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KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Saudi Arabia wants more study of global warming

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Saudi Arabia‘s negotiators at the U.N. climate summit want scientists to spend more time examining global warming before countries decide on policies to tackle it. A senior Saudi negotiator told reporters that his country wants to wait … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Saudi Arabia wants more study of global warming

WASHINGTON | Trump to meet with Democrats on border wall, shutdown

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders are seeking to avert a partial government shutdown amid a sharp dispute over Trump’s border wall and a lengthy to-do list that includes a major farm bill and a formal rebuke of Saudi Arabia for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump is set to confer Tuesday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to meet with Democrats on border wall, shutdown

ANKARA, Turkey | Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi’s killers vexes Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey says it is disappointed by Saudi Arabia’s rejection of its request for the extradition of the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The State-run Anadolu news agency on Monday quoted Fahrettin Altun, the communications director of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as saying it’s now in the international community’s interest to … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi’s killers vexes Turkey

JERUSALEM | Israel says Oman will open its airspace to Israeli carrier

JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister on Monday announced that Oman will open its airspace to Israel’s national airline. The move appears to have no immediate practical effect because carrier El Al is still barred from flying over Oman’s northern neighbor, Saudi Arabia. But it marks another sign of warming ties between Israel and Gulf Arab … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel says Oman will open its airspace to Israeli carrier

KATOWICE, Poland | Protesters disrupt US fossil fuel event at UN climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland — Indigenous and youth groups disrupted a U.S. government event at the U.N. climate talks Monday, criticizing the Trump administration’s policy of backing the extraction of fossil fuels, the burning of which increases global warming. About 100 protesters stood up and began chanting “keep it in the ground” — a reference to ending … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Protesters disrupt US fossil fuel event at UN climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland | Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms

KATOWICE, Poland — Negotiators at the U.N. climate summit are resting after the first week of talks ended on a sour note Saturday when the U.S. sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking endorsement of a key scientific report on global warming. Scientists and campaigners expressed frustration Sunday at diplomats’ inability to welcome … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms

United States | Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Denise Natali Travel to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan

United States – Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Denise Natali will travel to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan December 8-19. She will speak on a panel at the UAE Security Forum 2018 in Abu Dhabi on stabilization approaches in Yemen. The forum, hosted by the Arab Gulf … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Denise Natali Travel to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan

VIENNA | OPEC looks to cut oil production to support falling price

VIENNA — OPEC countries were gathered Thursday to find a way to support the falling price of oil, with analysts predicting the cartel and some key allies, like Russia, would agree to cut production by at least 1 million barrels per day. Crude prices have been falling since October because major producers — including the … Continue reading VIENNA | OPEC looks to cut oil production to support falling price