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China's Xi and India's Modi to hold summit this week amid strains

China's Xi and India's Modi to hold summit this week amid strainsIndia’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s President Xi Jinping will hold an informal summit in southern India on Friday, officials said, amid strains in their relationship. India’s foreign ministry has not formally announced the meeting in the Tamil Nadu town of Mamallapuram, known for its historic temples and architecture. Indian media reports said Xi and Modi will visit Mamallapuram’s attractions on the follow up to their first informal summit in Wuhan, China, in April last year.



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'Never give up,' Swedish teen tells Iowa climate activists after U.N. summit 'failure'

'Never give up,' Swedish teen tells Iowa climate activists after U.N. summit 'failure'Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Friday urged her supporters to “never give up” in demanding urgent steps to fight climate change after world leaders failed to act decisively at a recent United Nations summit. “As we all know, the UN Climate Action Summit was a failure,” the 16-year-old Swede told a cheering crowd just off the campus of the University of Iowa. Thunberg’s campaign began as a lonely vigil outside the Swedish parliament but rapidly grew into a global movement of activists demanding urgent action on climate.



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'You Have Stolen My Dreams and My Childhood': Greta Thunberg Gives Powerful Speech at UN Climate Summit

'You Have Stolen My Dreams and My Childhood': Greta Thunberg Gives Powerful Speech at UN Climate SummitThunberg cited 30 years of scientific evidence showing the consequences of a warming globe



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'How dare you': Greta Thunberg tears into world leaders over inaction at U.N. climate summit

'How dare you': Greta Thunberg tears into world leaders over inaction at U.N. climate summitIn an angry and emotional speech at the United Nations climate summit on Monday, Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg tore into world leaders for failing to act.



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Greta Thunberg at UN Youth Climate Summit: 'We young people are unstoppable'

Greta Thunberg at UN Youth Climate Summit: 'We young people are unstoppable'"Yesterday, millions of people across the globe marched and demanded real climate action," Thunberg said at the first UN Youth Climate Summit.



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UN Climate Action Summit: How many countries will step up on the world stage Monday?

UN Climate Action Summit: How many countries will step up on the world stage Monday?With rising protests on climate change, nations will reveal if they'll commit to deep emissions cuts. 130 banks pledged Sunday to join the effort.



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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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World leaders feel the heat in upcoming climate summit

World leaders feel the heat in upcoming climate summitOnly those with new, specific and bold plans can command the podium and the ever-warming world’s attention, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. As if to underscore the seriousness of the problem, the U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization released a science report Sunday showing that in the last several years, warming, sea level rise and carbon pollution have all accelerated. Brazil’s, Poland’s and Saudi Arabia’s proposals for dealing with climate change fell short, so they’re not on Monday’s summit schedule.



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Afghans cautiously welcome halt to secret US-Taliban summit

Afghans cautiously welcome halt to secret US-Taliban summitPresident Donald Trump’s announcement that he had called off negotiations with the Taliban, apparently ending a year-long diplomatic push to exit America’s longest war, has left the withdrawal deal shrouded in uncertainty. If the Taliban “had accepted peace, they should have announced a ceasefire and then the talks should have moved forward,” he added. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office cautiously saluted the “sincere efforts of its allies” after Trump tweeted that he had cancelled unprecedented — albeit separate — meetings with the Taliban and Ghani at Camp David.



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US, Taliban keep open door to talks after summit scrapped

US, Taliban keep open door to talks after summit scrappedThe United States and Afghanistan’s Taliban on Sunday both left the door open to fresh talks after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a secret summit, but the insurgents warned of inflicting greater costs. The United States also said it would not relent in fighting the militants as Trump cited a Taliban attack that killed a US soldier for scuttling the unprecedented meeting. Trump said he had invited Taliban leaders, as well as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, for talks Sunday at the presidential retreat of Camp David on a draft deal that would see the United States pull out thousands of troops and wind down its longest-ever war.



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