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China tells UNGA of carbon-neutral 2060 plan

A canal in China's ancient city of Suzhou, the “Venice of the East" (AN/Pedro Szekely)

(AN) — Sharpening his differences with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that his nation — the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases — plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.

U.S. unilaterally restores U.N. sanctions on Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a press briefing in Washington earlier this week (AN/Ron Przysucha)

(AN) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration followed through on its threat to unilaterally restore sanctions against Iran on Monday, defying widespread international criticism that the action is illegal.

WEF postpones Davos gathering to summer

Winter in Davos, Switzerland, home to the World Economic Forum's annual meetings (AN/Falk Lademann)

(AN) — Summer hiking paths instead of winter ski trails await world leaders and power brokers at their next annual gathering in the Swiss resort town of Davos, the World Economic Forum announced on Wednesday.

Rebuilding tourism industry a U.N. priority

Hot air ballooning in Turkey's Cappadocia region (AN/Feridun F. Alkaya)

(AN) — The coronavirus pandemic could eliminate 40 percent of global tourism’s 300 million jobs — one of every 10 worldwide — and trillions of dollars essential to developing economies, the U.N. chief said on Tuesday.

China sanctions NGO heads and U.S. lawmakers

Police face off with protesters at Hong Kong in December 2019 (AN/K.rol2007)

(AN) — China announced that it imposed economic sanctions on 11 nongovernmental organization leaders and U.S. lawmakers on Monday, in a retaliatory move against outspoken critics of its decision to tighten the reins on Hong Kong’s semi-independence.

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