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Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

26 days ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg opens the first ever Youth Summit on climate change at the UN headquarters.
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Greta Thunberg at UN Youth Climate Summit: 'We young people are unstoppable'

Greta Thunberg at UN Youth Climate Summit: 'We young people are unstoppable'

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Climate activist Greta Thunberg said that during the climate strikes across the globe on Friday "we showed that we are united, and that we young people are unstoppable."
She spoke briefly at the first UN Youth Climate Summit Saturday, ahead of her remarks to the UN General Assembly on Monday.
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Just over a year ago, in August 2018, activist Greta Thunberg sat alone during her first Friday climate strike outside Swedish parliament.
But on Friday, she was joined by a crowd of more than 60,000 people , marching through the streets of New York. Around...
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Here's the transcript of Mick Mulvaney's Thursday press briefing - decide...

Here's the transcript of Mick Mulvaney's Thursday press briefing - decide for yourself whether he confirms Trump's Ukraine phone call was an illegal quid pro quo

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