• *Japan waters down CO2 emissions target after Fukushima. TOKYO/ WARSAW, Nov 15- China, the EU and environmentalists criticised Japan at U.N. climate talks on Friday for slashing its greenhouse gas emissions target after its nuclear power industry was shuttered by the Fukushima disaster.

  • TOKYO/ WARSAW, Nov 15- China, the EU and campaign groups criticised Japan at U.N. climate talks on Friday after Tokyo slashed its target to cut greenhouse gas emissions, blaming its shuttered nuclear power industry in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

  • *France's reforms make only limited progress, Commission says. BRUSSELS, Nov 15- Italy and Finland's draft budget plans for 2014 are at risk of breaking European Union rules, while French, Spanish and Dutch draft plans barely make it, the European Commission said on Friday.

  • *Japan dramatically waters down CO2 emissions target. TOKYO/ WARSAW, Nov 15- Japan drastically weakened its greenhouse-gas reduction target on Friday, bowing to the impact of a shuttered nuclear power industry but drawing international criticism at U.N. climate change talks.

  • WARSAW, Nov 14- Slow-moving U.N. negotiations on fighting climate change can advance only if rich nations fulfill their promise to provide billions of dollars in finance to developing countries, China's chief climate negotiator Su Wei said Thursday.

  • WARSAW, Nov 14- Poland is struggling to make "coal" less of a dirty word as it hosts U.N. talks on slowing global warming that usually focus mostly on phasing out fossil fuels in favour of renewable energies such as solar and wind power.

  • 2013 so far seventh hottest year, more warming seen-WMO Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    *Extremes so far in 2013 include Typhoon Haiyan, Australia heat. WARSAW, Nov 13- This year is the seventh warmest since records began in 1850 with a trend to weather extremes and the impact of storms such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines aggravated by rising sea levels, the World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Nov 11- Many of the 11 EU nations that lie outside the euro zone plan to align tests of the health of their banks closely with a European Central Bank assessment of major lenders within the currency bloc. The Bulgarian National Bank declined to provide details on preparations for their asset quality review and stress tests.

  • Violent Independence Day march in Poland     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 1:25 PM ET

    A march to mark Poland's Independence Day in Warsaw took a violent turn. CNBC's Sue Herera reports the latest details.

  • WARSAW, Nov 11- World governments meeting in Poland from Monday are likely to make only modest progress in reaching a 2015 deal to fight climate change, with concern over economic growth at least partially eclipsing scientists' warnings of rising temperatures.

  • *Host of U.N. talks Poland not among them. BRUSSELS, Nov 8- Once a clear environmental leader, the European Union is likely to set a more cautious tone for the global debate on a U.N. climate deal when it unveils a new chunk of green energy law early next year.

  • *UN conference in Warsaw to seek new emissions pact. GENEVA, Nov 6- Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2012, the World Meteorological Organisation said on Wednesday.

  • *Almost 200 nations to meet on climate in Warsaw Nov. 11-22. OSLO/ LONDON, Nov 6- World governments are likely to recoil from plans for an ambitious 2015 climate change deal at talks next week, concern over economic growth at least partially eclipsing scientists' warnings of rising temperatures and water levels.

  • WARSAW, Nov 5- A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Poland's LOT airline was grounded in Bangkok on Tuesday due to a power supply problem, the Polish broadcaster TVN24 reported, citing a LOT spokeswoman. The plane had been due to land in Warsaw on Tuesday morning, the broadcaster said.

  • *Experts say emission levels should be 44 mln T by 2020. LONDON, Nov 5- Greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 will be 8 billion to 12 billion tonnes more than the level needed to keep global warming to only 2 degrees Celsius and avoid severe climate change, a United Nations report estimated on Tuesday.

  • Jacek Vincent Rostowski, Polish deputy prime minister, says the European Union's labor market needs to be reformed and discusses the euro zone.

  • DUBLIN, Nov 1- Budget airline Ryanair has no plans to radically overhaul the way it is managed and has already unveiled most of the promised customer service improvements in an effort to improve its image, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary told Reuters.

  • OSLO, Oct 31- Total greenhouse gas emissions by China and other emerging nations since 1850 will surpass those of rich nations this decade, complicating U.N. talks about who is most to blame for global warming, a study showed on Thursday.

  • LONDON, Oct 28- Thirteen European environment ministers and dozens of business leaders urged the European Union on Monday to adopt "ambitious" energy and climate goals for 2030 to create a low-carbon economy in Europe to spur investment.

  • Poland could halve demand for coal by 2030, study says Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    *Coal- dependent Poland could shift strongly to renewable energy- study. OSLO, Oct 25- Poland could halve its demand for coal by 2030 with a shift to renewable energies that would end its image as a laggard in European Union efforts to slow climate change, a study showed on Friday.

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