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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

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 1:45 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

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 1:02 AM

Japan industrial output, retail spending lag expectations
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese industrial output rose 1.4 percent in October from the month before, below forecasts and a decrease from the year before.... 11/30/2015 1:00 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

EU, Turkey seek better relations at emergency refugee summit
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders and the Turkish prime minister sealed a joint summit with a commitment to re-energize Turkey's long-stalled membership talks and bolster their common resolve to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis.... 11/29/2015 9:31 PM

The Latest: Polish PM against new quota of sharing migrants
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:... 11/29/2015 9:25 PM

Man charged with $1.4 million MoneyGram embezzlement
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say they have arrested a man on charges related to the embezzlement of $1.4 million from a MoneyGram operation.... 11/29/2015 9:09 PM

Worldwide climate rallies draw hundreds of thousands
PARIS (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on the eve of a major conference in Paris.... 11/29/2015 8:57 PM

Iraqis find 3 more mass graves in formerly IS-held Sinjar
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish officials said Sunday three more mass graves have been found in the northern town of Sinjar, where Kurdish forces backed by heavy U.S.-led airstrikes drove out Islamic State militants earlier this month.... 11/29/2015 8:15 PM

5 kidnapped Poles are 'safe and sound,' contacted families
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The captain and four other Polish seamen abducted from a ship off Nigeria's coast last week are fine and called their families at home, Poland's Foreign Ministry said Sunday.... 11/29/2015 7:57 PM

Burkina Faso holds 1st vote since popular uprising
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Thousands of people cast their ballots Sunday in Burkina Faso's first presidential and legislative elections since a popular uprising toppled the nation's longtime leader last year.... 11/29/2015 7:52 PM

Israel suspends contact with some EU groups over labeling
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel on Sunday suspended contacts with European Union representatives on Mideast peace issues to protest the 28-nation bloc's decision to label Israeli exports from the West Bank.... 11/29/2015 7:48 PM

Pope brings peace message to Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Flanked by Vatican bodyguards in flak jackets and machine-gun-toting U.N. peacekeepers, Pope Francis plunged Sunday into conflict-wracked Central African Republic and urged the country's Christian and Muslim factions to lay down their weapons and instead arm themselves with peace and forgiveness.... 11/29/2015 7:24 PM

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