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2005-11-28 08:10:00

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA -- This should be a proud moment for Canada, where a major conference to find a successor to the Kyoto climate change treaty opens on Monday. Instead, the government is faced with an embarrassing predicament. How can a country that has campaigned vocally for the world to do more to combat climate change be doing so poorly when it comes to curbing emissions of its own greenhouse gases? Under the Kyoto treaty, Canada committed to cutting its emissions by 6 percent from...

2005-11-28 05:52:34

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - A dream team of movie stars from China and Japan gathered in Tokyo on Monday to promote "Memoirs of a Geisha," the first big-budget Hollywood romance to feature an almost entirely Asian cast. But a day ahead of the world premiere, some in Japan were wondering why homegrown talent was shut out of the leading roles in a film that celebrates Japan's unique culture. Harsher comments have come from China, where bitter feelings over Japan's 1931-45...

2005-11-28 01:18:51

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada (Reuters) - A U.N. conference opening in Canada on Monday will try to step up a fight against global warming by drawing the United States and developing nations into U.N.-led agreements beyond 2012. About 10,000 delegates -- from 189 governments, environmental lobby groups and businesses -- will attend the November 28-December 9 talks meant to start mapping out what to do after the first period of the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol...

2005-11-27 18:55:02

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada (Reuters) - Host Canada expressed hopes of easing a dispute between the United States and most of its allies on ways to combat global warming at U.N. climate talks starting on Monday. Up to 10,000 delegates from 189 nations meeting in Montreal from November 28-December 9 will also look at ways to involve big developing nations like China and India in curbing emissions of heat-trapping gases blamed for heating the planet....

2005-11-27 11:52:38

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada (Reuters) - Washington will battle with its allies over how to slow climate change beyond 2012 at UN talks in Canada this week that will also test developing nations' willingness to do more to fight global warming. Up to 10,000 delegates from 189 nations meet in Montreal from November 28-December 9 for the first annual climate talks since the UN's Kyoto Protocol on curbing heat-trapping gases, mainly from human use of...

2005-11-22 07:35:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - About 190 nations meet in Canada next week to try to enlist the United States and such developing nations as China and India in the U.N.-led fight against global warming beyond 2012. Negotiators will meet in Montreal from November 28 to December 9 for talks on how to replace the U.N.'s 1997 Kyoto Protocol, a tiny first step to curb rising emissions of heat-trapping gases from power plants, factories and cars. Environment ministers...

2005-11-22 06:15:44

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - About 190 nations meet in Canada next week to try to enlist the United States and such developing nations as China and India in the U.N.-led fight against global warming beyond 2012. Negotiators will meet in Montreal from November 28 to December 9 for talks on how to replace the U.N.'s 1997 Kyoto Protocol, a tiny first step to curb rising emissions of heat-trapping gases from power plants, factories and cars. Environment...

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2005-11-22 06:00:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO -- About 190 nations meet in Canada next week to try to enlist the United States and such developing nations as China and India in the U.N.-led fight against global warming beyond 2012. Negotiators will meet in Montreal from November 28 to December 9 for talks on how to replace the U.N.'s 1997 Kyoto Protocol, a tiny first step to curb rising emissions of heat-trapping gases from power plants, factories and cars. Environment ministers from...

2005-11-22 03:45:00

By Ed Stoddard ZANDSPRUIT, South Africa -- Stanley Diphofa is happy to be hooked up to South Africa's power grid. And he's not worried by the fact that the massive coal-fired stations which power it emit large quantities of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change. "If you have no electricity, you have no business," he said outside his modest computer service center -- housed in a corrugated iron shed -- on the edge of a crowded squatter camp just north of Johannesburg. One section of the...

2005-11-21 13:25:00

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Ministers face a battle when they meet next week to start talks on a new climate change treaty, European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said on Monday. The meeting of Environment Ministers from 189 nations in Montreal, Canada from November 28 to December 9 is supposed to agree to start talks on taking forward the Kyoto climate change protocol, the first phase of which expires in 2012. But Australia has dismissed the idea and the United States -- the...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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