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Day: November 30, 2015

Security Lockdown In Paris For Climate Summit
ENGLISH, Europe

Security Lockdown In Paris For Climate Summit

    More then 150 world leaders will today kickstart talks that could lead to a historic climate deal. Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama will be among those attending the opening day of the United Nations summit in Paris. Expectations are high - more than 600,000 people in 175 countries marched at the weekend to demand a strong deal to curb greenhouse gases. The talks take place amid unprecedented security in Paris, whereprotesters clashed with riot police after a climate march was banned following the terror attacks in the city. The gathering of so many heads of state is intended as a clear signal to negotiators that they must reach a significant agreement. Mr Cameron will call for "global action to deal with a global problem". The last major climate ...
MPs to call for sugar tax and tighter controls on junk food ads
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

MPs to call for sugar tax and tighter controls on junk food ads

    MPs want a sugar tax on soft drinks and a restriction on TV junk food adverts to fight childhood obesity. The Commons Health Committee said there must be “broader and deeper controls on advertising and marketing to children”. It said: “A way would be to restrict all advertising of high fat, salt and sugar foods and drinks to after the 9pm watershed.” And it also demands a clamp on deals for unhealthy foods and a ban on sweets at the end of aisles and by check-outs. Fizzy drinks should state how many spoons of sugar they contain while use of cartoon characters and stars in children’s advertising “should be restricted.” MPs also want new guidelines on what constitutes a healthy school packed lunch. Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston, who chairs the committee, urged action. She said:...
Can the Mayor Anisul resovled it and kill the dragon
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Can the Mayor Anisul resovled it and kill the dragon

    Mayor Annisul Huq had his first bitter taste of what lies ahead if he really wants to go about his promises with sincerity. His mission virtually failed when he went to supervise the clearing of the Tejgaon road where trucks are parked illegally, blocking the important connecting pathway. It also proved a lot of things – how rowdy and ill-disciplined our transport sector is, how political patronage can lead to creation of monsters, how weak our institutions have become because of politicization, how helpless the Dhaka city dwellers are and lot more. Annisul, who seems to be more energetic than any other mayors that we had, who sounds more affirmative and who seems to really want a change in Dhaka, looked overwhelmed by the muscle power of the transport workers. In the end ...
EU, Turkey agree €3bn aid deal to stem migrant crisis
ENGLISH, Europe

EU, Turkey agree €3bn aid deal to stem migrant crisis

    European Council President Donald Tusk, right, puts his arm on the shoulder of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu after a media conference at an EU-Turkey summit in Brussels. The European Union and Turkey agreed on a deal to stem the migrant crisis, including a three-billion-euro ($3.2-billion) aid package for Syrian refugees in Turkey, EU president Donald Tusk said after a summit in Brussels on Sunday. "Our agreement sets out a clear plan for the timely re-establishment of order at our shared frontier. We will also step up our assistance to Syrian refugees in Turkey through a new refugee facility of three billion euros," Tusk told a press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The EU also agreed to open a new chapter in Turkey's stalled bid for member...