Global warming: opening of the COP23 in Bonn

Under pressure from the latest alarming climate reports, the international community, including the United States, meets Monday in Bonn with a mission to move forward on an urgent but delicate implementation of the Paris agreement against global warming. IMAGES

COP23: Protest at coal mine near Bonn

Some 200 demonstrators denounce the impact of coal on the climate at a mine near Bonn, where the 23rd UN conference on climate change is due to open on Monday. IMAGES

Climate activists march in Bonn to keep coal in ground

Several thousand demonstrators converge on Bonn ahead of UN climate negotiations demanding that governments step up action to halt global warming, starting with a rapid phase-out of coal-burning power plants. IMAGES

Berlin: protest calling for the conservation of tropical forests

About thirty representatives of indigenous peoples gathered at noon on Wednesday in Berlin outside the Brandenburg Gate to call for the conservation of tropical forests, a few days before the opening of COP 23 in Bonn, Germany. IMAGES.

Climate change scenarios

Facing 195 other countries who have chosen a different path, the task of US negotiators at upcoming climate talks in Bonn is unenviable.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Gurka ban: Is ‘Islamic cucumber’ post political correctness gone mad or racism?

The conservative mayor of a district in Bonn was forced to apologize after posting a “humorous” pic of a cucumber that looked like a woman wearing a burka – on the same day as the closure of a controversial Saudi-sponsored school in her town.

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Still Unknown: Russian Paralympic team stuck in limbo before Rio 2016

In the Paralympic camp, it’s still not yet known whether Russia will be allowed to take part in the Games which start in September. Sports chiefs are considering the possibility of a complete ban on the team due to doping offences. A delegation from the Russian Paralympic Committee met with the International Paralympic Committee just a couple of hours ago in the German city of Bonn. RT’s Anastasia Churkina has more.

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