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Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

BONN, Germany — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year’s global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming. The two-week meeting in Bonn, Germany, was billed as a …

German parties seek compromise on migrants, climate change

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and two smaller parties pushed Saturday to find agreement on climate change and immigration, with an eye on producing compromises by weekend’s end so they can move ahead with talks on building a ruling coalition.. Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats and sister Bavarian-only Christian Social Union parties met throughout …

Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for 3 days under PA control

RAFAH, Palestinian Territory — Gaza’s border crossing into Egypt ran Saturday under the Palestinian Authority’s control for the first time in a decade, in a step forward for the Western-backed leadership’s resuming of its functions in the Gaza Strip. Egypt opened the Rafah crossing point for three days on a humanitarian basis for the first …

Argentina steps up search for missing submarine with 44 crew

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s Navy said Saturday it was ramping up the search for a submarine that hadn’t been heard from in three days, and at least six other nations said they would join in the effort. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said that the area being searched off the country’s southern Atlantic coast has …

Sinn Fein’s divisive leader to step down after over 30 years

LONDON — Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement as it shifted from violence to peace, announced Saturday that he was stepping down as leader of Sinn Fein next year after heading the party for over 30 years. The 69-year-old veteran politician — who has …

Spain says nation’s chief prosecutor has died in Argentina

MADRID — The Spanish government says the country’s top prosecutor has died in Argentina. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tweeted the government*s condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of chief prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza on Saturday evening. Spain*s private Europa Press news agency and other media outlets reported that Maza died Saturday in a Buenos …

House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

BEIJING — A fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb killed 19 people and injured eight others, official media reported Sunday. Firefighters put out the fire at Xinjian Village in the district of Daxing by 9 p.m. Saturday, three hours after it was reported, Xinhua News Agency said. It …

Cambodia charges 2 journalists with espionage

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Two Cambodian journalists who worked for U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia were charged with espionage on Saturday, the latest targets in an intensifying crackdown on perceived opponents of the country’s authoritarian prime minister. The pair — Uon Chhin and Yeang Socheameta — were arrested Tuesday and are suspected of supplying information to …

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Europe

CARACAS, Venezuela — Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela’s socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday. The flight was an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch over one of Venezuela’s most prominent opposition leaders. …

Lebanon’s PM Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for France

BEIRUT — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Saudi Arabia for France early Saturday, two weeks after declaring his resignation from the kingdom and sparking speculation that he was forced to do so. The surprise resignation announcement by Hariri on Nov. 4 plunged his country into turmoil and stunned the Lebanese, many of whom saw …

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