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AP Explains: Brazil's environmental changes under Bolsonaro

Aug. 19, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pressure is rising around the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro to comply with Brazil's pledge to fight global warming, as the international community gathers in the northern state of Bahia for a week-long UN workshop on climate change. Bolsonaro, a far-right climate skeptic,...

Norway downplays Maduro's skipping of talks with opposition

Aug. 8, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The chief facilitator of negotiations between Venezuela's socialist administration and opposition has downplayed the decision by President Nicolás Maduro to skip a scheduled round of talks. Dag Nylander of Norway's Foreign Affairs Ministry told The Associated Press on...

Ex-Tennessee mayor, crew rescued from fiery boat near Norway

Jul. 25, 2019 7:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, had to be rescued by helicopter off the Norwegian Sea due to a sailboat fire. The Tennessean reports that former Mayor Karl Dean and other prominent Nashville residents were rescued on Sunday after waking up to large amounts of smoke from...

Norway holds Muslim cleric for 4 weeks after Italy trial

Jul. 18, 2019 4:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An Iraqi-born Muslim cleric has been ordered held in custody for four weeks after he was sentenced to 12 years in prison in Italy for terror offenses. The Oslo District Court said Wednesday there is a risk that Mullah Krekar could flee. Norwegian broadcaster NRK said an Italian...