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Palestinian Accord Must Abide by International Accords: Israeli Official

U.S. News

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Any Palestinian reconciliation deal must abide by international agreements and terms set by the Middle East Quartet - including the recognition of Israel and Hamas giving up its arms, an Israeli government official said on Thursday.

Colombia tries again for peace with sides signing new accord

U.S. News

Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, from left, Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, and Humberto de La Calle, head of Colombia's government peace negotiation team, applaud after the signing of the latest text of the peace accord between the two sides in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Colombia's government and the FARC signed a new, modified peace accord on Saturday following the surprise rejection of an earlier deal by voters in a referendum.

Colombia: March in favour of FARC peace accord

Al Jazeera

Colombians have rallied in defence of a peace accord with FARC rebels. They say President Ivan Duque is trying to undermine the peace process, threatening to plunge the country back into violence.


Mother Jones

In a landmark victory in the fight against climate change by corporations, Exxon Mobil shareholders on Wednesday voted to approve a plan that could force the oil company to release more information concerning its efforts to combat global warming. The 62.3 to 37.7 landmark vote, which took place at Exxon's annual meeting in Dallas, comes amid mounting investor pressure for management to be more accountable when working to prevent worldwide temperatures from rising 2 degrees Celsius--a goal stipulated in the Paris climate accord. Exxon was among several energy companies urging Trump to remain in the Paris treaty. On Wednesday, DiNapoli applauded the shareholder vote as an "unprecedented victory," noting the onus was now on Exxon to meet the demands of its investors and take climate change "seriously."

Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal: Axios

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Axios news outlet reported on Wednesday, citing two unidentified sources with direct knowledge of the decision. Trump who has previously called global warming a hoax, refused to endorse the landmark climate change accord at a summit of the G-7 group of wealthy nations on Saturday, saying he needed more time to decide. He then tweeted that he would make an announcement this week. Fox News also cited an unidentified source confirming the pullout. The accord, agreed on by nearly 200 countries in Paris in 2015, aims to limit planetary warming in part by slashing carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.