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Steam poured from a coking plant for a nearby steel mill in Duisburg, Germany.

UN warns of ‘catastrophic pathway’ with current climate pledges

Even if all countries meet the emissions promises that they have made to address climate change, the global average temperature is poised to rise 2.7 degrees Celsius by the end of the century.

In this Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 file photo, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks in Weimar, Germany. France said late Friday, Sept. 17 it was immediately recalling its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia after Australia scrapped a big French conventional submarine purchase in favor of nuclear subs built with U.S. technology. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a written statement that the French decision, on request from President Emmanuel Macron, “is justified by the exceptional seriousness of the announcements” made by Australia and the United States.

France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over sub deal

It was the first time ever France has recalled its ambassador to the United States, according to the French foreign ministry.

An US drone flew over Kabul's airport last month.

Pentagon says deadly August drone strike in Kabul mistakenly killed civilians

The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed.

To unseat Trudeau, Conservative leader seeks middle ground

Erin O’Toole, a military veteran and a member of Parliament for nine years, has only quickened his pace while campaigning for Canada’s snap federal election.

Captured Ethiopian government soldiers are marched under guard by Tigray Defense Force fighters through the city of Mekelle, Ethiopia in June. President Biden signed an executive order on Friday, threatening sweeping new sanctions against leaders in the widening war in northern Ethiopia, the strongest effort yet by the United States to halt the fighting and allow urgently needed humanitarian aid to flow into the region.

Biden threatens new sanctions against Ethiopia war leaders

President Biden signed an executive order Friday threatening sweeping new sanctions against leaders in the widening war in northern Ethiopia, the strongest effort yet by the United States to halt the fighting and allow urgently needed humanitarian aid to flow into the region.

The app Smart Voting is displayed on an iPhone screen in Moscow, Russia. Facing Kremlin pressure, Apple and Google on Friday removed from their online stores an opposition-created smartphone app that tells voters which candidates are likely to defeat those backed by Russian authorities, as polls opened in Russia's parliamentary election.

Google and Apple remove app aimed at spurring protest voting in Russia

An app designed by Russian activists to coordinate protest voting in this weekend’s elections disappeared from the Google and Apple app stores in the country Friday, a major blow to opposition leader Alexei Navalny and allies who hoped to subvert the commanding position of President Vladimir Putin’s governing party.

In this Saturday, March 20, 2021 file photo, floral tributes and messages are placed at the bandstand on Clapham Common in London in memory of Sarah Everard. A British police officer has pleaded guilty to murdering Everard, who was abducted as she walked home from a friend’s house in London.

Police must treat ‘epidemic of violence’ against women as seriously as terrorism, UK watchdog says

Crimes from stalking to sexual assault should be as much of a priority as other police work that gets better funding, according to an investigation published Friday.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh smiles during a visit to the headquarters of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force's (RAuxAF) 603 Squadron on July 4, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Philip died in April 2021 at the age of 99.

Judge orders Prince Philip’s will sealed to protect royal ‘dignity’

A judge ruled Thursday that the will of the late Prince Philip should remain secret to protect the “dignity” of his widow Queen Elizabeth II, who is Britain’s head of state.