From 30 November to 12 December 2015, the European Union and 195 nation states held the 21st annual session of United Nations Climate Change Convention (COP21). Participants claimed that the ambitious plan was a historic turning point in reducing global warming. However, the agreement also received some criticism.
On December 2, 2015 NATO formally invites Montenegro to start accession talks to join the Alliance. The small Balkan country is expected to join during 2017. Putin is not too happy about NATO’s eastward expansion. See how dramatically different countries addressed their fear of Russia’s response.
Russian authorities announced a state of emergency in Crimea, as the peninsula with 2 million inhabitants continues to suffer in cold and darkness. The media and authorities do not seem overly concerned with finding the villain.
The Belgian-born Frenchman Salah Abdeslam is the only living suspect in the Paris terror attacks of November 13th. Salah was billed by some newspapers as Public Enemy No. 1. Although Salah Abdeslam has temporarily become the face of terrorism, it seems unlikely that he still poses a significant threat. But there remain numerous other radicalized Islamists in Europe. Therefore we are lead to believe that, when we catch Salah Abdeslam, the threat is not over.