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2 months 3 days ago

Airstrikes in Syria continue overnight

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. and five Arab countries have launched airstrikes on militants in the Islamic State group in eastern Syria. The airstrikes were carried out Monday night Eastern Time, and activists say not only did they target the Islamic State group, resulting in casualties, but also the al-Qaida-linked...

2 years 9 months ago

UN chief urges Zambia to fight corruption

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) - The U.N. chief has urged Zambian lawmakers to spare no one in the fight against corruption. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking to Zambia's parliament at the start of a visit Friday, called corruption a cancer that threatens democracy and anti-poverty efforts. He says, "In this fight...

4 years 7 months ago

US pledges $1.15 billion to Haiti

A senior U.S. official says the Obama administration will pledge $1.15 billion in taxpayer dollars over the next two years to help with Haiti's post-earthquake reconstruction. The official says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce the pledge on Wednesday at a U.N. donors conference that is expected...

4 years 11 months ago

UN climate chief: hacked e-mails are damaging

The top U.N. climate official says hacked e-mails from climate scientists that appear to cast doubt on their research do look bad, but studies of global warming are solid. Yvo de Boer says the review process by some 2,500 scientists of climate change research is thorough and credible. He acknowledged...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Home prices fall in most U.S. cities

A real estate group says home prices fell in eight out of every 10 U.S. cities in the third quarter of this year as heavily discounted distressed sales made up 30 percent of all deals. But home sales continued their climb, with quarterly sales outpacing the second quarter and...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Envoys scale back U.N. climate pact ambitions

Negotiators and diplomats were working Thursday on a scaled-back version of a global climate change treaty that could be agreed by next month's deadline, without firm U.S. commitments. The idea of forging a political agreement, instead of a legally binding treaty, was becoming a more accepted possibility as negotiators...

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