Nile River dam row: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan make draft deal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Grand Renaissance Dam is a source of national pride for Ethiopia Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have reached an initial deal on the filling and operation of what will be Africa’s biggest hydro-electric dam.The three nations agreed, following a meeting in Washington, that the mega dam on the River Nile […]

Brexit: Full UK-EU trade deal ‘impossible’ by deadline – von der Leyen

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEU chief Ursula von der Leyen says the UK and the EU will remain “best of friends and partners”The UK and the EU will remain the “best of friends” but they will “not be as close as before” after Brexit, the new European Commission president has said.Speaking […]

Climate change: Longest talks end with compromise deal

Image copyright Kiara Worth/IISD The longest UN climate talks on record have finally ended in Madrid with a compromise deal.Exhausted delegates reached agreement on the key question of increasing the global response to curbing carbon. All countries will need to put new climate pledges on the table by the time of the next major conference […]

Harvey Weinstein ‘reaches tentative $25m deal with accusers’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Harvey Weinstein and his lawyers have not commented on the agreement Film mogul Harvey Weinstein has reached a tentative $25m (£19m) settlement with dozens of women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, lawyers have said.Some 30 actresses and ex-employees would share the payout in the deal.However, it still needs […]