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  • SAN JUAN, Dec 28- The United States is backtracking from its historic position acknowledging Puerto Rico's right to self-governance, Puerto Rico's governor says in a pending U.S. Supreme Court case over so-called double jeopardy laws. In a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon released on Sunday, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia...

  • Syria ready to take part in peace talks: Minister Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 7:24 AM ET
    Syrians walk on debris of collapsed buildings after the war-crafts belonging to the Russian army carried out airstrikes on the opposition-controlled neighborhoods in Aleppo, Syria on December 11, 2015.

    Syria is ready to take part in peace talks and hopes that the dialogue will help it form a national unity government, the foreign minister said on Thursday.

  • 1M migrants entered Europe in 2015: UN Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    1M migrants entered  Europe in 2015: UN

    An 'unprecedented' number of people arrived in Europe this year by sea and land.

  • GENEVA/ DUBAI, Dec 15- A ceasefire took effect in Yemen on Tuesday as parties to the civil war started United Nations- sponsored peace talks in Switzerland in a new push to end months of fighting that have killed nearly 6,000 people, a U.N. spokesman said. Fighting raged across Yemen ahead of the truce which began at 1200 local time, with residents in the northern part...

  • Ice cream and chocolate may save the planet Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Ice cream and chocolate may save the planet

    Consumer-based companies push for an agreement to make keep global warming below dangerous levels.

  • PARIS, Dec 11- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday he was confident a global accord to combat climate change could be adopted after a final draft will be released on Saturday morning. I'm optimistic, "Fabius told reporters, flanked with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki- moon. Efforts to craft a global accord stumbled on Friday with China...

  • Climate agreement draft published at COP21 Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Climate agreement draft published at COP21

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick discusses the draft agreement on climate change at the UN COP21 conference in Paris.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 7- A panel of scientists is disputing a World Health Organization report published earlier this year that concluded glyphosate, the world's most widely used weed killer and main ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, is probably carcinogenic to humans. The 16- member panel, assembled by Intertek Scientific& Regulatory Consultancy, will...

  • US presses for UN resolution to fight ISIS’ financing Saturday, 5 Dec 2015 | 12:29 AM ET
    An armed motorcade belonging to members of Derna's Islamic Youth Council, consisting of former members of militias from the town of Derna, drive along a road in Derna, eastern Libya October 3, 2014. The group pledged allegiance to the Islamic State on October 3, 2014 local media reported. Picture taken October 3, 2014.

    The United States is pressing for the adoption of the resolution at an unusual gathering on Dec 17, the New York Times reports.

  • Here's why your portfolio should go 'green' Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 10:47 PM ET
    Here's why your portfolio should go 'green'

    Environmental patterns and climate change risks are too big for investors to ignore, says David Dietze, president and chief investment strategist at Point View Wealth Management.

  • Obama's 2025 target to cut US carbon pollution by 26-28% from 2005

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports from the U.N. Climate Conference in Paris on the message from world leaders on climate pollution.

  • Senior negotiators on Sunday began thrashing out a new global deal to curb climate change as the president of China landed in Paris.

  • Will COP21 be a repeat of Copenhagen summit 2009? Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 | 9:18 PM ET
    Will COP21 be a repeat of Copenhagen summit 2009?

    Tony Nash, chief economist at Complete Intelligence, says climate change summits often have politicians making big sweeping statements and nothing else.

  • Bill Gates is right about clean energy innovation Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Smoke billows from smokestacks and a coal fired generator at a steel factory in the industrial province of Hebei, China.

    At the Paris climate talks clean energy innovation is the real key to success, says Jason Bordoff. Just ask Bill Gates.

  • Asia's female role models, not runway models Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 12:29 AM ET

    American designer Carrie Hammer made her mark at Shanghai Fashion Week with the models she used on the runway.

  • 2015 to be the warmest year on record: UN Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 8:11 AM ET

    Humans have pushed global temperatures to historical highs this year, with 2015 set to be the warmest on record thanks to climate change.

  • Tensions rise in the Middle East Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Tensions rise in the Middle East

    Christopher Granville, managing director of Trusted Sources, says Turkey is hostile to a peace process in Syria.

  • MONTREAL, Nov 23- The United Nations' aviation agency said Monday its panel of security experts will review ways to better protect global airports from terrorism following concerns of lax security raised after a Russian plane was destroyed on Oct. 31. The International Civil Aviation Organization- led panel, which is to meet in March 2016, will emphasize airport...

  • *Wider violence worsens problems facing farmers across Syria- FAO. AMMAN, Nov 19- Intensified fighting in Syria's main wheat growing areas in the north this year will make it even more difficult for farmers to access fields and could hamper planting more cereals this season, a senior United Nations food agency official said. "The conflict in Syria has further...

  • United Nations is very cost-effective: Professor Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    United Nations is very cost-effective: Professor

    Thomas G. Weiss, presidential professor of political science at City University of New York, talks about the origins of the United Nations and argues that the UN is very cost-effective.