With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

PARIS World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming. | Video

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White House to update governors on refugees in their states

PARIS The White House said on Monday that it will provide more frequent updates to governors on the Syrian refugees resettled in their states.

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In unexpected twist, Assad ally may be Lebanon's next president

BEIRUT Lebanon's political crisis has taken a dramatic turn with the possibility that a friend of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could become president in a power-sharing deal aimed at breathing life back into the paralyzed state.

World, Syria, Lebanon 30 Nov 2015

U.S. Embassy warns of imminent attack in Kabul

WASHINGTON The U.S. Embassy in Kabul warned on Monday of an imminent attack in the Afghan capital, saying it had received credible reports of a threat within the next two days, although it had no other details.

World, Afghanistan 30 Nov 2015

First police trial in Freddie Gray killing begins with jury selection

BALTIMORE Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of the first of six police officers charged in the April death of a black man from an injury in police custody that set off rioting in Baltimore and inflamed the U.S. debate on race and justice. | Video

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Target website down on Cyber Monday traffic

Discount retailer Target Corp's website was down due to heavy traffic on Cyber Monday.

Tech, U.S. 30 Nov 2015

U.S. tightens visa waiver program in wake of Paris attacks

WASHINGTON The White House announced changes to the U.S. visa waiver program on Monday so that security officials can more closely screen travelers from 38 countries allowed to enter the United States without obtaining visas before they travel.


Brazil sues BHP, Vale for $5 billion in damages for mine disaster

BRASILIA Brazil filed a lawsuit on Monday against two of the world's largest mining companies for 20 billion Brazilian reais ($5.2 billion) to clean up what it says was its worst environmental disaster, caused by the collapse of a tailings dam.