Finland hopes to secure climate pledge Jun 27, 2019 0 450 12345 Helsinki: Finland will use its turn in the EU presidency to seek a pledge that the bloc will produce net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050, Prime Minister Antti Rinne said on Wednesday.Several EU countries have signed up to reduce emissions to net zero, but opposition from Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic has prevented a joint mid-century target date.Finland takes over the six-month rotating EU presidency on Monday and the early weeks will be dominated by haggling over the bloc’s top jobs and preparing for Brexit. But, by the end of the year, Rinne said, the leaders hope the holdout states, which are more dependent on coal than their partners, will have come around to support the 2050 climate target. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Photo of drowned migrant man, daughter fuels criticism of Trump Jun 27, 2019 0 2662 Cigarette, electrical fault ‘may have caused’ Notre-Dame fire Jun 27, 2019 0 477 Europeans on alert as heatwave intensifies Jun 27, 2019 0 511 Ex-Trump aide Manafort to be arraigned in New York today REUTERS NEW YORK Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for US President Donald Trump, will be arraigned on Thursday in a New York court in Manhattan on state criminal charges, after having been convicted last year .. Naked biker, topless sunbathers spark debate in Germany Berlin: German police cautioned a man riding naked on a moped while topless sunbathers sparked a row in Munich, as temperatures were to soar to record highs in several European countries on Wednesday. Police in .. France demands G20 climate change action AFP Tokyo France wants the G20 to issue a statement committing to strong action on climate change and considers the issue a “red line”, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday ahead of the summit. Macron was speaking .. Norway tycoon’s missing wife likely killed AFP Oslo The wife of a wealthy Norwegian businessman who disappeared nearly eight months ago was probably killed, with the murder made to look like a kidnapping, police said on Wednesday. Anne-Elisabeth Hagen, whose ..