Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions
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Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The largest group of world leaders ever to stand together kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday, saying that striking an ambitious deal to curb global warming can show terrorists what countries can achieve when they are united. “What greater rejection of those who would … Continue reading

Diplomats: NATO to invite Montenegro to join alliance
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Diplomats: NATO to invite Montenegro to join alliance

BRUSSELS (AP) — Foreign ministers from NATO countries were expected to invite Montenegro to join the military alliance despite Russia’s objection to the move, diplomats said, the latest sign of discord between the West and Moscow even as they both battle the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Montenegro’s accession was one of several … Continue reading

EU free travel in danger as borders tighten, fences go up
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EU free travel in danger as borders tighten, fences go up

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Passport free travel in Europe is under threat as countries reintroduce border controls, toughen security and build fences in response to the biggest refugee emergency the continent has seen in decades. The Schengen open-borders zone uniting 30 countries is a pinnacle of European achievement. It underpins the EU economy, allowing goods, … Continue reading

Radical Poles mark Independence Day with anti-migrant march
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Radical Poles mark Independence Day with anti-migrant march

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of flag-waving Polish nationalists marched through Warsaw on Wednesday with an anti-migrant message as they marked Independence Day. The event took place peacefully in contrast to violence that has marked the holiday in past years. The march was organized by several radical far-right organizations under the slogan “Poland for Poles. … Continue reading

Putin calls for investigation of Russian doping allegations
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Putin calls for investigation of Russian doping allegations

MOSCOW (AP) — Facing allegations that Russia engages in extensive, state-sponsored doping, President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called on sports officials to carry out an internal investigation – but said that clean athletes shouldn’t be punished for the actions of those who take banned drugs. Putin’s comments at a late-night meeting in Sochi, the city … Continue reading