Germany: Der Spiegel says star reporter made up material

An award-winning journalist who worked for Der Spiegel, one of Germany's leading news outlets, has left the weekly magazine after evidence emerged that he committed journalistic fraud "on a grand scale" over a number of years, the publication said Wednesday.

UN climate talks inch forward, success uncertain

Negotiators from almost 200 countries raced to find agreement on the rules that will govern an international treaty on curbing global warming, but the text the Polish diplomat chairing the talks planned to present to delegates Thursday remained under debate as the two-week summit neared an end.

UN chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks

The United Nations secretary-general called on countries to make compromises in tackling global warming, amid concern that the U.N. conference on the issue could end without a substantial agreement.

UN science panel chief calls for more action to curb warming

The head of the U.N.'s top science panel on climate change said Tuesday the world needs to "do more and faster" to prevent global warming on a scale that would cause irreversible environmental damage and hit poor societies hard.

Small islands use big platform to warn of climate change

On the map, their homes are tiny specks in a vast sea of blue, rarely in the headlines and far removed from the centers of power.