Climate negotiators have gathered in the German city of Bonn to draft an executive guide for the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, which is hailed by many as the framework for action against global warming.
US President Donald Trump’s proposal to amend the Paris climate change agreement in order to promote the coal industry reaffirms that he is “a master manipulator,” according to Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.
France's presidential campaign could be at a potential turning point as opponents and supporters of conservative candidate François Fillon, who faces corruption charges over a "fake jobs" scandal, staged separate Sunday rallies in Paris.
Clashes have erupted between protesters and police in a suburban Paris neighborhood as hundreds rallied to protest police brutality after a black youth was allegedly sodomized with a baton after his arrest.
Last week, Paris suffered its fourth smog of the winter and tried a new idea to protect its residents from the worst effects. Like many European cities, the Paris region has a well-established system of emergency actions that escalate if smog persists. Initial steps include health warnings, reduced speed limits and restrictions on lorries in the city center. Final steps include cheaper public (€3.80 for a day pass), and bans on half of cars, using an odd/even number plate system, The Guardian wrote.