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Tory MPs tell Cameron to accept steep cuts needed for UK

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David Cameron could face significant opposition from his MPs over UK’s fifth carbon budget, under which emissions must fall by 57% below 1990 levels by 2032. Photograph: PA

Climate change is a problem that cannot wait, 20 backbenchers say in their statement to PM, urging him to accept cuts in greenhouse gas emissions

May 5, 2016 — Twenty Conservative MPs have written to the prime minister urging him to accept the steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions required by the UK’s ‘fifth carbon budget’. Continue reading Tory MPs tell Cameron to accept steep cuts needed for UK

World condemns Brussels bombings as strike on European democracy

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CRISIS MEETING. French president Francois Hollande (C) speaks with Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) and minister of defence Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) after they held a crisis defense meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 22, 2016. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA
World leaders unite in condemning the carnage in Brussels and vowed to combat terrorism

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 23, 2016) — World leaders united Tuesday, March 22, in condemning the carnage in Brussels and vowed to combat terrorism, after Islamic State (ISIS) bombers killed around 35 people in a strike at the symbolic heart of the EU.

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Around 35 dead in Brussels explosions claimed by ISIS

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BRUSSELS AIRPORT. Passengers and airport staff are evacuated from the terminal building after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. Photo by Laurent Dubrule/EPA
The fact that extremists are able to hit high-profile targets in Brussels just months after ISIS killed 130 people in Paris will raise fresh questions about the continent’s ability to cope with the terror threat

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 23, 2016) — A series of explosions claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group ripped through Brussels airport and a metro train on Tuesday, March 22, killing around 35 people in the latest attacks to bring bloody carnage to the heart of Europe.

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Thousands join anti-nuclear weapons march in London

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MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION. Protesters gather in Trafalgar Square, London on February 27, 2016 to condemn the proposed renewal of Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons system. Photo by Niklas Halle’n/AFP
‘If a nuclear war took place there would be mass destruction on both sides of the conflict,’ says Jeremy Corbyn

LONDON, United Kingdom (Feb. 28, 2016) — Tens of thousands of people protested in London on Saturday, February 27, against the proposed renewal of Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons system, in Continue reading Thousands join anti-nuclear weapons march in London

EU in final push for difficult ‘Brexit’ deal

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The Union flag (R) and European Union flag (L) hang over Europa House in London, Britain, January 17, 2013. Andy Rain/EPA
The quest to prevent Britain crashing out of the European Union faces its moment of truth this week

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Feb. 14, 2016) — The quest to prevent Britain crashing out of the European Union faces its moment of truth this week, with EU chief Donald Tusk touring key capitals in a final push for a deal at a crucial Brussels summit.

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