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  • UN chief: Climate summit will 'lay the framework' for carbon price

    Ban Ki-moon said the meeting of more than 120 heads of states in New York will also "promote innovative financing mechanisms" to move beyond investments in fossil fuels, and that it would seek to make the "case for removing policy ambiguity" in hopes of pushing nations toward cleaner energy sources.

  • UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

    GENEVA (AP) — As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that the Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed the bulk of atrocities in the civil war. The head...

  • Kerry to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council on Iraq. The State Department said Monday that Kerry would convene the council on Friday to show international support for the new Iraqi government and...

  • U.N. climate summits attracts 120 heads of state

    Notables include President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, South African President Jacob Zuma and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye.

  • Environmentalists call on philanthropies to drop fossil fuel investments

    Environmentalists from across the world say they are targeting the foundations that handle billions of dollars in funding for climate change projects because those organizations likely are unaware that some of their finances are tied up in fossil fuels.

  • Iran asks UN agency to condemn alleged drone probe

    VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency said Friday that it is studying a request from Iran that it condemn the purported incursion of an Israeli drone. Gill Tudor, spokeswoman for the International Atomic Energy Agency, said the Iranian letter, dated Sept. 9, had been circulated to the agency's...

  • Most conservative British lawmakers reject man-made climate change, poll finds

    A full 53 percent of Conservative members of parliament said the scientific consensus that humans are driving climate change hasn't been confirmed, a revelation that could cloud British Prime Minister David Cameron's appearance at a United Nations-hosted climate summit.

  • UN: 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the U.N.'s fourth crisis over abducted soldiers in the Golan Heights since March 2013 amid questions about the future of its 40-year-old monitoring mission there. The Fijians were...

  • Canadian leader to skip UN climate summit

    Stephen Harper joins the leaders of China and India in missing the New York event. President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and over 100 other heads of state will be in attendance.

  • Activists plan NYC climate march before UN summit

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York labor unions and environmental groups are planning a march to draw attention to climate change two days before a United Nations summit on the issue. City Councilman Donovan Richards predicted Wednesday that the Sept. 21 demonstration would be largest climate march in...

  • UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

    GENEVA (AP) — Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday. The heat-trapping gas blamed for the largest share of global warming rose to global concentrations of 396...

  • Carbon dioxide levels last year rose at fastest rate since 1984

    Carbon dioxide levels increased the most last year since 1984, driving the concentration of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere to a new high, according to a study released Tuesday.

  • Ex-US diplomat Khalilzad contests financial probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations has been caught up in a suspected money-laundering inquiry that led to a freeze on bank deposits he and his wife hold in Austria. Austrian officials said Zalmay Khalilzad, the founder of a global consulting...

  • UN report confirms nuke probe of Iran stalled

    VIENNA (AP) — Instead of acting on its pledge to help a new probe of suspicions that it worked on atomic arms, Iran has begun dismissing the allegations, U.N. nuclear agency said Friday. The same tactic has stalled previous inquiries. Iran agreed in February to work with International Atomic...

  • EPA takes step toward regulating plane emissions

    The regulator this week informed the United Nations aviation program that it had begun investigating whether airplane emissions endangered public health.



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