NICOSIA, Cyprus | Academic: Very few climate change doubters, issue now action

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A prominent American economist says there are “very few” individuals left who still doubt climate change because the evidence of its impact is clear. Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs told the Associated Press Wednesday that public discourse has moved beyond whether climate change is really happening, to what needs to be … Continue reading NICOSIA, Cyprus | Academic: Very few climate change doubters, issue now action

BAGHOUZ, Syria | Civilians evacuated from last Islamic State holdout in Syria

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — A convoy of trucks carrying hundreds of civilians, including men, women and children, left the last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Wednesday, signaling a possible end to a standoff that has lasted for more than a week. An Associated Press team in Baghouz, a village near … Continue reading BAGHOUZ, Syria | Civilians evacuated from last Islamic State holdout in Syria

VATICAN CITY | The Latest: Pope says church’s attackers are linked to devil

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican summit on dealing with sex abuse of minors (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Pope Francis says that those who are constantly attacking the church are linked to the devil. Francis on Wednesday told pilgrims from southern Italy that the church’s “defects” must be denounced in order … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | The Latest: Pope says church’s attackers are linked to devil

MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia to deploy new hypersonic missile to navy

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Putin’s state-of-the-nation speech (all times local): 2:15 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says Russia wants friendly relations with the United States and remains open for arms control talks with Washington. Putin, speaking in Wednesday’s state-of-the-nation address, said Moscow hopes to mend ties with the U.S., adding that “we don’t want … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia to deploy new hypersonic missile to navy

BRUSSELS | EU border guard chief says ‘no burning crisis’ over migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of the European Union‘s border agency says there is “no burning crisis” right now in Europe due to migrant arrivals, but that more and more Africans are trying to enter Spain from Morocco. Frontex chief Fabrice Leggeri said Wednesday that “right now we are not in the middle of a … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU border guard chief says ‘no burning crisis’ over migrants