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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 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.
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...
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...
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...
The United States is pressing for the adoption of the resolution at an unusual gathering on Dec 17, the New York Times reports.
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.
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.
Tony Nash, chief economist at Complete Intelligence, says climate change summits often have politicians making big sweeping statements and nothing else.
At the Paris climate talks clean energy innovation is the real key to success, says Jason Bordoff. Just ask Bill Gates.
American designer Carrie Hammer made her mark at Shanghai Fashion Week with the models she used on the runway.
Humans have pushed global temperatures to historical highs this year, with 2015 set to be the warmest on record thanks to climate change.
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...
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.