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  • Countdown to COP21

    In December this year, a very important conference in Paris will decide the future of civilisation as we know it...

    At the United Nations Framework Con­vention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Paris — known as the 21st Conference of the Parties, or COP21 — countries are expected to agree to a new global deal to tackle climate change...

  • 'Virtual trees' turn the Eiffel Tower green for COP21

    PARIS: The Eiffel Tower turned green Sunday for the opening of the Paris climate conference, marking the launch of an art project that will see "virtual trees" grow on the landmark to support reforestation...

    The launch came as some 150 world leaders gathered in Paris for a fortnight of talks starting Monday intended to clinch the first international pact to limit emissions of the greenhouse gases blamed for climate change...

  • LETTER from PARIS: Paris celebrates 120 years of cinema

    Workers Leaving the Factory was shot in March 1895 in the city of Lyon and screened before a select audience in Paris three months later...

    Assured of their accomplishment, the Lumiere brothers made nine additional films, each lasting 50 seconds, and projected the whole lot in Grand Cafe of Paris on Dec 28 the same year...

  • Peace march for Paris victims in Karachi

    KARACHI: Activists of rights groups and civil society gathered at the Teen Talwar traffic intersection in Clifton on Sunday and marched on the French consulate to express solidarity with the victims of the Paris attacks...

    They chanted “I am Paris” and condemned the attacks said to have been planned and executed by the so-called Islamic State...

  • Three given jail terms by Paris court over ‘Karachi affair’

    PARIS: A Paris court on Monday found three former French government officials and three others guilty on charges involving millions of euros in kickbacks from arms sales to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia signed in 1994...

    The court handed the men prison sentences of two to five years over the so-called “Karachi affair” which has dogged former prime minister Edouard Balladur, facing trial on charges he used the kickbacks to help fund his...

  • All eyes on Paris as Euro 2016 draws set to take place

    PARIS: In the same week that Michel Platini fights to save his career, the draw for the finals of the expanded 24-team European Championship that he championed takes place in Paris on Saturday...

    Whether Platini will be in attendance at the ceremony in Paris hinges on him winning his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a 90-day ban from all footballing activities while an investigation goes on into a payment he...

  • Kerry meets Europe’s top diplomats in Paris

    PARIS: US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for the resumption of Syria peace talks on Monday in Geneva following a meeting with France’s new foreign minister and other senior European diplomats...

    Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault hosted Sunday’s meeting in Paris which also included his British, German and Italian counterparts, and the European Union’s foreign policy chief...

  • Serena survives but Sharapova sent packing in Paris

    PARIS: Defending champion Maria Sharapova was sent packing from the French Open at the fourth-round stage on Monday, but top seed Serena Williams survived a scare to seal her quarter-final place...

    But on a bright Paris morning the Russian second seed, who was looking to become the first woman to successfully defend the French Open title since Justine Henin in 2007, was punished for an erratic display from beginning to end...

  • Paris airport imposes fine of 40,000 euros on PIA

    LAHORE: The Paris Airport Authority has imposed a fine of 40,000 euros on the Pakistan International Airlines for violating ‘curfew hours’ (at the airport)...

    The Paris Airport Authority has recently written a letter to the PIA asking it to pay 40,000 euros for violating the curfew hours (between 12 mid night to 6am at the airport) in last September by its Lahore-Paris flight...

  • Tear gas in Istanbul, Paris as tensions mar May Day

    PARIS: Turkish police used tear gas and water cannon against May Day protesters on Sunday while France was on high alert for more violent protests against labour reforms during the annual celebration of worker’s rights...

    Marches kicked off peacefully in cities around France, but security forces were on high alert as a joint union rally got underway in Paris...

  • Earthly matters: Climate change in Paris

    The temperature in Paris during the day is exactly the same as Islamabad at night – maybe it’s the El Nino effect or even climate change, but this is a mild December in Paris...

    There has been a flurry of activity since I arrived — it started with the exciting Leaders Event on the first day of the UN Climate Change Conference 2015 or COP21, when one saw world leaders like President Obama, Angela Merkel and Justine Trudeau walking...

  • Global CO² pricing seen unlikely to be big part of Paris climate deal

    The UN’s final deal is unlikely to include strong calls for carbon pricing, said officials meeting in the German city of Bonn this week to prepare for the Paris conference...

    The Paris accord may do little more than call on governments to nationally implement carbon pricing systems and include a mandate to consider rules for international mechanisms, Hoehne said...

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