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  • * "Bad news" at U.N. climate talks in Lima- Figueres. LIMA, Dec 3- This year is on track to be the hottest on record, or at least among the very warmest, the United Nations said on Wednesday in new evidence of long-term warming that adds urgency to 190- nation talks under way in Lima on slowing climate change. The WMO said average sea surface temperatures hit record highs in...

  • Another reason Iran doesn't need low oil prices Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    A view of a petrochemical complex in Assaluyeh on Iran's Persian Gulf coast.

    Iran's budget may not be in danger from falling oil prices for now, but its position in ongoing nuclear talks could weaken.

  • The importance of UN's Lima climate talks   Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 6:48 PM ET
    The importance of UN's Lima climate talks

    Ahead of the United Nations climate change conference in Lima on Monday, Gabriel Lau, Director of the IEES at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, outlines his expectations.

  • 7 outrageous energy sources of the future Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrated coal gasification in large-scale field experiments at the Rocky Mountain Test Facility (above) near Hanna, Wyoming.

    Renewable energy should come of age in 25 years. On the horizon: harnessing solar power from space and nuclear fusion technology.

  • Pope: Greed of man will destroy the world Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Pope Francis addresses the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. staff during the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome, Nov. 20, 2014.

    Pope Francis warned that if the world continues to abuse natural resources due to greed, it will lead to global disaster.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Nov 12- The United States told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday there needs to be greater international pressure on Russia to abide by a ceasefire in Ukraine, as Russia denied it was a threat to its neighbor. The United States and the European Union started imposing economic sanctions on Moscow in response to Russia's seizure of...

  • Ukraine economy in 'free fall,' banking group says Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:22 PM ET
    Donetsk, Ukraine

    A leading banking organization said Wednesday that Ukraine's financial situation is "really desperate."

  • Aid groups see fallout from Ebola quarantines Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Health workers wearing protective gear carry a man, suspected of being infected with the Ebola virus, to be transported to a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 15, 2014.

    The fight over Ebola quarantines in the U.S. is discouraging doctors, nurses and other health workers from going to Africa. NBC News reports.

  • US spent $7.6B against Afghan poppy...to no avail Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:36 PM ET
    An Afghan policeman destroys poppies during a campaign against narcotics in Kunar province, April 29, 2014.

    Although the US spent $7.6 billion to eradicate poppy in Afghanistan, cultivation of the opium source is at an all time high.

  • Some bullets fired by ISIS were made in Missouri Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 8:10 AM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    Ammo being used by ISIS are found to have been manufactured in 21 countries including the US, NBC News reports.

  • There is no military solution to IS: ex-UN chief

    Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, former deputy general secretary at the United Nations, says only a political solution will counter the Islamic State in Iraq.

  • President Obama calls for more action on Ebola Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    President Barack Obama said in a speech in the United Nations that more funding and awareness is needed, NBC News reports.

  • Obama condemns Russia, calls for unity against ISIS Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 24, 2014.

    Obama warns the U.N. that the world must take action against threats ranging from Ebola to ISIS, and he condemns Russia's "might makes right" actions.

  • Pres. Obama: America will not give up on peace   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Pres. Obama: America will not give up on peace

    Addressing violence engulfing the Middle East, President Obama says the status quo in Gaza is not sustainable and America will not give up on peace.

  • Time for world to reject ISIS: Obama   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    Time for world to reject ISIS: Obama

    President Obama says it is time for the rest of the world to reject the ideology of organizations like ISIS and the U.S. must offer an alternative vision.

  • Pres. Obama: US will dismantle 'network of death'   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to the U.S. Central Command at the MacDill Air Force Base on September 17, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.

    At the United Nations General Debate President Obama lays out a plan of how the international community will confront ISIS. Obama says the U.S. will not act alone and does not intend to send U.S troops to occupy foreign lands.

  • Pres. Obama: Must reject cancer of violent extremism   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:27 AM ET
    Pres. Obama: Must reject cancer of violent extremism

    President Obama addresses terrorism at the 2014 United Nations General Debate.

  • Pres. Obama on Ukraine: Here are the facts   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    Pres. Obama on Ukraine: Here are the facts

    At the 2014 United Nations General Debate, President Obama outlines the Russian aggression in Europe, saying America believes "right makes might" and will impose a cost on Russia.

  • President Obama: UN faces choice together   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    President Obama: UN faces choice together

    President Obama remarks at the 2014 United Nations General Debate, on international issues including Ebola, Russian aggression in Europe and terror threats, and discusses the choice the UN faces together.

  • President Obama speaks at UN   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    President Obama speaks at UN

    The United Nations General Debate has begun in New York. President Obama is scheduled to speak shortly, with CNBC's John Harwood.