The global coal industry is trumpeting "cleaner coal" technology to fight bubbling competition from renewable energy, but the high costs of greener plants are proving a major obstacle in selling them to power-hungry countries such as India.
PARIS French President Francois Hollande and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday launch an international solar alliance aimed at eventually bringing clean and affordable solar energy within the reach of all.
India's economic growth likely picked up in the July-September quarter, outpacing China on improving domestic demand and manufacturing activity that could persuade the RBI to keep interest rates unchanged on Tuesday. Analysts say the goods and services tax - which seeks to unify India's 29 states into a single market - could help raise GDP growth to around 8 percent in the next fiscal year. Full Article
More than half a million people from Australia to Paraguay joined the biggest day of climate change activism in history on Sunday, telling world leaders gathering for a summit in Paris there is "No Planet B" in the fight against global warming. Full Article | Pictures
Arsenal missed the chance to heighten the congestion at the top of the Premier League and suffered fresh injury blows when a frustrating 1-1 draw at Norwich City failed to take them alongside leaders Manchester City and Leicester City on Sunday. Full Article | Related Story
British singer Adele's new album '25' sold a record 3.38 million U.S. copies in its first full week, according to official figures released by Nielsen Music, becoming the biggest-selling album of 2015 in an astonishing feat for an era when artists rarely top 1 million. Full Article
The world’s politicians may be about to get serious on cutting greenhouse gases at the U.N. Paris confab. And shareholders are pushing Big Oil to disclose global warming risks. The consequences for the industry will be longer lasting than the recent oil production revolution. Column
The French President called on all French citizens to hang the tricolour national flag from their windows to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks during a national day of homage. Slideshow