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'Moral compass': Requiem for South Africa's Archbishop Tutu

Jan. 01, 2022 09:23 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been remembered at a state funeral Saturday for his Nobel Peace Prize-earning role in ending South Africa's apartheid regime of racial oppression and for championing the rights of LGBTQ people. “When we...

UN chief calls Desmond Tutu 'an inspiration to generations'

Dec. 26, 2021 14:32 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Reactions to the death Sunday of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu: “Archbishop Tutu was a towering global figure for peace and an inspiration to generations across the world. During the darkest days of apartheid, he...

Nations compromise on coal to strike UN climate agreement

Nov. 13, 2021 18:16 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Almost 200 nations accepted a compromise deal Saturday aimed at keeping a key global warming target alive, but it contained a last-minute change that watered down crucial language about coal. Several countries, including small island states,...

UN chief says global warming goal on 'life support'

Nov. 11, 2021 13:24 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday warned that a key temperature goal in climate talks is “on life support” but he still hopes that world governments will step up their pledges to slash emissions of greenhouse gases. ...

Saudi Arabia denies playing climate saboteur at Glasgow

Nov. 11, 2021 13:20 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The tightest of smiles on his face and the fabric of his traditional thobe swirling about him as he strides through a hallway at U.N. climate talks, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister expresses shock at repeated complaints that the world’s largest oil producer is...