Nations pledge climate action, obstacles remain to summit: France

PARIS Almost all governments have outlined plans for fighting global warming beyond 2020 in a positive sign for resolving a string of obstacles at a U.N. climate summit starting on Monday, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Saturday.

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Japan to resume whaling in the Antarctic despite IWC ruling

TOKYO Japan has decided to resume whaling in the Antarctic Ocean by the end of March after a hiatus since last year, a move likely to prompt international outrage.

Japan 28 Nov 2015

Canada panda cubs doing well, moved to larger incubator: zoo

TORONTO The Toronto Zoo's twin giant panda cubs have been moved to a larger incubator and are doing very well, the zoo said on Friday in an update of the six-week old cubs, the first baby pandas born in Canada.

28 Nov 2015

Sandra weakens to tropical storm off Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY Hurricane Sandra weakened to a tropical storm on Friday and was expected to continue losing strength as it approached Mexico's Pacific coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

28 Nov 2015

Canada backs U.S.: climate deal should not be legally binding

OTTAWA Canada on Friday backed the U.S. approach to major climate change talks in Paris, saying any carbon reduction targets agreed at the negotiations should not be legally binding.

27 Nov 2015