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Boris Johnson is set to announce plans to cut Britain’s carbon emissions at a steeper rate than previously envisaged ahead of the UK’s hosting of the COP26 climate summit later this year. The Prime Minister is said to be preparing to unveil a new target to reduce emissions by 78 per cent by 2035 compared with 1990 levels later this week. The UK’s current pledge to reduce emissions by 68 per cent by 2030 is already among the most ambitious set by any developed nation. On Monday night, Whitehall sources said that Mr Johnson was due to unveil the new target before Joe Biden, the US President, hosts a climate summit of international leaders on Thursday. It comes after the Climate Change Committee said in December last year that the more radical target was necessary for the UK to hit its overarching aim of reaching net zero by 2050. In order to do so, the advisory body also said that investment must increase to £50billion per year, along with improving energy efficiency in buildings, vehicles and industry and reducing demand for carbon-intensive activities such as travel and meat and dairy consumption. According to the Financial Times, sources familiar with the Government’s plans said that emissions from international aviation and shipping were likely to be included in the new UK target. Mr Johnson is currently attempting to convince other nations to adopt more ambitious climate goals ahead of the United Nations conference, which will be hosted in Glasgow in November. He has already announced a 10-point plan to spark a green industrial revolution and has brought forward a ban on the sales of new petrol cars to 2030. However, the Government has faced criticism from Labour earlier this year after it failed to intervene to stop the approval of a new coal mine in Cumbria. Amid a backlash from environmental groups, the decision has been called in for review by Robert Jenrick, the Communities Secretary. The Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy said last night: “We will set our ambition for Carbon Budget Six shortly, taking into account the latest advice from the Climate Change Committee.”
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A state House committee report released Monday called for a new Missouri lawmaker’s ouster over allegations that he physically and sexually abused his children years ago. The Missouri House Ethics Committee found the claims against Lee's Summit Republican Rep. Rick Roeber credible, according to the report. Several of his children told investigators that he also frequently beat them with a belt, choked them and once drowned a litter of puppies.
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Just moments after the jury had exited the courtroom on Monday to begin deliberations in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the defense attorney pushed for a mistrial over its coverage.
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Sony admits it made the 'wrong decision' and will now keep storefronts open for classic PlayStation games after fans complained
PlayStation fans were furious that Sony had plans to close the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita digital storefronts. Now, Sony's reversing course.
The Union of European Football Associations is considering banning participants of the newly formed Super League from playing in international competitions like the 2021 European Championship and the 2022 World Cup, per AP.The big picture: The Super League, comprised of 12 of the richest clubs in Europe — with three more set to join — is about maximizing earnings. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Yes, but: If UEFA's threat is realized, the Super League's players and teams will have to weigh the pros (money) and cons (inability to play for their country) of moving forward. The founding clubs: AC Milan, Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Tottenham.Between the lines: The Super League is aiming to be a sort of pseudo, supercharged Champions League, with entry based on membership rather than annual performance.Bayern Munich earned $108 million for their 2019-20 Champions League victory.Every team in the Super League, win, lose or draw, will be given an upfront payment of ~$400 million by JPMorgan, the league's underwriter.What they're saying: UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin on Sunday excoriated the league's founding members."I cannot stress more strongly at the moment that UEFA and the football world stand together alongside this disgraceful, self-serving project from a select few clubs in Europe fueled by greed above all else. This idea is a spit in the face of all football lovers and our society as well."The backdrop: This league has been simmering for a long time, and the major governing bodies have never wavered from their party line.FIFA and UEFA in January put out a joint statement, saying, "Any club or player involved in such a competition would as a consequence not be allowed to participate in any competition organized by FIFA or their respective confederation."Like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he was prepared to send his military ships in the South China Sea to "stake a claim" over oil and mineral resources in the disputed part of the strategic waterway. With some critics complaining Duterte had gone soft by refusing to push Beijing to comply with an arbitration ruling, he said the public can be assured he would assert the country's claims to resources like oil and minerals in the South China Sea. Duterte has sought to build an alliance with China and has been reluctant to confront its leadership, having been promised billions of dollars of loans and investments, much of which have yet to materialise, frustrating nationalists.
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"Losing this many intelligence officers will reduce the amount of activity and capabilities of the Russians," said the central European official.
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The bosses of the Suez Canal say the excavator operator who helped free the Ever Given is getting his overtime pay, plus a bonus
After Insider interviewed Abdullah Abdul-Gawad, whose digger helped free the Ever Given, the Suez Canal Authority said he got his overtime.
