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175 states signing landmark Paris deal on climate change

175 states signing landmark Paris deal on climate change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders from at least 175 countries were signing the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal took a key step forward, potentially entering into force years ahead of schedule. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, holding his young granddaughter, joined dozens of world leaders for a signing ceremony that set a record for ...

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US: UN should provide detailed reports on Iran nuke program

US: UN should provide detailed reports on Iran nuke program

VIENNA (AP) — The United States on Wednesday urged the U.N. atomic agency to continue providing details on Iran’s compliance with a deal crimping its nuclear work amid Western concerns that the agency’s newest report is too light on specifics. Until now, such concerns have mostly been voiced privately. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday he is “confident ...

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UN approves toughest sanctions on North Korea in 20 years

UN approves toughest sanctions on North Korea in 20 years

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades on Wednesday, reflecting growing anger at Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test and rocket launch in defiance of a ban on all nuclear-related activity. The United States and North Korea’s traditional ally China spent seven weeks negotiating the new sanctions, which include mandatory ...

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Russia Putin orders military near Ukraine back to base

MOSCOW — (AP) Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says Ukraine has seen an unconstitutional coup and armed seizure of power. Putin said Tuesday that while the Ukrainian parliament is legitimate, the acting president is not. He said that fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych is the only legitimate leader of Ukraine. It was the first time Putin has spoken publicly since Yanukovych fled ...

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