Bin Laden urged an end to reliance on the U.S. dollar

Osama bin Laden urged an end to reliance on the U.S. dollar as one solution to the global financial crisis and blamed developed countries for climate change, in an audiotape said to be of the al Qaeda leader. The authenticity of the tape, aired on Friday and the second by bin Laden to air on […]

Copenhagen ends in failure

The UN climate summit reached a weak outline of a global agreement last night in Copenhagen, falling far short of what Britain and many poor countries were seeking and leaving months of tough negotiations to come. After eight draft texts and all-day talks between 115 world leaders, it was left to Barack Obama and Wen […]

Climate change agreement reached in Copenhagen

Key states have reached what they call a “meaningful agreement” at the Copenhagen climate summit. A US government official said the deal was a “historic step forward” but was not enough to prevent dangerous climate change in the future. US President Barack Obama said the deal would be a foundation for global action but there […]

US aid offer boosts deal at UN climate talks

Large pieces of a climate deal fell into place Thursday with new offers from the U.S. and China, but other tough issues remained before President Barack Obama and other leaders can sign off on a political accord to contain the threat of an overheated world. An announcement by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that […]

Iran blames US for Climate Change in Copenhagen

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed the United States on Thursday at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen as an oil-addicted warmonger and insisted every nation have access to “clean and renewable energy sources”, including nuclear. “All countries must gain access to new technologies to diversify their energy sources and be able to use clean and […]

Police arrested 250 climate Protesters

Police officers fired tear gas and wielded batons on Wednesday to beat back hundreds of demonstrators outside the global climate meeting in Copenhagen , as a police spokesman said 250 people had been arrested. The police tried to disperse the chanting, drum-beating protesters who had marched from a train station about a mile away to […]

UN chief tells Hariri: The UN is always ready to support Lebanon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said following his takes met with Prime Minister Saad Hariri on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change summit in Copenhagen “the UN is always ready to support Lebanon in all fields.” Ban congratulated Hariri on the formation of the Lebanese cabinet and voiced hope that the government “would be […]