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  • Obama gives $500 million to climate fund over GOP objections

    With just three days left in office, the Obama administration has doubled an initial $500 million commitment to a fund that helps developing nations fight climate change and adapt to its consequences. The incoming Trump administration and some Republicans oppose the program. The State Department's...

  • New York Times correspondent denied entry into Turkey

    The New York Times reported that one of its correspondents was briefly detained by border officials in Turkey as he arrived Tuesday at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, then was forced to take a flight back to London with no explanation for why he had been refused entry into the country. The action against...

  • Markets cheer, EU wary as UK PM May signals 'clean Brexit'

    Britain's future outside the European Union became much clearer Tuesday: It's so long to the single market, goodbye to the European Court of Justice and farewell to the freedom of movement for workers. In a long-awaited speech, Prime Minister Theresa May finally revealed the U.K's hand as it prepares...

  • White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all

    The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled. Administration officials had long insisted that the president was continuing to work toward closing...

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