Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

COPENHAGEN – CLIMATE DEAL

December 19th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

After two weeks of negotiations, a breakthrough has finally been achieved on Friday night at the climate talks being held at Copenhagen, when leaders from the U.S., India, Brazil, South Africa and China came to an agreement to combat global warming.

Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh

As per press reports, the United States and countries including India and China, have agreed on a deal which was not legally binding for anyone -neither the U.S. nor developing nations like China. For some members of the summit there was a sense of relief on the agreement on few of the agenda items even though some of the issues were left to be decided in the future.

Actually the developed Western countries were not willing to step up the emission cuts therefore India and China were also reluctant to agree to the same.

When Obama arrived in Copenhagen on Friday morning, Ministers and some Heads of State had been up much of the night attempting to craft a workable agreement without success. (more…)

OBAMA’S BEER DIPLOMACY

August 1st, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama issued a dramatic apology couple of days ago, saying he had been wrong to accuse Massachusetts police sergeant James Crowley of “acting stupidly” in arresting a black Harvard professor.

The incident at the centre of the storm happened a week ago, when Prof Gates arrived home from a trip abroad to find his door jammed. Trying to force it open he was seen by a neighbour, who called the police. A white police sergeant arrested a black Professor and it created a ‘tornado-type 5’. (more…)