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  • The Latest: 6 nations call for a price on carbon dioxide

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

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  • AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing

    Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes.

    Associated Press17 mins ago
  • African leaders urge world to save drought-hit Lake Chad

    African leaders called at a global climate summit Monday for the world to help save drought-stricken Lake Chad and avert an even greater flow of refugees fleeing to Europe. Some 2.5 million people have been displaced from the fast-drying Lake Chad basin, according to the United Nations. The…

    AFP22 mins ago
  • Top Asian News 7:01 p.m. GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local: 8 p.m. Pope Francis has warned climate change negotiators meeting in Paris that "it's now or never" to come up with an agreement to limit global warming. Speaking to reporters en route home…

    Associated Press39 mins ago
  • Jordan launches computerized census, first in 11 years

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan launched a national census Monday to provide greater clarity about a population that includes large numbers of Syrian refugees and foreign workers.

    Associated Press46 mins ago
  • Belgium calls for 'European CIA' after Paris attacks

    Belgium called for the creation of a European intelligence agency Monday to counter the threat of jihadist violence in the wake of the Paris attacks. Prime Minister Charles Michel told French radio RTL that "we must quickly put in place a European intelligence agency, a European CIA" to collate…

    AFP57 mins ago
  • US stocks are little changed; retail stocks decline

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged slightly lower in quiet trading Monday as traders returned from the Thanksgiving holiday. Retail stocks led the declines as early signals on the holiday shopping season failed to impress. Investors are focusing on central banks in Europe and the U.S., which are going in…

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  • The Latest: Slovakia to accept 149 Christians from Iraq

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

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  • Hours after EU deal, Turkey rounds up 1,300 migrants bound for Greece

    Turkish authorities rounded up some 1,300 migrants on Monday that they said were planning to sail to Greece from hideouts near secluded Aegean beaches and forests, hours after striking a deal with the European Union on stemming refugee flows. In the largest operation of its kind in recent months,…

  • Greece urges no delay to debt relief talks with creditors

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece hopes its creditors will start talks on debt relief measures quickly to dispel financial uncertainty and help the battered economy, the country's finance minister said Monday.

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  • Kerry to back Kosovo reforms on first Balkan trip as U.S. diplomat

    By Arshad Mohammed and Fatos Bytyci PARIS/PRISTINA (Reuters) - John Kerry, on his first trip to the Balkans as U.S. secretary of state, visits Kosovo on Wednesday to underscore Western concern over the slow pace of progress 16 years after a U.S.-led air war set it on the road to independence. …

  • Factbox: Impact of Russian sanctions on trade ties with Turkey

    (Reuters) - Relations between Moscow and Ankara have deteriorated after Turkey shot down a Russian air force jet during an operation near the Syria-Turkey border last week. According to Turkey, the jet had repeatedly violated its air space, while Russia claims that the jet was on Syrian territory.…

  • Tiny Cape Verde picks big fight with drug gangs

    By David Lewis and Julio Rodrigues PRAIA (Reuters) - When Cape Verde police dismantled a drugs network preparing to smuggle tens of millions of dollars of cocaine to Europe in 2011, the operation was hailed as a rare victory against international crime by one of Africa's smallest states. Then, in…

  • 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…

  • '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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  • After uncertainty, new start for Syrian family in Germany

    ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Just before dawn, a worker shook the matriarch of the refugee family out of sleep at their asylum center in a depressed German town.

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  • 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…