U.N. climate talks deadlocked over carbon credit issue

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 16:04
United Nations' climate talks to agree on the rules of the 2015 Paris Agreement became deadlocked late on Saturday over the monitoring of carbon credits to reduce emissions, in marathon negotiations which have already overrun.
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Governments agree rules for implementing 2015 Paris climate agreement

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 16:03
Nearly 200 nations agreed on Saturday on a rulebook for implementing a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change.
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Dead Guatemalan girl part of 'endless' migrant exodus from poor village

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 15:49
Grinding poverty in their Guatemalan village drove the father of a 7-year-old girl who died in U.S. custody to leave with her for the United States, the girl's mother said on Saturday.
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Ukraine's President names leader of new church in split from Russia

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 15:13
Ukraine chose the head of a new national Orthodox church on Saturday, marking an historic split from Russia which its leaders see as vital to the country's security and independence.
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Qatar says Gulf Arab bloc needs reform to give it teeth

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 15:11
Qatar said on Saturday it remained committed to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) but the bloc needed to enforce its own rules better, signaling a reformed alliance could help end a row between Doha and some of its neighbors.
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U.S.-led coalition destroys Syrian mosque used as ISIS command center

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 15:09
The U.S.-led coalition in Syria destroyed on Saturday a mosque in the town of Hajin which had been used as an Islamic State command and control center, the U.S. military said.
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French 'yellow vests' protest in their thousands for fifth Saturday

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 14:33
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's government, ignoring calls to hold off after a gun attack in Strasbourg this week.
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Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 14:25
A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was unconstitutional based on its mandate requiring that people buy health insurance, a decision in a case that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court.
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OPEC has shown it can reach deal despite splits: Iran oil minister

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 14:06
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh praised OPEC on Saturday for what he said was the producer group's ability to reach agreement despite intense internal political differences.
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Kremlin should take the lead on rap music, not shut it down, Putin says

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 13:24
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday the Kremlin should play a leading role in Russian rap music and in youth culture, rather than trying to shut it down.
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Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, embassy not moving yet

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 13:10
Australia formally recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.
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Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint see Huawei shun clinching U.S. deal - sources

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 13:08
(This story corrects paragraph 8 to show Wanzhou was arrested in Canada, not China)
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Climate Conference Notebook: Climate talks go into overtime

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 12:40
Climate change talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the 2015 Paris global warming deal are in their last week in Katowice, capital of Poland's coal mining district.
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U.S. House calls on Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 12:10
The U.S. House of Representatives called nearly unanimously on Thursday for the government of Myanmar to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were imprisoned one year ago in a landmark free speech case.
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Thousands of French 'yellow vests' protest for fifth Saturday

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 11:34
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of nationwide demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's government, despite calls to hold off after a gun attack in Strasbourg earlier this week.
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Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, embassy not moving yet

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 11:02
Australia formally recognises West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.
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Trump's interior secretary Zinke to step down amid ethics probes

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 10:22
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has sought to open U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling despite environmental protests, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday, the latest high-profile departure from his administration.
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Europe must fight illiberal forces, Draghi warns

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 07:32
The spread of illiberal ideology is threatening the euro but it is an illusion that leaving it would offer an easier path, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Saturday.
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U.N. climate talks run into overtime, but deal "in reach"

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 07:08
United Nations' climate talks to agree on the rules of the 2015 Paris Agreement dragged on into an extra day on Saturday as ministers tried to overcome the last political hurdles after working through the night.
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Politics cloud felon voting rights restoration in Florida

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 06:08
Elections officials across Florida say they expect former felons to flock to their offices to register to vote next month when a newly passed ballot initiative launches one of the largest enfranchisement efforts in modern U.S. history.
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