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Airline industry calls for carbon emissions plan by 2020

The airline industry’s mouthpiece called Monday for uniform global measures by 2020 to curb all aircraft carbon emissions, warning that a patchwork of competing proposals could emerge otherwise. And if that happens, it could lead to a proliferation of trade wars, International Air Transport Association general manager Tony Tyler said…

Five more bodies pulled from massive mudslide in Mexico

Rescuers have pulled five bodies from a massive mudslide that buried part of a village in southwestern Mexico, where 68 people were reported missing, the interior minister said Monday. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong did not indicate whether the bodies belonged to any of the people who were declared…

Google launches online archive of world’s constitutions

Internet giant Google launched an archive of the world’s constitutions Monday in a new online initiative designed to help countries emerging from conflicts or political crises. Launching the new site — www.constituteproject.org — in New York, Google officials said the aim was to help people drafting constitutions to see what…

Former FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking secrets to the Associated Press

A former FBI agent is pleading guilty to charges he leaked secrets to journalists about a failed Al-Qaeda plot in a case marked by the controversial seizure of reporters’ phone records, US prosecutors said Monday. The ex-agent, Donald Sachtleben, “willfully disclosed … national defense information to a person not authorized…

Iranian president Rowhani approached by American prisoners’ supporters

Supporters of two U.S. citizens jailed in Iran appealed for their freedom Monday as President Hassan Rowhani arrived for the U.N. General Assembly, with one handing him a letter. Rowhani, seen as a moderate, is paying a closely watched visit to the annual United Nations meeting as he seeks to…

World Bank devotes $700 million to women and childrens’ health

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced Monday that at least $700 million would be made available over the next two years for women’s and children’s health needs in poor countries. Speaking at the United Nations, Kim said the money was to help developing countries meet the targets of the…

Chrysler files for public stock offering

U.S. automaker Chrysler filed papers Monday to return to the markets with a public offering, as a workers’ retirement fund sought to sell its shares in the company. The UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, known as the VEBA Trust, is selling its shares after failed negotiations to agree a price…

Fire scars vast nature reserve in Ecuador’s capital

Fire blamed on arson has charred vast areas of a nature reserve in Ecuador’s capital, officials said Monday as they declared the blaze under control. It broke out Sunday in a huge expanse of Quito known as the Parque Metropolitano and it took 800 firefighters, police and soldiers backed by…

Boeing meets with Norwegian Air to discuss Dreamliner’s tech issues

The budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle announced a meeting Monday with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to discuss technical problems with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. “We have called Boeing to a meeting this week in Oslo,” Norwegian spokesperson Aasa Larsson told AFP. “We are going to bring up the latest problems we’ve…

Cuban economist and dissident Oscar Espinosa Chepe dies in Madrid

Cuban-born economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, a former member of Havana’s revolutionary government who later became a fierce critic, died in exile Monday in Madrid, his widow told AFP. Espinosa had been in Spain since March to receive medical treatment for a chronic liver ailment, according his wife Miriam Leiva, who…

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