On the Banks of the Furious Congo River, a 5-Star Emporium of Ambition

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The lobby of the Fleuve Congo Hotel was a swirl of double-breasted suits and tailored dresses one April morning. Shiny gold watches dangled from wrists. Stilettos clacked across marble floors. Smooth jazz played as men in designer loafers sipped espressos. Situated on the banks of the muddy, furious Congo […]

On the Banks of the Furious Congo River, a 5-Star Emporium of Ambition

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The lobby of the Fleuve Congo Hotel was a swirl of double-breasted suits and tailored dresses one April morning. Shiny gold watches dangled from wrists. Stilettos clacked across marble floors. Smooth jazz played as men in designer loafers sipped espressos. Situated on the banks of the muddy, furious Congo […]

Glasgow Climate Negotiations Money, Ambition and

GLASGOW — International climate talks turned overtime Friday evening as negotiators battled behind closed doors on a deal that could determine whether nations could prevent the planet from warming dangerously by the middle of the century. A draft agreement released Friday morning called for a doubling down on helping developing countries cope with climate impacts, […]

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