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AP Interview: UN chief wants climate target review by 2020
PARIS (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says governments' pledges to cut global warming emissions aren't enough and should be reviewed before 2020....

Tens of billions promised to boost clean energy tech
PARIS (AP) -- Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week's high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging tens of billions of dollars for research and development....

Obama: US leadership helping global fight on climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments....

Weather, flights aid post-Thanksgiving travel efforts
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions....

Hundreds of Russian truck drivers head to Moscow for protest
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Hundreds of the Russian truck drivers who have been protesting around the country were driving their rigs toward Moscow on Sunday to demand that the government cancel a new road tax, one protest leader said....

'Sting trailers' offer glimpse into world of cargo thieves
WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) -- Somewhere in America, a tractor-trailer loaded with hidden surveillance equipment is parked at a truck stop or warehouse while authorities wait for thieves to steal it....

Nuclear crossroad: California reactors face uncertain future
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. envisioned Diablo Canyon as a linchpin in the state's green energy future, with its low-carbon electricity illuminating homes to nearly midcentury....

Kuwait appoints deputy prime minister as new oil minister
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Kuwait's named a new oil minister on Sunday after disputes arose between his predecessor and top executives at state-owned firms....

Iran lures foreign investors with new oil contracts
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and said U.S. companies would be welcome to participate....

Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online....

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