U.S. FIGHTS BACK AT CLIMATE CRITICS, DEFENDS EFFORTS AT UN TALKS
Anticipating an onslaught of criticism from poor nations, the United States claimed "enormous" strides in reducing greenhouse emissions at the opening of UN climate talks Monday.
EHUD BARAK RETIRING FROM ISRAELI POLITICS AFTER LONG CAREER
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak quit politics Monday, robbing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of an ally who enabled his hard-line government to present a moderate face to the world.
UN URGES JAPAN TO DO MORE FOR PEOPLE HURT BY NUCLEAR CRISIS
A UN rights investigator said Monday that Japan hasn't done enough to protect the health of people affected by the Fukushima nuclear accident.