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Italy's FM meets with Egyptian officials on migration, Libya

Jan. 22, 2023 11:23 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s chief diplomat held talks Sunday with Egyptian and Arab League officials in Cairo that focused on regional security and the conflict in neighboring Libya, as well as sensitive bilateral issues. Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said he raised with Egypt's...

Rounding off Africa tour, China's top diplomat visits Egypt

Jan. 15, 2023 13:48 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — China’s chief diplomat was in Cairo Sunday for talks with Egyptian and Arab League officials, marking his last stop in a multi-leg trip to Africa that aims to consolidate Beijing's footprint across the resource-rich continent. Foreign Minister Qin Gang met separately...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 23, 2022 11:59 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 16 The Washington Post on post-FTX cryptocurrency: The supposedly responsible face of cryptocurrency turns out to have been anything but punctilious in his dealings — which should be...

UN climate boss settles for no cuts on emissions

Nov. 21, 2022 11:23 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Given an energy crisis in Europe and progress made in helping climate victims, the new climate chief for the United Nations said he'll settle for a lack of new emissions-cutting action coming out of the now-concluded climate talks in Egypt. It could...

Quote Box: Reaction to UN climate deal on historic fund

Nov. 20, 2022 02:55 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The head of the Egyptian delegation praised the outcome of the summit and the deal on a fund for poor, vulnerable nations for the loss and damage caused by climate change. “People thought that (a deal on a loss and damage fund) was impossible and...

The Latest | UN Climate Summit

Nov. 20, 2022 00:29 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The European Union’s climate chief criticized the outcomes of the meeting Sharm el-Sheikh, saying it was “not enough of a step forward for people and planet” and did “not address the yawning gap between climate science and our climate policies.” ...

US envoy Kerry positive for COVID as UN climate talks drag

Nov. 18, 2022 17:24 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — John Kerry, the top U.S. envoy at this year's U.N. climate talks in Egypt, has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson said late Friday night, another potential setback for negotiations that were already going into overtime with no result in sight. ...

EU shakes up climate talks with surprise disaster fund offer

Nov. 17, 2022 17:39 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Climate talks appeared stalled late night Thursday on major issues going into the final day, but possibilities for a deal were buoyed by an unexpected proposal by the European Union on two of the thorniest issues, tying compensation for climate disasters to tougher...

Confusion, finger-pointing, opposing views at Egypt's COP27

Nov. 17, 2022 17:34 PM EST

SHARM el-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A day before UN climate talks were supposed to wrap up, negotiators appeared to be far apart on all the major issues being discussed. Will countries get behind a proposal to phase down all fossil fuels? Will the demands of developing nations that rich...

The Latest | UN Climate Summit

Nov. 17, 2022 17:03 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Chilean Environment Minister Maisa Rojas said negotiators are making progress in their talks at the U.N. climate conference in Egypt. “I think we’re making progress. We heard a lot of goodwill in particular on the financing for loss and damage,”...