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Rocky start for UN climate talks in Bonn

Today will be the first opportunity for rank-and-file negotiators to weigh in on a new draft whittled down from 80 pages to 20 by two senior diplomats -- one from Algeria, the other from the United States -- leading the process.

Last round of UN climate talks before Paris summit

UN climate negotiators will meet tomorrow for their last session ahead of a major conference in Paris to hammer out the details of what's envisioned to become the most ambitious agreement ever to fight global warming.

Indian-origin Ashok Sridharan leads in mayoral polls in Bonn

 An Indian-origin candidate of German Chancellor Angela Merkel-led Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is the favourite in today's mayoral election in the city of Bonn, according to latest opinion polls.

Indian-origin man leads in mayoral polls in Bonn

A 49-year-old Indian-origin man in German city of Bonn has emerged as the front-runner for the city's top job ahead of this Sunday's polls to elect a new mayor, according to a opinion poll.

Climate debate takes global pulse ahead of Paris summit

From the typhoon-ravaged Philippines to the Arizona desert, thousands of people gathered across 79 countries Saturday for what was touted as the world`s largest-ever public debate on climate change.
 

New round of UN talks seeks a shape to climate deal

UN climate talks were to resume in Bonn today, tasked with sculpting a historic deal on greenhouse gases due to be sealed in Paris little more than six months from now.

Germany charges four alleged Islamists over attack plots

German authorities today charged four alleged Islamist militants for plotting a failed bomb attack at a railway station and the murder of a far-right anti-Muslim activist.

Indian student brutally attacked in Germany

A 24-year Indian student in Bonn was brutally attacked by Islamic extremists who slashed his tongue when he refused to convert, German police said.

Asia Pacific nations want Indian to head UN climate talks

India`s candidate for the top job has been supported by the Asia Pacific countries, including the developed economies like Japan and South Korea.

Afghanistan`s allies pledge to stay for long haul

Foreign governments pledged on Monday to support Afghanistan long after allied troops go home.

Russia writes off $11 bn in Afghan debt

Russia also provides humanitarian aid to Afghanistan - more than 40,000 tonnes of wheat flour and other shipments.

Climate talks appear to slip backward

Global climate talks appeared to have slipped backward after five days of negotiations in Bonn.

Bonn Declaration pledges yet to materialise: BBC

Ahead of next month’s Copenhagen Summit, it has been detected that money pledged to developing nations in the 2001 Bonn Declaration can’t be traced.