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World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating
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....

Pope urges peace while visiting C. African Republic mosque
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Pope Francis made a historic visit to the last remaining Muslim neighborhood in Central African Republic's capital Monday, a move that almost immediately opened up a part of the divided city troubled for months by retaliatory violence between Muslim and Christian militias....

AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing
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....

The Latest: Vienna orchestra to buy home for 4 families
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:...

Climate talks: What's happened and what's next
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- An unprecedented number of world leaders joined together Monday to give a boost to difficult, years-long efforts to fight climate change collectively....

China joins IMF currency basket: Why it matters
BEIJING (AP) -- The addition of China's yuan to the select basket of currencies used as a yardstick by the International Monetary Fund is a sign, experts say, that the yuan may one day become as recognizable as the dollar or euro....

Beijing air pollution reaches hazardous levels
BEIJING (AP) -- Schools in Beijing were ordered to keep students indoors Tuesday after record-breaking air pollution in the Chinese capital soared to up to 35 times the safety levels....

Activists call on Gambia gov't to release environmentalists
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....

Putin, Obama discuss Syria political settlement
PARIS (AP) -- 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 against extremism....

The Latest: US House leader won't pay for climate deal
PARIS (AP) -- The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:...

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China joins IMF currency basket: Why it matters

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Iran denies links to 2 alleged operatives arrested in Kenya