KATOWICE, Poland | Leaders return to Poland for final push at UN climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland — National leaders and ministers are preparing for the final stretch of U.N. climate talks, with just days left to break through thorny issues that diplomats have struggled to resolve. U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa urged delegates Tuesday to show a “spirit of unity” through the end of the week. Almost 200 countries … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Leaders return to Poland for final push at UN climate talks

PARIS | France counts costs of protests, new measures

PARIS — The French government says tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost between 8 billion and 10 billion euros ($9 billion and $11 billion). The figure was given by government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux, speaking Tuesday to broadcaster BFM-TV. After weeks of often … Continue reading PARIS | France counts costs of protests, new measures

MOSCOW | Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on spacewalk

MOSCOW — Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing to venture outside the International Space Station to inspect a section where a mysterious leak has been discovered. The leak was spotted on Aug. 30 in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft attached to the station. The crew quickly located and sealed the tiny hole that created a slight loss … Continue reading MOSCOW | Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on spacewalk

TEHRAN, Iran | Report: Iran sentences rights lawyers to 6 years in prison

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian media are reporting that two human rights lawyers have been sentenced to six years in prison. The Arman daily reported Tuesday that Ghasem Sholeh-Saadi and Arash Keikhosravi were sentenced to five years in prison for taking part in an “illegal gathering” and one year for “propaganda” against the ruling system. It … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Report: Iran sentences rights lawyers to 6 years in prison

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: German official says no Brexit movement on offer

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 10 a.m. A senior German official says British Prime Minister Theresa May won’t get any pledge of new negotiations on the Brexit deal when she visits Chancellor Angela Merkel. And he is stressing that the chief negotiators are in Brussels, not Berlin. May … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: German official says no Brexit movement on offer

MARRAKECH, Morocco | Countries detail plans after adopting UN migration accord

MARRAKECH, Morocco — Delegates to a U.N. conference are laying out commitments to fight people trafficking and boost economic opportunities in the wake of pledging to cooperate on safe, orderly and humane migration. Day two of the meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, on Tuesday comes a day after 164 countries adopted by acclamation the Global Compact … Continue reading MARRAKECH, Morocco | Countries detail plans after adopting UN migration accord

WASHINGTON | Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship

WASHINGTON — Google’s CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. CEO Sundar Pichai‘s appearance Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee comes after he angered members of a Senate panel in September by declining their … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | May in the Netherlands as she fights to save Brexit deal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— British Prime Minister Theresa May is launching her fight to save her Brexit deal over breakfast with her Dutch counterpart, the first of a string of meeting with European leaders in coming days. May arrived early Tuesday at Rutte’s official residence in The Hague and was travelling later in the day to … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | May in the Netherlands as she fights to save Brexit deal