Berlin’s new leadership could mean NATO spending rises and U.S. missiles stay in Germany

Members of the German Bundeswehr prepare a Patriot missile launching system during a press day presentation at the Luftwaffe Warbelow training center on December 18, 2012 in Warbelow, Germany. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Germany’s new coalition government is yet to fully take power, but experts have been poring over its … Read more

IEA chief criticizes artificial tightness in energy markets, says some failed to help cool prices

Petroleum pump jacks are pictured in the Kern River oil field in Bakersfield, California. Jonathan Alcorn | Reuters The head of the world’s leading energy authority has said that some countries had failed to adopt a helpful position to calm soaring oil and gas prices, criticizing “artificial tightness” in energy markets. “[A] factor I would … Read more

Pledges, progress and PR spin? What you need to know as the COP26 climate talks enter the final week

A child waves a saltire flag as pollution spills from a chimney at Glasgow Green as climate protestors gather for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice march on November 06, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Christopher Furlong | Getty Images News | Getty Images GLASGOW, Scotland — The COP26 climate summit entered its second … Read more

World leaders, including China’s Xi and Brazil’s Bolsonaro, pledge to end deforestation by 2030

A deforested area in the Amazon rainforest in the state of Para, Brazil, on October 14, 2014. Raphael Alves | AFP | Getty Images More than 100 world leaders, including U.S. President Joe Biden, China’s Xi Jinping and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, have committed to end deforestation by 2030. The deal was agreed on Monday … Read more

Boris Johnson warns it’s ‘one minute to midnight’ to prevent climate catastrophe

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres prepare to receive attendees during day two of COP26 at SECC on November 1, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Christopher Furlong | Getty Images News | Getty Images GLASGOW, Scotland — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday will warn world leaders at the COP26 … Read more

UK plans to beef up military deployments in Asia

Helicopters and F-35 fighter planes aboard Royal Navy flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth, docked at Changi Naval Base in Singapore. Victor Loh, CNBC SINGAPORE — The United Kingdom plans to increase its presence in the contested South China Sea and the Indo-Pacific region, the Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir … Read more

Here’s a ranking of the world’s 50 best restaurants for 2021

An annual list of the world’s 50 best restaurants is back — and for the first time, one city dominated the top two spots. Two restaurants in Copenhagen, Denmark — Noma and Geranium — ranked No. 1 and No. 2 respectively, at “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” awards ceremony held Tuesday in Antwerp, Belgium. This … Read more

These people moved to their dream destinations during the pandemic — here’s what life is like 1 year later

For many, 2020 will be remembered as a year they spent at home. Others took a different path. They packed their bags and moved to places that many only dream of visiting. Here’s how they feel about their decision one year on, in their own words. From Boston to Napa Valley, California Name: Ian O’ReillyOccupation: … Read more

Attention Indian flyers! UK finally gives nod to Covishield but quarantine stays; here’re latest travel advisories around globe

UK on September changed travel rules for international travellers In its revised travel advisory, the UK government qualifies Covishield as an approved vaccine for travelers from India to the country. But that, as of now, does not translate into relief for quarantine for fully vaccinated (with WHO-approved Covishield) travelers from India from October 4. This … Read more

Traders list 240 goods for free trade agreement talks with UK

Whisky, cars, vaccines, basmati rice, wool, and tea pre-mix top a list of 240 odd products the Indian industry has identified for import duty cuts in the United Kingdom under a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries. The industry has come up with the list of products for greater market access in … Read more