UN climate panel: Drastic measures needed to limit global warming | World news

GENEVA — Without drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions before the end of this decade, the 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) global warming mark will be crossed in the 2030s, according to the panel of climate scientists from the United Nations. “There is a rapidly closing opportunity to secure a livable and sustainable future … Read more

Sweden aims to join NATO as Turkey decouples Nordic bids | World news

STOCKHOLM — Sweden will continue its efforts to convince Turkey to cancel the accession of the largest Scandinavian country to NATO after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the door to Finland’s accession. Erdogan’s decision on Friday to instruct parliament to ratify Finland’s application dashed the Nordic countries’ hopes of a parallel accession process. Hungary’s announcement … Read more

UK bans TikTok app on government phones over security fears | World news

LONDON — The UK banned TikTok from government phones with immediate effect over security fears, the latest restriction placed on the Chinese social media app following similar moves from the US and European Union. The decision was made after a review concluded there could be “a risk around how sensitive government data is accessed and … Read more