Obama and Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine at summit: White House official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the sidelines of the climate summit in Paris on Monday and discussed the Syrian crisis as well as the situation in Ukraine, a White House official said. Obama told Putin he believes Syrian President Bashar al- Assad must leave power as part of a political transition, the official said. ...
Wall Street stocks edge up ahead of ECB, jobs report
New York (AFP) - Wall Street stocks opened a bit higher Monday at the start of a news-jammed week that includes a European Central Bank meeting and a US jobs report.
World leaders launch bid for climate breakthrough in Paris
By Bruce Wallace and Alister Doyle PARIS (Reuters) - World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back the earth's rising temperatures, with French President Francois Hollande saying the world was at "breaking point" in the fight against global warming. Some 150 heads of state and government, including U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, urged each other to find common cause in two weeks of bargaining to steer the global economy away from its dependence on fossil fuels.
Russian SU-34 jets fly with air-to-air missiles in Syria for self-defense for first time
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Su-34 fighter bombers flew in Syria for the first time with air-to-air missiles for self-defense on Monday, a Russian air force official told Russian news agencies, less than a week after a Turkish F-16 shot down a Russian jet. Igor Klimov, the official, said the air-to-air missiles were capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 60 kilometers (37.28 miles). (Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Andrew Osborn)
Pink named UNICEF ambassador in fight to end child hunger
Trailblazing pop star Pink saw firsthand severely malnourished children during a recent visit to Haiti as a part of a UNICEF program to provide therapeutic food packets to children in need.