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  • New agreement to allow U.S. troops in Afghanistan past 2014

    The Bilateral Security Agreement allows for 9,800 U.S. soldiers to remain in Afghanistan past the end of the year to help train, equip and advise Afghan military and police forces.

  • U.S., Afghanistan to sign bilateral security deal Tuesday

    Afghanistan will sign a deal to allow U.S. troops to remain in that country beyond the end of the year, a senior White House official said Monday.

  • Road to climate treaty rocky after UN summit

    Developing countries could derail the process toward an international climate treaty by insisting on an amount of aid that richer ones are unlikely to donate.

  • Indian emissions will rise, official says, dealing blow to climate treaty hopes

    A deal without serious commitments from India would likely prevent a deal that secures enough cuts in greenhouse gases by 2020 to avoid a 2 degree Celsius temperature rise by 2100, which nations are seeking.

  • Who wants war?

    Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don't want another war.

  • Cities set the pace on climate change

    By undertaking certain actions, cities could conceivably reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- which most scientists say drive global warming -- 24 percent by 2030 and 47 percent by 2050.

  • U.S. swears off landmines, except for use in Korea

    The United States will not use landmines outside of Korea and will destroy any stocks not used for the defense of South Korea, bringing it closer to compliance with a 1999 treaty outlawing that class of military weapon, the White House said Tuesday. The U.S. is one of 36 nations that have not...

  • Obama orders international federal programs, investments to consider climate change

    NEW YORK — Federal agencies will need to factor how the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels, drought, floods and other extreme weather linked to it, would affect international development programs and investments under a new executive order President Obama will issue Tuesday,...

  • Kerry: Climate change on par with terrorism, poverty, WMD

    Secretary of State John Kerry's comments come on the eve of the United Nations climate summit, where 120-plus heads of state including President Obama, will meet to discuss global warming.

  • Podesta: White House taking UN climate summit 'seriously'

    White House officials said President Obama will make commitments to address climate change at Tuesday's United Nations climate summit to show other nations that his administration intends to lead on the issue.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • State Dept.: Obama not side-stepping Senate on climate deal

    "Not a word of the new climate agreement currently under discussion has been written, so it is entirely premature to say whether it will or won't require Senate approval," State's Jen Psaki said.

  • 'Irreversible change' more likely as emissions rise, says UN draft report

    The effects of climate change will grow more severe as greenhouse gas emissions rise, according to a draft United Nations report.



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