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Anti-Maduro demonstrators gather as one holds a poster of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Venezuela’s embattled president Nicolas Maduro rejected an international ultimatum to call elections within eight days and said opposition leader Juan(...)

Guatemala’s president Jimmy Morales addresses the media on the country’s withdrawal from a  UN-sponsored anti-corruption commission at the National Palace in Guatemala City on Monday. Photograph:  Moises Castillo/AP

Guatemala has said it is withdrawing from a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission which has been investigating the country’s president. Ji(...)

Staff workers take  stands apart before the end of the final session of the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland, on December 15th. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski

The backdrop coming into the UN annual climate summit was dire; from where the world is at in responding to global warming to scientific indications o(...)

United Nations’ Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrives for a meeting with NGOs before the final session of the COP24 summit in Katowice on Friday. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations talks on securing a robust rule book for the Paris agreement on climate change were edging closure to agreement last night after 24(...)

Yemen’s foreign minister Khaled al-Yamani (left)  and rebel negotiator Mohammed Abdelsalam shake hands in the presence of of United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres at the end of  peace talks in Rimbo, on Thursday. Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah and its surrounding governorate, the United Nations secretary (...)

Steam rising from the cooling towers of a coal-fired thermal power plant in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA

The UN climate talks have received a much-needed injection as they enter their final hours, with an alliance of 27 countries promising to step up effo(...)

UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths (third from right) takes part in a work group  as part of peace consultations taking place at Johannesberg Castle in Rimbo, north of Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Yemen’s warring parties agreed on Wednesday to reopen Sana’a airport in the Houthi-held capital and resume oil and gas exports, sources said, as Weste(...)

Former US vice president Al Gore criticised  the three big oil and gas producing countries including the US as they were ‘at least temporality unwilling to contribute to the progress we need in policy’.  Photograph: Agencja Gazeta/Grzegorz Celejewski/via Reuters

Former US vice president Al Gore arrived at the UN climate change talks on Wednesday to underline the cost of failing to implement joint actions, and (...)

Indigenous leader and member of the Climate Action Leadership Network Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim attends the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland, on December 4th, 2018. Some 30,000 delegates are expected. Photograph: Hanna Bardo

The world is moving to counter climate change in spite of global leaders behaving like irresponsible children, Swedish student Greta Thunberg (15) tol(...)

 British naturalist Sir David Attenborough at the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland: “The world’s people have spoken, their message is clear, time is running out, they want you, the decision-makers, to act now.” Photograph: Andrzej Grygiel/EPA

The collapse of civilisation and extinction of much of the natural world is “on the horizon” due to climate change, Sir David Attenborough declared at(...)

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