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Six Nations: All points North as Wales face Scotland
Can week two of rugby’s Six Nations live up to the extraordinary events of last weekend, when Ireland v Wales clash was one of the finest matches of recent years? Ben Monro-Davies looks ahead.
Home nations try for places in Rugby World Cup semis
England, Ireland and Wales will run out to make their bids to reach the semi-finals of the rugby union world cup in New Zealand.
‘Pakistan missing out on donations due to bad brand’
Aid agencies say Pakistan’s perceived links to terrorist groups is undermining their ability to raise funds internationally to tackle a second successive year of devastating floods.
Billions in G8 aid promised for Arab Spring nations
The G8 summit in France has ended with a pledge of billions of dollars of aid for countries involved in the Arab Spring uprisings.
Libya: nations gather in London to discuss crisis
As the international community meets in London to discuss Libya’s future, Foreign Secretary William Hague defends the intervention to Channel 4 News and what could happen if Gaddafi flees Libya.
UK leaves aircraft carrier nations club
In scrapping the HMS Ark Royal, the UK is giving up membership of a global club with just one remaining member – nations with top-of-the-range aircraft carriers, writes expert Dr Lee Willett.
Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi reunited with son
Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi has been reunited with her son after 11 years apart. The pro-democracy leader was released from house arrest earlier in November.
UN demands answers from Ethiopia over aid blockade as conflict fuels ethnic divisions
The United Nations is demanding answers from the government of Ethiopia over the detention of 70 of their truck drivers contracted to deliver aid, describing the move as “a de facto humanitarian blockade”.
Former UN climate chief ‘confident’ world can achieve ‘big push toward’ 1.5 degree climate goal
Christiana Figueres was the United Nations climate chief at the historic conference in Paris in 2015, where nations first agreed to try to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.
‘I don’t think it’s too late but we need to act now’ on climate change, says biodiversity professor
The United Nations chief, Antonio Guterres, has used the opening day of the COP15 summit to declare that the world is losing what he called “our suicidal war against nature” and warning that the ecosystem is on the verge of collapse, with more than a million species at risk.
At least six shot dead by guards at migrant detention centre in Libya, say UN officials
At least six people have been shot dead by guards at a migrant detention centre in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, according to United Nations officials, after yesterday’s mass breakout by hundreds of people.
Boris Johnson talks up ‘solid steps’ on US – UK trade deal
Boris Johnson will wrap up his trip to the United States with a speech to the United Nations in New York later tonight.
COP26: our last, best hope to save the planet?
This autumn is the United Nations Climate Change conference, when the countries of the world will gather to negotiate a way forward.
President Biden pledges ‘relentless diplomacy’ rather than war
In his first speech to the United Nations US president Joe Biden has laid out his country’s plans for “a new era of relentless diplomacy”.