Swedish founder of the "School Strike for Climate" movement Greta Thunberg. Photo: File/ Geo.tv Swedish climate activist and founder of the "School Strike for Climate" movement Greta Thunberg urged people not to buy things that they don't need for "Black Friday". Taking to her Twitter account on Friday, November 27, the 17-year-old activist wrote that overconsumption is wrecking present and future living conditions and the planet itself.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after he participated in a Thanksgiving video teleconference with members of the military forces at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 26, 2020. US President Donald Trump on Friday said that he would let Joe Biden enter the White House. However, he laid down a condition.

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died of injuries in hospital after armed assassins fired on his car. Photo: AFP/File A prominent Iranian nuclear scientist, who was long suspected by the West of leading a secret atomic weapons programme, was assassinated near the Iranian capital on Friday, Iranian state media reported. According to Iranian media, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died of injuries in hospital after armed assassins fired on his car.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi meets Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on the sidelines of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers in Niamey, Niger, on November 27, 2020. ? Photo courtesy @ForeignOfficePk Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on Friday underscored the importance that Saudi Arabia attaches to its fraternal and strategic relationship with Pakistan, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement said.

Two whales swimming in an ocean. Photo: AFP More than 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins died after beaching themselves on the remote Chatham Islands off New Zealand?s east coast on Wednesday. According to Reuters, rescue workers tried to help the whales and dolphins by trying to push them back into the ocean, but the remote location of the island hindered rescue efforts.

PARIS: Global aviation heavyweights led by airline body IATA are pushing to suspend airport slot access rules until October 2021, a document seen by Reuters showed, while giving some ground to budget carriers angered by measures they deem anti-competitive. The draft proposal to be issued jointly by IATA, airports body ACI and slot coordinators, calls on regulators to extend the current waiver of rules requiring airlines to use 80% of their take-off and landing windows or else cede some to rivals.

Stock markets climbed Tuesday as news that Donald Trump?s team will now work with Joe Biden ahead of his inauguration built on optimism that vaccines could soon be rolled out around the world. However, the mood on trading floors continues to be tinged by surging virus infections and deaths that have forced governments to impose or consider reimposing economically painful containment measures.

President-Elect Joe Biden on Tuesday stressed his plans for a foreign policy based on the United States taking a global leadership role and strengthening its alliances in the Asia-Pacific region after four turbulent years under President Donald Trump. Introducing his planned national security team, Biden said his selection for Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, would rebuild morale and trust in the U.S.

Yuri Eschenko pleaded guilty and said he regretted what he had done. Photo: AFP A man in Russia was sent on Friday to jail for 13 years for attempting to sell the country's military secrets to the US Central Intelligence Agency. Reuters reported that the Federal Security Service issued a statement saying that a court in Moscow's Bryansk found Yuri Eschenko guilty of state treason on November 17.

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has told allies he plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday. Trump could still change his mind on the planned pardon, which is among a number of pardons under consideration by the Republican president, the source said.