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Politics Nov 04U.S. formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change
The United States has formally left the Paris Agreement, a global pact forged five years ago to avert the threat of catastrophic climate change.
World Nov 022 dead, 15 wounded in Vienna terror attack, authorities say
Austria’s top security official said authorities believe there were several well-armed gunmen involved and that a police operation was still ongoing.
World Oct 28France, Germany impose new lockdowns to curb virus spread
The World Health Organization says the European region — which includes Russia, Turkey, Israel and Central Asia, according to its definition — accounted for almost half of the 2.8 million new coronavirus cases reported globally last week.
Health Oct 14Study finds health systems, government responses linked to virus tolls
Scientists say a comparison of 21 developed countries during the start of the coronavirus pandemic shows those with early lockdowns and well-prepared national health systems avoided large numbers of additional deaths.
World Oct 13Europe eyes new restrictions as virus cases hit record high
Governments across Europe ratcheted up restrictions Tuesday in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus as the continent recorded its highest weekly number of new infections since the start of the pandemic.
Health Oct 05Three who discovered hepatitis C virus win Nobel Prize for medicine
Announcing the prize in Stockholm, the Nobel Committee noted that the trio's work, dating back to the 1970s and 1980s, has helped saved millions of lives.
World Sep 07Russia’s Alexei Navalny out of coma, is responsive, hospital says
Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's condition has improved, allowing doctors to take him out of an induced coma, the German hospital treating him said Monday.
Science Aug 19Scientists on Arctic mission reach the North Pole after an unplanned detour
Expedition leader Markus Rex said Wednesday that the icebreaker was able to reach the geographic North Pole because of large openings in sea ice that would normally make shipping in the region above Greenland too difficult.
Science Jul 09U.N. warns world could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024
The U.N. weather agency says the world could see average global temperatures rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average for the first time in the coming five years. The 1.5-C mark is the level to which countries have…
World Jul 03Germany is first major economy to phase out coal and nuclear
German lawmakers have finalized the country's long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn't ambitious enough.