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COP21 climate change summit: 'Never have the stakes been so high'
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:53:00 GMTBe part of CNN's COP21 coverage: We'd like to hear from you on how climate change could affect your local community. Upload your video here, or tag #2degrees on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. (CNN)World leaders opened pivotal climate talks in Paris on ...
Obama Arrives in Le Bourget for Climate Talks
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:27:00 GMTPresident Obama arrived in Le Bourget early on Monday, the city northeast of Paris that is hosting the international climate talks in which he has invested much of the hopes of his remaining 14 months in office, to help kick off the most far-reaching ...
Germany weighs sending 1,200 troops to fight the Islamic State
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:42:00 GMTTurkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaking to reporters Monday. He said Turkey would not apologize for the downing of a Russian warplane last week, even as Russia imposed retaliatory economic sanctions. (Photo: AP) In the latest move to combat the ...
Was legendary Iranian general Soleimani badly hurt in Syria?
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:40:00 GMTAs the highly visible commander of Iran's most elite special forces unit, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani is the face of his nation's military, but the legendary leader's current condition is a mystery. It is not disputed that Soleimani, who commands the elite ...
US Embassy in Afghanistan warns of Kabul attack within 48 hours
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:22:00 GMTThe U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan issued an emergency message for U.S. citizens in the country's capital Monday, saying it had received "credible reports of an imminent attack" within the next 48 hours. The statement said that there were no details available ...
The Latest: Nordic Countries See Fall in Asylum-Seekers
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:21:00 GMTNordic immigration officials have reported a recent drop in the number of asylum-seekers arriving in the region, likely caused by stricter border controls, ID checks and tighter conditions for granting residency. Sweden, which recently reversed its lenient ...
Lebanese, Syrian Militant Prisoner Swap Hits Snag
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:21:00 GMTA last-minute snag forced the cancellation of a prisoner swap between the Lebanese government and the Syrian militant Jabhat al Nusra group, after the organization reportedly increased its demands. Lebanon's top negotiator says talks continue. A convoy of ...
Kosovo Parliament disrupted with tear gas, again
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:56:00 GMTPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The opposition in Kosovo said Monday it would turn to street protests to get the government to cancel deals with Serbia and Montenegro after its lawmakers were barred from Parliament after they again broke up a session with tear gas.
UK's Labour to let its lawmakers vote with their consciences on Syria strikes
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:40:00 GMTLONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Monday its lawmakers could vote according to their consciences on air strikes against militants in Syria, a move that may give Prime Minister David Cameron the parliamentary majority he needs.
Obama Paris Speech: Action On Global Warming Is Best Response To ISIS [VIDEO]
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:16:00 GMTPresident Barack Obama spoke in Paris urging the world to act on global warming to defy Islamic terrorists, also warning humanity that the day of climate reckoning is almost upon us. “No nation large or small, wealthy or poor, is immune,” said the ...
Pope Francis tackles Central African Republic's Christian-Muslim Divide
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:01:00 GMTAfrica Monitor is an occasional blog offering subjective views on African subjects. The views expressed are the authors' own. Pope Francis arrived yesterday in the troubled nation of Central African Republic, the last part of his three-nation African tour.
Nepal unrest leaves millions of children facing food, medicine shortages - U.N.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:28:00 GMTLONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unrest over Nepal's new constitution has led to severe shortages of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines, putting more than three million children at risk of disease during the harsh winter months, the U.N. children's ...
For China's Xi Jinping, it's all about the Communist party
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:07:00 GMTBeijing — Three years ago this week, freshly installed as the dynamic new leader of China’s ruling Communist party, Xi Jinping made a speech that caused people to sit up and take notice. His point – that the Constitution is the foundation of lawful ...
Lori Berenson returning to U.S. 20 years after conviction on terror charges in Peru
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:38:00 GMTLIMA, Peru (AP) – American activist Lori Berenson is finally heading home to New York, two decades after being found guilty of aiding leftist rebels in Peru. The 46-year-old has been living quietly in Lima with her 6-year-old son since her 2010 parole ...
Rising Climate Fears Bring Urgency to Paris Meeting
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:59:00 GMTThe world’s biggest conference on climate change started today in Paris, with the pressure on leaders from over 150 countries to stem the most destructive effects of global warming. The COP21 conference, through Dec. 11, has a goal to hold the increase ...
Pope urges peace while visiting C. African Republic mosque
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:13:00 GMTBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Pope Francis made a historic visit to the last remaining Muslim neighborhood in Central African Republic's capital on Monday, a move that almost immediately opened up a part of the divided city that had been closed ...
World Leaders Gather in Paris for High-Stakes Climate Talks
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:27:00 GMTSome 150 world leaders including President Barack Obama joined U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday in kicking off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks near Paris. Environmental activists hope that the images from the United Nations conference will ...
The Latest: VIPs forced to wait at Paris climate meeting
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:29:00 GMTPARIS (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local: 7:15 p.m. Paris' conference on climate is so crowded with world leaders that some of them are having to wait hours for their turn at the podium ...
Pope Francis urges peace in historic visit to Central African Republic mosque at end of trip
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:25:00 GMTMoments after he left, hundreds of Muslims who had essentially been barricaded inside by the armed Christian militias that stood guard around the perimeter burst into what had been a no-man's land only a day earlier. Some jubilant residents emboldened by ...
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