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  • Peru climate change talks slowed by clashes of rich and poor nations

    International climate talks in Lima, Peru, are entering their final week, with few hints of whether a newfound optimism that marked the start of negotiations will ultimately translate into an agreement that would rein in climate change. Convened by...
  • India melding rapid innovation with ancient traditions to improve life for all

    NEW DELHI, INDIA -- Greetings from India, where we're launching our latest international edition, HuffPost India, in collaboration with The Times of India Group and its digital arm, Times Internet (TIL). India has always held a deeply personal...
  • Amid climate change, what's more important: Protecting money or people?

    At the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators' recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change, no matter how fast...
  • Effort could save millions of kids: Front & Center

    Effort could save millions of kids: Front & Center
    Thousands of West Africans dying from Ebola this year spread panic worldwide, but millions of children still die each year in poor countries from common and treatable illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea. An international partnership called Gavi is...
  • Transcript: Gov. Jerry Brown's inaugural address

    Transcript: Gov. Jerry Brown's inaugural address
    As prepared for delivery: Members of the Legislature, the Judiciary, Constitutional Officers, the extended family of my pioneering ancestors and fellow Californians: An inauguration is always a special occasion but today it is particularly special...
  • Fossil fuels have made all our lives better

    Fossil fuels have made  all our lives better
    Here's a question for Floridians to ponder: Is it good that your state generates 86 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels? I'd wager most of you would say no. So would many of the politicians and bureaucrats directing America's energy policy....
  • How to make it easier for health workers to volunteer in crises

     How to make it easier for health workers to volunteer in crises
    The United Nations estimates that 5,000 more international healthcare workers will be needed during the coming months in West Africa to fight the Ebola outbreak. But where they will come from is not entirely clear. As World Bank President Jim Yong Kim...
  • Ebola is 'not a death sentence,' U.S. cases prove

    Ebola is 'not a death sentence,' U.S. cases prove
    When Amber Vinson walked out of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday, she became the sixth person in the country to be successfully treated for a disease that kills 70% of its victims in Africa, but has so far killed only one in the United...
  • International summit just a first step on climate change

    International summit just a first step on climate change
     As President Obama and more than 100 other heads of state gather Tuesday in New York to spotlight the severity of global warming and the need to act on it, the scene will be more pep rally than policy negotiation. The meeting is a launchpad for the...
  • Afghan rivals sign deal on unity government ending standoff

    Afghan rivals sign deal on unity government ending standoff
    Afghanistan’s election rivals signed an agreement Sunday forming a unity government with former finance minister Ashraf Ghani as president, ending a months-long standoff over a disputed runoff vote. The brief signing ceremony at the presidential...
  • L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday

    L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday
    A Lehigh Valley congressman will be with world leaders and music icons Saturday at a massive festival to end extreme poverty in the world. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican who represents the 15th District, will represent the United States as part of...