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Study: Fossil fuel plans would far overshoot climate goals

Oct. 20, 2021 05:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The world needs to cut by more than half its production of coal, oil and gas in the coming decade to maintain a chance of keeping global warming from reaching dangerous levels, according to a U.N.-backed study released Wednesday. The...

They survived Paris terror attack to face agony, doubt

Oct. 20, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — They were animals, many of them say. Prey that had lost all sense of time. Targets who were no longer human to either their hunters or themselves. For more than two weeks, dozens of survivors from the Bataclan concert hall in Paris have testified in a ...

Messi, Salah score 2 each in Champions League goal rush

Oct. 19, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

Lionel Messi and record-breaker Mohamed Salah converted coolly taken penalties to seal 3-2 wins for Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool amid a goal rush on a wild night in the Champions League. Thirty-five goals were scored across eight group games on Tuesday — at an...

Vulnerable nations lay out demands for climate talks

Oct. 19, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A group comprising dozens of nations particularly vulnerable to the effects of global warming have laid out their key demands ahead of the upcoming U.N. climate summit in Glasgow. These include getting rich countries to commit to fulfill and step up their...

Jumping onto trucks to get to Britain: A migrant's day

Oct. 19, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

CALAIS, France (AP) — Mohammad and Jaber spend every day looking for the right truck, and this afternoon it feels like it could happen. This truck seems right. They scream to their friend to jump. He runs, latches on to the moving rig between the cab and the cargo...

France returns marble angels stolen from Italy church in '89

Oct. 19, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A British art collector who bought a pair of 17th-century marble angels from a Neapolitan antiques shop two decades ago has returned the winged “putti” to Italy’s art police after learning that they had been stolen from a church. Italy’s carabinieri...

Portugal honors diplomat who saved thousands from Nazis

Oct. 19, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal paid official homage Tuesday to Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese diplomat who during World War II helped save thousands of people from Nazi persecution, by placing a tomb with his name in the country’s National Pantheon. Leading...

Houston Holocaust survivor given France's Legion of Honor

Oct. 18, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An 88-year-old Holocaust survivor from Houston who has spent decades educating people on the genocide of Jews during World War II has been honored by France. The Houston Chronicle reports that Ruth Steinfeld was awarded the Legion of Honor, France's...

'Never lose hope,' expelled French envoy tells Belarusians

Oct. 18, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France says its ambassador to Belarus has been ordered out of the country amid growing tensions between Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko and the West. Ambassador Nicolas de Lacoste’s departure on Sunday was due to the “unilateral decision” of...

12 pianists in final stage of prestigious Chopin competition

Oct. 18, 2021 05:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Twelve pianists from around the world have been admitted to play in the final stage of the 18th edition of the prestigious Frederic Chopin piano competition, reputed for launching world careers for its finalists. In a sign of appreciation for the...