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SEATTLE | US tries to stop youth climate lawsuit days before trial

SEATTLE — The U.S. government is trying again to stop a high-profile climate change lawsuit days before young activists are set to argue at trial that the government has violated their constitutional rights through policies that have caused a dangerous climate. Justice Department lawyers on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss the case, … Continue reading SEATTLE | US tries to stop youth climate lawsuit days before trial

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Gibraltar ‘not a problem’ in Brexit discussions

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 7:15 p.m. While the Irish border issue is holding up a comprehensive Brexit deal, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says the status of Gibraltar won’t be an obstacle. At the conclusion of a European Union leaders’ summit, Sanchez said the Gibraltar … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Gibraltar ‘not a problem’ in Brexit discussions

BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU’s Juncker backs extending Brexit transition

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 7 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says the solution to the Ireland border issue, which has hobbled Brexit negotiations with Britain, can only come from Prime Minister Theresa May. At the end of an EU leaders’ summit that was dominated by … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU’s Juncker backs extending Brexit transition

MOSCOW | The Latest: Russian investigators identify Crimea gunman

MOSCOW— The Latest on the deadly explosion at a college in Crimea (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Russia’s top investigative body says it has identified the man who opened fire in a college in a Crimean town, killing 18 people and wounding more than 40. The Investigative Committee said an 18-year old student identified as … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Russian investigators identify Crimea gunman

BELGRADE, Serbia | China wants to deepen economic ties in 16 European nations

BELGRADE, Serbia — China wants to boost its cooperation with central and eastern Europe, a Chinese government minister on Tuesday told officials from the region where China already finances projects as part of its bid for more global influence. Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng told officials from 16 European countries at a meeting in Serbia that … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | China wants to deepen economic ties in 16 European nations

BERLIN | Merkel’s Bavarian ally seeks quick decisions after election

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s often-awkward Bavarian ally says he wants his party to draw consequences from its poor state election performance before Christmas, but is being coy about his own future. Horst Seehofer leads the Christian Social Union, the sister to Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union, and is also her interior minister. The … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel’s Bavarian ally seeks quick decisions after election

KATHMANDU, Nepal | Deaths spark calls in Nepal for better warning systems

KATHMANDU, Nepal — The bodies of five South Korean climbers killed in a fierce storm last week on a mountain in Nepal were set to head home Tuesday amid calls to improve weather warning systems on Nepal’s mountains. Mountaineers and officials gathered at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu offering flowers and burning incense by … Continue reading KATHMANDU, Nepal | Deaths spark calls in Nepal for better warning systems