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Obama: Climate pact an 'act of defiance' after Paris attacks
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an "act of defiance" against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond.... 11/30/2015 3:29 PM

16 dead in fight at overcrowded Guatemala prison
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Officials in Guatemala say the death toll in a brawl among inmates at an overcrowded prison has risen to 16, including three inmates who were decapitated.... 11/30/2015 3:27 PM

IAAF suspends 3 senior Kenyan track and field officials
MONACO (AP) -- The IAAF ethics commission has suspended three senior Kenyan track and field federation officials over the "potential subversion" of the anti-doping system in the east African nation.... 11/30/2015 3:20 PM

Egypt aims for 5.5 percent economic growth
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt is aiming for 5.5 percent economic growth in the next fiscal year, which ends in June 2017, an increase on its 5 percent target this year.... 11/30/2015 3:18 PM

Greece urges no delay to debt relief talks with creditors
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece hopes its creditors will start talks on debt relief measures quickly to dispel financial uncertainty and help the battered economy, the country's finance minister said Monday.... 11/30/2015 3:18 PM

The Latest: Obama says India can cut emissions and poverty
PARIS (AP) -- The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:... 11/30/2015 3:16 PM

Israel convicts 2 youths in 2014 killing of Palestinian teen
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy whose slaying was part of a chain of events that led to last year's Gaza war.... 11/30/2015 3:13 PM

Chinese president to head to Africa
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Some immigration signs at Zimbabwe's main international airport are in Chinese, a sign of China's deep economic inroads in Africa, which Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit this week.... 11/30/2015 3:13 PM

3 Kenyan track and field federation officials suspended by IAAF ethics commission
MONACO (AP) -- 3 Kenyan track and field federation officials suspended by IAAF ethics commission.... 11/30/2015 3:05 PM

Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- Addressing the twin threats of global warming and extremist violence, the largest group of world leaders ever to stand together kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday, saying that by striking an ambitious deal to cut emissions they can show terrorists what countries can achieve when they are united.... 11/30/2015 3:04 PM

Germany mulls sending up to 1,200 troops on Syria mission
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany is planning to send up to 1,200 troops to support the international coalition fighting against the Islamic State group in Syria, officials said Monday.... 11/30/2015 3:03 PM

Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels
BEIJING (AP) -- Beijing suffered its worst air pollution of the year on Monday, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous levels of pollutants.... 11/30/2015 3:00 PM

High Court rules against Northern Ireland's abortion law
LONDON (AP) -- A Belfast High Court ruling is expected to ease Northern Ireland's strict anti-abortion laws to make it easier for women to terminate pregnancies in some cases.... 11/30/2015 2:53 PM

Obama, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine during climate talks
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to decrease tensions with Turkey, as the U.S. and Russian leaders met briefly on the sidelines of global climate talks outside Paris.... 11/30/2015 2:46 PM

Report: Turkey detains 1,300 migrants in sweep
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Authorities in northwest Turkey on Monday rounded up some 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants allegedly preparing to make their way into Greece, Turkey's state-run news agency reported.... 11/30/2015 3:31 PM

Suicide bombing against Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad kills 9
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing in Baghdad targeting Shiite Muslims taking part in an annual pilgrimage has killed nine people and wounded another 21.... 11/30/2015 2:44 PM

Turkey won't apologize to Russia over warplane downing
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Turkey won't apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, the Turkish prime minister said Monday, stressing that the Turkish military was doing its job defending the country's airspace.... 11/30/2015 2:43 PM

Haiti opposition says transitional gov't may be needed
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Eight candidates in last month's disputed presidential election are demanding major changes in Haiti's electoral system and other agencies. And they say if that doesn't happen, a transitional government should be created to oversee a new vote.... 11/30/2015 2:33 PM

EU stands by labeling move after Israel freezes contacts
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is standing by its decision to put special labels on West Bank exports despite Israel's move to freeze contacts on Mideast peace issues with EU representatives.... 11/30/2015 2:25 PM

Kosovo Parliament disrupted with tear gas, again
PRISTINA, 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.... 11/30/2015 2:21 PM

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