After leaders' rhetoric, climate negotiators start work on deal

PARIS With encouragement from 150 world leaders ringing in their ears, government negotiators in Paris sought on Tuesday to turn that rhetoric of unity into the text of a global deal to slow climate change. | Video

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Fed should be explicit in spelling out gradual pace of rate hikes: Evans

EAST LANSING, Mich. The Federal Reserve should use the communication tools at its disposal at its December meeting to spell out a gradual pace of rate increases, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said on Tuesday.

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Toymaker VTech hit by largest ever hack targeting kids

A cyber attack on digital toymaker VTech Holdings Ltd exposed the data of 6.4 million children, the company said on Tuesday, in what experts called the largest known hack targeting youngsters.

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Al Qaeda Syria wing frees Lebanese in return for jailed Islamists

BEIRUT Al Qaeda's Syrian wing freed 16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen on Tuesday in exchange for the release of jailed Islamists including the ex-wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Israeli government, military disagree over unrest

JERUSALEM Two months into a wave of stabbings, shootings and vehicle attacks by Palestinians targeting Israelis, gaps are emerging between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the military and intelligence chiefs over what is driving the violence.

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Clinton: No U.S. combat troops to fight Islamic State

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rejected the idea of sending thousands of U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic State in the Middle East, saying such a move would give the militant group a recruitment tool to boost its ranks.

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Puerto Rico avoids second default, but future payments uncertain

NEW YORK/SAN JUAN Puerto Rico made a crucial debt payment on Tuesday but warned that its deteriorating finances could trigger future defaults, as the governor granted the U.S. territory power to take revenues from public agencies.


Indonesia says faulty part, crew action factors in AirAsia crash

JAKARTA Problems with a glitch-prone rudder component and the way pilots tried to respond were major factors in the crash of an Indonesian AirAsia jet last year that killed all 162 on board, investigators said on Tuesday.