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  • In global climate talks, some major polluters drag their feet

    Recent commitments by the world's major polluters to cut emissions have added fresh momentum to international climate talks, but foot-dragging persists among the next tier of polluters, including India, Brazil, Canada and Australia. Representatives of...
  • Kerry tells rich, poor to make climate deal to avoid 'tragedy'

    Kerry tells rich, poor to make climate deal to avoid 'tragedy'
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an impassioned plea on Thursday for all nations to work for an ambitious U.N. deal next year to fight climate change, saying time was running out to reverse a course "leading to tragedy." He also took aim at...
  • Malala, Satyarthi receive their Nobel Prizes for child campaigns

    Malala, Satyarthi receive their Nobel Prizes for child campaigns
    Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for refusing to quit school, and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi received their Nobel Peace Prizes on Wednesday after two days of celebration honoring their work for children's rights. Malala...
  • Death of top Palestinian after clash with Israeli police is latest crisis

    JERUSALEM A senior Palestinian official died Wednesday after a confrontation with Israeli troops who were blocking a demonstration in the West Bank, sharply raising tensions between the Palestinian Authority and Israel. Ziad Abu Ain, 55, a firebrand...
  • Senior Palestinian official dies after scuffle with Israeli soldiers

    Senior Palestinian official dies after scuffle with Israeli soldiers
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned a clash Wednesday between Israeli troops and protesters that preceded the death of a senior Palestinian official, calling it a “barbaric act.” The official, Ziad Abu Ein, was among...
  • Washington has tough words for Europe on economy; less so for China

    Washington's worries about the global economy until recently were dominated by concerns over China's currency policies. Now the Obama administration's toughest words increasingly fall on Europe. In a speech on America's international economic...
  • UK trade deficit hits seven-month low in October, helped by slower oil imports

    Britain's goods trade deficit narrowed in October to its lowest level in seven months, helped by lower fuel imports and a slight rise in exports, official data showed on Wednesday. The Office for National Statistics said the deficit shrank slightly...
  • Austrian parties pursue tax reform deal to shore up coalition

    Austria's governing coalition partners have rolled out starkly different proposals on how to fund tax cuts, heralding months of touchy negotiations aimed at boosting voters' purchasing power at a time when the economy is flagging. Chancellor Werner...
  • Most McDonald's in Russia reopen

    Most McDonald's in Russia reopen
    McDonald's has reopened restaurants in Russia it was forced to close this year, except for two being remodeled, the company said on Tuesday. Back in August, a dozen McDonald's in Russia were temporarily closed after mass unscheduled inspections. Russia'...
  • France seeks to keep EU 'Robin Hood tax' plan despite missed deadline

    France sought on Tuesday to keep alive a disputed financial transactions tax after 18 months of talks failed to produce a deal that would force banks blamed for causing the financial crisis to help pay for the clean-up. Having missed a self-imposed year-...
  • Regulators concerned at banks scaling back market making commitments

    Global financial regulators worry that banks are scaling back costly market making functions and that this could leave investors stranded, as well as squeezing funds to drive economic recovery, a senior official said on Tuesday. Some banks have already...