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  • 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.

  • APNewsBreak: UN's Iran nuclear probe stalls again

    VIENNA (AP) — A new and seemingly promising U.N probe of allegations that Iran worked on atomic arms has stalled, diplomats say, leaving investigators not much further than where they started a decade ago and dampening U.S. hopes of reaching an overarching deal with Tehran by a November...

  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks...

  • Editorial cartoon: UN priorities

    Cartoon by Yaakov Kirschen/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops,...



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