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Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish leader Shteinman dies at 104Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, spiritual leader of Israel's non-Hassidic ultra-Orthodox Jews of European descent, has died
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Member of the Elder group former Secretary-Generals of the United Nations Kofi Annan, right, and Ban Ki-moon, left, meet France's President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. The Elders are a group of world figures who work for international peace. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)
The Latest: Leaders stress all must speed up on climateTop world officials have opened a climate summit in Paris by saying investors and the entire global financial system need to shift faster toward energy and businesses that don't worsen climate change
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
French President Emmanuel Macron, center, attends the "Tech for Planet" event at the "Station F" start up campus ahead of the One Planet Summit in Paris, France, Monday Dec. 11, 2017. It is a dream come true for U.S.-based climate scientists — the offer of all-expenses-paid life in France to advance their research in Europe instead of in the United States under climate skeptic President Donald Trump, two of the winners say. (Philippe Wojazer, Pool via AP)
US-based climate scientists to take research to FranceTwo U.S.-based climate scientists say it's a dream come true _ the offer of all-expenses-paid grants to advance their research in Europe instead of the United States under climate skeptic President Donald Trump
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Kari Alexander Thordarson and Tinna Karen Victorsdottir, right, at the Borgarholtsskoli high school in Reykjavik attend a Gender Studies class on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Victorsdottir said the course had changed her perception of life more than any other course. The aim of the class is to get young adults to notice everyday discrimination, stereotyping and harmful messages. Iceland scores high on studies of gender equality but still has high rates of violence against women. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remainsIceland scores high on studies of gender equality but still has high rates of violence against women
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Former US Soldier Dies 43 Years After DefectingFormer US Army soldier Charles Jenkins, who drank a few beers and slipped across the DMZ to defect to North Korea on a January night almost 43 years ago, has died in Japan. He was 77. Jenkins, who feared being killed on patrol or being sent to Vietnam, had planned...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a media conference with European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini at the EU Council building in Brussels. With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a deeply divided nation. But a new survey released Tuesday shows just how divided the country has become. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
Israel survey finds deep divisions, displeasure with leadersNew survey shows deep divisions in Israel, widespread frustration with leaders
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In this Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, photo clouds form in the distance as two homes stay standing after surviving an early morning wildfire at the Shepard Mesa neighborhood in Carpinteria, Calif. (Kenneth Song/Santa Barbara News-Press via AP)
Dangerous winds persist as wildfires roar in CaliforniaThe winds aren't changing for Southern California's wildfires yet. The fifth largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions
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Houston 18-year-old arrested on charges of trying to aid ISA Houston 18-year-old has been arrested and charged with illegally distributing explosive-making information and attempting to support the Islamic State organization
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FILE - In this July 18, 2004 file photo, former U.S. Army deserter to North Korea, Charles Jenkins, left, escorted by his wife Hitomi Soga, right, and their daughter Mika, center, arrives at Tokyo's Haneda International Airport. Jenkins, who married Soga, a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release in the 2000s, has died. He was 77.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japan abductee diesU.S Army deserter to North Korea, who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release in the 2000s, has died
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This satellite image provided by NASA shows smoke from wildfires near Los Angeles in Southern California, lower right, blowing out over the Pacific Ocean, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. The U.S. National Weather Service says the smoke is first pushed westward by easterly winds at lower altitudes. As it rises the smoke encounters high-altitude southerly winds that push it towards the North Coast of California and well out into the Pacific Ocean. White clouds are seen at left. (NASA via AP)
Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California communityAsh fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size and drove celebrities from a wealthy hillside enclave
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French President Gives US Climate Scientists MillionsFrench President Emmanuel Macron is making good on his plans to turn France into a "second homeland" for American climate scientists who feel unappreciated and underfunded in Donald Trump's America, the Washington Post reports. Six months after Trump announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the Paris Agreement,...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo, U.S President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron after a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Macron announced a competition for the grants hours after Trump declared he would withdraw the U.S. from the global accord reached in Paris in 2015 to reduce climate-damaging emissions. Macron is unveiling the winners Monday Dec.11, 2017 evening ahead of a climate summit. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grantsEighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term
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