News tagged with countries

Australia won't pay to climate fund

(AP)—Australia will continue to directly pay for climate change adaptation in vulnerable South Pacific island nations through its aid budget rather than donate to a U.N. Green Climate Fund designed for ...

Dec 05, 2014
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Online freedom declines, amid NSA effect

Internet freedom suffered this year as a growing number of countries stepped up efforts to spy on users and censor online postings, a global survey showed Thursday.

Dec 04, 2014
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Sticky issues re-emerge at UN climate talks

(AP)—The momentum from a historic U.S.-China pact to resist global warming is showing signs of fading at U.N. climate talks as the familiar rich-poor conflict persists over who should do what to keep the ...

Dec 07, 2014
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Web inventor says Internet should be 'human right'

The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web says affordable access to the Internet should be recognized as a human right, as a report showed that billions of people still cannot go online and government ...

Dec 11, 2014
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At UN climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier

A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. climate talks from collapse early Sunday sends a signal the rich-poor divide that long held up progress can be overcome with a year to go before a landmark pact is supposed ...

Dec 15, 2014
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