Netanyahu says Paris peace meeting ‘rigged’ against Israel

Israel’s prime minister said Thursday that an upcoming conference in Paris aimed at reviving peace talks with the Palestinians was “rigged” and that Israel was not bound by anything decided there. Dozens of countries are set to attend the conference on Jan. 15, where they may endorse an international framework for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister […]

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EU parliament backs Paris climate deal

The European Parliament Tuesday overwhelmingly backed the ratification of the Paris climate deal, in a vote attended by UN chief Ban Ki-moon that paves the way for the landmark pact to come into force globally. The vote of 610 for, 38 against and 31 abstentions puts the European Union on track to hand over its ratification to the United Nations […]

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Republicans vow to torpedo Obama’s Paris climate agenda

When President Barack Obama was pledging to lower US greenhouse gas emissions in Paris last week, Republicans in Congress were passing measures to ease controls on carbon pollution from power plants. These moves in Washington won’t actually hamper the president’s goals that much though, says Robert Stavins at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The president will veto the measures and […]

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Paris sparks new GOP debate about privacy and spying

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) speech at George Washington University started with a familiar pitch. The crowd, around 150 undergrads invited by “Students for Rand,” were invited to join the “leave us the hell alone coalition,” and told that liberty retracted whenever government expanded. Suddenly, Paul addressed the elephant in the room. “There is a danger, in this war on terrorism, that we […]

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