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Obama issues challenge on climate change with power plant rule

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama challenged America and the world to step up efforts to fight global warming on Monday at the formal unveiling of his administration's controversial, ramped-up plan to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. | Video

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Italy arrests 11 in search for Sicilian mafia boss of bosses

ROME - Police in Sicily arrested 11 suspected mobsters they believe were helping Sicilian mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro evade capture and spread his orders to the rest of the criminal organisation.

03 Aug 2015

Sudan says Bashir plans to speak at U.N. summit in New York

UNITED NATIONS - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes and genocide charges, is planning to travel to New York in September to speak at the United Nations, Sudan's deputy U.N. envoy said on Monday.

03 Aug 2015

Kosovo votes for new war crimes court

PRISTINA - Kosovo's parliament voted to change the constitution on Monday and create a war crimes court, which the West wants to try ethnic Albanian former guerrillas for alleged war crimes including organ harvesting.

03 Aug 2015

In North Korean grassroots capitalism, ticks and grasshoppers skip

SEOUL - From the dark alleys of Pyongyang, the showpiece North Korean capital, tiny specks of torchlight shine carefully into the eyes of passersby, leading to bustling and illegal street markets where traders, usually women, call out "buy, buy!"

03 Aug 2015

Immigrants in Germany swell to record high 11 million

BERLIN - The number of immigrants living in Germany rose by 3.7 percent last year to a record high of 11 million and a fifth of the population is of a migrant background, the Federal Statistics Office said on Monday.

03 Aug 2015

CME agrees to offer derivatives on Russell indexes

NEW YORK, Aug 3 - CME Group said on Monday it struck an agreement with London Stock Exchange Group to list derivatives contracts based on Russell indexes that are currently listed only on rival Intercontinental Exchange Inc's market.