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Heated U.N. climate talks run into gloomy overtime

World / Science & Health Dec 14, 2019

Heated U.N. climate talks run into gloomy overtime

United Nations climate negotiations were deadlocked deep into overtime and through the night, with even the best-case outcome likely to fall well short of what science says is needed to avert a future ravaged by global warming. The COP25 summit in Madrid arrives on the ...

Libyan warring parties easily evading arms embargo, U.N. says

World Dec 14, 2019

Libyan warring parties easily evading arms embargo, U.N. says

From buying an Irish navy boat re-registered as a "pleasure yacht" to enlisting a Canadian firm to recruit Sudanese fighters — Libya's warring parties are running rings around a U.N. arms embargo. That is the upshot of a near-400-word report published this past week by ...

World Dec 14, 2019

Top Nigerian jihadi group kills four humanitarian hostages

An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday. Six people were abducted in July near the town of Damasak, in the state of Borno, where ...

World / Social Issues Dec 14, 2019

Federal court blocks Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

A federal appeals court declared Friday that Mississippi's ban on abortion at 15 weeks is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to those seeking to overturn the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said U.S. District Judge Carlton ...

After U.K. election, Trump sees 'harbinger' of things to come

World / Politics Dec 14, 2019

After U.K. election, Trump sees 'harbinger' of things to come

After a tumultuous tenure in office, a controversial candidate expanded his grip on power, surpassing a weak opponent and drawing support from unlikely pockets of voters. That's what happened Thursday in Britain, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party claimed a commanding majority in Parliament, ...

Some shock upsets from this week's U.K. general election

World / Politics Dec 13, 2019

Some shock upsets from this week's U.K. general election

The British election threw up some shock results Friday, including the ousting of the pro-European Liberal Democrat leader and the fall of a veteran Labour lawmaker known as the "Beast of Bolsover." With Prime Minister Boris Johnson winning a sweeping majority, areas that had voted ...

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