Hawaii's climate law to meet Paris standards
SEATTLE • Hawaii has become the first US state to enact legislation to bring its environmental standards in line with the Paris climate accord, officials said on Wednesday, less than a week after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the global agreement.
Italian parties' deal on electoral law unravels
ROME • A deal struck among Italy's main political parties over a new electoral law has unravelled, a senior figure from the ruling Democratic Party said yesterday after his group lost a parliamentary vote on a proposed amendment. "The accord on the electoral law is dead," Mr Emanuele Fiano told reporters. He blamed the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, saying it had "killed off" the deal.
Norway killer to take rights case to EU court
OSLO • Neo-Nazi mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011, will take his case over his "inhumane" prison conditions to the European Court of Human Rights, his lawyer said yesterday after exhausting all legal options in Norway. Breivik, who for safety reasons has been held apart from other inmates since his arrest in 2011, has complained about his lengthy isolation. He wants Norway to be found guilty of violating the European Convention on Human Rights.