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Climate activists block roads, camp out in global protests

Climate activists block roads, camp out in global protestsHundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. Determined activists glued themselves to the British government’s Department of Transport building as police working to keep streets clear appealed to protesters to move to Trafalgar Square. Cities in Australia, elsewhere in Europe and other parts of the world also had climate change protests for a second day.



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Climate activists occupy Paris mall as global Extinction Rebellion protests begin

Climate activists occupy Paris mall as global Extinction Rebellion protests beginHundreds of climate activists barricaded themselves into a Paris shopping centre on Saturday as security forces tried to remove them, ahead of a planned series of protests around the world by the Extinction Rebellion movement. Campaigners faced off against police and some inconvenienced shoppers as they occupied part of the Italie 2 mall in southeast Paris. The protest comes ahead of planned disruption to 60 cities around the world from Monday in a fortnight of civil disobedience, from Extinction Rebellion (XR), which is warning of an environmental “apocalypse”.



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People's Views of China Are Mixed, According to Global Study

People's Views of China Are Mixed, According to Global StudyThe People’s Republic of China celebrates its 70th anniversary on Tuesday, and the views of the country by people around the world are mixed, according to new research by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. Negative views of China have turned most sharply turned negative in North America, Western Europe and across the Asia-Pacific, while positive views of the East Asian giant were recorded in Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, according to the report, released on Monday. Overall, a median of 41% in a total of 32 countries included in the Pew Global Attitudes survey expressed a favorable opinion of China, while a median of 37% said they had an unfavorable opinion.



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The Climate Crisis is Global, but These 6 Places Face the Most Severe Consequences

The Climate Crisis is Global, but These 6 Places Face the Most Severe ConsequencesClimate change is expected to affect every country in the world, but its impact will not be felt equally across all regions. These countries and cities are among the places that will be the worst hit



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Leonardo DiCaprio reacts to Trump's 'insulting' tweet to Greta Thunberg at 2019 Global Citizen Festival

Leonardo DiCaprio reacts to Trump's 'insulting' tweet to Greta Thunberg at 2019 Global Citizen FestivalLeonardo DiCaprio defended Greta Thunberg in front of 60,000 people during NYC's 2019 Global Citizen's Festival.



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Greta Thunberg marches in Montreal for global climate protests

Greta Thunberg marches in Montreal for global climate protestsThe 16-year-old Swede met privately with Trudeau but later told a news conference with local indigenous leaders that he was “not doing enough” to curb greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. Thunberg generated headlines around the world earlier this week with her viral so-called “How Dare You?” speech at the UN climate summit, accusing world leaders of betraying her generation.



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Africa to seek declaration of global climate emergency at UN summit

Africa to seek declaration of global climate emergency at UN summitAfrican countries plan to call on the United Nations to declare a global climate emergency, among a set of demands to be presented at a climate summit in New York on Monday organised by the U.N. chief. Backed by African climate change negotiators, the statement is also expected to say that countries’ climate action plans should be made legally binding, to ensure the 2015 Paris Agreement goals to limit global warming are met. African governments will also likely request more international funding to implement their plans to brake heat-trapping emissions and help their people adapt to more extreme weather and rising seas.



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Friday's global strike was likely the largest climate rally ever

Friday's global strike was likely the largest climate rally everThe Global Climate Strike that encouraged kids to walk out of school could be the biggest climate rally ever. But estimates are still rolling in.



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'This Is a Global Fight.' Cantonese Pop Diva Denise Ho Wants the World to Stand Up With Hong Kong

'This Is a Global Fight.' Cantonese Pop Diva Denise Ho Wants the World to Stand Up With Hong Kong"If you are someone who believes in universal values, then you are part of this fight"



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British Airways faces first global pilots' strike

British Airways faces first global pilots' strikeBritish Airways faced its first global strike by pilots on Monday and the possibility of almost all its flights being grounded for two days. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government urged both sides Friday “to get round the table and sort this out”. The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has rejected a pay increase of 11.5 percent over three years that the airline proposed in July.



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