Climate reality

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Tiny Fiji looks for global impact at Bonn climate talks SUVA, Fiji -- Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama brings a sobering message as he presides over UN climate talks in Bonn this week — climate change is real, it’s already…

Uneasy trip

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump departed Washington for an almost two week trip to Asia Friday, leaving a trail of invective and scandal that risks overshadowing efforts at top-level diplomacy. Trump left Joint Base Andrews bound for Hawaii -- where…

Immigrant girl with cerebral palsy freed from US detention

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CHICAGO -- A 10-year-old undocumented immigrant with cerebral palsy detained by US border patrol agents after undergoing surgery at a Texas hospital has been released. Rosa Maria Hernandez was freed Friday, three days after lawyers with the American Civil Liberties…

Saving earth

PARIS -- Nations that adopted the Paris Agreement with champagne two years ago, regroup next week amid grim omens of climate peril and with an anxious eye on Donald Trump’s America. The November 6-17 meeting in Bonn, Germany, is the…

Death, not prison, for NY attacker, Trump demands

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NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump called Thursday for the man charged over the New York truck attack to be executed, as the Islamic State jihadist group described him as one of its “soldiers.” Trump had said he was considering…

‘Devout terrorist’ jailed for attack plot

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SYDNEY -- A 22-year-old Australian man described as a “devout terrorist” was sentenced to 22 years in jail Friday for plotting to attack government buildings in Sydney, as authorities grapple with the rise of homegrown Islamist extremism. Sulayman Khalid was…

Military might

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BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping’s pledge to build a “world-class army” by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing’s military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat — for now. With purchases and construction of fighter…

South Korea will not develop nuclear weapons — president

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SEOUL -- South Korea will not develop atomic weapons of its own despite the threat from the nuclear-armed North, President Moon Jae-In declared Wednesday. “A push by North Korea to become a nuclear state cannot be accepted or tolerated,” Moon…

Joint naval drills

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BEIJING -- China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have held their largest-ever joint maritime rescue exercise, signaling a lull in South China Sea tensions. The drill on Tuesday simulated a collision between a Chinese passenger…

Abe reelected

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TOKYO — Japan’s parliament on Wednesday formally re-elected Shinzo Abe as prime minister after his party’s crushing election victory, setting the 63-year-old on track to become the country’s longest-serving premier. MPs voted by a huge majority to re-install Abe, after…
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