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World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc. Learn More


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Pope urges peace while visiting C. African Republic mosque

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Pope Francis made a historic visit to the last remaining Muslim neighborhood in Central African Republic's capital Monday, a move that almost immediately opened up a part of the divided city troubled for months by retaliatory violence between Muslim and Christian militias. More »


AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes. More »


The Latest: Vienna orchestra to buy home for 4 families

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local: More »


Activists call on Gambia gov't to release environmentalists

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Rights groups called on Gambia's government on Monday to release 33 environmental activists who were detained more than a week ago after staging a protest against sand mining in their coastal village. More »


Putin, Obama discuss Syria political settlement

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that he and President Barack Obama have a shared understanding on how to move toward a political settlement in Syria, but added that incidents like the recent downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet stymie broader cooperation against extremism. More »


The Latest: US House leader won't pay for climate deal

PARIS (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local: More »


Turkey won’t apologize to Russia over warplane downing

Turkey won’t apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, the Turkish prime minister said Monday, stressing that the military was doing its job defending the country’s airspace. More »


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