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Queen approves Brexit law

Queen approves Brexit law

Legislation passed in the British Parliament, which defines the terms of application of Brexit and the UK Withdrawal Agreement, is already law, after having received the royal seal.

After completing the parliamentary process, the document lacked only the seal of Queen Elizabeth II to be promulgated.

January 31st is the stipulated date for leaving…

New virus has killed 17 in China

New virus has killed 17 in China

The number of fatalities from a new type of pneumonia rose to seventeen, with the death of eight more patients, while the total number of infected people reached 444.

The figures were put forward by the authorities in Wuhan, a city in central China where the outbreak originated.

The National Health Commission of the Asian country also warned today that the new type of coronavirus “can mutate and spread more easily”.

The virus was initially detected last month in Wuhan, which is also an important center for domestic and international transport.

Climate crisis and political turbulence are major risks in 2020

Climate crisis and political turbulence are major risks in 2020

Long-term climate threats, geopolitical turbulence and short-term economic confrontations and political polarization top the list of risks, in a World Economic Forum report.

According to the Global Risks Report 2020, political and economic polarization is expected to increase in 2020, making a collaborative strategy between world leaders more capable of halting serious threats to the climate, environment, public health and technological systems.

Warmer temperatures were recorded between 2010 and 2019

Warmer temperatures were recorded between 2010 and 2019

The United Nations considers that the growing global warming is confirmed, marked by the increase of extreme weather phenomena. 2016 was the hottest year and 2019 followed, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

“Unfortunately, many extreme weather phenomena await us in 2020 and in the coming decades, motivated by the record levels of concentration of greenhouse gases that retain heat in the atmosphere,” said Petteri Taalas, secretary general of the United Nations agency Nations (UN) in a statement.

The official said that the year started with “strong meteorological and climatic phenomena”, as in Australia, which “had its warmest and driest year in 2019”, he added.

Rain relieves fire-stricken areas in Australia

Rain relieves fire-stricken areas in Australia

The heavy rains provided little relief in some areas devastated by forest fires in Australia, which put the future of 327 protected species of animals and plants at risk.

Officials in the states of New South Wales and Victoria, in the south-east of the country, have warned that today will be marked by severe storms, hail and possible floods and winds.

Heavy rains fell in the East Gippsland region, one of the areas most affected by the fires in Victoria, and rains also hit the south coast and the Snowy Mountains, which have been devastated by flames since New Year’s Eve.