U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE
BERLIN/LONDON - Hurricane-force Storm Xaver blasted towards mainland Europe on Thursday after cutting transport and power in northern Britain and killing three people in what meteorologists warned could be the worst storm to hit the continent in years.
Dec 5 - Here are some important dates and events in the life of former South African President and anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95:
WASHINGTON - The United States will help China implement stricter emission standards for vehicles in a bid to help the world's biggest carbon emitter tackle rampant air pollution, the White House announced on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5 - The United States will help China implement stricter emission standards for vehicles in a bid to help the world's biggest carbon emitter tackle rampant air pollution, the White House announced on Thursday.
BEIJING - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, visiting China as a dispute over a new Chinese air defense zone rattles nerves around the region, said on Wednesday that relations between Washington and Beijing had to be based on trust. | Video
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WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Friday extended the length of permits that allow wind farms and other operations to accidentally kill protected eagles to 30 years, drawing fire from wildlife conservationists.
Despite severe air pollution, local and provincial officials in the Chinese city of Nanchang are trying to clean it up and make it more attractive for foreign investment, making the city an important test case for efforts to ease the environmental damage from unchecked economic growth.
- South Africa mourns Mandela, will bury him on December 15 |
- WTO overcomes last minute hitch to reach its first global trade deal
- U.S. commitment to Middle East security proven, enduring: Hagel
- Australia foreign minister downplays China air defense zone tension in visit
- In rainy Washington, Obama lights national Christmas tree
- Health website transactions fail 10 percent of time: U.S. official
- U.N., U.S. call for investigations into Thai trafficking of Rohingya
- Defying protesters, Ukraine's Yanukovich meets Putin on pact |
- French launch Central African Republic mission but deaths mount
- Aide to North Korean leader's ousted uncle seeks asylum in South: media