The Ingenuity drone completes the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another world.
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The Duke of Sussex will return to California without having a private meeting with his father, The Telegraph understands. Many family members had hoped the pair would take the opportunity to spend some time together alone, to air their differences face to face. But despite a 10,000-mile round trip, the Duke was either unable, or unwilling, to pin down the Prince of Wales, who is still coming to terms with the death of his father. While the Duke’s travel plans have not been disclosed, he is thought likely to return home to his pregnant wife, the Duchess of Sussex, 39, and their son Archie, who turns two next month, within the next day or two. The lack of any time spent with his father suggests that feelings over his Oprah Winfrey interview are still running high and the fallout remains raw.
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Former president gives first sit down interview with major news network since he left for Florida
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The twin-rotor whirligig's debut on the Red Planet marked a 21st-century Wright Brothers moment for NASA, which said success could pave the way for new modes of exploration onMars and other destinations in the solar system, such as Venus and Saturn's moon Titan.A black-and-white photo taken by a downward-pointing onboard camera while the helicopter was aloft showed the distinct shadow cast by Ingenuity in the Martian sunlight onto the ground just below it.Mission managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles burst into applause and cheers as engineering data beamed back from Mars confirmed that the 4-pound solar-powered helicopter had performed its maiden 40-second flight precisely as planned three hours earlier.The robot rotorcraft was programmed to ascend 10 feet straight up, then hover and rotate in place over the Martian surface for half a minute before settling back down on its four legs.
Hilary Duff says her 9-year-old son walked in 'right as I was pulling the baby out' during her home birth
Hilary Duff said that it's important to her to have an honest conversation with Luca about women and childbirth so he respects the women in his life.
Ben Higgins says it was 'incredibly courageous' of 'Bachelorette' winner Zac Clark to open up about his drug addiction on the show
Ben Higgins was also addicted to painkillers in the past, but didn't talk about it during his season of "The Bachelor."
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Police say they found the child’s body in a car in Emmett.
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Asian American CNN producer zip-tied by Minnesota police and asked if she can speak English, lawyer says
Carolyn Sung spent more than two hours in jail before her lawyers were able to get her released
Derek Chauvin's defense focuses on reasonable doubt in a closing argument that compares the murder case to baking cookies
Attorney Eric Nelson told jurors they must consider all the facts and circumstances Chauvin had to assess when he used force on George Floyd.
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Bernie Sanders says Putin is murdering Navalny 'in front of the world' for exposing the Russian president's 'vast corruption'
The Biden administration has told Russia there will be consequences if Navalny dies. The Putin critic has been on a hunger strike for weeks.
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It is arguably one of the best photographs ever to have been taken of the Duchess of Cambridge. Capturing not only the sombre mood of the occasion but also the steely determination of a family in mourning, Kate’s sorrowful green eyes stared straight down the lens as she was pictured arriving at Windsor Castle for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral on Saturday. Taken by Getty photographer Chris Jackson, who is married to the Duchess’s stylist Natasha Archer, the extraordinary image revealed the steady yet serious gaze of a Royal whose decade in the monarchy has been characterised by quiet confidence and calm self-composure. Resplendent in the Queen’s pearls, even behind a black face mask, the 39-year-old mother of three managed to exude both style and substance as she was thrust back into the spotlight for her first major Royal event since that Oprah Winfrey interview. Despite having effectively been thrown under a bus by the Duchess of Sussex’s suggestion that she had made her cry during a bridesmaid’s dress fitting – and not the other way round – it was Kate who was the first in the 30-strong congregation to engage Prince Harry in polite conversation following the 3pm ceremony at St George’s Chapel. Having repeatedly looked over at her brother-in-law, seated opposite, during the 50-minute service while both William, 38, and Harry, 36, buried their heads in their orders of service, the woman once cruelly dubbed “Waity Katie” showed just how much she shares what Prince Philip once described as the Queen’s “abundance of tolerance”.
European soccer's governing body UEFA led a backlash against plans for a breakaway Super League on Monday, saying associated players and clubs could be banned from its competitions - including three of this season's Champions League semi-finalists. Addressing an emergency meeting the day after 12 of Europe's top clubs announced the new league, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin described the Super League plan as a "spit in the face" of all football lovers. Three of the 12 clubs in the new league - Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea - could be withdrawn from this season's Champions League semi-finals, UEFA executive committee member Jesper Moller told Danish broadcaster DR.