French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (C), President-designate of COP21 and Christiana Figueres (L), Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, hold hands as they react during the final plenary session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12, 2015. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

What will the Paris climate deal mean for Australia?

Australia’s target of a 26 to 28 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 levels by 2030 remains unchanged, but the Paris climate deal will put pressure on the Government... Read more »

Historic climate-change deal agreed in Paris

Agreement will be legally binding and aims to keep global warming ‘well below’ 2 degrees PARIS (France) –  Nearly 200 countries have adopted the first global pact to fight climate change by reducing... Read more »
Rome's Cinecittà film studio became a bohemian portion of Paris for the evening as models bypassed guests sat on bistro chairs on a makeshift Parisian pavement

Chanel brings ancient Rome to Paris for its latest show

A chic international crowd walks along a dark cobblestone street that opens onto an ancient Roman temple front. White columns gleam, huge statues and swathes of Chanel tweed flicker in the torch... Read more »
Climate change hits poor and hungry people the hardest

Climate change hits poor and hungry people the hardest

Sustainable development is inseparable from peace, FAO Director-General tells Paris climate conference PARIS – Climate change “affects all of us, but especially the poorest and hungry people,” FAO Director-General José Graziano Da Silva... Read more »
World leaders due in Paris for major climate change conference

World leaders due in Paris for major climate change conference

Nearly 150 world leaders are expected to descend on Paris for the start of the U.N. climate change summit that starts Monday in the French capital with the aim of reaching a... Read more »
Pakistan was successful in securing its first ever export order for its JF-17 Thunder fighter at the first day of the International Paris Air Show

Pakistan’s JF-17 wins first export order at Paris Air Show

PARIS (France) –  After high expectations for a deal to pull through, Pakistan was successful in securing its first ever export order for its JF-17 Thunder fighter on Monday at the first... Read more »

Free speech? Je suis confused

Yvonne Ridley Every single day since the horrific killings of the Charlie Hebdo staff, headlines around the world have been dominated by the fallout from the incident. In truth, though, each day... Read more »

Tim Wilson calls for changes in Discrimination Laws

Charlie Hebdo cartoons would be banned in Australia, he says Human rights commissioner Tim Wilson has joined calls for changes in laws relating racial discrimination laws, arguing many of the cartoons published... Read more »

12 killed in attack on French satirical weekly in Paris

Paris – At least 12 people, including two police officers, were killed and dozens injured, when black-hooded gunmen opened fire in the office of a Paris-based satirical newspaper on Wednesday. A normal... Read more »