As representatives of nearly 200 countries meet in Poland to try and negotiate the rules of the Paris climate accord, the CBC’s Nahlah Ayed reports from Krakow, a city with a serious smog problem (the “Beijing of Europe”). It’s not all bad news: after citizens demanded action, Krakow approved a ban on using coal. What can other countries learn from the Polish example?
For The Globe and Mail, Christina Frangou shares the story of Jihan Khudher, a Yazidi refugee living in Calgary. Though safe in Canada, Jihan, who was held captive by ISIS, is suffering from rare, PTSD-related seizures — a kind triggered by extreme stress or trauma. Her medical team has identified something they believe can help: the reunification of Jihan’s broken family.
Cover up in the Congo
In 2017, two United Nations investigators, an American and a Swede, were brutally murdered in the Congo while looking into local killings. But 20 months later, no one has been brought to justice, and many of the details remain obscured. Why has the UN tried to cover up the Congolese government’s involvement? Colum Lynch reports for Foreign Policy.
Spotlight on China
The New York Times has launched a five-part series seeking to answer the question: how did China become the superpower it is today? The project looks at how China, on track to surpass the American economy, rejected Western economic wisdom and achieved “social economic mobility unrivaled by much of the world.” Here, Megan Specia lays out the key takeaways.