Newspaper headlines: Sharma ‘sorry’ as India and China ‘thwart’ COP deal


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The last-minute deal reached in Glasgow at COP26 features on several front pages and is the lead story for the Sunday Times. The paper says India and China thwarted a United Nations deal to end the use of coal power. The paper’s lead image is of an emotional Alok Sharma, president of COP26, who apologised to delegates on Saturday for the way the late change was made. Rather than a pledge to accelerate the “phase-out” of coal power, the term was watered down to “phase-down”. This, the paper notes, lessens the urgency with which nations should aim to reduce the use of coal.



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