Saturday, November 27, 2021

News wrap: France recalls US, Australia ambassadors over submarine deal

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Milley said he would have a lot to say at a US Senate hearing later this month.

A new United Nations report finds that worldwide greenhouse gas emissions are set to increase by 16 percent by 2030 from 2010 levels. This is despite commitments from the US and other countries to cut emissions by the end of this decade.

The report came as President Biden met virtually with world leaders ahead of the climate summit in Scotland.

Firefighters in Northern California are working to save nearly 2,000 giant trees in Sequoia National Park. The crew wrapped the base of the world’s largest General Sherman Tree in a fire-resistant aluminum blanket. They have also cleaned the brush which can act as fuel. There is a possibility of fire in the area within at least two days. Last year, 10,000 sequoias died in fires.

State judges in North Carolina struck down the latest version of the voter identification law today. Republicans passed the measure in 2018 to enforce the photo ID requirement. The panel of judges found that the law was motivated, at least in part, by prejudice against black voters.

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And on Wall Street today, stocks ended the week with a broad selloff. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 166 points to close below 34585. The Nasdaq closed 138 points lower at about 1 per cent. The S&P 500 fell 40 points, that too about 1 percent.

And from tomorrow, the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris will become an art exhibition for the next three weeks. Crew has covered Napoleon’s arch with blue and silver cloth, and visitors will be able to see and touch it. The installation was conceived by the late artist Christo.

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