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The Latest: Hollande, Ban greet leaders for climate talks
PARIS (AP) -- The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local:... 11/30/2015 7:18 AM

Steel factory gas leak kills 10, injures 7 in eastern China
BEIJING (AP) -- A gas leak at a steel parts factory in eastern China killed 10 people and left seven others hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning in the latest deadly industrial accident to hit China, officials said Monday.... 11/30/2015 7:07 AM

Russian film director Eldar Ryazanov dies at 88
MOSCOW (AP) -- Film director Eldar Ryazanov, who satirized and romanticized the life of ordinary Russians in his immensely popular comedies for almost six decades, has died. He was 88.... 11/30/2015 7:04 AM

Malaysian pleads guilty to indecent assault in New Zealand
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A Malaysian military officer who was extradited to New Zealand after earlier leaving the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity pleaded guilty Monday to indecent assault.... 11/30/2015 6:13 AM

Japan leaders in SOS to cash cow companies as recovery lags
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's central bank governor and other officials are stepping up appeals to cash-rich corporations to do more to boost the country's faltering economic recovery.... 11/30/2015 6:11 AM

Key sticking points in UN climate talks
PARIS (AP) -- Some 180 countries have already presented plans to cut or rein in their climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions.... 11/30/2015 5:14 AM

With peace near, debates grows over Colombia's draft
SACHICA, Colombia (AP) -- The army truck pulled up at 4 p.m. on a Sunday as Omar Rodriguez, in a baseball cap and torn jeans, walked to a bus stop in his rural village of tile-roofed white homes.... 11/30/2015 5:12 AM

AP PHOTOS: Brazil mine disaster leaves swath of destruction
BENTO RODRIGUES, Brazil (AP) -- This village used to be home for about 600 people. Then on Nov. 5, a dam at a nearby iron ore mine burst, unleashing a tsunami of mud that swept away nearly everything in its path, flattening houses, uprooting trees and tossing cars.... 11/30/2015 5:11 AM

Japan whaling fleet set to leave for Antarctic
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's whaling fleet leaves Tuesday for the Antarctic for a three-month, scaled-down hunt, the government said, despite protests from opponents who say Tokyo has not proven that whales need to be killed for research.... 11/30/2015 5:04 AM

Asian stocks down ahead of US data, Fed speeches
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks fell Monday as investors looked ahead to this week's public appearances by the U.S. Federal Reserve chief for signs of whether the central bank will raise interest rates this month.... 11/30/2015 4:33 AM

At least 6 killed in fight among inmates at Guatemala prison
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Officials in Guatemala say a brawl among inmates at an overcrowded prison killed six people and wounded several others.... 11/30/2015 3:36 AM

Greek PM Tsipras takes on Turkey's Davutoglu on Twitter
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A highly unusual online exchange took place on Twitter between the prime ministers of Greece and Turkey late Sunday before the former deleted his tweets - but only from the English version of his account.... 11/30/2015 2:24 AM

Obama prods world on climate change, faces pushback at home
PARIS (AP) -- Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.... 11/30/2015 1:52 AM

Obama's first stop in Paris is saddest of destinations
PARIS (AP) -- At another time, it would have been a glorious tour of Paris by night. But for the saddest of destinations.... 11/30/2015 1:16 AM

Countries, investors pledge billions for clean energy tech
PARIS (AP) -- Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week?s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging billions of dollars to research and develop a technical fix to the planet?s climate woes.... 11/30/2015 12:26 AM

The Latest: Obama visits site of Paris concert attack
PARIS (AP) -- The latest from the much-anticipated U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local:... 11/30/2015 12:16 AM

Obama pays late-night visit to Bataclan, site of French terror attack
PARIS (AP) -- Obama pays late-night visit to Bataclan, site of French terror attack.... 11/29/2015 11:47 PM

Study: About 1/3 of world cactus threatened with extinction
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- About a third of the world's cactus species are threatened with extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature warns in a new report.... 11/29/2015 11:43 PM

Brazil links dengue-like virus to birth defects in babies
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The dengue-like Zika virus has been linked for the first time to cases of babies being born with small heads, or microcephaly, Brazil's government said.... 11/29/2015 10:09 PM

Fathers' rights protesters climb onto Buckingham Palace roof
LONDON (AP) -- British police say two men have scaled Buckingham Palace in an apparent protest over fathers' rights.... 11/29/2015 9:48 PM

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