WASHINGTON (AP) — Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes.
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that he and President Barack Obama have a shared understanding on how to move toward a political settlement in Syria, but added that incidents like the recent downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet stymie broader cooperation agains…
Turkey won’t apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, the Turkish prime minister said Monday, stressing that the military was doing its job defending the country’s airspace.
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron called for a debate and vote in Parliament on Wednesday on whether Britain should launch airstrikes against militants in Syria, arguing that the nation must stand with its allies in confronting extremism.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Rights groups called on Gambia's government on Monday to release 33 environmental activists who were detained more than a week ago after staging a protest against sand mining in their coastal village.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A drill to test terrorism preparedness at a leading Kenyan university led to a stampede in which one person died and 20 others were injured, the institution said Monday.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will restrict imports of Turkish fruit and vegetables as part of a package of new sanctions following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey last week.
PARIS (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has acknowledged criticism that the Vatican's trial over leaked documents has been rushed, saying the defendants and their lawyers must have time to mount a proper defense.
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an "act of defiance" against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A new finance bill in Algeria is dividing lawmakers so much it has sparked exchanges of insults and brawls on the parliament floor.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)
LIMA, Peru (AP) — American activist Lori Berenson is finally heading home to New York, two decades after being found guilty of aiding leftist rebels in Peru.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Clashes between rebels and soldiers in eastern Congo killed at least 30 people, including civilians and a United Nations peacekeeper, the director of an activist group said Monday.
BOLTON, England (AP) — Being heavyweight champion of the world hasn't changed Tyson Fury much, at least judging by the maverick boxer's journey back to Britain after beating Wladimir Klitschko.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Turkey on Monday rounded up some 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants allegedly preparing to make their way into Greece, Turkey's state-run news agency reported.
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram destroyed a Nigerian military base as soldiers fled and only self-defense fighters prevented the insurgents from retaking a northeastern town, residents said Monday.
LONDON (AP) — It's no more nudes for the famous Pirelli calendar — this year, at least, with photographer Annie Leibovitz at the helm.
LONDON (AP) — Maintaining big, older houses is never easy — as Queen Elizabeth II has learned of late.
BEIRUT (AP) — Fighting between U.S.-backed Syrian rebels and rival militants has killed more than 20 people in northern Syria over the past two days, opposition activists said on Monday.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An official says a top South African appeals court is finalizing a decision on whether to send Oscar Pistorius back to prison by overturning a lower court's manslaughter conviction and finding the double-amputee Olympian guilty of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy whose slaying was part of a chain of events that led to last year's Gaza war.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Some immigration signs at Zimbabwe's main international airport are in Chinese, a sign of China's deep economic inroads in Africa, which Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit this week.
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing suffered its worst air pollution of the year on Monday, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous levels of pollutants.
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to decrease tensions with Turkey, as the U.S. and Russian leaders met briefly on the sidelines of global climate talks outside Paris.
VIENNA (AP) — The conclusions of a secret U.N. nuclear agency document leaked six years ago were explosive. Iran, it said, had likely worked on developing an atomic bomb.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A European Union envoy criticized Syria on Monday for "gaps and contradictions" in its declarations about its chemical weapons arsenal to the global watchdog overseeing the destruction of the toxic armaments.
ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Just before dawn, a worker shook the matriarch of the refugee family out of sleep at their asylum center in a depressed German town.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry and retired South African archbishop Desmond Tutu have discussed charity work and community development over tea in South Africa.
SACHICA, Colombia (AP) — The army truck pulled up at 4 p.m. on a Sunday as Omar Rodriguez, in a baseball cap and torn jeans, walked to a bus stop in his rural village of tile-roofed white homes.
In images from across Asia last week, huge hot air balloons rose in Myanmar, tiny web-like lights lit up part of downtown Tokyo and decorated baskets were put out to float in rivers around Thailand.
PARIS (AP) — After decades of warnings from scientists that greenhouse gas emissions were warming the planet, governments started coming together in the 1980s to combat the problem. Here's a timeline of key moments in the diplomatic effort to stop global warming, leading up to the U.N. clima…
KARO, Indonesia (AP) — Crumbling houses. Vehicles overgrown by vegetation. Dusty kitchen utensils. A cassette recorder caked with volcanic ash.
PARIS (AP) — It's a meeting of the world's top two carbon polluters as President Barack Obama and China's leader pull up chairs at the Paris climate conference to discuss efforts to fight global warming.
PARIS (AP) — The latest from the much-anticipated U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local:
Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging billions of dollars to research and develop a technical fix to the planet’s climate woes.
LONDON (AP) — British police say two men have scaled Buckingham Palace in an apparent protest over fathers' rights.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders and the Turkish prime minister sealed a joint summit with a commitment to re-energize Turkey's long-stalled membership talks and bolster their common resolve to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on the eve of a major conference in Paris.
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish officials said Sunday three more mass graves have been found in the northern town of Sinjar, where Kurdish forces backed by heavy U.S.-led airstrikes drove out Islamic State militants earlier this month.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The captain and four other Polish seamen abducted from a ship off Nigeria's coast last week are fine and called their families at home, Poland's Foreign Ministry said Sunday.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday suspended contacts with European Union representatives on Mideast peace issues to protest the 28-nation bloc's decision to label Israeli exports from the West Bank.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Thousands of people cast their ballots Sunday in Burkina Faso's first presidential and legislative elections since a popular uprising toppled the nation's longtime leader last year.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Flanked by Vatican bodyguards in flak jackets and machine-gun-toting U.N. peacekeepers, Pope Francis plunged Sunday into conflict-wracked Central African Republic and urged the country's Christian and Muslim factions to lay down their weapons and inste…
BRUSSELS (AP) — A European official says British Prime Minister David Cameron and European Council President Donald Tusk are meeting Sunday night to discuss the EU reforms Britain is asking for ahead of a referendum on continued membership.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Russian jet recently penetrated Israeli airspace but was not shot down thanks to an open communication system between the two countries, Israel's defense minister said Sunday as tensions continued to flare between Ankara and Moscow after Turkish troops downed a Russian warplane.
BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 civilians and wounded dozens more on Sunday in a northern Syrian town held by insurgents, Syrian opposition media reported.