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  • new storyThe Latest: Obama: Business needs seat in climate efforts story has photos
    Updated: Nov-30-15 12:10 pm

    PARIS - The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:

  • new storyObama: Climate pact an 'act of defiance' after Paris attacks story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-30-15 11:47 am

    LE BOURGET, France - Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an "act of defiance" against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond.

  • new storyLeaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-30-15 11:40 am

    LE BOURGET, France - The largest group of world leaders ever to stand together kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday, saying that striking an ambitious deal to curb global warming can show terrorists what countries can achieve when they are united.

  • Obama prods world on climate change, faces pushback at home story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-29-15 8:52 pm

    PARIS - Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.

  • Obama's first stop in Paris is saddest of destinations story has photos
    Updated: Nov-29-15 8:16 pm

    PARIS - At another time, it would have been a glorious tour of Paris by night. But for the saddest of destinations.

  • The Latest: Obama visits site of Paris concert attack story has photos
    Updated: Nov-29-15 7:16 pm

    PARIS - The latest from the much-anticipated U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local:

  • EU, Turkey seek better relations at emergency refugee summit story has photos
    Updated: Nov-29-15 4:31 pm

    BRUSSELS - European Union leaders and the Turkish prime minister sealed a joint summit with a commitment to re-energize Turkey's long-stalled membership talks and bolster their common resolve to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis.

  • Worldwide climate rallies draw hundreds of thousands story has photos
    Updated: Nov-29-15 3:57 pm

    PARIS - Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on the eve of a major conference in Paris.

  • Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8 story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 11:30 am

    BEIRUT - A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday.

  • The Latest: Russia supports closing of Turkish=Syria border story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 10:20 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.

  • After Paris attacks, increased resolve for UN climate talks story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 3:37 am

    PARIS - Still gripped by shock and grief, Paris will play host to a long-awaited U.N. climate conference under tragic circumstances that none could have foreseen.

  • Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against IS story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-27-15 12:58 am

    MOSCOW - The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.

  • Cameron: UK must attack IS in Syria to deny group safe haven story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 1:59 pm

    LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged skeptical lawmakers to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria, saying Thursday that the Paris attacks have given the fight new urgency and Britain owes it to key allies to act.

  • Paris attacks boost popularity of French Tricolor flag 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:52 pm

    PARIS - A young Parisian who once might have stopped and stared in distaste now walks nonchalantly past a large Tricolor flag flapping in the November rain on a home in Paris' 8th district.

  • Brian Williams settles into new job at MSNBC 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 11:19 am

    NEW YORK - Coming out of a commercial break shortly before 11:20 a.m., Brian Williams had slipped into the anchor chair on MSNBC Tuesday as President Barack Obama met with French President Francois Hollande.

  • Xi to give speech at opening of Paris climate conference 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:38 am

    BEIJING - President Xi Jinping will speak at a key climate change conference in Paris later this month, before making state visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe, officials announced Wednesday.

  • Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president.

  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:41 pm

    MOSCOW - Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the back" and warned of "significant consequences."

  • The Latest: France says it has struck IS center in Iraq story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The latest on President Barack Obama's meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the White House on the fight against the Islamic State group:

  • Paris attackers exploited intelligence gaps that remain open 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:09 pm

    PARIS - The Paris attackers exploited intelligence holes from France to Syria, authorities say, taking advantage of mistrust between European governments, France's overwhelmed security services and the collapse of authority across the war zone contested by the Islamic State group.

  • White House asks allies to step up in IS campaign story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 7:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House urged allies on Monday to do more in the campaign against the Islamic State, while President Barack Obama faced pressure in return to show the U.S.-led coalition will intensify efforts in response to the Paris attacks, even without a major shift in strategy.

  • Cameron pledges to outline strategy against IS this week story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 1:43 pm

    LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron will begin to lay out his case this week for the Royal Air Force to start hitting Islamic State targets in Syria, something he has been eager to do but feared being blocked by Parliament.

  • Kerry: US trying to speed up efforts to defeat Islamic State story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 11:07 am

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The United States is seeking new military, counterterrorism and diplomatic ideas to destroy the Islamic State group faster, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, acknowledging the difficulty in eliminating extremists who've exploited four years of chaos in the Middle East to become a global threat. He said greater military cooperation with Russia was possible under the right circumstances.

  • Obama warns against overreaction to Islamic State attacks story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-22-15 12:35 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group "cannot strike a mortal blow" against the U.S., and he warned that overreacting to the Paris attacks would play into extremists' hands. "We will destroy this terrorist organization," he vowed.

  • Obama calls on Russia to focus on Islamic State group story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 3:11 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - President Barack Obama says Russia needs to make a strategic decision to go after the Islamic State group, not the moderate opposition forces trying to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad.