November 10, 2021

Draft climate accord expresses 'alarm and concern'

The head of Greenpeace expressed disappointment the text contained no "numbers of the table" for funding for developing countries to adapt to climate change.
World
November 10, 2021
Nusret Gokce, the social media star known as Salt Bae, shown in 2018, often posts videos of lavish dinners.

A Vietnamese Communist leader was served gold-flecked steak. The video of it has vanished.

Video of Vietnamese general at posh London restaurant disappears.
World
November 10, 2021
Displaced Ethiopians from the Amhara region wait for aid distributions at a center for the internally-displaced in Debark, in the Amhara region of nor

Report says Ethiopia's Tigray forces raped Amhara women

Ethiopia's rival Tigray forces raped or gang-raped local women after attacking a community in the Amhara region as they pushed toward the country's capital, a new Amnesty International report says, opening a new front of horror in the yearlong war.
Business
November 9, 2021
3M corporate headquarters in Maplewood.

3M fails to overturn regulators' shutdown of PFAS production in Belgium

3M had argued for an "urgent" suspension of the ban put in place two weeks ago.
Local
November 6, 2021
Molly Hauver plays on a tire swing with Nilofar Mulakhail’s (not pictured) daughter Maryam, 5, at a park in Bloomington, Minn., Friday, Nov. 5, 2021

For Afghan immigrant in Minnesota, friendship forms with English tutor

Afghan family, volunteer tutor forge friendship through English lessons.
November 6, 2021

Protesters march in Glasgow as climate talks continue

Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Glasgow for a second day on Saturday to demand leaders move faster to cut fossil fuels.
World
November 5, 2021

Former security aide to Macron sentenced to 1 year in prison

A former security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who triggered controversy by assaulting a protester at a 2018 May Day march was convicted Friday of illegal violence and other offenses and sentenced to a year's imprisonment.
Local
November 3, 2021
Jamez Staples, pictured in this file photo from 2019, is among the Minnesotans attending the U.N. climate summitt in Glasgow, Scotland.  GLEN STUBBE �

Minnesotans join push for change at U.N. climate summit

Panels broadcast from Glasgow highlight Minnesota climate efforts.
World
November 1, 2021

Berlin police chief sorry for Holocaust memorial push-ups

Berlin's police chief apologized on Monday for an incident in which officers were pictured practicing push-ups on a part of the German capital's memorial to the 6 million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust.
World
October 30, 2021

Kuwait, UAE join Saudi Arabia with measures against Lebanon

Lebanese politicians scrambled to resolve a diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations on Saturday, after comments by a Cabinet minister about the war in Yemen stoked their ire.
Nation
October 30, 2021

Ex-al-Qaida soldier tells of CIA torture

He is first terror prisoner to openly describe black sites.
World
October 23, 2021
Three Chinese astronauts, including Wang Yaping, kicked off a record-setting six-month stay at China’s space station on Oct. 16.

Chinese astronaut breaks glass ceilings in space but faces sexism on Earth

Mao may have said "women hold up half the sky," but sexism is alive and well in China.
Nation
October 21, 2021
Icebergs that calved from Portage Glacier float in Portage Lake, about 55 miles from Anchorage, April 1, 2019.

Climate change threatens national security, U.S. agencies warn

U.S. intelligence and defense agencies warned that the warming planet will increase strife between countries and spur migration.
Business
October 20, 2021

Spanish court rules to extradite Venezuela spy chief to US

A Spanish court on Wednesday ordered the extradition of a former Venezuelan spy chief to the United States where he is wanted on charges of drug trafficking and belonging to a terror organization.
Science
October 19, 2021
Jacob Sharvit, director of the marine archaeology unit of the Israel Antiquities Authority, held a sword that experts say dates back to the Crusades,

Diver discovers 900-year-old sword dating to the Crusades

900-year-old blade from the Third Crusade recovered off Israeli coast.
Local
October 19, 2021
Mauno Silpala

Retired U.N. official ID'd as Twin Cities man who died after being run over by driver in Alexandria

Mauno Silpala worked for the United Nations until his retirement in 2005.
World
October 17, 2021

House fire in eastern Pakistan kills 7 family members

Police were investigating after a fire overnight in eastern Pakistan killed seven family members, a rescue official said Sunday.
October 16, 2021

American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti, officials say

As many as 17 Christian missionaries from the U.S. and their family members, including children, were kidnapped Saturday by a gang in Port-au-Prince as they were leaving an orphanage, according to Haitian security officials.
Local
October 16, 2021
Lt. Col. Jake Helgestad

Minnesota Guard commander details mission to evacuate Afghan refugees

Twelve days at the Kabul airport were a sleepless time of never knowing if, or when, their security mission could turn deadly.
World
October 15, 2021
Trevelers await ground transport on arrival at Los Angeles International Airport on May 27, 2021.

U.S. will open borders to vaccinated foreign travelers on Nov. 8

The date also applies to the opening along land borders with Canada and Mexico.