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  • Top Asian News 9:37 a.m. GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local: 10:10 a.m. High-level climate talks have begun in Paris with the goal of a long-term deal to reduce man-made emissions. Peruvian Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar Vidal, who played host to…

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  • 'Fast and Furious' French trafficker arrested in Bangkok

    BANGKOK (AP) — A French drug trafficker who was part of a notorious international network that authorities say copied tactics from Hollywood's "Fast and Furious" films was arrested in Bangkok, officials said Monday.

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  • Costly 'cleaner' coal fights for space in emissions debate

    By Krishna N. Das, Tommy Wilkes and Yuka Obayashi NEW DELHI/TOKYO (Reuters) - The global coal industry is trumpeting "cleaner coal" technology to fight bubbling competition from renewable energy, but the high costs of greener plants are proving a major obstacle in selling them to power-hungry…

  • Europe, Turkey agree migration deal, leaders say

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and Turkey agreed on Sunday a 3-billion euro ($3.2 billion) plan to confront the flows of migrants into Europe, part of a wider deal to speed up Ankara's efforts to join the 28-nation bloc. "We agreed that (Turkey's) accession process needs to be…

  • Earth is a wilder, warmer place since last climate deal made

    PARIS (AP) — This time, it's a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save.

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  • Study: About 1/3 of world cactus threatened with extinction

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — About a third of the world's cactus species are threatened with extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature warns in a new report.

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  • Human chains, Hollywood heavyweights in global climate rallies

    From Sydney to London, humid Rio to chilly New York, at least 683,000 hit the streets in 2,300 events across 175 countries at the weekend, co-organiser and campaign group Avaaz said, calling it the largest number of people to protest over climate change all at once. About 50,000 demonstrators…

  • Poland says will push hard to keep Britain in EU

    By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Poland's new Euro-sceptic government is ready to support many of Britain's demands for staying in the European Union, but will oppose any move to withhold benefits from the thousands of Poles living there, a senior Polish official said on Sunday. Konrad…

  • EU, Turkey seek better relations at emergency refugee summit

    BRUSSELS (AP) — 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.

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  • The Latest: Polish PM against new quota of sharing migrants

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:

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  • Cash, visas and talks: key points of EU-Turkey pact on refugees

    By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders signed an agreement with Turkey on Sunday, offering cash, visas and closer ties in exchange for Turkish help in stemming the flow of refugees to Europe. CASH FOR REFUGEES The EU will provide "an initial" 3 billion euros ($3.2…

  • Turkey and EU strike 3bn euro migrant aid deal

    Turkey and the European Union agreed at a summit on Sunday on a "historic" three-billion-euro ($3.2 billion) aid deal to stem the flow of Syrian refugees and other migrants to Europe. Ankara's bid for membership of the EU will be kickstarted in return for its cooperation in preventing the 2.2…

  • Iran condemns West's 'double standards' in letter to youth

    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Sunday condemned the West's "double standards" in a letter to the youth of America and Europe following the Paris attacks that killed 130 people. "The military invasions of the Islamic world in recent years -- with countless victims -- are another…

  • Israel suspends EU role in peace process with Palestinians

    By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Sunday it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labeling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

  • Israel says suspends EU peace role over settlement goods

    Israel said Sunday it is suspending discussion of its conflict with the Palestinians with EU officials, in response to the bloc's decision to label goods imported from Jewish settlements. "It is important to make clear that Israel is maintaining diplomatic talks with individual European states --…

  • Polish Muslims rally against racism and terrorism

    Poland, where 90 percent of the 38 million population is Catholic, is estimated to have around 15,000 to 25,000 Muslims. "We condemn all forms of terrorism and we express our solidarity with the French people and all victims of terrorist attacks around the world," said Youssef Chadid, the imam of…

  • Highlights: Leaders' comments at EU-Turkey summit

    Leaders of the European Union aim to sign an agreement with Turkey in Brussels on Sunday that offers Ankara cash and closer ties with the EU in return for Turkish help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe. Here are some of the comments of the leaders: BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON …

  • Turkish PM says summit historic for EU accession

    Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the summit with European Union leaders on Sunday was a "new beginning" in Turkey's accession process to the 28-nation bloc. "Today is a historic day in our accession process to the EU," Davutoglu told reporters on arrival for the talks, in which EU…