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Obama offers climate change help to other nations
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pledging new U.S. help for other nations struggling to address global warming, as heads of state from around the world converge for a major summit on climate change.
Yara, CF in talks to create $27 billion fertilizer giant
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Yara International is in talks with Chicago-based CF Industries about a possible merger of equals, the firms said on Tuesday, a deal that would create a fertilizer giant with market value over $27 billion. "The discussions are at an early stage, and there can be no assurances that these discussions will result in any transaction," Yara said in a filing to the Oslo bourse. The Norwegian company added that it was forced to go public because information about the talks had leaked. Yara, with market capitalization of $14. ...
Russia: airstrikes must be agreed with Syria or will fuel tension
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia criticized the U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State's positions in Syria on Tuesday, saying they should have been agreed with its ally Damascus and would fuel tension in the region. The United States, which has long called for the dismissal of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and several Gulf Arab allies carried out the first air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria. "Any such action can be carried out only in accordance with international law," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. ...
U.S. strikes on Nusra Front in Syria kill over 50: monitoring group
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The death toll from U.S. strikes on al Qaeda-linked militants in northern Syria has risen to 50, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said most of those killed in the strikes, which targeted fighters from the Nusra Front in the northern Idlib area, had been non-Syrians. (Reporting by Laila Bassam; Writing by Alexander Dziadosz; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
Federal prison population drops by nearly 5,000
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal prison population has dropped this year by roughly 4,800 inmates, the first decline in decades.
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