The Group of Eight leaders of industrialized nations agreed at a meeting in Italy to support a goal of cutting global emissions by 50 percent by 2050 and of cutting emissions in developed countries by 80 percent “in aggregate.” Continue reading
More than 40 people died in series of bomb attacks across Iraq Thursday, as the country continues its struggle to improve security. Continue reading
Leaders of the Group of Eight industrialized nations gathered in Italy on Wednesday to assess risks to the global economy and other key issues at their annual meeting. Margaret Warner reports from the summit. Continue reading
Delegates from 50 countries just gathered in Prague to discuss the status of property looted by the Nazis during World War II, including hundreds of thousands of art works.
Georgian and Russian officials reportedly engaged in constructive — though at times strained — talks this week and agreed to meet again in mid-September in the next of a series of discussions aimed at avoiding a repeat of August’s five-day war. Continue reading
Thousands of U.S. Marines marked the start of a new offensive in Afghanistan Thursday, pouring from into Taliban-controlled villages in southern Afghanistan to clear insurgents from the area ahead of the nation’s Aug. 20 presidential election. Continue reading
Six years after the U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein, Iraq declared a public holiday Tuesday to mark the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from cities and towns, staging a military parade aimed at illustrating its security progress. Continue reading