Obama: Climate pact an ‘act of defiance’ after Paris attacks

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — 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...

Amid heavy security, pope visits C. African Republic mosque

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Pope Francis ventured into the volatile Muslim enclave of Central African Republic’s capital on Monday and brought his message of reconciliation to the city’s main mosque, insisting that Christians and Muslims have long...

The Latest: Prince Charles issues rallying cry to leaders

PARIS (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local: 1:15 p.m. Britain’s Prince Charles has issued a rallying cry to world leaders to address climate change, describing it as the greatest threat faced by humanity....

The Latest: Prince Charles issues rallying cry to leaders

PARIS (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local: 1:15 p.m. Britain’s Prince Charles has issued a rallying cry to world leaders to address climate change, describing it as the greatest threat faced by humanity....

The Latest: Pope Francis wraps up Africa trip

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis’ first trip to Africa. (All times local.) __ 11:35 a.m. Pope Francis is on his way back to Italy after a two-day visit to Central African Republic. After a final Mass at the sports stadium in Bangui,...

The Latest: Pope Francis wraps up Africa trip

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis’ first trip to Africa. (All times local.) __ 11:35 a.m. Pope Francis is on his way back to Italy after a two-day visit to Central African Republic. After a final Mass at the sports stadium in Bangui,...

Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Addressing the twin threats of global warming and extremist violence, 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 by striking an ambitious deal to...

Israel convicts 2 youths in 2014 killing of Palestinian teen

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing last year of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, while delaying the verdict for the third and chief suspect in the case due to a last-minute insanity plea. The killing...

Obama, Xi tout close US-China climate coordination

PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday touted close U.S. cooperation with China on climate change as vital to world efforts to slow global warming, even as he acknowledged persistent differences with China’s President Xi Jinping over cybersecurity and maritime...

Obama, Xi tout close US-China climate coordination

PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday touted close U.S. cooperation with China on climate change as vital to world efforts to slow global warming, even as he acknowledged persistent differences with China’s President Xi Jinping over cybersecurity and maritime...