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The Latest: Major funds pressure companies over climate
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the climate summit taking place in Paris (all times local):...

World leaders, high security at Paris climate summit
PARIS (AP) -- More than 50 world leaders are joining bankers, energy magnates and others Tuesday in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming - despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord....

US-based climate scientists to take research to France
PARIS (AP) -- It is a dream come true for U.S.-based climate scientists - the offer of all-expenses-paid life in France to advance their research in Europe instead of in the United States under climate skeptic President Donald Trump, two of the winners say....

Homeless in Rio skyrockets, creating tensions, violence
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- One night about a year ago, Leandro Mota Generoso was sleeping on a street in downtown Rio de Janeiro when he felt something jagged strike his face....

Freed prisoner witnessed radicalization in Egyptian jails
DUBLIN (AP) -- An Irish citizen recently acquitted after four years of being imprisoned in Egypt says he saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized and adopt views of the Islamic State group during his brutal captivity in overcrowded jails....

Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japan abductee dies
TOKYO (AP) -- Charles Jenkins, a U.S Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77....

Russian youth activists canvass uphill for opposition leader
MOSCOW (AP) -- Moscow teenagers Kirill Strizhov and Alexander Pelevin have never known a Russia without President Vladimir Putin. Now, they say, the time has come for a younger leader....

Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- For nine years in a row, the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as having the world's smallest gender-equality gap, and for about as long gender studies professor Gyda Margret Petursdottir has been asked how the Nordic island nation became such a paradise for women....

Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish leader Shteinman dies at 104
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, the spiritual leader of Israel's non-Hassidic ultra-Orthodox Jews of European descent and one of the country's most influential and powerful rabbis, died Tuesday. He was 104....

Israel survey finds deep divisions, displeasure with leaders
JERUSALEM (AP) -- With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a deeply polarized nation. But a new survey released on Tuesday shows just how divided the country has become....

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UN promises justice in Congo against peacekeeper attacks

UK banker back in Hong Kong court for murder appeal

Austria: 1 dead, 18 hurt in explosion at natural gas plant

Latin America/Caribbean
Homeless in Rio skyrockets, creating tensions, violence

Middle East
Iran state TV: 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocks southern Iran