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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, and David Attenborough speak with school children during the launch of the upcoming UK-hosted COP26 UN Climate Summit in London, Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020, that will take place in autumn 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Johnson is expected to announce a target to stop selling new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035, including hybrid vehicles for the first time. (Chris J Ratcliffe/Pool via AP)

UN climate summit postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19

Apr. 1, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — This year's United Nations global climate summit is being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, host country Britain said Wednesday, The U.K. government said the meeting, due to take place in Glasgow, Scotland, in November, will now be held next year at a date still to be determined....

One of London's tourist hot spots, Trafalgar Square, is nearly abandoned in London, Thursday, March 19, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

UK government slammed for failing its Windrush immigrants

Mar. 19, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An independent report sharply criticized Britain's Conservative government on Thursday for the way it treated long-term U.K. residents who were wrongly caught up in a government drive to reduce illegal immigration. The report said the U.K. Home Office exhibited “institutional ignorance...

Concerns over coronavirus by Democratic voters in Arizona;

AP VoteCast: Arizona primary marked by coronavirus concerns

Mar. 18, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Arizona cast their ballots in the Democratic primary during a pandemic that has stunted travel, closed schools, forced millions of workers to stay home and canceled campaign rallies. Many voters on Tuesday expressed concerns that they or their family members will be infected...

There was a significant divide by race in candidate preference in the Democratic primary for president.;

AP VoteCast: Florida primary marked by coronavirus concerns

Mar. 18, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Florida cast their ballots in the Democratic primary during a pandemic that has stunted travel, closed schools, forced millions of workers to stay home and canceled campaign rallies. Many voters on Tuesday expressed concerns that they or their family members will be infected...

There was a significant divide by race in candidate preference in the Democratic primary for president.;

AP VoteCast: Illinois primary marked by virus concerns

Mar. 18, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Illinois cast their ballots in the state's Democratic primary during a pandemic that has stunted travel, closed schools, forced millions of workers to stay home and canceled campaign rallies. Many voters on Tuesday expressed concerns that they or their family members will be...

Ethanol and electric vehicle advocates merging on fuel plan

Mar. 14, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After years of fighting their own policy battles, ethanol and electric vehicle advocates are tentatively banding together against a shared enemy: fossil fuels. More than two dozen organizations have been meeting for nearly two years in Minnesota to work on a...

Voters in the M.I. Democratic primary split between moderates and liberals.;

AP VoteCast: Michigan voters say health care is top issue

Mar. 11, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Michigan’s Democratic primary ranked health care as the most important issue facing the country, well above climate change, the economy, race relations, foreign policy and many other social issues. About 4 in 10 named health care, an issue that has intensely divided the...

Vote breakdown by race in Mississippi;

AP VoteCast: Mississippi voters say health care is top issue

Mar. 11, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Mississippi’s Democratic primary ranked health care as the most important issue facing the country, well above climate change, the economy, race relations, foreign policy and many other social issues. About 4 in 10 named health care, an issue that has intensely divided...

Results of VoteCast survey showing percentage of Missouri voters who favor fundamental political change and those who want to see the system restored to how it was before President Donald Trump was elected;

AP VoteCast: Missouri voters say health care is top issue

Mar. 11, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Missouri’s Democratic primary ranked health care as the most important issue facing the country, well above climate change, the economy, race relations, foreign policy and many other social issues. About half the voters named health care, an issue that has intensely...

FILE - This April 24, 2014, file photo shows the logo of Swiss bank UBS and the Swiss flag in Zurich, Switzerland. The multinational investment bank has ended support for offshore drilling in the Arctic amid efforts to tackle climate change, a move that could affect future funding for oil and gas projects in Alaska, the Anchorage Daily News reported Friday, March 6, 2020. (Steffen Schmidt/Keystone via AP, File)

UBS Bank won’t fund new offshore Arctic oil, gas projects

Mar. 7, 2020 11:55 PM EST

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A multinational investment bank has ended support for offshore drilling in the Arctic amid efforts to tackle climate change, a move that could affect future funding for oil and gas projects in Alaska, a newspaper said. Switzerland-based UBS Bank joined several other investment...