Monsoon rains, terrorism ad lib snag Kerry in South Asia
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Monsoon rains, terrorism ad lib snag Kerry in South Asia

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to South Asia this week has been filled with serious diplomatic meetings and agreements to boost ties with India and Bangladesh but his motorcade’s struggle with monsoon downpours and an off-the-cuff remark about terrorism may have garnered more attention. After threading through streets covered … Continue reading

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Tensions build over whether Paris climate deal is binding
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Tensions build over whether Paris climate deal is binding

PARIS (AP) — France’s leadership is bristling at U.S. resistance to making a global climate accord under negotiation in Paris next month legally binding. French President Francois Hollande, whose country is hosting U.N. climate talks Nov. 30-Dec. 11, told reporters in Malta on Thursday that “if the deal is not legally binding, there is no … Continue reading

State Dept. rejects TransCanada request for Keystone delay
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State Dept. rejects TransCanada request for Keystone delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it is continuing a review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite a request by the project’s developer to suspend the review. State Department spokesman John Kirby says the department advised TransCanada on Wednesday of its decision to continue the review. The State Department has jurisdiction over … Continue reading

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Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials told a House committee on Thursday that if a nuclear deal is struck with Iran, lawmakers should leave congressionally imposed sanctions in place for years. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., said that sounded like part of a White House strategy to keep Congress out … Continue reading