EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transition

World / Science & Health Dec 14, 2019

EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transition

European Union leaders agreed Friday that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc's solution to making its economy carbon-neutral by 2050, allowing them to win the support of two coal-dependent countries. EU heads of state and government agreed that nuclear energy will be recognized ...

Relieved EU leaders debate U.K.'s departure from bloc

World / Politics Dec 14, 2019

Relieved EU leaders debate U.K.'s departure from bloc

European Union leaders Friday debated Britain's departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured a parliamentary majority that should allow him to push the long-stalled Brexit divorce deal through Parliament. With or without an agreement, Britain is scheduled to ...

After U.K. election, Trump sees 'harbinger' of things to come

World / Politics Dec 14, 2019

After U.K. election, Trump sees 'harbinger' of things to come

After a tumultuous tenure in office, a controversial candidate expanded his grip on power, surpassing a weak opponent and drawing support from unlikely pockets of voters. That's what happened Thursday in Britain, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party claimed a commanding majority in Parliament, ...

EU leaves Poland out of 2050 climate deal after standoff

World / Science & Health Dec 13, 2019

EU leaves Poland out of 2050 climate deal after standoff

The European Union left Poland out of a 2050 climate neutrality agreement Friday after hours of summit haggling with three poorer eastern member states that demanded more funds for economic transition and support for nuclear power. The Czech Republic and Hungary eventually dropped their resistance ...

Cold claims six migrants near Turkish border, Greek coroner rules

World Dec 11, 2019

Cold claims six migrants near Turkish border, Greek coroner rules

Six migrants died of exposure to the cold in recent days in northeastern Greece near its land border with Turkey, a local coroner said Tuesday. The region is a popular corridor for illegal immigration. Pavlos Pavlidis, who is based in the northeastern town of Alexandroupoli, ...