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UN rights panel finds climate change can be cause for asylum

Jan. 21, 2020 11:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A U.N. human rights panel has ruled for the first time that people fleeing the effects of climate change may be entitled to claim asylum, even as it dismissed an individual plaintiff's case against his deportation from New Zealand. The U.N. Human Rights Committee published its ruling Tuesday...

Kiribati's President Taneti Maamau, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping stand together during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

China's Xi meets Kiribati leader after switch from Taiwan

Jan. 6, 2020 6:33 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping lauded Kiribati on Monday for “standing on the right side of history” during his first meeting with the Pacific island nation's leader since it severed ties with Taiwan. Kiribati switched allegiances to Communist Party-ruled China in September,...

Cheers, tears, prayers for 2020: A new decade is ushered in

Jan. 1, 2020 12:01 AM EST

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. A look at how the world is ushering in 2020: ___ RIO DE JANEIRO About 3 million people welcomed 2020 at Brazil's iconic...