UN climate talks extended as island countries demand action

Weary officials from almost 200 countries faced another day of negotiations at United Nations climate talks to bridge their last remaining differences as small island countries on Friday demanded an ambitious stance against global warming. The talks in Poland were supposed to end Friday but Michal Kurtyka, a senior Polish official chairing the negotiations, told delegates they would resume talks ...

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Sri Lanka’s top court says president violated constitution

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Maithripala Sirisena’s order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional — a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the island country in political crisis. A seven-judge bench of the highest court said Thursday the president lacks the power to dissolve Parliament before it has sat for at least 4½ years, citing a constitutional ...

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Michelle Obama surprises students at Detroit’s Motown Museum during Becoming tour

Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon when she walked into the Motown Museum. The young students were taking part in a roundtable discussion on education. The former first lady was greeted with smiles, looks of astonishment and applause after entering the second floor of the building where Berry Gordy created sonic history more than ...

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Fearless Girl statue gets a new home — staring down the N.Y. Stock Exchange

The Fearless Girl is making her stand outside the very temple of American capitalism. The hands-on-her-hips statue that spent most of the past two years staring down Wall Street’s Charging Bull sculpture, becoming a spunky symbol of feminine empowerment, was unveiled Monday at her new permanent home in front of the New York Stock Exchange. “We’re honoured to welcomeFearless Girl to ...

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