France sets out plans to tackle deforestation

PARIS (Reuters) – The French government on Wednesday set out plans to tackle the problem of deforestation, saying it would look to curb imports of products such as palm oil, soy, and beef which it said contributed to the problem of forest areas disappearing. Palm oil, a type of vegetable oil used in confectionery and…

Czechs join EU states rejecting U.N. migration pact

PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech Republic on Wednesday joined the growing ranks of European Union countries to reject a United Nations pact that aims to regulate the treatment of migrants worldwide. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved in July by all 193 member nations except the United States, which backed…