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World leaders to launch bid for climate breakthrough in Paris

As of 11/30/15 10:01 AM
PARIS - World leaders will launch an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back the earth's rising temperatures, urging each other to find common cause in two weeks of bargaining meant to steer the global economy away from dependence on fossil fuels. Full article

Climate action plans of poorest nations to cost $1 trillion

As of 11/30/15 9:57 AM
PARIS - The world's 48 poorest countries will need to find around a trillion dollars between 2020 and 2030 to achieve their plans to tackle climate change - and those plans should be a priority for international funding, researchers said. Full article

Obama, Hollande pay respects to Paris attack victims: AFP

As of 11/30/15 9:10 AM
US President Barack Obama joined French leader Francois Hollande to pay respects to the victims of the Paris attacks at the Bataclan concert hall early Monday, hours before the official opening of a UN climate conference.
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EU and Turkey seal migrant deal

As of 11/30/15 7:57 AM
Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a "new beginning" for the uneasy neighbors. Full article

France's Hollande slams 'scandalous' Paris climate protest clashes

As of 11/30/15 7:45 AM
French President Francois Hollande on Sunday condemned the "scandalous" behaviour of far-left activists who clashed with riot police in an area dedicated for memorials to the Paris attacks ahead of key UN climate talks. Full article

Human chains, Hollywood heavyweights in global climate rallies

As of 11/30/15 7:43 AM
Celebrities and activists dressed as polar bears joined hundreds of thousands of people in colourful rallies across the globe Sunday to demand action on climate change, telling world leaders on the eve of a crunch UN summit that there is "no planet B." Full article

'Lay down your arms', pope says in divided Central Africa

As of 11/30/15 7:41 AM
Pope Francis on Sunday urged the warring factions in Central African Republic to lay down their weapons as he brought a message of peace to a country ravaged by sectarian violence. Full article

'I was 100 percent right' on 9/11 Muslim remarks: Trump

As of 11/30/15 7:39 AM
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump insisted on Sunday he was "100 percent right" when he said he saw thousands of Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, even though fact-checkers have debunked his assertion. Full article

Suspected jihadists kill three in rocket attack on U.N. base in Mali

As of 11/29/15 9:20 AM
Unknown attackers fired rockets at a United Nations peacekeeping base in northern Mali on Saturday, killing three people inside, the U.N. said, in the latest sign that the West African country's Islamist insurgency is intensifying.
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Putin, citing national security, signs Turkey sanctions decree

As of 11/29/15 9:18 AM
President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing a raft of punitive economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, underlining the depth of the Kremlin's anger toward Ankara four days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane. Full article