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Climate deal comes one step closer to effect

UNITED NATIONS — An agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on Wednesday when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations, taking the total to 60, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Thousands protest against Atlantic free trade deals

BERLIN — Tens of thousands of people protested in European cities on Saturday against planned free trade deals with the United States and Canada they say would undermine democracy and lower food safety, environmental and labor standards.

Record U.S. military aid deal for Israel to be signed today

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States and Israel have agreed on a record $38 billion package of U.S. military aid and will sign the new pact on Wednesday, enshrining defense funding for Washington's closest Middle East ally for the next decade, officials said.

Syria truce largely holds, aid preparations underway

BEIRUT/GENEVA — A new ceasefire in Syria brought a full day with no combat deaths in the war between President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents, a monitoring body said on Tuesday, and efforts to deliver aid to besieged areas got underway cautiously.

Britain’s ex-leader Cameron resigns as lawmaker

LONDON — Britain’s former prime minister David Cameron said on Monday he was resigning from his seat in parliament to avoid becoming a distraction for his successor, ending his political career just weeks after he lost a referendum to stay in the European Union.

Ex-Auschwitz paramedic accused of accessory to mass murder

BERLIN — A 95-year-old former paramedic at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz was charged in a German court on Monday with being an accessory to the murder of at least 3,681 people in a trial that is likely to be one of Germany’s last linked to the Holocaust.

Canada to press U.S. on ‘ludicrous’ pot border policy

OTTAWA, Canada — Canada will push the United States to change a border policy that has banned Canadians who admit to having used marijuana from travel to the United States, given Canada's plans to legalize pot, a government spokesman said on Friday.

German state curbs work with Islamic group with ties to Turkey

BERLIN — A German state has stopped working with the country’s biggest Muslim association, which has strong links to Ankara, on a project to prevent radicalization due to an argument over a comic that it said glorified martyrdom.

Explosions in Kabul kill at least 24

KABUL — A loud explosion hit the center of Kabul late on Monday, just hours after a Taliban suicide attack near the Defence Ministry killed at least 24 people, including a number of senior security officials, and wounded 91 others, officials said.

Iran’s quest to buy Boeing aircraft

TEHRAN, Iran — Behrooz Ghamari recalled flying in Iran aboard a moldering, Russian-made Tupolev jet, a workhorse of the country’s beleaguered passenger fleet.

U.S. set to approve sales of jets to Qatar, Kuwait

BERLIN — The U.S. is poised to sell $7 billion worth of Boeing Co fighter jets to Qatar and Kuwait after years of delays, and it may start notifying U.S. lawmakers as early as next week, four U.S.- and Gulf-based sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Islamic State leader in charge of foreign attacks killed in Syria

BEIRUT — The Islamic State group announced on Tuesday that one of its longest-serving and most prominent leaders, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, was killed in Syria, depriving the organization of the man in charge of directing attacks overseas.