Europe backing for Palestinian UN bid for statehood surges

European nations have swung behind a Palestinian bid to be implicitly recognised as a state by the United Nations, in defiance of a heavy lobbying effort by the United States and Israel. Those countries that are not voting yes appear likely to abstain, with the probability that none of the EU’s 27 member states will […]

EU pledges $3.6 billion in aid for developing countries to cope with climate change

European Union is earmarking nearly $3.6 billion yearly in short-term aid for developing countries to adapt to climate change. At a summit in Brussels, EU leaders also agreed to cut their carbon emissions by 30 percent – if other developed countries followed suite. Source: VOA