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The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reminds us that greenhouse gas emissions caused by industrialisation have already warmed the planet by one degree. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights compelling evidence that, if we fail to reduce global greenhous(...)

Children are seen during climate march prior to the opening session of the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference 2017. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo/Reuters

Parties to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, including Ireland, have committed to reaching “net zero emissions” of CO2 by 2050. That is the (...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo before a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Andy Wong/Pool via Reuters

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi accused the US of making a direct attack on the relationship between the world’s two biggest economies as secretary (...)

Meng Hongwei: disappeared last month after a visit to China. Interpol said on Sunday its general secretariat had received his resignation as president. Photograph: Du Yu/Xinhua via AP

The Chinese former head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, who disappeared last month after a visit to China, is under investigation for accepting bribes, a (...)

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: “I hope that both sides can contribute their wisdom and at least avoid a so-called disorderly Brexit.”

Japan would welcome Britain to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal “with open arms”, said prime minister Shinzo Abe, as he urged compromise to av(...)

Smoke billows on the horizon from coal-powered plants in Hambach, Germany. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The immediate consequences of climate change are worse than previously thought, according to the world’s leading climatologists. Their warning of hei(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo talks with South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha before their meeting   in Seoul on Sunday. Photograph: Ahn Young-Joon-Pool/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo agreed to arrange a second leaders summit “as soon as possible”, and discussed p(...)

“If emissions continue at their present rate, human-induced warming will exceed 1.5 degrees by around 2040.” Photograph: Getty Images

The most important assessment of likely global warming impacts since the 2015 Paris accord on climate change is to be issued on Monday – with every in(...)

 Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, joint winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Photographs:  Lucas Jackson/Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Two leaders of the struggle against sexual violence in war have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, a choice that will hearten campaigners fighting for(...)

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The euro dropped on mounting uncertainty about Italy’s fiscal position, and the dollar pushed higher as emerging-market currencies slid. Stocks in Asi(...)

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