutors have said, while normal life gradually resumed in Brussels, despite a heightened terrorism threat.

Xi to give speech at opening of Paris climate conference

2015-11-25 13:17

China has announced that President Xi Jinping will give a speech at the opening of a key climate change conference in Paris later this month, before making state visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe.


Zuma arrives in Paris for COP

2015-11-29 16:03

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Paris to join 150 heads of state and government expected to assemble for the 21st Conference of the Parties.

Paris climate talks by the numbers

2015-11-28 13:42

The global climate talks in Paris are a massive undertaking both diplomatically and logistically, with about 40 000 visitors expected daily amid heightened security fears.

Protests as France's Hollande calls on UK to join Syria campaign

2015-11-28 12:07

French President Francois Hollande has urged British MPs to back an air campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria, as thousands prepared to march in London to oppose the plans.

France commemorates victims of terrorist attacks in Paris

2015-11-27 14:32

The French tricolour hung solemnly from the balconies and windows along misty Parisian streets as some 2 000 people gathered at the city's military museum to pay homage to the victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks.

Surge in French police, army sign-ups

2015-11-27 05:42

France's emergency services and military say they have seen a surge of interest from young people keen to join after the Paris attacks.

Brussels reduces terror alert

2015-11-26 21:11

Belgium has reduced the terror alert in Brussels, the government's crisis centre says, five days after it was raised to the highest possible level that saw schools and the metro closed.

Brussels mosque evacuated over suspicious powder

2015-11-26 17:12

The Great Mosque of Brussels has been evacuated and 11 people decontaminated after the discovery of a suspicious package containing white powder.

Paris climate conference to start a day early: UN

2015-11-25 19:58

A UN conference to craft a climate rescue pact will start a day earlier than planned, the UN's climate forum says.

2015 set to be hottest year on record - UN

2015-11-25 13:17

The year 2015 is shaping up to be the hottest on record, the UN's weather agency says, a week ahead of a crucial climate change summit in Paris.

New engine would have 'destroyed' F1 - Lauda

2015-11-25 12:19

The FIA confirms that the proposed 'client engine' has been rejected by teams at the F1 Commission in Paris, France.

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