U.N. climate talks end with new doubts about global unity

Delegates from nearly 200 nations wrestled for more than 40 hours past their planned deadline, even as workers broke down parts of the conference hall.

Latest search for last two New Zealand volcano victims fails

The death toll from Monday’s eruption on White Island has risen to 15 with the death Saturday night of a severely burned victim, police said.
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Customers wait at a CoCo bubble tea shop in Beijing. The brand has faced a boycott in Hong Kong and Taiwan. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
Customers wait at a CoCo bubble tea shop in Beijing. The brand has faced a boycott in Hong Kong and Taiwan. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Taiwan’s tea party aims to burst Beijing’s one-China bubble

The island’s famous tapioca-ball drink has taken on political significance as consumers boycott chains seen as supporting Beijing’s agenda.
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