Monday 18 December 2023

EL PAÍS News in English

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(...) Despite Washington’s desire for a swift end to the conflict, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warned that there is no end in sight to the fighting. “Hamas is a terrorist organization with an infrastructure underground and on the ground that is not easy to destroy. It will require a period of time of more than several months, but we will win, and we will destroy them."

‌EL PAÍS interviewed Rahul Gupta, Washington’s drug czar and the first doctor to hold the position in U.S. history. The director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy is in charge of combating the opioid epidemic, which resulted in nearly 110,000 overdose deaths in the country in 2022. (...) We are also encouraging schools, malls, public places to make sure that they keep making Narcan or naloxone available just like a fire extinguisher or a defibrillator device. Because at the end of the day, they save lives.”

‌At the COP28 Summit in Dubai, almost 200 countries signed an agreement that for the first time makes explicit mention of the need to transition away from oil, coal and gas, the main causes of climate change. Until now, the emphasis had been placed on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while ignoring the fact that fossil fuels are what cause them. The document represents a historic agreement to the extent that it proposes (...) to achieve net zero emissions in 2050.

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