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FRANCE: Meatless school meals spark furor in capital of gastronomy

By taking meat off the menu at school canteens, the ecologist mayor of one of France’s most famously gastronomic cities has kicked up a storm of protest and debate as the country increasingly questions the environmental costs of its meaty dietary habits.

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CANADA: More policy, less pomp as Biden and Trudeau meet virtually

President Biden’s first bilateral meeting with Canada’s Justin Trudeau since taking office was high on policy and low on pomp and featured a very large swipe at Biden’s predecessor as the coronavirus forced the two leaders to convene virtually Tuesday rather than gathering with customary Oval Office fanfare.

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BUSINESS: Toyota to build futuristic ‘Woven City’ with no gas cars

Toyota Motor Corp. launched an ambitious smart city demonstration project this week that the 83-year-old automaker hopes will accelerate its transition from a climate laggard to a clean technology and mobility leader.

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POLITICS: Senate confirms Thomas-Greenfield as U.N. ambassador

The Senate yesterday confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — deepening the bench of foreign policy veterans President Biden has charged with advancing his overseas climate agenda.