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Peru ex-president handed eight years for embezzlement

- A Peruvian court Thursday sentenced former president Alberto Fujimori, already in jail for a government-backed massacre, to eight years in prison on charges of embezzling state funds to manipulate the media.

Peru evacuates remote village after indigenous attacks

- An isolated Peruvian village in the Amazon rainforest that came under attack by indigenous people wielding bows and arrows is being evacuated by boat, authorities said Wednesday.

Global warming initiatives paying big sums

Countries around the world open their wallets and try to pitch in for the climate fund. Falling short of their pledge of $10b, this controversial issue for developing countries might see a different insight.

UN pushes ahead on 2015 climate deal after marathon

- UN members pressed ahead Sunday with a vision for a historic pact to defeat climate change by adopting a format for national pledges to cut Earth-warming greenhouse gases.

Fingers pointed as climate talks deadlock

- UN climate talks entered a second day of extra time amid deadlock and bitterness as the United States warned failure to compromise could doom the 22-year-old global forum.

Deadlock at UN climate forum prompts US warning

- The US warned Saturday that failure to compromise could doom a planned global pact and wreck the credibility of climate talks, which remained gridlocked in Lima.

Climate talks go into overtime as rich and poor disagree

Lima - UN climate talks in Lima, Peru went into an unscheduled 13th day on Saturday as delegates attempted to soothe some ruffled feathers created by a rift between rich and poor countries over who is more responsible for climate change.

Climate talks run into overtime as nations clash

- UN climate talks spilled into an extra day Saturday as negotiators battled in Lima to end a standoff between rich and developing nations on the underpinnings of a world carbon-cutting pact.

Don't wreck deal, U.S. warns, as climate talks jam

- The United States urged developing countries Thursday to ease objections to a world deal on climate change as deadlines loomed at a 12-day UN meeting in Lima.

Time presses as climate talks head for penultimate day

- Environment ministers from around the world face mounting time pressure on Thursday to shape a blueprint for a global pact on climate change with ground-breaking carbon curbs at its core.

Op-Ed: At the UN climate summit, Peru can't hide a dirty, oily secret

Lima - As delegates from countries around the world gather in the final hours to come to an agreement of climate change, little or nothing at all is being said of the government-sanctioned deforestation, and destructive exploitation of natural resources.

Peru sues Greenpeace for Nazca lines desecration

Lima - A publicity stunt by Greenpeace activists backfired when the group entered a restricted area containing the famed Nazca lines, placing a banner next to a stylized hummingbird. Peru's government is seeking to file criminal charges against Greenpeace.

Thousands in Lima march for climate as talks grind on

- Thousands of people marched in central Lima against the abuse of Earth's resources Wednesday, urging ministers haggling over a world climate deal to ensure a global switch to 100-percent clean energy by 2050.

Time running out in climate fight: UN's Ban

- UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged nations to seize a shrinking opportunity to tame global warming as ministers negotiated for a new world pact to slash soaring greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate talks divided on eve of ministers' arrival

- Negotiators battled it out over draft text for a UN pact to curb global warming, on the eve of ministers and the UN chief arriving in Lima to shift the talks into higher gear.

High-level reinforcement for final climate push

- Ministers and the UN chief fly into Lima this week to bolster negotiators in a final push for consensus on key elements of a world pact to curb potentially disastrous global warming.

Poorest countries 'left behind': Climate finance report

- Half of nearly $8 billion in climate finance given to the developing world since 2003 went to just 10 countries, and nations most at risk got the short end of the stick, a report said.

Developing world may need annual $500 bn for climate by 2050: UN

- Developing countries may need up to $500 billion per year by 2050 to adapt to the ravages of climate change, dwarfing previous estimates, a UN report said.

2014 poised for hottest year on record: UN

Lima - This year may end as the hottest on record, the UN's weather agency said Wednesday as it recounted a tale of rising seas, crippling droughts and floods since January.

UN climate talks set sights on historic Paris pact

Lima - To fresh warnings and appeals to seize the political momentum, UN talks opened in Lima Monday tasked with drawing the outlines of a 2015 deal to roll back climate change.
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