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At UN climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier

At UN climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. climate talks from collapse early Sunday sends a signal the rich-poor divide that long held up progress can be overcome with a year to go before a landmark pact is supposed to be adopted in Paris.

December 14, 2014 3:08 pm Photos

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Deal salvaged at UN climate talks in Peru

Deal salvaged at UN climate talks in Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Climate negotiators salvaged a compromise deal in Lima early Sunday that sets the stage for a global pact in Paris next year, but rejected a rigorous review of the greenhouse gas emissions limits they plan.

December 14, 2014 2:50 am Photos

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UN climate talks in Peru seem headed for overtime

UN climate talks in Peru seem headed for overtime

LIMA, Peru (AP) — U.N. global warming talks seemed set to spill over into the weekend as negotiators bickered Friday over the content of climate action plans that countries should unveil in the run-up to a key summit in Paris next year.

December 12, 2014 2:36 pm Photos

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Scant progress as UN climate enter final stretch

Scant progress as UN climate enter final stretch

LIMA, Peru (AP) — U.N. global warming talks head into their last scheduled day Friday with rich and poor countries arguing over what kind of climate action plans they should present in the run-up to a key summit in Paris next year.

December 12, 2014 12:08 am Photos

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Kerry to climate talks: No excuses, get to work

Kerry to climate talks: No excuses, get to work

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry tried to spur slow-moving U.N. climate talks Thursday, telling nations to stop bickering over who is to blame for global warming and to shun the cheap route of high-polluting coal to grow their economies.

December 11, 2014 5:34 pm Photos

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A climate idea comes of age: Zero emissions

A climate idea comes of age: Zero emissions

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pulling a worn, yellowed copy of the 1992 U.N. climate change convention from her handbag, Farhana Yamin points to the paragraph that states its goal: To stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous warming.

December 10, 2014 5:32 pm Photos

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Washington takes heat at UN talks over targets

Washington takes heat at UN talks over targets

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Washington is on track to meet its targets for reducing emissions in heat-trapping greenhouse gases despite an uptick last year, U.S. officials insisted at climate talks Monday.

December 08, 2014 10:38 pm Photos

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Sticky issues re-emerge at UN climate talks

Sticky issues re-emerge at UN climate talks

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The momentum from a historic U.S.-China pact to resist global warming is showing signs of fading at U.N. climate talks as the familiar rich-poor conflict persists over who should do what to keep the planet from overheating.

December 07, 2014 12:02 pm Photos

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UN: climate change costs to poor underestimated

UN: climate change costs to poor underestimated

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The cost to poor countries of adjusting to ever-hotter temperatures will be two or even three times higher than previously thought, the U.N.'s environment agency said Friday — and that assumes a best-case scenario in which greenhouse gas emissions are dramatically reduced.

December 05, 2014 3:40 pm Photos

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World Cup: Argentina win would be Brazilian nightmare

SAO PAULO — After their own World Cup hopes fell apart in the most humiliating way, Brazilians must now grapple with the prospect that things could get even worse.

July 10, 2014 5:48 pm

Unified fans can pump up players

SAO PAULO — With “I believe that we will win!” American soccer fans finally have a World Cup chant that doesn’t just involve shouting their country’s name.

July 01, 2014 7:15 pm

World Cup: Messi boosts Argentins with assist

SAO PAULO — Argentina’s theme at this World Cup seems to be scrappy wins with Lionel Messi pulling through at the last minute to save the day.

July 01, 2014 7:10 pm
Fierce Muslim critic of prophet cartoons has changed his tune

Fierce Muslim critic of prophet cartoons has changed his tune

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A Danish Muslim leader who seven years ago traveled the Muslim world fueling the uproar over newspaper caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad is back in the headlines in Denmark after doing an about-face on the issue.

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Soldiers fan out to combat Venezuelan violence

PETARE, Venezuela - Stern-looking soldiers clutching assault rifles wave down the beat-up Chevy Caprice entering this sprawling slum on the outskirts of Caracas.

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Anxious Venezuelans rush to find scarce toilet paper

Anxious Venezuelans rush to find scarce toilet paper

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelans scrambled to stock up on toilet paper Thursday as fears of a bathroom emergency spread despite the socialist government's promise to import 50 million rolls.

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Princess Lilian, a Swedish tale of forbidden love, dies at 97

Princess Lilian, a Swedish tale of forbidden love, dies at 97

STOCKHOLM - She was one of the better kept secrets of Sweden's royal household: a commoner and divorcée whose relationship with Prince Bertil was seen as a threat to the Bernadotte dynasty.

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As climate talks end, eyes on US efforts

DOHA, Qatar - Even as international climate talks ended this weekend with no new commitments on carbon emissions or climate aid from the United States, some were relieved America didn't make a weak deal even weaker.

