Top 21 World News on December 2, 2019, Ranked: From 200 Countries’ Global Climate Pledge to Denmark – Germany Border Fence

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaking at the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid, Spain, December 2, 2019. Photo: Antonio Guterres on Twitter

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Following are the world’s 21 most important news stories on December 2, 2019, ranked by Pax Glocalica’s Ivan Dikov.

1. COP25: 200 countries pledge ′green revolution′ DW

2. Choose hope or climate surrender, says UN chief France24

3. China sanctions US over ‘unreasonable behaviour’ in Hong Kong unrest France24
China suspends US Navy visits to Hong Kong over support for protests BBC News

4. Trump will not participate in impeachment hearing, White House says BBC News

5. Putin, Xi oversee launch of massive Russian gas pipeline to China France24
Russia, China launch gas pipeline ′Power of Siberia′ DW

6. What′s next for Chancellor Merkel′s government? DW

7. US mulls retaliation to French tech tax BBC News
France says US pulling back on digital tax deal France24

8. Iran unrest killed at least 208 people — Amnesty International DW

9. ‘They died to protect the people in the Sahel,’ Macron says in tribute to fallen French troops France24

10. Trump campaign denies press credentials to Bloomberg News BBC News

11. Climate change forces 20 million people to flee each year, says Oxfam DW

12. Russia: Putin signs off law targeting journalists as ′foreign agents′ DW

13. Yang Hengjun: Australia criticises China for detainment of ‘democracy peddler’ BBC News

14. Several children killed in Turkish artillery attack in northern Syria, monitor says France24

15. Daphne Caruana Galizia murder: Malta PM Joseph Muscat to resign BBC News

16. Jaya Bachchan: India MP calls for ‘lynching’ of Hyderabad rapists BBC News

17. German defense minister calls for extension of NATO mission in Afghanistan DW

18. Mexican President Lopez Obrador says Bolivia′s leader Morales was a ′victim of a coup′ DW

19. Iraq parties in talks over new PM amid unrelenting protests France24

20. Venezuelan opposition leader Guaido rocked by explosive corruption claim within his ranks France24

21. Denmark completes contentious fence along German border DW


(Im)Pending Climate Apocalypse:

COP25: 200 countries pledge ′green revolution′ DW

Choose hope or climate surrender, says UN chief France24

Climate change forces 20 million people to flee each year, says Oxfam DW


Political and Social Unrest:

Iran unrest killed at least 208 people — Amnesty International DW

Iraq parties in talks over new PM amid unrelenting protests France24

Angela Merkel meets Germany’s protesting farmers DW


Tragic Incidents, Accidents, or Natural Disasters:

Floods in southern France kill five, including three in a helicopter crash France24

Thousands flee as Typhoon Kammuri churns towards Philippines France24

Government shutdown in Samoa amid ‘cruel’ measles outbreak France24

Australia bushfires: Victim takes home’s remains to parliament BBC News

East Africa floods: Trapped Kenyan fisherman rescued BBC News



Shelley Morrison: Tributes after Will & Grace actress dies aged 83 BBC News

Mariss Jansons: ‘Outstanding’ conductor mourned BBC News


A Note to Our Readers from around the World,

Or how to make the best use of Pax Glocalica’s Top 20+ World News of the Day Ranking:

The Top 20+ World News of the Day Ranking is a daily edition of, with news story links from leading international media selected and ranked by Ivan Dikov, a Bulgarian English-language political journalist and writer.

The world news stories are ranked based on their perceived international importance and impact on the global society of humans inhabiting Planet Earth as per Ivan Dikov’s subjectively objective judgment. The rubric is designed to give every reader from the around the world a very quick and efficient insight into the current event and developments that matter the most for humanity.

In addition to the World’s Top 20+ News of the Day Ranking, the daily edition includes top stories on the (Im)pending Climate Apocalypse; Current Elections; Political and Social Unrest; Tragic Incidents Accidents, or Natural Disasters; and Obituaries. News stories in those subsections are not formally ranked in terms of importance, and may include stories already featured in the Top 20+ News Ranking for the day.

The cut for including the stories in the Pax Glocalica’s Top 20+ World News of the Day Ranking from the respective date is between 12 am and 5 am Eastern European Time on the following date since both PaxGlocalica and its founder Ivan Dikov are based in Sofia.


Also  feel free to check out:

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Books by Ivan Dikov published on Amazon:

6 Million Abortions: How Communism Utilized Mass-Scale Abortion Exterminating Europe’s Fastest Growing Nation

Plunder Paradise: How Brutal Treasure Hunters Are Obliterating World History and Archaeology in Post-Communist Bulgaria

Ugly Bargain: How the European Union and Bulgaria’s Post-Communist Oligarchy Fit Together

Got Nukes, Mr. Dictator? You Hold On to Them!

Madman Diplomacy: Is North Korea Trying to Bring Back Regime Change?

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