- 2019-11-13 13:56:08Z
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg left North America on a return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday, hitching a renewable-energy ride with an Australian family aboard their 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran. Thunberg tweeted that they set sail from Virginia after the family answered her urgent appeal for a ride back to Europe, where she hopes to arrive in time for the United Nations climate meeting that was moved to Madrid in early December. Thunberg spoke with The Associated Press Tuesday inside the tight confines of the boat's cabin as it was docked in Hampton, near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
- 2019-11-11 22:32:05Z
Mexico announced Monday it had granted asylum to Bolivian leader Evo Morales, as the senator set to succeed him as interim president, Jeanine Anez, pledged to call fresh elections in the troubled South American country. The United Nations and Organization of American States earlier voiced fears of a breakdown in security in a country that appeared increasingly rudderless after dozens of officials and ministers resigned, some seeking refuge in foreign embassies. "We are going to call elections," Anez told reporters in La Paz, saying that there will be "an electoral process that reflects the will of all Bolivians," a day after the shock resignation of Morales and his ministers left the...
- 2019-11-11 18:32:04Z
The United Nations' nuclear watchdog has detected uranium particles at an undeclared site in Iran, it said in its latest report on the country's nuclear programme on Monday. The particles are understood to be the product of uranium which has been mined and undergone initial processing, but not enriched. While the IAEA itself has not named the site in question, diplomatic sources have previously said the agency has been posing questions to Iran relating to a site where Israel has alleged secret atomic activity in the past.
- 2019-11-11 15:00:12Z
In her new book, Haley is doubling down on her support for Trump - and hoping it will lead to fame and fortune in the Republican party'Haley is making a bet that her future depends on devotion to Trump and his brand of populism.' Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty ImagesHistorians know that there are two types of political memoirs. The first are the books that politicians write at the end of their careers. These are often self-centered and biased, but they at least generally tell us something useful about the past. Such books take time to write - Barack Obama still hasn't finished his. Then there is the second type of memoir, those books that are dashed off quickly by politicians and...
- World/Latin America
- 2019-11-11 09:38:45Z
China accused the US on Monday of using the United Nations to "meddle" in Tibet, as Washington intensifies its bid to prevent Beijing from handpicking the Dalai Lama's successor. Last week, Sam Brownback, the United States' ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said the US wanted the UN to take up the succession issue of the Tibetan spiritual leader. The choice of the Dalai Lama's successor "belongs to the Tibetan Buddhists and not the Chinese government", Brownback told AFP.
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