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US role called vital as new round of UN climate talks begin

DOHA, Qatar - During a year with a monster storm and scorching heat waves, Americans have experienced the kind of freakish weather that many scientists say will occur more often on a warming planet.

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Marinos escandalizados con capitán que abandonó su barco

Marinos escandalizados con capitán que abandonó su barco

ESTOCOLMO.- La tradición marítima indica que el capitán es el último en abandonar un barco que se hunde. Pero, ¿es legítimo exigirle a una persona en esa situación que deje de lado su instinto de supervivencia? Después de todo, son seres humanos como cualquiera.

January 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Climate action alive, but core issue dodged

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The hard-fought deal at a global climate conference in South Africa keeps talks alive but doesn't address the core problem: The world's biggest carbon polluters aren't willing to cut emissions of greenhouse gases enough to stave off dangerous levels of global warming.

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Sospechoso de Noruega: bombardeo de Serbia ‘inclinó la balanza’

OSLO.– Anders Behring Breivik dijo que era un niño cuando el camino de su vida comenzó a girar. Fue durante la primera Guerra del Golfo, cuando un amigo musulmán se entusiasmó por los informes de ataques con misiles contra las fuerzas estadounidenses.

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Nobel Peace Prize goes to dissident, angering China

Nobel Peace Prize goes to dissident, angering China

BEIJING - China has long wanted a Nobel prize. Now that it has one, its leaders are furious.

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Vargas Llosa gana el Nobel de Literatura

ESTOCOLMO.– Mario Vargas Llosa, uno de los escritores latinoamericanos más célebres, fue galardonado con el premio Nobel de Literatura 2010 y se convirtió en el primer ganador de habla hispana desde 1990.

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Uruguay beats South Korea 2-1 in round of 16

The game on the line, Luis Suarez sidestepped two defenders in the driving rain and struck a right-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area.

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A primer on Slovenia before US matchup

OK, time to grab a map or look at a globe. The mission: finding Slovenia.

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Slovenia's Komac expects win over US at World Cup

Andrej Komac probably never has heard of Joe Namath, even though he sure can imitate the Hall of Fame quarterback.

June 15, 2010 10:13 amLoading…

Denmark coach resumes command after illness

Denmark coach Morten Olsen is back on his feet after being out sick for two days with a virus.

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South Africans celebrate before World Cup opener

Never mind that the World Cup hasn't started yet. South Africans celebrated Wednesday as if their national team already won the trophy.

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Nobel jury defends Obama decision

OSLO — Members of the Norwegian committee that gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize are strongly defending their choice against a storm of criticism that the award was premature and a potential liability for the U.S. president.

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ASU professor shares Nobel in economics

WASHINGTON — One scholar studies how best to manage resources such as forests, fisheries and oil fields. A fellow American looks at why some companies grow so large.

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American is first woman to win Nobel in economics

WASHINGTON — Elinor Ostrom became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics, honored along with fellow American Oliver Williamson on Monday for analyzing economic governance — the rules by which people exercise authority in companies and economic systems.

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Hollywood-style helicopter heist may have netted robbers $150 million

STOCKHOLM — With cinematic flourish, the masked robbers dropped from a helicopter onto the roof of a Swedish cash depot before dawn, broke into the building through a glass pyramid, set off explosions to get to the millions inside and escaped by hoisting themselves and their haul back up on …

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GM moves to unload Saab

GM moves to unload Saab

General Motors Corp.’s Swedish-based subsidiary Saab filed for bankruptcy protection Friday so the unit can be spun off or sold by its struggling U.S. parent, officials said.

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Perception swap helps see another body as your own

Perception swap helps see another body as your own

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Shaking hands with yourself is an amusing out-of-body experience. The illusion of having your stomach slashed with a kitchen knife, not so much.

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Study: Global newspaper circulation is rising

GOTEBORG, Sweden — Global newspaper circulation is rising, buoyed by demand in Asia and South America — belying predictions of the demise of print journalism, officials said Monday at the start of an international newspaper conference.

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Swedish city is leading the way in reducing greenhouse gases

Swedish city is leading the way in reducing greenhouse gases

VAXJO, Sweden — When this quiet city in southern Sweden decided in 1996 to wean itself off fossil fuels, most people doubted the ambitious goal would have any impact beyond the town limits.

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Comedian has Finnish candidate laughing all the way to the polls

Comedian has Finnish candidate laughing all the way to the polls

HELSINKI, Finland — Finland's president finds her traditional support among women and the Social Democratic Party base, but lately to the surprise of many Finns — and her opponents in today's election — she has gotten an endorsement of a different sort.

January 15, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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Hip Swedish jeans carry anti-Christian logo

Hip Swedish jeans carry anti-Christian logo

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — A punk-rock style, trendy tight fit and affordable price have made Cheap Monday jeans a hot commodity among young Swedes, but what has people talking is the brand's ungodly logo: a skull with a cross turned upside down on its forehead.

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