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Biden in Egypt says U.S. will do its part to avert a “climate hell”
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Biden in Egypt says U.S. will do its part to avert a “climate hell”

President Joe Biden vowed at a climate conference in Egypt Friday that U.S. will do its part to avert a "climate hell," a reference to U.N. Secretary General António Guterres' dire warning that "we are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator." On Monday, Guterres told world leaders that Earth is rapidly approaching "tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible."Mr. Biden touted U.S. climate efforts at home and around the world, and said with "confidence" the U.S. would reach its emissions targets by 2030."We're proving that good climate policy is good economic policy," Mr. Biden told the U.N. climate conference, known as COP27. "It's a strong foundation for durable, resilient, inclusive economic growth that's driving progress in the private sector ...
Factbox-Egypt Keeps Former Powerhouse Muslim Brotherhood Out of Politics
Politics

Factbox-Egypt Keeps Former Powerhouse Muslim Brotherhood Out of Politics

(Reuters) - After years of sweeping crackdowns on dissent, Egypt is set to launch a political dialogue, but the once-powerful and now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is excluded.Long viewed as the most influential Islamist movement in the Middle East, the Brotherhood rose to power in Egypt's first modern free election in 2012, a year after veteran President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in a popular uprising.But the Brotherhood's success, which followed decades of confrontation with its old adversary the state, was shortlived.In 2013, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, then armed forces chief and now president, removed the Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi from power after mass protests against his rule.Egypt then launched its most ferocious crackdown against the group, handing down death sentences or long prison te...