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Barack Obama. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MARTIN BUREAU

Climate action an economic and security imperative, says Obama

US leader says lack of political momentum for action remains a hurdle, but human ingenuity will resolve ‘massive, generational problem’

Searing stakes for climate change deal

BURDEN: People wait next to colourful sculptures of animals on Monday in Le Bourget, near Paris, during the opening day of the United  Nations climate conference. More than 150 world leaders are meeting under heightened security. Picture: AFP

Scientists say failure to agree on strong measures would doom the world to ever-hotter average temperatures

Everyday life is Paris’s defiance, says author

French writer and philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy addresses the Jewish Board of Deputies in Johannesburg. Picture: SUPPLIED

French philosopher and author Bernard-Henri Lévy says Paris is still in a state of shock, but a spirit of resistance is rising, writes Roxanne Henderson

‘Come to Paris! It’s safe’, says French prime minister

Manuel Valls.  Picture: REUTERS

Paris is safe again for tourists just over two weeks after one of France’s deadliest terrorist attacks, says Prime Minister Manuel Valls

Chinese investors buy 13% stake in Manchester City

Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero (R) in action against Queens Park Rangers at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England on May 10, 2015. Chinese investors China Media Capital (CMC) and CITIC Capital have bought a 13 percent stake in the parent company of Manchester City Football Club for $400 million (377 million euros), the companies said on December 1, 2015. Picture: AFP / PAUL ELLIS

China plants its flag in English Premier League as consortium of Chinese investors buy stake in Manchester City’s parent company for $400m

Russia not keen on thaw with Turkey at talks in Paris

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the COP 21 United Nations conference on climate change, on Monday at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of the French capital Paris. Picture: AFP

Putin snubs meeting with Erdogan in Paris as body of pilot killed when Ankara downed one of Moscow’s warplanes was flown home

Climate summit: the crunch issues

Picture: AFP

Some 150 heads of state gather at Paris conference to engage in high-stakes negotiation to curb global warming, help poor countries cope with its effects

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