Democrats get Senate boost: Raphael Warnock secures seat in Georgia run-off

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Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock defeated Republican rival Herschel Walker in the second round of voting in Georgia. It is the last Senate seat still undecided from the 2022 midterm elections. While the Democrats have won a majority, Warnock’s victory now gives the party a full hold of 51 seats in the Senate. institute. It was also a symbolic victory for the party, as Warnock defeated a handpicked candidate by Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, climate activists and global leaders are gathering in Canada for United Nations Biodiversity Summit. The conference hopes to set goals to prevent natural decline over the next decade. Scientists are calling on governments to avoid trade-offs between people and conservation. A case in point is the monarch butterfly, which is currently on the endangered species list. El Rosario in Mexico is the world’s largest reserve for butterflies. But the species’ defenders are facing increasing security and environmental threats, as our correspondent Quentin Duval reports.

Finally, world boxing power Cuba has allowed women back into the ring after a decades-long ban. The new rules pave the way for the Cuban women’s team to compete for the first time at the Central American Games in San Salvador next year. The announcement comes six months after Cuban male boxers returned to Mexico, competing professionally – and getting paid – for the first time since the Communist government banned professional sport 60 years ago. .


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