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G7 communique acknowledges split with U.S. on climate


TAORMINA, Italy In an unusual admission, Group of Seven (G7) leaders said in their final communique on Saturday that they had failed to bridge differences over climate change, with the United States unable to join other countries in committing to the Paris Agreement.

Trump says he will decide on Paris climate deal next week

TAORMINA, Italy U.S. President Donald Trump said in a Twitter post on Saturday that he would make a decision on whether to support a landmark international agreement on climate change next week.

World, 8:36am EDT

Sri Lanka seeks international help after deadly flooding, landslides

COLOMBO The number of people known to have been killed in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rose to 122, officials said on Saturday, as the country appealed for international assistance. | Video

World, United Nations 3:17pm EDT

China's Xi says need to move to greener economic growth: state media

BEIJING China needs to shift away from over-reliance on heavy industries, large-scale and careless expansion, and the depletion of the country's natural resources, President Xi Jinping said on Saturday, according to state media.

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Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hits Turkey, no casualties or damage: CNN Turk

ANKARA An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hit Turkey's Manisa province east of the Aegean coastal city of Izmir on Saturday, broadcaster CNN Turk said, adding that initial reports showed no casualties or damage.

World, 12:38pm EDT

Storage of nuclear waste poses threat to U.S., scientists warn

WASHINGTON The reluctance of U.S. federal regulators to require operators of nuclear reactors to spend $5 billion to enhance the security of spent fuel rods stored underground threatens the country with a potential catastrophe, scientists warned on Friday.

May 26 2017

Trump's bid to open U.S. monuments to development draws calls for protection

WASHINGTON The Trump administration's call for an opening of U.S. national monuments to economic development has drawn 107,00 comments from the public, with many expressing hope that sites like Utah's Bears Ears can maintain their protected status.

Politics, Election 2016, May 26 2017

Fingers crossed! Washington zoo hopes to get panda pregnant again

WASHINGTON Zoo officials in Washington hope they can get lucky again with female giant panda Mei Xiang.

U.S., May 26 2017

Norway's $950 billion wealth fund commissions research on climate change

OSLO The research arm of Norway's sovereign wealth fund has awarded grants for two projects on how climate change affects the economy and capital markets, it said on Friday.

May 26 2017

California says VW clean car spending plan has shortcomings

SAN FRANCISCO California regulators said Volkswagen AG's spending plan on clean vehicle infrastructure had shortcomings and that it lacked details on how it would help disadvantaged communities as well as promote hydrogen fuel cell technology.

May 26 2017