NEW YORK — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on all leaders of government, business, and civil society to back the Paris climate change agreement and take actions to slow down global warming.

In his first major speech on climate action, Guterres promised that he will intensify high-level political engagement to “raise the bar” on climate action.(UN-Climate Change)
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UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations envoy to Yemen said on Tuesday that he was troubled with the reluctance of the key parties in Yemen to embrace the concessions needed for peace.


While briefing the Security Council, Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, said “the violence continues on numerous fronts, deepening the suffering of the Yemeni people.”(UN-Yemen-War)
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ANKARA — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday that Turkey will not open its Incirlik air base to German lawmakers who want to meet German soldiers stationed there unless Germany takes “positive steps.”

“It is not possible to open the Incirlik base for visit, but we might reconsider the decision in the future if we see ‘positive steps’ from Germany,” Cavusoglu said at a press conference with his Gabonese counterpart Pacome Moubelet Boubeya.(Turkey-Germany)
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LOS ANGELES — The launching of a missile from California Tuesday afternoon in a test meant to intercept an incoming intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) over the Pacific was a success, a U.S. official said.

In this test, U.S. first fired a ballistic missile with a mock warhead from Marshall Island, located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean, and then launched an interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, 250 kilometers northwest of Los Angeles.(U.S.-Missile) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/