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Germany To Unveil Initiative At UN Climate Conference

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Germany To Unveil Initiative At UN Climate Conference

Germany development minister Gerd Mueller says, the country will unveil an initiative at U.N. talks on climate change this week to attract more private investment in projects in Africa and elsewhere.

Mueller told the RND newspaper network that Germany would “send a strong signal” at the u.n. Climate conference in Katowice, Poland with its alliance for development and climate initiative, and a pledge to spend an additional one and a half billion euros on climate protection.

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Delegates from almost two hundred nations will seek to produce a “rule book” to flesh out details of the Paris agreement of 2015, which the United States, at the behest of President Donald Trump, has announced it will quit.

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Mueller said it was imperative to help countries such as Brazil, India, China and many nations in Africa to develop their ability to provide electricity for their growing populations without relying on coal production.

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He said, more than 70 companies had already signed up for the new German initiative, which seeks to boost private funds for climate projects in developing countries and emerging economies.

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Dutch Police Arrest Suspect In Deadly Tram Shooting

Dutch police have arrested The suspect in the deadly tram shooting in Utrecht, Netherlands, officials say.

Motive for the shooting remains unclear; police have said they were investigating a “possible terrorist motive” for the attack, but reports have also emerged that the shooting might have its roots in a family dispute.

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The shooting incident occurred in the Dutch city of Utrecht where a gunman opened fire on a tram in the central part of the city on Monday killing at least three persons and wounding nine.

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Utrecht police have released a photo of the suspect. He is Gokmen Tanis, a 37-year-old Turkish national.

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Utrecht Shooting: Gunman Kills 3 People On Dutch Tram In Possible Terrorist Attack

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Utrecht Shooting: Gunman Kills 3 People On Dutch Tram In Possible Terrorist Attack

A shooting incident has occurred just a few hours ago in the Dutch city of Utrecht where a gunman opened fire on a tram in the central part of the city on Monday killing at least three persons and wounding nine.

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The terror threat level around the city has been raised to maximum. They say the incident is being considered a possible terrorist incident.

Utrecht police have released a photo of the suspect.  He is Gokmen Tanis, a 37-year-old Turkish national.

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Police say there is the possibility there could be more than one shooter involved in the attack.

In neighboring Germany, police were carrying out checks on trains from the Netherlands and manning highways as well as mirror border crossings.

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Utrecht Shooting: Three Die In Tram Attack, Police Hunt For Turkish Man

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Utrecht Shooting: Three Die In Tram Attack, Police Hunt For Turkish Man

Dutch security forces were hunting for a 37-year-old Turkish man suspected of having shot several people, three of them fatally, on a tram in the city of Utrecht on Monday, in what authorities said appeared to be a terrorist attack.

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Dutch authorities raised the terrorism threat to its highest level in Utrecht province, schools were told to shut their doors and paramilitary police increased security at airports and other vital infrastructure and also at mosques.

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