North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, center, meets China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.

North Korea tells China it's committed to denuclearization

North Korea's foreign minister said his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons program in talks Friday with his Chinese counterpart, according to China's foreign ministry.

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Pearl Harbor survivors salute during the National Anthem at a ceremony in Pearl Harbor.

Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor for attack remembrance

About 20 survivors gathered at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago.

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Store manager Stephanie Hunt poses for photos with a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, an Altria brand, at a Smoker Friendly shop in Pittsburgh.

Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana

One of the world's biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $1.8 billion buy-in.

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Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo.

US backers of Paris accord set up camp at climate talks

Hundreds of U.S. states, cities, businesses and churches planted the American flag at the U.N. climate talks Friday in an effort to show that many people in the United States remain committed to curbing global warming despite the stance of their president.

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Participants perform yoga in front of the Eiffel Tower as part of the sport event

France fears more riots; Museums, Eiffel Tower to close

Authorities across France braced Thursday for the possibility of more riots and violence at anti-government protests this weekend, holding emergency meetings and deploying tens of thousands of police and security forces. Museums, theaters and shops in Paris announced they would close Saturday as a precaution — including the city's famed Eiffel Tower.

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A shopper walks past a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing.

China demands Canada release executive of tech giant Huawei

China on Thursday demanded that Canada release an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei who was arrested in a case that compounds tensions with the U.S. and threatens to complicate trade talks.

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Plumes of smoke rise from Europe's largest lignite power plant in Belchatow, central Poland.

Climate reality check: Global carbon pollution up in 2018

After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists.

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Demonstrators stand near toll gates on a motorway at Biarritz southwestern France.

French unions join protests, piling new pressure on Macron

Nationwide protests against French President Emmanuel Macron took on an even bigger dimension Wednesday after trade unions and farmers vowed to join the fray, unimpressed by government concessions that tried to stem the momentum of the most violent demonstrations France has seen in a decade.

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Masked police stand in an ice parlor in Duisburg, western Germany.

Police arrest 84 in European crackdown on Italian mob

In an investigation that underscored an Italian crime syndicate's role as a leading player in international cocaine trafficking, police in four countries arrested at least 84 suspected mobsters Wednesday in a series of carefully coordinated raids.

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Protestors are reflected in a puddle as they wave European flags to demonstrate against Brexit.

UK Parliament delivers rebuke to government over Brexit

Britain's Parliament dealt Prime Minister Theresa May's government two bruising defeats on Tuesday, even before lawmakers began an epic debate that will decide the fate of May's European Union divorce deal — and of her political career.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg prior to a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

US warns Russia it is ready to abandon key nuclear pact

The United States warned Russia Tuesday it has 60 days to start complying with a landmark nuclear missile treaty or Washington will abandon the pact, raising concern about Europe's future security.

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World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva speaks during the COP24 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice.

Leaders stress need to win support for climate measures

 As leaders attending the U.N.'s annual climate summit heard fresh warnings about the dire consequences of leaving global warming unchecked, a new issue emerged Monday as a pressing concern: how to persuade millions of workers their industry can't have a future if humanity is to have one.

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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 1989, file photo, then U.S. President  George H.W. Bush stands on his car and waves to crowds in Tiananman Square in Beijing.

Chinese state media praise Bush as 'statesman of vision'

Chinese state media on Monday praised George H.W. Bush as a "statesman of vision," recalling the late president's role in helping end the Cold War and establishing the foundations of U.S.-China relations.

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Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a speech during the opening of COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Schwarzenegger would time travel to terminate fossil fuels

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he wishes he could travel back in time like the cyborg he played in "The Terminator" so he could stop fossil fuels from being used.

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A Ukrainian serviceman stands on board a coast guard ship with his dog in the Sea of Azov port of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine calls up reservists amid rising tensions with Russia

Ukraine's president announced a partial call-up of reservists for training amid tensions with Russia, saying Monday that the country needs to beef up its defenses to counter the threat of a Russian invasion.

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A demonstrator holds a placard which reads 'climate first, politics second' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. The climate change conference, COP24, will take place in Poland from Dec. 2-14. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijnga

UN chief: Climate change is "most important issue we face"

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a dramatic appeal to world leaders Monday to take the threat of global warming seriously and to act boldly to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures before the end of the century. Guterres, who spoke at the opening of the U.N. climate conference in Poland, called climate change "the most important issue we face."

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A dump truck and excavator work on a temporary fix of an off ramp that collapsed after an earthquake on Friday.

Alaska quake damage could have been much worse, experts say

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rattled Alaska's largest city cracked roads and collapsed highway ramps, but there were no reports of widespread catastrophic damage or collapsed buildings.

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President Donald Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping during their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit.

Trump and Xi buy time in trade war. That was the easy part.

The dinner-table diplomacy that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China conducted over the weekend produced something as vague as it was valuable: an agreement to keep talking.

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In this photo released by the press office of the G20 Summit, leaders and their partners pose for a group photo prior to a gala dinner at the Colon Theater in Buenos Aires.

A look at what happened at the G-20 summit in Argentina

Leaders of the world's largest economic powers have agreed to overhaul the global body that regulates trade disputes, but they faced resistance from President Donald Trump over the Paris accord on climate change.

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Demonstrators take part in a climate demonstration in Berlin, Germany.

Climate talks kick off in Poland with boost from G-20 summit

Negotiators from around the world began two weeks of talks on curbing climate change Sunday, three years after sealing a landmark deal in Paris that set a goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

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A police officer investigating the murder of British tourist Grace Millane stands at a crime scene along a section of Scenic Drive in the Waitakere Ranges outside Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. New Zealand police said Saturday, Dec. 8, that

New Zealand police find body they believe is British tourist

New Zealand police said Sunday they found a body they believe to be that of missing 22-year-old British tourist Grace Millane. Police said the body was in a forested area about 10 meters (33 feet) from the side of the road in the Waitakere Ranges near Auckland.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, speaks to a reporter as she and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, walk back into the West Wing after speaking to members of the media outside of the White House in Washington.

Pelosi gives Trump an earful, questions 'manhood' in private

In public, Nancy Pelosi lectured Donald Trump on the Constitution and wagged a finger at him for characterizing her "strength." In private, she questioned his "manhood" — and her disdain for him became public, again, anyway.

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